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Sources of Pre-Departure Facts - Part 1
« on: November 29, 2019, 02:13:01 pm »
In progress - also missing multimedia quotes - about 80% done, but substantially well documented, none the less.

Asserted facts regarding Maura's activities prior to her departure from Amherst.

The following posts will list facts about the case and where the fact came from. This will be a work in process, the list made first and sources added as time allows. If a purported fact is not listed, its either of the following reasons:

    I didn't think to add it here yet

    I can't find a newspaper article, source document to back it up.

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Sources of Pre-Departure Facts - Part 2
« Reply #1 on: November 29, 2019, 02:13:58 pm »
Maura Was Having Car Troubles from February 1, 2004 (or earlier) through to February 8, 2004
https://youtu.be/bTtuowTdeaM?t=1m54s

The Caledonian-Record
February 21, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=429

Rausch said the Saturn was having mechanical problems, possibly only running on three cylinders, when Murray set out for Burlington. She said, possibly, because the car was running poorly, she decided to leave Interstate 91 and pick up Route 302 and head toward the Lincoln area.

The Caledonian-Record
February 27, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=433
Murray may had been having trouble with her black 1996 Saturn. Rausch said she understood the vehicle was not running on all of its cylinders.

The Patriot Ledger
February 28, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=435

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.

The Patriot Ledger
March 9, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=441

Then she loaded her Saturn sedan, a car that friends said she hadn't started in weeks, and took off. Her dorm mates didn't even notice she was gone. I didn't even know she lived here,'' said Kelli Martinson, a freshman from Hull who lived five doors down from Murray.

The Caledonian-Record
April 30, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=469

Maura left her Amherst dorm the afternoon of Feb. 9, driving a black 1996 Saturn, which Rausch said was not operating on all of its cylinders.

Northcountry News
Around July 28, 2006
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=628

The car she was driving had had some mechanical problems. We're not sure whether she had not yet decided which area to head to or whether she had car trouble.

Whitman-Hanson Express
July 12, 2007
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=655

Maura had been getting rides from friends at school due to her car problems, says Sharon Rausch, so it is unlikely the textbooks would have already been in the car.

https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=654

Fred came to UMass that weekend to help Maura go car shopping. Maura's black 1996 Saturn sedan was in rough shape, running on just three cylinders. Maura drove the Saturn as little as possible. The father and daughter were looking at a three-year-old Geo Prizm. "She would have had a new car by next week," Fred said later.

The New Hampshire Union Leader
October 30, 2007
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=673

Over the weekend, he had been helping Maura find a used car, because the 1996 Saturn was running so poorly. He was staying at a motel in Hadley, Mass., near the campus.

SOCO Magazine
April 2011
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=710

Considering that the car was experiencing mechanical problems, Fred Murray said at the time that it was possible Maura had stuffed the rag into the tailpipe herself if smoke was coming out of it and she wanted to plug it up.

The two went shopping for a used car tor Maura because her vehicle at the time, a 1996 black Saturn, had been experiencing mechanical problems.

Boston Magazine
January 28, 2014
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=722

That weekend, her father came up from his job in Connecticut to help Maura find a new car. Maura’s 1996 Saturn “kind of blew a cylinder” and was “smoking something fierce,” according to Fred Murray. “I said, ‘You can’t drive this car. The cops will pull you over in a heartbeat,’” he recalls. As a temporary fix, Fred says he suggested she put a rag inside the tailpipe to hide the smoke.
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Sources of Pre-Departure Facts - Part 3
« Reply #2 on: November 29, 2019, 02:14:57 pm »
Maura's boyfriend Billy Raush was stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma between February 2, 2004 (or earlier) and February 9, 2004

The Caledonian-Record
February 13, 2004

https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=394
While he was at the airport waiting to catch a flight out of Oklahoma, Rausch said...

...Thursday night was Bill Rausch, who is a second lieutenant with C Battery, 119th Field Artillery at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

The New Hampshire Union Leader
February 13, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=392

Family members, including her brothers and sister, as well as her boyfriend, Bill Rausch, who flew in from Oklahoma when she was reported missing,

Boston Globe
February 15, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=399

The day after the accident, she called her boyfriend, Army Lieutenant Bill Rausch, who is stationed in Oklahoma, in tears.

Rausch, who got a leave of absence from the Army, arrived in New Hampshire on Thursday.

The Patriot Ledger
February 16, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=406

...and her boyfriend, Army Lt. William Rausch of Oklahoma...

Journal Opinion
February 18, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=412

...Murray's boyfriend, Bill Rausch, from Oklahoma...

The Caledonian-Record
February 18, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=414

Maura's father and her fiance, Bill Rausch, who is a second lieutenant with C Battery, 119th Field Artillery at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla....

New Hampshire Union Leader
February 20, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=420

Her son must report back for duty in Oklahoma tomorrow, she said...

The Caledonian-Record
February 20, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=423

Sharon Rausch, the mother of Bill Rausch, who is Murray's fiance-to-be and a second lieutenant with C Battery, 119th Field Artillery at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla., was present at the press conference.

The Patriot Ledger
February 21, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=426

Leave is up for Maura Murray's boyfriend, Army Lt. Bill Rausch of Oklahoma, who is heading back to his military post.

Boston Globe
February 27, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=595

On Feb. 9, she left her boyfriend of three years, an army lieutenant in Oklahoma, an e-mail and voice mail in which she indicated nothing wrong, packed her car, and headed north.

