Damning Forensic Evidence: Prime Suspect in Hannah Graham Disappearance Linked to Rape and Murder Five Years Ago

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Jesse Matthew, the prime suspect in the abduction of Hannah Graham, has just been linked to the rape and murder of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington due to forensic evidence.

The prime suspect in the abduction of Hannah Graham has been linked to the disappearance, rape and murder of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington, it was revealed on Monday.

Virginia State Police this morning confirmed the arrest of Jesse ‘LJ’ Matthew had provided a ‘new forensic link’ to detectives investigating the disappearance of 20-year-old Morgan in October 2009.

Police described the dramatic development as a ‘significant break’.

Morgan’s brutal murder has already been linked by DNA to the rape of a 26-year-old woman in Fairfax, Virginia in September 2005.

If the link between Morgan’s disappearance and Matthew is confirmed, the 32-year-old will be accused of the abduction, rape or sexual assault of at least four young women over a 14-year period.

  • The abduction ‘with intent to defile’ (a legal term for sexual assault) of UVA student Hannah Graham in September 2014.
  • The murder of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington in October 2009
  • Sexual assault of a 26-year-old woman in Fairfax, Virginia, in September 2005
  • Rape of a Liberty University student in October 2002

Morgan’s mother, who has tirelessly campaigned to bring her daughter’s killer to justice, told local TV station WTVR.com: ‘We worked five years to get to this point, so we are relieved.’

The disappearances of a further five young women from the area around Charlottesville, known as the Route 29 corridor, remain unexplained.

Two years after Morgan Harrington’s remains were found, the FBI released a sketch of a man seen with the student.

The sketch was released after investigators found forensic evidence that linked a 2005 sex assault in Fairfax to Harrington’s disappearance.

Virginia State Police refused to link Hannah’s disappearance with the Morgan Harrington case when contacted by MailOnline last Thursday.

Spokeswoman Corinne Geller said: ‘The disappearance and death of Morgan Harrington remains a separate and ongoing criminal investigation by Virginia State Police. There is nothing new to release at this time concerning the progress of the Harrington case.’

The disappearances of a further five young women from the area around Charlottesville, known as the Route 29 corridor, remain unexplained.

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