Here is the score card so far. I have mentioned by name five people I would like to ask just two questions about the Stacey Burns murder case. These ten questions would be directed primarily at confiirming information which already appears in Murder in a Small Town: The Tragic Death of Stacey Burns. I have heard from just one of the people thus far. (Jim Vittum)
I can predict that the two who are mentioned in this blog will not respond because of the “open, unsolved” nature of the investigation but I will try anyway. First, Steve Rowland, the original lead detective on the case who is now retired, could put to rest once and for all at least two rumors I have heard from numerous sources. When I spoke with him in April, 2011, just before his retirement, he could not answer my questions because of the ongoing investigation. Perhaps now, almost two years later, he could answer? Second, Scott Gilbert, the cold case division detective now “investigating” the case, could easily move some information I have from the speculation/guess category into either the true/not true category by answering just two questions.
So, now I’ve named seven out of the thirteen. One week from now, I’ll provide an update on the scorecard and will share the answers if I have any. In the meantime, I’m always happy to hear from anyone else who might want to exchange information. Yes, I said exchange as I have accumulated quite a bit since I began this project. Does anyone have a question they would like me to answer?
I have just recently started a blog and having had resided in the Wolfeboro area many years ago, the Stacey Burns case caught my eye. I am very limited on resources, mostly just research on the internet. While searching I came upon some info on another case where Jim Vittum’s name appeared. The blog entitled My Search for Maura Murray by author James Renner. It seems Jim Vittum commented on the Family Forum page regarding the disappearance of Maura Murray, but due to some bad feelings between Renner and the Murray family, the page was taken down so unable to seek additional information. Jim Vittum has a sketchy past with quite a few arrests and denied a gun permit last year which I am sure you are aware of. I thought it was quite interesting that this mans name appears regarding another individual. Only wish I could see what he wrote. Will be watching your site hoping you get your questions answered.