Wednesday, January 28, 2015

It Is Still Easy to Disappear in This Country

A woman's car found on the side of the road. Personal items left in the car. Missing woman is under investigation for theft. Family believes she was taken by a dirtbag...

Sound familiar?

This is the case of Michelle McMullen, who walked away from her life and managed to remain hidden for three years, without leaving the country.

Now, imagine Michelle was trained by the military on survival techniques and had a sister who worked for a CIA contractor. She'd do a little better than McMullen, I think.

(thank you to constant reader, Corey for reminding me about this story.)

Monday, January 26, 2015

Was the $4,000 for tuition?

Still thinking about the $4,000 in cash Fred Murray brought with him to UMass Amherst the weekend before Maura went missing. He said it was to go toward a new car but there are several problems with this explanation. 1. Nobody else remembers them saying they were looking for a car. 2. Why not write a check? Perhaps the real explanation has been staring us in the face for 11 years. Was it a tuition payment?

Back in 2004, tuition at UMass Amhert (with room and board) was just shy of $14,000. Students could pay in installments and it was much easier for the student to pay, rather than the parent.

If Fred gave Maura the $4,000 to deliver to UMass Bursars on Monday, but she ran off with it instead, it would go a long way to explain why Fred was reluctant to talk about the events leading up to her disappearance, and he would have to come up with a story for the cash that didn't put it in her hands. Why get her in trouble for theft when she was still missing?

Monday, January 12, 2015

A Stalker Returns *** UPDATED: TIES TO MAURA? ***

This is weird and disturbing and may or may not have to do with Maura Murray so I'm just going to lay it out there in chronological order:

Back in 2013, someone began sending me disturbing emails. I get a lot of threatening emails, but these were a little worse than usual.

Murray was a white trash ho.   Fucked the entire track team, including her "assistant track" coach (who is apparently now in Taiwan, putting that PhD of his to good use designing sneakers-I am sure it galled him to give up all of that  white, American, undergrad poontang, poor guy), and lord knows who else at UMASS and in the surrounding community. 
Something tells me she is still alive and the greek ho knows all of this.    It's a shame the cops can't water board her, 'cause requesting information from  her nicely doesn't seem to be getting the job done.

All these messages were coming in from

We tried to find out who was behind but he covered his tracks well. An IT guy backtracked his IP, only to discover he was using proxies and encrypting everything he did, online. All we could tell was that this same person had been put on a RIPE list in the Netherlands for some kind of illegal or threatening activity overseas.

Then I was contacted by a very frightened escort from New Jersey who sent me the screen caps of a conversation with a potential client (the images are above), who first used the email to communicate.

John Green did some digging and found that the emails were bouncing around a relay in an empty field in Wichita. Others traced the emails to Canada.

He went away for awhile. Then, last week, returned. "Look into Michelle Church," he said.

tee-hee!!!  Michelle Church holds the KEY to all!!!
P.S.  She is an adulterer ya know....ya might want to bring that up when you interview her...just sayin'!  ;)  Also, make sure to ask her what she did with that baby name book I gave to her! :)  Goodbye Jimbo.....I am off to masturbate while thinking of you.  ;)  tee-hee!: )

And this.

CHOO CHOO!!!  the Fuckbuddy Express is getting ready to chug right on through your town, Jimbo.
We learned today that this man goes by the name Douglas Morrison, from Whiting, NJ. Before that, he lived in Greenville, SC. I spoke to him on the phone. He admitted it.

I've had a lot of fun with you, Jimmy. It doesn't have to end.

For anyone saying I'm in this for the money, there are easier and safer ways to make a buck.

Some people have found a possible connection to UMass and West Point. I am attempting to verify this information.

2015 Poll: What Happened to Maura Murray?

Out of curiosity, let's take a new poll to see what the current leading theory is.

You can place your vote to the left.

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Let's Take One Last Look at Who Maura Called Before She Disappeared **UPDATED**

Here is a screen grab of Maura Murray's last cell phone bill.

It's been posted before, but many years ago. If you feel like doing a little sleuthing, perhaps you can figure out who/where Maura was calling just before she disappeared.

The New City number is her boyfriend, but the others, I believe, have never been 100% identified.

I will edit this post with the results.

An anonymous sleuther from the Netherlands did an extensive investigation into these numbers a couple years ago and developed a more detailed list of Maura's final phone bill. Here is the pdf:

Saturday, January 10, 2015

So How Did Maura Steal the Credit Card?

Here's another question that remains unanswered.

How did Maura get her hands on the credit card number she stole from the student at UMass, which she used to order food?

