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    VA - Hannah Graham, UVA Student, 09.13.14, Media Links **NO DISCUSSION**




    Charlottesville Police Search for Missing UVA Student

    Posted: Sep 15, 2014 9:35 AM CST Updated: Sep 15, 2014 6:53 PM CST
    By WRIC Newsroom

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WRIC) -The Charlottesville Police Department announced Monday their investigation into a missing persons incident involving a University of Virginia student.

    Hannah Elizabeth Graham is an 18-year-old, white female. She stands at approximately 5'11" tall with a thin build. Hannah has blue eyes, light brown hair and freckles.

    She was last seen wearing a black crop top with mesh cut outs. The last contact she had with friends was via text message at 1:20 a.m. on September 13; when her friends and family realized they hadn't had any contact with her since Friday night, they placed a call to the Emergency Communications Center.

    Charlottesville Police detectives used a bloodhound to search for Hannah on Sunday, but the search didn't result in any useful information.

    [...]

    Anyone with information is asked to contact the Charlottesville Police Department at 434-970-3280 or Crimestoppers at 434-977-4000.


    Search for missing UVA student reaches third day
    Posted: Sep 15, 2014 9:42 AM CST Updated: Sep 16, 2014 9:11 AM CST
    By Brent Solomon

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    Surveillance video shows Hannah Graham before disappearance

    September 17, 2014 5:54 PM EDT - Police released surveillance video of 18-year-old University of Virginia student Hannah Graham walking alone in the early morning before she disappeared Sep.13. (Charlottesville Police)

    cont. at the link
    Text message key in search for missing U.Va student
    ByCrimesider StaffCBS/AP September 17, 2014, 11:59 AM

    Hannah Graham, 18, was last seen on surveillance video at a Charlottesville Irish pub around 12:46 a.m. Saturday, reports the station. About a half hour later, around 1:20 a.m., she texted a friend saying she was lost in the area of 14th and Wertland Streets.

    Now, investigators say they don't believe she was in that area at all, reports the station.

    "We don't know whether it was auto correct on her phone or she just typed it in wrong, we have no idea," Charlottesville Police Capt. Pleasants told the station.

    cont. at the link
    University of Virginia student Hannah Graham’s last text likely incorrect, police say
    Posted 9:52 am, September 17, 2014, by Web Staff, Updated at 10:35am, September 17, 2014

    [...]
    Police are now working with the Federal Bureau of Investigations to retrieve phone data that might show where that text was sent from.

    [...]

    The timeline of the last hours anyone heard from her is:

    11: 50 p.m. Friday, Graham was last seen by friends at Camden Plaza Apartments, in the 200 block of 14th Street NW.
    12:45 a.m. Saturday she was seen on surveillance video outside of McGrady’s Pub on Grady Street.
    1:20 a.m. Saturday, she sends a text to friends saying she was lost in the area around 14th and Wertland Streets.

    Google maps indicates the distances between these places would make for substantial walks, especially for person “fairly well intoxicated,” as police and friends say she was.

    Pleasants said the camera outside McGrady’s Irish Pub showed Graham walking “in front of the building for several minutes, apparently it appears, maybe even talking to someone, and then walking away — leaving eastbound on Grady at 12:46 a.m.”


    Search for missing UVa student Hannah Graham intensifies
    Posted: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 7:30 pm

    By Dean Seal The (Charlottesville) Daily Progress

    The search for a University of Virginia student shifted Tuesday after police obtained video showing her walking outside a Charlottesville bar, but authorities appeared to draw no closer to finding her three days after her disappearance.

    As the FBI, state Department of Emergency Management and search dog teams joined the effort to find second-year student Hannah Elizabeth Graham, 18, a familiar mystery gripped Central Virginia, where a string of young women have gone missing over the past five years, starting with Morgan Harrington in 2009.

    [...]

    Police set up a tip line at (434) 295-3851, along with a command post at the Albemarle County Police Department. Tips have flooded in, police said.

    “We’ve gotten probably about 60 calls in relation to the case, and every little bit helps,” said city police spokesman Lt. Ronnie Roberts. “You may think it’s not important, but if you have any information — any at all — please call.”



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    Missing University of Virginia Student Hannah Graham Seen Followed by Man
    Sep 18, 2014, 11:34 AM ET
    By MEGHAN KENEALLY and MISEON LEE via Good Morning America

    A man seen following missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham in newly released security footage told police that he was following Graham because she appeared "physically distressed" and he was trying to help her.

    The man told police that he stopped following Graham when he she met a second man that she seemed to know and put his arm around her, according to police.

