The 22-year-old Carson, a graduate of Clarke Central High School in Athens, Georgia, died from multiple gunshot wounds, including at least one in the head, according to police reports. Missing is Carson's 2005 blue Toyota Highlander with Georgia license AIV 6690.
"At this point what I'm thinking, what it feels like, is a fairly random crime," Chapel Hill police chief Brian Curran told reporters.
Carson's death came just hours after the shooting death of Lauren Burk, a student from Marietta, Georgia, attending college at Auburn University in Alabama. Burk was found dying of a gunshot wound along a highway two miles from campus at 9 p.m. Tuesday. Carson was killed early Wednesday morning, sometime after 1 a.m.
A Student Leader
The UNC website published the following information:
"She came to Carolina in the fall of 2004 as the recipient of a prestigious Morehead Scholarship. A member of the Phi Beta Kappa honor society, she was a pre-medicine student majoring in both political science and biology. As a North Carolina Fellow, she was part of a four-year leadership development program for undergraduates."
"While at UNC-Chapel Hill, she was extremely active in both leadership and service roles. As student body president, she was also a member of the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees. She served as co-president of the Honors Program Student Executive Board and as a member of the Committee on Scholarships, Awards and Student Aide; the Academic Advising Program; and the Chancellor’s committee for University Teaching Awards."
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