24-Year-Old Tech CEO Featured In ‘Forbes 30 Under 30’ List Found Dead In The US

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24-Year-Old Tech CEO Featured In 'Forbes 30 Under 30' List Found Dead In The US

On Monday, a 26-year-old tech CEO in the United States, Pava LaPere, was found dead in her apartment with head injuries. She co-founded EcoMap Technologies.

The Baltimore Police Department is investigating her murder and searching for a 32-year-old suspect named Jason Dean Billingsley.

Police received a call around 11:30 a.m. on Monday and found Pava LaPere with severe head injuries at her apartment complex. The police haven’t disclosed more details about her death. 

The medical examiner’s office has examined her body, and the investigation is ongoing.

Officials seek Jason Dean Billingsley on first-degree murder, assault, reckless endangerment, and more. 

Police warn that he should be considered armed and dangerous.

“This individual will kill, and he will rape. He will do anything to cause harm,” Acting Police Commissioner Richard Worley warned during a press conference. 

EcoMap Technologies, the tech company co-founded by Ms. LaPere, confirmed her death in a statement. 

They described it as an “unimaginable tragedy” and expressed deep distress over the circumstances surrounding her passing. 

The company added that Ms. LaPere was the visionary behind EcoMap and a compassionate and dedicated leader in a statement posted on X (formerly Twitter).

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“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.

CNN reported that Ms. LaPere earned a spot on Forbes’ “30 Under 30” list for social impact in the current year because of her startup company’s achievements. In August, her company announced it had secured nearly $8 million in financing.

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