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FBI Quotes and Mentions - Part 1
« on: November 29, 2019, 01:08:11 pm »
Boston Herald
February 18, 2004
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FBI offers to help search for missing woman in N.H.

The FBI has offered to help investigate the case of a University of Massachusetts nursing student who vanished in the White Mountains nine days ago. But local New Hampshire authorities so far have declined the bureau's help, the woman's family and friends said yesterday.

Gail Marcinkiewicz, a spokeswoman for the FBI in Boston, said the bureau has offered to help search for 21-year-old Maura Murray of Hanson, Mass., who disappeared after her car slid into a snowbank on Route 112 in Woodsville, N.H., on Feb. 9.

But friends who have spent the last week scouring two states for the former West Point cadet said Chief Jeffrey Williams, one of the Haverhill Police Department's two officers, said he would welcome the FBI's help - if he needed it.

"All we're asking is to find Maura," said Christine McDonald, who joined the search last week with her husband, a West Point professor. "And if the local authorities don't have the forces to work daily and with more than a couple of officers, the FBI has to get involved. It's been too long already."

Burlington Free Press / Lowell Sun / The New Hampshire Union Leader / Portsmouth Herald /Burlington Free Press / Lowell Sun / The New Hampshire Union Leader / Portsmouth Herald / Caledonian Record
February 18, 2004

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Mr. Murray is convinced foul play is involved, thought authorities have yet to find evidence of it. Still, he holds out hope that perhaps she just needed to get away.

He wants the FBI to get involved, but was told there needs to be evidence of foul play first.

New Hampshire Union Leader
February 20, 2004
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New Hampshire investigators, which include the Haverhill police department, state police and Fish and Game, also have been working with Massachusetts law enforcement, including the UMass campus police. The FBI also has been providing assistance in Massachusetts in developing a timeline of Murray's actions in the week before her disappearance.

The Patriot Ledger
February 20, 2004
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FBI seeking clues to disappearance from Hanson family

Boston FBI agents have joined in the search for Maura Murray, a University of Massachusetts student from Hanson who disappeared more than a week ago after an accident on a snowy New Hampshire road.

‘‘What we asked the FBI to do was to do a background investigation, talking to family members, so hopefully we can generate ideas as to what she was thinking or where she was going. Other than that, we're doing all we can,'' Lt. John Scarinza, commander of New Hampshire State Police Troop F, said.

The Brockton Enterprise
February 20, 2004
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Meanwhile, the investigation into the Feb. 9 disappearance widened Thursday when the FBI joined the probe at the request of New Hampshire State Police. FBI agents spent Thursday morning interviewing Murray's mother, Lauri Murray, at her Hanson home.

"They want to talk to everybody that knows her, any clue," said a distraught Lauri Murray. "We're pushing, now, two weeks and there's not a word or a sign of this girl."

New Hampshire State Police Lt. John Scarinza said investigators are as frustrated as Murray's family and friends. He hopes the FBI will uncover some information to shed some light on her disappearance while New Hampshire state and local police continue their probe.

"We're trying to learn as much as we can about what Maura was thinking, who she may have for friends or why she may have headed north," Scarinza said Thursday.

Boston Globe
February 20, 2004
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With no new leads, FBI joins search for missing student

The FBI has joined in the search for missing college student Maura Murray, but without a single lead in the nearly two-week old case, New Hampshire authorities said the additional investigators might not make a difference.

Nevertheless, at the urging of Murray's father, Fred, New Hampshire State Police are now working with Boston-based FBI agents on the case, officials said.

Though police have questioned many of Murray's family members and friends, FBI agents will probably return to UMass-Amherst and Hanson for further interviews and background checks, said Lieutenant John Scarinza, commander of State Police Troop F.

"We're now at the phase where we need to learn more about the week before Maura headed north," he said. "If any friends or associates or classmates had any discussions with her about her wanting to come up north, or places she'd like to visit, or important destinations, we'd like to hear from them. Maybe that would help us understand where she went, or why."

Fearing that Murray may have been taken across state lines and unaware of any major issue she might have been struggling with, her family urged the FBI to get involved.

Woodsville is about 5 miles from the Vermont border and about a two-hour drive from New York, Maine, and Canada.

Fred Murray, who is scheduled to appear on ABC-TV's "Good Morning America" today to discuss his daughter's disappearance, said the FBI involvement is a good start, but not enough.

"They're saying the FBI is in, but that's a very limited scale," he said. "I'd like to see the best case scenario -- agents crawling all over the place up here."

Scarinza said investigators, including detectives at UMass-Amherst, share Murray's concerns. At the same time, he cautioned that people sometimes escape to the White Mountains without telling their family or friends.

"She's an adult. If you want to go on vacation for a few weeks, you have a right to do that. But even the FBI is not going to go to California to see if she's on vacation there," he said.

The Caledonian-Record
February 20, 2004
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Air, Ground Search Futile - FBI Called Into Case

The FBI, he said, is now involved with the case and is conducting a background investigation in Massachusetts.

"We have not asked them to do that," Scarinza said, referring to checking her computer for any information which would help move the investigation along. "We have been working with the University of Massachusetts police at Amherst. They have been a tremendous help."

The Caledonian-Record
February 21, 2004
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Family members and friends are hoping the FBI will take a more thorough and active role in the search for Murray since three states are involved.

Boston Globe
February 21, 2004
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New Hampshire State Police -- who are investigating Murray's disappearance, along with Haverhill, N.H., police and the FBI -- notified authorities in Vermont yesterday to be on the lookout for the slender, 5-foot-7 Hanson, Mass., woman, who was last seen nearly two weeks ago.

The Caledonian-Record
February 27, 2004
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"With all the attention from the media, if a good person had picked her up, he would have come forward," said Sharon Rausch, mother of Bill Rausch, Murray's boyfriend. "It leads us to believe a bad guy picked her up.

"I just wish they would treat this as a criminal investigation. If they treated it as such, the FBI could become more involved."

The "they" she is referring to is New Hampshire State Police Troop F and the Haverhill Police Department.

