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Remains found in search for missing student Hannah Graham

Human remains were found on an abandoned property during the search for University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, authorities said Saturday.

The remains were found Saturday afternoon near Old Lynchburg Road in Albemarle County, said Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo. The area is less than 10 miles from where Graham was last seen.

Longo said he “made a very difficult phone call” to Graham’s parents to share the discovery with them, but forensic tests need to be conducted to determine the identity of the remains.

Graham vanished in the early hours of Sept. 13 after leaving an off-campus party. She was last seen on surveillance video and by witnesses with Jesse Leroy Matthew, 32, who was charged with abduction with the intent to defile in connection with the case. 

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Remains found in search for missing student Hannah Graham