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Hazel
09-26-2011, 11:22 AM
:( Body of teen found near Hawkesbury identified
1310News staff Sep 26, 2011 09:55:27 AM
The family and friends of 18-year-old Jessica Godin remain shocked and in disbelief after her body was found in a ditch over the weekend.

Investigators said Godin's body was discovered in the tiny town of Fournier, which is just east of Ottawa.

Her body had apparent signs of trauma.

OPP have not yet called this this a murder.

An autopsy is slated for Monday here in Ottawa.

The Facebook page of Godin indicated her body was found wrapped in a garbage bag.

However, when asked by the Ottawa Citizen, police would neither confirm nor deny.

http://www.1310news.com/news/local/article/281302--body-of-teen-found-near-hawkesbury-identified

Why isn't LE calling this a murder from the get go?

Hazel
09-26-2011, 11:27 AM
This article contains more information:
Residents of the village of Fournier, population 300, were shocked to learn a body was found there in a ditch Saturday - even moreso when they learned it was that of an 18-year-old woman.

Police are saying little about the death of Jessica Marie Lynne Godin, whose body was found off Du Parc Street beside a large park just before 2: 30 p.m. An OPP statement said her body showed signs of "apparent trauma." Late Sunday night, police said Godin's death was "suspicious" and not yet considered a homicide.

A large part of Fournier has been off limits to area residents since Saturday, including the town's sprawling, heavily treed park, baseball diamond, and several streets. Police set up a command centre only a few metres from where Godin's body was found by someone cutting the grass, according to residents.


READ MORE: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Casselman+woman+found+dead+Fournier/5457011/story.html

Hazel
09-26-2011, 11:28 AM
SM, of Casselman, said Godin graduated from a high school in Casselman just last year.

She said Godin's Facebook page was filled on Sunday with condolence messages, which had all been removed by late Sunday afternoon. [Why?]

Read more: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Casselman+woman+found+dead+Fournier/5457011/story.html#ixzz1Z4TuFf4S
Godin's Facebook page listed a mother living in Ottawa and a sister.

Fournier is about 30 kilometres northeast of Casselman and about 80 kilometres east of Ottawa.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Hawkesbury OPP at 613-632-2729 or CrimeStoppers.

Read more: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Casselman+woman+found+dead+Fournier/5457011/story.html#ixzz1Z4TaKJrl

MAP showing Hawkesbury, Fournier, Casselman and Ottawa : http://g.co/maps/kpn89

Hazel
09-26-2011, 11:36 AM
apologies for so many posts in a row ... this article contains more details about Jessica. According to this article Jessica lived in Casselman, her friend in previous article had said Jessica graduated from a HS in Casselman as well.
Mom Nathalie said she was living every parent's worst nightmare.

"There's nothing worse. She was just starting to work again and go back to school. She was starting to get her life back together. I don't know what to tell you."

Godin said Jessica had beautiful curly hair, bright blue eyes and was the life of the party.

Asked if she knew of anyone who was angry with her daughter, Godin said there's a couple of people, but she wouldn't elaborate.

An autopsy to determine the cause of death is scheduled for Tuesday.

She said the family, which includes Jessica's two brothers, aren't doing well.

JS said he had been dating Godin for about a month and had most recently spoken to her Thursday.

JS, 23, said Godin had broken up with her previous boyfriend, JB, but JB's Facebook page appeared to tell a different story.

As of Sunday night, it was still adorned with photos of he and Godin in heart-shaped frames with a single red rose beside them and the words "Forever Love."

However, Godin's mother confirmed they had broken up.

JB didn't return a message sent to his account.

On Godin's Facebook page, she chose "complicated" to describe her relationship status.

Full article: http://cnews.canoe.ca/CNEWS/Crime/2011/09/26/18738896.html

dotr
09-26-2011, 12:00 PM
I feel so badly for this family, we are losing too many children to violence ...

ellabella
09-26-2011, 02:01 PM
So sad :( From reading comments on her photos,etc.(open) it seems like she had some addiction issues, but had gotten clean. So sad, if she was turning her life around that she couldn't escape it.

dotr
09-26-2011, 02:16 PM
R also said she was unaware if three men sought by police and known to be in the park at around 11 p.m. on Thursday had been found and questioned.

Fournier resident S L said police were looking for his friend of two other men who were in the park trying to free a truck that had got stuck in mud.

L said he was sleeping when his friend started banging on the door asking him to come help with the truck.

While L said he would be surprised to learn if his friend had anything to do with Godin's death, he said police told him they had yet to find the three men.

"They (the OPP) are looking for him, but I can't see him doing that," said L.


