March 6, 2008
Second University Student Shot And KilledTopics: National News
Just yesterday, it was reported that Auburn University freshmen Lauren Burk had been shot and killed. Today, it's Eve Marie Carson of Athens, Ga., the student body president of UNC Chapel Hill. Police are currently looking for Eve's missing vehicle, a 2005 Toyota Highlander with Georgia license plate number AIV-6690. It is believed to have been stolen.
Is there a connection? The murders are 500 miles apart - possible, but likely?
Posted by Richard at March 6, 2008 2:02 PM
We should ask if the coeds are Jewish. The killer is just shooting them. He/she is not molesting them or apparently bothering them in any way. Just a cowboy walk up and shoot.
We could have terrorists targeting Jewish-American coeds.
Posted by: harry at March 6, 2008 5:58 PM
Harry, how do we know that they are both Jewish? If they are, you may indeed have a point.
Posted by: Richard at March 6, 2008 6:29 PM
Harry, what we do know for sure is that both coeds have ties to Georgia. Also that Athens (Eve Carson) is not far all that far from the Atlanta suburb of Marrieta (Lauren Burk).
Also, both were shot in the head
Very odd coincidence.
In the way of an update, police are now saying there may have been witnesses:
Posted by: Richard at March 6, 2008 6:35 PM
Eve Carson, victim #2, surprises me. She was well-known on the Chapel Hill campus. She would have had company almost everywhere she went. To kill her would have required pre-planning in order to select an area not under camera surveillance (to escape detection). And, it would have been an up close and personal shot to the head.
Who would Eve have trusted to get that close?
The first victim may have allowed the perpetrator to enter her car, before she was shot. I surmise this, because her car was set aflame ... destroying any forensic evidence that the perpetrator was in her car.
You have to be a reasonably competent marksman to shoot someone in the head when the center of the abdomen/chest (center frame) is open. It does take some guts for a college kid to pull this off.
If these two coeds were Jewsih, we will witness many more of these style killings.
I am actually envisioning something far more macabre than a random ... love triangle-like ... shooting spree. Cooperation on the larger campuses, scoping out the shooting areas and providing escape routes and alibis, in order for off-campus shooters to perform.
Posted by: harry at March 6, 2008 8:19 PM
Interestingly, both Greta (Fox) and Nancy Grace (CNN)have commented tonight on the eerie coincidences. Not only the ones that we've mentioned here in this post and comments, but also the fact that both of their cars were taken. A step further, your comment about the destruction of evidence just may be something worth considering.
As for the further conspiracy, I'm not so sure. However, at this point in time, anything is surely possible and so far, two beautiful young coeds being killed in almost the same manner, both coming from the same state but attending two different universities in different states, both having their cars taken, etc..., it's damned hard to discount almost anything.
Posted by: Richard at March 6, 2008 10:36 PM
Eve volunteered in Equador. Did Lauren volunteer any outside US? Equador?
Posted by: Don at March 7, 2008 11:35 AM
"Did Lauren volunteer any outside US? Equador?"
It would be very interesting to know if she did. There appear to be just too many coincidences between the two killings, to be ignored. Also, there are media reports of the police from both cities considering the possibility of a link.
If it turns out that there is no link I'm going to be greatly surprised.
Posted by: Richard at March 7, 2008 11:58 AM
Fox News reported that Eve Carson volunteered in Ecuador, Egypt and Ghana. From Egypt & Ghane, she knew Muslims. She studied aborad in Cuba, and it appears that she knew Spanish.
Pick you poison! It appears that she was shot execution style in an upscale neighborhood.
Posted by: harry at March 7, 2008 3:56 PM
It's either a very very very unlucky case of a total random act of violence, or it could well be just what you suggest - an execution. If an execution, perhaps not necessarily political - it could be someone that she pissed off someway and that just wanted her dead dead dead.
Posted by: Richard at March 7, 2008 4:16 PM
Harry, it turns out that Lauren Burk was indeed Jewish (http://www.11alive.com/news/article_news.aspx?storyid=112480)
Posted by: Richard at March 8, 2008 2:00 AM
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