Funeral set for Blanchet student as police seek surveillance video
Seattle Times staff reporter
A funeral mass for student Mary Clare (Molly) Conley, who was killed Saturday in drive-by shooting in Lake Stevens, is scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Bishop Blanchet High School.
The mass will take place in the main gym, according to school officials. Attendees are encouraged to carpool to the school at 8200 Wallingford Ave. N. in Seattle.
Conley, 15, was a straight-A student at Bishop Blanchet and an athlete who started a charity to assist mothers and babies in domestic-abuse shelters.
She was walking with friends along the 10600 block of South Lake Stevens Road around 11:18 p.m. when she was shot by an occupant in a passing vehicle, police said. The Snohomish County Medical Examiner’s Office said Tuesday that Conley was shot in the neck.
Snohomish County sheriff’s detectives are asking businesses and residents in the Lake Stevens and Marysville area to share any surveillance video that may have captured the vehicle involved in a drive-by shooting Saturday night that claimed the life of Conley.
“Detectives are looking at all evidence that might help lead them to identify a suspect,” sheriff’s spokeswoman Shari Ireton said Tuesday.
Investigators are also looking into reports that two other drive-by shootings in Lake Stevens and Marysville later that night may be related. Those shootings, reported at 12:45 a.m. and 2:30 a.m., resulted in property damage, police said.
Surveillance cameras in the area may have captured the vehicle involved in the fatal shooting. However, police have not determined what type of vehicle was involved.
So far, police have not identified any suspects or a suspect vehicle in the shooting of the Seattle girl.
On Tuesday, detectives with the Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office’s Major Crime Units returned to the scene of the shooting in search of clues, Ireton said. However, no new information on the investigation was released.
”I can share that investigators have been busy canvassing the neighborhood in Lake Stevens looking for any additional witnesses and other potential information which may shed some light on the incident,” Kevin L. Prentiss, chief of the sheriff’s Support Services Bureau, wrote in a Wednesday morning email.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Snohomish County Major Crimes Unit at 425-388-3845.
Christine Clarridge can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 206-464-8983. Information from Seattle Times archives is included in this report.