The Caledonian-Record
February 27, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=433

...calling card call to Bill Rausch's cell phone as he was waiting to fly out of Oklahoma Feb. 11 to come search for his girlfriend.

Boston Globe
March 2, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=438

One investigator characterized her ongoing e-mail exchange with her boyfriend, an Army lieutenant in Oklahoma, as "sappy."

The Patriot Ledger
March 9, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=441

She held two jobs so she could fly to Oklahoma, where Rausch is stationed at Fort Sill. She planned to move there after graduation.

The Patriot Ledger
May 3, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=473

...at military bases in Oklahoma...

The Caledonian-Record
May 4, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=474

...Circles of Hope ceremonies for Maura in Oklahoma...

The Caldedonian-Record
May 6, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=478

...expensive diamond jewelry from her boyfriend, Billy Rausch of Fort Sill, Okla., and computer-generated directions for locations in Vermont.

The Patriot Ledger
May 6, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=479

Murray's boyfriend, Army Lt. Bill Rausch of Oklahoma...

VERMONT STATE POLICE - NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE POLICE
June 8, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=507

...these events to include a difficult long distance relationship with her boyfriend in Oklahoma.

The Caldedonian-Record
June 9, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=508

...having had a difficult long-distance relationship with her boyfriend, Billy Rausch, who is stationed at Fort Sill in Oklahoma.

The Caledonian Record
July 3, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=518

...Sharon Rausch, mother of Maura Murray's boyfriend, Billy Rausch of Fort Sill, Okla.

Massachusetts Daily Collegian
September 9, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=529

Murray has described her daughter's relationship with her boyfriend, Army Lt. Bill Rauch of Oklahoma as "a very, very good relationship."

The Patriot Ledger
February 9, 2005
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=581

...Murray's boyfriend, Army Lt. Bill Rausch of Oklahoma.

Steve Huff's Crime Blog
July 21, 2005
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=595

On Feb. 9, she left her boyfriend of three years, an army lieutenant in Oklahoma

The Caledonian-Record
February 9, 2007
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=650

Maura's boyfriend and unofficial fiance, Billy Rausch of Fort Sill, Okla., was promoted to captain and sent to Iraq.

Whitman-Hanson Express
July 12, 2007
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=667

Billy was an army lieutenant who was stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Just a few weeks earlier Maura had arranged for a summer job at a hospital in Oklahoma to be closer to Billy.

https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=660

That same Wednesday morning 1,800 miles away, Maura's boyfriend, Army 2nd Lt. Billy Rausch, headed to the Dallas Fort-Worth Airport to catch a flight north. Once he heard that Maura was missing Billy requested a leave of absence from his unit at Fort Sill in Lawton, Oklahoma, to join the search in New Hampshire.

Billy had to get back to Fort Sill in Oklahoma, and about two weeks later,

New Hampshire Sunday News / New Hampshire Union Leader
October 28, 2007
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=671

After finally getting emergency leave to head north to search for Maura, Billy Rausch -- at the time an Army lieutenant stationed at Fort Sill, Okla.

New Hampshire Union Leader / New Hampshire Sunday News
October 28, 2007
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=669

Billy was an Army lieutenant stationed at Fort Sill, Okla., when Maura disappeared.

The New Hampshire Union Leader
October 30, 2007
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=673

Murray enjoyed spending time with Billy Rausch... He was stationed in Oklahoma when Maura disappeared.

ABC News - 20/20
August 14, 2008
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=696

..she had attended the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, where she met a young man, Bill Rausch, and fell in love. After Rausch graduated West Point, he was stationed in Oklahoma as Maura finished school in Massachusetts.

CNN
November 26, 2008
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=687

Maura Murray had just gotten engaged to Rausch, her college sweetheart and an Army lieutenant stationed in Oklahoma.

ABC News 20/20
September 21, 2009
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=696

After Rausch graduated West Point, he was stationed in Oklahoma...

SOCO Magazine
April 2011
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=710

While traveling from Oklahoma to New Hampshire to assist with the search for his missing girlfriend, Billy Raush...

Concord Monitor
March 31, 2013
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=716

.. including a long-distance relationship with her boyfriend in Oklahoma.

Boston Magazine January 28, 2014
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=722

...and a necklace from her boyfriend, whom she’d met at West Point and was now stationed in Oklahoma.

CNN’s Soledad O’Brien interviewed ... her boyfriend, Bill Rausch, who flew in from Oklahoma.

The Patriot Ledger / The Enterprise
February 8, 2014
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=727

Maura's boyfriend, an Army lieutenant... flew in from Oklahoma to help.
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Sources of Pre-Departure Facts - Part 4
« Reply #3 on: November 29, 2019, 02:15:49 pm »
Between February 2, 2004 (or earlier) and February 9, 2004, Maura had her personal items packed in boxes and took her artwork off the wall. She also left a note on top of the boxes.
Part 1

Massachusetts Daily Collegian
February 17, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=410

Lindsay Pemberton, a junior nursing major, has the same class schedule as Murray and was present for the meeting on Friday. Pemberton told The Massachusetts Daily Collegian that staff in the nursing department spoke to Murray’s family, and were told that there were no recent family deaths.

“Also, her dorm room was all packed up, like she was planning on moving out,” said Pemberton.

“She was really quiet and didn’t hang out with any of us,” said Pemberton. “She was a sweet person, but she didn’t get personal with anyone.”

Boston Globe
February 21, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=425

Murray's father said he also discovered a note card that mentioned Burlington among many personal belongings she had packed in her car.

