MSP Unresolved Case Unit bringing new hope to families of murder victims

MSP Unresolved Case Unit bringing new hope to families of murder victims

Across the state, families of murder victims are getting some new hope as the Mass. State Police are launching a new Unresolved Case Unit.

Boston 25 News reporter Bob Ward spoke to Molly Bish's sister, who has been waiting almost 20 years for justice.

The Molly Bish investigation is one of the biggest homicide cases in the state's history, but in almost 20 years, there's never been an arrest. Bish was a 16-year-old lifeguard at Comins Pond in Warren when she simply vanished off the beach. Her remains were found three years later in the next town of Palmer.

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On Wednesday night, Heather Bish, Molly's sister, was told that the Worcester County District Attorney's Office is going to have the new unit take a hard look at Molly's case.

"I am thrilled. I can't tell you what that means to me," said Bish. "I was crying at 11:30 last night when I found out. I've always dreamt of a team that could work together and this is my dream, my answer. We're having specific homicide investigators dedicated to these cases. It's going to make all the difference in the world."

In the years since Molly's murder, the Bish family has been at the forefront of advocating victim rights in Massachusetts and efforts protecting children.

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