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>> reporter: tonight, on "20/20" -- college after dark. kids in overdrive, making new friends and frenemies. >> their jealousies and anger, and breakups and hookups. >> reporter: lead to murder? >> i've just never been so shaken up by anything. >> reporter: the unsolved killing of a wildly popular college coed. >> she instantly caught the attention of men on this campus. >> reporter: and tonight, police are bringing in "20/20" and you to help crack the horrific crime. >> you're giving us unprecedented access to this case. why? >> reporter: as her anguished parents launch their own investigation.
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it's my baby girl's voice. >> reporter: we're taking you through the final hours of a girl named faith, after a late night of dancing in a college town. >> you see them on video walking out. >> yes. >> reporter: security footage never shown until now. our interviews with friends and neighbors. >> what did you hear upstairs in that apartment? >> reporter: and astonishing new technology from just a few drops of dna. killer emerging in front of you. tonight, join the investigation where anyone could be a suspect. >> you don't know who you can trust. >> reporter: love, hope -- >> we're going to do it we're going to get the guys, i promise you. >> reporter: and faith. >> i'm elizabeth vargas. >> and i'm david muir. a killer on the loose.
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may have on your hands a portrait of the killer. >> this month is the anniversary of that college murder four years ago. and tonight, "20/20" is revealing information that has never been seen by the public before. so, join us on twitter and facebook, become part of the information. here's ryan smith. >> welcome to commencement. >> reporter: it's graduation day 2014 in chapel hill. faith hedgepeth was supposed to have been here. she was supposed to have dressed in carolina blue, waved triumphantly to her family, and basked in the achievement of a degree from the nation's oldest and they'd say the best public university. and of course, a perennial basketball powerhouse. >> this is the place that she had wanted to come all her life. >> reporter: this was her dream.
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>> congratulations. >> 911, where is your emergency? >> reporter: but this is the reality. >> i just walked into my apartment and my friend is like, she's unconscious. >> how old is she? >> she's 19. >> is she breathing? >> i don't think so. >> okay, listen to me. >> there's blood everywhere. >> there's what? >> there's blood everywhere. >> reporter: faith's mother connie is called. >> she said, "well, miss hedgepeth, i'm sorry to tell you, but faith is dead." >> reporter: the stunned matriarch relayshe family, including son chad. >> he said, what is it, momma? >> i didn't know what to think. >> reporter: faith's dad roland. >> i said, are you sure, connie? >> reporter: to daughter rolanda. >> i said, "what?" and i just collapsed. >> reporter: so sparse are the initial details the family is left to wonder exactly how faith died.
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was she just at the wrong place at the wrong time? >> did she commit suicide? >> breaking news is first at 6. >> reporter: but it isn't long before wtvd, the abc owned station in raleigh-durham, starts reporting details about the case. >> police are treating hedgpeth's death as a murder and say they don't believe it was a random act. >> we want to know everything. we want to know why. >> reporter: unc was supposed to be a beginning for faith, not the end. >> she received a full scholarship, full tuition all the way through graduate school. >> reporter: that scholarship was the ticket out of her tiny filled with good people, but little else. >> reporter: faith, a native american, grew up a member of the haliwa-saponi tribe. a native people who've called this part of the country home since before there was a country. it's a place faith promised to return to one day. >> it meant enough to her to want to come back, and help her community after she achieved in life. >> absolutely, that was home to her and she wanted to make a
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at times, the grades suffered. >> adjusting to the class load was a bit difficult for her. so she did struggle academically, but she decided not to give up on carolina, and attaining a carolina degree. >> reporter: what was never in doubt was faith's ability to connect with others on campus. >> faith was a very social person. campus. and she instantly caught the attention of men on this campus. >> she just smiled all the time. i know i'm a smiler, but she had me beat. >> she definitely knew how to kind of make you feel safe, make you feel happy. >> reporter: the band of sisters quickly forms. in her freshman and sophomore years, euna and patty, roommate karina, and friend marisol rangel become tight. >> she had friends everywhere. she would make friends so quick. >> reporter: and there were plenty of other friends to make. faith hedgepeth hits the books by day and the social scene by
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>> she liked to dance. she liked to be in a loud room full of people talking. she enjoyed going out. >> reporter: she's certainly not alone. unc students know how to throw a party and at this school everyone's invited. but faith maintains her priorities, at times holding down two jobs. while waitressing at the red robin, faith posts on instagram. a customer has added a heart around her name on this bill. faith mocks her uncanny ability to charm with a caption that reads, "i make my guests fall in love." she will be dead five days later. when her roommate karena comes home and makes that emergency call which will itself become part of the mystery. >> there's blood all over the pillows.
