Forensic evidence links Hannah Graham suspect to murdered Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The man suspected of abducting 18-year-old Hannah Graham from Charlottesville, Va., earlier this month is forensically linked to the 2009 disappearance of 20-year-old Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington, WTVR exclusively reported.

It is being reported that sources close to the investigation told WTVR that forensic evidence belonging to Jesse Matthew Jr., matched forensic evidence collected during the Harrington investigation.

The sources told WTVR that forensic evidence showed Harrington had some sort of contact with Matthew the night she disappeared outside John Paul Jones arena on Oct. 17, 2009.

Her remains were found in January 2010 on an Albemarle County farm.

Two years after Harrington’s remains were found, the FBI released a sketch of the man they said had contact with Harrington.

Graham, a University of Virginia sophomore, was seen various times before her disappearance in the early hours of Sept. 13.  Matthew, the man named as a suspect in her disappearance, was taken into custody this week.

Read more: WTVR

Jesse Matthew Jr. forensically linked to both Morgan Harrington (left) and Hannah Graham (right)

Jesse Matthew Jr. forensically linked to both Morgan Harrington (left) and Hannah Graham (right)

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