Skip to main content

Originally published June 4, 2013 at 8:28 PM | Page modified June 5, 2013 at 10:59 AM

  • Share:
  • Comments (10)
  • Print

Funeral set for Blanchet student as police seek surveillance video

Seattle Times staff reporter

Most Popular Comments
Hide / Show comments
Slaphitter, Good catch. It's a subtle but important distinction. I can't shake the... MORE
Not killed...murdered. MORE
We need to classify gangs as domestic terrorists and clean up so decent people can take... MORE


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 or 206-464-8983. Information from Seattle Times archives is included in this report.

News where, when and how you want it

Email Icon

 Subscribe today!

Subscribe today!

99¢ for four weeks of unlimited digital access.


Partner Video


The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►