UPDATED: Search for Hannah Graham Continues as Jesse Matthew Talks with Lawyer

Hannah Graham, Jesse Matthew Jr., Morgan Harrington (File)
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Sept. 30, 2014

The search continues for missing University of Virginia 2nd-year student Hannah Elizabeth Graham, and the man charged in her disappearance still doesn't know what evidence authorities have connecting him to the crime.

As we head into nearly three weeks since the disappearance of 18-year-old Hannah Graham, there have been new developments linking 32-year-old Jesse Leroy “LJ” Matthew Jr. to her and 20-year-old Morgan Harrington but there are still many questions left unanswered.

Search and rescue teams continued to look in farm and wooded areas on ATVs in various parts of Albemarle County on Tuesday, including the Key West neighborhood off of Route 20.

"We're working up into the farmlands and the woods and the mountains, mostly private property today and responding to any type of investigative leads," said Virginia Department of Emergency Management Search and Rescue Coordinator Mark Eggeman.

And even with the latest developments of forensic evidence linking Matthew to the Harrington case, VDEM says it isn’t changing their operation.

"I have every confidence in law enforcement,” continued Eggeman. “They're going to examine every one of those details. That does not change what I am doing here, my focus is on Hannah and that's the challenge that is before us today and I ask the public to join me in that focus and look for Hannah."

Today attorney Jeff Camblos met with his client Matthew for almost three hours. Camblos said he still doesn’t know what evidence the police have against his client in the disappearance of Graham or the disappearance and death of Harrington.

Investigators have collected evidence from Matthew's apartment at Hessian Hills Way, and searched two cars driven by him.

Matthew is charged with abduction with intent to defile Graham, who was last seen on Charlottesville's Downtown Mall September 13th.

Virginia State Police said Monday that Matthew's arrest provided a "forensic link" to the death of 20-year-old Morgan Harrington, who vanished while attending a Metallica concert at the John Paul Jones Arena in 2009.

Harrington's remains were found several months later on a farm in Albemarle County.

CBS19 learned Tuesday that Christopher Newport University has confirmed that Matthew attended the university from January 2003 through October 2003. He was a member of the football team for a month before leaving the team and ultimately the university which they said was unusual for a student to do.



 
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