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Author Topic: Time Maura Left Amherst  (Read 64 times)


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Time Maura Left Amherst
« on: November 29, 2019, 12:04:28 pm »
This post:
1. Is a historical post.
2. Possibly needs to be revised for new information (from when it was originally posted.)
3. Needs to be revised for formatting

The latest known time that Maura was still in Amherst, as far as I am aware, was 3:43 PM when she left the liquor store, discussed here. Note that she got the money from the ATM before 3:40 as reported in the Boston Globe: https://youtu.be/s0O1jPqDWms?t=22m20s

There is mention of Maura checking her voice mail at 4:30, but we don't have proof that this event coincides with the Saturn's departure from Umass.

If we can find good evidence that she was in Umass at 4:30, evidence then:

we can put the idea that she was driving West to bed and

settle on the collision theory as most likely.

So, here are some sources that provide some information about when Maura left Umass:

"Murray, who is 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs about 120 pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes, was last seen on the UMass campus between 4 and 4:30 p.m. Feb. 9."

"The police reported that Maura’s credit and ATM cards and her cell phone have not been used. The last call went out at 4:37 p.m. on February 9, 2004 when she checked her messages."

"At 4:37 p.m. Maura checked her voicemail for messages. This was the last recorded call on her cell phone"

Boston Magazine, here:
"She checked her voice mail at 4:37 p.m., her last known call."

James Renner's blog, that includes a screenshot of an anonymous researcher's work, here:

As of now it seems that the source of the 4:37 PM call was/is the article #1 linked to above, but the article itself doesn't specify where the information came from.

If there is information that can establish a place-time for Maura at Umass, later then 3:47 PM please provide the information below, so it can be added.

We are looking for a statement from the authorities, or said to be from the authorities. A statement just showing a time or not mentioning a place or who it was from is not very useful for the purpose of this thread - determining what time Maura left Umass.

Note: The facts above, and the discussion of travel time to New Hampshire weigh heavily against the proposition that Maura Murray was not present at the accident site.

We know that Maura's behavior starting around 12:00 AM Monday morning (after she talked to her father Sunday Night) is generally consistent with her appearance in Northern New Hampshire. Additionally, the Police have stated that they saw Maura Murray on both liquor store and ATM videos, placing her in Amherst, alive at 3:43 PM.
Even if we assume (without any basis for the assumption) that the video quality was not good enough to determine if the individual in the above mentioned videos was indeed Maura, it stretches credibility to assume that the individual in the videos didn't at least have a passing resemblance to Maura Murray.

By "at least" I mean, I'm giving up the point, just for argument’s sake.

But when her pre-departure actions are considered and the at least passing resemblance in the above mentioned videos are considered... it stretches credibility to believe Maura Murray was not the individual Butch Atwood said at least had a passing resemblance to Maura Murray.

It stretches the realm of credibility to believe that as soon as Maura Murray got off the phone with her dad - that she was subdued by a bad guy within a few hours that conversation ended. (I assume Fred Murray knows his daughter's own voice.)

There simply is too little time unaccounted for to allow for Maura to be harmed, a Maura look alike to be found (who happened to know Maura Murray's ATM PIN number) to make a spontaneous spontaneous drive to New Hampshire.

There is, at most, about an hour unaccounted for, if:
A. she left at exactly 3:43 PM
B. Drove up Interstate 91
See the law of 91 (or parallel) here: https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/archive-of-prior-analysis-and-discussion/the-law-of-91-or-parallel-(opinion)-39/

Here is a list of known Pre-departure facts that support the above conclusion:

A. Maura Was Having Car Troubles from February 1, 2004 (or earlier) through to February 8, 2004. Fred Murray Came to Umass on Saturday, February 7, 2004 to car shop with Maura

B. Maura Talked to her Father at around 11:30 PM on Sunday, February 8, 2004

C. Maura Called Dominic and Linda Salamone at 12:55 p.m. PM on Monday, February 9, 2004. They have a rental in Bartlett, NH. Maura knew about.

D. Maura emailed faculty at the Umass Nursing School on Monday, February 9, 2004 at 1:24PM saying there was a death in the family

E. Maura Called 1-800-GO-STOWE at 2:05PM on Monday, February 9, 2004

F. Maura withdrew $280 from her bank ATM on Monday, February 9, 2004 at round 3:40PM. Her account was nearly empty, but she had some paychecks coming. Footage from the video camera from the show Maura to be alone

G. On Monday, February 9, 2004 at about 3:40 PM, Maura went to a liquor store and bought about $40 of alcoholic beverages, including Bailys Irish Creme, Kahlua, Vodka and a box of Franzia wine. Footage from the video camera from the show Maura to be alone

All the above actions are consistent with her later arrival in New Hampshire at the accident site. So, all that remains is the possibility that she was a passenger in the Saturn, but not the Saturn's driver. Which is consistent with her previous behavior. See:

