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[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I doubt very much she would have been able to see anything outside after 6pm on a cold February night. Sight seeing is a dead end for me

[–]BonquosGhost 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Everyone assumes she went I91 North from the UMass area to NH on the way to Bartlett or wherever. But she never got through to make reservations for a Bartlett condo. She had looked up and also printed directions to Stowe and Burlington Vt, so why would it be that strange that she drove up I93 North through the middle of NH, Then may have took an exit that took her over Rt 112 heading west? Maybe the tracks show otherwise and I wasn't sure this angle had been considered at all. Not that the outcome is much different though. It's just everyone thinks she was facing the wrong way in the road, which she may have spun around, or that she was just heading west all along.....I don't think she would casually go sight seeing at night in the winter on a back road for the fun of it, then head back, unless she got completely lost on her way.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (1 child)

Lets analyse this possibility. What we know is that Maura Murray checked her voicemail at 4:37 PM after she purchased the alcohol and after she withdrew the money, so we can assume that her departure time was about 4:30 ish. So we can use simple math to figure this out....

  • Distance using I-91 North 152 miles (2h32min)

  • Distance using I-93 North 181 (3h25min)

Alright, so if we know she left at approximately 4:30 PM here would be the approximate timelines for each route:

  • 4:30 + 2:32 = 7:02 PM for route I-91 North

  • 4:30 + 3:25 = 7:55 PM for route I-93 North

Of course this is not taking into consideration traffic or any stops to fill gas or what speed she was travelling, however from this little scientific experiment, Maura driving West is very unlikely since it does not match up with the timeline...

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Well, if she took MA-63/NH-10 and NH-112, I agree, there is no way she would have any extra time. No way she took I-93.

However - if the liquor store was her last stop before leaving 3:47, she has 1:10 (less time to gas up the car) unaccounted for. I'd say an hour.

So yes, she definitely could have taken a shirt sight seeing detour to check out the White Mountains before heading back to Bennington.

Discussion about I-91: https://www.reddit.com/r/MauraMurrayEvidence/comments/4yagz8/the_law_of_91_or_parallel_opinion/

Discussion about time Maura left Umass: https://www.reddit.com/r/MauraMurrayEvidence/comments/4yaimu/time_maura_left_amherst/

If we can establish that she left at 4:30, then we can say there was no way she was heading West.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (2 children)

I've thought this scenario is possible too. The WTH moment for me is the two stories concerning the liquor remaining in the car. Some say it was all accounted for; others say not. With such sterling certainties, it's no wonder this case is mired in Development Hell.

Maybe she did reach that UMASS cabin, turned back to do whatever business. Perhaps she couldn't get in. Or some other happenstance ensues. Pure spec.

She dropped cash for some transactions, a card on others. Which makes me believe she still had a wad of cash on her. Potential target. I'd like to know if any cash got thrown around that general area later that night and no one's chirped about it.

The big problem with this theory is: How did The Saturn sustain that damage? To be consistent, the snowbanks weren't high enough on that side of the road to cause the damage. Again, a stationary object. I think it likely, due to the gas remaining, she either gassed up off i91 downstream, or got it locally and joy rided/checked out her accommodations. Remember, she was looking for a room for at least two people.

[–]BonquosGhost 0 points1 point  (1 child)

In places I've seen people say that the snowbanks were 2 1/2 to 3 feet high on the sides of the road which is untrue. Just watch the WMUR video from 2 days later and if there was 6 inches out there they were lucky. No snow had fallen so plow trucks probably hadn't been around there lately either. I do think the extra booze she had was to "meet" up with others somewhere.

[–][deleted] 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Yup ... and "they" aren't talking! No wonder Renner puts so much stock in his theory. Me? I think a crime is afoot.