Crime Stoppers Calls On Victorian Community To Help Secure Justice For Cold Case Hit-Run Victim And Family

Jennifer Moller

This national Crime Stoppers Day Crime Stoppers Victoria is calling on the committed Victorian community to help secure justice for a woman killed five years ago in a fatal hit-run collision and for her family left behind.

On April 27, 2012 Jennifer Moller was waiting to cross Skye Road in Frankston at around 1.30pm when she was struck by a car, believed to be a 2011 white Mercedes Benz sedan.

The 54-year-old was treated at the scene by paramedics but sadly later died.

The driver of the Mercedes failed to stop and fled the scene.

Victoria Police detectives believe someone will hold key information that could help solve the case, and have now announced a $250,000 reward for information that leads to the apprehension and subsequent conviction of the person or persons responsible for Jennifer’s death.

Jennifer’s husband, John Moller (53), pleaded with the Victorian community to report what they know of Jennifer’s death to Crime Stoppers.

“It’s been five years and we still have no closure,” he said.

“I was there, I saw my wife get hit by the car, and 30 minutes later they told me she had died; it was traumatic.

“The same day I had to get my children from school and tell them what had happened. The children have been through so much.

“Please, if you know anything, report it to Crime Stoppers.”

Victoria Police Detective Sergeant Daryll Out, of the Major Collision Investigation Unit (MCIU), said a conviction would provide some long-awaited closure to Jennifer’s heartbroken family.

“Mrs Moller was happily married with two children at the time of her death,” he said. “As Jennifer innocently waited to cross Skye Road in Frankston in 2012 she was struck by a car outside a bowling club in Karingal and left to die.

“The day Jennifer lost her life, her children lost their mother and her husband lost his wife. Nothing will ever mend the broken hearts of Jennifer’s family, or sadly bring her back, but to have someone held to account will help to bring some much-deserved closure for them.

“At the time, a number of witnesses came forward which helped locate the Mercedes and identified a person of interest, however police need more information which may lead to the arrest and conviction of the driver involved.

“If you have any information relating to this collision please contact Crime Stoppers.”

Crime Stoppers Day – held annually in May in every State and Territory – is a chance to acknowledge the important role the community plays in helping to solve crime and create a safer Victoria.

Crime Stoppers Victoria General Manager Cathy Rhodes said with this in mind, this year we’re asking the public to help solve a cold case hit-run collision, where an innocent mother and wife was killed.

She said: “Jennifer was the innocent victim of a fatal hit-run collision and lost her life in the most tragic of circumstances. Yet five years on her heartbroken family are still searching for answers and have no closure.

“The community and the role it plays in helping to solve crime is at the heart of everything we do at Crime Stoppers. On Crime Stoppers Day 2017 we are asking the committed Victorian community to please support our campaign to help bring some closure to Jennifer’s heartbroken family.

“Victoria Police believe someone in the community knows what happened to Jennifer on the day she died. Crime Stoppers Victoria is appealing to anyone with any information relating to this crime to please call us on 1800 333 000 or report to us online at here.

“Any information received to Crime Stoppers is handled in the utmost confidence; there is no caller ID or IP tracing. We don’t want to know who you are, we just want to know what you know.

“The information you hold could help to secure the justice this heartbroken family deserve.”

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