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Doyle
03-30-2004, 05:40 AM
Another young woman has turned up missing after a car accident on a dark, rural highway - this time in Vermont.

Brianna Maitland, 17, of Sheldon, Vt., has disappeared after being involved in a one-car accident late at night on the East Berkshire Road in northern Vermont.
http://www.caledonianrecord.com/pages/top_news/story/af2eddba5

dannyodie
03-30-2004, 08:28 AM
sounds like a similar incident when christa rolinger disappeared after wrecking hers dads car. thank god that christa is safe at home. lets all pray that this young lady is ok and is just scared to come home.

Hammerized
03-30-2004, 12:32 PM
I hope we hear more about the woman's jacket & wallet that were found near the scene. Is that woman missing as well? I want to know.

Megan
03-30-2004, 05:15 PM
I hope we hear more about the woman's jacket & wallet that were found near the scene. Is that woman missing as well? I want to know.

I was just going to say the same thing---of the girl who was supposed to be working at a local ski resort, from out of town/country. Sad.

Doyle
04-02-2004, 05:28 AM
A forensics team from the Vermont State Police lab in Waterbury began poring over a missing teenager's car Tuesday to obtain possible evidence, including whether foul play may have been involved in her disappearance.
http://www.caledonianrecord.com/pages/local_news/story/79e54f6d5

Megan
04-09-2004, 11:47 AM
police have ruled out a connection between Briana & Maura's cases....
http://www.caledonianrecord.com/pages/top_news/story/f5358f0b5

dannyodie
04-09-2004, 05:32 PM
after reading the article it seems odd that someone drove the car part of the way into the barn, either there was someone following them and that is the point in which the switch over to an other vehicle could have occured, or maybe somewhere in the barn she could have been assulted and possibly buried there, either in the barn or around the general area, I wonder if there is any old farms around the area? maybe some old ground wells as a possible sight to check? sure is strange that brianna and murrey disappeared after auto accidents. I guess after such a upset following any kind of accident would cause a young lady in need to except help from almost anyone that looked as if they mean well in offering help. hope they find out something soon on both these young ladies. I know that here in nashville tennessee, we all are still very much baffled in the disappearece of 13 year old tabitha tuders who has been missing now for almost 1 year. for those of you websleuthers that may be new and for those that may have not been reading much on the tuders child please take the time to go over much of the post that have been made, with all of us with our thinking caps on maybe we can help these families have closure from the uncertainty of there loved one.

Doyle
04-19-2004, 05:20 AM
The father of a Sheldon teenager missing since last month is criticizing the way Vermont State Police are investigating her disappearance.

In a letter to Governor James Douglas, Bruce Maitland said the investigation has not been aggressive enough and that his family had been kept in the dark about what police are doing.
http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2004/04/18/father_assails_vt_police_in_teen_search/

Doyle
04-22-2004, 04:56 AM
Bruce Maitland is worried about the safety of teenage girls and young women in Vermont and New Hampshire - worried they may face the possibility of being kidnapped and transported elsewhere for illicit purposes.
http://www.caledonianrecord.com/pages/local_news/story/b66a0fd21

Megan
05-05-2004, 10:00 AM
Briana Maitland & Maura Murray's families to meet:

http://www.heraldtribune.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20040505/APN/405050667

Doyle
05-10-2004, 05:35 AM
The families of two missing women came together in Haverhill yesterday to plead for help from the public and federal authorities.

Fred Murray of Weymouth, Mass., whose daughter, Maura, 21, disappeared on Feb. 9 in Haverhill after a minor car accident, set up the meeting before starting another weekend of searching
http://www.boston.com/news/local/new_hampshire/articles/2004/05/09/kin_of_2_missing_women_plead_for_aid/

mushyb
05-13-2004, 01:03 PM
Her website

http://www.bringbrihome.org/

Kelly
05-24-2004, 09:57 AM
Brianna is Project Jason's current 18 Wheel Angel campaign. This is a program which targets truck drivers and other business travellers to volunteer their time and resources, spreading the word via printable posters. Of course, anyone can help by placing posters of Brianna from the 18 Wheel Angels link on our site. Thank you!

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

Megan
06-10-2004, 04:51 PM
Police saying Brianna made bad choices & had drug connections???

http://www.samessenger.com/JUN04/brianna0609.html

Doyle
06-16-2004, 05:46 AM
Police in St. Albans released new information Tuesday about a missing teenager.

In the first-ever news conference Tuesday with Bruce Maitland, the father of Brianna Maitland, police said they are growing more convinced that the 17-year-old was the victim of a violent crime.

Police also said that it is likely drugs may have played a part in the teen's disappearance.

Bruce Maitland said he only recently learned that his daughter was friends with drug users and drug dealers. She had moved in with a friend about three weeks before she disappeared.
http://www.thechamplainchannel.com/news/3421059/detail.html

Doyle
06-17-2004, 05:45 AM
The passing of seven days has resulted in a huge turnaround in the way Vermont State Police are treating the disappearance of Brianna Maitland.

Maitland, 17, was last seen at about 11:20 p.m. March 19 when she clocked out of work at the Black Lantern Inn in Montgomery.

VSP had originally said Maitland was a runaway and had run away in the past. During a press conference June 8, they said they were tired of wasting time tracking down worthless leads.
http://www.caledonianrecord.com/pages/top_news/story/fa6d6930b

Doyle
07-21-2004, 05:37 AM
The parents of a Sheldon teenager are taking a different tactic in the search for their missing daughter.

Brianna Maitland, 17, has not been seen since she left work at the Black Tavern Inn in Montgomery at 11:20 p.m. March 19.

Brianna's parents, Kellie and Bruce Maitland, are acting on leads they have received - leads taking them elsewhere in Vermont as well as to the New York City area.
http://www.caledonianrecord.com/pages/local_news/story/9855984d9

WasBlind
08-13-2004, 04:14 AM
For Brianna

inquiringmindz
09-25-2004, 11:57 PM
September 19 was Brianna Maitlands six month missing anniversary. I visit their website often hoping to hear she's been found. The last tidbit was that Bri was abducted for a drug dealing / slavery ring in NYC. Info can be found in the message board at her site.

Please check her website and maybe a sleuther in the area can keep an eye open.

Pray for Bri's safe return.

http://www.bringbrihome.org

inquiringmindz
10-05-2004, 09:34 AM
Bumping for Bri!

Our prayers are with you for a safe return.

inquiringmindz
10-08-2004, 03:53 PM
Happy 18th Birthday, Bri!

We pray that you are able to come home soon!

inquiringmindz
10-25-2004, 09:09 PM
Bumping for Bri!

She was featured last week on Without A Trace...I hope and pray someone recognizes her!

inquiringmindz
11-12-2004, 02:40 PM
Bumping for Bri!

inquiringmindz
12-03-2004, 11:17 PM
Parents’ worst nightmare

Maitlands pursue missing daughter through bad dreams, empty leads

By Sam Hemingway

EAST FRANKLIN -- Even in sleep, Bruce and Kellie Maitland are on the lookout for their 18-year-old daughter, Brianna.

"In my dream," Kellie Maitland said, patting the kitchen table, "I am talking to people and I ask them: ’Do you know where Brianna is?’

"I feel they are on the verge of telling me where she is, and then I wake up."

Nearby, Bruce Maitland looked down at the floor of their small home in the woods near the Canadian border.

His dreams, he said, are often a rerun of his waking life over the past eight months, haunting images of looking for his daughter’s remains in roadside ditches or in woods or in garbage bags mixed with the intense hope he won’t find anything. Once, he said, he dreamed he was Brianna: "I am running, trying to get away and hide from the people chasing me."

March 19, Brianna Maitland, then 17, finished her nighttime shift as a dishwasher at the Black Lantern Inn in Montgomery, walked out the door and vanished.

The next day, her car was found rammed backward into an abandoned house just west of town; her two paychecks lay on the seat. There was no note. She took no clothes.

No one, including police, has a substantive clue as to where she could be. Organized search parties, posters on utility poles from Montreal to New York City, Border Patrol helicopter flights, a BringBriHome.org Web site, even a court inquest have proven fruitless.

"It’s still wide open," Vermont State Police Lt. Tom Nelson said this week of the investigation. "We don’t have a really solid set of facts that lead us to understanding what happened after she left work."

Almost every day, Nelson said, another tip finds its way to his desk. Thursday, for instance, a hunter found clothes in the woods in Montgomery; they turned out to be unrelated. Police have interviewed 107 people in the Maitland case, Nelson said, but "nothing solid" explains her disappearance.

"They found Saddam Hussein in a spider hole, but no one can find our daughter," Kellie Maitland said during a recent conversation at her home. Bruce Maitland is convinced that his daughter -- alive or dead -- is not in Vermont. But that’s only a guess.

Painful search

Several times over the past eight months, the Maitlands thought their nightmare was over.

There was the time someone reported seeing Brianna performing at a strip club in Boston.

"We went down there, and we showed Brianna’s picture to a person there," Bruce Maitland said. "She said, ’Yeah, she works across the street in another club.’ And there was a girl there who, if you weren’t her father, you’d think was her.

"But it wasn’t her."

Another time, police found a garbage bag on a field near Montgomery. The Maitlands were told the bag contained a body.

It was a pig carcass.

"At first, they weren’t sure what it was," Kellie Maitland said. "I was such a nervous wreck when I left work. I didn’t have any fingernails left by the end of the day."

The harder they look, the harder it becomes to keep looking. They have looked along almost every road embankment from Interstate 87 in New York to Vermont 100. They have gone to New York and Hartford and Montreal and Syracuse and Albany. Nothing.

"The way we think now is not the way we did before," Kellie Maitland said. "I look at people going by in cars, looking for Brianna. I see some shape off the side of the road, just the gnarly part of a tree’s roots, and I think it’s a body."

Kellie Maitland works as a clerk in a local hardware store. She drives to work -- everywhere, really -- with her doors locked and a handgun nearby. She fears dangerous people might be responsible for her daughter’s disappearance.

Bruce Maitland describes the grimness of their task: "I’ll see buzzards flying somewhere, and I have to go see why. I say ’Oh, look, there’s a bag or there’s some clothes’ and I have to go poke at it to see what’s there. After a while, you can’t do it anymore."

Friends and neighbors have been supportive, he said, but the experience of searching for a missing child has made the Maitlands feel alone at times.

"I feel like there is a huge cloud following me around that everyone can see but me," he said.

Life goes on, barely

Since March 19, Brianna’s grandmother has died. So has a great-grandmother. In October, her 18th birthday came and went; it was acknowledged by a gathering of neighbors at Byam’s Quick Stop in town. Lt. Gov. Brian Dubie dropped by -- a quiet break from his re-election campaign.

Now Christmas is around the corner. Several boxes of holiday decorations -- including some handmade by Brianna -- sit by the kitchen counter. Kellie Maitland said she isn’t sure if she can bear to put them up.

The couple tried to get away for a few days this summer; they went to Nova Scotia for a week where they wandered the ocean beaches. One day, Kellie Maitland came upon a cavern in the rocks; there, in the sand at her feet, was a heart-shaped stone.

"The rock and the cavern seemed to magnify how I felt," she said. With the stone cupped in her hands, she broke out in tears. "How the sea cut this stone and left it there. I knew it was there for her, that she is always in my heart."

Contact Sam Hemingway at 660-1850 or shemingway@bfp.burlingtonfreepress.com

http://www.bringbrihome.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=325

Kelly
12-09-2004, 12:20 AM
On Friday, be sure to go to Brianna's message board and post your well wishes to Brianna's mom, Kellie, for her birthday. There will be a special post made late Thursday night.

It has been a very tough year for Kellie with Brianna's disappearance, plus several deaths in the family.

Thank you for caring.

Kelly

Kelly
12-10-2004, 12:12 PM
The birthday post is up, so be sure to give your well wishes.

Thanks,
Kelly

inquiringmindz
12-10-2004, 06:34 PM
Kelly,
Thank you for posting! I've posted on birthday wishes on board. This is so frustrating - someone, somewhere knows where Brianna is - if only...

Kelly
12-10-2004, 09:56 PM
Thank you for posting that. Kellie has been through so much this year. It's important for her to know how much we all care.

Kelly

inquiringmindz
12-15-2004, 10:17 PM
It appears someone has had contact with Brianna - I'm hoping and praying for the best!

http://www.bringbrihome.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=332

amandab
12-15-2004, 10:35 PM
Oh WOW!!!! This is certainly encouraging!

bringbrihome
12-22-2004, 04:45 PM
Hello,

Unfortunately, we do not know where Brianna is. We are asking family members to make a plea to Brianna in hopes that she is somewhere and is able to read our posts. We have not given up hope that Brianna is alive and well. Please visit her website at www.bringbrihome.org (http://www.bringbrihome.org) .

Bringbrihome

amandab
12-22-2004, 04:53 PM
Bringbrihome,

You have my sincere apology for misunderstanding the posts on Brianna's site.....

I pray she returns to you soon.
-Amanda

inquiringmindz
12-28-2004, 03:09 PM
Hello,

Unfortunately, we do not know where Brianna is. We are asking family members to make a plea to Brianna in hopes that she is somewhere and is able to read our posts. We have not given up hope that Brianna is alive and well. Please visit her website at www.bringbrihome.org (http://www.bringbrihome.org/) .

Bringbrihome
Bringbrihome,
I am so sorry, I thought Bri had contacted her brother by the way the message sounded. I pray daily that Bri comes home. Keeping the faith!

Peabody
12-29-2004, 01:21 PM
The Caledonian Record is currently running a poll through Saturday, January 1 for the most important story of the past year.

Options are: The Phish concert.
Red Sox win the world series.
The Devenger brothers.
The disappearances of Maura Murray and Brianna Maitland.

Currently votes for the disappearance of Brianna and Maura are next to last.

Please, let's let the readers in NH and VT know that we place more importance on life than sports or concerts.

Please go to http://www.caledonianrecord.com/ to vote.

Thank you on behalf of the Maitland and Murray families.

inquiringmindz
12-30-2004, 03:58 PM
The Caledonian Record is currently running a poll through Saturday, January 1 for the most important story of the past year.

