Jesse Matthew ID’d as Suspect in Hannah Graham Missing Case; Pictueres of UVa Student and Suspect

By Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber
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Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.
September 22, 2014 Updated: September 22, 2014

Jesse Matthew has been identified as the prime suspect in the missing person case of University of Virginia student Hannah Elizabeth Graham

Matthew is being sought because he was the last person seen with Graham, who vanished in mid-August.

Authorities searched Matthews’ apartment for a second time on Monday,  with a new search warrant at the apartment of 32-year-old Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. His apartment was first searched Friday morning.

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This undated photo provided by the Charlottesville, Va. Police Department shows Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. Authorities are again searching the apartment of Matthew, and they believe he is the last person seen with University of Virginia student Hannah Graham before she disappeared. Matthew is being sought on arrest warrants charging him with reckless driving, but authorities also say they want to talk to him about 18-year-old Graham, who has been missing since Sept. 13. (AP Photo/Charlottesville, Va. Police Department)

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A volunteer search and rescue crew checks trash cans along Water Street during a continued search effort for missing University of Virginia student Hannah Elizabeth Graham on Thursday, Sept. 18, 2014 in Charlottesville, Va. Police say they’ve reviewed additional surveillance videos from two businesses showing Graham and others walking the night she disappeared. (AP Photo/The Daily Progress, Ryan M. Kelly)

Matthew is being sought on arrest warrants charging him with reckless driving, but authorities also say they want to talk to him about 18-year-old Hannah Graham, who has been missing since Sept. 13. He hasn’t been charged in the disappearance.

Charlottesville police Chief Timothy Longo says Matthew had stopped by a police station Saturday with several family members and asked for a lawyer. He was given a lawyer but left, driving at a high rate of speed.

He hasn’t been seen since. 

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Zachary Stieber
Zachary Stieber covers U.S. and world news. He is based in Maryland.