Journalist Bill Jensen contacted me several months ago to go over the finer details of Maura's disappearance. His piece for Boston Magazine, which focuses mostly on internet sleuths and the upcoming 10th anniversary of the case, is out today.
He managed to score an interview with Fred, who gives new explanations for both the rag in the tailpipe and Maura's clean dorm room which differ from both the facts of the case and his previous statements.
Here's an excerpt:
After hearing about numerous accusatory posts on Renner’s blog, Fred refused to cooperate for the book. He believes his daughter was abducted by “a local dirtbag” and rejects the notion that she was running away. “She didn’t have any reason,” Fred says. “She had things going for her. She was going to be a nurse. She was getting a new car—a three-year-old car—the very next Saturday. She was getting married soon. She was getting great marks.”
The feud between Renner and Murray has become personal.“What I think he’s trying to do is create characters for a screenplay,” Fred says of Renner.
FYI: Fred is excellent at manipulating timelines and facts. As I've pointed out before, he said he didn't want any book published about his daughter's disappearance. And he made that statement 9 months before I began posting about this case. So the excuse that he didn't cooperate because of this blog doesn't wash.
Read the rest here.