New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
April 3, 2019

Contact:
Kate Spiner, Director of Communications
603-573-6103 | kate.spiner@doj.nh.gov

Jeffery A. Strelzin, Associate Attorney General 603-271-3671 | jeffery.strelzin@doj.nh.gov

Maura Murray Missing Person Case

Concord, NH – Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald and New Hampshire State Police Colonel Christopher J. Wagner announce that Associate Attorney General Jeffery A. Strelzin will provide an update regarding today's search of a single-family home located not far from Ms. Murray's accident scene.

The briefing will be today, Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at the Grafton County Superior Court.

Background

Maura Murray (age 21 at time of disappearance) went missing in February 2004. She had been a student at UMASS-Amherst college and left the college on February 9, 2004. At approximately 7:30 p.m. that night, Ms. Murray's car was involved in what appeared to be a single-car accident on Route 112 (Route 112 is also known as Wild Ammonoosuc Road) in Haverhill, New Hampshire. Shortly afterwards, a private citizen saw and spoke to the female at the accident scene. However, when the police arrived she was not there. In years since she went missing, numerous searches of the area at and around the accident scene have been conducted by law enforcement authorities and private citizens, with no positive results.

One of the areas searched over the years included a single family home, located not far from Ms. Murray's accident scene.

In cooperation with the current homeowners, the New Hampshire State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted a further inspection of the home on April 3, 2019.

New Hampshire law enforcement officials are appreciative of the cooperation received from the homeowners. Those owners, and other property owners in the area ask that the public and media respect their privacy and property rights as this investigation moves forward.

New Hampshire Department of Justice
33 Capitol Street | Concord, NH | 03301
Telephone: 603-271-3658