Options are: The Phish concert.
Red Sox win the world series.
The Devenger brothers.
The disappearances of Maura Murray and Brianna Maitland.

Currently votes for the disappearance of Brianna and Maura are next to last.

Please, let's let the readers in NH and VT know that we place more importance on life than sports or concerts.

Please go to http://www.caledonianrecord.com/ to vote.

Thank you on behalf of the Maitland and Murray families.
Thanks for posting the link. Their story is getting a lot of votes now! Keep voting while you can! Show the authorities that these woman are important and the community would like to have them found.

bringbrihome
12-30-2004, 07:25 PM
A special Thanks to all of you for voting in the poll. Brianna and Maura are currently in the lead. The Caledonian was no longer covering the stories of the two girls. We are hoping that the poll will show that we are all still very concerned about these two missing girls. They must be found! We need to keep their stories in the forefront until they are home. If you have not voted, please do so.

Thanks, Bringbrihome

Gabby
12-30-2004, 08:34 PM
Way ahead as of a few minutes ago.....


Keep on votin'

Peabody
12-31-2004, 09:20 AM
When I posted the request to vote for Brianna and Maura, "their story" had 80 votes and they were in next to last place..........this morning, THANKS to all of you, they have 800 votes and are leading the Red Sox story 2 to 1 :clap:

WasBlind
01-01-2005, 01:14 AM
Screen shot of votes (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v224/HelpForTheMissing/Missing/MaitlandMurray.jpg)

Many thanks to all who voted for making these missing girls the story of the year, as they should be.

With love and HOPE, Lanie

inquiringmindz
01-23-2005, 03:51 PM
Bumping for Bri!

www.bringbrihome.org (http://www.bringbrihome.org)

inquiringmindz
03-20-2005, 02:41 AM
March 19 - The One Year Anniversary of Brianna's Disappearance

Please take a moment to look at her sight -
Maybe you will recognize her!

www.bringbrihome.org (http://www.bringbrihome.org)

Prayers for the Maitlands!

CaliKid
03-20-2005, 07:10 AM
Such a beautiful young girl. How tragic, especially in light of what's gone on this weekend with Jessica Lunsford.

inquiringmindz
04-07-2005, 11:52 PM
Bumping For Bri

Kelly
04-18-2005, 11:57 PM
Please don't forget to watch for Brianna's story on the Montel Show tomorrow. Times and stations will vary, so check your local listings.

Also, VERY important, everyone needs to go to the Montel Show Site afterwards and enter in feedback thanking them for doing the show and letting them know how important this is!

Here's the link to do this:

http://www.montelshow.com/whats_your_POV/pov.htm

Even if you do not watch the show, do it anyway so they will continue to give oportunities for our families to get national attention for their cases, and hopefully answers.

Thank you!

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

inquiringmindz
04-19-2005, 10:31 PM
Kelly,
Thanks for posting the info about the Montel show. My opinion has been sent. I hope someone recognizes Bri and the Maitlands can bring this horror to an end.

Bobbisangel
04-19-2005, 11:42 PM
It is hard to understand how people can be there one minute and gone the next. I can't even begin to imagine how it would feel to be in this mom and dad's shoes. My heart goes out to them.

The way the police handled this case from the beginning is just unbelievable.
The parents are the ones who found the jacket and purse by Bri's car? I guess the cops hadn't even done a search at that time. They thought Bri had run away? They were tired of chasing down worthless leads? Every minute counts when a person disappears for pity sake. Bri's parents must have felt so helpless and angry at the police because they weren't doing anything.

I hope that Bri is found or comes home if she is able. It's been a long time.
Prayers for the family.

Gumshoe924
05-11-2005, 12:14 PM
So there is no new news on Brianna's case? Any more news on the investigation of a possible connection to other cases of missing women in the NH/VT area (Maura Murray)?

Hammerized
05-12-2005, 12:13 AM
New post at her forum showing the car backed into the barn.

http://www.bringbrihome.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=423

There are other newer posts there, too.

LazyCat08
05-12-2005, 07:20 AM
New post at her forum showing the car backed into the barn.

http://www.bringbrihome.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=423

There are other newer posts there, too.
It would be interesting to see where the road is in relation to the house/ where the car was found. I think someone either followed her or forced her off the road somehow.

I assume that they already searched the immediate area for other tire tracks?

Peabody
05-19-2005, 01:16 AM
So there is no new news on Brianna's case? Any more news on the investigation of a possible connection to other cases of missing women in the NH/VT area (Maura Murray)?
http://www.bringbrihome.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=429

This is a link to a newstory about a search by CT divers in a Bershire Pond and also a search with cadaver dogs to find Bri.

The search was described by one news show as being "excercises"

This was of particular interest to me because only a few weeks ago, there were reports of a search for Maura Murray with LE excavating a sand pit in Haverhill NH. In the Haverhill Newspaper, Chief Williams denied the rumor of a search for Maura, but did say that NH LE was participating with the FBI in "exercises".

:confused: :confused: :confused:

Gabby
05-26-2005, 08:26 AM
Bumping Thread for Brianna's friends and family who love her and continue to search

inquiringmindz
05-29-2005, 01:37 PM
I was on Bri's site last night just praying for a positive update. I was checking out the pics of the car backed into the barn and am wondering what the WSers take may be on this. Any suggestions, insight, or guesses???

bensmom98
06-03-2005, 09:01 AM
Brianna's family has doubled the reward for information leading to her whereabouts...

http://www.wcax.com/Global/story.asp?S=3426709&nav=4QcRacEm

Kelly
07-01-2005, 10:19 PM
A segment about Brianna is scheduled to air on the Nancy Grace Show on CNN on Monday, July 4th at 8pm EST. (subject to schedule change)

Kelly

inquiringmindz
07-15-2005, 03:05 AM
Bumping for Bri!!!!

Please take a moment to look at her site...You may be the one who recognizes her.

www.bringbrihome.org (http://www.bringbrihome.org)

inquiringmindz
07-15-2005, 11:39 PM
It looks like a little bit of information is starting to surface! I hope Bri is found soon!

http://www.bringbrihome.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=488&pid=2242&st=0&#entry2242

vanillasky
07-16-2005, 12:41 AM
Thank you for that link with the possible break in the case... I've been following this ever since seeing her parents on Nancy Grace a few weeks ago. It was so heartbreaking to see them. :(

inquiringmindz
07-18-2005, 08:36 PM
Thank you for that link with the possible break in the case... I've been following this ever since seeing her parents on Nancy Grace a few weeks ago. It was so heartbreaking to see them. :(
Hi SS! I've been following this case from the beginning and hope the Maitlands have answers very soon. I can't imagine being in their situation.

inquiringmindz
07-20-2005, 12:26 AM
Equusearch to aid in search for Brianna!


http://www.bringbrihome.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=494&pid=2261&st=0&#entry2261

Marisa714
07-20-2005, 01:14 AM
Equusearch to aid in search for Brianna!


http://www.bringbrihome.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=494&pid=2261&st=0&#entry2261

That's great! Hopefully they find something! I've recently been wondering if ES would help search for Maura Murray...I wonder if they'd consider it now since they would be in the area..hmmm

inquiringmindz
09-20-2005, 09:32 AM
Bumping for Bri

murraydwyer
10-08-2005, 10:35 AM
HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRIANNA

Another birthday Brianna's family has to endure the pain of not knowing where she is or what happened to her. No families should experience that pain.

knale
10-08-2005, 11:05 PM
Happy Birthday, Bri! Please come home soon!

Thoughts and prayers for Brianna's family and friends.

www.missingwixchildren.homestead.com

SewingDeb
10-09-2005, 04:00 PM
Bump for Bri.

Marisa714
10-09-2005, 09:48 PM
I swear I thought that they had taken someone into custody or something regarding Briana? I think it was a while ago, but I thought they had found someone who knew something but would not get in trouble if he said what he knew...Am I going nuts, or did this happen or not? And if so, does anyone know what came of that?

Thanks!

Peabody
10-10-2005, 10:04 PM
I know that I read a news article that stated that someone in custody with a connection to drugs made a "deal" regarding his charges if he revealed information regarding Brianna.


Don't which forum on which I read about it, but also recall that someone replied with a comment about the person walking out of the courthouse while no one knew where Brianna was.


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

Marisa714
10-11-2005, 12:02 AM
I know that I read a news article that stated that someone in custody with a connection to drugs made a "deal" regarding his charges if he revealed information regarding Brianna.


Don't which forum on which I read about it, but also recall that someone replied with a comment about the person walking out of the courthouse while no one knew where Brianna was.


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


Thanks for replying, I knew I had heard that somewhere! I think it may have been at MauraMurray.com....although I'm not sure. I wish we knew what happened w/that guy for sure! It seemed like the best lead so far (that I can remember) I wish more people "knew" about Briana and Maura
I feel like LE was a little too "hush hush" (at least about Maura.) If I find any info about Bri I'll post a link.

murraydwyer
10-16-2005, 07:52 PM
Brianna and Maura Murray are featured in the Websleuths Spotlight. There are a lot of articles for background on Brianna's case...I almost missed it because I usually click on Missing...you need to click on Forums...

inquiringmindz
10-16-2005, 08:16 PM
Here's the link from Bri's forum about RR

http://www.bringbrihome.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=535

Marisa714
10-16-2005, 08:59 PM
Here's the link from Bri's forum about RR

http://www.bringbrihome.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=535


Thanks for the link! I've been reading and am now more confused...do you know how the 'white truck' is tied to both of the girls? Or of any links regarding Gia Rae Collins? I'll keep looking but if you know I'd greatly appreciate any more info! Thanks

Marisa714
10-16-2005, 09:27 PM
Thanks for the link! I've been reading and am now more confused...do you know how the 'white truck' is tied to both of the girls? Or of any links regarding Gia Rae Collins? I'll keep looking but if you know I'd greatly appreciate any more info! Thanks


I found this which answers my question!



http://www.bringbrihome.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=279&st=15


Sep 18 2005, 11:15 AM
Post #29
Huppster,

I don't recall anyone stating that a white pick up was seen near the Black Lantern that night. There was a report that a white pick up was setting backed in near the Longley Bridge on Longley Bridge Road for quite a while the night Bri went missing. Longley Bridge Road is very close to the abandoned house where Brianna's car was found. I am not sure, as I am not a local, but does anyone know if you can actually view the abandoned house from where the truck was parked? We are still unsure if the truck is involved or not. I feel most of the people who have reviewed this case feel that the truck is NOT involved.

ADMIN

Marisa714
10-16-2005, 10:16 PM
Oops sorry I just realized I'm posting in the Missing person info & support! I'll try to find another thread to discuss this in! I'm really sorry!

murraydwyer
10-19-2005, 01:52 AM
http://www.bringbrihome.org/forums/uploads/post-164-1129678768.jpg

This was posted on Bri's site Oct. 18 by Catmaster...I'm so happy for the Maitland's that Brianna's case will get this type of exposure.

Yes, I said that... Brianna is being featured on the latest advertisement for a very new, upcoming Miniseries on Lifetouch TV for Women. Oct. 24...Oct. 24... Oct. 24th... starting at 9PM, for two nights. Lifetime's Miniseries on "Human Trafficking"

About time the media spoke up!

VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED I'm being serious!!

This is the link to the Lifetime Miniseries Trailer... (in a few moments...)

By now, Brianna's image has been seen by millions of people around the world!!!! And it will be seen by millions more in the next few days, especially if we help it along!!! ... please pass the link around as best you can...

I've attached an image I was able to capture - bottom left of this post... I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw her... just a second, but enough to recgonise her... I had to go back and snap this snapshot using special software... but there she is - at the bottom of this post and in the advertisement for the Miniseries.... it's what's called subliminal projection, or advertising... the best kind of advertisizing there is!!!

Thank you Lifetime, TV for Women and MSNBC
Lifetime TV Original Movie Human Trafficking (http://lifetimetv.com/movies/originals/humantrafficking.html)

Please also read this link today from Newsweek:

MSNBC Newsweek (http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/9711920/site/newsweek/ )

fourboys
10-28-2005, 08:48 PM
Police Teams Search For Missing Teen

October 28, 2005

A platoon of police, volunteers, and specially-trained dogs hit the woods Friday in Franklin County looking for any sign of a teenage girl who went missing a year-and-half ago.

It is the latest chapter in the baffling disappearance of Brianna Maitland.

The police say the stepped search search for Brianna Maitland had been planned for some time and they made it clear that they do not expect to find her alive.

"We do not know what we're gonna find for remains if there is anything out there," said Vermont State Police Lt. Brian Miller speaking at an afternoon press conference to discuss the two-day search effort.

Miller heads up the State Police investigation to find Brianna Maitland that was renewed Friday in two areas of Berkshire and Montgomery. Forty-five police officers from three states -- teamed with cadaver sniffing dogs -- fanned out in the hills looking for any signs of the missing teenager.

Police have conducted an exhaustive investigation for the 17-year-old since she disappeared without a trace in March 2004 after she left her restaurant job in Montgomery. Police have followed hundreds of leads, conducted hundreds of interviews, including some indicating she may have been involved with drugs and drug dealers. But there have been no arrests, and police say they have no specific suspects; just a lot of non-specific information that triggered this search.

"There's just multiple pieces of information, many anonymous tips, thru interviews just probable locations where that we could look and maybe bring some closure to this case," said Lt.Miller.

If the police found anything new Friday that would help locate Brianna Maitland, they are keeping it to themselves.

Police say the search effort will end Saturday at dusk unless they find something that would justify staying on.

http://www.wcax.com/Global/story.asp?S=4044265&nav=4QcS

inquiringmindz
10-28-2005, 08:56 PM
Thanks for posting the story and link! I'm always looking for new information about Brianna. Even though I don't know her, I've been interested in her case. I hope they find Brianna or some answers soon. I can't imagine being in their position :(

mysteriew
11-25-2005, 03:07 AM
Brianna's poster was the one spotlighted at the end of "Without A Trace" tonight.

lostfaith
01-11-2006, 05:14 AM
http://www.saratogian.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=15888151&BRD=1169&PAG=461&dept_id=17708&rfi=6

Police in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont are looking at Regan in connection with cases of women who are missing and presumed murdered. He has not yet been charged in any of those cases.

dannyodie
01-11-2006, 07:01 AM
http://www.saratogian.com/site/news.cfm?newsid=15888151&BRD=1169&PAG=461&dept_id=17708&rfi=6

Police in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont are looking at Regan in connection with cases of women who are missing and presumed murdered. He has not yet been charged in any of those cases.

