Please click on the links below to read the full article. This is a huge step forward in projecting the petition to the public. We need the FBI now and Fred Murray has wanted them since WEEK ONE…..!!!!!!!
Here are some of the comments on the FBI petition. They really speak volumes of the true feelings of those that have followed this case. Lots of locals have a voice that needs to be heard and they have no problem saying so.
To The Federal Bureau of Investigation: As you can see by the amount of signatures and time it took for hundreds of people from across the globe to start, share, and sign this petition, there are so many people who actively follow this case- the main reason being, they want answers for Maura and the Murray family. It has now been almost 12 years since Maura disappeared from the side of the road in a tiny town in New Hampshire…in plain view of 3 houses and families who were watching the scene unfold after her car accident. Maura was here one moment, and gone the next in INCREDIBLY suspicious (and downright bizarre) circumstances. In these 12, long, grueling years, no one has been able to provide an answer to where Maura may be. An incredible group of individuals (including the creator of this petition) have taken it upon themselves to search for the answers that investigators have not been able to provide. For Maura. For her family. For justice. For truth. While the police have stated they have done everything they can, and believe this may be a criminal case, there are more windows left open than closed. While they very well may have worked hard to try to get to the bottom of this case, small town police units are generally unable to fully delve into cases of this nature due to lack of resources and experience. If you take a moment to look into what happened after Maura’s car accident, you will see that (sadly) some crucial mistakes were made from the get-go: delaying any type of search, lack of basic chain-of-custody for key pieces of evidence including the car itself (which was stored un-locked in a personal garage), and many, many more. As you may be aware Maura’s story has recently received a massive amount of renewed interest thanks to various blogs and a podcast. Thousands follow the investigation, and want nothing more than a resolution of some sort, or at least a starting point. After 12 years and not a step closer to where they started, it is time for the NH police to hand Maura’s case over to the FBI. We urge you to look into this, and help provide a fresh perspective and experienced sets of eyes in hopes of getting long overdue answers for the Murray family. Thank you. Laura Domineau, Weston, MA
Its necessary at this point. joel bartlett, Barnet, VT
This case is in desperate need of a whole new set of eyes and minds. The FBI can provide this and hopefully the answers that the Murray family deserve. Elizabeth Yardley, Shirley, United Kingdom
it needs to be investigated thoroughly. Ronda Randall, Brunswick, ME
Her family needs closure. Sounds to me the police handling the case didn’t care enough to do a decent job!! Karen Pringle, Meredith, NH
My best friend was murdered and her case is still in the cold case files of nh. More needs to be done for these sweet girls. Truna Halverson, Concord, NH
Inadequate investigation. John Ridgway, Frederick, MD
Deserve answers and if he should have been handled much better where is that state trooper now why has he not been question seriously come on…. jaime foster, laconia, NH
I’m signing this because the FBI needs to get involved because of the gross investigatory negligence of the NH state police, and now they’re playing cover up. People don’t just vanish into thin air… Rob Clark, Winchester, VA
I have followed this case for 3 years and I’m not even from America I’d love to see this case solved I’m glued I search for information everyday the FBI needs to be involved to find out what the NH police are hiding. gemma mckenna, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
She deserves peace as does her family. Michelle Renzi, meredith, NH
The family deserves closure ROSA MICHAUD, Belmont, NH
I believe there is a cover up and her family deserve justice and so does she. Tina Ray, Bradford, VT
At the time we lived very close to where this happened. It is so sad and heartbreaking. This family needs closure. Loretta Start, Stantonville, TN
The Murray family has the right to know what happened to their daughter. Kirsten Champagne, Woodsville, NH
I believe the FBI can get to the bottom of what happened to Maura AND the cover up! Janet Runyon, Apache Junction, AZ
It’s about time! Bryan Flagg, Warren, NH
There are too many discrepancies in this case. Sometimes has gone awry …the locals are not doing enough. They may be hiding something. Please help this family with closure. Carmela Quail, Littleton, NH
