October 20th, 2014
08:27 PM ET

UVA suspect Jesse Matthew indicted in 2005 rape case

The prime suspect in the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham has been indicted for sexual assault.

A grand jury indicted Jesse Matthew in a 2005 rape. The indictment also includes charges of attempted murder and abduction. The case against Matthew is growing; he's been forensically linked to the case of Morgan Harrington, the Virginia Tech student who vanished in Charlottesville, Virginia in 2009.

The indictment comes as a police search team found a skull and bones scattered just 8 miles from where Hannah Graham was last seen.

Jean Casarez is OutFront from Charlottesville.

Filed under: Justice • Missing student • News
October 9th, 2014
10:05 PM ET

Police seize cab owned by suspect in missing UVA student case

The man at the center of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham's disappearance and charged with her abduction has been linked to at least one other unsolved case.

A source with knowledge of the investigation confirms to CNN that police recently seized a cab owned by Jesse Matthew. As previously reported, Matthew was working as a cab driver the night 20-year-old Morgan Harrington disappeared.

Police say the cab was found on a local farm, which could be meaningful. Harrington's remains were found on a farm outside of Charlottesville three months after she vanished and police have forensic evidence that also links Matthew to her case.

This is significant because Matthew is the last person to be seen with Hannah Graham who disappeared nearly three weeks ago.
Jean Casarez has been following the story and is Outfront.

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September 30th, 2014
10:41 PM ET

Police investigating UVA suspect in unsolved cases

Virginia authorities are investigating a possible link between the man accused of abducting Hannah Graham and at least three other cases of young women either murdered or missing.

The investigations include a cold case that involves a 23-year-old, who vanished near Liberty University in 2009. It's the same school where Jesse Matthew was once a student and accused of sexually assaulting another student 12 years ago.

CNN's Jean Casarez is OutFront with the details.

Filed under: Justice • Missing student • News
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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September 26th, 2014
09:52 PM ET

Suspect in Hannah Graham disappearance in Virginia jail

The suspect accused of abducting University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, is now back in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Jesse Matthew was handed over to officials from the Virginia Sheriff's department Friday afternoon after being arrested in Galveston, Texas Wednesday. According to police, Matthew was the last person to see Hannah 13 days ago.

Since her disappearance, police have received thousands of tips, while search teams scour over 700 square miles for the missing 18-year-old student.

CNN's Jean Casarez is OutFront in Charlottesville Virginia with more on the growing search.

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