Neighbors shocked by divorced couple’s murder-suicide

CITY, AL – News of an alleged murder-suicide in a quiet Alabama neighborhood has rocked the local community. Cindi Jordan had reportedly just returned from a trip and was visiting family when her life was abruptly ended by her ex-husband.

As per the regional authorities, the event took place in the early hours of Sunday, with a distress call serving as their first alert to the situation. They allege that Jordan’s ex-husband, Robert Ribarin Sr., broke into her quiet home near the Conecuh River. Following the intrusion, they believe Ribarin killed Jordan in her bathroom and subsequently ended his own life.

Jordan and Ribarin’s marital journey began in 2015, but after drifting apart, the couple sought a divorce which was finalized only last month. Ribarin, despite their separation, reportedly attempted to contact Jordan.

Sheriff Turman claimed there was no protective order in place nor any previous domestic violence calls relating to the couple when Ribarin lived there.

For neighbor Lamar Whitaker and others in the community, the incident came as an absolute shock. He reflects on Ribarin’s known mental health issues but never suspected such a tragic outcome. After the incident, Whitaker, who helped clean up the crime scene, remembered his relative Cindi as a friendly, helpful person who was always willing to assist others.

Jordan had an illustrious career as a retired Air Force contractor, working in civil service at the Eglin base in Florida for 30 years. She was an active member of the First Baptist Church choir in Andalusia and had plans to travel to Canada with Whitaker later this year.