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04 disappearance of Mass. student vexes dad, cops

Updated Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014 | 9:25 a.m.

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Ten years ago, Maura Murray packed her car, lied to professors about a death in the family and headed to New Hampshire.

Then, the 21-year-old nursing student from Massachusetts vanished.

She left a tormented family, vexed investigators and a case rife with rumor and innuendo.

Investigators say there hasn't been a single, credible sighting of her since minutes after her car spun into trees and a snowbank along Route 112 in North Haverhill the night of Feb. 9, 2004.

It is one of the most intriguing among scores of New Hampshire cold cases.

Fred Murray believes his daughter is dead, the victim of a crime. But he wants to keep her case in the public eye in hopes of finally knowing what really happened that night.