Jody's story is inextricably tied to that of her identical twin sister, Jenny. From the very first moment of their existence...they were together. Born just two minutes apart, on October 28, 1972, they were inseparable and, oftentimes, indistinguishable. Everyone knew “the twins” as they were affectionately known around Annapolis. Identical twins are rare—as they occur in only 3 out of every 1,000 births.
Their lives were happily intertwined. They shared everything—matching clothes, their room and the same friends and classes. They shared the same sweet, refreshing naivety and trusting nature. They even shared in their challenges with, at times, a debilitating anxiety which fueled their struggles with eating disorders and an addiction to alcohol.
Jenny has single-handedly made it her life’s work and mission to find Jody’s killer. But, it has taken an enormous personal toll on her health and her family. Jenny is a mother, a wife, a daughter, a sister, a friend. She is simply trying to show up for and enjoy her family and her life amidst her own continued struggles and her own grief.
At a press conference, shortly following Jody's murder, Jenny said, "Jody was my twin sister and my best friend. I loved her more than anything in this world." The impact upon Jenny—being Jody's identical twin—is amplified. She has said the lack of justice in Jody's case is killing her. She knows her search for Jody’s killer will never bring her back—but she is driven by an enduring love for her twin sister and by her relentless pursuit for justice.
Jenny has shared Jody’s story with any person or media outlet that will listen. They are listening. Even after almost 25 years, Jenny has kept Jody's story from collecting dust in a police file. She has kept it alive. Her story has recently been covered by Dr. Oz, Lester Holt, Nancy Grace and Kate Snow. It has been featured on major outlets including—Huff Post, People Magazine, BBC, CNN, CBS and NBC. Jenny has taken this story around the globe—to France, the U.K. and Australia. She has spent countless sleepless nights wondering what happened to her sister and coming up with the next idea to keep Jody's story in the public eye. She will not give up or be silenced until she finds the man who murdered her twin. It has been a living hell for her not only to have lost her best friend in the world—but also to persevere in the face of stonewalling and so few answers in Jody's case.
There is no bond stronger than that of twins...
Dr. Mehmet Oz
Jody LeCornu was a 23-year-old college student when she was murdered in Baltimore. Her killer shot her—execution-style—using a .38 caliber handgun. The bullet tore through her back and into her spine in the early morning hours of March 2, 1996. Her killer watched and waited as she died defenseless and alone. He is still out there. For over two decades this person—who took the life of a beautiful, kind young woman—has gotten away with murder. Someone, somewhere knows something.