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>> reporter: how many murders happen in chapel hill? >> generally, we average less than one a year. >> reporter: chief of police chris blue doesn't just protect a town. he must protect an image. the university is one of state's largest employers. when coeds turn up dead for mysterious reasons, students start worrying about safety. >> the lack of information has students who did not know faith on edge. >> we just want answers and kind of give us a little peace. >> reporter: that's bad for business. the pressure to solve this case is immense. we don't quit. >> reporter: the police focus on the unsentimental business of investigation, and there is no shortage of evidence. >> we're trying to make some sense of the literally thousands of pieces of information that are coming in, and prioritize. >> reporter: but in the absence of an arrest, speculation rules the day and everyone has a theory. >> i do believe faith's death was a personal vendetta. i don't believe that this was random at all. >> reporter: coming up, did being the life of the party lead to faith's death?
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"20/20" continues, with love, hope, and faith. ? >> reporter: the week after faith hedgepeth is brutally murdered, the university holds this vigil, honoring her with a native american ceremony. >> faith, i love you baby. >> reporter: meanwhile, investigators are trying to tackle the puzzling case by retracing her final hours. a jigsaw still being worked on today, four years later.
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>> a couple ago i woke up in the middle of the night and a name popped into my head. and i couldn't place it. so i had to get up and come in to work. so there isn't a day that goes by that we don't look at faith's case. >> reporter: for the most part, the chapel hill police have played things close to the vest when it's come to releasing information. but tonight, for the first time, they are opening up with brand new evidence. >> there may be another piece of information out there that this story will shake loose in somebody's mind. >> reporter: this is the police timeline. the evening begins with faith and roommate karena rosario on campus studying. >> they went to the student library on campus, which is called davis library. >> reporter: faith steps out and pays a visit to the apartment of a male friend. >> faith left for a short time and then came back to the library and picked karena up. and they went back to their residence at hawthorne at the view. >> reporter: hawthorne at the view was the name of an
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where the two lived. you have to follow the road all the way to the end to find it. they shared the second floor apartment, number 1502. did you find any surveillance video from this complex? >> there was no surveillance from this complex. >> reporter: inside the apartment for only 30 minutes, the teens are now ready for a night of dancing. police say they locked the door behind them. about ten minutes later, they enter the popular thrill nightclub on rosemary street. >> thrill is one of the common students, particularly those that are younger than 21, can still get into. >> reporter: this security camera footage, never seen before by the public, shows an overhead view as the women walk into the club. that's one of the club's bouncer's escorting them inside. >> oh, thursday is popular college night for -- i think any college town. so of course it would have been super packed. >> reporter: what transpired in the club that night?
