One of the women that Maura had clinicals with was an Asian-American student named Martha Nagle aka Martha Park aka Martha Vivar.
Here's the message I got from Martha today:
I'd like to help but I'm also related to Maura and I don't feel comfortable talking about this with you. Only out of respect for Maura's family. Thank you anyway. Good luck with your research.
On follow-up, she explained that she was related through marriage. And then she blocked me on Facebook.
Can't figure this one out. How exactly does that work? Did Maura make the introductions before she disappeared? It didn't seem like they were close, according to classmates. So, did it happen after the fact? Or is it a lie?
Could use some help figuring this one out.
One location that appears in Martha's history is in the town of Taunton.
Taunton, as you know, is where the person who posted the Geocities letter (the one that explains that some family members know that Maura is living in Canada) was from. As several people have pointed out, that letter appeared to have been written by someone who was trained as a nurse. Like Martha. And was somehow related to Maura. Like Martha. And was in Taunton. Like Martha.
When asked to comment, Martha wrote: Fuck you. How's that for a comment?