Maura Murray was a troubled young woman. And as I've learned more about her, I've noticed how males in positions of authority around her repeatedly took advantage of her. When she needed help, they asked for sex. Her track coach (not the first time for him, as I've learned). These three upperclassmen who passed her around one night. And there were others.
I believe Maura is alive. I want to believe. I hope she turned the tables on these men and made a clean break and is living somewhere in anonymity.
But if she was murdered, it wouldn't have been some random stranger on the side of the road. It would have been a male she knew with some manner of authority over her.
Lt. Scarinza believes Maura was pregnant when she disappeared. That's a good motive.
If I were law enforcement, I would take another hard look at the men in positions of power around her. Teachers. Doctors. Others more close.
She was often drawn to this type and they never missed the opportunity to take advantage of her.