    The videos that include the man, who has not been publicly identified, is the latest clue in the search for missing sophomore who has not been heard from since she texted friends just before 1:20 a.m. Saturday.

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    Missing University of Virginia Student Hannah Graham Seen on Video
    Sep 17, 2014, 6:39 PM ET
    By MEGHAN KENEALLY via GOOD MORNING AMERICA

    Surveillance videos of the last time missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham was seen were released today and they appear to show the sophomore running at one point and retracing her steps as if she was uncertain of which way to go.

    Charlottesville police also said that there is a legitimate reason to consider Graham's case as similar to that of at least one other girl who has disappeared in the area in the past five years.

    “Both of them occurred within the proximity of the University of Virginia. Both of them are young girls,” Chief Timothy Longo said in reference to the 2009 case of Morgan Harrington.

    cont. at the link
    'Heartbroken' Family of Missing University of Virginia Student Hannah Graham Pleads for Help
    Sep 16, 2014, 3:30 PM ET
    By STEVE OSUNSAMI, DAN GOOD and MEGHAN KENEALLY via GOOD MORNING AMERICA

    [...]

    "Those of us who know and love Hannah know that she would not disappear without contacting family or friends," the student's family said in a statement released by the university.

    "We urge anyone with any information, however insignificant it may seem, to call a newly dedicated tip line at 434-295-3851 at the Charlottesville Police Department," the family said.

    They described Graham as being "highly responsible and organized" and said "all summer she was looking forward to the start of the new school year."

    "She embraces life with energy and enthusiasm and has enriched the lives of many. Her empathy is evident in her daily interactions with us and her friends," the statement from John, Susan and James Graham stated.

    "The kindness and support of so many – her friends at U.Va., particularly her friends on the Ski Team, her friends from high school, our neighbors, and the larger community – mean so much to us at this difficult time," the statement concluded.

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    Police Release Description of Person of Interest in Hannah Graham Case
    Posted: Sep 17, 2014 9:11 PM CST Updated: Sep 18, 2014 3:33 PM CST
    By WRIC Newsroom

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WRIC) - UPDATE: The Charlottesville Police Department has released a description of a man a witness has identified as having contact with Hannah Elizabeth Graham the night she disappeared.

    This person is described as a black male, 5'10"-5'11", 250-285 pounds, close shaved head, goatee, with a slight 'beer belly'. He is described as being in his late 20's-early 30's and wearing black jeans and a white t-shirt.

    He was seen with Hannah in the area of East Main Street on the Downtown Mall in the city of Charlottesville around 1-1:15 a.m. on September 13 (Friday night/Saturday morning)

    Police are considering him a person of interest and ask if anyone has information on him or saw him that night, please call the tip line at 434-295-3851.

    In addition, the city of Charlottesville is offering a $10,000 reward for information that leads to the cause of the disappearance of Graham. The University of Virginia is also offering $10,000, along with other individuals and businesses coming forward to contribute.

    The total reward being offered, with all contributions, is $50,000.

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    Missing UVA student Hannah Graham is the FIFTH young woman in five years to vanish along 'Route 29 corridor' - and only one body has ever been found
    By Nick Fagge In Charlottesville, Virginia For Mailonline
    Published: 06:13 EST, 18 September 2014 - Updated: 10:46 EST, 18 September 2014




    • Hannah Graham, 18, disappeared on a night out in Charlottesville, Virginia in the early hours of Saturday morning
    • Four other women have vanished just a few minutes' drive from the main highway through the city between 2009 and 2014
    • The remains of three have never been found and just one killer jailed
    • Gil Harrington, mom of Morgan Harrington, 20, who was found raped and murdered after three months said: 'You kind of go down the rabbit hole again of anguish
    • She believes that Morgan was murdered by a serial killer but police insist that Hannah's disappearance is strictly a missing persons case at this stage

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz3DhpluY00
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    As new videos surface, police seek to question man about missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham
    By The Associated Press, Jeff Goldberg, Robert Lyles, ABC 7 News
    September 18, 2014 - 11:39 am
    Updated: September 18, 2014 - 05:43 pm

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WJLA/AP) - Police said Thursday they were seeking to talk to a man who was seen by a witness with a University of Virginia student the night she disappeared.

    [...]

    The man was described by police as black, between 5-foot-10 and 5-foot-11, 250 to 285 pounds, with a close-shaved head, goatee, and a slight "beer belly." Police said the man was in his late 20s to early 30s and was wearing black jeans and a white t-shirt.

