Miriam Potter-Carre Biography Wiki
Miriam Potter-Carre is the daughter of the University of Wisconsin doctor Beth Potter and her husband, Robin Carre.
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A criminal complaint in the murders of beloved University of Wisconsin doctor Beth Potter and her husband Robin Carre paints a gruesome narrative of an execution-style double homicide that authorities believe was carried out by their daughter’s boyfriend after the couple kicked him and the daughter out of the house for refusing to follow COVID-19 social distancing guidelines.
The complaint doesn’t explicitly say that the social distancing situation was the motive for the murder, and it also alleges that a witness overheard the daughter, Miriam Potter-Carre, telling her boyfriend, Khari Sanford, that her parents were “rich” and had lots of money. However, the complaint does provide a timeline of the investigation, and it details the evidence and growing frustration that Potter, a respected physician, had communicated to others, including over what she allegedly felt was the too-blase attitude of her daughter and Sanford to coronavirus.
Sanford, 18, and Alijah Larrue, also 18, were both charged with two counts of first-degree intentional homicide as party to a crime. Both of the accused and Miriam attended Madison West High School. Miriam has not faced any charges in connection with the case.
The UW-Madison police chief previously called the victims “remarkable individuals who positively impacted the lives of so many.” Robin Carre was a fixture in the Madison, Wisconsin, soccer community. His wife was highly regarded for her compassion.
Dr. Beth Potter Husband Robin Carre
Robin Carre, an independent education consultant, are the victims of a double homicide that occurred at the University of Wisconsin Arboretum, He was found dead with his wife Dr. Beth Potter, who was a University of Wisconsin physician, according to the University of Wisconsin-Madison Police Department.
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Dr. Beth Potter and Robin Carre Children
Carre and Potter appear as alumni from Knox College, which listed them in an annual report as “Robin Carre ’85 & Beth E. Potter ’89.” He was listed as Potter’s guest at a Knox College event in 2019.
Carr wrote on LinkedIn that he received a bachelor of arts degree in International Relations from Knox College and a doctorate of Philosophy Ph.D. in European history. He had a certificate as an independent educational consultant at UC Irvine, according to his LinkedIn page.
The Arboretum where they were found is described on its website as featuring “distinct ecological communities, horticultural collections, effigy mounds, more than 17 miles of trails, and a Visitor Center. It is a place of active learning, reflection, creativity, land care, research, and recreation—where human, animal, and plant communities coexist.”
Dr. Beth Potter Murder
In a news release police confirmed the identities of the two victims, writing, “Today, our partners from the Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office identified the two victims of the March 31 homicide in the UW Arboretum. Robin Carre, age 57, and Beth Potter, age 52 – both of Madison – were found in a ditch by a passerby who was jogging at approximately 6:30 a.m. Tuesday morning. Robin Carre was pronounced dead at the scene. Beth Potter was transported to a local hospital where she later died.”
Police added: “Since our initial response, UWPD officers and investigators have worked around the clock to canvas the neighborhood, follow-up on leads, and talk to individuals who may have information about the homicides.”
Investigations Time Line
On March 31, detectives interviewed Miriam. She allegedly stated that her adoptive parents had rented her an Air BNB unit in Madison for 2 and a half weeks while she looked for a permanent apartment. She told the detective that “her parents did this because she did not want to self-quarantine due to the coronavirus outbreak.”
She reported that her “father had been self quarantining himself for the past several weeks” and that her mother was a doctor who worked at the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics assisting with the coronavirus outbreak.
She said that she and Sanford, her boyfriend, were living at her current temporary residence, and “he had also been staying at her parents’ residence for two weeks prior to her moving out.” She said “that she loved her boyfriend, and she was extremely loyal to him.”
She said her parents had allowed her to use their Volkswagen minivan for two weeks since she moved out of the home. She said she was with Sanford the entire night of March 30 through the morning of March 31 and neither of them had left the Airbnb after 10:15 p.m.
She said they watched the movie Hangover 2 before going to sleep together in the Airbnb.
However, authorities then reviewed City of Madison traffic cameras and noted that in the evening on March 30 and early morning hours of March 31, a vehicle matching the description of the victims’ vehicle had been observed numerous times in the area of the victims’ residence and other areas.
The van had a unique combination of five bumper stickers on the rear hatch.
Authorities also did a forensic search of Miriam’s cellular telephone and the data “contradicted Miriam’s statement that she was with Khari Sanford and in possession of the white van for the entire evening of March 30,” the complaint says.
Messages described in the complaint included:
A missed call from Miriam to contact Khari Sanford at 9:48 p.m.
A text to Sanford at 11:02 p.m.: “At least bring back the car and have someone get you here. I don’t feel safe here.”
At 11:13 p.m., a text to Sanford: “Why would you put me in this position.”
11:19 p.m., text to another person, “I hear him I think tho” and other comments.
11:22 p.m., a text to the other person, “His friend got into a situation” and at 11:26 p.m., “I wanna cry rn but I’m also in a apartment w them and it’s literally 2 and a half rooms so that is fun.”
On April 4, authorities interviewed a friend of Miriam Potter Carre and Sanford who was a classmate at Madison West High School. He said that he overheard a discussion between Miriam and Sanford in a ceramics class at West shortly before school was canceled in March 2020 during which “Miriam discussed with Khari the idea of how they could get money.”
He reported hearing Miriam tell Sanford that her parents were rich and had “bands” of money, which he took to mean thousands of dollars in cash, the complaint says.
A search of Miriam’s cell phone revealed a photo on March 8 showing Sanford pointing what the authorities believe to be a Glock handgun.
The second suspect, Alijah Larrue, went by the name Huncho. The West student said that Sanford told him Huncho was with him the night of March 30.
Authorities obtained Larrue’s phone and extracted GPS data from it. The phone data tracked multiple movements including multiple points in the area of the Potter/Carre home on Rowley Avenue and multiple drive bys at the residence, according to the complaint.
At 10:57 p.m., Larrue’s phone GPS plots near the intersection of North Wingra Drive and Vilas Park Drive near the entrance to the Arboretum, says the complaint, adding that police also obtained surveillance video from a church and spotted a white van consistent with the van registered to Carre traveling past the Potter/Carre residence multiple times that evening.
On April 4, a citizen witness told authorities that on March 31, Sanford stopped by his house and seemed somewhat “excited and frantic.”
He was pacing around the room and sweating and made a call to Larrue and said to Larrue that he “had heard on the social media that one of the victims in the Arboretum shooting was in the hospital and possibly alive,” the complaint alleges.
The witness allegedly heard Sanford say, “I swear I hit them how did they survive” and was “excessively sweating.” He “made statements on the phone indicating he was scared that a victim could have survived that would implicate him in the homicide,” says the complaint.
He then got off the phone and allegedly told the witness that he had shot the people in the Arboretum, shooting them in the “back of the head” and Larrue was with him during the shooting, according to the criminal complaint.
At that time, it was not publicly known that the victims were shot in the head.
Another citizen witness who lives next to the Airbnb where Miriam and Khari were staying stated that video may show the two suspects returning to the Airbnb after the murder. The van entered the neighborhood and the individuals threw items into the woods, the complaint says. It added that authorities searched the woods near the Airbnb and found a crumpled up piece of mail addressed to Potter and a cell phone that appears to have been purposefully broken.”