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Agony of not knowing still haunts those left behind

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August 02, 2017

Donny GovanRiverine Herald on 17/07/2013 CAPTION: Donny Govan was wearing a black T-shirt with a Flightpath logo on the front, white board shorts and black runners when he went missing. He is described as caucasian, 173cm tall with a slim build, shaggy light brown hair and was wearing a spacer earring.

Krystal Fraser was last seen wearing an orange top, black track suit pants and a camouflaged-patterned baseball cap. †Riverine Herald on 23/06/2014

Missing Person: Ian Gray. Supplied

THE families of three missing people are still holding out for answers, despite waiting a combined 15 years.

As part of National Missing Persons Week, police are encouraging people to come forward with information to give families of the missing some answers.

Despite the time that has passed since some of the disappearances.

Pyramid Hill’s Krystal Fraser has been missing the longest.

The nine-month pregnant 24-year-old vanished on June 20, 2009, after leaving an acquaintance’s house in Albert St, Pyramid Hill, about 9.30pm.

Her mother Karen said she believed her intellectually impaired daughter has been murdered, but her plea for someone to come forward with information has fallen on deaf ears and a $100,000 reward for information leading to the apprehension and conviction of those responsible for Krystal’s death remains unclaimed.

Donny Govan was only 16 when he disappeared almost five years ago.

The Ballarat teen ran off into the bush during a camping trip in Echuca in September 2012.

Although police believe he accidentally drowned in the river, Donny’s family said they are hopeful that he remains alive.

It has been almost two years since Ian Gray drove out of his Bunnaloo property never to return.

The sheep stud owner left with several thousand dollars and a full tank of fuel on September 11, 2015, and hasn’t been seen since.

Despite the family chartering an aircraft on four separate occasions — looking for any sign of the then 66-year-old farmer or his vehicle.

Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner Stephen Fontana said unsolved missing person cases left family and friends with many unanswered questions.

‘‘We hope that by highlighting cases through campaigns such as National Missing Persons Week we can jog the memories of people who may have vital information without realising it, offering closure to families,’’ he said.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Ian Gray, Donny Govan or Krystal Fraser are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800333000 or visit www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

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