N.H. Division of Historical Resources Cites Arbitrary Requirements for Denying Marker Recognizing the Disappearance of Maura Murray
Concord, N.H. - One week after the blue ribbon tree, which served as a living memorial to Maura, was destroyed, the N.H. Division of Historical Resources cites arbitrary “requirement” rejecting a request to erect a Highway Marker where Maura was last seen on Rt. 112 before disappearing without a trace and becoming one of the most followed and well known unsolved mysteries in the world.
“We are strongly urging Mr. Wilson to reconsider the request on behalf of the 780 N.H. petitioners who support the Marker that unequivocally meets the official criteria for a set forth by law,” said Julie Murray, Maura’s sister. “The arbitrary reasons given to deny the request call into question the legitimacy of the N.H. Highway Marker program.”
In response to the denial, an appeal for reconsideration has been submitted to N.H. Governor Sununu and Mr. Wilson, Director of the N.H. Division of Historical Resources, in hopes that a Marker will be placed in an appropriate and safe location for the thousands of N.H. residents and out of state tourists who visit Rt. 112 every year.