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Deputies, family continue search for Tampa woman missing two weeks

TAMPA — Detectives fanned out in the parking lot of U-Save on Hillsborough Avenue, putting fliers into the hands of business owners, shoppers and passersby, hoping to find a new lead in the case of missing 57-year-old Susan Jordan.

Two weeks ago Friday, her son, David, reported her missing after no one had seen or heard from his mom since 4:30 p.m. May 7.

Jordan left behind her cell phone, purse and a tidy apartment, authorities said.

The dark-haired glaucoma sufferer was last spotted by security cameras walking past the pool at her apartment complex, Bridgeview, after a quick trip to the U-Save at 7733 W. Hillsborough Ave.

There are no images of Jordan leaving the apartment complex again, even though she does not have a car and would have had to walk past the pool camera to get off the property.

Still, the Hillsborough County Sheriff's office has not said they suspect foul play.

"We are working diligently on this case and anyone who has any leads would be helpful," said Debbie Carter, a sheriff's spokeswoman.

Last week, law enforcement helicopters took to the sky, divers dragged a pond and deputies walked the wooded area that surrounds Bridgeview at 5307 Reflections Club Drive, all to no avail.

Carter said it's important to circulate more recent photos of Jordan than those that were released when she was first reported missing.

"The first picture was from some years ago and she looks really different now with shorter, darker hair," she explained.

After dozens of interviews conducted, authorities don't know any more about this case than when they began.

But Carter said detectives haven't given up hope of finding Susan Jordan alive and well.

"A while back we had an older man go missing and found him four states away about a month later and he was fine," she said. "So it varies from case to case."

Robbyn Mitchell can be reached at or (813) 226 3373.

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