#DarrenVann : Serial killer suspected as bodies of seven women found in Indiana

This Motel 6 in Hammond, Ind. is where police found one of seven women's bodies the weekend.

This Motel 6 in Hammond, Ind. is where police found one of seven women’s bodies the weekend.

Police investigating the slayings of seven women whose bodies were found over the weekend said Monday it could be the work of a serial killer, and that the suspect has told them his victims might go back 20 years.

Hammond Police Chief John Doughty said at a news conference that the suspect is 43-year-old Darren Vann of nearby Gary, Ind., who was convicted of a sex offence in Texas in 2009. His confession to the slaying of one woman in Indiana led police to the grisly discovery of six other bodies, including three on the same block, authorities said.

He said the Gary slayings appear to have happened recently, though Vann indicated there could be earlier victims. He said police are not actively looking for more bodies and have no indication that any murders have occurred in another state. He said Vann is co-operating with investigators in the hope of making a deal with prosecutors.

“It could go back as far as 20 years, based on some statements we have, but that has yet to be corroborated,” Doughty said.

Charges were expected to be filed later Monday in the death of 19-year-old Afrikka Hardy, whose body was found about 9:30 p.m. Friday at a motel, Doughty said. The Lake County coroner’s office said she was strangled.

Doughty said she was involved in prostitution and had arranged to meet Vann at the motel through a Chicago-area website. Police were called by someone who attempted to reach Hardy and “was provided suspicious text responses that she believed to be from the suspect while he was still inside the motel room.”

The discoveries began after Vann allegedly confessed to killing Hardy, then told investigators where more bodies could be found in abandoned homes in Gary, a deteriorating former steel town about 30 miles southeast of Chicago, police said.

A second body was found Saturday night in an abandoned home in Gary. The coroner said family members identified her as 35-year-old Anith Jones, who had been missing since Oct. 8.

Five other bodies were found on Sunday in various Gary homes, said Doughty, who identified two of the women as Gary residents Teairra Batey, 28, and Christine Williams, 36. Police have not determined the identities of the other three women, including two whose bodies were found on the same block where Jones’s body was found on Saturday.

Police said they took Vann into custody Saturday afternoon after obtaining a search warrant for a home and vehicle in Gary,

Hardy’s mother, Lori Townsend, said police told her that Vann asked that she perform a certain sex act, and “when she said ‘no’ and put up a fight, he snapped and strangled her,” she said, speaking from her home in Colorado. “This man is sick.”

Hardy graduated from high school in late 2013 and planned to go on to college to study music, Townsend said.

“She was full of life. She lit up a room with her smile and her beauty,” she said. “And she had a voice like a songbird.”

Gary, once a thriving steel town that’s known as the birthplace of Michael Jackson, has been struggling for decades. Its population has shrunk and its poverty rate hovers around 40 per cent. Thousands of homes are abandoned, many with weeds choking broken sidewalks — often on the same streets where other homes are tidy and well-kept.

One of the houses where police found a body was overgrown with trees in the front and there was trash strewn in the back of what looked like a falling down garage or shed.

Michael Tarm reported from Chicago. Associated Press writers Tom Davies in Indianapolis and Tammy Webber in Chicago contributed to this report.

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#HannahGraham suspect #JesseMatthew now charged in 2005 Fairfax rape

 


Police search area where remains thought to be those of #HannahGraham were found

The initial interview with SGT Dale Terry who found the remains contained the following:

“It was behind a vacant home, in a dried-up creek bed, Terry said he found a skull and bones, along with a pair of tight, dark-colored pants.”

Description has since been scrubbed:

 

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From the Washington Post:

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Police on Sunday combed a narrow two-lane back road near an abandoned property in Albemarle County south of here, where searchers on Saturday found human remains thought to be those of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham.

Graham, an 18-year-old from Fairfax County, vanished in the early hours of Sept. 13. Jesse L. Matthew Jr., a 32-year-old Charlottesville man with whom Graham was last seen, was arrested and charged in her disappearance, but the young woman’s whereabouts were unknown.

branchThe remote location where the body was found was within three or four miles of the hayfield where the body of another missing college student was found in 2010. Both Graham and the second woman, Morgan Harrington, a 20-year-old Virginia Tech student, disappeared late at night in Charlottesville.
Police on Sunday blocked off a three-mile section of Old Lynchburg Road near where the body was found as investigators scoured the area. For much of its length the road is unmarked and without shoulders, surrounded by woods that are turning amber, gold and crimson, and with houses set back from the pavement, several with white country fences. A tiny brick church sits at one end of the barricaded stretch, across the road from a cemetery with several dozen weathered tombstones.

The northernmost police barricade on Old Lynchburg on Sunday was at its intersection with Red Hill Road. From that point, Red Hill winds a little more than three miles to the northwest before it borders the 742-acre Anchorage Farm. It was there that Harrington’s skeletal remains were found.
The grim discovery Saturday of human remains on a stretch of road in rual Virginia has put Charlottesville residents on edge. Officials have not determined the identity of the remains. 
Virginia State Police investigators said last month that the arrest of Matthew was a “significant break” in the Harrington case and provided an unspecified “new forensic link” in the quest for her killer.

