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April 23, 2016


Updated: 4/29/16

Mysteries are intriguing, aren't they? Until you get too close.

Raised on books about mysteries it's no wonder I developed an interest in true crime genre. Being a sensitive, emphatic person it's no wonder I would want to help, in any way I could. Leave it to me to be the kind of person who can talk to most anyone and have a broad experience with many different people.

I have a BA in English and consider myself a journalist. I invoke my 1st Amendment rights. A technicality :)

After an interest in several murder cases, via books, going online, I ended up reading one day where a woman had disappeared in Haverhill. Initially I was thinking Haverhill MA, which I knew somewhat about at the time. It turned out it was Haverhill NH, totally different scenario. Rural, isolated area in the White Mountains. All I knew at the time was a young woman had an accident, early evening in Haverhill NH. She had been seen, but then walked away and disappeared. Feb. 9, 2004.

A month later on March 19th another young woman would disappear under mysterious circumstances. Brianna Maitland, 17 years old.

Initially virtually nothing happened for weeks or months in either case. It was a good five days before the car Brianna was driving, which had been found smashed/backed into a house in rural Vermont, registered in her mother's name, was acted upon. 

By acted upon, that was essentially left in her father's hands, along with her mother, Bri's brother and whomever else cared. VTSP ruled it a "run-away due to the person missing as being of questionable character and history of drug abuse".

Ironically, Maura Murray who disappeared in Haverhill NH, was deemed of questionable character also, as "a lot of booze was found in her car" and when assistance was offered by a local resident, a school bus driver, she refused. He claimed she smelled of booze, though he admits she was seated in her car and he was talking to here seated in the driver's seat of the bus. That was after she ran straight into a snow-drift (as shown in the following 3 images), that set off her air-bag and likely gave her a bad head-ache, along with shock and possibly a concussion.

The air bag deployed. Yet in the last image is evidence of something hitting the top of the driver's side windshield. Maura's head?

Shortly after the accident, a school bus driver was returning home - a big guy who had driven youths to a ski trip and was just returning. By his account Maura was in the car, he pulled up next to her in the school bus, opened the entry doors, Maura apparently rolled down her window, as he asked her if she was okay? He claims she had said she was fine and was calling triple A. The bus-driver, who has since passed away after moving to Florida, called the police.

The police arrived, and near as I can tell, or recall, a considerable amount of alcohol was found both contained and splattered about her car, like wine - yet the images of her car don't show that. Again, near as I can gather the police decided she was on the run. A "drunk driver who'd had an accident". Allegedly the officer and the bus driver when driving up the same road claiming to look for her. Foot prints leading from her car go just beyond the bus driver's house. Then vanish. No coordinated search for her took place for at least two weeks. 

Maura Murray is still missing. Despite assertions by then Attorney General of NH, Kelly Ayotte, that Maura Murray disappeared by her own hand", it is now among the cold cases a new branch of the NHSP have formed. Maura Murray is now considered to have fallen victim to foul play.

Consider the following video of a 72 year old woman lost for two weeks... the amount of time it took to start looking for Maura - Maura would have been far away or maybe not, by the time searches took place.

Meanwhile, it would be at least 5 days before the concerned parent's of Brianna Maitland filed a missing person's report with VTSP, and the rogue car that crashed oddly into an abandoned house, would click, as the "owner of the abandoned car" was - Mom, filing the report.

That wasn't until the following Tuesday or Wed. that family and friends found out something had happened to Brianna.  

Law enforcement, based on the video I posted,  two back, admit they initially dropped the ball. 

That's also where I come in.

No, not as a super hero. No, simply was sitting at work browsing the news. Months after the disappearance. And I read an article about it. I said before, as an person experienced using a metal detector, I called the family whom I looked up online, offered to find Brianna's missing car keys. 

After the search, which included a 3+ hour drive to the Dutchburn place, and a good 6 hours detecting, her father invited me to a local tavern for something to eat and drink. We talked. We agreed - he asked me essentially to become Brianna's advocate. Assist in a coordinated effort to find out the truth. Which at the time law enforcement was unconcerned about.

