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Peter J.
03-19-2009, 01:31 PM
Brianna Maitland Not Forgotten
The Caledonian-Record
March 19 2009
BY GARY E. LINDSLEY
Staff Writer

“Kellie Maitland still has keepsakes of her daughter, Brianna that bring joy and happiness to her - along with sadness.

One of the keepsakes is a poem written by Brianna when she was a child. It reads, "Mom sees love in Brianna and I see love in Mom."…”

Complete story at link:
HTTP://caledonianrecord.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&subsectionID=1&articleID=44515 (http://caledonianrecord.com/main.asp?SectionID=1&subsectionID=1&articleID=44515)

Tonia
09-24-2009, 09:54 PM
Police Searching Area Where Maitland Disappeared

Vermont authorities announced Thursday they are resuming their search for clues regarding Brianna Maitland, the 17-year-old Vermont girl who disappeared near the town of Montgomery more than five years go.
Vermont State Police said they are conducting an extensive search of the fields and a wooded area near where Maitland's car was found near a barn off Route 118.

Since then, police have followed two leads; a pair of jeans found in Montgomery Center in 2007 and an alleged sighting in 2006 on surveillance video from a casino in Atlantic City. Neither led to Maitland's discovery and her parents have since offered a $20,000 reward in the case.

http://www.wptz.com/news/21102827/detail.html

cndmrrll
09-26-2009, 04:01 PM
I would like to know if there are any independant investigators involved in this case? I know VSP is not looking into the leads that will bring closure to this case. If anyone could post a name and a number to call, that would be helpful. I pray for this family and I want them to be able to have the answers they need.

Tonia
09-26-2009, 10:41 PM
I know the dect. that was on the case was Brian Miller but he is with the VSP.

Rle7
03-24-2010, 10:55 AM
Montgomery, Vermont - March 19, 2010

A community comes together tonight, holding out hope for a teen who went missing six years ago today.

Brianna Maitland was 17 years old when she disappeared on this day in March of 2004. Investigators examined the area around a Montgomery barn where her car was discovered the day after she disappeared.

http://www.wcax.com/Global/story.asp?S=12168868

BeanE
05-10-2010, 11:32 AM
Vermont State police search for girl missing since 2004

May 10 2010

The Vermont State Police Search and Rescue Team is going to be searching a section of Richford as part of their ongoing investigation into the 2004 disappearance of a 17-year-old girl.

Police say the Monday search in the Prive Hill Road area has been planned for some time.

http://www.reformer.com/latestnews/ci_15052593

gnomony
05-11-2010, 06:05 AM
http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20100510/NEWS02/100510010/Search-finds-no-clues-in-Brianna-Maitland-s-disappearance

"The Vermont State Police say a search in Richford for a 17-year-old Sheldon girl who disappeared in 2004 was unsuccessful.

Vermont State Police Search and Rescue Team with help from a K-9 dog unit searched Prive Hill Road on Monday for evidence linked to the disappearance of Brianna Maitland. But authorities say no evidence was found."

McSpy
05-15-2010, 12:20 AM
He said that there was no sign of struggle and that this was not suspicious.

It makes me wonder why the policeman could have come to that conclusion? It's not like there would be furniture and lamps knocked on the ground! It was outside. Perhaps, he meant there was no blood splatters on the car or a bloody log nearby. Although, change on the ground and a broken necklace could be possible signs. She may not have struggled or screamed, because they had a weapon such as knife or gun. Possibly, the noise of a struggle may have not carried to anyone, who could here it. The area is sparsely populated and most people close their windows tight in the winter. Maybe the folks in the area are accustomed to hearing noise at the abandoned farm house, because of all the past parties and they just ignored the sounds.

McSpy
05-15-2010, 12:28 AM
Has any of the characters in Briana's life taken a polygraph test? I think the girl who attacked her, the boyfriend, and the druggie guys from out of state should be tested.
I'm new to this case.

McSpy
05-15-2010, 12:29 AM
I also think her ex-boyfriend should be tested.

McSpy
05-15-2010, 12:56 AM
Why she did not move back in with her parents is not clear. Bri was a very smart but very stubborn girl. I personally think she had to much pride to go home with her tail tucked between her legs coupled with the fact that she knew her parents would not approve of her “new” friends. And it's those new friends, the ones who never helped search for her, who hold the key to finding out what happened to Brianna.
Peter

Illuminating! Her new friends didn't HELP with the search. I'm concluding they are trying to ignore the situation, hoping it will go away.

inquiringmindz
11-07-2010, 01:57 PM
Thinking of Brianna Maitland today. Hoping her family finds the answers they need.

iluvmua
12-05-2010, 09:06 PM
Bumping for Brianna

White Rain
02-15-2011, 09:15 PM
I am wondering WHY Brianna's case hasn't been featured on "Disappeared" on ID channel yet????
I keep watching and waiting....

goldiegirl
02-18-2011, 07:56 PM
I'm new to this case (just heard about it yesterday while studying the Maura Murray case), so hopefully someone can clear this up for me. The articles I've read state "she got into her car after work and drove off and..." How do we know she got into her car safely?

I mean, obviously, she got into her car, but they make it sound like whatever happened happened later on down the road (literally) after she left the parking lot. Is it confirmed that someone wasn't waiting for her in the parking lot who forced her in the car and carjacked her, abducted her or whatever happened? Were there witnesses or surveillance cameras at the restaurant that make everybody so sure that she made it out of the parking lot by herself? Could somebody have been hiding in the car and popped out after she left the parking lot? I just don't think it would be easy for someone to attempt a carjacking/abduction/etc. while at a stoplight or something.

Another thing - was this barn on the way to her friend's house, or was it out of the way? Is it possible she could have planned an intentional stop there or near there to meet up with someone, and something went awry? Did Brianna have a cell phone or make any other calls to let anyone know when she'd be getting off work?

I apologize for bringing things up that have probably already been addressed. I just haven't found this information in my research, but I'm still not done reading. Thank you!

iluvmua
02-18-2011, 08:26 PM
I'm new to this case (just heard about it yesterday while studying the Maura Murray case), so hopefully someone can clear this up for me. The articles I've read state "she got into her car after work and drove off and..." How do we know she got into her car safely?

I mean, obviously, she got into her car, but they make it sound like whatever happened happened later on down the road (literally) after she left the parking lot. Is it confirmed that someone wasn't waiting for her in the parking lot who forced her in the car and carjacked her, abducted her or whatever happened? Were there witnesses or surveillance cameras at the restaurant that make everybody so sure that she made it out of the parking lot by herself? Could somebody have been hiding in the car and popped out after she left the parking lot? I just don't think it would be easy for someone to attempt a carjacking/abduction/etc. while at a stoplight or something.

Another thing - was this barn on the way to her friend's house, or was it out of the way? Is it possible she could have planned an intentional stop there or near there to meet up with someone, and something went awry? Did Brianna have a cell phone or make any other calls to let anyone know when she'd be getting off work?

I apologize for bringing things up that have probably already been addressed. I just haven't found this information in my research, but I'm still not done reading. Thank you!

Hi, Golden, this might help:

http://theslamdunktrove.blogspot.com/2009/03/part-i-brianna-maitland-missing-person.html (Part 1)

http://theslamdunktrove.blogspot.com/search/label/Brianna%20Maitland?updated-max=2009-08-03T04%3A49%3A00-04%3A00&max-results=20

(you will have to scroll down and read bottom to top).

