The Mystery Encyclopedia

Disappearance of Maura Murray

University of Massachusetts Amherst student Maura Murray disappeared from a road trip into New Hampshire on February 9, 2004. Her final destination is unknown because her trip was unknown to friends and family. Her last known sighting and location is on Route 112 near Woodsville, New Hampshire, a village in the town of Haverhill. The 21 year old nursing student was involved in a single car accident at the time of her disappearance.
Maura Murray

2004 disappearance of 21 year old college student Maura Murray

Events leading up to Maura’s disappearance begin with an email to professors and to her supervisor at work giving the excuse of a family death and stating she would be away for a week.

At 7:27 pm, a local woman reported a car accident on a sharp corner of Route 112 adjacent to her home. A passing motorist who also lived nearby stopped at the scene, and asked the woman driving the car if she needed assistance; she declined, claiming to have called roadside assistance. Upon arriving home several minutes later, the motorist reported the accident to emergency services. At 7:46 pm, law enforcement arrived at the scene, but the woman had disappeared.

Why is this a Mystery

Since the last sightings by those at the accident scene, no officially verified sighting is reported. Maura disappeared within a 20 minute window leaving many to speculate about her whereabouts. Conspiracy theorists have offered many theories; including abduction, a second vehicle, and mystery destinations, however, law enforcement exclude foul play at this time. Her case is managed by cold case squads in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts.

Official Sites

Visit the official Maura Murray website
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