The Patriot Ledger
February 28, 2004
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New Hampshire State Police and FBI agents in Massachusetts are now focusing on Murray's reason for leaving school. Nobody is thinking harder about Murray's state of mind than her sister Kathleen, one of her closest confidantes. The Saturday before Murray left school, she and her father, Frederick Murray of Weymouth, were shopping for a new car in Amherst because her Saturn was running on three cylinders.

Boston Herald
March 2, 2004
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Haverhill police waited 36 hours after the crash to begin a full-scale search, and waited more than a week to ask for the FBI's help on a limited basis. Frustrated by the delays in the investigation, the Hanson family has begun consulting with a private detective.

Sun Journal / The New Hampshire Union Leader / Boston Globe / Nashua Telegraph,
March 2, 2004
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"With all the attention from the media, if a good person had picked her up, he would have come forward" said Sharon Rausch, mother of Bill Rausch, Murray's boyfriend. "It leads us to believe a bad guy picked her up."

"I just wish they would treat this as a criminal Investigation. If they treated it as such, the FBI could become more involved."

The New Hampshire Union Leader
March 28, 2004
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Murray's father wants FBI to help

The father of a missing University of Massachusetts nursing student has asked Gov. Craig Benson for help to get the FBI involved in the case.

Fred Murray of Weymouth, Mass., wants the governor to urge New Hampshire State Police to call in the FBI for help in finding Maura Murray.

"The finest resource in the world is available and you, sir, should direct" state police to seek FBI help, Murray said in his letter. "There are corollary cases in Vermont also and this entire situation begs for central coordination and investigation by an agency which is not bound by the confines of configuration of Grafton County and the Connecticut River."

Murray referred to Brianna Maitland, 17, of Sheldon, Vt., who disappeared after she left work late on March 19. Her car was found about one mile from the restaurant in Montgomery, Vt., where she worked.

Murray said the FBI offered its assistance during the week of his daughter's disappearance, but state police declined the offer.

State police Lt. John Scarinza has said state police have enough resources to conduct the investigation.

Benson's office released a statement that said he "has complete faith in the efforts of the New Hampshire State Police in the manner in which this case is being handled."

The office included a letter from state police Col. Frederick Booth that said investigators have contacted Massachusetts police, Vermont State Police, FBI and many surrounding county and local police agencies.

The Caledonian-Record
April 8, 2004
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"It's just the national scope of it," he said. "Plus, it would put pressure on the state police to call in the FBI. You have two close to one another, geographically and chronologically."
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« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2019, 01:08:41 pm »
The Caledonian-Record
April 9, 2004
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On the other hand, Fred Murray, Maura's father, is upset with the response of New Hampshire State Police in its investigation into his daughter's disappearance and what he says is law enforcement's reluctance to get the FBI fully involved.

Murray is going to be speaking with Scarinza today to appeal to him to bring the FBI in. He also is asking for the public's help.

The Caledonian-Record
April 10, 2004
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He asked them, again, to bring in the FBI and make a direct appeal to the public for any information they may have in helping find his daughter.

"I asked him if he would accept help from a nationally known psychic," Murray said.

He said Scarinza mentioned they had been contacted by other psychics.

"They said they would accept help from a psychic," he said.

Fitchburg Sentinel & Enterprise / The New Hampshire Union Leader / Lowell Sun
April 11, 2004
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Fred Murray said Baron also told him there is another woman’s body near his daughter’s — a victim of the same person. And, Baron told him there have been others.

Murray told the Caledonia Record he does not want too many details released right away so police have time to analyze the information and search possible locations.

He said he spoke with Lt. John Scarinza, who has been in charge of the case, on Friday.

He asked police, again, to bring in the FBI and make a direct appeal to the public for any information they may have in helping find his daughter.

The Caldedonian-Record
Tuesday, April 27, 2004
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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.

I am asking for (people living in Vermont and New Hampshire) to contact the FBI and ask them to become involved," Murray said. "None of the young women in Vermont and New Hampshire are safe. This could happen again."

The discovery of a woman's body in a swampy area of Manchester, N.H., Saturday, Murray said, is even more reason to have the FBI involved.

"They said the victims did not know one another," Murray said. "I told them the connection isn't between the victims, but the perpetrator. I asked (New Hampshire State Police) why not let the FBI decide whether there is a connection. Also, there may be an Upper Valley murders connection." He was referring to a series of murders which occurred in the late 1980s.

"I would think people other than the Maitlands and us would be screaming for the FBI," he said. "We don't want to wait for another body to disappear. There's an unidentified guy still out there. You have another potential horrendous situation."

The New Hampshire Union Leader
May 2, 2004
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If Amie Lynn Riley's name had been entered into the FBI's National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database immediately after her mother reported her missing last August, that would not have altered the tragic ending of her short life, but her name would have been in a national database in the event that her body had been found in a place far away from New Hampshire.

"The most current statistics that we have are from 3/07/04 from the FBI's National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database," Bruno told the Sunday News in an e-mail last week. "There were 46,315 active cases of missing persons over the age of 18 nationally and 99 active missing person cases of all ages in New Hampshire.

An FBI-NCIC source said that as of April 1 there were 45,980 active adult files. Of that, 24,443 are male, 21,534 female and there are three cases in which the gender is unknown.

The Caldedonian-Record
Thursday, May 6, 2004
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The parents of 17-year-old Brianna Maitland and 21-year-old Maura Murray are joining forces to increase pressure on law enforcement to call in the FBI to join the search for their loved ones.

He believes the FBI, which has more resources than the state police, should become involved in the search for Brianna and Maura.

Murray has been asking New Hampshire State Police right from the beginning to ask the FBI to become active participants in the search for his daughter.

And with Brianna missing, he believes it is imperative any possible connections be explored. "I believe there may be a connection," Murray said. "The people in Vermont and New Hampshire should be screaming to have the FBI become involved."

The Patriot Ledger
May 7, 2004
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The parents of two young women, including one from Hanson, who disappeared in locations 100 miles apart this winter will hold a press conference tomorrow morning to request more help from the FBI.

