Updated: 11/02/2017 11:52 AM | First Published: 11/02/2017 11:20 AM

Was Maura Murray ever found? What happened to her?

Maura Murray smiling, there's a white door behind her

The Disappearance of Maura Murray gave us an idea about what happened to Maura Murray, the nursing student who seemingly vanished without trace in 2004. Was Maura Murray ever found? Here are the most important details, witness accounts, and plausible theories related to Maura Murray.



Who is Maura Murray? 

Maura Murray missing persons poster

Maura Murray was a young nursing student at the University of Massachusetts. The former high school track star was 21 years old when she disappeared.

On the morning of February 9, 2004,  Maura had emailed her Umass faculty members and employer to inform that she was taking a week-long leave. She had written that a family member had died but later her family members denied that anyone they knew had died around that time.

The same day, she emptied her bank account and was recorded on security footage buying liquor. Reports show that she had been planning to travel to Vermont or New Hampshire. Police suspected that she wanted to get away from her boyfriend Bill Rausch. 

Maura Murray’s mysterious accident: What actually happened?

Maura Murray standing next to boyfriend Bill Rausch, who has been suspected of being the reason for her disappearance

Three witnesses saw Maura crash her car on Route 112 in Woodsville, New Hampshire. A resident, Butch Atwood, approached Murray and offered to call the police.

Begging him not to, Maura assured him that she had contacted AAA on her phone. This was suspicious as cell phone service was very limited in the area.

Some theorize that since Atwood was the last one to see her, he must’ve been the murderer. It’s also possible that she became a victim of an opportunistic psychopath who picked her up.

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Is Maura Murray alive?

Maura Murray sitting on a couch holding a stuffed monkey

There are many theories as to what happened to Murray, some of them even having a happy ending for her.

Some claim that Murray orchestrated the whole thing to leave her unhappy life and escape to Canada. Others say she must’ve been pregnant and was looking to run away.

If you’re more curious about the Maura Murray case, then you must watch The Disappearance of Maura Murray.  

The Disappearance of Maura Murray is a six part docuseries, which premiered on Oxygen on 23 September, 2017. It focus on the curious cast of Maura Murray and evidences collected during the investigation following her mysterious disappearance. 

The Maura Murray case has been reopened

It was revealed on the last episode of The Disappearance of Maura Murray that the Maura Murray case had been reopened by the New Hampshire State Police.

Name Maura Murray
Birthday May 04, 1982
Age 36 Years Old
University University of Massachusetts Amherst
Father Frederick Murray
Mother Laurie Murray
Place of Birth Hanson, Massachusetts