The Disappearance of Maura Murray
It's easily one of the most perplexing and spooky unsolved mysteries of the last 20 years. In February 2004, 21-year-old nursing student crashes her car into a snowbank on a quiet New Hampshire highway just after dinnertime, and then vanishes without a trace. There's no evidence of foul play – in fact, there's very little evidence at all. She was there, and then she was gone.
The suspicious disappearance of Maura Murray has confounded her loved ones and police since that night, with very few solid leads in the years since. Thirteen years later, the details have blurred together with those of countless others who've gone missing since, and Maura's name likely won't ring many bells – but the cult-like fascination of those who do know it suggests the cold case could be poised to become the next hot true crime obsession.
There's a growing interest in the case online, where armchair detectives swap theories ranging from random abduction to suicide, parse every last known detail of Maura's activity, behavior and relationships, and crowd-source their once solitary investigative efforts. (Johnny Depp is even producing a TV movie based on one man's obsession with solving the case.) The second installment of Oxygen's series The Disappearance of won't have many answers, but the multi-episode arc will hopefully attract the attention necessary to unravel the mystery once and for all.