Press release courtesy of the OPP Hawkesbury Detachment.
On September 24, 2011, around 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. That was six years ago and the OPP is launching a public appeal in an attempt to reinvigorate this case. Godin had been residing at a friend’s house in Fournier. Initial investigations revealed that she left the residence about 6:00 p.m. on September 22, 2011 and was last seen alive that day between 7:00 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 east-bound vehicle, which would have been travelling on Du Parc Street. 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.
If you have any information about 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