Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Vermont Teacher Melissa Jenkins Murdered

     Vermont schoolteacher Melissa Jenkins (age 33) was reported missing around 11:30 PM on Sunday, March 17, 2012.

     A friend of Jenkins discovered her silver 2006 Suzuki Grand Vitara along Goss Hollow Road in St. Johnsbury, VT. The engine was still running and Jenkins' two year old son was alone inside the vehicle. The location of the vehicle was close to Jenkins' residence.

     Sadly, on Monday (March 26, 2012), Jenkins' body was found off Comerford Dam Road in Barnet, VT, approximately 11 miles away from her home and vehicle. Bernet, VT is approximately 20 miles from Haverhill, NH, the location where Maura Murray was last seen in 2004.

     The details of this tragedy share similarities with other cases including Maura Murray and Brianna Maitland.

     On the Topix forums, there is a subforum for Barnet, VT. Other Topix users and author James Renner have located a thread about Maura Murray. The thread was started on February 22, 2012 by Beagle (AKA Mr112dirtbag). Barnet is where Melissa Jenkins' body was found.

     Do you think there are any connections between Melissa Jenkins, Maura Murray, and Mr112dirtbag / Beagle?


     On the eight year anniversary of Maura Murray's disappearance, a YouTube user named Mr112dirtbag began uploading strange, cryptic, and disturbing videos that contain information and details related to Maura's case. National and international news sources have written articles about the mysterious videos, including Daily Mail and Fox News.

     The username Mr112dirtbag is related to the Maura Murray case. Maura disappeared on New Hampshire Route 112. Fred Murray, Maura's father, speculated on the show "Disappeared" that Maura may have been abducted by "some local dirt bags."

     Mr112dirtbag deleted some videos, but James Renner managed to save "Happy Anniversary" and "Maura Murray." The first video uploaded was "Happy Anniversary." It features an older man with glasses laughing for nearly a minute. He stops abruptly and then winks before the words "Happy Anniversary" appear on screen.

     The next video, titled "Maura Murray," features a ski pass to Bretton Hills Mountain Resort. Bretton Woods is located at Route 302 in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire. The date on the pass reads 2/11/04, 2 days after Maura went missing. The mountain resort is less than an hour away from where Maura vanished in 2004.

      Another video, titled "Bodies of Water," features a covered bridge as viewed from a car's interior. The weather is rainy and the video is set to classical music.

     Who is Mr112dirtbag? Northeastern University Criminologist Jack Levin analyzed the videos and believes the creator is possibly involved with Maura's disappearance and, at the very least, a sadist. Here is a list of other possible usernames and online identities:

- Beagle on Topix forums
- IronCladLou on XDA Developers tech forums

     Other possible Mr112dirtbag connections, including murderer and escapee John William McGrath and the Connecticut River Valley Killer, have been mentioned on James Renner's "My Search for Maura Murray" blog and the SomethingAwful forums. I'll explore these possible connections in more depth in future posts.

     Who do you think Mr112dirtbag is? Do you think he is somehow involved with Maura Murray's disappearance?