I just listened to the story on a podcast. Here is my theory: Jody needed somewhere to stay after being kicked out by her boyfriend. She spent the evening in the bar and came to an agreement with the bartender (who was reputed to sell drugs from behind the bar according to Jenny) that she would be allowed to crash at his place in exchange for conducting a drug deal on his behalf. She drove the employee home and returned to the lot. She placed a couple of calls, including one to the bar, and shortly thereafter the suspect arrived in his white BMW. He approached the car and she rolled down the window. A brief exchange followed and she started to leave. The suspect shot her, followed her, took the money and left. So why did she leave, and why did the suspect shoot her? I theorize that he arrived and told her the deal was for a certain amount of money, which exceeded the amount she had on her (provided by the bartender). She said she would go back to the bar and get more, and rather than wait, he figured he could rip her off. He shot at her as she drove away, followed her to the other lot, took the cash, and left her to die. Did the police check the outgoing calls from the bar that night around the time Jody called? Did they interview the bartender or other employees of the bar about the reputed drug activity in the bar?