Friday, April 19, 2013
Maura Worked Security at Hampden Gallery with Sara Alfieri
Today I was finally able to confirm that the "art gallery" Maura reportedly worked at was the Hampden Gallery at UMass Amherst. I spoke with director Anna LaPrade Seuthe, who remembers Maura fondly.
"I hired her, myself," she says. "Maura was great. There didn't seem to be anything wrong."
LaPrade Seuthe says she remembers Maura talking about her boyfriend in the military and that she was close friends with Sara Alfieri who worked there, too. Maura would work about 10 hours a week, mostly during gallery shows.
LaPrade Seuthe was also one of the people who received an email from Maura's account the day she disappeared.
"She said she would be away for a week due to a family emergency."
Not a death in the family, but a "family emergency."
After Maura disappeared, Sara transferred away from UMass. It would be great if we could have Sara's version of events leading up to Maura's last day in Amherst. It seems that could be very important to solving the case. Sara has never said why she will not talk about Maura's disappearance.