Billy Rausch attacked John Smith, Fred Murray’s private investigator, in a series of messages where he also rejected the notion of taking a lie detector test. In retaliation, he tried to connect Smith to his girlfriend’s disappearance.
“I’m not taking a lie detector test before my trial, John,” Billy wrote. He is currently awaiting trial on sex abuse charges in DC.
Smith seems to have upset Billy with several questions related to why he never returned to the White Mountains to search for Maura. Billy, in turn, hit back by suggesting that maybe Smith should be investigated, too. “I’m asking where you were the night of Feb 9, 2004,” he wrote. Followed by, “You are prob the shittiest supporter Fred could have right now. Keep up the good work.” And, in an odd exchange for someone who used to work in Veterans Affairs, he writes, “You’re a piece of shit, John. Go find some Vietnam vets and tell em how you would have won the war.”
Here’s a small sample of the vitriol from social media: