Francis Sumner Sr.: Person Of Interest Named In 2000 Molly Bish Case


WORCESTER, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Francis “Frank” P. Sumner Sr. was named a person of interest in the murder of Molly Bish.

Molly Bish has been gone for almost 21 years. The 16-year-old disappeared from her life guard job at Comins Pond in Warren, Massachusetts on June 27, 2000.

Three years later, her remains were identified in Palmer.

Sumner, who died in 2016, is being investigated in the murder, according to Worcester County District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.

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He was born in 1945, and was active in the Central Massachusetts area from 1960 through 2016.

"Investigators are seeking tips from the public looking specifically for information relative to Sumner’s employment practices/personnel, associates, vehicles, travel and any known habits," Early, Jr. said the in the press release.

Anyone with information on Sumner or have any information regarding Bish's case is urged to contact the district attorney’s anonymous tip line at 508-453-7575.

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