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Blotter: Corinth police have nothing to release so far in homicide investigation

Corinth police officials say the investigation into the fatal shooting of Amanda Clairmont is still progressing, but they have not released any additional information since finding her body Nov. 19. 

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Amanda Clairmont

Lt. Kevin Tyson, a spokesman for the department, said there's "plenty of movement" in the case but didn't have any information to release to the public. The department also is holding back information, such as the number of gunshot wounds Clairmont suffered, to preserve the investigation, officials said. 

Corinth police found the 21-year-old University of North Texas student's body during a patrol about 6 a.m. Sunday in a vacant parking lot in the 5700 block of South Interstate 35E.

Clairmont's half-brother, Illinois resident Mike Gawlik, said he learned from Clairmont's friends that she had been drinking in the Fry Street bar area the night before on Nov. 18. Another witness said she was with at least one person at the time.

The parking lot where Clairmont's body was found sits next to a Nissan dealership. Several houses border the lot, and nearby resident Tanya Kiefer said she heard four gunshots in the area between midnight and 1 a.m. Sunday. 

Other reports 

2100 block of Spencer Road — A 60-year-old man was arrested on a charge of assault family violence Wednesday after injuring a woman and a 12-year-old girl, according to a police report. 

The man was arrested on the scene in a South Denton neighborhood. He was charged with assault family violence and injury to a child. 

The online report did not specify how the man injured the woman and girl, and it's unclear whether they were taken to a hospital. Police filed the report at 7:15 p.m. 

1400 block of Kendolph Drive — A woman said she received a fraudulent check last week for furniture she was selling online. 

She said the suspect scammed her out of more money in the process of buying the furniture. Police submitted a report about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, but it's unclear when the transaction occurred. No arrests were made.  

1400 block of East Windsor Drive — A man was worried that an acquaintance in Temple would try to harm him after receiving numerous threats from the man, according to a police report. 

The alleged victim told police Wednesday that a man he knows in Temple has been trying to kill him. He said he would be traveling to Temple to pick up his dog later in the day, and he was worried the man would actually try to hurt him. 

No arrests were made. 


From 7 a.m. Wednesday to 7 a.m. Thursday:

The Denton County Sheriff's Office handled 921 service and officer-initiated calls for the agencies it serves, and 43 people were booked into Denton County Jail.

Denton police handled 138 calls for service and made nine arrests.

Denton firefighters handled 21 medical calls, four vehicle crashes, one gas leak and one grass fire.