Friday, February 26, 2016

Sneak Peek: A Page of Art from True Crime Addict


This is part of a two-page map near the back of the book, showcasing some of the locations I visited while searching for Maura Murray. Click to embiggen.


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  1. Embiggen is a perfectly cromulent word.

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  2. James said "Billy told him that at the time of Mauras disappearence, he was an officer and was helping with training at Ft. Sill and was often out of cellphone range."
    By his phone records, it doesn't look like he was out of cell phone range. On the 8th he made 28 calls, 9th-52 calls, and on the 10th- 68 calls.

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  3. Are you by chance a Simpsons fan? lol

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  4. On Monday, Feb. 9 Maura called a fellow nursing student, supposedly to return a borrowed lab coat. Did Maura return the lab coat on Monday, to this person? Who was the fellow nursing student? Where was Maura doing clinicals at? How many clinicals had she gone to, since the semester had only been in for two weeks? And we know on Friday Feb. 6 classes were cancelled.
    Was Maura really returning a borrowed lab coat or was she giving hers away?
    Did Maura need a lab coat for the August -December 2003 fall semester? Or was the Jan. 2004 semester, the first time she needed a lab coat?

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    1. To my knowledge...

      Maura didn't return the coat, that student was never named but LE didn't make a big deal of her, I think she was at UMass Medical (they're big out in that area since they're both public institutions).

      The issue is that we don't know very much about Feb 6th. Her cell phone records show a large gap in calls until around 6:30-ish PM for that day.

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  5. Butch said he saw several vehicles pass by but couldn't recognize anything about them. Most likely, if Maura caught a ride with someone, it was with one of these vehicles that had passed by.

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    1. wonder why none of those cars' drivers ever came forward... the latest from that podcast (whose new theme seems to be that the cops did it, prioritizing one witness over all contrary witnesses) is that Butch told Maura he was calling the fire department, thus indicating to her that she had to get out of there soon...

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    2. Even I have to admit despite all the little things concerning Franzia wine boxes on the seat and nearly empty, AAA cards left to prove a call that could never happen, and the events leading up to her disappearance that make one wonder whether she might have walked away from her life, the simplest and most likely answer is the one you have put forth. The only thing I am sure of is that it was Maura Murray at the accident scene. In my opinion, she proved that herself.

      The simplest answer is usually the right one.

      Maura Murray simply grabbed her backpack, locked the car door, and took a ride from a stranger to avoid the DUI. Forget everything else. It could very well be that simple.

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    3. Honestly, all theories are on the table because we can't prove otherwise.

      My theories seem to change weekly about what might have happened.

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    4. I think we can all agree that Maura had *a lot* on her plate when she took that last drive out of Amherst.

      She bought a lot of booze and hit the road. She then ends up crashed into a snowbank while she's on probation (and just the day before she totaled her dad's brand new car).

      I think she bolts after talking to the bus driver, gets a ride from the next person who likely wouldn't call the police on her. She gets dropped off in Franconia after a short ride.

      An independent contractor in Franconia later testified that that he saw someone walking very briskly on the road but then runs off and hides from him 20-50 minutes later. And this is when it's about 5-10 degrees outside on February 9th.

      I think she ran off into the woods because she was trying to avoid the police and froze out there.

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  6. Lovely, loose pen+ink with digital embellishments. Nice.

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    1. The only one that commented on the artwork......Wow

      All the others in their own Lil world. Lalaland

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    2. I'm sorry, that I didn't comment on the artwork and said what I thought. My bad. Let me correct that.. James the artwork is wonderful and I believe the book is going to be very interesting and telling.
      Is that better John Smith, Mrs. Understood, Truthseeker, etc... Am I out of Lalaland now???

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