The Chesterfield Sheriff’s Department, discovered remains behind an abandoned building Saturday, while doing a routine search of the area. Black pants were found near by, similar to the pants worn by 18-year old Hannah Graham the night she went missing.
“It was not buried, and its location was not far from the road. There was not any crushing of any bones. As far as skull, everything looked to be in tact to me,” Sgt. Dale Terry told CNN.
By a creek behind the building, a skull and several bones were located in tact. There were no broken bones or blunt force traumas. The remains were above ground, visible and resting near by was a set of black pants, comparable to the black pants of missing Virginia University student, Hanna Graham. Graham was seen via chilling security footage wearing black pants and a green belly shirt top. Graham was reported missing five weeks ago by friends after spending the night drinking and partying.
The remains have not been confirmed to be Graham’s. There are many tests that need to be done in order to properly identify the body. Police have cut off the heavily wooded the area and continue to search for clues.
Suspect Jesse Matthew, 32, has been charged with abduction and has recently been convicted for the murder of Morgan Harrington who disappeared in 2009. The remains were found less than 6 miles away from Grahams back in 2010. New claims have also linked Matthew to a 2005 sexual assault case, though the victim known as R.G survived.
“Morgan Harrington’s case is still ongoing,” Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Gellar told ABC News.
Matthew’s is currently being held at Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail.
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