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Photo Expert: Second Person Seen In SUV In (UNC Student Prez Eve) Carson Murder Case
Raleigh Chronicle ^ | March 9, 2008 | Staff

Posted on 03/09/2008 4:35:40 PM PDT by abb

A photography expert with over 30 years of experience says that a second person can be seen in the back seat of the SUV in a photo provided by police regarding the murder of UNC student Eve Carson.

William Mathis of Mathis & Jones Communications near St. Louis, Missouri initially contacted the Raleigh Chronicle newspaper to provide a color enhanced version of the ATM surveillance photos that were provided by Chapel Hill Police.

UNC student body president Eve Carson, age 22, was found murdered on Wednesday morning in Chapel Hill and police are looking for the man whose photo was taken while using her ATM card.

According to his bio, Mathis is an award-winning expert in photography with over 30 years of experience and works to enhance digital photographs for a living. He uses large format cameras, printers, and other specialized equipment to do his work which has included architectural photography for large architectural firms such as HOK, worked as an official photographer for historic site renovations, and has performed graphic arts design in the sports industry.

Mathis saw an interview with the editor of the Raleigh Chronicle about the case on MSNBC on Sunday morning and decided to help out, especially since he is originally from North Carolina.

"I have daughters at Vanderbilt and University of Maryland and this type of heinous crime has to be stopped," said Mathis. "It is the least I could do."

Mathis provided the Raleigh Chronicle two colorized versions of the original grainy black and white photos that Chapel Hill Police provided to the media on Saturday. He also improved upon the color of the "retro" Houston Astros baseball cap that the suspect appears to be wearing.

However, while working on the photos, Mathis noticed something else in the background, which he did not notice until he started examining the photos closely.

"It also looks like there is a very large person in the backseat," said Mathis, who said he noticed the figure when he printed out a very large copy of the photo.

Mathis has large format printers that can print copies of pictures several feet across, to the point of being life-sized.

"When I blew them up, I noticed...hey, there's another person back there," said Mathis.

Mathis said an outline of a shoulder can be seen in the back seat and although no face can be seen, he feels that after reviewing the photo that another person is in the vehicle.

"[The figure] is a very big man," said Mathis.

Mathis said he believes the second person in the back seat is also wearing a baseball cap.

Indeed, looking at the original black and white photographs provided by police (see below), a very dark outline against the light-colored leather seats of the SUV in the back can be seen. The outline blocks all light and does not seem to be a shadow.

The outline seems to be in the shape of a person, although that is certainly not confirmed by Chapel Hill Police at this time. It could be something else that simply appears to be a person in the photographs.

Mathis said it would be better to work with a higher resolution version of the photo than the one handed out to the media.

Chapel Hill Police have not mentioned a second person in their discussions of the case, but the Raleigh Chronicle will notify police of the photo expert's opinion.

The official spokesman for the Chapel Hill Police Department, Lt. Kevin Gunter, was not immediately available for comment in the case. Two messages were left with the police department on Sunday afternoon including one with the staff duty officer at the front desk.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: North Carolina
KEYWORDS: carson; coeds; durham; evecarson; evemariecarson; hatecrime; murder; unc; uncch
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1 posted on 03/09/2008 4:35:41 PM PDT by abb
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2 posted on 03/09/2008 4:36:41 PM PDT by abb (Organized Journalism: Marxist-style collectivism applied to information sharing)
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To: abner; Alia; beyondashadow; Bitter Bierce; bjc; Bogeygolfer; BossLady; Brytani; bwteim; Carling; ..

ping


3 posted on 03/09/2008 4:37:19 PM PDT by abb (Organized Journalism: Marxist-style collectivism applied to information sharing)
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To: abb

Has anyone mentioned that the skank using the murdered beauty’s ATM card is black?


4 posted on 03/09/2008 4:37:53 PM PDT by levotb
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To: abb

Holy Crap! Fat Albert has turned to a life of crime! Hey hey heyyy!


5 posted on 03/09/2008 4:38:20 PM PDT by Southerngl
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To: abb

That should help matters.


6 posted on 03/09/2008 4:38:43 PM PDT by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: abb

I’ve been just fuming since I saw this picture...we are all just going to snap one day....the day of reckoning is approaching....


7 posted on 03/09/2008 4:39:59 PM PDT by Hildy (You know you're in love when you can't fall asleep cause reality is finally better than your dreams)
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To: levotb
there are brothers and sisters and friends and neighbors and teachers and ministers that KNOW who this punk is.....but you know, they don't want to "snitch" on the black man....

shame on the Durham,NC area....

8 posted on 03/09/2008 4:40:13 PM PDT by cherry
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To: abb

This was pointed out by a FReeper on the initial thread yesterday (or was it the day before)


9 posted on 03/09/2008 4:40:16 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: abb

Oh come on..you all know Tyrone is just stopping by the ATM to get some money to put in the collection plate at church now..come on...


10 posted on 03/09/2008 4:40:49 PM PDT by Armedanddangerous (Chuin, Master of Sinanju (emeritus))
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To: Southerngl

Is that a Houston Astros cap?


