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Search warrants in Michelle Young case to stay sealed longer

Posted August 11, 2008 10:30 p.m. EDT
Updated August 18, 2008 10:14 a.m. EDT

— Three search warrants in the Michelle Young murder case will stay sealed for 10 more days.

Young was found beaten to death in her Wake County home on Nov. 3, 2006. At the time, she was pregnant. There has been no arrest, and authorities have not named any suspects in the case.

The Wake County Sheriff's Office asked that the warrants be remain sealed, saying that releasing the information could hinder their investigation. On Friday, Superior Court Judge Donald Stephens agreed.

Investigators do not think the crime was random. Young was last seen alive at 10:30 p.m. on Nov. 2. Her husband, Jason Young, was out of town on business when his wife's body was found.

In search warrants related to the case, her husband has appeared to be a focus of the investigation. In part, the documents said he had been having a relationship with a Florida woman and that he had refused to talk with investigators. Authorities, however, have not named him as a suspect.

Progress Energy, Young's employer, is offering a $10,000 reward for information leading to a conviction in the case.

Anyone with information about Young's death should contact the Wake County Sheriff's Office at 919-856-6800.