Sunday, February 8, 2015

On the 11th Anniversary of Maura Murray's Disappearance, Here Are the Top 5 New Clues This Blog Has Uncovered.


5. Maura Murray committed identity theft and credit fraud shortly before she disappeared.

4. Fred Murray did not speak to detectives for years and when he did, he brought 2 lawyers with him.

3. Someone called Maura Murray from southern New Hampshire shortly before her accident.

2. Maura Murray stole from Fort Knox while enrolled at West Point.

1. Maura had an affair with a UMass track coach and discussed running away.

18 comments:

  1. All roads lead to a purposeful disappearance. IMHO.

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  2. I'm surprised the Woodsville Butson's sighting did not make this list.

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  3. I really don't know that Fred Murray knows where she is. I was looking on the doe network and so many unidentified bodies have been compared against her DNA. Why would her family go to all that trouble to submit all that DNA if they knew she was alive? I'm not saying they didn't know she was manic depressive and chose to be deceptive about that or her criminal history or whatever. I'm sure that he wanted to make her look as good as possible though, which at this point he should just start coughing up info.

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  4. 11 years...Still so many unanswered questions and possibilities.

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  5. Hi James,
    I know you're focused on Maura right now, but do you ever look into other missing persons cases? There's a few that have been bugging me for a long time that I research and keep up on. I think they could really benefit from your tenacious investigating.

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    1. Which cases have caught your eye?

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    2. sorry for the late reply. A lot, actually. i guess i'm a bit obsessed and unnerved with people disappearing without a trace. The ones that come to mind are Jodi Huisentruit (though i have strong suspicions about what happened), Rebecca Coriam, Tara Grinstead, Steven Koecher, The Springfield Three, Zebb Quinn...unfortunately there's a lot more. Makes me ill to think about it...

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    3. Tara,Stephen & Springfield have also got me intrigued though this isn't the ideal place to discuss.james I hope once your maura book is finished you look at other cases.lots of families would love your help

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    4. The fifth anniversary of young Kyron Horman's disappearance is coming up. It's so baffling, and so sad!

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  6. I would love to believe that Maura started a new life elsewhere, but I'm leaning towards the following theories:

    Someone who saw Maura at the gas station or liquor store decided to try to abduct her. This person stuffed the rag in her tail pipe in an attempt to sabotage her car, contributing to her accident. (Was the rag really proven to be from Maura's trunk?) This person followed her a short distance behind and either offered a ride or forced her into his vehicle. Perhaps he allowed her to make one last call, the voicemail she purportedly left for her fiance.

    It is also possible Maura walked to a neighbor's house for help and chose the wrong person to ask for help.

    My gut tells me police should look very carefully at R. Forcier. Why?
    1. There's the red herring of his belated report of someone who looked like Maura well away crash site.
    2. His insensitive comments about Maura living with him and being a good cook. History shows us that many killers are interested in control and possession of their victims, and I think these comments could be indicative of this mentality.
    3. The police were watching him in order to search his vehicle, so *they* obviously had some interest in him.
    4. He did not give police permission to search his home or vehicle. Very suspicious!
    5. His ex-wife made incriminating comments about him.
    6. He moved away after Maura went missing.

    Another possibility is the red pickup truck with Mass. plates that was spotted in the vicinity of the crash. Wasn't a red pickup implicated in the abduction and murder of a young girl in a New England state in recent years? I can't remember the exact case but I recall hearing something about a red pickup with Mass. plates...

    I do NOT believe for one moment that Maura was planning to kill herself. I don't have any personal knowledge, but I don't think her behavior was consistent for HOW a young woman would try to commit suicide. Most women would want to die at home, in the warmth and comfort of familiar surroundings. Also, Maura seemed to have a lot of friends. Someone whose life is spinning so out of control that they are suicidal tends to disappear within themselves and pull away from others. After all, hasn't new evidence come to light that Maura was seen purchasing alcohol with two friends shortly before the accident?

