Discussion in 'Long Island Serial Killer' started by Salem, Apr 29, 2011.
What do we know about Maureen?
Maureen Brainard-Barnes went missing on July 9th, 2007. She was from the city of Norwich, Connecticut. Brainard-Barnes was born on June 14, 1982. When the 25-year-old woman went missing from the Long Island Beach, she weighed about 105-135 pounds. She stood about 4'11"-5'1" tall.
Brainard-Barnes is a Caucasian woman with brown hair and blue/green eyes.
She had "freckles, a scar on her forehead, a scar on her face and a Caesarean section scar on her abdomen." At the time she was last seen by loved ones, she had her ears and lip pierced.
Maureen Brainard-Barnes had these tattoos when she went missing: the name "Nicolette" in pink letters, three black and gray lilies on her chest, and a red rose with a green stem on her right ankle.
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NB: Nicolette is Maureen's daughter
Good article with background info on Maureen Brainard Barnes.
Police: Norwich woman may have been victim of serial killer
Day staff and wire reports
Publication: The Day
Published 01/25/2011 12:00 AM
Updated 01/25/2011 09:05 PM
Police said the investigation at the time revealed Brainard-Barnes had gone to New York City on July 9, 2007, and was expected to return the next day. When she did not return and could not be reached on her cell phone, family members and friends contacted police in Norwich and New York City.
Since Brainard-Barnes' disappearance, family and friends have posted missing-person notices on several websites describing her and asking anyone with information to contact authorities.
"She is a loving mother, daughter, sister, cousin and friend to many," one posting said.article link
Could a mod please correct the spelling of MBB's name in the title of this thread? Thanks.
New information about Maureen.
Maybe they have known this all along and that's why they were searching for her. When I was making my list, I realized we have the least among of information about her. We don't really know if she had a driver or not.
This goes to some of our inquires as to whether all of the girls had been arrested in NYC, at one time or another, and if any of them had been arrested, been stopped or contacted by the same officer.
Not new info, but this should be on this thread. Wonder if the S.I. cop is the one who robbed her.
"[Maureen] came into the city by train with two acquaintances, on the morning of July 9, 2007, to meet clients, a friend told reporters last week.
Brainard-Barnes rang friends in distress that night from the Port Authority Bus Terminal in midtown Manhattan, saying she had been robbed of the money she earned that day.
'She just wanted to come home,' said the friend. 'She said she was coming that night and would check in.' She was never heard from again."
The Silver Gun Rapist robbed some of his victims after he raped them.
IF, in fact, LE ever did search for MBB on OP with cadaver dogs and helicopters. I'm not at all convinced that they did.
Wait, something is weird here:
"Maureen Brainard-Barnes, 25, of Norwich, CT., was last seen at a 46th Street hotel.
When Brainard-Barnes disappeared in 2007, Connecticut detectives came to Manhattan and went through her computer."
The other article says friends' last contact with her was when she made a phone call from Port Authority (bus terminal on 42nd St.) that night, saying she'd been robbed. What came last, the last sighting, or the last call?
If Maureen was from CT, why did CT cops have to come into Manhattan to go through her computer? Did Maureen bring her computer into the City with her? Was her computer left in Manhattan? Where?
do we know yet what hotel Maureen stayed in on 46th St in Manhattan?
I have never read which hotel.
Here's another old link with info about Maureen; just want to bring it over to this thread.
"Cann’s sister, Maureen Brainard-Barnes, had gone missing from her Manhattan hotel room nearly three years earlier, in July 2007. Police had subsequently linked her phone activity to a cell phone tower on Long Island. In 2008, police helicopters and cadaver dogs had scoured the same marshy, desolate area, but found no signs of Brainard-Barnes."
I have discovered by now that if you try to piece together all these little details from all the different sloppily written news articles you will drive yourself crazy. I don't know why it is, but this case has the most sloppily written news articles I have ever seen. It gets very frustrating and you just have to back away for a little while.
Very good question about how they found her computer. It infers that she was either checked in to a hotel, kept a place or stayed in someone else's place when she was in NYC.
Perhaps MBB split the cost the hotel room with these friends. If she left her computer behind, then it seems likely one of the friends would have taken her computer when they checked out, and eventually turned it over to LE.
was just perusing info on Brainard-Barnes and found that at one time MBB apparently lived in Mays Landing, NJ (which is where the Atlantic City prostitutes were found...)
Great find MrsPC!
Does anyone have access to further information on this, as what the actual address was, and in what year she lived there?
This could be of HUGE importance IMO.