More than four months after the death of UNC student Faith Danielle Hedgepeth, Chapel Hill police announced Tuesday that DNA evidence at the scene of her homicide points toward a male suspect.
Hedgepeth, a junior from Warrenton, was found dead the morning of Sept. 7 in her apartment at 5639 Old Chapel Hill Road.
According to a police press release, in the hours before her "death, Hedgepeth was at the Rosemary Street nightclub The Thrill with her roommate, Karena Rosario. Hedgepeth was last known to have been alive at around 3 a.m.
h6(liner mb). HEDGEPETH TIMELINE
* Sept. 7- At 11 a.m., Hedgepeth was found dead in her apartment * Sept. 10- Durham County judges sealed search warrants, 911 call in the case * Nov. 14- $10,000 was added to the reward fund for information in the case, bringing the total reward fund to $39,000.
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Anyone with information in Hedgepeth’s death is encouraged to contact Chapel-Carrboro-UNC Crime Stoppers at 919-942-7515
In the months since her death, Chapel Hill police — with the help of local, state and federal agencies — have analyzed DNA evidence left at the scene by a male suspect.
Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Behavioral Analysis Unit believe the suspect may have been familiar with Hedgepeth and lived near her in the past.