Daily Commentary – Tuesday, September 30, 2014 – Breaking News in the Hannah Graham Missing Persons Case
- DNA of the suspect in the Hannah Graham case matched DNA collected in the Morgan Harrington 2009 murder case. Go to blinkoncrime.com and scaredmonkeys.net for updates
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Jesse Matthew, Suspect in Missing UVA Coed Hannah Graham Disappearance Linked by DNA to Second Missing & Murdered Case of VA Tech Student Morgan Harrington
BREAKING NEWS- sources inside the investigation of both the murder of Morgan Dana Harrington and the abduction with the intent to defile of 2nd year student at UVA, Hannah Graham have confirmed to S. Christina Stoy, Editor in Chief of www.blinkoncrime.com that DNA belonging to Jesse Leroy Matthew, Jr matches the DNA link to that of a wanted suspect in the Harrington murder.
Further tests are being conducted to connect Mr. Matthew to a 2005 Fairfax sexual assault as well.
Virginia State Police are saying that Jesse Matthew, the suspect in the case of missing UVA student Hannah Graham, is also linked through forensic evidence to the 2009 death if 20 year old Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington. Our sister site, Blink on Crime has done extensive research on the Morgan Harrington case thru the years. Matthew was recently arrested in Galveston county, Texas and charged him with the class 2 felony of abduction with intent to defile. No arrest has ever been made in the Morgan Harrington case, and the cause of her death is still under investigation. According to CNN affiliate WTVR, there are at least two other women besides Graham and Harrington who have disappeared from the same area since 2009. Alexis Murphy of Lovingston and Samantha Clarke of Orange also went missing there.
Morgan Harrington, left – Hannah Graham, right
The arrest of Jesse Matthew — the suspect in the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham — has resulted in a “significant break” in the 2009 death of another young woman in the same area, police said.
Virginia State Police say there is a “new forensic link” between the Hannah Graham case and the death of Morgan Harrington, a 20-year-old Virginia Tech student, who went missing after attending a Metallica concert in Charlottesville in October 2009. Her remains were found on a farm months later.
Almost from the start, speculation was raised about the possibility of a connection between Graham’s disappearance and Harrington’s death.
Look for a story later today at Blink on Crime connecting the two cases between missing Hannah Graham and murdered Morgan Harrington.
Arrest Warrant Issued for Aaron Lewis Wanted in the Kidnapping/Abduction of Missing Beverly Carter in Scott, AR
An arrest warrant has been issued for 33 year old Aaron Lewis in the disappearance of missing 49 year old Beverly Scott. Aaron Lewis is believed to have kidnapped Beverly Scott Thursday night, 9/25/14, as Carter was showing a home in Scott, Arkansas. Pulaski County authorities say Lewis was a person of interest before he was involved in a car accident Sunday afternoon. Police deputies took a picture of Lewis’s injuries; however, at that point there was no arrest warrant. Lewis was taken to Baptist Health in Little Rock to get a CT scan, but because of HIPAA privacy rules, and the fact he was not under arrest yet, police deputies couldn’t go back to the hospital with him. Lewis managed to slip out of the hospital and evade police.
Aaron Lewis is a white male, 5 feet 11 inches and approximately 156 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes. Lewis had a criminal history in Arkansas, Kansas City, and Utah. Aaron Lewis is presently out on parole.
The Pulaski County District Court has issued a warrant for the arrest of Aaron Lewis. Lewis is wanted on one count of kidnapping in relation to the disappearance of realtor Beverly Carter.
According to the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office, Lewis, 33, may have kidnapped Beverly Carter, the realtor who disappeared Thursday evening after meeting a potential client at a home in Scott. Police say as of Sunday evening, Carter has still not been found.
Pulaski County authorities say Lewis was a person of interest before he was involved in a Sunday afternoon car accident. Following the accident, deputies took a picture of Lewis’s facial injuries. Because of his injuries, he was taken to Baptist Health in Little Rock before the arrest warrant was issued by a judge.
UPDATE I: Person of Interest now a suspect in the disappearance of Beverly Carter … Lewis has a criminal past
Lewis’ vehicle apparently collided with a concrete barrier on the north side of Jacksonville Cato Road; it came to a rest on top of a concrete culvert, according to the crash report. The reporting officer said Lewis indicated that another vehicle had ran him off the roadway, but witnesses said that Lewis was speeding and began to fishtail prior to the crash.
He was taken to Baptist Hospital ER for shoulder and neck injuries, and written a citation for careless driving and no seat belt. A photo taken immediately after the accident also showed injuries on his face including a bloodied nose, and what appears to be a large gash on his forehead.
