The forensic connection that has linked the Hannah Graham and Morgan Harrington investigations has caught the attention of the Campbell County Sheriff. In November of 2009, 23 year old Cassandra Morton’s body was found on Chandlers Mountain in Lynchburg. Sheriff Steve Hutcherson said he was struck by the fact that Jesse Matthew, Jr., the man charged with abducting Hannah Graham, had been attending Liberty University at that time. He said his investigators have not yet contacted Charlottesville Police and Morton’s death remains unsolved.
John Ogle began his career in broadcast journalism while still in high school. In nearly 50 years on the radio he has worked as a news anchor for the ABC, NBC, and Mutual networks and as News Director of radio stations in Richmond, Miami, Washington, and New York City. After ten years as News Director of WCXR, Alexandria, John returned to Richmond in 1993 and organized The Richmond Times Dispatch Broadcast News Service. In its 12 year history, the network’s programming was heard on 20 radio stations across Virginia. John retired from the Times Dispatch at the end of 2004 but is still heard daily as a freelance Correspondent on WCVE Public Radio and on the ABC Radio Network.
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State Police have established a link between the disappearance of Hannah Graham and the 2009 case of Morgan Harrington. Harrington disappeared after rock concert at the John Paul Jones Arena at UVa and state police have never stopped actively working the case. Yesterday, Corrine Geller, Virginia State Police, said that the arrest of Jesse Matthew has provided what she called “a significant break in the case with a new forensic link for investigators to pursue.” Geller did not go into details.
Virginia State Police have established a forensic link between two Charlottesville disappearance cases. Hannah Graham has been missing since the 13th of this month. Morgan Harrington disappeared in October of 2009. She had gone to a Metallica concert at UVa’s John Paul Jones Arena.
The British are credited with concept of the tank in the First World War, but there is a one of a kind artifact of that war at Fort Lee that predates the British version by several months.
The MathScience Innovation Center is inviting everyone to an Open House tomorrow (9/30) from 3:30 to 6:30 p.m. There will be an opportunity to see what goes on. at the center. Daphne Schmidt (Coordinator, Special Programs) said visitors can explore the variety of programs available to students in 13 area school districts.
For information about the Open House and everything else at the MathScience Innovation Center, go to their new website: mymsic.org.
There’s a big Civil War battle re-enactment happening this weekend on Willis Church Road in eastern Henrico County. There’ll be battles staged tomorrow and Sunday marking the 150th anniversary of the Battle of New Market Heights.
More than a thousand re-enactors will begin arriving today. The army camps will be open to visitors and there are, she said, a slew of other activities for families both days. Learn more online at civilwarhenrico.com.
Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo is appealing to the public to join the search for Hannah Graham. He called on property owners to search their land and urged realtors with vacant land for sale to do the same thing and he told them what to look for.
The Chief described what Hannah was wearing the night she disappeared. A dark sequined top, black pants, and white shoes.
If you have any info, call the tip line at (434) 295.3851.
Longo asked that wildlife cameras also be checked and unfamiliar tire tracks reported.
Jesse Matthew, the man named as a suspect in the disappearance of UVa student Hannah Graham is in custody.
Virginia Union University had a ground breaking ceremony yesterday, one of many celebrations that are part of the school’s 150th Anniversary observance.
Theoretical physicist and University of Maryland Professor, Jim Gates, is well known for his work on Super String Theory, a theoretical framework for the universe composed of one dimensional filaments that act extra dimensionally in a multiverse.
Dr. Gates is the second of a series of speakers at the Science Museum of Virginia addressing science and spirituality. He is the Harvard Foundation’s Scientist of the Year for 2014, and also serves on the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology.