On 11 December 2000, Clare set off on a hike at Lake St Clair National Park which is 165 km north-west of Hobart. Clare intended to hike the area and return to Hobart on 21 December.
On 20 December, other walkers saw a female who was possibly Clare at an area known as the Labyrinth. Clare did not return to Hobart as planned and she was subsequently reported missing.
Despite large-scale searches, Clare was not located and she remains a missing person. At time of her disappearance, Clare was aged 20 years.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crimestoppers.
Bushwalking forum on the topic of Clare's disappearance, from experienced bushwalkers and people who were in the area.