The crash happened around 9:55 Sunday morning. A truck description was not provided.
Minden confirmed that Lewis is on active parole, and has been out since August 2013. Minden added that he does have a criminal history in Arkansas from the northwest part of the state. He has been charged with the following crimes in the past:
- Felony Theft of Property (Washington County Sheriff’s Office),
- Obstruction of Government Operations (Benton County Sheriff’s Office),
- Failure to Appear misdemeanor and felony (BCSO),
- Accomplice to Theft of Property (BCSO),
- Theft of Property misdemeanor and felony (BCSO),
- Unlawful Removal of Theft Device (BCSO),
- Other out of state charges from the Kansas City Police Department and the Utah Department of Corrections.
49 year old Beverly Carter has been missing since Thursday, September 25, 2014 in Scott, Arkansas. Carter is a real estate agent who was supposed to meet an unknown person at a home on 14202 Old River Road in Scott to show a house around 5:30 p.m. However, after 3 hours of no contact, her husband went to the home on Old River Road, found his wife’s car with her purse and wallet inside, but she was nowhere to be found. The front door of the home was wide open. Beverly Carter has not been seen since. Her husband did say that he received three text from his wife around 1 a.m. Friday but that it didn’t sound like her at all.
Beverly Carter is blonde, has green eyes, is 5′ 2″ tall and weighs around 145lbs. She was last seen wearing a black sleeveless shirt and red shorts.
Beverly Carter – Missing
Police are still searching for clues in the disappearance of a central Arkansas real estate agent.
The Pulaski County Sheriff’s Office is searching for 49-year-old Beverly Carter. She was reported missing by her husband September 25 after she was supposed to meet an unknown person at a home on Old River Road in Scott to show a house around 5:30 p.m.
After three and half hours of no contact, her husband went to the home on Old River Road and found his wife’s car with her purse and wallet inside, but she was nowhere to be found, and investigators have found no trace of a crime.
“Her car was there, and the house was wide open, and I knew that something was wrong,” her husband, Carl Carter, described of the scene when he went to look for her.
People living near the home are shocked. Some told us they saw Beverly’s car and another vehicle in the driveway last night but thought nothing of it because the home is for sale.
“A tall skinny white man got out of the truck to pull up the one he was showing the house to,” a neighbor said.
Carter said he and Beverly have been married for 35 years and he wants her back home with the family.
Detectives are looking at this as a missing persons case.
While one of the detectives said he believes Beverly was taken from the home, no description on the possible suspect or a vehicle have been released.
Police are in their second day of looking for clues in the disappearance of a central Arkansas real estate agent. More than 250 volunteers were out helping authorities search for clues Saturday.
Saturday’s volunteers were divided into two groups — one group searched Old River Road, where Carter’s car was found, and the other group was sent to I-30 and Highway 161. Some searched by foot, others by ATV. Deputies received dozens of requests from search crews to check on items that could possibly lead to clues, but so far, no evidence has turned up.
“It’s a vast amount of acreage,” said Lt. Carl Minden. “There’s a lot of farm land, swamp. There’s a lot of waterways.”
If anyone has any information on her whereabouts are urged to call the Pulaski County sheriff’s office’s 24-hour communications number, (501) 340-6963; its criminal investigations division, (501) 340-6940; or the central Arkansas CrimeStoppers tip line, (501) 340-8477.
Suspect in the Disappearance of Missing Hannah Graham, Jesse Matthew Arrested Wednesday Galveston, Texas
DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS … JESSE MATTHEW ARRESTED IN GALVESTON …
32 year old Jesse Matthew, the suspect in the disappearance of missing UVA student Hannah Graham, has been arrested Wednesday afternoon in Galveston County, Texas. Earlier this week, Jesse Matthew was officially named a suspect in Hannah Graham’s disappearance and charged him with the class 2 felony of abduction with intent to defile. Authorities found Jesse Matthew on a Texas beach some 1,300 miles from the Commonwealth of Virginia and took him into custody. Matthew is expected to make his first court appearance on Thursday. According to Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo, the extradition process has already begun to bring Matthew back to Virginia.
18 year old Hannah Graham, who has been missing since September 13 where she was last seen in the Downtown Mall area of Charlottesville, VA. Authorities are now offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the safe return of Hannah Graham, a second-year student at the University of Virginia. Police Chief Timothy Longo stated at a press conference on Wednesday night, “We have a person in custody, but there’s a long road ahead of us, and that long road includes finding Hannah Graham.”
