CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (WWBT) - Three FBI agents escorted Jesse Matthew off a charter plane just before 6 p.m. Friday, bringing the primary suspect in the disappearance of Hannah Graham back to Virginia.
Detectives booked Matthew at the Charlottesville Police Department around 6:30 p.m., where cameras captured the suspect cuffed, and walking through one of the building's loading docks.
After police personnel snapped a new booking photo, a convoy took Matthew from Police Headquarters downtown to the Albemarle Regional Jail.
As members of the media crowded around one of the jail's 12-foot tall barbed wire gates, the convoy entered the jail though a side loading bay, where only a handful of reporters captured the last chapter of Matthew's trip back to Virginia.
"As a matter of policy and for security purposes, the extradition process of returning Mr. Jesse Leroy Matthew, Jr. to Virginia was not made public," said Dee Rybiski, FBI Richmond Division Community Outreach Specialist.
"The law enforcement agencies investigating this case would like to remind the public that Hannah is still missing; and it remains of significant importance that tips continue to be called into the tip line (434/295-3851) or emailed to the Charlottesville Police Department (CPDTips@charlottesville.org) and property searches continue."
Matthew will remain in the jail until Thursday, when he will have a bond hearing at Charlottesville General District Court.