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Three Years Later: Still No Answers for Murdered Native Student's Family


Connie Hedgepeth gripped a hard plastic telephone in the manager’s office at Lowe’s, her fingers tightening in horror.

On the other end of the phone, a crisis counselor from the Chapel Hill, North Carolina Police Department spoke calmly, matter-of-factly. She told Hedgepeth that her youngest daughter, a student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, was dead.

“I said, ‘You must have the wrong girl,’” Hedgepeth said. “She told me it was her, and I said, ‘I don’t think so.’”



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