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Tuesday October 19th

Crime and public safety

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Rolanda Hedgepeth, Faith Hedgepeth's sister, comforts her mother, Connie Hedgepeth, at a press conference Thursday. At the press conference, Chapel Hill police announced that an arrest has been made in the investigation of Faith Hedgepeth's murder in 2012.

Nine years later, suspect arrested in murder of UNC student Faith Hedgepeth

At the time of her death, Faith Hedgepeth was a junior at UNC and had dreams of becoming a pediatrician. Hedgepeth, a member of the Haliwa-Saponi tribe, was an active member of the Carolina Indian Circle and volunteered at the American Indian Center. Miguel Enrique Salguero-Olivares, whose relationship to Hedgepeth is unclear, was charged with first-degree murder in the Hedgepeth investigation, said Assistant Chief of Police Celisa Lehew, the lead investigator in the case. No further details about the case were revealed during Thursday’s press conference, and the homicide investigation remains active and ongoing.

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Customers walk into The Purple Bowl on Nov. 5 2020, one of the businesses that has been a victim to recent break-ins.

Chapel Hill experienced an increase in breaking and entering cases during October

Nine businesses were broken into in Chapel Hill and Carrboro during the month of October. Some of the businesses that were broken into include Breadmen's, The Pig, Chapel Hill Wine Company, Epilogue and Carrburitos, according to Chapel Hill and Carrboro police reports.  Ran Northam, Interim Communications Manager for the Town of Chapel Hill, said a slight spike in the number of forcible break-ins to Chapel Hill businesses is likely an anomaly. 

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