(KMOV) – A father hints at a police cover-up after his daughter died under mysterious circumstances in Carbondale.
Illinois State Police say they are investigating the death of Molly Young, 21, and have yet to determine if it was a murder or a suicide.
Young’s father, Larry, said the evidence doesn’t point to suicide and state investigators have ignored the only man with her at the time of her death who is an employee with the local police department.
“I’ve spent every waking hour trying to find out what’s going on,” said Young.
His daughter died from a single gunshot wound to the top of her head. She was found dead in her ex-boyfriend’s apartment. He is a civilian employee at the Carbondale Police Department.
“I always say missteps and cover-ups are twins. They look alike but perform different functions. Cover-up is a big word, yes, and I’m not saying it until I prove what I see,” Young said.
He says he is seeing virtually no movement on the case in over a year since Illinois State Police picked up the local case.
Young learned the gun used in his daughter’s death had not prints on it and there may have been a lengthy delay in calling 911.
It was also initially reported as an overdose death.
“There is no doubt in my mind somebody murdered my daughter. There’s one person, the main suspect, he refuses to be interviewed by state police since it began,” Young added.
Illinois State Police refused to make an on-camera statement. Larry Young has turned to Facebook to post a $5,000 reward as he keeps searching for justice for his daughter, Molly.