I don’t know what to make of this. On the surface, it seems very exciting. It suggests Maura may still be alive and laying low (everyone’s secret wish, I believe). Or, perhaps there is a simple explanation.
If she did just start a new life, law enforcement are under no obligation to tell anyone they found her. She’s an adult, after all. But they certainly seem to still be searching for her, too.
In light of this tidbit and this news about a secret suitor at UMass, I’ll have to check in with police in the next couple days. I’ll update here.
So here it is. This came in via email today. I’ve been able to tentatively verify the identity of the person who sent it and it seems to check out. For obvious reasons, this source will remain confidential.
This probably doesnt mean anything, I don’t know. I was always terrified to post on websleuths, topix, or the MM forum because everyone who doesn’t agree with the official party line gets attacked.
Anyway, I have always been kind of weirdo and looked at the Doe Network, then the Charley Project, etc. In 2007 I worked as a bank teller at a “chain” bank that has branches in NY, PA, and New England. It would get pretty boring sometimes, and I am nosy, so during lulls I would go through the database and search for people I knew, famous people, random missing people, etc. One time I searched “Maura Murray”. As of the end of 2006/early 2007, there was a Maura Murray, born May 4, 1982 with an active account opened in New Hampshire. If I recall correctly, it was attached to a car loan, and the account was active in that it was collecting payments. I remember the information looked pretty familiar, so I wrote it down and checked it against the Charley Project profile when I got home. I was always afraid to say anything, maybe it is a coincidence and I’ll look stupid, and at the time I didn’t want to get in trouble at my job. I saw this blog and figured what the hell.
thanks and best of luck
id prefer to remain somewhat anonymous
Editor’s note: It was a Citizens Bank.
Some clarification from my source:
Citizen’s Bank no longer does car loans, but they did then. To have one, you needed a checking account that was attached to the car loan for payment purposes. By “active”, there had been payments within the last 30-60 days on the car loan, because once a person was late and sent to collections, the account would read 0000 next to the name and be flagged. So if this was in fact an account related to her, it was after she was missing. As I didn’t work in the vehicle finance department, I could only see partial info.