Someone has been telling this to people with information in Maura's case, as a way to ask them not to talk to me.
The truth is not so sexy.
To date, I've not made dime off this case. True, I am working on a book that will one day be sold in stores and I will receive a portion of that. I've done it before, with the Amy Mihaljevic case, a case where Amy's family still sends me Christmas cards. Know what I've made from Amy's book? About $5,000. Know what I've spent on travel, stationary, security, private investigator fees, phone calls, and hotels? Probably around $5,000. I'm lucky if I break even.
Maura's case will be more expensive. I live in Ohio. I have to fly or drive to interview witnesses and family members (as I prefer to do so, in person). Will I really make much money from the book? Doubtful.
I am not investigating this case for money. Like Amy's case, this one is a riddle I want to solve. I love hunting bad guys who think they're smarter than the cops. And someone out there knows what happened to Maura, even if all she did was run away.
Let's share some more information so we can answer that riddle.