I just got off the phone with retired chemist, Ed Lanpher. His name showed up in documents related to Maura's case as he was the only other person to FOIA Fred's Murray's case against the state of NH before me. I also wondered if he may be the man who calls himself "Pomkik," who has threatened my family.
Happy to report that Ed Lanpher is not Pomkik.
The 90 year old NH resident tells me he was interested in the Murray V. State of NH documents only because the decision in that case might help him gain access to public records in his home town (the judge's decision made public records more accessible.)
Lanpher was quite polite and believes he's anything but enigmatic.
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
In 2007, Kevin Race told his girlfriend that he was going hiking and then drove away from her place in Portsmouth, NH. When he didn't return, they found a note he left behind, in which he talked about going to Mount Washington to find his final resting place. On the surface, it looked like a suicide.
But detectives quickly learned that Race was in trouble for embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars and may have faced 10 years in prison if convicted.
Volunteers combed the woods. No body was ever found.
The first thing Fred suggested to the police when they called him was that Maura may have gone to the mountains to commit suicide. Only later did we learn she was in trouble for credit card fraud.
Many still believe Race is out there, laying low. Is it possible Maura did the same? Or have two bodies disappeared in the gulleys around Mount Washington? What's the most probable answer?