Overview of Media Coverage
Our sincere thanks to those who gave up their holiday weekend!!
This past Friday and Saturday a group of licensed private investigators from NH, VT and MA, along with K-9 teams from as far as
Connecticut searched wooded areas in Haverhill, NH in search of Maura Murray.
Maura went missing in February of 2004 after a minor automobile accident on Rte 112 and has not been seen since.
The family reached out to the Molly Bish Foundation a couple of years ago and since that time a group of private investigators has been
working the case pro bono. This weekend's search was the third ground searched performed by the team for Maura's case.
As information was developed just three weeks prior to the search, our usually sources of housing for the teams was not available. Local
private investigator Nanci Mahoney, who was not part of the Maura Murray Task Force, donated her townhouse and obtained her neighbor's
townhouse to house all the K-9 teams and some of the investigators as well as providing a home made breakfast for all Saturday at 5:30am.
Shannon Door owners Tom and Tess Mulkern donated the Friday night meal for the teams. Betty Jane Newton donated a case of "Doggie
Yogurt" for our K-9 partners and Starbucks Manager Kim Elliot donated the Saturday morning coffee.
Without the kindness of these people this weekend could not have happened.
On behalf of Maura's family, the Molly Bish Foundation, the K-9 teams and investigators I want to take this opportunity to sincerely thank
all of those who assisted us.
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Hanson Express articles
2/9/2009 4:11:00 PM
Five Years Later, Maura Murray Still Missing After Driving To Haverhill, N.H.
BY GARY E. LINDSLEY
Five years ago today, then 21-year-old Maura Murray left her University of Massachusetts-Amherst campus, drove north into the White
Mountains of New Hampshire and disappeared.
Published: Monday, March 2, 2009
State is considering unit for unsolved police cases
By KAREN LOVETT, Staff Writer
MERRIMACK – Pete Hinkle never knew Diane Compagna or her friend, Anne Psaradelis. But now he knows their story.
In the summer of 1973, the two Merrimack teens went missing. They were later found dead in a wooded area in Candia.
The now 35-year-old unsolved murder of the two Merrimack teens was shoved back into the spotlight two years ago, when
former Merrimack police Detective Joseph Horak published two books about the case, which he has continued investigating
long into his retirement.
Through news reports of Horak's work, Hinkle learned about Compagna and Psaradelis. Hinkle said he then listened to
Horak speak at a local book signing in 2007. The two met personally some time ago.
"Everything he said – the dates, times, places, information – was very consistent," Hinkle said. "I thought there must be
something to this."
They talked about the whole case, Hinkle said, which drove him to connect with a state police detective about the case's status,
and to set up a meeting with the attorney general.
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