‘‘Police have done a pretty thorough job, but I think it's time somebody comes in from the FBI to look at both cases, and look at these girls, and see if there is someone similar that came in contact with them,'' said Bruce Maitland of Vermont.

The FBI's Boston field office controls investigations in New Hampshire. The agency's Albany, N.Y., office controls the Northern Kingdom region of Vermont.

Personnel from the Boston office interviewed Murray family members early in the case. Special Agent Gail Marcinkiewicz, spokeswoman for the Boston office, said the office continues to support the New Hampshire state police in their investigation.

Marcinkiewicz said the FBI has resources across the country and can conduct interviews in any jurisdiction.

Nashua Telegraph / Boston Globe
May 8/9, 2004
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Murray said the three investigations should be centrally coordinated by an agency such as the FBI, since they cross state lines.

“There is substantial reason for the FBI to be involved,” he said. “People should be yelling for the FBI to come in.”

"There is substantial reason for the FBI to be involved. People should be screaming for the FBI to come in." - Fred Murray, Father of missing 21-year-old.

The Caledonian-Record
Monday May 10, 2004
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Families Issue Emotional Plea For FBI Help

Murray and the Maitlands clamored for public support in having the FBI brought in to investigate not only the disappearances of Maura and Brianna, but also the murder of Amie.

Murray has been beseeching New Hampshire State Police officials at Troop F to call in the FBI to join the investigation since learning his daughter was missing.

The FBI will not join an investigation until asked by the police agency handling a case.

And after learning about the disappearance of Brianna, Murray and the Maitlands called for state police in both New Hampshire and Vermont to call in the FBI.

Murray said, "We need help. All three families need help. None of us have our daughters. If these three cases are connected, and they very well could be, it's horrendous. You could have a killer locally in your midst." He said there is ample reason for the FBI to become involved.

"We are asking for your help," Murray said, pleading to the public through the media. "People should be screaming for the FBI. We want this to be brought to a close. You owe it to yourselves, folks."

Journal Opinion
May 12, 2004
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Missing woman's parents plead for FBI, local help

Woodsville -- On a sunny spring morning with a chill wind the parents of two missing young women held a press conference on May 8 outside American Legion Post #20 in Woodsville. They suggested the two cases may be connected and wanted local police to call in the FBI.

If these cases are connected, said Murray, "The people of this area have a horrendous situation -- they could have a killer walking in their midst." Murray and the Maitlands would like to see the FBI brought in, to centrally coordinate and run all three cases -- the search for Maura Murray and Brianna Maitland and for the killer of Annie Riley.

"The State police work hard and they're nice guys. But they are restricted in their resources, and they've hit a stone wall," said Murray. He said the FBI had offered help, but local police refused. He pointed out that his daughter disappeared not far from the Connecticut River, but the New Hampshire State Police investigation cannot cross the river, the border with Vermont.

If the cases are unrelated, he continued, and "if a local bad guy from this area harmed my daughter, people here have to be uneasy."

"I am asking the people of the north country to call the FBI," Murray concluded.

The Caledonian-Record
May 25, 2004
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Gendron believes the best investigators the state police have should be involved in the investigation. She also believes the FBI should be asked to be a major part of the search for Brianna.

Fred Murray's Letter to Governor Benson
May 26, 2004
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It has been over three months since her disappearance and the only leads developed have been handed to the state police by others. Yet still these guys maintain that they don’t need any help. The FBI offered its assistance during the opening week of this case but have only been utilized in a very minor way such as interviewing family members and high school friends in Maura’s hometown of Hanson, MA, and also a couple of college acquaintances.

These state police officers are great people personally, and I like them and respect them. They are the type of men and women that both you and I would be very pleased to have living in our own neighborhoods, but the inescapable reality remains that they clearly need help in finding Maura.

The finest resource in the world is available and you, sir, should direct Lieutenant John Scarinza and Troop F to accept its offer. There are corollary cases in Vermont also and this entire situation begs for central co-ordination and investigation by an agency which is not bound by the confines of the configuration of Grafton County and the Connecticut River.

The Caledonian-Record
Wednesday, May 26, 2004
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Missing Woman's Dad Urges Public's Help - Wants Aid Getting FBI Involved

The father of a missing 22-year-old University of Massachusetts at Amherst nursing student is appealing to Gov. Craig Benson to urge New Hampshire State Police to call in the FBI for help in finding his daughter.

Murray noted the FBI offered its assistance during the week of his daughter's disappearance. However, state police declined the offer. Scarinza said the FBI was involved in background searches and gathering information in Massachusetts. He has said the state police have enough resources to conduct an investigation into Maura's disappearance.

Besides asking Benson to direct the state police to call in the FBI, Murray also has claimed state police and Haverhill police had been grossly negligent because a cruiser was not dispatched east along Route 112 to help find his daughter after her accident.
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« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2019, 01:09:14 pm »
Portsmouth Herald
May 28, 2004
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Missing woman’s father asks gov. to get FBI help

CONCORD (AP) — The father of a missing University of Massachusetts nursing student has asked Gov. Craig Benson for help to get the FBI involved in the case.

Fred Murray of Weymouth, Mass., wants the governor to urge New Hampshire State Police to call in the FBI for help in finding Maura Murray.

The Caledonian-Record
May 29, 2004
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FBI Involved In Investigation - Brianna Maitland Disappearance 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.

In fact, McSalis said the FBI has been working closely with Vermont State Police nearly since the inception of the case.

Bruce and Kellie Maitland, along with Fred Murray, father of 22-year-old University of Massachusetts at Amherst nursing student Maura Murray, have been demanding the state police in both Vermont and New Hampshire bring in the FBI to find their daughters.

McSalis said he could not say whether the FBI is involved in the Murray case as well. FBI officials in Boston could not be reached for comment Friday.

Regarding the Maitland disappearance, McSalis said the FBI was contacted by Vermont State Police not long after it was determined Maitland was missing.

Since then, and most importantly, he said, the behavioral sciences group from Quantico has been reviewing what has been done in the case by Vermont State Police.

