When I use to watch Unsolved Mysteries as a kid this story really got to me. They have never solved it and the only updated from the original story is that they found his body and burnt out car. The question is “WHO killed Phillip Fraser”.
On June 14th, 1988 25 year old Phillip Innes Fraser(Born Jan 3, 1965) was heading from his home in Anchorage, Alaska down to college in Seattle, Washington. Which to begin with is a long drive.
When he went throw the border from Alaska to the Yukon he had to drop off hand guns. Due to the fact they are illegal in Canada. Sort of irrelevant to the case but maybe if he had them on his person he would still be alive today.
600 miles from the border at a cafe a hitchhiker was dropped off. When this man was in the cafe there the owners though something was fucked up with him right from the get go. Even as far as saying they thought that he escaped from a mental institution.
Shortly after the nut bag arrived Phillip Fraser came up and got some gas. The nut bag went out and asked Phillip for a ride. Phillip said no. I have been up there numerous times. And if someone is too fucked up to give a ride to and help out. They have something wrong with them.
When Phillip took off the nut bag chased the car. Phillip finally decided to give him a ride. Which turned out to be the last time he was seen alive.
200 miles south of the cafe and 8 hours later a man flagged down a ride. The Olsen’s from Kitwanga, BC. The Olsen’s were told by the man that he was having car trouble.They also felt that he was acting very nervous. But at the time they chalked that up to him maybe being scared as he was alone out in the middle of no where. The Olsen’s went as far as to let the man stay at their house in the basement. With all their guns to boot. The man told the Olsen’s that his name was Phillip Fraser and he was heading down to Washington to study medicine.
The man tried to sell the car to the Olsen’s for a plane ticket. When the Olsen’s said they couldn’t do it for a few days. But he couldn’t wait that long. The man also pulled out 2 wallets which made the Olsen’s a tad suspicious of him. The man then took off.
12 hours later Phillip’s burnt out car was found in Prince George, BC at a car wash. 6 weeks later they found Phillip’s body in a gravel turn around. He had been shot to death.
This case has never been solved and the hitchhiker is the primary suspect. Problem is no one knows who he is. In 1988 they figure the man was about 25 years old. He was described as having rotten teeth, a beer belly, and strong body odor. The Olsen’s said that he seemed to be familiar with the Toronto and Seattle areas.
Sadly not solved and the odds of it getting slimmer by the day. Phillip’s father died in 2014 Serial killer Michael McGray may be responsible as he killed numerous Canadian hitchhikers and resembles the suspect sketch.