The Brockton Enterprise
February 20, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=419

Many of her belongings had been packed and left behind in her dorm room at the school, Scarinza said after talking to campus police.

The school newspaper, The Daily Collegian, also quoted a classmate who said Murray's room was packed like she was planning to move out.

Lowell Sun / The New Hampshire Union Leader / Foster's Sunday Citizen / Nashua Telegraph
February 22, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=430

She lied to professors about a death in the family, and said she would be gone from class for the week and then packed her belongings as if she was moving out.

The Caledonian-Record
February 27, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=433

Packed Up Her Dorm Room - UMass Police Department Detective Brian Davies said Murray had packed up all her belongings in her dorm room and appeared to be moving out and not returning.

Boston Globe
March 2, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=438

The more details are revealed, the more baffling the case becomes, police acknowledge. Yesterday, Thrasher said that Maura had fastidiously packed all her belongings into boxes before she left school, even removing the art from her dorm room walls. Least likely is that she committed suicide. She left no note.

Boston Herald
March 2, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=436

Her sister, a 21-year-old former West Point cadet who transferred to UMass-Amherst, packed her room and e-mailed university staff Feb. 9 that she would be out for a week. As an excuse, she said there had been a death in her family.

Sun Journal / The New Hampshire Union Leader / Boston Globe / Nashua Telegraph
March 2, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=437

She lied to professors about a death in the family, said she would be gone from class for the week, then packed her belongings as if she were moving out.

The Patriot Ledger
March 3, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=439

According to her family, Murray called her sister, Kathleen Murray of Hanover, at about 10 p.m. Feb. 5, four days before she packed her belongings and headed north to New Hampshire.

The Patriot Ledger
Tuesday, March 9, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=441

She is struggling these days to figure out why Murray packed up her dormitory room a month ago today and took off for New Hampshire.

She packed up her belongings in her room on the fourth floor of the John F. Kennedy residence hall, including wall decorations.

Pittsfield Berkshire Eagle / Portsmouth Herald / Boston Globe / The New Hampshire Union Leader
April 4, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=448

She lied to professors about a death in the family, and said she would be gone from class for the week. Then she packed her belongings as if she was moving out. Police said Murray may have wanted to get away for a while.

Boston Globe
April 11, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=452

The psychic said she also was not sure why Murray, a nursing student at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and former college track star, abruptly packed her belongings the day she disappeared and drove to New Hampshire without telling any friends or family members of her plans.

The Providence Journal
April 22, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=465

State police searched the area in a helicopter Monday for any sign of Maura Murray, 21, of Hanson, Mass., a University of Massachusetts student, who had packed up all her belongings at school before she disappeared.

Seventeen Magazine
About May 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=470

Then she packed her stuff, left her dorm, took $280 out of an ATM, bought a can of Skyy Blue and a bottle of red wine at a liquor store, got in her car-and started driving.

The Patriot Ledger
May 3, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=473

Maura Murray packed up her belongings in her dorm room on Feb. 9, loaded up her car and abruptly left UMass. She wrecked her car later that night but refused help from a passing motorist. Ten minutes later, police arrived, but Murray was gone.

The Patriot Ledger
May 6, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=479

The clue offers at least some hope for Murray's family and friends. What happened after the car accident is only part of the mystery. Questions about why she was in New Hampshire are also unanswered. The last time friends saw her was the afternoon of Feb. 9, when Murray packed her belongings at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst and left. She E-mailed professors saying there was a death in the family.

The New Hampshire Union Leader
May 14, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=490

She also apparently planned to get away because she lied to professors about a death in the family and said she would be gone from class for the week, then packed her belongings as if she was moving out.

VERMONT STATE POLICE - NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE POLICE
June 8, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=507

By Monday morning, Feb. 9th Maura had packed up all her belongings in her dorm room at U-Mass, putting everything neatly in boxes and putting all the boxes on her bed along with a personal note she had recently received from her boyfriend.

The Caldedonian-Record
June 9, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=508

Investigators also said Murray had nearly cleaned out her bank account, packed up her belongings in her dorm room at UMass Amherst, and made off for destinations unknown.

The next day she packed up all her belongings in her dorm room and headed off to a destination unknown.

The New Hampshire Union Leader
July 2, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=517

She also apparently planned to get away because she lied to professors about a death in the family and said she would be gone from class for the week, then packed her belongings as if she was moving out.

The Patriot Ledger
July 13, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=521

Murray, a nursing student at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, packed up her belongings in her dorm room on Feb. 9, loaded up her car and abruptly left school.

WCAX
July 13, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=522

"What is clear it was her intention to leave school at the time she drove and ended up in Haverhill, New Hampshire. She had packed all her belongings, put them in boxes," said Lt. John Scarinza who is heading up the investigation for the New Hampshire State Police.

The New Hampshire Union Leader
July 14, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=524

By the morning of Feb. 9, she had packed up all her belongings in boxes and left a note for her boyfriend.

Massachusetts Daily Collegian
September 9, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=529

22-year-old Maura Murray, a nursing student, is still missing after 7 months. It was February 9, 2004 when the Hanson, Mass. resident packed up her belongings from her Kennedy Hall dorm room, drove her car to New Hampshire and got into a minor car accident. After the accident, she vanished without a trace. She has not been seen or heard from since that cold February evening.

"Sometime between Sunday and Monday morning, she packed up all her belongings in her dorm room, to include taking all her pictures off the walls, taking everything out of her bureaus, [and] put them all in boxes [and] left [them] on her bed," Scarinza told WCVB-TV, "[She] left a personal note to her boyfriend on top of the boxes."