The remains found Saturday were discovered by a sheriff’s deputy searching an abandoned property, Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo Sr. said. A conclusive identification has not been made and the remains were sent to the Virginia medical examiner’s office for forensic testing.

Longo said Graham’s family members had been notified. They have not commented on the discovery of the remains. Authorities also called off a search for Graham planned for Sunday, saying they would focus on identifying the body.

Graham’s disappearance has shaken Virginia’s flagship public university, where students have held candlelight vigils and worn orange ribbons in the hope of Graham’s return.

Student council president Jalen Ross helped organize a vigil on the U-Va. campus that attracted hundreds of students. Ross and others at the event, which occurred five days after Graham was last seen, spoke about the missing sophomore in the present tense. Now Ross said that the student council was planning a memorial for Graham to provide a central place on campus for students to honor her.​

“Nobody wanted to hear there’s been a body found,” Ross, 21, said Sunday.

But it was the news many students were expecting, Ross said. In the five weeks since Graham disappeared, a dark mood has again descended over the school.

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“It revives the whole pool of sadness everyone went through originally,” Ross said.

Many students have donned orange ribbons to keep Graham in mind. Every day since Graham vanished, Ross has worn one pinned to his shirt.

“I told myself  I’d wear it until they found her,” Ross said.

Ross said many students recalled that it took investigators 101 days to find Harrington.

“A lot of us were worried that it would take a long time or infinite time to get closure” in Graham’s case, Ross said.

On Sunday afternoon, the Rev. Heather Warren crafted the words for her evening sermon at St. Paul’s Memorial Church, across from the Charlottesville campus.

“It’s just profoundly sad,” Warren said. “There was always this hope that she might be found alive. That’s not there now.”

In the weeks after Graham vanished, the church kept its doors open for students distressed by the sophomore’s disappearance. Warren said the church has helped students find solace in prayer and passages of Scripture. In recent days, Warren said, she has been drawn to Psalm 139, which explores the constant presence of God even in the worst of times.

“Whither can I go from your presence?” Warren said Sunday, quoting the psalm’s first verses. “You might not know what that presence feels like. But that does not mean you are abandoned.” She began Sunday evening’s service with a moment of silence for Graham.

Friends and teachers have described Graham, a 2013 graduate of West Potomac High School in the Alexandria area of Fairfax, as a good student with a sense of humor.

At U-Va., Graham participated in an alternative spring break as a freshman, volunteering to spend long hours rebuilding homes destroyed by tornadoes in Tuscaloosa, Ala. She was known as a central figure in the college’s ski club.

The investigation into Graham’s disappearance has produced leads in other unsolved cases.

Matthew, who had worked as an orderly at the U-Va. hospital, has been linked by DNA evidence to the investigations of two violent crimes: a sexual assault in Fairfax City in 2005 and the abduction and slaying of Harrington, police have said.

He has not been charged in either case.

In addition, two Virginia universities that Matthew attended between 2002 and 2003 said he was implicated in sexual assault cases. Both women declined to press charges against Matthew, and he was not convicted of any crime connected to the allegations.

Graham spent the evening of Sept. 12, a Friday, drinking and socializing with friends near campus before going out about midnight. By 1 a.m., she was seen wandering the Downtown Mall, about a mile and a half from her apartment. She sent messages to friends indicating that she was lost.

Shortly after 1 a.m., witnesses saw Graham with Matthew near the Tempo restaurant.

Brice Cunningham, the owner of Tempo, told The Washington Post that his employees later saw Graham and Matthew leaving the area together. She had not been seen since.

Police quickly focused on Matthew, searching his car and his Charlottesville apartment and eventually seeking a warrant for his arrest. Matthew was arrested Sept. 24 on a beach near Galveston, Tex., more than 1,300 miles from his apartment.

Matthew was charged with abduction with intent to defile, indicating that police think he planned to sexually assault Graham.

He is being held without bond in the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail.

James L. Camblos III, the lawyer representing Matthew, said he would await further information.

“The police have located human remains, and we will wait to see what the medical examiner says to see who it is,” Camblos said.

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A Black Detective, an 1870 Trial and a What If

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Fantastic. From the New York Times. My favorite part:  “the derring-do of a crack Afro-Creole police detective versed in the latest “French” techniques — seemingly the first black detective in the United States to take part in a case that received national attention”

Michael A. Ross’s ‘Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case

Michael A. Ross, the author of a well-regarded study of the Supreme Court during the Civil War, thought of himself as a “meat and potatoes” legal historian.

But a decade ago in a New Orleans archive, something a bit spicier caught his eye: an 1870 newspaper article describing the “voodoo abduction” of a white toddler by two mysterious black women.

“I thought to myself, ‘This can’t possibly be true,’ ” Mr. Ross recalled recently by telephone.

The voodoo angle turned out to be hysterical rumor. But as he read on, Mr. Ross, now a professor at the University of Maryland, discovered an all-but-forgotten story of a sensational investigation and trial that gripped New Orleans and the national press for almost seven months. “There were so many other twists and turns that I was hooked,” he said.

