East Carolina University alumnus Carson Rhodes was found dead in his car Sunday morning by police on Interstate 440.
Raleigh police said there were no signs of foul play, but there will be further investigation.
Rhodes graduated from ECU in May 2016 with a bachelor in political science. He was a well-known student leader on campus and was active in many organizations, including Student Government Association, LGBT Student Union and Aim Higher Now. After graduating, Rhodes began working as a field organizer with the North Carolina Democrat Party in Raleigh.
“As an active Pirate, Carson’s story was exciting, adventurous and impactful,” said Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs Virginia Hardy. “His legacy of leadership and service continue here at ECU, and his good deeds will serve as testament to his memory.”
The visitation will be today at Carlisle Funeral Home in Tarboro from 6 to 8 p.m and his funeral service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Oakdale Baptist Church in Rocky Mount.
Mark Rasdorf, the associate director for the LGBT resource office, said there will be a celebration of life for Rhodes Thursday at 7 p.m. in Brewster B 102, where everyone is welcome to come and share their memories with him.