I spoke today with another man who investigated Maura's disappearance (full interview soon) and he confirmed another rumor that has come up again and again over the years. Maura suffered from bulimia for years. Other girls who lived in Kennedy Hall became aware of this. Her family had known for years, but were not exactly rushing to get her the counseling she needed.
At one family gathering, Thanksgiving or Christmas, Maura's mother Laurie outed Maura in front of her siblings, saying, "Why do we have so much food if you're just going to throw it up later?"
I'm really beginning to wonder if Maura had a single kind person she could turn to.