The CEO of a Baltimore technology company, Pava LaPere, was found dead in a Mount Vernon apartment building on Monday morning, sparking a homicide investigation. LaPere, aged 26, was discovered with signs of blunt-force trauma. She was the co-founder and leader of EcoMap, a company specializing in digitizing ecosystems with its proprietary technology. The company released a statement expressing their deep condolences and praised LaPere’s dedication and commitment to their mission.
LaPere, a graduate of Johns Hopkins University, was also recognized on Forbes’ 30 Under 30 List in the Social Impact Category. The circumstances surrounding her death are disturbing and have shocked the community. The Baltimore tech community has mourned the loss of this visionary leader, with another local tech company, UpSurge Baltimore, also expressing their sorrow and sending condolences to LaPere’s family and the EcoMap team. Investigations are ongoing, and the police have urged anyone with information to come forward.
This tragic incident has left the Baltimore community in sorrow. LaPere’s visionary leadership, dedication to the company, and commitment to building an inclusive culture have left a lasting impact. The loss of such a promising individual has deeply affected not only those who knew her personally but also the larger tech community in Baltimore. As the investigation continues, authorities are urging anyone with pertinent information to contact them. The loss of Pava LaPere will be keenly felt by her family, friends, colleagues, and the entire Baltimore tech ecosystem.