Those twists, recounted by Mr. Ross in “The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case: Race, Law and Justice in the Reconstruction Era,”published this week by Oxford University Press, include psychic consultations, a shadowy “House of Secret Obstetrics” and the derring-do of a crack Afro-Creole police detective versed in the latest “French” techniques — seemingly the first black detective in the United States to take part in a case that received national attention, Mr. Ross says.

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Michael A. Ross, author of “The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case,” at home in Hyattsville, Md. CreditDrew Angerer for The New York Times

The story also offers something else that was all but unheard-of in pre-Civil Rights-era trials involving African-Americans accused of crimes against whites: genuine suspense about the outcome.

Alfred L. Brophy, a historian at the University of North Carolina School of Law, said in an interview that at virtually any other moment, such a case would almost certainly have ended in a “legalized lynching.”

“Ross has unearthed an important story,” Mr. Brophy said. “Historians are going to argue about its broader significance for a long time.”

Beyond academia, Mr. Ross said he hoped his whodunit would add complexity to the public understanding of Reconstruction, restoring a sense of contingency to a period that is too often read as leading inexorably to Jim Crow.

“It was not inevitable that Reconstruction was going to fail,” Mr. Ross said. “There was a moment of real possibility.”

That moment was certainly a fraught one. When Mollie Digby, the 17-month-old daughter of Irish immigrants, was reported to have been kidnapped by two African-American women on June 9, 1870, the case immediately became enmeshed in broader social and political tensions.

To the white press, it was more proof that Louisiana was descending into racial chaos under Henry Clay Warmoth, the Illinois-born radical Republican governor. But to the government, it was a chance to prove that a newly integrated and professionalized police force — 28 percent of New Orleans’s officers were African-American — would aggressively investigate crimes allegedly committed by blacks.

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#HannahGraham Our Greatest Hopes, Our Worst Fears:

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Maybe this will bring some good. Help Save The Next Girl:

WASHINGTON POST

Human remains believed to be those of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham have been found on an abandoned property outside Charlottesville, authorities announced Saturday evening.

Graham, 18, of the Alexandria-area of Fairfax County, vanished in the early hours of Saturday Sept. 13. She was last seen by witnesses on the Downtown Mall with a man identified by police as Jesse L. Matthew Jr., 32, of Charlottesville.

Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo Sr. said authorities must still make a conclusive identification of the remains. But he said police have notified the teen’s family. Authorities also said Graham’s case has become a death investigation.

If the body is that of the sophomore, it marks a grim end to a five-week search for the teen, who apparently became lost after a night out drinking and socializing with friends.

The remains were found by a sheriff’s deputy in Albemarle County.

 

“I want to thank everyone who gave up their days, their nights, their weekends,” Longo said of the search for Graham. “People who called, wrote and dropped food and good wishes and words of encouragement to the search groups and the detectives who work so hard through this investigation.”

“Today would have not been possible without their prayers, their encouragement and their help,” the chief said.

Longo said a police official reached out to Hannah Graham’s parents, John and Susan Graham, with “a very difficult phone call to share this preliminary discovery.”

Police said they have been searching the property for any clues, and said they would not release further details at this stage of the investigation.

“Today’s discovery is a significant development. And we have a great deal of work ahead of us. We cannot and we will not jump to any conclusions in regards to today’s discovery,” said Col. Steve Sellers, of the Albemarle County Sheriff’s Office.

“This sadly is now a death investigation,” Sellers said.

Police have said they linked Matthew’s DNA to the investigations of a violent sexual assault in Fairfax City in 2005 and the abduction and murder of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington, 20, in October 2009.

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Matthew has also been identified as a football player who was accused of sexual assault at Liberty University in 2002 and transferred to Christopher Newport University, where he was accused of another sexual assault in 2003 before dropping out. The university investigations did not lead to criminal charges.

James L. Camblos III, the lawyer representing Matthew said he would await further information. “The police have located human remains and we will wait to see what the medical examiner says to see who it is,” Camblos said.

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#HannahGraham #MorganHarrington investigations: What’s in it for Me

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Hannah Graham

I’ve been thinking about my reasons for being so vested in these cases.

This is why:

I need to take a fresh look at my sister’s case. I’ve been gearing up for it for a while now, but I need to look at something similar from a fresh perspective first. I’m not ready for it yet (it takes 4 o’clock in the morning courage to look at your sister’s autopsy report… all of it drains you). Corresponding with folks on the Hannah Graham / Morgan Harrington / Jesse Matthew affair, sharing ideas, this all helps with the process.

It’s not like I need the attention. I surely don’t. I appreciate connecting with all you lovely folks in the States, but for my purposes, the people I need to engage with to solve a crime are all in Canada, more specifically in Quebec, and more directly most likely Francophones from the Eastern Townships.

Morgan_Harrington_courtesy_photoMy interest in Graham / Harrington / Matthew is all about the similarities (not connections, there are none) with Allore / Camirand / Dube:

1. Multiple victims / cold cases

2. “Town and Gown” environments / politics

3. Similar populations: Under 100,000, but they balloon when school commences.

4. Rough, wooded, mountainous surroundings.

5. Disappearances in the Fall.

6. Re. 5 above; hinderances with the coming snow, hinderances / opportunities with the coming of hunting season.

7. Seemingly high-risk victims who initially got blamed for their final circumstances.

Probably other reasons, I will leave some room for comment / input.

