WARREN, Mass. (WWLP) - State police and investigators are in Florida interviewing a suspect in the 2000 disappearance case of Molly Bish on what would be her 29th birthday.
22News spoke with Molly Bish's mom about what the day and what these new leads mean to her and her family.
After more than 12 years and countless leads, there's once again renewed hope for Molly Bish's family on what would be her 29th birthday.
Magi Bish said, "There's always been a hole in our hearts, we've missed her so much for 12 years and 29."
Worcester County DA Spokesman Tim Connolly told 22News State Police and investigators are in Florida investigating new clues.
They're searching what used to be the home of Rodney Stanger a person of interest and speaking to him while he's in jail serving a 25 year sentence for murdering his girlfriend.
It was more than 12 years ago that Molly disappeared from her lifeguard stand at Comins Pond in Warren and authorities do know that Stanger lived in the area at the time of her disappearance.
Molly's family brought sunflowers to her grave and to the spot where her remains were found.
Although new leads have lead the family on a rollercoaster of emotions they haven't lost out hope. "If this Mr. Stanger is that person we wish today that he would own that, if he could just have the courage to come forward, we would be at a different place tomorrow," said Magi Bish.
The Bishs' are also hopeful that they will finally find the person who murdered their daughter so that person won't do it to anyone else and so their family can finally be at peace.
"Perhaps we will know today, on her birthday, would that not be something? That this would finally, this saga, this story has an end. We're tired and we really want some peace," said Magi Bish.
Magi said the family is in contact with police daily and they understand it is a slow process but August 2 nd is a day just for their Molly.