Unfortunately, the case remains unsolved.
I am happy to announce that Investigation Discovery will air an hour-long episode of Disappeared about Brianna Maitland on Monday, December 5, 2011, at 9 pm.*
*Note: I corrected the time to 9 pm.
Producer Christopher Gidez and his associates have produced many quality programs regarding those missing and I am proud to have conversed with him multiple times as he studied this sad yet fascinating disappearance.
I was also thrilled to hear that two regulars here, guest blogger BobKat and content provider P., were able to make significant contributions to Mr. Gidez in his telling of Brianna's story.
It has been awhile since I wrote on the Maitland case, so for anyone interested, you can go here for my series.
This is the show's trailer...
Also, the following is a summary of the case:
On March 19, 2004 around 11:30 pm, 17-year-old Brianna Maitland left her dishwashing job at the Black Lantern Inn (now called the Montgomery House Bed and Breakfast) in Montgomery, VT.
It has been reported that Brianna had been invited to stay for a late dinner with coworkers, but she stated she was tired and had to work early the next day at a second job.
Maitland’s apartment was in a neighboring town and she was supposed to be headed there that night.
When she did not arrive that evening or the next day, her roommate was not specifically worried and had assumed she was staying back at her parent’s house. After not hearing from her for several days, the roommate called Maitland’s parents and it was then that they realized that she was missing.
Unknown to the family at the time, Maitland’s four-door green 1985 Oldsmobile had been found abandoned at an old abandoned farmhouse property--a location about a mile from the Black Lantern Inn.
Ms. Maitland's Car on the Morning of March 20, 2004
State police towed the vehicle on March 20 thinking it was related to a hit-and-run collision.
The Oldsmobile was found with minor rear end damage backed into an old barn on the property. Inside the vehicle were two of Maitland’s uncashed paychecks. Further, some of her belongings were found on the ground outside the car.
The family and investigators reported that she left behind her contact lenses, clothing, medicine, driver’s license, and other personal effects.
Authorities and volunteers searched the area of the farmhouse and other places in the region multiple times, but Brianna was never found.
If you have an opportunity to watch, I think the Disappeared episode on Brianna Maitland will be worth your time.
My prayers are with Brianna's family in hopes that new information will be produced.