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Brianna Maitland 17 year old Missing 3-19-2004--VT..

Posted by Mja Inc Investigations on February 28, 2010 at 1:15 AM Comments comments ()

Brianna Alexandria Maitland : 17 years old

Missing : 3-19-2004

From: Montgomery, Vermont .

The 17 year old Maitland was last seen at her dishwashing job at the Black Lantern Inn in Montgomery, Vermont, between 11:20 p.m. and midnight on March 19, 2004...

Brianna Maitland's vehicle a pale green four-door 1985 Oldsmobile sedan was found abandoned on March 20..

Located off East Berkshire Road and Route 118, across Dutchburn Farm Road, about a mile outside of Montgomery...

It was parked partially inside an abandoned barn...


Two of Maitland's uncashed paychecks were on the front seat of the car...

She also left behind all her clothing, her medicine, driver's license, her makeup, and her contact lenses.

Some of her belongings were strewn on the ground in front of the car.


The residence where Brianna Maitland's car was found is former home of Myron and Harry Dutchburn, who were brutally beaten and robbed there in 1986...

The crime is unsolved...

The Dutchburn brothers survived the attack & moved into a nursing home after being released from the hospital; they never returned to the residence...

They both later died of natural causes. The home had been vacant for six years prior to Miss Maitland's disappearance...

Mja Date : 4/3/2004--BRI_M--059



Please visit our Mja Photo Gallery concening the Maitland Case..

Mja Case File I.D.-BRI_M--059



UPDATED: 9:20 am EST March 26, 2004

State Police Search For Missing Franklin County Teen

Friend Alerts Parents Of Girl's Disappearance

MONTGOMERY, Vt. -- State police are searching for a 17-year-old girl from Franklin County, Vt.,who has been missing for a week...

On 3-19-2004 Friday night,her co-workers said Maitland got in her car to head home...

The next morning,a state trooper found her car plowed backward into an abandoned house..



POSTED: 9:35 am EST March 29, 2004

UPDATED: 4:23 pm EST March 30, 2004

Search Continues For Missing Franklin County Girl

Few Clues, Many Rumors Have Family Frustrated


UPDATED: 8:34 am EST March 29, 2004

Franklin County Girl Disappears

Brianna Maitland's Car Was Found 1 Mile From Work

ST. ALBANS -- Missing person posters are spreading across Franklin County as police hope for a break in the search for a 17-year-old girl...

Brianna Maitland disappeared shortly after leaving the Black Latern Restaurant in Montgomery,where she works...


POSTED: 4:04 pm EDT April 5, 2004

Brianna Maitland Still Not Found

500 Searchers Combed Area Near Abandoned Car

The search for Brianna Maitland continues this week with still no sign of the teenager..

Over the weekend, more than 500 volunteers searched on foot with no good leads and no real answers..

The 17-year-old disappeared more than two weeks ago after leaving work in Montgomery..

The Klaas-Kids Foundation organized the search effort on Friday..

Apparently, those searchers found a purple T-shirt, a knife and a large spoon near where Maitland's car was found..

They also found tape that they say looked like it'd been wrapped around something and looked like it had hair stuck to it...

It is not known whether any of those finding are in any way connected to Maitland's disappearance..


Posted : Apr 10, 2004 6:10am

Police: 2 Women's Disappearances Not Connected

State police in New Hampshire and Vermont say there is no connection between two missing women..

Maura Murray vanished in New Hampshire & not long after Brianna Maitland disappeared in Vermont...

The cases do have similarities,however...

Both women are young, disappeared without a trace and each of their cars were involved in accidents..

Miss Murray 21 years old traveling from Massachusetts ran her car off the road near Woodsville New Hampshire..

When a passerby went to call for help in about 10 minutes time Miss Murray had disappeared..

In Franklin County, Vt., volunteers will be out again Saturday looking for any sign of 17-year-old Maitland...

Miss Maitland disappeared three weeks ago after leaving work at a Montgomery restaurant...

The next morning police found her car backed into an abandoned building a mile away...

