LAKE VIEW, NY (WKBW)- The nationwide manhunt for Dr. Timothy Jorden has ended. State parole officers discovered the doctor's body Friday morning before 11 a.m. near a ravine along 18 Mile Creek.
Police say he suffered a self inflicted gunshot wound to the head and was wearing surgical scrubs. Sources say the doctor took his mother's ashes into the woods with him before he committed suicide. Buffalo Police Commissioner Daniel Derenda updated the media about the case Friday evening.
The commissioner says Doctor Jorden lured his ex-girlfriend, 33-year-old Jacqueline Wisniewski, into a stairwell in the medical office building of ECMC where she worked, and shot her 5 times times at point blank range. According to police the doctor, who was a surgeon at the hospital, was also scheduled for surgery Wednesday.
Shortly after the shooting, surveillance cameras captured Jorden at his Lakeview house. The footage shows Jorden then leaving his home and entering nearby woods. He never returned. Police believe the 49-year-old surgeon planned his ex-girlfriend's murder due to his behavior before the shooting. Investigators say the doctor withdrew close to $36,000 from his bank account and was giving items away to friends and family.
A friend of Dr. Timothy Jorden, Martin Motley III, a Buffalo Police Officer has now been suspended from the force. Motley was discovered Wednesday at the doctor's home. According to the Buffalo News, he was carrying a Rolex watch, about $5,000 in cash and his gun. Motley has been on leave from the Buffalo Police force for nearly three years. Motley was suspended Thursday.