Announced January 2023
Homicide Squad detectives are today announcing a $1M reward for information as part of their investigation into the suspicious death of Jeanette Moss in her Middle Park home nine years ago.
The 69-year-old was found by a neighbour in her Beaconsfield Parade apartment about 10.45am on Wednesday, 15 January 2014.
There was no sign of forced entry to her apartment and a number of glasses were on her kitchen bench.
Detectives are still trying to piece together Jeanette’s movements in the lead up to her death and over the years have painstakingly trawled through thousands of hours of CCTV footage.
They know she was seen the day before, Tuesday 14 January, running a number of errands in her local area while driving her green 1997 BMW sedan.
That Tuesday morning she had driven a friend to a pharmacy on Bay Street, Port Melbourne just before 11am.
Police have previously released CCTV of Jeanette at the pharmacy.
Detectives are unsure what happened when Jeanette returned home, and a 2022 summary inquest finding determined that it was likely she had died between 12.47pm and 2.52pm on that Tuesday.
However despite an extensive investigation, including a number of public appeals over the past nine years, Jeanette’s murder remains unsolved.
Victoria Police is today announcing a $1M reward for information in relation to those responsible for Jeanette’s death in the hope it will provide new leads and result in the identification of those responsible.
A reward of up to $1M will be paid at the discretion of the Chief Commissioner of Police, for information leading to the apprehension and subsequent conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Jeanette Moss.
The Director of Public Prosecutions will consider, according to established guidelines, the granting of indemnification from prosecution to any person who provides information as to the identity of the principal offender or offenders in this matter.
Police are also releasing a number of new photos of Jeanette and her apartment, as well as re-releasing the CCTV from the pharmacy and an image of her 1997 green BMW.
Investigators are hopeful this new reward will encourage someone to come forward with information.
Reviewed 17 January 2023