In case you missed it, Maura Murray’s boyfriend, Billy Rausch, imploded on social media last night, attacking Missing Maura Murray podcasters and Maggie Freleng, the journalist from Oxygen’s The Disappearance of Maura Murray, putting them on blast until 5 a.m. Likely, this is the sort of thing that will come out in court when he finally goes to trial for sex abuse in D.C. later this year. It’s the unhinged, hyper-focused belittling that his mistress described accurately during her protection order hearing.
As Billy brings more attention to himself, those close to the case have begun sharing more information they’ve been hesitant to share for years.
One thing that’s come out is that Billy was allegedly able to access Maura Murray’s voicemail and listen to a message from Kate Markopoulos to Maura that revealed Maura had disappeared with another man over the weekend. Here’s a quote:
“There was a message from Kate. And it says the story according to Bill with information from Kate is that Saturday after they dropped off Fred, they were out together, the girls went out. Kate and Maura had some drinks. Kate is saying they met three new guys who do not go to UMass and were from out of the area. Apparently they were all talking then at one point Maura and one of the guys were gone. Bill asked Kate about this because one of Maura’s voicemails was from Kate asking what was up with Bill and what happened with that guy the other night.”
It is not known at this time when or how Billy was able to access Maura’s voicemail.
In the past Fred Murray has said that he heard from both Sara Alfieri and Kate Markopoulos that there were three men at the party that night, and that one was Sara’s cousin. He was unable to find out their identities. Apparently, Maura was last seen that night, walking away with one of those men. The next thing we know, she gets into the accident with her father’s car.
Julie Murray released a statement this evening in which she confirms this information to be true. The information came via one of Maura’s friends. Julie goes on to claim that it was Sharon Rausch, not Billy Rausch, who managed to access Maura’s voicemail to get this information.It is unclear why nobody shared this info until now.
Anyone know who this person was?
UPDATE: STATEMENT FROM BILLY:
Bottom line, we never had issues with VMs, phone records, etc during the search. My mother was the account holder which is why she called Sprint for access to VMs. We printed off the phone records at the police station bc LE were waiting on a subpoena.
UPDATE 2: FURTHER STATEMENT FROM BILLY:
There was no “cheating VM.”
Bottom Line: Access to Maura’s VM was gained after and bc she disappeared. We learned of the three men at the party after Maura disappeared.