Police Continue Search for Missing UVA Student, 18 Year Old Hannah Graham in Charlottesville, VA … Surveillance Video Showed She Was Followed
The search continues for 18 year old University of Virginia student Hannah Graham in Charlottesville, VA. Hannah Graham has been missing since 9/13/14, she 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. Police are reviewing surveillance video showing the most recent time a missing University of Virginia student has been seen.
Surveillance video released Wednesday shows 18-year-old, second-year student Hannah Graham heading downtown early Saturday morning. Wednesday night, Charlottesville police released surveillance videos from Sal’s Caffe Italia – at 1:06 a.m. Saturday – and from Tuel Jewelers – at 1:08 a.m. – that show Graham walking on the downtown mall. A man is seen walking in front of Graham. He stops and is then seen walking behind her. Two minutes later, Graham is seen walking with another woman with the same man following them. The man has identified himself and has spoken to police, saying he followed Graham to see if she needed help. He says he saw another man put his arm around Graham, and now police are looking for that second man.
Thursday, police will pull more surveillance video to see where she and the unidentified man went next.
During a police press conference at CitySpace Wednesday afternoon, new surveillance video was shown. The video shows Graham in front of McGrady’s Irish Pub on Grady Avenue at 12:46 Saturday morning. Nine minutes later, at 12:55 a.m., security cameras at the Shell gas station caught Graham running, then walking, along Preston Avenue headed toward the downtown mall. Police say no one is seen chasing her in the surveillance video. Five minutes later, at 1 a.m., an eyewitness sitting in a car by Fellini’s restaurant spotted Graham turning the corner from Market Street heading toward the downtown mall on Second Street northwest. Surveillance video also shows her walking by Sal’s at 1:06 a.m. and by Tuel Jewelers at 1:08 a.m. A final text from Graham’s cellphone was sent at 1:20 a.m. saying she was lost back over by the UVA corner.
Charlottesville police put a call out for security camera footage from any other downtown businesses on Friday night or Saturday morning.
At a Wednesday press conference Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo said they had received over 100 tips, interviewed over 50 people and had new video to examine.
Detectives visited businesses on the Downtown Mall, a pedestrian area located just over a mile away from the UVa. campus, to see if anyone had surveillance video that might show Graham’s path the night she disappeared.
Wednesday evening Capt. Gary Pleasants told CBS 6 reporter Melissa Hipolit that they examined two new videos, which showed an unidentified white male following Graham.
Pleasants then said that the man in the video came to the police station, and said he had also left his story on the tip line.
He told police that he was walking with her to make sure she was okay, because she seemed physically distressed and he “wanted to make sure she got safely wherever she was going.”
The updated timeline of the last hours anyone heard from Graham looks like this:
- 11: 50 p.m. Friday — Graham last seen by friends at Camden Plaza Apartments, in the 200 block of 14th Street NW.
- 12:45 a.m. Saturday — Graham seen on surveillance video outside of McGrady’s Pub on Grady Street.
- 12:55 a.m. Saturday — Graham seen on Shell station surveillance video on Preston Ave.
- 1 a.m. Saturday — Witness reports seeing Graham on Downtown Mall
- 1:06 a.m. Saturday — Video captures Graham in front of Sal’s, continuing to walk east along the mall.
- 1:08 a.m. Saturday — Graham seen in front of Tuel Jewelers.
- 1:20 a.m. Saturday — Graham sends a text to friends saying she was lost in the area around 14th and Wertland Streets.
If you have information on this case, call the dedicated tip line: 434-295-3851 at the Charlottesville Police Department.
FDLE Issues Missing Child Alert For Pregnant Teen, 15 Year Old Lindsey Turner … Missing Since 9/8/14 in Hialeah, FL (Update: Believed to be with 24 Year Old Hailey Vallier)
Child Alert For Missing Pregnant Teen … 15 Year Old Lindsey Turner.