Read more: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Casselman+woman+found+dead+Fournier/5457011/story.html#ixzz1Z5FkcfhV

Hazel
09-26-2011, 04:45 PM
[OPP spokeswoman Sgt. Kristine Rae] Rae also said she was unaware if three men sought by police and known to be in the park at around 11 p.m. on Thursday had been found and questioned.

Fournier resident SL said police were looking for his friend of two other men who were in the park trying to free a truck that had got stuck in mud.

SL said he was sleeping when his friend started banging on the door asking him to come help with the truck.

While SL said he would be surprised to learn if his friend had anything to do with Godin's death, he said police told him they had yet to find the three men.

"They (the OPP) are looking for him, but I can't see him doing that," said SL.


Read more: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Casselman+woman+found+dead+Fournier/5457011/story.html#ixzz1Z5FkcfhV

:waitasec: I was wondering if either SL's friend or one of the two other men, could be Jessica's ex-boyfriend?

:waitasec: Also, has LE been able to find the three men whose truck got stuck in the mud?

(by the way dotr, in quoting your post I changed the guys name to just his initials; if you could do that same please do so. Thanks!)

Hazel
09-26-2011, 04:53 PM
So sad :( From reading comments on her photos,etc.(open) it seems like she had some addiction issues, but had gotten clean. So sad, if she was turning her life around that she couldn't escape it.
Thank you ellabella; do you mean FB? You think you could post the link?
Thanks in advance

ellabella
09-26-2011, 05:00 PM
What are the rules re:facebook posting?

Do I post a link to the specific photo, or to her page? It was just a photo that someone comented on the "good ole days" and she replied that she was clean now so she doesn't miss them, he replied with "oh yah I don't miss the drugs". Not sure what type, but for that area(nearish my hometown and highschool) it's not surprising.

Hazel
09-26-2011, 05:06 PM
What are the rules re:facebook posting?

Do I post a link to the specific photo, or to her page? It was just a photo that someone comented on the "good ole days" and she replied that she was clean now so she doesn't miss them, he replied with "oh yah I don't miss the drugs". Not sure what type, but for that area(nearish my hometown and highschool) it's not surprising.
Hmm, I believe we can post a link to Facebook, but we cannot QUOTE anything from FB, though I believe we can relay what was said in our own words. Rules are so confusing! lol

fhc
09-26-2011, 05:08 PM
Hmm, I believe we can post a link to Facebook, but we cannot QUOTE anything from FB, though I believe we can relay what was said in our own words. Rules are so confusing! lol

Hazel, iirc only the link to the victim's FB unless a POI is named in the MSM (that person can not be a minor) hth

Hazel
09-26-2011, 05:13 PM
Hazel, iirc only the link to the victim's FB unless a POI is named in the MSM (that person can not be a minor) hth
Thanks fhc, that's what I remember too, so I guess it's fine if ellabella posts Jessica's FB page, right? Nobody has been named as POI, and from the articles, LE has not even said they consider her death a homicide.

fhc
09-26-2011, 05:15 PM
Thanks fhc, that's what I remember too, so I guess it's fine if ellabella posts Jessica's FB page, right?

Yep, if it's the one I saw, it is all in French :)

Hazel
09-26-2011, 05:17 PM
Yep, if it's the one I saw, it is all in French :)
Thanks again fhc....will go look for it myself :) ... knowing it's all in French is big help, Thanks!

Link to FACEBOOK GROUP = Rest in Peace Jessica Godin!<3

https://www.facebook.com/groups/113686832072416/

Link to a second FACEBOOK GROUP = RIP Jessica Godin

https://www.facebook.com/groups/175010839246466/

ellabella
09-26-2011, 05:25 PM
Ok here is her facebook(if I am breaking a rule, slap me gently please!)
http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=561005152&sk=wall

I don't want to link directly to the photo in case that isn't allowed, but it is in her albums.

dotr
09-26-2011, 07:05 PM
Updated: Mon Sep. 26 2011 5:35:29 PM
http://ottawa.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20110926/OTT_godin_death_110926/20110926/?hub=OttawaHome
ctvottawa.ca


An autopsy has revealed that 18-year-old Jessica Godin may have been the victim of a hit-and-run in Fournier, east of Ottawa.


Hawkesbury OPP said the autopsy happened Monday in Ottawa and suggested Godin could have died from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle collision.

dotr
09-26-2011, 07:08 PM
http://ottawa.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20110926/OTT_godin_death_110926/20110926/?hub=OttawaHome
"When you see something different, I'm not saying call police, but just keep remembering it," said François St. Amour, mayor of Nation township.


Some residents are doing just that, saying they heard a vehicle stuck near the town's park on Thursday night, which has since been cordoned off along with an entire street.

