107 Degrees - Maura Murray
Summary: We discuss the disappearance of Maura Murray, a 21 year old nursing student from Hanson, MA that left the UMass Amherst campus on February 9th, 2004 and was last seen that evening on Route 112 in Haverhill, New Hampshire.
22: Conspiracy Theories and NH Law Enforcement
21: Why Maura Went to New Hampshire: New Info and a New Theory
20: "True Crime Terrorism" and the Problem with "White Noise"
19: The Black Box (Part 2)
Bonus Episode: "Witness C" and Damage to the Saturn
18: The Black Box (Part 1)
Announcement: CrimeCon 2019
In this episode, Erinn and Scott talk to Maura’s sister Julie, her brother Kurtis, and Kurtis’s girlfriend Sara. They discuss the excavation of basement near Maura’s crash site in Haverhill, NH, conducted by the FBI and New Hampshire State Police on April 3rd. Scott runs the Official Maura Murray Public Figure Facebook Page and has been helping the family, and Helena Dwyer Murray, with social media for about 10 years. https://www.facebook.com/MauraMurray2004/ https://www.the107degree.com/
In this episode, Ethan and Erinn discuss “Witness B,” and what she saw when she drove by the scene of Maura’s accident the night she disappeared. They also discuss the Bear Brook podcast, as well as the new lead in the case, and how law enforcement is responding to the evidence (or not responded as the case may be).
In this this episode, Erinn and Ethan look at the nature and origin of several of the rumors and misconceptions that have persisted in the case, including the supposed “affair” with the UMass Men’s track coach. They also look at data from the Bureau of Justice Statistics and use it to discuss some of the common outcomes associated with both missing persons cases and stranger homicides. Links to the sources cited in the episode are here: https://www.bjs.gov/content/pub/pdf/vvcs9310.pdf https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-40199-7_2 @GRLA_Ontologist @ryebreadreturns
In the first half the episode, Erinn and Ethan discuss some of the information learned from the recent Q&A with Guy Paradee. In the second half of the episode, they discuss the interview that Cecil Smith did for the Oxygen show. The transcript of the interview was obtained via a Right-to-Know request, and is posted on the blog at the107degree.com
In this episode, Erinn plays Part 2 of a Q&A session with former law enforcement officer and private investigator, Guy Paradee. He continues answering questions that were proposed by members of the “The Disappearance of Maura Murray Discussion Group” on Facebook. Again, the group's administrator (Sara) asks Guy the questions. Topics include investigative procedure (i.e. search warrants and grand juries), the timeline, Guy's thoughts on how law enforcement handled this case, and advice on how websleuths can best contribute to the case.
In this episode, Erinn plays Part 1 of a Q&A session with former law enforcement officer and private investigator, Guy Paradee. As a member of the New Hampshire League of Investigators (led by John Healy), Guy began looking into the case shortly after Maura’s disappearance. He’s been a police officer, a detective, a federal agent, and is an expert in crime scene and accident reconstruction. He answers questions that were proposed by members of the “The Disappearance of Maura Murray Discussion Group” on Facebook. The questions are asked by one of the administrators of the group, Sara, who compiled the questions and set up the meeting with Guy. Topics include the NHLI’s primary suspect, the results of cadaver dog searches in the area, the A-Frame house, and Guy’s assessment of the damage to the Saturn.
In this episode, Erinn and Ethan review Faith Westman and Butch Atwood’s 911 call transcripts that were released as a result of a public “Right-to-Know” request filed earlier this year. They discuss Maura’s UMass dorm photos that were displayed at Crime Con in May of 2018, as well an institution in New Hampshire known as the “Laurie List.”
In this episode, Erinn and Ethan discuss the timeline and respond to some of the arguments heard on Episode 75 of the Missing Maura Murray podcast (made by Maggie and Art of “The Disappearance of Maura Murray” on the Oxygen Network). They discuss the sources that informed their timeline, which include witness statements, police dispatch logs, and media reports, and how they are unable to rule out the possibility that another officer was at the scene of Maura’s accident prior to Cecil Smith’s arrival.