15 year old Lindsey Turner has been missing since September 8, 2014 in Hialeah, Florida who was last seen in the 1900 block of W 60th Street in Hialeah, a Miami suburb. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement has activated a missing child alert for Lindsey Turner. The missing 15 year old is pregnant and ver near her due date. Authorities say Lindsay may be in the company of 24 year old Hailey Vallier, a white male, 6 feet tall, 180 pounds, black hair, brown eyes. 24 year old Hailey Vallier, As reported at the Orlando Sentinel, the two may be on their way to Orlando, and could also be heading to Charlotte County in southwest Florida. Also, the authorities did not say how the two know one another or release any other information. Hmm, I think we can figure that one out as to how the two “know” each other. Vallier was recently released from jail.
15 Year Old Lindsey Turner, left – 24 year old Hailey Vallier, right
15-year-old Lindsey Turner was last seen September 8th in the 1900 block of West 60th Street in Hialeah.
She may be in the company of 24-year-old Hailey Vallier.
Turner is pregnant and very close to her due date.
According to the FDLE, they may be travelling in a 1996 White Nissan Sentra, Florida tag number 2214PC.
The age of consent in Florida is 18, but close-in-age exemptions exist. By law, the exception permits a person 23 years of age or younger to engage in legal sexual activity with a minor aged 16 or 17.
794.05 Unlawful sexual activity with certain minors.– (1) A person 24 years of age or older who engages in sexual activity with a person 16 or 17 years of age commits a felony of the second degree, punishable as provided in s. 775.082, s. 775.083, or s. 775.084. As used in this section, “sexual activity” means oral, anal, or vaginal penetration by, or union with, the sexual organ of another; however, sexual activity does not include an act done for a bona fide medical purpose Florida code, Title XLVI, Chapter 794
If you have any information on their location, contact the Hialeah Police Department at 305-687-2525 or 911
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.
Boone Police Find Body Near Appalachian State University Campus … Could Be Missing 18 Year Old Anna Marie Smith (Update: Boone PD Believe It Is, NC Driver’s License & APP St. ID Found)
Police in Boone, NC have found a body and are confirming that they are working to identify the body found near campus of Appalachian State University on Saturday morning. Neighbors said someone called authorities Saturday to report a suspicious odor in a heavily wooded area off Poplar Grove Road, on the west edge of the Watauga County university town. It is believed to be that of missing 18 year old Anna Marie Smith, but there has been no official confirmation yet. Anna Marie Smith was last seen on September 2, 2014.
UPDATE I: The family on Facebook, Find Anna Marie Smith, says “At this point we do not have confirmation that Anna was found. I realize there are many news reports out there now, but again the family DOES NOT have confirmation.”
UPDATE II: But … The Watauga Democrat is reporting that according to area law enforcement, the body of missing student Anna Smith was found Saturday morning in a wooded area off of Poplar Grove Road.
Scanner traffic also indicated that a body had been found in the Poplar Grove Road area. Boone Police vehicles blocked a section of Poplar Grove Road and redirected traffic at the intersections with Bodenheimer Drive and Water Street.
At 11:54 a.m., however, Boone Police Sgt. Shane Robbins said he could not confirm the report at the time. At 1:43 p.m., Boone Police issued the following statement:
“At approximately 10:30 a.m., Boone Police officers responded to a report of a deceased individual located in a wooded area adjacent to Poplar Grove Road, on the west end of town. Boone Police investigators are processing the scene. The identity of the individual is unknown at this time. More information will be released when it becomes available.”
Calls and emails to university spokespersons were not immediately returned Saturday morning. Around 2:45 p.m. ASU posted the following message on its Facebook page from Chancellor Sheri N. Everts:
“Dear members of the Appalachian community, I am deeply saddened to share that the Boone Police Department has confirmed that a body was discovered mid-morning (Sept. 13) at an off-campus location in Boone. The town of Boone and State Bureau of Investigation are in charge of the investigation. While the media is reporting that it might be the body of missing freshman Anna M. Smith, the investigating agencies have not made an identification. As more developments take place, we will send you further updates. I ask that you keep in mind this is an incredibly difficult time for Anna’s family, and keep their wellbeing foremost in your thoughts.”
The Boone Police Department believes a body found in a wooded area in the western section of the town Saturday is missing 18-year-old High Point student Anna Smith.
The Boone police said late this afternoon that “Initial evidence located at the scene indicates that the deceased is Anna M. Smith.”
