Posted on Thursday, September 21, 2017 at 1:05 p.m.
Police ask for help again on Jessica Godin case
Someone somewhere knows how Jessica Godin ended up dead in a ditch in Fournier six years ago. The information that could help police close the file on this hit-and-run fatality is worth $50,000.
Jessica Marie Lynn Godin was 18 when she died six years ago. At the time she was staying at a friend’s house in the Village of Fournier in The Nation Municipality. She left the house, on foot, around 6 p.m. on Sept. 22, 2011. Two days later a passerby spotted her body in a ditch along Du Parc Street in Fournier. A post-mortem examination determined that, based on the injuries and where she was found, Godin was the victim of a hit-and-run driver, and that the vehicle which struck her was eastbound on Du Parc Street at the time.
Since then police have done 119 interviews, hired a forensic engineer specialist to help them reconstruct the scenario leading up to Godin’s death, and posted two YouTube videos on the case with appeals for help from anyone who might have information that will help advance the case. Both videos are still available, in French and English, to view on the OPP’s YouTube link by going to www.opp.ca.
Six years later, the OPP ask again for anyone to come forward who may have information that can solve the mystery of how Jessica Godin died. The Ontario government has also posted a $50,000 reward for information “leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible” for Godin’s death.
Anyone with information can call the CrimeStoppers confidential toll-free tips line at 1-800-222-8477 or call the OPP detachment at 613-632-2729. The police will also take tips via text message or email. Go to www.CrimeStoppers.ca for details on how to do so.