New billboards coming to Mass. to raise awareness for UMass student who vanished nearly 19 years ago

HAVERHILL, NH — New digital billboards are coming to Massachusetts to raise awareness for the UMass student who vanished nearly 19 years ago.

Maura Murray disappeared on the night of Feb. 9, 2004, after crashing her car on Route 112 in Haverhill, New Hampshire. She is said to have refused an offer of help.

Prior to the crash, Maura suddenly packed some of her things and left the UMass Amherst campus. No one knows why. Murray has never been found.

The Murray family posted on the Maura Murray Blog that a several new digital billboards will be coming to Massachusetts in February.

The billboards were made and put out by the Murray family, Logan Communications and Clear Channel.

“We firmly believe someone knows something and hope the exposure with the billboards will help towards resolution,” her family wrote on the blog.

Drivers are asked if they see the billboard to share it on social media with the hashtag #mauramurray.

A vigil for Maura will also be held ahead of the 19th anniversary of her disappearance.

A virtual vigil will take place on Thursday February 9, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. People are asked to light a candle and take a photo and/or video and post to social media with #mauramurray #maura19 #engagewithempathy.

Those who want to attend in-person can join Maura’s family at Mountain Lakes Lodge on Feb. 9 from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. The address is 73 Lodge Lane, Woodsville NH.

“We will never give up even when the road seems endless. Thank you for your unwavering love and support on this long journey. ‘We are coming for ya kid,” said Fred Murray, Maura’s father.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates as more information becomes available.

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