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Missing UMass student's father wants FBI's help

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(MyFoxBoston.com) -- This is a very frustrating time for Maura Murray's family. Sunday night marked the 10-year anniversary of the day Murray disappeared in Haverhill, N.H. That's when FOX 25 Reporter Bob Ward first featured the case on New England's Unsolved.

Fred Murray is Maura's dad, and on this 10th anniversary, he wants the FBI to take over the investigation.

On Monday, Feb. 9, 2004, 21-year-old UMass nursing student Maura Murray disappeared after a car accident on Route 112.

Just hours before, Maura abruptly left UMass claiming there was a death in her family, but there was not one.

It's believed Maura was headed to the Bartlett, N.H. area, that's an area where she spent a lot of time with her family.

Fred Murray believes the N.H. State Police didn't treat this case seriously enough from day one. Over the years, he's battled with N.H. officials. He called for the FBI's involvement in 2004, and he's renewing that call Wednesday.

"They can start with finding out what the state police officer did on that Monday night. Every other first responder that was there said what they did on Monday night. All except one guy, the state police officer who was at the accident scene on Monday night right after the accident," Fred Murray said.

Start with that and a more effective timeline can be put together, he said.

Ward talked to both the N.H. attorney general's office and the FBI this week.

N.H. Assistant Attorney General Jeff Strelzin said, the case is open and active and that the FBI is helping them, but this case will remain a N.H. case.

The FBI told Ward that they are helping the Murray investigation and have assisted in forensic analysis. They also say they have conducted out of state interviews in the investigation.

Still, there is no sign of Murray. Ten years later, it is still unknown if she was the victim of foul play.

For more, take a look at Ward's New England's Unsolved page.

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