18 Year Old University of Virginia Student Hannah Elizabeth Graham Missing Since 9/13/14 in Charlottesville, VA (VIDEO)
18 year old coed Hannah Elizabeth Graham has been missing since September 13, 2014 in Charlottesville, Virginia. Hannah Elizabeth Graham. a student at the University of Virginia, was last seen by friends at Camden Plaza about 11:50 p.m. Friday, according to Facebook posts. Her last contact with friends via text message at 1:20 a.m. on Saturday saying she was lost walking home from a party near 14th and Wertland. She texted a friend after leaving a party, “I’m lost, come find me.”
Police say that Hannah Elizabeth Graham last had contact with friends via text message at 1:20 a.m. on Saturday. She was last seen Friday night/Saturday morning between midnight and 1 a.m.
On Sunday, friends and family realized they hadn’t seen or had contact with Graham, and a call was placed to the Emergency Communications Center to report her missing. The Charlottesville Police Department then notified the UVa Police Department of the report.
UVa has set up a website with information on the case along with a letter from the Chief of Police, Michael Gibson. On the page, Graham is described as 5’11″ with a skinny build, blue eyes, light brown hair and freckles. She was last seen wearing a black crop top with mesh cut outs.
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Police released photos taken from a surveillance camera three hours before Graham went missing. The images show her dressed in black slacks and a gold and black, bare-midriff top with mesh cutouts, the same outfit she is believed to have worn at the time she went missing.
Spokeswoman Corinne Geller said state police have been in close contact with city investigators but are not currently involved in the investigation.
“We are in communication and we’re assisting where we can,” Geller said.
The search for Graham is hitting social media as well as the streets.
Pleas from Graham’s friends are being shared on hundreds of Facebook pages and friends on Twitter have reported that she told friends she was headed to a party before she disappeared.
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There are numerous surveillance cameras in the search area and police have collected a number of videos, including one of Graham leaving her apartment complex.
Graham is described as approximately 5’11″ tall with a skinny build, with blue eyes, light brown hair and freckles. She was last seen wearing a black crop top with mesh cutouts.
Charlottesville police started looking for Graham Sunday when she was reported missing. “Detectives are out speaking with any person who had communication with her. Detectives are searching her phone records, bank accounts, computer, to see if there is any indication of where she might be,” said Captain Gary Pleasants of the Charlottesville Police Department.
On Sunday searchers used a bloodhound to try to track a scent but it turned up nothing. Searchers will likely bring in another bloodhound Tuesday.
Monday, the Virginia State Police joined the search.
Hannah Elizabeth Graham, the missing University of Virginia student who has not been heard from since Saturday, was spotted on surveillance video outside of a bar early Saturday morning, according to the Charlottesville Police Department.
The FBI joined the search for Graham on Tuesday. Also Tuesday, the Albemarle County Sheriff’s Office assisted with what they are calling a search and rescue effort.
“Last night we expanded our search about 25 to 30 blocks Right now we are focusing on another five to six block area which is outside of the zone we looked at last night,” said Captain Guy Williams of the Albemarle County Sheriff’s Office.
Police adjusted their search area Tuesday for a missing University of Virginia student, at least the fourth young woman to go missing in the area in the past five years.
The shift in the search for Hannah Elizabeth Graham is based on video that police obtained showing Graham walking early Saturday outside of a bar where she was last seen, Charlottesville police Lt. Robbie Roberts said.
The video, which was not released, shifted the search east of the original focus of the investigation, he said.
If anyone has any with information regarding the whereabouts of Hannah Elizabeth Graham, please contact the Charlottesville Police Department at 434-970-3280 or Crimestoppers at 434-977-4000.