Police get new leads in murder of UNC student


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.

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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 crimetips@townofchapelhill.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.

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