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  • tayled Jan 9, 2:42 p.m.

    If the guys dna was under her fingernails on night of, he's had a bad day

    That's true, and if that is the person who did it, I hope it serves to convict them, I am just afraid that some random smaple of DNA off of some object in the apartment might lead to the wrong person.

  • tayled Jan 9, 2:28 p.m.

    "This is probably not a popular idea, but I think as babies are born, when applying for a social security number, you have to submit your babies DNA and the parents." - UreapwhatUsow

    How long before we live in a "Minority Report" scenario where you can be arrested before you commit the crime, based on your DNA profile? DNA should only be used when a crime is committed because there are just too many things that could go wrong with people submitting their children's DNA into a database.

  • charmcclainlovesdogs2 Jan 9, 1:26 p.m.

    Praying that this DNA will find Faith's killer.

  • Lightfoot3 Jan 9, 11:11 a.m.

    "This is probably not a popular idea, but I think as babies are born, when applying for a social security number, you have to submit your babies DNA and the parents." - UreapwhatUsow


    I understand that and generally agree. However I do have reservations given how much corruption has been uncovered with crooked DAs and crooked cops.

  • da1200rey Jan 9, 10:11 a.m.

    "I sure hope that this new evidence leads to the right person and that person is convicted. But I wonder if the DNA could have been left by any man who had ever been in her apartment and that could lead down the wrong road."

    If the guys dna was under her fingernails on night of, he's had a bad day

  • tayled Jan 9, 9:33 a.m.

    I sure hope that this new evidence leads to the right person and that person is convicted. But I wonder if the DNA could have been left by any man who had ever been in her apartment and that could lead down the wrong road.

  • katbird1958 Jan 8, 7:31 p.m.

    I hope they find the murderer of this beautiful young woman. I imagine it is heart breaking time and time again for the family when they get a little more information. Prayers to her family and friends.

  • UreapwhatUsow Jan 8, 7:11 p.m.

    This is probably not a popular idea, but I think as babies are born, when applying for a social security number, you have to submit your babies DNA and the parents. Just makes sense for the future to have a data base like that of SS, not just for criminal conduct, but in case your baby is snatched, switched at birth, or any number of horrible things that can happen to kids. Also, when you apply to come into America, and when you register for the selective service, and....etc. It would fix this problem and deter crime at the same time! just saying!

  • Unfair Moderators Stink Jan 8, 6:38 p.m.

    "what is the "profile" so we citizrns can be on the lookout (BOLO) for him"

    Things like the story said, I guess -- behavior before versus after the murder, lived nearby, knew her, made comments about her to close associates.

  • Terkel Jan 8, 6:37 p.m.

    "There's more than one way to get a DNA sample legally without a search warrant or a consent. "

    0bamacare?

  • USAF20YR Ret Jan 8, 6:20 p.m.

    I hope the police authorities take their time and get it right. The public thinks it's all like TV, CSI, Law and Order, etc.; it doesn't work that way. After all their hard work don't forget, they could always get a Casey Anthony or an OJ Simpson jury. I hope for the family's sake an arrest is made as soon as possible.

  • Just Plain Common Sense Jan 8, 6:15 p.m.

    I just think it is terrible that a young oerson's life was cut short for nothing, andthather family will neverknow a minute ofpeace. SAD. I admit, I was angry that WRAL did. ot print what the profile found, but in retrospect I guess that would give the killer time to flee. Hope they lock him up and throw away the key...

  • Just Plain Common Sense Jan 8, 6:10 p.m.

    SO, what is the "profile" so we citizrns can be on the lookout (BOLO) for him...

  • Relic Jan 8, 5:26 p.m.

    Don't post that here are Relic might accuse you of being a TV detective.

    OK. They're a TV detective. I feel better now.

  • foghat001 Jan 8, 5:26 p.m.

    Pray that somehow this case gets a break. So sad.

  • monami Jan 8, 5:13 p.m.

    I wonder if the "cleared suspect" gave a DNA sample, or whether he declined. That would be interesting to know.

  • monami Jan 8, 5:10 p.m.

    Does this mean it took them 4 months to develop that DNA profile?? WTH??

  • Dirty_Water Jan 8, 4:55 p.m.

    Darn... wish I had known they were coming. I'd have gone to RDU to see that svelte Gulfstream G550 touch down, and I'd have been in awe at Dr. Spencer Reid with his groovy cool revolver in the holster 4" above his waistline.

