Son Accused in Parents’ Death at U.S. Virgin Islands Resort
BOSTON, MA., – May 6, 2015 (UPI) — A retired couple vacationing at a U.S. Virgin Islands resort were found stabbed to death and their 24-year-old son is being held in their slaying, authorities said.
Mikhail Young is awaiting extradition to the Virgin Islands, where he is accused in the death of his parents, Jane and Ken Young. He is being held by the Sudbury Police on charge of being a fugitive of justice.
The couple and their son went on their island vacation last week, but Mikhail Young returned home without them, police said.
“It is believed Young fled the Virgin Islands and then returned to Massachusetts,” Sudbury Police Chief Scott Nix said. “This is a horrific crime where the suspect allegedly killed his own parents.”
Police said the family checked into the Crystal Cove Beach Resort on St. Thomas on April 28. Jane, 66, had recently retired from Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School, where she taught math for nearly two decades. Ken, 73, was a retired accountant.
Saturday, Mikhail asked resort staff to get him a cab to the local airport, and he flew to Boston, police said. A maid discovered the couple’s bodies Monday afternoon. Police said they had multiple stab wounds and were likely dead for several days.
Sudbury Police said they were familiar with Mikhail Young because he had been previously arrested on charges that included marijuana possession and domestic battery, assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, assault and battery on a police officer and several other charges. He was on probation for an indecent exposure charge.
Court records show Mikhail’s parent filed several restraining orders against him. Attorneys said Mikhail has a history of mental illness.