Massachusetts Daily Collegian
January 26, 2005
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=580

The 21-year-old nursing student from Hanson, Mass. packed up her belongings in her Kennedy Hall dorm room on February 9, 2004. In recent months, the Murray family has discovered that police have made several critical errors in the investigation, and allegedly lied to the news media.

“Sometime between Sunday and Monday morning, she packed up all her belongings in her dorm room, to include taking all her pictures off the walls, taking everything out of her bureaus, [and] put them all in boxes [and] left [them] on her bed,” Scarinza told WCVB-TV, “[She] left a personal note to her boyfriend on top of the boxes.”

The Republican
February 9, 2005
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=582

Before leaving UMass, Murray e-mailed her professors to tell them she was heading home for the week because of a death in the family, but there was no death in the family. She also packed up her dorm room.

The Republican
January 5, 2006
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=607

Shamshak said that means going back to the UMass-Amherst campus, where Murray, 21, of Hanson, was a junior nursing student. Before she disappeared on Feb. 9, 2004, she packed up her dorm room and e-mailed her professors to tell them she was going home for the week because of a death in the family, but there was no death in the family.
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Sources of Pre-Departure Facts - Part 5
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2019, 02:16:27 pm »
Between February 2, 2004 (or earlier) and February 9, 2004, Maura had her personal items packed in boxes and took her artwork off the wall. She also left a note on top of the boxes.
Part 2

Whitman-Hanson Express
July 12, 2007
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=655

Maura had "fastidiously packed all her belongings into boxes before she left school, even removing the art from her dorm room walls," the Boston Globe reported, citing UMass Police Lieutenant Robert Thrasher.

"It looked like she was planning to leave school," said Lieutenant John Scarinza of the New Hampshire State Police.

Although police and some friends suggest from her packing that Maura may have been intending to leave school permanently, there is reason to doubt such a conclusion.

Maura met her boyfriend, Billy Rausch, in the fall of 2001 while attending West Point. Maura was following in her sister Julie’s footsteps, but later decided military life wasn’t for her and transferred to UMass. Despite the distance Maura and Billy remained close.

Maura had recently returned from winter break. The University of Massachusetts has an unusually long break running from before Christmas into late January. Maura returned home to Hanson during her break and logically would have packed her belongings for such an extended time away. The UMass calendar refers to a "Welcome Back Week," occurring over the last week of January and into the first week in February. It is therefore plausible that Maura had been back on campus less than 10 days.

Family members also point out that Maura was a "neat-freak" by nature, so it wouldn't be unusual for the former West Point cadet to have her belongings carefully packed and arranged.

Moreover, there is no indication that Maura was doing poorly in school. To the contrary, she had made the dean's list the prior semester and was known as a good student.

https://www.reddit.com/r/MauraMurrayEvidence/comments/4yq4rq/newspaper_articles/d7kimwk
On the UMass Amherst campus, another search was underway at Maura's dorm room. Investigators found her belongings packed in boxes and a search of her computer showed she had downloaded directions to Burlington, Vermont.

https://www.reddit.com/r/MauraMurrayEvidence/comments/4yq4rq/newspaper_articles/d7kjcba
One line Fred repeated throughout the day was, "it doesn't matter." If you ask what he did for a living, or why Maura packed her things, or didn't tell anyone where she was headed, he'll just answer, "It doesn't matter." "We'll never know why she came up here," Fred said.

The Hampshire Union Leader
February 10, 2005
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=589

The investigation found that Murray had packed up her dorm room and headed north to the White Mountains, where she and her father had hiked over the years.

New Hampshire Sunday News / New Hampshire Union Leader
October 28, 2007
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=669

Dorm room packed - Although police believe the belongings packed in Maura's dorm room were another indication she had no intention to return, the mother of Maura's then-boyfriend has another explanation.

Sharon Rausch thinks Maura hadn't yet unpacked her things after a long Christmas break. During one of Maura's visits to the Rausch home, Mrs. Rausch tried to loan her an extra suitcase, only to discover it hadn't been unpacked.

That made Maura laugh, Sharon Rausch said.

"Maura said, You're just like me. I unpack as I use my things.' That's out of her own mouth. Maybe she just never unpacked."

New Hampshire Sunday News
October 28, 2007
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=670

Monday, Feb. 9, 2004: Maura departs Amherst, Mass., at about 4:30 p.m., leaving behind packed belongings in her UMass dorm room.

SOCO Magazine
April 2011
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=706

While she had packed up belongings from her dorm room, it looked more like she was moving away for awhile -- or perhaps had a plan to meet someone.

Concord Monitor
March 31, 2013
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=716

The morning of the disappearance she packed all of her belongings in boxes, placed them neatly on her dorm room bed, withdrew most of her money from her bank and emailed a professor and work supervisor that she would be taking a week off because of a death in the family.

Boston Magazine
January 28, 2014
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=722

When she left her dorm room, did she hint at what lay ahead? Some reports claim she had packed her belongings and taken art off her walls—evidence, perhaps, that she was leaving for good.

The Patriot Ledger / The Enterprise
February 8, 2014
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=727

On Feb. 9, 2004, Maura Murray packed up belongings in her dorm at University of Massachusetts at Amherst and headed north in her car.
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Sources of Pre-Departure Facts - Part 6
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2019, 02:17:07 pm »
Maura was upset at work on Thursday February 5, 2004

Boston Herald
February 16, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=404

Last Thursday, she received an "upsetting" phone call at the art gallery where she worked, her father said, but he did not know what it concerned. That Saturday, she got into an accident with his car, and called her boyfriend Sunday in tears.

