Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Former NH State Trooper With Troubled Past Says Maura Was Murdered, Buried Under Suspect's House

Earlier today, a Facebook profile linked to a former NH State Trooper posted a number of alarming claims on a page run by Maura Murray's family.

James A. Conrad claims Maura was murdered, her body buried under a suspect's new house, and that the state police and prosecutor's know this but lack the evidence to dig her up.

Take a look at some of these screen captures from the ongoing group discussion.

This profile purports to be the same James A. Conrad who threatened to kill fellow state troopers during a series of events that occurred in 2007 when his wife was separating from him. A trooper himself, at the time, he gave an emotional resignation at the barracks after being accused of entering his ex's home and then threatened to pull another trooper's gun to force them to kill him, a form of suicide known as death-by-cop. All this according to court records.

At one point Conrad was even chased by police. When they pulled him over, they found he was driving his personal vehicle with what appeared to be a police scanner.

In 2008. Conrad was award a $1.5 million judgement by a jury after suing the state for wrongful imprisonment during this encounter.

This information -- about Maura being murdered and buried under a house -- is new and goes against much of what we've learned in the last few years. But Conrad has taken to social media saying he has first-hand knowledge of details of the investigation and that this is what the detectives believe happened to Maura Murray.

Thursday, August 20, 2015

Missing Maura Murray Podcast, Episode 6

Lance and Tim asked me on for this week's podcast.

We discuss Fred's actions the weekend before Maura disappeared and the strange party she attended (or didn't) with Kate Markopoulos and Sara Alfieri.

First Look!

Available in bookstores and online, everywhere, May 24, 2016.

Friday, August 14, 2015

**UPDATED** Woman Found Wandering in Maine Won't Tell Police Who She Is

Is it the beginning or end of a mystery? A woman has been found wandering the area of Greene, Maine and was taken in by police. They are trying to figure out who she is.

So far, she has been uncooperative, refusing to speak or write answers to their questions. She has nodded yes or shaken her head no to a couple questions.

She is 5'7" and 120 pounds.

What do you think?

The woman claims to be 41-year-old "Jessica Green" from Wisconsin, according to The Portland Press Herald.

However, the article goes on to say:

Holt said his office got a copy of a photo identification card from Wisconsin authorities, but because the photo was several years old and Green has been living on the streets, he wasn’t prepared to say it was a confirmed match. 
Residents called police about Green on Wednesday afternoon and she was found about 2 a.m. Thursday. Initially, she would only nod or shake her head to communicate, Holt said, but she later answered some questions “yes” or “no.” 
“She’s not being of any help, whether that’s intentional or not,” he said.

Should be interesting to see if they are ever able to confirm the match.

Episode 5 is up!

Jump on the podcast train here.

Saturday, August 8, 2015

Episode 4 of the Maura Murray podcast is up.

These podcasts get better every episode.

This one delves into the unanswered questions of the case: the rag in the tailpipe; the party at UMass before Maura's disappearance; why Maura was kicked out of West Point.