Hazel
09-26-2011, 10:03 PM
"(My granddaughter) went there Thursday night and there was a guy in a ditch and she pulled a car (out)," said Alice Martin. "She came home and she was afraid."

bottom of article: http://ottawa.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20110926/OTT_godin_death_110926/20110926/?hub=OttawaHome

This comment seem to go together with what SL said in the Ottawa Citizen article: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Casselman+woman+found+dead+Fournier/5457011/story.html#ixzz1Z5FkcfhV

Jessica sure has beautiful blue eyes, like her mother said.
http://www.ctv.ca/archives/CTVNews/img2/20110926/600_ott_Jessica_Godin_1_110926.jpg

:rose: Rest in Peace Jessica

dotr
09-26-2011, 10:09 PM
Such a beautiful girl,R.I.P. Jessica.

Valleyboy
09-26-2011, 10:35 PM
R.I.P. Jessica.

dotr
10-04-2011, 09:09 PM
http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/October2011/04/c9267.html
OPP Seeking Public Assistance for Fatal Hit and Run

Public Appeal on Godin Fatal Posted on You Tube

FOURNIER, ON, Oct. 4, 2011 /CNW/ - The Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) needs your help. Eighteen (18) year old Jessica Marie Lynne GODIN of Casselman Ontario was last seen alive on Thursday, September 22, 2011 between the hours of 7:00 and 8:15pm. On September 24, 2011 at approximately 2:20pm, officers of the Hawkesbury detachment of the OPP located her body near Du Parc Street, adjacent to the park in Fournier, in Nation Township,

Autopsy results indicate the victim died as a result of injuries that may have been sustained in a motor vehicle collision. The OPP believe she was the victim of a hit and run.

The Hawkesbury OPP Crime Unit, under the direction of OPP Detective Inspector Dan Nadeau, Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) has released a video on You Tube to provide information to the public about this on going investigation and is appealing to anyone with information to contact the OPP.

Go to the OPP You Tube channel found on the OPP website at www.opp.ca or click on the following links to view: in English ou en Français.

The Police are looking for your help. If you have any information about this matter please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or call Detective/Constable Dan Fedele at the Hawkesbury O.P.P. at 613-632-2729. Persons giving tips to Crime Stoppers that lead to an arrest may be eligible for a cash reward. Crime Stoppers does not subscribe to Call Display. Your call will stay anonymous and your presence won't be needed in court. Tips can also be sent via text message and e-mail. For more information visit the National Capital Crime Stoppers' website at www.CrimeStoppers.ca

Valleyboy
11-11-2011, 03:11 AM
Update: OPP seize pickup truck in hit-and-run death of Jessica Godin


http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Update+seize+pickup+truck+death+Jessica+Godin/5692223/story.html?cid=megadrop_story


OTTAWA — Ontario Provincial Police have seized a Dodge Ram truck in connection with the September hit-and-run death of 18-year-old Casselman resident Jessica Godin.

Godin’s boyfriend, Jonathan Smith, said in an interview Thursday night that the truck was registered to the roofing company that employs him.

Smith, 23, rents a room from his co-worker, Christian Séguin, on Du Parc Street in Fournier, about 80 kilometres east of Ottawa, where Godin’s body was found Sept. 24.

An autopsy found that she died from injuries she may have received in a motor vehicle crash, and police believe she was the victim of a hit-and-run.

Séguin, 29, said police looked at the truck on the day Godin’s body was found, but they didn’t tow it away at that time.

“If you hit somebody there, that makes a big dent. We don’t have big dents,” Séguin said. “There’s lights at the corner. Somebody would have seen something, somebody would have heard something.”

Séguin, Smith and Séguin’s father, Jean-Pierre, head of the family that owns the roofing company, have all been questioned by police in connection with the investigation.

Christian Séguin and Smith were on their way to a roofing job in Ottawa on Oct. 13 when they were pulled over by OPP.

They were read their rights and arrested on charges of manslaughter, they said, then taken to the Embrun OPP station.

Séguin was released without charge 12 hours later.

Smith, who was also released without charge, said he was questioned at the OPP station for three hours. Police showed him several different pictures of Godin’s body in the ditch.

“They tried to get me to feel bad,” Smith said. “They told me what they thought, and that’s the way they saw it.”

Valleyboy
12-04-2011, 08:49 AM
Truck seized as part of fatal-hit-and-run investigation returned to owners


http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Truck+seized+part+fatal+investigation+returned+own ers/5808319/story.html



A truck that police had seized as part of an investigation into a fatal hit-and-run in Fournier has been returned to its owners.

