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Warrant sealed in Michelle Young case

Posted July 30, 2008 4:40 p.m. EDT
Updated July 30, 2008 7:25 p.m. EDT

— A search warrant in the case of a murdered Wake County woman was sealed in June – almost a year after the search was conducted.

Police searched an unspecific location related to the death of Michelle Young in July 2007, but never returned the warrant to the court saying what evidence they had found.

Under the existing policy for warrants in Wake County, any warrant not ordered sealed "shall be made available for public inspection" after the warrants is served and executed.

The warrant in the Young case was never made public. The request to seal the warrant did not come until June 5 – almost a year after the search.

Superior Court Judge Donald W. Stephens ordered the warrant sealed for 180 days.

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 scene collecting evidence from the home Michelle Young shared with her husband, Jason, and 2-year-old daughter.

After the crime, Jason Young and his daughter moved to western North Carolina to be closer to his family.

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