quote:Chapel Hill, N.C. — The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill community is mourning the loss of its student body president, who was found dead from multiple gunshot wounds early Wednesday morning,
Chapel Hill police confirmed Thursday that the body found about a half-mile from campus was that of UNC senior Eve Carson, 22, of Athens, Ga., a Morehead-Cain scholar and pre-med major studying both political science and biology.
"We are saddened and numb with grief," UNC Chancellor James Moeser said in a statement posted on the university Web site.
Students began gathering on campus at Polk Place, embracing each other and crying. Many declined to comment, saying they were too distraught to speak.
Moeser has scheduled an informal gathering there in her memory for 3 p.m. A candlelight vigil is also planned for 7 p.m. in the campus' "Pit."
UNC's Bell Tower will also toll every 30 seconds from 2:45 p.m. to 3 p.m. and some events scheduled for Thursday, including the announcement of this year's winners of the Morehead-Cain Scholarship, have been postponed.
Meanwhile, Chapel Hill police have issued a be-on-the-lookout bulletin for Carson's blue 2005 Toyota Highlander with Georgia license plate AIV-6690.
With no suspects or possible motives, officers spent Wednesday and Thursday following up and searching for leads in the case.
Oh, heavens. This is terrible news for the entire area, not just the UNC community.
Duke's had a murder, as well: a burglary gone wrong. There's also been a spate of armed assaults in the area - I'm suddenly very glad I live quite far off-campus.
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