Friday, September 28, 2012

Alden Olson = Beagle = Creep



We finally have positive identification on the creep who released those taunting videos on the anniversary of Maura's abduction disappearance last February. Family members have identified the man in the videos as Alden Olson, DOB 1/23/51.

Olson is well known to police in the area of Greenfield, Mass and Chatham, though his last known residence was Hadley. A few years ago Olson was charged with threatening to murder a relative. He frequents online chat rooms, specifically the Topix community, and has posted threats under the handles Dirtbag, Beagle, and Storagehead.

The reason for his obsession with Maura Murray's disappearance remains unclear.

32 comments:

  1. Great to hear this creep has been identified.think he needs further investigation although probably someone with nothing better to do than waste peoples time.....weirdo!!

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  2. I notice you use the word 'abduction' in regards to Maura, in the first line of this post.

    Have you decided, then, that she was abducted (in your opinion)? I'm interested, truly, to hear.

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  3. Someone needs to take his computer away...

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  4. He was identified on Topix months (years?) ago. He works as a cart collector at a Wal-Mart in either MA or NH, can't remember which. Was an Amherst grad. Was homeless for awhile; now lives in a boardinghouse. Has a slightly creepy, but very poetic and intelligent public blog. Has been interviewed by police once re: the Maura Murray case.

    Bears some resemblance to John William Mcgrath, aka "Mr. 1974," as has been mentioned here. I believe it is barely possible that Mcgrath could have stolen Olson's identity years ago. Not sure what, if anything, he has to do with Maura's disappearance...but his (Olson's) level of interest in the case is certainly weird.

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  5. It's strange because while I don't keep up with the topix boards, I do read them from time to time and some of the avid followers have a lot of respect for "Beagle". I personally think he's a total creep, but nonetheless, he seems to be intelligent - yet bizarre and has quite a few fans. His video with the lift tickets still bothers me. What are the chances that he would be in the same area at the same time that Maura disappeared AND still have them after all these years AND be so obsessed with her... not to mention, do something so sick, as to taunt her family? I can never get any of that out of my head!

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  6. Also just wanted to share Alden Olsen's blog link!
    http://passingthroughtown.blogspot.com/?m=1

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  7. Sorry... just one more comment lol. I meant to add that it appears as if he is an Amherst Alumni. Check out the description of his blog on the Amherst site (grad year 1988) Homicide? CREEPY!
    https://www.amherst.edu/alumni/engage/blog

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    1. What did it say..it has been removed

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  8. I'm more interested in why you marked out abduction and replaced it with disappearance.

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  9. What a weirdo......anyway, moving on.

    Having studied criminology (and serial killers in depth), I find it troublesome that people are so quick to rule out the abduction theory based on location. The "location" is not necessarily where things started. She could have innocently stopped off at a gas station and asked for directions.....and then someone decided to follow her from there. Most serial killers are predators. A predator doesn't typically sit in a random corner of the woods for days on end......they seek a victim and go from there.


    There is no concrete proof that she walked down the road and willingly got into a passing car. There is also no evidence that she didn't. We all agree on that possibility. However, I feel based on what we do know, she did in fact get into another car. There is evidence of pretty much everyone she conversed with in the days before her disappearance......so where is this mystery person??

    My personal opinion is this: MM was intending to spend a few quiet days to herself in order to sort out her current troubles. I do not think the second accident was on purpose, but I do think it caused her to further panic. I imagine that she took flight because she felt like the cops seeing her at that moment would have only compounded everything. I don't feel like at this point (the accident) she thought much further than salvaging the current situation. Maybe she thought the cops would take her in for the alcohol in her car.....especially what spilled. In regards to the accident, she had to have been thinking "oh, not again." Fight or Flight" set in.

    I think her father knows more about why she was so upset, but I do not think he knows exactly what happened to her. If it is true and she was on the phone that night (or trying to reach someone), why haven't they come forward? I still believe she walked down the road in search of service.....not to disappear. I do believe without a doubt that she got into someone's car. Why? I don't know. Desperate times lead to desperate measures.

    If she were running for good, then what was so bad that disappearing sounded like the better option? From everything I have read it just doesn't add up. Maura was either abducted or we are missing a HUGE piece of the story.

    Now, if she were driving in tandem, where is this person? Did they pick her up after she made a "call" to them. DId they kill her? Are they too scared to talk?

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    1. "MM was intending to spend a few quiet days to herself in order to sort out her current troubles."

      The problem I have with that scenario is that her belongings were found packed in her dorm room with an email about her boyfriend on top of one of the boxes. Why box everything up if she just plans to be gone a few days?