What’s not similar?

Theresa Allore

Theresa Allore

The French / English issue in Quebec, but this is easily substituted with the potential for a Black / White race issue in Virginia. And on this issue, I would offer this advice: If it comes down to this, always take the high  ground. I have already heard some despicable comments in reference to Jesse Matthews. Don’t go there. He’s a suspect, that’s all. The first thing I did when I started my sister’s investigation was to learn French, so that card could never be played. You can’t change the color of your skin, but you can avoid being an ignorant fossil. 

I feel so much love for the families of Hannah Graham and Morgan Harrington. 3 weeks is a long time. 5 years is a long time.  36 years is a long time.

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#JesseMatthew timeline via Websleuths

The "tracks in the field" theory

The “tracks in the field” theory

Websleuths has posted an incredible timeline for Jesse Matthew. Note: Items in blue are not necessarily tied to Mathew but occurred during the time frame  as possible victims:

1981
12/14/1981 – Jesse Mathew born

1999
Charlottesville Athlete of the Year – earned him scholarship to Liberty University http://www.nydailynews.com/news/crim…icle-1.1952383

2000
Graduated from Moticello High School http://www.newsadvance.com/news/stat…=image&photo=0
Begins attending Liberty University, Plays Football
~~05/02/00 Namus #789 -African American Female Found – EPI unknown – age 30-50 Sussex County, VAhttps://identifyus.org/en/cases/789
~~11/11/00 Hope Curry missing – Virginia Beach, VA http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/c/curry_hope.html

2001
~~6/03/01 Annie Horne missing – Richmond, VA www.charleyproject.org/cases/h/horne_annie.html[/COLOR]
**9/1/01 Liberty Flames @ Boone, NC (L)
**9/8/01 Liberty Flames @ Richmond, KY (L)
**9/22/01 Liberty Flames @ home (W)
~~09/27/01 Namus #6470 – African American Female Found – EPI unknown – age 15-20 Fairfax County, VAhttps://identifyus.org/en/cases/6470
**9/29/01 Liberty Flames @ Home (W)
**10/13/01 Liberty Flames @ @ Orlando, FL (L)
**10/20/01 Liberty Flames @ Boiling Springs, NC (L)
**10/27/01 Liberty Flames @ Tampa, FL (L)
~~11/01/01 Janice Johnson – Henrico, VA – 42 – missing http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/…on_janice.html
**11/3/01 Liberty Flames @ Cullowhee, NC (L)
**11/10/01 Liberty Flames @ Charleston, SC (W)
**11/17/01 Liberty Flames @ Home (L)
**11/23/01 Liberty Flames @ Home (L)

2002
~~01/21/02 Namus #788 – African American Female Found – EPI unknown – age 25-35 Petersburg City, VAhttps://identifyus.org/en/cases/788
~~05/31/02 Marlene Robinson – Hampton, VA – 57 – missing http://www.doenetwork.org/cases/3389dfva.html
~~8/29/02 La-Teasha LaMone Brooks missing – Farmville, VA http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/…la-teasha.html
**8/31/02 Liberty Flames @Home (L)
**9/7/02 Liberty Flames @ Home (W)
**9/21/02 Liberty Flames @ Home (L)
~~9/22/02 Sharon Jones missing – Norfolk, VA www.charleyproject.org/cases/j/jones_sharon.html
**9/28/02 Liberty Flames @ Orlando, FL (L)
**10/5/02 Liberty Flames @ Home (L)
**10/12/02 Liberty Flames @ Akron, OH (L)
10/17/02 alleged sexual assault at Liberty University http://www.whsv.com/home/headlines/M…277088541.html
**10/19/02 Liberty Flames @ Home (W)
**10/26/02 Liberty Flames @ Lexington, VA (L)
**11/02/02 Liberty Flames @ Home (L)
**11/09/02 Liberty Flames @ Elon, NC (L)
**11/23/02 Liberty Flames @Hempstead, NY (L)

2003
01/2003 – begins attending Newport University, Newport News, VA
~~02/01/03 Julie Marie Fraser missing – Norfolk, VA www.missingin.org/reg818/julie_marie_fraser.htm
~~7/24/03 Autumn Wind Day missing – Newport News, VA www.missingin.org/reg791/autumn_wind_day.htm

8/14/03 – 9/12/03 Member of Newport Football Team
**09/06/03 CNU Game – played
~~9/07/03 Sophia May Rivera missing – Newport News, VA http://www.blackcelebritygiving.com/…-newport-news/
**9/13/03 CNU Game- played
**9/27/03 CNU Game – no play
**10/4/03 CNU Game no play
**10/11/03 CNU Game no play
10/15/03 – Leaves Newport University
~~10/18/03 Rachel Good – Elkton, VA – 20 – missing http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/g/good_rachel.html
10/29/03 – Traffic Charges – No State Inspection (charges dropped), failure to wear seatbelt (guilty) in Newport News

