BALTIMORE, Maryland (WJW) – A manhunt is underway for a man accused of killing the CEO of a startup tech company in Baltimore.
Jason Billingsley, 32, is wanted for 1st-degree murder, assault and other charges in the death of 26-year-old Pava LaPere, who was found dead in her apartment complex on West Franklin Street in Baltimore Monday morning.
As reported by Fox News, LaPere was reported missing before she was later found dead by blunt force trauma.
The company released the following statement on Facebook:
“It is with profound sadness and shock that EcoMap announces the tragic and untimely passing of our beloved founder and CEO, Pava LaPere. The news has shaken us all deeply. In the coming days, we will keep our community informed about the ways we will be honoring Pava’s enduring legacy. For now, we hope you join us in keeping her family and loved ones in your thoughts and prayers.”
In a press conference, Baltimore police confirmed they’re still searching for Billingsley, who should be considered armed and dangerous.
As reported by Fox News, Billingsley has a long criminal history. He was paroled last October in a sex assault case.
Investigators say he’s also wanted in connection to an attempted murder, arson and rape on Sept. 19.
“This individual will kill and he will rape. He will do anything he can to cause harm,” said Baltimore Acting Police Commissioner Richard Worley during a press conference.
A $6,000 reward is being offered for information leading to Billingsley’s capture. Anyone with information should call 911.