Wednesday, February 5, 2014

WMUR piece


Just watched the WMUR piece on the 10th anniversary of Maura's disappearance. A couple things worth noting: they reported on Maura's credit card fraud and a few other points that have been swept under the rug before.

They gave Fred a lot of air time. And filmed him, again, looking around fields up there, as if he'd find evidence on snow covered ground he's already searched 10 years later.

Fred said he "initially" told police his daughter must be taken by a dirtbag. Not true. More of Fred's histrionics. The first thing he said to police was that she might have gone up there to kill herself. That's a big red flag because it suggests Fred would know a reason why Maura would want to take her own life. He's been trying to take that back from the beginning.

It ended on an odd note. Fred seemed to address Maura. Or at least the possibility that she had run away and was still living out there. Though, he said, if she were alive, he would expect her to call him. Or her family. Or at least a close friend.

From what I know about Fred Murray, I would never expect her to call him if she were alive.

Whatever happened after that crash, she was running away. From school, from her life, from most of her family (the exception being her kid brother and aunt), but mostly from Fred, himself. It was long overdue, in my opinion.

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  1. I think you've lost your objectivity. I don't understand all the vitriol for Fred Murray. It seems to be personal with you.

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    1. James is merely following the available evidence to its logical conclusion. There are probably things that the public doesn't know about yet. I think James is doing a great job when Maura's family is trying to conceal the truth.

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    3. Yes i think its important to not get stuck on Fred. Even if Maura was running from him it might not have anything to do with here disappearing.

      Does anyone have a link to the segment?

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    4. The link is in the first sentence of the post. "the WMUR piece" in blue ^ up there. Have to side scroll through the recent stories just below the main story, or just click on this:

      http://www.wmur.com/news/nh-news/special-reports/10-years-later-mystery-of-maura-murray-persists/-/13386842/24311420/-/10wrjfyz/-/index.html

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  3. I don't think its personal between James and Fred at all.... Fred seems like a real asshole.

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  4. Maura was an independent young woman. I wouldn't be surprised if her relationship with Billy added some stress. He essentially had control over her phone. Apparently he was planning to propose, which seems early for a 21 year old in college. On top of that, he cheated on her, and she had other romantic interests. I might feel trapped in her position, especially with all the other issues and demands in her life.

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  5. When you work a puzzle, you don't just put in the main pieces. You don't just put together the fire truck or whatever and then say you're done. To get a full picture--to complete the puzzle--you must put together every piece. Fred wants to hold on to the box of pieces and pick and choose which ones you get to use. It doesn't work that way. The only way to solve this is to have a full set of pieces.

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    1. What a great way of putting it!
      Totally agree

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  6. I see you deleted my comment. Truth hurts I guess.

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  7. Food for thought....

    2. Maura's father, Fred Murray and I have corresponded over the years. He may now feel she was abducted by "a local dirtbag", but for a time he took the notion of her fleeing to Canada very seriously. I know because I put him in contact with some police investigators with the Quebec police.
    3. I have also corresponded with James Renner. I respect James' tenacity, but his comment that Fred Murray must be hiding something because, “In the history of missing women, what father has ever not wanted more publicity about their missing daughter?” is unfair, irresponsible, and simply not accurate. When my sister disappeared, authorities accused her of being everything from mentally disturbed, to a runaway, to a "lesbian" (heaven forbid). At that point, the very LAST thing my parents wanted was more publicity. They felt betrayed by the people they supposed were there to help them, and so they shut up. This is exactly what Fred has done, and I don't blame him one bit.
    4. I am pretty sure I was one of the first blogs to start covering this story beginning around 2004.
    J Allore
    www.theresaallore.com

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    1. I find it interesting that you say the last thing Parents of the missing would want is more publicity yet you run a blog publicizing missing people.

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  8. If publicity is what helps keep a case in the forefront and can possibly put and inkling of pressure for LE to pay attention then you need to take the good and the bad publicity. If Maura is found then everything else publicized will go away.

    Question: Did Fred change his mind from runaway to Dirtbag simply because Maura has not called him after all these years? If she was running away from Fred and her family then it is understandable why he hasn't gotten the call.

    Fred needs to come clean on what really went down with him and Maura ( the real dynamic) even if it sheds bad light on himself.

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  9. How very Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. Has anybody checked any sheep farms in Australia?

    If she did have allies in her brother and aunt, then she ran, they know where she is, and they aren't talking. If the rumors about Fred and his other kids are true, then I don't blame them.

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