A steady stream of visitors and students visit the Old Well on the University of North Carolina campus on Friday, October 13, 2017. On the evening of Dec. 5, Rose Vigil was walking home when, around 9:30 p.m., she felt someone come up behind her on a brick path near the Old Well.
A steady stream of visitors and students visit the Old Well on the University of North Carolina campus on Friday, October 13, 2017. On the evening of Dec. 5, Rose Vigil was walking home when, around 9:30 p.m., she felt someone come up behind her on a brick path near the Old Well. Robert Willett rwillett@newsobserver.com
A steady stream of visitors and students visit the Old Well on the University of North Carolina campus on Friday, October 13, 2017. On the evening of Dec. 5, Rose Vigil was walking home when, around 9:30 p.m., she felt someone come up behind her on a brick path near the Old Well. Robert Willett rwillett@newsobserver.com

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