Over a dozen agents and investigators were spotted searching a home in New Hampshire on Wednesday, near the last known sighting of 21-year-old Massachusetts woman, Maura Murray, who vanished who disappeared in 2004 after crashing her car.
Valley News reports that although there was heavy presence at a single-family home at 92 Wild Ammonoosuc Road, Associate Attorney General Jeffery Strelzin announced that authorities did not find any evidence associated with Murray’s 2004 disappearance.
“No evidence was found in connection with that case,” Associate Attorney General Jeffery Strelzin said at a news conference this afternoon. “That home was searched on the outside – dogs went by there and found absolutely nothing connected with Maura’s case.”
To be clear, they didn’t believe there was credible evidence, but New Hampshire State Police and the FBI went down and conducted the search.”
Despite lack of evidence, Strelzin stressed that the investigation into Murray’s disappearance will continue.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, on February 9, 2004, Maura told her professors at University of Massachusetts Amherst and employer that she was taking time off for a death in her family. The story wasn’t true.
At around 7:27 p.m. that evening, a woman phoned police to report a car on the side of the road after an accident off of Route 112 in Woodsville, New Hampshire. Authorities determined the car was Murray’s, but she was nowhere to be found. While there was speculation the college student planned her own disappearance, police never corroborated that theory and have the treated Murray’s disappearance as a suspicious missing persons case.
Years of investigating hasn’t uncovered enough evidence to crack the mystery of Murray’s disappearance. Since then, Murray has been the centerpiece of several documentaries and podcasts.
Maura’s father, Fred Murray, previously said two different cadaver hit on something inside the the basement of the New Hampshire home. He also said he received tips about the home and that concreted had been poured in the basement area.
Strezlin said on Wednesday that a radar did indeed show areas of disturbed ground, but no evidence or human remains were found. The ground-penetrating radar was financed by private citizens after the new owners of the home gave authorities permission to search.
“It simply detected an area of disturbed ground,” Strezlin explained. “They located absolutely nothing except what looks to be pottery, maybe a piece of old piping.”
Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.
[Feature Photo: Maura Murray/Handout]