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Maura Murray

Missing Maura Murray: Podcasters Lance & Tim search for answers

by Alan Duke, Reporter & 'Crime Stories With Nancy Grace' Co-host

Maura Murray was a 21-year-old college student in February 2004 when she was last seen after crashing her car on a winding road in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. Lance Reenstierna and Tim Pilleri began exploring her unsolved disappearance in 2015, sharing what they’re finding on the “Missing Maura Murray” podcast.

Their journey can seem as challenging as the hairpin curve where Murray’s car ran off the road. Murray was not the all-American coed that she may appeared to be at first glance, but why would she ditch her car and disappear on a cold winter evening?

Tim and Lance, who are also working on a documentary about Murray’s case, are guests on for Thursday’s podcast episode of “Crime Stories with Nancy Grace.”

[Feature Photo: Missing Maura Murray]

Alan’s journalism career began as a way to pay for his plan to become a lawyer, but he soon realized being a courtroom reporter was a lot more fun than sitting at a defense table. Duke covered many of the nation’s most sensational crime stories over his 26 years at CNN. Duke’s closely covered domestic terrorism cases for CNN, including the Oklahoma City federal building bombing, the UNABOMBER and search for Southeast bomber Eric Robert Rudolph. CNN moved Duke to Los Angeles in 2009 to cover the entertainment beat, much of his time was spent talking to cops, coroners and lawyers. His reporting on the investigation that followed Michael Jackson’s death — and two subsequent trials — included many revelations about the singer’s life and death.   Since leaving CNN in 2014, Duke has contributed to the Reelz Channel “Copycat Killers” documentary series. He is a co-founder and editor-in-chief for LeadStories.com.