The cause of 13-year-old Clare Morrison’s death is still a mystery.
The Geelong girl’s naked body washed up on the famous surfer haunt Bell’s Beach, Torquay on December 19, 1992.
Clare’s body had been attacked by a shark and whether she has been sexually assaulted, or how and why she died, has never been determined.
Clare had been known to hang out at Geelong Mall. Geelong is a large regional centre in Victoria. Despite her middle-class upbringing and good education, Clare was known to youth services in the town.
Police assume that Clare must have been given a lift to Bell’s Beach. Investigators were given false information in the days after Clare’s death, which diverted their efforts for six months. Police had believed that a blue Holden Commodore sedan was the vital clue in discovering Clare’s final movements.
Clare’s death remains one of Geelong’s highest profile cold cases and there is a $50,000 reward for information that helps police find out who killed her.