DURHAM – Saturday marked the one-year anniversary of the murder of 19-year-old UNC student Faith Hedgepeth, and Tuesday marks the date in which court documents will once again be presented to a Durham County judge.
Three days after Hedgepeth was found dead in her apartment by her roommate, Judge Orlando Hudson sealed the investigation’s documents along with the 911 call. Since then, the documents have been sealed three additional times. Tuesday marks the end of another 60-day period in which the documents were sealed.
Assistant District Attorney, Charlene Franks, says the D.A. will once again present the documents to Judge Hudson and ask that they be sealed an another 60 days. On Friday, interim D.A. Leon Stanback told WCHL that the reason he continues to ask the court to keep the documents sealed is that he and investigators believe there is information in the materials that may tip off the suspect.
On January 8, Chapel Hill Police released details of the investigation including DNA of a male suspect found at the scene. Little information has been released other than that.
The Chapel Hill Police Department continues to express that this is not a cold case and that it is continuing to follow leads.
Police are still seeking any information that could help in the investigation. Call the Chapel Hill Police Department at 919-614-6363 or Crime Stoppers at 919-942-7515.