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  • NC Reader Nov 16, 11:51 a.m.

    I agree with Karmageddon. The police likely know who did it, just like they knew Ann Miller killed her husband Eric. They may think that they don't yet have enough evidence for a conviction and they don't want to risk an acquittal now when they might be able to nail the murderer later. It took five years to ensure a conviction of Ann Miller Kontz. Let's hope that someone talks and that there is eventually a conviction here as well.

  • LKG-Lover Nov 15, 4:26 p.m.

    Sometimes a little information from police will produce leads. They should release something to get things moving in this case. If it was not random, they have an idea who the suspect is and why they committed the crime. The public can't do much without any information. I guess they are waiting for the suspect to confess to someone. This could take years. What a waste.

  • Karmageddon Nov 15, 2:34 p.m.

    They know who did it and why but they can't prove it. It's useless to charge the guy now and let him get off. This is going to turn into a cold case that may be solved years down the road.

  • Chatham Rebel Nov 15, 12:51 p.m.

    "Those who wish to nit pick every single government decision should run for office. piene2"
    One thing is for sure anyone at all would do a better job! Oh wait, anyone with common sense would never be elected. Enough said.

  • Chatham Rebel Nov 15, 12:48 p.m.

    "The government has been offering rewards for many years. piene2"
    You just name one other time when this so called govenor has put up reward money in the last four years. I don't think you can either. It's apparent Bev this is another one of your 'make me look good before I'm gone things'. Don't leave mad Bev just LEAVE!

  • lost in translation Nov 15, 12:18 p.m.

    Dead end?

  • piene2 Nov 15, 12:06 p.m.

    "piene2: It is not so much about where the money came from (even though that should be answered) but a question of why this case. Why this case and not dozens of cases around NC that have not been solved. Was it race, gender, she looked nice, colege student? Is the govenor saying this person is more important than another student or child?
    kermit60"

    It is a high profile case and citizens are demanding extra effort. As far as where the money came from, that is none of your darn business. Those who wish to nit pick every single government decision should run for office.

  • kermit60 Nov 15, 10:34 a.m.

    piene2: It is not so much about where the money came from (even though that should be answered) but a question of why this case. Why this case and not dozens of cases around NC that have not been solved. Was it race, gender, she looked nice, colege student? Is the govenor saying this person is more important than another student or child?

  • DivaD Nov 15, 10:20 a.m.

    I pray that this situation is solved....

  • balog Nov 15, 10:09 a.m.

    If thw workd only operated as such from the midns of the omnipresent golo members - wouldnt it be perfect - I mean these people know everything! Even without understanding what is going on. God like I tell you!

  • Screw WrAl Nov 15, 10:05 a.m.

    did she take the 10K from the lottery?

  • zile1porkey Nov 15, 10:03 a.m.

    I agree this is very tragic, but Perdue needs to be careful who she picks and chooses to offer money for. All children that are murdered are special to their love ones how she put herself in this position to pick and choose is sad, I can't imagine how other parents are feeling today regarding this.

  • piene2 Nov 15, 9:57 a.m.

    "Is this tax payers money?
    rlwieland"

    I know this whole episode is just being used as another opportunity to slam Governor Perdue but it really crosses the line from inane to ridiculous. The government has been offering rewards for many years. Who in their right mind would ask if Governor Perdue was personally offering the reward? For those who have never heard of wanted posters and rewards here is a link to follow.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wanted_poster

  • FVHowler Nov 15, 9:30 a.m.

    The obvious question has been asked. Why is this particular murder (which is very tragic) merit more reward money than other murders. Is the Govenor picking and choosing or do all similar crimes receive a $10k bump in reward money.

  • Dan Cooper Nov 15, 9:26 a.m.

    Best case scenario, informant gets $39K in two years or so after a first degree murder conviction, another possibility, a plea deal because of a weak case, so manslaughter, do they get their $39K (?)and the killer is out in a few years with good behavior looking for the one who helped the cops & DA make a case against them and worst case scenario, a liberal jury acquits the defendant, so no money for the informant and they must watch their back for life, worth it?

  • smokeybear Nov 15, 9:19 a.m.

    Amen fatchanceimwrong! I agree, it is sad that anyone is killed, but there is no one better than the other. Why not put up reward for that poor girl that was pregnant delivering papers and was killed. No reward from the governor there.

  • LuvLivingInCary Nov 15, 9:16 a.m.

    this whole case is being handled very strangely. i think another agency needs to step in and take control. they've proved it's out of their league in Chapel Hill.

  • rlwieland Nov 15, 9:06 a.m.

    Is this tax payers money?

  • Common_Sensey Nov 15, 9:05 a.m.

