After almost half a century of not knowing, a glimmer of truth is all that Bronwynne Richardson's family desires.
The teenager's horrific death in 1973 has been followed by decades of false starts, of charges laid against suspects that have ultimately gone nowhere.
It has not been for want of a substantial amount of work, of police trying through painstaking investigations to achieve.
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But the sad reality is the forever 17-year-old's father and two siblings have also died without the kind of finality that might carry a degree of meaning.
Her mum, Noelle, is still going at 87, though forever traumatised by her death.
As Bronwynne's sister Fiona Hume says, their mum still wakes up screaming.
It is especially heart-breaking to know that Mrs Richardson drove past the scene of the crime on that mid-October night.
She even saw headlights at Horseshoe Lagoon.
But who in any lifetime could even begin to contemplate what was taking place?
The inquest to begin in the Albury Coroner's Court next week is the third such probe over the years, after inquiries in 2011 and way back in 1975.
A distant cousin of Bronwynne, Colin Michael Wynne, was charged with murder after the second inquest, then that prosecution was abandoned.
Coming after the decision not to proceed on charges against three men 31 years ago, it is understandable if the family pins little hope on something coming out of this latest step.
But with new information apparently emerging there is at least the possibility of answers.
Ms Hume is now saddled with a belief the perpetrators of this terrible crime won't ever confess.
And she sees no chance of charges and a criminal trial, though no doubt the investigators believe this will always remain a possibility.
Before her mum dies she wants her to be able to grasp on to something from what took place all those years ago.
It's a wish we would all share, for the Richardson family and for the sake of Bronwynne.
To uncover that elusive truth.