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Timex
02-08-2005, 12:45 PM
02-18-2004, 06:45 PM
Hammerized
Registered User Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Northeast USA
Posts: 57

Maura Murray, 21 (NH & MA)

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Missing since 2/9 from northern NH:
http://www.spbowers.com/mauramissing.html

Missing woman's dad: Searchers waited
http://news.bostonherald.com/localR...eid=1989&format=


FBI offers to help search for missing woman in N.H.
http://news.bostonherald.com/localR...?articleid=2042
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Timex
02-08-2005, 12:45 PM
02-18-2004, 06:45 PM
Hammerized
Registered User Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Northeast USA
Posts: 57

Maura Murray, 21 (NH & MA)

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Missing since 2/9 from northern NH:
http://www.spbowers.com/mauramissing.html

Missing woman's dad: Searchers waited
http://news.bostonherald.com/localR...eid=1989&format=


FBI offers to help search for missing woman in N.H.
http://news.bostonherald.com/localR...?articleid=2042
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amandab
02-08-2005, 01:00 PM
I don't understand; where did the original thread go?

amandab
02-08-2005, 01:00 PM
I don't understand; where did the original thread go?

Timex
02-08-2005, 01:08 PM
In an attempt to edit the thread, and move all discussion to the new discussion forum, the thread was accidently deleted. I apologize to all that had contributed to the discussion.

Please start a new thread on the discussion forum and keep this thread for news and information, as well as well wishes for the family.

Timex
02-08-2005, 01:08 PM
In an attempt to edit the thread, and move all discussion to the new discussion forum, the thread was accidently deleted. I apologize to all that had contributed to the discussion.

Please start a new thread on the discussion forum and keep this thread for news and information, as well as well wishes for the family.

Megan
02-08-2005, 01:57 PM
Wow. That's really sad. :(


Here is the latest news:

http://www.teamamberalert.net/California/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=155

Megan
02-08-2005, 01:57 PM
Wow. That's really sad. :(


Here is the latest news:

http://www.teamamberalert.net/California/modules.php?name=News&file=article&sid=155

galfriday
02-08-2005, 03:14 PM
I've been following this case and reading websleuths for a while now but just signed up last night because I wanted to post to this thread. I must say, I am a little disappointed that the past history has been wiped out but I hope that people will begin again to post here, particularly where the 1 year anniversary is tomorrow. That's all for now.

galfriday
02-08-2005, 03:14 PM
I've been following this case and reading websleuths for a while now but just signed up last night because I wanted to post to this thread. I must say, I am a little disappointed that the past history has been wiped out but I hope that people will begin again to post here, particularly where the 1 year anniversary is tomorrow. That's all for now.

tybee204
02-08-2005, 03:20 PM
Timex telephoned me this morning very upset when this happened. I accidently deleted an entire forum once when trying to move it. It is not an easy job and we all do the very best we can. I am hoping those who posted information posts have saved them and can repost them.

tybee
Ws Admin

tybee204
02-08-2005, 03:20 PM
Timex telephoned me this morning very upset when this happened. I accidently deleted an entire forum once when trying to move it. It is not an easy job and we all do the very best we can. I am hoping those who posted information posts have saved them and can repost them.

tybee
Ws Admin

WasBlind
02-08-2005, 03:43 PM
The entire thread was saved and zipped. I doubt anyone here will have time to re-post each individual post, as there were 500, BUT the family has access to the thread should they so desire it.

Important links will be re-posted as we have time.

Timex and tybee, thanks for all you do for us here.

With prayers of HOPE for Maura, Lanie

WasBlind
02-08-2005, 03:43 PM
The entire thread was saved and zipped. I doubt anyone here will have time to re-post each individual post, as there were 500, BUT the family has access to the thread should they so desire it.

Important links will be re-posted as we have time.

Timex and tybee, thanks for all you do for us here.

With prayers of HOPE for Maura, Lanie

amandab
02-08-2005, 03:44 PM
Timex and tybee, thanks for all you do for us here.



I second that; we're only human, right?

amandab
02-08-2005, 03:44 PM
Timex and tybee, thanks for all you do for us here.



I second that; we're only human, right?

WasBlind
02-08-2005, 03:55 PM
I second that; we're only human, right?

:clap:

They volunteer to take the abuse :eek:

I just contacted Timex, and she's glad I have the thread saved.
This is really not a problem.

Stuff can be replaced, people can't. That's what this work reminds me, daily.

God bless you, Amanda. Thanks for all your help for the families.
With HOPE, Lanie

WasBlind
02-08-2005, 03:55 PM
I second that; we're only human, right?

:clap:

They volunteer to take the abuse :eek:

I just contacted Timex, and she's glad I have the thread saved.
This is really not a problem.

Stuff can be replaced, people can't. That's what this work reminds me, daily.

God bless you, Amanda. Thanks for all your help for the families.
With HOPE, Lanie

WasBlind
02-08-2005, 04:01 PM
Maura's NCMA profile (http://www.theyaremissed.org/ncma/gallery/ncmaprofile_all.php?A200401157S)

Maura's printable poster (http://www.theyaremissed.org/ncma/gallery/poster/ncmaindex.php?A200401157S)

Maura on Rino Kids (http://www.rinokids.com/Adults/Murray/index.html)

A lot of her news stories are linked on Rino Kids!!
Thanks to the Rineharts for all their hard work for the missing, lost and abducted.

WasBlind
02-08-2005, 04:01 PM
Maura's NCMA profile (http://www.theyaremissed.org/ncma/gallery/ncmaprofile_all.php?A200401157S)

Maura's printable poster (http://www.theyaremissed.org/ncma/gallery/poster/ncmaindex.php?A200401157S)

Maura on Rino Kids (http://www.rinokids.com/Adults/Murray/index.html)

A lot of her news stories are linked on Rino Kids!!
Thanks to the Rineharts for all their hard work for the missing, lost and abducted.

murraydwyer
02-08-2005, 11:56 PM
Tomorrow Maura will have been missing one year. The following is part of a post I made last week it is posted on www.Mauramurray.com. I've never met Maura...I think her smile got me. I've put the last sentence as this was posted first. It is a very poignant sentiment:

"If you wanted to make a person, you would make her just like her." said Katie Jones another close friend of Maura’s since grade school.

Twenty-one year old Maura Murray went missing on Monday, February 9th 2004. She has had an especially close relationship with her father, Fred Murray. Maura’s immediate family also consists of her mother, Laurie Murray, and her siblings: Freddie, Kathleen, Julie and Kurtis. Maura had been dating William Joseph Rausch, a lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

Maura and Billy met at the United States Military Academy at West Point where she was a cadet from June 2000 through mid-January 2001. They started dating in the fall of 2001. Although Billy had not yet given Maura her diamond, they were openly making plans to be married after she graduated in 2005. Maura had made arrangements in January 2004 to be employed for the summer of 2004 at a hospital near where Billy is stationed.

Maura has been both an outstanding student and athlete. She had scored 1420 on her SAT (740 in Math) and had been majoring in Chemical Engineering at West Point when she transferred to UMass in late January 2002. Maura continued her pursuit of Chemical Engineering Degree through her first two semesters at UMass until she decided she would rather be in the medical field.

Maura had been recruited by many schools to run track and cross country. She competed in Track and Cross Country for both West Point and UMass Amherst until the fall of 2003. Weather was not a consideration for Maura and her love of running. She ran no less than 5-6 miles each day. She was dedicated to daily running in spite of hot or cold temps, rain or snow. Maura routinely ran 5 kilometers in just over 18minutes, and still holds competitive both Track and Cross Country records. Tom Zamagni, one of her soccer and basketball coaches when she was in elementary school,l said that when Maura Murray broke the girl's two-mile track record at Whitman-Hanson High School, she did so by 40 seconds. The record still stands.

As a freshman, she played point guard on the girls' varsity basketball team and was a good softball pitcher. Her father Fred, who coached her in youth sports, said that her best sport was soccer.

Although she later concentrated on track, she could have starred in other sports as well, Zamagni said. "She was incredible — a great athlete," he said.

Maura also loved to camp and hike. Her favorite camping and vacation spot is in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Her father had been taking her there since she was a small child. Fred, Maura and Billy had spent a vacation together in the White Mountains in July of 2003.

In May, we celebrated Maura’s 22nd birthday without her. A ‘Circle of Hope’ was held by Fred Murray’s family and friends in Weymouth, MA. Laurie Murray’s brother, Ricky, family and friends met in their ‘Circle of Hope’ in Yankton, SD. Maura’s sister Julie and Maura’s boyfriend Bill Rausch, both lieutenants in the army, joined in their ‘Circle of Hope’ at their respective army posts. In Ohio, Bill’s parents Bill and Sharon Rausch invited their family along with friends of Maura for a ‘Circle of Hope’ at their home. The UMass Track Team also met in a ‘Circle of Hope’ while participating in The Atlantic 10 Track Meet in Richmond, VA. Maura’s other family and friends met in their “Circle of Hope” at The Whitman-Hanson High School Track in Hanson, MA.


"We've known her so long; we could talk about her for hours. In our group, she was the funny one, the adventurous one, the athletic one. She took all the roles." said Liz Drewniak, a best friend since elementary school.

"She was incredible — a great athlete," Tom Zamagni said.


"If you wanted to make a person, you would make her just like her." said Katie Jones another close friend of Maura’s since grade school.

murraydwyer
02-08-2005, 11:56 PM
Tomorrow Maura will have been missing one year. The following is part of a post I made last week it is posted on www.Mauramurray.com. I've never met Maura...I think her smile got me. I've put the last sentence as this was posted first. It is a very poignant sentiment:

"If you wanted to make a person, you would make her just like her." said Katie Jones another close friend of Maura’s since grade school.

Twenty-one year old Maura Murray went missing on Monday, February 9th 2004. She has had an especially close relationship with her father, Fred Murray. Maura’s immediate family also consists of her mother, Laurie Murray, and her siblings: Freddie, Kathleen, Julie and Kurtis. Maura had been dating William Joseph Rausch, a lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

Maura and Billy met at the United States Military Academy at West Point where she was a cadet from June 2000 through mid-January 2001. They started dating in the fall of 2001. Although Billy had not yet given Maura her diamond, they were openly making plans to be married after she graduated in 2005. Maura had made arrangements in January 2004 to be employed for the summer of 2004 at a hospital near where Billy is stationed.

Maura has been both an outstanding student and athlete. She had scored 1420 on her SAT (740 in Math) and had been majoring in Chemical Engineering at West Point when she transferred to UMass in late January 2002. Maura continued her pursuit of Chemical Engineering Degree through her first two semesters at UMass until she decided she would rather be in the medical field.

Maura had been recruited by many schools to run track and cross country. She competed in Track and Cross Country for both West Point and UMass Amherst until the fall of 2003. Weather was not a consideration for Maura and her love of running. She ran no less than 5-6 miles each day. She was dedicated to daily running in spite of hot or cold temps, rain or snow. Maura routinely ran 5 kilometers in just over 18minutes, and still holds competitive both Track and Cross Country records. Tom Zamagni, one of her soccer and basketball coaches when she was in elementary school,l said that when Maura Murray broke the girl's two-mile track record at Whitman-Hanson High School, she did so by 40 seconds. The record still stands.

As a freshman, she played point guard on the girls' varsity basketball team and was a good softball pitcher. Her father Fred, who coached her in youth sports, said that her best sport was soccer.

Although she later concentrated on track, she could have starred in other sports as well, Zamagni said. "She was incredible — a great athlete," he said.

Maura also loved to camp and hike. Her favorite camping and vacation spot is in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Her father had been taking her there since she was a small child. Fred, Maura and Billy had spent a vacation together in the White Mountains in July of 2003.

In May, we celebrated Maura’s 22nd birthday without her. A ‘Circle of Hope’ was held by Fred Murray’s family and friends in Weymouth, MA. Laurie Murray’s brother, Ricky, family and friends met in their ‘Circle of Hope’ in Yankton, SD. Maura’s sister Julie and Maura’s boyfriend Bill Rausch, both lieutenants in the army, joined in their ‘Circle of Hope’ at their respective army posts. In Ohio, Bill’s parents Bill and Sharon Rausch invited their family along with friends of Maura for a ‘Circle of Hope’ at their home. The UMass Track Team also met in a ‘Circle of Hope’ while participating in The Atlantic 10 Track Meet in Richmond, VA. Maura’s other family and friends met in their “Circle of Hope” at The Whitman-Hanson High School Track in Hanson, MA.


"We've known her so long; we could talk about her for hours. In our group, she was the funny one, the adventurous one, the athletic one. She took all the roles." said Liz Drewniak, a best friend since elementary school.

"She was incredible — a great athlete," Tom Zamagni said.


"If you wanted to make a person, you would make her just like her." said Katie Jones another close friend of Maura’s since grade school.

emma l
02-09-2005, 09:28 AM
Poor Maura. I read in an article on her website that her mother now has throat cancer as well. It seems incredible to me that it's been a whole year since she vanished........... I have followed her bright smile from the very beginining. I hope Maura is brought home safe and well soon and I, for one will spare a thought for her and her family today, of all days.....

emma l
02-09-2005, 09:28 AM
Poor Maura. I read in an article on her website that her mother now has throat cancer as well. It seems incredible to me that it's been a whole year since she vanished........... I have followed her bright smile from the very beginining. I hope Maura is brought home safe and well soon and I, for one will spare a thought for her and her family today, of all days.....

Kelly
02-09-2005, 01:10 PM
Our thoughts and prayers are with Maura and her family and friends today. A candle burns in our hearts for you forever, Maura.

A fairly complete listing of all news stories and family requests in regards to Maura can be found here:

Project Jason Forum (http://www.truckingboards.com/trucking/upload/showthread.php?t=7022)

With Hope,
Kelly Jolkowski, Mother of Missing Jason Jolkowski
President and Founder,
Project Jason
www.projectjason.org

Kelly
02-09-2005, 01:10 PM
Our thoughts and prayers are with Maura and her family and friends today. A candle burns in our hearts for you forever, Maura.

A fairly complete listing of all news stories and family requests in regards to Maura can be found here:

Project Jason Forum (http://www.truckingboards.com/trucking/upload/showthread.php?t=7022)

With Hope,
Kelly Jolkowski, Mother of Missing Jason Jolkowski
President and Founder,
Project Jason
www.projectjason.org

Meech
02-09-2005, 01:41 PM
May God sustain you through these difficult times and always.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Maura & Family today.

Forever in our hearts.
Meech

Light a candle for Maura & Family
http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm

Meech
02-09-2005, 01:41 PM
May God sustain you through these difficult times and always.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Maura & Family today.

Forever in our hearts.
Meech

Light a candle for Maura & Family
http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm

tennessee
02-09-2005, 01:49 PM
My thoughts are with you today. I hope you are at peace wherever you are. May your family find you and have the answers they have been praying for.

tennessee
02-09-2005, 01:49 PM
My thoughts are with you today. I hope you are at peace wherever you are. May your family find you and have the answers they have been praying for.

Olivia77
02-09-2005, 02:45 PM
Father of Missing Mass. Girl Meets with Governor (from today's Boston Globe):

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2005/02/09/father_of_mass_woman_who_disappeared_meets_governo r_1107968287/

Olivia77
02-09-2005, 02:45 PM
Father of Missing Mass. Girl Meets with Governor (from today's Boston Globe):

http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2005/02/09/father_of_mass_woman_who_disappeared_meets_governo r_1107968287/

Peabody
02-09-2005, 05:45 PM
The following link is from Maura's website www.mauramurray.com (http://www.mauramurray.com/)




A copy of the letter that Mr. Murray presented to Governor Lynch this morning on the one year anniversary of Maura's missing can be found at

http://www.mauramurray.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=53

Peabody
02-09-2005, 05:45 PM
The following link is from Maura's website www.mauramurray.com (http://www.mauramurray.com/)




A copy of the letter that Mr. Murray presented to Governor Lynch this morning on the one year anniversary of Maura's missing can be found at

http://www.mauramurray.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=53

Kelly
02-09-2005, 09:30 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v242/KellyJolkowski/Maura1yrf.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v242/KellyJolkowski/Maura1yre.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v242/KellyJolkowski/Maura1yrd.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v242/KellyJolkowski/Maura1yrc.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v242/KellyJolkowski/Maura1yrb.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v242/KellyJolkowski/Maura1yra.jpg

Kelly
02-09-2005, 09:30 PM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v242/KellyJolkowski/Maura1yrf.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v242/KellyJolkowski/Maura1yre.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v242/KellyJolkowski/Maura1yrd.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v242/KellyJolkowski/Maura1yrc.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v242/KellyJolkowski/Maura1yrb.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v242/KellyJolkowski/Maura1yra.jpg

tennessee
02-10-2005, 10:22 AM
Thank you for the photos Kelly.

tennessee
02-10-2005, 10:22 AM
Thank you for the photos Kelly.

murraydwyer
02-13-2005, 10:09 AM
The following are some links on news articles which appeared recently, they are all on the forum at Maura's website...most are lead ins with links but one is the entire article:

From The Express

HANSON
Maura Murray: A year of waiting

Feb 9, 2005, 17:01

After a year, Maura Murray's family and friends are no closer to finding out what happened to her.

The Hanson resident and former Whitman-Hanson track standout hasn't been seen since running her car
off the road last Feb. 9 in a remote New Hampshire town near the Vermont border. Since then, her friends
and family have banded together in an effort to put her name in the media so that someone, somewhere,
will come forward with some information.

For the first six months after her disappearance, Maura's father, Fred Murray, trekked up to New Hampshire
every weekend to search for his daughter. He combed the woods near the crash site for any trace of her,
and talked to locals endlessly – two things he believes the state and local police didn't do enough of in the
immediate aftermath of the crash.

“The only person looking for my daughter is myself,” he said.

On Wednesday, Murray petitioned newly elected New Hampshire governor John Lynch to release the
records on the case. He said he has had difficulty obtaining many documents that should be public
records. He also wants the case to be classified as a criminal investigation, which he believes may result
in a more diligent investigation by the state police.

Hanson Express (http://www.hansonexpress.com/article_95.shtml)
This whole article also appears at www.mauramurray.com

Maura Murray Remembered A Year After Disappearance
Fears Center On Abduction
BY GARY E. LINDSLEY Staff Writer

HAVERHILL, NH - News photographers and reporters practically outnumbered family and friends of Maura Murray as they marked the one-year anniversary of her disappearance with a ceremony Wednesday.

Kathleen Murray, Maura's sister, wiped away tears and buried her head in the shoulder of her fiance, Tim Carpenter, as a small boom box played the song, "For Maura."

Others choked back tears or dabbed at them with tissues as traffic passed by on Route 112, the site where Maura Murray was involved in a minor one-car accident the night of Feb. 9, 2004.

Caledonian Record (http://www.caledonianrecord.com/pages/top_news/story/afa10e18b)

Missing Hanson woman's family prods officials; Treat it as crime, they urge N.H.
By JOE McGEE
The Patriot Ledger

It was one year ago that Maura Murray of Hanson disappeared in the snowy woods of New Hampshire. Her father and other family members were in New Hampshire today, trying again to get authorities to treat her disappearance as a crime.

(Note as time passes the Ledger will archive these links and ithey may not work)

Patriot Ledger (http://ledger.southofboston.com/articles/2005/02/09/news/news04.txt)


Father of Mass. woman who disappeared meets governor

By Anne Saunders, Associated Press Writer

February 9, 2005CONCORD, N.H. -- The father of a Massachusetts woman who disappeared a year ago met with Gov. John Lynch on Wednesday to ask for his help in getting records of the investigation.
Fred Murray, whose daughter Maura vanished after a minor car accident in Haverhill, wants state police to release their records so he can pursue leads himself."I asked, failing that, to have it declared a criminal investigation rather than a missing person investigation, and, if he didn't want to do that, I asked him to accept the offer of the FBI to come in," Murray said after the meeting with Lynch.

Boston.com (http://www.boston.com/news/local/new_hampshire/articles/2005/02/09/mass_woman_disappeared_in_nh_one_year_ago_wednesda y/)


Mass. dad asks N.H. gov for help finding daughter
By Marie Szaniszlo
Thursday, February 10, 2005
The father of a University of Massachusetts at Amherst student who vanished a year ago on a New Hampshire road asked Gov. John Lynch yesterday to release records of the investigation and accept the FBI's offer to help find her.

``Right now, I am the investigation,'' Fred Murray said. ``That's why I want the information.''

New Hampshire state police have declined the FBI's offer to help find Maura Murray, saying there is no evidence of foul play, even though the nursing student and former West Point cadet left behind her car and belongings after it skidded into a snowbank on Route 112 in Haverhill.

Boston Herald (http://news.bostonherald.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=67842)

edited to remove links that don't work

murraydwyer
02-13-2005, 10:09 AM
The following are some links on news articles which appeared recently, they are all on the forum at Maura's website...most are lead ins with links but one is the entire article:

From The Express

HANSON
Maura Murray: A year of waiting

Feb 9, 2005, 17:01

After a year, Maura Murray's family and friends are no closer to finding out what happened to her.

The Hanson resident and former Whitman-Hanson track standout hasn't been seen since running her car
off the road last Feb. 9 in a remote New Hampshire town near the Vermont border. Since then, her friends
and family have banded together in an effort to put her name in the media so that someone, somewhere,
will come forward with some information.

For the first six months after her disappearance, Maura's father, Fred Murray, trekked up to New Hampshire
every weekend to search for his daughter. He combed the woods near the crash site for any trace of her,
and talked to locals endlessly – two things he believes the state and local police didn't do enough of in the
immediate aftermath of the crash.

