Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Changes to the Method of Our Investigation
I am still processing the events in Cleveland. I covered the Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus abductions for The Free Times back in 2006. Like the police and the FBI, I had the name of the girl last seen with Gina, Arlene Castro. I can't help wondering if maybe I'd pushed a little harder for info about the girl and her family... How could anyone imagine what her father, Ariel Castro was up to?
The moment I heard that Amanda, Gina, and Michelle Knight had returned from the dead, I understood that I had underestimated the evil that men can do.
In the Maura Murray disappearance, I have dismissed the theory that Maura was abducted by a dirtbag from New Hampshire. She was only alone for seven minutes, after all. The odds that a serial killer happened to drive by in that short window--and avoid being seen--seemed too astronomical. But look at Ariel Castro. He proved that sometimes evil can take advantage of those astronomical odds.
So, let's have a look at that theory. If you live in Bath or Swiftwater or Haverhill, do you know of any men who board up their windows and put padlocks on their doors? Have you noticed any single men buying food in bulk at McDonalds or the grocery store?
I'm changing something else. I'm letting other people add to the investigation into what happened to Maura Murray.
Beginning tomorrow, John Green will be contributing analysis of the evidence in this case. He's been sharing some insight through emails and it should be shared. The first thing he's doing is creating a very specific timeline of Maura's activities before her disappearance.
Let's figure this one out.