I just wonder since he drives around to different states if he could be involved in maura murrays case?

inquiringmindz
02-04-2006, 03:14 PM
Bumping For Bri - Come Home Soon

KatherineQ
02-04-2006, 03:22 PM
I wonder if they've identified any - or all - of the women on the undeveloped film in Regan's car?

inquiringmindz
02-04-2006, 03:34 PM
I wonder if they've identified any - or all - of the women on the undeveloped film in Regan's car?
I haven't read anything new in regards to the film. Everything is so tight lipped, it makes me wonder if the VSP is still looking into this.

On Brianna's board (www.bringbrihome.org (http://www.bringbrihome.org)), several have spoke about trying to get Montel to get involved with Sylvia Brown but the family hasn't had any luck yet. I just sent an email asking for a series of segments with SB dedicated soley to the missing. I threw out a few names such as Jason Jolkowski, as that could lead to another segment about Kelli's work, Bri - leading to abducted for prostitution, the Doe Network and featuring several unidentified. Who knows, if enough email maybe they will consider.

Kelly
02-04-2006, 05:02 PM
I was under the impression that the Maitlands do not want involvement with SB or other "psychics".

I heard Montel is not using her for missing person's cases at this time, and/or she has also withdrawn from those cases because she is under fire for lack of any ability whatsoever. She has never solved a single missing person's case, ever. Doesn't that tell us something?

If you knew the horror stories behind the scenes as I do with this woman, you would not want to push for her involvement. She is ugly to the core.

The only thing she can "see" is more money in her bank account.

I apologize for my forthrighness on this issue. I mean no insult to anyone here. You all do not know what these people do to one's psyche. I do.

Kelly

inquiringmindz
02-04-2006, 07:08 PM
I was under the impression that the Maitlands do not want involvement with SB or other "psychics".

I heard Montel is not using her for missing person's cases at this time, and/or she has also withdrawn from those cases because she is under fire for lack of any ability whatsoever. She has never solved a single missing person's case, ever. Doesn't that tell us something?

If you knew the horror stories behind the scenes as I do with this woman, you would not want to push for her involvement. She is ugly to the core.

The only thing she can "see" is more money in her bank account.

I apologize for my forthrighness on this issue. I mean no insult to anyone here. You all do not know what these people do to one's psyche. I do.

Kelly
I, in no way, shape, or form would want to hurt any of these families or cause them any undo anguish. I only know of SB what I have seen on Montel. I would hope she would help those in need if she indeed has a gift without any monentary gain. If I had a gift, just helping someone would be enough compensation for me - compensation of the heart.

I apologize if my thought has offended anyone.

Kelly
02-04-2006, 10:23 PM
I could never be upset at you, but people need to know what the truth of the matter is and what goes on behind the scenes.

Like I said, you have to ask yourself why she has never solved a single missing person's case. On Montel, she gives vague details. After the show, the desperate families beg her for more details. What do you think happens?

She says "I will, but first give me XXXX dollars." Several people have described her as the coldest woman they have ever met. Does that sound like a person who cares or a person who is looking for monetary gain? Even for the ones who paid the money to get the extra "details" have come no closer to resolving their case.

To one family of a missing child, she told them the child had been sold into foreign sex slavery, when in fact the child was dead and had been murdered, having nothing to do with sexual slavery nor a foreign county. The parents went through hell thinking their child was alive and being violated everyday. That thought to them was more painful, since it was a continual torture and they felt helpless to stop it.

People have no right to do this.

Once, someone wrote to her about Jason without our permission. She begged SB to help us. Here is the "help" we received back in the mail:

*The most poorly photocopied document I have ever seen offering all of her services and a list of fees.

*The original letter the woman sent.

*Another poorly photocopied flyer telling about SB's "church".

There was no letter enclosed, not even a form letter, telling us she (or any of her staff) were sorry about our situation. Nothing. Just sales documents.

The only good that was done from missing persons on Montel when SB is on, is to give the missing person a few minutes of media exposure. Many are not so sure it was even worth it to give SB any more publicity so she can continiue to exploit others to pad her bank account. It's quite sad, really.

If you're still not convinced, read the following:

http://skepdic.com/psychdet.html

http://www.quackwatch.org/11Ind/browne.html

There is much more I can say about this, but this is Brianna's thread, and I want it returned to her.

Peabody
02-05-2006, 04:24 PM
I just wonder since he drives around to different states if he could be involved in maura murrays case?
I have wondered this very thing regarding both Maura and Brianna............prayers for both of them!

fourboys
03-08-2006, 12:18 PM
Missing woman may have visited casino

Wednesday, March 8, 2006

ATLANTIC CITY -- Police need help finding a missing Vermont woman who may have been spotted recently in a casino.

Brianna Maitland, 19, was last seen at her job in Montgomery, Vt., on March 19, 2004.

Police are using surveillance video to determine if Maitland was gambling at Caesars Atlantic City with a male companion.

Maitland is about 5 feet 5 inches tall and 118 pounds. She has brown hair and hazel eyes. Her family is offering a $20,000 reward.

Anyone with information regarding Maitland's whereabouts or the individuals in the surveillance photo are asked to call the New Jersey State Police Missing Persons Unit at (800) 709-7090 or the Vermont State Police at (802) 524-5993.

http://www.courierpostonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20060308/NEWS01/60308003/1006

amandab
03-08-2006, 12:27 PM
Oh wow.....what if it was her?

I'm speechless.....

fourboys
03-08-2006, 12:33 PM
A.C. casino tape may show missing Vermont teenager

Posted on Wed, Mar. 08, 2006

A teenage girl who vanished in rural Vermont two years ago may have been spotted last month by surveillance cameras at an Atlantic City casino, police said.

A $20,000 reward is offered for information leading to the return of Brianna Maitland, 19, who disappeared March 19, 2004, while on her way home from a restaurant. Her car was found backed into an abandoned house in Montgomery in the northwest part of the state. Police called her disappearance suspicious.

About 10 p.m. Feb. 17, cameras at Caesars Atlantic City captured an image of a woman believed to be Maitland gambling with a bald man. She is described as 5-foot-5 and about 120 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes.

Anyone who may have seen the couple is asked to call New Jersey state police at 800-709-7090. Additional information and photos are available at http://www.bringbrihome.org.

http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/local/states/pennsylvania/counties/philadelphia_county/philadelphia/14042965.htm

amandab
03-08-2006, 12:36 PM
http://www.philly.com/mld/inquirer/news/local/states/pennsylvania/counties/philadelphia_county/philadelphia/14042965.htm

I wish there were camera stills in the article so we could compare it against pics of Brianna.....

docwho3
03-08-2006, 01:18 PM
I wish there were camera stills in the article so we could compare it against pics of Brianna.....Me too but I am glad there seems to be at least some progress on this case.

dulcinea
03-08-2006, 01:49 PM
I wonder who it was who thought they recognized her? Have her parents seen the video yet? It would be wonderful if there could be a positive resolution to this case. Since it's been so long I think most people expect the worst. Any idea how long it will be before we hear whether or not they think it's her? I'm keeping my fingers crossed.

PonderingThings
03-08-2006, 07:23 PM
http://www.wcax.com/Global/story.asp?S=4604715&nav=4QcS



It was obtained from the casino after a man who lives near Maitland's hometown returned from a trip to Atlantic City and contacted Vermont State Police, telling them he saw a woman who looked like Maitland at the casino. That was on Jan. 19.

The man, who knew of Maitland's disappearance and what she looked like from fliers posted in Vermont, didn't alert authorities on the scene.

<SNIP>

The casino provided videotape containing the footage, which was reviewed by Vermont investigators and Maitland's parents, who said they believe it is her. Her mother, Kellie Maitland, said the movements of the hands and feet of the woman on the videotape remind her of her daughter, according to Detective John Donegan, a missing persons investigator with the New Jersey State Police.

The woman spent about an hour at the table, he said.

"There hasn't been too many leads (in Maitland's case) with Mom and Dad saying they believe it's her," said Donegan. "Whether it's legitimate or not, if Mom and Dad are telling me they're pretty certain it's her, it's incumbent on me to follow through."

Bruce and Kellie Maitland, who now live in DeKalb, N.Y., traveled to Atlantic City to look at original copies of the footage but couldn't say for sure it was their daughter in the pictures, Donegan said.

<SNIP>

Unlike some Atlantic City casinos, Caesars' surveillance department does not have facial recognition software, which allows camera operators to capture still images of faces and compare their features digitally with those in thousands of photos contained in law enforcement databases.

<SNIP>

A still image, taken from the surveillance video and published on a flier released by New Jersey State Police, shows the top of the woman's head, her eyes and forehead but doesn't give a clear view.

dulcinea
03-09-2006, 02:32 PM
Why didn't the guy say something right away? That bothers me. If it was her, that could have been the only chance to find her. Now her parents might not ever know.

mom3dd
03-09-2006, 04:52 PM
I wondered about him waiting also. If he had said something right away they could have talked with her right then.

dark_shadows
03-10-2006, 01:31 PM
I wonder who it was who thought they recognized her? Have her parents seen the video yet? It would be wonderful if there could be a positive resolution to this case. Since it's been so long I think most people expect the worst. Any idea how long it will be before we hear whether or not they think it's her? I'm keeping my fingers crossed.


Brianna's father stated this about the video;




Bruce said the girl in the video clip “has a high degree of resemblance to Brianna,” but that it “may be someone who is just a look-a-like.
“These two years have been a roller coaster, so don’t jump to conclusions yet,” Bruce wrote. “I’ve learned to combine my hope with caution.”



The Maitlands, who now live in DeKalb, N.Y., traveled to Atlantic City to look at original copies of the footage but couldn’t say for sure it was their daughter in the pictures, Donegan said.

Mellen
03-11-2006, 12:14 AM
This link has a camera still from the surveillance video, but it is really small: http://www.wcax.com/Global/story.asp?S=4605479&nav=menu183_2

murraydwyer
03-13-2006, 11:37 PM
Video of the person someone believed was Brianna Maitland (http://www.thechamplainchannel.com/news/7972345/detail.html)

inquiringmindz
03-17-2006, 01:49 PM
It's nice to hear the Maitlands may have some new hope. I'm praying they find the answers they need and deserve. Does anyone know why the website is down? It's been down for a few days.

docwho3
03-17-2006, 02:40 PM
It's nice to hear the Maitlands may have some new hope. I'm praying they find the answers they need and deserve. Does anyone know why the website is down? It's been down for a few days.I heard on another forum that there some problem with a virus on the website so maybe it will be up again once that is solved.

inquiringmindz
03-17-2006, 08:16 PM
I heard on another forum that there some problem with a virus on the website so maybe it will be up again once that is solved.
Thanks doc!

inquiringmindz
03-18-2006, 12:30 AM
Sunday will be the two year anniversary of Brianna's disappearance. :(

The website is back up and running.

Come home soon, Bri!

dark_shadows
03-18-2006, 03:09 AM
3} MAITLAND2_RUP Police in New Jersey are expanding the search for Brianna Maitland. The Vermont teen went missing two-years ago-- from Montgomery. But in January-- a vacationing Vermonter thought he spotted Maitland in an Atlantic City casino. And now Maitland's parents believe the woman in this video is their daughter. ((Det. John Donegan/New Jersey State Police: 15:03: On February 4th, the Maitland family came down to Atlantic City to view a casino tape.// 15:17: The video is pretty clear. The mom and dad came down to view the video. They had indicated that they believe it is their daughter based on her appearance and her mannerisms.)) New Jersey police say they are now expanding their search-- to include two men who may have been with the woman in the casino.


This is an the script from our news.

PonderingThings
03-18-2006, 09:07 AM
http://worldnetdaily.com/news/article.asp?ARTICLE_ID=49328

Serial killer behind 'disappearing' women?
Frustrated parents of 2 girls suspect cases connected, killer on the loose

inquiringmindz
03-23-2006, 01:35 PM
I know Bri's story was aired on Inside Edition last night with the casino video footage. Hopefully more exposure will help someone come forward.

http://www.insideedition.com/ourstories/inside_stories/story.aspx?storyid=91

Come Home Bri!

SewingDeb
04-04-2006, 11:39 PM
Nancy Grace talked about Brianna last night:

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0604/04/ng.01.html

Bobbisangel
04-05-2006, 01:37 AM
I believe it was said that the person who thought they saw Brianna had been a neighbor of theirs or had lived in the same neighborhood at some point. The person waited they they got back home though to call the police :banghead: If that person knew Brianna I wonder why she/he didn't just walk over there and really get a good look and say something if they still thought it was her? Or contacted the police right then while the girl and older man were still in the casino. It could have been so simple.

At first I didn't think the person in the video looked like Brianna but then they showed a certain picture of her and I thought "it looks like her." Some of her other pictures didn't look like her. Tonight her dad said he didn't think the forehead or nose looked like her but he couldn't be sure. He said her mannerisms were the same though. Said she was with some old guy. I hope it is her....that would be a miracle.

inquiringmindz
04-05-2006, 09:22 AM
I hope this segment with NG brings the Maitlands some answers. I thought there were some features that resembled BM on the video. If it isn't Bri, why hasn't the person on the video come forward? I would be shouting that I'm not the missing person. Hoping and praying for Bri's safe return.

blueclouds
04-05-2006, 12:14 PM
I thought the video looked a great deal like her. I hope that this is another "miracle" in the making... We so desperately need our children returned alive. I pray for her and her family that there is a happy outcome.

Did anyone here whether the LE were continuing to "case" this casino?

inquiringmindz
04-24-2006, 07:42 PM
Sleuthers,
If you have a few minutes, take a look at the logo from the mans shirt in the casino video. Any ideas on what this could be?