    Pleasants said this man was seen with Graham in the the 300 to 500 blocks of East Main Street on the Downtown Mall around 1 to 1:15 a.m. on Saturday.

    "We certainly need to talk to this person and see what his interaction was," Pleasants said.

    The man isn't seen in either video. The second video appears to show someone next to Graham, but Pleasants said it was her reflection in the store window.

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    Videos offer clues in search for missing University of Virginia student
    By Catherine E. Shoichet, CNN
    updated 5:58 PM EDT, Thu September 18, 2014

    [...]

    Could there be a link to the Harrington case?

    "Certainly the question has arisen. It's certainly a legitimate question," Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo told reporters Wednesday.

    "If there comes a time where we believe there is a substantive link to those two investigations, we'll share that with you," he said.

    So far, the police chief said, investigators haven't found anything to tie the two cases. And they haven't found any sign of foul play, despite the concerns the teen's parents have expressed.

    "As a parent, I'd be very concerned, but we don't have any substantive evidence to confirm that," he said. "But you know, they're speaking from their heart."

    interview with Chief Longo at the link

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    Hannah Graham search: Police execute warrant at apartment, but find no sign of missing U.Va. student
    By ABC News, ABC 7 News, Associated Press
    September 19, 2014 - 10:50 am -- Updated: September 19, 2014 - 12:47 pm

    Charlottesville police rushed to an apartment in the 100 block of Hessian Hills Way, off Barracks Road, that they believed was the last place that the 18-year-old was seen - however they found no sign of her.

    There were people in the apartment, but police have not arrested anyone at this time.

    In addition to the apartment, sealed search warrants also covered a car and a phone, according to police. The warrants were executed one day after a description of a person of interest was released along with a $50,000 reward about Graham's disappearance.
    Car Seized, Apartment Searched in Hunt For Missing University of Virginia Student Hannah Graham
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Sep 19, 2014, 12:37 PM ET
    By MEGHAN KENEALLY, JENNIFER HARRISON and STEVE OSUNSAMI via Good Morning America

    The searches were part of a trio of warrants executed today, according to Charlottesville police. The third warrant was for a phone, police said.

    All three search warrants were connected to the same person of interest. The person sought at the apartment doesn't quite match description police gave Thursday, officials said.



    Police search car, apartment in connection with missing UVA student Hannah Graham
    Published September 19, 2014
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    It's not yet known whether the apartment belongs to the person of interest who police said was seen walking with Graham the night she disappeared. Authorities did not say what was found in the vehicle. A press conference is planned for 3 p.m. Friday.
    Search for clues in missing UVA student's disappearance moves to apartment complex
    Published September 19, 2014 FoxNews.com

    [...]

    Detective Jim Mooney, the lead investigator, said police have interviewed about 50 people so far in the case.

    The search for the student, who was born in England but has lived in Virginia since she was 5, has involved local police, the Virginia State Police, University of Virginia police and the FBI, which is processing leads, Pleasants said. The search has also included canine teams and helicopters.
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    Chief Longo talks to media regarding search warrants executed in the 100 block of Hessian Hills Way, Charlottesville, Friday morning, September 19, 2014.

    Police search apartment for evidence in Hannah Graham case
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    From the Boston bombings to Hannah Graham: How Internet sleuths help (and hurt) police investigations
    By Caitlin Dewey September 19 at 4:20 PM

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    This, in fact, may be the critical red line between “good” Internet sleuths and “bad”: The former work to help actual investigators; the latter want to be the investigators, themselves. It’s a subtle bit of hubris that explains the yawning ethical and efficacy chasm between calling a tip in to police, say, and calling the suspect or witness directly.
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    Friday afternoon, September 19, press conference with Chief Longo and Charlottesville PD

    Chief Longo begins at about 13:00.

    http://www.wdbj7.com/news/local/watc...aming/25755784
    Volunteers can help in search for Hannah Graham

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    Police ID man who left bar with missing U.Va. student
    Joanie Vasiliadis and Meta Pettus, WUSA-TV, Washington 8:04 p.m. EDT September 19, 2014

    Witnesses saw Graham, 18, of Alexandria, Va., inside a downtown restaurant and bar early Saturday with a 32-year-old man who had been observed earlier on surveillance video tailing the sophomore, Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo said.

    Before the two entered the bar, witnesses saw the man, dressed in all white, put his hands around Graham's waist. At the bar, the man bought alcohol, and he and Graham left after 15 minutes, Longo said.

    "People saw Hannah, and people saw him, and people saw them together," Longo said.

