Reports Say Carson Was Taken from Her Home

Search warrants and the autopsy report on slain Student Body President Eve Carson ’08 indicated that she was taken from her home by her alleged assailants and was shot at least five times with two different weapons, according to published reports.

A judge ordered the release of search warrants and other materials related to the investigation in late June.

The warrants, according to The News & Observer of Raleigh, said that informants told investigators that two men entered Carson’s house near the UNC campus and forced her into her SUV.

Lawrence Alvin Lovette and Demario James Atwater have been charged with first-degree murder in the death of Carson, then a UNC senior, who was found shot to death early on March 5 in a quiet neighborhood about a half mile from the campus. She had been shot multiple times. Police found Carson’s SUV on North Street not far from where she lived.

Carson, who was 22 and a popular and dynamic student leader, was mourned by students, faculty and staff who packed Polk Place to hear Chancellor James Moeser speak about her the day after she was killed. Thousands turned out for a candlelight vigil that night in the Pit, and some 10,000 people gathered again a week later in the Smith Center for a celebration of her life.

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