Alibi check – Jordan
YCSD investigators spoke to family, friends, and acquaintances of Laughlin Auto Body employee Doug Jordan to determine his whereabouts during the first week of January 2021, when Daniel Collier was last seen.
The interviews summarized are some of the most typical or relevant to the investigation and are representative of all the interviews conducted.
Peter "Buck" Buchanan
When asked about Doug Jordan's whereabouts in the first week of January, Buck Buchanan, the oldest auto body technician at Laughlin's, was pretty sure that Doug called in sick on the 4th, which Buck took to mean that he was hungover. But he remembered Doug working his regular shifts, 8:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m., the rest of the week.
On Friday, January 1st, Buck went out to The Roadhouse for a few beers and ran into Doug, which was par for the course. Doug said that his brother, Ike, was in town and invited Buck to drink with them at a nearby booth. Buck declined because he knew the drinking would get out of hand but didn't say that to Doug. Then, Doug insisted that Buck should play cards the next night at his mother's. Not wishing to refuse both offers or pass up Maybelle's famous fried chicken, Buck said he would show up.
Buck confirmed that Doug was at his mother's home that Saturday when he arrived at 5:00 p.m. until Buck left at 11:15 p.m. or so.