Chrissie was the first reported shark victim of many that were attacked by a rogue great white shark during the infamous Amity Incident .
The actual attack on Christine Watkins who was visiting the island of Amity for summer break, occurred off the islands' South beach during the summer of 1973. This set the series of tragic events in motion that would later be called the Amity Incident.
Chrissie's remains later washed onto shore and was discovered by Deputy Leonard Hendriks of the APD.
The attack which was the first of many during the infamous Amity Incident was later depicted in the fictionalized motion picture, JAWS. The film which was released by Universal pictures, began production in May of 1974 and was released in June of 1975 also known as the summer of the shark.