Hometown Tragedy: The mysterious disappearance of Maura Murray

On a wintery night in February 2004, a college student crashes her car on a remote New Hampshire road. A few minutes later, a bus driver headed home after his shift asks if she needs any help, and she assures him she’s already called for it. That would be the last time anyone saw Maura Murray. For decades, Murray’s case continues to stump investigators. How does a person just disappear without a trace? Considered one of the first major true crime cases of the digital age, Murray’s disappearance is one of the most well-known missing cases in the world. That attention, her family says, is appreciated, but has its downsides.”We’ve got all this coverage and my family is thankful for that because the way that these cases are solved is through awareness and through engagement,” says Julie Murray, Maura Murray’s sister. “However, that comes with a cost, and the cost is exploiting the tragedy and exploiting Maura herself and exploiting my family and anyone that tries to help.”Hear more from Julie Murray and about who Maura Murray is behind the headlines, in this episode of “Hometown Tragedy.” Very Local is your best source for shows about local communities, bringing you 24/7 access to news from your trusted local news source, weather updates, and more. Very Local also brings you fresh, untold stories from your very own city and communities like yours, with exclusive original shows and local stories specific to where you live. Get the channel to stream Very Local FREE on Roku or Amazon Fire TV.Follow Very Local on Facebook and @VeryLocal on Instagram for more.

On a wintery night in February 2004, a college student crashes her car on a remote New Hampshire road. A few minutes later, a bus driver headed home after his shift asks if she needs any help, and she assures him she’s already called for it.

That would be the last time anyone saw Maura Murray. For decades, Murray’s case continues to stump investigators. How does a person just disappear without a trace?

Considered one of the first major true crime cases of the digital age, Murray’s disappearance is one of the most well-known missing cases in the world. That attention, her family says, is appreciated, but has its downsides.

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“We’ve got all this coverage and my family is thankful for that because the way that these cases are solved is through awareness and through engagement,” says Julie Murray, Maura Murray’s sister. “However, that comes with a cost, and the cost is exploiting the tragedy and exploiting Maura herself and exploiting my family and anyone that tries to help.”

Hear more from Julie Murray and about who Maura Murray is behind the headlines, in this episode of “Hometown Tragedy.”


Very Local is your best source for shows about local communities, bringing you 24/7 access to news from your trusted local news source, weather updates, and more. Very Local also brings you fresh, untold stories from your very own city and communities like yours, with exclusive original shows and local stories specific to where you live. Get the channel to stream Very Local FREE on Roku or Amazon Fire TV.

Follow Very Local on Facebook and @VeryLocal on Instagram for more.

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