New water and land search in Cafasso murder investigation

August 17, 2023 3:59 pm in by
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Police teams have spent the day searching land and water near St Helens as the probe into the 1995 murder of Italian tourist Victoria Cafasso ramps up again.

The 20-year-old’s body was found at Freshwater Creek at Beaumaris south of St Helens with 17 stab wounds – items including the murder weapon and the victim’s towel were never recovered.

A 1970’s light-coloured Subaru station wagon seen in the area remains of interest, along with its driver, described as a surfer in his 20s with blonde hair, six feet tall, of slim build, very fit with tanned legs and arms.

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Detective Acting Inspector Andrew Hanson says the latest search area has not previously been searched but is an area of interest following a recent review of the case.  

Police say it is also as a result of information received from witnesses regarding the movements of a 1970s light coloured Subaru Station Wagon.  


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