Haverhill Home Searched in Connection With Maura Murray’s 2004 Disappearance

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This story will be updated with information from the Attorney General’s Office after Wednesday’s briefing.

UPDATE: Associate Attorney General Jeffery Strelzin said no evidence was found that could be related to Maura Murray’s disappearance during excavation at a home on Wednesday.

“The only thing found was a piece of pottery or clay pipe,” Strelzin said.

A portion of the basement was excavated and no human remains were found. The work was done jointly by New Hampshire State Police and the FBI, he said.

Concord, NH – Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald and New Hampshire State Police Colonel Christopher J. Wagner announce that Associate Attorney General Jeffery A. Strelzin will provide an update regarding today’s search of a single-family home located not far from Ms. Murray’s accident scene.

The briefing will be today, Wednesday, April 3, 2019 at 3:00 p.m. at the Grafton County Superior Court.


Maura Murray (age 21 at time of disappearance) went missing in February 2004.  She had been a student at UMASS-Amherst college and left the college on February 9, 2004.  At approximately 7:30 p.m. that night, Ms. Murray’s car was involved in what appeared to be a single-car accident on Route 112 (Route 112 is also known as Wild Ammonoosuc Road) in Haverhill, New Hampshire.

Shortly afterwards, a private citizen saw and spoke to the female at the accident scene.  However, when the police arrived she was not there.  In years since she went missing, numerous searches of the area at and around the accident scene have been conducted by law enforcement authorities and private citizens, with no positive results.

One of the areas searched over the years included a single family home, located not far from Ms. Murray’s accident scene.

In cooperation with the current homeowners, the New Hampshire State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted a further inspection of the home on April 3, 2019.

New Hampshire law enforcement officials are appreciative of the cooperation received from the homeowners.  Those owners, and other property owners in the area ask that the public and media respect their privacy and property rights as this investigation moves forward. 

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