Announced April 2013
Homicide Squad detectives have today announced a $100,000 reward for information to help solve the mystery disappearance of Pyramid Hill woman Krystal Fraser.
On the three year anniversary of the 23-year-old’s disappearance, investigators are hoping the reward will encourage anyone with information to come forward to police.
Krystal, who was heavily pregnant and only days away from giving birth at the time of her disappearance, was last seen on 20 June, 2009 in Pyramid Hill, a small country town in north central Victoria.
She was last seen wearing an orange top, black track suit pants and a camouflaged-patterned baseball cap similar to those pictured below.
Detectives have established that Krystal travelled on a V/Line train from Bendigo to Pyramid Hill on the day of her disappearance, getting off the train at Pyramid Hill Railway Station about 8.40pm.
Investigations have also revealed Krystal was last seen alive leaving an address in Albert Street, Pyramid Hill about 9.30pm after visiting an acquaintance.
She also received a phone call on her mobile phone from a public phone booth outside the Leitchville Post Office in Findlay Street shortly before midnight on 20 June, 2009.
It is believed that the caller was the last person to speak to Krystal prior to her disappearance.
Police have not been able to locate Krystal’s mobile phone.
Investigators believe Krystal was murdered and despite extensive investigations, are still searching for answers.
Homicide Squad Detective Inspector John Potter is hoping the reward will encourage anyone with information to contact police, in particular those in the Pyramid Hill, Leitchville or Gunbower communities.
"We believe that someone from these communities knows something and we are hoping the reward will encourage them to contact police" he said.
"Over past the three years there has been constant rumour and misinformation about Krystal and her whereabouts, which has subjected the Fraser family to false hopes and heartache over their missing daughter.
"This is a tragic crime, involving a woman and her unborn child and we’re hoping someone in these communities will be able to shed some light on what happened to Krystal."
A reward of up to $100,000 will be paid at the discretion of the Chief Commissioner, for information leading to the apprehension and subsequent conviction of the person or persons responsible for the death of Krystal.
The Department of Public Prosecutions will also consider granting indemnification from prosecution to any person who provides information as to the identity of the principal offender or offenders.
Reviewed 28 February 2019