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42 Year Old Liza Murphy Missing Since August 19, 2007 in Bergen County, NJ

Liza Murphy, 42, has been missing since August 19, 2007. Her husband, Joseph Murphy, told police that his wife left their home after they had an argument on Sunday. Liza Murphy has not been seen from since. Liza Murphy reportedly left with only the clothes she was wearing, no cell phone, no money, no wallet. Authorities were planning to search the Oradell Reservoir in Emerson, NJ.

The case of missing Liza Murphy has become more suspect as Liza’s husband, Joseph Murphy, apparently tried to kill himself by stepping into traffic. Now don’t we all wonder what would cause Mr. Murphy to try an kill himself and then clam up after the failed suicide attempt?

The search for 42-year-old Liza Murphy, of Emerson, took place as Joseph Murphy recovered at Hackensack University Medical Center, a day after authorities say he stepped into traffic in nearby Westwood.

Joseph Murphy suffered a broken pelvis and other injuries after the self-employed painter was hit by a fire department car. He previously stepped in front of a bus and a Lexus before the fire official’s cruiser hit him, Emerson Police Chief Michael Saudino said.

Since the accident, Joseph Murphy has been uncooperative with detectives questioning him at a hospital intensive care unit, Saudino said. (

Search for Emerson mom expands

Authorities grew increasingly pessimistic Friday as they stepped up their search for a missing Emerson mother.

“To be honest, it doesn’t look good at this point,” Emerson Police Chief Michael Saudino said Friday afternoon. “I find it strange that she hasn’t tried to contact her children, let them know that Mom is OK.”

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August 28th, 2007 at 12:10am Posted by | Liza Murphy, Missing, Missing Adult, Search and Rescue | 6 comments