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‘Cold Case’ Suspect Accused of Murdering Jordan Holden in 2008 Charged

The San Angelo Police Department’s Cold Case Unit, along with the assistance of the Texas Department of Public Safety’s Texas Rangers, has arrested 32-year-old Patrick Stewart Jr. for the 2008 murder of Jordan Holden. 

Through the course of the investigation, Stewart became a person of interest and was ultimately identified as the suspect by forensic evidence known as ‘Familial DNA’ that was obtained from the crime scene. 

Stewart, a current resident of Katy, Texas, was taken into custody this morning in Katy, Texas, by members of the San Angelo Police Department’s Criminal Investigations Division with assistance from DPS Texas Rangers and the Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office.  

In July 2008, San Angelo Police were dispatched to “Shots Fired” at a residence on West Harris Avenue.  When police arrived, they found Holden, who was 22-years-old at the time, unresponsive and suffering from a gunshot wound.  Holden was transported to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. 

The investigation revealed that Holden and three friends, including the resident, arrived at the residence and surprised armed intruders.  The resident struggled with one of the intruders and called for help.  Responding to his friend’s call for help, Holden entered the residence where he was met by gunfire.  The resident was also shot in the leg. 

“Multiple investigators have worked tirelessly through the years to ensure Jordan’s killer would face justice.  The investigation has proven that you cannot escape justice or outrun the horrific things that you have done to a human being in our community.  Jordan Holden had a child on the way when he was murdered.  We cannot give that child his father back but we hope this arrest brings peace and closure to the family.  This investigative effort and arrest sends a strong message that we will not forget the victims and families of our remaining cold cases and that we will continue to work tirelessly to solve each and every cold case.” — Frank Carter, Chief of Police


(Left to right: Holden, Stewart)