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…

 

 

Author: GARY E. LINDSLEY Staff Writer
Date: February 9, 2009
Publication: Caledonian-Record, The (VT)
Page: 1, 5
Five years ago today, then 21-yearold Maura Murray left her University of Massachusetts-Amherst campus, drove north into the White Mountains of New Hampshire and disappeared.

After five years, Fred Murray, Maura’s father, is still trying to find out what happened Feb. 9, 2004. Police say Maura crashed a 1996 black Saturn into some trees along Route 112 in the town of Haverhill near the Weathered Barn at about 7:30 p.m. She either fled the scene or was picked up by someone…

Author: GARY E. LINDSLEY Staff Writer
Date: February 9, 2008
Publication: Caledonian-Record, The (VT)
Page: A1
Four years ago, Maura Murray left her University of Massachusetts-Amherst campus, drove north into the White Mountains of New Hampshire and disappeared.

Fred Murray, Maura’s father, said it is long past time for federal authorities to enter the investigation because no progress has been made. Police say Maura crashed a 1996 black Saturn on Route 112 in the town of Haverhill near the Weathered Barn around 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9 and either fled the scene or was picked up by someone.

Author:    GARY E. LINDSLEY, Staff Writer
Date: December 29, 2005
Publication: Caledonian-Record, The (VT)
New Hampshire state and law enforcement officials are facing a lawsuit filed against them by the father of a missing 21-year-old Massachusetts woman.

Maura Murray, a nursing student at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, was last seen after her car crashed on a sharp left curve near the Weathered Barn on Route 112 in Haverhill, N.H., Feb. 9, 2004. She disappeared before police arrived.

Author:    GARY E. LINDSLEY, Staff Writer
Date: December 29, 2005
Publication: Caledonian-Record, The (VT)
New Hampshire state and law enforcement officials are facing a lawsuit filed against them by the father of a missing 21-year-old Massachusetts woman.

Maura Murray, a nursing student at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, was last seen after her car crashed on a sharp left curve near the Weathered Barn on Route 112 in Haverhill, N.H., Feb. 9, 2004. She disappeared before police arrived.

Major Crimes Unit Involved Author:    GARY E. LINDSLEY, Staff Writer
Date: June 29, 2004
Publication: Caledonian-Record, The (VT)
The New Hampshire State Police Major Crimes Unit is now involved in the disappearance of 22-year-old Maura Murray.

Murray, a University of Massachusetts at Amherst nursing student, has been missing since she was involved in a minor one-car accident the night of Feb. 9.Her father, Fred, said the Major Crimes Unit earlier this month requested that everything present in Maura’s black 1996 Saturn at the time of the accident be returned so a forensics investigation may be…

FBI Involved In Investigation Author:    GARY E. LINDSLEY, Staff Writer
Date: May 29, 2004
Publication: Caledonian-Record, The (VT)
Experts from the FBI’s Behavioral Sciences Laboratory in Quantico, Va., are involved in the investigation of the disappearance of 17-year-old Brianna Maitland.

Maitland, who lives in Sheldon, Vt., has not been seen nor heard from since she clocked out of work at the Black Lantern Inn in Montgomery around 11:30 p.m. March 19.William McSalis, a supervisory senior agent in the FBI’s Burlington office, confirmed late Friday afternoon the FBI is involved in the Maitland case.

Petition Drive Demands Action In Maitland Case Author:    GARY E. LINDSLEY, Staff Writer
Date: May 25, 2004
Publication: Caledonian-Record, The (VT)
The fear in her grandson’s voice was the final straw for Lou Byam of Franklin.

Byam has mounted a petition drive to demand Vermont Gov. Jim Douglas, Lt. Gov. Brian Dubie, and Vermont Public Safety Commissioner Kerry Sleeper take definitive action in the disappearance of 17-year-old Brianna Maitland of Sheldon.

Missing Woman’s Dad Urges Public’s Help Author:    GARY E. LINDSLEY, Staff Writer
Date: April 27, 2004
Publication: Caledonian-Record, The (VT)
Maura Murray’s father wants people to become involved in his quest to have the FBI join the investigation into his daughter’s disappearance.

Murray’s father, Fred, and other relatives have long clamored for the FBI to play an expansive role in the search for Maura.Maura disappeared after she was involved in a one-car accident on Route 112 in Haverhill, about a mile east of Swiftwater, the night of Feb. 9.She hasn’t been seen since. And her ATM card, credit card, bank…

Something to hide?
Date: April 22, 2004
Publication: Caledonian-Record, The (VT)
To the Editor:

Just read the article regarding the Maura Murray family being warned about trespassing and being threatened with arrest. Sounds to me like someone has something to hide and I am appalled that the police would buy into it. Especially as far as not letting the family know what property owners are going to charge them with trespassing, so they know where not to go.That letter pretty much ends any type of investigation that might be done the way that it is…

Father Of Missing Sheldon Girl Worried About Others’ Safety Author:    GARY E. LINDSLEY, Staff Writer
Date: April 21, 2004
Publication: Caledonian-Record, The (VT)
Bruce Maitland is worried about the safety of teenage girls and young women in Vermont and New Hampshire – worried they may face the possibility of being kidnapped and transported elsewhere for illicit purposes.

