Police: Alleged Abductor Killed After Search in Luzerne County

UPDATE: It was a day of terror for a teenage girl in Luzerne County on Sunday. It ended with police shooting and killing her kidnapper.

State police were called to Greater Nanticoke Area High School Sunday afternoon.

Jordan Oliver, 20, was said to be holding Samara Derwin, 15, at knifepoint.

When police arrived, Oliver struggled with officers, maced a cop, and stole a Nanticoke police SUV. An Amber Alert was issued.

Oliver and Derwin were later located in a wooded area of Warrior Run. Derwin is safe.

Police say shots were fired when Oliver drove the stolen SUV toward an officer.

The Amber Alert Issued for the kidnapping victim was canceled when they were found in Warrior Run.

Police were ready to charge Oliver with kidnapping, assault, and theft.

Court papers show there was a protection from abuse order against Oliver, involving Derwin. She wasn't hurt.

ORIGINAL STORY -- The Pennsylvania State Police has issued an Amber Child Abduction Alert for a missing teen in Luzerne County.

The Pennsylvania State Police at Wyoming are searching for Samara Derwin, 15. She has brown hair and red highlights, blue eyes, and is wearing a white hooded sweatshirt and black yoga pants.

She was last seen in the area of Greater Nanticoke Area High School. Derwin was reportedly abducted by Jordan Oliver, 20.

Oliver is driving a stolen marked Nanticoke Police Department 2014 Ford Interceptor SUV with a number seven on the front.

Newswatch 16 found a heavy police presence at Greater Nanticoke Area High School Sunday. Parking lots were closed off with crime tape, and officers were seen placing evidence markers on the ground.

Officers tell Newswatch 16 that state police and several local departments are searching miles worth of woods surrounding Nanticoke.

Newswatch 16 found UTVs and tactical vehicles lining Alden Mountain Road in Newport Township.


  • peach671

    Not my little innocent Jordan 🤤. You play, you pay. Good job, Men in Blue, taking out the liberal entitlement mentality trash. Keeping America safe, on the local level. MAGA, KAGA and FTDemoncRATS.

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  • Bob Stevens

    Theres all sorts of conflicting stories with this… one cop being her dad, she was in on it and it was all planned, relationship together… who thing is a mess.


      Wow, you should let the police know about this. Of course you don’t want to get threatened again by the FBI. Or was it CIA? 🙄

      • Bob Stevens

        These were all comments on Wilks PD Facebook for one…. two, what the heck are you talking about? Dude, I’m pro-police… I’m anti corruption and tyranny… I’m from a LEO family! No criminal record, under 30yrs old, have a good job, house, ect… all of your arm chair phycologist stereotyping has been wrong dude. One account, besides my real name, because I use FB log in.

    • Dawn Marie

      You are correct! Something stinks about this. I’ve been following it since day one and the holes in this story are not being filled. Where is the press conference? Where is the body cam footage? Security cams at the school? Why won’t District Attorney Stefanie Salavantis return a message? Why has she blocked people from messaging her about this? Why hasn’t Jordan’s family been updated it’s been almost two weeks! Why didn’t the Amber alert go out until about an hour before they were found (about 6 hours later)? Why couldn’t the car or cell phones be tracked? Why did Samara post on Facebook that he wasn’t going to kill her he just wouldn’t let her go? Police cover up? Which officer shot him? Why six times??? In the face and head?? That sounds personal!!! This needs to be exposed. Luzerne County and Pennsylvania State Police don’t have a very good record when it comes to corruption and their shootings that are “almost always justified”. I don’t even live up there and didn’t know of this family until this story but a Google search will tell you all you need to know. Jail yes, murder, no!

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