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Tuesday March 28th

Hedgepeth records sealed indefinitely

Judge Howard Manning will take some time to review the records sealed in the Faith Hedgepeth homicide. 

Manning heard a case Wednesday brought by The Daily Tar Heel and other local media organizations asking for those records to be unsealed.

Hedgepeth was a UNC junior when she was found dead in her off-campus apartment on Sept. 7, 2012.

Three days after her death, a Durham Superior Court Judge sealed search warrants and the 911 call for the case. Manning will review Hedgepeth's autopsy and the search warrants before making his final decision regarding the records. 

In it's motion before the court asking for the records to stay sealed, the Durham District Attorney's office revealed that search warrants had been executed for apartments in Hedgepeth's complex, laptops and bank accounts. 

Information about where search warrants had been executed was not previously available.

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