Funeral held for woman whose body was concealed inside home

Keystone Heights on edge as investigation into Jordan Cooper's death continues

Photo of Jordan Cooper on image of Starke church where her funeral was held Thursday.
Photo of Jordan Cooper on image of Starke church where her funeral was held Thursday.

Funeral services were held Thursday for a Clay County woman whose body was discovered earlier this month hidden inside her home, as the investigation into the case continues. 

Jordan Cooper, 25, who had the mental capacity of a young teenager, was the center of an extensive search near her Keystone Heights home after she was reported missing late last month. Clay County deputies eventually found her body hidden inside her own home and announced that foul play was suspected.

Thursday was a sad for family and friends as they packed into a church in Starke to honor Cooper's life. 

The case remains on the minds of Keystone Heights locals as they wait on the Clay County  Sheriff’s Office to release any news in the case.

"I can tell you, I know my neighbor and I have been paying a lot of attention to it," said Tracey Winn, a Keystone Heights resident.

Residents said Cooper's death shocked the community.

"This is new for Keystone," said Casey Gabel, another Keystone Heights resident. "It's unheard of. It's sad." 

Some people close to the case told News4Jax that they’re worried someone’s lurking out there and they’re even afraid to be alone in Keystone Heights because there’s been no arrest.

Nina, a family spokesperson, told News4Jax by phone that the issue of fear and frustration in the community is real.

"It's intimidating," Nina said. "But, you know, I'm not going to stop living my life. At the same time, I'm not the only one ... The community has been showing frustration and I just want them to understand that we're all frustrated. The family is frustrated."

As Cooper was laid to rest Thursday, News4Jax was told the family will not give up until someone is brought to justice for her death. 

News4Jax has been checking with the Sheriff's Office regularly since learning the case is a homicide investigation, but it has continually said there's no new information to report. 

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