Family and friends gathered in Brookline on Saturday to remember Kunco, who was killed last year.
Monday, January 14, 2013
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Family and friends gathered in Brookline to remember Kunco, who was killed last year.
It has been one year since the death of a Brookline girl who friends say could light up a room with her smile. On Saturday evening, as they did a year ago, friends and family of Karissa Marie Kunco gathered at the cannon monument on Brookline Boulevard to remember her. “We’re trying to do more on the positive side,” said Kunco’s aunt, Debbie Ryce. “A year ago today, God received an angel in heaven. We’re here to keep her memory alive and be her voice, and spread the message against domestic violence.” Kunco was reported missing on Jan. 11, 2012 when she failed to meet a friend in Castle Shannon to go tanning. Her body was found one day later, in a heavily wooded area near Westland in Mt. Pleasant Township. She was 21. Her estranged ex-…
Saturday, May 5, 2012
Here are the top stories from Dormont and Brookline this week.
Busy week? No downtime? Missed the news? Don't sweat it. Here's a list of this week's top stories from Dormont-Brookline Patch, so you can catch up on the goods. Got your own news to share? Add your organization's events to our Event Calendar. Share your wedding, baby or graduation news in our Announcements section and, while you're at it, upload your photos to our Neighborhood Gallery. We'd love to hear from you! This week on Dormont-Brookline Patch: Keystone Oaks Hires New Football Coach DA to Seek Death Penalty Against Jordan Clemons Brashear, Langley Prepare for Merger Thefts in Brookline, Beechview A Declaration of Success Dormont VFD Raffles Off Beetle Patch Poll: How Are the Roads in Brookline? Follow Dormont-Brookline Patch on …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
The Washington County District Attorney will seek the death penalty against the man accused of killing Karissa Kunco in January.
The Washington County District Attorney will seek the death penalty against Jordan Clemons, the man accused of killing Karissa Kunco, according to a report by the Washington Observer-Reporter. Kunco, a Baldwin resident and Brookline native, was killed in January. Her body was found in Mt. Pleasant Township in Washington County. Clemons was arraigned Tuesday on criminal homicide charges, as well as several charges stemming from other unrelated incidents, according to the report. For the Observer-Reporter's report, click here.
Wednesday, March 7, 2012
Karissa Kunco, who died in January, would have been 22.
Remnants of an impromptu birthday celebration were still on display at the cannon monument on Brookline Boulevard Wednesday morning. Friends and family of Karissa Kunco, a Brookline native who was killed in January, gathered at the monument Tuesday night to celebrate what would have been her 22nd birthday. Balloons, banners and candles bearing the messages “Happy birthday Karissa, we will always love you,” and “Happy birthday Karissa. Love you always and forever,” were left at the park. The cannon monument also was the site of a vigil held for Kunco on Jan. 13, the day her body was found in the woods near Hickory in Washington County. Kunco’s ex-boyfriend, Jordan Clemons, has been charged with homicide in the case. Follow Dormont-Brookline…
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Jordan Clemons was held on homicide and other charges related to the death of Karissa Kunco.
Family and friends of Karissa Kunco—clad in T-shirts bearing her name and the phrase ‘Forever Young, Young Forever'—burst into applause Wednesday afternoon when a judge declared that her ex-boyfriend, Jordan Clemons, would stand trial for her homicide and related charges. Kunco's father called Clemons, 22, of Canonsburg, “scum” after the hearing—and called the preliminary hearing a first step to justice. During the more than two-hour hearing before Judge Joshua Kanalis, one of Clemons’ friends, Randy Taylor, said that the defendant had been staying with him and his girlfriend in Carrick on Jan. 11, when he took the man’s cell phone and took off with it. It was early the next day when Taylor testified that he was able to get in contact with…
Wednesday, January 25, 2012
A roundup of the region's top stories.
Here are the top stories of the week from around the area on this Wednesday, Jan. 25: Criminal Complaint: Kunco's Vehicle Had a' Great Quantity of Blood' Family Remembers 'Precious' Memories Suspected Marijuana Deal at Harrison Middle School Dormont Officials to Discuss Sale of Public Parking Spaces 'Studying More' Helps Eighth Grader Win Spelling Bee Like Huffington, a Young Arianna Creates a Newspaper
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
The criminal complaint for Jordan Clemons also states he had what appeared to blood on his shoes when he turned himself in for questioning.
Jordan Clemons had what appeared to be blood on his shoes and "significant injuries to his hands," according to a criminal complaint filed Monday by state police in Washington. The complaint, which was obtained by Canon-McMillan Patch, also gives new information on the events that led to the Canonsburg man's arrest on homicide charges. State police charged Clemons with criminal homicide, aggravated assault, abuse of a corpse and other charges on Monday. The charges stem from the stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend, Karissa Kunco. The complaint states that Kunco's mother contacted police when her daughter failed to meet a friend in Castle Shannon to go tanning. In the meantime, the document states that Clemons accessed two bank cards that …
Monday, January 23, 2012
Online records show Clemons was charged with homicide and other offenses Monday.
State police in Washington charged a Canonsburg man with homicide Monday, online court records show. Jordan Clemons, 22, was charged Monday with criminal homicide, aggravated assault, abuse of a corpse, tampering with evidence, access device fraud and other offenses. Clemons' attorney, Peter Marcoline III, confirmed to the Post-Gazette that the charges stem from the death of Karissa Kunco—a Baldwin woman who was reported missing Jan. 11. Kunco, who grew up in Brookline, was found stabbed to death in a wooded area near Westland Jan. 12. Her death was ruled a homicide, and Clemons was sought as a person of interest in the case. Clemons turned himself in Jan. 13 and was jailed on robbery and burglary charges filed by Canonsbug police stemming…
Thursday, January 19, 2012
Jordan Clemons, 22, is also a person of interest in the death of Karrisa Kunco.
The preliminary hearing was continued Wednesday morning for a former Canonsburg man charged with robbery and burglary who is also a person of interest in the stabbing death of his ex-girlfriend. Jordan Clemons, 22, had been scheduled to appear in Central Court in Washington, but the hearing has been continued to 9:30 a.m. Feb. 1, the Washington County District Attorney’s Office confirmed. Those charges stem from an apparent break in at a Tannehill Street home Jan 8. He is currently housed in Washington County Jail on $250,000 straight bond related to those charged. However, Clemons is still scheduled to appear in Central Court Jan. 25 on additional escape and flight to avoid apprehension charges. Those charges also stem from the Tannehill …