ALMOST nine years after Pyramid Hill woman Krystal Fraser vanished, a man has been arrested over her disappearance.
Missing Person Squad detectives arrested a 61-year-old Pyramid Hill man yesterday morning as part of their investigation into Krystal’s disappearance.
The man was arrested in Pyramid Hill before being interviewed by police and released pending further inquiries.
Krystal, who was only days away from giving birth at the time she disappeared, was last seen in Pyramid Hill on June 20, 2009.
Investigators believe Krystal, then 24, was murdered and, despite extensive investigations, have not found any trace of her.
This latest development will hopefully provide some answers for Krystal’s mother Karen Fraser, who has been living in limbo for almost a decade.
Karen said, like the police, she also had always believed her intellectually impaired daughter was murdered because Krystal was always on her phone and she heard from her every day.
“Someone is hiding something,” she recently told the Riv.
“Whoever knows something is keeping it very close to them, but they have to live with their conscience and that is like cancer. It will eat away at them and karma will get them in the end.”
Krystal travelled on the V/Line train from Bendigo to Pyramid Hill on the day she went missing, leaving Pyramid Hill railway station at 8.40pm.
She was last seen alive leaving an address in Albert St, Pyramid Hill, about 9.30pm, after visiting an acquaintance.
Police said just before midnight, Krystal received a phone call on her mobile from a public phone booth outside the Leitchville Post Office in Findlay St.
Krystal was due to give birth to a boy the day after she vanished, although the father of her child was never mentioned.
In June 2012, a $100,000 reward was offered in relation to her disappearance, which has remained unclaimed.
The reward will still be paid at the discretion of the Chief Commissioner, for information leading to the apprehension and conviction of the person or persons responsible for Krystal’s death.
Investigators thanked everyone who has provided information over the past nine years and continue to appeal to anyone who knows about her whereabouts to come forward.
Anyone with any information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or they can also submit a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au