Hometown Tragedy: The Mystery of Maura Murray

Mary Staes

Mary Staes

You can watch all of the Very Local shows for free!

Download the Very Local channel for FREE on your Roku, Amazon Fire TV, Apple TV or Android TV.

Mary Staes

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 needed 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’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.”

Want to learn more about Maura Murray’s story?:

Podcasts:

Missing Maura Murray by Crawlspace Media and Glassbox Media
Killer Queens: Missing: Maura Murray
The Casual Criminalist: The Dissappearance of Maura Murray

We also have a Spotify playlist here of featured true crime stories, including Maura Murray’s.

Further Reading:

True Crime Addict: How I Lost Myself in the Mysterious Disappearance of Maura Murray
B.O.L.O.: Be On the Look Out 
Missing Girls An Anthology of True Crime

Want more true crime?

Click here to learn about Hometown Tragedy: Season One and how to watch it exclusively streaming on Very Local. You can also follow Hometown Tragedy’ on Facebook here.


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.

More stories

Fit and Fab: Free summer workouts in Boston

Cover photo courtesy Getty Images Looking to get fit for the summer? Still wary of COVID-19 or just looking for some sunshine while you sweat? Here are some Boston free summer workouts across the city so you can keep moving all season long! Seaport Sweat May 2 to Sept. 29 Boston’s biggest free workout series […]

What’s On the Menu?: Farm-to-table

The farm-to-table movement brings locally grown foods to your plate. Not only will enjoying farm-to-table meals allow you to indulge in fresh, nutritional, seasonal dishes, but farm-to-table dining helps the environment and supports the local economy.  Check out these delicious farm-to-table restaurants in Greenville, South Carolina on the latest episode of What’s On the Menu?.  […]

A guide to some of the best Black-owned brunch spots in NOLA

Gather the crew together, make those reservations, and celebrate all things Black at brunch. 

A guide to Pittsburgh’s summer events must-do list

Check out our roundup below for the can’t-miss events happening in the city over the next few months.

Eat Play Stay Orlando: Tarpon Springs

In historic Ybor City, different cultures bring out the best in one another. Enjoy an authentic Cuban sandwich or dine at a restaurant now on its fifth generation of ownership. After chicken yoga (yes, that’s a thing!), treat yourself to a hand-rolled cigar.

Dorchester doughnuts that pack a paczki

These traditional Polish pastries are the real deal.

Cheap Date Orlando: Unicorns Dragons & Desserts

Two Orlando couples shop vintage, search for the perfect slice, visit a post-apocalyptic saloon, and take the stage on blind dates in Orlando.

What’s on the Menu: Global Flavors in Greenville

Farm to table is easy when you own the farm! Sun Belly Cafe, Oak Hill Farm & Cafe, Farm Fresh Fast, and The Anchorage Restaurant invite us into their kitchens and show us how farming and sustainability influence their menus.

Hometown Tragedy: Missing in Milwaukee

On this episode of Hometown Tragedy: Missing in Milwaukee, we’ll explore what happened to Jerica Banks, her children, and how it impacted their community.

Exploring the history of Pittsburgh’s Chinatown

At one time, there was even an informal Chinatown mayor to act as a community liaison.

Sorry, we couldn't find any posts. Please try a different search.

verylocalwhite