Trooper Monaghan's Narrative Statement - 2/19/04

Here is the statement that State Trooper Monaghan authored 10 days after the crash, on 2/19/04, which was obtained via a Right-to-Know request. The Right-to-Know law (RSA 91-A) is New Hampshire's equivalent of the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). There is no real “new” information, but there are a few interesting points (outlined below). First, as a quick side note, I think it's important to point out that by law, the public is entitled to access documents, records, and other information in the government's possession. This includes information held by law enforcement, and it also includes information contained in investigatory files. The law (and case law) are clear on this point

Conversation with Fred Murray - Part 2

Thanks to everyone for being patient while I put together the second half of the interview! I do appreciate it. And of course, most of all, thanks again to Fred and Julie. Part 2 is now up on iTunes and YouTube. Some of the topics discussed in Part 2 include the red truck, the police interviews with Jeff Williams, Cecil Smith, and John Monaghan that aired on the Oxygen show, the scent trail conducted on February 11, 2004, the timeline of events in the days following Maura’s disappearance, and a handful of miscellaneous questions I had for Mr. Murray. I also want to make note of a few things that did not make it into the episode (either because they were discussed while I was not recording