Volunteers are asked to meet at the East Franklin store between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Saturday...



Mja met Mr.Maitland {Miss Maitland's Father} at the East Franklin store on 4-10-2004..

The corner store was being used as a Command Post for the search of Miss Maitland..

Mja gave Mr.Maitland a copy of our Mja Company Web-Page & told him our interest in working on the case..

That Mja was on location during the Klaas Kids search for Miss Maitland on April 3rd & 4th..

Later that day Mja had a meeting with Mr.Maitland at his home & that meeting lasted about 2 hours..

Since that time Mja has been involved in the search effort of Brianna Maitland..

Miss Maitland became our 59th case on 4-3-2004..

On 4-3-04 Mja recovered Plate Sticker at location where Miss Maitlands car was found..

Mja knew Plate Sticker found at crash-site or crime scene didnt belong to Miss Maitlands car...

Please view our Photo Gallery concerning Miss Maitland's Case..


UPDATED: 10:15 am EDT April 21, 2004


State Police Meet With Missing Girl's Family


Father Asks Police For Updates On Investigation


FRANKLIN, Vt. -- As the search continues for a missing teenager, Vermont State Police are promising to keep Brianna Maitland's family better informed of what's going on.


Maitland's family met Tuesday with Vermont's chief criminal investigators..


The girl's father, Bruce Maitland, earlier had written a letter to Gov. Jim Douglas complaining that police weren't doing enough to find the 17-year-old who disappeared in mid-March after work..


Maitland said police briefed the family Tuesday on the leads they were working on into the girl's disappearance and promised better communications to keep the family updated the investigation...


Posted Friday, May 21, 2004


Missing Girls


Call in the experts.In the past few months, two young women in Vermont and New Hampshire have disappeared under similar circumstances..


Both Brianna Maitland and Maura Murray seem to have had minor car accidents,then simply vanished..


Police insist there is no connection between the disappearances because they can't find a connection between the girls...


Well, what if the connection is a killer?


We say it's past time to call in the feds...This is what the FBI does best..They're trained to make connections.. To find people..


To offer families the assurance that everything that CAN be done IS being done...


But Vermont and New Hampshire police haven't asked the FBI for help..


And the FBI won't come in unless they're asked...


Its' time state police picked up the phone and did that.So we'll make it easy for them: here's the FBI's phone number...


Here's the name of the person in charge you can call.


Additional info: FBI: (802) 863-6316 John Cavanaugh Call now..


Before two girls become three. Or four..Or more...

That's our opinion..


What's yours?


Aired by President/General Manager,Paul A. Sands


POSTED: 7:39 pm EDT June 28, 2004


Police After Meeting: Murray, Maitland Cases Not Connected


Maitland Family Canoes Down River Searching For Body


Police crossed state lines to meet about a pair of missing women...


Investigators were looking for connections between the disappearances of Brianna Maitland and Maura Murray & in the end,they said they found none.


The Maitlands took a canoe ride down the Mississquoi River..


This time on this trip they're searching for her body...


Investigators from both states met for four hours with the FBI...


Their conclusion is that there is no connection whatsoever between these cases.In fact, they still find no evidence of foul play in either case..


Posted Friday, November 26, 2004


Missing Persons Unit


One police unit is still missing...


Vermont State Police have formed nearly twenty special units…but they haven't formed the one they need..


They ought to start a Missing Persons Unit…


POSTED: 10:16 pm EST March 17, 2005

UPDATED: 2:41 pm EST March 18, 2005


Maitland Meeting Held 1 Year After Disappearance


Still No Sign Of Missing Woman


POSTED: 10:16 pm EDT August 9, 2005

UPDATED: 10:44 pm EDT August 9, 2005


Police Claim New Leads In Maitland Case


Infamous Search Team Told To Stay Home


BURLINGTON, Vt. -- Brianna Maitland has been missing for more than a year, and her family was hoping a specially trained search team from Texas would uncover new clues to their daughter's disappearance..


