A new look at one of the North Country's Coldest Cases
Hey James! Do you know when the documentary will be ready?
I would think 2016.
Is this available on iTunes or Stitcher? Listening to a podcast on YouTube is a pain in the ass.
Definitely on iTunes. I subscribed last night.
Do they know for sure that the crack came from the inside and not the outside? Years ago a pedastrain walked out in front of my grandma on the Hwy and she hit him. His elbow went into the glass( didn't break all the way through) made a hole and from the hole the glass spidered out). The crack was pretty close to the top of the windshield. Could she of hit Pedri Vasi and a part of his body done the same thing, but just made a crack?
I was thinking the exact same thing, it also says the airbags went off, so which is it? Also the mysterious cell phone call her boyfriend got, a weeping girl couldnt have been Maura, there was no cell coverage smh.
the cracked windshield is really bothering me and i think maybe could be an important clue. Is it possible it was not cracked by her hitting her head but by another object in the car? If I’m correct, her airbags were found to have been deployed—could they have caused the crack? But the location looks a bit too high for that. Something else in the car? Or did she hit her head? crashing your head into the windshield hard enough to cause a decent-sized spiderweb crack is a fairly serious head injury, especially at the speed she must've been going. While head trauma can often take awhile to manifest itself (thus why she was lucid enough to lie to Butch saying she had already called AAA), it would’ve caught up to her. If she had continued to run she would’ve eventually stopped or collapsed somewhere and likely would’ve been found somewhere at some point. So following this train of thought, she had to have been picked up on that road. But by whom and why? At worst an untreated head injury can cause death, at best it can produce side effects of vomiting, dizziness, depression, sleep problems, that have the potential to last for years. If she was picked up, what did the driver ever decide to do? Were there ever any reports of a young female with a head injury coming into a nearby hospital? Was it ignored? If Maura is still alive today is she still suffering side effects of an untreated head injury such as mood disorders or even amnesia?If she did NOT hit her head that night then when did that crack happen? was it actually a passenger of hers that suffered the injury? Did it occur not even that night but days before? Perhaps I’m making a mountain out of a mole hill and creating a red herring, but it seems to me that finding out the truth of the crack is a very peculiar piece of the story.
For I long time I have thought the crack was caused by the top of the soda bottle. The liquid found in the bottle appeared to also be splashed around inside the car. My theory is that prior to the curve, she was driving with one hand, holding the bottle that she was sipping from, at the top of the steering wheel. This puts the bottle very close to the windshield. When she lost control of the car, her hand jolts upwards, splashing the liquid and striking the windshield. These soda bottles are easily collapsible from the side but are surprisingly rigid top to bottom. The area where the cap threads are is also much harder (thicker plastic) than the rest of the bottle. I believe it could have easily made that crack.
I think that's very possible. Do we know whereabouts in the car the liquid was found spilled? seems like it would've gotten on the dash and possibly on either the driver's or passenger's seat in that scenario.
The crack could have happened while she was driving to NH. A rock hit the windshield? I bought a brand new car in NY once, and on my way home, a rock hit my windshield and caused a crack like that. It was kicked up from the tires of a big truck in front of me.
Was the crack in the police report? I feel like I recall someone saying it may not have been and could've occurred after--that the car was not well taken care of or preserved by LE. They also seemed to be leaning towards a theory that Maura may have had a passenger, but how would this have gone unnoticed by BA?
yes, apparently Sgt. Smith noticed the crack when he approached the vehicle and wrote it into his report. However, like they discussed in the podcast, so much different information has been thrown around these past 11 years that the truth seems to be a bit elusive. Perhaps James would know more definitively whether or not the crack was mentioned in the report.
Most likely if there was a passenger with Maura, they hid when BA came by. ( edge of woods, ducked down by car, or laid on the other side of snow bank where they couldn't be seen) One would think they could of saw a big yellow bus coming down the road or at least the headlights of it. Did one or more of the witnesses say they saw vehicle(s) pass by after BA left? How dark was it outside? Could someone of been parked near the barn waiting on her with the car shut off so no one could see them? Was it that dark or was it light enough they would of been seen fairly easy?
I'd like to know exactly where BA was in relation to Maura and her car. I've seen different stories, from his not being able to see her whole face because of the airbag, to his standing by the car, to his speaking to her from the bus door or window. Where Butch A. was when he talked to her makes a huge difference in his ID of Maura.