Boston Globe
March 2, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=438

Investigators have determined the origin of an unusual telephone call that Murray received a few nights before she fled the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. The conversation upset her so much that she had to be escorted from her job to her dorm room.

The call, according to UMass police Lieutenant Robert Thrasher, came from one of Murray's two sisters. But Thrasher said police have yet to receive an explanation of what was so upsetting.

Yesterday, Fred Murray, the girls' father, said he was told that Maura's sister called her to talk about a "monstrous" fight with a boyfriend. "But I don't think that would upset her all that much," Murray said.

The Patriot Ledger
March 3, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=439

According to her family, Murray called her sister, Kathleen Murray of Hanover, at about 10 p.m. Feb. 5, four days before she packed her belongings and headed north to New Hampshire. But what was said should not have upset the 21-year-old, Kathleen Murray said.

We didn't really talk about much. I had been fighting with my fiance', and we talked about that, but I don't know why she would be upset about that, Kathleen said.

Massachusetts Daily Collegian
September 9, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=529

Maura allegedly left her campus job the Thursday before she disappeared and co-workers described her state as upset and troubled, according to WCVB-TV.

In an interview with WCVB-TV, Maura's older sister, Kathleen Murray of Hanover, Mass., admitted that she had a phone conversation with Maura that evening.

"It was just a regular phone call. It made no difference to me. It was just Maura calling me, that was that. I told her about my day and quarreling with my fiance'," Murray said. "I don't know what I could have done to upset her... Seriously, I think she just wanted to get out of work."

New Hampshire State Police Lt. John Scarinza is one of the lead investigators on the Murray case. He disputes Kathleen Murray's statement about her sister trying to leave work early.

"It wasn't a case where she called the supervisor and said, 'Listen, I've had a bad phone call...' The supervisor on her own initiative said, 'Why don't you take the rest of the night off? I'll walk you to your dorm.' So clearly she was upset," Scarinza told WCVB-TV.

It was less than four days later when Maura decided to leave UMass. She apparently had some type of plan before for her departure.

New Hampshire Sunday News / New Hampshire Union Leader
October 28, 2007
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=669

Distraught on the job - Mrs. Rausch said Maura worked security late Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004, into Friday morning checking students in and out of a UMass dormitory. Maura's supervisor that night said she found her sobbing at about 1:20 a.m. and had to help her back to Murray's room.

The source of her distress, Maura told the supervisor, was a phone conversation with Murray's sister.

Since married, Kathleen Carpenter remembers finishing a phone call with Maura at about 10:20 the night of Feb. 5, but doesn't recall talking with her sister in the early-morning hours.

Kathleen, who said she had talked about troubles with her husband-to-be during the nighttime conversation with Maura, said her sister didn't seem upset.

But, she added, Maura and Billy were having relationship troubles at the time. Kathleen said she takes sleeping pills at night and didn't remember a later call.

"We'd always talk about boy troubles. She was with Billy Rausch and every time they got into a fight or if had a fight with my (now) husband, I'd call her. It was girl talk, always late at night," Carpenter said.

She believes her sister went to the White Mountains to sort out her troubles with Billy.

"I think it was stress. I don't know what her and her boyfriend were going through," Carpenter said. "I kind of think that might have triggered it. They weren't getting along at that time.

"She wanted to go to a place that made her happy and look at the mountains, and something went terribly wrong."

Whitman-Hanson Express
July 12, 2007
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=654

During a slow point in her shift, around 10:20 p.m., Maura chatted on the phone with her older sister, Kathleen. The two were discussing men troubles, specifically Kathleen's tiff with her then fiancé, now husband, Tim Carpenter. The two sisters talked nearly every day and this conversation was not unlike any other, Kathleen would later say. Maura was especially close to Kathleen and her other older sister, Julie. She also had two brothers, Freddy and Kurt.

Maura did not burst into tears right after hanging up the phone, contrary to some published reports. But she did start crying about three hours later for reasons that remain unclear. Maura was comforted by her work supervisor, Karen Mayotte, who walked her back to her single room in the Kennedy dormitory around 1:20 a.m. Maura never told Mayotte why she was upset. Supervisors are on a 30-minute rotation so Mayotte would not have been present for Maura's entire shift.

SOCO Magazine
April 2011
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=710

Maura received another phone call while still at work, at 1 a.m. all Friday Feb. 6, after which she become upset. She was escorted back to her dorm room by her supervisor.

Boston Magazine
January 28, 2014
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=722

She also worked as a security guard at an art gallery and in the dorms. At around 10:20 p.m. on the Thursday before she disappeared, she received a phone call, and later in her shift that night, she became so upset that her supervisor escorted her back to her dorm room.

https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=723

In February 2005, members of the DIY detective message board websleuths.com jumped into the fray. Anonymous posters with names like Grassyknoll2 and CyberLaw attempted to piece together a time line, wondering why Maura would have partied on Saturday night, or what made her so upset at work.
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Sources of Pre-Departure Facts - Part 7
« Reply #6 on: November 29, 2019, 02:17:48 pm »
Fred Murray Came to Umass on Saturday, February 7, 2004 to car shop with Maura

Boston Globe
February 15, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=399

A junior in the University of Massachusetts at Amherst's nursing program, Murray was doing well in school. She had a dedicated boyfriend, a loving family, and close friends. Her father, Frederick, had just told her he wanted to buy her a new car.

The Patriot Ledger
February 28, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=435

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.

