BOSTON (WWLP) – One by one, grieving family members shared their stories of missing loved ones, and the need to bring their predators to justice. There are currently 56 people missing in Massachusetts, and even more that have been found murdered.
It has been nearly fourteen years since Molly Bish was abducted and murdered while working as a lifeguard in Warren. Despite all this time, it has not gotten any easier for her family.
“We have an empty chair at our dinner table. We have children who don’t have aunts. It is, it’s excruciating,” said Molly’s sister, Heather Bish.
The family hopes lawmakers will pass what is called “Molly’s Bill,” which calls for incorporating symbols and shorter characters on license plates. The idea is to make it easier to identify cars associated with crime.
“So when you’re looking at a license plate and you see a jumble of numbers and letters, a more easily identifiable symbol is something that we can more cognitively remember,” said Palmer State Representative Tood Smola.
It has been nearly ten years since the creation of the bill. The families of those grieving for their missing loved ones hope this will finally be the year it gets passed.
The Bish family has since created the Molly Bish Foundation to provide safety education and prevention of missing children.