A MAN arrested in February in relation to the disappearance of Pyramid Hill woman Krystal Fraser is no longer a person of interest.
Missing Person Squad detectives arrested the 61-year-old Pyramid Hill man on February 13 as part of their investigation into Krystal’s disappearance.
According to Fairfax media, he was interviewed by police and released pending further inquiries.
A Victoria Police spokeswoman confirmed yesterday the man was no longer considered a person of interest in the case.
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.
There were hopes the recent arrest would provide 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 information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800333000 or they can also submit a confidential report at crimestoppersvic.com.au