Check this thread on Bri's sight for a pic

http://www.bringbrihome.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=751

docwho3
04-25-2006, 03:43 AM
Sleuthers,
If you have a few minutes, take a look at the logo from the mans shirt in the casino video. Any ideas on what this could be?

Check this thread on Bri's sight for a pic

http://www.bringbrihome.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=751 I don't recognize it but it sure looks like a big spider logo to me when I enlarged it a bit.

gatetrekker44
04-26-2006, 12:22 AM
"gothic-style" letter M-I think the idea of a band logo is probably on the right track.

PinkyPoo
04-26-2006, 12:34 AM
I think it looks alot like one of the many Harley-davidson Wings logos.

mom3dd
04-26-2006, 12:02 PM
I think it looks like the harley broken wings patch. I thought casinos kept track of people by cards or something thats how they got Christie Wilsons alleged attacker.

inquiringmindz
04-26-2006, 12:39 PM
Thanks for the thoughts, I've posted them on Bri's thread.

dark_shadows
05-11-2006, 04:12 PM
Atlantic City, New Jersey - May 11, 2006

Authorities have released a new picture surrounding the case of a Franklin County teenager who went missing two years ago.

Thursday, police released an enhanced surveillance image of a possible sighting of the Montgomery teenager. The young woman in the picture is seen with two men inside an Atlantic City, New Jersey casino. It was taken back in January.

news link (http://www.wcax.com/Global/story.asp?S=4891985)

more on this link (http://www.wptz.com/news/9191687/detail.html)

dulcinea
05-11-2006, 07:35 PM
I hope I'm wrong, but if her parents aren't sure it's her and her brother says it's not, I don't think it's her either. They would know best. As for the logo, my first thought was a bat before anyone ever mentioned Bacardi. I'm sure the dealer has been questioned. I wonder if they asked him about the shirt. However, if I remember correctly, it was quite some time before the man reported this sighting so the dealer might well not remember anything.

dark_shadows
06-18-2006, 06:08 PM
news link (http://www.wcax.com/Global/story.asp?S=5044998)

St. Albans Bay, Vermont - June 17, 2006

The search for a missing Vermont teenager took State Police to St. Albans Bay.

inquiringmindz
06-22-2006, 12:25 PM
They still haven't found anything new. At least Bri is still getting some news exposure.


http://www.wcax.com/Global/story.asp?s=5060320

http://www.wptz.com/news/9388002/detail.html

inquiringmindz
07-15-2006, 12:19 PM
Bumping for Bri....Prayers for a safe and speedy return.

inquiringmindz
08-24-2006, 10:04 AM
Thinking of Bri and all who love and miss her.

Sundayrain
08-24-2006, 05:42 PM
Thinking of Bri too........wishing she was home with those who love her.

________________
Praying for answers to come in short time.....Hope and Faith for the missing.

inquiringmindz
09-14-2006, 05:21 PM
Bumping for Bri...

laini
09-15-2006, 02:33 PM
I just saw this for the first time. Could hot case 312 on doenetwork be Brianna?

www.doenetwork.us/hot/hotcase312.html (http://www.doenetwork.us/hot/hotcase312.html)

jodierenee
09-15-2006, 05:47 PM
it resembles her...the only thing that bothers me is the red plastic fingernails. With her being a waitress, they usually discourage having fake nails, (especially if they stand out and are a bright color)i would shoot an email to the doe network and ask. It dosen't hurt to ask!

julianne
09-15-2006, 06:11 PM
I have a friend that works in a casino restaurant in Las Vegas and she is required to wear colored nail polish at all times. Also, if her fingernails aren't a length that is deemed "feminine" enough, she is required to wear fake nails.

Don't ask me how in the world they are able to require their female employees to do this. I think as long as they are clean and well kept, it shouldn't matter what color or how long they are. Maybe they get away with it the same way airlines are able to get away with all the superficial requirements they put on the female flight attendants?

laini
09-15-2006, 10:40 PM
jodie and julianne-

Good points about the fingernails. Thanx. :) I also just noticed that the Jane Doe is thought to be 25-35, and Brianna was 17, right?

murraydwyer
09-16-2006, 10:34 AM
I try to keep up with posts on Websleuths and Brianna. I can't say that this looks like Brianna to me. There are a couple of things at the Doe link that should be mentioned. First it is believed that this woman wa of


White and/or Hispanic Mix
Female

There is nothing about Brianna that would indicate Hispanic decent. The second is that (and it just may be an error), there is no Randolph County in Massachusetts and the contact listed is as follows:

Randolph County Sheriff's Office
State Chief Medical Examiner
Richard Evans, M.D.

inquiringmindz
09-18-2006, 09:30 AM
I don't think it resembles Bri too much. I would also have to agree with the age and height. Thanks for posting though, Laini. It never hurts to check it out!

inquiringmindz
09-26-2006, 05:43 PM
Photos of Bri in comparison to the casino video.

http://www.bringbrihome.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=1091&pid=6046&st=15&#entry6046

I think they look very close and it could possibly be her. Anyone else with thoughts?

murraydwyer
10-19-2006, 09:09 PM
New England Cable News did a story this morning about other missing persons in VT. Brianna Maitland was a strong focus...with Brian Rooney's where abouts being looked at.

The story can be seen at www.NECN.com . There is a scroll bar (hard to see) in the box under the video screen...scroll down VT man suspected in other missing persons cases.....

inquiringmindz
10-19-2006, 09:37 PM
New England Cable News did a story this morning about other missing persons in VT. Brianna Maitland was a strong focus...with Brian Rooney's where abouts being looked at.

The story can be seen at www.NECN.com (http://www.necn.com/) . There is a scroll bar (hard to see) in the box under the video screen...scroll down VT man suspected in other missing persons cases.....
Thank You, Thank You, Thank You for the update and the link!!!
:blowkiss:
I hope this brings Bri's family some answers.

White Rain
02-06-2007, 11:42 PM
Here's something new on the Brianna Maitland website:

http://www.bringbrihome.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=1867

AFFIDAVIT: BRIANNA MAITLAND MURDERED
BY H.P. ALBARELLI JR. and JEDD KETTLER


Latest Maitland revelation another marker along a complicated, troubling path
Written by H.P. Albarelli Jr. & Jedd Kettler

Thursday, 01 February 2007

Brianna Maitland.
A recently unearthed Burlington Police Department report may point to a tragic and grisly end to the investigation into the disappearance of Brianna Maitland on a night nearly three years ago as she drove home from her job in Montgomery.


The notarized police affidavit recounts the statement of Debbie Gorton, of Colchester, the sister of Ellen Ducharme, who was convicted in the July, 2004 drug murder of Ligia Collins.
Gorton claims Maitland was killed by Ramon Ryans one week after her March 19, 2004, disappearance, and her body disposed of on a pig farm.
(much more at link)

laini
02-06-2007, 11:52 PM
That is horrible. :( I hope it is not true.

Bobbisangel
02-07-2007, 05:22 AM
There is so much information that involves that one cluster of people that it just makes sense that they have had something to do with Bri's death. It sounds like LE has just brushed the whole thing off though. I wonder if LE has talked to the girl that is in prison for the murder of the person that sold her drugs? There were enough people there when Bri was murdered that someone should talk. If that guy's poly came back as deceptive that should tell LE something.

I hope that the PI can get someone to talk. If he could get two people in that cluster/crowd to give the same story wouldn't LE have to do something?
Good grief, that whole crowd is all about drugs and murder. I gather that Bri was involved in drugs. I wonder if her parents had ever heard her mention any of this crowd of horrors. I'd like to know if she even had 1 or 2 thousand dollars to buy drugs with at the time she disappeared. Her parents might know if she had big bucks like that. The article says that she went to buy drugs and had 1 or 2 thousand dollars but came back later and wanted her money back. If they sold her the drugs why would she think that the would give her her money back? That doesn't make sense. They probably took the drugs from her...kept her money and then murdered her. You can bet the murder was about drugs.

For Bri's parents sake I really wish they would get the information that they need in order to find Bri's body. I believe that woman whose sister is in prison for murder is telling the truth as far as her sister telling her everything. LE just doesn't want to do anything about it. Vermont stinks. The judges are easy or perverts and it looks like LE doesn't want to dig around and get the info they need to arrest Bri's killer.

White Rain
02-07-2007, 02:19 PM
If she had one or two thousand, different people could have pooled their money together and sent Brianna to get it. I used to be an addict, so I know how that works.
I know that the dealers I knew would not sell to anyone they didn't know, and they would also tell you not to bring anyone with you when you were buying dope. So when other addicts I knew were out of drugs and they didn't have a good dealer they would give me the money and I'd go purchase it for them.
Also, if someone got the dope and then it turned out not to be any good we would also want our money back, so that could have been why Brianna wanted her money back.
Regardless of what happened I do wish the Maitland's could find out the truth. I can't imagine their pain.

Bobbisangel
02-08-2007, 07:26 AM
If she had one or two thousand, different people could have pooled their money together and sent Brianna to get it. I used to be an addict, so I know how that works.
I know that the dealers I knew would not sell to anyone they didn't know, and they would also tell you not to bring anyone with you when you were buying dope. So when other addicts I knew were out of drugs and they didn't have a good dealer they would give me the money and I'd go purchase it for them.
Also, if someone got the dope and then it turned out not to be any good we would also want our money back, so that could have been why Brianna wanted her money back.
Regardless of what happened I do wish the Maitland's could find out the truth. I can't imagine their pain.



You are right. I hadn't even thought of that. Another thing that could have happened could be that she had other's money but didn't give their drugs to them. That could have caused something bad to happen to her if she tried to rip them off. There is just so much involved in the world of drugs isn't there.

I agree, none of that matters now except find Bri and taking her home. They still need someone to talk though so that her body can be found and someone pays for taking her life. That one gal is in jail for murder...why don't they put a wire on her sister and have her go visit her sister and see what she can get out of her???

searcher4missing
02-08-2007, 10:40 AM
Here's something new on the Brianna Maitland website:

http://www.bringbrihome.org/forums/index.php?showtopic=1867

AFFIDAVIT: BRIANNA MAITLAND MURDERED
BY H.P. ALBARELLI JR. and JEDD KETTLER


Latest Maitland revelation another marker along a complicated, troubling path
Written by H.P. Albarelli Jr. & Jedd Kettler

Thursday, 01 February 2007

Brianna Maitland.
A recently unearthed Burlington Police Department report may point to a tragic and grisly end to the investigation into the disappearance of Brianna Maitland on a night nearly three years ago as she drove home from her job in Montgomery.


The notarized police affidavit recounts the statement of Debbie Gorton, of Colchester, the sister of Ellen Ducharme, who was convicted in the July, 2004 drug murder of Ligia Collins.
Gorton claims Maitland was killed by Ramon Ryans one week after her March 19, 2004, disappearance, and her body disposed of on a pig farm.
(much more at link)

Makes you wonder why there hasn't been more coverage concerning this affadavit. Only the Burlington Independant ran with this story. Why haven't the mainstream newspapers and TV media picked up on this story. Does it hit too close to the truth? Does it paint too negative of a picture for those involved?

After speaking with Bruce (Bri's dad) he is floored that no one has ran with this story...what they needed was coverage of this story so hopefully others would come forward and begin to confirm/deny these allegations.

Praying for Bri and her family.

Bobbisangel
02-08-2007, 11:25 PM
Makes you wonder why there hasn't been more coverage concerning this affadavit. Only the Burlington Independant ran with this story. Why haven't the mainstream newspapers and TV media picked up on this story. Does it hit too close to the truth? Does it paint too negative of a picture for those involved?

After speaking with Bruce (Bri's dad) he is floored that no one has ran with this story...what they needed was coverage of this story so hopefully others would come forward and begin to confirm/deny these allegations.

Praying for Bri and her family.



I think Bri's dad should contact Nancy Grace...send this document in an email along with the request that Nancy cover it on her show. It would be an interesting show because Nancy always has the LE that has the case on the show too and I would love to hear what they have to say. I'd also like for Bri's dad to be on too so he could share his thoughts.

White Rain
02-09-2007, 01:56 AM
Yeah, I didn't hear anything about this either until I wandered over to her site a few days ago. I was pretty shocked. When I saw the forum thread title for a minute I thought that she had been murdered, and that her body had been found.
Many prayers for this family to get the answers they need.

searcher4missing
02-09-2007, 10:40 AM
I think Bri's dad should contact Nancy Grace...send this document in an email along with the request that Nancy cover it on her show. It would be an interesting show because Nancy always has the LE that has the case on the show too and I would love to hear what they have to say. I'd also like for Bri's dad to be on too so he could share his thoughts.
It has been forwarded to the Nancy Grace show. Nancy has covered Bri's story in the past and we are hoping she will do it this time.

It wouldn't hurt if others here would also contact their office to run with the story as well. Bri deserves to be found and Lady Justice has a right to be served.

Thanks for everything that each of you do for the missing.

Bobbisangel
02-10-2007, 04:36 AM
It has been forwarded to the Nancy Grace show. Nancy has covered Bri's story in the past and we are hoping she will do it this time.

It wouldn't hurt if others here would also contact their office to run with the story as well. Bri deserves to be found and Lady Justice has a right to be served.

Thanks for everything that each of you do for the missing.


I will do that right away. I'm glad that the info has been sent to Nancy. Yes, if enough of us send an email requesting Nancy cover this story I think it just may get done. Anything I can do don't be afraid to ask. Every family deserves to be able to bring their loved one home one way or the other. Bless all of you.

Rle7
03-21-2007, 02:36 AM
Today marks the three year anniversary of the disappearance of Brianna Maitland, a Montgomery teenager who was last seen leaving work on the night of March 19, 2004.

