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10 years after her murder, Eve Carson's name is still alive at UNC

 

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) - Ten years ago today, a popular UNC student was murdered after two men kidnapped and robbed her.

Police say they believe Eve Carson’s murder was a random act.

On March 5, 2008, police say Carson was shot and killed not far from campus. Demario Atwater and Laurence Lovette Jr. were convicted of first-degree murder.

Today, UNC senior Kate Frauenfelder, reflects back on that day ten years ago.

"I don’t remember exactly where I was but I seemed to have always known her name," said Frauenfelder.

She was 11 years old when Carson died. She believes many students at UNC today, may not have heard of Carson and she’s continuing the work to change that.

"It’s been 10 years and each year her name will be less and less familiar with the new students," said Frauenfelder.

Carson, who was the student body president when she died, now has a scholarship in her name.

It’s for college students who have grown over the years in academics, social justice and leadership.

Frauenfelder is the executive director.

"Creating a scholarship for juniors was part of her student-body president platform, so this is really what she would have wanted," she said.

Ten years after her death, Eve Carson’s name is still alive.

"What we’ve learned over the past couple of years is that it’s not keeping her specific story alive and what happened to her, but it’s keeping what she stood for alive," said Frauenfelder.

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