Human remains have been found in the search for missing Hannah Graham. The remains were found at approximately noon today, when a team of volunteers with the Chesterfield County, VA, Sheriff’s Office was searching an abandoned property along Old Lynchburg Road in southern Albemarle County. 18 year old Hannah Graham went missing on September 13 and was last seen with Jesse Matthew, who was arrested last month and eventually charged with abduction with intent to defile.
Albemarle County Police, City of Charlottesville Police and Virginia State Police spent the afternoon preserving the scene and processing evidence, police said.
The remains will be transported to the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond for examination, autopsy and identification.
Authorities looking for Hannah Graham found human remains Saturday on an abandoned property eight miles from where the University of Virginia student was last seen five weeks ago, police said
Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Department members participating in the search made the discovery before noon in southern Albemarle County in central Virginia, according to Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo.
Shortly thereafter, a detective relayed the news to Graham’s parents.
“These are human remains and forensic tests need to be conducted to determine the identification…,” Longo told reporters. “But nonetheless we wanted to be quick and timely to share that information with the Graham family.”
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