Maitland, then 17, was last seen leaving her job the Black Lantern Inn in Montgomery at about 11:30 p.m. Her car was discovered the next day next to a nearby abandoned farmhouse on Vermont 118. Maitland's parents, Bruce and Kellie, reported their daughter missing on March 23.

http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070319/NEWS/70319011

Bobbisangel
03-23-2007, 03:47 AM
LE in that town needs to get off its butts and get this case solved. There are people that can give them the information that they need like that woman in prison. What in the world is wrong with them anyway. I can't even begin to imagine what it is like to be in Bri's parents shoes knowing the information is there but LE won't do anything about it. This is so not right. I wonder if they have ever thought of hiring a PI to handle the investigation? I know they are really expensive and a lot of people can't afford that so they just have to sit and wait. My prayers are with them...3 years of hell. It doesn't have to be that way be the sound of it :furious: :furious: :furious:

murraydwyer
03-24-2007, 08:00 PM
To any of you on Myspace, there is a new profile for Brianna

www.myspace.com/bringbrihome (http://www.myspace.com/bringbrihome)

dark_shadows
05-04-2007, 10:03 PM
This sunday, Dateline NBC will air a story about Brianna at 7pm eastern time. The tape from the Jersey Casino will be reviewed.
It pertains to crimes that can be solved by reviewing video tapes.
Respectfully,
dark_shadows

White Rain
05-04-2007, 10:34 PM
This sunday, Dateline NBC will air a story about Brianna at 7pm eastern time. The tape from the Jersey Casino will be reviewed.
It pertains to crimes that can be solved by reviewing video tapes.
Respectfully,
dark_shadows

Thanks Dark_Shadows, I will surely tune in!

dark_shadows
05-05-2007, 02:32 PM
Thanks Dark_Shadows, I will surely tune in!
Dear White Rain,:blowkiss:
Thank-you very much. It is always good to see you and I am glad that you will be able to watch the show.
Respectfully,
dark_shadows

inquiringmindz
05-30-2007, 08:03 AM
I haven't been on to WS in quite some time and was hoping for some good news about Bri. I'm just sick now. I just pray her parents find the truth. I can't imagine being in their shoes - it is just heartbreaking. I don't know how much worse it could get for them - still, after three years not know if Bri is still alive, if there is any truth to the affidavit, and thinking the police had this info and didn't tell them.

dark_shadows
06-07-2007, 09:06 PM
This is the lastest that we have here;
Police investigate second Atlantic City tip in teen disappearance (http://www.wcax.com/Global/story.asp?S=6629064)



Respectfully,
dark_shadows

White Rain
06-07-2007, 10:49 PM
This is the lastest that we have here;
Police investigate second Atlantic City tip in teen disappearance (http://www.wcax.com/Global/story.asp?S=6629064)



Respectfully,
dark_shadows

thanks for the update!

Bobbisangel
06-12-2007, 04:49 AM
Is that article right? I thought someone saw her sitting at a table with some other people gambling....not working there? Wasn't there a picture of the girl they thought was Brianna? I wonder what encouraged them to go back and start over again?

inquiringmindz
06-28-2007, 11:01 AM
Bumping for Bri!

I wonder what ever became of the tip?

inquiringmindz
07-20-2007, 12:09 PM
Bumpity Bump Bump Bump

inquiringmindz
08-15-2007, 11:01 PM
Bumping for Bri
Praying for Answers

inquiringmindz
10-08-2007, 01:53 PM
Any news at all?

dark_shadows
10-26-2007, 06:38 PM
This saturday, Vermont State Police are going to resume their search in Montgomery.

A pair of jeans were found.

They are going to search along Gilbou road in Montgomery.

I will post more updates when I hear them.
Respectfully,
dark_shadows

concernedperson
10-26-2007, 07:03 PM
This saturday, Vermont State Police are going to resume their search in Montgomery.

A pair of jeans were found.

They are going to search along Gilbou road in Montgomery.

I will post more updates when I hear them.
Respectfully,
dark_shadows

Please post updates as it has been so long now. I am hoping this case finds resolve.

dark_shadows
10-26-2007, 07:54 PM
Please post updates as it has been so long now. I am hoping this case finds resolve.


To my dearest Concernedperson,:blowkiss:
I want to thank-you for your post.

Brianna also worked at a diner that I would frequent right by my home.

So much Love and Respect for you,
dark_shadows

dark_shadows
10-26-2007, 08:24 PM
A male citizen found the jeans deep in the woods and turned them into VSP. The jeans are being examined to see if they can be traced back to Brianna.

The search is to look for other items of interest.

Respectfully,
dark_shadows

Littledeer
10-26-2007, 08:27 PM
How sad that Bri still has not been found. Just spent the last hour or two reading from the beginning on Bri being missing. So many lost chances. Seems to me that the LE is just not doing their job on this one. Is there a lot of crime cases there that are keeping them occupied so that other cases become "cold" ??

Does anyone know if someone ever interviewed the female in prison on her information that was given to her sister??

dark_shadows
10-26-2007, 09:52 PM
Does anyone know if someone ever interviewed the female in prison on her information that was given to her sister??
To my dearest Littledeer,:blowkiss:
I have known both women, their family and ones involved in Ligia's case for many many years. Ellen (Ligia Collin's killer) was in and out of jail prior to Brianna's disapperance.
One of the men that was involved in Ligia Collin's death was convicted in the death of a teen in the 80's. Another committed suicide prior to being captured in Ligia's case. (Moses Robar, Ellen's boyfriend)
Ellen's sister came forward about Brianna when her son was arrested in her home. Ellen's sister has been in and out of jail also.

Respectfuly,
dark_shadows

White Rain
10-26-2007, 10:15 PM
To my dearest Littledeer,:blowkiss:
I have known both women, their family and ones involved in Ligia's case for many many years. Ellen (Ligia Collin's killer) was in and out of jail prior to Brianna's disapperance.
One of the men that was involved in Ligia Collin's death was convicted in the death of a teen in the 80's. Another committed suicide prior to being captured in Ligia's case. (Moses Robar, Ellen's boyfriend)
Ellen's sister came forward about Brianna when her son was arrested in her home. Ellen's sister has been in and out of jail also.

Respectfuly,
dark_shadows


Also lets' rememebr Maura Murray as well...I have always flet undecided as to NMaura's case....at first I believed she went away on her own (as I often wish I could) but as the more and more I read, it seems something is not quite on the up and up...
As for Brianna's case...I feel close to this as only b/c I have a Brianna (a Briana) in my case, but still....that pic of her car backed into the Dutchburn place sent CHILLS thru me, can't explain it....
but regardless of these two girls cases, I know 100% absolutly NOTHING of Ligia Collins...I have actually NEVER heard of her....
am off to research all 3 now, and many prayers for all.....

dark_shadows
10-26-2007, 10:30 PM
Also lets' rememebr Maura Murray as well...I have always flet undecided as to NMaura's case....at first I believed she went away on her own (as I often wish I could) but as the more and more I read, it seems something is not quite on the up and up...
As for Brianna's case...I feel close to this as only b/c I have a Brianna (a Briana) in my case, but still....that pic of her car backed into the Dutchburn place sent CHILLS thru me, can't explain it....
but regardless of these two girls cases, I know 100% absolutly NOTHING of Ligia Collins...I have actually NEVER heard of her....
am off to research all 3 now, and many prayers for all.....
Hello my very dearest White Rain,:blowkiss:
Ligia Collins was a woman who was listed as a missing person here in Vermont. (Burlington ) She was later found murdered. Ellen is incarcerated for her murder, Moses committed suicide and Crews is incarcerated for helping dispose of Ligia's body.
Ellen's sister stated that Ellen murdered Brianna and had her body in a home that Ellen once lived in.

Respectfully,
dark_shadows

concernedperson
10-26-2007, 10:39 PM
Hello my very dearest White Rain,:blowkiss:
Ligia Collins was a woman who was listed as a missing person here in Vermont. (Burlington ) She was later found murdered. Ellen is incarcerated for her murder, Moses committed suicide and Crews is incarcerated for helping dispose of Ligia's body.
Ellen's sister stated that Ellen murdered Brianna and had her body in a home that Ellen once lived in.

Respectfully,
dark_shadowsThen this case is moving forward. Seems like there are a lot of clues.

dark_shadows
10-26-2007, 10:43 PM
Then this case is moving forward. Seems like there are a lot of clues.

Dearest Concernedperson,:blowkiss:
Here is a link for you;
http://www.thecountycourier.com/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=3746

Much Love and Respect,
dark_shadows

concernedperson
10-26-2007, 10:52 PM
Dearest Concernedperson,:blowkiss:
Here is a link for you;
http://www.thecountycourier.com/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=3746

Much Love and Respect,
dark_shadows


Jeez, if most cases had these kind of clues than we would be out of business.

dark_shadows
10-26-2007, 10:53 PM
Linked to a man (Ramon Ryans) in this case;
http://websleuths.com/forums/showthread.php?t=53907

Respectfully,
dark_shadows

White Rain
10-26-2007, 11:52 PM
Does anyone know anything of what became of Bree and her shirt/t filmed in Las Vegas/ (I think, forgive me if wrong....some claimed it to look like the bacardi bat/....

dark_shadows
10-27-2007, 12:33 AM
Does anyone know anything of what became of Bree and her shirt/t filmed in Las Vegas/ (I think, forgive me if wrong....some claimed it to look like the bacardi bat/....
Dearest White Rain,:blowkiss:
It was not Brianna in a Bacardi shirt in Vegas, it was a man in a shirt (unknown decal) in Jersey and a person believed to be Brianna. A man stated that he saw her in Atlantic City. The man waited to say that he saw a person who appeared to resemble Brianna.



Respectfully,
dark_shadows

murraydwyer
10-27-2007, 08:01 AM
'Weathered' blue jeans could be clue in Maitland disappearance

Published: Friday, October 26, 2007
By Sam Hemingway
Free Press Staff Writer

A weathered set of blue jeans was found in a remote wooded area of Montgomery on Thursday, about seven miles from where 17-year-old Brianna Maitland went missing more than three years ago.

“We are in possession of the clothing,” Vermont State Police Lt. John Flannigan said late this afternoon. “We cannot say specifically whether it belonged to her. It’s now being analysed by the state forensics lab.”
more at: http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071026/NEWS/71026036/-1/rss

Littledeer
10-27-2007, 10:18 AM
DS:

Do you know where the house that Ellen lived at is located? Is is near Montgomery Center where the pair of jeans was just discovered? Can you do a radius from where Brianna's car was found at to where the jeans were located at and see if there is anything in that area that might trigger a location to where Bri might have been taken to?? It appears that you live nearby since you mentioned having been to the cafe many times where Bri worked at?? (recalling from memory, if I am mistaken, forgive me).

dark_shadows
10-27-2007, 02:05 PM
DS:

Do you know where the house that Ellen lived at is located? Is is near Montgomery Center where the pair of jeans was just discovered? Can you do a radius from where Brianna's car was found at to where the jeans were located at and see if there is anything in that area that might trigger a location to where Bri might have been taken to?? It appears that you live nearby since you mentioned having been to the cafe many times where Bri worked at?? (recalling from memory, if I am mistaken, forgive me).

To my dearest Littledeer,:blowkiss:
Apparently Ellen was staying at a farmhouse in Berkshire prior to moving to Burlington.
In April of 2004 about a week after Brianna's disappearance, the pig farm house (Reservior road) was raided due to a tip of Brianna being in the basement.
Ramon Ryans and 3 others were arrested. Drugs, money, weaponry and other items were found.
One of the ones arrested was a 17-year-old female.
A few months after this, Ligia Collins was listed as a missing person. (July 5th) Her live-in boyfriend Ramon Ryans called police to report that she had not returned to their apartment in Burlington.
Well the 17-year-old was babysitting for Ligia for 2 days on July 2nd thru July 3rd.

In March of 2006, Ellen's sister Debbie stated to police during her son's arrest that Ellen told her about Brianna's killing and that Ellen's boyfriend Moses helped and that is why he took his own life in the Collin's case.

Ryan's left Vermont days after Robar's suicide and he was listed as a wanted person here (because of the raid in Berkshire). He was captured in NYC in May of 2005.
Ryan's took a polygraph test in regards to Brianna's disappearence and the results were inconclusive.

Brianna was living in Sheldon with a friend at the time she went missing. She was not living with her parents.

Black Lantern is in Montgomery and KJ's is here in St. Albans. (Years ago that diner was Uncle Sam's before it was renamed KJ's)

All of the above places are in Franklin County, here is a map;



Much Love and Respect to you,
dark_shadows

dark_shadows
10-27-2007, 02:39 PM
It rained here last night and it has been raining off and on today. There are leaves covering the ground, this is not good for the search today.

Respectfully,
dark_shadows

Littledeer
10-27-2007, 02:43 PM
DS:

Thank you so much for the information. However, you forgot to link on the "map".

If you should get a chance duirng your busy day, please try again.

Thanking you in advance.

Littledeer

Littledeer
10-27-2007, 02:46 PM
DS:

On the flip side of "bad weather" could be that "soft ground" might easily give up something that could be a clue.

You never know.

dark_shadows
10-27-2007, 02:59 PM
DS:

Thank you so much for the information. However, you forgot to link on the "map".

If you should get a chance duirng your busy day, please try again.

Thanking you in advance.

Littledeer
My dearest Littledeer,:blowkiss:
OMG!, sorry.
Here is the link to a map;
http://www.state.vt.us/vtmap/vtmp001.jpg

You will find St.Albans in the upper left corner of the map, Sheldon, Berkshire and Montgomery are to the upper right of St.Albans, Burlington is right below St. Albans in Chittenden County.


Much Love and Respect for you,
dark_shadows

Littledeer
10-27-2007, 03:34 PM
DS:

Thank you for the map. I took a quick glance, but would like to print it out and search it better. However, at first glance, it appears that some sort of river or road eventually runs through all of the towns/places that have been mentioned.

Which brings me back to asking you to do a radius from point a to point b and etc. from your known facts.

I feel there is something there that will give a clue.

I could be totally wrong, but just a sense I have from what I have read so far.

Littledeer
10-27-2007, 03:47 PM
DS:

Keep us informed on how the search is going.

Littledeer

dark_shadows
10-27-2007, 03:58 PM
DS:

Thank you for the map. I took a quick glance, but would like to print it out and search it better. However, at first glance, it appears that some sort of river or road eventually runs through all of the towns/places that have been mentioned.

Which brings me back to asking you to do a radius from point a to point b and etc. from your known facts.

I feel there is something there that will give a clue.

