A self-made millionaire tech entrepreneur was found dead inside her apartment on Monday.
26-year-old Pava Marie LaPere was a CEO and social impact entrepreneur who launched her company EcoMap Technologies from her dorm room and made it to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list thanks to her multi-million venture.
On Monday, the young woman was found dead in her Baltimore, Maryland, apartment after the police conducted a wellness check following reports that she was missing.
As of this writing, no suspects have been arrested or identified, whereas a motive for the murder was not yet established. The police also confirmed that the 26-year-old appeared to have suffered blunt-force trauma.
Following her premature death, LaPere was remembered as a “compassionate visionary force” and a “bright star” who was loved by everyone who knew and worked with her.
“With profound sadness and shock, EcoMap announces the tragic and untimely passing of our beloved Founder and CEO, Pava LaPere,” her company announced in an official statement.
“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. 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.”
The company went on to say the staff are “devastated” by the sudden loss while vowing to make Pava’s legacy live on through their work.
The team also pledged support to Pava’s family while asking the public for privacy while the case remains under investigation.
What are your thoughts on this news? Let us know in the comments and don’t forget to SHARE this post with your family and friends. For more news and stories, follow us on Facebook!