Tuesday, January 28, 2014

New to this Mystery? Here's the Top Ten Most Important Facts This Blog Has Uncovered:

10. Maura was facing charges of credit card fraud.

9. The strange call Billy got on his phone after Maura's disappearance was not Maura.

8. Maura's best friend at college can't recall any details and comes from a dangerous family.

7. Maura visited Goshen, NH shortly before she disappeared.

6. Someone called Maura's cell phone from New Hampshire the day she disappeared.

5. Photos of high school-aged cousins were found inside an adult magazine at Fred's house.

4. Fred lied to police about the events leading up to her disappearance.

3. Fred refused an interview with state police for two years and when he finally sat down with them, he brought two lawyers.

2. The rentals Maura was researching were for more than 1 person.

1. Maura had cheated on Billy with her track coach, and had talked about a plan to disappear.

Boston Magazine Tackles Maura Murray Case

Journalist Bill Jensen contacted me several months ago to go over the finer details of Maura's disappearance. His piece for Boston Magazine, which focuses mostly on internet sleuths and the upcoming 10th anniversary of the case, is out today.

He managed to score an interview with Fred, who gives new explanations for both the rag in the tailpipe and Maura's clean dorm room which differ from both the facts of the case and his previous statements.

Here's an excerpt:

After hearing about numerous accusatory posts on Renner’s blog, Fred refused to cooperate for the book. He believes his daughter was abducted by “a local dirtbag” and rejects the notion that she was running away. “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.” 
The feud between Renner and Murray has become personal.“What I think he’s trying to do is create characters for a screenplay,” Fred says of Renner. 

FYI: Fred is excellent at manipulating timelines and facts. As I've pointed out before, he said he didn't want any book published about his daughter's disappearance. And he made that statement 9 months before I began posting about this case. So the excuse that he didn't cooperate because of this blog doesn't wash.

Read the rest here.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Maura Murray Documentary Needs Your Help

Lance Reenstierna's upcoming documentary on the mystery of Maura Murray's disappearance is shaping up to be very interesting. I'm not entirely sure what he's up to or who he's interviewed so far but he's got quite a lot of footage in the vault.

Lance says he would still like to interview people who were captivated by Maura's case, the sort of person who checks this blog, daily. If that's you, please contact Lance at this email: lance.reno@gmail.com

Also, if you knew Maura or had any involvement with searches, etc. feel free to contact him.

Monday, January 20, 2014


We raised over $2,000 in donations!

Thank you so much, everyone. This is enough to buy full-page ads in Mass, NH, and Canada!!

Although we fell short of our goal for Boston-area billboards, I know there are some efforts by the media in that region which will remind people there about Maura's disappearance on the upcoming 10th anniversary.

Lots more to come in the next couple weeks!

You guys rock!

Sunday, January 19, 2014

24 Hours Left to Donate!

The fundraising ends Monday at noon. Please consider a $10 donation, today. A little more will go a long way.

You guys are awesome!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Last Chance to Donate!

If we can raise another $250, we can buy a full-page ad in the Haverhill, NH newspaper!

Thanks to your support, we have already raised enough money to put full-page ads in newspapers in Amherst, Mass and Canada. You guys rock!!

This fundraising effort ends Monday, Jan 20 at noon. Please share the link, today.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

6 Days Left to Donate

Some large contributions have come in the last couple days. But we still have a couple hundred to go if we want to run this ad in Canada.

I will close the account on January 20 and mail checks to the newspapers at that time (and will, of course, post invoices here as they come in).

Please share the link on Twitter and Facebook.

Thank you to everyone who has donated so far!!

Monday, January 13, 2014

Just a few days left!

Just a few days left to contribute to the fundraising campaign.

The good news is we have enough to buy a full-page ad in the largest newspaper in Amherst, Mass.

So what to do with the remainder?

If we raise another $250, we can buy an ad in the Haverhill, NH newspaper.

If we can raise another $700, we can buy a full-page ad in the Sherbrooke, Quebec newspaper.

There will be a large article in a prominent publication in the Boston/Hanson area. More on that soon.

Please consider a $10 donation today and help us reach our new goals!

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Fundraising Update

Good news!

Thanks to your contributions, we're getting the full-page ad in Amherst.

And if we can raise just another $300 we'll be able to buy a full-pager in the area of New Hampshire where Maura disappeared.

Keep it up! Almost there!

Share the link, please.

Monday, January 6, 2014

**UPDATED** Where should we run the ad?

**UPDATE** Since it is so close, I'm going to keep with Amherst. It's what we planned going into this, what people spent their money on, and honestly I think it will get us the biggest bang for our buck. There may still be people there with info about Maura and this can serve as a gentle reminder to come forward with info. I will check into the cost of running a full-page ad in Quebec City, in the meantime.**

Yesterday, we reached one of our goals in the fundraising campaign to bring awareness to Maura's disappearance and now have enough to purchase a full-page newspaper ad. Originally, I had planned to put this in the daily paper of Amherst, Mass, which serves the community around UMass, where Maura went to school.

Is that the best use of your contributions? Take a minute to answer the poll (found to the left).

We still have a ways to go to reach our next goal, which is to purchase billboards in the Boston area for the 10th anniversary. Please consider a contribution of $10 today.

Saturday, January 4, 2014

**UPDATE** Still time to donate to help find Maura!

UPDATE: Holy smokes, Dustin! Thank you!! We can do the full-page ad!!

So far we've raised nearly $600 $1,000 toward our campaign to put up billboards and purchase newspaper ads to get the word out about Maura's disappearance.

That's about 10% of our overall goal.

If we can raise $1,000 we can do a full-page ad in Amherst.

If we can reach $3,900 we can do billboards.

Every little bit helps. If everyone who read this post took 5 minutes to donate $10 we'd far surpass our goal.

Share the link!