CHARLESTON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Friends and family came together Monday evening at Home Team BBQ to honor the life of a popular cook in downtown Charleston, as police search for answers in her death.
Investigators are continuing their search for a vehicle in connection to 24-year-old Whitney Jordan's death.
Charleston police believe Whitney Jordan was hit by a car in downtown Charleston.
Jordan, an employee at The Alley in downtown Charleston, died on Thursday from blunt force trauma.
Jordan's family said they got a call Thursday morning, rushed to the hospital and talked to her before she passed.
"She had a really low pulse, but brain activity," Sarah Jordan said, Whitney Jordan's older sister. "We told her we loved her. We talked to her. She could hear us and her pulse came back."
The doctors couldn't bring Whitney Jordan back, but told the family she could likely hear their words.
"I told her, 'I love you booger, you'll always be my little mouse,'" Sarah Jordan said.
Friends and family now coping with a big loss.
"Just heartbroken," Courtney Herald said, Jordan's lifelong friend.
"I miss her, man," Erica Kaufman said, with tears in her eyes.
Those tears were pushed aside Monday, to remember their friend.
Jordan always wore the number eight on the softball field and many wore shirts Monday with that number.
The words, "life is what you make it" were put on decals, as a way to remember the life Jordan lead.
"She's one of the most beautiful souls," Kaufman said.
"She would want us to sit down and tell stories and hang out and laugh and have a beer," Herald said.
Hugs were shared between friends, remembering Jordan's life, hoping answers are found about her death.
"If you know anything, just anything, let someone know," Kaufman said.
"We would love nothing more than to lay her peacefully with answers," Sarah Jordan said.
Hoping for justice, Whitney Jordan's friends and family said they'll continue to celebrate a beautiful life and remember the good times, even until her last minutes on earth.
"That's the only thing I have to cling to now" Sarah Jordan said.
Right now, police are asking anyone with information on how she died to contact them; police have not yet identified the make or model of the vehicle.
Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers at 843-554-1111 or Consolidated Dispatch at 843-743-7200 and ask for the on-duty CPD Traffic Investigator.
There will be a celebration of Jordan's life at The Alley, on Columbus Street, Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.