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Dog Detected Student's Scent in UVa Suspect's Car

Search warrants upheld in Hannah Graham case

(Newser) - A former police bloodhound handler told a court on Monday that during the search for UVa student Hannah Graham , the animal detected her scent outside the car and apartment of suspect Jesse Matthew—and the scent of "fear and adrenaline" where she was allegedly attacked. The handler was testifying... More »

UVa Murder Suspect Gets 3 Life Terms for Sex Assault

Jesse Matthew is also charged in 2 Charlottesville murders

(Newser) - Jesse Matthew Jr., charged with the murders of college students Hannah Graham and Morgan Harrington, was sentenced Friday to life in prison for a sexual assault on a woman a decade ago in northern Virginia. Matthew, 33, of Charlottesville, Virginia, was officially sentenced to three consecutive life terms in Fairfax,... More »

Suspect in UVa Killing Faces Death Penalty

Charges are upgraded against Jesse Matthew

(Newser) - The man accused of abducting and murdering a University of Virginia sophomore will now face the death penalty. Prosecutors today announced a charge of capital murder against 33-year-old Jesse Matthew in the death of Hannah Graham last year, reports the Daily Progress . Prosecutors initially didn't seek the death penalty,... More »

Hannah Graham Suspect Charged With Murder

Jesse Matthew will not face the death penalty

(Newser) - Jesse Matthew, who had already been charged with the abduction of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham , has now been charged with her murder. In today announcing the first-degree murder charge, Albemarle County Commonwealth's Attorney Denise Lunsford noted Matthew will not face the death penalty. She says that "... More »

Hannah Graham Death Ruled a Homicide, but Cause Unknown

Medical examiner can't specify how UVa student was killed

(Newser) - The state medical examiner's office says University of Virginia student Hannah Graham was murdered, but it can't determine how, reports NBC29 of Charlottesville. In official parlance, the cause of death is "homicidal violence of undetermined etiology." The remains of the 18-year-old weren't found until five... More »

Remains IDed as Hannah Graham's

Parents applaud police efforts

(Newser) - Medical officials have confirmed that remains found last week belong to missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, the Daily Progress reports. Police have notified her parents. "When we started this journey together, we all hoped for a happier ending," they say in a statement, per CNN . "... More »

Hannah Graham Case 'Now a Death Investigation'

Police say discovery of remains leaves 'a lot of work ahead'

(Newser) - Police in central Virginia have only preliminarily identified remains found yesterday as missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, but there appears to be little doubt in their minds, reports the Daily Progress . "This, sadly, is now a death investigation," said Albemarle County Police Col. Steve Sellers. The... More »

Body Found in Search for UVa Student

No positive ID, but Hannah Graham's family has been notified

(Newser) - It appears the search for missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham has reached a sad ending. Authorities have found a body in southern Albemarle County, reports the Daily Progress of Charlottesville. Police have not been able to identify the remains yet, but they have notified the family of 18-year-old... More »

Hannah Graham's Parents: Help Us Bring Her Home

Search continues for missing student

(Newser) - Police in Virginia may have charged Jesse Matthew in the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham , but she remains missing and her parents yesterday issued a wrenching video pleading for her return. "Somebody listening to me today either knows where Hannah is, or knows someone who has... More »

2 Women Vanished From Town UVa Suspect Lived In

While Jesse Matthew was in Newport News in 2003, he was also accused of sex assault

(Newser) - The man accused of kidnapping UVa student Hannah Graham was accused of raping a woman at Liberty University in the fall of 2002, but she didn't proceed with the case. Jesse Matthew was a student there at the time—and left that school for Christopher Newport University, where he... More »

UVa Suspect Tied to Murdered Student

Police reveal 'forensic link' between Jesse Matthew, Morgan Harrington

(Newser) - Hannah Graham isn't the first young woman to disappear in the Charlottesville area in recent years, and state police today announced that the man suspected in Graham's abduction has been forensically tied to another woman who went missing. Morgan Harrington vanished in October 2009 after attending a Metallica... More »

Jesse Matthew Was Hiding in Age-Old Hiding Spot

Man charged in Hannah Graham's disappearance accused of rape in 2002

(Newser) - Jesse Matthew, charged with the abduction of missing UVa student Hannah Graham, was found in Galveston, Texas, Wednesday on a "beach out in the boonies," as one Texan put it. After a tip, police spotted Matthew camped out on a sliver of sand on the remote Bolivar Peninsula—... More »

Suspect in Missing UVa Teen's Case Caught in Texas

Jesse Matthew arrested in Galveston; extradition under way

(Newser) - 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... More »

Cops Charge Man With Abduction of Missing Student

Hannah Graham of UVa still missing

(Newser) - Police know that Jesse Matthew was with University of Virginia student Hannah Graham before she was reported missing earlier this month. But until this evening, they had been careful not to call him a suspect or to file charges more serious than reckless driving . Now, however, the 32-year-old is charged... More »

Man Seen With UVa Student Charged With Reckless Driving

Jesse 'LJ' Matthew says he bought Hannah Graham drinks but didn't leave with her

(Newser) - Jesse "LJ" Matthew may or may not be the last person seen with missing UVa student Hannah Graham, but police say that he is now being sought on reckless driving charges. Police monitoring Matthew after his appearance at the Charlottesville police station Saturday saw the nursing assistant speed off... More »

Cops: Missing UVa Student Was Seen at Bar With Man

Volunteers searching in Charlottesville today for Hannah Graham

(Newser) - Police searching for a missing University of Virginia student have discovered one more clue about the night she went missing: Hannah Graham was seen sometime between 1 and 2am last Saturday at a bar/restaurant near the downtown pedestrian mall in Charlottesville, reports WUSA . She entered the restaurant with a man,... More »

Police May Have 'Major Break' on Missing UVa Girl

They search car, apartment in Charlottesville

(Newser) - 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... More »

Police Seek Man Reportedly Seen With UVa Student

They release a description of the man

(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 "... More »

Witness Saw Man With Missing UVa Student

Videos show Hannah Graham in Downtown Mall area

(Newser) - Some of the last known movements of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham are being pieced together with the help of surveillance video. The two most recent videos to surface haven't been released, but police have described their contents. An eyewitness previously told police that Graham entered the... More »

New Video Shifts Search for Missing UVa Student

Hannah Graham seen headed toward downtown pedestrian mall in Charlottesville

(Newser) - Police in Charlottesville, Va., are still searching for a missing University of Virginia student , and new video and eyewitness accounts have shifted the search again, reports the Daily Progress . Hannah Graham can be seen at 12:46am Saturday walking outside a bar, but she doesn't enter. About nine minutes... More »

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