Middle River Pair Charged with Killing Dundalk Man

John Joseph Leschefsky Jr., 27, and Carollyn Robin Duschl, 29, were indicted Monday by a Baltimore County Grand Jury in the alleged killing of Jeffrey Jennings of Dundalk.

(UPDATED 3:22 p.m.) A Middle River pair have been indicted on charges of allegedly killing a Dundalk man, authorities said.

John Joseph Leschefsky Jr., 27, and Carollyn Robin Duschl, 29, were being held in the on unrelated charges when a grand jury indicted the pair on Monday, Baltimore County police spokeswoman Detective Cathy Batton said.

Batton said both suspects are still being held in the detention center without bail.

The victim, Jeffrey Jennings, 57, of the 8100 block of Gray Haven Road in Dundalk, was reported missing by his son on Sept. 15, 2011, after he had not heard from his father in six days, Batton said.

According to a Baltimore County police news release, detectives—who had been investigating Jennings’ case as a missing person—intercepted communications between Leschefsky and others that led detectives to “believe that Jeffrey Jennings was dead and that he had been murdered.” Batton said Jennings, Leschefsky and Duschl were acquaintances. 

Batton said that during the course of the investigation, detectives gathered information about a possible location of Jennings’ body.


According to a news release from the Baltimore County police, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner positvely identified Jennings as the body discovered on Tuesday.


The better side of essex May 01, 2012 at 06:02 PM
They deserve nothing of the sort!!! They are animals and need to be behind bars for what they have done and what they are getting away with! Why should any two people with the rap sheet that they both have be allowed to continue to be on the street? Its called a horseshoe up their asses! Nikki said that her brother has been clean for 6 months but lets ask the real question here...if you are an addict and you are still running with, sleeping with, and living with another addict, do you really think that they are clean and will stay clean? Ummmm not rocket science here! That doesn't happen so reality of the matter is that he was just as dirty as she was when they were arrested so come on Nikki who are you trying to fool here? Yourself or others that read this comic strip? You know the both of them should be gone but it is hard for you to except that fact considering you aren't any better then they are.
Brad May 15, 2012 at 11:21 AM
Nikki please,the truth will come in the end ,nobody has the right to take someone's life for no reason,and everybody lost in this case everybody,was it worth it in your eyes,and I saw your picture ,,the apple doesn't fall far from the tree,,,,,I wonder what was going through his mind before he was murder,,
Matt May 22, 2012 at 01:17 PM
I went to HS with Carol she was a funny & cute girl with a great personality. Then I saw her about 8 years later at a bar one night all strung out on drugs,I mean I couldn't believe how bad she looked compared to our HS days and I have to be honest when I say that drugs are more than likely the reason this happened ...it's truly a damn shame.
Shannon May 22, 2012 at 03:12 PM
Ok, I have known both Johnny and Carol for more than half my life. I was never really close with Carol, to be honest I didn't like her much. But, Johnny was my nephews best friend. Sure he talked a lot of smack but, I never would have imagined he was capable of doing something like this. Speaking from experience, I have seen drugs to crazy things to good people. Nikki, you know I loved Johnny like he was my brother, but right now he needs to be where he is. There's no ifs, ands or buts about it. He took someones life, regardless of the circumstances, he needs to be locked up. As for all the other comments about the kids, they have nothing to do with what's going on right now. Sure what happened to Payton was awful, and what they supposedly did with that money was uncalled for. But, those children are innocent victims, and they don't need to see or hear all the horrible things people are saying about their parents.
Carollyn Duschl November 25, 2013 at 10:48 PM
This is Carol.. I just want to set some things straight. first I am truly sorry for the family in my case. I know sorry doesn't even make up for your lost. I'm not gonna make any excuses for my actions and even if I tried it probably wouldn't matter much. To all the people who dropped my kids names and made them apart of this is just sad. To all the people who said they knew me in HS and say I look so bad and this and that. Well of course I looked like shit ...I WAS ON DRUGS. That I can only blame on my own demons. The thing about my demons and yours is mine was made public. Yours are still in the closet waiting to get out. No matter if they are drug related or whatever. I've faced my demons head on and I am kicking there asses. No one can possible know what someone went threw in there life to make them do the things they do. Don't sit and judge someone until you take a hard look at yourself and walk a mile in someone else's shoe's. To the people who say my kids were born addicted to drugs false. Get your facts straight before you put that shit on the web. To the one who says I took my son's money and used it to by a SUV and shot dope and whatever. That money was given to me and his father to do as we pleased. I could of done a lot worse then buy a car for my family. It was not my sons part of the money. Don't worry about what we do with our money. As for the person who says I went on the news to exploit my sons accident for my own benefit. REALLY. When your kid gets 3rd degree burns from acid then you will know not to make dumb ass remarks about shit you know nothing about. To everyone else who says I am an animal, you have a right to your own opinion. I am clean and trying to get my life back on track. I can't fix the past and my actions but I can make sure I don't make the same mistakes again and maybe help others who are in the same situation I was in and try to help them before they make a mistake that can never be taken back. Say what will, think what you think, I am not animal, I am a person who made a lot of bad choices , bad choices that can never be undone, But I will spend the rest of the my life living with those choices.


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