I could be totally wrong, but just a sense I have from what I have read so far.
To my dearest Littledeer,:blowkiss:

Sheldon (where Brianna lived) is about 15 minutes away from St.Albans (where Brianna worked at KJ's) and is about 10 miles away.
Sheldon is about 20 miles to Montgomery (where Brianna worked at Black Lantern)
Berkshire is about 20 miles from Sheldon.
Montgomery is about 3 minutes from Berkshire. Brianna's work (Montgomery) and the town the house was raided. (Berkshire)

Much Love and Respect to you,
dark_shadows

Littledeer
10-27-2007, 04:08 PM
All very well connected. A shame that Moses committed suicide. He could have (maybe) provided some very important information in due time.

Have you heard anything about the search recently? Have the jeans been identified with a name brand that maybe Brianna wore?

dark_shadows
10-27-2007, 04:35 PM
All very well connected. A shame that Moses committed suicide. He could have (maybe) provided some very important information in due time.

Have you heard anything about the search recently? Have the jeans been identified with a name brand that maybe Brianna wore?
To my dearest Littledeer,:blowkiss:
Brianna's mother stated that it was a brand the Brianna wore and that she shopped at that brand name store.

There are not that many brand name stores around here (Franklin County).
JC Penney in St.Albans, Levi store in St.Albans, Burlington has a Gap store in several places.
Classic Consignments in Enosburg Falls also carries name brands of used clothing. So does a consignment store in St.Albans.


Respectfully,
dark_shadows

Littledeer
10-27-2007, 05:06 PM
DS:

Please accept my apologies on asking that question as I did read that Bri's mother had acknowledged the make of the jeans as "one" that Bri would wear along with others. Just forgot and got caught up in the moment.

"walking away feeling so stupid"...........

dark_shadows
10-27-2007, 05:23 PM
DS:

Please accept my apologies on asking that question as I did read that Bri's mother had acknowledged the make of the jeans as "one" that Bri would wear along with others. Just forgot and got caught up in the moment.

"walking away feeling so stupid"...........
To my very dearest Littledeer,:blowkiss:
Please do not think twice about the question. I did not think twice about answering it.
On the front page of our newspaper there is a map where the Black Lantern is and the abandoned house where Brianna's vehicle was found. It does not show on the link to our paper online. If you want, I will take a photo of the front page and post it for you.

All of my Respect to you,
dark_shadows

concernedperson
10-27-2007, 05:46 PM
After rereading the article about Ligia and the rest of the cohorts involved in her murder, it certainly seems LE has plenty of info to nab someone for Brianna's murder too. They seem so interconnected and there does seem to have been a conspiracy among the group.

I imagine finding Brianna's remains would do more for cinching the case for the prosecution.

dark_shadows
10-27-2007, 05:56 PM
Please excuse the blurs in the photos. My camera was not taking photos very well;
http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h117/imanillusion/newspaper006.jpg


http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h117/imanillusion/newspaper005.jpg

http://i62.photobucket.com/albums/h117/imanillusion/newspaper001.jpg
Respectfully,
dark_shadows

dark_shadows
10-27-2007, 06:09 PM
The search was called off at dusk today. The search will start again on monday. Peter Godfrey was riding his ATV in the woods when he found the jeans. They were weathered and torn. It was said that it is not known if Brianna was wearing jeans when she disappeared.
There is a seasonal home located nearby where the jeans were found. Teans and others use the home to party. Neighbors land near that home was searched also today.
There is no link as of yet since this was just made known.

Respectfully,
dark_shadows

Littledeer
10-27-2007, 06:34 PM
DS:

Thanks for the updates and the photo(s) of the newspaper. Very disappointing that they were unable to find anything else today during their search. Of course, that is not a given, as maybe something was found that needs to be taken to a lab to be tested and not released to the media.

I'm sure it was not easy, as you had mentioned earlier that the weather was not the best today.

Hopefully come Monday, something will be found that will lead to Brianna.

Also, if the house was/is used by teenagers to party, that maybe some flyers being put up there might result in one of them having seen Brianna at some time????

Littledeer

dark_shadows
10-27-2007, 06:47 PM
DS:

Thanks for the updates and the photo(s) of the newspaper. Very disappointing that they were unable to find anything else today during their search. Of course, that is not a given, as maybe something was found that needs to be taken to a lab to be tested and not released to the media.

I'm sure it was not easy, as you had mentioned earlier that the weather was not the best today.

Hopefully come Monday, something will be found that will lead to Brianna.

Also, if the house was/is used by teenagers to party, that maybe some flyers being put up there might result in one of them having seen Brianna at some time????

Littledeer
To my dearest Littledeer,:blowkiss:
That is a very good idea about the flyers.

All of my Respect to you,
dark_shadows

Littledeer
10-27-2007, 07:11 PM
DS:

Are you or some one else you know in a position to be able to do such? Putting up flyers that is. Has one been done with any type of age progression?

Really doesn't matter, just putting up flyers of Brianna around that area might result in just ONE person having seen her at one time.

dark_shadows
10-27-2007, 07:27 PM
DS:

Are you or some one else you know in a position to be able to do such? Putting up flyers that is. Has one been done with any type of age progression?

Really doesn't matter, just putting up flyers of Brianna around that area might result in just ONE person having seen her at one time.
Dearest Littledeer,:blowkiss:
I have not seen any with age progression.

I will put flyers up in the afternoon.

All of my Love and Respect to you,
dark_shadows

Littledeer
10-27-2007, 07:47 PM
DS:

Wish I could help you out. Hopefully, someone will come forward if they had/have seen Brianna.

Good Luck and God Bless.

Littledeer

dark_shadows
10-27-2007, 08:18 PM
DS:

Wish I could help you out. Hopefully, someone will come forward if they had/have seen Brianna.

Good Luck and God Bless.

Littledeer
My dearest Littledeer,:blowkiss:
You are a very big help.You are keeping up with this case and offering advise. I appreciate it so very much.

I will keep you updated.

The area that was searched today is only a few miles from where her vehicle was found.

The searchers found an old sweatshirt today buried under leaves. The sweatshirt was taken by police to be tested. The jeans were found on the land of the seasonal home and the sweatshirt found today was 100 yards from the begining of the ATV trail that Peter was riding on.

No one knows what Brianna was wearing on the night that she disappeared. The jeans are in the same size range that Brianna would have worn according to Lt. Hall.


Respectfully,
dark_shadows

concernedperson
10-27-2007, 08:53 PM
My dearest Littledeer,:blowkiss:
You are a very big help.You are keeping up with this case and offering advise. I appreciate it so very much.

I will keep you updated.

The area that was searched today is only a few miles from where her vehicle was found.

The searchers found an old sweatshirt today buried under leaves. The sweatshirt was taken by police to be tested. The jeans were found on the land of the seasonal home and the sweatshirt found today was 100 yards from the begining of the ATV trail that Peter was riding on.

No one knows what Brianna was wearing on the night that she disappeared. The jeans are in the same size range that Brianna would have worn according to Lt. Hall.


Respectfully,
dark_shadows

I hope they don't give up the search as it seems they may be on to something.

dark_shadows
10-27-2007, 11:18 PM
Also searched was the Hutchins Bridge. It is an old covered bridge.
Apparently WCAX (our news station) was there with the search team and they are the ones that found the sweatshirt that VSP took to be examined.

Finally the story from the 6'oclock news is now on the website. Here it is;

WCAX (http://www.wcax.com/Global/story.asp?S=7274950)

Respectfully,
dark_shadows

Littledeer
10-28-2007, 09:11 AM
snip:

But the area where the jeans were found had not been covered by search teams. Police have found evidence nearby over the years.

Any reason why this area HAD NOT been searched if other evidence had been found over the years?????? It makes me mad to think that Brianna could have been found earlier if they had properly searched the area when the car was first found.

Were you able to put up some flyers?? How does the weather look for tomorrow when they resume the search??

How is Bri's family holding up with the latest developments??

I do so hope that they will know what happened to Brianna this week and the culprit and/or culprits are identified.

dark_shadows
10-29-2007, 05:41 PM
Today the searchers went back to the site and they brought canines with them.
The search today was more intense than saturdays search.
Nothing yet if anything was found today.
Lt. Hall stated that a pair of jeans in the middle of the woods is out of place.

Respectfully,
dark_shadows

Littledeer
10-29-2007, 06:02 PM
Do you know what type of dogs they were DS? From reading the Madeline McCann case it appears there are two types that are used. One for blood, etc. and one for the "death" smell. Doubt after all this time that a dog could get any type of scent unless maybe they let the dogs sniff the pants/sweatshirt or some other item of Brianna's??

dark_shadows
10-29-2007, 06:27 PM
Do you know what type of dogs they were DS? From reading the Madeline McCann case it appears there are two types that are used. One for blood, etc. and one for the "death" smell. Doubt after all this time that a dog could get any type of scent unless maybe they let the dogs sniff the pants/sweatshirt or some other item of Brianna's??

Dearest Littledeer,:blowkiss:
It was not said what type of canines were used today.
The area searched was a 1 mile radius and nothing was found. The 6 o'clock news tonight said that Lt. Hall stated that it was out of place for jeans to be found in the middle of the woods. It was also said that it could take up to 3 weeks to find out if the jeans belong to Bri.

All of my Love and respect to you,
dark_shadows

White Rain
10-29-2007, 07:40 PM
Dearest Concernedperson,:blowkiss:
Here is a link for you;
http://www.thecountycourier.com/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=3746

Much Love and Respect,
dark_shadows

Thanks so much for this link. It was very helpful to me in explaining things.

dark_shadows
10-29-2007, 07:47 PM
Thanks so much for this link. It was very helpful to me in explaining things.
Dearest White Rain,:blowkiss:
I am glad that it helped.

All of my Love and Respect to you,
dark_shadows

dannyodie
10-30-2007, 09:46 AM
Do you know what type of dogs they were DS? From reading the Madeline McCann case it appears there are two types that are used. One for blood, etc. and one for the "death" smell. Doubt after all this time that a dog could get any type of scent unless maybe they let the dogs sniff the pants/sweatshirt or some other item of Brianna's??

littledeer,
cadaber dogs which are used to detect the smell of decomposed human remains, the scent from that decay will remain in the soil for several yrs, a well trained cadaber dog would be able to detect the scent, dogs are trained according to the main funtcion they will be used for, scent article dogs are commenly used to help in a search of a lost person for tracking purpouses. then they are trained for blood pathogene scent, and then cadaber dogs, for the smell of decay. the smell of decay might not last as long in areas that are prone to polluted water or runoff water from a roadway washing into an area where remains are, but in a remote spot as this is, the smell of decay would most likely be present, so depending on how long they spend out there increases the chance of finding something more or eliminating the area.

SewingDeb
10-30-2007, 10:33 AM
http://www.wcax.com/Global/story.asp?S=7282641

Littledeer
10-30-2007, 07:07 PM
Thanks for the information on the cadaver dogs etc. Very interesting reading. Hope they find something!

Littledeer
10-30-2007, 07:19 PM
I'm sort of confused on the article. It doesn't exactly say that the search was called off..........just that they are wating on DNA results on the jeans found.

Doesn't the last person that saw Brianna at work know what she was wearing that night? Also, in the earlier posts it was mentioned that Brianna had written a note to her roommate saying what time she would be home that night. Has it ever been said what time it was?

And who is the person that supposedly Brianna told that she was going to take a "small road trip"??

I hope Mr. & Mrs. Maitland are surrounded by loving friends and family members during this time of waiting anew for either false hope or finally a resolution to what happened to Bri.

dark_shadows
10-30-2007, 07:48 PM
I'm sort of confused on the article. It doesn't exactly say that the search was called off..........just that they are wating on DNA results on the jeans found.

Doesn't the last person that saw Brianna at work know what she was wearing that night? Also, in the earlier posts it was mentioned that Brianna had written a note to her roommate saying what time she would be home that night. Has it ever been said what time it was?

And who is the person that supposedly Brianna told that she was going to take a "small road trip"??

I hope Mr. & Mrs. Maitland are surrounded by loving friends and family members during this time of waiting anew for either false hope or finally a resolution to what happened to Bri.
Dearest Littledeer,:blowkiss:
The search was ended at dusk. It will continue after the results are made on the jeans, in about 3 weeks.
Brianna lived in Sheldon with her friend Jullian and Jullian's father.
Brianna left a note saying wheen she would be done work. She punched out of work at 11:20 pm that night.
That was March 19th. Her car was found the next day and Brianna's parents were not notifed until March 23rd. The call to the parents was made by Jillian. Other friends called and were worried. The parents then called VSP and reported Bri missing. A missing persons alert was put out and a BOL was put out on the vehicle. Bri's parents were notified about the car on the 25th. The vehicle was registered to Brianna's mother.

No one can say what she was wearing.

As far as the road trip goes, a co-worker of Bri's told the police that Brianna wanted to take a road trip. Bri's mother denies that her daughter would take off anywhere.
Also found near the scene of the accident was a woman's jacket with a wallet in the jacket. Credit cards and and other items with the name of the female. The items belong to a California woman who had just moved here and appeared to be a certified ski instructor. Brianna's parents found the items and turned them over to VSP.

Also, Brianna lived in Sheldon, not Montgomery like some reports about the search said a few times. She worked in Montgomery.


All of my Love and Respect to you,
dark_shadows

Littledeer
10-30-2007, 08:44 PM
No one can say what she was wearing.

Why not?? Can't the person that worked with her that night remember what she was wearing?? Does this place of employment have a certain dress code?

dark_shadows
10-30-2007, 08:59 PM
No one can say what she was wearing.

Why not?? Can't the person that worked with her that night remember what she was wearing?? Does this place of employment have a certain dress code?
Dearest Littledeer,:blowkiss:
I do not know if the waitstaff were allowed to wear jeans or not.
No one could say what she was wearing at work that night.


All my Love and Respect to you,
dark_shadows

Littledeer
10-30-2007, 11:01 PM
DS:

I was going to keep "harping" on the issue of what she was wearing.....then I realized that probably by the time it was realized that she was missing.............no one would remember.

