Family: Woman last seen with mutilation suspect

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Police are not connecting the disappearance last week of a Kalamazoo-area woman to Sunday's discovery of a woman's dismembered body. But they have tracked Ashley Young's last known whereabouts, and, on Facebook, her family says she was last thought to be seen with Jared Chance, the man accused in the dismembering case.

Young, 31, of Oshtemo Township, was last spotted in the Eastown neighborhood in Grand Rapids.

Emad Shatara, owner of the Eastown Hookah Lounge, on Wealthy Street at Lake Drive, said he saw her at his lounge about 11 p.m. Nov. 28, smoking apple-flavored hookah.

He said she was with a man he didn't recognize. He couldn't positively identify him as Chance.

The lounge owner said Young used to smoke hookah there occasionally, but that he hadn't seen her for two years.

The owner said she cashed out about 11:45 p.m. and left. He said police have seized a copy of her receipt. He also gave a copy to Young's family, he said.

She was next seen a few doors down at Mulligan's Pub.

On a Facebook page dedicated to finding her, the missing woman's family wrote that she was last seen at Mulligan's at 1:30 a.m. Nov. 29, less than two hours after leaving the hookah lounge.

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