The man charged with abducting missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham has been arrested in Texas, police said.
Jesse Matthew, 32, was arrested Wednesday afternoon in Galveston County, Texas, Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo told reporters Wednesday evening. He did not provide any details about how Matthew was arrested, or how he got to Texas. Matthew was charged Tuesday with abduction with intent to defile in the disappearance of second-year student Hannah Graham, 18, who vanished after leaving an off-campus party on Sept. 13.
“This case is nowhere near over. We have a person in custody, but a long road ahead of us,” Longo said. “We’re asking every person within the sound of my voice to find Hannah.”
The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office said Matthew was arrested on a beach in Gilchrist, Texas, at around 3:30 p.m. but wouldn’t provide further details. FBI Special Agent Adam Lee called the arrest “a positive close to this chapter of this very important case.”
Jesse Matthew – mug shot posted by the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office
The Galveston County Sheriff’s Office said Matthew was located on the beach in Gilcrest on the Bolivar Peninsula around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday.
According to Galveston County Judge Mark Henry, deputies received a call about a suspicious person camping in a tent on the beach. A deputy responded and ran the license plate of the suspicious person’s vehicle.
The license plate came back as “hot,” or wanted, said Henry, who was briefed on the circumstances.
Henry told Local 2 investigative reporter Jace Larson that Matthew did not resist arrest. The light blue Nissan Sentra found nearby was impounded.
Authorities are urging anyone with information to call the police tip line at 434-295-3851.
Jesse “JL” Matthew Named Suspect & Charged with Abduction in Case of Missing UVA Student Case of Hannah Graham
Arrest warrant issued for Jesse Leroy “JL” Matthew Jr. in the abduction of 18 year old Hannah Graham.
Charlottesville, VA Police Chief Timothy Longo announced yesterday that 32 year old Jesse Leroy “JL” Matthew Jr. has been charged with the abduction of missing UVA college student Hannah Graham. Longo stated, “We’ve reached that point that the Commonwealth thought we had sufficient probable cause for an arrest warrant.. We obtained an arrest warrant for Jesse Matthew Jr. charging him with the class 2 felony of abduction with intent to defile.” Hannah Graham was last seen on September 13, 2014. It is believed by police that Jesse Matthew was the last person seen with the 18 year old UVA coed.
Hannah Graham, left – Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., right
The man authorities believe was the last person seen with 18-year-old University of Virginia student Hannah Graham before she disappeared two week ago has been charged with her abduction – but is not in custody, police said Tuesday night.
Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo said at a news conference that officers were looking for Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., 32, after obtaining an arrest warrant from a magistrate.
“We’ve reached that point that the Commonwealth thought we had sufficient probable cause for an arrest warrant.. We obtained an arrest warrant for Jesse Matthew Jr. charging him with the class 2 felony of abduction with intent to defile,” Longo said.
Add two counts of Abduction with the intent to Defile to the WANTED poster of Jesse “JL” Matthew. Obviously, the forensic results came back from the search of Matthew’s car and home and they must have found evidence that Hannah Graham was in either or both. Also, they may have found other DNA material that would have led them to finally charge Matthew with Graham’s abduction.
Steve in a Red State
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation Confirm that Remains Found Sunday in Decatur County is that of Missing Holly Bobo (VIDEO)
Sad conclusion to a three year search … Holly Bobo has been found.
The TBI, Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, has confirmed that the remains found in Decatur County is that of Holly Bobo. On Sunday, two individuals found a human skull in an isolated wooded area in Decatur county while searching for ginseng. The remains were found about 10 miles away from the property of her suspected killer, Zachary Adams. Two men have been charged in connection with Bobo’s death, Zachary Adams and Jason Wayne Autry. Both have pleaded not guilty. District Attorney Matt Stowe stated, he is “ready, willing and able to seek the death penalty in this case. We are going to make sure that everyone who played a part in the heinous crime that has attacked the peace and dignity of the great state of Tennessee faces a consequence for that.”
Bobo’s remains were found Sunday in Decatur County, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said Monday night.
CNN affiliate WREG reported that hunters had found a human skull.
District Attorney Matt Stowe said he is “ready, willing and able to seek the death penalty in this case.”
“We are going to make sure that everyone who played a part in the heinous crime that has attacked the peace and dignity of the great state of Tennessee faces a consequence for that,” Stowe said Monday night.
UPDATE I: Press Conference VIDEO of the confirmation of the remains found in Decatur County, TN are that of missing nursing student Holly Bobo.
RAW VIDEO: TBI holds conference on discovery of Holly Bobo’s remains.
