When a college junior and aspiring pediatrician is beaten to death in her own bed, the bright future of a beloved young woman and active member of the Haliwa-Saponi tribal community is instantly destroyed. A bitter note, a fight captured on voicemail during an accidental pocket-dial and past police reports of violence weave a story of jealousy, cruelty and lingering mystery in this episode of Last Seen Alive.



Sources used to research this episode:

Three Years Later: Still No Answers for Murdered Native Student’s Family (Indian Country Today)

Murdered UNC Student’s Final Moments: What Police Say Happened to Faith Hedgepeth (ABC News)

On The Last Night of Her Life, an Uncertain Timeline for Faith Danielle Hedgepeth (The Daily Tarheel)

Losing Faith: the Hedgepeth Murder Mystery at UNC (True Crime Daily)

A Local Company is Helping Catch Cold Case Criminals from Coast to Coast. Here’s Where it’s Gone to Work. (Washington Business Journal)

Voicemail Found Left by UNC Student’s Phone on Night of Her Murder: Part 4

Voicemail Audio Recording Analysis (Crime Watch Daily / Arlo West)

Eriq Takoy Jones: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know (Heavy.com)

Discovery of DNA Prompts Profile of UNC Student’s Killer (WRAL News)

Faith Hedgepeth Homicide Unsealed Police Narratives and Search Warrants 


Did you know? Native American women are murdered at a rate of up to 10 times the national average (source).

You can do something to help change this statistic.

Make a donation to the Indian Law Resource Center’s Safe Women project in honor of Faith.

Direct your donation to the Safe Women Project and name Faith Hedgepath as your honoree.

If you have any information about Faith Hedgepeth’s murder, call the Chapel Hill Police Department at 919-968-2760 OR Chapel Hill / Carrboro / UNC Crime Stoppers at 919-942-7515.

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