FBI experts, who also can be called profilers, are using the information supplied by state police to see if it matches up with similar cases elsewhere in the country.

McSalis said a lot of work has been done so far by the group from Quantico. However, he would not discuss what evidence, if any, has been reviewed nor whether any FBI agents have visited Vermont and the accident scene because it is an on-going investigation.

McSalis also would not confirm published media reports that the team would soon be headed not only to Vermont for the Maitland case, but also to New Hampshire to investigate the Murray disappearance.

"We are working closely with the Vermont Sate Police," he said. "We don't want to go into details."

Lee Pugh, a spokesman from the FBI's Albany, N.Y., office, said he knows the Vermont State Police have conducted a very through investigation.

"We have been monitoring the case," Pugh said. "The full services of the FBI have been utilized to some degree."

The Caledonian-Record
June 3, 2004
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Prior to the discovery of the body, Edgar's overdose and his alleged confession, Marcoux and Bachand had set up a meeting for 10 a.m. Friday with New Hampshire State Police and FBI agents to discuss the disappearances of Jodie Whitney, Brianna Maitland and Maura Murray.

The Caledonian-Record
June 4, 2004
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Prior to the discovery of Jodie's body, Edgar's overdose and his confession, Marcoux and Lt. Leo Bachand, state police Troop B criminal division commander, had set up a meeting for 10 a.m. today with New Hampshire State Police and FBI agents to discuss the disappearances of Jodie, 17-year-old Brianna Maitland of Sheldon, Vt., and 22-year-old Maura Murray of Hanson, Mass.

The Caldedonian-Record
Wednesday, June 9, 2004
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Law enforcement authorities from Vermont and New Hampshire, after a daylong meeting with the FBI Tuesday, say there is no connection between the disappearances of a 17-year-old Vermont woman and 22-year-old University of Massachusetts nursing student.

Vermont State Police and New Hampshire State Police met with Burlington, Vt. FBI agent D.J. Corbet in St. Albans.

"They do not want the FBI (fully involved) because it would be like calling the police on itself. They botched the case from the start."

"They have to get the job done. They should be made to accept (the FBI's help). If you blame the victims, it doesn't matter. Something still happened to these girls. Someone harmed them. It's a crime."

St. Albans Messenger
June 10, 2004
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For four hours yesterday, the Vermont State Police (VSP), New Hampshire State Police and FBI met at the VSP barracks in St. Albans before addressing the media about the cases. Their assessment: The Maitland and Murray cases are unrelated.

The Caledonian-Record
June 16, 2004
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Unlike the case of 22-year-old Maura Murray, the University of Massachusetts at Amherst nursing student who has been missing since she was involved in a minor one-car accident the night of Feb. 9 on Route 112 in Haverhill, N.H., state police in Vermont have enlisted the help of the FBI.

They have received help from the FBI's Burlington office as well as the agency's Behavioral Science Unit in Quantico, Va. They also have been in contact with the U.S. Marshal's Office.

New Hampshire State Police have not asked the FBI to become fully involved in the Murray disappearance. They have said they have all the resources they need to work the case.

WPTZ NBC 5 Burlington, Vermont
June 28, 2004
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Investigators from both states met for four hours with the FBI.

The Patriot Ledger
July 5, 2004
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Rausch complained that local police did not bring FBI officials onto the case once they ran out of leads.

‘‘It's been disheartening to see the many mistakes they've made,'' he said.

VERMONT STATE POLICE - NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE POLICE - PRESS RELEASE
CASE #: 04A201455
Tuesday June 8, 2004
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For the better part of this day the Vermont State Police, the New Hampshire State Police, and the FBI, met at the VSP Barracks in St. Albans Vermont to continue to review the Brianna Maitland and Maura Murray Missing Person cases.

Special Agent D.J. Corbet of the Burlington Vermont office of the FBI participated in the joint agency meeting.

SA Corbet reiterated that the FBI has been involved with both missing person investigations since the onset of each. The FBI has offered several resources and continued support to the two state police agencies heading these cases and will continue to do so in the future.

FORENSIC SCIENCE & EVIDENCE GATHERING· The Vermont Forensic Laboratory Crime Scene response team has conducted a Forensic analysis on the Maitland vehicle.

The FBI Behavioral Sciences Unit has been consulted.

II. An overview of the Law Enforcement Agencies Involved in the Brianna Maitland Missing Person Investigation

FBI
i. Behavioral Sciences Unit Quantico
ii. VICAP
iii. Burlington Field Office

The Caledonian-Record
Thursday, August 5, 2004
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State police are treating Maura's disappearance as a missing person case and have not brought the FBI into the case.

Massachusetts Daily Collegian
January 26, 2005
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Maura’s father, Fred Murray, sent a letter to New Hampshire Governor Craig Benson on May 21, 2004 asking him to persuade State Police to receive assistance from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the search for his daughter. Murray never received a response.

The Republican
Wednesday, February 9, 2005
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"If the police aren't looking for my daughter and I'm the only one looking for her I need that information," Murray said yesterday during a phone interview from Haverhill. "I'm asking the governor to either release the records to me or have the state police declare it a criminal investigation. Or, I'd like the governor to ask the attorney general to accept the help the FBI offered."

Lt. John K. Scarinza, commander of State Police Troop F in Twin Mountain, N.H., said the case is very much open and the FBI has been used during the investigation.

WCAX
February 9, 2005
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"I asked, failing that, to have it declared a criminal investigation rather than a missing person investigation, and, if he didn't want to do that, I asked him to accept the offer of the FBI to come in," Murray said after the meeting with Lynch.

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February 9, 2005
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As the details of Maura's disappearance surfaced, questions were indeed raised about the police's investigation. The initial report by local police said that “a witness” believed Maura was drunk, but when the crash's sole eyewitness, a local school bus driver, went public, he disputed that fact. The state police have also resisted attempts by the FBI, contacted by the family, to get involved in the case.
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The Patriot Ledger
February 9, 2005
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"This is definitely foul play and the FBI should be on this and I'm very disappointed that this didn't happen sooner,'' Murray said.

