Homicide Investigators Renew Push for Help Solving Case of UNT Student's Murder

A "substantial reward" is being offered to anyone who can help police solve the case, officers say

Homicide investigators in Corinth on Wednesday want to cast a spotlight on the 2017 murder of a University of North Texas student that has since remained unsolved.

There is no obvious motive and few details were made public in the death of 21-year-old Amanda Clairmont.

On Wednesday, police are expected to discuss the case and again ask for anyone with information that can help investigators to come forward.

A "substantial reward" is being offered for a break in the case, police Capt. Jimmie Gregg said in a news release announcing the press conference.

Clairmont was found shot to death in a car parked in a vacant lot along Interstate 35E the night of Nov. 19, 2017. Police said officers found the car parked up against a fence with its lights on and a passenger door opened.

Her half-brother told NBC 5 at the time that she had been seen with at least one other person along Fry Street, a Denton bar area popular among UNT students.

Corinth police are investigating the town's first murder in 17 years. Police identified the victim on Monday as 21-year-old Amanda Clairmont, a senior at the University of North Texas.

Clairemont was expecting to graduate the following semester with a major in religious studies, her father said.

Corinth police, the Denton County Sheriff's Office and the Texas Rangers are involved in the case.

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