Rodney Stanger, 60-year-old, sits in a Florida jail for allegedly murdering his girlfriend of 25 years, Crystal Morrison, 50. He was accused last year of stabbing her at their home in Summerfield, Fla.
There may be new tips in the murder of Holly Piirainen and Molly Bish both abducted and murdered years apart but tied together by a note Molly sent to Holly’s family after learning of her abduction. Holly Piirainen Family Speaks On Person Of Interest.
(Katie Daly, NECN: Worcester, MA) – It was 15 years ago that the remains of Holly Piirainen were found in the woods of Brimfield. Her family holds out hope that her killer will be found. Tina Harrington cant help tearing up when speaking about her daughter.
“She was a happy little girl…she loved nature she wanted to be a marine biologist which I thought was pretty incredible”
On august 5th 1993 it was 10-year-old Holly Piirainen’s love of nature that led her to walk down the road from her family’s summer home in Sturbridge. Along with her 5 year old brother…she visited a neighbor’s house to look at a litter of puppies. Within 20 minutes Holly was abducted and all that was left was her shoe.
Many believe the same person may have murdered Molly Bish.
Molly Bish was abducted on June 27, 2000 from Comins Pond in Warren, MA where she worked as a lifeguard. Molly was 16 years old at the time of her abduction. The efforts of law enforcement, the media, and community in the search for Molly were unprecedented. The extensive search for Molly was the largest and most costly of its kind in Massachusetts history and came to its end June 9, 2003, three year and just five miles from her family home. Molly Bish Foundation
On a disturbing note, there appears to be more interest by the media in pointing out a graphics error on a news broadcast that displayed a picture of a hamster in lieu of Rodney Stranger’s photo than reporting the tragic loss of two children’s lives.
At one time the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, who arrested Stranger, was actively involved with the investigation of the disappearance in August of 2006 of missing Leesburg, Fl. child Trenton Duckett.