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but less than 90 minutes later karena seems ready to call it a night. >> yes, she did indicate that she wasn't feeling well when she left the club. >> reporter: that's karena walking out first. followed by faith. they spend a few moments talking to a man outside. by 3:00 a.m. the woman are back at the apartment. what's about to happen next looks like the telltale signs of major guy drama, at least to this guy. >> there were a lot of men that liked faith. there were a lot of men that liked some of the other young women in this case. tom gasparoli has been following the case for years. >> they're very attractive women. and there are jealousies and angers and breakups and hookups. >> reporter: around 3:30 a.m., records obtained by police show there is activity on faith's facebook page. faith is also texting this man, brandon edwards, seen here on his facebook page. the text -- hey b, can you come over here please. karena needs you more than you
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so who is this guy? >> brandon and karena used to, like, talk. i don't know if they dated, dated. but they used to talk. >> reporter: others have likened brandon as a big brother figure to the women. police say karena's phone records show she is calling brandon edwards multiple times around the same time faith is texting him. but there is no response. so karena reaches out to someone else, unc soccer star jordan mccrary. >> she texts jordan, yes, to come and pick her up at hawthorne at the view. >> reporter: was jordan her boyfriend? >> i would say he was somebody that she had a relationship with. >> reporter: close to 4:30 a.m., karena leaves her apartment, gets in mccrary's car, and heads to his apartment. she says she left the front door unlocked. >> at that time, when she left the apartment, she knew faith to be in bed, in the bedroom.
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over chapel hill, the party's over and school's starting. karena needs a ride home to pick up a paper for class and then head to campus. when she can't reach faith, she calls marisol rangel for a lift. >> so i picked up karena, and we came back to the apartment and we saw her car. so i'm like, "oh, she probably overslept." >> reporter: it is nearly 110 enter the apartment. they call out faith's name but get no response. >> all i remember is just calling her name just 'cause we knew she was there. like, "faith, faith." that's when we went to the room. and we found her. >> so faith was found deceased. partially nude. there was a lot of blood in the bedroom. and she had suffered what appeared to be severe head
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>> reporter: when police arrive, they see this near faith's body. what they are now identifying for the first time as the murder weapon -- this empty bottle of rum. that murder weapon that you mentioned, that bottle, what condition was that in? >> it was a bacardi bottle. and it was covered in blood. blood smudges. it was a brutal, brutal death. >> reporter: did it seem like there was forced entry going into the apartment? >> no. there was no sign of forced entry. >> reporter: semen is also discovered on faith's body. investigators use it to generate a dna profile. they're convinced that dna belongs to the killer and that he may also have perpetrated a sexual assault. is it more likely than not that she was raped? >> yes. >> reporter: in the search for faith's killer that dna profile will become sort of a glass slipper.
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>> reporter: when a college student is killed, the problem isn't a shortage of suspects, it's the surplus. >> faith knew hundreds of people. she was very personable. loved by many. so as time went on, it just grew and grew. >> reporter: with a young, socially outgoing victim at the center of the case, the cell phone records and social media vast supply of leads to run down. how many people have you pursued in this case? either for information or as a possible person of interest? >> over 1,800. >> reporter: it just boggles the mind when i hear the number. but how hard is that investigation for you to narrow down? >> you know, it's difficult. again, faith was very outgoing. she had a lot of friends. >> chapel hill investigators were able to link multiple men
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to provide dna. others flat-out refused. >> reporter: think about this. in just the 90 minutes faith spent at the thrill that night, police learn that she mingled with a veritable rogue's gallery. there was the crack dealer and gun runner who was also a police informant. an unstable student who police say once threatened to shoot his mother's boyfriend in the head. and the guy faith walked out of the club with. cops say when he was later interviewed, he made suspicious statements. all we through a dna process, but checking out each and every consuming process. how do you rein all that in? >> you'll eliminate them fairly quickly, but you still have to find them and you still have to interview them. and that can be labor intensive. >> reporter: so, three frustrating months after faith hedgepeth's murder, the chapel hill pd asks for help and gets it. the fbi comes onboard and develops a profile of the killer. former fbi profiler brad garrett, now an abc news consultant, says a profile can
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case vital, function of narrowing down the suspect pool. the fbi's behavioral analysis unit tells the chapel hill police they believe the killer knew hedgepeth. >> you look at all of these head injuries and think about how they were inflicted. you're talking about being as close as you and i, hitting you in the head with a bottle where you're looking at me, i'm looking at you. you can't get much more personal than that. >> reporter: the profile goes on to say the killer may have lived close to faith at one time. >> that would suggest to me that your killer knows the building, knows the location and didn't just wander upon this particular apartment building and randomly pick this door and walk through it and commit this horrendous act. >> reporter: the fbi believes the killer has made comments about faith to close associates. >> in other words, have said something to somebody, not as direct as, "i killed her," but something about that sort of puts him in this case.
