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.”
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.
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?”
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.