Now it is time to get JUSTICE FOR HOLLY!!!
District Attorney Matt Stowe promised that everyone involved in the death of Holly Bobo will be held accountable. Stowe said he is “ready, willing and able to seek the death penalty in this case.”
Missing Evansville, IN Woman Joelle Lockwood Found Safe … Two Arrested Have Been Made in Connection with Kidnapping
Joelle Lockwood has been found SAFE!!!
30 year old Joelle Ann Lockwood, who has been missing since July 6, 2014 in Evansville, Indiana, has been found alive and safe. A Facebook page, ‘Help Find Joelle Lockwell,’ created to help find a Lockwood first reported that she was alive and safe.
Thank you everyone for all there efforts with helping find Joelle!!! JOELLE IS FOUND!!! SHE IS ALIVE AND WELL. She appriciate s everyone’s time and energy. We are so happy she is found safe … THANK YOU LORD! Please give her and her family privacy during this time
Woohoo JOELLE IS SAFE AND FOUND!!!
An Indiana woman missing since July 2014 has been found alive and two people were arrested in connection with her disappearance, state police reported.
Joelle Ann Lockwood, 30, was last seen near Park and Florida streets in Evansville on July 6, the Evansville Courier and Press reported.
UPDATE I: The Evansville, Indiana Police Department have also confirmed that two individuals have been arrested in Posey County in connection with the abduction of Joelle Lockwood.
Two arrests have been made in the Joelle Lockwood missing person investigation. The arrests took place at a Posey County address that police believe Lockwood had been held captive in since early July.
Lockwood was reunited with her loved ones on Saturday evening. She had not been seen by friends or family since July 6th, 2014.
A man who had visited the suspects was able to get Lockwood out of the residence and brought her back to Evansville. Evansville Police were notified and she was interviewed by EPD Detectives. They determined that any criminal charges would be handled by Posey County authorities.
Members of the Posey County Sheriff’s Office , EPD Detectives, and the EPD SWAT Team served a warrant at the Posey County residence and took two people into custody.
The names of the suspects, all criminal charges, details of Lockwood’s confinement and rescue, and the location of the arrests will be released by the Posey County Prosecutor’s Office.
Officials tell us that two are arrests were made Saturday night in the investigation of missing woman Joelle Lockwood.
Evansville police tell us that the arrests were made at a residence in Posey County where they believe Lockwood had been held since early July.
We’re told that a man who visited the suspects got Lockwood out of captivity and brought her to Evansville. Lockwood was then interviewed by EPD detectives.
EPD says that any criminal charges will be handled by Posey County authorities.
8 Year Old Isabella Grogan-Cannella Missing Since 9/2/14 in Bullhead City, AZ (Update: Body Found Near Missing Girl’s Home)(Update: 26 Year Old Justin Rector Charged with Murder)(Update: Autopsy, Bella was Stragled)
The search is on for 8 year old Isabella “Bella” Grogan-Cannella who went missing from her home before 1:30 Tuesday morning, September 2, 2014 in Bullhead City, Arizona. She was last seen in her bed Monday night at her home on the 2400 block of Lakeside Drive (map). Police were called to the home early Tuesday morning, as “Bella’s” family told them that she wasn’t in her bed or anywhere in the house. According to reports, the FBI and National Center for Missing & Exploited Children have been contacted. To date, there has yet to be an Amber Alert issued.
The Bullhead City Police Department said Isabella Grogan-Cannella disappeared before 1:30 a.m. from her home, located on Lakeside Drive.
The girl, who goes by Bella, is 4’8″ tall and between 80 and 90 pounds. She has shoulder-length blond hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a green, sparkly tank top and dark shorts. She could be barefoot.
If anyone has any information concerning the child’s whereabouts, please call the Bullhead City Police Department at 928-763-1999.
UPDATE II: Body found near home of missing Arizona girl
Investigators found a body near the home of missing 8-year-old Isabella Grogan-Cannella, Bullhead City Police Chief Brian Williamson said Wednesday.
Authorities have not confirmed the identity of the body, Williamson said, adding that investigators planned to finish gathering evidence at the scene and turn the body over to the Medical Examiner’s Office for identification.
He would not provide additional information on the approximate age of the body, its gender or condition.
A body has been found in Bullhead City, Arizona, as authorities — including the FBI — search for an 8-year-old girl who has been missing for more than 40 hours, police said Wednesday.
