Erinn Larkin, who works directly with the family of Maura Murray, is contacting journalists and podcast guests claiming to be an advocate for the victim that won a protection order against Billy Rausch last year. She says she is reaching out on behalf of her friend, the victim. She then asks to have the information about the protection order removed from the web.
Erinn, of course, is no friend of the victim. She was actually listed as a witness for Billy’s defense in that matter and handed over private emails and text conversations that could be used against the victim in court. Erinn later publicly claimed that the victim was never scared of Billy, even though the victim’s lawyers revealed this text from the victim to Erinn in court:
“I said to Erinn, I don’t know what’s happening, but I feel very unsafe.”
Though she represents herself as the victim’s friend, here’s what the victim had to say in court:
Q: “Okay. And in fact you’re friends with Erinn Larkin, isn’t that right?”
A: “I’m not friends with Erinn Larkin.”
This new, bizarre deception comes at a time when friends of the Murray family have expressed their concern that the family is being taken advantage of by those with ulterior motives. Erinn regularly monitors confidential tips given to the Cold Case Unit and publicly raised funds were used to support a search that used magic fingernail guns.
A P.I. who worked with the family threatened the life of an NPR reporter last month. The podcast Missing Maura Murray immediately removed an episode featuring this investigator. However, two episodes of Erinn’s podcast featuring Guy Paradee remain and the Murray family has not condemned his threats. That’s tacit permission to the crazies that they can continue to do what they’re doing.
What the Murray family could use is a professional victims advocate and spokesperson. Any takers?