Reward money pledged in case of slain UNC student

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19-year-old Faith Danielle Hedgepeth (WTVD)

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) _ The board of trustees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is pledging $25,000 for information leading to the arrest of a suspect in the death of a 19-year-old junior.

Friends found the body of 19-year-old Faith Danielle Hedgepeth in her apartment last Friday morning. She was a biology major from Warrenton who friends say wanted to be a doctor.

The $25,000 will be added to a reward offered through the Chapel Hill-Carrboro-UNC Crime Stoppers program. Hedgepeth was a member of the Haliwa-Saponi Tribe of Hollister, which has pledged $1,000 toward the reward fund. The apartment complex where she lived has also pledged $1,000.

Hundreds of mourners attended Hedgepeth’s funeral Wednesday in Warrenton.