Krystal FRASER

 

Krystal's hair is now very short and darker like the pic on the right which has been digitally altered

 

 

Police have released an image of Krystal and clothing similar to what she was wearing at the time of her disappearance.

 

                                                                   Krystal and her sister Chantel

   

This photo above left was taken when Krystal was 18 so she has changed her appearance a fair bit since then.

Krystal's hair is now only a couple of cm's long and is a darker mousey-brown. Her glasses are square and bronze.

 

Missing woman - Bendigo

Wednesday, 24 June 2009 16:09
24 June 2009
1600 hours

MISSING WOMAN - BENDIGO

Victorian Police are concerned for the welfare of a missing 23-year-old woman from Bendigo.

The woman was last seen at the Bendigo Hospital in the maternity accommodation section in Stuart Street on Saturday 20 June, 2009 about 6.30pm.

Krystal Fraser who is intellectually impaired and has the mental capacity of a teenager was due to have her baby on Sunday.

Krystal can be described as 167cm tall, with dark hair, crooked teeth and a deep voice.

It is not known what she was last wearing.

Grave fears are held for the welfare of Krystal and her unborn child.

Anyone with information regarding the whereabouts of Krystal is asked to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit www.crimestoppers.com.au

Police hold grave concerns for missing woman

Posted Mon Jul 20, 2009 11:13am AEST - ABC
 

Krystal Fraser was last seen at the Bendigo Hospital in the maternity accommodation (Victoria Police)

Victorian police have widened the search for a missing pregnant intellectually disabled woman to South Australia.

Krystal Fraser, 23, is likely to have given birth since she was last seen at the Bendigo Hospital on June 20.

She was due to give birth on June 21.

Police say they hold grave concerns for both mother and child, who would have needed postnatal care.

She is described as 167 centimetres tall, with dark hair, crooked teeth and a deep voice.

Police are asking anyone with information about Krystal to contact Crime Stoppers.

Krystal, where are you?

3/07/2009 11:46:00 AM - Bendigo Advertiser

 

FEARS for the welfare of missing pregnant woman Krystal Fraser and her child have escalated amid beliefs she may have gone underground.

Twenty-three year old Krystal, who has the mental capacity of a teenager, disappeared on Saturday, June 20, one day before she was due to give birth.

Senior Constable Jason Brady, who works in Krystal’s home town of Pyramid Hill, said that everything possible was being done to locate her.

“I’m as concerned as much as anyone.

“We’ve got an intellectually disabled woman, who is post term, with no medical assistance.

“The whole investigation raises alarm bells for me.”  Senior Constable Brady said that police and Pyramid Hill residents believed that Krystal may be scared to come forward.

He said that while it was believed that she was hiding out in the Bendigo area, other explanations for her disappearance could not be discounted.

“If anyone knows where she is we are urging them to come forward and at least let officials know she is safe,” Senior Constable Brady said.

Sue Lacey is one of many Pyramid Hill residents who has barely slept since Krystal went missing, and is among many people to have spent hours searching the streets of Bendigo for the vulnerable young woman.

Mrs Lacey is also one of more than 500 members of the FaceBook group Help us find Krystal Fraser.

“I’ve known her since she was 10 . . . I took her to the doctor in Boort when she found out that she was pregnant,” Mrs Lacey said.

“I believe that she’s gone underground now.

“And that would be killing her.

“She comes into IGA about 40 times a day, she’s the friendliest person you could ever meet.” Krystal has not used her mobile phone or accessed her bank accounts since her disappearance.

“People have asked me if she would have planned this, and been saving but she couldn’t save money.

“I don’t believe this was planned.”Krystal was sighted at Bendigo Marketplace on Sunday, June 21, and again near the Bendigo Post Office on Wednesday, June 24.

She was at Bendigo Hospital’s maternity accommodation section in Stuart Street on Saturday, June 20, when she said that she was going to go home.

She left the premises, but has not returned to the Pyramid Hill flat she lives in alone since.

Senior Constable Brady said that anyone who sees Krystal should engage in conversation with her, stay with her and ring 000 and ask for an ambulance and the police.

Any other information can be reported to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Concern for new mum: friends fear for her safety

13/07/2009 9:37:00 AM - Bendigo Advertiser

 

IT’S been more than three weeks since pregnant woman Krystal Fraser went missing, but police still hope she is all right.

Ms Fraser, 24, from Pyramid Hill, has been missing since June 20.

She was due to give birth to a baby boy the next day.

Leading Senior Constable Jason Brady said Ms Fraser, who has the mental capacity of a teenager, had not used her bank accounts or her mobile phones since disappearing.

