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College senior found shot dead alongside highway in rural Texas town

November 22, 2017  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
College senior found shot dead alongside highway in rural Texas town

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Law enforcement officials in a Texas rural town are investigating their first homicide in almost two decades after a college student was discovered fatally shot on Sunday.

The remains of Amanda Clairmont, a 21-year-old senior at the University of North Texas, was recovered in her vehicle with gunshot wounds, WFAA reported.

Clairmont was majoring in business at UNT.

She was discovered unresponsive inside her car in a parking lot on a service road alongside a highway at roughly 6 am on Sunday.

The investigation is being overseen by the Texas Rangers and the Denton County Sheriff’s Department

“[Her car] was parked against the fence, lights on, the passenger door opened,” Lieutenant Jim Gregg of the Corinth police said.

“This is our first homicide in 17 years.”

“Our deepest, heartfelt sympathies go out to the family and friends of Amanda Clairmont,” Neal Smatresk, the president of UNT, said on Tuesday.

Corinth, a town with only 21,000 residents, is located thirty-minutes outside of Dallas.

Amanda Clairmont (Family photo)

The probe is being managed by the Texas Rangers and the Denton County Sheriff’s Department.

On social media, friends and family showed distress and grief over Clairmont’s death.

“If the people we love are stolen, the way to have them live on is never to stop loving them,’ her father, David Clairmont, said in a tweet on Sunday.

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