Several weeks ago, I received what I believe to be a credible tip from one of the three main people who have reached out to police believing they have seen Maura Murray alive after her disappearance. This person told me that she was sure she saw Maura with a child at a house on Firefly Lane in Hillsborough, NH.
Coming as this did at around the same time I learned of this mysterious "Londonderry ping," I was very interested-- Hillsborough is within 20 miles of Londonderry and the call to Maura's phone the day of her disappearance could have originated from that area.
I'm sorry to say, Maura was not there. I spoke to two women living in the houses around there that looked kinda sorta like her. They both had young children. And could have been mistaken, I guess, by someone driving down the road, but, no doubt about it, neither one was Maura Murray.
That left me with some time to track down some other leads. I spoke with the tow truck driver again and visited a very frightening house connected to Fred. Lots to talk about in the coming days. I'm still not sure what Maura's ultimate fate was, but I believe I have a much clearer idea of why she drove to New Hampshire in the first place. And I think I understand the rag in the tailpipe.