Virginia searchers have found human remains that could be those of a University of Virginia sophomore who has been missing since Sept. 13, the Associated Press reports. Forensic tests are needed to confirm whether the remains are those of Hannah Graham, said Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo. The remains were found on an abandoned property in southern Albemarle County by a search team from the Chesterfield County Sheriff’s Office.
Thousands of volunteers have searched for the 18-year-old Graham in the weeks since her disappearance. Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., 32, has been charged with abduction with intent to defile Graham. A week after Graham went missing, Longo described Matthew in detail without naming him, saying investigators wanted to talk to the “person of interest” and had searched his apartment because he was the last person to see her. Matthew then showed up at police headquarters, asked for a lawyer, and then sped away. He was arrested a few days later in Galveston, Tx.