Human stays found in Virginia were identified on Friday as those of blank university student Hannah Graham, and prosecutors are focusing on some-more charges opposite a think in her disappearance, authorities said.
Graham, a University of Virginia sophomore, was final seen on Sept. 13 in Charlottesville, site of a university. Searchers detected a stays on Oct. 18 on deserted skill nearby a town, and Jesse Matthew Jr., 32, of Charlottesville, has been charged in her disappearance.
The disappearance shook a college city in central Virginia and drew inhabitant attention, generally after Matthew, a final chairman seen with Graham, was related to passionate assaults and a disappearance of another woman.
The Medical Examiner’s Office in Richmond “has reliable that these are a stays of Hannah Graham, 18, of Fairfax, Va.,” the Albemarle County Police Department said in a statement.
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Police called for a team-work of a open as they investigated Graham’s death. Matthew was arrested in Texas last month and is jailed in Charlottesville on a assign of abduction with vigilant to defile.
In a statement, the Albemarle County Commonwealth’s Attorney’s Office pronounced a concentration of a review now was to establish what charges will be brought and when to make them.
The teenager’s parents, John and Sue Graham, pronounced in a matter that they were “devastated by a detriment of a pleasing daughter, Hannah.”
They thanked police, puncture workers and hundreds of volunteers who searched until a stays were found. Other families in Virginia and elsewhere were still watchful for blank desired ones to be discovered, they said.
“Please continue to reason these families in your thoughts and prayers,” they said.
Matthew, a sanatorium worker, was charged this week with attempted murder, abduction and passionate conflict in a 2005 conflict in Fairfax, nearby Washington. A Fairfax County judge sealed a dais aver on Thursday grouping him to seem on a charges.
Police have pronounced debate justification links Matthew to Morgan Harrington, a Virginia Tech student who left after withdrawal a Charlottesville concert in Oct 2009. Her physique was detected in 2010.
Matthew was also a categorical think in a 2002 campus rape review while attending Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. No charges were filed.
He attended Christopher Newport University in Newport News, Va., in 2003. A football player, Matthew left a group shortly after a news of an on-campus passionate assault, a university has said.
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