Two independent sources now confirm a long rumored hitch in the Maura Murray case. A private investigator and a member of law enforcement claim Fred Murray refused to sit down for an interview with detectives working his daughter's case for a full two and a half years after she vanished in New Hampshire. And when he did, he brought two lawyers with him.
In the beginning days of Maura's disappearance, detectives tried to get Fred to open up about what was happening in Maura's life before she came to Haverhill. He refused to go into detail about any troubles, saying repeatedly that nothing that happened before mattered, that the only thing that mattered was that she was missing and they needed to find her. The detectives thought, as I do, that knowing what was happening in the woman's life prior to her disappearance might shed some light on where she was heading, and possibly what happened to her.
No explanation has been given as to why Fred refused to sit for a formal interview with detectives or why he brought a pair of lawyers with him when he finally agreed to it years later.
I would love to know Fred's side to this. I'm sure he has one. But, so far Fred and the extended Murray family have not replied to my requests for interviews. Likewise, Maura's close friends have stopped replying to requests as well.