Almost immediately, a person calling himself "The Joker", by the name of Jorge, claimed responsibility. And there were the rumors of a crack overdose, dissolving her body in acid, etc.

VTSP believed she'd run away - owed a drug debt.  

In my last post I suggested at least 6 people are in the know. I could add another 7 probably. Let's try Ryan, Debbie, Ellen, Ligia (herself murdered a month after Brianna disappeared), Darrell, Sean, Timothy and Moses.

Over time it became obvious something bad had happened to Brianna. It wasn't just the fight she was in three weeks prior, though to me, jealousy is a powerful motivation. 

Yeah, that's Brianna three weeks prior to when she disappeared. Initially attention was directed towards the woman who did that to her. At the present time it would appear that was a red herring... that bigger fish were involved. What is known is Brianna simply wanted peace and to live a life with friends and lovers.

She never got the chance. And based on what I have for information, what happened to her was not good. One might say the only Manson is not locked up yet. 

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April 07, 2016


The latest WCAX news story paints a pretty grim picture to me. I believe at one point (see my last post) it describes VTSP as throwing up their arms in frustration. A fractured case, one that now appears to be in part, hung on law enforcement mistakes from the beginning.

There's no making up for what is in the past however.

It's what it is.

Thing is, there are people who know things. Myself included. VTSP know things, PI's know things, journalist know things - one contacted me a couple weeks ago and knew a lot about the case, fishing for more, and of course her family knows things, along with Bri's friends.

12 years have passed and for about 4 years I was actively assisting the Maitlands. In the eight years that have followed certain facts seem apparent. That at least 4-6 people know what happened to Brianna that night Friday night, March 19, 2004.

I base this on the following.

1) Jorge S. aka the Joker has bragged many times about being involved.

2) A former boyfriends friend posted a comment, on where both of us wrote about Brianna's disappearance back around 2009. The commenter insisted the ex-boyfriend was torn apart with grief knowing what had happened, and the commenter claimed no one would listen. Slam and I got her in contact with the people who could help most. He wasn't believed.

3) An alleged close compatriot of Jorge S', a Donald S., is rumored to have committed suicide after being pulled over by VTSP shortly after Bri vanished.

4) Though perhaps rumor only, several persons have heard the story of another acquaintance of Bri's who failed to commit suicide but tried and left a note implicating himself.

5) Her mother reported that Bri seemed visibly shaken after shopping at a local mall, and again rumor has it that she was given some kind of warning by a "friend" that day.

6) While with Brianna's father we sought interview one of Bri's friend only to be accosted and threatened with death, with a multitude of derogatory comments being made by a tenant of the farm where police originally excavated a manure pit.

These are but 6 examples of anecdotal or better reason to believe more than one person, and not a stranger knew what was going on. But getting much that is solid is what I suppose VTSP is experiencing.

With reward of $20,000 expiring in 2017, it appears no one at present gets the reward, and all those in the know will carry this burden to their grave.

What possible motivation is behind no one speaking up is puzzling to me. To be quit frank, though a certain tenant called her a slut and a whore Brianna was anything but. She was a woman with dreams, aspirations, a urge to bond with others and live a good life. She proved concern for others with a letter to a previous boyfriend that she was concerned about his drinking. She was a teenager who had become a woman, in an isolated area where friends meant everything. What surprises me now is how few of her friends are still there, and how perhaps 4-6 otherwise friends can say nothing.

Those 12 years found many of us older... 48 hours may have passed and even a year or two. Even 12 years. Doesn't change the fact that there are those younger, those who won't forget, that knew Bri and who will continue, won't stop.

The truth is out there and I believe if it was one person responsible,  I would give up. Stop.

How do I describe it other than if one person was responsible, there is way too much energy flowing though the area, arcing the truth.

There are several out there who know and I ask you to speak up. Please.