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says the killer may take an unusual interest in the case. >> they want to look at every news presentation, they want to read every article. they want to go online and talk about it. >> reporter: chapel hill police say the profile matched some of the traits of eriq takoy jones, a local rapper trying to make it big. >> who is takoy jones? well you looking at the kid now. a-list in the city, other rappers need to bow down. >> reporter: why is jones so because he knows both faith and her roommate karena. >> takoy jones is the ex-boyfriend of karena. and he had previously lived there with karena. >> reporter: the two dated until the relationship went sour after jones allegedly got violent. >> he was very jealous of karena, like, and who she could talk to, and what she could do, >> reporter: court papers allege the rapper came into apartment 1502 and was verbally abusive to
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five days later, jones allegedly broke into the apartment after karena had the locks changed. so she brought a restraining order against him. >> yes. >> reporter: faith apparently didn't approve of eriq's approach to dating. and a neighbor named joy said faith played an active role in seeing his relationship with karena end. >> faith drove karena to the courthouse to fill out the paperwork to get the restraining order. and after that, takoy didn't live upstairs anymore. >> reporter: but eriq doesn't move far. he moves in to another apartment in the very same complex. after faith is murdered, jones comes down the street and sings her praises to wtvd near the crime scene. >> i'm still in shock. it's unreal. >> reporter: problem is, faith's friend patricia locklear says faith told her jones struck a much different tone a few months earlier.
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>> he told them that he would kill the both of them, especially faith, if she tried to keep him from -- or keep karena from him. >> reporter: was jones so enraged he would eliminate the woman who stood between him and karena? in the days before and after the murder, jones is texting and on social media, asking for forgiveness for his sins. he does not get specific. >> yeah, karena was scared of him just because it's a person that you just, like, don't know how they're going to react with anything. >> reporter: cops won't tell us where the rapper was on the night of the murder although they do say he was not at the thrill night club. so eriq takoy jones, if he wasn't involved in this case, it seems like there are a lot of coincidences surrounding him. >> at this point in time there's not enough evidence to arrest takoy jones. >> reporter: eriq takoy jones has at least one thing going for him in this case.
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>> reporter: was he a match for any of that dna on faith? or in that apartment? >> no. >> reporter: but cops say there's a chance he knows who is a match. is takoy jones a person of interest in this case? >> he remains a person of interest. >> reporter: we made numerous attempts to contact mr. jones and finally reached him. the man who at one time couldn't stop talking about the crime. >> whoever did this deserves to burn. >> reporter: now says he'll have no further comment for "20/20," or the chapel hill police. >> so far there have been no answers. >> reporter: all of a sudden it's the first anniversary of the murder. >> it doesn't get any easier. it's always on my mind. >> reporter: roland and the rest of the family attend this flower-filled memorial on campus. >> i pray we won't be here next year, talking about the case isn't solved. >> reporter: but at this point in 2013, the family members are the only ones talking.
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>> i can't think of a murder like this of a college student, high profile, in a small town, a college town, where so little key information was talked about or released for so long. >> reporter: frustrated by the sound of silence, columnist tom gasparoli decides to make a little noise of his own. >> i decided to start a blog, and do whatever i could as provocatively as i could to get some information, or to keep the story out there. >> reporter: gasparoli to fill in the blanks by focusing on faith's male acquaintances. >> some of the gentlemen around the situation, the guys, college students and otherwise, they didn't want to talk. >> reporter: but the drip-drip of information is about to change. next, police release a trove of disturbing new evidence. including a note, police say, is
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>> who leaves a note? serial killers sometimes leave notes for the authorities. who was this note for? >> reporter: and who was it written by? could a butt dial phone call provide a valuable clue? >> this is my baby girl's voice. >> reporter: stay with us. doesn't stay on the track, it just finds more street legal form. of the lexus f sport performance line.
