CORINTH, Texas — It's been more than two years since University of North Texas student Amanda Clairmont, 21, was gunned down in her vehicle in Corinth, Texas, and investigators haven't given up hope someone knows something about the case that will crack it wide open.
Today, in announcing a $6,000 Denton County Crime Stoppers reward, Corinth Police Department Chief Jerry Garner says his department has continually investigated the case since its occurrence in 2017 with, at times, assistance from the Texas Rangers, FBI, the Denton County Sheriff's Office, and the Tarrant County Medical Examiner.
Garner says Clairmont was a student at the University of North Texas majoring in business with a specialty in religion. She had been working as a makeup artist at Nordstrom in Frisco, Texas.
Her murder had been the first homicide reported in Corinth in 16 years.
On Sunday, November 19, 2017, at approximately 6 a.m., Corinth Police Department officers investigating a suspicious vehicle parked against a vacant parking lot fence in the 5700 block of Interstate 35E discovered Clairmont in the vehicle — deceased of multiple gunshot wounds.
Detectives learned Clairmont had been in the Fry Street bar area in Denton shortly before her murder.
"An investigation determined that she pulled into a parking lot in a dark-colored vehicle and spoke to one or more individuals in a red vehicle," read a release from the Corinth Police Department. "The shooting occurred shortly after that."
The Corinth Police Department is seeking information from anyone who may have seen something that night, either at the shooting scene or elsewhere.
The Denton County Crime Stoppers is offering a $6,000 reward for information leading to an arrest or charges filed in the case. Crime Stoppers tips are anonymous can can be made by calling 1 (800) 388-TIPS (8477). Additionally, anyone with information can contact Corinth Police Department Investigator Carson Crow at (940) 279-1500.