Nine years and nine days after 19 year old college student Faith Hedgepeth was beaten to death by an unknown assailant, a man has been arrested on a charge of 1st Degree Murder.

Faith was a 19 year old student at the University of North Carolina whenever she was cruelly murdered in September of 2012. She loved children and was an aspiring pediatrician. Amongst others in her Halawi Saponi tribal community, she was known as a role model for younger girls.
Miguel Enrique Silguero-Olivares has been charged with Faith’s murder.

Miguel Enrique Silguero-Olivares, 28, of Durham, NC has been charged with 1st Degree Murder and is being held without bond in the Durham County Jail.

Listen to our next episode (airing Monday, 09/27/2021) for a more detailed update on this breakthrough in Faith’s case.

Listen to our original episode on the case–Unsolved Homicide: Faith Hedgepeth:

Did you know? The Hedgepeth family provides scholarships to other young indigenous women in memory of Faith. So far, 26 scholarships have been gifted to deserving women who, like Faith, want to make a positive impact on the world.

Want to contribute? Info on how to donate is here.

Sources used to research this update:

Faith Hedgepeth’s Dad Watches as Accused Killer Appears at Court (Gloria Rodriguez / ABC11 News)

Family, Tribal Members React to Arrest in Faith Hedgepeth Murder Investigation (Michael Perchick / ABC11 News)

Arrest Made in Faith Hedgepeth Murder Investigation 9 Years Later (Elle Kehres /

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