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Title: Jessica Marie Lynne Godin - Fatal Hit and Run
Post by: concerne citizen on September 26, 2011, 08:05:20 AM
Not sure this is poste where it should... if not can someone move it where it should be....

This is so sad... she was so young.... hope justice will be served.....


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

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Body+Casselman+woman+found+Fournier/5455893/story.html
Title: Re: Jessica Marie Lynne Godin - Fatal Hit and Run
Post by: concerne citizen on September 26, 2011, 08:13:11 AM
one more post.. with picture

http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/09/25/hunt-on-for-teens-killer
Title: Re: Jessica Marie Lynne Godin - Fatal Hit and Run
Post by: Annastaisha on September 26, 2011, 09:08:59 AM

**just posting articles in case they disappear like they sometimes do** Thanks for posting concerne citizen :)

Casselman woman, 18, found dead in Fournier
 

Small Nation communities uneasy as OPP investigate
 
 
 
By David Gonczol, Ottawa Citizen With Files From Zev SingerSeptember 26, 2011

 

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.
 
A post mortem is scheduled for Monday at The Ottawa Hospital.
 
Officers swept through the town over the weekend, knocking on almost every door in a search for information.
 
OPP spokeswoman Sgt. Kristine Rae could not confirm or deny reports posted on Godin's Facebook page Sunday morning that her body had been found wrapped in a garbage bag. 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 Steve Lamothe 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.
 
Lamothe said he was sleeping when his friend started banging on the door asking him to come help with the truck.
 
While Lamothe 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 Lamothe.
 
Like many residents interviewed by the Citizen on Sunday, Lamothe said he didn't notice anything suspicious in the town in the days leading up to the discovery of Godin's body.
 
Gaetanne Martin said Fournier residents are assuming Godin was murdered and many have been left feeling afraid and anxious.
 
"It's horrible," she said. "In a little town like this? My parents are afraid."
 
Fournier has a population of about 300, according to François St. Amour, mayor of the Nation Municipality, which includes Fournier. St. Amour lives in Fournier and the scene where Godin's body was found is close enough to his home that he can see it from his kitchen window.
 
A case like this is a shock to the little community.
 
"We'd never expect it to happen so close," he said.
 
St. Amour added that it's not clear that Fournier has anything more to do with the case than being the place where Godin's body was found.
 
Sam Landriault, 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.
 
Valerie, a Facebook friend, wrote on her own page saying, "Yes I know I am so confused with all of this. No one deserves this. So young!! She will truly be missed. And no mother should have to go through that," she said.
 
"Omg it just hit me hard. I'm so sorry Jess u will be missed. Watch over us."
 
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.
 
© Copyright (c) The Ottawa Citizen


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Title: Re: Jessica Marie Lynne Godin - Fatal Hit and Run
Post by: Annastaisha on September 26, 2011, 09:10:31 AM
Body of Casselman woman, 18, found in Fournier

By David Gonczol, The Ottawa CitizenSeptember 26, 2011 8:31 AM

Ontario Provincial Police officers were interviewing residents of Fournier, east of Ottawa, through the weekend after the discovery of a woman's body in a ditch in the village on Saturday afternoon.
 
Photograph by: David Gonczol, The Ottawa Citizen
 

OTTAWA — The residents of two small communities east of Ottawa are trying to cope after the body of an 18-year-old Casselman woman was found in a ditch in the village of Fournier on Saturday afternoon.
 
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.
 
Officers swept through the town on Saturday and Sunday, knocking on almost every door in a search for information.
 
A post mortem is scheduled for Monday at The Ottawa Hospital.
 
OPP spokeswoman Sgt. Kristine Rae could not confirm or deny reports posted on Godin’s Facebook page Sunday morning that her body had been found wrapped in a garbage bag. 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.
 
Steve Lamothe, of Fournier, said police were looking for a friend of his and two other unknown men who were in the park trying to free a truck that had got stuck in mud. Lamothe said he was sleeping when his friend started banging on the door asking him to come help with the truck.
 
While Lamothe 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 Lamothe.
 
