Young murder investigation continues

February 17, 2008 9:00:00 PM PST
Wake County investigators tell Eyewitness News they have searched homes where Michelle Young's husband, Jason, has live since her murder in 2006.

Michelle Young was pregnant when she was found beaten to death in her home south of Raleigh back in November 2006. She was 29. Her daughter, who was two-years-old at the time, was found unharmed in the house with her mother's body.

Her husband, Jason Young, contends he was out of town on a business trip.

Shortly after the murder Jason Young moved to the mountains of Transylvania County where his mother lives.

Last Thursday Wake Sheriff's investigators made a trip to the mountains - saying they searched "homes" there where Young has lived. They won't say which homes. "We were up there in places where he has been staying. When I say 'him' - Jason Young," Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison explained.

Harrison will only explain that investigators searched home where Jason Young has live since the murder. Sources tell Eyewitness News those homes are of Young's mother and sister in Brevard.

Sheriff Harrison says his investigators would still like to talk with Young, but he has refused. "In one location he was present, but I wasn't there," Harrison when onto explain Young wouldn't speak to investigators there.

Michelle Young's sister is out of town, but did speak with Eyewitness News. Meredith Fisher says she's glad to hear about the latest search and says, "We're happy they are still working on the case and still making progress."

In the Young's old Raleigh subdivision, neighbor Pat Hunnell echoes that sentiment. "I'm glad that the case is active. I'm glad to see that they're continuing to pursue any and all leads in the quest for justice for Michelle and her daughter," Hunnell said.

As for Jason Young, Sheriff Donnie Harrison says Young has not been named a suspect, but observers say this latest search clearly indicates Young is the focus of the investigation. "Certainly it does, but I'm just a layperson, an observer," Pat Hunnell said.


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