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UNC professor dies at Chapel Hill home

Posted November 3, 2008

— A professor at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill died over the weekend at her Chapel Hill home, a university spokeswoman said Monday.

Joanne Roberts, 58, of 207 Stagecoach Road, was a senior scientist at the university's Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute and a professor of speech and hearing sciences and a research professor of pediatrics.

It was unclear how Roberts died, but Chapel Hill police said they do not believe her death was suspicious.

According to the Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, Roberts wrote more than 125 articles and book chapters on her area of expertise and was well known for her research.


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  • redwarrior Nov 3, 2008

    Yea, the other article said it WAS suspicious. hmm

  • Jake B Nov 3, 2008

    OK, WRAL get your mess together. Is it suspicious or not? The other article claims the death at this same address is suspicious, so which is it? TIme to update or get a better fact checker.