CHAPEL HILL, N.C. — Students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on Monday marked the second anniversary of the death of Faith Hedgepeth with a moment of silence and a new effort to help find whoever is responsible for killing her.
Chancellor Carol Folt and Hedgepeth’s parents were among approximately 200 people in attendance inside the Frank Porter Graham Student Union for the noon observance and for the launch of a social media campaign, #JusticeForFaith.
Hedgepeth was 19 years old when her roommate found her body in their off-campus apartment Sept. 7, 2012. An autopsy report released last week said she died from a severe beating to her head.
Monday’s remembrance was an emotional and somber one as members of Alpha Pi Omega remembered their friend.
“Everyone has pretty charged emotions about Faith and feel like it just happened yesterday,” said Randi Byrd, coordinator for the American Indian