2004
6/17/04 – Traffic Charge: Fail to obey traffic signal
8/5/04 – Hearing –guilty in absentia 6/17/04 – Fail to obey traffic signal
~~09/10/04 Namus # 960 – African American Female Found – EPI 3 years – age 40-60 – Norfolk City, VAhttps://identifyus.org/en/cases/960

2005
~~1/24/05 Crystal Soles – Andrews, SC http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/…_crystal.htmll
~~1/28/05 Vestora Leatrise Spriggs – Norfolk, VA http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/…s_vestora.html
3/04/05 – Traffic Charge: Speeding
4/22/05 – Hearing: waived/paid – Buckingham General District Court (Charlottesville address) 3/04/05 – Traffic Charge: Speeding
~~9/24/2005 Fairfax, VA Sexual Assault http://www.readthehook.com/67132/mor…ope-fresh-fear
~~10/21/05 Kathleen Hulderman missing – Chesapeake City, VA http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/…_kathleen.html

2006
2/1/06 – Traffic Charge: failure to obey stop sign
2/21/06 – Hearing: guilty 2/1/06 – failure to obey stop sign
6/21/06 – Traffic Charge: speeding
7/24/06 – Traffic Charge: speeding
7/25/06 – Hearing – cont 6/21/06 – speeding
8/9/06 – Hearing – guilty 7/24/06 – speeding
8/22/06 – Hearing –not guilty 6/21/06 – speeding
~~8/26/06 Qauisra Khan missing – Alexandria, VA www.charleyproject.org/cases/k/khan_qasira.html

2007
Receives taxi permit
1/24/07 – Traffic charge – speeding – Charlottesville 22903
3/21/07 – Hearing- RE: Speeding Charge in Greene County 1/24/07 – guilty
~~05/14/07 Namus # 6665 – African American Female Found – EPI weeks – age 20-30 – Petersburg City, VAhttps://identifyus.org/en/cases/6665
~~7/22/07 Ivonne Biviano missing – LaCrosse, VA http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/…no_ivonne.html
~~07/28/07 Namus # 9512 – White Female Found – EPI: 3 years – age 18-99 – Richmond City, VAhttps://identifyus.org/en/cases/9512

Fall 2007 – Matthew enrolled as part time student at Piedmont Virginia Community College
~~9/21/07 Sereda McGlothin missing – Carrol County, VA http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/…in_sereda.html
~11/16/07 Namus # 6666 – African American Female Found – EPI: Years – age 20-35 – Dinwiddle County, VAhttps://identifyus.org/en/cases/6666

11/20/07 – Traffic charge – speeding – Charlottesville 22903

2008
Holds taxi permit
2/4/08 Hearing – RE: 11/20/07 speeding charge – guilty
~~4/21/08 Gracie MacCord – Spotsylvania County, VA http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/…rd_gracie.html
Spring & Fall 2008 – – Matthew enrolled as part time student at Piedmont Virginia Community College
~~ 06/27/08 Anne Turner – Newport News, VA – 38 – missing http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/t/turner_anne.html
8/19/08 UVA Health Services Warranty in Debt (civil)

2009
Holds taxi permit
~~3/14/09 Latonia Smith – Portsmouth, VA http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/…h_latonia.html
6/4/09 – Assault & Grand Larceny Charge Incident
6/23/09 – Warrant in Debt – Martha Jefferson Hospital
~~07/07/09 Hattie Brown – Halifax County, VA – 48 – missing http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/b/brown_hattie.html
7/9/09 – Hearing: RE: 6/4 Assault & Grand Larceny Charges – Continued
8/20/09 Hearing: RE: 6/4 Assault & Grand Larceny Charges – Continued
~~8/27/09 Heidi Childs & David Metzler Virginia Tech students found murdered – Jefferson National Forest
9/17/09 Hearing: RE: 6/4 Assault & Grand Larceny Charges – Continued
~~10/10/09 Cassandra Morton missing – Lynchburg, VA http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho…rg-10-Nov-2009
10/02/09 Traffic Charge –speeding
~~10/17/09 Morgan Harrington goes missing (Forensic link to JLM) http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho…-2009-1/page12

10/22/09 Hearing: RE: 6/4 Assault & Grand Larceny Charges – Continued
~~11/11/09 Morgan Harrington – shirt found @ corner of 15th St & Grady Ave outside apt building
~~11/18/09 Tatawanda Hill – Norfolk, VA www.charleyproject.org/cases/h/hill_tawanda.html
11/24/09 – Hearing – cont 10/02/09 speeding
~~11/29/09 Norma Avillan – Herndon, VA http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/…lan_norma.html
~~11/29/09 Cassandra Morton – body found on Liberty University property

12/22/09 – Hearing –cont 10/02/09 speeding

2010
Holds taxi permit
dba Jesse L MatthewJr – Ponderosa Trail business shows founded
~~1/24/10 Joan Cook – Salem, VA www.charleyproject.org/cases/c/cook_joan.html
~~1/26/10 Morgan Harrington body found at Anchorage Farm in Southern Albemarle County