Like many residents interviewed by the Citizen on Sunday, Lamothe said he didn’t notice anything suspicious in the town in the days leading up to the discovery of Godin’s body.
 
Gaetanne Martin said Fournier residents are assuming Godin was murdered and many have been left feeling afraid and anxious.
 
“It’s horrible,” she said. “In a little town like this? My parents are afraid.”
 
Fournier has a population of about 300, according to François St. Amour, mayor of the Nation Municipality, which includes Fournier. St. Amour lives in Fournier and the scene where Godin’s body was found is close enough to his home that he can see it from his kitchen window.
 
A case like this is a shock to the little community.
 
“We’d never expect it to happen so close,” he said.
 
St. Amour added that it’s not clear that Fournier has anything more to do with the case than being the place where Godin’s body was found.
 
Sam Landriault, 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.
 
Valerie, a Facebook friend, wrote on her own page saying, “Yes I know I am so confused with all of this. No one deserves this. So young!! She will truly be missed. And no mother should have to go through that,” she said.
 
“Omg it just hit me hard. I’m so sorry Jess u will be missed. Watch over us.”
 
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.
 
With files from Zev Singer
 
© Copyright (c) The Ottawa Citizen


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Title: Re: Jessica Marie Lynne Godin - Fatal Hit and Run
Post by: Annastaisha on September 26, 2011, 09:11:18 AM

Hunt on for teen's killer 15
 

By Scott Taylor,Ottawa Sun

 First posted: Sunday, September 25, 2011 09:53 PM EDT | Updated: Sunday, September 25, 2011 10:04 PM EDT
 

The body of Jessica Godin of Casselman was found Saturday in a ditch in Fournier. (Facebook)




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An 18-year-old woman found dead in a ditch in Fournier on Saturday was "full of life and had many friends,” said her distraught mother.
 
Police said Jessica Marie Lynne Godin, of Casselman, was discovered with obvious trauma to her body. While they’re divulging few details about their investigation, they have described as suspicious the death in the tiny community about 40 km east of Ottawa.
 
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.
 
Godin said the family, which includes Jessica’s two brothers, aren’t doing well.
 
“She was so beautiful. How could this have happened?”
 
Jonathan Smith said he had been dating Godin for about a month and had most recently spoken to her Thursday.
 
“I still don’t even know what happened,” he said near the site of where Godin’s body had been found. “I went to see her at a friend’s place (Saturday) night and that’s where I was told that she was dead.”
 
The 23-year-old Smith said Godin had broken up with her previous boyfriend, Joel Bazinet, but Bazinet’s Facebook page appeared to tell a different story.
 
As of Sunday night, it was still adorned with photos of him and Godin in heart-shaped frames with a single red rose beside them and the words “Forever Love” beneath the rose.
 
However, Godin’s mother confirmed they had broken up.
 
Bazinet didn’t return a message sent to his Facebook account.
 
On Godin’s Facebook page, she chose “complicated” to describe her relationship status.
 
Smith said he has already given his statement to police.
 
“I don’t know who would do something like this, but they wanted me to give them a statement, so that’s what I did.”
 
Friends of Godin reacted with shock and heartbreak.
 
“Whyy!?!? :( R.i.p jess!i miss u soo much!” wrote one.
 
“Omg it just hit me hard. I’m so sorry Jess u will be missed. Watch over us,” wrote Valerie Beauchamp, who also posted, “I am so confused with all of this. No one deserves this. So young!! She will truly be missed. And no mother should have to go through that.”
Title: Re: Jessica Marie Lynne Godin - Fatal Hit and Run
Post by: Annastaisha on September 26, 2011, 09:12:50 AM
Not sure if I'm doing this right, debbie is the picture genius
Title: Re: Jessica Marie Lynne Godin - Fatal Hit and Run
Post by: debbiec on September 26, 2011, 09:30:18 AM

Thanks for getting all these articles posted Annastaisha. You're right, things have a way of disappearing off the net, so it's good to get them while we can.

