The fatal shooting of a 21-year-old college student has rattled the residents of a small suburb of Dallas, Texas, where detectives are investigating the rural town’s first homicide case in more than 15 years, PEOPLE confirms.
According to police, Amanda Clairmont, a senior studying business at the University of North Texas, was found shot to death in Corinth, Texas, the morning of Nov. 19.
The young woman’s body was found with multiple gunshot wounds in a vehicle that was parked in a vacant parking lot in Corinth. It is not clear at this point if Clairmont is the car’s owner.
Clairmont lived in Corinth after moving there in August, according to multiple reports.
She was pronounced dead at the scene by medical personnel.
• Want to keep up with the latest crime coverage? Click here to get breaking crime news, ongoing trial coverage and details of intriguing unsolved cases in the True Crime Newsletter.
According to the Denton Record-Chronicle, Clairmont was last seen the night before her death was discovered in a bar with at least one other person.
A woman who lives not far from the vacant parking lot where Clairmont was found, Tanya Kiefer, told the Record-Chronicle she heard four gunshots in the area between midnight and 1 a.m. that Sunday morning.
It is unclear if police have identified a suspect or suspects in the killing.
• For more compelling True Crime coverage, follow our Crime magazineon Flipboard
Relatives say Clairmont was a talented makeup artist, and had worked in the cosmetics department at Nordstrom at Stonebriar Centre in Frisco, Texas.
PEOPLE was unable to reach her relatives on Monday.
Police in Corinth did not respond to requests for comment.
It is asked that anyone with any information regarding the murder contact Corinth Criminal Investigations at (940) 498-2017
A GoFundMe campaign has been established to help raise money for Clairmont’s funeral and burial.