- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 30, 2014

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Jesse L. Matthew Jr. has been now been linked to alleged attacks on four women:

- Hannah Graham, 18. Matthew is being held on a charge of abducting with intent to sexually molest this University of Virginia student, who disappeared early Sept. 13, after witnesses saw them walking off together in downtown Charlottesville.

- Morgan Harrington, 20. Police said Matthew’s arrest in the Graham case provided a “forensic link” that represents a “significant break” in slaying of the Virginia Tech student, whose body was found three months after she disappeared at a Metallica concert on the Charlottesville campus in 2009.

- Unidentified 26-year-old woman. The FBI said in 2012 that DNA evidence matches Harrington’s killer with the rapist of a woman who was grabbed from behind while walking home from a grocery store in northern Virginia in 2005. The man fled when he was startled by a passerby, police said.

- Unidentified university student. Matthew was accused of raping a fellow student at Liberty University, where he played as a defensive lineman on the football team from 2000 to 2002. The prosecutor said the complainant declined to press charges.


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