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we return to "20/20" and love, hope and faith. >> reporter: the case that nearly everyone assumed would
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>> nearly two years later and with at least two agencies investigating, there have been no arrests. with each passing day, frustration grows. >> i know that police officers probably have a lot of different cases. but it's like -- when it's someone that close, it's like you want an answer. >> reporter: so two years after the murder, pressured by local media including wtvd, the department releases hundreds of pages of details and evidence in the case, which gives the public its first real glimpse of the crime scene. what was some of the most important evidence that you collected from the bedroom? >> there was a biscuit bag that was from time-out restaurant. time-out is very popular in chapel hill and it's immediately identifiable. >> reporter: faith had gone out the night before, stopped at time out and brought food back to the apartment, but now, that same bag contains five angry words. >> on the bag was some
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stupid, bitch, jealous." >> reporter: what did you make of that? >> obviously, big evidentiary value. >> reporter: the note is found on the bed. it is written in pen. police say both the note and the pen have the killer's dna on it, so police believe he wrote it. but here's a puzzle -- while the room is covered in blood, the note is not. >> my biggest concern about the note was that there was no visible blood on the bag. >> reporter: the cleanliness of the note suggests the killer's hands, once bloodied after using didn't flee immediately. instead he may have taken his time to wash his hands and write that five-word screed. adding to the mystery, police can't say for sure who the note was left for. >> as to the intended target about the note, that's difficult to answer. there were two residents there and it would make sense the note was left for one of them. >> reporter: faith's father roland has long suspected that karena is the key to the case.
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questionable. for starters, we know that karena came to the apartment with marisol rangel. yet marisol is never mentioned or heard on the call. >> well, the 911 call was made a little after 11:00 on friday morning, by her roommate, miss rosario. it sounded as if she were the only person in the apartment. she was not. >> reporter: columnist tom gasparoli also finds it odd faith's name is never uttered on the eight-minute phone call. >> the caller about "my friend." she never said faith's name. >> she feels cold. >> she never said, oh, faith, oh, my god. what happened, faith. >> reporter: downstairs neighbor joy says karena also had a memorably serene demeanor as she exited the apartment to await the police. >> that's the striking thing. you would never had known that
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discovering a brutal murder scene. >> reporter: roland's mind churns with the questions. was karena expecting to find faith's dead body that morning? did she know someone was coming to the apartment that night with bad intentions? and fueling his suspicions, another clue that keeps him up at night. you're listening to a voicemail that came from faith's phone on the night of the murder to her friend euna chavis. it was probably unintentional, the result of an accident we've all made. >> she's notorious for doing the butt-dial phone call, where she accidentally calls somebody with the phone in her pocket. so i just assumed that was what it was. >> reporter: if it sounds undecipherable to you, you're not alone. but when we brought roland into wtvd to tell us what he hears, he was unequivocal. >> i hear screaming in the background.
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more screaming. please. get off me. >> reporter: roland's assessment is simple. his daughter is in grave danger. >> this is my baby girl's voice. and i know her voice. >> reporter: the distraught dad searching for closure? maybe. but friends hear faith, too. >> i do hear her voice, and it does sound like she's yelling. maybe upset, maybe trying to get somebody's attention. but she does make some type of noise. and she's my friend, i knew her for two years. i talked to her every single day, so i'm sure that it was her voice at that point. >> reporter: we brought others into the studio for a listen as well. gasparoli says what he hears sounds like an argument. possibly the two roommates fighting and possibly a prelude
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female who's very angry, very intense, speaking in staccato. >> reporter: police will say only that the voicemail was received while faith and friends were at the thrill nightclub. listen to what could be music. >> there is speaking and/or music in the background. you can hear certain pitches of information. >> reporter: "20/20" presented the tape to a lab used by the fbi to see if it could be enhanced. they said it could not. the voice mail, the 911 call, the testimony of the downstairs neighbor -- we tried to get some clarity about this from karena. so, after numerous attempts to reach her, we went to talk to her ourselves. i just wanted to know if there was a chance for us to talk to you.
