Police ID man found stabbed to death in his North Memphis Home

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Friends of Charles Jordan say May 25th was one of the saddest days of their lives.

Tony Holliday described Jordan as a "Nice guy, never bothered nobody, he was like family to us."

The 66-year-old was stabbed to death inside his home on the 2300 block of Marble Street Memorial Day Weekend.

His neighbors say if their friend was alive tonight, he'd be sitting on the front porch with them, enjoying a drink and reminiscing about the past.

Charles Holliday knew him for 48 years.

"Nothing bothered him he was a free spirit. Happy-go-lucky guy, that's the way he was."

They say he was known in the area, but before Jordan was killed, he mostly stayed at home, surrounded by friends.

They say this North Memphis neighborhood has a bad reputation, but their street isn't as bad as it's portrayed in the news. But they say the surrounding streets are and it's reason enough to stay home.

Holliday said,  "I'm going to protect me. It's just that simple. "

He says he isn't scared by the news of a stabbing because he doesn't think it was a random - the killer didn't even take Jordan's wallet.

Police say they have a person of interest in the case, but have not released a description.


    • Marble Street

      Black on Black Crime where are the Memphis Police when you need them. So many women have been stabbing people for no reason. My Uncle didn’t bother anyone he loved his family and friends.

      • Ricardo

        Sad story yes but wrong to slam the Memphis PD. How would they have possibly prevented this? When they were needed, as in when 911 was called to report the crime, the Memphis PD showed up because that’s when they first discovered they were needed so they responded. Think about it for a moment. If you have a family member, which may or may not be the case here since no names have been released, but think of it as if you, personally, had a family member living with you & decided to stab them to death. Would the police now be negligent somehow for not knowing before hand that you were going to do this & therefore not around when needed according to the logic used in your comment? Thank you

  • Marble Street

    This is my Uncle Nick whoever did this God is going to judge you. The individual didn’t have to stab my uncle. Memphis Crime its sad when a love one dies to black on black crime. My uncle was friendly, loving, and kind. North Memphis Marble street and left my uncle for dead inside of his home just lowdown and triflying.

    • Dr. JohnS

      Since it was your uncle, I hope you use the opportunity to honor your uncle by becoming involved in some way with the neighborhood to stop the senseless crime. I am sure the police department can help you find a program suitable to your talents and gifts.

  • Chris W wears his sister's G string

    Chris it is sad that your family is killing each other so much. How is your wife John a doing?

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