    WRAL, send us breaking news when they are due back.

  • bubbba Jan 8, 4:35 p.m.

    Such random descriptions of a possible suspect. Those could be for any unsolved murders.
    jblake1932
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    Don't post that here are Relic might accuse you of being a TV detective.

  • Shuffles24 Jan 8, 4:18 p.m.

    @sjb2k1

    You're right. They only have an hour to solve every murder, kick in his door, shoot the person in the chest, and then say something very poetic once they're on board their jet back to the FBI headquarters. lol.

  • BuzKiller Jan 8, 4:15 p.m.

    How does DNA provide them with that profile?

  • Wags Jan 8, 4:06 p.m.

    It's a good thing that they have the DNA evidence to give such a detailed discription of their suspect.

  • jblake1932 Jan 8, 3:30 p.m.

    Such random descriptions of a possible suspect. Those could be for any unsolved murders.

  • da1200rey Jan 8, 3:14 p.m.

    "They have a suspect, her friends ex boyfriend, who had been violent a couple of times. Police is probably trying to make sure they have all the evidence before they make an arrest, making sure they get it right.........at least that is my theory."

    According to this 'ex-boyfriend', his name was cleared about a month ago (via social media)...police may have just wanted him to think that though...we shall see i guess

  • LovemyPirates Jan 8, 3:08 p.m.

    Flippant and insulting comments are demeaning and do not honor the memory of such a bright woman.

  • Terkel Jan 8, 2:48 p.m.

    75Tarheel, Faith (the victim) wanted to help another woman who had an abusive bf who had been known to kick down doors. Faith moved in with her. Her body was found in the bedroom of that apt.

  • chrisnrali Jan 8, 2:40 p.m.

    BTW, the murderer could be behind you at the stop light, in front of you at target, sitting beside you at the movies or could be friendly person you see at church or other meeting every week. My point is, the "murderer" doesn't have to be quiet, withdrawn, dirty, mean looking shady character who doesn't stare straight into your eyes like a lovestruck vampire while talking to you that everyone starts pointing fingers at. The person on your street that keeps to them-self, lives alone and doesn't chitchat with his neighbors isn't necessarily the devil. Their just a shy person who enjoys their peace and quiet.

  • chrisnrali Jan 8, 2:22 p.m.

    Just an FYI, there is ALWAYS a murderer roaming the streets. Look back at all the unsolved murders in the area for the past 20 years.

  • outdoor592000 Jan 8, 2:16 p.m.

    They have a suspect, her friends ex boyfriend, who had been violent a couple of times. Police is probably trying to make sure they have all the evidence before they make an arrest, making sure they get it right.........at least that is my theory.

  • 75Tarheel Jan 8, 2:11 p.m.

    The suspect is supposed to be a "rapper" boyfriend. Or am I confusing this case with another murder by a cowardly boyfriend?

  • sjb2k1 Jan 8, 2:10 p.m.

    @Shuffles24

    hotch and morgan would have found the killer already

  • Blue Devil 2 Jan 8, 1:45 p.m.

    I hope the authorities will find the killer. There is a murderer roaming the streets. He could kill again.

  • Relic Jan 8, 1:39 p.m.

    we haven't caught the killer but don't worry"

    When was this statement made??

  • wmp8396 Jan 8, 1:39 p.m.

    "...Okay, I'll say it...what's really sad is HAD this young lady been married they would have already arrested the husband...and even if the DNA didn't match or he could prove he was hundreds of miles away or that she phoned him (making it impossible for him to be the murderer)...they would have still arrested him, tried him and made up whatever crazy story they needed to invalidate the proof of his innocents...ANYTHING for a conviction."

    Problem is with both of these 'what-ifs'--obviously referring to Jason Young, who the State proved was not hundreds of miles away, quite the contrary and this convicted him as it turned out; then the phone call reference to VOIP expert Brad Cooper, who you conveniently left out also Googled the exact location where the body was found--however he conducted this search on his work laptop BEFORE she was found, not after. Just a key detail you forgot to mention, certainly overlooked. Each case is quite different and one has nothing to do with the other

  • Relic Jan 8, 1:38 p.m.

    @relic - the person who I think they suspect has court dates (3, on unrelated charges) coming up in March, great time to get a dna hit.

    If this "suspect" has been charged recently and processed then his/her DNA is already on file. Agencies are supposed to collect a DNA sample when persons are processed after an arrest for most charges other than vehicle infractions and minor misdemeanors. If not then there are ways that it can be done long before March if needed.

