Murray Family Urges N.H. Division of Historical Resources to Approve Historical Marker after Destruction of Maura’s Blue Ribbon Tree
Haverhill, N.H. - Maura’s Blue Ribbon tree, which has served as a living memorial to her for seventeen years, has been cut down for reasons unknown. With no ashes to scatter or grave to visit, the Blue Ribbon tree has served as a sacred place to honor and remember Maura for the Murray Family and for the thousands of visitors who pay tribute to her each year at this location where she was last seen alive before disappearing without a trace on February 9, 2004.
“This cruel act has strengthened my family’s resolve to fight for answers until we find Maura and hold accountable those responsible for her disappearance,” said Julie Murray, Maura’s sister. “With the destruction of the Blue Ribbon tree we urge Mr. Ben Wilson, Director of the N.H. Division of Historical Resources, to swiftly approve Maura’s historical marker request recognizing the historical significance of Maura’s disappearance at the location she was last seen on Rt. 112, Haverhill, N.H. in 2004.”
In partnership with N.H. residents, the Murray family launched Maura’s #BlueRibbon Campaign in 2020 to support the historical marker request. Individuals can learn more about the campaign and voice support for the historical marker at www.mauramurraymissing.org/blueribbon.