The Patriot Ledger
March 9, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=441

Alfieri said Markopoulos, Murray and a few friends were drinking into the late-night hours of Feb. 8. Fred Murray was staying in a hotel on Route 9 that weekend. He was in town to help his daughter find a new car.

Whitman-Hanson Express
July 12, 2007
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=654

The father and daughter were looking at a three-year-old Geo Prizm. "She would have had a new car by next week," Fred said later.

After a day of car shopping on Saturday, the two had dinner at the Amherst Brewing Company on North Pleasant Street in downtown Amherst. Each time Fred visited Maura their routine included trying another of the many local brew pubs in the area.

Seventeen Magazine
About May 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=470

Two days later, on Saturday, February 7, Maura's dad drove up to Amherst to help Maura buy a new car.

New Hampshire Sunday News
October 28, 2007
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=670

Maura Murray mystery timeline - Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004: Maura and her father, Fred Murray, look for used cars to replace her balky 1996 Saturn.

SOCO Magazine
April 2011
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=710

Fred Murray arrived at the UMass Amherst campus on Saturday, Feb. 7, to visit his daughter.

Investigation Discovery, September 27, 2012
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=715

Saturday starts off as a father-daughter weekend where they spend the day used car shopping and eating out at their favorite local brew house.

Boston Magazine
January 28, 2014
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=722

That weekend, her father came up from his job in Connecticut to help Maura find a new car. Maura’s 1996 Saturn “kind of blew a cylinder” and was “smoking something fierce,” according to Fred Murray. “I said, ‘You can’t drive this car. The cops will pull you over in a heartbeat,’” he recalls. As a temporary fix, Fred says he suggested she put a rag inside the tailpipe to hide the smoke. He says he withdrew $4,000 over the course of eight ATM transactions and that on that Saturday he took Maura to purchase a car in Northampton. They ended up a couple of thousand dollars short, though, so Fred figured he’d go home, round up some more money, and come back another time.

https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=724

“She didn’t have any reason,” Fred says. “She had things going for her. She was going to be a nurse. She was getting a new car—a three-year-old car—the very next Saturday. She was getting married soon. She was getting great marks.”
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Sources of Pre-Departure Facts - Part 8
« Reply #7 on: November 29, 2019, 02:18:23 pm »
Maura Borrowed her Father's New Car on the Evening of Saturday, February 7, 2004.

VERMONT STATE POLICE - NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE POLICE
PRESS RELEASE
June 8, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=507

On Saturday Feb 7th Maura spent the evening out with her father and friends at a local brew pub. Later that evening, in the early morning hours of Sunday the 8th of February, Maura was involved in a single vehicle accident in the town of Hadley, Mass. She was driving her fathers’ new car at the time of the accident, and struck a set of guardrails causing approx 10,000 dollars damage to the vehicle.

The Caldedonian-Record
June 9, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=508

Scarinza also said the day before she disappeared, she had had an accident with her father's brand-new car in Hadley, Mass.

Whitman-Hanson Express
July 12, 2007
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=659

Fred Murray was asked if his daughter had recently experienced any traumatic events. He could only think back to Amherst when Maura banged up his new car. But in Fred's words, "It wasn't a big deal."

SOCO Magazine
April 2011
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=710

She borrowed his car that evening and drove herself back to the UMass campus to attend a dorm party with her friend.

Boston Magazine
January 28, 2014
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=722

Later, Maura dropped off Fred at his hotel and drove his new Toyota Corolla to an on-campus party, where she drank with friends.

WCBV
February 5, 2014
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=725

Fred Murray was in Amherst visiting his daughter two days before she vanished. She borrowed his car to go to a party and struck a guardrail. No tickets were issued, but there was $8,000 in damage to the car.
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Sources of Pre-Departure Facts - Part 9
« Reply #8 on: November 29, 2019, 02:18:59 pm »
On the evening of Saturday, February 7, 2014, Maura attended a small party in the dorms

Boston Globe
March 2, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=438

Feb. 7, Maura and a girlfriend had dinner with Fred Murray, who was visiting Amherst. Afterward, the father returned to his hotel, and the two young women attended a campus party.

Whitman-Hanson Express
July 12, 2007
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=654

Back on campus, Maura attended a small party in the dorm with Kate and their friends. The girls were chatting and drinking Skyy Blue malt mixed with wine, friend Sara Alfieri later said in an interview with Seventeen magazine.

New Hampshire Sunday News
October 28, 2007
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=670

Saturday, Feb. 7, 2004: Maura and her father, Fred Murray, look for used cars to replace her balky 1996 Saturn. After dinner at a brewpub in Amherst, Mass., Maura drops Fred off at the Quality Inn in Hadley, Mass., takes his new Toyota for the night, and joins friends at a University of Massachusetts dormitory party.

SOCO Magazine
April 2011
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=710

Also all Saturday, Maura and her father ate dinner along with one of Maura's friends at an Amherst restaurant. After dinner Maura dropped her father off at his hotel room. She borrowed his car that evening and drove herself back to the UMass campus to attend a dorm party with her friend.

Boston Magazine
January 28, 2014
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=722

Later, Maura dropped off Fred at his hotel and drove his new Toyota Corolla to an on-campus party, where she drank with friends.

https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=724

Renner has just completed a 300-page book about his search for Maura, and can rattle off minute details about the case as if they were baseball stats. During his investigation, Renner wrote on his site that he discovered that just three months before her disappearance, Maura was visited by police officers at her dorm on account of $79.02 she had spent on pizza deliveries with a stolen credit card number. He also wrote that records indicated the charges would be dropped within three months under one condition: Maura would have to stay out of trouble until then. Could her late-night car accident, after drinking at a party, have brought those charges back into play?

