Saturday, October 29, 2016

A Fresh Approach

Over the last few days, I've reviewed every post on this website, and have decided to remove about twenty or so. In the last year, I've come to believe that Maura is alive and is staying away to protect herself and a child - though in a world of Ariel Castro's, I can't say I'm 100% sure. Let's say 90%.

The posts I took down relate to more prurient details of her college life. At the time, I thought it worth sharing because some of the people involved were interviewed as potential suspects. I no longer believe they are suspects, so the info is probably not relevant. I've also taken down some unrelated personal details about her friends and family.

I will continue to update with new info about the investigation, of course. And will still consider possible suspects, treating this mystery as a homicide until we know for sure it is not.

Thank you for continuing to visit this blog.

24 comments:

  1. What convinced you?

    I thought the Facebook was a fake.

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  2. Did someone force you to do this?

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    1. Why does she need to protect herself and a child?

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  3. James, I cannot pinpoint exactly which details made me start to feel like this was the case as well, but I think it is interesting that we started to feel this way around the same time. Wherever she or they may be I hope they are living a good life.

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    1. It's very selfish though for her to disappear and let law enforcement use resources for this long. Period.

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  4. James, could you perhaps do a bulleted briefing on the details that lead you to the conclusion she ran away?

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  5. Thank you for scribing this brother and thank you for relentless quest for ontological truth and the eventual sight of Maura's subtle smile...TRUE CRIME ADDICT was a BITCHING good read!!!

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    1. Yes it was as a matter of fact I find myself reading it again for the 3rd time..................


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  6. I don't know, James. I would say everything is pertinent at this point.

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  7. I have a hard time believing she ran away to protect a child for one big reason: the alcohol. If she went to such great lengths to disappear from her life to protect a child, I seriously, seriously doubt she would be drinking at all, much less like she was the weekend before her disappearance and while driving to start her new life. It makes no sense to me. If she did run away to a new life, I don't believe there was any pregnancy/child involved at the time she disappeared. But that's just my opinion :)

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    1. She had searched about how alcohol effects an unborn child in the days before she disappeared so it's not that hard to believe some woman drink while pregnant

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  8. I think she's still alive, but I don't think she had a child.

    I still think she hit Vasi and that was her final straw about getting the F out of Dodge and leaving her life behind.

    And if she was pregnant though, why buy a ton of alcohol? Plus was it confirmed that she was looking for abortion services?

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  9. This recent story is very revealing as far as the possibilities and pitfalls of someone attempting to disappear and create a new identity: She thought her husband was dead. Police told her he was living with his new family in Florida.

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  10. umass Daily Collegian archives are available on line. police reports may be interesting to some. gives some insight of back then.

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  11. This has been my main theory for a while. Whereever Maura is I wish her and her loved ones health, happiness and success.

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  12. As always I think it's brave for folks as you to tackle an odd duck case as this.

    In this world where tens of thousands disappear every year for a bevy of reasons, this particular case haunts on several levels because it happened in what is considered a very safe part of the globe, every theory winds up at the bottom of a rabbit hole and there are many known facts but none align to provide anything close to a resolution. Finally it's a case that underscores the loneliness of the individuals pursuing those facts.

    It frightens me to realize that sometimes when people disappear, it's up to those close to the victim who have to do the heavy lifting to get those answers. Police only can do so much.

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  13. Is this because you believe the gas station lead you mentioned in the old fake fb post??

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  14. It would be nice if she was alive but the odds are, that she is not. Anyway, I thought for sure you were going to say you were taking down all the posts from where someone jerked us around with a hoax or false lead and wasted everyone's time. I can see why you would want to take down people's personal details though for your own protection.

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  15. and so it begins....The book was written, released, sold what it sold. I am assuming it was a success, it was a good book. Unfortunately Maura Murray now goes back on the shelf, to be forgotten about until maybe ten years or so when someone else finds some ambition and gives it their attention for a time. Poor girl.

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  16. There is NO WAY as a young woman that she wouldn't have wanted to share with her family that they have a grandchild/nephew/cousin....

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  17. Or she's hiding from someone whose connected to West Point; I'm sticking to my theory because that attack you endured definitely smells like an attempted cover up.

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  18. To protect her and possible child from what?

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