Daughter of hunter killed: "we want justice"

Published: Nov. 20, 2018 at 4:46 PM EST
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The daughter of the Chong Yang is speaking out for the first time.

Ia Yang, whose father was killed last Friday while hunting told News 10 her family is seeking justice. She added that hunting was his favorite thing to do.

"Hunting is basically his life. This time of the year he lives out in the woods basically," she said.

As the middle of nine children, Ia Yang told said her father was a dedicated man, who worked hard to provide for his large family and led by example.

"Wakes up every morning and goes to work, came back home and provided for our family, for all of us. He just taught us to you know, you don't get anywhere in life without working hard."

The Yangs came to the United States from Laos in search of a better life in 1988. Chong Yang enjoyed hunting in Laos and carried that passion with him to Mid-Michigan. Ia Yang says her father had been hunting in the Bath area for decades. But he didn't return home last Friday after going out looking for deer. Ia's sister broke the news to her when the family found his body.

"I just picked up and all I heard was wailing in the background. And I just knew it was not good," Ia Yang said.

She added the family is united, trying to help police find the person who shot him.

"My father was a kind, hardworking, generous person. We just want closure, justice for my dad. That's it."

Police haven't released any new details about Chong Yang's death. News 10 will keep you updated.