“The only person looking for my daughter is myself,” he said.

On Wednesday, Murray petitioned newly elected New Hampshire governor John Lynch to release the
records on the case. He said he has had difficulty obtaining many documents that should be public
records. He also wants the case to be classified as a criminal investigation, which he believes may result
in a more diligent investigation by the state police.

Hanson Express (http://www.hansonexpress.com/article_95.shtml)
This whole article also appears at www.mauramurray.com

Maura Murray Remembered A Year After Disappearance
Fears Center On Abduction
BY GARY E. LINDSLEY Staff Writer

HAVERHILL, NH - News photographers and reporters practically outnumbered family and friends of Maura Murray as they marked the one-year anniversary of her disappearance with a ceremony Wednesday.

Kathleen Murray, Maura's sister, wiped away tears and buried her head in the shoulder of her fiance, Tim Carpenter, as a small boom box played the song, "For Maura."

Others choked back tears or dabbed at them with tissues as traffic passed by on Route 112, the site where Maura Murray was involved in a minor one-car accident the night of Feb. 9, 2004.

Caledonian Record (http://www.caledonianrecord.com/pages/top_news/story/afa10e18b)

Missing Hanson woman's family prods officials; Treat it as crime, they urge N.H.
By JOE McGEE
The Patriot Ledger

It was one year ago that Maura Murray of Hanson disappeared in the snowy woods of New Hampshire. Her father and other family members were in New Hampshire today, trying again to get authorities to treat her disappearance as a crime.

(Note as time passes the Ledger will archive these links and ithey may not work)

Patriot Ledger (http://ledger.southofboston.com/articles/2005/02/09/news/news04.txt)


Father of Mass. woman who disappeared meets governor

By Anne Saunders, Associated Press Writer

February 9, 2005CONCORD, N.H. -- The father of a Massachusetts woman who disappeared a year ago met with Gov. John Lynch on Wednesday to ask for his help in getting records of the investigation.
Fred Murray, whose daughter Maura vanished after a minor car accident in Haverhill, wants state police to release their records so he can pursue leads himself."I asked, failing that, to have it declared a criminal investigation rather than a missing person investigation, and, if he didn't want to do that, I asked him to accept the offer of the FBI to come in," Murray said after the meeting with Lynch.

Boston.com (http://www.boston.com/news/local/new_hampshire/articles/2005/02/09/mass_woman_disappeared_in_nh_one_year_ago_wednesda y/)


Mass. dad asks N.H. gov for help finding daughter
By Marie Szaniszlo
Thursday, February 10, 2005
The father of a University of Massachusetts at Amherst student who vanished a year ago on a New Hampshire road asked Gov. John Lynch yesterday to release records of the investigation and accept the FBI's offer to help find her.

``Right now, I am the investigation,'' Fred Murray said. ``That's why I want the information.''

New Hampshire state police have declined the FBI's offer to help find Maura Murray, saying there is no evidence of foul play, even though the nursing student and former West Point cadet left behind her car and belongings after it skidded into a snowbank on Route 112 in Haverhill.

Boston Herald (http://news.bostonherald.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=67842)

edited to remove links that don't work

Gabby
02-24-2005, 02:20 PM
The following are some links on news articles which appeared recently, they are all on the forum at Maura's website...most are lead ins with links but one is the entire article:

From The Express

HANSON
Maura Murray: A year of waiting

Feb 9, 2005, 17:01

After a year, Maura Murray's family and friends are no closer to finding out what happened to her.

The Hanson resident and former Whitman-Hanson track standout hasn't been seen since running her car
off the road last Feb. 9 in a remote New Hampshire town near the Vermont border. Since then, her friends
and family have banded together in an effort to put her name in the media so that someone, somewhere,
will come forward with some information.

For the first six months after her disappearance, Maura's father, Fred Murray, trekked up to New Hampshire
every weekend to search for his daughter. He combed the woods near the crash site for any trace of her,
and talked to locals endlessly – two things he believes the state and local police didn't do enough of in the
immediate aftermath of the crash.

“The only person looking for my daughter is myself,” he said.

On Wednesday, Murray petitioned newly elected New Hampshire governor John Lynch to release the
records on the case. He said he has had difficulty obtaining many documents that should be public
records. He also wants the case to be classified as a criminal investigation, which he believes may result
in a more diligent investigation by the state police.

Hanson Express (http://www.hansonexpress.com/article_95.shtml)
This whole article also appears at www.mauramurray.com

Maura Murray Remembered A Year After Disappearance
Fears Center On Abduction
BY GARY E. LINDSLEY Staff Writer

HAVERHILL, NH - News photographers and reporters practically outnumbered family and friends of Maura Murray as they marked the one-year anniversary of her disappearance with a ceremony Wednesday.

Kathleen Murray, Maura's sister, wiped away tears and buried her head in the shoulder of her fiance, Tim Carpenter, as a small boom box played the song, "For Maura."

Others choked back tears or dabbed at them with tissues as traffic passed by on Route 112, the site where Maura Murray was involved in a minor one-car accident the night of Feb. 9, 2004.

Caledonian Record (http://www.caledonianrecord.com/pages/top_news/story/afa10e18b)

Missing Hanson woman's family prods officials; Treat it as crime, they urge N.H.
By JOE McGEE
The Patriot Ledger

It was one year ago that Maura Murray of Hanson disappeared in the snowy woods of New Hampshire. Her father and other family members were in New Hampshire today, trying again to get authorities to treat her disappearance as a crime.

(Note as time passes the Ledger will archive these links and ithey may not work)

Patriot Ledger (http://ledger.southofboston.com/articles/2005/02/09/news/news04.txt)


Father of Mass. woman who disappeared meets governor

By Anne Saunders, Associated Press Writer

February 9, 2005CONCORD, N.H. -- The father of a Massachusetts woman who disappeared a year ago met with Gov. John Lynch on Wednesday to ask for his help in getting records of the investigation.
Fred Murray, whose daughter Maura vanished after a minor car accident in Haverhill, wants state police to release their records so he can pursue leads himself."I asked, failing that, to have it declared a criminal investigation rather than a missing person investigation, and, if he didn't want to do that, I asked him to accept the offer of the FBI to come in," Murray said after the meeting with Lynch.

Boston.com (http://www.boston.com/news/local/new_hampshire/articles/2005/02/09/mass_woman_disappeared_in_nh_one_year_ago_wednesda y/)


Mass. dad asks N.H. gov for help finding daughter
By Marie Szaniszlo
Thursday, February 10, 2005
The father of a University of Massachusetts at Amherst student who vanished a year ago on a New Hampshire road asked Gov. John Lynch yesterday to release records of the investigation and accept the FBI's offer to help find her.

``Right now, I am the investigation,'' Fred Murray said. ``That's why I want the information.''

New Hampshire state police have declined the FBI's offer to help find Maura Murray, saying there is no evidence of foul play, even though the nursing student and former West Point cadet left behind her car and belongings after it skidded into a snowbank on Route 112 in Haverhill.

Boston Herald (http://news.bostonherald.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=67842)

edited to remove links that don't work





Any news on whether he was able to get the records released on the investigation or lack there of?

Gabby
02-24-2005, 02:20 PM
The following are some links on news articles which appeared recently, they are all on the forum at Maura's website...most are lead ins with links but one is the entire article:

From The Express

HANSON
Maura Murray: A year of waiting

Feb 9, 2005, 17:01

After a year, Maura Murray's family and friends are no closer to finding out what happened to her.

The Hanson resident and former Whitman-Hanson track standout hasn't been seen since running her car
off the road last Feb. 9 in a remote New Hampshire town near the Vermont border. Since then, her friends
and family have banded together in an effort to put her name in the media so that someone, somewhere,
will come forward with some information.

For the first six months after her disappearance, Maura's father, Fred Murray, trekked up to New Hampshire
every weekend to search for his daughter. He combed the woods near the crash site for any trace of her,
and talked to locals endlessly – two things he believes the state and local police didn't do enough of in the
immediate aftermath of the crash.

“The only person looking for my daughter is myself,” he said.

On Wednesday, Murray petitioned newly elected New Hampshire governor John Lynch to release the
records on the case. He said he has had difficulty obtaining many documents that should be public
records. He also wants the case to be classified as a criminal investigation, which he believes may result
in a more diligent investigation by the state police.

Hanson Express (http://www.hansonexpress.com/article_95.shtml)
This whole article also appears at www.mauramurray.com

Maura Murray Remembered A Year After Disappearance
Fears Center On Abduction
BY GARY E. LINDSLEY Staff Writer

HAVERHILL, NH - News photographers and reporters practically outnumbered family and friends of Maura Murray as they marked the one-year anniversary of her disappearance with a ceremony Wednesday.

Kathleen Murray, Maura's sister, wiped away tears and buried her head in the shoulder of her fiance, Tim Carpenter, as a small boom box played the song, "For Maura."

Others choked back tears or dabbed at them with tissues as traffic passed by on Route 112, the site where Maura Murray was involved in a minor one-car accident the night of Feb. 9, 2004.

Caledonian Record (http://www.caledonianrecord.com/pages/top_news/story/afa10e18b)

Missing Hanson woman's family prods officials; Treat it as crime, they urge N.H.
By JOE McGEE
The Patriot Ledger

It was one year ago that Maura Murray of Hanson disappeared in the snowy woods of New Hampshire. Her father and other family members were in New Hampshire today, trying again to get authorities to treat her disappearance as a crime.

(Note as time passes the Ledger will archive these links and ithey may not work)

Patriot Ledger (http://ledger.southofboston.com/articles/2005/02/09/news/news04.txt)


Father of Mass. woman who disappeared meets governor

By Anne Saunders, Associated Press Writer

February 9, 2005CONCORD, N.H. -- The father of a Massachusetts woman who disappeared a year ago met with Gov. John Lynch on Wednesday to ask for his help in getting records of the investigation.
Fred Murray, whose daughter Maura vanished after a minor car accident in Haverhill, wants state police to release their records so he can pursue leads himself."I asked, failing that, to have it declared a criminal investigation rather than a missing person investigation, and, if he didn't want to do that, I asked him to accept the offer of the FBI to come in," Murray said after the meeting with Lynch.

Boston.com (http://www.boston.com/news/local/new_hampshire/articles/2005/02/09/mass_woman_disappeared_in_nh_one_year_ago_wednesda y/)


Mass. dad asks N.H. gov for help finding daughter
By Marie Szaniszlo
Thursday, February 10, 2005
The father of a University of Massachusetts at Amherst student who vanished a year ago on a New Hampshire road asked Gov. John Lynch yesterday to release records of the investigation and accept the FBI's offer to help find her.

``Right now, I am the investigation,'' Fred Murray said. ``That's why I want the information.''

New Hampshire state police have declined the FBI's offer to help find Maura Murray, saying there is no evidence of foul play, even though the nursing student and former West Point cadet left behind her car and belongings after it skidded into a snowbank on Route 112 in Haverhill.

Boston Herald (http://news.bostonherald.com/localRegional/view.bg?articleid=67842)

edited to remove links that don't work





Any news on whether he was able to get the records released on the investigation or lack there of?

Peabody
02-27-2005, 06:58 PM
Fred Murray was told by the New Hampshire Attorney General's office that none of the information regarding Maura can be released because her case is an "open missing person's investigation."


I am sure that Mr. Murray feels he is being stonewalled. :banghead:

Peabody
02-27-2005, 06:58 PM
Fred Murray was told by the New Hampshire Attorney General's office that none of the information regarding Maura can be released because her case is an "open missing person's investigation."


I am sure that Mr. Murray feels he is being stonewalled. :banghead:

gatetrekker44
02-28-2005, 12:49 AM
How can LE say on the one hand that there is no evidence of a crime(which has been their party line during the ENTIRE time Maura has been missing)yet when her father requests their case file, they state "it is an active missing person's investigation"????? Problem is, to all intents and purposes, they are NOT doing any investigating! There have been numerous examples cited in previous posts of many things that LE has simply ignored under the guise of "there's no evidence of a crime so we don't need to investigate'-but then they DARE to deny Fred Murray access because they say it's an open case?
How can they have it both ways? I am starting to SERIOUSLY wonder if someone in LE is involved in Maura's disappearance and that's why the stonewalling is going on-after all, the same Troop F that is supposed to be investigating has been previously implicated in both a cover-up of a murder as well as possible participation in a murder! Unfortunately, I don't have the links that were in the previous thread relating to these events-but I think it's time Fred Murray went directly to the FBI and bring a charge of criminal obstruction of justice against Troop F-this may be the only way that he can get the FBI involved and to get some TRUTHFUL answers from these local LE persons as to what ACTUALLY has and has not been done! And yes, I'm mad as hell that any family is being put through what Fred Murray and Sharon Rausch(the mother of Maura's fiancee)are being put through in their quest to find out what happened to Maura. :banghead:



Bring Maura home!

gatetrekker44
02-28-2005, 12:49 AM
How can LE say on the one hand that there is no evidence of a crime(which has been their party line during the ENTIRE time Maura has been missing)yet when her father requests their case file, they state "it is an active missing person's investigation"????? Problem is, to all intents and purposes, they are NOT doing any investigating! There have been numerous examples cited in previous posts of many things that LE has simply ignored under the guise of "there's no evidence of a crime so we don't need to investigate'-but then they DARE to deny Fred Murray access because they say it's an open case?
How can they have it both ways? I am starting to SERIOUSLY wonder if someone in LE is involved in Maura's disappearance and that's why the stonewalling is going on-after all, the same Troop F that is supposed to be investigating has been previously implicated in both a cover-up of a murder as well as possible participation in a murder! Unfortunately, I don't have the links that were in the previous thread relating to these events-but I think it's time Fred Murray went directly to the FBI and bring a charge of criminal obstruction of justice against Troop F-this may be the only way that he can get the FBI involved and to get some TRUTHFUL answers from these local LE persons as to what ACTUALLY has and has not been done! And yes, I'm mad as hell that any family is being put through what Fred Murray and Sharon Rausch(the mother of Maura's fiancee)are being put through in their quest to find out what happened to Maura. :banghead:



Bring Maura home!

tennessee
03-02-2005, 10:58 PM
For Maura. Come home soon.

tennessee
03-02-2005, 10:58 PM
For Maura. Come home soon.

Peabody
03-21-2005, 01:05 PM
According to the Montel Website:

http://www.montelshow.com/show/upcoming.htm

His show 'Vanished' which features the stories of Maura Murray, Janis Stavros, Brooke Wilburger and Jason Jolkowski will re-air on Thursday March 24.



To find the channel and time of airing in your area go to

http://www.montelshow.com/misc/where_2_watch.htm



Let us all send an email to Montel's producers thanking them for their continued efforts on the behalf of these missing persons.

j_tuttle@montelshow.com

k_forman@montelshow.com


As Montel stated in the first airing of the show "Someone, somewhere knows something." Perhaps, one of the airings of this show will be the lightening rod that brings that "someone" forward.

Please feel free to post this message on all boards to which you have access and/or email the message to all in your address book.

Peabody
03-21-2005, 01:05 PM
According to the Montel Website:

http://www.montelshow.com/show/upcoming.htm

His show 'Vanished' which features the stories of Maura Murray, Janis Stavros, Brooke Wilburger and Jason Jolkowski will re-air on Thursday March 24.



To find the channel and time of airing in your area go to

http://www.montelshow.com/misc/where_2_watch.htm



Let us all send an email to Montel's producers thanking them for their continued efforts on the behalf of these missing persons.

j_tuttle@montelshow.com

k_forman@montelshow.com


As Montel stated in the first airing of the show "Someone, somewhere knows something." Perhaps, one of the airings of this show will be the lightening rod that brings that "someone" forward.

Please feel free to post this message on all boards to which you have access and/or email the message to all in your address book.

CaliKid
03-22-2005, 05:27 AM
You'd think with all the high-profile missing children's cases, there would be a by-the-book protocol for handling them. You have some LE agencies which seem to do a spectacular job of tracking down leads and getting out to find the missing person, and then you have bumblers who sit on their thumbs and do nothing right.

CaliKid
03-22-2005, 05:27 AM
You'd think with all the high-profile missing children's cases, there would be a by-the-book protocol for handling them. You have some LE agencies which seem to do a spectacular job of tracking down leads and getting out to find the missing person, and then you have bumblers who sit on their thumbs and do nothing right.

LillyRush
03-22-2005, 11:26 PM
I've not heard anything about this case since the anniversary of her disappearance. Does anyone have some news on this? I didn't even notice that the other thread had been deleted because I've been so busy. Could someone who has the thread re-post maybe the last half of it? :twocents:

LillyRush
03-22-2005, 11:26 PM
I've not heard anything about this case since the anniversary of her disappearance. Does anyone have some news on this? I didn't even notice that the other thread had been deleted because I've been so busy. Could someone who has the thread re-post maybe the last half of it? :twocents:

J.Benson
03-26-2005, 10:48 PM
Hello all, I have been reading WebSleuths for some time, but just recently registered. I heard of this very, very depressing case on Montel just this week, so I came to WS and seen a thread on it.
While browsing the thread, I noticed the link to her Missing-Person's profile and followed it.

I, saddened, looked over the photographs of Ms. Murray, (I am only sixteen, so I deem my respects), and I noticed something, whether it is important or has been discovered before, or what-the-case-be.

The necklace, the necklace she wears when she is going out. I am far from an expert, but if you think upon it, it would seem to indicate the type of errand she was embarking upon the day she left. It seems the Police's investigations are far from thorough (according to the Father's various statements on the subject I've read), so I am not sure if the necklace's where-a-bouts has been overlooked or accounted for.

Of course, this is a blind-assumption as this is the limit to my knowledge on the sad matter. I assume Ms. Murray's things have probably been sorted through by the family by now, which is fine; but perhaps they can look for the necklace.

If the necklace is still at the home, maybe we will have a better idea of where she was actually headed, instead of the speculations of the phone calls to the resort. The resort could have been for a later trip, but no doubt should be considered. Other than this, I believe there isn't any other physical trails left after the year has waned by us...

Good luck to the family, and bless them. :)

J.Benson
03-26-2005, 10:48 PM
Hello all, I have been reading WebSleuths for some time, but just recently registered. I heard of this very, very depressing case on Montel just this week, so I came to WS and seen a thread on it.
While browsing the thread, I noticed the link to her Missing-Person's profile and followed it.

I, saddened, looked over the photographs of Ms. Murray, (I am only sixteen, so I deem my respects), and I noticed something, whether it is important or has been discovered before, or what-the-case-be.

The necklace, the necklace she wears when she is going out. I am far from an expert, but if you think upon it, it would seem to indicate the type of errand she was embarking upon the day she left. It seems the Police's investigations are far from thorough (according to the Father's various statements on the subject I've read), so I am not sure if the necklace's where-a-bouts has been overlooked or accounted for.

Of course, this is a blind-assumption as this is the limit to my knowledge on the sad matter. I assume Ms. Murray's things have probably been sorted through by the family by now, which is fine; but perhaps they can look for the necklace.

If the necklace is still at the home, maybe we will have a better idea of where she was actually headed, instead of the speculations of the phone calls to the resort. The resort could have been for a later trip, but no doubt should be considered. Other than this, I believe there isn't any other physical trails left after the year has waned by us...

Good luck to the family, and bless them. :)

Rocky
03-26-2005, 11:35 PM
welcome J.Benson,

can you tell me what you noticed about the necklace that made it important to you?

what does it mean if she left it behind?

Rocky
03-26-2005, 11:35 PM
welcome J.Benson,

can you tell me what you noticed about the necklace that made it important to you?

what does it mean if she left it behind?

J.Benson
03-27-2005, 12:06 AM
Ah, gladly Rocky.

The necklace, if you take a closer look, appears to be somewhat of a valuable one. In the pictures I seen, there where around 5-6 of them (I seem to have misplaced the link), and it showed one where I believe she was in the city with some male figure, and then in other locations; all with the necklace. In one picture though, it was a captured-picture from a Christmas video and everyone was lounging around so it understandable that she is not wearing the necklace now.

As I said in the other post, I am very saddened by this case, and it is likely no one is keeping hope, which is truly depressing, but perhaps someone should pass this onto the family and see if it sheds some light on the case of her disapearrance.

As to what it means, it means she may have actually been going somewhere important and would have taken the necklace, but if it was actually just a small errand, it is understandable that she didn't.

God bless.

J.Benson
03-27-2005, 12:06 AM
Ah, gladly Rocky.

The necklace, if you take a closer look, appears to be somewhat of a valuable one. In the pictures I seen, there where around 5-6 of them (I seem to have misplaced the link), and it showed one where I believe she was in the city with some male figure, and then in other locations; all with the necklace. In one picture though, it was a captured-picture from a Christmas video and everyone was lounging around so it understandable that she is not wearing the necklace now.

As I said in the other post, I am very saddened by this case, and it is likely no one is keeping hope, which is truly depressing, but perhaps someone should pass this onto the family and see if it sheds some light on the case of her disapearrance.

As to what it means, it means she may have actually been going somewhere important and would have taken the necklace, but if it was actually just a small errand, it is understandable that she didn't.

God bless.

murraydwyer
03-27-2005, 08:48 AM
Hi all...
Good observations J. I checked that website and Maura does seem to be wearing that necklace in most pictures. Some articles mentioned the fact that Maura had expensive jewelry in the car the day she disappeared...perhaps she had it with her. I know LE returned Maura's belongings (from the car) within a few days of the crash, but then went to her sister's house a few months later and took everything back, including her computer which was in her dorm room. Perhaps you should post your 'question' at Maura's forum where her family is sure to see it...
Maura's Website (http://www.mauramurray.com)

Lily, the other discussion board on Maura on Websleuths had been active on and off, but sadly, there hasn't been much, really, since the old information was lost.

