In light of the new strangeness regarding the possibility that Maura Murray called Billy Rausch using a calling card two days after she disappeared, I’m reviewing some long-held assumptions. From the very beginning, there was a rumor that the reason Maura Murray had to do something about her car so quickly – and a motive for running – was because she hit Petrit Vasi with her car and fled the scene, the night she had the mental breakdown on campus four days before she vanished.
I spoke to Vasi years ago and he didn’t remember anything about the accident or the moments before it happened. He thought it was probably not connected to Maura’s disappearance. And so, mostly because of that, I wrote it off. Read more of my articles on Vasi here.
But I just took the time to watch this excellent series of videos that break down the case for Maura hitting Vasi in a very understandable way.
The director of this series is Ryan Koltalo. And in his video he shows how, in talking about Vasi, Sharon Rausch and others made a point to not mention that Maura was on the phone with Billy at the time of the Vasi hit-and-run. He also shows how Sharon Rausch, and, perhaps, Helena Murray, used aliases on Websleuths to steer the conversation away from the hit and run in the early days of the investigation.