'Justice for Molly' protest held in Carbondale

'Justice for Molly' protest held in Carbondale
Molly Young
Molly Young
Larry Young, Molly's dad, talks to the crowd (Source: Arnold Wyrick).
Larry Young, Molly's dad, talks to the crowd (Source: Arnold Wyrick).
Friends and family want answers (Source: Arnold Wyrick).
Friends and family want answers (Source: Arnold Wyrick).
The protest was held at the Carbondale Pavilion (Source: Arnold Wyrick).
The protest was held at the Carbondale Pavilion (Source: Arnold Wyrick).

Hundreds of people gathered in Carbondale Saturday to push for further investigation into the death of an SIU student last year.

Twenty-one-year-old Molly Young was found dead in her ex-boyfriend's apartment in March 2012.

The ex-boyfriend, Richie Minton, was a Carbondale police dispatcher. Molly died from a gunshot wound to the head, but many have questioned who pulled the trigger.

Supporters held a "Justice for Molly" protest at the Carbondale Pavilion.

Friends, family and supporters want a newly appointed special prosecutor to dig deeper in the case.

"We're trying to make people aware that there needs to be something done in this case," said Larry Young, Molly's father. "There hasn't been any investigation, a proper investigation, no thorough investigation. And we're wanting one."

The Jackson County State's Attorney found that there wasn't enough evidence from the initial investigation to name a suspect or file any charges against anyone in Molly Young's death.

There will be much more on this story tonight on Heartland News.

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