A new look at one of the North Country's Coldest Cases
Hello, have you seen the photo trending on Facebook of the woman found wandering in Maine who is unable to speak?
Back in "04" it wasn't that difficult to get and have a fake id. I know because I had one, and they weren't that expensive. (I'm 2 yrs younger than Maura) For both airbags to deploy, would somebody of had to be sitting in the passenger seat? I believe Faith Westmans statement to 911 was correct about seeing a man smoking in the car. I think the family put it in her head that it was a car charger or phone light, so much she started to question what she saw. For the phone light to be red, the phone has to being used or at least open, right?Maura's phone records showed she didn't make any calls. How could it be the cellphone light if she didn't use her phone. You would think the cellphone charger light would of been hard to see from some distance and a window. But not the end of a cigarette lighting up. I think the email she sent to Liz about seeing Dane Cook on the 12th, was to look like she was coming back. Just another thing to throw in the mix. So Mauras going to email professors and bosses say she'll be gone for a week due to a death in family but then go see Dane Cook in 3 days. I think the red truck that was seen, was who Maura was meeting or riding in tadem. Ironic, this truck was seen with temp plates (possibly Massachuttes ) when 1. Maura came from there 2. Supposedly Maura and Fred were car shopping Sat. (Feb. 7). I think it's possible that Fred, Maura, and possibly someone else had really drove to New Hampshire on Sat and practiced what the plan was. I've always thought there's a reason Maura and who ever picked this area to disappear. Not sure why.
It may be easy to get a fake id but in order to live a successful life on the run you need a social security number and perhaps a birth certificate. The airbags will deploy regardless of how many are in the vehicle. If there was another person in the car, the question is this: where was he when Butch Atwood arrived only minutes later.
If there was a person in the car they most likely hid from Butch. I'm pretty sure they could see headlights coming down the road ex-specially those of a bus. In regards to having a social security number or birth certificate, it's not as hard as people think to get a new identity. People will sell there own and let someone use it, sell someones they know who has died, or the person themselves will find someone who has died and take it. It's actually not as difficult as people want to think. I knew someone who was under a fake name for years and some of that time, some of us didn't know for several of those years. This person had vehicle loans, household bills, credit cards, and even went to jail under this name. So it's possible and more than what people believe.
First of all, I just wanna say I love the podcast. Second of all, in reply to the anonymous post, what reason would a passenger have to hide from Butch?
If someone else besides Maura was at the car, they could of hid because they wouldn't of wanted Butch to be able to identify them. Then the police would of known they were at the scene too. I don't completely believe there was a man at the car, if Maura had her sweater hood on , covering her face then it could be mistaken for a man from a distance . I think the red light Faith seen was most likely a cigarrete whether it was Maura smoking or someone else.
I've had the same theory for years and that's that her dad told her to get out of town until further notice taking her dented car with her after the vasi accident and maybe dumping it. That would explain the devastating phone call in which someone could have told her he was in a coma. After crashing her car she quickly got into a passing car to avoid a DUI but that journey ended badly. This is the only theory that makes sense to me.
Agree but I wonder why she packed up her dorm room and left that email related to her boyfriend there?
I'm wondering if she did do a few things to throw people off the scent so they think she left because of billy. I think some things don't make sense because she left a false trail.
It feels like there are 2 mysteries here: what she was doing up until the accident and what happened after she left the scene of the accident.
My thoughts exactly. Solve one and you get closer to the other. I believe it's clear she was running away.
If she was involved in the vasi accident then no wonder her dad said that her past is not relevant in finding where she is now or words to that effect
I also think there is a possibility that the police still are very much interested in her potential role in the Petrit Vasi hit and run, but they do not make that public. And while I have read that Vasi's family also has "moved on", their public statements may also be part of the effort to underplay actual interest in Maura's potential involvement. This would create an illusion of safety that might not completely exclude the possibility, that if Maura is still alive, she could show her face some time in the future and have to face prosecution of some sort.If Maura and/or her friends had nothing to do with Vasi's hit and run, and she is not guilty of some other unsolved vehicular incident involving bodily injury of someone else (were there any other events in the area involving that around that time?) there still has to something or things that she was running from. I think there is the possibility that she was trying to get away from her father and sever their relationship. Another thing that I would think would cause someone to run away would be chance of retaliation for some offense committed. Some ideas here include having given information to authorities regarding criminal activities of others or having had inadvertently exposed something bad. Another idea is potential involvement in something drug-related, which can result in harsh penalties. And yet another idea is that it was something romantic, perhaps potential retribution from an illicit lover's spouse. Of course, those are just ideas, and it could have always been more than one thing.
There is no proof she was even at her dorm when she left for Haverhill...none at all. Fred said he dropped her off at the dorm, did he really, I dont think so.
I don't know if this was discussed in episode 5, but the woman who claimed she saw someone smoking a cigarette in the passenger seat, couldn't that have been one of the girls that she was seen with Maura at that store where her and two girls were spotted buying alcohol and cigarettes? Maybe they bought alcohol and cigarettes, one of the girls was in one car, and the other girl was with Maura in her car at the time of the car accident.
Great work boys keep it up!! Let's get this case back in the eyes of the nation!
She wouldnt want people to give up on her is she is a victim of foul play, she desserves justice as well as the rest of her family. And if shes alive kudos to her and her new life, but couldnt ya let the LE know your alive and to get everyone to leave ya alone?