A North Carolina driver’s license and an Appalachian State University student Identification card belonging to Smith were found at the scene.
A State Medical Examiner is at the location of the body. The body will be transported to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center for an autopsy, according to police.
Police in Boone have confirmed the body found around this morning near the Appalachian State University campus is that of missing student Anna Smith.
Police responded to a report of a deceased individual in the woods near Poplar Grove Rd. at around 10:30 Saturday morning. An ASU identification card and a North Carolina driver’s license belonging to Smith were found at the scene.
The cause of death was not immediately available, but Boone Police said an autopsy at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center in Winston-Salem will yield more information.
The sad, but all to common conclusion …
Cedar Park Police had been searching for two year old Colton Turner, whose mother was being held in nearby Williamson County on a charge of abandoning and endangering a child. Sadly, the police have discovered the remains of the missing two year old boy. Colton’s mother, identified as Meagan Work, says she last saw Colton in Austin in July. Police say Work is homeless and that the two lived out of Work’s car in Houston, Austin and Cedar Park.
The police are now investigating this missing persons case as a homicide and vowed to bring all those responsible in Colton’s death to justice.
Colton Turner, Rest in Peace
Texas authorities say they’ve recovered the body of a small child in Austin and believe it’s the remains of a missing 2-year-old boy.
Police had been searching an Austin field for Colton Turner, whose mother was being held in nearby Williamson County on a charge of abandoning and endangering a child.
Cedar Park Police Chief Sean Mannix said authorities consider the case a suspicious death and that Williamson County and Travis County prosecutors are collaborating on more charges against the missing child’s mother, Meagan Work.
Cedar Park Police Press Conference
4 p.m. Police have declined to say who led them to the site where Colton Turner’s body was found. Officials also declined to say when they think the boy died or whether he was found buried in some sort of container.
“We are not going to go into the investigative details of what brought us to where we’re at,” Cedar Park Police Chief Sean Mannix said. “We still have search warrants to run.”
3:35 p.m. update: Cedar Park Police Chief Sean Mannix said investigators believe the remains of a small child discovered in Southeast Austin on Friday belong to Colton Turner, 2.
Mannix said the case of is now considered a suspicious death. He said Turner’s mother, Meagan Work, who on Friday was being held in the booking area of the Williamson County Jail, gave three separate accounts about the child’s disappearance.
In a joint news conference with Cedar Park police, Austin Police ChiefArt Acevedo said part of the investigative process will include digging into the history of Turner’s family and any contact with Child Protective Services. Acevedo says he wants to bring justice to a boy whose body was “discarded” as if he were a cat.
3:20 p.m. update: Cedar Park Police Chief Sean Mannix said the remains of a small child were discovered in Southeast Austin. He said investigators have reason to believe it is Colton Turner, 2. (MORE)
For more, go to Scared Monkeys Missing Persons Forum: Colton Brandt Turner.
13 year old Cheyenne True has been missing since Thursday, September 11, 2014 in Barrie, Ontario Canada. Police say she was last seen by friends at Eastview Secondary school around 8:00 p.m. Thursday night. According to her family, Cheyenne she did not have any cash, debit cards, or a cell phone with her. Wow, what 13 year old goes anywhere without their cell phone?
13 year old Cheyenne True Missing – Barrie Police handout
Cheyenne True was reported missing by her family. She was last seen leaving her home in the north end around 4:30 p.m. She told her mother she was going to see a friend and was told to return by 6:30 p.m. but she never did. Police say she was last seen by friends at Eastview Secondary school around 8:00 p.m. Thursday night.
Her family says she does not have any cash, debit cards, or a cell phone with her.
She was last seen wearing a grey hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and black/blue/purple skateboard style sneakers. She was also carrying an iPod with purple earphones.
Police are trying to identify a man who True was reportedly seen with on Friday.
It’s believe the man may live in the east end of Barrie.
If you have any information you are asked to call the Barrie Police at 705-725-7025
One pilot is missing, after two F/A-18 Hornets collided over the Pacific Ocean. One pilot was found and returned to the USS Carl Vinson. There is currently a search mission taking place to locate the missing pilot. Both jets were assigned to the Carl Vinson, on its way to the Persian Gulf to relieve the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush. The incident is under investigation.
