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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.



One Step at a Time

At The Molly Bish Foundation, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing the issue of missing persons response training for law enforcement.


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

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The Focus of Our Efforts

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Contact your Legislator

Please contact your regional State Legislator to ask them to support S1595, An act permitting familial searching and partial DNA matches in investigating certain unsolved crimes.


Michael Barrett, 3rd Middlesex district, 617-722-1572,

Joseph Boncore, 1st Suffolk & Middlesex district, 617-722-1634,

Michael Brady, 2nd Plymouth & Bristol district, 617-722-1200,

William Brownsberger, 2nd Suffolk & Middlesex district, 617-722-1280,

Harriette Chandler, 1st Worcester district, 617-722-1544,

Sonia Chang-Diaz, 2nd Suffolk district, 617-722-1673,

Nick Collins, 1st Suffolk district, 617-722-1150,

Jo Comerford, Hampshire, Franklin, & Worcester district, 617-722-1532,

Cynthia Creem, 1st Middlesex & Norfolk district, 617-722-1639,

Brendan Crighton, 3rd Essex district, 617-722-1350,

Julian Cyr, Cape & Islands district, 617-722-1570,

Sal DiDomenico, Middlesex & Suffolk district, 617-722-1650,

Diana DiZoglio, 1st Essex district, 617-722-1604,

James Eldridge, Middlesex & Worcester district, 617-722-1120,

Ryan Fattman, Worcester & Norfolk district, 617-722-1420,

Paul Feeney, Bristol & Norfolk district, 617-722-1222,

Barry Finegold, 2nd Essex & Middlesex district, 617-722-1612,

Cindy Friedman, 4th Middlesex district, 617-722-1232,

Anne Gobi, Worcester, Hampden, Hampshire & Middlesex district, 617-722-1540,

Adam Hinds, Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin & Hampden district, 617-722-1625,

Patricia Jehlen, 2nd Middlex district, 617-722-1578,

John Keenan, Norfolk & Plymouth district, 617-722-1494,

Edward Kennedy, 1st Middlesex district, 617-722-1630,

Eric Lesser, 1st Hampden & Hampshire district, 617-722-1291,

Jason Lewis, 5th Middlesex district, 617-722-1206,

Joan Lovely, 2nd Essex district, 617-722-1420,

Mark Montigny, 2nd Bristol & Plymouth district, 617-722-1440,

Michael Moore, 2nd Worcester district, 617-722-1485,

Susan Moran, Plymouth & Barnstable district, 617-722-1330,

Patrick O'Connor, Plymouth & Norfolk district, 617-722-1646,

Marc Pacheco, 1st Plymouth & Bristol district, 617-722-1551,

Rebecca Rausch, Norfolk, Bristol & Middlesex district, 617-722-1555,

Michael Rodrigues, 1st Bristol & Plymouth district, 617-722-1114,

Michael Rush, Norfolk & Suffolk district, 617-722-1348,

Karen Spilka, 2nd Middlesex & Norfolk district, 617-722-1500,

Bruce Tarr, 1st Essex & Middlesex district, 617-722-1600,

Walter Timilty, Norfolk, Bristol & Plymouth district, 617-722-1643,

Dean Tran, Worcester & Middlesex district, 617-722-1230,

John Velis, 2nd Hampden & Hampshire district, 617-722-1415,

James Welch, Hampden district, 617-722-1660,


James Arciero, 2nd Middlesex district, 617-722-2012,

Brian Ashe, 2nd Hampden district, 617-722-2430,

Bruce Ayers, 1st Norfolk district, 617-722-2230,

Ruth Blaser, 12th Middlesex district, 617-722-2810,

Christine Barber, 34th Middlesex district, 617-722-2220,

John Barrett, 1st Berkshire district, 617-722-2305,

F.Jay Barrows, 1st Bristol district, 617-722-2488,

Donald Berthiaume, 5th Worcester district, 617-722-2090,

David Biele, 4th Suffolk district, 617-722-2080,

Natalie Blais, 1st Franklin district, 413-362-9453,

Nicholas Boldyga, 3rd Hampden district, 617-722-2810,

Antonio Cabral, 13th Bristol district, 617-722-2017,

Daniel Cahill, 10th Essex district, 617-722-2460,

Linda Campbell, 15th Essex district, 617-722-2380,

Peter Capano, 11th Essex district, 617-722-2460,

Daniel Carey, 2nd Hampshire district, 617-722-2060,

Gerard Cassidy, 9th Plymouth district, 617-722-2396,

Tackey Chan, 2nd Norfolk district, 617-722-2014,

Michelle Ciccolo, 15th Middlesex district, 617-722-2210,

Mike Connolly, 26th Middlesex district, 617-722-2060,

Edward Coppinger, 10th Suffolk district, 617-722-2080,

William Crocker, 2nd Barnstable district, 617-722-2014,

Claire Cronin, 11th Plymouth district, 617-722-2396,

Mark Cusack, 5th Norfolk district, 617-722-2320,

Josh Cutler, 6th Plymouth district, 617-722-2810,

Angelo D'Emilia, 8th Plymouth district, 617-722-2488, Angelo.D'

