Police Issue Arrest Warrant for Man last seen with Missing Virginia Girl
Charlottesville Police officials are investigating the disappearance of a University of Virginia student, Hannah Graham. She went missing after attending a party in Charlottesville on September 14 (Friday night).
On Monday, Charlottesville Police released a 'wanted poster' for Jesse Leroy Matthew, the man they believe was seen walking with the student on CCTV footage the night she disappeared. When he was seen in surveillance video with Graham, police searched his car and apartment on Friday.
Police issued a warrant for Mr. Matthew on charges of reckless driving after he visited the Charlottesville Police Department station accompanied by several family members. According to Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo, Matthew walked into the police station and asked for a lawyer. But then he drove away at high speed without speaking to police.
Longo said, "Overtly monitoring his movement, saw him get into a car, leave a location in Albemarle County at a high rate of speed, driving in a manner that was reckless and put others in danger".
Right now, he has not been charged in connection with the disappearance of Hannah but the police want to talk to him about the girl. Police has been still searching his apartment. His apartment was first searched Friday morning.
On Monday, his apartment was searched for second time. They revealed that during the investigation it was found that his landlady had not seen him, his roommates and his dog for several days. Authorities are awaiting forensic results.
Police also mentioned that they received over 900 tips in the case, and heard from at least 60 eyewitnesses. Matthew is said to be in possession of his sister's car, a blue Nissan Sentra with VA plates VAC4575. A $50,000 reward is now being offered in the hope of getting tips that could lead the police to Graham.
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