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From the creator of The Vanishing Point, Floodlights is a weekly true crime show covering major crimes impacting Tribal nations. From the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous people, to scandals and conspiracies created by an unfair legal system, Floodlights investigates the stories America needs to hear now. Hosted by investigative journalist, Laura Frater.
Follow Laura @lauraelizabethfrater.
Follow Floodlights at @floodlightspod. 

Floodlights Laura Frater

    • True Crime
    • 5.0 • 3 Ratings

From the creator of The Vanishing Point, Floodlights is a weekly true crime show covering major crimes impacting Tribal nations. From the crisis of missing and murdered Indigenous people, to scandals and conspiracies created by an unfair legal system, Floodlights investigates the stories America needs to hear now. Hosted by investigative journalist, Laura Frater.
Follow Laura @lauraelizabethfrater.
Follow Floodlights at @floodlightspod. 

    UNSOLVED MURDER: Faith Hedgepeth (Haliwa Saponi)

    UNSOLVED MURDER: Faith Hedgepeth (Haliwa Saponi)

    When UNC Chapel Hill student Faith Hedgepeth is murdered in her off campus apartment, the UNC community is shocked -- especially since it's been just four short years since their student body president, Eve Carson, was also murdered near her off campus home. But in 2024, Faith's alleged killer remains in jail nearly three years after his arrest. In this episode, we take a deep dive into Faith's story and speak with Faith's father, Roland Hedgepeth, about why he believes Faith's case remains open.
    You can follow the show @floodlightspod.
    Episode sources:
    Frater, Laura. Interview with Roland Hedgepeth. March 2024.
    https://www.wral.com/news/local/page/2596473/
    https://www.rentable.co/durham-nc/hawthorne-at-the-view
    https://www.nbcnews.com/dateline/cold-case-spotlight/family-slain-unc-student-faith-hedgepeth-desperate-answers-nearly-eight-n1187001
    https://www.haliwa-saponi.org/
    https://www.wnct.com/on-your-side/crime-tracker/cold-case-files/cold-case-files-the-cold-case-that-got-solved-nine-years-later/#:~:text=DURHAM%2C%20N.C.%20(WNCT)%20%E2%80%94,second%20decade%20of%20her%20life.
    https://www.dailytarheel.com/article/2012/10/on-last-night-an-uncertain-timeline
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsTrd5p4VCk
    https://abcnews.go.com/US/murdered-unc-students-final-moments-police-happened-faith/story?id=42281581
    https://www.wnct.com/on-your-side/crime-tracker/cold-case-files/cold-case-files-the-cold-case-that-got-solved-nine-years-later/#:~:text=Faith's%20body%20was%20bloody%20and,other%20places%20in%20the%20apartment.
    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eOXY0LgH3yY&pp=ygUTS2FyZW5hIHJvc2FyaW8gY2FsbA%3D%3D
    https://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/08/who-is-amanda-knox-interview
    https://www.wral.com/news/local/page/2596473/
    https://www.newsobserver.com/news/local/crime/article10051073.html
    https://www.wral.com/story/here-s-why-it-s-taking-lawyers-so-long-to-prosecute-the-suspect-in-2012-of-unc-chapel-hill-student-faith-hedgepeth/20821516/
    https://www.wral.com/video/family-friends-defend-man-charged-with-murder-of-faith-hedgepeth/19880441/
    https://crimejunkiepodcast.com/murdered-faith-hedgepeth/
    https://heavy.com/news/miguel-enrique-salguero-olivares/
    https://heavy.com/news/miguel-enrique-salguero-olivares/
    https://www.wral.com/story/private-investigator-who-worked-on-hedgepeth-case-believes-more-arrests-charges-possible/19894974/
    https://americanindiancenter.unc.edu/our-initiatives/student-engagement/aic-scholastic-awards/
    https://justiceforfaith.com/
    Landry, Alyssa (September 9, 2015). "Three Years Later: Still No Answers for Murdered Native Student's Family". Indian Country Media Network. Retrieved September 4, 2017.
    Lopez, Ed; Valiente, Alexa (September 22, 2016). "Murdered UNC Student's Final Moments: What Police Say Happened to Faith Hedgepeth". ABC News. Retrieved September 4, 2017.

    • 36 min
    BONUS EPISODE: How Floodlights Came To Be

    BONUS EPISODE: How Floodlights Came To Be

    When Emmilee Risling (Hoopa) and Andrea "Chick" White (Hoopa) went missing, no one could predict that it would bring together two people from opposite sides of the world. In this bonus episode to celebrate the launch of Floodlights, we explain how this new weekly true crime podcast came to be.
    You can follow the show @floodlightspod.

    • 9 min
    UNSOLVED MURDER: Terri Lynn McCloskey (Yurok)

    UNSOLVED MURDER: Terri Lynn McCloskey (Yurok)

    When 26 year-old Yurok Tribal Member Terri Lynn McCloskey goes missing, no one could understand why anyone would have wanted to hurt this bright young woman. But nearly 40 years later, many questions remain. Where is the police file on Terri Lynn? Who allegedly confessed to her killing? And what do 17 nearby murders possibly have to do with Terri Lynn's case?
    You can follow the show @floodlightspod.
    Episode sources:
    Frater, Laura. "Who Killed Terri Lynn McCloskey?" Two Rivers Tribune, March 2023.
    Frater, Laura. Interview with Allen McCloskey Senior, February 2023.
    Frater, Laura. Interview with Allen McCloskey Junior, February 2023.
    Unknown journalist. "Unsolved." Redding Record Searchlight archives, August 13th, 1989.
    Unknown journalist. "Bones Identified as Those of Missing Hoopa Woman." Two Rivers Tribune archives, unknown date.
    https://kobi5.com/news/yurok-tribe-investigator-rescues-woman-from-potential-human-trafficking-223415/
    https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/americas-greatest-detective-finalist-detective-julia-oliveira/

    • 33 min
    Official Trailer: Floodlights

    Official Trailer: Floodlights

    From the creator of The Vanishing Point comes a weekly true crime podcast covering major crimes impacting Tribal nations. From the MMIP crisis and beyond, investigative journalist, Laura Frater, investigates the stories that America needs to hear now. Coming June 17th.

    • 2 min

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