Law & Crime

Awaiting Official Identification
11:40 am
Sun October 19, 2014

Remains Found in Albemarle County

Albemarle County Police Chief Steve Sellers will lead the death investigation following the discovery of human remains.
Credit Hawes Spencer

Searchers may have found the remains of 18-year-old Hannah Graham, the University of Virginia student who disappeared five weeks ago. 

Search teams from around the state had been combing farm fields and woods around Charlottesville when they made a grim discovery Saturday.  Police Chief Tim Longo told reporters:

“Sometime before noon today a search team from the Chesterfield County Sheriff's Department was searching an abandoned property along Old Lynchburg Road in southern Albemarle County when they discovered what appears to be human remains.”

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Part 2 of 2
2:27 pm
Thu October 16, 2014

Missing in Virginia

With the disappearance of Hannah Graham, Morgan Harrington, Alexis Murphy, Dashad Smith and other young adults, some people wonder if a serial killer is at work in and around Charlottesville. 

Law enforcement experts  say that while it's possible other factors may account for these tragic cases. Central Virginia isn’t the only place reporting missing people, and such things have occurred in the past.

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Part 1 of 2
9:34 am
Wed October 15, 2014

Behind the Scenes in the Search for Hannah Graham

Police have a suspect in the disappearance of Hannah Graham, but their investigation continues.  They’re not saying much, but in the first of a two-part series, here's a look at what may be going on behind the scenes and why.

For nearly a month now, volunteers and professionals have been searching for Hannah Graham.  It seems unlikely she is still alive, but even finding her body could be central to the case.

“Without a body, there always becomes the question – is this person just missing?”

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One Month Later
1:55 pm
Mon October 13, 2014

Top Hannah Graham Searcher Moves On

While Charlottesville Police have received thousands of leads in the case of a missing student, they now have a new responsibility: running the search for the young woman.

The leader of the search for missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham says that after 27 days on the job, he's handing over the reins to Charlottesville officials.

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Law & Crime
7:29 am
Fri October 10, 2014

Roanoke Forum Hopes to Help, Support and Inspire Ex-Offenders

An event this weekend in Roanoke is tailored to help ex-offenders make a successful transition to mainstream society. 

“Probation, Parole and Sentencing Reform: Transitioning to Active Citizenship” is a forum organized by the Roanoke Branch of the NAACP, and organizers are hoping to educate and remind the public that ex-offenders deserve a second chance.

Hunter Mabry is a member of the NAACP’s Restorative Justice Committee.

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