However, I think it's important. Has anyone thought of reinterviewing the last person that saw Bri that night and maybe something will trigger a memory? Would that person be receptive maybe to hypnosis to remember??

Also, most 17 year olds have a cell phone. Did Briana have one?

dark_shadows
11-01-2007, 10:19 PM
From our news yesterday;
Link (http://www.thecountycourier.com/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=4272&Itemid=)

Part of it;

On Monday, some 30 VSP, other search officials and K-9 units combed a 1-mile radius around the original location between the Gibou Road and Hutchin’s Bridge Road, said Ledo. The search party included nine members of New England K-9 Search and Rescue, and four Connecticut State Police K-9 units, in addition to VSP Search and Rescue.
“As a result of the search both Saturday and today, we’re confident that we’ve covered it very well, and no items of interest were located,” Ledo said.



Respectfully,
dark_shadows

White Rain
11-01-2007, 11:08 PM
DS, do you have any idea or opinions as to what may have happened to Bri?

dark_shadows
11-03-2007, 12:39 AM
Lucy Newton and her dog Dugan was one of the search and Rescue teams;

http://www.nek9sar.org/images/lucy_and_dugan_1_042107_234.jpg



Lucy Newton lives in southern VT

<LI class=style13>Joined NEK-9 SAR in 2001 <LI class=style13>Member Training Committee <LI class=style13>Certified 2 K-9's with NEK-9 SAR
EMT-IPrior team affiliation:
*Certified handler with Western NY SearchDogs 1996-2001
K-9 partners:
Dugan Rottweiler (above)
Bevan Rottweiler (deceased)
New England K-9 Search and Rescue link (http://www.nek9sar.org/members_k9s.html)


Burlington Free Press Lucy and Dugan in Brianna's search (http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20071029/NEWS/71029013/1001/ARCHIVE)


We are so very proud of all involved in the search.

Respectfully,
dark_shadows

dark_shadows
11-03-2007, 05:42 PM
It was said that the area search will probably not be searched again since the covered the area and they were satisfied with the search.

Respectfully,
dark_shadows

Littledeer
11-03-2007, 05:58 PM
Appears that Lucy & Dugan did all they could in their search. Very sad that nothing further was found.

Did they search in any other areas??

Littledeer
11-08-2007, 07:21 PM
DS:

Any news on this case?? I heard on the radio this morning that VERMONT is the healthiest place to live in the United States.

What do you think of that, of course excluding your crime rate.

dark_shadows
12-15-2007, 01:23 PM
Here is an update;

Click here for link (http://www.wcax.com/Global/story.asp?S=7490743)

The jeans did not match with Bri's DNA. But there was a hair found on the jeans and it is being examined by Forensic experts.


Respectfully,
dark_shadows

Littledeer
12-15-2007, 01:36 PM
DS:

Thanks for the update. I was so hoping that they were Bri's. Don't have much faith that the "single hair strand" found on the jeans will provide any further information on Bri, but maybe it will lead to someone else who is missing, or the perpetuator who was last around those jeans.

btw, while I was at the link, I noticed an article about a missing 13 year old boy. Is there a thread for him?

Hope you don't get the bad storm that is supposed to come over the eastern side this weekend. (I live in Ohio, and am hoping it will skip over us)! :)

dark_shadows
12-15-2007, 03:43 PM
DS:

Thanks for the update. I was so hoping that they were Bri's. Don't have much faith that the "single hair strand" found on the jeans will provide any further information on Bri, but maybe it will lead to someone else who is missing, or the perpetuator who was last around those jeans.

btw, while I was at the link, I noticed an article about a missing 13 year old boy. Is there a thread for him?

Hope you don't get the bad storm that is supposed to come over the eastern side this weekend. (I live in Ohio, and am hoping it will skip over us)! :)
To my very dearest Littledeer,:blowkiss:
Very nice to see you my friend.
We will see what the hair on the jeans has for answers.
Yes I did start a thread on Ryan, the missing 13-year-old.
I am hoping that we do not get the storm, but it is not looking to good. I stocked up just to be safe.

So much Love and Respect for you,
dark_shadows

Littledeer
12-15-2007, 05:27 PM
DS:

Nice feeling to be able to respond to one of your posts. Could you please provide a link to the thread for the 13 year old?

p.s. It has started snowing here, and it is getting heavier by the minute.
:(

bringbrihome
01-18-2008, 11:17 PM
Hello -

As to what Brianna had on the night she disappeared. I may be able to shed a little bit of light on this. My sister, Kellie, Brianna's Mom had taken her shopping the very day she went missing. Brianna needed black pants for her new job. The new pants that she purchased that day were found at Jillian's house still in the bag, but it is very possible that she had on black pants. There were a pair of Brianna's sneakers/hiking style that we never found, so we believe she may have been wearing them. I do not know for sure what the dress code was at the Black Lantern. She was washing dishes the night she disappeared. We also know that she was going out to the bar to hang the wine glasses that evening. She was seen talking to at least one person at the bar. This person has been questioned. I had heard early on in the investigation that she may have been wearing an apron. I often wonder if the change that was scattered on the ground outside her car door, may have been some of her tips that had fallen out of her pocket during a struggle.
She did not have a cell phone. She had had one prior to her disappearance, but was saving to buy a new car. My cell phone did not have service at the accident sight. Several other family members had different cell phone companies and they did not have service either.
I also believe that there had to be more than one person to abduct her that quickly. I believe that there were clearly signs of a struggle and there would have had to be one person to contain Brianna and one person to drive the car. That means that more than one person out there knows exactly what happened that night.

Bringbrihome



We are still awaiting the results of the hair found on the pants.

Littledeer
01-19-2008, 06:48 AM
Bringbrihome:

((((Hugs))))) I am so glad that you posted and provided some information that we were unaware of.

Have the LE been in contact with the family on what they have been doing in the search for Brianna? Do you know if Brianna had a habit of locking her car doors after she got out? I was wondering if maybe someone was in the back seat waiting for Brianna to get off work and held at gunpoint and she drove the car to where it was found abandoned at?

Would Brianna normally change after work before leaving? I know my daughter always changed from her work clothes to more relaxing clothes. (i.e. jeans, shirt, etc.)

Right now, it appears there are more questions than answers. Is there any other information that you can reveal to us that would help us out? I'm sure that there is some that LE would not want you to divulge and I respect that.

Althought it may appear that we have forgotten Brianna by the lack of posts, we haven't!

One final question, would Brianna be turning 21 this year?

bringbrihome
01-19-2008, 08:42 PM
Littledeer,

Brianna will be 22 Oct 8th of this year. Yes, LE have been updating us every couple weeks. Brianna probably would not have locked her car doors. Several people have brought up the idea that someone could have been in the back seat of her car. It was very cold the night she disappeared, and some people feel the windows would have been fogged up if someone had hid in her car for any period of time(Personally, I am unsure). If this were the case then do you feel that someone would have followed behind her in another car? At gunpoint Brianna may have followed instruction, but there wasn't really any place to go out in the cold night. There is one house that is sort of close to the barn, the people were questioned as soon as we realized she was missing. At first the couple said that there was one night that they heard a man's voice hollaring, and looking back they thought it could have been the night of Brianna's accident. Later, when questioned they changed their minds. Brianna had a boyfriend that lived within walking distance of the place where her car was found. He has been questioned. I don't think Brianna would have taken the time to change seeing she just wanted to go home. Other people that worked at the Inn that night stayed after closing to eat (which we found out is what they usually did). Brianna told them that she wasn't feeling well and didn't want to stay late and eat that night. Besides the jeans being found there has not been any other new information.

Thank You for your questions,

Bringbrihome

SeriouslySearching
01-19-2008, 08:53 PM
Because the car was backed into the abandoned house, it would indicate to me there was struggle at that point. I think she put the car in reverse and stepped on the gas in an effort to get away. To me, it would indicate the person was in the car with her.

Did they ever determine who the fleece jacket belonged to?

Maitland's parents did find a woman's fleece jacket near where the car was found. They gave it to police, who identified it belonging to a different woman. They're not saying whether it's linked to the disappearance, however.
http://www.wptz.com/news/2956776/detail.html

bringbrihome
01-23-2008, 08:56 PM
Yes, the coat actually had indentification in the pocket. The woman was a skier from out of state. She has been questioned, but did prove that she had lost the coat after Brianna had already be taken. The coat had been left on top of her car and had fallen off when they went around the corner.

MeoW333
01-25-2008, 07:15 AM
To my dearest Littledeer,:blowkiss:
Apparently Ellen was staying at a farmhouse in Berkshire prior to moving to Burlington.
In April of 2004 about a week after Brianna's disappearance, the pig farm house (Reservior road) was raided due to a tip of Brianna being in the basement.
Ramon Ryans and 3 others were arrested. Drugs, money, weaponry and other items were found.
One of the ones arrested was a 17-year-old female.
A few months after this, Ligia Collins was listed as a missing person. (July 5th) Her live-in boyfriend Ramon Ryans called police to report that she had not returned to their apartment in Burlington.
Well the 17-year-old was babysitting for Ligia for 2 days on July 2nd thru July 3rd.

In March of 2006, Ellen's sister Debbie stated to police during her son's arrest that Ellen told her about Brianna's killing and that Ellen's boyfriend Moses helped and that is why he took his own life in the Collin's case.

Ryan's left Vermont days after Robar's suicide and he was listed as a wanted person here (because of the raid in Berkshire). He was captured in NYC in May of 2005.
Ryan's took a polygraph test in regards to Brianna's disappearence and the results were inconclusive.

Brianna was living in Sheldon with a friend at the time she went missing. She was not living with her parents.

Black Lantern is in Montgomery and KJ's is here in St. Albans. (Years ago that diner was Uncle Sam's before it was renamed KJ's)

All of the above places are in Franklin County, here is a map;



Much Love and Respect to you,
dark_shadows

DS, do you know if there were pigs at the time at the home that was raided on the pig farm? Pigs will eat anything, including evidence.

bringbrihome
01-26-2008, 10:36 PM
Hello. The house that was raided did NOT have any farm animals at all. I saw the house on the Klaasskids Search ( it was our groups area for the first search)and they were still living there(the people who were found with drugs). There was a rumor early on in the investigation that involved a manure pit, but it was searched by VSP and nothing was found. I hope this helps.

bringbrihome
01-28-2008, 07:34 PM
Just so everyone knows, that there will be an article about New Englands Missing Children in this Sunday's Boston Globe. I am sure it can also be viewed on line. I know that the article mentions Brianna and Maura Murray. Please Read it!

Littledeer
01-29-2008, 10:52 AM
((((((((hugs)))))))))

Thanks for the heads up!! I will definately have to go online to search for the article. We can link the article here for others to read!

I was thinking when you mentioned that the other workers had stayed afterwards to eat, that Bri must have been muffled right away so she couldn't scream if no one heard anything. Was anything found around or in the car? Maybe tape, a rag?

bringbrihome
02-02-2008, 10:56 PM
Littledeer,

There was change found on the ground and also Brianna's broken beaded necklace. Of course, I'm not positive, but I've always thought that it was tips that had fallen out of her pocket through some sort of struggle. I believe that the broken necklace is a positive sign of struggle. I just wish that the officer that had found the car would have looked a little closer then maybe he would have called the owner of the car to make sure that they were home safetly. Instead, he had the car towed off by a towing company severely damaging any potential evidence. He never called the owner of the car or we would have known Brianna was missing immediately. The first few days are just so important in a missing persons case and in Brianna's case they were lost due to his negligence. The Officer said he just felt that it was a drunk driver and that they would eventually come to the station to claim their car. It was a freezing cold night and even if it were a drunk driver, where were they? Wandering home in the cold? This is very rural area! Shouldn't they have searched for the driver? Remember, there were 2 paychecks left in the unlocked car that was lodged into the side of an abandoned house! He said that there was no sign of struggle and that this was not suspicious. Later, the VSP said Brianna was runaway and that she would come home. It seems that if you are a missing child, you are a runaway, and if you are a missing adult, you have the right to go missing. This is so disturbing to me.

There were no rags or tape that I know of.

Thank You for your questions.

Missing Brianna

MeoW333
02-03-2008, 12:10 AM
Littledeer,

Brianna will be 22 Oct 8th of this year. Yes, LE have been updating us every couple weeks. Brianna probably would not have locked her car doors. Several people have brought up the idea that someone could have been in the back seat of her car. It was very cold the night she disappeared, and some people feel the windows would have been fogged up if someone had hid in her car for any period of time(Personally, I am unsure). If this were the case then do you feel that someone would have followed behind her in another car? At gunpoint Brianna may have followed instruction, but there wasn't really any place to go out in the cold night. There is one house that is sort of close to the barn, the people were questioned as soon as we realized she was missing. At first the couple said that there was one night that they heard a man's voice hollaring, and looking back they thought it could have been the night of Brianna's accident. Later, when questioned they changed their minds. Brianna had a boyfriend that lived within walking distance of the place where her car was found. He has been questioned. I don't think Brianna would have taken the time to change seeing she just wanted to go home. Other people that worked at the Inn that night stayed after closing to eat (which we found out is what they usually did). Brianna told them that she wasn't feeling well and didn't want to stay late and eat that night. Besides the jeans being found there has not been any other new information.

Thank You for your questions,

Bringbrihome

It does sounds like maybe 2 people were involved, either together or at different points. If all the windows in the car were closed, i would think it would fog up in cold temperatures. If a window was wide open and a person was in the car for a short period, it wouldn't fog up as much.
I don't think the person was waiting for her inside her car. I think maybe they were nearby and came up to her, a struggle ensued (her broken necklace and change found on the ground) and they had a gun and car jacked her up until the point where her vehicle crashed into the abandoned house/barn. If the person was right handed, i would think they would sit in the back seat hanging forward with the gun. Sitting in the front passenger seat would make them more noticeable to uncoming headlights.
At the point where the car was crashed into the house/barn, another person with a vehicle would have to be involved, either followed them, or arrived later due to a cell phone call.
Whoever it was, was aware of her work schedule and as to when she was leaving. Since she didn't stay after closing as they usually did, the culprit/s either was tipped off somehow or just waited early in case. The longer the culprit/s was out there waiting for her, the longer he/they risked being seen by someone. Is there any security cameras in the area?
Did she always park in the same spot, and would there be a chance of anyone remembering any cars that didn't belong to workers out in the lot near hers that night?
There is also the chance that a person was dropped off, carjacked her, and then the 2nd party met up with them at the crash site.

