Easley offers reward in Carson investigation

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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.

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