BREAKING NEWS: The search for Hannah Graham, a missing University of Virginia sophomore who vanished in thin air last month, "is now a death investigation," police grimly announced today.
Would-be rescuers have just found a badly decomposed body roughly five miles from where Morgan Harrington was discovered raped and slain in 2009. Authorities say they "believe it is the missing student" and those remains are now being examined for a formal identification.
One lone suspect in this case, Jesse Matthew -- last seen with Hannah Graham on security cameras the night she vanished -- is already in custody and also being investigated for similar disappearances, rapes, and murders of young women in that region.
Matthew, 32 and a former footballer, wrestler and taxi driver, has a history of sexual assault dating as far back as his college years. Many victims like Graham went missing when he was in their area.
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