The latest unconfirmed sighting of Maura Murray centers around a strange group who call themselves The Twelve Tribes, residing in Lancaster, New Hampshire. The Twelve Tribes are a religious community (read: cult) that sprung out of the hippy movement in the early 70s – and whose aim is to recreate the Christian church of the 1st century, an effort to get back to the basics of Jesus’ teachings. However, Twelve Tribes communities across the country have gotten in some trouble over child abuse and child labor.
Here’s some emails I received from the witness this week:
Maura was wearing a white coat when I saw her for three days following her accident.That’s why I asked if she had one. I had sent an email to her boyfriend, and he wrote back saying “not a clue” no more, no less.
Maura was alive, unhurt after her accident.
She walked past the store I worked in everyday for three days.Until the day she was leaving, her new friends came into the store with her and I met her. I will never forget her dimples. Never. They even gave her a new name, translated it meant, “to be free”.
She smiled. She is clearly a runaway.
Her friends that helped her were told never to speak of the incident again,
I will tell you that Maura met these friends right there in Amherst.I
am sure it was at their festival that is held each year in the common.
But for the last 2 years has been held elsewhere on the university
it got too big for their town common. These people go to all the
universities and some of the bigger malls. Even thou they don’t recruitthey are always there to help those that need some.
The name of the “GROUP” as you call them are members of the “Twelve Tribes”. They are all over the country and if
you give them trouble, they can make trouble for you. As I suspect
they did with sending members of the family to some unknown location in
the middle of the woods on some foolish mountain.
I’ve forwarded this info to family and police. I’m inclined to think this could be a look-alike, but this woman is adamant the person she saw was Maura Murray.
I should note that this woman says she reported this sighting years ago to police, family, and Bill Rausch.