Picture looks good too!  :)
Title: Re: Jessica Marie Lynne Godin - Fatal Hit and Run
Post by: concerne citizen on September 26, 2011, 10:13:47 AM
Thanks for posting article for me... I will do same in futur... this feel so close to home.... I was born and raise in a little village just outside of Casselman, even raised my kids there left few years ago move to Ottawa... don't recall any murder really around Casselman... only thing we ever heard was years and years ago a woman found in the Nation river in Casselman and I'm pretty sure it's still a cold case.... My heart goes to the family of that little one and her friends... such a sad end...
Title: Re: Jessica Marie Lynne Godin - Fatal Hit and Run
Post by: Annastaisha on September 26, 2011, 10:27:09 AM
Thats interesting in the first article with the guy saying the police were looking for his friends and the vehicle getting stuck in the park. I figured it would be a real short time before that article was taken down. Sounds like info that maybe shouldnt have gone public.
Title: Re: Jessica Marie Lynne Godin - Fatal Hit and Run
Post by: concerne citizen on September 26, 2011, 02:34:11 PM
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/story/2011/09/26/ottawa-fournier-body-found.html

Ottawa-area teen killed in likely hit and run
Body of Jessica Godin, 18, was found Saturday in Fournier, Ont.
CBC News Posted: Sep 26, 2011 3:26 PM ET Last Updated: Sep 26, 2011 4:02 PM ET Accessibility Links
 The body of Jessica Godin, 18, was found in Fournier, Ont., Saturday afternoon by an area resident. Hawkesbury OPP are investigating it as a hit and run. (Facebook) Related Story ContentStory Sharing ToolsShare with Add ThisPrint this storyE-mail this story.Accessibility Links Beginning of Story ContentOPP were combing through an area near Du Parc Street in Fournier, Ont., Monday two days after a body was found in a ditch. (Ashley Burke/CBC)Ontario Provincial Police are investigating the death of 18-year-old Jessica Godin over the weekend as a hit and run.

Godin's body was found Saturday afternoon in a ditch along Du Parc Street in Fournier, Ont., about 80 km east of Ottawa.

Hawkesbury OPP viewed the death as suspicious and now say they believe it was a hit and run based on results of an autopsy conducted Monday and evidence gathered from the scene.

Godin's friend Valerie Beauchamp, 24, told CBC News the Casselman, Ont., teen was planning to finish school this year and start working.

Beauchamp is also helping plan a vigil in Godin's honour Monday at 7 p.m. at 3129 County Road 15 in Fournier.

"I cannot believe how someone could do such a cruel thing to such a young person," said Beauchamp, who had not seen Godin in the past week.

"I speak to everyone and say we will get justice for you Jessica and all your family."

Hawkesbury OPP's crime unit continues to investigate.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call the OPP at 613-632-2729 or Crime Stoppers at 613- 222-8477.

Title: Re: Jessica Marie Lynne Godin - Fatal Hit and Run
Post by: SAP on September 26, 2011, 03:03:52 PM
I suppose that would be the reason those fellows in the truck needed to get it unstuck and out of there fast. I can't help wondering if the hit and run was intentional, especially if that was not a place Jessica would normally go to. Perhaps there was an argument and she got out of the vehicle and someone was angry enough to run into her? Police better do some decent forensics.

My condolences to Jessica's family and friends. RIP Jessica. :'(
Title: Re: Jessica Marie Lynne Godin - Fatal Hit and Run
Post by: concerne citizen on September 28, 2011, 07:06:38 AM
Accident victim missing for three days before body was found
 
Police believe Casselman woman was victim of hit-and-run
 
By David Gonczol, The Ottawa Citizen September 27, 2011
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Jessica Godin was missing for three days before her body was found on Saturday, the apparent victim of a hit and run on a lonely road in the town of Fournier, east of Ottawa.Photograph by: David Gonczol, The Ottawa CitizenOTTAWA — Jessica Godin was missing for three days before her body was found on Saturday, the apparent victim of a hit and run on a lonely road in the town of Fournier, east of Ottawa.

Preliminary results from an autopsy performed Monday at the Ottawa Hospital have the Ontario Provincial Police convinced that the 18-year-old Casselman woman was struck by a vehicle and killed.

Manuel Lacasse, 28, of Fournier, said Monday he was told by OPP investigators that she was probably hit on the road near his house and the driver left the scene quickly. Police told them Godin had already been dead for at least two days when her body was found.

