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Original release (May 19, 2016  10:44 a.m.):

The Baltimore County Police Department seeks the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect in a homicide case from 1996.

On the morning of March 2, 1996, 23-year-old Joann “Jody” LeCornu was found deceased in her car in a parking lot on York Road. She had been shot once in the back. Despite an intensive investigation into the incident, LeCornu’s killer has not been positively identified.

Police know that LaCornu had been at the Mount Washington Tavern earlier that night. After leaving Mount Washington Tavern, she went to the Curb Shoppe Bar in the 5700 block of Falls Road 21209 where she purchased beer, and then drove to a parking lot in the 6300 block of York Road 21212.

While she was sitting in her car, the suspect approached the vehicle. It is not known exactly how long the suspect spent at the vehicle or if there was any interaction with LeCornu; but at some point, he shot LeCornu once. After being shot, LeCornu drove her vehicle to the Giant Food parking lot across the street. She drove around the lot and then stopped. The suspect had followed her and when the car stopped, he reached in, appeared to put the vehicle in park, and took something from the vehicle.

The suspect then got into a white BMW, drove south on York Road and turned left onto Walker Avenue.

The suspect is described as an African American male, mid-20s to early-30s, 5’10” to 6’01”, 200 to 220 pounds, wearing a green fatigue style coat.

Finger prints were lifted from inside and outside of LeCornu’s car. Initial record checks of the fingerprints were negative. Those prints are now going to be re-checked to see if there are any matches.

Detectives believe that the suspect would not have been able to keep the incident to himself. Over the past 20 years they believe that he likely told someone about it.

This case remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Homicide Unit.

Anyone with information on this case is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

Metro Crime Stoppers is offering a $32,000 reward in this case.

See the Metro Crime Stoppers website for more details: http://metrocrimestoppers.org/sister-searching-for-closure-in-1996-cold-case/

Crime Scene Photograph of LeCornu's car

Another Crime Scene Photograph of LeCornu's Car

Vehicle That is Similar in Appearance to The Suspect Vehicle

Metro Crime Stoppers Flyer

Original release (April 29, 2016  10:48 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police are looking for the public’s assistance in identifying the suspect wanted for an attempted robbery at a Royal Farms store and thefts from two other Royal Farms stores. 

On March 8, the suspect entered a Royal Farms Store in the 7200 block of York Road 21212, approached the counter with items to purchase, and asked for four cartons of Newport cigarettes.  He leaned over the counter towards the clerk and said, “I need you to kick it out”.  The suspect ran out the door and got into a silver minivan after a customer yelled at him. 

On March 15, the suspect entered a Royal Farms Store on 1500 block of East Joppa Road 21286, approached the counter, and asked the clerk for six cartons of Newport cigarettes.  When the clerk asked the suspect for identification he advised he didn’t have any and walked out of the store.  The clerk walked away from the register and the suspect ran behind the counter grabbing the 6 cartons of cigarettes. 

On April 27, the suspect entered the Royal Farms Store in the 6000 block of Falls Road 21209. He approached the counter with items to purchase and asked the clerk for four cartons of Newport cigarettes.  As the clerk walked away to retrieve cigars, the suspect reached over the counter and grabbed the cigarettes.  

These incidents are under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Robbery Unit. 

Anyone with information on the suspect or these incidents is asked to call police at 410-307-2020 or Metro Crime Stoppers at 1-866-7LOCKUP.

UPDATE (April 7, 2016  9:42 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police continue to investigate a school bus crash in Parkton yesterday that left 10 people injured. 

The preliminary investigation into the crash has indicated that a Baltimore County School bus was traveling north-bound on York Road north of Bunker Hill Road. The bus lost control, crossed over south-bound lanes of traffic, went off the roadway, struck a utility pole, and turned on its right side. 

There were at least 43 students and one driver on the bus. The driver, 65-year-old Bonnie Faye Pessaro of Freeland, was transported to Sinai Trauma Center for treatment. Her current condition is unknown. Nine of the students on the bus were transported to area hospitals for treatment of minor injuries. 

The crash remains under investigation by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team. That investigation is expected to take several weeks.     

UPDATE (April 6, 2016  9:31 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Fire Department has updated the number of people involved in this crash.

There were 42 people on board the bus. The driver was taken to Sinai Trauma Center and nine students were transported to area hospitals. None of the injuries are believed to be life threatening.

UPDATE (April 6, 2016  4:35 p.m.):

The Baltimore County Fire Department has updated the number of people involved in this crash.

There were 42 people on board the bus. The driver was taken to Sinai Trauma Center and eight students were transported to area hospitals. None of the injuries are believed to be life threatening.

Original release (April 6, 2016  3:49 p.m.)

At 2:36 p.m. this afternoon, Baltimore County Police and Fire personnel responded to the area of York Road and Bunker Hill Road for a crash involving a school bus. When officers arrived on the scene, they found a Baltimore County School bus on its side.

There were 39 people on board the bus. The driver was transported to Sinai Trauma Center and five students were transported to other area hospitals. The rest of the students were taken to Hereford High School.

The cause of the crash remains unknown.

The crash is being investigated by the Baltimore County Police Crash Team. That investigation is expected to take several weeks.

 
 

Revised April 6, 2016