By Walt Hunter
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia Police divers, under the watchful eye of homicide detectives and the Crime scene Unit, spent more than four hours searching the Schuylkill River beneath the Falls Bridge as part of a growing investigation into Dion Jordan, an accused killer, kidnapper and bank robber.
Sources tell CBS 3’s Walt Hunter that Jordan is now under investigation for five additional murders in addition to the killing of 50-year-old Dallas Long, who was found shot to death at 82nd and Lyons Avenues in Southwest Philadelphia.
Jordan, described by police as a one-man crime spree, is also charged with five bank robberies in which surveillance pictures allegedly show him wearing a $2,000 custom mask and wig to alter his appearance.
The robberies, beginning last June, were in Chestnut Hill and Bucks County. In one of the robberies, police say Jordan fired a shot, but no one was hurt.
Jordan’s arrest came after a police chase from Philadelphia into Delaware County after Jordan allegedly kidnapped and robbed a man at gunpoint before taking off in his car on October 19th.
Police say the search in the Schuylkill, which began around 7:30 a.m. and ended at noontime, was aimed at recovering a weapon believed connected to the investigation into Jordan.
He has not been charged in any of the additional five murders, for which he is now being investigated.
As she made funeral preparations, Long’s mother told Eyewitness News that while she is grateful to learn of the arrest, it “won’t bring back Dallas,” the youngest of her three sons.
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