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really kind of just get your story. is there any way we can talk to you at some point? we just had no other way to reach you. she did not want to talk to us. but she has been talking with police a lot. how many times has the chapel hill police department interviewed her? >> i would estimate over ten times. >> reporter: has she been cooperative? >> yes. >> reporter: from that 911 call do you think that there was something that karena was hiding? >> i think that there were questions that resulted from that 911 call that we had to and whether or not, you know, she is giving us all of the information that she knows and/or truthful information, you know, continues to be under investigation. >> reporter: karena, she has never been a suspect? police have made that clear to
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when the killer is finally caught, it could be someone that they never expected? >> exactly. >> reporter: but now the family isn't just waiting for the cops to solve the case. they've turned for help to some private investigators who are about to come up with their own theory about someone who they feel has handwriting resembling the letters on that note. coming up -- pi's to track down a killer first? and the dna-generated face that may launch a thousand tips.
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investigator, has been working faith's case on and off, pro bono for the past two years. >> we're going to get the guys or the people involved in this, i promise you. >> reporter: from the beginning, hunter has theorized that the murder stemmed from an argument between faith and karena possibly over dating or relationships. do you think what happened to faith may have started at this club? >> i believe that it actually started before this club. i just think that faith found out about it at the club. >> reporter: hunter also thinks the infamous butt dial call from the club is evidence of a heated dispute, even though again, police say it's unintelligle >> like help me. it's like almost a scream, "help me!" >> reporter: what's the accelerant that happened in that club that led to faith's death? >> well, it's written on the letter. jealousy. i believe that we may have an angry person who was very jealous of faith. >> reporter: but here's the trouble with the theory. it means the murderer was probably a man intimately connected to faith or karena, and by now, practically every
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police. >> they weren't a match. it doesn't mean that somebody doesn't have further knowledge or somebody isn't involved in faith's death. >> reporter: it's really the central contradiction of the whole case. despite all the indications the killer was inside faith's social circle, the dna says the killer has to come from somewhere outside, someone with at least one degree of separation. to find him, hunter brings in fellow investigator david marshburn. >> what's the game plan? >> the game plan is i know nobody can hide from you so we got to go find some people. >> reporter: the duo doorknock until their knuckles are raw. and as they pour through case documents, they turn their focus onto one of karena's old friends, brandon edwards.
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at one point. >> reporter: remember, edwards was karena's friend, who faith texted that night, telling him to come over. edwards has been swabbed and eliminated as the killer. but marshburn learns that at one time, he lived with an ex-con with a violent past, someone who police have not tested yet. >> apartment the two men shared, and see handwriting similarities between the writing on the rent application and the writing on the murder's note. >> you can see the "n," "l." all these things point the same direction and way of the writing on the bag. >> reporter: marshburn's no expert but durward matheny is. >> something that stands out
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it looks like a "c" with a line through it. i'll be looking for that "e." >> reporter: with a trained eye and decades of experience as a forensics document examiner, matheny agreed to take a look at the writing sample at marshburn's request. >> him just committing a murder, and writing this note, does that make a difference in his handwriting versus him being calm or nervous? >> it could, yes, also the surface he writes on. if he was writing on a counter or against a wall or on his leg. this could change handwriting. >> just from observing am i on the right path, maybe? >> from what i've seen, i do see some similarities. >> reporter: matheny's preliminary exam sees enough similarities to warrant further study of other samples from the same guy. marshburn turns over his findings to the chapel hill police department. and even though there's no clear connection between this man and faith, tonight police are looking to get a dna sample from him to match against the
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>> he could be a suspect, i don't know. all i'm suggesting is, i wouldn't hang my hat on the handwriting based on limited amount you have. >> reporter: but the police are pursing their own lead, generated by something so high-tech, it makes "csi" look like "sesame street." dna taken from the semen at the crime scene and sent to parabon-nano labs in virginia to come up with a composite of the killer. >> what snapshot is doing is treating the dna like a blueprint. because in that genetic code is the information for how to build that person. >> reporter: it's called phenotyping. the science of predicting physical appearance through dna. >> snapshot predicts eye color, hair color, skin color, freckling, face morphology and ancestry. >> reporter: each trait prediction comes with a measure of confidence.
