Thursday, April 10, 2003
Serial killer trial disrupted by reappearance of victim.
The trial of an alleged serial killer was thrown into turmoil on Thursday after a teenager believed to be one of his victims was discovered alive and well, hiding in her boyfriend's house.
Leonard John Fraser (51) is accused of murdering four women, including 19-year-old Natasha Ryan, who disappeared almost five years ago after taking her dog for a walk.
But prosecutors revealed that police acting on an anonymous tip-off Wednesday found Ryan alive at her boyfriend's home in the coastal town of Rockhampton in Queensland state.