The Murrays are encouraging the public to E-mail Lynch this week to ask that officials re-examine the case with the assistance of the FBI. They also request that everyone display a blue ribbon on car antennae, rear view mirrors and homes as a reminder to pray for Maura.

The Hampshire Union Leader
February 10, 2005
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"I asked, failing that, to have it declared a criminal investigation rather than a missing person investigation, and, if he didn't want to do that, I asked him to accept the offer of the FBI to come in," Murray said after the meeting with Lynch.

The Caledonian-Record
February 10, 2005
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Murray said he also asked Lynch to have state police ask for help from the FBI to help with the investigation to find his daughter.

"If the state police can't do it, get people in who are willing," he said. "Get it listed as a criminal investigation to get manpower on it. Also, if it is listed as a criminal investigation, the FBI does not need to be asked by the state police to become involved."

Strelzin said he believes the information Murray is seeking is "withholdable" under the Freedom of Information Act. And he does not believe his boss, Attorney General Kelly Ayotte, will call in the FBI.

Boston Herald
February 10, 2005
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The father of a University of Massachusetts at Amherst student who vanished a year ago on a New Hampshire road asked Gov. John Lynch yesterday to release records of the investigation and accept the FBI's offer to help find her.

"Right now, I am the investigation," Fred Murray said "That's why I want the information."

New Hampshire state police have declined the FBI's offer to help find Maura Murray, saying there is no evidence of foul play, even though the nursing student and former West Point cadet left behind her car and belongings after it skidded into a snowbank on Route 112 in Haverhill.

Portsmouth Herald
February 10, 2005
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“I asked, failing that, to have it declared a criminal investigation rather than a missing person investigation, and, if he didn’t want to do that, I asked him to accept the offer of the FBI to come in,” Murray said after the meeting with Lynch.

Whitman-Hanson Express
July 12, 2007
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Earlier that same Wednesday morning, Fred tipped off the media that he was headed to the N.H. State House in Concord in hopes of meeting newly-elected Governor John Lynch. With media at his heels, Fred did meet with Lynch for about 10 minutes.

This was his latest plea for FBI help in the case. Since Maura was still considered a missing person, the FBI could only join the investigation if invited by New Hampshire State Police.

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The press conference was another attempt by Fred to push for FBI help. He and the other families believed the three cases could be connected and since the Maitland and Murray cases crossed state lines, the FBI should be involved, they reasoned.

"Why wouldn't [state police] want the best help in the world?" Fred asked in a later interview. The FBI had been involved on a limited basis shortly after Maura disappeared, but its role was restricted to interviewing Maura's family and friends in Massachusetts. The Bureau would later take a more aggressive role in the Maitland disappearance but it has not been publicly involved in Maura's case.

Exactly one month later, on June 8, 2005, Vermont and New Hampshire State Police issued a joint press release stating there was no connection between the Maura Murray and Brianna Maitland cases. "Investigators believe that Maura was headed for an unknown destination and may have accepted a ride in order to continue to that location," said Lt. Scarinza in the release, adding there were "no signs of any struggle, or any other evidence, which would indicate that a crime had been committed."

In March of 2005, Fred, always relentless, made another push for FBI intervention and the release of police records on his daughter's investigation. He met with Attorney General Kelly Ayotte, Senior Asst. Atty. Gen. Jeff Strelzin, State Police Sgt. Robert Bruno, who is now retired, and State Police Lt. John Scarinza. In this meeting Fred again passed along the information regarding the knife. When Fred still didn't hear back from police after that meeting, he later said, "I knew I was doomed."

New Hampshire Union Leader / New Hampshire Sunday News
October 28, 2007
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Her father, Fred Murray of Weymouth, Mass., wants the FBI to take over the case. He believes the searches came too little, too late to save Maura, that more should have been done the night she crashed the Saturn.

"The police in New Hampshire can't do it. They've had three and a half years of nothing happening; that proves it," said Murray, a persistent critic of New Hampshire State Police Troop F and Haverhill police. "It's similar to a situation with a fire burning out of control. If the locals can't handle it, they call for help, and 'F Troop' is overmatched."

Murray said police waited 11 days to interview some of the people who lived near the accident site and then did so only after they were prompted. And, he said, police waited months before heeding pleas to call Dominic and Linda Salamone, who rent a condominium in Bartlett, even though Maura's phone records indicated she called their number at 1 p.m. the day she disappeared.

"Why would anybody have a reasonable belief (the police) were going to investigate at all?" Murray said.

It took at least 40 hours before a police brought a dog to track Maura's scent, he said. And then, Maura's scent ended in the road 100 yards from the crash with no hint of foul play, leading police to believe she took a ride away from the scene.

"I can't get it out of my mind that something stinks. I want to know what state trooper John Monahan was doing after the (dispatcher's) call when my daughter was walking down the street in pitch black with no one to ask for help, nowhere to run and nowhere to hide," Murray said.

The New Hampshire Union Leader
Tuesday, October 30, 2007
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FBI help Murray wants the FBI to take over the investigation. The FBI conducted some interviews with Maura's friends early on, but nothing substantial, he said, adding authorities should invite them to participate now in the full investigation.

"We need an organization to take a fresh look with an unjaundiced eye," Murray said.

New Hampshire Union Leader
October 30, 2007
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"What is so surprising is no one has come up with anything, not a trace. We've had the FBI, police, several search teams. People just don't disappear without a trace. That's unheard of," said Maura's mother, Laurie Murray, who lives in the family home in Hanson, Mass.

Boston Globe
February 3, 2008
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Last September, the FBI signaled how seriously it takes the risk posed by those who prey on children when it added New Hampshire pedophile Jon Savarino Schillaci to its Ten Most Wanted list, alongside Osama bin Laden and James "Whitey" Bulger.

The Caledonian-Record
February 9, 2008
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Because of the way the investigation has been handled by Haverhill police, the state police and even the state's major crimes unit, Fred Murray wants outside law enforcement involvement. He cannot fathom why police will not bring the FBI and its resources into the investigation.

"I think it is time for the feds to take a look," he said. "Of course, I wanted that to happen in the beginning, but the state police said they could handle it. They couldn't. It's four years later ... time for someone else to take a crack at it."

