Rodney Stanger, a man who was sentenced to 25 years in prison for the 2008 murder of his girlfriend, may be the killer who took the life of 16-year-old Molly Bish twelve years ago. The young girl who worked as a lifeguard disappeared from Comins Pond in Warren, Massachusetts on June 27th, 2000, after being dropped off by her mother. Her body was discovered nearly 3 years later, in a wooded area very near her family home.
Stanger has been a suspect in Molly's murder since 2009. He had lived in the area near Molly's home, before relocating on 2001. He also often fished in the pond, from where Molly had disappeared, and hunted in the woods where her remains had been found.
The killer was questioned on Thursday from the Florida prison he currently resides in after killing his girlfriend, Chrystal Morrison, in 2008. Her sister suggested police investigate the trailer where the two had been living, stating they would find information connecting Stanger to Molly Bish. Police found hair bands, barrettes, and a 2000 Massachusetts gun permit.
This family, while they miss their daughter, at least has closure. Their child was found. In the cases of Lisa Irwin, Jhessye Shockely, and Ayla Reynolds, their loved ones are still waiting. Since Stanger is already likely to be dead when he's finally released, will he just admit to killing Molly Bish or deny it? Or is he really not involved? The family will have some peace, knowing who the person responsible for the loss of Molly is and seeing that person punished.
The direct comments from the questioning were not shared with the public, and no charges have been filed in the murder of Molly Bish.