Tipster in Molly Bish case sues for $100K reward


WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) -- Testimony in a lawsuit brought by a former police officer who led investigators to a key piece of evidence in the unsolved 2000 disappearance of a Massachusetts teenager has started.

Timothy McGuigan in 2003 led police to a bathing suit in the woods of Palmer owned by 16-year-old Molly Bish, who disappeared from her lifeguard post in Warren in June 2000.

McGuigan filed a lawsuit against the district attorney’s office when he was denied a $100,000 reward he said is rightfully his.

The Telegram & Gazette ( ) reports that he testified Monday that the money was "an afterthought," and his main motivation was solving the case.

Current district attorney Joseph Early Jr. and his predecessor maintain that the reward money was only for information that led to an arrest and conviction.


Information from: Telegram & Gazette (Worcester, Mass.),


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