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  10. I think this is his younger photo, he appears much older in the video - police should do a through investigation on him. if a guy has been charged to threatening his relative and those videos he released, looks psychopathic to me - and if he was there at the accident scene and gave maura shelter in his house or lift in his car - he is capable to doing harm to her.

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  11. Well. It looks like beagle has gotten the attention he has been looking for.

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  12. Isn't hadley where maura was from? any idea if the family knows this guy? did they have any interaction at all

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    1. Hadley's just west of Amherst. Maura grew up in Hanson, which is in eastern Massachusetts.

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  13. This creep is on twitter with his screen name detdirtbag!he had about 12 tweets all relating to maura but has since deleted them a few days after this post naming him....strange eh!
    James I was wondering has he been in touch with you recently?

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  14. Sandesh, this is a screen capture from one of his more recent videos. He looks older without the glasses, hat and in the dark, which is how his other videos were shot. I think he did it for effect.

    I agree with Dana, although most everyone has already examined the links she posted. Posting the ticket stubs was definitely the most disturbing part, and, imho, shows that he brought on all of the negative views about himself.

    'Beagle' is highly intelligent, but obviously has lost his mind. Many psychos have high IQ's, so, it's no wonder....

    Brian

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  15. I agree with MissJ. I think the,second accident happened, Maura panicked, and took off. Why? She was already overwhelmed, we know that much. And when one is so young, what might seem bad but managable at my age ( 60), is too much for one in their 20's. Especially with her troubled history, stealing credit card numbers at West Point having to leave there. She sounds confused, sad, immature, searching. Just like lost of young folks. I do not believe she had a secret lover, or went to Canada for a new life. I believe, willingly or unwillingly , she got into a vehicle, and someone killed her. I still wonder about the dogs going crazy over a scent they picked up at an abandoned house.

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  16. First, my condolences. I just watched an old episode of disappeared on YouTube. Was wondering if anyone has asked for a Psychic to be involved in Maura's case yet. There are many credible ones that have provided astonishing details leading to the resolution of many cases over the years. ~Thoughs?

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  17. I wonder if this creep is following this blog as the whole twitter account has now gone! Come on dirtbag/beagle whoever you are explain why you would make such sinister video clips?why hamper the search for maura?

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  18. After watching the show, i was left with too many red flags with Maura's behaviour. I believe she felt as though the stress and humiliation of facing everyone, losing her career, having criminal charges, would lead her to panic and think it would be easier to go missing than deal with her issues. Clearly there are many and it is unfair to the viewer to not know all the facts if we choose to put an hour of our time into watching and maybe trying to help. There are none of us that are perfect, we all hit rough patches and go through things in life. I do believe her boyfriends mom has a bit too much time on the show and is pretty quick to consider her gone for good. I was shocked at how quickly she was ready to turn the page. Do i believe she met foul play?? No... I think she is alive somewhere , perhaps in another state using another identity. If i were her girlfriends, i would check to see if other birth certificates or drivers licences have been issued elsewhere. She is roughly same age and knows all of their birthdays...not difficult to obtain, I would imagine. I also think she would have changed her appearance....maybe short blonde hair, and maybe would have gotten a tatoo or piercing...during different times in my life i have looked like 2 different people...again, not hard to do. I really do think she is alive somewhere, with another identity. I would not be looking for her the way she looked however.. Fred, if you are reading this, I would not give up....if she were mine, i would not. Maura, if you are reading this, nothing is that bad that you can not dealmwith. You would be amazed at the love and support you would get if only you would ask...I think she ran from the tsunami and now time to go and clean up the wreckage. My thoughts.

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    1. I think it's plausible that she's alive too. From what I have heard, a lot of elements to the story were omitted for the show. First;I agree, the boyfriend's mother was on it too much. Her mother wasn't shown at all, strange. I heard she got kicked out of West Point for credit card fraud and got caught again doing it in UMass and was going to get expelled and probably face jail time. ALSO I heard that she was to be questioned for a hit in run in which she left the victim paralyzed at the scene. What about the message left on her boyfriend's voice mail? Didn't sound like she was hangin with beagle up there--she would at least sound extremely distressed. Maybe she wanted to the express sadness of the situation without giving away her identity or actions; by bellowing a few genuine tears. I hope she had a secret lover, faked a suicide attempt (there was a rag in her muffler), and took off to Canada. OR maybe the father killed her by accident in a fit of rage!, repressed the memory and continues to walk the scene of his murder every day kind of like Shutter Island.