Maitland’s daughter, 17-year-old Brianna, disappeared after she left work at the Black Lantern in Montgomery the night of March 19.”My own theory,” Maitland said Tuesday night, “is there may be a market for these girls in the New York City area.

Residents Dispute Claims They Want Trespassers Arrested Author:    GARY E. LINDSLEY, Staff Writer
Date: April 20, 2004
Publication: Caledonian-Record, The (VT)
People living in the area near where a 21-year-old University of Massachusetts at Amherst student went missing dispute police claims they filed complaints regarding the woman’s father, relatives and searchers.

Haverhill Police Chief Jeff Williams sent a letter recently to Maura Murray’s father, Fred, notifying him that anyone, including Fred, his family, friends, searchers and reporters, would face arrest if they continued trespassing on Haverhill residents’ properties.

Family, Friends Warned About Trespassing Author:    GARY E. LINDSLEY, Staff Writer
Date: April 14, 2004
Publication: Caledonian-Record, The (VT)
The investigation into the disappearance of 21-year-old University of Massachusetts nursing student Maura Murray has encountered an odd twist.

Fred Murray, Maura’s father, has been warned that he, other family members, friends and canine search teams face possible arrest if they trespass on private property in an area surrounding the site of Maura’s accident.

Vermont, N.H. State Police Rule Out Connection Between Disappearances Author:    GARY E. LINDSLEY, Staff Writer
Date: April 9, 2004
Publication: Caledonian-Record, The (VT)
Vermont and New Hampshire state police say there isn’t a connection between the disappearances of two young women within the past couple of months.

They say both disappeared after their vehicles were involved in motor vehicle accidents, but that is the extent of the similarity.Maura Murray, a 21-year-old University of Massachusetts at Amherst nursing student from Hanson, Mass., has been missing since she was involved in a one-car accident on Route 112 in Haverhill, N.H., the…

‘America’s Most Wanted’ Producers Decline To Profile Missing Woman Case Author:    GARY E. LINDSLEY, Staff Writer
Date: April 8, 2004
Publication: Caledonian-Record, The (VT)
The television show “America’s Most Wanted” will not profile the case of a 21-year-old University of Massachusetts nursing student who disappeared the night of Feb. 9 after she was involved in a one-car crash on Route 112 in Haverhill.
Vermont Woman Turns Out Missing Author:    GARY E. LINDSLEY, Staff Writer
Date: March 29, 2004
Publication: Caledonian-Record, The (VT)
Another young woman has turned up missing after a car accident on a dark, rural highway – this time in Vermont.

Brianna Maitland, 17, of Sheldon, Vt., has disappeared after being involved in a one-car accident late at night on the East Berkshire Road in northern Vermont.This comes on the heels of the disappearance of Maura Murray, a 21-year-old nursing student at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, has not been seen since she was involved in a one-car accident on a…

Family, Friends of Maura Murray Upset With Investigation Author:    GARY E. LINDSLEY, Staff Writer
Date: February 27, 2004
Publication: Caledonian-Record, The (VT)
Family and friends of 21-year-old Maura Murray believe someone picked up the University of Massachusetts at Amherst nursing student after she was involved in a one-car accident in Haverhill, N.H., Feb. 9.

They have hired an outside investigator to find out what happened to her.

Police Chasing Regionwide Leads Author:    GARY E. LINDSLEY, Staff Writer
Date: February 18, 2004
Publication: Caledonian-Record, The (VT)
Haverhill police officers and detectives from New Hampshire State Police Troop F are receiving leads from all points in New England regarding a missing 21-year-old Massachusetts woman.

“This search has gone nationwide,” Haverhill Police Chief Jeffery Williams said in a phone conversation late Tuesday afternoon.Williams’ four-person police department, which includes himself, has been investigating the disappearance of Maura Murray of Hanson, Mass.

Family Members, Fiance Seek Help In Finding Woman Author:    GARY E. LINDSLEY, Staff Writer
Date: February 13, 2004
Publication: Caledonian-Record, The (VT)
Fred Murray has issued a plea to his 21-year-old daughter to contact him so they can work together on straightening out what is troubling her.

Murray met with reporters in Bethlehem Thursday night after he and family members scoured parts of New Hampshire from Haverhill to Conway and Bethlehem for his daughter, Maura.”Maura, this is me … like always, we will solve this,” he said in a plea to his daughter through the media.

 

Author: leah carey Staff Writer
Date: May 19, 2012
Publication: Caledonian-Record, The (VT)
Page: A1
Melissa Jenkins. pat o’Hagan. Brianna Maitland. Maura Murray.

there is no shortage of tragic, cautionary tales. life can change in an instant and local women are responding by arming themselves in ever higher numbers. According to Rick Gorham of Rick’s Gun Shop in east Burke, gun sales have been increasing dramatically, especially to women. “everybody’s at a point right now where they want to carry one,” he said. “It’s mainly just protection, self-protection guns. they’re buying…

 

 

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