I'm beginning to believe there is a concerted campaign of spin going on by people who want to distract any legitimate investigation into Maura's disappearance.
Case in point: the recent new information concerning the items found in Maura's car.
Now, I assumed any logical person would look at this list and come away pretty convinced that she was not traveling to the White Mountains for a short period of time.
The comments that begin, "I don't see anything strange here. You should see my car..." or "I use 10 bottles of shampoo every day, what's weird about that" are simply ridiculous. It reminds me of the people who say "she probably hadn't unpacked from Christmas break" when faced with the fact that Maura had packed all her belongings into boxes before she left UMass that day.
Maura was leaving and never coming back. I'm willing to consider the possibility that she was traveling to the White Mountains for a couple days to short out her shit but she was done with UMass, peeps. And I believe she was done with Bill Rausch (more on that soon) and her father as well.
I believe the items found in Maura's car support the theory that she was traveling with at least one other companion in a different vehicle -- the many shampoo bottles, the extra toothbrush, etc. Remember, she had tried to book a condo with two rooms for the evening, too. And there are things that are not on this list, things she took with her -- cell phone, booze, a backpack filled with who knows how many more clothes and items, etc.
This wasn't a woman planning suicide, either. If that was her whole intent for traveling to NH, there's too much stuff in the car. But what about the sleeping pills? You can't OD on those kind of pills. And if you're going to drink yourself to death you don't do it with Kahlua. But she wandered off to die in the woods... No she didn't. There were no prints. The area was searched, extensively. And that's about the hardest way to die on purpose.
Don't look at the items one-by-one. Look at the them as a whole. They tell a story.