It's a long drive back to Ohio and there's a lot of time to think in the car. I got to thinking about Fred's statement to police, which was released through public records request (click for bigger version).
He talks about that weekend he came up to see Maura before she disappeared, the night she wrecked his car in Hadley on the way to his hotel at two in the morning. She got a ride in the tow truck to the Quality Inn where he was staying after the accident.
Fred says he didn't know about the accident until the next morning. That:
She was in bed when I woke up around 10 a.m.
My question: How did Maura get inside his room?
If Fred is telling the truth in his statement to police, how did she get in?
If we're to believe his version of events, she must have had a room key card, right?
If so, why?
To sleep in the hotel room? Her dorm room was just downstairs from the party. Why drive all the way to the hotel to sleep?
To return her father's car keys? But her car was back on campus. She couldn't have gotten back without a ride. Where was her ride?
And there's the fact that someone used his phone to make 3 calls around 5 in the morning.
Nothing about that early Sunday morning makes sense. And the next day Maura is missing.