HTH.

goldiegirl
02-19-2011, 03:41 PM
Thank you for those links! I'm reviewing them now. Great place for a newcomer to start.

epochmiss
02-19-2011, 05:02 PM
I have read everything I can on this case today, and though I am nothing but a humble mommy and in no way affiliated with LE, the scene at the abandoned farmhouse where Brianna's car was found suggests one thing to me: a violent struggle ensued.
Brianna was known to wear that green glass necklace, and the fact that it was found beside her driver's side door suggests to me that she was violently ripped out of that car. The car was hung up on a concrete base during the collision; IMHO Brianna was attacked while driving, either by another vehicle that was tailing her or laying in wait up the road, or perhaps by a person laying in wait in her backseat. In either instance, panic on Brianna's part would cause erratic driving, thus her car hitting the farmhouse. I do not believe, as the FBI has suggested, that the crash scene was staged. That necklace on the ground and the loose change say otherwise to me. I believe her car became disabled on that concrete base, and after that, Brianna's abduction was swift and simple.
I wish the monster, or monsters- who did this would give her parents peace at long last. They must have no soul. A simple, anonymous note, telling them where to find their baby girl's remains would suffice. It's only right. It's only human.
Then again, I don't believe that the person or people who took this girl are human in any way. They are empty and lost. They must be.
This case is strikingly similar to the case of Maura Murray in my eyes. I imagine that they are not connected, but the two scenes are only 90 miles apart. How eerily similar. :(
Prayers for answers for The Maitlands. They deserve to know what became of their little girl. It's only right.

goldiegirl
02-19-2011, 06:16 PM
I finished reading the helpful links posted. I agree with much of what was suggested, but there are still a few things I'm not clear on.

I'm Briana's age (not age she was when she went missing, but age now), so I was 17 when she was 17. From what I remember, cell phones weren't popular for those our age until maybe a year or so later, and even then they weren't that common and weren't used as frequently. I know I didn't discover texting, for example, until I was 19, but that could have been different for those whose parents caught on to technology a little sooner than mine did. Anyway, where I'm going with this is, has it ever been confirmed whether or not Brianna had a cell phone? Judging based on her circumstances (her mostly being independent from her parents), I would doubt it. I ask because I'm still wondering if there was any way to see whether or not she had planned a potential meeting with somebody or whether anyone was informed when she was getting off work.

I initially thought that the most likely scenario was that someone had climbed into the car in the parking lot and was waiting for her, and I based this mainly on the short period of time between her leaving work and whatever happened. However, I'm starting to agree with how unlikely that might be, after reading a couple of the links above with other opinions.

I really have a feeling that Brianna planned a meeting at the farmhouse, which is why I'm wondering if there was any way to verify who she'd been talking to. To me, this also may explain why she really declined to stay after work. Unless the incident happened before she got to the farmhouse, Brianna obviously went there willingly, so I am inclined to think that the reason she didn't stay had less to do with her being tired and having to get up the next day and more to do with her having already made plans to meet at the farmhouse with someone who knew what time she was expected to be off work.

I guess in 2004 teens didn't use texting or social media the way they do today, so plans like this would be more difficult to trace. I guess if Brianna did plan this meeting with someone they would have most likely planned it in person, although I wonder, since she didn't go to school, where she would have talked to someone. Am I making any sense? I mean obviously she had friends and knew people, but arranging meetings like this seems a little more difficult if you don't have a cell phone, don't use the internet for commnunication as much as we do today, and don't go to school, so maybe this theory is unlikely, too. However, those she hung out with regularly likely knew what time she usually got off work, so I guess it wouldn't have been too hard to just tell someone to meet her at the farmhouse. I know she told her roommate she would be home that night, so I'm not suggesting she had any big plans, just that she was meeting someone quickly to pick something up or do who knows what.

Anyway, what I'm getting at is that I, like most others, think whoever was involved knew Brianna as opposed to being strangers. If she didn't plan this meeting previously, another option that came to mind was that maybe this abandoned house was a frequent meeting place for her group of friends, and she happened to see some people she knew when she drove by. I doubt this would be the case about the building being a hangout, since it was apparently clearly visible from the highway.

I just don't think it's likely that she would have stopped at the farmhouse for a stranger, and as others have pointed out, the hiding-in-the-back-of-the-car scenario would need to involve a getaway car, as well, which I guess isn't impossible but is unlikely. My guess is that this was a pre-arranged meeting. I just wish we could have traced her communications the way we likely could today.

epochmiss
02-19-2011, 07:46 PM
Hi Goldie:
No, Brianna didn't have a cellphone. I read this on the slamdunk blog.

I have been thinking about this case a lot this evening. It really has me. And I am beginning to wonder if the assault Brianna suffered at that party a week before is connected to her disappearance. I wish I could quote facts here, but I read it in the slamdunk blog. Apparently, she encountered terrible hostility form two young women at a party, so much so that she left the party and went to be alone in a male friend's truck. She was curled up there sleeping in the front seat when the two girls came out and attacked her. Instead of fighting back, Brianna remained passive, telling her mom later that she didn't fight because, "I could have really hurt them.They are friends. " (Not a direct quote, but very close.) Brianna went to the police and filed assault charges against these two females.
Three weeks after her disappearance, the assault charges were dropped.

I hope I am wrong about my weird feelings here, but it all seems so hinky to me now. We always assume that it's males involved when a young girl goes missing, but who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of...anyone, really?
Enraged young girls can be very persuasive. They can get anyone to do their bidding. I wonder if Brianna ticked off the wrong people filing those charges?
Hope I'm wrong. It is just an incident that stood out for me in a great way when I was reading all those blog entries on slam dunk.

Carl
02-20-2011, 12:36 PM
http://www.missing-and-unidentified.org/brianna

iluvmua
02-22-2011, 02:58 PM
Picture of Brianna in Red Dress taken on March 18, 2004.

iluvmua
02-22-2011, 03:06 PM
The website that Carl linked mentions that Jillian also worked at the Black Lantern so was Jillian working the same shift as Brianna?

What does "Painting Easter Eggs" mean? Is it a drug reference?

Carl
02-22-2011, 07:10 PM
The website that Carl linked mentions that Jillian also worked at the Black Lantern so was Jillian working the same shift as Brianna?

No. The page shows that Jillian was away for the weekend at her Grandma's

summer_breeze
03-19-2011, 08:56 AM
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/c5dccda4d42d4c3cb01808178c4732c0/VT--Missing-Teenager/#

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
First Posted: March 19, 2011 - 8:29 am
Last Updated: March 19, 2011 - 8:29 am

MONTGOMERY, Vt. — The Vermont State Police are hoping the 7th anniversary of the disappearance of a Sheldon teenager might help investigators solve the case.

dotr
08-08-2011, 06:25 PM
http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20110720/NEWS02/110719032/Vermont-State-Police-gain-cadaver-sniffing-dogs
L’Esperance said his agency has wanted to have their own body-searching dogs for a while. L’Esperance, who took over the department in 2009, said it is cases such as the mysterious disappearance of Brianna Maitland, 17, in Franklin County in 2004 that drove home the point that the department needed its own dogs. He said time is often critical, and he does not want to have to wait for out-of-state dogs to arrive.

PhiercePhi
12-06-2011, 12:06 AM
This was on tonights disappeared. Such a sad story to such a beautiful girl, any new updates?

