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True crime podcast that focuses on missing persons cases.

    Maura Murray Update

    Maura Murray Update

    In the following podcast, I discus death threats I've received form someone in the community following Maura Murray's disappearance. I also discuss my frustration with the community and certain people within this community which is clearly no longer trying to find Maura Murray but instead their goal has become to follow James Renner and Tim and Lance.

    • 21 min
    Interesting find in Maura Murray’s disappearance

    Interesting find in Maura Murray’s disappearance

    In this podcast, I discuss some new findings on Maura Murray's disappearance. Here is the newspaper article which I reference in the podcast:



    • 16 min
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    Was it really this simple? - Maura Murray

    Lately I've been reading old articles on Maura Murray's disappearance. I felt like I had reached a dead end in my search. I had theories but no facts to back them up with. Well this all changed tonight when I read an old interview someone had with Faith Westman. The person who interviewed Faith was called Angela Pitrone-Nason and the interview took place on January 8 2006, less than two years after Maura disappeared.

    There were certain sections in the interview that really peaked my interest. If you would like to read the transcript of the interview, you can find it here:


    What caught my attention was the comment made by Faith Westman, have a look:

    “They never saw anyone else around that car besides that one person and never saw any other vehicles stop, prior to police arrival, other than a school bus.”

    What this statement confirms is that there were no vehicles that passed in front of the Westman's between the time Butch left the scene and Cecil arrived. The reason this statement is important to helping solve Maura Murray's disappearance is that it limits the roads her abductor could have taken.

    If no vehicles passed in front of the Westman's then it only leaves two roads or options for her abductor. He either made a right turn from Bradly Hill Rd to 112 heading east and the other option is if a vehicle was heading west on 112 and makes a left turn on Bradly Hill Rd.

    Here's another interesting statement by Faith Westman in this interview:

    “Both Tim and Faith Westman say they are positive that nobody walked by their house (back towards Route 10)...they said that they could see clearly out in front of their house and would have seen her go by...plus the officer came from that way and didn’t see her. (I was there when it turned dark and the light is fairly bright and the house is close to the road). They feel that she must have walked the other way.”

    This means Maura Murray did not head west, but in fact headed east of the crash site. This is also supported by evidence when the search dog tracked her smell to approximately across the street from the Atwoods. We know that there was a 7-9 minute window between the time Butch left and Cecil arrived. We also now know that no vehicles where seen between the time Butch left and Cecil arrived. Now in my opinion this means her the abduction took place between 7:37 - 7:45.

    So when we put all of this together, it shows that Maura headed east after the crash and her abductor either lives east of the accident site or was east of the accident site when the 911 call came in because the Westmans claim there were no vehicles to pass in front of their home between the time Butch left to the time Cecil arrived. Assuming Maura Murray was abducted, her abductor lived east of the crash site and was about a 10 minute drive from the crash site when the call came in at 7:27 PM.

    Now if you take this into consideration and trace out the path 10 minutes from the crash scene and east of the crash scene, you get this. When I saw this I was shocked because this is where Rick Forcier claimed he saw Maura Murray the night she disappeared.....


    • 18 min
    My final podcast episode on the disappearance of Maura Murray

    My final podcast episode on the disappearance of Maura Murray

    This will be  my final episode covering Maura Murray's disappearance.

    • 19 min
    New information on Maura Murray’s disappearance

    New information on Maura Murray’s disappearance

    In this podcast I disucss some of my new finds in Maura Murray's disappearance.

    • 19 min
    TADP – Season 3 Episode 9 – Contradiction – Maura Murray

    TADP – Season 3 Episode 9 – Contradiction – Maura Murray

    Putting this together was very difficult so please be patient.

    The other day I was researching Maura Murray's disappearance when I stumbled on an article that flips this case on it's head.

    It was an article featuring quotes from Butch Atwood. Here's an extract from the article:

    “The next thing he knew, Haverhill Police Department Sgt. Cecil Smith was banging on his bus window. Smith asked him if he had called in the accident and seen anyone at the scene. Atwood told Smith he had seen a girl about 20 with dark hair.

    Smith said when he arrived, Murray was no longer with her car. In the seven to nine minutes between the time Atwood had left Murray to call for help and the time Smith arrived, Murray had vanished.

    "I took a ride around the back roads," Atwood said. "I was gone about 15 minutes. Then I took a ride to French Pond."

    He even drove about a mile down the road to the store in Swiftwater to check and see if she was there. She wasn't.

    When he returned to the accident scene, a New Hampshire State Police trooper was there.

    Atwood said they checked the woods in the immediate area to see if Murray had gone into the forest. There weren't any tracks.”


    So why is this so important? Well it completely contradicts the statements made by John Monaghan on the Oxygen documentary. Here is what John Stated:

    First he claims to have been near the Wire Mill in Lisbon NH. This area is approximately a 17 minute drive from Maura's crash site.

    So if John as he stated began driving in the direction of the crash site, he should have arrived no later than 7:47 PM, a minute after Cecil arrived, but clearly by Butch's statements, this isn't the case.

    Monaghan claimed to have made two stops, one to a dark colored Subaru. He asked the driver if she saw a female walking.

    This is another problem since Monaghan claims Cecil Smith called dispatch to advise that a female was missing, yet in reality when Cecil Smith arrived on scene, he called dispatch to have the license plate run. It came back to being owned by Fred Murray of Weymouth MA per an article written in the journal opinion. Here is Cecil's statement:

    “On Feb. 9 at 7:29p.m., a 911 call was placed by residents on Wild Ammonoosuc Road about a motor vehicle accident. At 7:46 p.m., Grafton County Dispatch received a call that Sgt. Cecil Smith arrived at the scene. Smith found the vehicle locked and without a driver. He had dispatch run the license plate for the black 1996 Saturn 4-door. He was informed that the car was owned by Fred Murray of Weymouth, MA. “

    Oddly enough, John Monaghan never once comments on this!

    John also claimed that he ran into Welma Robinson who was working at the switwater stage stop. She was on her way home from working her shift. Again, in Butch Atwood's statement he claims to have driven to that store in his bus however there is no mention by Welma of ever seeing Butch Atwood at that store. Also, if Butch Atwood left shortly after Cecil Smith arrived on scene and knocked on his window, then wouldn't Butch and Monaghan crossed paths?

    According to John he claims the caller said that they couldn't see her anymore, however he doesn't specify if it's Butch or if it's Faith. The problem here is that it's unlikely that it's Butch since he had a hard time getting throught, but either way we have the transcripts of the 911 calls and there was no mention of this conversation ever existing. It's like John made the whole thing up!

    Now we know from Butch's statement that John Monaghan was on scene when he returned from his 15 minute drive. Check out what John claims in the documentary:

    “so, when I got to the scene, [00:07:30] I pulled up and Cecil Smith was already there and I saw the car kinda smashed into the tree,

    • 33 min

Customer Reviews

2.8 out of 5
59 Ratings

59 Ratings

Ceerjurrio ,


I do respect his focus and research
Into this case. Tom Conrad’s murder has always made me think. More focus there would be great.

mrdirtmerchant ,

Faaar out maaaan!

There were EXACTLY 14 years 8 months and something like 4 days between Pamela Webb’s murder and the disappearance of America’s sweetheart booze hound Maura Murray!! And then I also remembered that the Allman Brothers played a local concert that night and I took a grip of fluff acid so there’s also that bizarre coincidence? Woww!!

michaels magic threadworks ,

Could be

Very nice podcasters voice but my golly he just goes on and on and then on some more.
If i wasn’t depressed before I started listing I was after.

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