Tuesday, April 26, 2016

**UPDATED** Rape Suspect Followed Maura's Case, Not Connected to Red Truck

This is Michael Glynn, of Woodsville, NH. He was arrested yesterday, and charged with various felonies, including rape and kidnapping after he attacked his ex-girlfriend at a sand and gravel pit off Rt. 302 in South Ryegate, VT. He picked her up in his vehicle at her home and drove her to the pit, where he allegedly assaulted her and then left her by the side of the road.

Why is this worth mentioning here?

There's been a lot of talk about a red truck that was seen near the site of Maura Murray's accident around the time she disappeared. One witness claimed the truck belonged to Walter Glynn of Woodsville, NH.

Michael is not related to Walter Glynn, who one witness claimed was seen near the site of Maura's accident. Other sites have reported they are brothers. This is not true. There is no direct relation at all, according to friends and family.

Michael Glynn's Facebook page shows that he follows the Maura Murray case.

At this time it is unclear whether Michael is directly related to Walter or this red truck. Michael's age has been reported as "23" "32" and "38". Michael is 32.

This story is still developing and I would caution anyone from drawing conclusions. A source close to Michael spoke to me today. She says the alleged victim has alleged similar crimes five times in the past. The alleged victim's own sister took to Facebook to suggest the story is not factual.

This could be a young man in the wrong place at the wrong time and in no way associated with Maura's disappearance (I still maintain Maura is most likely alive and well, by the way). Michael has had a rough life, to be sure. His two younger brothers died in a river accident when they were kids, along with the family babysitter.

If this story is found to be made-up, I hope the news sites that reported on this will delete or change their articles.

Friday, April 15, 2016

Confirmed: The Book Has a Secret Epilogue

We're about five weeks away from the release of True Crime Addict and things are heating up a bit, after Library Journal called it "An entrancing, brilliant next step for fans of the podcast Serial, Netflix’s Making a Murderer​, and other true crime cases."

A few advance copies leaked out recently, resulting in some very early reviews over on Goodreads. Going forward, I will not post any spoilers on this blog until May 24, when it is released to the general public.

I will say this: the advance copies did not include the 10-page Epilogue. That has been under lock and key and was only just added. What's so important about the Epilogue? It likely reveals why Maura Murray ran away.

More soon.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Is This An April Fools Joke or A New Lead?

Late last night a YouTube commenter known as "1978mackdaddy" posted the following message under the beginning of the Disappeared episode devoted to Maura's disappearance:

"If you want to find this girl it's pretty easy. She now lives in Sherbrooke Quebec with a guy named Maurice. She's been living there for years."

I strongly suspect this is an old troll coming back to muddy the waters. But it would be interesting if this person could offer a bit more.