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Will ‘The Disappearance of Maura Murray’ Return For More Episodes? The Oxygen Series Served As An Important …

When University of Massachusetts student Maura Murray disappeared after crashing her car in northern New Hampshire in 2004, she left behind one of the most mysterious missing persons cases in American history. Where she was headed, why left without telling anyone, and what ultimately happened to her are questions that still plague law enforcement, internet sleuths, and, above all, Murray’s family. Now, with the new Oxygen series The Disappearance of Maura Murray, investigative journalist Maggie Freleng and former US Marhsal Art Roderick have brought fresh eyes to the 13-year-old case. But as the season ends its run, and Freleng and Roderick continue to hunt for answers, fans may be wondering if The Disappearance of Maura Murray will return for Season 2.

It hasn’t been announced yet whether Freleng and Roderick will continue their televised investigation into Murray’s case. However, the pair is hopeful that by

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Further Down The Rabbit Hole, Part 2: Podcasts Discuss The Disappearance of Maura Murray

In part 1 of my deep dive, I discussed the devotion of true crime podcasts to this case. Maura Murray was a U Mass student who vanished after crashing her car on route 112 in Haverhill, NH. This happened on February 9th, 2004. She had spoken with a bus driver named Butch Atwood and pleaded with him not to call police, claiming she had already phoned AAA. Knowing cell service was shoddy in the White Mountains, the bus driver alerted authorities anyway when he got home. When officers arrived, Maura’s locked car was at the accident site as well as all of her belongings, with the exception of her wallet. In a short span of time, Maura had disappeared and all are stumped as to what transpired while (presumably) no one was watching her. By 2017, many podcasts had designated entire episodes to the mystery. In the process, they explored

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Oxygen Premieres THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MAURA MURRAY Today


Oxygen Premieres THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MAURA MURRAY Today

Oxygen Media, the new home for high quality true-crime programming, dives head first into the unnerving SUSPICION and conspiracies surrounding one of the most prominent cold cases of the social media age in a six-part event series, THE DISAPPEARANCE OF MAURA MURRAY beginning Saturday, September 30 at 9pm ET/PT. When bright, young nursing student Maura Murray vanished on February 9, 2004, witnesses heard what they thought was a car crash and then saw Maura outside her vehicle on the side of the road but, moments later, when police arrived on scene, she was gone. Her disappearance has fueled a legion of online armchair detectives, causing an endless procession of blogs, books, websites and podcasts. “The Disappearance of Maura Murray” follows investigative journalist Maggie Freleng as she attempts to unravel a rabbit hole of unexplored leads,

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Behind a New Investigation of a Mass. College Student’s Mysterious 2004 Disappearance

Investigative journalist Maggie Freleng, an ardent true crime fan, has found herself in the middle of a true crime story of her own — gripped by a simple, seemingly unanswerable question: What happened to Maura Murray?

Murray, like Freleng, attended the University of Massachusetts, though years apart. Murray disappeared without a trace while she was still a student, when she packed up her things at the Amherst campus and drove north to New Hampshire.

Much remains unclear about what happened after Murray left school, though it appears she vanished near a snowbank in New Hampshire where her car crashed on Feb. 9, 2004.

In the intervening years, the mystery of her going missing has spread throughout the Internet, inspiring intense rumor and conspiracy, as well as fact-based reporting from reporters.

Freleng, one such example of the latter, spent months in the area digging into the case and the theories around it. (She first

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Journalist Maggie Freleng Investigates ‘The Disappearance of Maura Murray’ on Oxygen

It gets cleared up in a later episode that he had sat down with the police, but those conversations were not considered ‘formal interviews.’ Fred is a really unique person, not like any of my family members. Art, who is close with Fred and was the one to introduce me, said Fred is a salty, old, crusty man. Fred will tell you that’s kind of how he is! He’s an old-school, traditional, Catholic, Boston man. People really question his motives, but the reality is that he is a private person and now his entire personal life is being dissected under a microscope. He has poured his heart, soul and energy into this. I didn’t get the impression that he is withholding at all. He could talk for hours and hours about Maura.

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Journalist Maggie Freleng Investigates ‘The Disappearance of …

It gets cleared up in a later episode that he had sat down with the police, but those conversations were not considered ‘formal interviews.’ Fred is a really unique person, not like any of my family members. Art, who is close with Fred and was the one to introduce me, said Fred is a salty, old, crusty man. Fred will tell you that’s kind of how he is! He’s an old-school, traditional, Catholic, Boston man. People really question his motives, but the reality is that he is a private person and now his entire personal life is being dissected under a microscope. He has poured his heart, soul and energy into this. I didn’t get the impression that he is withholding at all. He could talk for hours and hours about Maura.

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Can a Television Network Solve a Crime? Oxygen and High Profile Disappearance Cases

The Disappearance of Natalee Holloway on Oxygen has brought a renewed focus to the case with true crime viewers – AKA “armchair detectives” – tuning in, looking for clues and hoping for answers to this high profile mystery. After conducting a sting operation using an informant named Gabriel and a bizarre character who steals from Gabriel and has abused drugs, John Ludwick, a friend of prime suspect Joran van Der Sloot (serving a sentence for the murder of Stephany Flores Ramírez ), investigators await DNA testing of bone fragments found. If results show they are a match to Holloway, then Oxygen, which has just become a “full-time true crime network” will have massively elevated its profile since the days of Bad Girls’ Club http://www.oxygen.com/bad-girls-club.

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Hollywood Executive’s Wife and Investigators Break Their Silence on His Disappearance and Brutal Death

On May 1, 2012, Hollywood executive Gavin Smith disappeared, and for more than two years his family as left with the mystery of his going missing — until his remains were found by hikers in a shallow grave in the desert on Oct. 26, 2014.

In July, Smith’s killer was confirmed when convicted drug dealer John Creech was found guilty of voluntary manslaughter in Smith’s death. Prosecutors said then that “Creech brutally beat Smith, a former UCLA basketball player, while the defendant’s wife pleaded for him to stop.”

According to authorities, Creech had discovered Smith with his estranged wife late the night of May 1 or early on May 2, around midnight, and then killed him with his bare hands, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Now, in an exclusive interview, Smith’s wife as well as Los Angeles County sheriff’s detectives are speaking out to Dateline about the case, two months after the

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Netflix’s New True Crime Series Focuses on the Disappearance of Madeleine McCann

The disappearance of Madeleine McCann will be the subject of a new eight-part true crime documentary series set to air on Netflix, following in the footsteps of its breakout hit Making A Murderer. One of the most well-known missing person cases of the last decade, Madeleine was just three years old when she went missing in the Portuguese tourist resort of Praia de Luz. She was taken from her hotel room as she slept alongside her twin younger siblings, while her parents were eating dinner at a restaurant close-by. The new Netflix series will speak to high profile investigators involved in the case, attempting to piece together the events of that fateful night in 2007, no doubt spurring on a new group of armchair detectives.

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The McCann case has remained in the headlines

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Netflix is making a true crime series on the disappearance on Madeleine McCann

This isn’t the first time Netflix has dabbled in controversial criminal cases, releasing last year a one-part documentary on Amanda Knox, the American student who served almost four years in an Italian prison for the 2007 murder of Meredith Kercher, before being definitively acquitted.

True crime’s surge in popularity was certainly aided by Netflix’s own Making a Murderer, based on Steven Avery and Brendan Dassey’s conviction of Teresa Halbach.

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