- Associated Press - Friday, September 5, 2014

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) - Police in Chapel Hill have released information on their investigation of the beating death of a University of North Carolina student two years ago.

Police have made no arrests in the Sept. 7, 2012, death of 19-year-old Faith Hedgepath of Hollister at an apartment complex.

Investigators found her partially nude body leaning against a bed. Medical examiners say she died from blows to the head. Investigators say she and her roommate had gone out and returned to the apartment together, and then the roommate left alone.

Police Chief Chris Blue said Thursday he is asking for the public to provide any information it might have to help in the investigation.

“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,” Blue said. “This is not a cold case. It has been and remains an active investigation.”

Three detectives from his department and the State Bureau of Investigation continue to work exclusively on the case.

Investigators have executed a number of search warrants and court orders for computers, phones, social media accounts and financial records. They have asked potential suspects to provide oral DNA swabs to compare with material gathered at the scene.

Court documents in the case were expected to be unsealed in Durham County Superior Court on Friday.

A $40,000 reward has been offered for information leading to the arrest and conviction of Hedgepeth’s killer.

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