The family of a South Florida woman are still grappling with the question of what exactly happened to her after she was found dead on Interstate 95.
According to a Florida Highway Patrol report, Jennifer St. Clair, 33, was killed in the southbound lanes of I-95 in Pompano Beach around 2 am Friday. According to her family, St Clair had gone on a date with a man whom she met online and died after she apparently fell off the back of his motorcycle and was left for dead with multiple cars running over her body.
St. Clair, a server in Fort Lauderdale, was picked up by her date on December 6 night but never went back home. Her body was found early in the morning the next day. Amy Gamer, Jennifer's aunt, said: "It sounds like my niece was left there. She didn't deserve that, by any means."
Gamer said: "Jennifer was full of life, she was silly, she was funny, she was a very sweet girl and would do anything for anybody. We're still trying to process all of this. We're trying to get closure."
According to WPLG, authorities believe that they may have identified the man who Jennifer was with but they are yet to release a name.
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The unnamed date picked up Jennifer on a motorcycle; they were accompanied by two other couples who were also on motorcycles, authorities said.
According to Todd Falzone, the St. Clair family attorney, the group headed out for dinner to a restaurant in Del Rey Beach.
Falzone said: "They left somewhere around 10 o'clock at night. They were only supposed to be gone a couple of hours, and then the next thing the family learned was that she hadn't come home, and then FHP [Florida Highway Patrol] notified them of this terrible accident."
It is believed that Jennifer fell off the back of her date's motorcycle while they were riding southbound on I-95, close to the Atlantic Boulevard exit.
Falzone said: "We know that the gentleman that was driving the motorcycle that night left the scene of the accident, left her out in the roadway on I-95. It doesn't get much worse."
St Clair's body was found on the highway at around 3 am the next day. Gamer said: "We don't know how anybody could do something like that. That's the hardest part."
Jennifer's sister-in-law, Amy St. Clair, has since created a fundraising campaign on Facebook to raise money for her funeral, her dog, and the lost wages of her family members. Amy wrote in the campaign on Facebook: "Jennifer Amy St. Clair was a loving caring friend, niece, sister, cousin, daughter, and granddaughter whose life was taken way too soon."
She continued: "Jennifer was an avid dog lover and owner. Her heart for her family, friends, and animals showed every day. Her laugh and smile could light up any room. We will treasure the joyful passion for life that she shared with all of us. Her free spirit and loving nature will help guide us for years to come. We love her forever and we’ll miss her dearly."
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Amy said: "Most of the funds will help with funeral and memorial service cost. Some will go to loss of wages of immediate family members to allow us as much time as possible to grieve and process this tragic loss. Some of the funds will help care for the dog she leaves behind."
She concluded: "As Christmas approaches, our family will be missing one important member and any remaining funds will go to ensuring this holiday season is not forgotten."
A memorial service is currently being planned with a tentative date set for December 15.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact Broward County Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS. The family has also set up its own tip line at 954-JUS-TICE.