Montana Woman Charged with Murder After Pushing Newlywed Husband Off Cliff in Glacier Park

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Hidden Lake, Glacier National Park
Hidden Lake, Glacier National Park

A Montana woman has been charged with second-degree murder after admitting to pushing her husband off a cliff in Glacier National Park, Montana on July 7th, 2013.  The incident happened on the park’s well know Loop Trail.

The husband, 25-year-old Cody Johnson, and wife, 22-year-old Jordan Graham, had been married only one week before the incident took place.  They were reportedly involved in an argument when she pushed him off a cliff.

“Graham turned and began to walk away. She stated Johnson grabbed her by the arm. Graham turned and removed Johnson’s hand from her arm. After removing Johnson’s hand from her arm, Graham stated she could have just walked away, but due to her anger, she pushed Johnson with both hands in the back and as a result, he fell face first off the cliff.”affidavit from case

Part of the Loop Trail in Glacier National Park, MT
Part of the Loop Trail in Glacier National Park, MT

The wife didn’t report anything at all directly after the incident.  The husband eventually was reported as missing.  The wife then lied to police telling them that she’d last seen him leaving their house with friends.

Then, days later, she reported to the police that she’d found his body in the park.  She again lied to the police telling them that “It was a place he wanted to see before he died” as an explanation of how she knew where to find his body.

A few more days later she admitted to having pushed him off the cliff on the Loop Trail in Glacier National Park.

“Nobody is shocked at all.  She’d been telling people she knew she never wanted to be married, she just wanted to have a wedding, and that’s apparently what they were arguing about.” – Husband’s family friend Tracey Maness told The Missoulian

Glacier National Park
Glacier National Park

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6 thoughts on “Montana Woman Charged with Murder After Pushing Newlywed Husband Off Cliff in Glacier Park

  1. I agree with Sharpy’s statement – quite profound. And detectives can found find out if your not telling the truth. It’s quite a weird thing to hear you just want a wedding.
    She should of just went to Vegas and asked someone if they wanted to do a wedding (joke) if that is possible – (how messed up) for his life. She deserves doing time, unless she is mentally ill. I do a lot of mountain stuff; she belongs in a city.

    1. all of them. watch your back!
      should have been the perfect crime, except for what? conscience? weak sentimentality. hahaha. I have to guess they both got what they deserved, you don’t marry that woman without knowing something about her rage, or you’re an idiot and might as well jump. f’d up non news item though.

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