Dozens attended a memorial in Hedgepeth’s honor in the Student Union Monday, 24 months after she was found dead in her off-campus apartment. Police have spent thousands of hours and processed hundreds of DNA samples to find her killer, to no avail.
“I met Faith the night that she passed. I was going to an Alpha Pi Omega event,” said senior Lindsey Hooker . “I just knew I was going to want to be friends with her.”
Students had the opportunity to participate in a moment of silence to honor Hedgepeth, a native of the Haliwa-Saponi tribe, during the memorial, which was sponsored by the Alpha Pi Omega sorority, the American Indian Center, the Carolina Indian Circle, the First Nations Graduate Circle and the Phi Sigma Nu fraternity.
Following the moment of silence, attendees were asked to participate in a group photo and hold up signs calling for “Justice for Faith.”