Tech startup CEO Pava Marie LaPere, identified as the woman found dead in her luxury Baltimore apartment on Monday
Pava Marie LaPere, 26, was killed by blunt force trauma inside her Baltimore apartment, and her body was found by police who were called to conduct a welfare check
The body showed signs of blunt force trauma, according to the police report
Lapere at 22 co-founded EcoMap Technologies in her college dorm room – which under her leadership had grown to a $8 million company
The John Hopkins Univ. alum was named this year to the Forbes Under 30 Class of 2023
No suspects have been arrested and cops haven’t revealed any possible motives
Baltimore city police conducting making a welfare check on Monday, found 26-year-old tech CEO Pava Marie LaPere, [photo], dead with signs of blunt force trauma inside her apartment
A woman who was found murdered in her downtown Baltimore apartment has been identified as a tech CEO and social impact entrepreneur who runs an $8million company.
Pava Marie LaPere was killed by blunt force trauma inside her luxury Mount Vernon apartment. Her body was found by police officers conducting a welfare check on Monday.
No suspects have been arrested, and cops have not revealed any possible motives.
According to her social media profile, 26-year-old LaPere who was born in Tucson, Arizona, attended John Hopkins University before she she co-founded Baltimore based EcoMap Technologies.
She is the CEO EcoMap, a tech startup which she launched at the age of 22, in her college dorm room.
LaPere She is the CEO EcoMap Technologies, a tech startup which she launched at the age of 22, in her college dorm room.She attended John Hopkins University, before co-founding EcoMap from her college dorm room aged 22
The young unmarried tech chief was named on Forbes’ prestigious 30 Under 30 list this year for her impact work.
As well as her Forbes recognition, she was named in Baltimore’s 40 Under 40 and Maryland’s 25 Under 25 lists for innovation.
Under her leadership, the Baltimore-based startup has raised a total of $7million in funding in the last 18 months.
Officers arrived around 11:34am to her apartment complex in the 300 block of West Franklin Street on Monday. LaPere lived and worked in the same apartment building, the former site of the Congress Hotel
When officers of the Baltimore Police Dept. who had been called for a welfare check, arrived at her apartment complex in the 300 block of West Franklin Street around 11:34am on Monday, they found Pava Marie LaPere dead. The body showed signs of blunt-force trauma, police confirmed.
The medical examiner’s office took possession of the body pending examination.
According to investigators, there had been a missing person’s call made for her a short time before her dead body was discovered.
Her company EcoMap Technologies said in a statement on Tuesday: ‘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.
‘Pava was not only the visionary force behind EcoMap but was also a deeply compassionate and dedicated leader.
No suspects have been arrested, and cops have no revealed any possible motives in the apparent murder of EcoMap Technologies CEO Pava Marie LaPere, shown [left], with Sherrod Davis, the company’s COO
LaPere was named on Forbes’ prestigious 30 Under 30 list this year for her impact work. She was also named in Baltimore’s 40 Under 40 and Maryland’s 25 Under 25 lists for innovation
The EcoMap Technologies team, including LaPere, appear in a festive mood in front of her apartment building. Under her leadership the startup had grown to a $7M company in four years
‘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.
‘As a team, and on behalf of our customers and the EcoMap community, we are devastated by this loss, and we pledge our unwavering support to the LaPere family as they navigate this heartbreaking period.
‘We would also like to express our gratitude to the authorities and emergency services for their efforts and professionalism.
‘We understand the public’s interest in this story, but we kindly ask for privacy and respect as we grieve and process this unimaginable tragedy. We will share more about how we intend to honor Pava’s memory and legacy in the coming days.’
LaPere was expected to speak at an industry forum in Pennsylvania on October 2, and EcoMap Technologies publicized the event Monday – after she was found dead
Chris McNees, a tenant of the building, told WJZ: ‘That’s pretty horrifying. I mean, just for that to happen anywhere in the city is obviously a bad thing but it’s hard to imagine why this would happen specifically in this building.’
LaPere lived in an apartment building, the former site of the Congress Hotel, where one bedroom apartments rent for $1,500 a month.
The female tech CEO (center) is pictured with her parents, Caroline and Frank LaPere. According to investigators, there had been a missing person’s call made for the female tech CEO seen [center],with her parents, Caroline and Frank LaPere, a short time before her dead body was discovered
According to investigators, there had been a missing person’s call made for her a short time before her dead body was discovered
Pava Marie LaPere shared her journey as a CEO on social media. Her clients include The Aspen Institute, Meta, the WXR Fund, and T.Rowe Price Foundation
According to her social media, LaPere’s company ‘uses technology to automate the process of digitizing ecosystems, from entrepreneurial communities, to industry sectors, to corporate networks and beyond.
‘Our proprietary tech allows us to create platforms that are pre-populated with information about the resources, organizations, businesses, and people within any given community, and keep that information continually up to date.
‘Our platforms help answer the question “who is doing what?”, enable organizations to engage stakeholders at scale, and provide valuable data on the makeup of any given ecosystem.’
LaPere said that her workforce is 50 percent female and 50 percent comprised of people of color.
Prior to her current job, LaPere [left], launched Innov8MD, a nonprofit aimed at assisting student entrepreneurs at her Alma Mata Johns Hopkins university
Pava Marie LaPere was killed with blunt force trauma, police said. As of Tuesday afternoon no arrests have been made
Her clients include The Aspen Institute, Meta, the WXR Fund, and T.Rowe Price Foundation.
Before starting her current job, LaPere launched Innov8MD, a nonprofit aimed at assisting student entrepreneurs at her university.
LaPere was expected to speak at an industry forum in Pennsylvania on October 2, and EcoMap Technologies publicized the event yesterday – after she was found dead.
Tributes poured in for the much-loved 26-year-old following the news of her death.