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UNC Trustees Offer $25,000 For Information Leading To Arrest In Student's Murder

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- The board of trustees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is pledging $25,000 for information leading to the arrest of a suspect in the death of a 19-year-old junior.

Friends found the body of 19-year-old Faith Danielle Hedgepeth in her apartment last Friday morning. She was a biology major from Warrenton who friends say wanted to be a doctor.

The $25,000 will be added to a reward offered through the Chapel Hill-Carrboro-UNC Crime Stoppers program. Hedgepeth was a member of the Haliwa-Saponi Tribe of Hollister, which has pledged $1,000 toward the reward fund. The apartment complex where she lived has also pledged $1,000.

Hundreds of mourners attended Hedgepeth's funeral Wednesday in Warrenton.

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CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Fellow students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill held a candlelight vigil for a student who was killed. The service for 19-year-old Faith Danielle Hedgepeth was held at 8:00 p.m. Monday in the Pit on campus. Her body was found Friday in her apartment, and police have ruled her death a homicide.

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Chapel Hill police are investigating the death of a University of North Carolina student, and say they are treating the teen's death as a homicide.The victim has been identified as 19-year-old Faith Hedgepeth. Her body was found Friday morning about 11:00 a.m. at her apartment on Old Chapel Hill Road about 4 miles away from campus. Police do not believe the incident is random. They say the community nor students should fear for their lives, but they are not saying how Hedgepeth died.

Hedgepeth was a biology major from Warrenton, according to UNC’s directory. Her Facebook page says she worked at a Red Robin restaurant in Durham.

Staff and students plan to gather on UNC's campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday to talk about Faith and her impact on campus according to a friend's e-mail sent to media. Reports say a Facebook group page plans a candlelight vigil to honor Hedgepeth at 9 p.m. Monday in the school common area known as the Pit.


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