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
For more updates, read others comments and opinions and to provide your own, go to Scared Monkeys Missing Person forum: Hannah Elizabeth Graham.
Just when you thought American college kids could not get any more ignorant … They’re parents must be so proud.
Who would be dumb enough to sign a petition in support of ISIS … From MRC TV, courtesy of CNS News comes the following VIDEO that just makes one shake their head in disbelief. Student after clueless student walked up to the individual with the petition to support ISIS and they signed it. Media Research Center’s Dan Joseph was able to get 11 people to sign the petition. The only saving grace were two guys, one wearing a hockey jersey who stated, “you should be ashamed to even live in this country” and the other wearing tan shorts and shades who went on a tirade regarding the ignorant individuals that would sign such a petition. KUDOS to both of you.
Maybe one of the most head scratching exchange was when the petitioner said, “war is not the answer”. The response from the backpack wearing student, “No it’s not”. Then he says, “beadings are not the answer either” The petitioner quickly and sarcastically responds, “It depends on what the question is.” Then amazingly the student replies, “yeah, that’s true”.
I can only assume that the college students who were willing to sign my petition calling on President Obama to support the terror group, were ignorant to the group’s existence.
God, I hope so!
Over the period of about an hour, I stood on the campus of George Mason University in Northern Virginia and asked passing students to sign my petition. The petition was adorned with the ISIS flag above the unambiguous headline, “SUPPORT ISIS.”
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.
VIDEO – ABC7 WJLA
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.
UPDATE I: Police Search for Missing UVA Student.
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.
Lt. Colonel Sherwood Baker Denied Entrance by Security Guard to See his Daughter at Rochester Adams High School in Oakland County, MI Because His Uniform May Offend Students
READING, WRITING AND RENT-A-COPS …
What is going on in the schools today in this country? Lt. Colonel Sherwood Baker was denied entrance to the high school that his daughter attends by a dim-bulb security guard because he was wearing his military uniform. WHAT!!! The incident took place at Rochester Adams High School in Oakland County, Michigan. The security guard told Lt. Colonel Baker, who has served 24 years in the U.S. Army, including tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, that the school’s policy does not allow military uniforms because it may ‘offend students.’ OFFEND STUDENTS? Are you kidding me … maybe it is the students who would be offended by a military uniform that need to be denied entrance to the school. Whoever the security guard was that did this needs to be fired. Obviously, the rent-a-cop overstepped his bounds and thought he was being all big and bad with an individual who actually commands respect.
When Lt. Colonel Sherwood Baker tried to meet his daughter, who was sitting in the counseling office at her high school, the Army officer was denied entrance by school security. When Baker asked why he couldn’t enter the office building, security told him that the school’s policy does not allow military uniforms because it may ‘offend students.’
The incident occurred at Rochester Adams High School in Oakland County, MI near Detroit.
Sherwood’s wife, Rachel Ferhadson, was waiting in the car said that Baker was told he would not be allowed on school property unless he changed his attire. The security officer claimed that men and women dressed in uniform were not allowed on the campus.
“They told him some kids might not understand and might be offended. So they gave him a choice, told him he could phone in to the office or go home and change his clothes,” said Ferhadson.
Not only should the school and district apologize, they also should make it a point to bring those in the US military Armed Forces into the school to understand just who makes i possible that they are able to live safe and get an education.
Rochester Schools Superintendent Robert Shaner apologized to the family of a U.S. Army officer who was turned away from a district high school for wearing his uniform.
Shaner, a veteran who served in the U.S. Marines from 1990-94, stressed that this is not the district’s policy. He said the security company is contracted and that school officials have met with the security officers to make sure this doesn’t happen again.
“I’ve been on deployment. I understand what people go through and the sacrifices people make. I understand the expectation to be respected for what you’ve done,” Shaner said. “I understand that what has taken place deeply hurts people. We will correct it.”
Shaner said that he has spoken with Baker and his wife to personally apologize and tell them “this is not the behavior we expect.”
Thank you for your service Lt. Colonel Sherwood Baker.
GW Students Unaware of 9/11 Anniversary, Or Journalist’s Names Beheaded by ISIS … But Are Able to Name Celebrities Involved in Nude Photo Scandal
SAD, JUST PLAIN SAD … SO MUCH FOR A COLLEGE EDUCATION THESE DAYS.
The Young America’s Foundation released a VIDEO on Wednesday, a day before the 13th anniversary of 9-11, where George Washington students were asked whether they were aware of the significance of the date and whether they knew the names of the two American journalists who were recently beheaded by the terrorist group ISIS. Pathetically, for the most part, they had no idea. Oh but fear not for the future America, most all could name the celebrities involved in the recent nude pic hacking scandal.
Other than the two co-eds in the beginning of the VIDEO who seem to have a clue and up on current affairs and know their history, perhaps the best answer of anyone in this VIDEO was when asked by the YAF spokeswoman Ashley Pratte asked about President Obama’s strategy for dealing with ISIS. One girl responded, ”Does he have one?”
The results of the study:
- 29 of 30 (97%) students could could name a celebrity involved in the nude hacking scandal.