WCBV
February 5, 2014
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=725

Fred Murray was in Amherst visiting his daughter two days before she vanished. She borrowed his car to go to a party and struck a guardrail. No tickets were issued, but there was $8,000 in damage to the car.
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Sources of Pre-Departure Facts - Part 10
« Reply #9 on: November 29, 2019, 02:19:46 pm »
On the morning of Sunday, February 8, 2004, Maura drove to her father's motel to return the car. During the trip, Maura got into an accident that cost $8,000 - $10,000 of damage to her dad's new Toyota Corolla.

Boston Globe
February 15, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=399

If Murray was troubled by something, family and friends said, it might have been a small car accident she got into last Saturday night, when she damaged her father's new Toyota.

The Caledonian-Record
February 27, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=433

She said Murray had called Bill Feb. 8 and was crying because of the previous Saturday accident, though he didn't feel that was it.

The Brockton Enterprise
February 20, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=419

She had crashed her father's car in Amherst on the Saturday night before she disappeared, but Rausch said it was nothing serious, that she skidded on ice. Police, however, said it was a significant accident.

The Patriot Ledger February 28, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=435

Police believe Murray left UMass that afternoon, possibly upset over cracking up her father's car days earlier, or for some other reason nobody knows about.

VERMONT STATE POLICE - NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE POLICE
PRESS RELEASE
June 8, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=507

On Saturday Feb 7th Maura spent the evening out with her father and friends at a local brew pub. Later that evening, in the early morning hours of Sunday the 8th of February, Maura was involved in a single vehicle accident in the town of Hadley, Mass. She was driving her fathers’ new car at the time of the accident, and struck a set of guardrails causing approx 10,000 dollars damage to the vehicle.

The Caldedonian-Record
Wednesday, June 9, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=508

Scarinza also said the day before she disappeared, she had had an accident with her father's brand-new car in Hadley, Mass. The accident, he said, caused $10,000 worth of damage to Fred Murray's car.

Whitman-Hanson Express
July 12, 2007
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=654

Around 2:30 a.m. Maura told friends she was heading home to her dorm room. Instead she got into her father's car and drove toward his motel. While driving along Route 9 in Hadley, Maura slammed into a guardrail causing about $8,000 worth of damage to the Toyota. Local police responded to the scene of the accident but no charges were filed.

SOCO Magazine
April 2011
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=710

At 2:30 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 8, Maura left her friend's dorm room and started to drive her father's car, a brand new Toyota Corolla, back to his hotel. On the way, she went off the road on Route 9 in Hadley, Mass., striking a guardrail. No charges were filed by police and damage to the vehicle totaled $8,000. Fred Murray recalled that at the time Maura was shaken up and apologetic about the accident.

WCBV
February 5, 2014
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=725

Fred Murray was in Amherst visiting his daughter two days before she vanished. She borrowed his car to go to a party and struck a guardrail. No tickets were issued, but there was $8,000 in damage to the car.
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Sources of Pre-Departure Facts - Part 11
« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2019, 02:20:28 pm »
incomplete

Maura called her boyfriend Billy Raush at around 4:49 AM on Sunday, February 8, 2004

Boston Globe
February 15, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=399

If Murray was troubled by something, family and friends said, it might have been a small car accident she got into last Saturday night, when she damaged her father's new Toyota.

The day after the accident, she called her boyfriend, Army Lieutenant Bill Rausch, who is stationed in Oklahoma, in tears. A day later, on Monday, she got into her Saturn and headed north.

The Caledonian-Record
February 27, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=433

Sharon Rausch said, "It's obvious to us something has happened to distress her."

She said Murray had called Bill Feb. 8 and was crying because of the previous Saturday accident, though he didn't feel that was it.

"He told her on a scale of 1 to 10, it was only a 3 or 4," she said. "He had to talk to her a long time to calm her down. We are convinced something happened at school and her Amherst friends know."

Whitman-Hanson Express
July 12, 2007
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=654

At 4:49 on Sunday morning a little while after the accident Maura called her boyfriend, Billy Rausch, on her father's cell phone. Billy consoled her over the phone, though he would later say he thought there was more than just the accident on Maura's mind.

SOCO Magazine
April 2011
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=710

Maura called her boyfriend at 4:49 A.M. from her father's cell phone.
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Sources of Pre-Departure Facts - Part 12
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2019, 02:21:06 pm »
incomplete

Fred Murray left Umass on Sunday, February 8, 2004

Whitman-Hanson Express
July 12, 2007
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=654

After a few calls Sunday morning, Feb. 8, it appeared Fred's insurance would cover the accident and it was time to "move on." Fred had a work obligation in Bridgeport, Connecticut so he rented a car and dropped Maura off at her UMass dorm.
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Sources of Pre-Departure Facts - Part 13
« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2019, 02:21:47 pm »
incomplete

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

CNN - American Morning
February 17, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=407

FRED MURRAY, FATHER OF MISSING STUDENT: We think because of the general direction she was traveling that she was going to an area that she's familiar with, which would be up in the White Mountains where we used to camp and hike. But the whole thing came on so suddenly that I know the night before she had no such plans. I spoke to her, and she was due to talk to me Monday night, but I don't think she was able to.

