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Slain Woman's Husband Gets SUV Back From Detectives

Posted January 4, 2007

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— Wake County investigators have released the vehicle of a man whose wife was killed two months ago.

They confiscated and searched Jason Young’s white Ford Explorer shortly after his pregnant wife, Michelle Young, was found beaten to death Nov. 3 in the couple’s Wake County home.

Late Thursday afternoon, Jason Young’s attorney, Roger Smith, picked up the vehicle for his client from the Wake County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators are not calling Jason Young a suspect, but he was one person ordered him to turn over fingerprints shortly after the crime.

Search warrants also say that Jason Young was having a relationship with a woman in Florida and that he was not cooperating with investigators.

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  • mt1190 Jan 5, 2007

    Leave the reporters alone!

  • dryhumper Jan 5, 2007

    Yeah WRAL is biased in a lot of the stories they report. This one and the Duke Lacrosse rape case are prime examples of bad journalism.

  • anastasia Jan 5, 2007

    He had motive, means, and opportunity. How convient, he was 'at his mom's' and his step dad advised him to 'get a lawyer'.

  • Ladybug Jan 4, 2007

    I've thought he was guilty from the start. If he's not, then why won't he talk to the authorities? You would think he would be doing everything he could to find the killer if he's not guilty. Yeah, the whole fax story was what led me to believe it was him.

  • rc25 Jan 4, 2007

    It was very convenient that he called someone to go to the house to get a fax that evening so his daughter would be found.

  • nascarnutnc Jan 4, 2007

    The wat WRAL has covered the story, I'm sure you would think he is guilty. That "reporter", if you want to call her one, did the story a couple of weeks ago. In it she said that he could not be found and noone knew where he was because he did not want to talk to her. I would not have talked to her either, what would he have gained. Does it matter what anybody thinks?? Whatever happened happened and the way a tv station deals with the story does not change that. I don't know if he did it or not, seems WRAL want us to think, or not think, differently. He may have, probably did do it. At least let him have his day in court before you go hanging him. Someone else could have done it.

  • cj2795 Jan 4, 2007

    I agree.

  • Mom to D and Z Jan 4, 2007

    He's Guilty. Just another Scott Peterson.