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Reward being offered in UNC student's death

By Nbc17 Staff

The University of North Carolina Board of Trustees is offering a $25,000 reward leading to the arrest of the person or persons responsible for death of UNC student Faith Hedgepeth.

Chapel Hill police continue to look for anyone who has information about Hedgepeth's death. They are treating the case as a homicide.

The 19-year-old was found dead last Friday in her apartment by friends.

A funeral was held Wednesday afternoon at Mount Bethel Baptist Church in Hedgepeth's hometown of Warrenton. So many people attended the service that they overflowed into other rooms of the church.

Hedgepeth's father says he's not angry about his daughter's death.

"Hopefully today was a partial day of closure, but it's the day, of course, I have to put my baby in the ground and pick up the pieces and go on. I have to just put my trust in the Lord that he'll bring this person to justice who did this horrible thing, who took her life," Hedgepeth said.

On Monday, a candlelight vigil was held on UNC’s campus at The Pit fand a wake was held Tuesday night in Warrenton.

No arrests have been made in the case. Anyone with information is asked to call the police tip line at (919) 614-6363 of CrimeStoppers at (919) 942-7515.

The Haliwa-Saponi Tribe, of which Hedgepeth was a member, and Hawthorne at the View Apartments, where she lived, have also pledged $1,000 each to the CrimeStoppers reward fund.



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