Twin Sister's Billboard: 'Find My Killer'

Jennifer Carrieri continues to seek justice
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 28, 2018 1:43 PM CDT

Killed more than 20 years ago, Jody LeCornu will soon rise above Baltimore County—on a billboard asking people to help find her killer, the Baltimore Sun reports. "I don't know that everybody watches the news or TV so I'm hoping it reaches someone who doesn't know the story," says LeCornu's twin sister, Jennifer Carrieri, who is having the sign posted about a mile from the murder site. The bright-red billboard will show a smiling LeCornu under the words "Find My Killer" and a $32,000 reward offer. For Carrieri, it's yet another push for justice in a murder she feels police have abandoned. LeCornu was shot in her car at a shopping center in Towson, Maryland, at roughly 4am on March 2, 1996.

A bullet in her back, 23-year-old LeCornu drove to a nearby road where a stocky man was seen taking something from her vehicle and driving off in a white BMW. Since then, per Carrieri, it's been frustration: "Over the last several years, more information is coming out," she told WBAL-TV in 2016. "(I've) seen that leads aren't being followed up on. I'm hearing new information. .... I feel like our case is being ignored." Carrieri even sued Baltimore County police for a copy of LeCornu's investigative file and settled the case last year on terms she can't disclose. But she keeps searching, despite the emotional pain. "I don't want her to be forgotten," she says. (A 35-year-old disappearance is getting renewed attention thanks to a podcast.)

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