  • HANS FOR PRESIDENT!!!!! JK Jan 8, 1:37 p.m.

    To all that are bashing the profile, keep in mind that you don't play poker with your hand glued outwardly towards your opponents. The authorities know more and will release only what they deem necessary to the media. The killer will show his hand and be arrested and charged......AFTER they've gathered enough evidnece for a concrete case. As it should be. You'd be screaming poor police work if they arrested the last guy she argued with a day after her death and eventually had to let him go because he didn't do it. I'm no detective but it doesn't take a rocket surgeon to figure that much out

  • deanapaigew Jan 8, 1:17 p.m.

    this is great news...but...im not saying here that one murder is worse than the one before it, but what about the murder of Donnie Watson that was brutally murdered in his home in july havent heard nothing on that...would like to here more about it and get it back in the news..both of these were senseless murders along with a 1000's more, but while im happy for the news i think the state and the government need to step up and do what is right...hire more lab techs and get all these backed up cases solved..cause i will grantee family and friends of donnie watson will not let this go into coldcase....come on fbi sbi durham county lets worry about the senseless crimes that happen before all the other crimes that we know and you know are gang related drug related, or whatever else....STEP IT UP!!!!!!!!!

  • mayhem Jan 8, 1:09 p.m.

    Wow, that's some expert profile. They'll catch him for sure now.

  • romneycare Jan 8, 1:09 p.m.

    they should see whose been googling her name the most if this guy has a 'high interest' in the case, he's probally been googling that name and reading all the articles

  • JAT Jan 8, 1:07 p.m.

    they know who did it - they just can't get the evidence to arrest.

  • Gr8Fun Jan 8, 1:07 p.m.

    Obviously they know more than what they are releasing to the public. It's scary to think such horrific people live so close. Hope they get him soon. God bless her family and friends.

  • 2assume Jan 8, 1:03 p.m.

    senor wuf
    A large majority of Students live off campus.....

  • Ven Jan 8, 1:00 p.m.

    @relic - the person who I think they suspect has court dates (3, on unrelated charges) coming up in March, great time to get a dna hit.

  • warrenhicks19672 Jan 8, 12:59 p.m.

    I am a former crime scene investigator and detective. I do not think all of the information they know on a profile would be made public. I am sure the scumbag killer is following this and probably reading our posts. Releasing this partial profile does nothing but turn up the heat on this mad man. If he does read this, just know, sir, that you WILL get caught. No matter where you go or what you do to try and hide your crime, you WILL get caught and you WILL pay for what you did to that beautiful young lady. I hope you are thinking about this every minute you breathe. I hope you cannot sleep. You better be sweating, there coming to getcha. Don't close your eyes.

  • tdouble232323 Jan 8, 12:48 p.m.

    I'm glad the CHPD released some information. The line about "we haven't caught the killer but don't worry" line was getting old.

  • HANS FOR PRESIDENT!!!!! JK Jan 8, 12:39 p.m.

    This profile will turn up the heat on the suspect. He's following the case as closely as anyone. They have a suspect, just tying up all the ends so he doesn't walk on a technicality. Hope justice is served swiftly

  • affirmativediversity Jan 8, 12:38 p.m.

    Okay, I'll say it...what's really sad is HAD this young lady been married they would have already arrested the husband...and even if the DNA didn't match or he could prove he was hundreds of miles away or that she phoned him (making it impossible for him to be the murderer)...they would have still arrested him, tried him and made up whatever crazy story they needed to invalidate the proof of his innocents...ANYTHING for a conviction.

    I'm sorry for the family's loss BUT I'm hopeful they might actually put an effort in to finding the actual murderer...instead of just going with the "odds".

  • senor wuf Jan 8, 12:36 p.m.

    "What is going on in Chapel Hill??? You need to learn how to protect your students."

    Wasn't this an off-campus incident?

  • Pirate01 Jan 8, 12:32 p.m.

    What is going on in Chapel Hill??? You need to learn how to protect your students.

  • Word Jan 8, 12:30 p.m.

    It is apparent that investigators are using this report to flush-out the killer. He/she will read the article and try different things, like change appearance, possibly move, etc. because they feel guilty. Attempts are done like this for two reasons: 1. To see who flinches; or 2. to drive the guilty person over the edge. Sorry, to much CSI when I was younger.

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