1/26/10 Hearing: RE: 10/2/09 Traffic charges – dismissed
3/17/10 Trespassing after Forbidden – Keswick, VA 22947
3/24/10 Traffic Charges – Speeding – Keswick, VA 22947
~~ 4/5/10 – Morgan Harrington- info RE: Shirt found released to public
4/22/10 Hearing: RE: 6/4/09 Assault & Grand Larceny Charges & 3/7/10 Trespassing Charges – nolle prosequi on assault and grand larceny; guilty on trespass after forbidden
~~4/30/10 Arianna Davis – Henrico, VA http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/…s_arianna.html
5/6/10 – cont 3/24/10 – speeding
5/23/10 Traffic Charges – Speeding – Charlottesville 22903
6/3/10 Hearing: RE: 3/24/10 Speeding Charges – guilty in absentia
07/10 Authorities announce forensic evidence connects Harrington case & 2005 Fairfax rape case
7/6/10 Hearing: RE: 5/23/10 Speeding Charges – guilty
~~9/3/10 Samantha Ann Clarke – Orange, VA http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/…_samantha.html
~~10/1/10 UVA Robbery 1AM “blk male 5’6-5’8, 120-140 lbs” – NOTE: all dates marked “UVA” are taken from this source:http://www.virginia.edu/uvapolice/safety.html
~~10/25/10 UVA Robbery 10:30 pm “blk male 6’1-6’2 early 20’s”

11/2/10 Traffic Charges – Failure to obey RR signal – Charlottesville 22947
12/9/10 – Hearing – cont 11/2/10- fail to obey RR crossing signal
~~12/12/10 UVA Sex Assault 1am – “blk male, 5’10”
12/26/10 – Traffic Charges – Driving on suspended license & speeding in Madison County, VA– Charlottesville 22947

2011
1/13/11 – Hearing- RE: Traffic Charges 11/2/10 guilty in absentia
~~1/29/11 – Bethany Decker- Loudon County, VA http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/…r_bethany.html
3/18/11 – Hearing –cont 12/26/10 – driving on susp license; speeding – Madison General District Court
5/26/11 – Hearing-RE: Driving on Suspended License & Speeding– Madison County – guilty sent 10 days, susp 10 days
8/10/11 – Traffic Charges: Def. exhaust, no inspection, driving while suspended – 2nd offense – Charlottesville 22947
8/19/11 – Hearing –cont 8/10/11 – Def Exhaust, no inspection
8/27/11 Traffic Charge: Driving suspended 2nd offense & evading traffic control – Charlottesville 22947
Fall 2011- Matthew enrolled as part time student at Piedmont Virginia Community College
9/2/11 – Hearing –cont 8/27/11 – evasion of traffic control drive susp – amended to drive susp 2nd offense
9/6/11 – Hearing – cont 8/10/11 – Def Exhaust, no inspection Driving Susp 2nd offense
9/13/11 – Hearing – cont 8/27/11 – evasion of traffic control – drive susp – amended to drive susp 2nd offense
~~10/15/11 UVA sex assault 4:30 am – “blk male 5’10”
10/17/11 Failure to Appear – Charlottesville 22947
~~ 10/22/11 UVA sex assault 3:40 am
11/7/11 – Hearing- RE: Traffic Charges 8/10/11 nolle prosequi
~~11/21/11 Lauren Smith – Leon, VA http://projectjason.org/forums/topic…h-va-11212011/
12/16/11 Hearing-RE: Traffic Charges 8/27/11 & Failure to Appear on 10/17/11- guilty 30 days sentence, 26 days suspended, 30 days suspended license – driving suspended 2nd offense; not guilty – evasion of traffic control; dismissed failure to appear
~~12/22/11 Joseline Arriaza – Alexandria, VA http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/…_joseline.html

