Teen's funeral set for Saturday, still no arrests made

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by Heather Graf / KING 5 News

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Posted on June 7, 2013 at 10:48 PM

Updated Saturday, Jun 8 at 1:15 PM

There are still few answers about the sudden and senseless death of a Seattle teen.  Molly Conley died in a drive-by shooting in Lake Stevens. 

Molly was spending the night at a friend's house to celebrate her 15th birthday.  Detectives believe she and a group of friends were walking to the lake when a shooter in a passing vehicle on South Lake Stevens Road opened fire.

Her funeral will take place Saturday at 1 p.m. at Bishop Blanchet High School, where she was a freshman.

It's a goodbye made more difficult by the fact that there no arrests have been made. 

"Whoever did this needs to turn themselves in," said Vickie Willhouse, a mom of four who drives past the spot where Conley was killed every day.  "Why, why would you do this?  Why would you attack these kids or anybody?  hat is wrong with you?"

It's a question Snohomish County investigators are still trying to figure out.  They spent much of the week canvassing the area around Lake Stevens Road.  They're also checking with nearby businesses, to see if surveillance video could help identify the  car the gunman was riding in.

Willhouse didn't know Conley or her family personally, but says it hits home because it could just as easily have been one of her kids.

"It could be any road, and it doesn't matter what time of day or night," she said.  "It's not about being in the wrong place at the wrong time, it never should have happened."

At Our Lady of Fatima School, where Molly went to grade school, students put together a memorial in her honor.

At Bishop Blanchet, a cloud hung over Friday's graduation, held in the very same gymnasium where Conley's funeral will take place on Saturday.

If you have any information about what happened you are asked to contact the Snohomish County Major Crimes Unit at 425 388-3845.

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