Michelle Young's family speaks out

August 19, 2008 5:15:04 PM PDT
The family of a murdered Wake County mother says they have known all along about some of the shocking details just released about the investigation.The victim's mother tells Eyewitness News she is holding out hope her daughter's case will be solved.

The sheriff's department and the DA are keeping tight lipped about the case, but Michelle Young's mother, Linda Fisher, is speaking out.

"I pray every day for justice for my daughter," Fisher said.

Nearly two years later, her brutal murder remains unsolved and there are no named suspects in the case of the pregnant mother found beaten to death inside her South Raleigh home.

"Every day that passes without an arrest is a day too long. However, I do believe that all the pieces of the puzzle are slowly coming together. And that soon, the DA will not only arrest Michelle's killer and convict that person in the court of law," Fisher said.

Michelle Young's mother won't say who she thinks that person is, but new search warrants reveal investigators have focused on her daughter's husband Jason Young, who claimed to be on a business trip.

From a paper delivery worker who claimed to see his SUV in the driveway the morning of the murder, to bloody shoe prints, to a positive DNA sample taken from a blood spattered body print in the couple's home; the warrants add to the suspicion already surrounding Young.

Michelle's family stops short of discussing that.

"I don't want to say anything that would jeopardize the progress the police department is making in this case, it's an ongoing investigation and it's very important the proper steps are followed," Fisher said

Steps that Fisher believes are slow and methodical on the part of investigators.

Through the pain of losing her daughter and an unborn grandchild, she's also mourning the temporary loss of her granddaughter Cassidy who was home at the time of the murder.

She says she's hasn't seen the little girl since a lady bug liftoff event to honor Michelle months ago.

"I think about my Michelle, that's what I think about. I think about how beautiful she was. And what a wonderful mother she was," Fisher said. "It does sadden me that it's taken this long, but I am optimistic. And I believe in God's time there will be justice for Michelle."


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