CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. (CBS4) – The husband of Maria Claudia Murphy, whose been missing nearly a week, reviewed surveillance video Thursday morning at the Coral Springs Police Department, but couldn’t come up with anything new to help police.
Frank Murphy told CBS 4 News, “We’re desperate to find her, we need to find her.”
Murphy and his family have been putting up flyers with Claudia’s picture all around Coral Springs hoping someone can provide information on her whereabouts.
Claudia Murphy vanished last Friday soon after surveillance video captured her parking her BMW outside the El Balcon De Las Americas Colombian restaurant in the 7900 block of West Sample Road.
Surveillance video also showed Murphy walking away from the restaurant onto Sample and then later heading eastbound on Sample with a black bag slung over her shoulder.
Sometime later a family friend says he saw Claudia Murphy in front of the Volvo dealership at Copans Road and 441 in Margate. It appears she had walked about three miles from Sample Road to Copans Road.
Frank Murphy told CBS 4 Reporter Joan Murray he didn’t glean anything unusual from watching the surveillance video.
“Today I went to the restaurant parking lot and I took the same walk she did in the video and tried to get an understanding of what she was doing, I couldn’t come up with anything.”
Murphy is bewildered why his wife left some of her belongings in her BMW that was parked on Sample Road.
“We don’t know why she picked up that bag or left her other belongings in the car,” says Frank Murphy. “The day I left her in the morning she seemed fine.”
The Murphy’s were planning to move to Nashville, Tennesse where Frank Murphy had accepted a new job. Claudia Murphy was packing up boxes and then left their house on Friday to deposit a $5,000 check in the ATM at the Bank of America on North University Drive in Coral Springs.
Her family said Claudia who was born in Colombia was looking forward to the move because the couple has a cabin nearby in Blue Ridge, Georgia and she loved the outdoors. What they fear is that Claudia may be wandering and disoriented because she had been suffering the lingering effects of food poisoning and was taking medication.
“I know she’s out there someplace and we pray to find her,” says her mother-in-law Rose Murphy.
“I believe this is in God’s plan and she’ll be back to us,” added her brother-in-law Kevin Murphy.
The family plans to fan out across Coral Springs on Saturday to post more pictures of Claudia Murphy.
If you have any information on Claudia Murphy’s whereabouts, please give crimestoppers a call at (954) 493-TIPS.