NH - Maura Murray, 21, Haverhill, 9 Feb 2004 - # 8

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  1. SheWhoMustNotBeNamed

    SheWhoMustNotBeNamed Former Member

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    Please continue here.

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    http://www.411gina.org/mauramurray.htm

    21-year-old Maura Murray disappeared on Monday, February 9, 2004 following a minor 1-car accident on Route 112 near Woodsville, New Hampshire.

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    Other links:

    Charley Project - http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/m/murray_maura.html

    Maura Murray Missing - http://www.mauramurraymissing.com/

    Nancy Grace America's Missing - http://nancygrace.blogs.cnn.com/2011/04/01/maura-murray-nancy-grace-americas-missing/
     
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  3. Leomoon80

    Leomoon80 New Member

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    Thanks for the Charley Project rundown on this case. It's helpful for dates, and facts.

    Not sure what to make of the Project mentioning that the police (LE) do not consider this case to be one of foul play. That only leaves suicide? Is this correct?

    What else could it mean other then running away which is extremely unlikely even moreso then a or b. No money. No credit cards, etc.
     
  4. Jane Birch

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    I also wonder how, if they're convinced it isn't foul play, they are quoted as saying there's a 75% chance of conviction?
     
  5. Leomoon80

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    Where are they known to have said this? :waitasec:

    If so, then my uneducated guess would be to say that today, all Prosecutors need to bow-cow to the District Attorney office, to make sure they have a solid enough case against someone that justifies spending the taxpayer money on a case (ala OJ, Robert Blake, Casey Anthony, and on and on)

    Just like with Kyron's case they have ideas perhaps even unamed suspects, but no one is going to prosecute without an air tight case these days, or one that is seen as air tight to them.

    So, if they said this, then it sounds like they have someone in mind but cannot prove it yet.

    It seems to be a rather weird way to give the public some type of update after all these years, and not the least of course the family. : (
     
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    Weird Tolkienish F New Member

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    http://www.mauramurraymissing.com/CaledonianRecord020909.html
     
  7. Weird Tolkienish F

    Weird Tolkienish F New Member

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    That contradicts the NH cold case website:

    http://doj.nh.gov/criminal/cold-case/victim-list/maura-murray.htm

     
  8. Leomoon80

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    REF: http://doj.nh.gov/criminal/cold-case/victim-list/maura-murray.htm

    It occurred to me while reading this, that it is carefully worded (legally crafted) and considerations to all given, especially for the family who is mentioned by this State Agency.

    It occurs to me furthermore, that Fred Murray has been on the warpath on his daughter's case very active now for many years from writing to State Senators, to higher ups, etc.

    It's probably a seemingly contradictory statement to the prior one, because of concerns that he could sue the State.

    Has Mr. M threatened to do so in the past? They may just be extra careful these days to dot the "i" and cross the "t's "

    Otherwise, I haven't a clue or idea WHY they'd be reluctant to turn over to the family what they have and had two divergent statements, but since time has passed, it could just be a reconsideration of all the facts thus far cause them to change course.
     
  9. Jane Birch

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    It may be a case there of newer info (Cold Case Unit, recently formed) superceding (which I probably spelled wrong!) Charley Project's info. I don't know when the last time the latter was updated.
     
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    Old Steve, i had a fairly new Saturn at the time (I bought it new), but I did experience a stalling situation with that car at one time (a mouse nest in the air intake). The engine would pretty much feel like it was going to die. Fortunately, I didn't experience the stalling at high speeds. I've had stalling happen in other cars, but I would pretty much try to step on the gas to keep the car revved up. If I couldn't get it to keep going, I'd slow to a stop off to the side of the road. I was more concerned with people hitting me, then me hitting them, because my actions may have seemed unpredictable to other drivers.

    In Maura's case, it did occur to me that maybe an animal had crossed in front of her vehicle before the curve or someone in the opposite lane could have went across the center line after the curve towards her and she over reacted to the situation and lost control. Just some thoughts.
     
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    http://news.google.com/newspapers?i...AAAIBAJ&pg=5238,3376089&dq=maura+murray&hl=en
     
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    The "other man" is mentioned as having an Ex Wife who may or may not have gossiped to the LE that "here is my husband's statement about having MM in our Trailer"........Although as mentioned, that was just his sense of humor to joke about someone who the entire state is looking for.
    My husband use to have this same type of humor which personally, I never appreciated or saw as funny in the least.
    But I realize over 40 years of marriage that people are very different, and often this difference comes out in humorous approach to life and life's ironies.

    Note: I looked up the definition of ironies, because I wanted to express exactly how I felt about this situation,
    and I see the word is the correct one to use to show you how I feel about Mr. F. saying what otherwise, may be misconstrued by others as literal and factual :

    http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ironies
    a : the use of words to express something other than and especially the opposite of the literal meaning b : a usually humorous or sardonic literary style or form characterized by irony c : an ironic expression or utterance


    IF this then, is what others held against the man, then they (the others who did so) should wake up and smell the coffee!
     
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    OldSteve,

    I too have often wondered if she was a wife or live-in girlfriend to Butch Atwood because I have seen her described as either or in various articles. I do know that the official police transcripts from that night refer to her as Mr. Atwood's Wife, but that doesn't neccessary make it a fact. The 911 operator could've jotted that down incorrectly (assumed she was talking to Mr. Atwood's wife).
     
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    I believe she was referred to as his common-law wife...
     
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    I read in a news article that stated that one UMass friend of mauras has seemingly withheld information from the police because she didn't want to get Maura into trouble.

    http://www.boston.com/news/local/articles/2004/03/02/where_could_maura_be/

    Can anyone verify this?
    If it's true, then maybe this friend knows more about Mauras disappearance than anyone else.
    Maybe something went wrong at the party Maura attended before she crashed her car for the second time. I had a gut feeling about this before.
     
  18. goodgirl65

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    BBM

    From all that i've learned about this case, AFAIK Maura did not attend a party the day/night of her second car accident..I believe she left her dorm and just headed out toward wherever she was headed...
     
  19. Leomoon80

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    I couldn't find that reference, however, the Link does suggest that she told her sister how upset she was over the B.F. Yet the father says she doesn't think it would have played a role to upset her that much.

    Seems she WAS that upset, or so upset about something....that much seems clear (clear as mud?)

    IF she was "that" upset about something (and it does appear to be so), regardless of what the father thinks, then her mind wasn't operating clearly after that accident, kind of the final nail in the coffin (no pun intended) when she had that 2nd accident. "Seems" she was saying to herself, "that's enough".


    But then what happened?:waitasec:
     
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    I noticed that in the early reporting that was done — about the mysterious phone call that Thursday night while Maura was working —*that Maura's sister had mentioned that although most of their phone discussion in that brief 20 minute window that night was about the older sister's relationship troubles ... that Maura and her boyfriend were having problems at the time as well.

    As the account of that Thursday night kept being told over the years, the part about the older sister stating that Maura and her boyfriend were having troubles, began to disappear.
     
  21. Jane Birch

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    Maura's family has spoken with this young woman, and I believe it was either a misunderstanding or something taken out of context. I don't know for sure what, but I do know that the family has spoken to her. (Sorry, it's late and I can't remember more than this at the moment.)
     
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