OldSteve
12-06-2011, 01:48 PM
Saw the ID Disappeared show about Brianna last night.
Based on the little I knew of Bri’s case while I followed Maura Murray's case, I thought Bri’s was simply the victim of drug related foul play.

After seeing the Disappeared, I have a different take…
In the show Bri's mom said two things that stuck in my noggin - (I’m paraphrasing everything) One was that her daughter had martial arts training, the other was that she is very trusting of people..
When Bri was sucker punched really hard in the face, her mother’s words about being too trusting came to mind.
Seeing where Bri’s car was and that she went there directly after work, I think she was setup, and “sucker punched” again.
After seeing so many of these shows, how often do we see that as a case goes cold there is mention of human trafficking, there are sightings of the missing person in distant places, and perhaps the victim owed drug dealers money.

Thinking like a Lt. Kenda of Homicide Hunter…
Human trafficking, and bad drug deal – don’t see it here. There was her un-cashed check was on the car seat.
Despite martial arts training, it's like she got sucker punched again.
Let’s ask the question - Is there anyone who would benefit by her not being around?
Let’s look at where and car was found, and when she parked it there – what does it tell us?
Where it was found is out of the way, a place where someone who wants to harm her would want to lure her to. Who could that person be, and was she too trusting of someone she should not have?
Of all the people mentioned on the show, only one had shown real violence toward her.
Let look at time she when where her car was found. Appears it was for a quick meeting, perhaps to work things out with someone - tricked into thinking a past discretion could be worked out?
After working one job, would she be looking to party knowing she had her next job in the morning – don’t think so.

I see the proverbial elephant in the room in terms of motive, violence toward her, benefit if she wasn’t around, and Bri being too trusting.

cluciano63
12-06-2011, 11:19 PM
This is a sad case, with very little national attention, IMO due to the fact that Brianna was thought to be involved with some very bad people. Those cases do not attract the same level of sympathy and attention of say a Lauren Spierers or a Holly Bobo (although those cases could have some level of drug involvement, who knows...) The fact that her car was left out in the open and in such an unusual manner suggests that the perp(s) did not care if it was found and perhaps wanted it to be found, maybe sending a message of some kind. I do think that Brianna's drug-selling friends are either responsible or led to people who are responsible for whatever happened to her. While she was working and trying to make a life for herself, she still sounds like a very naive, mixed-up young girl, who would take up with anyone with a decent sob story. I suppose it is possible she picked up the random boogie man, but then why leave her car the way they did? And leave items on the ground and checks in the car? If someone wanted to make it look like she took off, they would get rid of the car, hide it, etc...

I feel so sad for her family; they did everything possible to try to find her, but I don't feel as though they will ever have satisfaction or justice.

Also, the show mentioned that the girl who broke her nose shortly before she vanished was cleared from suspicion...yet did not say why. Did she have an alibi? How does LE know for sure she did not arrange for something to happen to Brianna? Sounds like a real "tough" girl type who did not intend to pay the price for her assault on Brianna.

Ugh, overall just a sad, cold case...one that I doubt will ever be solved.

OldSteve
12-07-2011, 11:51 AM
This is a sad case, with very little national attention, IMO due to the fact that Brianna was thought to be involved with some very bad people. Those cases do not attract the same level of sympathy and attention of say a Lauren Spierers or a Holly Bobo (although those cases could have some level of drug involvement, who knows...) The fact that her car was left out in the open and in such an unusual manner suggests that the perp(s) did not care if it was found and perhaps wanted it to be found, maybe sending a message of some kind. I do think that Brianna's drug-selling friends are either responsible or led to people who are responsible for whatever happened to her. While she was working and trying to make a life for herself, she still sounds like a very naive, mixed-up young girl, who would take up with anyone with a decent sob story. I suppose it is possible she picked up the random boogie man, but then why leave her car the way they did? And leave items on the ground and checks in the car? If someone wanted to make it look like she took off, they would get rid of the car, hide it, etc...

I feel so sad for her family; they did everything possible to try to find her, but I don't feel as though they will ever have satisfaction or justice.

Also, the show mentioned that the girl who broke her nose shortly before she vanished was cleared from suspicion...yet did not say why. Did she have an alibi? How does LE know for sure she did not arrange for something to happen to Brianna? Sounds like a real "tough" girl type who did not intend to pay the price for her assault on Brianna.

Ugh, overall just a sad, cold case...one that I doubt will ever be solved.

BBM
I believe this area of the case needs to be gone over again...
Would like to know how/why she was cleared...

Especially after in the show Bri's friend mentioned something to the affect that she had spoken with this gal and this gal mentioned something about Bri not being able to testify now...

IMO Where Bri's car was, and the time she went there all indicate she was purposely set up... So who had motive and who benefited from her not being around anymore?

iluvmua
12-29-2011, 11:19 AM
Every time I see that picture with her car backed into the barn, I get an eerie feeling knowing she once sat in that car.

Sharyne
12-30-2011, 04:38 AM
Saw the ID Disappeared show about Brianna last night.
Based on the little I knew of Bri’s case while I followed Maura Murray's case, I thought Bri’s was simply the victim of drug related foul play.

After seeing the Disappeared, I have a different take…
In the show Bri's mom said two things that stuck in my noggin - (I’m paraphrasing everything) One was that her daughter had martial arts training, the other was that she is very trusting of people..
When Bri was sucker punched really hard in the face, her mother’s words about being too trusting came to mind.
Seeing where Bri’s car was and that she went there directly after work, I think she was setup, and “sucker punched” again.
After seeing so many of these shows, how often do we see that as a case goes cold there is mention of human trafficking, there are sightings of the missing person in distant places, and perhaps the victim owed drug dealers money.

Thinking like a Lt. Kenda of Homicide Hunter…
Human trafficking, and bad drug deal – don’t see it here. There was her un-cashed check was on the car seat.
Despite martial arts training, it's like she got sucker punched again.
Let’s ask the question - Is there anyone who would benefit by her not being around?
Let’s look at where and car was found, and when she parked it there – what does it tell us?
Where it was found is out of the way, a place where someone who wants to harm her would want to lure her to. Who could that person be, and was she too trusting of someone she should not have?
Of all the people mentioned on the show, only one had shown real violence toward her.
Let look at time she when where her car was found. Appears it was for a quick meeting, perhaps to work things out with someone - tricked into thinking a past discretion could be worked out?
After working one job, would she be looking to party knowing she had her next job in the morning – don’t think so.

I see the proverbial elephant in the room in terms of motive, violence toward her, benefit if she wasn’t around, and Bri being too trusting.
I just recently watched the Disappeared show also. It took me a while to get used to Lt. Kenda, and once I did, I'm disappointed there are no more new shows. I would like to see him get involved in this case. To me, it was eerie that her car was seen with the lights on, then just a blinker on, like somebody WANTED the car to be seen that way, or they were in a real hurry to get her out of it.