we need to find out what has happened to her. Tracey Cassidy, North Woodstock, NH
Its time we investigated this in the way it should be investigated. Lets find out! Donna Piazza, Niles, MI
We need this solved. It’s been eating us alive for years. This is what I want for Christmas. We want the truth for the Murray Family. kristin rosati, Manchester, NH
I want closure for this family – what a terrible thing to not know for all this time what really happened to your child and where she is. Maryanne Chartier, Lyman, NH
This case needs to be solved. Joseph Doucette, Wells River, VT
Please help us find out what happened to Maura!!!! Please, Please, Please!!!! Angel Allard, Bath, ME
I am signing this because I feel so badly for Fred and his family. I certainly am not in any position to point fingers at anybody. I was not there when Maura Murray vanished, and there is NO proof that anyone did anything wrong.. IMO. The only reason that I am signing this is because John is promoting this petition, and John is trusted by Fred and his family. Rhonda Zambernardi, Groton, MA
Police work hasn’t been able to solve the crime, it has lots of strange blanks in the plot. Family deserves clarity and closure Diana Kimura, Surbiton, United Kingdom
This poor girl went missing on a cold winter night and is someone’s child! Everyone deserves to know what happened to their child! I am from Littleton NH and this story has touched home for me! For many other reasons I believe there is a serial killer that uses the highway that runs through VT! I wish with my heart that the FBI would look into this case! Allison Barr, Littleton, NH
I believe that this family needs some answers I lived 10 mins from there when it happened and when I seen a video of her father asking for help I was shocked to see how long it has been and there are still no answers for that poor family please help them Erica Coutu, warren, NH
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The above is not an actual Billboard we will be using, this is just a mock up I made to get the point across. We will be designing 4 by 8 graphics and will have at least 2 locations where they will be displayed…..Once they are up You will not be able to miss them……………..UNLESS You have Your eyes closed.
These billboards are an attempt to bring the FBI into this investigation and also to serve as a public service announcement to the local community.
Anyone willing to donate a billboard location as well would be much appreciated. Please let me know.
John @ Truth Seekers
NOTICE; They keep reiterating the Lone Officer scenario. This is a complete Crock o’ Shit and the GCSD logs show this is to be so.
OFFICER CECIL SMITH WAS NOT THE ONLY COP ON DUTY THAT EVENING. JUST LOOK AT THE LOGS FOR YOURSELF.
Maura Murray’s Feb. 9, 2004 disappearance still a mystery
By Bernie Marvin, The Bridge Weekly
HAVERHILL-On Friday, February 7, 2007 it will have been three years since a young woman from Massachusetts was traveling east on Route 112 at about 7:15PM near the Haverhill to Benton town line and slid into a snow bank just east of the sharp turn at the Westman’s Red Barn.
Damage to the woman’s car was light. She spoke with a man who drove by the scene in a school bus. Apparently she was uninjured and asked the bus driver not to call police.
Another neighbor saw the activity on the road and called the Haverhill Police to report the accident. The cruiser and officer arrived a short time later, but the woman was gone from the scene.
She has not been seen or heard from since.
Maura Murray, 21 at the time, was enrolled as a student at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Campus at the time she drove through the area that cold night of February 9, 2004. Prior to that, she had been appointed as a cadet at the US Military Academy at West Point, New York and spent three semesters there before dropping out and transferring to Umass.
On February 9, 2004, Murray packed her personal belongings, stored them in her dorm at Kennedy Hall, told college officials that she had to get home right away because there had been a family emergency and she left in her black 1996 Saturn.
Several local, county and state police agencies, volunteer search organizations, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, The Attorney General’s office, Grafton County Superior Court and the New Hampshire Supreme Court have all been involved in the case at one time or another.
A website is being maintained by the family to receive any information on her disappearance. To date, the site has generated considerable information that is passed on to law enforcement, but no solid leads.
