Faith Hedgepeth Investigation Update

(September 4, 2015) — As the 3rd anniversary of the murder of Faith Hedgepeth approaches, the Chapel Hill Police Department and NC SBI are renewing their appeal for information from the public.  Last year, significant information about the case was released with the hope that it would result in a community member providing something new that would assist in the investigation.

“While we received numerous calls and emails about the case, we are still seeking additional information related to the murder.  Our investigators, along with personnel from the NC SBI, are still working hard to follow-up on information and leads.  Additionally, continued advances in DNA technology, some of which have occurred since Faith’s murder, have resulted in additional avenues of investigation which may provide vital information toward bringing Faith’s killer to justice,” said Chapel Hill Police Chief Chris Blue.

Here are some key points concerning this case and our current appeal for information:

  • Investigators have excellent evidence in this case and we are making a public appeal for any information that will help us tie that evidence to Faith’s killer.
  • This is not a cold case. It has been and remains an active investigation.
  • Reward money has been pledged from a number of sources and there is over $40,000 in reward money available in this case.
  • If anyone has information that they wish to provide, please contact investigators at 919-614-6363.  If you call this number, you will speak directly to one of the investigators who are assigned to this case and are familiar with it.  This number continues to be staffed 24 hours a day.
  • Anyone with information, who wishes to remain anonymous, is asked to contact Chapel Hill-Carrboro-UNC Crimestoppers at 919-942-7515 or at

Our thoughts continue to go out to Faith’s family and friends.  We remain committed to this case and are confident that we will identify the killer and bring the person to justice.

Contact: Lt. Josh Mecimore (919) 968-2747, Chapel Hill Police Department