Michael Day, 31st Middlesex district, 617-722-2396,

Majorie Decker, 25th Middlesex district, 617-722-2060,

David DeCoste, 5th Plymouth district, 617-722-2460,

Robert DeLeo, 19th Suffolk district, 617-722-2500,

Marcos Devers, 16th Essex district, 617-722-2020,

Carol Doherty, 3rd Bristol district, 617-722-2020,

Mindy Domb, 3rd Hampshire district, 617-722-2400,

Danie Donahue, 16th Worcester district, 617-722-2014,

Paul Donato, 25th Middlesex district, 617-722-2180,

Shawn Dooley, 9th Norfolk district, 617-722-2810,

William Driscoll, 7th Norfolk district, 617-722-2460,

Michelle DuBois, 10th Plymouth district, 617-722-2210,

Peter Durant, 6th Worcester district, 617-722-2060,

Carolyn Dykema, 8th Middlesex district, 617-722-2680,

Lori Ehrlich, 8th Essex district, 617-722-2877,

Nika Elugardo, 15th Suffolk district, 617-722-2582,

Tricia Farley-Bouvier, 3rd Berkshire district, 617-722-2240,

Kimberly Ferguson, 1st Worcester district, 617-722-2263,

Dylan Fernandes, Barnstanle, Dukes & Nantuckety, 617-722-2013,

Ann-Margaret Ferrante, 5th Essex district, 617-722-2370,

Michael Finn, 6th Hampden district, 617-722-2676,

Carole Fiola, 6th Bristol district, 617-722-2430,

Paul Frost, 7th Worcester district, 617-722-2489,

William Galvin, 6th Norfolk district, 617-722-2692,

Sean Garballey, 23rd Middlesex district, 617-722-2090,

Denise Garlick, 13th Norfolk district, 617-722-2380,

Colleen Garry, 36th Middlesex district, 617-722-2380,

Carmine Gentile, 13th Middlesex district, 617-722-2810,

Susan Gifford, 2nd Plymouth district, 617-722-2100,

Thomas Golden, 16th Middlesex district, 617-722-2263,

Carlos Gonzalez, 10th Hampden district, 617-722-2080,

Kenneth Gordon, 21st Middlesex district, 617-722-2575,

Tami Gouveia, 14th Middlesex district, 617-722-2011,

Danielle Gregoire, 4th Middlesex district, 617-722-2140,

Patricia Haddad, 5th Bristol district, 617-722-2600,

Richard Haggerty, 30th Middlesex district, 617-722-2090,

Sheila Harrington, 1st Middlesex district, 617-722-2305,

James Hawkins, 2nd Bristol district, 617-722-2013,

Stephan Hay, 3rd Worcester district, 617-722-2220,

Jonathan Hecht, 29th Middlesex district, 617-722-2140,

Christopher Hendricks, 11th Bristol district, 617-722-2305,

Natalie Higgins, 4th Worcester district, 617-722-2020,

Bradford Hill, 4th Essex district, 617-722-2100,

Kate Hogan, 3rd Middlesex district, 617-722-2199,

Russell Holmes, 6th Suffolk district, 617-722-2220, Russell,

Kevin Honan, 17th Suffolk district, 617-722-2470,

Steven Howitt, 4th Bristol district, 617-722-2305,

Daniel Hunt, 13th Suffolk district, 617-722-2692,

Randy Hunt, 5th Barnstable district, 617-722-2396,

Bradley Jones, 20th Middlesex district, 617-722-2100,

Louis Kafka, 8th Norfalk district, 617-722-2960,

Hannah Kane, 11th Worcester district, 617-722-2810,

Patrick Kearney, 4th Plymouth district, 617-722-2014,

Mary Keefe, 15th Worcester district, 617-722-2017,

James Kelcourse, 1st Essex district, 617-722-2130,

Kay Khan, 11th Middlesex district, 617-722-2011,

Kathleen LaNatra, 12th Plymouth district, 617-722-2430,

John Lawn, 10th Middlesex district, 617-722-2460,

David LeBouef, 17th Worcester district, 617-722-2575,

Jack Lewis, 7th Middlesex district, 617-722-2030,

David Linsky, 5th Middlesex district, 617-722-2575,

Kate Lipper-Garabedian, 32nd Middlesex district, 617-722-2020,

Jay Livingstone, 8th Suffolk district, 617-722-2013,

Marc Lombardo, 22nd Middlesex district, 617-722-2460,

Adrian Madaro, 1st Suffolk district, 617-722-2400,

John Mahoney, 13th Worcester district, 617-722-2130,

Elizabeth Malia, 11th Suffolk district, 617-722-2380,

Ronald Mariano, 3rd Norfolk district, 617-722-2300,

Paul Mark, 2nd Berkshire district, 617-722-2304,

Christopher Markey, 9th Bristol district, 617-722-2020,

Joseph McGonagle, 28th Middlesex district, 617-722-2017,

Joseph McKenna, 18th Worcester district, 617-722-2060,

