Forensics at center of missing U.Va. student case


Associated Press
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) – Morgan Harrington’s parents were so convinced that a serial offender was responsible for her 2009 killing, they started a nonprofit foundation aimed at protecting other young women.

Five years later, the Harringtons are reacting with both sadness and relief to the news that police have found a “forensic link” to their 20-year-old daughter’s unsolved homicide with the arrest of a man in the recent disappearance of a University of Virginia student.

But Morgan Harrington’s father, Dan Harrington, told The Associated Press on Tuesday that the priority for authorities should be to find missing 18-year-old U.Va. student Hannah Graham, who disappeared on Sept. 13.

The suspect in Graham’s disappearance, 32-year-old Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., is scheduled for a bond hearing Thursday in Virginia.

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