Suspect in Missing UVa Teen's Case Caught in Texas

Jesse Matthew arrested in Galveston; extradition under way
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Sep 24, 2014 7:06 PM CDT
Updated Sep 25, 2014 12:01 AM CDT
Missing-Student Suspect Arrested Across Country
A file photo of Hannah Graham.   (AP Photo/Charlottesville, Va., Police Department)

Police have captured the man charged in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student. Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo said 32-year-old Jesse Matthew is in custody in Galveston, Texas. Matthew is charged with abduction with intent to defile in the case of 18-year-old Hannah Graham, who has been missing since Sept. 13. Police had been looking for Matthew since Sept. 20, when he sped away from officers who had him under surveillance after he left the Charlottesville police station. Surveillance video shows him with Graham on the night she disappeared. The process of having Matthew extradited back to Virginia is under way, reports the Daily Progress. (More Hannah Graham stories.)

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