Pava LaPere, was the founder and CEO of Baltimore-based tech start-up EcoMap Technologies. The young tech executive, who had been named on this year’s Forbes 30 under 30 list for social impact, is being mourned as an innovative leader who was devoted to supporting those around her. On Monday, she was found dead in an apartment, with her injuries suggesting a gruesome blunt-force trauma to her head. Who killed Tech CEO Pava LaPere? For more details about Pava Lapere’s death, scroll down.
Who is Pava Lapere? Who are her parents? Age, education
She is the co-founder and CEO of EcoMap Technologies – which she launched at the age of 22 in her college dorm room. As well as her Forbes recognition, she was named in Baltimore’s 40 Under 40 and Maryland’s 25 Under 25 lists for innovation. Pava Marie LaPere, born on January 21, 1997, in Tucson, Arizona, was the daughter of Caroline LaPere and Frank LaPere. At the time of death, she was 26 years old. She holds American nationality.
She pursued her education at Johns Hopkins University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Sociology. During her time at university, LaPere displayed remarkable leadership and entrepreneurial spirit. She co-founded and served as the President of ‘TCO Labs,’ a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the entrepreneurial ecosystem at Johns Hopkins University.
Her role included launching the university’s first incubator program, and she devoted four years to this endeavor, from February 2015 to May 2019.
Who killed Tech CEO Pava LaPere? What action have police taken about Pava LaPere death?
The police department identified 32-year-old Jason Billingsley as the main suspect in the death of Pava LaPere on Tuesday. On West Franklin Street, close to Mount Vernon, the victim was found Monday morning with signs of blunt force trauma.
According to CNN, a 26-year-old IT CEO from the United States was found dead on Monday at an apartment complex with signs of blunt force trauma to the head. The Baltimore Police Department (BPD) found Pava LaPere dead at an apartment in the Mount Vernon neighborhood. Pava was a co-founder of the data-curation business EcoMap Technologies. Police are now looking for Jason Dean Billingsley, 32, a suspect in the murder of Ms. LaPere.
An arrest warrant has been issued in LaPere’s killing. Police claim that Jason Dean Billingsley, the suspect, is wanted on charges of first-degree murder, assault, reckless endangerment, and other offenses. Police warned he should be viewed as dangerous and armed. “This person is a murderer and a rapist. Acting Police Commissioner Richard Worley warned during a press briefing that the man would do anything to harm.
According to CNN, officers responded to a call for service at an apartment complex at around 11:30am on Monday. Upon arriving, they found Ms LePere with severe head injuries. Police have not released any further information on her death. The medical examiner’s office took possession of the body, and an examination is pending, cops said.
Who is Jason Dean Billingsley? Why Jason Dean Billingsley suspect in Ms. LaPere murder?
According to court records, Billingsley has a significant criminal history that dates back to 2009. While authorities continue their extensive manhunt, he is still at large.
He was taken into custody on that charge starting on July 11, 2013, and was convicted of a first-degree forcible sex offense on February 4, 2015, leading to a sentence of 30 years in jail. Under the previous State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby’s watch, he was sentenced to 16 years with a suspended sentence and five years of parole, but he was freed from prison in October 2022.
Jason Dean Billingsley is a Baltimore resident with a history of prior convictions. As the murder suspect in the death of Pava Marie LaPere, he is currently wanted by the police.
When Ms LaPere’s tech company announced her death?
The tech company that employed Ms. LaPere made the announcement of her passing in a statement on Tuesday, calling it an “unimaginable tragedy” and describing the circumstances as “deeply distressing.” EcoMap Technologies stated that Ms. LaPere was “not only the visionary force behind EcoMap but was also a deeply compassionate and dedicated leader” in a statement made on X (previously Twitter).
“Her untiring commitment to our company, to Baltimore, to amplifying the critical work of ecosystems across the country, and to building a deeply inclusive culture as a leader, friend and partner set a standard for leadership, and her legacy will live on through the work we continue to do,” EcoMap said.
According to CNN, Ms LaPere was featured on Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list for social impact this year due to her startup company. In August, the firm said it had reached nearly $8 million in financing.