And they canvassed New York City, handing out photos of year-old Melissa Gay in some of the tougher parts of town. Doctors later said the girl might not have survived another day. Romney clearly had a leading role in the company's operations, but news reports from the time also said other Bain partners helped coordinate the search. They got their lawyers and accountants to help, too. Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player. I apologize to the Romney family. They also hired a private investigator and set up an number hot line.
The Associated Press reported at the time that she was dazed from a disorienting dose of a drug taken at a rock concert.
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Promises Articles People Elections Subjects. According to contemporaneous news reports, Melissa had met up with two young men she knew, gone with them to a rave party on Randalls Island, taken several doses of Ecstasy, and then was last seen at a party in a park beneath the Whitestone Bridge in the Bronx. Gay said from the Pierre Hotel. Make a direct contribution today. Snopes and the Snopes. And we found her in the basement of that home," recalled Romney.