Paul McMurtry, 11th Norfolk district, 617-722-2015,

Joan Meschino, 3rd Plymouth district, 617-722-2320,

Aaron Michlewitz, 3rd Suffolk district, 617-722-2990,

Christina Minicucci, 14th Essex district, 617-722-2582,

Liz Miranda, 5th Suffolk district, 617-722-2430,

Lenny Mirra, 2nd Essex district, 617-722-2488,

Rady Mom, 18th Middlesex district, 617-722-2637,

Frank Moran, 17th Essex district, 617-722-2582,

Michael Moran, 18th Suffolk district, 617-722-2014,

David Muradian, 9th Worcester district, 617-722-2240,

Mathew Muratore, 1st Plymouth district, 617-722-2014,

James Murphy, 4th Norfolk district, 617-722-2220,

Brian Murray, 10th Worcester district, 617-722-2396,

David Nangle, 17th Middlesex district, 617-722-2520,

Harold Naughton, 12th Worcester district, 617-722-2230,

Tram Nguyen, 18th Essex district, 617-722-2060,

James O'Day, 14th Worcester district, 617-722-2090, James.O'

Norman Orrall, 12th Bristol district, 617-722-2090,

Jerald Parisella, 6th Essex district, 617-722-2240,

Sarah Peake, 4th Barnstable district, 617-722-2040,

Alice Peisch, 14th Norfolk district, 617-722-2070,

Thomas Petrolati, 7th Hampden district, 617-722-2575,

Smitty Pignatelli, 4th Berkshire district, 617-722-2210,

Elizabeth Poirier, 14th Bristol district, 617-722-2100,

Denise Provost, 27th Middlesex district, 617-722-2263,

Angelo Puppolo, 12th Hampden district, 617-722-2006,

David Robertson, 19th Middlesex district, 617-722-2210,

Maria Robinson, 6th Middlesex district, 617-722-2140,

David Rogers, 24th Middlesex district, 617-722-2637,

John Rogers, 12th Norfolk district, 617-722-2092,

Jeffrey Roy, 10th Norfolk district, 617-722-2030,

Daniel Ryan, 2nd Suffolk district, 617-722-2370,

Lindsay Sabadosa, 1st Hampshire district, 617-722-2460,

Jon Santiago, 9th Suffolk district, 617-722-2130,

Angelo Scaccia, 14th Suffolk district, 617-722-2230,

Paul Schmid, 8th Bristol district, 617-722-2017,

Danillo Sena, 37th Middlesex district, 617-722-2014,

Alan Silvia, 7th Bristol district, 617-722-2230,

Todd Smola, 1st Hampden district, 617-722-2100,

Michael Soter, 8th Worcester district, 617-722-2460,

Theodore Speliotis, 13th Essex district, 617-722-2230,

Thomas Stanley, 9th Middlesex district, 617-722-2230,

William Straus, 10th Bristol district, 617-722-2400,

Alyson Sullivan, 7th Plymouth district, 617-722-2305,

Jose Tosado, 9th Hampden district, 617-722-2060,

Paul Tucker, 7th Essex district, 617-722-2070,

Chynah Tyler, 7th Suffolk distict, 617-722-2450,

Steven Ultrino, 33rd Middlesex, 617-722-2460,

Andres Vargas, 3rd Essex district, 617-722-2396,

Aaron Vega, 5th Hampden district, 617-722-2011,

David Vieira, 3rd Barnstable district, 617-722-2230,

RoseLee Vincent, 16th Suffolk district, 617-722-2210,

Tommy Vitolo, 15th Norfolk district, 617-722-2460,

Joseph Wagner, 8th Hampden district, 617-722-2783,

Thomas Walsh, 12th Essex district, 617-722-2676,

Timothy Whelan, 1st Barnstable district, 617-722-2488,

Susannah Whipps, 2nd Franklin district, 617-722-2090,

Bud Williams, 11th Hampden district, 617-722-2304,

Donald Wong, 9th Essex district, 617-722-2488,

Jonathan Zlotnik, 2nd Worcester district, 617-722-2080,



MA Missing Person Task Force

Heather Bish was appointed by Governor Baker to the MA Missing Task Force in 2019.  The Task Force members were tasked with four key mandates:  (1) to identify and review federal laws, general laws, regulations, policies, and procedures mandating or guiding missing persons reports by law enforcement, (2) to identify, for the preceding 10 calendar years, (3) to recommend changes, if necessary, to such state laws, regulations, policies, and procedures, and (4) to file a report containing its findings, together with any recommended legislation.

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Somebody Knows Something

Please report any information about Molly Bish's unresolved case to the Massachusetts State Police at