Whitman-Hanson Express
July 12, 2007
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=654

That evening at 11:30 p.m. Fred talked to Maura on the phone and reminded her to pick up accident forms from the Registry of Motor Vehicles. Maura agreed to call her dad on the phone the next night (Monday) at 8 to go over the forms and fill out the insurance information.

The next day, Monday, Feb. 9, Maura made a number of phone calls.
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Sources of Pre-Departure Facts - Part 14
« Reply #13 on: November 29, 2019, 02:22:31 pm »
incomplete

Maura searched for Accommodation in Vermont after getting off the phone with her father, between about 12:00AM and 4:00 AM on Monday, February 9, 2004)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78TfLz9KBeg&feature=youtu.be&t=42s

Maura Called Dominic and Linda Salamone at 12:55 p.m. PM on Monday, February 9, 2004

Discovery ID
February 8, 2010
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PP4th7xreWU&feature=youtu.be&t=59s

Boston Herald
February 16, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=411

Last Thursday, she received an "upsetting" phone call at the art gallery where she worked, her father said, but he did not know what it concerned. That Saturday, she got into an accident with his car, and called her boyfriend Sunday in tears.

Boston Globe
February 21, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=425

Two days later, she damaged her father's car in a minor accident. Distraught over her fender-bender, she called her boyfriend, Army Lieutenant Bill Rausch, in tears the next day.

The Patriot Ledger
November 19, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=533

Missing Hanson woman's last call yet to be investigated: N.H. condo owners say police made no effort to contact them since February.

The family of a missing 22-year-old is demanding to know why police apparently failed to investigate one of the last telephone calls she made on the day she disappeared.

At 1 p.m. on Feb. 9, Maura Murray called a Wakefield couple who own a condominium at the Seasons at Attitash resort in Bartlett, N.H., that was for rent. Murray's family has stayed at the resort.

But the couple, Dominic and Linda Salamone, say they have never heard from investigators.

''It's so upsetting,'' Linda Salamone said last night. ''I was the last person she talked to, so wouldn't I be the first person they would call to at least find out her state of mind?''

Salamone said she did not know about Murray's mysterious disappearance until last month, when the mother of the young woman's boyfriend telephoned to ask about the February call.

''I couldn't even tell her what she said because it was so long ago but I'm assuming she wanted to rent the place,'' Linda Salamone said.

Sharon Rausch, the mother of Murray's boyfriend, Army Lt. Bill Rausch, said she discovered the call to the Salamones last month when she looked over Murray's cell phone bill for February.

''It blew our minds that it's now eight months later and we're finding out that (police) never even called these people,'' Rausch said.

The Hanson Express
November 24, 2004
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=535

But the other number is more troubling in its omission from the investigation. The number Maura called belonged to a Wakefield couple, Linda and Domenic Salamone. When Rausch called them, she learned that they rent a condo in the same New Hampshire complex where Murray and her family had often stayed.

The New Hampshire Union Leader
January 9, 2005
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=538

Family vacation spot For Fred Murray, it's logical that his daughter would seek to stay at the condominium complex at Attitash, where the family had vacationed in the past, and disturbing that investigators did not follow through on the call until prompted by a newspaper story.

Whitman-Hanson Express
July 12, 2007
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=654

At 4:49 on Sunday morning a little while after the accident Maura called her boyfriend, Billy Rausch, on her father's cell phone. Billy consoled her over the phone, though he would later say he thought there was more than just the accident on Maura's mind.

Billy was an army lieutenant who was stationed at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. Just a few weeks earlier Maura had arranged for a summer job at a hospital in Oklahoma to be closer to Billy. "They would have ended up married," said Fred. Later, Billy would tell a local newspaper that he and Maura were "engaged to be engaged."

https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=663

Why did Maura bring her cell phone charger, birth control, insurance forms or school textbooks? Why would she have called a condo resort in Bartlett, New Hampshire just before leaving (A phone call that was not investigated by police for nearly a year). Maura was not driving aimlessly. She had some sort of a plan, a destination.

New Hampshire Union Leader / New Hampshire Sunday News
October 28, 2007
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=667

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.

SOCO Magazine
April 2011
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=710

On the day of her disappearance, at 12:55 p.m. Maura called for information about renting a condo in Bartlett, N.H. The call lasted for three minutes and she did not rent a condo.

Boston Magazine
January 28, 2014
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=722

Over the next couple of days, as she and her father tried to figure out the car’s insurance situation, Maura started to make travel plans: Just before 1 p.m. on Monday, she called the owner of a condo rental in Bartlett, New Hampshire; she also dialed 1-800-GOSTOWE, but did not make a reservation at one of the hotels in the area. The same day, she sent an email to her boyfriend:

New York Daily News / Concord Monitor, February 8/9, 2014,
February 8/9, 2014
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=728

Before she left that Monday, she had already called several lodgings, including one in Bartlett, N.H., that her family regularly visited. In her car were directions to Burlington, Vt., said retired state police Lt. John Healy, who has continued to investigate the disappearance.
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Sources of Pre-Departure Facts - Part 15
« Reply #14 on: November 29, 2019, 02:23:00 pm »
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Maura emailed Billy Raush at about 1:00PM on Monday, February 9, 2004

Discovery ID
February 8, 2010
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=78TfLz9KBeg&feature=youtu.be&t=3m36s To 4:00

SOCO Magazine
April 2011
https://mauramurray.createaforum.com/evidence/newspaper-articles-57/?message=710

At 1 p.m. she sent Rausch an e-mail saying that she didn't feel like talking to anyone but that she would call him later that day.

The same day, she sent an email to her boyfriend...
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