“I think she’s still alive,” he said.

“She’s relatively streetwise and I’ve just got a gut feeling.

“However, we can’t discount anything.

“If anyone knows where she is, we are urging them to come forward and at least let officials know she is safe.”

Pyramid Hill resident Sue Lacey, who is an acquaintance of Ms Fraser, said she was growing more concerned about her welfare.

“I’m starting to think that she’s not okay, I’m starting to think that something has happened to her,” Mrs Lacey said.

“Please, Krystal, ring somebody, anybody, and let us know you are okay.”

Ms Fraser was at Bendigo hospital’s maternity accommodation section in Stuart Street on Saturday, June 20, when she said that she was going to go home.

She left, but has not returned to the Pyramid Hill flat where she lives alone.

Ms Fraser was seen at Bendigo Marketplace on Sunday, June 21, and again near the Bendigo Post Office on Wednesday, June 24.

The Help Us Find Krystal Fraser Facebook group now has more than 640 members.

Senior Constable Brady said that anyone who saw Ms Fraser should engage her in conversation, stay with her and ring 000 and ask for an ambulance and the police.

Any other information can be reported to Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Search widens: national campaign for Krystal

21/07/2009 9:38:00 AM - Bendigo Advertiser

 

POLICE have launched a national media campaign for a missing intellectually disabled woman who was due to give birth four weeks ago.

Police believe there is the chance 24-year-old Krystal Fraser is now interstate, being harboured by friends.

Yesterday marked the one-month anniversary of her disappearance.

She was last seen in the maternity accommodation section at Bendigo Hospital on June 20 about 6.30pm.

She was due to give birth to her first child, a son the family says she wanted to name Ryan, the following day.

Compounding issues for police and her family is Krystal’s intellectual impairment.

Senior Constable Jason Brady said Krystal’s bank accounts had not been touched since she vanished.

"As time goes on, and the longer things go on, you have to keep your mind open as to what might occur," he said.

Senior Constable Brady believes Krystal may have fled interstate as she had concerns the state would take her son after his birth.

Krystal’s paternal grandmother Helen Fraser spoke to The Advertiser of her worries.

"All I want is for Krystal to contact us," she said.

"We won’t interfere. She can do what she wants to do, we just want to know that shes OK."

Mrs Fraser says the family learned of Krystal’s pregnancy in February, but do not know the identity of the baby’s father.

“Since she got pregnant she’s been a different person . . . she wasn’t so outgoing, she used to be a very friendly girl,” she said.

However, Mrs Fraser said Krystal was excited about becoming a first-time mother and had suffered no side-effects from the pregnancy.

She said health professionals had expressed concern that Krystal’s extreme slim build may complicate the boy’s birth.

The 24-year-old lived in a housing department unit in Pyramid Hill, and is on an invalid pension.

She takes Epilum for epilepsy, but it is not known whether she has had access to the drug since she disappeared.

Mrs Fraser said Krystal had failed to contact any family since she vanished.

Her sister Chantel set up a Facebook page that late yesterday had almost 800 followers.

Her younger brother Aaron lives in Queensland, but Helen says Krystal has not contacted him or cousins in Melbourne.

“It’s unsettling. It’s depressing . . . and you think of the worst, but I’m not going there,” Mrs Fraser said.

Senior Constable Brown said any friends who may be looking after Krystal had to contact police.

“If (they) think they’re doing the right thing by her, they’re not,” he said.

“At this stage nobody would be in any kind of trouble with police if they have been looking after her.

“However, if anything was to occur to the health of her or her child, and they were involved in keeping that from authorities, then that would be investigated.”

Krystal is 167cm tall, with dark hair, crooked teeth and a deep voice.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Fears mount as days pass

8/08/2009 9:14:00 AM - Bendigo Advertiser

 

IT has been seven weeks since Krystal Fraser caught a train from Bendigo to Pyramid Hill.

Heavily pregnant, she is believed to have walked to her unit in Kelly Street before heading to Albert Street about 9.30pm.

It is the last confirmed sighting police have of the 24-year-old.

Tomorrow marks 50 days since Krystal disappeared.

When she vanished she was just one day shy of her due date for a son her family says she hoped to name Ryan.

She has not used the internet, contacted family or friends, accessed bank accounts or used her mobile phone since she went missing.

Previous reports of sightings at the Bendigo Marketplace have proven inaccurate, and a three-hour ground search of Pyramid Hill involving 40 volunteers two weeks ago found nothing.

The Police Air Wing took to the skies yesterday with hopes something would be found to determine Krystal’s whereabouts, but the search yielded little.