And the "reenactment" left me confused. One minute the necklace and coins were on the front passenger seat, and another it was on the ground. Wondering, did someone tear the necklace off and if so, why? Why the loose change? I think it might be drug related, that since she didn't have the money they may have wanted that she owed, they planned to 'pimp her out' to pay her debt.

txsvicki
01-03-2012, 08:50 PM
Maybe Brianna's friend was going through an anger stage in grieving the missing, but it was sort of uncomfortable to watch her on the program saying how Brianna was always wanting attention. That seemed like blaming the attack at the party solely on Brianna. No one ever really said just how much drugs were being done either. All the drug talk seemed to stem from the two Black guys, and to me, they seemed more like a couple of players instead of pimps looking for sex slave prospects. Why couldn't a possibility be that some nut (maybe a jealous one) was in Brianna's back seat and forced her to drive to the farm house. If Brianna had filed charges on a violent male then disappeared before court everyone would be certain it was him. Maybe a mistake is being made in this just because a female was the one who had to show up at court. I wonder if some of the drug talk is exaggerated to try and take suspicion and attention away from the attack of Brianna. I think it's even a little suspicious that the girl went into a rage after Brianna left the party and got into a vehicle. Was someone adding to the fight and spreading gossip in that amount of time. Maybe the girl who punched her wasn't the only female angry and jealous.

Simply Caustic
01-16-2012, 01:23 AM
Bumping for Brianna.....

liltexans
01-16-2012, 11:30 PM
I had never heard of Brianna's case until I watched Disappeared. I'm familiar with Maura Murray's case and I'm sorry to hear of Brianna's as well. Terrible that this case hasn't gotten more attention.

summer_breeze
02-16-2012, 06:01 PM
http://www.wcax.com/story/16953533/skull-discovery-matches-2-vt-missing-persons-cases

Posted: Feb 16, 2012 3:54 PM EST
Updated: Feb 16, 2012 4:03 PM EST
By Deanna LeBlanc

Short article at link

OldSteve
02-17-2012, 11:00 AM
http://www.wcax.com/story/16953533/skull-discovery-matches-2-vt-missing-persons-cases

Posted: Feb 16, 2012 3:54 PM EST
Updated: Feb 16, 2012 4:03 PM EST
By Deanna LeBlanc

Short article at link

Also thinking perhaps it might be Maura Murray...

iluvmua
02-17-2012, 12:21 PM
Danby is only 30 minutes away from Middletown Springs.

vtgirl
02-21-2012, 12:18 AM
I also think the skull may be Laura Murray. I wrote an e_mail to Nancy grace the day the news of the skull came out mentioning both bRiannna Maitland and Laura Murray. My hope is that some national attention might move along the skull testing too that the parents could finally have some answers to the worst nightmare of their lives. I myself, have children and can not imagine the horror that these parents have all been through.

Wanting2Help
03-25-2012, 12:21 PM
http://www.wcax.com/story/17193343/8-years-since-vt-teen-disappeared-after-work

MONTGOMERY, Vt. -
It was eight years ago Monday that a Vermont teenager disappeared without a trace and the case continues to baffle police.

Seventeen year-old Brianna Maitland was last seen leaving the Montgomery restaurant where she worked. Her car was found abandoned behind a barn the next day. Police at first considered the possibility that Maitland ran away, but later concluded that she was a victim of foul play. Eight years later, investigators say they continue to investigate leads and remain optimistic someone will come forward with new information.

Queen_City
03-27-2012, 08:19 PM
It's crazy that the skull would be right on the side of the road though... I wonder if weather/animals could have brought it from the woods to the roadside? Or maybe the sicko murder finally decided it was safe to dump the remains (way less likely).

AWOLNATION
05-07-2012, 12:53 AM
After 8 years I wonder how many leads or info still come in if any. 8 years is too long, I hope and pray somehow someway there will be some peace for her family and all those who still search and share her story to this day.

iluvmua
05-28-2012, 09:22 PM
*Bump*

McSpy
06-02-2012, 11:06 PM
Does anyone know if all of Brianna's coworkers at the restaurant were checked out? Did any of them leave to go home instead of hanging around to party after the restaurant closed?

AWOLNATION
06-03-2012, 11:51 PM
Does anyone know if all of Brianna's coworkers at the restaurant were checked out? Did any of them leave to go home instead of hanging around to party after the restaurant closed?

I wondered the same thing. I wondered about how many people at her job knew where she was going and to what extent, and if any of them may have been getting off work at the same time and maybe caught a ride with her that no one knows about.

dogperson
06-04-2012, 12:30 PM
If someone was in the car with her, maybe that explains why she ended up off the road. Maybe there was some sort of struggle or argument.

AWOLNATION
06-13-2012, 11:22 PM
Bump. Never Forget

AWOLNATION
06-24-2012, 11:02 PM
Continuing to BUMP until Brianna is found

neverletgo
06-26-2012, 07:26 PM
:bump:

Brianna, I still think of you a lot. I hope that the day you are brought home to your family comes soon. :heartbeat:

AWOLNATION
07-10-2012, 06:23 AM
Never Forget Brianna!

- This is AWOLNATION

neverletgo
07-19-2012, 09:33 PM
:bump:

Bumping for Bri! :heartbeat:

9InchNails
08-27-2012, 03:41 PM
bump!

AWOLNATION
09-10-2012, 08:38 AM
Bump for Brianna

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AWOLNATION
09-26-2012, 11:37 PM
Bump

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anya
10-12-2012, 06:41 PM
Did LE ever say (or release) as to who the skull belonged to? Were they ever able to ID it?

Wanting2Help
10-15-2012, 01:09 PM
Did LE ever say (or release) as to who the skull belonged to? Were they ever able to ID it?

No she has still not been identified. Here is the thread for Jane Doe http://www.websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=163036

neverletgo
10-30-2012, 01:57 PM
:bump:

Bump for Bri. :beats: Where are you, sweetie?

OneLove
11-03-2012, 03:28 PM
Amazing how Websleuths has changed the way I walk in this world!

Hubbie and I were walking in a downtown 'party district' in a northern Florida university town a few nights ago. There was an "artist" on a street corner spray painting scenes for donations. We chatted a bit and it became apparent that he lives a nomadic lifestyle, starting in Vermont in fair weather and moving gradually south as it gets colder. He makes it to Miami by midwinter and then thumbs north again as it gets hot in the south. Oh, and VERY occasionally he heads to Denver where his 4 year old daughter lives.

His lifestyle puts him in position to chat up people and to be offered food, short term places to crash, and rides by kind hearted folks (mostly young college age people here). There must be a fair number of people with this kind of lifestyle and it occurred to me while we were talking that he could quite easily be a serial killer living under radar. I also took note that he didn't mind sniffing the fumes from his collection of spray cans while he was 'painting'. What long term effect does THAT have on a person?

Prayers for all missing persons to be found, safely if at all possible. <3

neverletgo
11-20-2012, 04:15 PM
Bumping for Brianna . . . somewhere, someone knows what happened to her.

http://i.imgur.com/iOy5H.jpg

amber1
12-17-2012, 07:06 PM
I wonder what became of that possible sighting of brianna mentioned on AMW.com in a gambling room in a GA casino taken from survaillence cameras. Of course, the photo was not very clear, but it did resemble her.
I also think it's ironic where her car was found-just coincidence or does it have meaning?

neverletgo
12-19-2012, 02:54 PM
:bump:

Bumping for Brianna. :heartbeat:

http://i.imgur.com/jdIKL.jpg

summer_breeze
12-19-2012, 04:03 PM
http://www.necn.com/12/19/12/FBI-Serial-killer-not-linked-to-missing-/landing.html?&apID=115e879a6bf24328b8312b54c7b7d836

December 19, 2012, 3:54 pm

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The FBI has ruled out serial killer Israel Keyes in the disappearance of Vermont teenager Brianna Maitland in 2004.

amber1
12-20-2012, 08:37 PM
Im so glad they at least thought of looking into it for her, because Brianna does have physical characteristics that Samantha Koenig did as well.