As you may recall, at the time of her disappearance, Maura Murray was in trouble with the local police and prosecutors of Hadley, Mass, for credit card fraud.

When the police confronted her during their pizza-delivery-sting at Kennedy Hall, Maura admitted to stealing another girl's credit card number. She said she got it off a receipt she found in the trash. But when police located the receipt, the number was not on it. They asked Maura to give them the paper she kept the number on, and when she handed it over to police, they noticed there were several other numbers on there as well.

It's important to note, here, too that for those in favor of the "Maura is still alive" theory, this incident shows she is comfortable with stealing someone else's identity.

So, in 2004, how would someone like Maura get that credit card number? The best I can think of is by going through someone's purse at a gym.

Any other thoughts?

Friday, January 9, 2015

Source Close to Investigation: I Believe There Was a Tandem Driver

Yesterday I spoke with a source close to the investigation. Someone who has been involved from the very beginning. They, too, believe Maura was traveling with another driver and it was this person who picked her up at the scene of the accident.

"It's good to talk to you, finally," they said. "I've thought this for years. It's the only thing that makes sense. It's good to know I'm not crazy."

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Track Coach Who Slept With Maura, Knew She Wanted to Disappear, Never Talked to UMass Police

Way back in 2011, I learned that Maura Murray had been sleeping with one of her track coaches, a man named Hossein Baghdadi. He confirmed the relationship and gave a few more details about their relationship, which they had to keep quiet, because of his status with the team.

He told me that Maura never mentioned Fred. Not once. As far as he knew, her father was dead. And once, in bed, she talked about wanting to disappear and start a new life, somewhere. He always assumed she meant Mexico.

Speaking of assumptions, I always figured he had at least told UMass detectives that Maura had talked of running away, if not about their relationship.

Turns out he didn't.

Hossein kept quiet while Maura was missing, while the detectives were pleading with members of the UMass track team for help. He had info and he kept quiet. Kate Markopoulos knew about this relationship and kept it secret from police, too. She lied to me directly when I asked about it.

And now Hossein lives overseas so it's going to be really hard for any police to question him further.

Why did nobody help the police in this case? Friends, family, lovers... everyone clammed up. Nobody wanted to talk about her past. Why?

Monday, January 5, 2015

Paging Maura Murray...

I was contacted the other day by a woman who went to UMass with Maura Murray, who I suspect may have some information about the case. Here's part of the first message:

If you had some sort of proof Maura was alive and well, and needed a life "do over" would you expose her?

We've been going back-and-forth a bit on the particulars, but the simple answer is, no, I would not expose Maura or her whereabouts.

So, Maura, if you're out there and following along, let me again say for the record, if you have reason to hide, I have no interest in exposing your location or current name. I think what everyone wants here is to know you're alive and well. Until then, this disappearance looks like a crime, or even a possible murder.

But how do you go about proving someone is alive and well?

I suppose one could email me a photograph with a current newspaper, some sort of explanation for running away and staying hidden, and details only Maura would know.

I don't think she would contact you directly.
Have you ever made it clear that her safety matters to you? 

Of course, Maura's safety is paramount and should be. If we knew she was alive and well, there really would be no more reason for this blog, right?

I can always be reached at


Saturday, January 3, 2015

Cold Case Unit Investigates Woodsville Sighting

I'm happy to report that detectives are actively investigating the sighting of Maura Murray reported by a Butson's employee last month. The woman was a cashier in 2004, and believes she saw Maura with two friends in the Woodsville grocery store about an hour before the accident in Haverhill.

Two detectives met with the cashier last month and discussed the sighting in detail.

Helena Dwyer-Murray, who runs the official family websites, said on Facebook that the cashier had spoken to family members in 2004. This is not true.

The cashier believed her manager gave this important info to police in 2004, but it never reached the unit looking for Maura.

The cashier approached Helena and the family earlier this year but the family kept the sighting secret until it was reported nearly a year later on this blog.

Friday, January 2, 2015

Developing Story, Possible Serial Killer in Brockton

Two bodies have been discovered in the woods just west of Whitman-Hanson, where Maura Murray was from. The first body has been identified as Ashley Mylett. The second body has been there for a long time and may be little more than a skeleton. Authorities have determined it was a female.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Toning Down the Rhetoric

I'm toning down the rhetoric on the blog and will police the comments more in the coming days until it gets back on track. I don't like the tone it was heading toward. I've also reverted a few posts so that the focus remains on what we do know (the new sighting, etc) rather than what we don't.

Libelous, threatening, or just plain mean comments will be removed.

Let's focus on new facts in 2015.