Police May Have 'Major Break' on Missing UVa Girl

They search car, apartment in Charlottesville
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 19, 2014 1:38 PM CDT
Police May Have 'Major Break' on Missing UVa Girl
Students, teachers and parents raise candles in support of missing UVa. student Hannah Elizabeth during a vigil Thursday at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.   (REV-SHARE)

Hannah Graham remains missing, but police in Charlottesville, Va., are searching a car and an off-campus apartment in what the chief says could be a "major break," reports the Washington Post. The apartment is linked to a "person of interest" in the case of the missing University of Virginia student, he said, without elaborating. Police first searched a car at the apartment complex after receiving several tips, and unspecified evidence they found inside the car led them to search the condo, reports the Daily Progress. The 18-year-old was last seen on surveillance video about 1am Saturday walking on the city's pedestrian mall, apparently lost. A witness says he saw a man put his arm around her and walk with her.

Friends say Graham had been with them before her disappearance dancing at a restaurant near campus. “She was happy as can be,” says a friend. The UK native had recently moved to an apartment off campus (not in the same complex as the one being searched by police), and friends say she wasn't yet too familiar with the area. While police know she walked onto the pedestrian mall, they now think she left in a vehicle. (More Hannah Graham stories.)

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