By Kathy Curran, WBZ-TV

BOSTON (CBS) – The family of Molly Bish has made an appeal to state investigators to allow the FBI to help hunt for Molly’s killer. It’s a trail that’s had leads but no arrest over the past 12 years. Heather Bish sent a letter to the Worcester County District Attorney requesting that his office allow the FBI to help. “The hope is that they will provide more information of why this happened to Molly,” says Heather. “We still don’t know why this happened or how this happened and we’re never going to give up on it.”

Molly Bish was 16-years-old when she was kidnapped from her lifeguard post at Comins Pond in Warren and killed in June of 2000. Molly’s sister, Heather, believes FBI agents specializing in behavior analysis could help solve the case. “The BAU or behavior analysis in the FBI looks at the why of the case. Why did this happen, how could it have happened. They explore the victim, the circumstances surrounding the disappearance, the relation of Whiskey Hill, Comins Pond, where she was found and where she disappeared and then they look at the persons of interest,” says Bish.

The most recent people questioned in the case are Gerald Battistoni, a convicted child rapist and Rodney Stanger who’s doing time for murder. Both men have ties to where Molly disappeared and where her remains were found.

Heather hopes the FBI will be allowed to step in, “I’ve spoken to agents in Boston and Quantico and they’ve been willing to help since the start to be part of it but when it comes to the behavior analysis unit of the FBI they have to be invited by the DA and the State Police. The family can’t request their presence.”

A spokesperson for the Worcester County District Attorney tells us the office continues to use all appropriate resources to bring the person or persons responsible for the death of Molly Bish to justice, but they will not comment on specific investigative techniques being utilized in the investigation.


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