(CBS/WRAL) DURHAM, N.C. - A fundraiser is being held Wednesday in honor of slain University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill student Faith Danielle Hedgepeth, marking what would have been her 20th birthday.
According to CBS affiliate WRAL, friends and family are planning to start a scholarship in her memory that will help Native American students from small communities attend college.
Red Robin in Durham, where Hedgepeth worked, is reportedly holding the fundraiser Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. and is donating 15 percent of the proceeds to the scholarship.
Hedgepeth's roommate found her dead around 11 a.m. on Sept. 7 in their apartment on Hawthorne on the View. Police say they don't believe her death was a random attack. The Chapel Hill Police Department said they don't believe her death was a random act, and are investigating it as a homicide. The manner and cause of death have not been released.
WRAL also reports that a 5 1/2 minute radio transmission from Durham County's 911 indicates the 19-year-old was found in her bedroom and that there was blood.
Hedgepeth was a junior biology major from Warrenton who, friends have said, had talked about becoming a doctor or doing something to help others. A nearly $30,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest in the case.
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