Maura Murray: Missing from Massachusetts since 2004

This is a requested case I received via email. Normally, I do not write about a case that has been discussed numerous times elsewhere. But, I am making an exception this time. This case was one of the first cases featured on Investigation Discovery’s show, Disappeared. 

Maura MurrayMaura Murray disappeared in 2004 after her black Saturn sedan crashed along Route 112 near Haverhill, New Hampshire. She has never been found.

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Brian Randall Shaffer: Missing since 2006

Brian Randall Shaffer, 27, disappeared on a night out with friends at a local bar in 2006. He has not been seen since.

Brian Randall Shaffer
Photo credit: findbrianshaffer.com

About the Case

Brian Randall Shaffer, 27, was a second-year medical student at Ohio State University (OSU) in April 2006. In the early morning hours of April 1st, Brian attended the Ugly Tuna Saloona, a bar near OSU in Columbus, with a a couple of friends to celebrate the beginning of spring break. He and his girlfriend, Alexis Waggoner, who was not with him that night, were set to get on a plane for Florida on April 3rd to finish out the break. Brian was going to propose to Alexis on their trip.

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Jesse Ross: Vanished into thin air in 2006

19-year-old University of Missouri Kansas City (UMKC) student Jesse Ross disappeared from Chicago while at a mock United Nations conference. He has never been found.

About the Case

Jesse Ross
Jesse Ross

In November 2006, Jesse traveled to Chicago for a United Nations Conference at the Sheraton Inn Office and Towers. On November 20th, he phoned his parents and said he was having a blast. Everything was good.

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Corrie McKeague: Missing from England since September 2016

Corrie McKeague vanished without a trace after walking behind a bakery on September 24, 2016 in Bury St. Edmunds, England. He has not been seen since.

UPDATE March 9, 2017Corrie McKeague: Police ‘confident’ missing RAF gunner will be found in landfill site 

My thoughts on this latest development is at the bottom of the post.

About the Case

Corrie McKeague
Photo credit: Suffolk Constabulary

On September 23, 2016, Corrie McKeague, 23, from Fife, Scotland and a Senior Aircraftman in RAF Regiment’s 2 Squadron stationed at RAF Honington in England, drove from his base to Bury St. Edmunds for a night out on the town.

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Carmen Lynn Pearcy: Missing from California Since 2004

This case is a bit strange. There is not a lot of information out there about it. For some reason, I feel like it needs to be here.

About the Case

Carmen Lynn Pearcy
Photo credit: NamUs

48-year-old Carmen Lynn Pearcy was on her way to pick up her grandchildren for a weekend visit in June 2004.  Her Ford F-150 super cab pick-up truck was found abandoned along California’s Interstate 5 near the Gillman Road exit. There was no sign of Carmen.

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Peter Falconio: Disappeared in 2001 in Australia

The other night I watched the horror flick, Wolf Creek 2 . I’m a big horror movie fan (go figure), and this one was pretty good and gross. My kind of movie. I read that this one and the first Wolf Creek were based on actual events, so of course, I had to Google it.

While doing so, I came across the true disappearance of Peter Falconio and became very intrigued with this case, so that’s why it’s now on this blog. Apparently, this case made major headlines in Australia and the UK, but I don’t recall ever hearing about it here in the States. There’s a lot of info out there, including the convicted killer’s criminal background, but I’ve kept the actual “About the Case” fairly short. You can always Google it, too. 😉

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Tara Calico and The Polaroid Picture

I’ve read about this case several times and was reluctant to put it on here because it’s been written about numerous times. However, I thought I would go ahead and do it so I can give my opinion on the case and that famous picture. 

Tara CalicoTara Calico, 19, disappeared in 1988 after going on a bike ride in Belen, New Mexico. In June 1989, a picture surfaced in Florida depicting two children – one a teenage girl, the other a boy around 10 years old – tied up and laying on a makeshift bed. The girl is thought to be Tara, but this has never been confirmed and Tara has never been found.

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