Calikid...I agree that there should be some sort of national protocol for LE to follow when someone disappears.....child or adult...some cities and states do.
They treat a missing person case like a homicide until it is proven to be a voluntary disappearance. The reason they do that is so that if, regardless of initial lack of evidence of a crime, it turns out to be a crime any potential evidence is not destroyed........

Happy Holiday All

murraydwyer
03-27-2005, 08:48 AM
Hi all...
Good observations J. I checked that website and Maura does seem to be wearing that necklace in most pictures. Some articles mentioned the fact that Maura had expensive jewelry in the car the day she disappeared...perhaps she had it with her. I know LE returned Maura's belongings (from the car) within a few days of the crash, but then went to her sister's house a few months later and took everything back, including her computer which was in her dorm room. Perhaps you should post your 'question' at Maura's forum where her family is sure to see it...
Maura's Website (http://www.mauramurray.com)

Lily, the other discussion board on Maura on Websleuths had been active on and off, but sadly, there hasn't been much, really, since the old information was lost.

Calikid...I agree that there should be some sort of national protocol for LE to follow when someone disappears.....child or adult...some cities and states do.
They treat a missing person case like a homicide until it is proven to be a voluntary disappearance. The reason they do that is so that if, regardless of initial lack of evidence of a crime, it turns out to be a crime any potential evidence is not destroyed........

Happy Holiday All

KatherineQ
03-27-2005, 11:28 PM
Murray - I see how it is frustrating for people with missing loved ones, and why they would want a missing person considered a homicide until proven otherwise - but that completely violates the rights of adults who want to leave. If a family member could call in a missing persons report on another adult who doesn't want to associate with their family anymore, and suddenly their cell phone records, their bank records are accessable to the cops and family, that's a horrible invasion of an adult's privacy. Or even a boy friend who wants to know where his girlfriend went off too and she wants to leave, the list goes on of people who legitimately want their privacy from other people who want to know where they are.

It's a balancing act, the cops deciding who has left on purpose and who has met with foul play. In Maura's case, it's an impossible puzzle.

Prayers for her family. It seemed to me early on that she would turn up, as time goes on it seems less likely.

KatherineQ
03-27-2005, 11:28 PM
Murray - I see how it is frustrating for people with missing loved ones, and why they would want a missing person considered a homicide until proven otherwise - but that completely violates the rights of adults who want to leave. If a family member could call in a missing persons report on another adult who doesn't want to associate with their family anymore, and suddenly their cell phone records, their bank records are accessable to the cops and family, that's a horrible invasion of an adult's privacy. Or even a boy friend who wants to know where his girlfriend went off too and she wants to leave, the list goes on of people who legitimately want their privacy from other people who want to know where they are.

It's a balancing act, the cops deciding who has left on purpose and who has met with foul play. In Maura's case, it's an impossible puzzle.

Prayers for her family. It seemed to me early on that she would turn up, as time goes on it seems less likely.

murraydwyer
03-28-2005, 08:04 AM
[QUOTE=KatherineQ]It's a balancing act, the cops deciding who has left on purpose and who has met with foul play. In Maura's case, it's an impossible puzzle.[QUOTE]

Hi Katherine...I agree that it is a balancing act for LE...but I still maintain that there should be some national protocol, and that within that protocol there should be certain conditions. I am all too well aware that there are good reasons for some people to go missing...battered women, people who are being stalked, etc., but the other side of that coin is that some of these very same people are the most likely to have been victims of homicide. Laci Peterson comes to mind...for whatever reason LE treated it as a crime from the beginning...Think about how many people may actually want to disappear...criminals probably top the list with juvenilles running away from home running second in all probability...

In terms of Maura...her cell phone was in her boyfriends' mother's name and he got the bill....it shows no activity after 4:30 or so on Feb. 9, 2004 the day she disappeared....and yet, from reports, it appears that LE didn't even try to contact the last people she called, which turned out to be a rental place. Maura didn't stop her mail or close her acccounts anywhere....all of her credit card and bank account information was going to the family anyway. Too many things showed Maura's intent to return to school despite the fact that her room was packed (or not unpacked). She had school books with her. She had, that day, gotten accident forms to make a report on her prior accident. She had tried to reach her boyfriend more than one time and in more than one way. She had birth control pills, she had tooth whitener and her toothbrush, she had her jewelry, she had clothes for a couple of days...none of which she took with her when she locked that car that night. She asked someone to call a wrecker...all of these things lead me to believe she was probably just going down the street a bit to get a cell signal.

murraydwyer
03-28-2005, 08:04 AM
[QUOTE=KatherineQ]It's a balancing act, the cops deciding who has left on purpose and who has met with foul play. In Maura's case, it's an impossible puzzle.[QUOTE]

Hi Katherine...I agree that it is a balancing act for LE...but I still maintain that there should be some national protocol, and that within that protocol there should be certain conditions. I am all too well aware that there are good reasons for some people to go missing...battered women, people who are being stalked, etc., but the other side of that coin is that some of these very same people are the most likely to have been victims of homicide. Laci Peterson comes to mind...for whatever reason LE treated it as a crime from the beginning...Think about how many people may actually want to disappear...criminals probably top the list with juvenilles running away from home running second in all probability...

In terms of Maura...her cell phone was in her boyfriends' mother's name and he got the bill....it shows no activity after 4:30 or so on Feb. 9, 2004 the day she disappeared....and yet, from reports, it appears that LE didn't even try to contact the last people she called, which turned out to be a rental place. Maura didn't stop her mail or close her acccounts anywhere....all of her credit card and bank account information was going to the family anyway. Too many things showed Maura's intent to return to school despite the fact that her room was packed (or not unpacked). She had school books with her. She had, that day, gotten accident forms to make a report on her prior accident. She had tried to reach her boyfriend more than one time and in more than one way. She had birth control pills, she had tooth whitener and her toothbrush, she had her jewelry, she had clothes for a couple of days...none of which she took with her when she locked that car that night. She asked someone to call a wrecker...all of these things lead me to believe she was probably just going down the street a bit to get a cell signal.

Peabody
03-28-2005, 08:24 AM
It's a balancing act, the cops deciding who has left on purpose and who has met with foul play. In Maura's case, it's an impossible puzzle.

Prayers for her family. It seemed to me early on that she would turn up, as time goes on it seems less likely.
Katherine,

In my opinion, Maura's case - and that of many other missing persons - did not have to be an impossible puzzle. When LE does nothing to search for someone for days, then it stands to reason that any leads or connections can be forever lost - leads that would confirm the well being of a person or the possibility of foul play.

An HONESt, THOROUGH, and IMMEDIATE investigation should determine in MOST cases if the person ran away or if there was foul play. The problem is there is no protocol to address these cases, and if you will do research, you will find that routinely, LE ASSUMES the person is a runaway.

There are certainly policies and procedures for any LE agency when it comes to a person missing from the the scene of an accident: especially when as NH LE reported there was a suspicion of drinking and driving combined with snowy weather, cold temperature (12 degrees) and time of day (7:30 PM)......yet there was no search for Maura for over 36 hours. By definition of the law, IF she was drinking, she was an endangered adult when LE left the accident site that night; it is also possible that she meets the definition for an endangered adult due to possible injury from the airbag that deployed.

Perhaps it is because I witness the pain that those who love Maura are enduring; and have felt the cold fingers of fear for my own loved ones not only because of Maura's case, but also because of so MANY others portrayed in the news, that I do not ascribe to the theory/opinion that a thorough investigation is a balancing act.

IF the police search IMMEDIATELY -which is when they will most likely learn of any possible connection - and FIND that a person is starting a new life, then all that is needed is a press release stating that they KNOW conclusively that the person HAS NOT succumbed to foul play, but does not wish to be located.

It should not be "legal" for any adult to disappear while leaving people wondering about their well being and even instilling fear in a community as to the possibility of a criminal luking about.

It would seem that in our bureaucratic society, it would not be too much to require of any adult that wishes to disappear to file a certified statement with LE to PREVENT the unnecessary expense of taxpayers in an investigation as well as the fear and worry of loved ones.

Certainly, LE should never be expected to provide information to a boyfriend, girlfriend or significant other. However blood relatives are another matter - even the notion that a college age student is an adult and has the right to go missing seems a very skewed idea to me. Maura had been away at college for 4 years, but her residence was still with her mother, and like most college-age adults, she was still being partially supported by her parents. Do you not think that they/parents of other missing adults should not be entitled to information about their loved ones in a situation such as this?

I join you in your prayers for Maura and those that love her.

Peabody
03-28-2005, 08:24 AM
It's a balancing act, the cops deciding who has left on purpose and who has met with foul play. In Maura's case, it's an impossible puzzle.

Prayers for her family. It seemed to me early on that she would turn up, as time goes on it seems less likely.
Katherine,

In my opinion, Maura's case - and that of many other missing persons - did not have to be an impossible puzzle. When LE does nothing to search for someone for days, then it stands to reason that any leads or connections can be forever lost - leads that would confirm the well being of a person or the possibility of foul play.

An HONESt, THOROUGH, and IMMEDIATE investigation should determine in MOST cases if the person ran away or if there was foul play. The problem is there is no protocol to address these cases, and if you will do research, you will find that routinely, LE ASSUMES the person is a runaway.

There are certainly policies and procedures for any LE agency when it comes to a person missing from the the scene of an accident: especially when as NH LE reported there was a suspicion of drinking and driving combined with snowy weather, cold temperature (12 degrees) and time of day (7:30 PM)......yet there was no search for Maura for over 36 hours. By definition of the law, IF she was drinking, she was an endangered adult when LE left the accident site that night; it is also possible that she meets the definition for an endangered adult due to possible injury from the airbag that deployed.

Perhaps it is because I witness the pain that those who love Maura are enduring; and have felt the cold fingers of fear for my own loved ones not only because of Maura's case, but also because of so MANY others portrayed in the news, that I do not ascribe to the theory/opinion that a thorough investigation is a balancing act.

IF the police search IMMEDIATELY -which is when they will most likely learn of any possible connection - and FIND that a person is starting a new life, then all that is needed is a press release stating that they KNOW conclusively that the person HAS NOT succumbed to foul play, but does not wish to be located.

It should not be "legal" for any adult to disappear while leaving people wondering about their well being and even instilling fear in a community as to the possibility of a criminal luking about.

It would seem that in our bureaucratic society, it would not be too much to require of any adult that wishes to disappear to file a certified statement with LE to PREVENT the unnecessary expense of taxpayers in an investigation as well as the fear and worry of loved ones.

Certainly, LE should never be expected to provide information to a boyfriend, girlfriend or significant other. However blood relatives are another matter - even the notion that a college age student is an adult and has the right to go missing seems a very skewed idea to me. Maura had been away at college for 4 years, but her residence was still with her mother, and like most college-age adults, she was still being partially supported by her parents. Do you not think that they/parents of other missing adults should not be entitled to information about their loved ones in a situation such as this?

I join you in your prayers for Maura and those that love her.

LillyRush
03-28-2005, 11:39 PM
Lily, the other discussion board on Maura on Websleuths had been active on and off, but sadly, there hasn't been much, really, since the old information was lost.Thanks Murray Dwyer. :)
I wasn't sure if I had missed a lot of the continuing discussion.

LillyRush
03-28-2005, 11:39 PM
Lily, the other discussion board on Maura on Websleuths had been active on and off, but sadly, there hasn't been much, really, since the old information was lost.Thanks Murray Dwyer. :)
I wasn't sure if I had missed a lot of the continuing discussion.

CaliKid
03-28-2005, 11:47 PM
They treat a missing person case like a homicide until it is proven to be a voluntary disappearance. The reason they do that is so that if, regardless of initial lack of evidence of a crime, it turns out to be a crime any potential evidence is not destroyed.
That seems like the sensible thing to do. In so many cases, especially with older children and teenagers, LE just rushes to the conclusion that they're runaways, and by the time they get serious enough to suspect abduction, the trail is cold. If they turned it around and looked at missing children's cases from the other end- homicide- maybe more would be returned to their families.

CaliKid
03-28-2005, 11:47 PM
They treat a missing person case like a homicide until it is proven to be a voluntary disappearance. The reason they do that is so that if, regardless of initial lack of evidence of a crime, it turns out to be a crime any potential evidence is not destroyed.
That seems like the sensible thing to do. In so many cases, especially with older children and teenagers, LE just rushes to the conclusion that they're runaways, and by the time they get serious enough to suspect abduction, the trail is cold. If they turned it around and looked at missing children's cases from the other end- homicide- maybe more would be returned to their families.

Peabody
03-29-2005, 02:18 PM
That seems like the sensible thing to do. In so many cases, especially with older children and teenagers, LE just rushes to the conclusion that they're runaways, and by the time they get serious enough to suspect abduction, the trail is cold. If they turned it around and looked at missing children's cases from the other end- homicide- maybe more would be returned to their families.
Calikid, it would seem SENSIBLE if EVERY missing case, child and adult, was immediately treated as one that involved foul play. If no evidence of foul play is immediately found, there is no loss, but if time destroys evidence, all is lost, and the expense of looking for evidence at a later date is like looking for a needle in a haystack.

I don't have real statistics, but let's be REALISTIC, how many of the missing ever turn up alive? Yet, often times and on occasion, years and years later, we have bodies turning up near the location of where a missing person was last seen. That situation leaves us with a near zero probability of ever finding the murderer.

I am convinced that murders are taking place that are being classified as Missing Persons and that the person behind the murder is a serial murderer on the loose because of LE's policies. I am not saying that LE does not care, I am just saying that their current policy is wrong.

I think I have become jaded, it just seems that our society as a whole does not have the concern for protecting life that we should all expect and demand......after all, the next time, it could be our life or the life of someone that we love that may not be protected.

Peabody
03-29-2005, 02:18 PM
That seems like the sensible thing to do. In so many cases, especially with older children and teenagers, LE just rushes to the conclusion that they're runaways, and by the time they get serious enough to suspect abduction, the trail is cold. If they turned it around and looked at missing children's cases from the other end- homicide- maybe more would be returned to their families.
Calikid, it would seem SENSIBLE if EVERY missing case, child and adult, was immediately treated as one that involved foul play. If no evidence of foul play is immediately found, there is no loss, but if time destroys evidence, all is lost, and the expense of looking for evidence at a later date is like looking for a needle in a haystack.

I don't have real statistics, but let's be REALISTIC, how many of the missing ever turn up alive? Yet, often times and on occasion, years and years later, we have bodies turning up near the location of where a missing person was last seen. That situation leaves us with a near zero probability of ever finding the murderer.

I am convinced that murders are taking place that are being classified as Missing Persons and that the person behind the murder is a serial murderer on the loose because of LE's policies. I am not saying that LE does not care, I am just saying that their current policy is wrong.

I think I have become jaded, it just seems that our society as a whole does not have the concern for protecting life that we should all expect and demand......after all, the next time, it could be our life or the life of someone that we love that may not be protected.

Peabody
04-13-2005, 07:24 AM
Sunday, April 9th marked the 14th month that Maura has been missing.

I pray for comfort for those who love her and for answers.

Peabody
04-13-2005, 07:24 AM
Sunday, April 9th marked the 14th month that Maura has been missing.

I pray for comfort for those who love her and for answers.

Peabody
04-22-2005, 01:02 PM
Dr. Maurice Godwin, a renown profiler, has created a new website for missing persons.

Maura is included in his new site which was posted on 4/21/05:

http://www.drmauricegodwin.com/missingpersons.htm

Peabody
04-22-2005, 01:02 PM
Dr. Maurice Godwin, a renown profiler, has created a new website for missing persons.

Maura is included in his new site which was posted on 4/21/05:

http://www.drmauricegodwin.com/missingpersons.htm

Peabody
05-02-2005, 11:48 AM
It saddens me to see that Maura's thread has not had recent postings.

Wednesday, May 4th will be her 23rd birthday and just a few days short of her missing for 15 long months ~~~ it is another very sad day and a very long time for the family to not have any answers.

There is a link at her website www.mauramurray.com (http://www.mauramurray.com/) where you can express your words of comfort and support to her family.

I encourage you to add your thoughts and prayers here on websleuths as well.

.......with concern and prayers for Maura and all who love her :blowkiss:

Peabody
05-02-2005, 11:48 AM
It saddens me to see that Maura's thread has not had recent postings.

Wednesday, May 4th will be her 23rd birthday and just a few days short of her missing for 15 long months ~~~ it is another very sad day and a very long time for the family to not have any answers.

There is a link at her website www.mauramurray.com (http://www.mauramurray.com/) where you can express your words of comfort and support to her family.

I encourage you to add your thoughts and prayers here on websleuths as well.

.......with concern and prayers for Maura and all who love her :blowkiss:

murraydwyer
05-04-2005, 06:39 AM
Happy Birthday, Maura.

murraydwyer
05-04-2005, 06:39 AM
Happy Birthday, Maura.

Gabby
05-04-2005, 08:05 AM
Happy Birthday.... You are not forgotten

Gabby
05-04-2005, 08:05 AM
Happy Birthday.... You are not forgotten

Peabody
05-04-2005, 10:49 AM
Happy Birthday.... You are not forgotten
Let's all remember Maura today with a special prayer!


With permission, I have copied on another thread here at websleuths, a very touching post from Maura's future mother-in-law about her 23rd birthday.

You may read it under 'Missing/Located Forum Discussion' at
http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19255&page=5

Peabody
05-04-2005, 10:49 AM
Happy Birthday.... You are not forgotten
Let's all remember Maura today with a special prayer!


With permission, I have copied on another thread here at websleuths, a very touching post from Maura's future mother-in-law about her 23rd birthday.

You may read it under 'Missing/Located Forum Discussion' at
http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19255&page=5

lisag
05-04-2005, 01:28 PM
Peabody, I am confused.. In one post you stated that you are Maura's future mother in-law, now you are stating that you received permission to copy and post a letter written by the future mother in law. Is that you or not ?




Dear Kathy and Joe Bill,


My prayers are certainly with you!

I have never forgotten about Joanna's missing -- partly because as with Maura Murray, my future daughter-in-law, there have been no leads.

I did not recall that Joanna went missing on Maura's birthday. This May 4th, Maura will be 23.

I will be in earnest prayer for answers regarding both young women as well as for your comfort and healing.

God bless you and watch over you.

"Peabody"

lisag
05-04-2005, 01:28 PM
Peabody, I am confused.. In one post you stated that you are Maura's future mother in-law, now you are stating that you received permission to copy and post a letter written by the future mother in law. Is that you or not ?




Dear Kathy and Joe Bill,


My prayers are certainly with you!

I have never forgotten about Joanna's missing -- partly because as with Maura Murray, my future daughter-in-law, there have been no leads.

I did not recall that Joanna went missing on Maura's birthday. This May 4th, Maura will be 23.

I will be in earnest prayer for answers regarding both young women as well as for your comfort and healing.

God bless you and watch over you.

"Peabody"

Peabody
05-04-2005, 04:02 PM
Peabody, I am confused.. In one post you stated that you are Maura's future mother in-law, now you are stating that you received permission to copy and post a letter written by the future mother in law. Is that you or not ?Lisag,

"Sharon" is Maura's future mother-in-law.

I, 'Peabody', received permission to post here on Websleuth's 'Sharon's' touching remarks concerning Maura's birthday. Her remarks were posted in the wee hours of the morning at www.mauramurray.com (http://www.mauramurray.com/)


Hope this clears up the confusion - if not, let me know and I will do my best to make it clear.


Peabody
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Peabody
05-04-2005, 04:02 PM
Peabody, I am confused.. In one post you stated that you are Maura's future mother in-law, now you are stating that you received permission to copy and post a letter written by the future mother in law. Is that you or not ?Lisag,

"Sharon" is Maura's future mother-in-law.

I, 'Peabody', received permission to post here on Websleuth's 'Sharon's' touching remarks concerning Maura's birthday. Her remarks were posted in the wee hours of the morning at www.mauramurray.com (http://www.mauramurray.com/)


Hope this clears up the confusion - if not, let me know and I will do my best to make it clear.


Peabody
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Peabody
05-04-2005, 04:20 PM
Lisag,

"Sharon" is Maura's future mother-in-law.

I, 'Peabody', received permission to post here on Websleuth's 'Sharon's' touching remarks concerning Maura's birthday. Her remarks were posted in the wee hours of the morning at www.mauramurray.com (http://www.mauramurray.com/)


Hope this clears up the confusion - if not, let me know and I will do my best to make it clear.


Peabody
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After receiving a private email pointing out what you so clearly see, I NEED to explain:eek:

I now SEE what you mean :doh:

I certainly was in the depth of a deep brain fog during that post.........

I was saying that I was surprised that I did not recall that Joanna went missing on Maura's birthday......I helped Sharon, Maura's future mother-in-law, plan and organize last year's Circle of Hope for Maura on her birthday and my post should have referred to Sharon being my friend and Maura's future mother-in-law.

Today is an especially hard day for all of those who love Maura and even for those of us who have been affected by her missing. This is not an excuse for my mistake, but I really have been preoccupied all day.

Soooooooo my sincerest apologies for the CONFUSION.......simply a matter of not checking my posts:blushing:

Peabody
05-04-2005, 04:20 PM
Lisag,

"Sharon" is Maura's future mother-in-law.

I, 'Peabody', received permission to post here on Websleuth's 'Sharon's' touching remarks concerning Maura's birthday. Her remarks were posted in the wee hours of the morning at www.mauramurray.com (http://www.mauramurray.com/)


Hope this clears up the confusion - if not, let me know and I will do my best to make it clear.


