Police renew calls for information into Valeria Fermendjin murder


Police hope this couple (pictured) can help their investigation into the death of grandmother Valeria Fermendjin.

Valeria Fermendjin.
Police hope this couple (pictured) can help their investigation into the death of grandmother Valeria Fermendjin. Valeria Fermendjin.

POLICE investigating the death of Valeria Fermendjin have renewed calls for information, two years after the grandmother was murdered in her Leach Highway home.

The 70-year-old died sometime between 7.20am and 8.30am on January 5, 2016.

She was found by a family member about 7pm, January 7.

Detectives spoke to a number of people identified after they reviewed security and dash cam footage collected near the Melville home, but a police spokesman said crucial information was still being sought.

“There have been repeated appeals for public assistance regarding this matter,” he said.

“Importantly, Homicide Squad is appealing for anyone who was near Ms Fermendjin’s Leach Highway home on the morning of January 5 to come forward.”

Detectives remain interested in chatting to a couple they believe walked past Ms Fermendjin’s house around the time of the murder.

“The couple, or anyone who recognises them, are encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers,” the spokesman said.

Ms Fermendjin’s family last year said the death continued to haunt the family.

“We plead with anyone with knowledge of Valeria’s death to come forward and provide this information to police,” they said in a statement.

“Nobody should have to go through what we have been living every day since the despicable crime that was committed that took Valeria from our lives.

“Valeria certainly didn’t deserve to be the victim of a callous act such as this.

“We ask anyone that can help police to make contact to solve this crime.”

A $100,000 reward has been offered by the State Government to help solve the murder.

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