Two American fighter jets collided over the Pacific Ocean and crashed Friday, and one pilot was still missing, the Navy said. The jets, both F/A-18 Hornets, had not been recovered. One pilot was found and returned to the USS Carl Vinson, the Navy said. A cruiser, a destroyer and helicopters were searching the western Pacific for the second pilot.
ABC News: 2 Navy Fighter Jets Crash in Western Pacific.
The two carriers from the carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) crashed at 5:40 p.m. local time, according to the Navy’s Seventh Fleet. The carrier is operating in an area off Guam.
“One pilot was rapidly located and returned to Carl Vinson, and is currently receiving medical attention,” it said in a statement. “Search efforts continue for the second pilot.”
The F/A-18 fighter has a single-seater version, as well as a double-seater variant. The aircraft involved in this incident were single-seater F/A-18Cs.
The Navy has ended an extensive search for a missing fighter pilot aboard one of two F/A-18C jets that apparently collided Friday over the western Pacific. The missing pilot is presumed to be deceased.
The Navy’s Seventh Fleet issued a statement saying it had ended its search and rescue efforts for the missing pilot 36 hours after the planes had crashed into the ocean 250 nautical miles off the coast of Wake Island.
Daily Commentery – Friday, September 12, 2014 – Continuing a Discussion Regarding How the Media Reports on Missing Persons Cases
- Like in the Holly Bobo case. The Media needs to get their facts straight before reporting!
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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.”
COULD AUTHORITIES FINALLY HAVE FOUND THE REMAINS OF HOLLY BOBO?
It was confirmed on Sunday by the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office that a human skull was found in the woods near the home of a suspect in the death of Holly Bobo. The skull was found 15 miles away from the home of Zachary Adams on Adams Lane in Holladay, Tennessee. Other reports say the skull was found only 6 miles away from Adam’s home. Zachary Adams has been charged with the kidnapping and murder of Holly Bobo. 39 year old Jason Wayne Autry was also indicted on aggravated kidnapping & first degree murder charges in case of missing Holly Bobo … Prosecutors Plan to Indict Shayne Kyle Austin The skull was discovered on private property just off County Corner Road in Decatur County by two farmers who were looking for the herb ginseng. Accounting to accounts, the skull was sitting on top of some brush in a heavily wooded area. The skull was sent to the TBI crime lab in Memphis for DNA testing.
The remains have not yet been positively ID’s … there are currently two people missing in Decatur County. Holly Bobo went missing in the morning of April 13, 2011 at her family’s home in Darden, TN.
The Decatur County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Sunday that a human skull was found in the woods not far from the home of Zachary Adams, one of the two men charged in the death of Holly Bobo.
The remains, which were found about 15 miles from Adams’ property on Adams Lane in Holladay, Tennessee, have yet to be linked to the missing nursing student.
Sheriff Keith Byrd told News 2 they received the call in their 911 center just after 10:30 a.m. Sunday and he notified the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
The skull was discovered on private property just off County Corner Road by two farmers from Benton County who were out searching for the herb ginseng.
Authorities said one of the farmers was so startled by the discovery he thought he was going to have a heart attack.
“It was partially buried in leaves, but you could see enough of it to tell that it was indeed a human skull,” Sheriff Byrd said. “There wasn’t anything there but bone.”
He told News 2 Monday there is a very faint log road that leads into the area where the remains were found.
“[The road] has grown up and it would be hard to get a vehicle down there,” Sheriff Byrd explained. “Of course with an ATV, you could.”
The skull was sent to the TBI crime lab in Memphis for testing.
Decatur County Sheriff Keith Byrd said Monday that testing could quickly exclude the remains from belonging to missing nursing student Holly Bobo. He added they could easily belong to a hitchhiker from the nearby interstate.
The remains were found Sunday in a remote area just off I-40 in the small community of Holladay. Officials said two hunters out digging for the herb ginseng discovered the human skull lying on top of the ground.
The TBI, along with the Decatur County Sheriff’s Department, were called out to search a half-acre wide crime scene.