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Governor Offers $10K Reward in Carson Homicide

Posted March 19, 2008 11:31 a.m. EDT
Updated March 19, 2008 1:47 p.m. EDT

— The Office of the Governor is offering up to $10,000 for information leading to the arrest and conviction of possible accessories after the fact in the slaying of Eve Marie Carson.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student body president was found in a neighborhood about a half-mile from the campus in the pre-dawn hours of March 5..

Two suspects, Demario James Atwater, 21, and Laurence Alvin Lovette Jr., 17, have been charged with first-degree murder.

A proclamation issued by Gov. Mike Easley, however, says, "It is believed that further information may exist that could possibly implicate others as accessories after the fact."

Anyone having information about the case should contact the Chapel Hill Police Department at 919-968-2760 or the State Bureau of Investigation at 800-334-3000.

The UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees had offered a $25,000 reward through Crime Stoppers, but it was unclear Wednesday whether the reward was still being offered.