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Cold case updates on active investigations


(FOX 25 / - FOX 25's Bob Ward takes a look at three cold cases that continue to baffle authorities and family members.

Three Cold Case Updates:
Celina Cass - The 11-year-old New Hampshire girl was found in the Connecticut River in August 2011.  She was last seen July 25, 2011, in her home in West Stewartstown around 9 p.m.  Celina's body was discovered wrapped in a blanket.  The medical examiner ruled her death a homicide, but will not reveal how Celina died.  A grand jury convened, and among the witnesses called was Celina's stepfather, Wendell Noyes.  The grand jury did not return an indictment. The investigation remains active.
Debbie Melo - The 30-year-old mother of two disappeared June 20, 2000.  Her husband, Luis Melo, told police that he let her out of the car on Route 18 in Weymouth during a fight.  When he returned, his wife was gone.  Luis Melo has long attracted the attention of police.  He waited 24 hours before reporting his wife missing, and their marriage was reportedly turbulent.  Debbie Melo's body has never been found. Her family believes that she would never abandon her two children. Norfolk County and Bristol County district attorneys are still investigating her disappearance.
Molly Bish - The 16-year-old Warren lifeguard vanished on June 27, 2000, from Comins Pond.  Her remains were located three years later in Palmer.  Molly's family is asking the Worcester County DA to ask the FBI Behavior Analysis Unit to take a hard look at suspects in the case.  One of the people who has still not been ruled out is Rodney Stanger.  At the time of Molly's disappearance, Stanger lived in nearby Southbridge.  He is currently serving time in a Florida prison for the murder of his longtime girlfriend.