The latest known time that Maura was still in Amherst, as far as I am aware, was 3:43 PM when she left the liquor store, discussed here. Note that she got the money from the ATM before 3:40 as reported in the Boston Globe: https://youtu.be/s0O1jPqDWms?t=22m20s
There is mention of Maura checking her voice mail at 4:30, but we don't have proof that this event coincides with the Saturn's departure from Umass.
If we can find good evidence that she was in Umass at 4:30, evidence then:
- we can put the idea that she was driving West to bed
- settle on the collision theory as most likely.
So, here are some sources that provide some information about when Maura left Umass:
"Murray, who is 5 feet 7 inches tall, weighs about 120 pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes, was last seen on the UMass campus between 4 and 4:30 p.m. Feb. 9."
"The police reported that Maura’s credit and ATM cards and her cell phone have not been used. The last call went out at 4:37 p.m. on February 9, 2004 when she checked her messages."
"At 4:37 p.m. Maura checked her voicemail for messages. This was the last recorded call on her
Boston Magazine, here: https://www.reddit.com/r/MauraMurrayEvidence/comments/4yq4rq/newspaper_articles/d7m2pb2/
"She checked her voice mail at 4:37 p.m., her last known call."
James Renner's blog, that includes a screenshot of an anonymous researcher's work, here: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-p-hsuMXHAcE/VLLJgB03PTI/AAAAAAAABow/ead21MGW_Ds/s1600/Screen%2Bshot%2B2015-01-11%2Bat%2B2.05.20%2BPM.png
As of now it seems that the source of the 4:37 PM call was/is the article #1 linked to above, but the article itself doesn't specify where the information came from.
If there is information that can establish a place-time for Maura at Umass, later then 3:47 PM please provide the information below, so it can be added.
We are looking for a statement from the authorities, or said to be from the authorities. A statement just showing a time or not mentioning a place or who it was from is not very useful for the purpose of this thread - determining what time Maura left Umass.
Note: The facts above, and the discussion of travel time to New Hampshire weigh heavily against the proposition that Maura Murray was not present at the accident site.
We know that Maura's behavior starting around 12:00 AM Monday morning (after she talked to her father Sunday Night) is generally consistent with her appearance in Northern New Hampshire. Additionally, the Police have stated that they saw Maura Murray on both liquor store and ATM videos, placing her in Amherst, alive at 3:43 PM.
Even if we assume (without any basis for the assumption) that the video quality was not good enough to determine if the individual in the above mentioned videos was indeed Maura, it stretches credibility to assume that the individual in the videos didn't at least have a passing resemblance to Maura Murray.
By "at least" I mean, I'm giving up the point, just for argument’s sake.
But when her pre-departure actions are considered and the at least passing resemblance in the above mentioned videos are considered... it stretches credibility to believe Maura Murray was not the individual Butch Atwood said at least had a passing resemblance to Maura Murray.
It stretches the realm of credibility to believe that as soon as Maura Murray got off the phone with her dad - that she was subdued by a bad guy within a few hours that conversation ended. (I assume Fred Murray knows his daughter's own voice.)
There simply is too little time unaccounted for to allow for Maura to be harmed, a Maura look alike to be found (who happened to know Maura Murray's ATM PIN number) to make a spontaneous spontaneous drive to New Hampshire.
There is, at most, about an hour unaccounted for, if:
A. she left at exactly 3:43 PM
B. Drove up Interstate 91
See the law of 91 (or parallel) here: https://www.reddit.com/r/MauraMurrayEvidence/comments/4yagz8/the_law_of_91_or_parallel_opinion/?st=isqhruu2&sh=6cd731ce
Here is a list of known Pre-departure facts that support the above conclusion:
A. Maura Was Having Car Troubles from February 1, 2004 (or earlier) through to February 8, 2004. Fred Murray Came to Umass on Saturday, February 7, 2004 to car shop with Maura
B. Maura Talked to her Father at around 11:30 PM on Sunday, February 8, 2004
C. Maura Called Dominic and Linda Salamone at 12:55 p.m. PM on Monday, February 9, 2004. They have a rental in Bartlett, NH. Maura knew about.
D. Maura emailed faculty at the Umass Nursing School on Monday, February 9, 2004 at 1:24PM saying there was a death in the family
E. Maura Called 1-800-GO-STOWE at 2:05PM on Monday, February 9, 2004
F. Maura withdrew $280 from her bank ATM on Monday, February 9, 2004 at round 3:40PM. Her account was nearly empty, but she had some paychecks coming. Footage from the video camera from the show Maura to be alone
G. On Monday, February 9, 2004 at about 3:40 PM, Maura went to a liquor store and bought about $40 of alcoholic beverages, including Bailys Irish Creme, Kahlua, Vodka and a box of Franzia wine. Footage from the video camera from the show Maura to be alone
All the above actions are consistent with her later arrival in New Hampshire at the accident site. So, all that remains is the possibility that she was a passenger in the Saturn, but not the Saturn's driver. Which is consistent with her previous behavior. See: https://www.reddit.com/r/MauraMurrayEvidence/comments/51aw0x/mauras_supposed_change_in_behavior_towards_car/