Peabody
I
After receiving a private email pointing out what you so clearly see, I NEED to explain:eek:

I now SEE what you mean :doh:

I certainly was in the depth of a deep brain fog during that post.........

I was saying that I was surprised that I did not recall that Joanna went missing on Maura's birthday......I helped Sharon, Maura's future mother-in-law, plan and organize last year's Circle of Hope for Maura on her birthday and my post should have referred to Sharon being my friend and Maura's future mother-in-law.

Today is an especially hard day for all of those who love Maura and even for those of us who have been affected by her missing. This is not an excuse for my mistake, but I really have been preoccupied all day.

Soooooooo my sincerest apologies for the CONFUSION.......simply a matter of not checking my posts:blushing:

Kelly
05-04-2005, 08:42 PM
Just last weekend, we had a fundraiser bike ride for Project Jason. We had some press and set up our Adopt a Missing Person program as usual. (Maura is on the program.) When I watched the broadcast that night, I was pleased to see them zoom in on Maura's photo in our display. They showed her photo several times along with my son, Jason.

I wish this didn't have to be. Your daughter, my son, gone, without a trace, and our hearts breaking each and everyday.

While we do not want to be in this place, we are, and that the family vows to fight for Maura no matter how long it takes is a testament to their faith and love for this beautiful young woman.

Happy Birthday, Maura, wherever you might be. I know that you know you are loved deeply. If it is God's Will, may you be reunitied with your family soon. If perhaps you are among the angels, may the family be given the answers they so desire very soon.

Kelly

Kelly
05-04-2005, 08:42 PM
Just last weekend, we had a fundraiser bike ride for Project Jason. We had some press and set up our Adopt a Missing Person program as usual. (Maura is on the program.) When I watched the broadcast that night, I was pleased to see them zoom in on Maura's photo in our display. They showed her photo several times along with my son, Jason.

I wish this didn't have to be. Your daughter, my son, gone, without a trace, and our hearts breaking each and everyday.

While we do not want to be in this place, we are, and that the family vows to fight for Maura no matter how long it takes is a testament to their faith and love for this beautiful young woman.

Happy Birthday, Maura, wherever you might be. I know that you know you are loved deeply. If it is God's Will, may you be reunitied with your family soon. If perhaps you are among the angels, may the family be given the answers they so desire very soon.

Kelly

tennessee
05-04-2005, 08:57 PM
Prayers for Maura and to her family and friends.

I do not know you stranger but you enter my thoughts often. May you be be found safe and sound soon.

tennessee
05-04-2005, 08:57 PM
Prayers for Maura and to her family and friends.

I do not know you stranger but you enter my thoughts often. May you be be found safe and sound soon.

Dark Shadows
05-05-2005, 03:48 AM
Although she later concentrated on track, she could have starred in other sports as well, Zamagni said. "She was incredible — a great athlete," he said.
Sorry, I can't help myself -
Remember how many of us picked up on the same sort of past tense used by Scott Peterson?
Anyone else here wonder about this statement?

One thing thats always stuck in my mind about disappearances/murders is that 95% of the time (not sure if that % is accurate) the victim know their killer.

DS:angel:

Dark Shadows
05-05-2005, 03:48 AM
Although she later concentrated on track, she could have starred in other sports as well, Zamagni said. "She was incredible — a great athlete," he said.
Sorry, I can't help myself -
Remember how many of us picked up on the same sort of past tense used by Scott Peterson?
Anyone else here wonder about this statement?

One thing thats always stuck in my mind about disappearances/murders is that 95% of the time (not sure if that % is accurate) the victim know their killer.

DS:angel:

Dark Shadows
05-05-2005, 03:52 AM
Tomorrow Maura will have been missing one year. The following is part of a post I made last week it is posted on www.Mauramurray.com (http://www.mauramurray.com/). I've never met Maura...I think her smile got me. I've put the last sentence as this was posted first. It is a very poignant sentiment:

"If you wanted to make a person, you would make her just like her." said Katie Jones another close friend of Maura’s since grade school.

Twenty-one year old Maura Murray went missing on Monday, February 9th 2004. She has had an especially close relationship with her father, Fred Murray. Maura’s immediate family also consists of her mother, Laurie Murray, and her siblings: Freddie, Kathleen, Julie and Kurtis. Maura had been dating William Joseph Rausch, a lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

Maura and Billy met at the United States Military Academy at West Point where she was a cadet from June 2000 through mid-January 2001. They started dating in the fall of 2001. Although Billy had not yet given Maura her diamond, they were openly making plans to be married after she graduated in 2005. Maura had made arrangements in January 2004 to be employed for the summer of 2004 at a hospital near where Billy is stationed.

Maura has been both an outstanding student and athlete. She had scored 1420 on her SAT (740 in Math) and had been majoring in Chemical Engineering at West Point when she transferred to UMass in late January 2002. Maura continued her pursuit of Chemical Engineering Degree through her first two semesters at UMass until she decided she would rather be in the medical field.

Maura had been recruited by many schools to run track and cross country. She competed in Track and Cross Country for both West Point and UMass Amherst until the fall of 2003. Weather was not a consideration for Maura and her love of running. She ran no less than 5-6 miles each day. She was dedicated to daily running in spite of hot or cold temps, rain or snow. Maura routinely ran 5 kilometers in just over 18minutes, and still holds competitive both Track and Cross Country records.
Tom Zamagni, one of her soccer and basketball coaches when she was in elementary school,l said that when Maura Murray broke the girl's two-mile track record at Whitman-Hanson High School, she did so by 40 seconds. The record still stands.

As a freshman, she played point guard on the girls' varsity basketball team and was a good softball pitcher. Her father Fred, who coached her in youth sports, said that her best sport was soccer.

Although she later concentrated on track, she could have starred in other sports as well, Zamagni said. "She was incredible — a great athlete," he said.

Maura also loved to camp and hike. Her favorite camping and vacation spot is in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Her father had been taking her there since she was a small child. Fred, Maura and Billy had spent a vacation together in the White Mountains in July of 2003.

In May, we celebrated Maura’s 22nd birthday without her. A ‘Circle of Hope’ was held by Fred Murray’s family and friends in Weymouth, MA. Laurie Murray’s brother, Ricky, family and friends met in their ‘Circle of Hope’ in Yankton, SD. Maura’s sister Julie and Maura’s boyfriend Bill Rausch, both lieutenants in the army, joined in their ‘Circle of Hope’ at their respective army posts. In Ohio, Bill’s parents Bill and Sharon Rausch invited their family along with friends of Maura for a ‘Circle of Hope’ at their home. The UMass Track Team also met in a ‘Circle of Hope’ while participating in The Atlantic 10 Track Meet in Richmond, VA. Maura’s other family and friends met in their “Circle of Hope” at The Whitman-Hanson High School Track in Hanson, MA.


"We've known her so long; we could talk about her for hours. In our group, she was the funny one, the adventurous one, the athletic one. She took all the roles." said Liz Drewniak, a best friend since elementary school.

"She was incredible — a great athlete," Tom Zamagni said.


"If you wanted to make a person, you would make her just like her." said Katie Jones another close friend of Maura’s since grade school.
Please take note this quote is made twice in this statement/post! Was it a mistake or does it mean something?

DS:angel:

Dark Shadows
05-05-2005, 03:52 AM
Tomorrow Maura will have been missing one year. The following is part of a post I made last week it is posted on www.Mauramurray.com (http://www.mauramurray.com/). I've never met Maura...I think her smile got me. I've put the last sentence as this was posted first. It is a very poignant sentiment:

"If you wanted to make a person, you would make her just like her." said Katie Jones another close friend of Maura’s since grade school.

Twenty-one year old Maura Murray went missing on Monday, February 9th 2004. She has had an especially close relationship with her father, Fred Murray. Maura’s immediate family also consists of her mother, Laurie Murray, and her siblings: Freddie, Kathleen, Julie and Kurtis. Maura had been dating William Joseph Rausch, a lieutenant in the U.S. Army.

Maura and Billy met at the United States Military Academy at West Point where she was a cadet from June 2000 through mid-January 2001. They started dating in the fall of 2001. Although Billy had not yet given Maura her diamond, they were openly making plans to be married after she graduated in 2005. Maura had made arrangements in January 2004 to be employed for the summer of 2004 at a hospital near where Billy is stationed.

Maura has been both an outstanding student and athlete. She had scored 1420 on her SAT (740 in Math) and had been majoring in Chemical Engineering at West Point when she transferred to UMass in late January 2002. Maura continued her pursuit of Chemical Engineering Degree through her first two semesters at UMass until she decided she would rather be in the medical field.

Maura had been recruited by many schools to run track and cross country. She competed in Track and Cross Country for both West Point and UMass Amherst until the fall of 2003. Weather was not a consideration for Maura and her love of running. She ran no less than 5-6 miles each day. She was dedicated to daily running in spite of hot or cold temps, rain or snow. Maura routinely ran 5 kilometers in just over 18minutes, and still holds competitive both Track and Cross Country records.
Tom Zamagni, one of her soccer and basketball coaches when she was in elementary school,l said that when Maura Murray broke the girl's two-mile track record at Whitman-Hanson High School, she did so by 40 seconds. The record still stands.

As a freshman, she played point guard on the girls' varsity basketball team and was a good softball pitcher. Her father Fred, who coached her in youth sports, said that her best sport was soccer.

Although she later concentrated on track, she could have starred in other sports as well, Zamagni said. "She was incredible — a great athlete," he said.

Maura also loved to camp and hike. Her favorite camping and vacation spot is in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Her father had been taking her there since she was a small child. Fred, Maura and Billy had spent a vacation together in the White Mountains in July of 2003.

In May, we celebrated Maura’s 22nd birthday without her. A ‘Circle of Hope’ was held by Fred Murray’s family and friends in Weymouth, MA. Laurie Murray’s brother, Ricky, family and friends met in their ‘Circle of Hope’ in Yankton, SD. Maura’s sister Julie and Maura’s boyfriend Bill Rausch, both lieutenants in the army, joined in their ‘Circle of Hope’ at their respective army posts. In Ohio, Bill’s parents Bill and Sharon Rausch invited their family along with friends of Maura for a ‘Circle of Hope’ at their home. The UMass Track Team also met in a ‘Circle of Hope’ while participating in The Atlantic 10 Track Meet in Richmond, VA. Maura’s other family and friends met in their “Circle of Hope” at The Whitman-Hanson High School Track in Hanson, MA.


"We've known her so long; we could talk about her for hours. In our group, she was the funny one, the adventurous one, the athletic one. She took all the roles." said Liz Drewniak, a best friend since elementary school.

"She was incredible — a great athlete," Tom Zamagni said.


"If you wanted to make a person, you would make her just like her." said Katie Jones another close friend of Maura’s since grade school.
Please take note this quote is made twice in this statement/post! Was it a mistake or does it mean something?

DS:angel:

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There were a couple of points/questions posted on the website for Maura....

I've always been curious as to whether he set out flares to indicate that Maura's car was there. From what I have seen it is a really bad spot and very dark. It would seem that some device of that sort would have been available as a part of the safety kit on the bus.
Does anybody know whether there was anything in the papers about Flares?? Anybody have any idea what types of safety equipment might have been on the bus?? I remember one article where one person said the flashers were on in Maura's car, but then right after somebody else said they weren't.

From the descriptions it seems that the car was in a bad spot, and in one story it said that she had trouble getting out of the driver's car door because of the snowbank. As I picture it in my head, the only way the driver's door could be in the snowbank would be if the car were heading the wrong way in a lane which would mean that another car coming upon it would not have the benefit of the reflection of the red lights.

When I was looking for the quote about the cars, I was reminded of one other very curious piece of information that was printed in the paper...Rausch said family members were told by at least one person living near the accident site a man was seen in Maura's car after the accident.

Did anybody else see this or anymore on this?

Good questions GrassyKnoll2!

DS:blowkiss:

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There were a couple of points/questions posted on the website for Maura....

I've always been curious as to whether he set out flares to indicate that Maura's car was there. From what I have seen it is a really bad spot and very dark. It would seem that some device of that sort would have been available as a part of the safety kit on the bus.
Does anybody know whether there was anything in the papers about Flares?? Anybody have any idea what types of safety equipment might have been on the bus?? I remember one article where one person said the flashers were on in Maura's car, but then right after somebody else said they weren't.

From the descriptions it seems that the car was in a bad spot, and in one story it said that she had trouble getting out of the driver's car door because of the snowbank. As I picture it in my head, the only way the driver's door could be in the snowbank would be if the car were heading the wrong way in a lane which would mean that another car coming upon it would not have the benefit of the reflection of the red lights.

When I was looking for the quote about the cars, I was reminded of one other very curious piece of information that was printed in the paper...Rausch said family members were told by at least one person living near the accident site a man was seen in Maura's car after the accident.

Did anybody else see this or anymore on this?

Good questions GrassyKnoll2!

DS:blowkiss:

murraydwyer
05-05-2005, 07:00 AM
Please take note this quote is made twice in this statement/post! Was it a mistake or does it mean something?

DS:angel:

Hi DS,

Made the post a while ago........probably posted that line twice because it impressed me. I also posted this line twice:

"If you wanted to make a person, you would make her just like her." said Katie Jones another close friend of Maura’s since grade school.

Both quotes show how Maura is thought of...one made by one of her peers, the other made by an adult...both powerful statements. I guess I was trying to present a more personal side of Maura.

As to referring to Maura in the past tense...I suspect if one went back though posts and statements you would find that people go back and forth in how they say what they say. I know I do...it is very difficult when one is talking about someone who is missing...sometimes no matter how much you want to believe they are alive, that nagging fear creeps into your words. I believe the article quoted was at least three months after Maura disappeared...not days as with Scott Peterson.

Hope that clears that up for you.

murraydwyer
05-05-2005, 07:00 AM
Please take note this quote is made twice in this statement/post! Was it a mistake or does it mean something?

DS:angel:

Hi DS,

Made the post a while ago........probably posted that line twice because it impressed me. I also posted this line twice:

"If you wanted to make a person, you would make her just like her." said Katie Jones another close friend of Maura’s since grade school.

Both quotes show how Maura is thought of...one made by one of her peers, the other made by an adult...both powerful statements. I guess I was trying to present a more personal side of Maura.

As to referring to Maura in the past tense...I suspect if one went back though posts and statements you would find that people go back and forth in how they say what they say. I know I do...it is very difficult when one is talking about someone who is missing...sometimes no matter how much you want to believe they are alive, that nagging fear creeps into your words. I believe the article quoted was at least three months after Maura disappeared...not days as with Scott Peterson.

Hope that clears that up for you.

Boxerz
05-07-2005, 10:24 PM
Some up here in NH think these thoughts....

(In regards to Maura Murray being missing)

Some think in the past tense, with this flimsy excuse "she was some college kid all screwed up, perhaps drinking and driving, maybe suicidal.."

Just Some lady "that drove into the mountains and walked away from her ailing car".

(i.e..get it?...its HER, Mauras fault).

Yup i agree, it might have been her fault, the accident, etc, but she still deserves some simple human thought and concern...someone to care to make efforts to trace pieces, perhaps find evidence of her, care for her family and the hell they are going through.

Times are a changing, even in rural NH, i guess...nobody watches out for their neighbor anymore, like they did 10 years ago in NH.

BUT what many seem to forget is Maura was/is a human, perhaps in need of help...many assumed her as suicidal, going off to the mountains with her school books to commit suicide? Did some public officials underestimate her? Did they underestimate her ability to walk, hike, or run, so that is why she is lost/missing?

Or is it that someone picked her up, why she might have been forced to run, perhaps run for her own life?

The bottom line is this, where is she now? With so many hikers out there over the last year, no one has found her, or any trace of her?

Yes, The big Mystery before Maura was the "X-mas eve Missing Lear-jet" and the unsolved killings in central and southern NH/VT.

Yeah, It took 3 years to find a Lear-Jet that crashed in that area...but with the Lear-Jet, people were actually out looking for that...and that alleged serial killer, everyone thought he moved away or died back in the 1990s....according to NH authorities.

People didnt bother themselves with some missing college student (possibly drunk) though...And even if anyone wanted to bother themselves with the missing Maura case, not many in that area knew about it until nearly a week later...when another fresh snow was already beginning to fall....making it impossible to search again until Spring, 2004.

Then everyone forgot again... i jokingly call the ADD society..."Here today, gone tomarrow" thinking.

Recently, A few weeks ago...I saw at a General store in that area, their bulletin board, a "missing" poster that was posted...for a family dog, lost, named Charlie...

Nope no "missing" poster for a missing human, Maura...I wondered, "family pets are more important in Swiftwater than humans?"

But she was/is some messed up missing person, potentially....not like a dog, a human..but a missing dog is more important?

Its just Bizaare sort of denial......isnt it?

Boxerz
05-07-2005, 10:24 PM
Some up here in NH think these thoughts....

(In regards to Maura Murray being missing)

Some think in the past tense, with this flimsy excuse "she was some college kid all screwed up, perhaps drinking and driving, maybe suicidal.."

Just Some lady "that drove into the mountains and walked away from her ailing car".

(i.e..get it?...its HER, Mauras fault).

Yup i agree, it might have been her fault, the accident, etc, but she still deserves some simple human thought and concern...someone to care to make efforts to trace pieces, perhaps find evidence of her, care for her family and the hell they are going through.

Times are a changing, even in rural NH, i guess...nobody watches out for their neighbor anymore, like they did 10 years ago in NH.

BUT what many seem to forget is Maura was/is a human, perhaps in need of help...many assumed her as suicidal, going off to the mountains with her school books to commit suicide? Did some public officials underestimate her? Did they underestimate her ability to walk, hike, or run, so that is why she is lost/missing?

Or is it that someone picked her up, why she might have been forced to run, perhaps run for her own life?

The bottom line is this, where is she now? With so many hikers out there over the last year, no one has found her, or any trace of her?

Yes, The big Mystery before Maura was the "X-mas eve Missing Lear-jet" and the unsolved killings in central and southern NH/VT.

Yeah, It took 3 years to find a Lear-Jet that crashed in that area...but with the Lear-Jet, people were actually out looking for that...and that alleged serial killer, everyone thought he moved away or died back in the 1990s....according to NH authorities.

People didnt bother themselves with some missing college student (possibly drunk) though...And even if anyone wanted to bother themselves with the missing Maura case, not many in that area knew about it until nearly a week later...when another fresh snow was already beginning to fall....making it impossible to search again until Spring, 2004.

Then everyone forgot again... i jokingly call the ADD society..."Here today, gone tomarrow" thinking.

Recently, A few weeks ago...I saw at a General store in that area, their bulletin board, a "missing" poster that was posted...for a family dog, lost, named Charlie...

Nope no "missing" poster for a missing human, Maura...I wondered, "family pets are more important in Swiftwater than humans?"

But she was/is some messed up missing person, potentially....not like a dog, a human..but a missing dog is more important?

Its just Bizaare sort of denial......isnt it?

Boxerz
05-07-2005, 11:21 PM
What really throws me...with this Maura case is this...FIVE different versions of witness accounts/observations....then as you look further, there are yet more other versions..right out there in the media.

Some say Maura appeared intoxicated, some did not...some have Maura having a "smoke" in her wrecked car, trying to use her cell phone in an area where cell phone service just doesnt work...because of mountains, rocks, doesnt make sense.

So She was just relaxing, having a smoke, "before breaking into a fierce, no end type of run" thats how she got away from the accident scene so far into the woods where no one can find her, or any trace of her over a year later.

Intoxicated, how did she venture so far into the woods that nobody could find her, then.."Wonderwoman on a High-ball"?

Mind over matter, they say, i guess.

She was a college student plotting suicide, but her books along with her for study..in case she changed her mind?

Two more of these accounts/versions are from one person....Wow...then another report comes up. Then, yet, another two witness', nearly two months later....in a small town this person did not know, took that long to figure out what was remembered in a place where nothing happens?

It is just plain weird...something isnt adding up, it all has not added up, since Feb 9, 2004....Nobody did any immediate search , at say 7:30pm, well over an hour after the accident, in the adjoining counties, townships..why?

For all this time i thought that "Mutual Aid" worked so well here in NH..i begin to wonder, now.

Boxerz
05-07-2005, 11:21 PM
What really throws me...with this Maura case is this...FIVE different versions of witness accounts/observations....then as you look further, there are yet more other versions..right out there in the media.

Some say Maura appeared intoxicated, some did not...some have Maura having a "smoke" in her wrecked car, trying to use her cell phone in an area where cell phone service just doesnt work...because of mountains, rocks, doesnt make sense.

So She was just relaxing, having a smoke, "before breaking into a fierce, no end type of run" thats how she got away from the accident scene so far into the woods where no one can find her, or any trace of her over a year later.

Intoxicated, how did she venture so far into the woods that nobody could find her, then.."Wonderwoman on a High-ball"?

Mind over matter, they say, i guess.

She was a college student plotting suicide, but her books along with her for study..in case she changed her mind?

Two more of these accounts/versions are from one person....Wow...then another report comes up. Then, yet, another two witness', nearly two months later....in a small town this person did not know, took that long to figure out what was remembered in a place where nothing happens?

It is just plain weird...something isnt adding up, it all has not added up, since Feb 9, 2004....Nobody did any immediate search , at say 7:30pm, well over an hour after the accident, in the adjoining counties, townships..why?

For all this time i thought that "Mutual Aid" worked so well here in NH..i begin to wonder, now.

Grassyknoll2
05-10-2005, 07:07 PM
What really throws me...with this Maura case is this...FIVE different versions of witness accounts/observations....then as you look further, there are yet more other versions..right out there in the media.

