$100,000 Reward – Valeria Fermendjin Homicide

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Valeria Fermendjin Reward

A reward payment of up to $100,000 is now being offered to help solve the murder of Valeria Fermendjin who was killed in her Melville home on 5 January 2016.

The money will be offered by the State Government for information which leads to the apprehension and conviction of a person or persons responsible for Mrs Fermendjin’s murder.

State Crime Assistant Commissioner Michelle Fyfe believes the offer of a reward may prompt someone with valuable information to come forward.

Watch Assistant Commissioner Michelle Fyfe's press conference.

"A great deal has already been achieved by Major Crime Squad in this investigation, however we believe that a monetary reward may provide further opportunities to solve this crime,” Assistant Commissioner Fyfe said.

Mrs Fermendjin was murdered in her Leach Highway home sometime between 7.30am and 8.30am on Tuesday 5 January.

Valeria Fermendjin Black Bag
Similar black leather handbag to Mrs Fermendjin's.

Police believe that Mrs Fermendjin received her injuries when an offender or offenders were inside her home and searching her belongings. It has now been established that a number of items were taken from the house, including a Russian made black leather handbag.

Assistant Commissioner Fyfe said that the bag is very distinctive looking.

It is embossed on both sides, has a zip top and a metal buckle and we ask anyone who may know its whereabouts to contact Police.”

Valeria Fermendjin's family released the following statement.

“We would like to thank the State Government of Western Australia for offering this reward that could result in the capture of Valeria’s killer.

We urge anyone holding back any piece of information to come forward and help the police solve this crime.

This was a cowardly act on a 70 year old grandmother and it will be of some consolation to family and friends to see the killer caught.

Thank you.”

The family of Valeria Fermendjin

Information received from the public will be treated confidentially and callers to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 can remain anonymous if they wish.

Reports can also be made online via the Crime Stoppers website.