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Joann "Jody" Elizabeth LeCornu

Homicide Victim, 1996

Photo of unsolved homicide victim Jody LeCornu.Photo collage of unsolved homicide victim Jody LeCornu.

Just before 4 a.m. on March 2, 1996, police were called to the 6300 block of York Road, 21212 for a shooting. Officers found Joann "Jody" Elizabeth LeCornu, 23, inside her car dead from a gunshot wound. Police know that Jody had been at the Mount Washington Tavern earlier that night. After leaving, she went to the Curb Shoppe Bar in the 5700 block of Falls Road, 21209 where she made a purchase and then drove to the parking lot at the Drumcastle Shopping Center in the 6300 block of York Road, 21212.

Photo of unsolved homicide victim Jody LeCornu.

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 in the back while she was seated inside her car. After being shot, LeCornu drove her vehicle onto York Road and then onto the parking lot of the York Road Plaza across the street. She drove around the lot and then stopped. The suspect followed her and when the car stopped, he reached in and took something from the vehicle.

Fingerprints were lifted from inside and outside of LeCornu’s car. Record checks of the fingerprints were negative for a suspect.

Suspect Description

Photo collage of Jody LeCornu crime scene images.

Witnesses gave information about a male suspect. The man 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 or camouflage style coat. Detectives believe that the suspect would not have been able to keep the incident to himself and that someone has information that would help solve this case.

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Reward Offered

Anyone with information regarding this case may be eligible for a cash reward of up to $2,000. 

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