Some say Maura appeared intoxicated, some did not...some have Maura having a "smoke" in her wrecked car, trying to use her cell phone in an area where cell phone service just doesnt work...because of mountains, rocks, doesnt make sense.

So She was just relaxing, having a smoke, "before breaking into a fierce, no end type of run" thats how she got away from the accident scene so far into the woods where no one can find her, or any trace of her over a year later.

Intoxicated, how did she venture so far into the woods that nobody could find her, then.."Wonderwoman on a High-ball"?

Mind over matter, they say, i guess.

She was a college student plotting suicide, but her books along with her for study..in case she changed her mind?

Two more of these accounts/versions are from one person....Wow...then another report comes up. Then, yet, another two witness', nearly two months later....in a small town this person did not know, took that long to figure out what was remembered in a place where nothing happens?

It is just plain weird...something isnt adding up, it all has not added up, since Feb 9, 2004....Nobody did any immediate search , at say 7:30pm, well over an hour after the accident, in the adjoining counties, townships..why?

For all this time i thought that "Mutual Aid" worked so well here in NH..i begin to wonder, now.
I couldn't agree more Boxerz...and you've said it so well...the very first thing I reacted to was the fact that she took her class books...as to the different versions of the story...some appear in the same paper...and in a couple of instances, it is fairly obvious the reporter is questioning conflicting stories.

Grassyknoll2
05-10-2005, 07:07 PM
What really throws me...with this Maura case is this...FIVE different versions of witness accounts/observations....then as you look further, there are yet more other versions..right out there in the media.

Some say Maura appeared intoxicated, some did not...some have Maura having a "smoke" in her wrecked car, trying to use her cell phone in an area where cell phone service just doesnt work...because of mountains, rocks, doesnt make sense.

So She was just relaxing, having a smoke, "before breaking into a fierce, no end type of run" thats how she got away from the accident scene so far into the woods where no one can find her, or any trace of her over a year later.

Intoxicated, how did she venture so far into the woods that nobody could find her, then.."Wonderwoman on a High-ball"?

Mind over matter, they say, i guess.

She was a college student plotting suicide, but her books along with her for study..in case she changed her mind?

Two more of these accounts/versions are from one person....Wow...then another report comes up. Then, yet, another two witness', nearly two months later....in a small town this person did not know, took that long to figure out what was remembered in a place where nothing happens?

It is just plain weird...something isnt adding up, it all has not added up, since Feb 9, 2004....Nobody did any immediate search , at say 7:30pm, well over an hour after the accident, in the adjoining counties, townships..why?

For all this time i thought that "Mutual Aid" worked so well here in NH..i begin to wonder, now.
I couldn't agree more Boxerz...and you've said it so well...the very first thing I reacted to was the fact that she took her class books...as to the different versions of the story...some appear in the same paper...and in a couple of instances, it is fairly obvious the reporter is questioning conflicting stories.

sharon25
05-10-2005, 11:35 PM
I haven't had the chance to read all the posts or links provided about this woman.

Can someone just tell me if there is a possibility that she could still be alive? And have amnesia?

Could they tell that by the type of damage that was done to the inside of her car? More specifically- the inside drivers side window?

I am also very perplexed as to why the LE didn't think to drive a few miles down the road to make sure she wasn't walking.

Do they think that she is dead and that it was just a crime of opportunity? wrong place wrong time? Thanks, and sorry for all the quesitons.

sharon25
05-10-2005, 11:35 PM
I haven't had the chance to read all the posts or links provided about this woman.

Can someone just tell me if there is a possibility that she could still be alive? And have amnesia?

Could they tell that by the type of damage that was done to the inside of her car? More specifically- the inside drivers side window?

I am also very perplexed as to why the LE didn't think to drive a few miles down the road to make sure she wasn't walking.

Do they think that she is dead and that it was just a crime of opportunity? wrong place wrong time? Thanks, and sorry for all the quesitons.

murraydwyer
05-11-2005, 06:50 AM
Hi Sharon...

Didn't occur to me until I read your post that it might be confusing to read this thread...unfortunately, there are several months of postings gone and the thread starts in the middle. When one of the administrators went to move some posts (about 500) they were lost. The best place for some background info is at www.caledonianrecord.com archives. They covered the story pretty closely in the beginning.

As to the damage to the car...the extent of the damage varies as presented in different articles. It was reported, however, that there was a crack (hole) in the windshield and that the airbags deployed. As to whether it is possible that Maura is alive there is always that hope for some, but it has been 15 months. Maura was last seen on a rural road in Haverhill, NH. Nobody has ever come forward and said that they gave her a ride, nobody at bus stops ever said that they saw her buy a bus ticket......there have been the usual 'sightings', one almost three months later by a man who claims that he saw her about 5 miles from the crash site...contradictory info in papers on that sighting, so it is difficult to tell whether it was real.

Police had several thoughts about what happened in the beginning...nobody knows what their current thinking is.

murraydwyer
05-11-2005, 06:50 AM
Hi Sharon...

Didn't occur to me until I read your post that it might be confusing to read this thread...unfortunately, there are several months of postings gone and the thread starts in the middle. When one of the administrators went to move some posts (about 500) they were lost. The best place for some background info is at www.caledonianrecord.com archives. They covered the story pretty closely in the beginning.

As to the damage to the car...the extent of the damage varies as presented in different articles. It was reported, however, that there was a crack (hole) in the windshield and that the airbags deployed. As to whether it is possible that Maura is alive there is always that hope for some, but it has been 15 months. Maura was last seen on a rural road in Haverhill, NH. Nobody has ever come forward and said that they gave her a ride, nobody at bus stops ever said that they saw her buy a bus ticket......there have been the usual 'sightings', one almost three months later by a man who claims that he saw her about 5 miles from the crash site...contradictory info in papers on that sighting, so it is difficult to tell whether it was real.

Police had several thoughts about what happened in the beginning...nobody knows what their current thinking is.

sharon25
05-11-2005, 02:06 PM
Just remember- no one reported seeing Jennifer Wilbanks on that bus either.

Not trying to get anyone's hopes up. just saying that people aren't always as observant as you wish they would be.

I'll take a look at that site. thanks!

sharon25
05-11-2005, 02:06 PM
Just remember- no one reported seeing Jennifer Wilbanks on that bus either.

Not trying to get anyone's hopes up. just saying that people aren't always as observant as you wish they would be.

I'll take a look at that site. thanks!

audrey77
05-11-2005, 03:36 PM
Just remember- no one reported seeing Jennifer Wilbanks on that bus either.

Not trying to get anyone's hopes up. just saying that people aren't always as observant as you wish they would be.

I'll take a look at that site. thanks!

True... very true.

audrey77
05-11-2005, 03:36 PM
Just remember- no one reported seeing Jennifer Wilbanks on that bus either.

Not trying to get anyone's hopes up. just saying that people aren't always as observant as you wish they would be.

I'll take a look at that site. thanks!

True... very true.

Peabody
05-12-2005, 03:00 PM
Just remember- no one reported seeing Jennifer Wilbanks on that bus either.

Not trying to get anyone's hopes up. just saying that people aren't always as observant as you wish they would be.

I'll take a look at that site. thanks!
You are so correct AND Jennifer's case held the national media attention 'round the clock on network and cable news stations for days..........Maura's missing was not even announced publicly until her family was able to generate media interest on the Friday after she went missing: 4 days later.....

It is my understanding that they were unable to generate very much national media attention because of the lack of cooperation by NH LE. They declared her a run away from the beginning - not even reporting her abandoned car to her father for 24 hours (the abandoned car was registered in Maura's father's name)

Therefore, although loved ones doubt that Maura would ever run away and not let someone know she is well, they will never stop looking for her. They continue to face each day that she is not found harmed with the hope that she will be found alive.

Peabody
05-12-2005, 03:00 PM
Just remember- no one reported seeing Jennifer Wilbanks on that bus either.

Not trying to get anyone's hopes up. just saying that people aren't always as observant as you wish they would be.

I'll take a look at that site. thanks!
You are so correct AND Jennifer's case held the national media attention 'round the clock on network and cable news stations for days..........Maura's missing was not even announced publicly until her family was able to generate media interest on the Friday after she went missing: 4 days later.....

It is my understanding that they were unable to generate very much national media attention because of the lack of cooperation by NH LE. They declared her a run away from the beginning - not even reporting her abandoned car to her father for 24 hours (the abandoned car was registered in Maura's father's name)

Therefore, although loved ones doubt that Maura would ever run away and not let someone know she is well, they will never stop looking for her. They continue to face each day that she is not found harmed with the hope that she will be found alive.

Peabody
05-15-2005, 01:35 PM
http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/Technology/story?id=727402

Brooke's family was on the Montel Show with Maura's Dad and the mother of her boyfriend.

Let us all pray for both Brooke, Maura and all of the missing.

.....let's pray too that the Justice Department will enact this national data base to help those families.

Peabody
05-15-2005, 01:35 PM
http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/Technology/story?id=727402

Brooke's family was on the Montel Show with Maura's Dad and the mother of her boyfriend.

Let us all pray for both Brooke, Maura and all of the missing.

.....let's pray too that the Justice Department will enact this national data base to help those families.

gatetrekker44
05-16-2005, 10:31 PM
for families of the missing to have-many times territoriality by LE groups works against the families of the missing because information is not shared from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Getting info out in public forums like "The Montel Show" are at times the only way that the loved ones have to try to alert the public to their lost loved one. As in Maura's case, the significant lack of cooperation by LE has hampered them significantly in their search. So if there is any way to aid in getting this database going, please let me know!

gatetrekker44
05-16-2005, 10:31 PM
for families of the missing to have-many times territoriality by LE groups works against the families of the missing because information is not shared from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Getting info out in public forums like "The Montel Show" are at times the only way that the loved ones have to try to alert the public to their lost loved one. As in Maura's case, the significant lack of cooperation by LE has hampered them significantly in their search. So if there is any way to aid in getting this database going, please let me know!

sharon25
05-16-2005, 11:24 PM
You are so correct AND Jennifer's case held the national media attention 'round the clock on network and cable news stations for days..........Maura's missing was not even announced publicly until her family was able to generate media interest on the Friday after she went missing: 4 days later.....

It is my understanding that they were unable to generate very much national media attention because of the lack of cooperation by NH LE. They declared her a run away from the beginning - not even reporting her abandoned car to her father for 24 hours (the abandoned car was registered in Maura's father's name)

Therefore, although loved ones doubt that Maura would ever run away and not let someone know she is well, they will never stop looking for her. They continue to face each day that she is not found harmed with the hope that she will be found alive.
do you think it would've helped, if the father just said that his car was stolen from the beginning? (I know it wasn't)

My mom has threatened to do this to me when I was younger. She would tell me that if I didn't return home on time she would report her car stolen.. I don't recall every being late ;)

But I was just curious to know if the police would've looked a little harder for the car and then would've reported it faster possibly?

sharon25
05-16-2005, 11:24 PM
You are so correct AND Jennifer's case held the national media attention 'round the clock on network and cable news stations for days..........Maura's missing was not even announced publicly until her family was able to generate media interest on the Friday after she went missing: 4 days later.....

It is my understanding that they were unable to generate very much national media attention because of the lack of cooperation by NH LE. They declared her a run away from the beginning - not even reporting her abandoned car to her father for 24 hours (the abandoned car was registered in Maura's father's name)

Therefore, although loved ones doubt that Maura would ever run away and not let someone know she is well, they will never stop looking for her. They continue to face each day that she is not found harmed with the hope that she will be found alive.
do you think it would've helped, if the father just said that his car was stolen from the beginning? (I know it wasn't)

My mom has threatened to do this to me when I was younger. She would tell me that if I didn't return home on time she would report her car stolen.. I don't recall every being late ;)

But I was just curious to know if the police would've looked a little harder for the car and then would've reported it faster possibly?

Peabody
05-17-2005, 12:47 AM
do you think it would've helped, if the father just said that his car was stolen from the beginning? (I know it wasn't)

My mom has threatened to do this to me when I was younger. She would tell me that if I didn't return home on time she would report her car stolen.. I don't recall every being late ;)

But I was just curious to know if the police would've looked a little harder for the car and then would've reported it faster possibly?
Because neither Maura's family or her boyfriend were aware that she had decided to take a week from school they did not know that she was missing. (I know that you are new to the thread: On the Monday evening of Maura's missing, she had plans to call her Dad; she had also phoned and emailed her boyfriend on Monday saying she loved him and would call that night; Maura often "picked up" extra hours from her security job at UMass - while working this job, she was not allowed to use the phone......the job often went into the wee hours of the morning. Therefore both Dad and boyfriend were not panicked when she did not answer her cell phone Monday evening.)

It was not until around 5 PM on Tuesday that the police notified Maura's brother, Fred Murray Jr. about the abandoned car. they thought they were notifying the Fred Murray that owned the abandoned car......this of course was nearly 24 hours after the accident at 7 PM the evening before. The Haverhill Police never said anything about Maura and when the brother in panic told them that his sister would have been driving the car they described, they told him they didn't know anything about her. He begged them to search for her and to take a missing persons report. They told him that if she was missing, he would have to file the report in his hometown. Because she was away at school, the hometown police suggested the family call UMass. ....only recently was NH SP listed as the investigating agency for Maura on her poster at The National Center for Missing Adults http://www.theyaremissed.org/gallery/listview/profile_all.php?A200401157S
BECAUSE UMass had reported her as missing - Maura's brother called his father and although Mr. Murray also begged the police to go look for Maura, there was no search until the following day - more than 36 hours after the police went to the accident site.

From all reports from the family, the UMass Police were diligent and thorough in their investigation into Maura's missing. They could be of little help because she vanished in NH and not in MA.

the short of it is that Maura's father did not know to report his car stolen because he did not know that Maura was missing until 24 hours after she was last seen.

www.mauramurray.com (http://www.mauramurray.com/)
www.spbowers.com/mauramissing.html (http://www.spbowers.com/mauramissing.html)

Peabody
05-17-2005, 12:47 AM
do you think it would've helped, if the father just said that his car was stolen from the beginning? (I know it wasn't)

My mom has threatened to do this to me when I was younger. She would tell me that if I didn't return home on time she would report her car stolen.. I don't recall every being late ;)

But I was just curious to know if the police would've looked a little harder for the car and then would've reported it faster possibly?
Because neither Maura's family or her boyfriend were aware that she had decided to take a week from school they did not know that she was missing. (I know that you are new to the thread: On the Monday evening of Maura's missing, she had plans to call her Dad; she had also phoned and emailed her boyfriend on Monday saying she loved him and would call that night; Maura often "picked up" extra hours from her security job at UMass - while working this job, she was not allowed to use the phone......the job often went into the wee hours of the morning. Therefore both Dad and boyfriend were not panicked when she did not answer her cell phone Monday evening.)

It was not until around 5 PM on Tuesday that the police notified Maura's brother, Fred Murray Jr. about the abandoned car. they thought they were notifying the Fred Murray that owned the abandoned car......this of course was nearly 24 hours after the accident at 7 PM the evening before. The Haverhill Police never said anything about Maura and when the brother in panic told them that his sister would have been driving the car they described, they told him they didn't know anything about her. He begged them to search for her and to take a missing persons report. They told him that if she was missing, he would have to file the report in his hometown. Because she was away at school, the hometown police suggested the family call UMass. ....only recently was NH SP listed as the investigating agency for Maura on her poster at The National Center for Missing Adults http://www.theyaremissed.org/gallery/listview/profile_all.php?A200401157S
BECAUSE UMass had reported her as missing - Maura's brother called his father and although Mr. Murray also begged the police to go look for Maura, there was no search until the following day - more than 36 hours after the police went to the accident site.

From all reports from the family, the UMass Police were diligent and thorough in their investigation into Maura's missing. They could be of little help because she vanished in NH and not in MA.

the short of it is that Maura's father did not know to report his car stolen because he did not know that Maura was missing until 24 hours after she was last seen.

www.mauramurray.com (http://www.mauramurray.com/)
www.spbowers.com/mauramissing.html (http://www.spbowers.com/mauramissing.html)

crypto6
05-18-2005, 01:40 AM
You are so correct AND Jennifer's case held the national media attention 'round the clock on network and cable news stations for days..........Maura's missing was not even announced publicly until her family was able to generate media interest on the Friday after she went missing: 4 days later.....

It is my understanding that they were unable to generate very much national media attention because of the lack of cooperation by NH LE. They declared her a run away from the beginning - not even reporting her abandoned car to her father for 24 hours (the abandoned car was registered in Maura's father's name)

Therefore, although loved ones doubt that Maura would ever run away and not let someone know she is well, they will never stop looking for her. They continue to face each day that she is not found harmed with the hope that she will be found alive.

i've been lurking on and off on maura threads almost since she disappeared and one set of questions keeps coming up to me: Why didn't the local police or state troopers put out a search for her simply as a person on foot and in distress in fatally cold weather? Where did they think she went which would obviate such a search? Do they know something about where she went and now are covering up? If i called NH local police to report a stranded motorist at nightfall in 12 degree weather, they arrived and the motorist was gone, wouldn't they search?
what am i missing here??

crypto6
05-18-2005, 01:40 AM
You are so correct AND Jennifer's case held the national media attention 'round the clock on network and cable news stations for days..........Maura's missing was not even announced publicly until her family was able to generate media interest on the Friday after she went missing: 4 days later.....

It is my understanding that they were unable to generate very much national media attention because of the lack of cooperation by NH LE. They declared her a run away from the beginning - not even reporting her abandoned car to her father for 24 hours (the abandoned car was registered in Maura's father's name)

Therefore, although loved ones doubt that Maura would ever run away and not let someone know she is well, they will never stop looking for her. They continue to face each day that she is not found harmed with the hope that she will be found alive.

i've been lurking on and off on maura threads almost since she disappeared and one set of questions keeps coming up to me: Why didn't the local police or state troopers put out a search for her simply as a person on foot and in distress in fatally cold weather? Where did they think she went which would obviate such a search? Do they know something about where she went and now are covering up? If i called NH local police to report a stranded motorist at nightfall in 12 degree weather, they arrived and the motorist was gone, wouldn't they search?
what am i missing here??

Peabody
05-18-2005, 11:15 AM
i've been lurking on and off on maura threads almost since she disappeared and one set of questions keeps coming up to me: Why didn't the local police or state troopers put out a search for her simply as a person on foot and in distress in fatally cold weather? Where did they think she went which would obviate such a search? Do they know something about where she went and now are covering up? If i called NH local police to report a stranded motorist at nightfall in 12 degree weather, they arrived and the motorist was gone, wouldn't they search?
what am i missing here??
Your questions are well put and are the same questions that those who love Maura can just not get out of their mind.

Unfortunately, only the police can answer those questions and from the beginning there has been deception on their part with the family.

Some factual information that I do have:

The boyfriend's mother called the Haverhill Police immediately after she learned that Maura was missing - this was Tuesday evening 2/10/04. She spoke to the officer that responded to the accident. When she asked him why they were just now notifying the family, he told her (notice how this fits with not telling the brother that they knew Maura was driving the car) that the only thing he knew was that they had received a call about a car sliding off the road. That when he arrived at the scene, the car was locked and no one was there. That there was only one set of footprints leading from the car.....and "this is a sking and snowmobiling tourist area. People's cars quit or they have minor accidents all of the time and leave their cars. When I saw the car was registered to 'Fred Murray's name, age and address', I assumed he was traveling with a group and simply got into another car. When he didn't get in touch with us today (24 hours after the accident), then we called him (they actually called Fred Murray Jr).

He also told her that he was on the scene within 10 minutes; that he met only 5-6 cars as he was traveling to the scene; that "witnesses" also reported 5-6 cars traveling the other direction, and that the person who called in the accident (this was the bus driver) drove one way while he drove the other direction looking for the driver. When they did not see anyone along the road that is when he determined that the driver was traveling with a group and got into another car.

Later, when the family, the boyfriend and his parents arrived in Haverhill, they learned that there were "witnesses" as to Maura's presence and that the police knew who she was: Her UMass ID sticker was on the car, and the bus driver had reported a young woman of about 20 years as being alone and driving the car. The family has a copy of the Haverhill Police press release which was released Tuesday evening 2/10/05 regarding Maura's missing. It states "witnesses" reported seeing her. Todate the family has only learned of the bus driver........is there another witness? The family doesn't know. They do know that none of the neigbors except for the bus driver was spoken to by any NH LE until 7 days after she went missing, so the other "witnesses" were not neighbors.

My opinion is the police erred big time in not searching for Maura. The family has been unsuccessful in obtaining any Policies and Procedures for Haverhill Police Dept or NH SP.........yet I have called my local authorities and they have been willing to provide to me a copy of their POP (at my expense to cover the copying) The policies and procedures would define what action or lack of action the police are required to take in this situation: a missing accident victim from the scene of an accident at night in the cold, snowy weather; and an accident victim that according to their reports was possibly intoxicated.

Since the police were not honest with the brother or the boyfriend's mother that they knew Maura was the driver of the car, it is my opinion that they know they erred in not searching for her resulting in spin from their offices...............when Maura first went missing, the police insisted that she was suicidal and a runaway. Later they said she succumbed to the elements. They have never acknowledged even the possibility that something may have happened to her.

They continue to say that there is no evidence of foul play. From the beginning the family has said her absence is evidence of foul play.

