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Balt. Co. Police Asking for Public’s Help in Solving 24-Year-Old Unsolved Homicide of Towson University Student

Photo Credit:
Crime Scene – Baltimore County Police Department
Billboard – Jenny Carrieri

Baltimore County detectives announced on Monday that they are requesting the public’s help in solving a 24-year-old mystery surrounding the death of Towson University student Joann “Jody” LeCornu.

In response to the announcement, LeCornu’s twin sister, Jenny Carrieri, told The Gunpowder Gazette, “I am grateful that they are asking the public for help. 24 years is too long and my family wants answers.”

Carrieri has worked for years to solve her sister’s 1996 murder, coordinating the advertisement of the unsolved case on billboards throughout the Baltimore metropolitan area.

Just before 4:00 a.m. on March 2, 1996, police were called to the 6300-block of York Road in Towson for reports about a shooting.

Officers found Jody LeCornu, 23, inside her car suffering from a gunshot wound. The subsequent investigation determined that she was shot in the back while seated inside her car on the lot of what is now the Drumcastle Shopping Center located at the 6300-block of York Road in Towson.

After being shot, LeCornu drove her car onto York Road and then onto the lot of the York Road Plaza. Witnesses gave information about a male suspect. The suspect followed LeCornu’s car into the lot of the plaza and then removed an unknown item from inside LeCornu’s car. The man then drove away southbound on York Road in a white BMW. He was described as a black male with a stocky build and wearing a drab or green-colored army style coat.

Metro Crime Stoppers, an organization that is separate from the Baltimore County Police Department and Baltimore County Government, offers rewards for information in connection with felony offenses.

Anonymous tips can be sent to Metro Crime Stoppers by phone, online or via mobile app.

Phone: 1-866-7LOCKUP

Web tip:

NEW Mobile App: P3TIPS

Jody LeCornu’s family is also offering a private reward for information that leads to the arrest and conviction of Jody’s killer.  More information about the case can be found on the family’s Justice4Jody website.
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