Twenty years later, Molly Bish’s family still seek justice
WARREN, Mass. (WLNE)– Saturday marks 20 years since Molly Bish disappeared from her lifeguard post at Comins Pond in Warren, Massachusetts.
She was never seen alive again.
Three years after Bish vanished, her remains were discovered in a wooded area in the nearby town of Palmer. To this day, no one has been charged in her murder.
Crime scene and DNA evidence has been analyzed over the years, but the case is still unsolved.
The Bish family prays each day that another lead will surface; that a break in the case will find justice for Molly.
Heather Bish, Molly’s sister, has been holding on to hope that an answer will arrive for 20 years.
“We miss Molly as much today, 20 years later when she first left us,” Bish said.
She said tips still surface, giving the family the courage to keep seeking answers.
“That’s the amazing thing, we get leads even now even today,” Bish said. “Maybe relationships have changed, and people feel more comfortable talking now, or maybe they didn’t think it was that important, but any little bit helps us.”
The family gathers each year on the anniversary of Molly’s disappearance, to honor her memory. This year, in light of COVID-19, the remembrance will look a little different.
Bish has asked local children to paint “rocks of kindness”, and leave them outside the family’s home in Warren.
“It will be a nice reminder of Molly and the impact she’s had on all of us,” Bish said.
Molly would have turned 37 in August. Her sister believes she would have become a teacher, and had children of her own.
But as much remains unknown about the case, Heather Bish says she will devote the rest of her life to finding her sister’s killer.
“I will spend the rest of my life looking under every rock and following every path to find this person,” Bish said.
To honor Molly’s life, the family is asking for people to post tributes on social media under the hashtag #Justiceformollybish.
Anyone with information on Molly’s disappearance and murder is asked to call the Massachusetts State Police Tip Line at (508) 453-7575.
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