- 4 of 30 (13%) could name either of the American journalists, James Foley or Steven Sotloff.
- 6 in 30 (20%) knew this week was the anniversary of 9-11. What’s even more tragic is not only have these kids forgotten, they may never have known.
Maybe we have finally figured out how to get the youth vote … just have all the candidates in their political ads be in their birthday suits?
Search Continues for Anna M. Smith Missing Since 9/2/14 from the Campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, NC (Update: SBI Joins the Search for Missing Appalachian State student)
18 year old Anna M. Smith, of High Point, NC, has been missing since Tuesday, September 2, 2014 from the campus of Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. Initially, it was reported that Anna M. Smith was last seen at her residence hall room on campus around noon, September 2. However, it is now being reported by a university spokeswoman that Anna M. Smith was last seen near her residence hall between 6 and 6:15 p.m. Wednesday. She has not been seen since. The ASU police department released a statement that they “has found nothing to suggest that Smith’s actions are anything other than voluntary.”
Missing – Anna M. Smith
Campus police are searching for a teenager who was last seen in her dorm room on the campus of Appalachian State University earlier this week.
According to campus police, 18-year-old Anna M. Smith, of High Point, was last seen at her residence hall room on campus around noon Tuesday. She has not been seen since.
Smith has short red hair, blue eyes, is 5-feet 9-inches tall with a slender build, and has nose piercings.
Officials say she has a black and white sunflower tattoo on her upper right chest near her collar bone and Latin lettering over her lower left ribs.
UPDATE I: Missing student Anna M. Smith.
A preliminary investigation conducted by Appalachian State University Police into a report of a missing 18-year-old student has found nothing to suggest that the student’s actions are anything other than voluntary.
Thanks to response from media reports and a campus-wide notification, police have been able to track Anna M. Smith’s whereabouts from late Tuesday, Sept. 2, to late Wednesday, Sept. 3.
Smith of High Point was reported missing Wednesday night, Sept. 3, after she was last seen by individuals in her residence hall at noon, Tuesday, Sept. 2.
Since that time, it was reported that Smith used Mountaineer SafeRide Tuesday, Sept. 2, around 10:26 p.m. SafeRide is a university van service that provides transportation around campus for students during the evening hours.
In addition, she was seen near her residence hall on Wednesday, Sept. 3, between 6 and 6:15 p.m. She reportedly was wearing light colored clothing (shorts and a shirt).
The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation has joined in the search for an Appalachian State University freshman who has been missing for more than a week.
Anna Marie Smith, 18, of High Point, was reported missing by her roommate Sept. 3 and was last seen in her dorm on Sept. 2.
The university said Smith reportedly used school transit last on the night of Sept. 2. In addition, she was seen near her dorm on the evening of Sept. 3. She reportedly was wearing light colored clothing.
A statement posted Thursday on the university’s website said the SBI is collecting forensic evidence from items belonging to Smith.
Anyone seeing Smith or social media posts from her should contact University Police at 828-262-2150.
Reading, Writing and Bondage … Democrat Delaware Gov. Jack Markell ‘Inadvertently’ Tweeted Photo Of Woman In Bondage Gear
Soon to become a Southwest Airline ad … Democrat Delaware Gov. Jack Markell, OOPS, WANNA GET AWAY?
Democrat Delaware Governor Jack Markell inadvertently sent out an “inappropriate” photo of a woman in bondage gear yesterday on his Twitter account. The original tweet, seen below, was promoted the Governor’s announcement of a new education initiative for disadvantaged children. So education in Delaware is now Reading, Writing and Bondage? Hmm, Democrats … How’s that war on woman going? Just curious Mr. Governor, how exactly do you even have this picture in the album, so-to speak? I guess it could have been worse, could have been a nude selfie of Anthony Weiner.
Democrat Delaware Gov. Jack Markell’s education initiative for disadvantaged children … Hot For Teacher 2014.
Delaware Gov. Jack Markell’s (D) office said Thursday that an “inappropriate” photo of a woman in bondage gear was accidentally sent out from the governor’s Twitter account due to an unfortunate link mix-up.
The original tweet, which promoted the governor’s announcement of a new education initiative, was accompanied by an image of a blonde woman wearing what appeared to be bondage gear and making a peace sign. The tweet was quickly deleted, but not before WHYY reporter Shirley Min caught a screen grab:
Markell later tweeted an apology to anyone who was offended by the photo, which was “inadvertently” sent out.
UPDATE I: Delaware Gov. Jack Markell (D) apologized for sending out a picture of an unidentified woman in bondage gear from his official Twitter account Thursday.
UPDATE II: The Gateway Pundit opines, where oh where is Debbie Wasserman Schultz and her “war on women”?
Body of Missing 21 Year Old College Bound Student Lucius Robbi Headed from Idaho to the University of Montana
Sad conclusion to the story of missing college bound student Lucius Robbi.