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  19. I was expecting a computer to be sticking out his head since he has nothing better to do than post useless crap-all-the-time; so, I suppose it's good to have a face to go along with the rest of Beagle's manic Ihavenothingelsetodowithmyuseless time on this earth. Oy!

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  20. I guess he's planning on a 9th anniversary video. He had one posted on his YouTube channel that showed a construction site. I think it's been removed.

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  21. People who are posting scenarios about Maura running away because of her 'troubled past', eating disorders or criminal behavior are basing your theories on assumptions. Yes, Maura had been in some minor legal trouble, but it didn't necessarily mean she was being expelled from school (at least there is no proof and scant evidence of that). I don't think equating her behavior to riding down the highway, suicidally holding a pistol up to one's head is the right way to go about it when all she has done is used someone's credit card to buy herself food. There weren't even criminal charges regarding wrecking her father's car. I don't see why there has to be a conspiracy when it doesn't seem to be a stretch for a relatively small, cold, intoxicated young lady who has run from an accident scene in the middle of nowhere to be picked up and whisked off by a complete stranger. Considering the circumstances and her vulnerability at the time, I'd say chances are actually very low for her to come out of that situation unharmed.

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  22. I know people are saying that her bulimia possibly led to her stealing credit cards to buy food (namely pizza) but is it possible that she was trying to hide charges from her father? By all accounts he was pretty involved in his daughter's life. Perhaps she didn't want him knowing that she was ordering food that late or ordering food that was unhealthy?
    Their relationship has always seemed off to me. I have never understood why she felt the need to sleep at his hotel room after the initial accident.

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  23. Here's his youtube account with a few strange videos concerning the 'Happy Anniversary' message from last year.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/mr112dirtbag

    Should we be watching for a new 'anniversary' video in a week or so?

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  24. this beagle is just a circus clown ... riff raff loser ....what a goof

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  25. This JERK resides next door to me , Alden !!!!!!!!! This is elderly & handicapped state-subsidized housing in Hadley MASS . I have had issues with him , over the past which took a drastic turn last Spring/Summer 2013 . There was an odor of ''death'' , all over the wall I share with this lunatic . I reported it to the Hadley Housing Authority DHCD (State), and tried everything imaginable to remedy the awful stench . It was a horrible rotting smell , made me sick to my stomach , gave me migraines . One day some men in suits showed up at my door , they looked like church men , so I answered . They helped bring my package inside , (a box of scented candles!!!) , and started asking me all sorts of strange questions , regarding my neighbor Alden . Along with telling them about the stench over a period of months , they informed me that Alden apparently had a note attached to his front door . Diverting any plumbing /maintenance NOT to enter his apt., but go through the surrounding tenants' apt.'s instead . I am certain he was hiding something /someone in his apt., and didn't want anyone going inside to discover what the stench is . I had no idea that this man is seriously dangerous ??? I in fact asked the state trooper investigators if Alden is violent , or if I am in danger . I should have been told about this maniac , and that he has a criminal history . It's my right , I share walls with him , I encounter him , living right beside him . I just called the police tonight , about his blaring crazy heavy -metal music all hours of the night . The Hadley police are no-shows . I just knew by typing in his name , there would be something , I have had a bad feeling lately !!!!!!!!!!!!!! See how easy it is , for criminals to do , as they do ???????? Tax payers , concerned citizens , need to raise hell because he NEVER should have qualified for an apt. here - he is living rent -free & convicted of threatening murder , suspect in this missing girl's case ??????? Am I understanding this correctly ? People , rise up !!!!!!!!!!! He shouldn't be living off tax payers , now he is a pain- in- my- ass too !!!!!!!!!!! I had an innate feeling , something was off . I knew for a while now . I consider this life endangerment for myself and others living here , when this should be a safe environment . He is not handicapped nor elderly , another reason he shouldn't be taking an apt. rent -free no less , from a law abiding respectful tenant . The woman that lives on the other side of him , is dying of cancer , while he blares his music into midnight .Scum-bag .

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  26. My neighbors unknowingly joked around , that maybe Alden killed his wife -An that is the smell I complain about . Maybe we should watch what we joke about . I tell the police , state troopers , they are good for nothing . Killers & criminals are catered to , and have it made apparently . Their business made easy . I am treated like garbage , because I follow the law & demand my rights to a safe secure place to reside , free of criminals & prostitutes , addicts . The state & management is filling this place up with them , types such as Alden . He claimed ''homeless'' status and cut the line here . Well tax payers , what do you think of this ???

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  27. Sorry , I meant to say EX-wife , in Greenfield .

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  28. Has this creep been investigated by police. He seems to have his own website devoted to the case. What else might he know about other cases?

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