VERMONT STATE POLICE
NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE POLICE
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CASE #: 04A201455
Date: Tuesday June 8, 2004
Location: St. Albans Vermont
Incident/Violation: Brianna Maitland
Missing Person Investigation Montgomery Vermont
Maura Murray Missing Person Investigation
Haverhill New Hampshire
MULTI-AGENCY CASE REVIEW MEETING
For the better part of this day the Vermont State Police, the New Hampshire State Police, and the FBI, met at the VSP Barracks in St. Albans Vermont to continue to review the Brianna Maitland and Maura Murray Missing Person cases. This is a cooperative effort between these law enforcement agencies that has been ongoing since the beginning of these investigations. The lead investigative agencies; the New Hampshire State Police and the Vermont State Police, have concluded at this time that there is no connection between these cases. It is also important to reiterate that there is also no connection whatsoever between these Missing Person cases and the Whitney Homicide case from last week in Lamoille County. “There is no serial killer on the loose in the area” stated Captain Bruce W. Lang, Chief Criminal Investigator of the VSPs’ Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
The Captains’ remarks were in reference to apparent speculation in the area media recently with regard to the three cases.
Special Agent D.J. Corbet of the Burlington Vermont office of the FBI participated in the joint agency meeting.
SA Corbet reiterated that the FBI has been involved with both missing person investigations since the onset of each. The FBI has offered several resources and continued support to the two state police agencies heading these cases and will continue to do so in the future.
The State Police in both Vermont and New Hampshire continue to seek the public’s help in providing factual information and tips relevant to either the Maitland or Murray cases as the efforts continue to locate these missing women.
A synopsis of the 3-month investigation in into the disappearance of Brianna Maitland is as follows: Lt. Thomas M. Nelson, BCI Commander for A Troop North at St. Albans released the following synopsis if the investigative actions taken in the Maitland case to date:
Brianna Maitland Age 17 (DOB 10-08-86) of Franklin Vermont was last seen at her place of employment, the Black Lantern Inn in Montgomery Vermont on March 19, 2004. Brianna left work in her vehicle at 23:20 hours (11:20 PM) on that date. Maitland’s car was found the next day (20th) with its back end connected to, after having struck, an abandoned farmhouse on Rte #118, a short distance from work. Bruce and Kellie Maitland reported Brianna as a missing person on March 23rd. Brianna had left high school and previously been reported as a runaway by her father in 2003. Before disappearing on the 19th she had not been living with her parents for several months, living with friends and recently staying with one of them at that friend’s house in Sheldon, VT. The investigation has shown that Brianna Maitland had made unhealthy life style choices in her life prior to her disappearance. Specifically she had become involved in the world of illegal drugs in the area where she lived. Her association with people involved in this activity is an area of focus for the investigators.
Shortly after the Bureau of Criminal Investigation division became involved with this case on the 25th, it has been handled with a major case emphasis such as that given to homicides and other major criminal incidents.
Numerous law enforcement agencies and resources have been utilized in the investigation, such as those in the following list:
61 individuals have been interviewed, some of them multiple times.
COURT ORDERED SEARCHES / ACTIONS:
1 search warrant has been conducted at the residence of a person known to Brianna and believed involved in illegal drugs. This resulted in the confiscation of 4.5 grams of crack, and the identification of 2 firearms. One subject has been ordered into District Court to face criminal charges and this case is pending.
6 subpoenas for telephone records have been requested through Vermont District Court for records. The records to be reviewed for possible leads.
7 persons who know Brianna Maitland were subpoenaed to testify under oath before a Vermont District Court Judge.
FORENSIC SCIENCE & EVIDENCE GATHERING· The Vermont Forensic Laboratory Crime Scene response team has conducted a Forensic analysis on the Maitland vehicle.
The FBI Behavioral Sciences Unit has been consulted.
II. An overview of the Law Enforcement Agencies Involved in the Brianna Maitland Missing Person Investigation
i. Behavioral Sciences Unit Quantico
iii. Burlington Field Office
New Hampshire State Police
i. The lead and supervising detectives on the Maura Murray missing person case have been consulted.
New York City Police Department
i. VICE unit
ii. 22nd Precinct Queens
iii. Police Headquarters
Lawrence Ma. Police Department
Mass. State Police Northampton
U.S. Marshals Service
U.S. Attorney’s Office Burlington
Burlington Police Department
Vermont State Police
i. Uniform division St. Albans Barracks
ii. Intelligence Unit
iii. Search and Rescue Team
iv. K-9 unit
v. Scuba Team
vi. Polygraph Unit
vii. Vermont Criminal Information Center
viii. Northern Vermont Drug Task Force
ix. Vermont Forensic Laboratory
Vermont Department of Corrections - Probation and Parole
i. St. Albans office
ii. Burlington office
iii. Newport Office
III. Other Agencies contacted or otherwise utilized in the case:
Vermont Social & Rehabilitative Services Department
National Center for Missing and Exploited Children· National Center for Missing Adults· National Crime Information Center (NCIC)
Vermont Air National Guard (Helicopter)
Canadian Missing Children’s Network
Champlain Valley Crime Stoppers
Klaas Kids Organization
Americas Most Wanted Website
Carole Sund/Carrington Memorial Award Foundation
Anyone with information on the Brianna Maitland Missing Person case is urged to contact either Vermont State Police Detective Sergeant Glynn or Detective Lieutenant Nelson at the St. Albans Barracks #802-524-5993.