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Hannah … waiting to hear if the human remains found Saturday are hers

Hannah Graham UVa missing girl 1By Lynn R. Mitchell

On Saturday, five weeks to the day from when Hannah Graham, 18, disappeared from Charlottesville, human remains were found outside Charlottesville. A press conference was held that afternoon by Charlottesville police chief Tim Longo with the grim news that all had been fearing … that Hannah had probably been found pending positive identification after lab results (see Police notify Graham parents that body found in Albemarle County is likely hers by Bryan McKenzie).

The skeletal remains were found by a team from the Chesterfield County sheriff’s office who were among the thousands who have volunteered during the five-week search for Hannah (see Hannah Graham searcher says ‘God wanted’ them to find what they found).

The isolated house at 3193 Old Lynchburg Road had been noticed by someone who saw a large number of buzzards around the property so called in to the tip line with the address and his observations (see Where Hannah was found by Coy Barefoot). That was on October 6. Police have been working non-stop on the overwhelming number of tips. Of particular interest in Barefoot’s article was this:

“Morgan’s [Harrington] skeletal remains were found 100 days later, on a farm south of Charlottesville— just about five miles from 3193 Old Lynchburg Road.  Jesse Matthew grew up in this rural part of Albemarle County south of Charlottesville. His mom’s house is just up the road, about 4 miles from where the remains of Hannah Graham are believed to have been found.”

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Police think missing UVa student’s last text was incorrect – UPDATED: Surveillance video of Hannah

Hannah Graham UVa missing girl 1By Lynn R. Mitchell

Police in Charlottesville now think missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham’s last text message was not sent from the location she said, according to the latest from WVIR TV-6 out of Richmond:

Pleasants said the camera outside McGrady’s Irish Pub showed Graham walking “in front of the building for several minutes, apparently it appears, maybe even talking to someone, and then walking away –leaving east bound on Grady at 12:46 a.m..”

That would be the opposite direction of her apartment, police said.

Please continue to pray for the safety of this 18-year-old sophomore and for her family.

UPDATE #1: The search area has shifted to the Charlottesville Mall area. Police will hold a news conference at 4:00 this afternoon (see Missing UVa student last spotted at Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall) — link to stream news conference in the article.

UPDATE #2: Video from reporter Parker Slaybaught with TV-8 out of Richmond: BREAKING: This security camera footage shows Hannah Graham walking into the pub just before 1 am on Saturday.

UPDATE #3: And another video from Parker Slaybaugh: “Many of you have said it’s hard to see Hannah Graham running in the gas station video so I’ve tried to zoom in to help you see her. Mind you I’m trying to do all of this on my cell phone. Can you see her running now? At the very end she stops running and continues walking.”
UPDATE #4: A UVa fourth year student, Aaron Bentley, who is a member of the Blue Ridge Mountain Rescue Group, is helping in the search for missing UVa student Hannah Graham (see UVA student aids search for Hannah Graham).
UPDATE #5: Charlottesville police have asked downtown landowners and businesses to help with the search with their properties (see Charlottesville police chief: Landowners should check downtown properties for signs of missing UVa student).
UPDATE #6: Richmond Times Dispatch — Parents of  missing UVa student fear foul play.
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