    I don't agree with the line of thought that Maura was unlikely to have come across a serial killer in such a short amount of time. Yes, it's a rare occurrence, but many victims are unfortunately, just in the wrong place at the wrong time. Maura was a pretty young woman in a vulnerable position; her vehicle damaged, in the dark, in a remote area away from home with no cell phone service! This is exactly the type of person a predator would be hunting for. Serial killers tend to drive around, searching for prey who are isolated and vulnerable. Maura easily could have found herself in the wrong place at the wrong time with no cell phone service.

    Lastly, I do think it was possible that Maura was suffering a psychotic break or somehow was given a drug that affected her thinking. This could have caused strange or paranoid behavior and might have caused her to run off and eventually succumb to the elements. But my bet is still on a stranger abduction.

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    1. Jodi, I have to disagree with your narrative right from the get-go. Fred allegedly explained away the rag in the tailpipe telling the mechanic that towed Maura's car that he told her to put it in there. That rag in the tailpipe would be the single biggest piece of evidence Fred had for bolstering his "dirtbag" theory, it would be the only evidence at the scene that a crime was committed, and yet he explained it away and seemingly never mentioned it again. Even if he had no idea why the rag was in the tailpipe he should have used it and exploited it for every ounce of leverage it could possibly give him, yet he never mentions it publicly. This tells me he really did tell her to put it in there and thus is useless as a component of any theory that uses the rag in the tailpipe as a means of disabling her car for an abduction opportunity.

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    2. Or he knew his fingerprints would be on it.

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    3. James, Fred's finger prints would be on it because he gave the rag to her along with other car repair/maintenance items, right?

      Also, it is improbable that he told her to put the rag in the tailpipe, then an abductor/killer just happened to put one in the tailpipe of Maura's car. I think it was a signal from Maura to Fred, a means of communication of some sort.

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  7. I just want to add something to my previous comment. What do I think Maura was doing in NH? I believe she drove there to clear her head. Maybe she just wanted to get away from some of her problems, to have time off from work/school--a break from responsibility, some time to drink and relax, etc. I can't say for sure. In college, when something was bothering me, I used to take late night drives. I would drive on dark country roads, very remote. I would go to the 24 hour supermarket in the middle of the night, or drive the 4 hours to my family home in the middle of the night to avoid traffic! It never even occurred to me that my car might break down or someone might try to stop my vehicle. This was in the days before cell phones as well! Someone young like Maura might not fully considering the risks of "getting away from it all" because she feels invincible. It might seem strange to others, but when you are in college this type of behavior can be relatively normal.

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  8. Over the years i have subscribed to all the theories. I have stopped theorizing and gone back to basics. One thing i can never shake is that deep feeling in my gut that this enigma does have a conclusion. I thought technology social media etc would bring that conclusion quicker. However; even now i still feel there is an ending " mystery solved" coming. I.cant shake it. I know just place my faith in father time delivering the ending. Whatever one that might be.

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  9. I agree about going back to the basics. If she bought all that booze and was in fact drinking while she was driving she would not want the cops at the scene because it would violate her probation. She may have been frightened and started walking when she saw the Blue Lights from the Cop car she may have hid somewhere and possibly passed out and froze to death. It is very possible that her remains are close to where she had the accident and no one has ever found them. There is NO WAY she is in Canada that is bullshit!

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  10. There is NO WAY this girl Ran away and is in Canada that is ubsurd! She was 21 for God's Sake! I dunno any 21 year old girls that would be able to never speak to their family or friends again. I think she walked away from the scene drunk and when she saw the Blue lights from the Cops she hid somewhere and passed out then she froze to death. Her remains are probably less then a mile from the site! I know that area and it is creepy, dark and cold at night. We need to stick to the facts and not all the bullshit. I think she met her demise that evening either by her own fault or by the hands of an inbred psycho from that area.

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    1. I agree with you that someone took her

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