AWOLNATION
01-01-2013, 03:06 AM
Bumping for Brianna, hopefully a new year with answers

neverletgo
01-08-2013, 01:38 PM
Bumping for Kellie and Bruce Maitland . . . missing their baby girl for almost 9 years now. :cry:

http://youtu.be/_zfngBMVI4U

amber1
01-13-2013, 10:00 PM
Just watched Bri's episode of Disappeared, so heart breaking. My theories I drew up while watching:
1) She was going to meet someone after work. Would explain her being upset earlier when she was shopping with her mom, and left to meet someone for a little bit. Possibly drug related? I do feel the whole drug angle may make the most sense, although I don't believe she was into drugs hard core, I remember they said she tried a few things outta curiosity. The fact that she also is linked to two drug dealers is what makes this angle make the most sense. Could someone have set her up?
2) The show mentioned she often picked up hitch hikers. Could this have been the situation that turned bad?

My heart goes out to this family...praying for you, and keeping Brianna in my prayers as well, what a beautiful, good-hearted person.

Valen
01-20-2013, 08:35 PM
I was reading up on Brianna's case and I read about a pair of jeans a man had found and LE had picked them up and sent them in for testing.. just wondering if they were ever able to determine if they belonged to Brianna or not. I hadn't been able to find any update on that. I'm assuming they didn't turn up anything or LE would probably have been searching the area they were found more extensively.

Hoping Brianna can be found.

justagirl247
01-28-2013, 03:58 PM
Bumping for Bri

OldSteve
01-28-2013, 07:35 PM
IIRC she was supposed to testify against the person who smashed her in the face....
Wouldn't be the first case in which a person about to testify suddenly goes missing...

amber1
01-29-2013, 11:46 AM
Old Steve-
That also came to my mind as I was watching the Disappeared episode...one of Bri's friends mentioned on there that the girl who punched her in the face smugly talked about that with Bri gone, there is not a case longer against her...def. a motive there...I thought they said they ruled her out...but I'm curious as to why she got ruled out, because she has definite motive, and it would not be the first time she was violent towards Bri.

OldSteve
01-29-2013, 11:51 AM
Old Steve-
That also came to my mind as I was watching the Disappeared episode...one of Bri's friends mentioned on there that the girl who punched her in the face smugly talked about that with Bri gone, there is not a case longer against her...def. a motive there...I thought they said they ruled her out...but I'm curious as to why she got ruled out, because she has definite motive, and it would not be the first time she was violent towards Bri.

It's possible the gal with the motive while cleared herself, may have talked a friend into doing it.... but I do not know the reason why she was cleared. Would be interesting to know. As aside, I only consider alibis given by impartial sources to be valid; family and friends I'm always suspect of...

missingnotforgotten
02-13-2013, 10:44 AM
I was reading up on Brianna's case and I read about a pair of jeans a man had found and LE had picked them up and sent them in for testing.. just wondering if they were ever able to determine if they belonged to Brianna or not. I hadn't been able to find any update on that. I'm assuming they didn't turn up anything or LE would probably have been searching the area they were found more extensively.

Hoping Brianna can be found.

I was looking for an update on this, too, and it looks like the results were inconclusive but more tests were to be done on a hair found in the jeans. Does any one have updates about this?

justagirl247
02-26-2013, 03:42 PM
bumpin for Bri

neverletgo
03-04-2013, 04:39 PM
:bump: for Brianna. :beats:

http://i.imgur.com/bo48lri.jpg

deathtracker
03-07-2013, 07:12 AM
As the date draws near the disappearance of Bri it brings to mind my list of women who disappeared/died in NH/VT over the last few years who all had something in common.

My list consists of a large hand full f these women who either had made a trip to the hospital (Bri was treated in the ER for the injuries sustained in the altercation) just before their disappearance.

Or were connected in some way connected to the medical field—be it a nursing/medical student or a practicing female doctor or nurse—or patient.

Are they coincidence?
:twocents:

Respect to all intended in my thought and opinion.

neverletgo
03-12-2013, 09:15 PM
:bump: for Bri. :heartbeat:

One week from today is the 9 year anniversary of Brianna's disappearance . . . Bruce and Kellie Maitland deserve to have their baby back. :cry:

http://i.imgur.com/Ob5YrcA.jpg

deathtracker
03-13-2013, 07:39 AM
http://www.wcax.com/story/19709260/danby-skull-mystery-now-points-to-out-of-state-victim

This article is the most recent I can find and it states that the skull would belong to a woman of asian decent.

Sure does look like plenty of dental work to use for ID or DNA testing as it is presented in the film shown.

MOO and may the search for all those lost never end.

neverletgo
03-19-2013, 11:53 AM
Nine years ago today, Brianna Maitland disappeared. Bri needs to come home to her loved ones!

http://i.imgur.com/hIKaKvt.jpg

justagirl247
03-20-2013, 07:54 PM
I hope some info comes to light in her case soon my heart truly goes out to her loved ones

dotr
03-20-2013, 09:20 PM
http://torontoobserver.ca/2008/10/26/bain-summary/
"It was June, 19, 1990 when Elizabeth Bain, 22, went missing, after telling her mother she was going to check the tennis schedule at the University of Toronto Scarborough campus where she was a student.

Bain was last spotted that day at Colonel Danforth Park near the tennis courts located in the valley below the school.

Three days later her car, with blood stains inside, was found parked in front of an auto body shop on Morrish Road"



A possibility?

amber1
03-21-2013, 11:45 AM
http://torontoobserver.ca/2008/10/26/bain-summary/
"It was June, 19, 1990 when Elizabeth Bain, 22, went missing, after telling her mother she was going to check the tennis schedule at the University of Toronto Scarborough campus where she was a student.

Bain was last spotted that day at Colonel Danforth Park near the tennis courts located in the valley below the school.

Three days later her car, with blood stains inside, was found parked in front of an auto body shop on Morrish Road"



A possibility?
Here is more info on Elizabeth Bain's case. Her remains were never found, but her boyfriend, Robert Baltovich, was convicted for her murder. It's a possibility, but it sure sounds like that crime was an up close and personal one, rather than a random, opportunity crime.
I have always thought Bri knew who took her, but unless she is found or someone talks, everything is a possibility.
http://murderpedia.org/male.B/b/baltovich-robert.htm

brandonxfiles
04-12-2013, 09:28 PM
I think Briana set out that evening to meet someone.. I believe her mother and Briana went shopping earlier that day, while they were in a store Briana told her mother she had to go do something and she would be right back.. When she met her mom in the parking lot, Briana was upset.. I believe this is the key.. Who ever upset her, I believe wanted her to meet them later that evening.. The person may not intended to harm her, but things got out of hand.. Briana tried to get away, but ended up backing into the building.. Many times a person who is very close to that person are the guilty ones.. I believe ex boyfriends or boyfriends - ones who had crushes on Briana should really be looked at..

iluvmua
04-15-2013, 11:50 AM
I def. think whoever she left the store to go talk to was involved somehow.

I hope this case is solved and very soon.

