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March 6, 2008

Auburn, AL (WSFA/CNN)--This morning, police in Alabama are still looking for the killer responsible for the death of a young Georgia woman.

The victim in this case is 18-year-old Lauren Burk, a freshmen from Marietta, Georgia She was attending Auburn University before being shot to death.

Investigators say a passing motorist found Burk in the middle of a road just a few miles from the university.  She was immediately taken to East Alabama Medical Center where she died thirty minutes later.

Shortly after Burk's death, Auburn police say they discovered Burk's 2001 Honda Civic on fire at the campus.

So far police have not arrested anyone. Students who knew Burk at Walton High School in Cobb County continue to mourn their loss.

"She was honestly one of the sweetest girls I've ever known. Nothing like this should have ever happened to her. It's really unfair, and I'm going to miss her because I liked her a lot," says student, Lisa Montamat.

"It's a horrible thing that happened. So it's a tough thing for the school. We have a lot close knit community here, so it's a hard thing to endure when we lose somebody," says student, Zack Hogue.

Investigators say there is no evidence to assume others on campus are in danger.  However, in a recent letter, the university is urging students to be careful when on campus and out in the community.

Since the crime, The Auburn University Security Shuttle service hours have been extended for students needing to move across campus.

Alabama Governor Bob Riley's office is issuing a $10,000 reward for any information that will lead to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons that that murdered Burk.

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