About a month after I began my research into the disappearance of Maura Murray I received a call on my cell phone from an "unlisted" number. On the other line was a man who, only based on the timbre of his voice, I assumed to be either African American or rather large. He said he was in a relationship with someone who knew Maura.
"There is something you should know," he said. "But I need her permission before I tell you."
I told him to call me back when he could.
I never heard from him again.
It seemed important and legitimate. I would very much like to hear from this man again.