    "Why is Bev putting up taxpayer money as a reward for this case? What about all of the other NC citizens that have been murdered...has she put up taxpayer money as rewards for all of the other victims? Is it because this person went to UNC?"

    It's really not unusual for tax payer's money to be put up in major crimes like these, it happens in other states all the time. But I wonder why Bev decided to do it in this case? There are literally thousands on unsolved murders out there. I wonder if it's because of the lignering memory of the Eve Carson case.

    Either way, Bev is a lame duck so she probably can get away with doing whatever she wants I'd imagine.

  • BuglessDuster Nov 15, 9:03 a.m.

    Is Bev offering 10K of her own money or 10K of yours and mine?

  • fatchanceimwrong Nov 15, 8:49 a.m.

    Why is Bev putting up taxpayer money as a reward for this case? What about all of the other NC citizens that have been murdered...has she put up taxpayer money as rewards for all of the other victims? Is it because this person went to UNC?

  • Dan Cooper Nov 15, 8:49 a.m.

    Police do usually require the public's help in solving crimes but offering $39K only after there's a murder conviction leaves the informant a risk when the killer is out on bail or receives anything less than a murder conviction or is acquitted, which is quite possible with a weak case, or worse, a liberal judge and/or jury, quite likely in CH/ Orange Co, where there are many who have sympathy for criminals.

  • Common_Sensey Nov 15, 8:39 a.m.

    In a case like this, it often turns out the girl knew her killer. Otherwise, it could have been a random break in by some urban punk from Durham. Those guys love to come over to Chapel Hill and break into cars and easy apartments. Just watch the news any night of the week and see what/who the suspects always are.

  • Common_Sensey Nov 15, 8:37 a.m.

    kmanc4s,

    No sir, YOU are clueless. Why don't you try being a police detective sometime? You probably think it's like you see on cop shows, easy open, talk to friends, find the killer, and then case closed.

    Shows how little you know about much of anything.

  • earnhardtfan4ever Nov 15, 8:36 a.m.

    i am confused on the math, though the math won't bring her back, but the reward fund was $39,000 and the governor added $10,000, my math says that is $49,000....why are the anchors saying the $10k brings it up to $40,000? I am praying that whatever the amount it will bring someone forth with info so the family can have some closure!

  • Minarchist Nov 15, 8:33 a.m.

    $10k of her own money right? didn't think so.

    this is great news but bev is breaking every law in the book if it's our money she's using at her own disposal
    VariousGood
    November 14, 2012 4:42 p.m.
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    UMm yea and Bin Ladens reward was put up by Bush himself.

  • LovemyPirates Nov 15, 8:21 a.m.

    Some of the comments on this thread are disgusting. A young woman was murdered. If this additional $10,000 helps to solve the murder, good. To use the opportunity to slam Gov. Purdue is revolting.

  • busyb97 Nov 15, 8:17 a.m.

    If someone knows something and has known it all along but waits until the reward is worth it, they should be charged with obstruction of justice. I can see if they hear something later.....like someone bragging weeks or months later and you overhear or find something.

    But yeah, my thought was..."what about the other crimes that go unsolved?". They dont get rewards by the governor or state..... Arent they just as important to someone?

  • ICTrue Nov 15, 8:05 a.m.

    $10, $1,000,000....If you know anything about an innocent girl's murder, what difference would it make how much the reward is?

  • eagle11 Nov 14, 7:52 p.m.

    Would be a shame if this person got away with murdering this girl

  • DangYankee Nov 14, 6:23 p.m.

    Not to dismiss the tragedy of this woman's murder, but did Bev pony-up a reward when the other students were slayed, and those slayings are still unsolved?

  • fds4444 Nov 14, 5:24 p.m.

    The police know who did this. He probably has an alibi they cant break or some other legality that they cant break. They are needing some small piece of information to get this guy. IMO

  • OpenM1nd Nov 14, 5:09 p.m.

    Too bad people won't come forward with facts unless they get a reward of sizable value. Nice world we live in, huh?

  • passport423 Nov 14, 5:07 p.m.

    why would they be so closed mouth on any details at all? I've never seen them release so little information.

  • kmanc4s Nov 14, 5:02 p.m.

    The Chapel Hill police are clueless. They say the public isn't at risk, that the crime wasn't random, but they have no idea who did this terrible crime.

  • smegma Nov 14, 4:42 p.m.

    $10k of her own money right? didn't think so.

    this is great news but bev is breaking every law in the book if it's our money she's using at her own disposal

  • whatelseisnew Nov 14, 4:40 p.m.

    Unfortunately, they probably will not find out who did this. What a shame.

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