GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Ashley Young's mom sat in a Grand Rapids courtroom Wednesday, staring down the parents of the man accused of dismembering her daughter's body.
Mutilation suspect Jared Chance's parents were in court for their own felony charges: perjury and accessory after the fact.
As James and Barbara Chance waited in a back row of the courtroom for their hearing, Ashley Young's mom, Kristine Young, sat just feet away across the aisle. She wore a black t-shirt with "#JusticeforAshley" in pink letters. She frequently turned to stare at them, sometimes for minutes at a time.
Earlier this month, Ashley Young's mother stood in front of the Chances' home in Holland for an interview with 24 Hour News 8. At the time, she pleaded with Jared Chance’s parents to tell her where the rest of her daughter's remains are.
On Wednesday in court though, Ashley Young's mother said nothing to them and left without comment.
Police say Jared Chance told his parents that Ashley Young was dead and he had dismembered her body and hid some of the remains on Dec. 1 at his Grand Rapids apartment — a day before a neighbor investigating a smell in the basement of the apartment discovered a tarp leaking blood.
The court documents say Jared Chance's parents were at the Grand Rapids police station on Dec. 2, but did not tell officers what they knew.
However, Jared Chance's mother has told 24 Hour News 8 they did call police. His father, who is a former police officer, has said he was not guilty of the charges.