MAUMELLE, Ark. – Pulaski County deputies say they are searching for a missing North Dakota man who was last seen in Arkansas.
According to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, 25-year-old Jordan Ross Simeon was last seen March 7 on Interstate 40 and White Oak Crossing near Maumelle. Deputies said he was en route to Louisiana from North Dakota.
Simeon was driving a green 2021 Kia Soul with a silver bumper, which was later found abandoned with valuables inside, said Linda Simeon, Jordan’s grandmother. But the only thing of value close to his heart is his grandson.
Linda says Jordan “was going to New Orleans to start over. He was troubled at the time because of all the bad things that happened.
Jordan had recently gone through tough times in his life losing his job and battling early onset Huntington’s disease.
Linda says Jordan was moving to New Orleans to start a new life and live with her friend Adonia Daigle.
“I wanted him to come down here safe and sound, but that’s not the case,” Daigle said.
Daigle mentioned that she worked in healthcare and after meeting Jordan 2018 in North Dakota she took him under her wing due to his Huntington’s disease which is how his mother Starla is deceased.
Daigle says Jordan often called her “Mom.”
When she discovered his car had broken down, she booked him into a motel at the Super 8 to spend the night there, but he never checked in.
She sent him $250 via Venmo and also ordered a bus ticket with Greyhound for the next day so he could continue his journey.
“On Monday the 7th he was supposed to get on the bus at North Little Rock and on Tuesday the 8thand it had to happen [in New Orleans] at 12:35 p.m.,” Daigle said.
The first stop on the Greyhound bus route was in Benton, Arkansas. The Benton Police Department investigated to see if Jordan was under arrest, but he was not.
Linda Simeon says she traveled to Arkansas from her home in Camdenton, Mo., to search the White Oak Crossing area herself and hand out flyers March 13-17.
“Someone must have seen something,” Linda said.
Simeon is described as a white male, 5ft 11in tall, weighing 200lbs, with brown hair and brown eyes.
Anyone who has been in contact with Simeon or has seen him recently is asked to contact Detective Braxton of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office at 501-340-6963.