Second Person Thought to Be in Vehicle
A closer look at an ATM surveillance picture of a suspect whom police want to question in the murder of UNC Student Body President Eve Carson led them to believe that a second person was in the back seat at the time.Posted — Updated
Photographs released during a news conference Saturday morning show what appears to be a person in the back seat of the vehicle.
The photos also show a black man who appears to be in his late teens or early 20s driving the vehicle. They were taken by a surveillance camera at an automated-teller machine, where the suspect used Carson's ATM card.
The sport utility vehicle shown in the photos might have been Carson's, police said. But Curran emphasized investigators did not definitively know if the vehicle belonged to the UNC senior.
A third photograph released shows a ball cap the suspect was thought to be wearing. It appeared to have a vintage Houston Astros logo on the front.
After the photos were released, photography expert William E. Mathis contacted The Raleigh Chronicle. Mathis wanted to color enhance a photo of the suspect in the hopes of assisting in the investigation. Mathis said he noticed a dark spot in the photo and determined that it was the shadow of another person in the vehicle.
Police continued to ask anyone who saw Carson's blue 2005 Toyota Highlander on Wednesday or Thursday to call them. The Highlander's Georgia license plate was AIV-6690.
A stolen-vehicle report said Carson had been shot at least once in the right temple. Police described the weapon as a handgun.