hannah_graham_photoGraham, 18, was last seen in Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall area on September 13.

Who is Hannah Graham?

She’s a native of Northern Virginia and tall 5 feet, 11 inches with a slender build. Graham has light brown hair, blue eyes and freckles. She was wearing a crop top when she was last seen.

She’s a second-year University of Virginia student making straight A’s, her parents say. And she is a member of the ski team.

She had been co-captain of her high school softball team.

“She was extremely smart, very witty, very athletic; she was musically inclined,” her former coach Craig Maniglia said. She was studying pre-med, he said.

There are also photos from a recent trip to France and comments from friends in French on what appears to be her Facebook page.

Last person with Graham


Investigators believe Matthew, 32, was the last person with Graham, who was last seen September 13. He has been charged with abduction with the intent to defile in the case, and he is being held in jail in isolation, according to Charlottesville police.

Authorities are offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the safe return of the 18-year-old, a second-year student at the university.

More than 3,000 tips to Graham’s possible whereabouts have poured in, Carter Johnson, a police spokesman, said.

As part of the search effort, police have asked owners of large parcels of property in surrounding counties to search their land and report back.

On the evening of September 12, she was seen at a party before friends saw her at an apartment complex a couple of blocks away. That was shortly before midnight, according to a timeline compiled by CNN affiliate WVIR.

About 12:45 a.m. on September 13, a surveillance camera caught her outside of a pub, about three-quarters of a mile from the apartment complex. Other surveillance cameras captured her, as she ran past a gas station, walked past an Italian cafe and then by a jewelry store.

At 1:20 a.m., she texted her friends to say she was lost and trying to find a party, WVIR reported. She and a man were seen having drinks at a bar between 1:30 and 2 a.m., WVIR reports.

Police believe she may have been under the influence of alcohol, making her less able to defend herself.

Anyone with information about Graham is urged to call the Charlottesville Police Department at 434-970-3280 or CrimeStoppers at 434-977-4000.