A Plant City, FL woman found her long-lost father thanks to a Fallbrook private investigator

Shannon Crosby, seen 33 years ago, is pictured with her father, Rainbow resident Patrick McCarthy. Valley News/Courtesy photo
Father and daughter reflect on the first anniversary of their reunion Michelle CaceresPlant City ObserverFor Plant City, Florida, resident Shannon Crosby, an email changed her life.The 37-year-old had been searching for her biological father, Rainbow resident Patrick McCarthy, for over 33 years.Crosby, who was born in New Hampshire in 1985, had not seen her father since she was four years old. When she was still a baby, her parents, who never married, moved to Massachusetts to start over after her father lost his job. His mother took a desk job in Boston. His father, a master mechanic, also found work.Lifelong happiness was not meant for the couple. His mother wanted to settle down and start a family. His father, a free spirit who wasn’t ready to give up his rock ‘
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