Easley offers reward in Carson investigation

March 19, 2008 5:42:55 PM PDT
Governor Mike Easley is offering $10,000 for information leading to more arrests in the Eve Carson murder.

In a proclamation released Wednesday morning, the Governor acknowledged the "intensive investigation" conducted by Chapel Hill Police Department, the Durham Police Department, the SBI and the FBI. A week after Carson's murder, Demario Atwater, 21, and Laurence Lovette, 17 were arrested and charged with first-degree murder.

Lovette has since been charged with the shooting death of Duke University grad student 29-year-old Abhijit Mahato.

Easley said, "The Governor's Reward would be beneficial in developing new leads that would help bring anyone else associated with the crime to justice."

Eve Carson, 22, was found shot to death early Wednesday, March 5. Officials say the UNC Chapel Hill student body president, and Morehead scholar was gunned down in the middle of a Chapel Hill neighborhood just a mile off campus.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Chapel Hill Police Department.

An estimated 10,000 people attended a memorial service in Carson's honor at the campus basketball arena Tuesday. Eve's father, Bob Carson did not speak but offered a statement challenging his daughter's fellow students to tackle the world's problems.

Several of Carson's friends talked about her ability to excite and to mentor.