September 29th, 2014
09:32 PM ET

Police: Suspect in missing UVA student case linked to '09 death: Does Virginia have a serial killer?

The arrest of Jesse Matthew - the suspect in the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham - has resulted in a "significant break" in the 2009 death of another young woman in the same area, police said.

Virginia State Police say there is a "new forensic link" between the Hannah Graham case and the death of Morgan Harrington, a 20-year-old Virginia Tech student, who went missing after attending a Metallica concert in Charlottesville in October 2009. Her remains were found on a farm months later.

Between 2009 and 2014, at least four women, including Harrington have gone missing along the Route 29 corridor that runs through Virginia.

Can this be a case of a serial killer?

OutFront, CNN Legal Analyst Danny Cevallos, Criminologist Casey Jordan and Ed Smart. His daughter Elizabeth was abducted and survived.

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  1. True7Insight

    The Hannah Graham case:

    My thoughts about this case are what I believe are the thoughts of many many Americans. A black man kills two white girls. So far, there is no out cry or protests regarding these murders as the out cry and protests that still stirs the people of a Southern State. There, sharpton and jackson were like vultures seeking to devour "white" meat as they were eager to point the "finger of racism" against the "white" cop that shot the black teen.

    sharpton, jackson, you two have done more harm to the black race than any white person can do in this country.

    You two are a sickening disgrace to your "race" and to America as a whole!

    Now I must ask: sharpton, jackson, where are you regarding this case? Why are the two of you not protesting and pointing the "finger of racism" against the black man who "murdered" two white girls?

    Do you believe that Jesse Matthew is "innocent until proven guilty?"

    Where are you sharpton? Where are you jackson?

    I'll tell you where the two of you are hiding: You are both hiding your heads in each others asses as usual!

    If you want racial tension to go away, then the two of you need to get the hell out of my America!

    September 30, 2014 at 4:53 pm | Reply
  2. Pam Ross

    This serial killer got missing and end up at the beach in a tent,hae policeman considered maybe instead of searching for Hannah bodyin Virginia,just maybe he hid her body somewere when he took off to another state,just something to think about.

    September 30, 2014 at 11:33 am | Reply

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