After going missing on Sept. 13, the human remains found on Oct. 18 in rural Virginia have just been confirmed to belong to Hannah Davis. So sad.
University of Virginia student Hannah Davis, 18, is now officially confirmed dead after she went missing on Sept. 13. Remains found 12 miles from her campus on Oct. 18 were confirmed on Oct. 24 to belong to her.
Hannah Davis’ Remains: Body Found Confirmed To Belong To Missing UVA Student
“The remains were discovered roughly 6 miles from where the body of 20-year-old Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington was found after she vanished in 2009,” reports the Associated Press.
As was previously reported, a forensic link tied the disappearance of Morgan to the disappearance of Hannah; on Sept. 24, Jesse Matthew was arrested in Texas after being charged with abduction with intent to defile.
On Oct. 20, Jesse was indicted for those and more charges — including attempted murder — for his abduction of Morgan.
Jesse Matthew: First Hearing To Be Held In December; Attorney Not Asking For Bail
Hannah had been hanging out with friends when she disappeared on Sept. 13, leaving a bar late at night and appearing intoxicated as Jesse allegedly put her into his car, according to surveillance tapes.
Jesse’s first hearing will be on Dec. 4; his attorney will not be asking for bail.
“The focus of the investigation now is to determine what charges will be brought and the appropriate time to make those charges,” prosecutor Denise Lunsford said in a statement to ABC News regarding next steps in Jesse’s case following the confirmation of Hannah’s remains.
Hannah’s parents, John and Sue Graham, said in a statement of their own: “We are devastated by the loss of our beautiful daughter, Hannah… Put simply, Hannah lit up our lives, the lives of our family and the lives of her friends and others who knew her.
“We would like to draw attention to the fact that, although the waiting has ended for us, there are other families both in Virginia and beyond who have not been as fortunate in that their loved ones are still missing. Please continue to hold these families in your thoughts and prayers.
Our thoughts go out to the Graham family during this difficult time, and we can only hope that justice will be served.
— Amanda Mitchell