The annual Molly Bish vigil is being held on Saturday June 27, 2009 There will be a ceremony at Comins Pond in Warren starting at 7:00 PM followed by a walk to the Town Common for another ceremony. Sadly, this year marks the 9th anniversary of Molly's disappearance. Please show the Bish family your continued support, both for their loss and for the wonderful and tireless work they have done over the past several years promoting child safety.
Molly's Ride for Child Safety will be on Sunday June 28, 2009 starting at Old Sturbridge Village. Interested motorcycle riders should contact the Sturbridge Police Department at 508-347-2525.
Old Sturbridge Village in Sturbridge, MA will be hosting the Ride for Child Safety & 2nd Annual "Family Fun Day." Molly's Ride for Child Safety is one of the largest non-stop police escorted charity motorcycle rides in New England that predominantly supports The Molly Bish Foundation & Life "Guards" Center, Inc by the proceeds it generates each and every year.
The event will consist of music, classic cars, leather accessories, food and beverages, raffles, and annual event T-shirts. There will also be fun-filled activities for the entire family such as train rides, pony rides, bounce houses, exhibitions, face painting, crafts, and airbrush tattoos. Special attractions will include Snoopy, Snow White, Finz from the Worcester Sharks, and motorcycle stunt shows by XFR XclusiveFreestyleRiderz.com.
The local Sturbridge Host Hotel & Conference Center is offering special overnight accommodations for guests attending the event. The lakeside hotel features miniature golf, paddleboats, a children's game room, and much more. Please contact the hotel direct at 508-347-7393 for more information and reservations.
On June 27th 2000 Molly Bish, the Bish family, and the citizens of our area suffered a great loss and tragedy. Molly Bish was a 16 year old lifeguard who began her day as she had done so many times before, being dropped off by her mother Magi at her summer job as a lifeguard at Comins Pond in the Town of Warren Massachusetts.
An extensive search and investigation has been in progress since the date of her disappearance and tragically, some 3 years later, human remains were found in neighboring Palmer Massachusetts.
On June 9th 2003, those remains were positively identified as those of Molly Bish. The case changed from a missing person case to a murder investigation.
The Warren Police Department and the Bish family need your help in solving this horrific crime that has devastated a family and forever changed a community. We hope that by outlining below the events and the information we have to date, you, the public, may help us with information or by helping to identify the person or persons responsible for this kidnapping and murder.
On the morning of June 27th 2000, Molly and her mother Magdeline Bish traveled to her post at Comins Pond where Magi would drop her off for duty. Comins Pond is a small recreational area located in a central and residential part of Warren Massachusetts. On the morning of the disappearance, and on a day prior, Magi Bish recalls seeing a man parked in the area in a white sedan and acting suspiciously. When Molly was reported missing, an extensive ground and air search ensued and police and searchers from all over the State came to Warren and assisted with the search. The investigation began in full force on the day of Molly’s disappearance and continued with police following all leads and examining all known suspects. As the investigation continued a citizen who was hunting in the bordering Town of Palmer Massachusetts in the late fall of 2002 noticed a piece of fabric that appeared to be similar to the bathing suit worn by Molly on the day of her disappearance. In May of 2003 this hunter relayed the details of his earlier discovery to another person who notified police investigators. A massive search began on May 12th 2003 and the area was searched daily by over 200 searchers by hand in a shoulder to shoulder fashion covering an extensive section of very difficult terrain in Palmer known as Whiskey Hill. On June 3rd 2003, remains were found in this area and thought to be those of Molly. After sending these remains for forensic analysis it was determined the remains were, if fact, those of Molly Bish.
The case remains active and we again ask for your help. Recent developments have led investigators to the State of Florida where persons of interest have been questioned. If you have any information that can help lead to the person or persons responsible for this crime, we urge you to contact police. Information can be given via email sent directly to Chief of Police Bruce D. Spiewakowski at email@example.com, or by calling the Warren Police Department at: 413-436-9595