Mother-Of-Four Found Stabbed to Death in 1982—36 Years Later Police Have an Announcement

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April 22, 2018World News
Mother-Of-Four Found Stabbed to Death in 1982—36 Years Later Police Have an Announcement
Jenny Rose Ng. (Victoria Police)

A mother-of-four was found dead in her flat by her two daughters 36 years ago. Now, police have announced that they are offering a $1 million reward for information relating to her death.

Victorian police responded to a call to Jenny Rose Ng’s Richmond flat on April 23, 1982, after she was found dead by her two young daughters.

The girls, who were aged nine and seven at the time, had come home from school at lunchtime only to discover their mother dead on the lounge room floor. Their 11-month-old sister was found unharmed in a bassinette in their mother’s room.

The pair then ran to a neighbour’s home to raise the alarm and police were notified.

According to police, the mother, who was 39-years-old at the time of her death, had been stabbed a significant number of times.

She was last seen alive that morning by her daughters and her 11-year-old son when she helped them get ready for school. They all left home at about 8:30 a.m.

Over the past 36 years, police made extensive inquiries to determine what happened but have not been able to solve the case.

In September 1982, the Victorian government posted a $50,000 reward for information leading to the conviction of the person or persons responsible for her death. On April 22, police announced that they have now raised the reward to $1 million.

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Detective Inspector Tim Day, the officer in charge of the homicide squad that is involved in the investigation, said the circumstances of Ng’s death were horrific and it would have been devastating for her four children. He hopes that the increase in reward would help detectives find the person who is responsible.

“For her children to come home and find her murdered is almost beyond contemplation,” he said in the police statement.

“This is particularly the case given the circumstances of her death and the fact that her youngest daughter was in the property at the time she was murdered. I can only begin to imagine how devastating that was for her children to go through.

“Four children have had to grow up without their mother in their lives; they have had to live with this tragedy and feel the loss every single day.

“We still don’t know why Jenny was murdered and we’re hoping that by announcing this reward today, we will get information that leads to detectives finding who is responsible.”

Day added that he believed that there are still people out there who have information critical to the investigation.

“Detectives established that a male entered Jenny’s flat approximately 10:30 a.m. on the day she was killed,” he said.

“This is significant as investigators are confident that this person may have known Jenny and ultimately may have been involved in her murder.

“To date, this person has not been identified. Someone knows why this happened and who is responsible. They’ve had 36 years to live with this information and for it to sit on their conscience.”

The detective inspector is now urging anyone with information regarding the 39-year-old’s death to come forward.

“It is never too late to tell us what you know and any piece of information, no matter how insignificant you might consider it to be, could be exactly what investigators need,” he said.

Ng was originally from Hong Kong and was separated from her husband at the time of her death, according to police.

Anyone with information about the murder of Jenny Rose Ng is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at


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