The Patriot Ledger
February 9, 2008
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Murray added that he would still like the FBI to get involved in the case, because I want someone to get a fresh look at it. But that agency won't join the investigation, he said, unless the New Hampshire authorities ask them to.

The FBI offered to come in, but they were rebuffed, Murray said.

Attempts to reach New Hampshire State Police Lt. John Scarinza, the investigator in charge of the case, were unsuccessful.

ABC News - 20/20
August 14, 2008
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Figures gathered by the FBI say there are over 21,500 active missing person cases involving people between the ages of 18 and 29. Brooke Wilberger and Maura Murray are two young women included in that tragic statistic. Their stories powerfully illustrate how communities can rally and families' faith and hope get tested when a loved one has vanished.

The Caledonian-Record
February 9, 2009
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Since 2004 Murray has wanted FBI involvement to address the mysteries of the case.

Wants FBI Involved

Because of what he perceives is a lack of movement on the case, Murray is again calling for the FBI to be involved.

Maura's trip Feb. 9, 2004, took her through three states, Massachusetts, Vermont and New Hampshire.

"Plus, you have her marching into the federal forest," he said. "You have three states and federal property. The FBI should enter the case because of irregularities. The FBI should enter because of the amount of violence in the area.

"Firemen ask for help when they can't put a fire out," Murray said. "But firemen aren't hiding anything."

Helena Murray, who is one of Maura's relatives and is the site administrator for mauramurraymissing.com, has not given up in her search for Maura.

"It's a long time," she said. "It's unbelievable to me. It's five years and my heart goes out to Fred and Laurie. I don't know how people do it. You want to have hope, but there is nothing. I don't think she is still with us."

Strelzin did not return several telephone calls last week; Scarinza was unavailable for comment; and Haverhill police are referring any questions about Maura's disappearance to state police.

The Caledonian-Record
March 19, 2009
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Hall is working the case with Detective Sgt. Matt Birmingham. They have other detectives available as well. And the FBI also is available for assistance, but Hall said no agents are currently assigned to the case.
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ABC News 20/20
September 21, 2009
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Their stories are similar in many ways. Both were smart, beautiful young women with loving friends and family. They were active in their communities. They had boyfriends who adored them. They were on the verge of very bright futures. Then they disappeared. Figures gathered by the FBI say there are more than 21,500 active missing person cases involving people between the ages of 18 and 29. Now, one family continues to searches for answers.

SOCO Magazine
April 2011

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The FBI has never been actively involved, Murray said, something he has continually pushed for. Belanger said the FBI was never involved because the FBI requires that missing-person cases, such as Maura's, must meet certain parameters in order for them to get involved, and that this case does not meet those requirements.

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O'Connell's team of investigators includes Anne Marie Myers, director of the Molly Bish Foundation, forensic anthropologist, and member of the Boston medical examiners' office; Craig Ackley, a retired FBI agent formerly in charge of the FBI Behavioral Analysis Unit and an expert in criminal behavior; Daniel Parkka, a retired Massachusetts police officer who did a reconstruction of the accident scene; and Carla Meyers, a retired New Hampshire attorney.

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O 'Connell wanted to get the FBI to persuade the state police to reopen Patric's case, in the hopes that it would officially be determined that he was murdered. On May 27, 2004 he arranged a meeting at the FBI office in Bedford, N.H., with four FBI agents, one US attorney, and West. Upon concluding a three hour presentation on his findings about Parric's death, O'Connell was told by FBI agent Jay Fallon, "You've convinced the FBI this case stinks of foul play." O'Connell recalled looking over at West, who said, "I told you before, Terry, unless you've come up with substantial evidence we are not going to reopen this case."

Concord Monitor
Sunday, March 31, 2013
Part 1
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In the beginning, there was hope. Tips and leads streamed in, search dogs were unleashed, helicopters took to the air. Sightings were reported to authorities – inside a church in Vermont, at a convenience store in central New Hampshire, at a bar in Rochester – but never confirmed. The FBI questioned college acquaintances. Local and national news outlets published stories about the disappearance, about the strange personal events leading up to it, about Fred’s disdain for the New Hampshire police’s handling of the initial search. Fred went on daytime television to discuss the case. Strangers on the internet theorized endlessly about Maura’s fate: Had she been kidnapped, murdered? Was it suicide? Did she freeze to death in the woods or run away to a new life? Is she still alive?

But months turned to years and the tips stopped pouring in. Now, nearly a decade out, the prospect for resolution is dimming for the 70-year-old father.

By Thursday, the search had expanded into Vermont. Fred and Maura’s boyfriend held a news conference that evening. Just over a week after the disappearance, the FBI began assisting with investigation by interviewing friends and family in Massachusetts, trying to ascertain anything that would clarify Maura’s decision to leave without telling anyone.

He and others demanded that the FBI take over the investigation (the federal agency had helped briefly and only in Massachusetts). But the agency only gets involved if there is evidence of a federal crime, such as a kidnapping or murder on federal land. And Jeff Strelzin, senior assistant attorney general for New Hampshire, said the state had – and still has – no reason to believe that was the case.

Spend any time with Fred Murray discussing his daughter’s disappearance or the events that have unfolded since and one thing will become abundantly clear: He harbors a deep mistrust of New Hampshire law enforcement, citing the way the state police handled its initial investigation, the attorney general’s office withholding of information and, as he describes it, its stubborn refusal to ask the FBI for help.

The initial investigation was “amateurish” at best, he said – slow, sloppy and irrational. It should never have taken state police a day and a half to become fully involved in the search, he insisted.

“You can’t blow off the first 36 hours of an investigation like this and have any structure and integrity to it,” he said. “You’ve lost a hot trail.”

Nor should it have taken investigators 10 days to finally approach and interview neighbors near the crash site, he added. And when his daughter’s car was discovered, someone should have called ahead to notify the police department in Woodstock, the nearest town in the direction Maura was likely headed, in case she had gotten a ride from someone.