Rle7
02-03-2008, 04:33 PM
WHEN THE NATIONAL MISSING AND UNIDENTIFIED PERSONS SYSTEM becomes fully available next year, families of missing children will have more clues at their fingertips. But already they troll websites like The Doe Network and others, picking through grisly case files of unidentified human remains found across the country, looking for a match. Kellie Maitland of DeKalb Junction, New York, has stared at the morgue photographs and forensic artists' renderings of Jane Does - grotesque, wax-museumlike figures with dead eyes - searching for the face of her missing daughter, Brianna Maitland. The bestcase but least likely scenario, she says, is that Brianna "ran off or fell in love with someone and made a split decision, took off to somewhere warm and exotic and is having a good time."

Brianna, then 17, was last seen at about 11:20 p.m. on March 19, 2004, leaving the Black Lantern Inn in Montgomery, Vermont, where she was a dishwasher. The next day, her Oldsmobile Delta 88 was found a mile away backed into the side of an abandoned house, the rear bumper hung up on the concrete foundation. There were no signs of a struggle and no sign of Brianna. "The police tell me that most likely this was a homicide," says Maitland, 47, who helps her husband, Bruce, run their small Highland-Angus cattle farm. "If Brianna's alive, she won't be a teenager anymore. She'll be, like, 21. What if she's been abused? What if she needs rehab? What if? What if?"

http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/magazine/articles/2008/02/03/return_to_me/?page=2

inquiringmindz
02-10-2008, 12:31 PM
Thinking of Bri today....

Rle7
03-19-2008, 05:09 PM
Wednesday marks the fourth anniversary of the disappearance of Brianna Maitland.

Vermont State Police said they believe that the 17-year-old was the victim of foul play. Maitland, of Sheldon Vt., vanished in 2004 after leaving her job at The Black Lantern Inn in Montgomery, Vt. Her car was found smashed into an abandoned farmhouse about a mile down the road.

Maitland's parents have offered a $20,000 reward. State Police said they are still following up leads, and remain optimistic that the case will be resolved.

http://www.wptz.com/news/15640750/detail.html?rss=pla&psp=news

Peter J.
03-19-2008, 05:51 PM
Hi all,

You can read two blog entries I did for Bri. By going to my MySpace page: www.myspace.com/maelstrom5 (http://www.myspace.com/maelstrom5)

Part 1; A Life Interrupted.. The Brianna Maitland story. Vermont
Part 2; Four Long Years; Brianna Maitland Missing 3/19/04. Vermont

Bobbisangel
03-19-2008, 08:25 PM
I wonder if someone ran her off the road and that is how she ended up with her car turned around and stuck in that old house? Someone who did it on purpose that may have followed her from work. I wonder if LE talked to everyone that worked at her work and got names of anyone who may have been talking to or paying a lot of attention to her that night?

It's to bad that trooper didn't view the scene as a possible abduction. Who leaves their paychecks laying on the front seat....her necklace was broken. I wonder what else was scattered around on the ground? Did she have a cell phone? Were her purse and keys gone?

Four years is a long time to hold onto hope. It seems that if she was alive she would have managed to contact someone by now. Sad.

concernedperson
03-19-2008, 08:53 PM
I wonder if someone ran her off the road and that is how she ended up with her car turned around and stuck in that old house? Someone who did it on purpose that may have followed her from work. I wonder if LE talked to everyone that worked at her work and got names of anyone who may have been talking to or paying a lot of attention to her that night?

It's to bad that trooper didn't view the scene as a possible abduction. Who leaves their paychecks laying on the front seat....her necklace was broken. I wonder what else was scattered around on the ground? Did she have a cell phone? Were her purse and keys gone?

Four years is a long time to hold onto hope. It seems that if she was alive she would have managed to contact someone by now. Sad.

I had thought from earlier postings that they were on a clear trail.It seemed to me with some of her friends.What happened to stop this?

I agree this is very sad and should have been solved.

murraydwyer
03-20-2008, 08:41 AM
STATE OF VERMONT
DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY
VERMONT STATE POLICE

PRESS RELEASE

INCIDENT: Missing Person / Brianna Maitland

March 18, 2008

March 19, 2008 marks the four year anniversary of the disappearance of Brianna Maitland. Brianna Maitland, then 17 years old, was last seen at her place of employment, the Black Lantern Inn, located in Montgomery, VT. Brianna reportedly left work on March 19, 2004, at approximately 11:20 pm. Brianna’s car was discovered the next day adjacent to an abandoned farmhouse, located on Vt. Route 118 in the town of Montgomery, a short distance from work. Brianna’s parents, Bruce and Kellie Maitland reported Brianna missing to the Vermont State Police on March 23, 2004.

The Vermont State Police continue to investigate the disappearance of Brianna Maitland. Over the past ten months, the Vermont State Police have dedicated Detectives to work this investigation extensively. This focus has allowed for an expanded review of this investigation. This review has been coupled with an aggressive investigative approach, which has included numerous interviews of people, many of whom had been interviewed previously. In addition, Detectives continue to follow new information and leads that have been received. The State Police will continue to explore any and all investigative avenues.

As a result, investigators believe there is a strong indication that Brianna is in fact a victim of foul play. There is no evidence at this time to indicate that Brianna willingly left the area. Despite reports early on in this investigation that Brianna’s disappearance may have been linked to “illegal drug activity”, investigators are unable to substantiate this connection. Much of this information can be attributed to rumors that have been circulated since her disappearance. The State Police remain optimistic that new information could lead to a resolution in this case.

The State Police, along with the Maitland family, cannot overemphasize the importance of anyone coming forward with information. The Maitland family continues to offer a $20,000 reward for information. This reward includes $10,000 for anyone who can identify the exact location of Brianna and $10,000 for anyone with information leading to the arrest of the person(s) responsible for her disappearance.

Anyone with information is asked to contact: Vermont State Police at (802)524-5993.

See more details regarding this case - click here
http://www.dps.state.vt.us/vtsp/missing/press_031808_maitland.html

vermontn03
03-20-2008, 11:18 AM
Four Years Later, Maitland Still Missing


Enosburg Falls, Vermont - March 19, 2008

Two small candles placed on a memorial in Enosburg Falls on Wednesday night commemorated the day when 17-year-old Brianna Maitland vanished. Four years later police say they are still getting leads but have no idea what happened to Maitland
Maitland was last seen on March 19, 2004, leaving work at the Black Lantern Inn. Her car was found a day later, abandoned behind an empty building off Route 118.

http://wcax.images.worldnow.com/images/8043773_BG1.jpg
http://www.wcax.com/Global/story.asp?S=8043773&nav=4QcR4SFu
here is the link for the rest of the story.

inquiringmindz
06-19-2008, 08:54 PM
Thinking of Brianna....

Littledeer
06-19-2008, 08:58 PM
inquiring:

It is so sad that Brianna has not been found yet. Somebody, somewhere knows!!!!

Even if it's Brianna herself. Not that I truly believe that because I don't. (meaning that Brianna is alive)

Starr58
09-18-2008, 08:36 AM
Thinking of Bri and wondering why there has been no sleuthing on this case...

inquiringmindz
09-27-2008, 12:08 AM
Wondering if there is any new information about Bri...Thinking of her family

inquiringmindz
10-18-2008, 09:29 PM
Thinking of Bri and her family...
Wishing them the best...

Patience
12-09-2008, 12:25 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2008/CRIME/12/09/grace.coldcase.maitland/index.html

NEW YORK (CNN) -- Brianna Maitland was just 17, with strong ambition and a fierce independent streak, said her mother, Kellie Maitland.
http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/CRIME/12/09/grace.coldcase.maitland/art.bri2.jpg Brianna Maitlaind was just 17 and had started a new job when she vanished on the way home from work.

When Brianna insisted on taking a job, moving out of the family nest and living on her own with a roommate before starting college, it wasn't what her parents originally had in mind for her.
She'd just begun a job as a waitress at the Black Lantern Restaurant in Montgomery, Vermont, when she vanished into the night.
Maitland left work at 11:20 p.m. on March 19, 2004, intending to go straight home to her apartment, co-workers said. She got into her car and drove off, but has not been seen or heard from since.
Three days later, her roommate called Maitland's parents, asking if they'd seen her. Alarmed, the Maitlands called the police and discovered that the car she'd been driving had been found on Saturday, the day after she was last seen.
The 1985 green Oldsmobile had been abandoned a mile from the restaurant where Maitland worked. The back end of the car was smashed into a building.
Maitland left behind her contact lenses, prescription medication and two paychecks totaling $150 -- money that a 17-year-old would not have walked away from, said her mother. Forensic testing on the vehicle showed no signs of foul play, police said.

Nancy Grace looks at the Brianna Maitland case
8 & 10 PM
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see full schedule » (http://www.cnn.com/CNN/Programs/nancy.grace/)

Once authorities linked the car to the missing teen (http://topics.cnn.com/topics/missing_persons), they brought in search teams as well as scent-tracking dogs and helicopters. More than 500 police officers and volunteers combed the woods near where Maitland's car was found, but they found no trace of her.
"Inside the house where her car was found, we found drug-dealer paraphernalia and a gun," said DetectiveBrian Miller of the Vermont State Police.
Could Maitland literally have crashed a drug dealer's den? Miller said the investigation shows she was acquainted with one or more people who used that house, but the nature of the relationship remains unclear.
The case bears some similarity to the disappearance of another young woman in Vermont a month earlier. Maura Murray was driving in the snow when her car skidded off the road and was found abandoned. She, too, disappeared. Police have found no solid link but they are not ruling out a connection.

magus_dee
12-13-2008, 09:13 PM
Considering the labyrinthine backtrails of many-such missing persons' cases, I am amazed that this disappearance has not attracted more sleuthing attention--as it seems to be relatively "low-hanging fruit," as it were, compared with those cases which have languished unsolved for decades. This is especially true because of the "casino video" which would seem to have captured an image very much like that of Briana. However, because of the internecine nature of the 'drugs' angle, espeically when occurring in rural regions where clandestine activities have a way of making their own silences, it seems that law enforcement evidences a general reluctance to probe into the dark nests of vice and crime to any important degree. This case needs solving but, to accomplish that, discussion needs to pick up to put this one back in the public eye--which, one would hope, the Nancy Grace involvement will accomplish.

magus_dee
12-13-2008, 09:19 PM
And excuse me for misspelling Brianna's name!

Miss Ella
02-14-2009, 11:02 PM
Just one question: If life was so good at home, why did this 17 y/o move in with a friend??
Does anybody know if she was still in High School, or was she a drop out?

There are lots of speculations here... but does anybody know the solid facts regarding this case? Have the parents been interrogated, been given lie detector tests??

I find it hard to believe that the VT police are doing everything they can do if after all these years they still know nothing.. have no solid leads. They should be embarrassed!! Unfortunately.. being from a small town myself.. not only do small towns not have the necessary resources to investigate such a case, but the police are far too overworked and underpaid to even care... In my opinion, the FBI should have been called in immediately! Same goes for Maura Murray...

Miss Ella
02-14-2009, 11:22 PM
The Namus website is up and running.. very interesting stuff, check it out:
http://www.namus.gov/

inquiringmindz
03-11-2009, 06:41 PM
Thinking of Brianna and her family today....Hoping and praying for answers.

Peter J.
03-13-2009, 01:49 PM
Just one question: If life was so good at home, why did this 17 y/o move in with a friend??
Does anybody know if she was still in High School, or was she a drop out?

There are lots of speculations here... but does anybody know the solid facts regarding this case? Have the parents been interrogated, been given lie detector tests??

I find it hard to believe that the VT police are doing everything they can do if after all these years they still know nothing.. have no solid leads. They should be embarrassed!! Unfortunately.. being from a small town myself.. not only do small towns not have the necessary resources to investigate such a case, but the police are far too overworked and underpaid to even care... In my opinion, the FBI should have been called in immediately! Same goes for Maura Murray...

Hi Miss Ella,
Let me see if I can clear up a few of your questions,

Brianna was not going to HS at the time she vanished. She had just taken and passed her GED. She was done with HS and on the day she vanished she told her mother Kellie that she was planning to enroll in college part time, while she continued to work.

Bruce and Kellie not only took polygraph tests; they insisted on being given them; to the point they virtually camped out in the St. Alban’s barracks of the VSP until that was done.

The FBI was called in, but not immediately, they have Brianna featured on their website.

On living with her friend Jillian; Bruce and Kellie did not approve of Brianna moving out but were told by the police that she was 17 and she could live were she wanted to. The reason Bri gave was that she wanted to attend a different HS with friends. While that was a small part of it, there were many other reasons she wanted to leave, but they had nothing to do with her parents directly. She did not move in with Jillian at first but another girlfriend, they had a falling out, and for a brief time Bri was living out of her car. She asked several of her old childhood friends if she could live with them and Jillian’s dad said it was ok.

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

Peter J.
03-19-2009, 05:51 AM
Maitland case still a mystery after 5 years
By Sam Hemingway, Free Press staff • March 18, 2009
“Five years ago Thursday, 17-year-old Brianna Maitland of Franklin finished up her shift as a dishwasher at the Black Lantern restaurant in Montgomery, climbed into her green 1985 Oldsmobile sedan and drove away. No one has seen her since. Her car was found the following day, its back end rammed into the side of an abandoned house a mile west of town. Two of her paychecks from work were found on the seat inside the vehicle. As for Brianna herself, her disappearance March 19, 2004 remains a mystery….”
Complete Story at link:
www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20090318/NEWS02/90318019 (http://www.burlingtonfreepress.com/article/20090318/NEWS02/90318019)
Brianna’s Picture
http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=143252708&albumID=2107066&imageID=7079950 (http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=viewImage&friendID=143252708&albumID=2107066&imageID=7079950)


It has been 1825 days since Brianna was last seen