Administrator of the website mauramurray.com is Helena Murray. She is a family relative and recently said that although the forum has created controversy in the past, it keeps Maura’s name out in the public and this is good for potential leads to solving the mystery.
The story of Maura’s vanishing has been told and retold since the event was first reported the day after the accident. The following are the latest highlights gathered recently from a variety of people connected to the case:
*No leads have turned up recently that would help police find Maura Murray.
*The investigation is being handled by the New Hampshire State Police. The metamorphosis of the chain of agencies and personnel looking at the mystery has involved the Haverhill Police Department, State Police Sergeant Tom Yorke, State Police Lieutenant John Scarinza, the Major Crime Unit, The Attorney General’s office and finally New Hampshire Governor John Lynch.
*Private investigators have come to Haverhill and made inquiries. They have come up with nothing solid for leads.
*Fred Murray’s legal fight for police investigation records continues, with the Supreme Court telling him that he must articulate what records he wants. They will consider his request. At the Haverhill Police Department, for instance, there are two volumes of investigation records they have completed. Each volume is five inches thick. Some, none or all of these records could be turned over to Maura’s father at some time in the future.
*As Haverhill Sergeant Cecil Smith, the lone officer on duty that night responded to the scene from the police department, radio communications records noted that there was a three-way conversation between Sergeant Smith, Grafton County Dispatch and a neighbor on Route 112 who was looking out her window and describing the minor accident as the cruiser rolled closer to the scene. When the final scene observation of Maura Murray was made by the caller to dispatch, Sergeant Smith was in the area of the Swiftwater Stage Store, about a minute or so away. When Sergeant Smith arrived at the scene, Murray was gone.
*Smith did a cursory search of the area, saw no evidence of personal injury, but did see evidence of a driver who could be intoxicated or who did not want to be questioned and probably had left the area to avoid detection.
*A short time later Sergeant Smith was called to a suicide attempt in Pike and as the lone officer on duty for that shift, left the scene. The oncoming midnight officer prepared a search warrant for the vehicle and in the morning police searched the vehicle and found that the operator was Maura.
*Haverhill Police determined that she was a Umass student, she had been in another accident the day prior to her trip to Route 112 and notified her family. Haverhill Police also called State Police and asked for detective assistance because as the case unfolded, it appeared that it was more than an incident of a woman having a slight accident.
On past anniversaries of Maura Murray’s disappearance, friends and family have gathered at the site of the accident on Route 112. Helena Murray told me this week that there will be no gathering on Friday because it takes too much out of the family.
She said there have been four full searches launched by state authorities, some using a helicopter, dogs and volunteers to assist in the effort.
She said for reasons unknown by the family, Maura’s car, personal effects, clothing, her computer and other items remain impounded by the State Police.
She said the intervening time has taken its toll on the family. She said Maura’s sisters, Kathleen and Julie, her brother Freddy and mother Laurie know that “Maura is out there somewhere.” She said that it has “been a rough three years, the possibilities for Maura are frightening, but somebody out there knows something.”
In search of anyone that may have pictures of the Weathered Barn area, pictures from Feb . 9th 2004 thru Feb. 16th 2004, especially the snowbanks on both the east and west sides of the rte. 112 roadway in that specific area.
The area I am most interested in is from the sharp corner to a spot just at the edge of the Marrotte’s property line/lawn on the eastbound side of Rte. 112.
Also any pics of the trees in that same area mentioned above would be very helpful.
Just a couple videos below to show what happens when a car hits a snowbank.
| Author: SALLY COOK Staff Writer
Date: March 18, 2010
Publication: Caledonian-Record, The (VT)
Page: A3, A7
|Haverhill, N. H., is not yet a hotbed of crime where murder and mayhem have residents cowering in fear.However, there is an escalating number of crimes, causing Haverhill Police Chief Cecil Smith concern. Last year, there were 509 serious incidents against people, such as sex crimes, prostitution, murder, kidnapping, and criminal threatening.
