Kathleen Karina HARRIS
Above Right - A digitally enhanced image of what Kathleen may look like as an older woman
|Kathleen Karina HARRIS|
|15 year old Kathleen Harris has been missing from her flat at Huskisson since 31 May, 1999. She had a medical condition for which she took regular medication. She did not keep an appointment at Nowra Hospital on the day she disappeared.|
|Reported missing to: Huskisson Police Station.|
Ten year anniversary of teenage girl's
disappearance - Huskisson
NSW Police continuing to investigate the disappearance of a teenage girl on the state's South Coast 10 years ago are renewing their appeal for public assistance.
Kathleen Harris was last seen at her home at Keppel Street, Huskisson, about 9pm on 31 May 1999.
At the time of her disappearance, the 15-year-old was in good spirits and had made arrangements to meet with friends the following day, but never showed up.
Police have genuine fears for her safety and have been told her disappearance is completely out of character. Investigators would like to speak to anyone who can provide them with information about the circumstances surrounding her disappearance.
Kathleen has made no contact with family and friends in Australia and overseas in the past 10 years and there are grave concerns for her welfare.
Kathleen was born in Costa Rica. At the time of her disappearance she was 160-169cm tall, with a slim build, brown to blonde collar-length hair and an olive complexion.
She was last seen wearing brown corduroy jeans, a white long-sleeved top and pair of brown strap-up boots. All of her personal belongings and clothing were found at her unit by police.
Anyone with information about Kathleen's disappearance or with knowledge of her whereabouts is urged to contact Nowra Detectives on (02) 4421-9699 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
Police renew appeal for information into historical missing person case - Huskisson
Police are renewing their appeal for information into the disappearance of a teenage girl on the state's South Coast 10 years ago.
Sunday 31 May 2009 marked the 10-year anniversary of the disappearance of Kathleen Harris, who went missing from her Keppel Street home in Huskisson.
At the time of her disappearance, Kathleen was 15-years-old and was last seen at 9pm after making plans to meet with her friends.
Following last week's appeal in which police released a digitally enhanced image of what Kathleen Harris may look like now, police received some strong leads with detectives seizing a vehicle which was allegedly seen in the area at the time.
The vehicle will be examined by specialist forensic officers for any clues into the teenager's disappearance.
Investigators hold grave concerns for Ms Harris's safety and welfare as her disappearance is said to be out-of-character and she has not made contact with her family or friends since 1999.
Police would like to hear from anyone who might have vital information which could solve the puzzle into Kathleen's disappearance.
Kathleen, who was born in Costa Rica, was 160-169cm tall, with a slim build, brown to blonde collar-length hair and an olive complexion.
She was last seen wearing brown corduroy jeans, a white long-sleeved top and a pair of brown strap-up boots. All of her personal belongings and clothing were found at her home by police.
Members of the public with information about Kathleen's disappearance are urged to contact Nowra Detectives on (02) 4421 9699 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. People can be assured that their call will be treated in the strictest confidence and they may remain anonymous.
Police have genuine fears for Kathleen Harris, 15, who was last seen at her home in Keppel St, Huskisson, about 9pm on May 31, 1999.
Her disappearance was out of character and all her personal belongings were found at her home by police.
Kathleen was born in Costa Rica but has made no contact with family or friends overseas or in Australia in the past 10 years.
When she disappeared, she was approximately 160-169cm tall, with a slim build and brown to blonde collar-length hair.
She was last seen wearing brown corduroy jeans and a white top.
Police have issued a digitally enhanced image of what Kathleen may look like today.
Anyone with information should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Nowra police on 4421 9699.
Name: Kathleen Harris
Address: Keppel Street, Huskisson
Last seen: May 31, 1999
Breakthrough in 10-year-old mystery of missing teenager
A CAR has been seized and police are awaiting the results of scientific tests as they continue investigating the 10-year-old disappearance of Huskisson teenager Kathleen Harris.
While police would not reveal the type of car or the area from which it was seized, the vehicle represents an important breakthrough in the case.
And it prompted a renewed call for public assistance to help find out what happened to the 15-year-old Huskisson girl, who has not been seen by family or friends since May 31, 1999.
She left her Keppel Street home at about 9pm on the day, but did not keep plans to meet up with friends the following day in an act described as completely out of character.
She had made no contact with any of her known friends or family in the 10 years since then and police admit they hold grave fears for her safety.
At the time of her disappearance Kathleen was well known within the Huskisson community and had a wide circle of friends and acquaintances.
Shortly after the 10-year anniversary of her disappearance police made an appeal for information about what happened to Kathleen, bringing forward a number of new leads including information about the car.
Scientific officers in Sydney are examining the car for any clues to Kathleen’s disappearance.
Police are also following other lines of inquiry prompted by the call for information, and on Friday Shoalhaven Local Area Commander Superintendent Wayne Starling made another appeal for public information on Kathleen’s whereabouts in the hope of uncovering more clues.
Anyone with information about Kathleen’s disappearance is asked to contact Nowra Police on 4421 9699, or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
NSW Police - July 2012
Police investigating the disappearance of a 15-year-old girl from her South Coast home 13 years ago have welcomed the announcement of a $100,000 reward by the NSW Government.
Kathleen Harris was last seen at her home by her friend Clinton Hanlon about 9pm in Huskisson on Sunday 31 May 1999, Mr Hanlon was a member of the Rebels outlaw motorcycle gang and Kathleen’s home adjoined the clubhouse.
She had planned to meet with friends the following day but never arrived. She was subsequently reported missing by her father and Mr Hanlon.
Police are treating her disappearance as suspicious and have not ruled out that Kathleen may have been murdered.
Detectives from the Shoalhaven Local Area Command continue to investigate Kathleen’s disappearance under Strike Force Jerrett and hope the reward may encourage someone to come forward.
“Kathleen’s disappearance was completely out of character,” Shoalhaven Local Area Commander, Superintendent Joe Cassar, said. “Her personal belongings, including her purse and keys, were located in her home, and family and friends have not heard from her since she went missing.
“Kathleen had been in Australia since 1995 since moving here with her father from her native Costa Rica, but she had always kept in close contact with her relatives and friends back home. “No-one has been able to shed any light on why she would disappear without a trace, and that’s why we believe she may have met with foul play.
“However, 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.
“By providing that information to police, they could help bring some closure to her family who just want to know the truth.”
Superintendent Cassar said a renewed appeal for information three years ago had led to the forensic examination of a vehicle.
“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 said.
Kathleen was 160-170cm tall, with a slim build, brown to blonde collar-length hair and an olive complexion. She was last seen wearing brown corduroy jeans, a white long-sleeved top and a pair of brown strap-up boots.
Anyone with information about Kathleen’s disappearance is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. Information can be provided anonymously.
The reward of up to $100,000 is payable for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or people responsible for Kathleen’s suspected murder.