FAITH Hedgepeth was an undergraduate student of University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who was found dead on September 7, 2012.
On September 16, 2021, it was announced that 28-year-old Miguel Enrique Salguero-Olivares was arrested in connection with her death 9 years after her body was discovered.
Who was UNC student Faith Hedgepeth?
Faith Hedgepeth was a student who was found murdered in her apartment by a friend on the morning of September 7, 2012 in UNC campus dorms.
Hedepeth was a member of the Haliwa-Saponi Native American tribe recognized by the state of North Carolina,
Faith earned a Gates Millennium Scholarship to attend UNC and she had hopes of becoming a pediatrician or teacher.
Who is Miguel Enrique Salguero-Olivares?
Miguel Enrique Salguero-Olivares is a suspect in Hedgepeth's case who is now facing charges of first degree murder, according to local reports.
He was arrested "without incident" on September 16.
When Hedgepeth's body was found, it was determined that she had been beaten over the head with a blunt instrument and raped before she died.
Her roommate told police there was "blood everywhere."
A handwritten note was found next to her body, written on a fast-food bag.
Faith's mother Connie said: "When I got news this morning I didn't do anything but cry.
"And thank God and praise God because I put it in his hands and it was his timing."
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