Family of Hannah Graham Confirm Remains Found Are of Their Daughter

hannah grahamLast week human remains were found on an abandoned property by a search team looking for missing University of Virgina student Hannah Graham. The worst was feared and now confirmed. Those remains belong to 18-year-old Graham, missing since September 13. The police already had a man in custody -- Jesse L. Matthew Jr., 32, who they saw on surveillance tape following Graham after she left the Tempo Bar in downtown Charlottesville. While in custody, investigators revealed that Matthew was also linked to the case of 20-year-old Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington whose remains were found in 2010.


Speaking from the Virginia Medical Examiner's Office with the Albermarle County Police Department, Graham's parents, John and Sue said:

When we started this journey together we all hoped for a happier ending. Sadly that was not to be, but due to the tenacity and determination of (Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy) Longo, Hannah is coming home to us and we will be eternally grateful to him for this. 

We are devastated by the loss of our beautiful daughter, Hannah.

We all hoped for a happier ending as well. Whenever reading about a kid that goes missing -- which seems to be too often -- the absolute worst thoughts flood our minds. There are happy endings, miracles, but they seem to be far too rare. My thoughts and prayers are with the Graham family.

The police are looking at all the evidence that has mounted against Matthew. More charges are expected to be filed soon.

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Investigators however are still asking the public for any help with any other clues as they build their case.

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