The body of a man who went missing in a plane crash was found in a bar in East Falmouth

Megan Hilty asks for help searching for bodies of family members killed in plane crash off Cape Cod

By Megan Hilty The Patriot Ledger, Quincy, MA

Dec. 5, 2012:

Megan Hilty said she and her husband got a call at about 1:30 a.m. Monday from a family living in Florida. Her sister had been killed in a plane crash in East Falmouth. The caller told her their only child was missing.

Hilty said her sister had gone on a three-month trip with her mother to attend a concert in New York City, so she spent a little over a day with the family before they left for Connecticut.

Monday night, the caller’s husband told her their only child was found at a bar in East Falmouth.

“That was pretty devastating to me,” Hilty said of the first call, which came in about 10:30 p.m. from a New York woman who said her son’s body was found in a bar in East Falmouth. “I was devastated.”

The second call came from the first family in Massachusetts.

“We found out through this second call that they were on a three-week cruise to Europe, and they were gone,” said Hilty, the lead detective in the case.

The third call came in at 1:30 a.m. It was from a Florida woman who said her husband’s body was missing in an accident.

“A body was found on the side of the road where my dad went missing in a car accident,” Hilty said.

Police said it appeared the body was that of the man’s son, who was 20-years-old.

The East Falmouth case is a part of the broader Cape Cod investigation, which is being conducted by Suffolk County police, Hilty said.

The mother and son were on a three-month trip in New York City, when their plane crashed off the coast of Cape Cod. The plane went down near the town of Bourne, but

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