Police officers have made an arrest in the Hannah Graham case.
Hannah is a University of Virginia student who went missing two weeks ago on September 13. She was last seen entering a bar with an older man.
Police questioned the man earlier this week and arrested him on Wednesday.
Jesse Matthew was seen entering a bar with Hannah on the night she disappeared.
Police searched Matthew’s home when they interviewed him and were looking for any evidence that Hannah had left the bar with Matthew.
Suspect in Hannah Graham case in custody http://t.co/FAS7DYuZNB pic.twitter.com/IPj0m0JJlV
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Police issued a warrant for Matthew on Tuesday and found him over 1,000 miles away in Galveston, on the Gulf Coast of Texas.
Police said that FBI agents helped them locate and arrest Matthew and that he will be extradited to Virginia.
Jesse Matthew Jr. wanted for abduction of UVa. student Hannah Graham http://t.co/bwmKBfuXCv
— Virginia News (@VirginiaNewser) September 23, 2014
Police have also released a new missing person’s photo of Graham and are offering $100,000 for any information leading to her whereabouts.
Police decided to arrest Matthew when they learned that witnesses had seen him and Graham leave the bar together and get into his orange Chrysler coupe.
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— 11Alive News (@11AliveNews) September 24, 2014
Before his arrest, Matthew was last seen at the police station in Charlottesville where he was questioned before driving away at high speeds. Police officers tried to catch him, but he was able to outrun them.
Police did not release any details about the arrest and would not say if they believe Hannah is still alive. Her family and friends continue to pass out flyers and to look for the young girl, hoping she will be found safely.