Harrington Family Wants 1985 Cold Case Reopened

Updated 2 years ago

In June 1985, Wayne Fraser, 22, lost his life to a hit and run in Sandwich, Massachusetts during a National Guard training session at Camp EdwardS.The person who struck and killed him has never been identified or charged.Fraser’s family has been trying for 27 years to get answers. They believe it’s a cover-up by the military.Witnesses, including Byron Norton, also there on training, and hit by the same truck that hit Fraser, says it was an army truck that killed Fraser.Norton also believes what happened that night was no accident.”We were going to go have a couple of drinks…not our cup of tea, that particular bar, so we started walking back to base,” recalls Norton.Then came a familiar sound.”A couple of trucks went by and we heard another one, knew what it was just by the sound of the tires growl, whatever, you just knew. One of the guys turned around and said it was one of our trucks and they didn’t show any signs of slacking up to give us a ride, so we just kept on walking.”That’s when Norton was hit.”The other guys were helping me and then realized that wayne was not there, so we went looking.”Norton says he and the other men heard the people in the vehicle laughing and that they had every intention of hitting the men that night.”That whoever at some level was in that truck had brass on their should, because it was a cover up and there ain’t nobody that will ever convince me otherwise.”Fraser’s family has been trying to find out who did it for years, but keep coming up empty.”You know, why do we keep running up against the brick walls? Who is quieting everybody down, which we believe is the military. We take one step forward and four steps back. It’s very frustrating, ” says Fraser’s sister, Pamela Norton.We even ran a story back in 1989 on Fraser’s death about the family’s struggle to get answers to questions that 27 years later have taken a toll on them all.”It’s destroyed us as a family,” says Pamela Norton.All they want now, is what any family would want: closure.”We want to see whoever took his life pay for it,” says Pamela Norton.


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