Gay turned up in Montville, a well-to-do suburb in northern New Jersey, at the home of her then-boyfriend, Doug Becker. But some say it may overstate the importance of his actions in helping a colleague's daughter. The New York Times. A Connecticut teen-ager who was missing for six days after she took a train to New York City was reunited with her family after the police found her at a New Jersey home where she was staying. A few hours later, executives of the Boston-based firm were on the shuttle to New York for a huge volunteer effort, harnessing corporate manpower throughout the city and immersing professional baby boomers in a youth party culture many knew nothing about. As we reported then, based on contemporary news reports, the girl sneaked away on July 6,to go to a rave party in New York City, where she took the drug Ecstasy. But those who knew Melissa Gay at the time question whether she ever needed to be "saved" at all.
The 15 Bain Capital partners chartered a plane to New York to search for the missing youngster among the thousands of abandoned children and runaways who congregate in Manhattan.
Honoring Elder Robert Gay (please don’t worry; he’s quite healthy)
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 effort. Officers went to the home in response to several telephone calls, but the police would not give further details. The Boston Globefor example, reported that:. Romney set up a command center at the LaGuardia Marriott and hired a private detective firm to assist with the search. He closed the company and brought almost all our employees to New York.
Rhee, Foon and Kelsey Abbruzzese. Romney and company set up shop in a hotel near LaGuardia Airport. Doctors later said the girl might not have survived another day. Romney took immediate action. Newsday reported in July that "Melissa's parents said she was physically unharmed though she appeared 'very fragile. One of the partners in the firm, Robert Gay, told Romney that his teenage daughter had gone missing after a party in New York City. David Peterson of the Montville Township Police said police reports at the time do not mention Romney, but Peterson and reports at the time show the Bain Capital search brought important attention to the case.