What do you think:confused:

Peabody
05-18-2005, 11:15 AM
i've been lurking on and off on maura threads almost since she disappeared and one set of questions keeps coming up to me: Why didn't the local police or state troopers put out a search for her simply as a person on foot and in distress in fatally cold weather? Where did they think she went which would obviate such a search? Do they know something about where she went and now are covering up? If i called NH local police to report a stranded motorist at nightfall in 12 degree weather, they arrived and the motorist was gone, wouldn't they search?
what am i missing here??
Your questions are well put and are the same questions that those who love Maura can just not get out of their mind.

Unfortunately, only the police can answer those questions and from the beginning there has been deception on their part with the family.

Some factual information that I do have:

The boyfriend's mother called the Haverhill Police immediately after she learned that Maura was missing - this was Tuesday evening 2/10/04. She spoke to the officer that responded to the accident. When she asked him why they were just now notifying the family, he told her (notice how this fits with not telling the brother that they knew Maura was driving the car) that the only thing he knew was that they had received a call about a car sliding off the road. That when he arrived at the scene, the car was locked and no one was there. That there was only one set of footprints leading from the car.....and "this is a sking and snowmobiling tourist area. People's cars quit or they have minor accidents all of the time and leave their cars. When I saw the car was registered to 'Fred Murray's name, age and address', I assumed he was traveling with a group and simply got into another car. When he didn't get in touch with us today (24 hours after the accident), then we called him (they actually called Fred Murray Jr).

He also told her that he was on the scene within 10 minutes; that he met only 5-6 cars as he was traveling to the scene; that "witnesses" also reported 5-6 cars traveling the other direction, and that the person who called in the accident (this was the bus driver) drove one way while he drove the other direction looking for the driver. When they did not see anyone along the road that is when he determined that the driver was traveling with a group and got into another car.

Later, when the family, the boyfriend and his parents arrived in Haverhill, they learned that there were "witnesses" as to Maura's presence and that the police knew who she was: Her UMass ID sticker was on the car, and the bus driver had reported a young woman of about 20 years as being alone and driving the car. The family has a copy of the Haverhill Police press release which was released Tuesday evening 2/10/05 regarding Maura's missing. It states "witnesses" reported seeing her. Todate the family has only learned of the bus driver........is there another witness? The family doesn't know. They do know that none of the neigbors except for the bus driver was spoken to by any NH LE until 7 days after she went missing, so the other "witnesses" were not neighbors.

My opinion is the police erred big time in not searching for Maura. The family has been unsuccessful in obtaining any Policies and Procedures for Haverhill Police Dept or NH SP.........yet I have called my local authorities and they have been willing to provide to me a copy of their POP (at my expense to cover the copying) The policies and procedures would define what action or lack of action the police are required to take in this situation: a missing accident victim from the scene of an accident at night in the cold, snowy weather; and an accident victim that according to their reports was possibly intoxicated.

Since the police were not honest with the brother or the boyfriend's mother that they knew Maura was the driver of the car, it is my opinion that they know they erred in not searching for her resulting in spin from their offices...............when Maura first went missing, the police insisted that she was suicidal and a runaway. Later they said she succumbed to the elements. They have never acknowledged even the possibility that something may have happened to her.

They continue to say that there is no evidence of foul play. From the beginning the family has said her absence is evidence of foul play.

What do you think:confused:

Peabody
05-18-2005, 12:25 PM
:truce:

Oops - just noticed this is the missing information and support forum.

Will everyone please continue discussion of Maura's case at the missing/located discussion forum?

Peabody
05-18-2005, 12:25 PM
:truce:

Oops - just noticed this is the missing information and support forum.

Will everyone please continue discussion of Maura's case at the missing/located discussion forum?

murraydwyer
05-23-2005, 06:37 AM
Saturday would have been Maura's graduation day at UMass. On Maura's site there is a post that says that during the ceremony, each of the students wore a blue ribbon in memory of Maura.

Thinking of Maura.......
MD

murraydwyer
05-23-2005, 06:37 AM
Saturday would have been Maura's graduation day at UMass. On Maura's site there is a post that says that during the ceremony, each of the students wore a blue ribbon in memory of Maura.

Thinking of Maura.......
MD

Gabby
05-26-2005, 08:22 AM
Bumping for Maura and those who love and miss her.

Gabby
05-26-2005, 08:22 AM
Bumping for Maura and those who love and miss her.

Peabody
06-01-2005, 04:27 PM
Praying for Maura and all who love her.

www.spbowers.com/mauramissing.html (http://www.spbowers.com/mauramissing.html)

www.mauramurray.com (http://www.mauramurray.com)

Bring Maura home!

Peabody
06-01-2005, 04:27 PM
Praying for Maura and all who love her.

www.spbowers.com/mauramissing.html (http://www.spbowers.com/mauramissing.html)

www.mauramurray.com (http://www.mauramurray.com)

Bring Maura home!

CaliKid
06-04-2005, 03:59 AM
It makes you wonder if a member of the Haverhill LE had anything to do with Maura's disappearance.

CaliKid
06-04-2005, 03:59 AM
It makes you wonder if a member of the Haverhill LE had anything to do with Maura's disappearance.

Peabody
06-04-2005, 01:33 PM
It makes you wonder if a member of the Haverhill LE had anything to do with Maura's disappearance.Calikid,

The thought has crossed my mind as well. It certainly would not be the first time that LE would be involved in a crime. I am sure that all upstanding LE enforcement officers are appalled when this type of thing is mentioned, let alone when it happens.

Troop F, which is in charge of Maura's investigation has been involved in a cover-up of 2 murders connected to one of their own officers. There was a special investigation by the NH Attorney General as well as a Civil Law Suit - the investigation determined that the murders and cover-up were most likely true; however, legal action could not be taken because "the evidence had been destroyed"

You can read more about this at http://www.dowmurders.com/pages/CurrentDay/moz1.html (http://www.dowmurders.com/pages/CurrentDay/moz1.html)

I really thank you for your "support", and don't want either of us to ge in trouble for having a discussion on Maura's case.

Therefore, I would love to have you involved in "discussion" on Maura's other thread under the Missing Forum Discussion thread here at Websleuths http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19255

Prayers for Maura

www.mauramurray.com (http://www.mauramurray.com/)
www.spbowers.com/mauramissing.html (http://www.spbowers.com/mauramissing.html)

Peabody
06-04-2005, 01:33 PM
It makes you wonder if a member of the Haverhill LE had anything to do with Maura's disappearance.Calikid,

The thought has crossed my mind as well. It certainly would not be the first time that LE would be involved in a crime. I am sure that all upstanding LE enforcement officers are appalled when this type of thing is mentioned, let alone when it happens.

Troop F, which is in charge of Maura's investigation has been involved in a cover-up of 2 murders connected to one of their own officers. There was a special investigation by the NH Attorney General as well as a Civil Law Suit - the investigation determined that the murders and cover-up were most likely true; however, legal action could not be taken because "the evidence had been destroyed"

You can read more about this at http://www.dowmurders.com/pages/CurrentDay/moz1.html (http://www.dowmurders.com/pages/CurrentDay/moz1.html)

I really thank you for your "support", and don't want either of us to ge in trouble for having a discussion on Maura's case.

Therefore, I would love to have you involved in "discussion" on Maura's other thread under the Missing Forum Discussion thread here at Websleuths http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=19255

Prayers for Maura

www.mauramurray.com (http://www.mauramurray.com/)
www.spbowers.com/mauramissing.html (http://www.spbowers.com/mauramissing.html)

CaliKid
06-05-2005, 04:28 AM
Interesting reading, to say the least. Yes, I know it happens because I live near San Diego where in 1986 a young college student, Cara Knott, was murdered by CA highway patrolman Craig Peyer.

I am not accusing anybody since I don't know all that much about Maura's disappearance. It just seems weird that LE is dragging its feet in the investigation, and because of it, valuable evidence was lost and the case has gone beyond cold. Sadly, unless her body is discovered somewhere in the area, I don't think we will ever know what happened.

CaliKid
06-05-2005, 04:28 AM
Interesting reading, to say the least. Yes, I know it happens because I live near San Diego where in 1986 a young college student, Cara Knott, was murdered by CA highway patrolman Craig Peyer.

I am not accusing anybody since I don't know all that much about Maura's disappearance. It just seems weird that LE is dragging its feet in the investigation, and because of it, valuable evidence was lost and the case has gone beyond cold. Sadly, unless her body is discovered somewhere in the area, I don't think we will ever know what happened.

Peabody
06-09-2005, 12:22 AM
Tonight, Maura will have been missing exactly 16 months.

There is absoutely no evidence regarding her disappearance......of course the family is convinced that her absence/missing is *the evidence* that there has been foul play.

There is no doubt that someone somewhere knows something.

Those that love Maura will never stop searching for her.

I strongly urge each of you to post here on Maura's Websleuths Information and Support Thread, and to also post at www.mauramurray.com (http://www.mauramurray.com/) with your comments of prayers and support.

So many of you have been so kind and gracious. Maura's family is always encouraged by your continued prayers and words of support.


For photos and other links:
www.spbower.com/mauramissing.html (http://www.spbower.com/mauramissing.html)

Peabody
06-09-2005, 12:22 AM
Tonight, Maura will have been missing exactly 16 months.

There is absoutely no evidence regarding her disappearance......of course the family is convinced that her absence/missing is *the evidence* that there has been foul play.

There is no doubt that someone somewhere knows something.

Those that love Maura will never stop searching for her.

I strongly urge each of you to post here on Maura's Websleuths Information and Support Thread, and to also post at www.mauramurray.com (http://www.mauramurray.com/) with your comments of prayers and support.

So many of you have been so kind and gracious. Maura's family is always encouraged by your continued prayers and words of support.


For photos and other links:
www.spbower.com/mauramissing.html (http://www.spbower.com/mauramissing.html)

CaliKid
06-09-2005, 01:54 AM
I checked out her website. Maura is a beautiful young lady, so full of promise. I hope with all my heart that her potential doesn't go to waste and some day she'll come home.

CaliKid
06-09-2005, 01:54 AM
I checked out her website. Maura is a beautiful young lady, so full of promise. I hope with all my heart that her potential doesn't go to waste and some day she'll come home.

Gabby
06-09-2005, 05:47 AM
Praying for Maura and her family.... don't give up....someday she will be found.

Gabby
06-09-2005, 05:47 AM
Praying for Maura and her family.... don't give up....someday she will be found.

murraydwyer
06-09-2005, 06:45 AM
As I watch the news about the young woman who is missing in Aruba, it is with sadness and frustration. Having chaperoned high school trips, I can only imagine what the chaperones are feeling, and my heart goes out to her family. Today marks 16 months since Maura Murray has been missing....I can't help but think of her today and her family and wonder whether she would have been found had a larger, more timely search been done for her...

Thinking of Maura...still after 16 months.

murraydwyer
06-09-2005, 06:45 AM
As I watch the news about the young woman who is missing in Aruba, it is with sadness and frustration. Having chaperoned high school trips, I can only imagine what the chaperones are feeling, and my heart goes out to her family. Today marks 16 months since Maura Murray has been missing....I can't help but think of her today and her family and wonder whether she would have been found had a larger, more timely search been done for her...

Thinking of Maura...still after 16 months.

Peabody
06-15-2005, 11:47 AM
Bumping Maura's thread with prayers......


Bring Maura Home !

www.mauramurray.com (http://www.mauramurray.com)

www.spbowers.com\mauramissing.html (http://www.spbowers.commauramissing.html)

Peabody
06-15-2005, 11:47 AM
Bumping Maura's thread with prayers......


Bring Maura Home !

www.mauramurray.com (http://www.mauramurray.com)

www.spbowers.com\mauramissing.html (http://www.spbowers.commauramissing.html)

Peabody
06-15-2005, 12:57 PM
Fourth of July Holiday will bring many tourists to the White Mountain National Forest.........

If any of you are visiting in that vincinity or for those of you who live there, please consider putting up some posters for Maura.

Someone knows something about her missing - it could be your assistance that will find the lead that is so desperately needed.

If you would like to have posters mailed to you, please go to www.mauramurray.com (http://www.mauramurray.com/) and private message Helena Murray.

If you can print your own posters, use the 'landscape mode' at

Http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/HelenaMurray3/MAURAMURRAYMISSINGPOSTER61405.gif (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/HelenaMurray3/MAURAMURRAYMISSINGPOSTER61405.gif)
Thank you ~


Bring Maura Home !

www.mauramurray.com (http://www.mauramurray.com/)

www.spbowers.com\mauramissing.html (http://www.spbowers.com/mauramissing.html)

Peabody
06-15-2005, 12:57 PM
Fourth of July Holiday will bring many tourists to the White Mountain National Forest.........

If any of you are visiting in that vincinity or for those of you who live there, please consider putting up some posters for Maura.

Someone knows something about her missing - it could be your assistance that will find the lead that is so desperately needed.

If you would like to have posters mailed to you, please go to www.mauramurray.com (http://www.mauramurray.com/) and private message Helena Murray.

If you can print your own posters, use the 'landscape mode' at

Http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/HelenaMurray3/MAURAMURRAYMISSINGPOSTER61405.gif (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v675/HelenaMurray3/MAURAMURRAYMISSINGPOSTER61405.gif)
Thank you ~


Bring Maura Home !

www.mauramurray.com (http://www.mauramurray.com/)

www.spbowers.com\mauramissing.html (http://www.spbowers.com/mauramissing.html)

PrayersForMaura
06-15-2005, 01:22 PM
thank you for this post, peabody

PrayersForMaura
06-15-2005, 01:22 PM
thank you for this post, peabody

murraydwyer
06-19-2005, 11:37 AM
Just received the following info from Maura Murray's website:

Our website host just called to let me know that the reason the site went down yesterday is that a hacker tried to access the website...fortunately, it somehow shut itself down. They received an email from the server later informing them and telling them that they needed to upgrade something. They have taken the site down until the upgrade can be completed...hopefully sometime tomorrow.

murraydwyer
06-19-2005, 11:37 AM
Just received the following info from Maura Murray's website:

Our website host just called to let me know that the reason the site went down yesterday is that a hacker tried to access the website...fortunately, it somehow shut itself down. They received an email from the server later informing them and telling them that they needed to upgrade something. They have taken the site down until the upgrade can be completed...hopefully sometime tomorrow.

Peabody
06-19-2005, 09:59 PM
Just received the following info from Maura Murray's website:

Our website host just called to let me know that the reason the site went down yesterday is that a hacker tried to access the website...fortunately, it somehow shut itself down. They received an email from the server later informing them and telling them that they needed to upgrade something. They have taken the site down until the upgrade can be completed...hopefully sometime tomorrow.
If you attempt to login to Maura's website at www.mauramurray.com (http://www.mauramurray.com/) , you will receive the following message:



Account for domain mauramurray.com has been suspended


This suspension is only temporary. A hacker attempted to access the site. The site is arranged so that any such attempt shuts down the site. Hopefully, the site will be up and running on Monday, June 20.

Peabody
06-19-2005, 09:59 PM
Just received the following info from Maura Murray's website:

Our website host just called to let me know that the reason the site went down yesterday is that a hacker tried to access the website...fortunately, it somehow shut itself down. They received an email from the server later informing them and telling them that they needed to upgrade something. They have taken the site down until the upgrade can be completed...hopefully sometime tomorrow.
If you attempt to login to Maura's website at www.mauramurray.com (http://www.mauramurray.com/) , you will receive the following message:



Account for domain mauramurray.com has been suspended


This suspension is only temporary. A hacker attempted to access the site. The site is arranged so that any such attempt shuts down the site. Hopefully, the site will be up and running on Monday, June 20.

Peabody
06-23-2005, 05:55 PM
Just received the following info from Maura Murray's website:

Our website host just called to let me know that the reason the site went down yesterday is that a hacker tried to access the website...fortunately, it somehow shut itself down. They received an email from the server later informing them and telling them that they needed to upgrade something. They have taken the site down until the upgrade can be completed...hopefully sometime tomorrow.
Maura's website www.MauraMurray.com (http://www.mauramurray.com/) is back up and running

Peabody
06-23-2005, 05:55 PM
Just received the following info from Maura Murray's website:

Our website host just called to let me know that the reason the site went down yesterday is that a hacker tried to access the website...fortunately, it somehow shut itself down. They received an email from the server later informing them and telling them that they needed to upgrade something. They have taken the site down until the upgrade can be completed...hopefully sometime tomorrow.
Maura's website www.MauraMurray.com (http://www.mauramurray.com/) is back up and running

Peabody
07-04-2005, 08:48 AM
The Rausch Family has asked that I remind each of you to especially remember Maura and all of the missing today.

Maura celebrated Fouth of July with thei Rausch family from the time that she and Bill started dating..........They miss her every day, but family gatherings are always especially difficult because they are vivid reminders that ONE is missing.

With prayers that God will confort those who love Maura and will provide answers very soon.



Bring Maura Home
www.mauramurray.com (http://www.mauramurray.com)
www.spbowers.com\mauramissing.html (http://www.spbowers.commauramissing.html)

Peabody
07-04-2005, 08:48 AM
The Rausch Family has asked that I remind each of you to especially remember Maura and all of the missing today.

Maura celebrated Fouth of July with thei Rausch family from the time that she and Bill started dating..........They miss her every day, but family gatherings are always especially difficult because they are vivid reminders that ONE is missing.

With prayers that God will confort those who love Maura and will provide answers very soon.



Bring Maura Home
www.mauramurray.com (http://www.mauramurray.com)
www.spbowers.com\mauramissing.html (http://www.spbowers.commauramissing.html)

Gabby
07-04-2005, 08:55 AM
The Rausch Family has asked that I remind each of you to especially remember Maura and all of the missing today.

Maura celebrated Fouth of July with thei Rausch family from the time that she and Bill started dating..........They miss her every day, but family gatherings are always especially difficult because they are vivid reminders that ONE is missing.

With prayers that God will confort those who love Maura and will provide answers very soon.






Bring Maura Home
www.mauramurray.com (http://www.mauramurray.com)
www.spbowers.com\mauramissing.html (http://www.spbowers.commauramissing.html)


God Bless the Murray/Rausch family today

Gabby
07-04-2005, 08:55 AM
The Rausch Family has asked that I remind each of you to especially remember Maura and all of the missing today.

Maura celebrated Fouth of July with thei Rausch family from the time that she and Bill started dating..........They miss her every day, but family gatherings are always especially difficult because they are vivid reminders that ONE is missing.

With prayers that God will confort those who love Maura and will provide answers very soon.






Bring Maura Home
www.mauramurray.com (http://www.mauramurray.com)
www.spbowers.com\mauramissing.html (http://www.spbowers.commauramissing.html)


God Bless the Murray/Rausch family today

murraydwyer
07-08-2005, 10:42 PM
Almost 17 months and still no answers...........

murraydwyer
07-08-2005, 10:42 PM
Almost 17 months and still no answers...........

Peabody
07-09-2005, 11:12 PM
Almost 17 months and still no answers...........
Tonight WAS 17 months WITH NO ANSWERS...........


Prayers for Maura and those who love her.



Bring Maura Home!
www.mauramurray.com (http://www.mauramurray.com)
www.spbowers.com\mauramissing.html (http://www.spbowers.commauramissing.html)

Peabody
07-09-2005, 11:12 PM
Almost 17 months and still no answers...........
Tonight WAS 17 months WITH NO ANSWERS...........


Prayers for Maura and those who love her.



Bring Maura Home!
www.mauramurray.com (http://www.mauramurray.com)
www.spbowers.com\mauramissing.html (http://www.spbowers.commauramissing.html)

gatetrekker44
07-10-2005, 11:59 PM
To the Murray and Rausch families-while it appears you are no closer to the answers you so desperately need and deserve, please know that there are folks you have never met who pray for you and are willing to do what they can to assist you. Whether it is emailing LE and politicians, writing news outlets asking for coverage, or just posting to let you know you and Maura are NOT forgotten, I and others are willing to "go the xtra mile" to aid you in any way we can. Just let us know what you need...
And does anyone know if any further searches are planned by anyone?


Bring Maura home!

gatetrekker44
07-10-2005, 11:59 PM
To the Murray and Rausch families-while it appears you are no closer to the answers you so desperately need and deserve, please know that there are folks you have never met who pray for you and are willing to do what they can to assist you. Whether it is emailing LE and politicians, writing news outlets asking for coverage, or just posting to let you know you and Maura are NOT forgotten, I and others are willing to "go the xtra mile" to aid you in any way we can. Just let us know what you need...
And does anyone know if any further searches are planned by anyone?


Bring Maura home!

murraydwyer
07-17-2005, 06:49 PM
Thinking about Maura............

murraydwyer
07-17-2005, 06:49 PM
Thinking about Maura............

Gabby
07-21-2005, 07:25 PM
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Bumping for Maura and those that love and miss her.

Gabby
07-21-2005, 07:25 PM
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Bumping for Maura and those that love and miss her.

Peabody
07-22-2005, 06:16 PM
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Bumping for Maura and those that love and miss her.
Thanks G**** for keeping Maura's thread current.

Also, for very interesting reading regarding Maura's case, check out this online article by Steve Huff of the Dark Side

http://www.planethuff.com/darkside/archives/cat_true_crime_disappearances.html#000889



Bring Maura Home!
www.mauramurray.com (http://www.mauramurray.com)
www.spbowers.com\mauramissing.html (http://www.spbowers.commauramissing.html)

Peabody
07-22-2005, 06:16 PM
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Bumping for Maura and those that love and miss her.
Thanks G**** for keeping Maura's thread current.

Also, for very interesting reading regarding Maura's case, check out this online article by Steve Huff of the Dark Side

http://www.planethuff.com/darkside/archives/cat_true_crime_disappearances.html#000889



Bring Maura Home!
www.mauramurray.com (http://www.mauramurray.com)
www.spbowers.com\mauramissing.html (http://www.spbowers.commauramissing.html)

Marisa714
07-22-2005, 09:04 PM
Thanks G**** for keeping Maura's thread current.

