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Faith Danielle Hedgepeth, UNC Student, Found Dead In Apartment, Police Investigating Possible Murder

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FAITH DANIELLE HEDGEPETH
WTVD

A 19-year-old student was found dead in her Chapel Hill apartment Friday, and police believe it was a homicide.

Faith Danielle Hedgepeth, a student at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, was discovered by friends in her apartment at the
Hawthorne at the View complex
on Sept. 7 around 11 a.m. Police are treating it as a homicide and say they doubt it could be a random act. However, they have not named any suspects, made any arrests or released the cause of death.

Hedgepeth was a biology major and a member of the Haliwa-Saponi Native AmericanTribe of Hollister. The AP reports she was active in her church and tribe. The Daily Tar Heel reports she was interested in joining a sorority as well.

Unfortunately, the North Carolina campus is no stranger to homicides. Eve Carson, a former UNC-Chapel Hill student body president, was shot and killed in 2008.

Students and community members plan to hold a candlelight vigil for Hedgepeth on Monday evening.


Police have established a tip-line: Anyone with information may call police at 919-614-6363.

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