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Christine Mary Sharrock
Birth: Oct. 5, 1949
New South Wales, Australia
Death: Jan. 11, 1965
Cronulla
New South Wales, Australia

Murder Victim. On the morning of January 11, 1965 Christine, aged 15 years and her friend and neighbour, Marianne Schmidt also aged 15 years and Marianne's four younger siblings visited Cronulla beach. The beach was closed as it was very windy so the group walked down to the southern end of the beach and sheltered among the rocks. Around 1pm the group decided to take a walk into the sandhills behind Wanda Beach. They stopped to shelter behind a sandhill about 400 metres from the Surf Club because the younger children were complaining about the weather conditions. Marianne and Christine left the younger children saying they were going back to the rocky area at the south end of the beach to collect their bags and that they would return to fetch the children and head home. However, the girls continued into the sandhills and when Marianne's younger brother told them they were going the wrong way the girls laughed and continued walking in the direction of the sandhills. The Schmidt children waited until 5pm for the girls and as they did not return they then went to collect their bags and returned home. Marianne & Christine were reported missing at 8.30pm. The girls' bodies were discovered the next day by a local taking a walk through the Wanda Beach sandhills. A large police investigation failed to identify the killer. The brutal nature of the slayings and the fact that the twin killings occured on a deserted, windswept beach brought publicity to the case. It remains one of the most infamous unsolved Australian murder cases of the 1960's.
 
 
Burial:
Liverpool Catholic Cemetery
Liverpool
Liverpool City
New South Wales, Australia
Plot: Section Graves, Area Select, Block O, Grave 128
 
Created by: nettlyne
Record added: Jun 03, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 70764870
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Rest in Peace Christine with your best friend Marianne. I hope the killer/s never rest in peace.
- Peter Ainsworth
 Added: Jun. 6, 2015
XOXO!
- Kathy Ng
 Added: Sep. 18, 2014

- Valkyrie Ziege
 Added: Aug. 24, 2014
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