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Hannah Graham suspect Jesse Matthew now in custody

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (WWBT) -

Jesse Matthew, suspected abductor of University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham, is now in custody.

Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo was joined by Special Agent Adam Lee from the Richmond field office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation to announce that Matthew was arrested in Texas, "by the grace of God and the good work of the Galveston Sheriff's Office."

Longo said extradition from Texas is now underway, but said it's not clear why Matthew headed to that part of the country.

Matthew, 32, is charged with abduction with intent to defile in the disappearance of the UVA student, who was reported missing over a week ago.

According to the NBC affiliate station in Galveston, sheriff's deputies there found Matthew around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday on the beach in Gilcrest on the Bolivar Peninsula. Matthew was camping there, in a tent, sheriff's deputies discovered.

Special Agent Lee, who spoke after Longo, said, "The hero of today is a deputy with the Galveston Sheriff's Office. It's a positive end to this chapter of this very important case."

Just as he had done in the previous press conference Tuesday night, Longo took no questions Wednesday, but ended by saying, "This case is nowhere near over."

With the arrest of Matthew, Longo also announced there is now a $100,000 reward for information about Hannah Graham's whereabouts.

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