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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  • Members of the Stoney Creek drum group and the community sing and play music during a candlelight vigil for Faith Hedgepeth at the Haliwa-Saponi Tribal School in Hollister, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012. Hedgepeth's body was found Friday in her apartment and police have ruled her death a homicide. She was a biology major at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Corey Lowenstein)

  • Relatives of Faith Hedgepeth, from left, sister Rolanda Hedgepeth, mother Connie Hedgepeth and cousin Jonathan Hedgepeth join hands during a candlelight vigil at the Haliwa-Saponi Tribal School in Hollister, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012. Faith Hedgepeth's body was found Friday in her apartment and police have ruled her death a homicide. She was a biology major at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Corey Lowenstein)

  • Relatives of Faith Hedgepeth, cousin Misty Hedgepeth, center, and aunt Rita Hedgepeth and friend Cathy Silver, left, mourn during a candlelight vigil for Faith at the Haliwa-Saponi Tribal School in Hollister, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012. Hedgepeth's body was found Friday in her apartment and police have ruled her death a homicide. She was a biology major at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Corey Lowenstein)

  • Karissa Wilson, dressed in her regalia, joins friends, family and community members in an intertribal dance during a vigil for Faith Hedgepeth at the Haliwa-Saponi Tribal School in Hollister, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012. Hedgepeth's body was found Friday in her apartment and police have ruled her death a homicide. She was a biology major at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Corey Lowenstein)

  • Cousin of Faith Hedgepeth, Consuela Richardson, left, consoles Satarah Lewis, right, during a candlelight vigil for Faith at the Haliwa-Saponi Tribal School in Hollister, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 9, 2012. Hedgepeth's body was found Friday in her apartment and police have ruled her death a homicide. She was a biology major at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Corey Lowenstein)