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.


amdactivist April 05, 2012 at 05:21 PM
what is the matter with people that they have to kill a human? Nothing worth that.. 3 lives gone.. Is it worth it?
mcgillicuddy April 05, 2012 at 05:28 PM
Inactive brain cells maybe?
Teresa S April 05, 2012 at 06:11 PM
Drugs make people do things....wasted...what a shame....
Take Responsibility! April 05, 2012 at 06:17 PM
Kill them
Buzz Beeler April 05, 2012 at 06:19 PM
Let us not forget the victim and their family. Clint Eastwood put it to perspective with the line, "Now there's a couple of salty looking dudes!"
Mike April 05, 2012 at 08:15 PM
can't help but agree. look at their pictures. got "drugs" written all over 'em.
Gil April 06, 2012 at 10:16 AM
Take a few minutes on the Maryland Judiciary Search for both of them, interesting read!
Anon April 06, 2012 at 05:50 PM
FYI: Carole's oldest son Payton was the kid who about 5 years ago slid down a slide @ Victory Villa Elementary in Middle River and was severely burned by drain cleaner 2 teenagers had poured on it the commission of vandalizing the playground. They sued the 2 kids and won like $150,000 but fortunately 95% of the money was all locked up in a trust under the boy's name. She lost primary custody of him 2 years ago. I first met them at a party memorial day weekend of 2001 just before 9/11. My then girlfriend went to high school with them (Kenwood Class of 1999/2000). At the time Carole was very attractive, a hottie if you can imagine. OBVIOUSLY you can NOT see in the above picture May I remind you this was in 2001! I was shocked to hear about this but I can't say I was surprised. They have certainly had their problems with drugs. Johnny had always been a dealer until about 2-3 years ago when he started burning people. They were both spiraling down and fast. They lost custody almost a year ago of their two sons to Johnny's mother. Rumor had it that their youngest son (2-3 years old) had gotten into their stash and was playing with dirty needles. If you can recall murder of the Hess station in Towson by the dude his wife (Karla Porter) had hired. 5 others were involved also charged with murder? Johnny freely told people that he was approached about was offered $1,500 but laughed said she was at least $8,500 short.
Anon April 06, 2012 at 07:47 PM
Pray for the victim and his family then pray for Payton, Jay & Aiden (Caroles kids)
Nikki Leschefsky April 11, 2012 at 01:28 AM
kill them really.... they have a family too and nothing has been proven!
Nikki Leschefsky April 11, 2012 at 01:39 AM
Fyi... my brother John has been clean for 6 months now so in this picture he was.dot on anything. I also would like to say you have no right to sit there and talk all this shit about people you don't know. This mass who was killed was also a user and paid young women for sex but nobody is saying nothing about that... innocent until proven guilty.... My heart does go out to the family who lost there father and also to the babies that lost there parents also
Nikki Leschefsky April 11, 2012 at 02:08 AM
Who are you really acting like you know so much about my brother? Id really like to know because if you know them in sure you know me too.
Marge Neal (Editor) April 11, 2012 at 05:44 PM
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guest123 April 12, 2012 at 06:16 PM
Yeah, interesting considering that neither of them have open murder indictments listed.
Anon April 12, 2012 at 10:35 PM
I seen the comments before Marge Neal deleted them above. Classy! I do know you and that you yourself was in the clink like a week ago albeit unrelated to this case. I don't got a clue who the hell Jeff Jennings was but I did hear how he liked to spend his $$ and as a matter of fact that has EVERYTHING to do with his demise!
Anon April 12, 2012 at 10:36 PM
Also I did at least want to apologize for namedropping on the kids though
Nikki Leschefsky April 13, 2012 at 12:17 AM
This is b and now who r you.... atleast you ain't denying that you yourself is a dope head or other wise you wouldn't no so much. If u any kind of real man take my nephews names off here. Anyone read this can obviously see you worked about telling me your name. N my record is public info so no one need u to let an internet forum know i was locked up last week. N fyi the cases are very related ideiot
Nikki Leschefsky April 13, 2012 at 12:20 AM
Buddha April 16, 2012 at 06:14 PM
Interesting how the tables have turned. Hypocritical how "innocent until proven guilty" is your mantra now. But during the Payton ordeal - these two pillars of society cried to every media outlet willing to give them an audience. They exploited the tragic circumstances of their own son for money from the community so they could buy SUVs and bang herion. This is, as they say, Karma in its purist form.
Buzz Beeler April 16, 2012 at 09:07 PM
Nikki, do you remember your first comment when you wrote: "... innocent until proven guilty." Now you write: "FREE JONNY BI@#%." (terms of use issue) I believe they refer to that as an oxymoron. You might have a problem with the word meaning so I took the liberty and posted a link. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxymoron
sarjcs April 17, 2012 at 03:46 PM
I say they have what was coming to them. I knew both of them personally. Was actually pretty close at one time. All the kids came out addicted to something she was putting in her body. They are the lowest of the low. I pray for the kids. They got what they deserved...see kids? Perfect example of say nope to dope!!
sarjcs April 17, 2012 at 03:48 PM
To anon...amen!
xoxo0411 April 22, 2012 at 07:06 AM
listen im goin to say point blank the kids have nothing to do wit this at all...so who are u to bring payton, jay, & aiden into this? that is one thing this is something totally different i dont kno if they did it or if they didnt but u have no rite to be puttin them in this at all....i dont think its rite reguardless they are humans nd even if they were on drugs or not that doesnt give anyone the rite to judge them at all...also u dont have the rite to judge them for wat they did wit the money for payton....u are no better then the next person who is talkin shit bout any of this..i dont think wat happened to payton is the best thing to bring up in this matter what everyone fails to realize the kids are goin to be the ones punished not just john and carol..they are the ones who have to suffer nd with ppl talkin the way they are isnt goin to make anyone come back...so everyone needs to think bout what they post because as the kids grow up they can find out any info they want through any website so the more u guys talk crap about their parents the more they are goin to resent everyone for one mistake after another...so honestly everyone who is downin their parents mite want to think about what they say cuz the kids as they grow up are already goin to be goin though enough nd they mite go down the wrong path but all the ppl that do care bout the kids are goin to teach them what john and carol are bein accused of isnt the rite thing...SO AT THIS NOTE LEAVE THE KIDS OUT OF THIS!!!
Linda Ann Taylor April 26, 2012 at 10:49 PM
a friend of mine told me the murder charges were dropped John and Carol.why isn't the news all over that like they were all over the arrest? the news people and a lot of people that commented owe John and Carol a big apology...so start apolozing
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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