“They told me they were investigating skid marks,” Lacasse said.

Lacasse said his former mother-in-law, Francine Paradis, told him on Saturday that Godin had been staying at her house in Fournier for a few days, visiting with her daughter, and Godin had been missing for three days when Lacasse found her body while he was cutting his grass.

Lacasse said this was not reported to police at the time.

“It wasn’t that unusual for (Godin) to do that, but what tickles her is that (Godin’s) purse was still home. Why would she leave (for three days) without her purse?” Lacasse said.

“This had her worried a bit,” he said.

Lacasse also said Godin was known to enjoy taking walks in Fournier “almost every night.”

Lacasse’s spouse, Josianne Plouffe, said she was told by police that a shoe that had been on Du Parc street near their house eventually turned out to belong to Godin.

Lacasse and Plouffe said neither of them noticed anything unusual in the days leading up to the discovery. Their two dogs seemed to ignore Godin’s body, as did a daily parade of people taking walks within several metres of the body.

Most of Du Parc street is a long, empty stretch of road with a farm field on one side and parkland or trees on the other.

Lacasse said he discovered Godin’s body as he cut grass near the edge of a ditch at the intersection of Du Parc and Union Streets. He said he rushed to Godin’s side to see if he could help her, but realized she was likely dead.

“I called 911 and said I think someone died in my ditch,” Lacasse said.

“They asked me to go out and check her temperature so I went back and she was cold.”

Tall grass between the roadway and ditch had been pressed down in a direction leading to the body, Lacasse said, probably indicating how she fell into the ditch. OPP investigators later cut all the waist high grass and took it away in bags.

Lacasse said Godin was fully clothed and was wearing a hoodie that covered her face, but bruising was noticeable on her body, which was slightly exposed around her waist.

Earlier speculation on Facebook that Godin had been found wrapped in a garbage bag was untrue, Lacasse said.

Claude Levac, the mayor of Casselman, said Godin’s death had “shaken” the community 50 kilometres east of Ottawa.

“They feel quite shaken by that because we are not used to hearing these types of things here,” Levac said. “When you feel secure for many, many years, you don’t feel this could happen in your community. People are concerned.”

About 50 of Godin’s friends gathered on Monday night in Fournier for a quiet memorial that lasted more than an hour.

OPP Sgt. Kristine Rae said police had been receiving many tips from the public in their investigation. Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (8477) or to call Detective/Const. Dan Fedele of Hawkesbury OPP at 613-632-2729.

http://www.ottawacitizen.com/technology/Accident+victim+missing+three+days+before+body+found/5455893/story.html

Here is what bother's me...

(Lacasse said this was not reported to police at the time.

“It wasn’t that unusual for (Godin) to do that, but what tickles her is that (Godin’s) purse was still home. Why would she leave (for three days) without her purse?” Lacasse said.

“This had her worried a bit,” he said.)

Why if worried after 3 days a visitor is not report missing..... and what a bout that truck stuck in the ditch for sure police know who I mean a friend of one was in the paper with the storey police for sure know who what about them??????

Title: Re: Jessica Marie Lynne Godin - Fatal Hit and Run
Post by: jobo on September 28, 2011, 08:41:35 AM
I am sure the cops are crossing their T's and dotting the I's at this time, an arrest will be made quickly.  That's what I think.

RIP Jessica
Title: Re: Jessica Marie Lynne Godin - Fatal Hit and Run
Post by: Annastaisha on September 28, 2011, 08:42:04 AM
Perhaps she went for a walk and was struck then... thinking she was only going to be gone for a short time. It would be interesting to find out if anyone reported her missing - such as at home where her purse was.
Title: Re: Jessica Marie Lynne Godin - Fatal Hit and Run
Post by: jobo on September 28, 2011, 09:29:34 AM
Yes, Annastaisha.   If it was an accident, why wouldn't the driver call 911?  Was he/she impaired?   Is there damage to the vehicle?

