Valeria Fermendjin investigation: police call for people in images to come forward


An image of a person who might be able to help police. The images are of people in the area and do not necessarily relate to the investigation.
An image of a person who might be able to help police. The images are of people in the area and do not necessarily relate to the investigation.

DETECTIVES investigating the January 5 homicide of 70-year-old Melville woman Valeria Fermendjin have released images that could assist in the investigation.

CCTV and dash cam images were obtained as part of their inquiries from members of the public.

Detective Senior Sergeant Chris Taylor of Major Crime Squad said after requests from members of the public, a number of people came forward with dash cam vision and CCTV, which has greatly assisted in the investigation.

“These images show members of the public who were in the area around Mrs Fermendjin’s house at relevant times on the morning of Tuesday 5 January,” he said.

“It’s important to stress that these people were simply going about their daily business, however we hope that any information that they have on what they saw on the morning may assist us in piecing together circumstances which led to Mrs Fermendjin’s death.

“Even the smallest bit of information can help.”

Police are hoping the people shown may recognise themselves or someone may recognise them, particularly from their clothing.

“It would be greatly appreciated if they came forward to provide us with the opportunity to speak to them.”

A $100,000 reward for information which leads to the apprehension and conviction of a person or persons responsible for the murder is offered.

Anyone who can assist can call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make a report online.