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Investigators Go Back to Michelle Young Home

Posted November 29, 2007 6:28 p.m. EST
Updated November 30, 2007 3:51 p.m. EST

— Wake County sheriff's investigators executed a new search warrant last week at the vacant home of Michelle Young in the ongoing effort to solve the slain mother's case.

In the search warrant obtained Thursday by WRAL News, investigator R. C. Spivey writes that investigators needed to go back inside the house at 5108 Birchleaf Drive to collect data to assist the State Bureau of Investigation in analyzing evidence collected at the crime scene.

Young's sister, Meredith Fisher, found the 29-year-old pregnant mother in the bedroom of the house on the morning of Nov. 3, 2006, beaten to death.

Crime scene investigators spent more than a week at the residence collecting evidence, but in the warrant, Spivey writes that stains and marks in photographs of numerous red footprints in the bathroom were not analyzed by investigators.

"If these stains and/or marks are of an evidentiary nature, there still exists a possibility that they can be collected and analyzed," the warrant states.

Young lived in the home with her 2-year-old daughter, Cassidy, and husband, Jason Young. Investigators have said he was out of town when his wife's body was discovered.

Jason Young and Cassidy have since moved to western North Carolina to be closer to his family, and the 11-room house has been up for sale since July.

Authorities have not named any suspects in the case, but according to court documents, Jason Young has been a focus of the investigation, partly, because of his lack of cooperation in the case.