Police push for new clues in 2008 Durham drive-by that killed 23-year-old woman

DURHAM, N.C. (WTVD) -- A drive-by shooting that happened 11 years ago remains unsolved.

Durham Police Department's cold case investigators hope a new focus on the crime can help them crack the case.

Carrie "Nook" Denise Watkins was 23 years old in July 2008 when she was shot while walking down a dark gravel road off Angier Avenue.

Carrie "Nook" Denise Watkins

Witnesses said they heard one gun shot around 11 p.m. and saw a dark vehicle speeding away from the area.

Watkins was taken to Duke University Hospital where she died from her injuries.

Durham investigators do not have any solid leads or suspects in the case.

J.D. Piatt, an investigator on the case, said he's confident someone knows what happened.

"We know people know something about this. This is a fairly small tight-nit community. It really was even more so 11 years ago," Piatt said.

Anyone with information is asked to call 919-560-4118 or CrimeStoppers at 919-683-1200.
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