Charlottesville Police ID the Person of Interest in the Case of Missing UVA Student Hannah Graham as Jesse ‘LJ’ Matthew
The Charlottesville police have identified the POI in the case of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham as Jesse ‘LJ’ Matthew. The authorities had only previously described the person of interest as black male, 32-year-old, 6′ 2″ tall with dreadlocks dressed in all white. 18 year old Hannah Graham has been missing since 9/13/14.
Charlottesville police have identified the person of interest in the case of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham as Jesse ‘LJ’ Matthew. In a press conference on Friday, police revealed they had identified a person of interest in the case, but they did not release his name at that time. Police call him a person of interest, they have not referred to him as a suspect nor is he charged with any crime related to the Hannah Graham case. Police say they have had contact with him but formal questioning has not taken place.
Jesse ‘LJ’ Matthew has confirmed he met the 18-year old in Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall and bought her drinks, but says she never got in his car. She went her way and he went his. Hmm, sounds an awful lot like he just left her on the beach, doesn’t it?
Jesse ‘LJ’ Matthew
Police are executing a search warrant at a Charlottesville apartment complex in connection with the Hannah Graham disappearance.(Photo: Surae Chinn, WUSA)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
- Jesse ‘LJ’ Matthew has been reviewed as the man who was being sought in connection with the disappearance of Hannah Graham in Virginia
- Matthew is a nursing assistant at UVA Hospital
- Police converged on his building just outside Charlottesville, Virginia, to execute a search warrant
- Close friends identify Matthew as the man in the footage but remain skeptical he could have been behind the disappearance
- Police have said they’ve contacted the ‘person of interest’ but have no probable cause to arrest him
- Graham, a British-born sophomore raised in Virginia, was last seen on September 1
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