Amanda Clairmont

New info emerges on college student’s whereabouts the night before she was shot to death in car

It’s been a little over a week since a 21-year-old University of North Texas student was found shot to death inside her car in Corinth. Police continue to piece together information as they learn more about the victim.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, police found the lifeless body of Amanda Clairmont inside her car, in a parking off of the 5700 block of I-35E at around 6 a.m. Someone shot the college student several times, marking the first murder in the town of around 19,000 in 17 years.

“It was parked up against the fence, lights on, passenger door was opened,” police Lt. Jim Gregg told NBC5.“This is our first homicide investigation in 17 years.”

The Denton Record-Chronicle reports Clairmont visited an area bar on Saturday night, in the the Fry Street area, with at least one friend, according to a witness. Clairmont’s half-brother, Mike Gawlik, said she was with several friends out drinking that night, but that she was never a heavy drinker and didn’t use drugs. Gawlik described the victim as “responsible” and one of the last people he would have expected to end up shot and dead.

“I think it’ll give all of us some sort of comfort if they find out who did it. I just really want justice for her because she didn’t deserve this,” friend Amy Darzi said, according to the New York Post.

A resident who lives in a home close to the area where Clairmont was found said she heard four gunshots around midnight to 1 a.m. on early Sunday morning. The witness said she heard nothing else after the gunshots.

Clairmont grew up in Sandwich, Illinois, but moved to Texas 10 years after her mother passed away from cancer. She attended her junior and senior years of high school in Frisco, where according to a former classmate, she was a popular student into hair and makeup.

“She was definitely known for her hair and makeup. Her look was very unique.”

Clairmont enjoyed makeup so much created a new Instagram account a few weeks prior to her death, in which she showed off her work. She asked for support as she launched her career as a makeup artist while attending college.

“Hello Beautiful people!! I️ am a makeup artist in the DFW area just wanting to share my work with the world. Follow my account to see my art and contact me if you need a top notch makeup artist.”

Detectives are working to relentlessly to uncover information about the suspect or suspects responsible for taking the young college student’s life. Anyone with any information is urged to contact the at 940-498-2017.

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