Saturday, October 7, 2017

The Toughest Question

In tonight's episode of The Disappearance of Maura Murray, Maggie poses a very difficult and personal question to Fred Murray - did he have an inappropriate relationship w his daughter?

Nowhere in my book does it say he did.

However, it has been implied on the Internet messageboards - people questioning why he was visiting Maura at Umass, why she was going to his room, etc. I have tried to be diligent on this website about deleting these comments but it was difficult to keep up with that task sometimes (in part, it's why I shut down comments to this site).

This is dirty laundry and makes me very uncomfortable. This is the stuff best left to police detectives and not internet sleuths. I've talked before about my own grandfather, and how he was serial rapist who preyed on children. I wrote about him, exposed his crimes, in the book and online shortly before he died of cancer. This shit is hard to talk about even when it does happen. And there is no proof this happened, here.

I've said before, there is no happy ending in this case. Either Maura had serious reasons to leave (and she should remain hidden) or someone murdered her. My writing of True Crime Addict was a way for me to show how unhealthy our obsessions can become, and it was the beginning of my journey away from these cases and into a better life.

So, be mad, be sad. Be confused. It's an existential world. I wish there were answers.

I think Maggie and the crew are doing an excellent job gathering new facts and information in this case. Maggie's got some guts to ask the tough questions. I think by the end of the series we will all view this case in a new light.

I hope the Murrays find closure. Peace.

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