College student shot and killed while sitting in her car, marking first murder in Texas town in 17 years

Police are looking for the suspect or suspects who fatally shot a Texas college student while she sat in her car at an empty parking on early Sunday morning.

WFAA reports that the murder of 21-year-old University of North Texas student Amanda Clairmont marks the first murder in the town of Corinth in 17 years. According to police, the college senior was sitting alone in her car in an empty parking lot off of the 5700 block of I-35E at around 6 a.m., when someone shot her several times and fled.

“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.”

So far, police haven’t revealed a possible motive behind the killing, and it’s unclear if they any suspects in mind.The Texas Rangers and the Denton County Sheriff’s Department are currently investigating the incident.

“Our deepest, heartfelt sympathies go out to the family and friends of UNT student Amanda Clairmont,” UNT president Neal Smatresk said. “Our hearts are heavy with the news of the tragic loss of her life.”

Numerous people on social media posted about Clairmont, expressing shock and offering condolences to the victim’s family.

“I’ve heard how it happened, but I’m praying for u guys!! stay strong! Amanda will be In my heart! She’ll be missed!! we’ve had memories together and I want to share them with y’all!! Bc I miss her too!” wrote friend, Bobby Baughman.

Anyone with information should call Corinth police at 940-498-2017. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.

[Feature Photo: Amanda Clairmont/ Family Handout]