Tragic discovery of shallow grave site in woods just a few miles from where accused killer Jesse Matthews grew up is 'confirmed'
Human remains dug up by rescuers in a dried-up creek belong to missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, local media has reported.
Searchers found the body behind an abandoned house in Albermarle County, around ten minutes south of Charlottesville, Virginia, where Hannah was last seen on September 13 with suspect Jesse Matthew.
Matthew has now been arrested and charged with abducting Hannah with intent to defile, and police say new forensic evidence links him to the death of another missing girl.
It also emerged that Matthew, 32, grew up around Albermarle County and is familiar with the area.