27 February 2024

Jyle Molloy's family speak about heartache two years after his unsolved death

| Albert McKnight
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Police are still investigating the death of 28-year-old Queanbeyan man Jyle Molloy. Photo: ACT Policing.

Jyle Molloy’s family has spoken out about the loss they continue to endure on the second anniversary of his death when their “beloved Jyle was tragically taken away”.

“We love Jyle beyond measure and miss him endlessly. As a family, we struggle through each day, heavily grieving the loss of Jyle. Our hearts will forever ache for our son, brother, uncle, partner and missing piece of our family,” they said in a statement on Tuesday (27 February).

“Due to this heinous act, our family will never be the same. We know someone out there knows something – please do the right thing and speak up.

“Please help our broken family bring Jyle the justice he deserves.”

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The 28-year-old was walking on Pialligo Avenue, between the Canberra Airport and Oaks Estate, at around 11 pm on 27 February 2022 when he was struck and killed by a vehicle that was heading towards Queanbeyan.

He had attended the Red Hot Summer Festival in Commonwealth Park with friends before walking alone towards Canberra Olympic Pool up to Constitution Avenue in Russell.

ACT Policing said before 11 pm, he had been on Morshead Drive and had been picked up by a dark-coloured sedan near Duntroon. Police have released dash-cam footage of this event.

But soon after he was picked up, he then exited this sedan and was walking on Pialligo Avenue when he was struck and killed.

In 2022, police said they did not know what happened inside the sedan or why he got out of it.

Police reviewed security camera footage and saw that a white Toyota 4WD had also been in the area at the time. This footage has been released as well.

As it is the second anniversary of Mr Molloy’s death, police are repeating their calls for anyone with information to come forward.

“Jyle was a much-loved and loving member of our community, and it is important that we discover what happened to him that night two years ago,” Senior Constable Will Stevenson said.

“Think about how you would feel if you lost your own child or loved one and not have answers. Then also knowing that there are people in the community that can help, but are unwilling to. It doesn’t leave them with great faith in humanity and makes a tragic situation worse.

“Any information, no matter how big or small, could be the piece that we need to ultimately discover what happened to Jyle.”

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Jyle Molloy’s body was found on Pialligo Avenue on 27 February 2022. Photo: Facebook.

Police are also again calling for the occupants of the dark sedan or the white Toyota to come forward.

They say it is likely the occupants of the dark-coloured sedan were the last people to see Mr Molloy alive.

“Additionally, police are also asking Canberrans to consider anyone who was visiting Canberra that night that may have been driving on this road. The Red Hot Summer Tour concert had finished earlier in the evening and interstate visitors may have been leaving Canberra via Pialligo Avenue at this time,” police said.

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Anyone with information who could assist the investigation can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Quote 7045713. Information can be provided anonymously.

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