11 posted on 03/09/2008 4:41:06 PM PDT by Perdogg (Reagan would have never said "She's my girl")
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To: abb; rawhide

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1982621/replies?c=9


12 posted on 03/09/2008 4:41:28 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: abb

A FReeper noticed yesterday that there appeared to be someone in the back seat, due to a shadow in the picture.


13 posted on 03/09/2008 4:42:16 PM PDT by calex59
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To: abb

Somewhere - I think over on Liestoppers - a poster mentioned a posible reason the guy in the front seat is not hiding his face. He may be a juvenile member of a gang and the guy in the back seat is the real murderer. As part of initiation to the gang he takes the rap for the murder but being under 18 he gets tried as a juvenile and is out in a couple of years.

Also of interest, she apparently was abducted hours before she was killed. Oh God, I hope that isn’t true.


14 posted on 03/09/2008 4:47:56 PM PDT by ladyjane
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To: abb

I bet the young woman was still alive and in the car when this POS visited the ATM. A PIN was needed and the only way to make sure the PIN works is to have the woman in the car when you try to use it.


15 posted on 03/09/2008 4:49:02 PM PDT by Red_Devil 232 (VietVet - USMC All Ready On The Right? All Ready On The Left? All Ready On The Firing Line!)
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To: cherry
there are brothers and sisters and friends and neighbors and teachers and ministers that KNOW who this punk is.....but you know, they don't want to "snitch" on the black man....

He'll get caught. They always do. Why? Because he escalated the situation by senselessly killing the victim (had he merely robbed her, nobody would've been looking very hard for him. Just another run-of-the-mill street crime). Now he's on the lam for a brutal murder and has no escape plan. That and there's the $25,000 reward. This kind of money looks awfully good to all of his homies.

It may be a few days but we'll see him in cuffs soon with that typical menacing, thuggish unrepentant look on his face.

16 posted on 03/09/2008 4:49:40 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: ladyjane

Lot’s of people must know this suspect — and I don’t know why none of them have come forward yet.


17 posted on 03/09/2008 4:49:57 PM PDT by BenLurkin
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To: abb

Wow! That sure is a clear photo!


18 posted on 03/09/2008 4:50:30 PM PDT by toldyou
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To: abb

Somebody ought to be able to ID that goofy looking b@stard immediately. Although his momma won’t. “My baby never done no wrong.”


19 posted on 03/09/2008 4:50:36 PM PDT by manic4organic (Send a care package through USO today.)
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To: ladyjane
As part of initiation to the gang he takes the rap for the murder but being under 18 he gets tried as a juvenile and is out in a couple of years.

Unlikely. Unless this guy is thirteen (and he doesn't look like it) he's getting charged as an adult.

20 posted on 03/09/2008 4:51:19 PM PDT by Drew68
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To: BenLurkin
This was pointed out by a FReeper on the initial thread yesterday (or was it the day before)

You're right. FReepers are always one step ahead of the game.

21 posted on 03/09/2008 4:51:39 PM PDT by Faith
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To: Perdogg
Yes, it is a vintage Astros cap. See post # 103, with the link to The Daily Tar Heel.
22 posted on 03/09/2008 4:51:49 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Plants are people too)
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To: BenLurkin

I wonder if this is why:

http://www.breitbart.com/article.php?id=D8PIUO380&show_article=1


23 posted on 03/09/2008 4:52:56 PM PDT by krb (If you're not outraged, people probably like having you around.)
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To: Red_Devil 232
I bet the young woman was still alive and in the car when this POS visited the ATM. A PIN was needed and the only way to make sure the PIN works is to have the woman in the car when you try to use it.

I was surprised to learn a couple of years ago that the Toyota Camry has a trunk open switch on the inside of the trunk. I wonder how many other cars have one?

24 posted on 03/09/2008 4:54:37 PM PDT by fso301
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To: ladyjane

ladyjane

“Oh God”, why does that matter? She was murdered. She’s dead. I think she was murdered because she is white—unless the perps knew her, in which case she was murdered partly out of envy for her being so incredibly popular with students and staff alike. Also in part because she was white.


25 posted on 03/09/2008 4:56:01 PM PDT by levotb
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To: levotb
Or, for that matter, the Perp in the other killing of an Auburn 18 Year Old? Where is Al “Twana Brawley” Sharpton at this outrage and where is Jesse “Duke Rapists” Jackson to demand justice for these victims?
26 posted on 03/09/2008 4:56:58 PM PDT by TCats (The Clintons Are Not Just Wrong - They Are Certifiable AND Dangerous! See my Page)
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To: levotb

“Has anyone mentioned that the skank using the murdered beauty’s ATM card is black?”

We can’t say that.


27 posted on 03/09/2008 4:57:50 PM PDT by EEDUDE
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To: fso301
I was surprised to learn a couple of years ago that the Toyota Camry has a trunk open switch on the inside of the trunk. I wonder how many other cars have one?

In 2002 all vehicle makers began installing a glow-in-the-dark trunk release handle.