It's the same group that has been in Aruba helping in the high-profile search for Natalee Holloway --- a teenager from Alabama who vanished on the island...


The Texas Equusearch team was planning to arrive in Vermont on Tuesday, but were told not to come by local police who said they have new leads in the case...


The Maitlands want to know why police have "turned away one of the best search organizations in America..


""If they give us the word that they need us and they feel as though what we have to offer is going to be valuable in this case, we won't even second-guess it, we'll be on the first flight out," said Miller...


The Maitlands said they dealt with a similar situation last year when the national organization called Klaas Kids wanted to come to town...


State police weren't available to elaborate on their supposed leads, but said they are doing everything they can to crack this case..


POSTED: 1:47 pm EST March 20, 2006

UPDATED: 1:55 pm EST March 20, 2006


Candlelight Vigil Held For Vermont Teen Missing 2 Years


ENOSBURG, Vt. -- About 50 people gathered Sunday night at Lincoln Park in Enosburg for a candlelight vigil in honor of missing a Vermont teen..


The weekend marked the two-year anniversary of Brianna Maitland's disappearance.


Flowers still hang at the abandoned house where police found Maitland's car..


POSTED: 10:05 am EDT March 19, 2007

UPDATED: 7:47 am EDT March 20, 2007


Friends Hold Vigil For Missing Teen


Posted Oct 28, 2007 1:11am


Search For Clues In Brianna Maitland Case Resumes




Mja Inc Investigations


3 WCAX News


Four Years Later, Maitland Still Missing


Enosburg Falls, Vermont - March 19, 2008


Two small candles placed on a memorial in Enosburg Falls on Wednesday night commemorated the day when 17-year-old Brianna Maitland vanished...


Four years later police say they are still getting leads but have no idea what happened to Maitland...


Miss Maitland was last seen on March 19, 2004,leaving work at the Black Lantern Inn...


Her car was found a day later,abandoned behind an empty building off Route 118...


In the years since, police have followed tips that said she was involved in illegal drug activity.. Now police say there is no evidence to back that up..


They've also followed tips that a girl who looked like Maitland was seen in Atlantic City..


Investigators from Vermont traveled to Atlantic City,but were never able to track down the girl people reportedly saw,so they couldn't confirm if she was or was not Maitland...


Mja Inc. Investigations, a private investigation firm,is also searching for Maitland..


Members of the agency are the ones who held the small memorial for Maitland on Wednesday...


They took over after the friend who put on the vigil in years past said she couldn't do it this year.


"Things like this has to keep going on for the missing," said Mark Harper, of Mja..


"Once it stops it's hard to get the momentum back..You got to keep the case out to the public..."


Harper says he is frustrated because usually this long into an investigation he has some idea of what happened to the missing person..


In the last ten months police have gone back over every piece of evidence...


They have conducted dozens of interviews and followed a number of new leads but nothing that's brought them closer to solving the mystery....


"We are still optimistic that we, there's information out there,that someone may have information that's going to lead us in the right direction, and we'll be able to find out what happened to her," said Vermont State Police Lt. Glenn Hall....


Police say it's not unusual for people to have information about a case without realizing it..

They are asking anyone who knows something, even if it seems trivial,to contact the State Police in St.Albans...


Bianca Slota - WCAX News


Posted May 23, 2008 10:33pm


Father Of Missing Woman Breaks His Silence


On March 19, 2004 Vermont teenager Brianna Maitland vanished after completing her shift one night at a Montgomery restaurant...


State Police soon found her car nearby but there was no sign of the 17 year old...


Several searches of the area,involving hundreds of volunteers,turned up no concrete leads and to this day Bruce and Kellie Maitland have no idea what has happened to their daughter..


May 23, 2008 9:39pm  


Watch Uncut Statement From Maitland's Father


Posted Mar 20, 2009 5:03am


Candlelight Vigil Held For Brianna Maitland


Posted Sep 25, 2009 1:25am


Police Searching Area Where Maitland Disappeared



Mja will be at the Candle-Lite Vigil for Brianna Maitland on 3-19-2010..


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