March 27, 2019
Victim Jody LeCornu, right, with her sister.
Yeah, good luck with that one.
There are 600,000 people in Baltimore, and at least 400,000 of those are going to be blacks who have either killed a white person or really, really want to.
The billboard above Baltimore’s Pulaski Highway is hard to miss.
Inspired by the movie, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri,” Jenny Carrieri posted three billboards around the city to mark the 23rd anniversary this month of her twin sister’s murder.
Jody LeCornu was 23 when she was killed in a parking lot in Baltimore on March 2, 1996. The investigation is ongoing, and the killer is yet to be identified.
“I saw the movie, ‘Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri,’ and I just thought it was brilliant. And I am constantly trying to figure out ways to share her story and find her killer,” Carrieri, 46, now of Easton, Maryland, told NBC’s Lester Holt.
Police confirm that after an evening at a local bar, LeCornu met a male suspect in the early morning hours in what is now known as the Drumcastle Government Center parking lot. At the time, it was a shopping center.
“The whole night was very out of character for her,” says her twin, who grew up with Jody LeCornu in Annapolis, Maryland. “She wouldn’t have driven in the snow. I mean, she was terrified of everything. She was actually afraid to live in Baltimore. She would say she was afraid she was going to get shot.”
Cpl. Shawn Vinson, spokesman for the Baltimore County Police department, tells NBC News, “There was some kind of exchange between the suspect and Jody in the parking lot to where she started to drive off. At that point a suspect pulled out a handgun, shot one time at her direction.”
Gravely wounded, LeCornu managed to drive across the parking lot into another shopping center across the street in Baltimore County, where she circled the parking lot before dying.
Vinson tells NBC News the suspect was “a black male, stocky build wearing a green Army fatigue-style jacket driving a white BMW.”
The three billboards put up by Carrieri are in stark red, black and white, and feature an image of her sister under the words, “Find my killer.” They offer a $100,000 reward.