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    Police: Missing UVA student left with man in car
    Joanie Vasiliadis, WUSA 5:57 p.m. EDT September 19, 2014

    [...]

    The man was with Hannah Graham inside the Tempo Restaurant located at 117 5th St on the Downtown Mall, police said during a press conference Friday. He purchased alcohol, and the two left Tempo after 15 minutes, police said. The man's car left the Downtown Mall, and police said they believe Hannah Graham was in the car as well.

    Police executed a search warrant of the man's car, a 1997 burnt orange Chrysler Coupe, and an apartment at 164 Hessian Hills Way Friday morning. The man police were looking for was inside the apartment along with two other people, but he is not in custody, police said.

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    "Sept. 12

    2. 9:30 p.m. ET. Graham is captured on Camden Plaza Apartments surveillance video in a hallway a few blocks away from the GrandMarc apartments (1) where she lives.

    2. 11:50 p.m. Graham's friends meet her at Camden Plaza Apartments on 14th Street Northwest. It is the last time they see her.

    Sept. 13

    3. 12:46 a.m. Graham is captured on surveillance video at McGrady's Pub on Grady Avenue. Police say she was having a conversation with a man and appeared drunk.

    4. 1 a.m. Graham is captured on surveillance video at a Shell gas station on Preston Avenue across railroad tracks from her apartment and the UVa. campus. She's seen running then walking.

    5. 1:06 a.m. Graham is captured on surveillance video at Sal's Pizza on East Main Street. A white man walks into the camera's view, looks over his shoulder then steps into a doorway. Graham walks past him and then he starts walking behind her. He later came to police and told them he was following Graham because she seemed distressed and he wanted to make sure she was safe.

    6. 1:08 a.m. Graham is captured on surveillance video at Tuel's Jewelers on East Main Street. The video shows the man walking some distance behind her.

    7. After 1:08 a.m. Graham and a man with dreadlocks enter Tempo Restaurant & Bar on Fifth Street Southeast. He buys alcohol, they stay 15 minutes and leave together.

    • 1:20 a.m. Graham texts friends, "I'm coming to a party...but I'm lost." It was the last time she had contact with anyone. If her phone pinpointed her location, police have not released the information, and police did not clarify whether the text was sent before or after leaving the bar.

    On Sept. 19, police receive a warrant to search a car and condo (8) about 3 miles northwest from where Graham was last seen."

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/n...dent/15890571/

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    Hannah Graham Case: More Than 1,000 to Search for Missing U.Va. Student

    The first wave of volunteers spread out around Charlottesville, Virginia, on Saturday to search for a missing University of Virginia student who disappeared a week earlier. More than 1,600 people gathered Friday night at the John Paul Jones Arena for a briefing on the massive search for 18-year-old Hannah Graham, who vanished a week ago after an off-campus party, said Jeffrey Stern, a state coordinator for the Virginia Department of Emergency Management. Crews said the turnout was so large that volunteers would be split into groups with different start times, according to NBC affiliate WVIR. The first shift started at 8 a.m. ET.
    EXCLUSIVE: 'Person of interest' in hunt for missing Hannah Graham is a nursing assistant who admits he bought her drinks but claims he did NOT drive off with her in his car
    By Nick Fagge In Charlottesville, Virginia, For Mailonline
    Published: 11:11 EST, 20 September 2014 | Updated: 13:02 EST, 20 September 2014

    The ‘person of interest’ in the case of missing UVA student Hannah Graham admits that he bought her drinks but denies he drove off with her in his car, MailOnline can reveal exclusively.

    Jesse ‘LJ’ Matthew has confirmed he met the 18-year-old in Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall on the night she went missing and bought her drinks at a local bar.

    But Matthew, a nursing assistant at UVA Hospital, told his mother that Hannah did not get into his car and that the pair ‘went their separate ways.'

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz3DszGloD3


    Charlottesville Police identifying person of interest in Hannah Graham case
    Posted: Sep 20, 2014 1:55 PM CST Updated: Sep 20, 2014 1:56 PM CST
    By Geneva Smith

    [...]

    It's unclear whether investigators have questioned Matthew yet. Police say they are still aware of his location. Call the Charlottesville Police tip line at (434) 295-3851 if you have information about this case.


    Dreadlocked man in case of missing student Hannah Graham identified as nursing assistant
    By Staff Writer 2 hours 8 minutes ago

    Matthew has lived in Charlottesville his whole life, where he works in the operating room of the UVA Hospital, sources told MailOnline. He is a nursing assistant who transports patients to the operating room. -

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