Also, for very interesting reading regarding Maura's case, check out this online article by Steve Huff of the Dark Side

http://www.planethuff.com/darkside/archives/cat_true_crime_disappearances.html#000889



Bring Maura Home!
www.mauramurray.com (http://www.mauramurray.com)
www.spbowers.com\mauramissing.html (http://www.spbowers.commauramissing.html)

Hey Peabody,
I read the article you linked. Wow, reading that reiterates that the police aren't doing enough, not being open minded enough, like they made their decision early on and that is what they are sticking to type thing, IMO. I wonder if LE ever interviewed Jane Boroski? I liked how the guy who wrote the article seemed to touch on various theories, not convinced he knows exactly what it is. I really wish LE would hand the case over to FBI...I don't see any reason for them not to, besides pride....grrrr!!! I only believe this based on what I have read, they could be doing a lot more but I don't think so at this point.

Marisa714
07-22-2005, 09:04 PM
Thanks G**** for keeping Maura's thread current.

Also, for very interesting reading regarding Maura's case, check out this online article by Steve Huff of the Dark Side

http://www.planethuff.com/darkside/archives/cat_true_crime_disappearances.html#000889



Bring Maura Home!
www.mauramurray.com (http://www.mauramurray.com)
www.spbowers.com\mauramissing.html (http://www.spbowers.commauramissing.html)

Hey Peabody,
I read the article you linked. Wow, reading that reiterates that the police aren't doing enough, not being open minded enough, like they made their decision early on and that is what they are sticking to type thing, IMO. I wonder if LE ever interviewed Jane Boroski? I liked how the guy who wrote the article seemed to touch on various theories, not convinced he knows exactly what it is. I really wish LE would hand the case over to FBI...I don't see any reason for them not to, besides pride....grrrr!!! I only believe this based on what I have read, they could be doing a lot more but I don't think so at this point.

smile22
07-22-2005, 09:14 PM
hi all im not following her case but decided to check out the website.. i notice in the article sections that they said something about her dad contacted a well known psychic who said that maura meet with foul play does anythng know if anything came out of this stuff?

smile22
07-22-2005, 09:14 PM
hi all im not following her case but decided to check out the website.. i notice in the article sections that they said something about her dad contacted a well known psychic who said that maura meet with foul play does anythng know if anything came out of this stuff?

Marisa714
07-22-2005, 09:30 PM
hi all im not following her case but decided to check out the website.. i notice in the article sections that they said something about her dad contacted a well known psychic who said that maura meet with foul play does anythng know if anything came out of this stuff?

I can't remember if this correct, but I think the psychic said something about a construction site and maybe another woman near by Maura. I believe the information turned out to be very vague and nothing did come of it. I will go try to find it! Thanks for posting, OK I'll brb...

Marisa714
07-22-2005, 09:30 PM
hi all im not following her case but decided to check out the website.. i notice in the article sections that they said something about her dad contacted a well known psychic who said that maura meet with foul play does anythng know if anything came out of this stuff?

I can't remember if this correct, but I think the psychic said something about a construction site and maybe another woman near by Maura. I believe the information turned out to be very vague and nothing did come of it. I will go try to find it! Thanks for posting, OK I'll brb...

Marisa714
07-22-2005, 11:32 PM
I can't remember if this correct, but I think the psychic said something about a construction site and maybe another woman near by Maura. I believe the information turned out to be very vague and nothing did come of it. I will go try to find it! Thanks for posting, OK I'll brb...

Hello,
Sorry, I'm having a hard time finding anything, I'm reading cybersleuths right now, they have some psychic info on there too, I can't post from another forum though, can I? Here is a link to an article regarding the psychic though:http://www.caledonianrecord.com/pages/top_news/story/85d290a6c

Marisa714
07-22-2005, 11:32 PM
I can't remember if this correct, but I think the psychic said something about a construction site and maybe another woman near by Maura. I believe the information turned out to be very vague and nothing did come of it. I will go try to find it! Thanks for posting, OK I'll brb...

Hello,
Sorry, I'm having a hard time finding anything, I'm reading cybersleuths right now, they have some psychic info on there too, I can't post from another forum though, can I? Here is a link to an article regarding the psychic though:http://www.caledonianrecord.com/pages/top_news/story/85d290a6c

Peabody
07-24-2005, 11:18 AM
Thanks G**** for keeping Maura's thread current.

Also, for very interesting reading regarding Maura's case, check out this online article by Steve Huff of the Dark Side

http://www.planethuff.com/darkside/archives/cat_true_crime_disappearances.html#000889



Bring Maura Home!
www.mauramurray.com (http://www.mauramurray.com/)
www.spbowers.com\mauramissing.html (http://www.spbowers.commauramissing.html)
I am asking everyone to please send Steve Huff an email thanking him for the recent blog for Maura. It is such a struggle for the family to get any media attention for the case.

So, please express your appreciation to Steve at his email address steve.huff@gmail.com (steve.huff@gmail.com)

You can also comment on the blog at http://b4.boards2go.com/boards/board.cgi?&user=DarksideSteve

Thanks to you all!


Bring Maura Home!
www.mauramurray.com (http://www.mauramurray.com)
www.spbowers.com\mauramissing.html (http://www.spbowers.commauramissing.html)

Peabody
07-24-2005, 11:18 AM
Thanks G**** for keeping Maura's thread current.

Also, for very interesting reading regarding Maura's case, check out this online article by Steve Huff of the Dark Side

http://www.planethuff.com/darkside/archives/cat_true_crime_disappearances.html#000889



Bring Maura Home!
www.mauramurray.com (http://www.mauramurray.com/)
www.spbowers.com\mauramissing.html (http://www.spbowers.commauramissing.html)
I am asking everyone to please send Steve Huff an email thanking him for the recent blog for Maura. It is such a struggle for the family to get any media attention for the case.

So, please express your appreciation to Steve at his email address steve.huff@gmail.com (steve.huff@gmail.com)

You can also comment on the blog at http://b4.boards2go.com/boards/board.cgi?&user=DarksideSteve

Thanks to you all!


Bring Maura Home!
www.mauramurray.com (http://www.mauramurray.com)
www.spbowers.com\mauramissing.html (http://www.spbowers.commauramissing.html)

Peabody
08-09-2005, 08:03 AM
Sharon, the mother of Maura's boyfriend, has asked me to post this message:


Maura has been missing 18 months today.


Those of us who met late that afternoon of Wednesday, February 11, 2004 in the conference room of the Haverhill Police Station know no more today than we knew then of why Maura is missing.


Billy has often said, "I fear the worst and hope for the best."

All of us still fear the worst and hope for the best: While we fear that Maura has been taken from us in this life we hope that we are wrong.


Therefore, Dear Maura,
If you can read this, then please know that we love you and that we will never stop searching for you........and God willing, we will bring you home. If you are able, please let us know that you are safe.


With all my love and prayers,
Sharon

"Our help is from the Lord, who created heaven and earth." Psalm 24:8

Peabody
08-09-2005, 08:03 AM
Sharon, the mother of Maura's boyfriend, has asked me to post this message:


Maura has been missing 18 months today.


Those of us who met late that afternoon of Wednesday, February 11, 2004 in the conference room of the Haverhill Police Station know no more today than we knew then of why Maura is missing.


Billy has often said, "I fear the worst and hope for the best."

All of us still fear the worst and hope for the best: While we fear that Maura has been taken from us in this life we hope that we are wrong.


Therefore, Dear Maura,
If you can read this, then please know that we love you and that we will never stop searching for you........and God willing, we will bring you home. If you are able, please let us know that you are safe.


With all my love and prayers,
Sharon

"Our help is from the Lord, who created heaven and earth." Psalm 24:8

Gabby
08-09-2005, 08:48 AM
hugs, and prayers go out to Maura, her family and her friends.... May God watch over each of you.

Gabby
08-09-2005, 08:48 AM
hugs, and prayers go out to Maura, her family and her friends.... May God watch over each of you.

Gabby
08-09-2005, 08:49 AM
Maura you are missed and loved... Prayers for you...your family....and your friends who refuse to stop searching..

CaliKid
08-09-2005, 05:14 PM
What a tragedy for the Murray family. I keep praying that Maura just decided to check out of her life for awhile and will come to her senses and contact them. Sadly, I think I'm being overly optimistic. Prayers for Maura and her loved ones.

CaliKid
08-09-2005, 05:14 PM
What a tragedy for the Murray family. I keep praying that Maura just decided to check out of her life for awhile and will come to her senses and contact them. Sadly, I think I'm being overly optimistic. Prayers for Maura and her loved ones.

PrayersForMaura
08-09-2005, 07:05 PM
We'll never stop thinking of you or praying for your safe return, Maura.
:(

Prayers for Maura

PrayersForMaura
08-09-2005, 07:05 PM
We'll never stop thinking of you or praying for your safe return, Maura.
:(

Prayers for Maura

gatetrekker44
08-09-2005, 10:07 PM
that with all of us who do what we can to try & assist the Murray family that Maura will be found. While it may not be today, or tomorrow, in my heart I believe it wil come to pass. Stay strong, Murray and Rausch families-strong for each other, strong for Maura, and strong for others you have never met but who draw hope from seeing your indominable spirits! You are in my prayers, and, God willing, will have your answer(hopefully sooner than later!).


Bring Maura home!

gatetrekker44
08-09-2005, 10:07 PM
that with all of us who do what we can to try & assist the Murray family that Maura will be found. While it may not be today, or tomorrow, in my heart I believe it wil come to pass. Stay strong, Murray and Rausch families-strong for each other, strong for Maura, and strong for others you have never met but who draw hope from seeing your indominable spirits! You are in my prayers, and, God willing, will have your answer(hopefully sooner than later!).


Bring Maura home!

Gabby
08-13-2005, 07:49 AM
bumping for those who love and miss Maura

Peabody
08-18-2005, 02:52 AM
Thank you G**** for carrying the torch for Maura :clap:

She has been missing for 18 months. Absolutely no leads :mad:


Bring Maura Home!
Website with Photos and Links: www.spbowers.com\mauramissing.html (http://www.spbowers.commauramissing.html)
Website with Interactive Forum: www.MauraMurray.com (http://www.MauraMurray.com)

Gabby
08-23-2005, 08:45 AM
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Bumping for Maura and those who continue to search for her...

Gabby
08-23-2005, 08:45 AM
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Bumping for Maura and those who continue to search for her...

Gabby
08-23-2005, 08:46 AM
Bumping for Maura

Bobbisangel
08-24-2005, 01:39 AM
I remember the day this beautiful girl went missing. I've tried to follow the case. Hard to believe that there has been no sign of her anywhere.

I just read the letter her dad wrote to the gov of their state. I can't believe the LE. They could have found Maura if they had only looked. Just makes me sick. I also don't understand why Maura didn't go with the neighbor man...I believe he was a school bus driver....and call someone to come and get her.
I suppose she was being careful about getting into a vehicle with a strange man. Bless her heart. If only she had known that he was safe and really did live just up the road a little ways.

I can't even imagine the pain and frustration that Maura's family must feel. She could have been found and saved if the cops had just done their jobs.
I swear, I have heard about more imcompatent cops since I started reading the missing boards. I just don't understand it. Those cops in Maura's case would only have had to drive down the road and look for her. They wouldn't even have had to exert themselves. What a shame.

I doubt that she is alive after all of this time but I really wish that she would be found...for the sake of her parents. A horribly sad case.

Bobbisangel
08-24-2005, 01:39 AM
I remember the day this beautiful girl went missing. I've tried to follow the case. Hard to believe that there has been no sign of her anywhere.

I just read the letter her dad wrote to the gov of their state. I can't believe the LE. They could have found Maura if they had only looked. Just makes me sick. I also don't understand why Maura didn't go with the neighbor man...I believe he was a school bus driver....and call someone to come and get her.
I suppose she was being careful about getting into a vehicle with a strange man. Bless her heart. If only she had known that he was safe and really did live just up the road a little ways.

I can't even imagine the pain and frustration that Maura's family must feel. She could have been found and saved if the cops had just done their jobs.
I swear, I have heard about more imcompatent cops since I started reading the missing boards. I just don't understand it. Those cops in Maura's case would only have had to drive down the road and look for her. They wouldn't even have had to exert themselves. What a shame.

I doubt that she is alive after all of this time but I really wish that she would be found...for the sake of her parents. A horribly sad case.

emma l
08-24-2005, 06:55 AM
Not only did Maura not get in the car with the bus driver but she asked him not to call the police. I often wondered what was going through her head- she was obviously very distressed. I hope they find her. We are pretty much the same age, its just so sad.

emma l
08-24-2005, 06:55 AM
Not only did Maura not get in the car with the bus driver but she asked him not to call the police. I often wondered what was going through her head- she was obviously very distressed. I hope they find her. We are pretty much the same age, its just so sad.

Gozgals
08-24-2005, 07:59 AM
I remember the day this beautiful girl went missing. I've tried to follow the case. Hard to believe that there has been no sign of her anywhere.


I can't even imagine the pain and frustration that Maura's family must feel. She could have been found and saved if the cops had just done their jobs.
I swear, I have heard about more imcompatent cops since I started reading the missing boards. I just don't understand it. Those cops in Maura's case would only have had to drive down the road and look for her. They wouldn't even have had to exert themselves. What a shame.
I have followed Maura's case since I heard about it on the news. I am hoping she is alive and found. I just started reading the thread here on WS. I would just like to extend my thoughts and prayers to Maura's family.

Blessings to you and hoping the suffering will not go on much longer. Thank you Steve Huff for your articles, and the support of those on WS's.
Maura, your a beautiful girl-- Please find your way home.

Ggals

Gozgals
08-24-2005, 07:59 AM
I remember the day this beautiful girl went missing. I've tried to follow the case. Hard to believe that there has been no sign of her anywhere.


I can't even imagine the pain and frustration that Maura's family must feel. She could have been found and saved if the cops had just done their jobs.
I swear, I have heard about more imcompatent cops since I started reading the missing boards. I just don't understand it. Those cops in Maura's case would only have had to drive down the road and look for her. They wouldn't even have had to exert themselves. What a shame.
I have followed Maura's case since I heard about it on the news. I am hoping she is alive and found. I just started reading the thread here on WS. I would just like to extend my thoughts and prayers to Maura's family.

Blessings to you and hoping the suffering will not go on much longer. Thank you Steve Huff for your articles, and the support of those on WS's.
Maura, your a beautiful girl-- Please find your way home.

Ggals

Marisa714
08-24-2005, 08:42 AM
Has there been any news or anything new in Maura's case at all? I hope LE is still looking for her!

Marisa714
08-24-2005, 08:42 AM
Has there been any news or anything new in Maura's case at all? I hope LE is still looking for her!

SpongeBathHotPants
08-24-2005, 06:26 PM
I am the world’s biggest skeptic when it comes to psychics but I do occasionally have very vivid dreams that tend to come true. For instance I had a dream on a Tuesday night and woke my husband up and told him to hurry up and get the tickets before Luther Vandross died. I never really listen to his music so my husband just sort of wrote it off until he died the following Thursday. Anyway, point is, I had a dream and I didn’t know who the person was until I went to Maura’s website then I almost fell over. In my dream there is a man who hunts women like a sport, he hangs out at rest stops and gas stations along highways, looking for women traveling alone. In my dream the woman who looks like Maura stopped at a rest stop but did not get out of her car, pulled over and was looking at something with the over head light on then kept driving. He followed her and as she went around a turn he got right on her bumper and turned on his brights to blind her. She slid around a curve and into a tree and the man drove past because he saw lights coming the other way. The girl was dazed, slightly in shock and the man that asked her if she was ok wasn’t really paying attention to what was around him, he wanted to get home for some reason and figured that he would just call the cops when he got there. She said that she was fine but if he had paid attention he would have seen how dazed she was. She got out of her car and started walking the direction that she had been driving because she was sure that there was a ranger station a few miles up. The man that cause the accident came back the other way and stopped, asking her is she needed help. At this point the shock is getting more intense and she is really confused as to where she is and what happened and all that she knows is that she is cold and her head hurts and she wants to go home so the “nice” man helps her into the car and then I woke up. It was so real that I could feel what she was feeling, the cold, and the confusion. The police actually passed the car that she was in as they were headed to the crash site. Take this as nothing or whatever you want, it was probably just a dream. But it has bothered me ever since.

SpongeBathHotPants
08-24-2005, 06:26 PM
I am the world’s biggest skeptic when it comes to psychics but I do occasionally have very vivid dreams that tend to come true. For instance I had a dream on a Tuesday night and woke my husband up and told him to hurry up and get the tickets before Luther Vandross died. I never really listen to his music so my husband just sort of wrote it off until he died the following Thursday. Anyway, point is, I had a dream and I didn’t know who the person was until I went to Maura’s website then I almost fell over. In my dream there is a man who hunts women like a sport, he hangs out at rest stops and gas stations along highways, looking for women traveling alone. In my dream the woman who looks like Maura stopped at a rest stop but did not get out of her car, pulled over and was looking at something with the over head light on then kept driving. He followed her and as she went around a turn he got right on her bumper and turned on his brights to blind her. She slid around a curve and into a tree and the man drove past because he saw lights coming the other way. The girl was dazed, slightly in shock and the man that asked her if she was ok wasn’t really paying attention to what was around him, he wanted to get home for some reason and figured that he would just call the cops when he got there. She said that she was fine but if he had paid attention he would have seen how dazed she was. She got out of her car and started walking the direction that she had been driving because she was sure that there was a ranger station a few miles up. The man that cause the accident came back the other way and stopped, asking her is she needed help. At this point the shock is getting more intense and she is really confused as to where she is and what happened and all that she knows is that she is cold and her head hurts and she wants to go home so the “nice” man helps her into the car and then I woke up. It was so real that I could feel what she was feeling, the cold, and the confusion. The police actually passed the car that she was in as they were headed to the crash site. Take this as nothing or whatever you want, it was probably just a dream. But it has bothered me ever since.

Bobbisangel
08-24-2005, 09:04 PM
I am the world’s biggest skeptic when it comes to psychics but I do occasionally have very vivid dreams that tend to come true. For instance I had a dream on a Tuesday night and woke my husband up and told him to hurry up and get the tickets before Luther Vandross died. I never really listen to his music so my husband just sort of wrote it off until he died the following Thursday. Anyway, point is, I had a dream and I didn’t know who the person was until I went to Maura’s website then I almost fell over. In my dream there is a man who hunts women like a sport, he hangs out at rest stops and gas stations along highways, looking for women traveling alone. In my dream the woman who looks like Maura stopped at a rest stop but did not get out of her car, pulled over and was looking at something with the over head light on then kept driving. He followed her and as she went around a turn he got right on her bumper and turned on his brights to blind her. She slid around a curve and into a tree and the man drove past because he saw lights coming the other way. The girl was dazed, slightly in shock and the man that asked her if she was ok wasn’t really paying attention to what was around him, he wanted to get home for some reason and figured that he would just call the cops when he got there. She said that she was fine but if he had paid attention he would have seen how dazed she was. She got out of her car and started walking the direction that she had been driving because she was sure that there was a ranger station a few miles up. The man that cause the accident came back the other way and stopped, asking her is she needed help. At this point the shock is getting more intense and she is really confused as to where she is and what happened and all that she knows is that she is cold and her head hurts and she wants to go home so the “nice” man helps her into the car and then I woke up. It was so real that I could feel what she was feeling, the cold, and the confusion. The police actually passed the car that she was in as they were headed to the crash site. Take this as nothing or whatever you want, it was probably just a dream. But it has bothered me ever since.


I usually just blow dreams and visions off because when I read about them I get a really uncomfortable feeling inside. I don't feel that way about your dream for some reason. I think this could have happened exactly like your dream. I wish your dream had continued with more information. Can you remember what the stalker looked like in your dream? LE would have nothing to lose if you could help them draw the person that was in your dream. I wonder if there have been other young women disappear like Maura in that area or state? If the killer is a stalker Maura wouldn't be his first victim.

Did LE think that Maura's car had hit a tree and was there a rest stop between Maura's starting point and where she left her car?

Bobbisangel
08-24-2005, 09:04 PM
I am the world’s biggest skeptic when it comes to psychics but I do occasionally have very vivid dreams that tend to come true. For instance I had a dream on a Tuesday night and woke my husband up and told him to hurry up and get the tickets before Luther Vandross died. I never really listen to his music so my husband just sort of wrote it off until he died the following Thursday. Anyway, point is, I had a dream and I didn’t know who the person was until I went to Maura’s website then I almost fell over. In my dream there is a man who hunts women like a sport, he hangs out at rest stops and gas stations along highways, looking for women traveling alone. In my dream the woman who looks like Maura stopped at a rest stop but did not get out of her car, pulled over and was looking at something with the over head light on then kept driving. He followed her and as she went around a turn he got right on her bumper and turned on his brights to blind her. She slid around a curve and into a tree and the man drove past because he saw lights coming the other way. The girl was dazed, slightly in shock and the man that asked her if she was ok wasn’t really paying attention to what was around him, he wanted to get home for some reason and figured that he would just call the cops when he got there. She said that she was fine but if he had paid attention he would have seen how dazed she was. She got out of her car and started walking the direction that she had been driving because she was sure that there was a ranger station a few miles up. The man that cause the accident came back the other way and stopped, asking her is she needed help. At this point the shock is getting more intense and she is really confused as to where she is and what happened and all that she knows is that she is cold and her head hurts and she wants to go home so the “nice” man helps her into the car and then I woke up. It was so real that I could feel what she was feeling, the cold, and the confusion. The police actually passed the car that she was in as they were headed to the crash site. Take this as nothing or whatever you want, it was probably just a dream. But it has bothered me ever since.


