Author Archives: Sam Ledyard

New documents in Maura’s case that I received today from the Attorney General!

I just received the Attorney General’s (late) response to my document requests. I am posting the response, as well as links to the documents we received.

Documents:

Maura Murray’s Crash Site

Here is a compilation of photos from throughout the years that I was involved with the case.

2013 (all pictures taken by me)

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Not Without Peril | The Maura Murray Blog
Not Without Peril | The Maura Murray Blog
Not Without Peril | The Maura Murray Blog
Not Without Peril | The Maura Murray Blog
Not Without Peril | The Maura Murray Blog
Not Without Peril | The Maura Murray Blog
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2019 (video by me)

2019 (all pictures taken by me)

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2020 (all pictures taken by me)

https://www.google.com/maps/place/44%C2%B007’09.7%22N+71%C2%B056’09.8%22W/@44.11937,-71.9382387 I measured exact location of the impact from the drain marker. I then found the coordinates of the impact. I linked to those coordinates on Google Maps here.

2021 (photos unknown)

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My Motion to Reconsider was Denied. The judge considers all materials submitted

The bad news is my motion for reconsideration was denied. The good news; the judge, in his discretion, considered all materials submitted. Including Erinn’s descriptions of the photos provided to her by an anonymous source. That means, for purposes of an appeal, all materials (including the descriptions of the photos) will be treated as evidence by the appellate court. The descriptions, in essence, will be treated as accurate and were not challenged.

Petrit Vasi Still Remembers Nothing

Back in 2009, someone named “Petrit” posted on Topix. The odd thing is, his location showed up as Saint Paul, Minnesota, and later as Boston, Massachusetts. So I had always assumed that it was a troll.

Just this week I emailed Vasi with screenshots of the Topix posts and asked if he made them.

I thought for certain he would say it wasn’t him. I don’t particularly care for the Vasi theory to be honest. My goal was to figure out who has been behind some of the elaborate hoaxes in this community that go back to as early as 2009 with the original Canada post, and continue to present day.

But, to my surprise, he said it WAS him.

Since some people like the Vasi theory, and since my email establishes that the 2009 post was actually him (and that his knowledge hasn’t changed since then), I feel compelled to share this with the Community.

I’m asking the judge to reconsider releasing Maura Murray’s accident scene photos — with Erinn Larkin’s help.

As you know, my first attempt to make the crash site photos public was unsuccessful. I lost the first motion in court.

After I had filed the first motion, however, Erinn Larkin contacted me and offered her assistance for the next stage of my suit.

Well, I took Erinn up on her generous offer.

Today, I filed a “Motion for Reconsideration” – it’s just what it sounds like it is. I basically asked the judge to reconsider denying me the photos. So I had to give him some better reasons to give me the photos, and that’s where Erinn comes in.

Erinn’s affidavit, which is a written statement that’s signed under the penalties of perjury, provides evidence that I want the judge to look at while reconsidering whether I should have the photos.

In the text of the affidavit itself (i.e., without the Exhibits), Erinn relates an anonymous source’s description of the ACTUAL PHOTOS – this source saw the photos, took notes, and related the info to Erinn.

The descriptions raise some questions and answer others, such as: “Were police in the Saturn the night of Maura’s disappearance?

Then there are the exhibits to the affidavit – documents that Erinn attached to it.

The exhibits include:

  • Never before seen pictures of the Saturn, including pictures taken inside the Saturn, that were included in the Black Box Report, which Erinn did a two-part podcast on, as well as some interesting text from the report describing the pictures. That’s in Exhibit A to her Affidavit.
  • The actual false tip emailed to the Cold Case Unit and the Murray family this summer. This false tip included a fake confession that was apparently made using photoshop. The judge denied me the photos partly because he was afraid that after the photos were released to the public, someone could change them using photoshop to make more false tips. That’s in Exhibit B to her Affidavit.
  • An Affidavit from Witness B, describing her observations. That’s in Exhibit G to her Affidavit.

My conclusions.

I just want to note that I personally have not drawn any conclusions – good or bad –about police conduct in Maura’s case in light of Erinn’s  Affidavit.

I have never EVER theorized that Cecil Smith had anything to do with Maura’s disappearance, and even in light of Erinn’s affidavit that is not a conclusion I draw.

Having said that, I trust that the information Erinn provided is accurate and, although I don’t know the identity of her confidential source, I know that because Erinn says the source is trustworthy, the source is trustworthy. Period.

Thanks for your indispensable help on this Erinn.

I look forward to the discussion that will come from this.

***EDIT***

Due to to confusion, I have been asked to emphasize that the “false tip [that] included a fake confession” referenced above was fake.

Decision in My Suit for the Crash Site Photos

The Superior Court decision in my suit for the crash site photos was filed today.

The short of it: I lost the Motion. But I still have options, such as Motions for Reconsideration and Appeals.

I will discuss those options after I have had time to read the denial in depth. But I wanted to get this to everyone right away.

Thank you, everyone, for your support.

Complete and Unredacted Decision of the Superior Court