It’s been 18 months since Faith Hedgepeth was found dead in her off-campus apartment. Police say they are still diligently working to name a killer, but the trickle of information initially released has now slowed to a halt.
Three days after her death, a Durham County Superior Court judge sealed the search warrants and the 911 call that reported finding her body.
But new information acquired by The Daily Tar Heel suggests police might not have requested telling evidence.
Hedgepeth spent the last night of her life at The Thrill, a bar at 157 E. Rosemary St., with her roommate, according to a Daily Tar Heel investigation in October 2012.
She went back to her Hawthorne at the View apartment in the early hours of Sept. 7, 2012. She was reported dead later that morning.
George King, the owner of George’s Towing and Recovery, has more than a dozen video cameras set up on all four sides of the building sitting at 157 E. Rosemary St. — a building he has monitored since before Hedgepeth was killed.
King said he has cooperated with police on several investigations for crimes committed near properties he monitors for trespassing cars.
But King said Chapel Hill Police never requested footage from 157 E. Rosemary St. from the night Faith Hedgepeth was found murdered.
“I’m sure at that time, we would have been glad to do what we could to help them,” King said. “I just didn’t know anything about it.”