AG Releases Photo of What Maura Murray Would Look Like 20 Years After Disappearance

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Age progression photo released Thursday of Maura Murray, who disappeared in Haverhill, N.H., on Feb. 9, 2004.

Maura Murray’s photo released at about the time she went missing 20 years ago.

CONCORD – Attorney General John Formella released an age progression photo of Maura Murray, a nursing student at the University of Mass. who disappeared from Haverhill, N.H. 20 years ago. 

Formella said Thursday, the day before the anniversary of her suspicious disappearance, the release was from the New Hampshire Cold Case Unit to generate new leads and helpful tip information to aide in the ongoing investigation. Murray was 21 when she disappeared Feb. 9, 2004 after crashing her car in Haverhill, N.H.

“We are continuing to work with our local, state, and federal partners, including the FBI, to identify resources to try to advance this case,” Formella said in a news release.

“It is our hope that this twentieth anniversary of Ms. Murray’s disappearance will bring renewed attention to the case that might ultimately lead to justice and closure for the Murray family,” Formella said.

“The new age progression photograph, produced by our partners at the FBI, is being issued to reinforce ongoing investigative efforts in the disappearance of Maura Murray.”

 Formella said issuance of the photograph was not based on a change in the investigative or new information. The photograph represents an FBI analysis and projection of what Murray might look like in 2024.

Formella said Murray left the Amherst, Mass., campus at about 7:30 p.m. Feb. 9, 2004 driving a black Saturn 4-door sedan. Her car was involved in what appeared to be a single-car accident on Route 112, which is also known as Wild Ammonoosuc Road in Haverhill.

“Shortly after, a private citizen saw and spoke to a female, believed to be Ms. Murray, at the accident scene. However, when the police arrived, she was not there and has not been seen nor heard from since,” Formella said in a news release.

She had been last seen on surveillance footage earlier in the day at an ATM wearing a dark jacket and jeans. She didn’t let anyone else know about her pending trip to New Hampshire, which was about 2.5 hours away from UMASS-Amherst.

Murray had previously attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, was an avid runner, and enjoyed hiking in the White Mountains, Formella said.

There have been numerous searches near the accident scene with no results.

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

In cooperation with the then-current homeowners, the New Hampshire State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation conducted a further inspection of the home on April 3, 2019, but nothing was found.

“Due to the ongoing investigation, no additional information will be released at this time. Anyone with information about Maura Murray is asked to call the New Hampshire Cold Case Unit at (603) 271-2663 or email them at,” the release said.

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