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Suspect in Hannah Graham case headed back to Va.

GALVESTON, TX (WWBT) -

The suspect in the Hannah Graham disappearance case has waived extradition and will soon be headed back to Charlottesville.

NBC12 has confirmed that Charlottesville police are trying to book Matthew on a commercial flight from Texas, where Galveston sheriff's deputies arrested him Wednesday. The flight may land either in Richmond or Charlottesville, according to Charlottesville police.

The flight to Virginia could happen as early as Friday or Saturday, police said.

Matthew appeared in a Texas courtroom Thursday afternoon in a brief hearing. He told the judge he is willing to return to Virginia to face charges. Three Charlottesville police officers are on their way to Galveston to take Matthew into custody and escort him back to Virginia.

It was Matthew's second hearing Thursday. He did not have to enter a plea earlier Thursday for a hearing on his charge of abduction with intent to defile in connection with the missing University of Virginia student.

Police believe Matthew is the last person to see the 18-year-old from Northern Virginia, who went missing early Sept. 13. Video shows Matthew with Graham at the Tempo restaurant, according to police. She hasn't been seen since.

Matthew was arrested around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday camping in a tent on a beach. A citizen called deputies about a suspicious person and the license plate on a car driven by Matthew's came back as wanted, according to the NBC affiliate station in Galveston.

KPRC-TV reports Matthew did not resist arrest and a light blue Nissan Sentra was impounded. Charlottesville police had previously said Matthew may be driving his sister's car, which matches that description.

Police have not said what led Matthew to travel to Texas or said if he has provided any more information in the Graham case.

There is now a $100,000 reward for information about Hannah Graham's whereabouts.

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