Chapel Hill Police still seek help in UNC’s Hedgepeth murder

Faith Hedgepeth

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) – As the third anniversary of the murder of UNC student Faith Hedgepeth approaches, Chapel Hill Police are again asking the public to come forward with any information that may help solve the case.

Hedgepeth’s body was found Sept. 7, 2012, in an apartment bedroom in the View apartment complex located at 5639 Old Chapel Hill Road.

“While we received numerous calls and emails about the case, we are still seeking additional information related to the murder. Our investigators, along with personnel from the SBI, are still working hard to follow-up on information and leads,” Chapel Hill Police Chief Chris Blue said.

Last year, police released details about the crime scene, including how Hedgepeth was found. She was found sitting upright in a pool of blood against a bed with her shirt pulled up.

Police also revealed that they discovered a note that was believed to be from the killer. Police said written on a fast-food take-out bag were the words, “I’m not stupid” followed by the words “bitch” and “jealous.”

Blue said emerging technologies could help in the case.

“Continued advances in DNA technology, some of which have occurred since Faith’s murder, have resulted in additional avenues of investigation which may provide vital information toward bringing Faith’s killer to justice,” said Blue.

Police said a reward of more than $40,000 is being offered in the case.

Anyone with information is asked to call investigators at 919-614-6363. Anyone with information, who wishes to remain anonymous, is asked to contact Chapel Hill-Carrboro-UNC Crimestoppers at 919-942-7515 or at

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