Jennifer Lynn Fay, left, gets a hug from her mother Dorothy MacLean in this family photo. Jennifer disappeared 19 years ago.
By Maureen Boyle
ENTERPRISE STAFF WRITER
Posted Nov 21, 2008 @ 07:52 AM
Last update Nov 21, 2008 @ 08:39 AM
Trooper John Taska walked along the railroad tracks today with his dog, Yago, looking for what a mother hopes will yield the answer to a 19-year-old mystery.
For about 30 minutes, Taska and the 4-year-old German Shepard searched. Along the tracks. Into the brush. Stepping across rocks, bottles, twigs.
It was the spot by the Howard Street bridge searched days earlier by other canines brought in by private investigators looking for a Brockton teen, Jennifer Fay, who went missing in 1989.
Taska was brought to the area after the other dogs, from the Connecticut Canine Search and Rescue, gave an indication there may be human remains in the area.
What was found, if anything, wasn't disclosed.
But the search - as others have done over the years - kept Dorothy MacLean, Fay's mother, hopeful her child, alive or dead, will be found one day.
"I'm not going to stop until I find her," MacLean of Raynham said. "That is the end result of all of this: just bringing her home."
Fay was 16 when she went missing on Nov. 14, 1989 in Brockton, where her family then lived. She was last seen on Broad Street after leaving her family's home.
State and Brockton police have interviewed dozens of people in the quest to find Fay. A team of private investigators working pro bono through the Molly Bish Foundation have also joined the effort, tracking down more witnesses and conducting - along with police - several searches in the area.
This time of the year- sandwiched between Fay's disappearance and her Christmas Day birthday - is doubly painful for the missing girl's family.
"She was my Christmas gift," MacLean, formerly of Rockland, said. "She would leave me notes and sign them 'your angel.'"
Now, MacLean said she hopes her child, her special gift, will be found. "We need some closure," she said. "We need her home."