Arrest made in slaying of Wisconsin doctor, husband; friends say couple compassionate and selfless

Police say an arrest has been made in the slaying of a University of Wisconsin physician and her husband whose bodies were found in the school’s arboretum.

A statement from university police Friday did not provide any additional information about the arrest in the deaths of 52-year-old Dr. Beth Potter and 57-year-old Robin Carre, but authorities were expected to release more information later in the day. 

Friends of the couple say they're unable to comprehend why anyone would want to harm the two whom they describe as compassionate and selfless.

Potter and Carre were found dead Tuesday in the University of Wisconsin arboretum, several miles from the Madison campus.

The Dane County Medical Examiner says the couple died of "homicidal violence," but authorities have not explained further except to say they believe the two were targeted.

Dane County Supervisor Richard Killmer was a patient of Potter's who he says was "so compassionate."

"Disbelief," Kilmer said about Potter's death. "She's the nicest person in the world."

Wisconsin doctor, husband targeted and killed, police say

Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association President Craig Carlson tells WKOW-TV he spent years on the sidelines of soccer matches with Carre, who headed up a Madison youth soccer club.

Carlson says Carre was quiet, humble, and constantly giving of his time. He says Carre's work with youth soccer was impactful and selfless.

"(He) was never really interested in the accolades for himself," Carlson said.

Carre's professional consulting work involved helping high school students best prepare themselves for college admissions.

The couple is survived by three children in their teens and twenties.

"I think they're two of the nicest human beings I've ever been around," Carlson said.