Police Seek Man Reportedly Seen With UVa Student

They release a description of the man
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 19, 2014 7:01 AM CDT
Students listen to speakers during a student-led vigil for missing University of Virginia student Hannah Elizabeth Graham on Sept. 18, 2014.   (AP Photo/The Daily Progress, Andrew Shurtleff)

(Newser) – A man shown in two separate videos tailing missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham was interviewed by Charlottesville police on Wednesday and told officers he saw another male approach Graham, put his arm around her, and walk away with her, the Daily Progress reports. The witness said Graham "looked to be somewhat physically distressed and he wanted to make sure she got safely to wherever she was going," a police spokesman said.

That second male, now a person of interest in the case, is described as a black male in his late 20s or early 30s; about 5 feet 10 inches; and between 250 and 285 pounds, NBC 29 reports. He was sporting black jeans and a white T-shirt and has a bit of a potbelly. Police say they're on the hunt for other surveillance video from the area to back up the sighting of this man with Graham.

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