An arrest warrant has been issued by the Baltimore Police Department for a suspect in Pava LaPere’s murder. On Monday, LaPere, the CEO of the business EcoMap Technologies, was found dead in an apartment in Baltimore’s downtown. Authorities discovered evidence of a head injury caused by blunt force.

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Who was Pava LaPere?

Pava LaPere was 26 years old. She was the co-founder of EcoMap Technologies. EcoMap revealed in August that it had raised around $8 million in funding. Pava LaPere was honored earlier this year for her social impact on the Forbes 30 under 30 list. LaPere co-founded EcoMap with Sherrod Davis when she was a 21-year-old Johns Hopkins student,

The startup company works in the artificial intelligence industry and now has just over 30 employees. It provides AI solutions, including a programmable chatbot, to improve consumer information accessibility and streamline customer communications.

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The company in a statement said, “With profound sadness and shock, EcoMap announces the tragic and untimely passing of our beloved Founder and CEO, Pava LaPere. The circumstances surrounding Pava’s death are deeply distressing, and our deepest condolences are with her family, friends, and loved ones during this incredibly devastating time.”

Jason Dean Billingsley, 32, is the man sought by police on suspicion of first-degree murder, assault, reckless endangerment, and other offenses in connection with the incident. On Monday, at roughly 11:34 a.m., the officers responded to a call for assistance and went to the apartment complex in the 300 block of West Franklin Street. They discovered Pava LaPere there, who had severe head wounds. The police have not released any other information about her death.

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In a press statement, the Baltimore Police Department announced a reward of $6,000 for information that could result in the suspect’s capture or the filing of criminal charges. The person is also wanted in connection with an attempted homicide, an arson, and a rape that happened last week, the release stated.