Woods in Palmer Searched for More Evidence in Molly Bish Case

Molly Bish PosterPALMER, Mass. (WGGB) — State Police were back in Palmer Friday with a cadaver dog to look for more evidence in the area where Molly Bish’s remains were found.

The land is off of West Ware Road which is also known as Whisky Hill.

Palmer Motorsports is planning on developing it.  They have 650 acres there.

The effort today by State Police was supported by Forensic Anthropology Recovery (FAR), and Palmer Motorsports.  All are dedicated to helping the Bish family try and find the evidence that will crack this case.

In June of 2000, Molly was kidnapped and killed while working as a lifeguard at Comins Pond in Warren. 13 years later her family continues to actively look for evidence that will lead them to whomever did this to her.

Molly’s sister Heather Bish told us State Police searched the woods Friday morning around 10:00am and continued well into the day.  No new evidence was turned up though according to Heather, but they did follow some ATV trails and talked to a hunter who was in the area.

“We’re always suspicious of how she got there because it’s a steep hill to drag a body up,” explains Heather.

The project manager, Fred Ferguson, who’s working on the development for Palmer Motorsports has told the Bish family that they will be honoring Molly with a memorial where she was discovered.

“He was really nice when we spoke with him about our concerns of them building where Molly was found.  He agreed to set up a memorial.   They’ve been very very kind to us,” notes Heather.

While no new items were found today by the cadaver dog, there are many hunters that go to Whisky Hill and with the new development planned more evidence could always turn up.

“To the construction workers, or any hunter up there…we never recovered her pink top and plaid shorts. My greatest hope is to recover those items because they  might have DNA evidence on them,”  Heather notes.

And if you have any information, large or small, connected to the death of Molly, contact the State Police detectives assigned to the Worcester County District Attorney’s office at 508-832-9124.


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  • Fredpiquette

    I just want to thank you to Palmer Motorsports for being so kind to this family. It shows a business with a heart. Kudos to you!

  • captainjoint

    Gerald Battistoni, confidential informant # 62 is the killer. The Bish family asked along with private detective Dan Malley to have DNA testing done in regards to Gerald Battistoni, who is now serving 10-12 years for serial child rape and tried to kill himself when he was named as a Molly Bish suspect. Gerald Battistoni was being illegally used on fake drug raids to steal land in the Holland area. I am one of the victims of the Eastern Hampton County Narcotic Drug Task Force, headed up by Sgt Scott E. Haley, and have hard copy evidence on him and Chief Kevin P. Gleason for perjury and manufacturing false evidence. I also have asked the FBI for help and got none, it looks like a police cover up that goes to federal levels.