Monday, February 15, 2016
Kate Markopoulos is the Key to This Mystery
Sometimes we don't see the forest for the trees...
I got to thinking about the phone calls Billy Rausch and Maura Murray were making the day that Maura disappeared.
Billy is trying to get Maura on the phone. He's calling her cell and her dorm trying to find her. Around 1 p.m., he starts calling Kate Markopoulos. The length of calls indicate he never got through but left a message.
Here's the thing. Kate never calls him back. And, Kate never calls Maura, either.
If she got the message -- Billy calling, asking where his girlfriend is, why didn't she immediately call Maura to let her know? And if Kate didn't get the message, where is she?
The day after the disappearance, Billy continues to call Kate's number, leaving messages until 6:28 p.m. when he speaks to someone on her line for 6 minutes. Either that's a very long message or they finally connected.
Later, after searching for Maura in the White Mountains, Billy again tries to call Kate Markopoulos over and over, getting no answer. Finally, he gets through to Sara Alfieri and after that there are no more calls to Kate.
To date, Kate is the most frustrating part of this mystery, the one with no answers. According to a private investigator, the Murray family grew frustrated with her lack of cooperation early on, we know the police were angry with her when she couldn't provide more information to them, and she gave only vague answers to me after I spent months trying to get her to return calls.
Members of her track team said she sort of disappeared for a couple weeks around the time of Maura's disappearance.
But, these calls... To me, the call logs speak volumes.