The five-year average for these types of crimes from 2005 to 2009 was 418 compared to 254 the five year average from 1995-1999 and 408 for the next…
FEB. 9TH 2016 will be 12 years. Please sign the petition and get the FBI involved. Thank You
This article backs up the 7:00 pm scanner call……The Witness backs up the 7:00 pm scanner call……The evidence supports the 7 pm timeline.
Time to see the TRUTH…………for what it really is.!
For some reason right around the 25th of Feb. 2004 the time changed to 7:30.
Something is rotten, something stinks, something needs to be done.
New Hampshire Union Leader (Manchester, NH)
February 12, 2004
Search under way
for missing woman
HAVERHILL — A search is under way for a Massachusetts woman who has not been
seen since a car accident Monday night in a remote area of Woodsville.
Haverhill Police Chief Jeff Williams said foul play is not suspected, but there is concern
about the whereabouts of Maura Murray, 21, of Hanson, Mass. She is described as
Yesterday, local and state police, including the state police helicopter, as well as Fish and
Game conservation officers, searched the area in which Murray was last seen, but had not
Just before 7 p.m. Monday, Haverhill police responded to a report of a single-car accident
on the sparsely populated Wild Ammonoosuc Road, where Route 112 follows the Wild
By the time an officer arrived, Murray’s 1996 black Saturn sedan with a Massachusetts
registration was abandoned.
Murray is 5-foot-7 and 120 pounds, with shoulder-length brown hair and blue eyes. She
was last seen wearing jeans and a dark coat.
Haverhill police are asking anyone who might have seen Murray at any time since about
7 p.m. on Monday to call 787-2222.
— Lorna Colquhoun, Union Leader correspondent —–
Witness “A” statement………
On Thu, 07 Apr 2005 22:39
> sent: I visited Maura’s website for the first
> time tonight. I am so touched by the photo of her and
> her Dad hiking. I have many like that of my daughter
> and my husband. I was haunted by her disappearance for a
> very long time. I travel Rt 112 from Lincoln to
> Woodsville and back almost daily, often returning after
> dark. I saw her car that night. I
> arrived immediately after the police did. In fact the same
> police car that responded passed me twice that night – first
> on Goose Lane (
> Swiftwater RD ) and then again on Rt 112. I remember
> mentioning it to my Dad – he said “How did you know it
> was the same police car?” Easy – it was car
> 001. It appears as though it went the wrong way on Rt
> 112 and doubled back and then passed me. I am acutely aware
> of my surroundings when traveling that road since there is
> no cell phone service from farms on Swiftwater Rd to
> the Beaver Pond by Lost River . When I saw the police
> car stopped I had a strong intuitive feeling I should stop
> to help – but then I figured they are the police with
> radios, neighbors have phones and my cell service does
> not even work. I continued on toward Lincoln . I
> took note -as I always do- of how many cars pass me and
> where. I know I did NOT see anyone walking
> along the road that night. I heard the
> police were questioning folks along the road mid
> morning a few days later. I was so surprised they
> did not have a road block during that time of
> night ESPECIALLY THE following week on the same
> night. Since I did not see anything I figured I
> knew nothing. Then I realized the fact that I saw
> nothing could be helpful. I called the police and told
> them how many cars and where I saw them. I no
> longer remember that info now – although I can tell you
> where and how many cars I passed tonight on my way
> home. I was haunted for a very long time, wanted
> to help with the search, wanted to reach out to the
> family. Instead I have prayed, wished, hoped and tried
> to intuitively know where to look. I came up with no
> answers, but always scouring the roadside and river with my
> eyes on my way to work and home again hoping for an
> answer. I feel like I was so close to where she
> was but …….. I never saw her. I am so sorry.
> I will continue to pray for her and her
> family. Peace