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Evidence links Jesse Matthew to Morgan Harrington case


Sources have confirmed for NBC12 that forensic evidence links the accused abductor of missing UVA student Hannah Graham to the case of missing Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington.

Virginia State Police spokesperson Corinne Geller sent a statement Monday afternoon acknowledging the link and encouraging the public to continue to focus attention on helping Charlottesville police find Hannah Graham.

For the past five years, the Virginia State Police has been aggressively pursuing the investigation into the disappearance and death of 20-year-old Morgan D. Harrington of Roanoke, Va. Last week, the arrest of Jesse L. Matthew Jr., 32, of Charlottesville, Va., provided a significant break in this case with a new forensic link for state police investigators to pursue. There is a still a great deal of work to be done in regards to this investigation and we appreciate the public's patience as we move forward.

Anyone with new information concerning the Harrington investigation is encouraged to contact the Virginia State Police at 434-352-3467 or the Jefferson Area Crime Stoppers at 434-977-4000.

Meanwhile, state police continues to dedicate the necessary resources to assist the Charlottesville Police Department through the course of its investigation and with their efforts to locate Hannah Graham. In fact, right now, the public's focus needs to remain on helping Charlottesville Police locate and bring Hannah Graham home.

NBC12 will be providing team coverage from Charlottesville as this story develops.

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