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high. >> this person has light or dark olive skin. brown or hazel eyes. most likely has black hair. most likely this person has zero freckles but we can't exclude they have a few. we typically see this profile in latino individuals. >> reporter: the snapshot is not your typical police sketch. the 3d image looks real. they've been used in dozens of police investigations around the country. now, look closely. tonight, "20/20" is revealing for the first time the image that the lab and the police say could be the face of a killer. >> you can be very confident that this is not a white person, this is not a person of african descent. this is a person who is very strongly latino.
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v8. veggies for all. love, hope, and faith continues on "20/20." >> it's been nearly four years now since unc student faith hedgepeth was murdered and her killer has still not been found. >> reporter: we've just revealed to you this remarkable facial composite generated from the dna of faith hedgepeth's murderer. tonight, the question. will it make a difference? will someone watching tonight who knows this man and the truth finally decide to speak up? >> everybody out there has a conscience. and someday, somebody's going to say something that leads us to that one bit of information that we need. >> reporter: we showed the picture to faith's friend marisol rangel. >> that doesn't look like anyone i know. >> reporter: police say karena's seen it, but it didn't ring any
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as for the men involved, eriq takoy jones, brandon edwards, jordan mccrary, none of them agreed to meet with us. just last month, a group of freshman took up residence at usc. they will walk the same campus as faith, but have no memory of her at all. >> i've never heard that name before. >> reporter: but back in holister, where faith grew up, they will never forget. fundraiser and gives two scholarships. they want faith's spirit to live on in other young women. >> this is the right thing to do to kind of keep her name and her memory alive and do it in a positive way. >> reporter: and despite four grueling years, chief blue remains resolute. if you were to put a percentage on this what chance do you think you have of solving this case? of finding faith's killer? >> 100%. >> reporter: for family and friends, anything less simply won't do. >> if i could say anything, i'd
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but i'm sure she's enjoying life in another universe that's much better than here. sorry i'm crying, guys. >> if you think you might know something that could help the police, we hope you can go to our website, >> and be sure to watch the very first presidential debate between hillary clinton and donald trump, right her after dancing with the stars monday night at 9:00 p.m. eastern. >> i think a few people will be watching. >> i think so. i'm elizabeth vargas. >> i'm david muir. thank you for watching, and have a good evening and a great weekend. deadly shooting rampage in a shopping mall. let's get straight to.... carla wade.... in the breaking news center... with the very latest. carla...
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in burlington--about 60 miles north of seattle. right now the shooter is still on the loose---take a look in the monitor this is the man police are looking for captured on surveillance walking through macy's with a rifle . the first calls coming in just before 7 tonight...the mall was evacuated as police began searching for more victims and the shooter. state police now saying three people are dead, two injured. fbi is now assisting in the investigation one day after announcing his plan.. a centennial hills man has his solo effort to protect his neighborhood by carrying an assault rifle. 13 action news reporter bryan callahan spoke with releived neighbors tonight and joins us live from near elkhorn and the 95. bryan. a lot of the people here first learned of the plan after seeing our story last night. some said were glad to see police out patrolling the neighborhood. that was before they learned the man had scrapped his patrol


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