At 11:20 p.m. on March 19, 2004, Brianna Maitland left her job as a dishwasher at the Black Lantern Inn and drove out of the parking lot. She was never seen again.
The next morning, this was where her car was found:
There was nothing unusual about Brianna's life. She was a hard-working teenager with friends and family who loved her. This was her the day before she disappeared:
Police gathered all evidence, but one photographer who saw the car before police discovered it reported seeing loose change, a water bottle, and some jewelry near the car. There were no signs of a struggle. Police have said that evidence taken from the car could lead to a suspect, but details of that evidence were never released.
Her disappearance is often linked with another missing girl I've written about, Maura Murray. Initially the FBI connected the two but after an investigation, they stated that the cases aren't linked. They both went missing in early 2004...both in the same area of the country...both leaving wrecked cars behind. Some have speculated the two may have fallen victim to an as-yet-undiscovered serial killer in the area at the time. Or perhaps the Connecticut River Valley Killer?
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