Police still hold grave fears for the safety of Krystal and her baby,” said Detective Senior Constable Mark Crossley, from the Bendigo crime investigation unit.

“We know Krystal attended a hairdresser in Pyramid Hill the day before she went missing, and she now has very short brown hair,” he said.

Krystal, who suffers from an intellectual disability, was last seen at 9.30pm on June 20 in Pyramid Hill after catching the train from Bendigo.

She was wearing an orange top and black tracksuit pants and police believe she may have been wearing a camouflage-coloured baseball cap.

“Krystal had many friends in the Pyramid Hill, Cohuna and Kerang areas, and she was a regular user of her mobile phone and the internet, none of which have been accessed since her disappearance,” Detective Crossley said.

One lead police have is a phone call. They believe someone in the Leitchville area tried to contact Krystal about midnight on Saturday, June 20.

“We need that person to contact us and provide any information they might have,” Detective Crossley said.

Krystal was a regular user of the internet, and police believe she used the name Kylie Wright in chat rooms.

“It is possible someone may have spoken to her under that name, not realising it was Krystal,” Detective Crossley said.

He urged local residents to come forward with any information that may assist in the investigation.

All information provided is treated confidentially, and people can remain anonymous.

If you know anything about the disappearance of Krystal Fraser, phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Missing Woman - Bendigo

Monday, 10 Aug 2009 01:37pm

Victoria Police hold grave fears for the safety of missing Bendigo woman Krystal Fraser and her baby, who may have travelled to New South Wales.

Victorian detectives are urging the public to come forward with any information that they may have in relation to her disappearance.

Police have been told Krystal went to a hairdresser in Pyramid Hill on Friday 19 June, 2009, the day before she went missing and believe she now has very short brown hair.

Police can confirm she was last seen at 9.30pm in Pyramid Hill after catching the train from Bendigo and this is the last confirmed sighting of her. She is believed to have walked from the train station to her unit in Kelly Street, Pyramid Hill and then to Albert Street.

Krystal was last seen wearing an orange top, black track suit pants and a camouflaged patterned baseball cap.

The 24-year-old was a regular user of her mobile phone and the internet and neither have been accessed since her disappearance.

Krystal is also believed to use the name Kylie Wright in chat rooms on the internet and it is possible someone may have spoken to her under that name not realising it was Krystal.

Detectives believe that someone in the Leitchville area tried to contact Krystal around midnight on Saturday 20 June and urge that person to contact Crime Stoppers and provide any information they might have.

A new image of Krystal has been released.
 
Police and would like to thank everyone who have provided information so far but appeal to anyone with further information regarding the whereabouts of Krystal to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit www.crimestoppers.com.au.

Police think missing woman murdered

Posted Thu Oct 15, 2009 3:00pm AEDT - ABC

Police believe a Bendigo woman who went missing days before she was due to give birth has been murdered.

Krystal Fraser, 24, was last seen at the Pyramid Hill railway station on June 20.

Investigators have established that shortly before midnight that day, Krystal received a phone call on her mobile from a public phone booth outside the Leitchville Post Office in Findlay Street.

They believe that was the last person she spoke to before she disappeared.

Homicide squad appeal to locate missing Bendigo woman

 
Thursday, 15 October 2009 09:33
 
Homicide Squad detectives have taken over the investigation into the disappearance of missing Bendigo woman, Krystal Fraser.

The 24-year-old was last seen in Pyramid Hill, a small country town in north central Victoria on Saturday 20 June, 2009 and was due to give birth three days later.

Investigators now believe she has been murdered.

Detectives have established that Krystal travelled on the V/Line train from Bendigo to Pyramid Hill on the day of her disappearance and exited this train at the Pyramid Hill railway station at 8.40 pm.

It has been established that Krystal was last seen alive leaving an address in Albert Street, Pyramid Hill about 9.30pm after visiting an acquaintance.

Investigators have established that shortly before midnight on Saturday 20 June, Krystal received a phone call on her mobile from a public phone booth outside the Leitchville Post Office in Findlay Street.

It is believed that the caller is the last person to speak to Krystal prior to her disappearance.

Krystal’s mobile phone is still missing.

Krystal was last seen wearing an orange top, black track suit pants and a camouflaged patterned baseball cap.

Police have released an image of Krystal and clothing similar to what she was wearing at the time of her disappearance.

Murder probe: Krystal Fraser feared killed

16/10/2009 9:11:00 AM - Bendigo Advertiser

 

POLICE fear that an intellectually disabled woman who went missing days before she was due to give birth has been murdered.

