Episode 1: THE CALL
February 9, 2004 was no ordinary day for 21 year old University of Massachusetts nursing student Maura Murray. The Dean’s list student leaves campus without telling a soul and heads north in her beat-up 1996 Saturn sedan. Several hours later she vanishes without a trace off the side of Rt. 112 in Woodsville, NH. This episode starts in the middle of the tragedy, Feb 9, 2004 and we quickly learn that nothing is black and white. Her sister Julie Murray, brothers Fred Murray Jr, Kurtis Murray, and her father Fred reflect on receiving THE call. Tune in to hear other exclusive interviews from award winning Investigator Reporter Bob Ward, Attorney Terrence O’Connell, and renowned author and Clinical Psychologist Dr. Seth Gillihan.
Episode 2: THE BEGINNING
Who is Maura Murray? Maura grew up on the South Shore of Massachusetts in the small town of Hanson, just south of Boston. She was a standout student-athlete at Whitman-Hanson Regional High School with big dreams and a bright future. This episode explores Maura Murray’s childhood and family dynamics. Her sister Julie Murray, brothers Fred Murray Junior and Kurtis Murray and father Fred Murray reminisce about Maura Murray growing up. Hear heart wrenching stories and new details that only her family can tell.
Episode 3: NO EXCUSE MA’AM
This episode is a deep dive into Maura Murray’s time at the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Following in her big sister Julie Murray’s footsteps, Maura Murray joins Julie at West Point. She is quickly indoctrinated into cadet life and soon realizes she made a mistake. Her sister Julie Murray speaks with one of her closest friends at the Academy, Megan Sawyer in an exclusive interview. Maura Murray transfers to University of Massachusetts Amherst to study nursing following in her mother Laurie Murray’s footsteps. And for the first time ever, hear an exclusive interview with her UMass friend Kate Markopoulos.
Episode 4: DAYS BEFORE DISAPPEARANCE
The days leading up to Maura Murray’s disappearance in 2004 are almost as mysterious as the disappearance itself and have become true crime folklore. The devil is in the details, which is this episode’s focal point. Her sister Julie Murray breaks down the events and timeline leading up to the fateful day February 9, 2004. Julie speaks with Maura’s brothers Fred Murray Junior and Kurtis Murray, her father Fred Murray and her friends Megan Sawyer and Kate Markopoulos to uncover some little known nuances surrounding some of the common misconceptions during this timeframe. One of the biggest questions being – what happened at the party?
Episode 5: THE FATEFUL DAY
Why was Maura Murray in New Hampshire in the first place, that answer has eluded everyone. February 9, 2004 is the day Maura Murray seemingly disappears into thin air off the side of the road in rural New Hampshire. This episode dissects the timeline of the day Maura Murray vanished. Her sister Julie Murray shares new details never heard before. Hear from those closest to the investigation and the reactions from Maura’s family.
Episode 6: THE SEARCH
The nightmare begins for Maura Murray’s family on Tuesday February 10, 2004 when they first learn she is missing. Maura’s family walk through the gut-wrenching days and weeks following her disappearance. A witness, Karen McNamara experiences a strange encounter while driving home from work, could it be a clue? And why was a routine traffic stop earlier in the day omitted from the police log? Julie Murray outlines the early missteps and breaks in protocol by law enforcement.
Episode 7: WE LOOKED INTO THAT
Maura’s father, Fred Murray, receives a tip that will turn the investigation on its head. John Smith a local private eye shares his early involvement on the case and a strange visit from law enforcement. Frustrated with the stagnation in the case, Fred sues the state of New Hampshire for the case files under the Freedom of Information Act. Massachusetts Attorney Terrence O’Connell recounts a surprising discovery in a nearby pond and accident reconstructionist expert Daniel Parkka’s findings may shock you. Now nearly two decades later, the search for Maura Murray continues. Maura’s sister Julie Murray does an in-depth analysis of the search efforts to date.
Episode 8: ENGAGE WITH EMPATHY
In the final episode of the season, Maura Murray’s family Julie Murray, Fred Murray, Kurtis Murray, Fred Murray Junior and those closest to the investigation share their gut feelings and examine the impacts of the true crime case coverage. It concludes with a call to action to ‘engage with empathy’. Somebody knows something, the pressure’s on.