The disappearance of Scottish mother-of-two Arlene Fraser in April of 1998 alarmed her loved ones and set off rumors and theories throughout her community. After all, she’d waved goodbye to her children as they went off to school one morning and was never seen again. It was as if she had vanished into thin air. But, of course, she hadn’t.
Join us at the quiet end for From Missing to Murdered: Arlene Fraser. When Arlene didn’t return home, her husband Nat told everyone that she had been drinking to excess, using drugs, and sleeping around. Therefore, she must have run off with one of her lovers. Some believed him, but those familiar with Arlene and her husband’s relationship didn’t. Then things became complicated. It came to light that Arlene had recently visited a solicitor about divorcing her husband. But Nat had an ironclad alibi. Had Arlene been unhappy enough to leave behind her children and start over somewhere else or had Nat hired someone to make her disappear? Let’s discuss!
BBC News Archives 1998-2013
Death in a Cold Town by Steve MacGregor
Meet, Marry, Murder, FilmRise Television, S1 E17
Murdered or Missing, The Arlene Fraser Case: Riddle of the Rings, Daily Record, Glasgow, Scotland 4/25/2005
The Murder Trial, Channel 4 UK, Documentary, 7/2013