Doctor, husband found dying in a ditch on university campus, police suspect ‘targeted’ double homicide

A respected doctor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her husband are dead of an apparent homicide.

Fox 6 reports that a jogger discovered Dr. Beth Potter, 52, and her husband, Robin Carre, 57,  in an outdoor recreational area on the university campus Tuesday morning. According to, Potter appears to have been alive when the jogger first discovered the pair in a ditch, but died later at a hospital. Carre reportedly died at the scene, but it is unclear if he was alive when emergency responders arrived.

Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office reportedly said that the pair died of “homicidal related trauma,” though the precise cause of death is not yet known. Authorities do not believe it was a random act.

“Through our police investigation, we reached a point where we were confident … that this was not random and this couple was targeted,” a Madison police spokesperson told Fox 6 in an email, but declined to provide further details.

Potter reportedly worked at a university-run medical center, and Carre was a education consultant who worked with students applying to colleges. He was also an athletic coach.

The couple reportedly had three children.

This is a developing story. CrimeOnline will provide further updates when more information is available.

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