I usually just blow dreams and visions off because when I read about them I get a really uncomfortable feeling inside. I don't feel that way about your dream for some reason. I think this could have happened exactly like your dream. I wish your dream had continued with more information. Can you remember what the stalker looked like in your dream? LE would have nothing to lose if you could help them draw the person that was in your dream. I wonder if there have been other young women disappear like Maura in that area or state? If the killer is a stalker Maura wouldn't be his first victim.

Did LE think that Maura's car had hit a tree and was there a rest stop between Maura's starting point and where she left her car?

Peabody
08-24-2005, 09:41 PM
<snip>

I wonder if there have been other young women disappear like Maura in that area or state? If the killer is a stalker Maura wouldn't be his first victim.

<snip>

Brianna Maitland, a 19 year old went missing just about a month after Maura vanished. She went missing in VT, but the drive time between the two locations is about an hour.

Also, on Websleuths, in the Missing/Located Forum Discussion (http://websleuths.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=60) under the thread Missing young women in NH (http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21997) ( http://websleuths.com/forums/images/misc/multipage.gif 1 (http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21997&page=1) 2 (http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21997&page=2) 3 (http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21997&page=3) 4 (http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21997&page=4) ) this link http://community-2.webtv.net/SilkyBoxerz/MissingPersons/ to a NH and VT area map is posted which shows the following:

16 Missing Persons

54 Unsolved Murders

I wish there was a way I could light a fire under LE in the area........just recently LE turned away Equusearch in the Brianna Maitland case because they said they had new leads. http://www.thechamplainchannel.com/news/4831162/detail.html


LE has not worked with either the Murray or Maitland families in either state.

How sad :(

How outrageous :furious:

Peabody
08-24-2005, 09:41 PM
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I wonder if there have been other young women disappear like Maura in that area or state? If the killer is a stalker Maura wouldn't be his first victim.

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Brianna Maitland, a 19 year old went missing just about a month after Maura vanished. She went missing in VT, but the drive time between the two locations is about an hour.

Also, on Websleuths, in the Missing/Located Forum Discussion (http://websleuths.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=60) under the thread Missing young women in NH (http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21997) ( http://websleuths.com/forums/images/misc/multipage.gif 1 (http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21997&page=1) 2 (http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21997&page=2) 3 (http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21997&page=3) 4 (http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21997&page=4) ) this link http://community-2.webtv.net/SilkyBoxerz/MissingPersons/ to a NH and VT area map is posted which shows the following:

16 Missing Persons

54 Unsolved Murders

I wish there was a way I could light a fire under LE in the area........just recently LE turned away Equusearch in the Brianna Maitland case because they said they had new leads. http://www.thechamplainchannel.com/news/4831162/detail.html


LE has not worked with either the Murray or Maitland families in either state.

How sad :(

How outrageous :furious:

SpongeBathHotPants
08-25-2005, 12:43 AM
I remember the man feeling comfortable, like he had done this a million times. When I heard about Brianna Maitland my first thought was "oh crap, he got her too." I can see him still. Feel him like I know him (even though I don't). I can still feel every emotion and sensation. It is really cold and his heater doesn't work very well. His car is messy and it is an older model car, brown like a 1980's 4 door. He is younger, mid 30s maybe, I don't know, I am afraid to say anymore because I still don't know if any of this is real or not. And if it isn't then I don't want to upset anyone. My gut tells me how the whole thing ended but I don't want to say because of the reason I stated above. The one thing I know for sure is that she was not drunk when she was driving. She wasn't running away for good. She just needed a break and had every intention of coming back. She took her books so that she could study in peace.

SpongeBathHotPants
08-25-2005, 12:43 AM
I remember the man feeling comfortable, like he had done this a million times. When I heard about Brianna Maitland my first thought was "oh crap, he got her too." I can see him still. Feel him like I know him (even though I don't). I can still feel every emotion and sensation. It is really cold and his heater doesn't work very well. His car is messy and it is an older model car, brown like a 1980's 4 door. He is younger, mid 30s maybe, I don't know, I am afraid to say anymore because I still don't know if any of this is real or not. And if it isn't then I don't want to upset anyone. My gut tells me how the whole thing ended but I don't want to say because of the reason I stated above. The one thing I know for sure is that she was not drunk when she was driving. She wasn't running away for good. She just needed a break and had every intention of coming back. She took her books so that she could study in peace.

Marisa714
08-25-2005, 09:09 AM
I usually don't believe the psychic posts either, but like another poster said, it seems possible that this is what happened to Maura! Yikes it's kind of creepy to think about.

Marisa714
08-25-2005, 09:09 AM
I usually don't believe the psychic posts either, but like another poster said, it seems possible that this is what happened to Maura! Yikes it's kind of creepy to think about.

Bobbisangel
08-25-2005, 10:02 PM
Brianna Maitland, a 19 year old went missing just about a month after Maura vanished. She went missing in VT, but the drive time between the two locations is about an hour.

Also, on Websleuths, in the Missing/Located Forum Discussion (http://websleuths.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=60) under the thread Missing young women in NH (http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21997) ( http://websleuths.com/forums/images/misc/multipage.gif 1 (http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21997&page=1) 2 (http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21997&page=2) 3 (http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21997&page=3) 4 (http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21997&page=4) ) this link http://community-2.webtv.net/SilkyBoxerz/MissingPersons/ to a NH and VT area map is posted which shows the following:

16 Missing Persons

54 Unsolved Murders

I wish there was a way I could light a fire under LE in the area........just recently LE turned away Equusearch in the Brianna Maitland case because they said they had new leads. http://www.thechamplainchannel.com/news/4831162/detail.html


LE has not worked with either the Murray or Maitland families in either state.

How sad :(

How outrageous :furious:


An hours time between where the two girls lived isn't much time at all if you are a stalker who drives around looking for someone to grab. Probably a person who likes to drive and likes to catch young girls out where no one is around where they are especially vulnerable.

You would think that LE would grab onto any help that they can get. But to turn down help!!!!! You know, some LE are really on the ball and they jump right in there and don't stop. It seems that the majority aren't like that though. Unless there is a trail of blood leading to a body they don't suspect foul play. That is just ignorant when the person has left all of their belongings behind and they have never just taken off before...have loving parents that they are close to and communicate with often. Jennifer W. was an exception to the rule and her stunt has probably made it even worse for missing young people.

If I had had detectives who just blew me off I think I would have torn the PD apart just out of frustration. That has to be such a helpless feeling. I honestly don't know how these parents maintain. The letter that Maura's dad wrote to the gov just broke my heart. Did he ever get any response? I think some LE want everyone else to do all of the work in an investigation but we don't have the resources that they do for pity sake. If we did, we sure as heck wouldn't need their useless azzes. "To Serve and Protect!!!!" Who are most LE surving and protecting anyway :furious:

Bobbisangel
08-25-2005, 10:02 PM
Brianna Maitland, a 19 year old went missing just about a month after Maura vanished. She went missing in VT, but the drive time between the two locations is about an hour.

Also, on Websleuths, in the Missing/Located Forum Discussion (http://websleuths.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=60) under the thread Missing young women in NH (http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21997) ( http://websleuths.com/forums/images/misc/multipage.gif 1 (http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21997&page=1) 2 (http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21997&page=2) 3 (http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21997&page=3) 4 (http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=21997&page=4) ) this link http://community-2.webtv.net/SilkyBoxerz/MissingPersons/ to a NH and VT area map is posted which shows the following:

16 Missing Persons

54 Unsolved Murders

I wish there was a way I could light a fire under LE in the area........just recently LE turned away Equusearch in the Brianna Maitland case because they said they had new leads. http://www.thechamplainchannel.com/news/4831162/detail.html


LE has not worked with either the Murray or Maitland families in either state.

How sad :(

How outrageous :furious:


An hours time between where the two girls lived isn't much time at all if you are a stalker who drives around looking for someone to grab. Probably a person who likes to drive and likes to catch young girls out where no one is around where they are especially vulnerable.

You would think that LE would grab onto any help that they can get. But to turn down help!!!!! You know, some LE are really on the ball and they jump right in there and don't stop. It seems that the majority aren't like that though. Unless there is a trail of blood leading to a body they don't suspect foul play. That is just ignorant when the person has left all of their belongings behind and they have never just taken off before...have loving parents that they are close to and communicate with often. Jennifer W. was an exception to the rule and her stunt has probably made it even worse for missing young people.

If I had had detectives who just blew me off I think I would have torn the PD apart just out of frustration. That has to be such a helpless feeling. I honestly don't know how these parents maintain. The letter that Maura's dad wrote to the gov just broke my heart. Did he ever get any response? I think some LE want everyone else to do all of the work in an investigation but we don't have the resources that they do for pity sake. If we did, we sure as heck wouldn't need their useless azzes. "To Serve and Protect!!!!" Who are most LE surving and protecting anyway :furious:

CaliKid
08-26-2005, 03:47 PM
It's ridiculous that an organized group like Equusearch has to have the "permission" of LE to look for someone when the family obviously would be thrilled with the help. I can understand if it's a case where there are lots of searches going on, or LE is afraid of non-professionals stomping all over a crime scene obliterating evidence. But we're talking 17-18 months here with no apparent leads.

CaliKid
08-26-2005, 03:47 PM
It's ridiculous that an organized group like Equusearch has to have the "permission" of LE to look for someone when the family obviously would be thrilled with the help. I can understand if it's a case where there are lots of searches going on, or LE is afraid of non-professionals stomping all over a crime scene obliterating evidence. But we're talking 17-18 months here with no apparent leads.

SpongeBathHotPants
08-28-2005, 04:16 PM
She and Brianna are together, with three other women who were taken before them. He has not stopped, he is just waiting for winter to come again. LE needs to look for worker in a ski area, somewhere where people are only there during the winter months. Just a thought.

SpongeBathHotPants
08-28-2005, 04:16 PM
She and Brianna are together, with three other women who were taken before them. He has not stopped, he is just waiting for winter to come again. LE needs to look for worker in a ski area, somewhere where people are only there during the winter months. Just a thought.

Marisa714
08-28-2005, 07:12 PM
It's ridiculous that an organized group like Equusearch has to have the "permission" of LE to look for someone when the family obviously would be thrilled with the help. I can understand if it's a case where there are lots of searches going on, or LE is afraid of non-professionals stomping all over a crime scene obliterating evidence. But we're talking 17-18 months here with no apparent leads.

I think it's crazy they need permission! I mean come on, if they're trying to help out and are experienced....grr it's frustrating!

Marisa714
08-28-2005, 07:12 PM
It's ridiculous that an organized group like Equusearch has to have the "permission" of LE to look for someone when the family obviously would be thrilled with the help. I can understand if it's a case where there are lots of searches going on, or LE is afraid of non-professionals stomping all over a crime scene obliterating evidence. But we're talking 17-18 months here with no apparent leads.

I think it's crazy they need permission! I mean come on, if they're trying to help out and are experienced....grr it's frustrating!

CrimeHater
08-28-2005, 07:24 PM
I think they are afraid to let then come look becuase they may actaully find more than they have! :chicken:

CrimeHater
08-28-2005, 07:24 PM
I think they are afraid to let then come look becuase they may actaully find more than they have! :chicken:

Marisa714
08-28-2005, 09:01 PM
I think they are afraid to let then come look becuase they may actaully find more than they have! :chicken:

Hey I think you may be right, unfortunately :(

Marisa714
08-28-2005, 09:01 PM
I think they are afraid to let then come look becuase they may actaully find more than they have! :chicken:

Hey I think you may be right, unfortunately :(

SpongeBathHotPants
08-28-2005, 10:24 PM
I think you hit the mark on that one. I wonder if there is anything we can do to push them? Has anyone contacted any of the FoxNews people?

SpongeBathHotPants
08-28-2005, 10:24 PM
I think you hit the mark on that one. I wonder if there is anything we can do to push them? Has anyone contacted any of the FoxNews people?

Grassyknoll2
08-29-2005, 06:08 PM
She and Brianna are together, with three other women who were taken before them. He has not stopped, he is just waiting for winter to come again. LE needs to look for worker in a ski area, somewhere where people are only there during the winter months. Just a thought.
Gee, that is a chilling statement......do you have any idea who the others might be? There is a thread here on Websleuths in the discussions forum think it is missing women in NH/VT that had this link...........think some of the info needs to be updated, but you might find it interesting:

http://community.webtv.net/SilkyBoxerz/MissingPersons/

There is also a lot of info in the Missing & Remembered thread on www.mauramurray.com (http://www.mauramurray.com) forum.

Grassyknoll2
08-29-2005, 06:08 PM
She and Brianna are together, with three other women who were taken before them. He has not stopped, he is just waiting for winter to come again. LE needs to look for worker in a ski area, somewhere where people are only there during the winter months. Just a thought.
Gee, that is a chilling statement......do you have any idea who the others might be? There is a thread here on Websleuths in the discussions forum think it is missing women in NH/VT that had this link...........think some of the info needs to be updated, but you might find it interesting:

http://community.webtv.net/SilkyBoxerz/MissingPersons/

There is also a lot of info in the Missing & Remembered thread on www.mauramurray.com (http://www.mauramurray.com) forum.

SpongeBathHotPants
08-29-2005, 07:50 PM
I will go look at their pictures because that is how I get all of this stuff. Keep in mind, please, I don't even know if I believe any of this. I just get a picture in my mind. I wish I could describe it better because it doesn't make any sense to me. Honestly, it is pretty morbid and so I am afraid to say too much because I very well could be wrong.

SpongeBathHotPants
08-29-2005, 07:50 PM
I will go look at their pictures because that is how I get all of this stuff. Keep in mind, please, I don't even know if I believe any of this. I just get a picture in my mind. I wish I could describe it better because it doesn't make any sense to me. Honestly, it is pretty morbid and so I am afraid to say too much because I very well could be wrong.

gatetrekker44
08-29-2005, 08:21 PM
SpongeBathHotPants!

In the previous "Maura " thread that was inadvertantly deleted, this scenario had been brought up several times-especially in light of the woman who survived an attack in a parking lot by a man who was looking for women with Mass license plates. Does anyone know if in either Maura or Brianna's cases whether or not any REAR damage was noted-as if they had been bumped?

Please don't feel strange-at this point, ANY info, no matter what the source, is all these families have to go on! The media has been little help(just too many missing out there!) and LE has been downright incompetent, in my view!

I had my ex bro-in-law, who is a police officer in a LARGE metro area in the NE US, look at the info compiled by folks at this site. His reaction was
1. There are WAAY too many missing/murdered unsolved for an area this size
2. That there is a VERY good possibility that a serial killer is at work-and that the territoriality of the LE entities involved are actually aiding this person.

SpongeBath, please keep us posted as to any other dreams you have-you never know, you may have a key to solving some of this!


Bring Maura home!

gatetrekker44
08-29-2005, 08:21 PM
SpongeBathHotPants!

In the previous "Maura " thread that was inadvertantly deleted, this scenario had been brought up several times-especially in light of the woman who survived an attack in a parking lot by a man who was looking for women with Mass license plates. Does anyone know if in either Maura or Brianna's cases whether or not any REAR damage was noted-as if they had been bumped?

Please don't feel strange-at this point, ANY info, no matter what the source, is all these families have to go on! The media has been little help(just too many missing out there!) and LE has been downright incompetent, in my view!

I had my ex bro-in-law, who is a police officer in a LARGE metro area in the NE US, look at the info compiled by folks at this site. His reaction was
1. There are WAAY too many missing/murdered unsolved for an area this size
2. That there is a VERY good possibility that a serial killer is at work-and that the territoriality of the LE entities involved are actually aiding this person.

SpongeBath, please keep us posted as to any other dreams you have-you never know, you may have a key to solving some of this!


Bring Maura home!

SpongeBathHotPants
08-29-2005, 10:41 PM
Ok here is what I have been seeing, again, I always say, take it for what you will and I am so sorry if I am wrong. I see a hay field. It is rather large and in the far distance there is a mountain range. I don’t think this picture is literal more symbolism of something. In the foreground I see two bails of hay and next to them about 5 feet away is either Maura or Bri, I tend to feel Maura closest then the second woman is laying next to her about 5 to 10 feet away, then further away, maybe 15 feet I see three more women, laying side by side. It is night and dark and cold but there is no snow. Take it for what you will, all I know is that I have to force the image out of my head when ever it shows up because it feels like pure evil.

Oh God, I wonder, he is a state trooper. That is why Maura went with him, that is why Bri stopped. I feel like I have the wind knocked out of me.

SpongeBathHotPants
08-29-2005, 10:41 PM
Ok here is what I have been seeing, again, I always say, take it for what you will and I am so sorry if I am wrong. I see a hay field. It is rather large and in the far distance there is a mountain range. I don’t think this picture is literal more symbolism of something. In the foreground I see two bails of hay and next to them about 5 feet away is either Maura or Bri, I tend to feel Maura closest then the second woman is laying next to her about 5 to 10 feet away, then further away, maybe 15 feet I see three more women, laying side by side. It is night and dark and cold but there is no snow. Take it for what you will, all I know is that I have to force the image out of my head when ever it shows up because it feels like pure evil.

Oh God, I wonder, he is a state trooper. That is why Maura went with him, that is why Bri stopped. I feel like I have the wind knocked out of me.

Grassyknoll2
09-01-2005, 06:48 AM
Posted 9/29/04 by Mystic Snow Angel on Brianna Maitland’s site www.bringbrihome.org:



Also, I'm wondering what either Brianna or Maura would have done if someone in an unmarked police looking car would have pulled up to them the night they had their accidents. Do you think they would have just taken a ride from someone that had all the equipment in their car like any unmarked police car would have? I think that nearly anyone would just take it for granted that it was actually a policeman. Is it possible this is what happened? I have many men in my website that have been captured in New Hampshire, Mass, Connecticut, Vermont, New York and Maine. I can put them here, if Bruce wants me to, if not you can go there and look at them. They are in the large thread Police Officer Crime/Authority Crime/Officer Impersonation.

Perhaps a sex offender with a prior of impersonation of a police officer?

http://mysticsnowangel.proboards27.com/ (http://mysticsnowangel.proboards27.com/)

Example:

July 30, 2004

PORTSMOUTH — A convicted sex offender has been charged with impersonating a police officer and then handcuffing and sexually assaulting a woman.

……………………..

He has previously been convicted for sex crimes in Chesapeake and Virginia Beach, according to court records.

Hope said the charges came after a woman reported that, sometime before 1 a.m., she was approached by a car near the intersection of Turnpike Road and Rodman Avenue.

She said she believed the vehicle was an unmarked police car and that the man driving it showed her a badge.

He then handcuffed the victim and ordered her to perform sexual acts, Hope said. It was unclear how the woman got away , but she called police.

“The victim provided police with a detailed description of the suspect’s vehicle and license plate,” Hope said. An officer later found the green, 1994 F-150 Ford pick up she described parked in the Mid-City area.

When it was searched, police found a toy, silver badge, handcuffs, a handcuff key and a list of eight names with addresses, including that of the victim.

Investigators later located two of the other people on the list and questioned them. Police described them as “victims,” but it was unclear if they also were assaulted.



Sorry the origin of this article wasn’t cited. I know there was at least one other article with a different offender in the time period between when Maura and Bri disappeared and December of 04. I think there was something on www.mauramurray.com (http://www.mauramurray.com/) will try to look.

Grassyknoll2
09-01-2005, 06:48 AM
Posted 9/29/04 by Mystic Snow Angel on Brianna Maitland’s site www.bringbrihome.org:



Also, I'm wondering what either Brianna or Maura would have done if someone in an unmarked police looking car would have pulled up to them the night they had their accidents. Do you think they would have just taken a ride from someone that had all the equipment in their car like any unmarked police car would have? I think that nearly anyone would just take it for granted that it was actually a policeman. Is it possible this is what happened? I have many men in my website that have been captured in New Hampshire, Mass, Connecticut, Vermont, New York and Maine. I can put them here, if Bruce wants me to, if not you can go there and look at them. They are in the large thread Police Officer Crime/Authority Crime/Officer Impersonation.

Perhaps a sex offender with a prior of impersonation of a police officer?

http://mysticsnowangel.proboards27.com/ (http://mysticsnowangel.proboards27.com/)

Example:

July 30, 2004

PORTSMOUTH — A convicted sex offender has been charged with impersonating a police officer and then handcuffing and sexually assaulting a woman.

……………………..

He has previously been convicted for sex crimes in Chesapeake and Virginia Beach, according to court records.

Hope said the charges came after a woman reported that, sometime before 1 a.m., she was approached by a car near the intersection of Turnpike Road and Rodman Avenue.

She said she believed the vehicle was an unmarked police car and that the man driving it showed her a badge.

He then handcuffed the victim and ordered her to perform sexual acts, Hope said. It was unclear how the woman got away , but she called police.

“The victim provided police with a detailed description of the suspect’s vehicle and license plate,” Hope said. An officer later found the green, 1994 F-150 Ford pick up she described parked in the Mid-City area.

When it was searched, police found a toy, silver badge, handcuffs, a handcuff key and a list of eight names with addresses, including that of the victim.

Investigators later located two of the other people on the list and questioned them. Police described them as “victims,” but it was unclear if they also were assaulted.



Sorry the origin of this article wasn’t cited. I know there was at least one other article with a different offender in the time period between when Maura and Bri disappeared and December of 04. I think there was something on www.mauramurray.com (http://www.mauramurray.com/) will try to look.