Pyramid Hill woman Krystal Fraser has been missing for almost four months and her disappearance is now being investigated by homicide detectives.

Ms Fraser, 24, was last seen leaving a house in Albert Street, Pyramid Hill, about 9.30pm on June 20.

Shortly before midnight, she received a call on her mobile phone from a public phone booth outside the Leitchville Post Office.

The person who made this call is the focus of police inquiries into Ms Fraser’s murder.

Homicide squad detectives and as many as 40 volunteers searched a property about 10 kilometres east of Pyramid Hill yesterday after receiving two tip-offs about the location of Ms Fraser’s body.

Homicide squad Detective Sergeant Wayne Woltsche said police appealed for anybody with information about Ms Fraser to come forward.

The father of Ms Fraser’s child is unknown, but it is believed she was expecting a boy.

“We’ve got extremely grave concerns for her and it is our belief Krystal Fraser has met with foul play and has in fact been murdered,” Detective Sergeant Woltsche said.

“Our inquiries have led us all around the area, including areas of Pyramid Hill, Gunbower, Leitchville, Cohuna and Swan Hill.

“Inquiries we have conducted to this stage have not provided us with any information or evidence of Krystal Fraser’s whereabouts.”

Detective Sergeant Woltsche said the homicide squad had become involved in Ms Fraser’s disappearance although no new evidence had been uncovered.

“What we’ve established from our investigation is that Krystal Fraser was a person of habit,” he said.

“She was very attached to her mobile phone and used it extensively, making numerous text messages, phone calls and accessing the internet via her mobile phone.

“She was also very compulsive with her money, in that she would withdraw it as soon as she was paid.

“Her bank account remains untouched. Further to that, her phone has not been used since (June 20).

“Her family have celebrated a number of birthdays, Krystal herself celebrating a birthday, her sister had a 21st last week, she’s not been heard from, she has not attempted to make contact with any family member, which is highly out of character for Krystal.”

Detective Sergeant Woltsche said police were no longer investigating the man who Ms Fraser visited in Albert Street on the night of her disappearance.

Woman presumed dead may have met her killer online

A WOMAN presumed dead after vanishing just days before she was due to give birth may have met her killer online.

Internet-obsessed Krystal Fraser, 24, disappeared from the Bendigo area on June 20.

Heavily pregnant, she had planned to call her baby boy Ryan.

Police say that uncovering the identity of a person who called Ms Fraser from a public phone in Leitchville late on the night she disappeared is the key to the mystery.

Homicide detectives are investigating whether Ms Fraser, who had an intellectual disability and was an avid user of internet chat rooms and social networking sites, may have chatted to her killer online.

Det-Sgt Wayne Woltsche said Ms Fraser accessed the internet through her phone for the final time hours after the mysterious midnight phone call.

"She had run out of credit on her phone, but she could still access the internet ... about 3am (on June 21) was the last time she logged on to the internet, but because it was through a phone we are not able to find out which sites or chat room she accessed," he said.

"About 1.30am to 1.45am she was online, or someone she was with was using her phone to access the internet.

"But again, without the phone, we don't have any information on what sites were accessed."

Detectives have established that Ms Fraser travelled on a V/Line train from Bendigo to Pyramid Hill on the day of her disappearance and arrived at 8.40pm.

She was last seen an hour later leaving a friend's house in Albert St, Pyramid Hill.

The mystery phone call, from a public phone outside the Leitchville Post Office two hours later, is the last time someone spoke to Ms Fraser.

"A number of calls were made from that phone box to Krystal's phone in the months before she went missing," Det-Sgt Woltsche said.

"The phone and the identity of the caller are both critical."

Police yesterday concluded a two-day line search of the Pyramid Hill area looking for clues. A helicopter was also used to scour the search zone.

The missing phone is a Samsung flip phone.

Anyone with information can contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Who killed Krystal Fraser?

TWO days before nine-months pregnant Krystal Fraser disappeared, she told a friend online she feared the father of her child would harm her if she gave birth.

 

New details have been uncovered in the mysterious disappearance of Ms Fraser, who was three days from giving birth when she vanished at Pyramid Hill, about 100km north of Bendigo.

Police suspect she has been killed because she has not used her mobile phone, touched her bank account or visited a hospital since she was last seen on Saturday, June 20.

Her wallet was found in a shopping bag on the couch in her flat, along with a new stroller, nappies and clothes for her unborn child.

Ms Fraser was 23 when she disappeared, but an intellectual disability meant she had the mental capacity of a 15-year-old.

She knew she was expecting a boy and planned to call him Ryan.

A friend, Bendigo building subcontractor Carlo Anfuso, 20, spoke to Ms Fraser in a chat room on the Thursday before she disappeared.

