UMass police are currently caught up in a unbelievable scandal, according to the Boston Globe. Seems the university cops were in the habit of cutting deals with students they caught doing illegal things, if they would narc on their peers. It all came out when one of their confidential informants (whom they could have helped by notifying therapists and parents) overdosed and died.
At the time Maura disappeared, she had cut a deal with a local judge after UMass police caught her in a credit card fraud sting.
I wonder. Was she providing them with the names of other students involved in identity theft?
The 90 year old NH resident tells me he was interested in the Murray V. State of NH documents only because the decision in that case might help him gain access to public records in his home town (the judge's decision made public records more accessible.)
Lanpher was quite polite and believes he's anything but enigmatic.
We have yet to hear Abby's story. The way NH prosecutors are playing it, we probably won't know the details for weeks. There's a lot about this, the moves everyone's making (from Abby to the prosecutors to the FBI) that I simply don't understand. Did she know Kibby? Did she know where she was at? How did she return?
He was in Conway, though, which is a straight shot down Rt. 112 from where Maura was last seen, in 2004. Kibby would have been 24 at the time. It's interesting to note that he was in trouble last March for rear-ending a vehicle and then assaulting the driver.
If that's what happened in Maura's case, why didn't she head to a neighbor? Or accept Butch Atwood's ride? Certainly she would not have gone with the man who'd just bumped into her, forcing her off the road. If he put the rag in the tailpipe of her car, again we have to wonder why she would go with him and not Atwood.
I'd like to know where Kibby was in 2004. Where was he living? Where was he working?
If she crossed paths with this guy, Maura had astronomically bad luck.
Maura Murray was a troubled young woman. And as I've learned more about her, I've noticed how males in positions of authority around her repeatedly took advantage of her. When she needed help, they asked for sex. Her track coach (not the first time for him, as I've learned). These three upperclassmen who passed her around one night. Even Billy, whom she met when he was her judicial advocate at West Point, after she got caught stealing makeup from the Fort Knox commissary. And there were others.
I believe Maura is alive. I want to believe. I hope she turned the tables on these men and made a clean break and is living somewhere in anonymity.
But if she was murdered, it wouldn't have been some random stranger on the side of the road. It would have been a male she knew with some manner of authority over her.
Lt. Scarinza believes Maura was pregnant when she disappeared. That's a good motive.
If I were law enforcement, I would take another hard look at the men in positions of power around her. Teachers. Doctors. Others more close.
She was often drawn to this type and they never missed the opportunity to take advantage of her.
Confirmed by three members of the 2002/03 UMass Track team.
Maura and a friend were invited to secret track parties at the UMass athletic pool. Upperclassmen from the track team had the keys. Everyone brought booze.
Three men, one night.
The men involved are now semi-famous businessmen.
The sources I've spoken to are extremely nervous and frightened at being outed, which I have no intention of doing.
The question is whether Maura confided in any of these men her intention of leaving. Or if the advances were ever aggressive/abusive. According to the men interviewed, she was always a willing participant.
One man says, "Things were quite hedonistic, but that's UMass."
Why mention it? I'm wondering about the location of that party the night before she disappeared. Nobody can agree on the location. Was it the pool?
If you know what happened to Maura Murray, please contact NH police. The email is on this webpage, upper left.