Sunday, January 13, 2013
Family and friends gathered in Brookline to remember Kunco, a Baldwin Borough resident who was killed last year.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
- Erin Faulk
Sunday, January 13
It has been one year since the death of a young woman 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, who had been residing in Baldwin Borough with her father before she died, 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 Borough to go tanning. Her body was found one day later in a heavily wooded…
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Clemons is accused of killing Baldwin Borough's Karissa Kunco in January.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
The Washington Observer-Reporter reports that Washington County District Attorney Gene Vittone will seek the death penalty against Jordan Clemons, the man accused of killing Karissa Kunco in January. Kunco, who grew up in Pittsburgh's Brookline neighborhood, was living with her father in Baldwin Borough at the time of her disappearance. Her body was eventually found in Mt. Pleasant Township. Clemons was arraigned on Tuesday on criminal homicide charges, as well as several charges stemming from other unrelated incidents, according to the Observer-Reporter's full story. --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter. Sign up for the daily Baldwin-Whitehall newsletter.
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 on Wednesday afternoon when a judge declared that her ex-boyfriend, Jordan Clemons, would stand trial for her homicide and related charges. Paul Kunco, who lived with his daughter Karissa on Oakleaf Road in Baldwin Borough, called Clemons, 22, of Canonsburg Borough, "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 Pittsburgh's Carrick neighborhood on Jan. 11, when he took Taylor's cellphone and …
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' Slack Family Recalls 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 --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter.
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
The criminal complaint for Jordan Clemons also states that 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 on Monday by state police in Washington, PA. The complaint gives new information on the events that led to the Canonsburg Borough man's 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, of Baldwin Borough. The complaint states that Kunco's mother contacted police when her daughter failed to meet a friend in Castle Shannon Borough to go tanning. In the meantime, the document states that Clemons accessed two bank cards that Kunco carried with…
Monday, January 23, 2012
Jordan Clemons was charged with that and other offenses on Monday.
State police in Washington, PA, charged a Canonsburg Borough man with homicide on Monday, online court records show. Jordan Clemons, 22, was charged 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 Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that the charges stem from the death of Karissa Kunco—a Baldwin Borough woman who was reported missing on Jan. 11. Kunco was found stabbed to death in a wooded area in Mt. Pleasant Township on Jan. 12. Her death was ruled a homicide, and Clemons was sought as a person of interest in the case. Clemons turned himself into police on Jan. 13 and was jailed on robbery and burglary charges …
Wednesday, January 18, 2012
A roundup of the region's top stories.
Here are the top stories from Patch sites in your area: Fire Destroys Chartiers Valley School Bus Hearing for Robbery, Burglary Suspect Continued State Police: Body Found Was Missing Baldwin Woman's Baldwin Engineers Find Sewage Possibly Being Dumped into Large Mine No New Info in Stolen Car Mirror Incidents Pitt Football Takes a Hit; Conwell Chooses Arizona School Board Renews Football Coach's Contract Despite Parents' Concerns Judge Rules PBAA Violated Lease Agreement --- Follow the Baldwin-Whitehall Patch on Facebook and Twitter.
Tuesday, January 17, 2012
District Judge David Mark set Jordan Clemons' bail at $250,000. The former Canonsburg man is already in jail after being unable to post a $250,000 bond on burglary and robbery charges.
A man whom police call a person of interest in a Baldwin Borough woman's stabbing death was arraigned on unrelated charges on Tuesday morning. Jordan Clemons, 22, formerly of Canonsburg Borough, had been charged by Canonsburg police on Friday with escape and fleeing offenses. Those charges stem from a robbery and burglary at a Tannehill Street home on Jan. 8. District Judge David Mark set Clemons' bond at $250,000. Clemons was already in the Washington County Jail on $250,000 from the burglary and robbery charges. His preliminary hearing is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on Jan. 25 in Central Court in Washington, PA. Clemons became a person of interest in the death of his ex-girlfriend, Karissa Kunco, whose body was found in Mt. Pleasant Township…
Friday, January 13, 2012
Clemons, wanted for questioning in the death of Karissa Kunco, was jailed on unrelated charges—and additional charges were added on Friday.
A former Canonsburg Borough man wanted for questioning in the death of a Baldwin Borough woman was jailed on $250,000 bond early on Friday for unrelated charges—and two more charges have been filed against him as of Friday afternoon. Jordan Clemons, 22, who lists a Pittsburgh address as his home, was charged by Canonsburg police on Thursday for felony counts of robbery and burglary, as well as assault and theft, online court documents show. On Friday, he was also charged by Canonsburg police with one felony count of flight to avoid apprehension/trial/punishment and two counts of escape, a misdemeanor. Those charges stem from an incident in Canonsburg on Sunday night, the Observer-Reporter has indicated. Clemons turned himself into police …
Thursday, January 12, 2012
Karissa Kunco's body was found in Mt. Pleasant Township on Thursday afternoon.
The body found in Mt. Pleasant Township on Thursday afternoon has been identified as that of a missing woman from Baldwin Borough—Karissa Kunco. Kunco lived on Oakleaf Road in Baldwin and grew up in Pittsburgh's Brookline neighborhood. Pennsylvania State police in Washington County announced during a press conference that Kunco's body was found near Sabo Road “where several men doing land surveying in the area had found the body of a white female laying just off the roadway.” The cause of death given by Washington County Coroner Timothy S. Warco was a knife wound. Warco ruled it a homicide. Kunco's car had been found crashed on Gladden Road in Cecil Township at about 9:30 a.m.—several hours after state police had received an alert to be on…