Family hopes websites will help bring in tips about Molly Young's death

Published: Apr. 14, 2012 at 1:47 PM CDT
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Molly Young, 21 of Carbondale died March 24 of a gunshot wound to the head.
Molly Young, 21 of Carbondale died March 24 of a gunshot wound to the head.

CARBONDALE, IL (KFVS) - The family of a Carbondale woman who died from a gunshot wound last month has created a Facebook page to try to get new information on what may have lead to her death.

Molly Young's sister created the Facebook group Justice for Molly to help friends and family cope with the loss and begin to heal. Another Facebook page, Angels for Molly was created by an anonymous person.

Father Larry Young is hoping either or both pages will help get the word out about Molly Young's death and hopefully draw in new tips to police.

"We hope that the truth comes out," said Larry Young. "We hope that someone remembers seeing activity in the parking lot, or hearing a shot in the middle of the night, or anything that would help this case."

The 21-year-old Young's body was discovered march 24 in her ex-boyfriend's apartment in the 500 block of North Westridge Drive in Carbondale. Her family says she did not live there.

Illinois State Police took over the investigation immediately after the death was reported to police because Young's ex-boyfriend is employed as a Carbondale Police Dispatcher.

Since Young's death, questions have arisen over who pulled the trigger, and whether her death was suicide or murder. Larry Young says he and his family do not believe she took her own life.

At this time, the Jackson County Coroner has yet to classify the death. Coroner Dr. Thomas Kupferer's office says the autopsy is not yet finalized pending toxicology reports.

ISP investigators say they're also waiting on tests to come back from the crime lab that will tell them more about Molly Young's final moments.

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