Reward of $1MILLION is offered to solve cold case of pregnant woman, 23, who vanished just days before she was due to give birth ten years ago
- Pregnant Krystal Fraser, 23, vanished in June 2009, from Pyramid Hill, Victoria
- Police announced the reward for information has been boosted to $1 million
- Cold case detectives said they received new information earlier this year
- Ms Fraser received a phone call from a public phone box on day she vanished
- Police believe caller knows what happened to her, may be unborn child’s father
A heavily pregnant woman who disappeared ten years ago likely met with foul play as a result of her condition, police say.
Victoria Police on Wednesday announced the reward for information about her disappearance has been boosted to $1 million after cold case detectives received new information earlier this year.
Krystal Fraser, 23, was days away from giving birth to a son when she vanished June 20, 2009, from Pyramid Hill, in the state’s central north.
Krystal Fraser, 23, was days away from giving birth to a son when she vanished June 20, 2009, from Pyramid Hill, in the state’s central north
Missing Persons Squad Detective Acting Inspector Julian Horan said the new information sparked fresh lines of enquiry into a person previously spoken to by police.
‘The information is promising, however sadly leads us to look at the possibility that Krystal met with foul play because of the intimate relationship she shared with a man,’ Det Insp Horan said in a statement.
‘This relationship and the subsequent pregnancy may have caused a confrontation between Krystal and this man leading to her disappearance and death.’
Investigations say Ms Fraser received a 40-second phone call on her mobile phone from a public phone box at 11.59pm on the day she vanished.
Investigations say Ms Fraser received a 40-second phone call on her mobile phone from a public phone box (pictured) at 11.59pm on the day she vanished
Almost three hours later her phone was pinged by a tower in Leitchville, 27km from Pyramid Hill and 10 minutes from Cohuna.
The proximity to Cohuna is important because Ms Fraser told several people that she planned to go to a party in there.
‘I believe this caller holds the answers to what happened to Krystal and maybe the father of Krystal’s unborn child,’ Det Insp Horan said.
‘Investigators strongly believe that the caller was the last person to speak to Krystal prior to her disappearance.’
Police have not been able to locate Ms Fraser’s mobile phone.
Det Insp Horan hopes the increase in the reward to $1 million, from the $100,000 offered in June 2012, will encourage someone to come forward.