2012
Listed on Virginia Silverbacks Roster as #55
1/12/12 Warrant In Debt – University of Virginia
~~4/9/12 Heather Hodges- Rocky Mount, VA http://www.charleyproject.org/cases/…s_heather.html
**5/5/12 Silverbacks Preseason Game @ CHS
**5/12/12 Silverbacks Preseason Game @ AHS
**5/26/12 Silverbacks Preseason Game @ CHS
**6/23/12 Silverbacks Preseason Game @ CHS
**7/14/12 Silverbacks Regular Season Game @ Fairfax, VA
**7/28/12 Silverbacks Regular Season Game @ Richmond, VA
**8/4/12 Silverbacks Regular Season Game @ Home
**8/11/12 Silverbacks Regular Season Game @ Richmond, VA
~~8/12/12 – Namus # 10692 – ? Female – Found unknown EPI – age 9-99 – Petersburg City, VAhttps://identifyus.org/en/cases/10692
8/12/12 Hired at U of VA Medical Center
**8/18/12 Silverbacks Regular Season Game @ St. Augustine, NJ
**8/25/12 Silverbacks Regular Season Game @ Home (We know LJ plays)
~~9/1/12 Kathleen Haley – Newport News, VA http://projectjason.org/forums/topic…y-va-09012012/
**9/8/12 Silverbacks Regular Season Game @ Home
**9/15/12 Silverbacks Regular Season Game @ Baltimore, MD
9/20/12 Garnishment – Martha Jefferson House – Charlottesville 22903
**9/22/12 Silverbacks Regular Season Game @ Home
9/22/12 Traffic Charges: Possession of stolen inspection sticker – Charlottesville 22902
9/22/12 Traffic Charges: Driving under revocked/suspended license, illegal inspection sticker, failure to submit inspection, failure to obtain registration/altered registration – Keswick 22947
~~9/23/12 UVA Sex. Assault 1:45 am “blk male”
9/28/12 – Hearing cont 9/22/12 – drive revoked amended to drive under revo/suspension – stolen inspection sticker; failure to submit inspection; altered registration
**9/29/12 Silverbacks Regular Season Game @ Home
10/18/12 Warranty in Debt University of Virginia
**10/20/12 Silverbacks Play off game against Arbutus, MD team – Lost (unsure home or away)
10/23/12- Hearing cont 9/22/12 – stolen inspection sticker; failure to submit inspection; altered registration drive revoked amended to drive under revo/suspension
~~08/14/12 Leyla McCullagh – Leesburg, VA – 36 – missing http://projectjason.org/forums/topic…h-va-08132012/
11/04/12 –Hearing RE: guilty – sentence 90 days, suspended 90 days; license susp 30 days9/22/12 – drive revoked amended to drive under revo/suspension
~~11/20/12 DaShad Laquinn Smith missing – Main St/Charlottesville www.charleyproject.org/cases/s/smith_dashad.html
11/27/12 – cont 9/22/12 – drive revoked amended to drive under revo/suspension stolen inspection sticker; failure to submit inspection; altered registration
~~12/1/12 DaShad Laquinn Smith – search dogs “hit” on pond behind UVA Medical Center
12/4/12 – Hearing- RE: Traffic Charges 9/22/12 – guilty

2013
~~2/24/13 UVA Indecent exposure “blk male”
3/1/13 Traffic Charge: Operating uninspected vehicle – Keswick 22947
4/1/13 Hearing- RE: Traffic Charges 3/1/13 guilty in absentia
~~5/3/13 UVA 2:30 AM “2 males”
~~5/17/13 UVA Sex. Assault 1am – “blk male 6′ heavy build”

5/26/13 Warrant in Debt – University of Virginia
~~5/30/13 UVA Stolen Purse 3 AM “blk male 5’9″
~~ 6/5/13Wendoline Garcia – Manassas, VA – 16 – missing http://www.missingkids.com/poster/NCMC/1218030/1
~~6/14/13 UVA Possible Abduction Attempt “possible blk male”
~~6/28/13 UVA Sexual Assault “blk male 5’8-5’10 140-150 lbs”

6/28/13 Garnishment – University of Virginia Medical Center
~~9/6/13 Shanea Lockwood – Fairfax, VA – 16 – missing http://www.missingkids.com/poster/NCMC/1225035/1
~~11/16/13 UVA Theft 2:45 & 3:12 AM
~~11/29/13 Jamisha Gilbert missing after car accident- Lynchburg http://www.newsadvance.com/news/loca…7a43b2370.html
~~12/7/13 Margennae Dixon – Fairfax, VA – 16 http://www.missingkids.com/poster/NCMC/1226608/1
~~12/8/13 Jamisha Gilbert body found in briar patch in cemetery – unclothed

12/27/13 Traffic Charge: Failure to to obey traffic signal – Charlottesville 22902

2014
~~1/1/14 UVA Sexual Assault 8:51 pm “light skinned blk male w/mustache”
1/9/14 – Garnishment – University of Virginia Medical Center
2/6/14 – not guilty 12/27/13- speeding
~~5/19/14 UVA Sexual Assault
~~05/30/14 Ogechi Uwasomba – Chesterfield, VA – 28 – missing http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho…ld-30-May-2014
~~06/06/14 Namus # 12683 – White Female Found Estimated Postmortem Interval 1 month – age 25-45 – Newport News, VAhttps://identifyus.org/en/cases/12683
~~06/06/14 Zulma Pabon-Midlothian, VA – 26 – missing http://www.websleuths.com/forums/sho…ld-6-June-2014

6/27/14 Traffic Charge: No rearview mirror – Charlottesville 22901
8/01/14 – Hearing- RE: 6/27/14 – no rear view mirror– waived “complied with law”
8/14 Begins as part time volunteer coach at Covenant Christian School
8/1/14 Hearing – RE: Traffic Charge 12/27/13 waived “complied with law”
~~9/13/14 UVA Sexual Assault
~~9/13/14 Hannah Graham Missing – Charlottesville, VA
~~9/14/14 UVA Sexual Assault – early morning
~~9/15/14 Sexual Assault – early morning

9/18/14 Hearing-RE: Failure to display license plate/driving suspended
9/19/14 Police receive warrant to search car and condo of LJ Matthew
9/20/14 LJ Mathew visits Police Dept/asks about lawyer – later police lose trail after Matthew drives recklessly
9/21/14 Warrant issued for Matthew for 2 counts of reckless driving
9/22/14 Uses Cell Phone @ Tiger Truck Stop – Baton Rouge Louisiana
9/23/14 Matthew charged with abduction with intent to defile in Graham case
9/24/14 Matthew found in Galveston, TX
9/27/14 Matthew flown back to Charlottesville, VA
9/29/14 Source: Confirms forensics tie Matthew to Harrington case
10/2/14 – continued9/20/14 – Reckless Driving (2 counts); abduction with intent to defile

Note: Items in blue are not necessarily tied to Mathew but occurred during the time frame we are discussing as possible victims.

