Death of respected doctor, 52, and her college application consultant husband, 57, in Madison, Wisconsin was ‘targeted killing,’ police said
Bodies of Dr. Beth Potter and her husband, Robin Carre, 57, were found by in a ditch Tuesday morning in an area of 1,200 acres of forests and prairies
The discovery was made by a jogger Tuesday around 6.30am in the University of Wisconsin-Madison Arboretum
Police in Madison, Wisconsin announced they have made an arrest in the slayings on Wednesday
Medical Examiner’s Office said the couple died from ‘homicidal related trauma’
Police have said they’re confident the killings ‘was not random and this couple was targeted’
Dr. Beth Potter and her husband, Robin Carre, [photo], were found dead on Tuesday morning. Police said they’re confident ‘this was not random and this couple was targeted’
The couple were found by a jogger Tuesday morning in the UW Arboretum, a research and popular recreational area that includes more than 1,200 acres of forests and prairies. The manner of their deaths was not by chance, police said
The couple were discovered by a jogger Tuesday morning in the UW Arboretum, a research and popular recreational area that includes more than 1,200 acres of forests and prairies
Potter and Carre died from ‘homicidal related trauma,’ according to the Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office. Authorities have not disclosed the manner of their deaths, but UW-Madison police said the slayings were not by chance.
‘Through our police investigation, we reached a point where we were confident in that this was not random and this couple was targeted,’ police department spokesman Marc Lovicott wrote in an email Thursday.
‘Beyond that, I can’t provide any further details as this is a very active police investigation.’
Potter worked at the Wingra Family Medical Center, run by the UW-Madison Department of Family Medicine and Community Health and Access Community Health Centers.
She was medical director of UW Health’s Employee Health Services and spoke French and Spanish.
A tribute on the medical school’s website describes how Dr. Potter’s language skills ‘brought clarity and comfort to the diverse patient population she served’.
Police Vehicles can be seen stationed outside the UW-Arboretum as law enforcement personnel investigate a double homicide in the university community Tuesday
At the time off her death Dr. Beth Potter [photo], was medical director of UW Health’s Employee Health Services. She worked at the Wingra Family Medical Center, run by the UW-Madison Dept of Family Medicine
‘She was wise, warm, and always supportive. There are so many patients, students and colleagues whose lives have been touched by Beth. Her loss weighs heavily on members of our department.’
Carre was an independent educational consultant, according to his website, and offered consulting services to students and their families for the college search and application process.
He was also a former coaching director at Regent Soccer Club, a youth soccer organization in Madison.
‘It’s still unnerving that we have an individual or individuals responsible for this, but we hope people are at ease a little bit in knowing this is not something random, that these individuals were picked out after walking in that area,’ Lovicott said.
‘This is unprecedented for folks currently at the department, but this is the stuff we train for.’
Carre was pronounced dead at the scene and Beth Potter [photo], died later in hospital on Tuesday, UW Police said.
UWPD officers and investigators have canvassed the neighborhood, followed-up on leads, and spoken to individuals who may have information about the homicides.
On Tuesday officers were seen trying to carry out the investigation while maintaining social distancing measures due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Anyone with information on the killings has been asked to contact Madison Area Crime Stoppers at 608-266-6014. Tips can be submitted at P3Tips.com.