 I think the purse was at home, 'cause Jessica was just going for a walk.  My opinion only.
 The question I suppose is:  WAS this an accident?  Was it an impaired driver?   OR  Was it someone Jessica knew, that purposely ran her down?
Title: Re: Jessica Marie Lynne Godin - Fatal Hit and Run
Post by: SAP on September 28, 2011, 10:26:41 AM
This is horrible! I have the same questions as you all do; something does not sound right with the police explanation, nor how the mother of Jessica's friend reacts. If a guest at your house goes for a walk and doesn't return ... wait for 3 days? Unbelievable. How much longer would she have waited if the farmer hadn't spotted Jessica?
I've hit animals twice while driving at night in a car ... one was small, a porcupine and it did not fly into the ditch; the other was a deer. I was speeding and hit the deer with my left front of the vehicle and it catapulted over the car and remained on the highway. Is it possible that a truck hit would spin the body into a ditch? The sudden impact usually makes a body spin, imo.
A few years ago a young HS graduate was hitch hiking home near my home town. He was hit by a vehicle which kept going. All his clothes had been ripped off by the impact but he was found on the highway.
IMO, the placement of Jessica defies hit and run.

RIP Jessica.
Title: Re: Jessica Marie Lynne Godin - Fatal Hit and Run
Post by: amIam on September 28, 2011, 11:56:13 AM
The article states the waist high tall grass was pressed down in the direction of Jessica's remains.  I find this curious.
Title: Re: Jessica Marie Lynne Godin - Fatal Hit and Run
Post by: concerne citizen on September 28, 2011, 12:21:14 PM
Ok I see I'm not the only one who doubt here.... Being from around there I know for sure the ditch is not close to the road... I mean a fair distance is from the road to the ditch.  Not sure for the one in Fournier but I know for most of those around Casselman... I just have a feeling something is wrong and very wrong... and as I state previously OPP around there are not use to investigate crime... one wonder if conclusion is just not a way of not investigating...  For sure would it have been my kids I would be on there back.... hope for Jessica her mom is on there back to investigate properly...and find the guilty one if it's a hit and run.... RIP Jessica and my sincere condolences to her family and all her friends
Title: Re: Jessica Marie Lynne Godin - Fatal Hit and Run
Post by: amIam on September 28, 2011, 12:45:43 PM
One would think the autopsy would have determined if Jess was a victim of a hit and run driver.  The waist high mushed down grass sounds very strange though.
How far from the edge of the road is the ditch??  Is this a secondary road, meaning one limited to 60 kms or one with the restriction of 80 kms?
I live on a 60 km country road, most drive at 80, at night it's worse with drunk drivers trying to avoid RIDE checks. 
At night, even the most observant of speed drivers have difficulty seeing on country roads.
Enroute to home not long ago, my son hit a 2300 lb cow that had escaped it's pasture.  It was just at dusk and he was just driving along at the speed limit of 60. It came out of nowhere, hit the driver's side front light and fender and cartwheeled down the road ending up in the opposing lane.

 
 
Title: Re: Jessica Marie Lynne Godin - Fatal Hit and Run
Post by: jobo on September 28, 2011, 01:08:53 PM
It is true, amIam...the country roads can be brutal to drive at night.   In my area it's 80kh, then drops to 50....but it is soooo dark.   You drive along, getting used to the dark, then a vehicle or two come towards you, and it's back to trying to re-adjust your night vision.
If a person is NOT walking facing traffic, they are living dangerously. I appreciate the walkers that have reflective clothing or flashlights.
Title: Re: Jessica Marie Lynne Godin - Fatal Hit and Run
Post by: Annastaisha on September 29, 2011, 08:57:16 AM
Jobo - a person would not call in a hit and run for several reasons... especially if they are drunk. If drunk enough they might not even realize that it was a person they hit or maybe just clipped her with the mirror or a truck.

SAP - lets hope that those close to the investigation have the same questions and are asking them. It really bothers me that she was gone for 3 days (with no personal belongings) and no one thought it was strange. How many women go away without their purses on a planned outting? A short walk yes - away for a few days - not willingly.

Concerne Citizen - you are not the only one with doubt. 2+2 does not equal 5...

amIam - you are so very right about country roads. I am hoping that this just turns out to be a horrible accident and some scared person did the wrong thing.

