Family grieves after Fresno woman's murder in Oakland

FRESNO, Calif.

The parents of 21-year-old Jasmine Jordan were told about their daughter's death on Christmas Eve after her body was identified.

Jasmine Jordan left to the Bay Area on December 10th. Although she was murdered far from Fresno, her family believes friends and acquaintances here may have the answers as to who was with her when she met her tragic end.

Family members say Jasmine Jordan loved to laugh, and listen to music. Her father and stepmother didn't even know Jordan was out of town when they were told of her brutal death.

Jasmine's stepmother, Julie Yost said, "We didn't file a missing persons report because we didn't know that she was in Oakland or even missing because she would take off with friends quite often so we didn't know, until Christmas Eve when they knocked on our door and gave us the news."

Loved ones say the past few years were rocky for Jasmine. But they say nothing could justify the cruel manner in which she was murdered. Her stepmother says the grief is overwhelming. "It's destroyed our family. We're heartbroken. We've never experienced anything like this in our life and it's very painful."

Oakland Police say Jasmine's body was found early last week on the rocks off of a jetty in the Martin Luther King Regional Shoreline Park. As of late Tuesday, police officials said they have not identified any suspects or made any arrests. A reward of up to $10 thousand is being offered for information leading to Jasmine's killer.

"This was the last thing we thought we were going to have to do is to buy a coffin for our daughter for Christmas," said Yost.

Jasmine has a two-year-old son. She also leaves behind her mother, father and stepmother along with several brothers and sisters.

If you have any information, you can contact Oakland Police at 510-777-3333.

A memorial account has also been set up to help with funeral expenses.

Jasmine Jordan Memorial Fund Bank of America #0633671269

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