Comment by BonquosGhost
"Seconds later on this same video, I find it strange the words used here......."We are UNABLE TO COMMENT on which store she visited." And also....."We are UNABLE TO COMMENT on the last person to see Maura at UMass." LE did not use the words....WE DON'T KNOW.....here. The words imply to me, THEY KNOW BOTH answers. OK well its their prerogative to withhold any info on an active case for sure. Totally fine. But, what reason would there be here to withhold? And this is all in Mass. They also never released the mysterious ATM video. The crappy quality has to be the stupidest answer to not show the public ever in any missing person case. So, this info has to be very important to their case. I suggest that these 3 scenarios share something. There is someone with Maura. This is their POI. Important to this case. So important that when Fred went before the State of NH, they declined documents and info to him or anyone."

The call at 4:37 PM would have been on her phone records, which both Billy and his mother would have access to. I hope they shared the info with LE since it is very important for the timeline in this case. If she checked her voicemail before leaving or after she left could change the route she took and the timeline.

Comments by BonquosGhost
"Also it's possible she could have been using another cell phone given to her by another person during this time. Thats why Sharon and Billy may not see all the calls placed by her."

"Since LE hasn't shared any of this info, we can't make assumptions here. We have an alleged liquor store (no video), we have an ATM withdrawal (no video), LE's own words that "we are UNABLE to comment" to me says someone put a damper on this, and her voice messages got checked at 4:37. By whom? Whoever had the cell in their hands. If she "was" in these videos, we don't know for sure "who" saw her last at any point or "where" that day even. For all I know, someone stole her money and the vehicle that afternoon. Assumptions I know.... There isn't one shred Maura was even still here with us that afternoon, nor at the accident, until further proof/facts shows up."

Evidence in general
I should make a general post about evidence "quality" later.

I agree that its better for us to examine the evidence directly, rather then be told. I favor direct evidence.

However, I have also found, on numerous occasions, that second hand evidence can be shown to be valid within a larger set of second hand evidence. But its not ideal, as I have seen errors repeated based upon reliance on second hand evidence. And in this case, there is a severe deficit in corroborative evidence, to the extent that judgments about its validity, based upon corroborative second hand evidence, cannot be made.

On the other hand, its almost unreasonable to question the validity of any assertion of fact provided by law enforcement. For example: that Maura Murray was at the liquor store at 3:47 PM.

Its not difficult to assume that more then one person has looked at the evidence supporting the assertion. Groups of people tend to be honest about information that is straight forward, so long as the original evidence is examined.

Things can go wrong when the original evidence is misinterpreted. Also things can go wrong if the assertion makers do not have access to the original evidence, or decide not to examine the original evidence. This could happen if they rely upon an initial incorrect interpretation of evidence, and repeat the mistake.

4:37 Phone Call
I'm still looking for the ultimate source of that assertion - and it may be another newspaper article. Right now, all I know is that Marybeth Conway got the 4:37 voice mail check time from somewhere, such that she was able to include the assertion in her article.

Right now, I can't say that LE never asserted 4:37 as the time she checked her cell phone. Right now, I can say that they didn't make such an assertion in the answers they provided, to questions asked to them, in the podcast.

Its Not Logical To Assume Law Enforcement Knows Everything We Don't Know About the Case But Have Questions About, Not Including What Happened to Maura of Course.
"We are UNABLE to comment" can mean they are either unwilling or unable to respond.

Edit: Be more direct and add further explanation, plus clarify "Everything We Don't Know"

Comment by BonquosGhost
"I agree 100%. However, language can say a lot, even alluding towards a particular hidden answer. I always assume LE can never know everything, or else there would be no unsolved cases in the world. But, the words used by them in response, are from a direct question/answer from the AG's office. Now of course, there is a slim chance they could mean they "don't know". These words would mean exactly what they mean. However, the words "unable to comment" is leaning more towards "we do know, but we are hindered to let you know". Of course for whatever reasons LE wants to use at their discretion. For example, if one asks their co-worker "hey buddy, how much does Joey in sales make a week here at this company?" If his friend says "I don't know", logically there's a slim chance he "may" know, but not quite sure to really say. If his buddy replies to him, "hey I'm unable to comment on that..." Now this implies he has knowledge, but can't divulge it to anyone for company policy reasons or whatever. "UNABLE = lacking the necessary power, ability, or authority to do something, hindered or hampered by."

"I agree they might know exactly if Maura checked her voice mail at 4:37. They might know where she was approximately at 4:37. Their answers might mean what you think they do.

But it isn't reasonable to treat these assumptions as fact."

Comment by BonquosGhost
"Correct. That's the whole story with this case. We have little info, but if LE has a lot of info (that they won't divulge), how we can anyone assert any more facts or make any other connections? They are ALL assumptions by everyone until more evidence comes to light."
« Last Edit: December 26, 2019, 04:43:44 pm by MauraMurrayEvidence »

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