Buffalo Surgeon Timothy Jorden’s Body Found

Authorities found the body on Friday of a Buffalo, New York, surgeon who was the subject of a manhunt in the fatal shooting of a woman at the hospital where they both worked, police said.

The body of Dr. Timothy Jorden, 49, was discovered near his home in Lakeview, New York, according to Buffalo police.

The police did not disclose a cause of death, but the local Buffalo News said Jorden appeared to have a self-inflicted gunshot wound. The body was found in a wooded ravine, it said.

Local, county and state police, along with the FBI and U.S. Marshals had been searching for Jorden, a trauma surgeon at Erie County Medical Center, since the shooting of Jacqueline Wisniewski, 33, in a stairwell at the Buffalo hospital on Wednesday morning.

The slain woman was Jorden’s former girlfriend, according to the Buffalo News.

The U.S. Border Patrol also was involved in case Jorden tried to slip across the border into Canada, authorities said.

A neighbor reported hearing a gunshot in the area Wednesday morning, prompting police to search there over the last view days.

Officers also went to the house looking for Jorden, a former Army special Forces soldier who is considered armed and dangerous, as a “person of interest” in the fatal shooting Wednesday of Jackie Wisniewski, a secretary at Erie County Medical Center.

Jorden withdrew up to $30,000 from his bank account in the days leading up to the shooting.

Jorden had been clean shaven recently grew a beard and lost about 75 pounds.

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