I'n thinking maybe she owed somebody money and maybe the barn is where they decided to meet and when things went awry, Brianna tried to get away and accidentally backed into the barn while trying to get away.

neverletgo
04-17-2013, 02:01 PM
:bump:

Bumping Bri's thread with her episode of Disappeared for anyone that hasn't seen it before:

Disappeared 04x07 - Vanished in Vermont - Brianna Maitland - YouTube

T9D
07-17-2013, 01:26 AM
Looks like she just had to stop or turn around for some reason and did it at the barn. She may have simply had a bad migraine that she takes medication for. Stopped to take her pills or rest, and she got caught up. She backed into it while doing whatever she was doing. The window was open because that's what you'd do. You'd open the window to stick your head out as she tried to get the car unhooked. I do that all the time to watch behind me.

I think it was another situation of opportunity. I keep reading over and over about girls cars breaking down or getting a flat. Next thing you know they are abducted and missing. I think someone drove by and saw her there trying to get unstuck. And he abducted her. That's why these cases go so cold. No leads because it's a total stranger and everyone else has an alibi.

She probably got out of her car to talk to the person who pulled up while she was trying to get unstuck. He got out in what appeared to help her and he abducted her instead.

At any given moment in everyone's life there are people that don't like us or something that could seem suspicious if someone went missing. But they had nothing to do with it. Sometimes it's just the most basic answer or event that happened.

It's really sad that so many crazy people are out there. If at just the right time they see a girl alone they decide to take her. My God how many of these people are there out there? Does something just snap in there head when they see this person alone? If there was a girl alone on every single street in the country right now how many would be abducted just out of opportunity?? Maybe men who would have never done it until they saw that girl. People living right next door to us. It goes in line with 'how many people would steal if they could get away with it and an opportunity came up'. Like if every person was confronted with an open cash register and nobody was around, how many would steal that normally wouldn't? I bet we'd be shockingly surprised who would steal that money. Seems to be the same way as coming across a girl alone. Very sad and scary.

justagirl247
07-17-2013, 12:56 PM
Looks like she just had to stop or turn around for some reason and did it at the barn. She may have simply had a bad migraine that she takes medication for. Stopped to take her pills or rest, and she got caught up. She backed into it while doing whatever she was doing. The window was open because that's what you'd do. You'd open the window to stick your head out as she tried to get the car unhooked. I do that all the time to watch behind me.

I think it was another situation of opportunity. I keep reading over and over about girls cars breaking down or getting a flat. Next thing you know they are abducted and missing. I think someone drove by and saw her there trying to get unstuck. And he abducted her. That's why these cases go so cold. No leads because it's a total stranger and everyone else has an alibi.

She probably got out of her car to talk to the person who pulled up while she was trying to get unstuck. He got out in what appeared to help her and he abducted her instead.

At any given moment in everyone's life there are people that don't like us or something that could seem suspicious if someone went missing. But they had nothing to do with it. Sometimes it's just the most basic answer or event that happened.

It's really sad that so many crazy people are out there. If at just the right time they see a girl alone they decide to take her. My God how many of these people are there out there? Does something just snap in there head when they see this person alone? If there was a girl alone on every single street in the country right now how many would be abducted just out of opportunity?? Maybe men who would have never done it until they saw that girl. People living right next door to us. It goes in line with 'how many people would steal if they could get away with it and an opportunity came up'. Like if every person was confronted with an open cash register and nobody was around, how many would steal that normally wouldn't? I bet we'd be shockingly surprised who would steal that money. Seems to be the same way as coming across a girl alone. Very sad and scary.


you are so right it could happen to anyone at anytime its sad that there are ppl like this and it seems to be growing more and more common

amber1
07-20-2013, 09:37 PM
Agreed, I go through many cases in CharleyProject and NAMUS to look at PMs and for my blog, and I can't begin to tell you how many girls have vanished because
1)They had a car problem
2) They were vulnerable and alone.
Here are some other cases I have found where an opportunist may have taken a stranded girl with car trouble:
1. Robin Graham
http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/g/graham_robin.html
2. Maura Murray
http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/g/graham_robin.html
3. Toni Clark
http://www.charleyproject.org/index.html
4. Susan Swedell
http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/c/clark_toni.html
5. Martha Green
http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/s/swedell_susan.html
6. Brandi Wells
http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/g/green_martha.html
7. Cindi Lee Mellin
http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/p/perkins_kristina.html
8. Christine Eastin (vanished from a car wash)
http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/m/mellin_cindy.html

summer_breeze
08-18-2013, 06:57 AM
http://www.wcax.com/story/21676488/nine-years-since-brianna-maitland-went-missing

Posted: Mar 18, 2013 11:12 PM EDT
Updated: Mar 20, 2013 11:13 PM EDT
By WCAX News

MONTGOMERY, Vt. -A sad anniversary in Montgomery Tuesday.

deathtracker
09-12-2013, 07:07 PM
Statements regarding who has or has not been the victim of serial killing surprise me when no one knows much at all. Many presumptions / remarks are made about personal character of missing women have cost us all dearly.

I never make strong assumptions without a positive possibility of handing off information that might be quite relevant in the case.

No official should presume—it is premature—even after 8 or 9 years missing.

Bring em home.

MOO with respect for LE family and those lost.
:twocents:

shefner
10-23-2013, 09:02 AM
I spent last night reading over Brianna's thread. I was not at all familiar with her case and found it heartbreaking. How sad that LE seems to have failed this young lady and her family right from the start, when information is so important.
So many of the links provided here are no longer available due to the age of the case. It was somewhat difficult to put together the pieces of Brianna's disappearance. Even the website established for her, Bring Bri Home, has been closed down. When I saw that, it crushed my spirit. How my heart goes out to those who love her.
I pray there will be answers one day....

takeitfromme412
11-05-2013, 12:37 PM
There are several cases in New England that I follow and Bri's is one of them.... she deserves justice and deserves to be found..... she reminds me SO MUCH of myself and that is one scary thing.....
Her family and friends need answers... someone knows something.... and it's cowardly of them to keep it a secret.....

hoshizora
11-11-2013, 04:24 AM
Bumping for Brianna.

I have watched the episode of Disappeared and I really believe who she met at the shopping centre away from her mother is the key. Have they ever found out who that was? This girl obviously had secrets (doesn't mean they're anything sinister and I don't think they are - she most probably just didn't want to make her parents worry) as she didn't talk to her mother about what she did at the shops, and I wonder if investigating some of these secrets would lead to the reason why she disappeared. I also believe she went to meet someone after her shift finished, which she was keeping a secret. Hopefully her phone records showed something.

The way her car was found has always been on my mind and it's haunted me. It's such a large amount of space for someone to get lost in.

iluvmua
11-21-2013, 11:07 PM
I SO wish the trooper who found her car called in that he found a car and there are checks made out to a Brianna Maitland. It may not have helped find her, but it might have made things go much quicker.

I think one of two things happened:

She met someone there and things didn't go as planned and she tried to get away and backed her car into the barn and was kidnapped.

or like another poster said, she pulled over for whatever reason and somebody saw her and decided to take his/her chance and she backed into the barn trying to get away.

