THE MOLLY BISH FOUNDATION
Hope Is Where the Heart Is
The Molly Bish Life "Guard" Center was founded to spread the knowledge and understanding of child and family safety and to promote legislative reform. Our mission and goals are achieved through legislative advocacy and educational presentations.
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Just before 10:00 a.m. on June 27th, 2000, Molly Ann Bish was dropped off by her mother to begin her eighth day of work as a lifeguard at Comins Pond in Warren, MA. Shortly thereafter, the first of the children and their parents began to arrive for swimming lessons. They noticed that Molly was not at her post and was nowhere to be found. Her water bottle, sandals, beach chair, towel, whistle, police radio, and first aid kit were left behind.
A search of the area did not reveal what may have happened to her.
Over the next three years, an exhaustive investigation into the disappearance of Molly took place. On June 9th, 2003, Molly's bathing suit and remains were found in a nearby wooded area. The person(s) who did this was never found and the investigation into the abduction and murder of Molly continues.
Her life guard Spirit lives on through the Molly Bish Foundation.
The Molly Bish Foundation is achieving more with our initiatives than ever before. We work on many projects to do our part in improving the lives of others, and are very proud of the progress we continue to make.
Learn more about what we do, who we help, and how we work every day to promote positive change.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
One Step at a Time
At The Molly Bish Foundation, we have partnered with The Molly Bish Center at Anna Maria College to provide training, events, and ID kits to support families and address the issue of Missing Persons response and training for law enforcement.
FAMILIAL DNA ANALYSIS LEGISLATION
Helping The Community
With this initiative, our goal is to promote
Familial searching (FS) as an additional search of a DNA profile in a law enforcement DNA database that is conducted after a routine search does not identify any profile matches.
§Potential to identify close biological relatives of the source of an unknown forensic profile obtained from crime scene evidence
§Essentially another tool for utilizing a DNA database to generate investigative leads and identify perpetrators of crime, and just as importantly, to help exonerate wrongfully convicted individuals