Friends Mourn Eve Carson

March 6th, 2009 - 9:40 pm ICT by GD  

A year after Eve Marie Carson’s death crowds thronged the Clarke Central High School and the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill to mourn her death. In Athens over 150 people came together after dusk to remember Carson. No words were said but they observed 10 minutes of silence as some sobbed, some prayed and some stared into the candles they had lit for her.

The student body president Eve Carson was found murdered only 45 minutes away from Elon last year. Her body was found lying on the streets a mile away from the University campus with multiple bullet wounds, including one in the temple. Later, Laurence ALvin Lovette, 18, and Demario James Atwater, 22, were convicted for first degree murder.

In Athens after a short service the crowd seemed to move to the oak tree planted in memory of the 2004 valedictorian. Sentiments revealed that they had only wanted to remember Carson and had not required a big service to do so. Lindsey Kate Browniee who had organized the small service, said, “We just did what we said we would do. At 7:30, we let balloons go, then observed a moment of silence for people to pray, reminisce, whatever they wanted. And that’s what we did.”

In the afternoon another service was held at the UNC with over 1000 people attending it. UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp said at the service, “For many of us, the loss of Eve Carson continues to occupy our thoughts. This ceremony gives us a chance to remember and celebrate Eve together after a difficult year.”

Meanwhile at Auburn University on Wednesday students got together to remember Lauren Burk, 18, freshman from Marietta who was kidnapped and murdered only a day before Carson.

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