Slain UNC Student's Photo Used On Indian Ads

The image of slain University of North Carolina Chapel Hill student body president Eve Carson has turned up in an unlikely place: adorning billboards in southern India.

The News & Observer of Raleigh reports that Carson's picture is being used to advertise a company called Jubeerich Consultancy, which offers study opportunities and job placements in Western countries.

It's not clear how the company came across the photo of the Athens, Ga. native, who was abducted, robbed and killed March 5, 2008. Two men -- Laurence Lovette Jr. and Demario Atwater -- are serving life sentences for Carson's death.

The company did not respond to emails seeking comment, and a woman who answered the phone declined to give her name but said she had not seen the billboards.

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  • by I think... on Mar 21, 2012 at 06:16 PM
    The public should see pictures of Eve where she was found, just after she was found. Laying there shot, dead. It needs to be shown! To show people how real and final that death is. Look at the picture...does that make you see how she was killed? Does it show the wounds and the possible pain she felt before her death? It's no wonder the company used her photo. If you can't read english very well, you might think the girl is still alive and well.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 21, 2012 at 11:46 AM
    This is more common than people think. Foreign ad agencies grab photos all the time. There was a family from the US that visited the UK a few years ago and found their family photos used in ad campaigns all over London.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 21, 2012 at 09:23 AM
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      by Anonymous on Mar 21, 2012 at 10:54 AM in reply to
      Why don't you tell her family to get over it. What a complete asinine and thoughtless statement you made.
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        by Anonymous on Mar 21, 2012 at 03:54 PM in reply to
        Her family is in Georgia. Do you really think they read this?
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          by Considering... on Mar 21, 2012 at 10:48 PM in reply to
          Her picture is up there...they might.
  • by Biker Dude on Mar 21, 2012 at 08:52 AM
    Would any of you feel bad if we posted a bill board of the two young thugs standing behind bars saying kill an innocent person and rot in prison for the rest of your life.
  • by anonymous on Mar 21, 2012 at 08:16 AM
    Frank, I thought Cary was where the majority of pedophiles lived? I learned something new.
  • by Sherlock on Mar 21, 2012 at 08:00 AM
    Maybe the company in India was posting a picture of what they think is a beautiful American girl. The story here is that they may have not known of the horrible circumstances of her death. They say Eve was more beautiful on the inside and had a wonderful charisma about her. As this story runs its course and the company deals with the backlash, keep in mind that they just posted her picture. The ugly truth is that we have fellow North Carolina people who are cruel enough to kill such a beautiful being. I think we should remember the way Eve lived her life and not the way she died.
  • by West of 95 Frank Location: Cary, where the smart people live! on Mar 21, 2012 at 07:54 AM
    It's a pretty common practice to use a dead person's image because it can often be attained and exploited completely royalty-free.
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      by huh? on Mar 21, 2012 at 10:05 AM in reply to West of 95 Frank
      If you Yankee lovers are so smart why didn't you catch her killer as he used his previous victim's cell phone prior to Eve's murder?
  • by Anonymous on Mar 21, 2012 at 06:47 AM
    I'm guessing they just grabbed the picture off the internet somewhere not thinking twice about it. Now when you ask them about it they know this is bad and don't want to respond until they can do damage control. I don't think it is that they don't care. Nothing changes the fact that it is disturbing and I hope they come down soon.
  • by Pete Location: Grifton on Mar 21, 2012 at 06:28 AM
    Where are the black people marching and protesting on this crime? this was a Tacky move on that companies part a lawsuit should soon follow.
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      by Really??? on Mar 21, 2012 at 03:41 PM in reply to Pete
      The same the place the white people are...home sitting to the computer and commenting on the internet!
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        by yep on Mar 21, 2012 at 05:55 PM in reply to Really???
        True, but if this was a BLACK WOMAN, the naacp would be showing its true COLOR, and acting accordingly, although the white race does owe you guys something, sorry I forgot.
  • by Elizabeth on Mar 21, 2012 at 06:13 AM
    This is awful but you would be surprised to know that many pictures of people that are put on the internet vie Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Flickr, and many other websites give them the rights to use your photos and they can sell them to be used in ads. It is also possible they just found it off the web as well. It happens mostly with the pictures being used overseas as well.
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