$100,000 reward to find missing girl
A $100,000 reward has been offered for information about a teenage girl who went missing from the South Coast 13 years ago.
Kathleen Harris, 15, was last seen by her mate Clinton Hanlon in Huskisson, a small town on Jervis Bay, in 1999.
Mr Hanlon was a member of the Rebels bikies and the gang’s clubhouse was next door to Ms Harris’ home.
Police say the teenager had planned to meet a group of friends on May 31 but never arrived and was reported missing by her father and Mr Hanlon.
The Costa Rican-born girl’s belongings, including a purse and keys, were found inside her home and detectives suspect she was murdered.
“Someone out there knows what happened to Kathleen and we do hope the incentive of a $100,000 reward may encourage them to come forward,” says the Shoalhaven Local Area Command’s Superintendent Joe Cassar.
“By providing that information to police, they could help bring some closure to her family who just want to know the truth.”
Superintendent Cassar says a similar appeal for help three years ago had led to a car being seized and forensically examined.
“That certainly remains a line of inquiry, but what we really need to move forward in this case is further information from the public,” he says.
Anyone with information about the case is asked to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.