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49 min ago | via WUSA-TV Washington
Suspect in U.Va. missing student case faces hearing Jesse Matthew faces arraignment Thursday on a reckless driving charge tied to his own brief disappearance before his arrest. Comment?
8 hrs ago | via USA Today
A hearing was postponed Thursday for the suspect in the abduction of University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham whose 19-day disappearance has shaken local residents and raised questions of a possible link to a string of similar local tragedies. Hearing postponed for suspect in U.Va. Comment?
9 hrs ago | via Examiner.com
Police in Virginia say the investigation of college student Hannah Graham's disappearance led them to a major break in the unsolved death of a woman who disappeared from the University of Virginia campus in 2009. The prime suspect in the Hannah Graham case, Jesse L. Matthew Jr., has been linked by forensics to the death of another Virginia college student who went missing in 2009, authorities say. Comment?
12 hrs ago | via Greenwich Citizen
This undated photo provided by the City of Charlottesville, Va. on Friday, Sept. Comment?
12 hrs ago | via The Republic
Police have revealed next to nothing about the evidence they have against Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., and they won't have to for months to come. Charlottesville police identified Matthew as a suspect even before his arrest last week in Texas on a warrant alleging he abducted University of Virginia student Hannah Graham with the intent to attack her sexually. Comment?
13 hrs ago | via Hampton Roads Daily Press
The man charged with abducting a University of Virginia student who went missing nearly three weeks ago was accused of sexual assault at Christopher Newport University 11 years ago. Jesse L. Matthew Jr. - who police say also has been linked to a Virginia Tech student found dead nearly five years ago - attended CNU from January to Oct. 15, 2003, the school said. Comment?
17 hrs ago | via KRVN-AM Lexington
Virginia State Police have already confirmed that they found "a new forensic link" between the 2009 murder of Morgan Harrington and Jesse Matthew, 32, who has been arrested and charged with abduction with intent to defile in the case of Graham's disappearance last month. Virginia State Police investigating Harrington's death found a DNA link in 2010 between her murder and the 2005 sexual assault of a woman in Fairfax, Virginia. Comment?
17 hrs ago | via New York Daily News
The capture of Jesse Matthew, 32, in the case of the missing 18-year-old University of Virginia coed has authorities looking at the Charlottesville native in up to 10 rapes, murders and disappearances dating back to a rape allegation against the man 12 years ago. Matthew has only been charged in the Graham case, but officials have also linked him to a 2009 murder in Charlottesville and a 2005 rape in Fairfax. Comment?
19 hrs ago | via WTVR Richmond
It was the picture of Jesse Matthew that made the father of slain Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington do a double-take. It was uncanny how much the suspect in the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham resembled the police sketch of the man wanted in connection with the kidnapping and sexual assault of a woman in Fairfax, Viriginia, in 2005. Comment?
20 hrs ago | via WJLA-TV Arlington
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Police are now using drones to aid in their search for missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham. Comment?
23 hrs ago | via WUSA-TV Washington
Police probe possible Graham suspect link to Clarke case ORANGE COUNTY, Va. Check out this story on WUSA9.com: http://on.wusa9.com/1vxhhAM ORANGE, Va. Comment?
Yesterday | via WTOP-FM Washington
Morgan Harrington's parents were so convinced that a serial offender was responsible for their daughter's killing in 2009, they started a nonprofit foundation aimed at protecting other young women. Five years later, the Harringtons are reacting with a mixture of both sadness and relief to the news that the arrest of a man in the recent disappearance of a University of Virginia student has provided a "forensic link" to their 20-year-old daughter's unsolved killing. Comment?
Yesterday | via Cavalier Daily
Virginia State Police released a statement Monday confirming a forensic link between second-year College student Hannah Graham's recent disappearance and Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington's death in 2009. Police say DNA samples taken from suspect Jesse Matthew in the Graham case match DNA samples found in connection to the Harrington case. Comment?
Yesterday | via The Virginian-Pilot
Back in high school, apparently, "LJ" was everyone's friend. "Just a nice, sociable guy," recalled one former classmate of Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., 32, who is in jail today, accused in the disappearance of Hannah Graham. Comment?
Tuesday | via KOLD-TV Tucson
By ALAN SUDERMAN and LARRY O'DELL Associated Press CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Virginia police aren't saying much at all about their evidence against a suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student, but they seem to be working systematically to link his DNA to an expanding circle of attacks on women, a criminal defense expert suggested Tuesday. Comment?
Tuesday | via Tyler Morning Telegraph
This undated photo provided by the Charlottesville, Va. Police Department shows Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. Authorities are again searching the apartment of Matthew, and they believe he is the last person seen with University of Virginia student Hannah Graham before she disappeared. Comment?
Tuesday | via Press-Telegram
They both were walking alone, separated from their friends late at night on or near the University of Virginia campus. One was found dead nearly five years ago. Comment?
Tuesday | via Sydney Morning Herald
The man suspected in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student Hannah Graham has been linked by forensic evidence to the death of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington, 20, who disappeared in October 2009. Photo: Reuters Virginia State Police investigators said on Monday that the arrest of Jesse L. "LJ" Matthew Jr., who allegedly abducted missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham this month, has provided "a significant break" in the case of a young woman who similarly disappeared in Charlottesville five years ago and was later found dead. Comment?
Tuesday | via Fox News
Jesse Matthew Jr., center, is a suspect in the disappearance of Hannah Graham, right. Virginia State Police said Monday he is linked forensically to the 2009 disappearance of Morgan Harrington, left. Comment?
Monday Sep 29 | via CNN
Morgan Harrington, a 20-year-old Virginia Tech student, disappeared in October 2009. Her remains were found a few months later. Comment?
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