And investigators should have consulted family members before conducting the first search; Fred said they used a pair of gloves from the Saturn as a scent, gloves that were a Christmas gift which Maura wore infrequently if at all.

The police eventually did conduct a respectable investigation, he said, investing hundreds of hours into ground and air searches, but the critical part, those first precious hours, was “botched.” At that point, “the horse was out of the barn.”

Concord Monitor
Sunday, March 31, 2013
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Fred believes that everything would be different if the FBI were holding the reins. The tough questions would be asked. Family members would be tapped for relevant information that could lead to tangible results. Every lead and speck of evidence would be upturned.

“My daughter just went missing in the wrong place,” he said. “If I had the FBI and I got new information, then I’d have the confidence something would happen with it. The other way is a black hole. I’m left to just let my imagination wander.”

“If I make people uncomfortable, I have no option,” he said. “You put me in this situation. If you told me nine years ago what was going on, I wouldn’t be still pounding away with the FBI. But you didn’t, and so here I am.

“I’m not going away because I can’t. It’s impossible as a human being to let this rest. I owe it to my daughter to do everything I can.”

The New Hampshire Union Leader
August 25, 2013
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Israel Keyes: FBI is seeking public’s help in effort to identify some of his 11 victims. Alaskan serial killer Israel Keyes was registered April 9, 2009, at the Highlander Inn in Manchester during a week in which he kidnapped a woman from one East Coast state, killed her in another and ultimately dumped her body in a third state, he later confessed to the FBI.

“During that trip, he told us, he had murdered someone,” said FBI Special Agent Jolene Goeden. “We believe she was kidnapped from New Jersey and taken to another state where she was murdered, and then he disposed of her body in upstate New York.”

Could Keyes, 34, an Anchorage contractor and handyman who traveled extensively and is believed to have murdered 11 strangers, have killed the unidentified New Jersey woman in New Hampshire, since he flew into the Manchester airport on April 7, 2009, and flew back to Seattle a week later?

“We just don’t know. It is certainly possible,” Goeden said, given his familiarity with New Hampshire and the East Coast in general, which he referred to as his “stomping grounds.”

About the victim, Keyes taunted investigators in 2012 after his arrest: “I’m not giving a name today.” It was a busy week in April 2009 for Keyes, who rented a 2007 Hyundai Sonata in Manchester with a license plate X74QFZ, according to a time line of his whereabouts on the FBI website.

He put 1,047 miles on the rental car during that time and is believed to have robbed a bank in Tupper Lake, N.Y., the day after he registered at the Highlander Inn in Manchester.

Keyes, an Army veteran who committed suicide in an Anchorage jail cell last December, was no stranger to New Hampshire, having flown Southwest Airlines to Manchester on Oct. 6, 2004, putting 1,745 miles on a rented red Kia Amanti, license plate 1230139, before flying back to Seattle 10 days later.

He also took a couple of flights from the Northwest to Boston and Chicago from 2008 to 2011. Keyes admitted to randomly killing Bill and Lorraine Currier -- a middle-aged married couple -- on June 8, 2011, in Essex, Vt.

The FBI believes Keyes murdered a total of 11 people, but he identified only three -- the Curriers and Anchorage barista Samantha Koenig, 18 -- during extensive FBI interviews while awaiting trial in connection with Koenig’s slaying.

Help requested

The FBI is asking for help from people in New Hampshire and across the country to trace Keyes’ travels and learn the identity of the other victims whose bodies have not been found and whose loved ones may not have even reported them missing. The FBI said his victims were mostly female and ranged in age from teenagers to the elderly.

Authorities do not believe Keyes had anything to do with the disappearance in New Hampshire of nursing student Maura Murray from Route 112 in Haverhill on Feb. 9, 2004, or the murder of Celina Cass, 11, in Stewartsown two years ago, she said.

“We are asking for people to look at the time line on the FBI website and the time frames to see if any missing people fit that time frame and to call the FBI,” Goeden said.

Associate Attorney General Jane Young said the FBI has been in ongoing contact with New Hampshire State Police.

“I am aware the FBI and the Major Crimes Unit have had ongoing dialogue about Keyes,” Young said Friday, but she had no additional information regarding Keyes’ trips to New Hampshire and New England or potential victims here.

“Murder kits”

He was known to drive long distances. Keyes flew from Anchorage, where he lived with his girlfriend and daughter, to Chicago on June 2, 2011, rented a car and drove to Essex, killing the Curriers on June 8, 2011, according to the time line. #Then he traveled around the East Coast before driving back to Chicago.

Keyes was known to leave “murder kits” around the country containing weapons and cash from bank robberies he committed, according to the FBI.

“As to the April 2009 victim, we think we know who she is,” Goeden said, “but we are looking for additional information.”

Keyes was unusual in the realm of serial killers because he killed men and women and didn’t have a specific age or type, although he did prefer strangulation as the method to kill his victims, Goeden said.

“He chose victims more based on the situation, if he saw a good opportunity versus the specific person,” Goeden said.

Goeden interviewed Keyes many times.

“There were times we talked to him and had a normal conversation, like you were talking to your next-door neighbor,” she said. “Other times when he was talking about his crimes, it was a different Israel Keyes, the other side he didn’t think people would ever see.”

Keyes liked talking about his double life.

“He enjoyed the fact that he fooled people,” Goeden said.

She encouraged families who know of missing loved ones whose disappearance may coincide with the time line to call the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI.

“There still are a lot of unknowns, unanswered questions for families out there,” Goeden said.

FBI seeks help

Alaskan serial killer Israel Keyes is believed to have committed multiple kidnappings and 11 murders across the country, including New England and possibly New Hampshire between 2001 and March 2012 before committing suicide in an Anchorage jail cell. The FBI is seeking assistance in developing more information about his travels to identify additional victims.

Anyone with information concerning Keyes or missing loved ones is encouraged to contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI.

