Man arrested over 2009 disappearance of pregnant Pyramid Hill woman Krystal Fraser

A man has been arrested as part of an investigation into the disappearance of Pyramid Hill woman Krystal Fraser almost ten years ago.

Missing Person Squad detectives arrested a 61-year-old Pyramid Hill man in Pyramid Hill this morning.

He was subsequently interviewed by police and released pending further inquiries.

Krystal, who was heavily pregnant and only days away from giving birth at the time of her disappearance, was last seen on June 20, 2009, in Pyramid Hill.

Investigators believe Krystal was murdered and despite extensive investigations, are yet to locate her.

In June 2012 a reward of up to $100,000 was announced in relation to the 23-year-old’s disappearance.

The reward 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.

As well as the $100,000 reward, the Department of Public Prosecutions has also said it would consider granting indemnification from prosecution to any person who provided information about the identity of Krystal’s killer or killers.

Investigators thanked everyone who provided information over the past nine years and continuedto appeal to anyone who has knowledge of her whereabouts to come forward.

Krystal was last seen about 9.40pm on June 20, 2009, at a home in Albert Street, Pyramid Hill. She rode the train from Bendigo earlier that evening, having checked herself out of Bendigo Hospital where she was planning on giving birth. 

She is described as 167 centimetres tall, with short brown hair and crooked teeth.

She was wearing an orange top, black track suit pants and a camouflaged-patterned baseball cap. 

Krystal lived with a mild, undiagnosed intellectual disability. She also rarely strayed far from her phone, spending a large proportion of her time browsing the internet. 

The fact she did not access the internet after her disappearance was the first sign something was wrong.

The identity of the father of Ms Fraser’s child remains unknown. 

Krystal is one of 1600 long-term missing Australians. More than 38,000 people go missing in Australia every year, the large majority of whom are quickly located. 

Anyone with any information regarding Krystal’s disappearance is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au