At a news conference late Wednesday afternoon, police said it was too early to know whether the body is that of Isabella Grogan-Cannella, known as “Bella,” who went to bed Monday night but wasn’t there when her parents went to check on her shortly before 1:30 a.m. Tuesday. They said there were no signs of a break-in but that kidnapping was a possibility, and that they were searching the nearby Colorado River.
UPDATE III: 26 year old Justin James Rector arrested and charged with the kidnapping and first degree murder of Isabella “Bella” Grogan-Cannella.
A 26-year-old man snatched an eight-year-old girl in the middle of the night as he stayed at her family’s home – before murdering her and leaving her body in a shallow grave, police have said.
Justin James Rector was arrested on kidnapping and first-degree murder charges on Thursday morning after the body of Bella Grogan-Cannella was found in Bullhead City, Arizona on Wednesday.
At a press conference on Thursday, Police Chief Brian Williamson would not reveal how Bella died or if she had been sexually assaulted. He said they are still trying to determine a motive for the murder.
UPDATE IV: Medical Examiner Released the manner of death for Isabella “Bella” Grogan-Cannella on Friday … death was asphyxiation.
An 8-year-old girl reported missing from her Arizona home was strangled, authorities said Friday as they continued to investigate the case.
The Mohave County medical examiner released the manner of death for Isabella “Bella” Grogan-Cannella on Friday. The cause of death was asphyxiation.
Police found Isabella’s body in a shallow grave near her Bullhead City home Wednesday, a day after her family reported her missing.
Isabella was discovered wearing the same green, ruffled, sparkly tank top she had on when she was last seen. However, authorities said she didn’t have any clothing on her lower half and they are looking into whether she was the victim of sexual assault.
VIDEO Shows ISIS Beheading Another American Journalist Hostage, This Time Steven Sotloff … A “Second Message to America” to Halt Airstrikes in Iraq … Is UK Aid Worker David Cawthorne Haines Next?
Hmm, at what point will the MSM stop carrying the water and making excuses for Barack Obama and demand he do something?
The brutal, vicious and heinous actions of ISIS continues, as a VIDEO today showed yet another beheading of an American journalist. Just 13 days after the murderous beheading of James Foley, ISIS has done it again. This time they have beheaded Steven Sotloff in an act of barbarism. Steven Sotloff was a 31 year old freelance journalist from Florida who was kidnapped in Syria in August 2013. The masked murderer in the VIDEO actually called out Obama saying, “I’m back, Obama, and I’m back because of your arrogant foreign policy towards the Islamic State … So just as your missiles continue to strike our people, our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people.” And Barack Hussein Obama is no where to be found. I guess he is too busy dithering and being too cautious trying to figure out what his strategy is. Instead the feckless and clueless Obama would have you believe that this isn’t that bad and “The world’s always been messy … we’re just noticing now in part because of social media.” WHAT!!!
The Islamic State militant group released a video on Tuesday purporting to show the beheading of a second American hostage, journalist Steven Sotloff, raising the stakes in its confrontation with Washington over U.S. air strikes on its insurgents in Iraq.
“I’m back, Obama, and I’m back because of your arrogant foreign policy towards the Islamic State, because of your insistence on continuing your bombings and in Amerli, Zumar and the Mosul Dam, despite our serious warnings,” the masked man said in the video, addressing U.S. President Barack Obama.
“So just as your missiles continue to strike our people, our knife will continue to strike the necks of your people.”
In the video, Sotloff describes himself as “paying the price” with his life for the U.S. intervention in Iraq.
As the American Spectator asks, “How many more Americans does ISIS have to behead before President Obama develops a strategy on ISIS?”
London: UK prime minister David Cameron has condemned the killing of another journalist by Islamic State extremists as “a despicable and barbaric murder”.
A video of the latest killing reported to be US journalist Steven Sotloff emerged on Tuesday afternoon UK-time, featuring the same militant who killed James Foley, named in the UK media as British jihadist Adbel-Majed Abdel Bary, dubbed ‘Jihadi John’.
According to intelligence group SITE, the killer also threatened another captive, thought to be Briton David Cawthorne Haines.
The Washington Post reported that Mr Haines was shown in the video in the same kneeling position and wearing the same orange jumpsuit as Sotloff and Foley before him.
Mr Haines, was abducted in March 2013 near the Atmeh refugee camp adjoining the Turkish border in the northern Syrian province of Idlib, aid workers who have been involved in efforts to secure his release told the Post.
UPDATE II: Yawn, The U.S. State Department says it is “sickened” by a video that purports to show the beheading of U.S. journalist Steven Sotloff. Sorry, but we have heard this before. How about some action rather than reading the same script with replace “innocent person’s name”.