A couple weeks ago a tip came in that, on the surface, sounded crazy but has since gained some steam.
A man was photographing the area outside Anthony's Pier 4 restaurant, in Boston, a couple days before Maura disappeared. He was doing research into notorious mobster Whitey Bulger, who killed a guy there back in the day. There were two vehicles parked in the lot and he didn't really think much about them until later.
See, one of the vehicles was Maura's Saturn, he says. He knows because the license plate is clear in the photo and it matches to her plates that are in the public record. Only, he won't scan the pics into a computer. He wanted to send them through the mail to a different source. But then the photos never came.
I know, right? Probably just a bunch of smoke. Except...
The other vehicle that was there. He provided the license plate for that one, too. And I tracked it down. I interviewed the guy who owned the truck. Says he doesn't know Maura. But, yes, he was at Anthony's Pier 4 restaurant.
Which lends credibility to the photograph also showing Maura's car.
And if she was in Boston, what was she doing there? And why was she driving her Saturn so far if it was on its last leg?