How the Mysterious Disappearance of Maura Murray Shocked and Confused an Entire Nation

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It’s been 14 years since Maura Murray was last seen alive, but there’s a reason her case hasn’t gone cold.

Fourteen Years Ago

On February 9, 2004, 21-year-old Maura Murray left her dorm room at the University of Massachusetts. She emailed her professors about her impending absence and claimed it was due to the passing of a family member. But Maura was lying—and it was the last time she would ever be heard from again.

Stranded in the Wilderness

Maura headed north into the frozen New Hampshire wilderness. She was spotted on the side of the road and concerned onlookers called 911. However, by the time the authorities arrived, Maura had vanished.

All-American Girl

Maura, a shy and quiet nursing student, had just made the dean’s list. She ran track and field, and worked part-time jobs with campus security and a local art gallery. Maura had a tight-knit circle of friends. She was close to her family. So, why had she disappeared without a trace?

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