I do tend to agree with the majority here that landing in a ditch seems odd - not impossible if she was on the very edge of it. More likely it feels to me that someone knows that they hit her and moved her into the ditch.
Title: Re: Jessica Marie Lynne Godin - Fatal Hit and Run
Post by: SAP on September 29, 2011, 10:53:15 AM
From concerne citizen link previous page:


http://www.ottawacitizen.com/technology/Accident+victim+missing+three+days+before+body+found/5455893/story.html

1. Grass had been pressed down beside the road into the ditch in the direction the body was found.
2. Police estimate the body was there for 2 days.
3. The lady of the house where Jessica was staying claimed Jessica was missing for 3 days.

Not sure how accurate police can estimate by a day, however the grass pressed down (and it stayed down) indicates a drag as far as I know. I believe a body would catapult, not leaving grass smashed down.
It could be a hit and run but the driver would have dragged the body off the road before escaping. I don't know how much experience those particular police have with death, and someone working alot with deceased may know for sure, changes in appearance after two or three days, but if police are spot on, it sounds intentional. Where (and with whom) was Jessica?
I'm not pointing fingers however it also seems a bit strange that the farmer who found Jessica, his ex mother-in-laws place was where Jessica had been staying and she was not concerned enough to report Jessica missing. I guess it must be a small community. Still police really need to scrutinize everyone involved there. Especially also the persons who needed help in getting their truck unstuck.
Yes Annastaisha, lets hope the police are asking all the right questions. Lets hope Jessica's mother finds this page and sees the doubts, and keeps after the police.
Title: Re: Jessica Marie Lynne Godin - Fatal Hit and Run
Post by: concerne citizen on October 06, 2011, 09:24:26 AM
Jessica Marie Lynne GODIN of Casselman Ontario died as a result of injuries sustained in a hit and run between September 22-24, 2011. The OPP believe she was the victim of a hit and run. The Police are looking for your help

Youtube
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHOUR7XhWnc&feature=youtu.be

Title: Re: Jessica Marie Lynne Godin - Fatal Hit and Run
Post by: concerne citizen on October 06, 2011, 09:37:20 AM
Cops turn to YouTube to catch killer 0
By Doug Hempstead ,Ottawa Sun
First posted: Wednesday, October 05, 2011 02:46 PM EDT
 
The body of Jessica Godin of Casselman was found Saturday in a ditch in Fournier. (Facebook)
 

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OPP investigators have turned to YouTube in an attempt to find the hit and run driver who killed a Casselman teen.

 

Cops concluded Jessica Marie Lynne Godin, 18, was killed by a hit-and-run driver who left her body in a ditch in Fournier, about 60 km east of Ottawa.

This week, Hawkesbury OPP major crimes investigators returned to the scene with a video camera and made an appeal for anyone with information to come forward.

It’s the same area police blocked off Saturday — du Parc St. between County Rd. 15. and County Rd. 10, as well as two homes and a baseball diamond on Union St.

Sgt. Kristine Rae said YouTube appeals are still rare for the OPP.

“We don’t do a lot of this,” she said. “We’ve done it a handful of times. It’s fairly new for us.”

Rae said investigators recently launched a Facebook site and a Twitter feed as well, to help gather tips.

She said since the YouTube video about Godin was posted, several tips have come in that are worth following up.

“The reason we made the video is the majority of Canadians are online now and lots of them regularly watch YouTube,” she said. “Many people go online for news now.”

By mid-day Wednesday the video, which is available in both official languages, had about 250 views.

To find it, go to YouTube and search for “OPP SEEKING PUBLIC ASSISTANCE FOR FATAL HIT AND RUN”.



http://www.ottawasun.com/2011/10/05/cops-turn-to-youtube-to-catch-killer
Title: Re: Jessica Marie Lynne Godin - Fatal Hit and Run
Post by: meechie on December 19, 2011, 05:13:55 PM
Ontario Provincial Police have seized a Dodge Ram truck in connection with the September 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 said at the time she may have been 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.”

Smith said the investigator told him the way Godin’s body was found was not consistent with a hit-and-run.

