Information Withheld From Murray Family Used to Distort the Case
In 2017, Maura was featured in a six-part series on the Oxygen Network. While the decision to feature James Renner gave us pause, we were hopeful the new attention would help us find answers. After the show aired, we requested transcripts and information from the show. Host Maggie Freleng and producer David Karabinas declined our request citing legal reasons.
On July 6, Renner posted a select portion of notes we understand to be from the series to incorrectly report salacious and misleading information about our missing sister, while failing to highlight information about three men who were among the last to see Maura. We’ve heard from the source of the information, a close friend of Maura who wishes to remain anonymous, and they did not grant Renner permission to view or publish her comments. After reviewing a complete set of notes, it is clear his comments about Maura’s personal life were cherry-picked and then manipulated with the clear intention of steering the narrative in a direction that is not productive in our effort to find Maura.
The truth is that the week Maura disappeared, Sharon Rausch contacted Sprint to gain access to Maura’s Voicemail (VM) in order to assist law enforcement and our family with the on-going search. It was because of this effort that our father reached out to Maura’s college friend and learned of the existence of three men Maura was introduced to on the Saturday night before she disappeared.
According to Asst. Attorney General Jeff Strelzin, her disappearance is being treated as a criminal investigation and no one has been cleared, stating, “it’s difficult to rule anyone out until you know what happened.” To date, the identity of these men and any potential connection they may have to Maura’s disappearance remains unknown.
The Murray Family is thankful to Maura’s friends who brought this to our attention and provided the original documents that were denied to our family but provided to Renner. Future attempts to disrupt the investigation will be addressed directly by the Murray Family.
The baffling circumstances that preceded Maura’s disappearance have attracted an enormous, international online following and her case has since become one of the most high-profile, well known missing persons cases in the country. Learn more at www.mauramurraymissing.org.