Cadaver Dogs Used in Search for Missing Coral Springs Woman

Maria Claudia Murphy was last seen on March 16

By Brian Hamacher
|  Friday, Apr 13, 2012  |  Updated 12:24 PM EDT
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Family Of Missing Coral Springs Woman Makes Plea To Public

Coral Springs Police Department

Maria Claudia Murphy has been missing since March 16.

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New Evidence in Case of Missing Coral Springs Woman Stumps Police

New video of Claudia Murphy of Coral Springs, who has been missing since Friday, shows her parking her car in a shopping center and then walking away. A nearby gas station caught her walking eastbound on Sample Road, and a Broward bus camera also caught her heading that direction. Police spokesman Lt. Joe McHugh also said they found her purse inside her car, with credit cards, debit cards and identification inside it.

Family Of Missing Coral Springs Woman Makes Plea To Public

The family of a missing Coral Springs woman said on Tuesday that they aren't giving up the search for her. Claudia Murphy disappeared four days ago at the intersection of Copans Road and State Road 441. "We need to continue looking for Claudia. We cannot give up. I'm not giving up. My family, her family, we will never give up trying to find Claudia," said her husband, Frank Murphy.
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Coral Springs Police have been using cadaver dogs to search for a woman who went missing last month, officials said Friday.

The dogs searched Wednesday and Thursday in the area of Lyons and Copans Road, as authorities continue their search for 45-year-old Maria Claudia Murphy, Coral Springs Police spokesman Lt. Joe McHugh said.

McHugh said the dogs searched in a large open field and didn't detect anything.

Murphy vanished on March 16 after making an ATM deposit at a bank on University Drive, and surveillance video shows she left her car in a shopping center parking lot on Sample Road.

Police say she left her wallet and credit cards in the car.

The last known video of Murphy is from a Broward Transit bus camera at 2:45 p.m. the same day. It shows Murphy on the northeast corner of Lyons and Copans Road, where the dogs have been searching.

Family and friends have also been searching for Murphy, holding photos of her at intersections and handing out fliers.

Anyone with information on the case is asked to call Coral Springs Police at 954-344-1800.

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