My posts are beginning to get redundant, and I don't believe I am currently adding anything to the discussion.
When I have something to say that I believe is pertinent, I'll go back to it.
In contrast, the crime blogger over at Cold No More is discussing an excerpt from an interview conducted several years ago by a private detective who interviewed Nikki's husband Phil about the night he found her body.
It is a good read, and leaves a reader with lots of questions.
For today, I wanted to mention this missing persons case.
A reader recently asked several questions regarding the Brianna Maitland disappearance case.
In 2004, then 17-year-old Brianna vanished from Vermont--authorities found her vehicle backed into an old abandoned farm house less than a mile from where she worked at a local inn/restaurant.
Maitland case guest blogger BobKat graciously helped to address three (all related) of the reader's questions:
QUESTIONS: How was it that employees saw her drive off in the car? Were they outside? If they were inside how was it that they were able to see her in her car outside?
ME: The specifics of the witness' statement (an employee) that discuss allegedly seeing Ms. Maitland leave the restaurant late that night were not released by investigators. The media's consensus is that he saw Brianna enter her vehicle just prior to midnight and drive away from the restaurant.
BOBKAT: The story goes a guy Brianna worked with was out having a smoke break. Where he was he could follow Brianna to her car, see she got in, and drove off.
BobKat also told me that he is not aware of the family speaking with this witness--as no additional details regarding his vantage point or other observations are known.
The witness' statement is essential in verifying the established timeline on the missing woman. If later it is learned that the employee was mistaken about what night he saw Brianna drive away from the restaurant and she did not leave around midnight, it could obviously open the door to other explanations as to her route and intentions the night/morning of her disappearance.
I'll have more questions and answers in a future post on the sad and strange case.
For a list of all posts on the Maitland case (more than 20) that feature myself and/or BobKat, you can go here.
Also, for information on Investigation Discovery's recent segment on Brianna's Disappearance, go here.