Let me explain step by step.
The night of April 1 I redirected the audience of this blog to my personal website in order to try to discover who it was who has been sending me threatening messages under the name "Aaron Swartz". These messages began to address my family. The same thing happened to Sam Ledyard, prompting him to shut down his blog.
One of the people who responded, did so using an IP in New Hampshire. The IP linked to the email: firstname.lastname@example.org
That email was also used here:
That appears in the comments section of an article related to the Molly Bish case (which some believe may be connected to Maura, as Bish disappeared not far from where Maura went to college).
"Det Columbo" is the moniker also used by John on Topix.
A follow up email from this person clearly wanted me to believe this person was John Healy, a PI I've interviewed, who did a bit of work on Maura's case and showed interest in the Bish case as well.
Turns out Det. Columbo is actually John Wolfman Smith, a New Hampshire carny, from Clark's Trading Post.
Whenever Wolfman posts, "Aaron Swartz" is not far behind, either on Topix or this blog.
Over on Facebook, Wolfman and Alden Olson are pretty tight. Olson, you may recall, was the creep who taunted Maura's family on the anniversary of her disappearance. Olson also posted a video on YouTube that showed pictures of my four year old son playing in my front yard.
It's also worth noting that the second term that comes up when you search Wolfman's email address on Google is this:
That's a sketchy website where young men post stories about masturbating.
All this, of course, is very distracting to what's really important, finding out what happened to Maura Murray.
But this needed to be addressed before the trolls overran the comments section of this blog, which should serve to generate leads and not further some weird agenda.
I am turning the comments back on. You are all welcome to comment, though I will be deleting any threatening or attacking posts. I have finally found a plugin that works in Blogger to track IPs of visitors. I hope, after reading this, you can understand why I've decided to do so.
Let's get back to the case, now, please.