Updated 09/23/2012 12:41 PM
Family, friends call for justice in Faith Hedgepeth case
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HOLLISTER, N.C.--Time they say heals all wounds.
“If you were ever down about something she'd say don't be sad, you'll always have me, just have Faith,” says Nicholas Richardson, a family friend of Faith Hedgepeth.
But for the friends like Nicholas and the family of Hedgepeth, the pain and questions still linger as they adjust to life without their "baby girl."
“I don't understand why, I don't understand,” said Hedgepeth's sister Rolanda.
Family members, friends and even strangers walked down Mills Road asking for justice.
“This hot day, there's a cool breeze and that's my baby's spirit all over this place,” said Hedgepeth mother Connie Hedgepeth.
Two weeks ago, Hedgepeth was found dead in her apartment. So far no arrests have been made in the case, but her parents say they're certain the truth will soon come out.
“I believe that they're close It's not going to be long before we know something,” she added.
Every day Faith's family is finding the strength to move on and with the help of friends and family it's getting a little easier.
“It's very nice. The love and support has just been tremendous and that's what keeps us going,” Rolanda said.
About 100 people walked wearing shirts with faith's signature smile, a smile that's contagious even now.
“She was a godsend, and the lord sent her to me. I didn't know he was going to take her away so soon but she was here for a reason, for a purpose. She's touching people even now.”
A $27,000 dollar reward is being offered for information leading to arrest in the case.
If you have any information that could help call the police tip line at (919) 614-6363 or Crime Stoppers at (919) 942-7515.