OPP spokeswoman Kristine Rae said Thursday the investigation was ongoing.

The truck was seized during an Oct. 13 search warrant executed under the direction of OPP, Det.-Insp. Dan Nadeau from the criminal investigation branch said Thursday. The truck was being analysed at the Centre of Forensic Sciences in Toronto, Rae said.

Police said they didn’t know when the results of the forensic analysis will be available.

Because the roofing company’s truck was seized by police, the Séguins were forced to buy another vehicle this week.

“We have been able to survive,” Jean-Pierre Séguin said. “It’s not easy because it has been very stressful on business and on the family.”

François St. Amour, mayor of Nation Township, lives not far from where Godin’s body was found. He said Thursday he had not heard about the Oct. 13 search warrant and seizure.

“I’m glad that there has been some progress in the case, for the family,” St. Amour said. “Imagine the poor family.”

On Oct. 14, a day after the search warrant was executed, the Citizen published the impassioned pleas of Jessica’s mother, Nathalie Godin of Embrun, who asked the driver or anyone else with information about Jessica’s death to come forward.

She said Thursday night she was grateful the police investigation was continuing.

“It shows to me that they’re not putting the investigation on the shelf,” Godin said in a telephone interview.

In October, OPP released a YouTube video featuring Hawkesbury detachment Det.-Const. Dan Fedele at the scene where Jessica was found. In the video, Fedele said witnesses saw her at a park near Du Parc Street between 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. on Sept. 22. Her body was found two days later by 28-year-old Fournier resident Manuel Lacasse as he cut the grass near the edge of a ditch at the intersection of Du Parc and Union streets.



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Title: Re: Jessica Marie Lynne Godin - Fatal Hit and Run
Post by: discus on September 21, 2012, 09:17:42 AM

 
The body of Jessica Marie Lynne Godin of Casselman, 18, was found in a ditch on Du Parc Street in the Nation Township community of Fournier, east of Ottawa on Sept. 24, 2011.
OTTAWA — The Ontario Provincial Police conducted a roadside canvass Thursday afternoon to solicit any information that might further the investigation of the hit-and-run that killed 18-year-old Jessica Godin killed in Fournier almost a year ago.

Jessica Marie Lynn Godin’s body was found in a ditch on Du Parc Street in the Nation Township community east of Ottawa. Investigators determined she was struck by an eastbound vehicle. The provincial government has offered a $50,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

The OPP conducted its roadside canvass from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Du Parc Street. Godin, whose body was found by a passerby around 2:20 p.m. on Sept. 24, 2011, was last seen alive in Fournier between 7 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. on Sept 22, 2011. She had been residing with a friend in Casselman and left the residence around 6 p.m. that day.

Investigators have determined through post-mortem examination and other information that Godin was killed in a hit and run and that someone can provide information that would lead to solving the crime.

Officers have interviewed 90 people and completed more than 250 assignments in an attempt to solve the crime and remain in touch with Godin’s family.

OPP released two YouTube videos, most recently in March 2012, appealing for more information. The recordings can be found at www.opp.ca.

Anyone with information about the death is asked to call 1-800-222-8477 or 613-632-2729.

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Title: Re: Jessica Marie Lynne Godin - Fatal Hit and Run
Post by: discus on September 21, 2012, 12:56:11 PM

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.”

Smith said the investigator told him the way Godin’s body was found was not consistent with a hit-and-run.

 

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The police must have suspected her boyfriend(for some reason I thought he was an ex) but haven't found evidence to substantiate it. 
Title: Re: Jessica Marie Lynne Godin - Fatal Hit and Run
Post by: SAP on September 21, 2012, 01:01:38 PM
If Police had been able to examine the truck sooner, perhaps they would have found fragments of clothing of Jessica's. What a shame; no answers for the family. Someone knows something, especially the person who ran into Jessica. It's not possible to hit something the size of a person's body and not know it.
Title: Re: Jessica Marie Lynne Godin - Fatal Hit and Run
Post by: discus on September 21, 2012, 01:04:45 PM
Yes no doubt, also if the bumper was damaged it could have been replaced/repaired in that time.