$50,000 reward still offered in unsolved hit-and-run that killed Jessica Godin

The late Jessica Godin.

18-year-old woman found dead in a ditch six years ago, Sept. 24

FOURNIER — Six years after a presumed hit-and-run driver killed Jessica Marie Lynne Godin, leaving the 18-year-old pedestrian dead in a Fournier ditch, the Ontario Provincial Police have launched a public appeal in the hope of reinvigorating their investigation.

The government of Ontario continues to offer a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for Godin’s death, the provincial police force notes in a press release coinciding with the six anniversary of the unsolved crime in The Nation Municipality.

On Sept. 24, 2011, at approximately 2:20 p.m. a passer-by located the deceased’s body in a ditch on Du Parc Street.

Police say Godin was last seen alive Sept. 22 between 7 and 8:15 p.m., after leaving around 6 p.m. from a friend’s house in Fournier where she had been staying.

The post-mortem examination indicated that the injuries she sustained, and the location of her body, were consistent with being struck by an eastbound vehicle travelling Du Parc Street in the village.

Investigators have conducted 119 interviews but haven’t found the vehicle involved in Godin’s death or any individuals responsible.

The OPP say they believe that someone has information that would help them solve this crime.

The Hawkesbury OPP Crime Unit, under the direction of OPP Detective Inspector Daniel Nadeau, Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB), released a second YouTube video in March 2012 in an effort to appeal to anyone with information to contact the OPP (see below).

An initial OPP clip (in English) appears below.

Police urge anyone with information about Godin’s death to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or the Hawkesbury OPP at 613-632-2729. Tipsters to Crime Stoppers may be eligible for a cash reward if the information leads to an arrest. Also send tips via text message and e-mail. See www.CrimeStoppers.ca.

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