JMO

I just can't see her backing up into a barn on purpose unless she was trying to get away from someone.

amber1
11-22-2013, 03:46 PM
iluvmua,
Those are great points. That's the only thing that makes sense. Unless the person(s) who took her backed the car up in the barn to make it look like an accident. But I suppose they could have done other things too. I'm curious if she backed the car up trying to get away from someone, was there anything at the scene of her car that suggests a struggle within the driver's seat or outside of the driver's door? Any scuff marks or signs of struggle in the dirt/grass by the car? I doubt she went willingly without a fight-unless there was more then one person who took her, I wonder if there were signs of struggle.

takeitfromme412
11-22-2013, 04:00 PM
iluvmua,
Those are great points. That's the only thing that makes sense. Unless the person(s) who took her backed the car up in the barn to make it look like an accident. But I suppose they could have done other things too. I'm curious if she backed the car up trying to get away from someone, was there anything at the scene of her car that suggests a struggle within the driver's seat or outside of the driver's door? Any scuff marks or signs of struggle in the dirt/grass by the car? I doubt she went willingly without a fight-unless there was more then one person who took her, I wonder if there were signs of struggle.

some of her stuff was scattered around the outside of her car

margarita25
11-23-2013, 12:26 AM
where was ik? just wondering.

hoshizora
11-23-2013, 12:46 PM
where was ik? just wondering.

http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20121219/NEWS02/312190013/FBI-Keyes-ruled-out-of-Maitland-killing?gcheck=1

FBI: Keyes ruled out of Maitland disappearance

Serial killer Israel Keyes had no involvement in the 2004 disappearance of Vermont teenager Brianna Maitland, according to the FBI.

Keyes, 34, frequently traveled to the East Coast to visit family in Maine and property he owned in Constable, N.Y., but financial records prove he was elsewhere March 19, 2004, when the 17-year-old Maitland vanished after leaving work at a Franklin County restaurant, FBI Special Agent Jolene Goeden said.

anya
11-25-2013, 01:49 AM
Bumpity Bumpin' for Brianna. Its been just too long...someone somewhere has to know SOMETHING.



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margarita25
12-08-2013, 10:22 PM
So, Brianna disappeared approx 6 weeks after Maura Murray disappeared. IIRC, the episode about Brianna on "Disappeared" seemed to indicate her drug friends...

Map showing distance between Haverhill, NH and Montgomery, VT:
https://maps.google.com/

Murkywaters
12-09-2013, 12:10 AM
So, Brianna disappeared approx 6 weeks after Maura Murray disappeared. IIRC, the episode about Brianna on "Disappeared" seemed to indicate her drug friends...

Map showing distance between Haverhill, NH and Montgomery, VT:
https://maps.google.com/

Yeah, that has always intrigued me. It could've been a coincidence but the similarities of their disappearances are definitely alarming. You know pretty girl, abandoned car ect, it makes you wonder if their was a serial killer in the area trying get girls into a car or something. But i feel like they probably aren't connected.

iluvmua
01-20-2014, 08:13 PM
Does anybody know what the temperature was that day?

IIRC, There was snow on the ground?

jkloc420
01-22-2014, 10:45 AM
I just read the Charlie project profile on this case. I am wondering if they did any forensics on the abandoned house where her car was found. My theory is she went there to fight someone. I wouldn't be surprised if it wasn't already planned out. Maybe the loser got mad and did something to her. There is also the possibility they were fighting in the field too and they moved the car for more room.

iluvmua
03-05-2014, 09:58 AM
10 years without Brianna.

iluvmua
03-05-2014, 10:00 AM
Guests come register and help us find out what happened to Brianna.

also, Disappeared is on Netflix and Brianna's episode is featured.

dotr
03-05-2014, 10:23 AM
Guests come register and help us find out what happened to Brianna.

also, Disappeared is on Netflix and Brianna's episode is featured.

Thanks for posting, not sure if it is an updated one or not, but here is a link.

http://www.investigationdiscovery.com/tv-shows/disappeared/videos/disappeared-brianna-maitland-vanishes.htm

amber1
03-06-2014, 03:04 PM
March 2014
Still Searching for Brianna

los2188
03-20-2014, 07:29 PM
POLICE LAUNCH MISSING PERSONS FACEBOOK PAGE AT 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE DISAPPEARANCE OF BRIANNA MAITLAND -

https://scontent-a-atl.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-frc1/t1.0-9/1962653_226637544206116_651148217_n.jpg

Montgomery, VT – 03/18/14 – Tomorrow, March 19th, 2014 marks the 10 year anniversary of the disappearance of Brianna Maitland. Investigators, who continue to receive and investigate active leads in this case, believe there is a strong indication that Brianna was, in fact, a victim of foul play.

https://www.facebook.com/VermontMissingPersons

Something about her and her story struck a cord with me and will always be with me. I can't say that I know exactly what and why, and I know this post is one day late, but to Brianna, here's to you. You'll never be forgotten and will always be missed. God speed. -Carlos C. Weaver

http://vtdigger.org/2014/03/18/police-launch-missing-persons-facebook-page-10-year-anniversary-disappearance-brianna-maitland/

neverletgo
03-21-2014, 10:45 AM
10 years later, investigators actively working Brianna Maitland’s disappearance
Maitland was a victim of foul play, say police
Published 3:07 PM EDT Mar 18, 2014

Snipped:

The Maitland family, alongside the VSP, is encouraging anyone with information about the case to come forward. The family is offering a $20,000 reward. Half of that is for information leading to the exact location of Maitland and the other half is for information leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for her disappearance.

http://www.wptz.com/news/vermont-new-york/burlington/10-years-later-investigators-actively-working-brianna-maitlands-disappearance/25037180

neverletgo
03-21-2014, 10:47 AM
Can social media crack unsolved Vt. missing persons cases?
Posted: Thursday, March 20, 2014 5:15 PM EST
Updated: Thursday, March 20, 2014 6:57 PM EST
By Jennifer Reading

Snipped:

On average, eight people vanish from Vermont every year. And it's these unsolved cases that tend to keep police officers up at night.

"I haven't met a police officer in Vermont or around the country, for that matter, who doesn't take their case work seriously. We do do everything that we can to bring people home safely," Lt. Michael Macarilla said.

http://wcax.images.worldnow.com/images/25031999_BG2.jpg

http://www.wcax.com/story/25031999/can-social-media-crack-unsolved-vt-missing-persons-cases

neverletgo
03-21-2014, 10:48 AM
10 Year Anniversary of the the disappearance of Brianna Maitland
by Joe Gullo

Snipped:

The 10 year anniversary of the disappearance of Brianna Maitland will be on Wednesday.

Police say investigators are continuing to follow up on leads and believe that Maitland was a victim of foul play.

http://www.mychamplainvalley.com/story/d/story/10-year-anniversary-of-the-the-disappearance-of-br/30108/wb1abHebZ0yky_fasLDk4Q

neverletgo
03-21-2014, 10:51 AM
On 10th anniversary of disappearance, Vermont State Police renew call for tips in case of missing teen Brianna Maitland
Robert Rizzuto | rrizzuto@repub.com By Robert Rizzuto | rrizzuto@repub.com
on March 18, 2014 at 4:55 PM, updated March 18, 2014 at 5:04 PM

Snipped:

"Investigators who continue to receive and investigate active leads in this case believe there is a strong indication that Brianna was, in fact, a victim of foul play," Vermont state troopers said in a press release reminding the public of the case. "There is no evidence at this time to indicate that Brianna willingly left the area."

http://media.masslive.com/breakingnews/photo/2014/03/14514473-small.jpg (http://media.masslive.com/breakingnews/photo/2014/03/brianna-maitland-flier-6e3bbbed5260b3ff.jpg)
(Click to view full size.)

http://www.masslive.com/news/index.ssf/2014/03/on_10th_anniversary_of_disappe.html

neverletgo
03-21-2014, 10:54 AM
On 10-year anniversary of disappearance, friends believe Brianna Maitland was murdered
Brianna Maitland, then 17, last seen March 2004
UPDATED 11:38 PM EDT Mar 19, 2014

Snipped:

“Do you think Brianna’s alive?” WPTZ’s David Charns asked Maitland’s friend Katie Manning.

