Some people may have heard about how our student body president was murdered on Wednesday morning. It's been all over the national news, which kind of surprised me since I thought it was purely a local event. I have to admit, the whole thing has kind of shaken me up a bit. I mean, for one thing, Chapel Hill, for those of you who haven't been here before (which is probably everyone who reads this) is one of those places where things like this just DON'T HAPPEN. I think the last time a student was murdered was in 1995 or something. It's one of those idyllic little communities where the people are friendly and the houses quaint. You don't even think about things like that happening, or worry about it. That's one of the reasons I came here.
Another scary thing is that she was 22. And blonde. And seemingly perfect. And all she was doing was driving in a really nice neighborhood at 5AM. Who among us hasn't been out at 5AM? Who would think that in a really nice neighborhood, you would be yanked from your car and shot multiple times? They think it was a car jacking because her car was stolen too. I think it kind of shady because who wanders around looking for cars to take in the middle of a residential neighborhood at 5AM? And apparently, the girl didn't even live in that neighborhood, so what was she doing there? No one even knows. It's all very weird, but it just really makes you think a lot. It has really shaken me up because she seemed really innocent, and didn't have someone like an old boyfriend who wanted her dead.
And I hate knowing that despite the sketchy aspects, it could have been so random, because that means that sicko is still out in Chapel Hill. I've definitely been on edge since I found out about it. I really hope they figure out who it was, because that girl did NOT deserve for that to happen to her. By all accounts, she was a good person.
This world is so scary sometimes...this stuff can happen even in a place like Chapel Hill.
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