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Maura Murray: Loon Mountain bones aren't missing UMass student

Investigators have confirmed that human remains found this year do not belong to Maura Murray, a Massachusetts woman who disappeared after a New Hampshire car accident in 2004.

Maura Murray: Loon Mountain bones aren't missing UMass student

Human remains discovered near the site of Maura Murray’s 2004 disappearance do not belong to the missing University of Massachusetts student, it has been announced.

“New Hampshire State Police in conjunction with state and federal authorities have determined that the human bone fragments discovered on Loon Mountain in Lincoln, N.H. are not Maura Murray,” the Murray family said on Wednesday.

“Radiocarbon testing indicates the bones date back to between 1774 and 1942 with a 95.4% probability.”

Bones "likely historical in nature", say police

New Hampshire State Police said in a statement that the bones “do not appear to be related to any open missing person case or recent criminal activity. Instead, the bones are likely historical in nature.”

Murray vanished after New Hampshire car accident 17 years ago

Murray, who was 21 at the time, went missing on 9 February 2004 after crashing her car on Route 112 in Haverhill, New Hampshire, and vanishing from the scene of the accident before the responding police officer’s arrival.

In September, it was revealed that bones had been discovered on a construction site on Loon Mountain, some 25 miles from the location of Maura’s crash.

Murray's sister says "heart is heavy" following test results

Reacting to Wednesday’s news, Julie Murray, Maura’s sister, said in a statement: “My heart is heavy upon learning that these remains do not belong to my little sister.

I urge the N.H.S.P. to work tirelessly until the remains can be identified, so that peace may be given to their loved ones.

My family will continue to search for Maura and will leave no stone unturned until we bring her home and hold accountable those who are responsible for her disappearance.”


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