Who is Maura Murray? - The Unsolved Mystery of a Missing Nursing Student

Maura MurrayDetail
Age at disappearance21 years old
FamilyParents: Frederick "Fred" and Laurie Murray; Siblings: Fred (older brother), Kathleen (older sister), Julie (older sister), Kurt (younger half-brother)
EducationWhitman-Hanson Regional High School; United States Military Academy at West Point (for three semesters); University of Massachusetts Amherst (nursing student)
CareerStudent; had a campus security job at University of Massachusetts Amherst
Place of last sightingRoute 112 near Woodsville, New Hampshire
Cause of disappearanceUnknown; she disappeared after a car crash
Suspects in disappearanceNo specific suspects mentioned; disappearance treated as suspicious
Podcasts and videos"Media Pressure: The Untold Story of Maura Murray" (podcast by her sister Julie Murray); her story has been featured on ABC's 20/20, Disappearance, the Oxygen Channel, Montel Williams, Dr. Oz, E! News, and other media outlets

Early Life and Education

Maura Murray was born on May 4, 1982, in Hanson, Massachusetts, to parents Frederick "Fred" and Laurie Murray. She was the fourth child in a family that included an older brother, Fred; two older sisters, Kathleen and Julie; and a younger half-brother, Kurt. Maura was raised in an Irish Catholic household and lived primarily with her mother after her parents divorced when she was six.

Maura attended Whitman-Hanson Regional High School, where she was a star athlete on the school's track team. After high school, she was accepted into the United States Military Academy at West Point, where she studied chemical engineering for three semesters. However, Maura decided that military life was not for her and transferred to the University of Massachusetts Amherst to study nursing.

Career and Personal Life

While at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Maura worked a campus security job. She was known to be a responsible and dedicated student, completing her junior year in the nursing program.


On the evening of February 9, 2004, Maura Murray's vehicle was involved in a single-car accident on Route 112 near Woodsville, New Hampshire. When police arrived at the scene, Maura was nowhere to be found. Her disappearance has been treated as suspicious, and despite extensive searches and media coverage, her whereabouts remain unknown.

Maura's family, particularly her sister Julie, has been actively involved in the search for answers. The case has attracted significant media attention, with coverage on major television networks and true crime podcasts. Despite numerous theories and leads, the case remains unsolved, and Maura's family continues to seek closure.

Maura Murray's disappearance is one of the most followed missing persons cases worldwide, and her story continues to resonate with those who hope for a resolution.