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#HannahGraham case: Hurry up and wait

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I can’t imagine the frustrations of law enforcement in dealing with a case like the disappearance of Hannah Graham / murder of Morgan Harrington / suspect in custody, Jesse Matthew: such a complex and emotionally charged problem.

In an interview with the Associated Press Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo stressed the need, ” as frustrating as it is… to be very careful to get it right, not to rush to judgment.”

What I can imagine is the frustration and confusion caused all too often when law enforcement sends mixed messages to the public. Last week we were told of the utmost urgency to leave no stone unturned. This week’s message from Chief Long is, “he wont rush Hannah Graham investigation”.

To be sure, this is a fast-moving process, and priorities are going to change. But police should be sympathetic to the public’s predicament:

- We are told to check everything immediately, but then asked not to rush.

- We are told that no tip is insignificant, then instructed not to bother the police with information that is not evidentiary. 

It would be helpful if law enforcement could give the public some idea of the kinds of things they are looking for (what exactly might be evidence), but then of course they can’t because that could potentially compromise the investigation. The result is the police have to sift through a lot of irrelevant information, and both sides are left tired and frustrated.

While we wait, a couple of things I’ve observed don’t add up:

Assumptions:

1. Place and time (video surveillance) link Graham to Matthew.

2. DNA links Matthew to Harrington.

3. The discovered black  Pantera t-shirt links to Harrinton (DNA), so then possibly to Matthew.

The black Pantera t-shirt found on a bush outside an apartment building at the corner of 15th Street and Grady Avenue, reportedly was the one Harrington was  wearing when she disappeared after attending an October 17 Metallica concert at John Paul Jones Arena.

The shirt was found 3-weeks after Harrington’s disappearance, spread out on a bush, logo up,  as if it had been placed there to be discovered.  Witnesses state they are certain it was never there in the weeks prior to discovery. And the location is in the heart of Charlottesville / the investigation plot points.

Something isn’t right here. This does not sound like what we’ve been told of Jesse Matthew. The placement of the t-shirt is a deliberate, calculated and bold gesture. Matthew, from all accounts, is reactive and impulsive.  Either:

1. The t-shirt has no link to the Harrington disappearance, and therefore Matthew.

2. Matthew changed his m.o..

3. The police are giving the public bad information.

4. There are errors with some of the facts we have been told.

All comments and opinions are welcome.

 

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Search for #HannahGraham becomes search for evidence

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Despite having covered 70 percent of a proposed search area, it would appear the Virginia Department of Emergency Management is going to have to backtrack on their efforts. 

VDEM spokesperson David Watson has stated that the nature of the search for Hannah Graham has changed since the original community search conducted two weeks ago. Original efforts following Graham’s disappearance were focused on finding a missing person, now search teams are now focused on finding evidence.  Specially trained search officials are using canines to search outdoor areas.

“They are looking for things they weren’t looking for in the community search,” Watson said. “Folks might unknowingly disturb evidence.”.

If this is true, and professionals are now being called in to redo the efforts of volunteer community members, it could be that areas previously searched will need to be searched again.

This kind of work is so difficult. I recall being involved in a search of a wooded area back in 2005. This was in a rural area of Quebec where the body of a victim was found in 1977, and where two hunters thought they spotted clothing matching the description of what my sister was wearing when she went missing back in 1978. Albeit the search took place over 25 years after the events, we had less than a couple of acres to cover of dense woodland (the Graham investigation has targeted an 8 mile radius around downtown Charlottesville). There were about 25 of us over the course of 2 days. We found a lot but to this day I feel we were searching too far West, and therefore in the wrong spot.

What we found:  A shovel, a purse, remains of a woman’s shoe, some other things. We sent it all to a forensics lab in British Columbia (the same lab that processed the recovery site in the Robert Pickton case): the results came up empty: no DNA evidence or forensic ties on any of it.

In my recollection – and don’t be too harsh on me, I haven’t Googled this – these mass searches rarely come up with anything evidentiary (the one exception I recall is the Molly Bish case in MA). It’s usually very much like the discovery of Morgan Hartington’s remains:

Theresa Allore = a muskrat trapper

Theresa Allore’s wallet = a farmer on a tractor

Sharon Prior = a farmer

Louise Camirand = two hunters

Having said that, LE should not stop what they are doing. The case is still relatively fresh: keep looking, keep asking for help.

 

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Ce site est du meurtre non résolu de Theresa Allore qui a été trouvé dans Compton, Québec le 13 Avril, 1979.

Si vous avez n'importe quelles informations à propos de la mort de Theresa et à propos de l'investigation contactent son frère John Allore: johnallore(@)gmail(dot)com. Merci.

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This site is about the unsolved murder of Theresa Allore who died November 3, 1978 in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. If you have any information please contact her brother John Allore, johnallore(at)gmail (dot)com

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