Province of Ontario continues to offer $50,000 reward


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Nathalie Godin and OPP Detective Constable Dan Fedele (right) speak with media in 2014. This week, the OPP are reminding the public there is still a $50,000 reward for info leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible for 18-year-old Jessica Godin’s death on September 24, 2011.

6th Anniversary of the death of Jessica Godin

On September 24, 2011 at approximately 2:20 p.m. a passer-by located the body of 18-year-old Jessica Marie Lynn Godin in a ditch on Du Parc Street, in Fournier, Ontario. That was six years ago and the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) is launching a public appeal in an attempt to re-invigorate this case.

Godin had been residing at a friend's house in Fournier, Ontario. The investigation revealed that she left the residence at approximately 6 p.m. on September 22, 2011 and was last seen alive that day between 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. in Fournier.

The post-mortem examination indicated that the injuries she sustained, and the location where her body was found, were consistent with being struck by an eastbound vehicle which would have been travelling on Du Parc Street in Fournier.

Investigators have conducted 119 interviews but have been unsuccessful in identifying the person(s) responsible and/or the vehicle involved in Godin’s death.

The OPP believe that someone has information that would help investigators solve this crime. The Government of Ontario is continuing to offer a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Jessica Godin.

Further details on this investigation can be viewed at www.opp.ca, under ‘What We Do.’ Scroll to the bottom to ‘Investigations’ and click on ‘OPP Rewards’ and scroll down to ‘Current Investigations’ where you can download the poster with reward details.

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 any person(s) with information to contact the OPP.

To view this video go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHOUR7XhWnc.

If you have any information about Ms. Godin’s death please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS) or the Hawkesbury OPP at 613-632-2729. Persons giving tips to Crime Stoppers that lead to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward. Tips can also be sent via text message and e-mail. For more information go to www.CrimeStoppers.ca.

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