Mr Anfuso said Ms Fraser seemed stressed.

"She said she was worried about what the father of her baby might do if he finds out she had the child," he said.

Mr Anfuso said he thought Ms Fraser's comment was strange, but did not think of it again until he saw reports last week that she was still missing.

He made a report to Bendigo police.

Police believe Ms Fraser has been murdered and suspect her body is buried in the bush, but searches of land near Pyramid Hill have failed to find her.

They suspect Ms Fraser may have chatted to her killer online.

They have made no arrests.

The case is complicated because the father of Ms Fraser's child is unknown.

The pregnancy was a shock to Ms Fraser and her family.

She had a contraceptive implant inserted in her arm, but it failed.

She told family and friends she was unsure of the identity of the father.

Her mother, Karen, has been hoping desperately her daughter is still alive, but the hope is turning to despair because she has not heard from her eldest daughter in months.

"She didn't leave Pyramid Hill on her own. If they have killed her, they have killed my own grandson as well and that is just sick," Mrs Fraser said.

"You don't hurt a pregnant woman. You move out of the way for them.

"I can't believe anyone would touch her. It was obvious she was pregnant - her stomach was as big as a basketball."

Mrs Fraser had a message for anyone who knew anything about her daughter's disappearance.

"Someone has to know something. Secrets eat away at you - they will slip up eventually," she said.

spend the working week in Horsham where their business is based and return to Pyramid Hill on weekends.

They were in Horsham on the Saturday night when Krystal disappeared because Mr Fraser had been in hospital for a week with pancreatitis.

Mr and Mrs Fraser and their youngest daughter, Chantel, who celebrated her 21st birthday this month, are moving back to Pyramid Hill.

The move was supposed to be for the arrival of their grandchild, but instead they now may have to deal with the death of two of their loved ones.

Mrs Fraser said she wanted answers.

"I don't want to become a statistic. I don't want to spend the next 30 years waiting for a phone call. I don't want to see her on the television still listed as a missing person," she said.

"Krystal deserves better than that."

Anyone with information should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Pyramid Hill's Krystal missing six months

19 Dec, 2009 04:00 AM - Bendigo Advertiser

TOMORROW will mark six months since pregnant Pyramid Hill woman Krystal Fraser went missing.

The 24-year-old vanished on June 20, only three days before she was due to give birth to a son she planned to call Ryan.

The homicide squad announced it had taken over her case on August 15.

Ms Fraser travelled on the V/Line train from Bendigo to Pyramid Hill on the day of her disappearance and left the train at 8.40pm. She was last seen leaving an address in Albert Street, Pyramid Hill, about 9.30pm after visiting a friend.

Just before midnight, Ms Fraser received a phone call on her mobile from a public phone booth outside the Leitchville Post Office.

It is believed that the caller was the last person to speak to Ms Fraser before she disappeared.

Ms Fraser was last seen wearing an orange top, black tracksuit pants and a camouflage-patterned baseball cap.

Anybody with any information regarding her disappearance is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

 

Reward earmarked to help solve case of Krystal Fraser

POLICE are hoping to post a large reward to help solve the mysterious disappearance of an intellectually disabled woman almost 12 months ago.

Krystal Fraser, 24, was nine months pregnant when she vanished from the Bendigo area on June 20 last year.

Police said last night an application had been made for a reward but it had yet to be approved.

It is expected the reward will be $100,000, for any information that helps catch her killer.

The internet-savvy woman was just days away from giving birth when she disappeared, and it is presumed she was murdered.

She had planned to call her baby boy Ryan.

On the afternoon of June 20, Ms Fraser had been waiting at Bendigo Base Hospital in case she went into labour.

Police established that later that night she caught a V/Line train home to Pyramid Hill, 100km north of Bendigo, arriving at 8.40pm.

She was last seen alive leaving an address in Albert Street, Pyramid Hill, about 9.30pm.

Shortly before midnight, she received a phone call on her mobile from a public phone booth outside the Leitchville Post Office.

It is believed that the caller was the last person to speak to Ms Fraser before her disappearance.

Ms Fraser was a regular user of internet chat rooms and social networking sites. Investigations have probed whether she chatted to her killer online.

From 1.30am-3am, her phone was used to surf the internet.

Her wallet was found in a shopping bag on the couch in her flat, along with a new stroller, nappies and clothes for her unborn child.

She was last seen wearing an orange top, black tracksuit pants and a camouflage-patterned baseball cap.

Members of a Facebook site called "Help us find Krystal Fraser" last night welcomed news of the reward.