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September 7, 2012 - 5:24 pm

Dear Carolina community:

I am sorry to let you know of the sudden death of one of our students. The Chapel Hill Police Department has confirmed that it is investigating the off-campus death of Faith Danielle Hedgepeth, 19, whose body was discovered today. Although the police have not determined the cause of death, they also said they do not believe that this was a random act.
Law enforcement officials do not believe that there is danger to other students, faculty or staff.

A sudden loss like this one affects us all in different ways. Counseling resources are available for students at (919) 966-2281 and, for employees, through the Employee Assistance Program at (877) 314-5841.

Continue to monitor the Alert Carolina website for any updates in the Chapel Hill Police investigation into this incident:

In this time of grief, our thoughts are with Faith’s family and all the people whose lives she touched here on campus.


Holden Thorp