They declined to say what new information they had received. A 911 call that came in reporting the killing also remained sealed by court order.
The 19-year-old sophomore was found dead in her off-campus apartment September 7 by her roommate. On Tuesday, investigators said the pair had returned from a Chapel Hill nightclub very early that morning.
They also said they found DNA evidence left by a male suspect in the apartment and have worked with the FBI's Behavioral Analysis Unit to develop a profile of that person.
Police said they're still looking for any new information they can learn about the case. Call the Chapel Hill Police Department tip line at (919) 614-6363 or Crimestoppers at (919) 942-7515. Calls to Crimestoppers are confidential. Tips and information can also be emailed to investigators at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Reward money in the case has steadily built in the months since Hedgepeth's death. The total available for information leading to an arrest and conviction is now $39,000.