WARREN (CBS/AP) — Investigators plan on using ground-penetrating radar to look for a car spotted near where a Massachusetts lifeguard disappeared 17 years ago.

Molly Bish was 16 when she vanished from Comins Pond in Warren in June 2000.

Her remains were found in the woods of Palmer about five miles away in 2003.

No one has even been charged, but Molly’s mother said she saw a man in a white car at the pond when she dropped her daughter off. Molly’s sister, Heather Bish, has been working with a private investigator.

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Molly Bish. (Family photo)

“My mom saw the car the day before she disappeared but we have information that the car was seen in the area by a couple of different people,” Heather said. “We’re led to believe it’s hidden somewhere. It’s in someone’s garage, or a barn, or buried.”

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Comins Pond in Warren (WBZ-TV)

Heather says the investigator received several tips that a car similar to the one spotted by their mother was buried at a now-closed campground.

“We truly believe that that car contains a lot of information about what happened to Molly that day, and will provide us the pieces we’re looking for to be able to identify this person,” Heather said. “So that’s why we’re sort of taking this long shot.”

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Heather Bish (WBZ-TV)

The exact site has not been disclosed.

“We are very close,” Heather said. “We are very, very, very close.”

(© Copyright 2017 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports


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