Sunday, July 14, 2013

Homicide Detectives Wanted Fred Murray's Cell Phone Records **UPDATED**

Here is a very interesting document.

It shows a couple things.

1. Homicide detectives subpoena'd Fred Murray's cell phone records.
2. They were asking for a CDR, which means "call detail report," meaning records of calls going in and out.
3. They did not trust Fred enough to get this information directly from him.
4. The search parameters (Feb 1 - Feb 20) suggests they believed possible criminal activity was happening beyond the time of Maura's disappearance.

This document was part of the items released to Fred by the Supreme Court of New Hampshire and can be obtained through FOIA.

A few readers have pointed out that a subpoena to a phone company may be standard procedure in order to maintain chain-of-custody. Also, these records may have been a way to alibi Fred out.

As I've said before, I do not believe Fred is responsible for Maura's homicide (if that's what it is). But I do believe he knows what led her to drive into New Hampshire. And, to me, that is half of the puzzle in this case.


  1. "Suggests" that they "believed" there was criminal activity? Really? So, even if that was true, they apparently didn't find any. Irrelevant.

  2. You always get the records directly from the phone company, that way you are assured of getting everything. It's not a question of "trusting" anyone, it's standard.

  3. Is it also standard procedure to get those records from everybody close to the missing person?

    1. When obtaining information you want to go as close to the source of that information as possible, for phone records that's obviously the phone company, that's what I meant by standard. As far as who is looked into, that varies depending on the investigation.

    2. Thanks, I guess it's not strange they wanted to check out FM. After all he was one of the people who had spent a long time with her during that weekend.

  4. I, too, believe that Fred can explain why Maura left Amherst.

    My opinion of Fred is, perhaps, more nuanced than yours. I see a man who deeply cares about his daughter and wants to find out what became of her. At the same time, Fred is plainly concealing the true nature of Maura's final days in Amherst. I have struggled, without success, to reconcile these two sides of Fred Murray.

  5. Her dad gives me the heebie jeebies.