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Dark Spots Found in SUV of Slain Woman's Husband

Posted January 5, 2007 2:45 p.m. EST
Updated January 5, 2007 10:50 p.m. EST

— Authorities found two spots of what appears to be blood in a vehicle belonging to the husband of a woman found dead in her Wake County home two months ago.

The search of a Ford Explorer driven by Jason Young revealed one drop on the back seat and another on the rear exterior driver's side door, according to a search warrant released Friday.

Wake County authorities released the Explorer to Young on Thursday, two months after seizing it in their investigation.

Michelle Young was found beaten to death Nov. 3 in the couple’s home south of Raleigh. She was pregnant at the time, and the couple's 2-year-old daughter was found unharmed near her mother's body.

There was no word on whether the spots have been tested.

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

Other search warrants had said Jason Young was having a relationship with a woman in Florida and that he wasn't cooperating with investigators.