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Carbondale Police directed to release records to Molly Young’s family

Carbondale police directed to release records to Molly Young family

Molly Young was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head at her ex-boyfriend's Carbondale apartment in 2012. Molly Young was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head at her ex-boyfriend's Carbondale apartment in 2012.
CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) -

The Carbondale Police Department has been directed to hand over files in the Molly Young case to Young's family.

The Illinois Attorney General's Office sent a letter on July 24 to Larry Young and the Carbondale City Attorney, saying the Carbondale Police Department improperly withheld records.

The Public Access Bureau, within the AG's office, recently made a similar determination regarding records at Illinois State Police.

Since March of 2012, Larry Young has been fighting to learn the truth about what happened to his 21-year-old daughter.

Molly was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head at her ex-boyfriend's Carbondale apartment.

The boyfriend was a Carbondale police dispatcher at the time.

There's no question how she died, but the manner of her death has never been determined.

A coroner's jury could not determine whether it was suicide, homicide, or accidental.

No charges have ever been filed. The case remains open.

On January 22, 2014, Larry Young submitted a Freedom of Information Act request to the Carbondale Police Department seeking all records pertaining to the death of his daughter.

According to the Attorney General's Office, on January 30, 2014, the police department denied the request as an unduly burdensome repeated request stating there were no new documents since the last time Young submitted a request.

Young stated he had not been provided with all of the responsive records and that some of the department's redactions were improper.

The Public Access Bureau concluded that the Carbondale Police Department violated FOIA.

The bureau directs Carbondale Police to provide Larry Young with copies of information subject only to redaction of private information.

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