21 year old Lucius Robbi has been found dead in his vehicle after going missing more than a week ago while headed from Banks, Idaho, to the University of Montana to orientation. Robbi was last seen in Banks, Idaho, on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 . According to accounts, Lucius Robbi died in a car accident en route to the University of Montana. As reported at The Missoulian, at 10:20 p.m., the Boise County sheriff confirmed to the Idaho Statesman that Robbi and his car had been found, and said a statement would be released by Custer County on Friday. He provided no further details.
Our prayers and condolences go out to the family and friends of Lucius Robbi.
Lucius Robbi - Rest in Peace
University of Montana student whose disappearance sparked a frantic, two-state search died in a car accident, a family friend said.
Lucius Robbi, 21, has been found dead after vanishing more than a week ago while headed from Banks, Idaho, to the University of Montana to attend orientation.
Few details surrounding his death have been released, but Holly Hayes, a family friend who had been helping coordinate the search, posted the grim news to the Finding Lucius Robbi Facebook Page:
“Thank you all for everything you’ve done Finding Lucius Robbi,” she wrote. “This evening he was found. He passed in a fatal car accident. My heart goes out to all who had the pleasure of knowing him and to all those who have been touched by him.”
On a Facebook page titled “Finding Lucius”:
“Thank you all for everything you’ve done Finding Lucius Robbi,” Hayes wrote. “This evening he was found. He passed in a fatal car accident and my heart goes out to all who had the pleasure of knowing him and to all those who have been touched by him.”
Dyer County, TN High School Student Kendra Turner Suspended For Saying ‘Bless You’ After Classmate Sneezed
To the IDIOT teacher that would be so offended by a student saying bless you … Bless your heart.
So much for the Bible belt … Kendra Turner, a Dyer County High School senior was suspended for saying “bless you” after a fellow classmate sneezed. HUH? Mind you the high school student did not even say God bless you, just bless you. But for this she was told to go to the school administrator and then served the rest of the class period with in-school suspension. According to reports, bless you is on a list of words that this teacher does not allow in her class that include: stupid, dumb, boring, stuff, i don’t know, other peer expressions, bless you, hang out and my bad. I am guess they don’t teach the US Constitution at Dyer County high School and namely the First Amendment. In this day and age where we yearn for our youth to be responsible and kind to one another and battle school bullying, this is the crime that gets a student suspension? Really, why stop there … had she said God bless you would that have meant being expelled?
KUDOS to Kendra Turner for standing up for her rights.
A young girl, who claims she was standing up for her religious beliefs in the classroom, was suspended after breaking a class rule of saying “bless you” after a classmate sneezed.
When Dyer County High School senior Kendra Turner said bless you to her classmate, she says her teacher told her that was for church.
“She said that we’re not going to have godly speaking in her class and that’s when I said we have a Constitutional right,” said Turner.
Turner said when she defended her actions, she was told to see an administrator. She said she finished the class period in in-school suspension.
Students sent WMC a photo of the teacher’s white board that lists ‘bless you’ and other expressions that are banned as part of class rules.
Pretty amazing how this high school senior is a bigger individual than her teacher. I guess God will do that. Kendra Turner said she doesn’t want trouble for her teacher but says she’ll stand up for her faith … “It’s alright to defend God and it’s our constitutional right because we have a freedom of religion and freedom of speech.”
Here is my note to the teacher that would some how think that bless you and stupid would ever be included in the same list. As I was hanging out I came across a teacher that was outraged that a student said bless you. This educator might be the most stupid and closed minded individual ever that would some how be so dumb that words like boring and stuff would be used in the same sentence as bless you. I guess if I said this in class it would get me suspended or expelled, sorry, my bad!
Could Liberals just stay the hell out of our lives?
Now bake sales for school fundraiser are public enemy number one for liberals. Thanks to the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act championed by first lady Michelle Obama, school kids will no longer be able to have cupcake bake sales to raise money. Thanks Michelle, because apples, celery and carrot sticks are not quite the money makers as brownies, cookies and cupcakes. So what does Michelle Obama have against school children raising money for school trips or band and athletic equipment?
Good grief, what ever happened to the America I grew up in where kids could have a bake sale to raise money for their class trip right after playing a game of dodge-ball?
Maybe Michelle should start with you own husband first?
But the sales won’t be so sweet starting this fall. Campus bake sales—a mainstay of school fundraisers—are going on a diet. A federal law that aims to curb childhood obesity means that, in dozens of states, bake sales must adhere to nutrition requirements that could replace cupcakes and brownies with fruit cups and granola bars.
Jeff Ellsworth, principal of the kindergarten through eighth-grade school in Chapman, Neb., isn’t quite sure how to break the news to the kids. “The chocolate bars are a big seller,” said Mr. Ellsworth.
The restrictions that took effect in July stem from the 2010 Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act championed by first lady Michelle Obama and her “Let’s Move!” campaign. The law overhauled nutrition standards affecting more than 30 million children. Among the changes: fatty french fries were out, while baked sweet potato fries were deemed to be fine.
The law also required the U.S. Department of Agriculture to set standards for all food and beverages sold during the school day, which includes vending machines, snack carts and daytime fundraisers. It allowed for “infrequent” fundraisers, and states were allowed to decide how many bake sales they would have that didn’t meet nutrition standards.