Update: 2:30 p.m. Medical examiners have now confirmed that Jessica Faulkner was strangled. Tonight News Six will hear from the victim's father, John Faulkner, who reveals information about the relationship between the accused killer, Curtis Dixon, and his daughter.More >>
Saturday, hundreds of UNCW students graduate. The murder of Jessica Faulkner should not diminish their accomplishments. But, it will be a celebration against a somber backdrop. More >>
It now appears that a murdered UNCW student wasn't just strangled to death; she was also hit with a blunt object. That news from a recently released police report on the death sophomore Jessica Faulkner.
Faulkner was murdered in her dormitory on campus last week. Her funeral was held Tuesday at First Baptist Church in her hometown of Cary.
One of Faulkner's classmates, 21-year-old Curtis Dixon of Charlotte, is behind bars accused of first-degree murder, kidnapping and rape.