The New Hampshire Union Leader

April 4, 2004

More searches set for Mass. woman

HAVERHILL (AP) -- Family and friends continued their search this weekend for the Massachusetts woman who disappeared in northern New Hampshire in February.

"I'll never give up hope," Laurie Murray said through tears yesterday, of her daughter, Maura.

Although state officials ended their search weeks ago, dog teams from the Adirondack Rescue Dog Association resumed searching the Haverhill area for any sign of Murray, 21, of Hanson, Mass.

Police have said there is no evidence of foul play and are treating the disappearance as a missing person investigation. Numerous searches, using dogs and a helicopter, turned up no sign that Murray wandered into the snow-covered woods and led police to say Murray may have wanted to get away on her own for a while.

Mrs. Murray said she planned to travel to the Haverhill area today to deliver a message to police.