New Hampshire Union Leader
January 7, 2014
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Missing teen: The FBI said the three-month span does not mean much to the investigation seeking to find the North Conway girl. - Nearly 3 months later, awaiting word from Abigail

The FBI’s Kieran Ramsey said the three-month span does not mean much to the investigation. He cited previous cases as examples: In 2011, 11-year-old Celina Cass vanished from her northern New Hampshire home and was found dead a week later, but Maura Murray disappeared in 2004 after a one-car accident on New Hampshire Route 112 in Haverhill and still has not been found.

“I don’t want to comment on the size and scale of what we are doing, but the posture of this investigation has not changed. There are still very active efforts going on, between the Conway police, the state police, and the FBI.”

“Sadly, she still hasn’t been found,” Ramsey said.

Boston Magazine
January 28, 2014
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Online sleuthing stepped into the spotlight this past April, when the FBI asked for the public’s help in identifying the Boston Marathon bombers. The agency, though, was drawing on a long tradition of crowdsourcing investigations—one that stretches from Wild West wanted posters to TV’s America’s Most Wanted.

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Even after a decade, Fred wants more answers about what the police were doing—or not doing—in the two days after Maura’s disappearance. This year, he’s renewing his call for the FBI to investigate the officers who conducted the original investigation.

“Fred has been a difficult person to deal with from the beginning,” Strelzin says. “I understand a lot of where he is coming from, but I feel his anger is misplaced.”

WCBV
February 5, 2014
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"I have been asking for the FBI for 10 years to enter the case," he said. "I am still asking as I sit here right now to enter the case. It is the only way this will be solved."

"The case has been investigated by the Attorney General's Office and the state police," Strelzin said. "There hasn't been a need to bring in another agency full time, although the FBI has lended assistance in the past."

The Patriot Ledger / The Enterprise
February 8, 2014
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The FBI has helped New Hampshire investigators follow leads around the country, and with forensic testing, a bureau spokesman said.

Murray wants the FBI more heavily involved. He is also continuing his own investigation, following tips he receives.
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New York Daily News / Concord Monitor
Saturday, February 8, 2014
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Murray is frustrated and angry, convinced New Hampshire state police didn't call in the FBI 10 years ago and still won't for fear of exposing their own foibles.

The Caledonian-Record
February 8, 2014
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"I'm only hopeful if the FBI comes in and takes over the case," said Fred Murray. "Other than that, it will take some luck, someone who gives me information that turns out to be accurate, or, barring that, somebody who knows something and gets mad at someone else and squeals on them, or someone getting loaded and bragging."

Strelzin said an arrest or an answer to Maura's disappearance is "impossible to predict at this point." The New Hampshire attorney general's office is the lead agency on the case, with the FBI called in as needed, he said.

"Any case at some point could be resolved, and certainly that's a hope for this case," said Kieran Ramsey, assistant special agent in charge of the FBI's Boston office, which covers New Hampshire. "Sadly and very tragically, some cases take far longer than we want them to."

The Caledonian-Record
December 31, 2015
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Residents Petition FBI in Maura Murray Case

As the 12-year mark of her disappearance nears, a Bethlehem man is circulating an on-line petition to get the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) involved in the case of Maura Murray. The petition, which was started a week ago, now has more than 400 supporters.

“There are a lot of local people who have signed this petition, and it was pleasing to know so many locals are concerned about Maura and her family,” John E. Smith, a former Littleton police officer and founder of Truth Seekers Investigations, said this week.

“A lot of people are demanding answers,” he said. “I never realized there was this many. A lot of people know something went wrong, that something happened that night.”

On Feb. 9, 2004, Murray left her University of Massachusetts-Amherst campus to drive to the White Mountains. That evening, her black 1996 Saturn was found after a single-car crash beside Route 112 in Haverhill, near the Weathered Barn corner.

Murray was not inside and to this day has not been found.

Theories abound as to what happened to her, with some believing the accident was staged and she intended to run away, and others, like Smith, believing she was abducted at her car or after she left it.

Some, too, feel the police investigation in the crucial first few hours was handled improperly and too slowly and not enough interviews were conducted.

Smith said he has been working with the Murray family for 12 years and said Fred Murray, Maura’s father, wants FBI involvement.

“I’ve been pushing for the FBI since the very first morning of the case,” said Fred Murray, of Massachusetts, said Wednesday.

Smith said, “We have been having such a hard time with the case. There have been inaccuracies and inconsistencies.”

In recent months, Smith has participated in pod casts by Tim Pilleri and Lance Reenstierna, of Massachusetts.

“We are getting the information out there, but we really need to push for the FBI to get involved,” he said. “We don’t want the story to go away because answers need to come out.”

After Murray went missing, Smith obtained his private investigator license.

Owing to poor health, his license expired and his work has slowed, but he said his participation in the recent pod casts gave him a new-found focus on the Murray case.

“Our goal is to get the FBI involved to get new eyes on the case, because it’s sitting stagnant with the [N.H.] Cold Case Unit,” he said.

Fred Murray said that area of Route 112 was patrolled by N.H. State Police and the crash occurred on a Monday, but two days later on that Wednesday there was still no real search and to this day no state police report.

“The only one that can get the state police to talk is the FBI,” he said. “Twelve years later I’m still asking for the FBI.”

The petition can be found at change.org.

People from other states have signed it, including one from Arizona.
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MASTER INDEX: MAURA MURRAY EVIDENCE by TheRealFinn
February 24, 2020, 06:46:45 am

Some of Maura's Handwritten Notes by MauraMurrayEvidence
February 19, 2020, 10:23:59 am

Maura's Gas Tank Measured Full (when studied in 2011) by TheRealFinn
February 09, 2020, 11:01:01 am

When Maura crashed her car, she was listening to The New Radicals - You Get What You Give by TheRealFinn
February 09, 2020, 10:56:27 am

Comprehensive Overview of search efforts in the Maura Murray Case-Part 1 by MauraMurrayEvidence
February 08, 2020, 02:22:33 pm

Transcription of Q&A With Strelzin et al From Missing Maura Murray Episode 27-Part 1 by MauraMurrayEvidence
February 08, 2020, 02:14:09 pm

License Suspension [as] "alerted by MA police"? by MauraMurrayEvidence
February 08, 2020, 01:47:21 pm