April 3rd 2019 started out as a day of hope that this location would reveal the location of Maura’s remains but unfortunately that was not the case. There was no end and closure to this 15 year nightmare.
This location was of huge interest back in 2004 and continued to be for the past 15 years. In late September 2018 I received information from a hairdresser at a local salon about a house close to the scene and that a plumber had been working in the cellar during the summer of 2004.
When working in the cellar which had a dirt floor and while burying a fuel oil supply line to the furnace he came across a small bone that he thought to be human. The plumber completed the job and showed the owner the piece of bone and told them where he found it and he left after that. Not sure what happened to the bone fragment.
Some time later, not sure as to the actual timing on this the plumber returned to the home because he realized he had left an expensive tool there during his job. Upon returning he went to the cellar to retrieve the tool and noticed a newly poured concrete floor.
The story created immediate interest in that location and it became the focal point of the team investigation. The owners graciously gave us access to the home.
On Nov 25th 2018 a highly trained cadaver dog and handler entered the premises and there was a positive hit on the easterly side of the cellar and up the wall by the electrical panel and the oil tank.
On Dec 1st 2018 another highly trained dog and handler entered the building, the same results were obtained at this time.
On Dec 1st right after the cadaver dog exited the building there was a Certified Forensic Anthropologist on scene highly trained in GPR testing and analysis. He scanned the complete cellar and had no idea where the dogs had their hits. His analysis was that there was an anomaly in the exact location the dogs had hit on. His analysis did not reveal any other such anomalies in the whole basement.
Because of the results of the dogs and the GPR the info was given to the NHSP and the FBI on Dec 7th 2018.
NHSP goes to home on Feb 20th with cadaver dogs and as Jeffrey Strelzin stated at the April 3rd press conference…..Their dogs did not get any hits in that cellar.
On Feb 20th the NHSP went to Cecil Smith’s house for an unknown reason. At 8 pm Cecil Smith committed suicide for an unknown reason.
On March 5th the NHSP and the FBI went to the scene but we are not sure what they did on this visit to the location.
On April 2cd and 3rd the NHSP and the FBI were at the 92 Wild Ammonoosuc rd location. We received notification of the Wed April 3rd search on Tuesday evening, April 2cd. It is unclear what was done at the location on the 2cd.
The Murray team had a Certified Forensic Anthropologist on scene but they would not allow this person in the home to watch the process.
There were several Media outlets on scene including Fox Boston, Bob Ward, WMUR, NECN, News 7, Bernie Marvin from the Bridge weekly and a few more. There was also a News 4 chopper in the air.
About noon the NHSP told everyone they had to leave the area and go stage at the Grafton County courthouse complex where Jeff Strelzin would be holding a press conference at 3 pm.
This is the press conference at 3 pm after they had spoken to the Murray family in private. Jeff Strelzin was condescending and had a smirk on his face the whole time.
During the press conference Strelzin discredited the teams cadaver dogs and handlers as well as the validity of the GPR scan.
During the private meeting with the Murray family Strelzin told them that “the dogs they used hit on a ‘DEAD RAT’….”……Absolutely unbelievable.
Fred Murray speaking to the media after Strelzin spread his Frosting on the Cake of the lies and Bullshit that has surrounded this case from day one, Feb 9th 2004…!
So…….After the press conference everyone was standing around outside the courthouse. I was speaking with Col Wagner of the NHSP trying to verify a couple things. Jeff Strelzin was standing about 6 ft away from us and listening in on the questions and of course Col. Wagner’s answers.
Strelzin then said something and inserted himself into the conversation but directed it towards me. I was asking him about the inaccuracies and inconsistencies of the case and all the problems and issues that surround it.
Strelzin then stated the biggest issue and problem about this case was John Smith
He stated this several times and that was when I just pointed at him and gave him a glaring stare. I was told later that there were like 6 cops standing behind me waiting to pounce on me at any second.
This was when GC Sheriff Steigler told me I had to leave the area and go to my vehicle. The whole time I walked backwards and yelling at Strelzin in front of all these reporters and cops.
As I was being forced to leave the area and walking backwards just focusing on Strelzin I just kept saying…….
“what about the 13 minute delay in calling out FD & EMS, What about the Saturn not hitting a tree, what about not following protocol by calling out FD & EMS, Do you realize that if they had called out FD & EMS as is protocol Maura Murray could still be alive, What about the scene being staged, Why did Jeff Williams want to speak to the head of dispatch at 7am the next morning, Why did Jeff Williams request the FD log on Tues Feb 10th”………What, When, Where, Why and Who
I don’t even remember all the questions but there was a lot.
Once I was back at my vehicle with Sheriff Steigler I was much calmer because of the distance between Strelzin and myself.
We discussed the GCSD dispatch logs and I will be making an appt. to see him and discuss the 3 different versions the Murray family received back in 2004. That will be sometime next week, the week of the 8th.
This is not just going to go away……Not Ever…….