Miguel Enrique Salguero-Olivares, 28, was arrested in North Carolina on Thursday.
Nine years after a student at the University of North Carolina was brutally raped, beaten and murdered, her suspected murder was arrested.
Miguel Enrique Salguero-Olivares, 28, was arrested on Thursday and charged with a homicide when 19-year-old Faith Hezpes was found murdered in an apartment in Chapel Hill in 2012.
Details of the violent murder shook the normally quiet college town. “I’m not stupid b***h jealous,” including a joke note that the killer was written in a fast-food bag and left near Faith’s body.
North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein told a news conference that Sarguero Olivares was linked to the murder, via DNA matching with evidence collected at the crime scene.
Nine years later, police finally charged the suspect with the murder of 19-year-old UNC attendant Fes Hejpes. She was brutally raped, beaten and murdered in 2012.
Details of the violent murder shook the normally quiet college town. It has a funny note left by the killer next to Faith’s body.
Police declined to comment on whether the suspect had previously had an affair with the victim, nor did it state whether Sarguero Olivares would be tried for sex offenses in addition to murder.
Chappell Hill Police Chief Chris Blue said: “Our agency has promised to bring faith and justice to his family from the day he was murdered.”
“Nine years and nine days ago there was a tragedy in our community,” Blue said. “Police officers responded to a sad scene. A promising young life ended very quickly.
“Today’s arrest may not garner Confidence, but Faith’s family has yet to receive an answer,” Blue said, adding that the arrest of Sarguero Olivares “is the next step in this investigation.”
Faith Daniels Hedgepes was found dead in an off-campus apartment on Friday, September 7, 2012.
Aastha wins scholarship to study biology at UNC Chapel Hill Initially I was planning to become a doctor.
However, after losing financial support, he changed his major in second grade and decided to become an elementary school teacher.
Faith is a member of the Hariva-Saponi tribe and grew up in Hollister, a small community in northeastern North Carolina.
Faith’s sister Lauranda Hedges, mother Connie Hedges, and cousin Jonathan Hedges joined family, friends, and other members of the community at the candlelight vigil in 2012.
Members of the Stony Creek Drum Group and others attend a 2012 religious rally at Harivasponi Tribal School in Hollister, North Carolina.
Faith’s Tomb can be found at Mount Bethel Baptist Cemetery in Warrenton.
was a member of the faith Hariva-Saponi grew up in Hollister, a small community in northeastern North Carolina.
At a news conference Thursday announcing the arrest of her murder suspect, both Faith’s parents spoke briefly.
“When I got the news this morning, I did nothing but cry, and thank God and praise God because I handed it over to him, and that was his time.” said Connie, mother of Faith. .
“It was an honor to be a father to Faith,” said her father, Roland.
In 2016, police released an autopsy report detailing the murder.
Vishwas reportedly suffered from extensive skull fractures and cuts to the face and head. He was also badly beaten in the hands and feet.
Faith and her roommate Karen Rosario spend the night at a local club and return home around 3 p.m. After that, Rosario left the apartment at around 4.30 in the morning. This is the last time everyone saw Hedges alive.
The roommate returned about seven hours later and found her face “slightly slanted on the mattress with a blanket covered with a large amount of blood.”
North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein (above) said Sarguero Olivares was linked to the murder, via DNA matching with evidence collected at the crime scene.
According to police, her body was found covered in blood, and blood splatters were found on the walls of her apartment and the closet door of her bedroom.
She was bare from the waist down and pulled her shirt over his chest.
Investigators also found semen in her body that matched the DNA of a man found elsewhere in the apartment, believed to have been left behind by her killer.
An autopsy determined that he had been beaten to death and had died from a head injury.
Initially, the allegations centered on the violent ex-boyfriend of her roommate Rosario, who issued a restraining order against her. However, those doubts did not dissipate in the end.
Salguero-Olivares was detained in nearby Durham on Thursday morning, assisted by an agent from the State Bureau of Research.
It was not clear whether a lawyer was speaking for him. Salguero-Olivares is being held in the Dallum County Jail.