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Attorney General Orders Documents Release in Molly Young Case

Molly Young

The Illinois Attorney General's Office has determined that State Police "improperly withheld'' public records sought by the father of a 21-year-old Carbondale woman killed in a suspicious shooting.

Molly Young died in March 2012 at the apartment of her ex-boyfriend, a Carbondale police dispatcher. Her case remains open after the state's prosecutor couldn't determine whether a single gunshot to her head was an accident, suicide or homicide.

Larry Young appealed to the top Illinois prosecutor's Public Access Bureau after the State Police denied his January 2014 records request. The law enforcement agency said that it had already provided Young with all the records he was legally entitled to.

The bureau ruled Monday that Illinois State Police violated the Freedom of Information Act and ordered it to release additional documents.


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