Metro Division - Homicide in the 3100 block of Freedom Drive


Thursday, October 17, 2019

On Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at 5:50 p.m., Metro Division officers responded to the 3100 block of Freedom Drive where officers located an adult female victim near a building. The victim was pronounced deceased on scene and has been positively identified as Jennifer Ann Banner, DOB: 10/05/1958. After the initial death investigation concluded, this case will now be investigated as a homicide. Next of kin notification has been made.

Crime Scene Search responded and processed the scene and collected physical evidence. Detectives with the Homicide Unit and Operations Command responded to the scene.

This is an ongoing, active investigation. As further information develops, it will be released by CMPD Public Affairs. Anyone with information about this incident is asked to call 704-432-TIPS and speak directly to a Homicide Unit Detective.  Detective Peden is the lead detective assigned to the case.  The public can also call Crime Stoppers at 704-334-1600 or visit the Crime Stoppers website at  For additional information about this incident please refer to report number 20191016-1749-03.