“No,” Manning said.

Manning fought back tears as she talked about her friend who lived with her months before her disappearance.

“I had seen her two days before, and knew what she was up to and just figured her parents hadn't heard from her so they called her in missing,” Manning said.

http://www.wptz.com/news/vermont-new-york/burlington/on-10year-anniversary-of-disappearance-friends-believe-brianna-maitland-was-murdered/25064722

neverletgo
03-21-2014, 10:58 AM
Wednesday marks 10th anniversary of Montgomery teenager's disappearance
Mar. 18, 2014
Written by Free Press Staff

Snipped:

http://cmsimg.burlingtonfreepress.com/apps/pbcsi.dll/bilde?Site=BT&Date=20140318&Category=NEWS07&ArtNo=303180025&Ref=V1&MaxW=300&Border=0&Wednesday-marks-10th-anniversary-of-Montgomery-teenager-s-disappearance
A volunteer with New England K-9 Search and Rescue searches for signs of Brianna Maitland in Berkshire in 2005. / Free Press File

Vermont State Police said Tuesday investigators continue to receive and investigate active leads, and and the agency remains optimistic that new information will lead to a resolution in the case. There is a strong indication Maitland was the victim of foul play, police said.

http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20140318/NEWS07/303180025/Wednesday-marks-10th-anniversary-of-Montgomery-teenager-s-disappearance

neverletgo
03-21-2014, 11:00 AM
Vt. police mark decade since teen's disappearance
By BETH GARBITELLI / Associated Press / March 18, 2014

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In 2006, the sister of a Burlington woman convicted of killing her friend and drug dealer told police that an alleged drug dealer killed Maitland. But Hall said nothing has indicated that Maitland was involved with drug dealers.

http://www.boston.com/news/local/vermont/2014/03/18/police-mark-decade-since-teen-disappearance/TfByQzCE50I3IgJdOGTBBL/story.html

neverletgo
03-21-2014, 11:01 AM
Brianna Maitland missing for 10 years - YouTube

mikkismom
03-26-2014, 03:04 PM
A decade later, Vermont police hope new leads solve disappearance of Brianna Maitland

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2014/03/26/authorities-hopeful-new-leads-might-crack-10-year-old-disappearance-brianna/

jaleach123
03-26-2014, 03:12 PM
Nice to see you guys posting the stuff I came here to post lol.

Ten years is so depressing.

Sounds like they still have persons of interest so hopefully something breaks soon. I'd hate to see this case turn into a Deanie Peters situation.

amber1
03-28-2014, 07:15 PM
I think about Bri often. I hope they find her soon.

Raging Ranter
03-29-2014, 02:04 PM
This one seems solvable. The shady elements on the periphery of the story... the assault shortly before she disappeared, the recent increase in drug activity in the area. I believe this one will be ultimately solved.

Vox_Veritas_JT
04-13-2014, 11:36 PM
Just wanted to bump this thread in accordance with recent anniversary coverage. this case is driving me mad for some reason. I think its the fact that there is so much left behind to go on. By this I mean that essentially you have a crime scene with the car at (or partially in) the farmhouse.

Here's my take at any rate.

I think its more likely that whoever Brianna met that night was at least known to her as a acquaintance. I also find the theory mentioned in recent reports that someone may have been hiding in the car fanciful. I base both of these assumptions on the position that the car was found in, in short it looks to have been pulled off the road to me and I fail to see any tyre marks that would imply a sudden loss of control. Also the manner in which the car is impacted into the abandoned farmhouse suggests to me that the car could not have reversed that far, a more moderate distance would have embedded the car further I feel. I also feel that the crash would have happened no matter how far the car had to be reversed (within reason) because this whole scenario screams 'panic'. Looking at that farmhouse it does seem like the ideal place to meet to buy or take drugs to my eyes. As a darkened meeting point it is ideal for shady or non-shady activity. Brianna could have made this arrangement at the last minute or during the day, if it was to do with drugs it would have likely been kept secret. I do not wish to smear the victim here though by casting this as definitely to do with drugs, I find it odd her friend is in recent reports noting that Brianna owed money to people (implying drugs). In fact I find it somewhat unlikely personally that someone desperate enough to murder or kidnap someone for a drug debt will not take a wallet or paycheck. Besides it always amuses me when this line of inquiry is undertaken, I mean I understand small time dealers disappearing for huge debts but why actually start getting rid of customers? The point I am trying to make is that the lure of drugs (in whatever sense) might have been used to bring Brianna to that location but I think its unlikely this happened over a drug debt. Consequently its possible in this case that drugs are a red herring. She is clearly a very pretty girl, did she have any romantic involvements at the time of her disappearance? Did she spurn many romantic approaches? Just by looking at her one would guess that she spurned some potential suitors.

My guess is that ultimately the motive here is sexual and that while she said she was keen to get home I believe she was ultimately keen to meet someone outside the farmhouse. Perhaps it was to try and buy drugs, perhaps it was to follow someone to a party, perhaps it was to meet a friend for another reason. Either the person she met after misleading her had intentionally set up a trap to kidnap Brianna or something went very wrong in this initial meeting. And by something going wrong I mean this person intended to seduce Brianna and met with resistance. The fact that Brianna managed to get into her car and attempt to get away means to me that she realized very quickly something was wrong.

And yet while I remain convinced of the motive I do realize there is always the chance that the scenario could be as simple and cliche as Brianna pulling over to assist a guy that pretends to have broken down or had an accident. I say this purely as the getaway she managed seems to indicate a quick acknowledgement of danger. These are the reasons that this case is plaguing me at 4.30am.

One way or another the parents deserve to know the truth about Brianna and my thoughts go to them, 10 years is too long.

Vox_Veritas_JT
04-14-2014, 09:26 AM
Just to add (and this might be useful for some of the questions in this thread) that it is a real shame that the car was towed away and moved so quickly. This was due to the lateness of linking the car to a missing persons case. If the police had reacted quicker and used an Amber warning then the trooper who found the paychecks would have known this was a potential crime scene.

The trampling of the scene and the towing would have almost certainly ruined the discovery of any other vehicle tracks or footprints. Likely as well that any prints would have been compromised by the trooper as well as the person towing the car. Its easy to say in hindsight perhaps but the mere presence of so many personal effects and the fact the car was unlocked should of attracted greater suspicion from the initial responder.

At least we have a number of photographs. People (Brianna's father included) have mentioned snow and the use this might have been to the investigation but I have not seen any snow in any of the photographs. This has always rather confused me. Am I wrong here?

One final possibility has also occurred to me, I didn't see it in the thread so far so I will just give it a mention. In one of the recent reports it mentioned how investigators now believe that the 'crash' into the farmhouse was set-up or faked. Initially I discounted this for the simple question of why? Being slow on the uptake (and tired) I only now realize that Maura Murray went missing only 5 weeks before Brianna and only 90 miles away. The Murray case received much exposure of course, including the manner in which the car was crashed directly prior to Maura vanishing. The point being that the perpetrator might well have been familiar with the Murray case and endeavored to recreate the same circumstances with Brianna therefore encouraging a linking of the cases, thereby creating a smokescreen. This has to be given serious consideration if only due to the keys to Brianna's car having never being found, yet many other possessions were found in and around the car.