- Apr 8, 2013
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The 1996 unsolved slaying of Towson University student Jody LeCornu still haunts her family and police...
Hours before the homicide, police said LeCornu visited the Mount Washington Tavern. She left to buy beer at a liquor store on Falls Road. Neither police nor her family know why she stopped at what's now the Drumcastle Government Center parking lot...
The suspect was described as a black man who is 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet 1 inch tall and weighing 200 to 220 pounds. He was described as wearing a green fatigue-style coat. He would now be in his mid-40s to early 50s...
"He fired a single shot into the car, struck her in the back. After being shot, she managed to drive her car out of the parking lot across York Road to the parking lot where the Giant is located," Wachter said...
"After the vehicle stopped, the suspect who followed her over there approached the car, reached in, may have put it in park, but definitely took something out of that car," Wachter said. "When he was finished, he got into a white BMW, exited the parking lot southbound on York Road and turned left onto Walker Avenue."
MSM from 1996:
The body of Joann E. "Jody" LeCornu was discovered in her white Honda Civic after a delivery crew at the plaza's Giant food store reported hearing gunshots at 3:41 a.m. Baltimore County police say Ms. LeCornu's purse was not in the car, leading them to suspect robbery as a motive, said Capt. Brian Uppercue.
Investigators have been unable to reconstruct Ms. LeCornu's activities Friday night and Saturday morning... "With all the interviews we've done, we still haven't been able to determine why it is she was down there," Captain Uppercue said. "There's no indication of drugs, or anything like that. It's kind of curious why this guy followed her to Giant -- we don't know why. We don't know if she was meeting someone"...
Steve Dubin, her boyfriend and housemate... did not get home until about 12:30 a.m. Saturday. He said Ms. LeCornu probably got off work about 5:30 p.m. Friday. When he realized she wasn't home, he said he assumed she was visiting her parents in Annapolis. Her father is John LeCornu, an Anne Arundel County assistant state's attorney.
"The boyfriend hasn't provided us with a lot, her friends don't know where she was," Captain Uppercue said.