Ontario Provincial Police took the truck on Oct. 13 as part of an investigation into the death of Jessica Godin, an 18-year-old Casselman resident whose body had been found in a ditch on Sept. 24.

An autopsy showed she died of injuries after being struck by a motor vehicle. Investigators believed it was a hit-and-run.

The truck is registered to a roofing company run by Jean-Pierre Séguin. Police had initially arrested his son, Christian Séguin and his roommate, Jonathan Smith, on Oct. 13, but released them without charge about 12 hours later.

“They didn’t find nothing,” Jean-Pierre Séguin said Saturday evening. “They released the truck, they released everything. They’ve cleared the vehicle, period.”

Hazel
12-04-2011, 07:47 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHOUR7XhWnc&feature=related

http://youtu.be/EHOUR7XhWnc

Hazel
12-04-2011, 08:03 PM
Grieving mother asks driver to develop conscience

Family searching for answers in hit-and-run

Ottawa Citizen October 14, 2011Jessica Godin, 18 and pretty as 18 can be, died in a ditch. Or close to one.

If the driver had stopped and come to her aid, called 911, run to a nearby house - lifted a blessed finger - would she have lived? We can never know. But this is the kind of question that will haunt the waking hours of loved ones; as long as they have hours awake.

For the rest of us, it is what makes a hit-and-run fatality the most dastardly, cowardly act. It is not the "hit" part; it is the "run" part.

Nathalie Godin of Embrun is Jessica's mother. She has heard very little from police since Jessica was found at about 2: 20 p.m. on Sept. 24 in the hamlet of Fournier, 80 kilometres east of downtown Ottawa.

First she lost her daughter.

Now she has to live without the how and the why. She is appealing to anyone with information to come forward.

"You know, we can only hope that whoever did this grows a conscience and comes forward," she said this week. "Somebody out there knows something. That's all I can hope for right now."


Read more: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Grieving+mother+asks+driver+develop+conscience/5549061/story.html#ixzz1fcMD8i8F

Hazel
12-04-2011, 08:09 PM
<< snips >>Not to mention that Fournier is a tiny place. There is very little traffic on a Thursday or Friday night. Or any night.

It is not a stopover between A and B. It is too far from the 417 to be a shortcut. There are no arenas or stores or bowling alleys in Fournier, things that might bring a long-distance visitor.

It is, then, likely a local motorist.

The mayor said the corner near where Jessica was found is welllit. The speed limit, sometimes ignored, is 50 km/h. There are no sidewalks.

There might be one car passing every five minutes, he said.

"Hopefully someone is going to have enough of a troubled conscience and they'll 'fess up," St. Amour said. "Somebody must know something, and it must be terrible to live with that."


http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Grieving+mother+asks+driver+develop+conscience/5549061/story.html#ixzz1fcNvIi1o

Valleyboy
12-04-2011, 10:14 PM
Hope they are checking all the barns and quarries in the area.

Hazel
03-23-2012, 01:54 PM
$50,000 REWARD - Victim: Jessica Marie Lynne GODIN (http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=6z8HTeceaTU)
Uploaded by OPPCorpComm on Mar 22, 2012

Victim: Jessica Marie Lynne GODIN
$50,000 REWARD
The Government of the Province of Ontario is offering a total reward of fifty thousand dollars ($50,000) for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person(s) responsible for the death of 18-year-old Jessica Marie Lynne GODIN.

Jessica GODIN was last seen on September 22, 2011. Her body was found on September 24, 2011, at approximately 2:20 p.m., in Fournier, Nation Township, Ontario. Police believe she was the victim of a hit-and-run occurrence.

Investigators urge any person with information regarding the person(s) responsible for the death of Jessica GODIN to immediately contact the Director of the Ontario Provincial Police Criminal Investigation Services at 1-888-310-1122 or (705) 329-6331, or their nearest police authority. Further information about this case is available on the OPP website at www.opp.ca.

Should you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477), where you may be eligible to receive a cash reward of up to $2,000.
This reward will be apportioned as deemed just by the Minister of Community Safety and Correctional Services for the Province of Ontario and the Commissioner of the Ontario Provincial Police.
$50,000 REWARD - Victim: Jessica Marie Lynne GODIN - YouTube

Hazel
03-23-2012, 01:58 PM
A $50, 000 reward offered in hit-and-run deathPolice hope the monetary reward will lead them to someone who can help solve the case. In addition to the reward, police have also released a new Youtube video which details the crime.

Officers will also be canvassing motorists on Friday along Du Parc Street between 11 a.m. and 9 p.m.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Hawkesbury OPP at 613-632-2729 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477. read more: http://news.sympatico.ctv.ca/local/on/a_50_000_reward_offered_in_hit-and-run_death/086a10cd