28 posted on 03/09/2008 4:58:39 PM PDT by NautiNurse (Plants are people too)
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To: Red_Devil 232

I thought the shape in the back seat was probably the young woman, too. I bet he had her under a blanket or something. Of course, we don’t know when this picture was taken (at what point in the crime), but that was the first thing that occurred to me.


29 posted on 03/09/2008 4:59:07 PM PDT by livius
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To: EEDUDE

It’s pretty clear to me that the po-lice and university want to keep a race riot from occuring. Nevertheless, when will someone in the MNM come out and say the skank driving her car and using her ATM? The tenth of never?


30 posted on 03/09/2008 5:02:39 PM PDT by levotb
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To: Hildy
I’ve been just fuming since I saw this picture...we are all just going to snap one day....the day of reckoning is approaching....

So true!

I'm sick of it, myself!

31 posted on 03/09/2008 5:03:40 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: levotb

Is that you Mr.Obvious?


32 posted on 03/09/2008 5:05:07 PM PDT by em2vn
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To: manic4organic
Although his momma won’t. “My baby never done no wrong.”

"...and if he did it's 'cause he is bipolar."

33 posted on 03/09/2008 5:06:43 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Hildy
I’ve been just fuming since I saw this picture...we are all just going to snap one day....the day of reckoning is approaching....

At least his posture seems okay. He's sitting up in the car. His head isn't where his back should be. That's gotta be worth something, right?

34 posted on 03/09/2008 5:07:27 PM PDT by jdm (Contrary to popular belief, the search function works just fine.)
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To: Red_Devil 232

Shots were reported at about 5:00 a.m. The police obviously know what time the ATM stop happened but would likely not have any reason to release that information.


35 posted on 03/09/2008 5:08:33 PM PDT by Rumierules
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To: abb

With a picture as clear as this, the tips should be just pouring in.


36 posted on 03/09/2008 5:18:06 PM PDT by Gritty (The more the enemies of free society step on our feet the more we tiptoe around - Mark Steyn)
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To: abb
Paging Rev. Al, paging Rev. Al
..a couple of your ho mies need counseling and guidance.
Paging Rev. Jaacckkkksin, paging Rev. Jaacckkksin ya better beat Rev. Al down there and seek the spotlight

*cricket cricket*

37 posted on 03/09/2008 5:20:48 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: fso301

“I was surprised to learn a couple of years ago that the Toyota Camry has a trunk open switch on the inside of the trunk. I wonder how many other cars have one?”

I think its federal law now that all cars (new manufacture) have this switch.


38 posted on 03/09/2008 5:21:21 PM PDT by driftdiver
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To: abb

I read on another message board that his “girlfriend” told one of the Raleigh news stations who he is, so the police probably have ID’d him by now.


39 posted on 03/09/2008 5:23:23 PM PDT by Andy'smom
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To: abb
I hope they don't use the "photo expert" as a witness, the "H" on the cap looks as phoney as Dan Blather's "th". Original:

vs

The judge will throw that out immediately.

41 posted on 03/09/2008 5:25:47 PM PDT by theymakemesick (The war on drugs benefits government agencies, politicians and drug dealers, they don't want to win.)
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To: levotb

http://www.ajc.com/metro/content/metro/stories/2008/03/09/auburnarrest_0309_web11.html


42 posted on 03/09/2008 5:27:14 PM PDT by ruination
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To: Andy'smom

here’s hoping that in a few months he is Bubba’s (6’6” 300#) “girlfriend”


43 posted on 03/09/2008 5:27:21 PM PDT by mrmargaritaville
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To: Rumierules

Numerous studies link low IQ to violent behavior, delinquency, and adult crime. I wonder if this youth is a “victim” of an usually low IQ? No, that wouldn’t be PC, as violent crime amongst young Black men is strictly a function of social deprivation, White racism and inequities in educational opportunities.


44 posted on 03/09/2008 5:28:03 PM PDT by Comparative Advantage
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To: fso301

Our 2000 Ford Focus has an inside remote trunk release knob that glows in the dark. They’re not uncommon.

}:-)4


45 posted on 03/09/2008 5:28:05 PM PDT by Moose4 (Hey GOP...don't move toward the middle. Move the middle toward us.)
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To: calex59

46 posted on 03/09/2008 5:29:58 PM PDT by jdm (Contrary to popular belief, the search function works just fine.)
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To: abb

it’s ok a duke lacrosse team probably raped him and jesse is on his way


47 posted on 03/09/2008 5:30:01 PM PDT by bigjackattack
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To: Hildy
I’ve been just fuming since I saw this picture...

Me too. And yes, the "person of interest" in this photo looks exactly like I expected he would look, after I heard about this crime.

48 posted on 03/09/2008 5:30:18 PM PDT by IndyTiger
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To: BenLurkin

I think it was pointed out by maggief.


49 posted on 03/09/2008 5:36:45 PM PDT by TommyDale (Never forget the Republicans who voted for illegal immigrant amnesty in 2007!)
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To: IndyTiger
...the "person of interest" in this photo looks exactly like I expected he would look...

An Astro's fan? :)

50 posted on 03/09/2008 5:36:55 PM PDT by jdm (Contrary to popular belief, the search function works just fine.)
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