By Paula Doneman
The crimes of Leonard Fraser, which made foreign headlines with the homicide of a nine-year-old schoolgirl in 1999, are chronicled during this true-crime booklet. In April 1999, Keyra Steinhardt was once crushed, raped, and murdered in a brazen sunlight assault as she walked domestic from university within the Australian city of Rockhampton. whilst her killer, Leonard Fraser, ultimately led the police to her physique weeks later, it was the catalyst that went directly to divulge him as a murderous sexual predator, and in 2005 he was once chanced on accountable of the murders of Keyra and different ladies, and located in charge of manslaughter within the dying of one other girl. The ebook discusses different crimes in all probability devoted via Fraser, as he is currently a suspect in at the very least 3 unsolved disappearances of girls in Australia, although no is still were stumbled on. he's serving 4 indefinite existence sentences.
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Fraser’s relationship with Pearl lasted about a year after his sentencing. qxd 10/5/06 8:49 AM Page 32 the fact that Fraser had not only lied to her and left her with a baby to raise on her own, but he had raped another woman and she suspected he had cheated on her with other women while she remained devoted to him. Thirty-four-year-old Fraser settled down to life on the inside. Jail was not alien to him given that he had already spent a third of his life in institutions. This was what he knew.
Stationed at Mount Morgan for 20 years of his 35-year career, Lean – who was Mayor of Mount Morgan for a term after he retired in 2003 – said his ‘gut instinct’ fired up when he saw Fraser. Early conversations did nothing to allay his fears; Fraser had asked Lean what the women were like ‘in this town’. Lean immediately did a background check on the new face and was disturbed to find Fraser was a serial rapist and a violent offender with a criminal history in two states. But like it or not, Fraser’s past did not give Lean licence to run him out of town.
Officers escorted Fraser in some instances and associates sponsored others. In October 1996, a few months before his release, he was allowed to fly to Brisbane on his own to attend his father’s funeral. An unchaperoned Fraser then flew back to Rockhampton, returning to the jail. Towards the end of his sentence, Fraser’s security classification was downgraded, a standard practice geared at easing prisoners back into society. While on the inside he was almost obsessive about keeping his cell and appearance clean.