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'Huge Shock' As Remains Believed To Be Hannah Graham'S Found

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'Huge Shock' As Remains Believed To Be Hannah Graham'S Found Forensic tests are underway to identify the human remains found in rural Virginia on Saturday. A crew found the remains while searching for missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham. Body buried in creek behind abandoned home 'IS Hannah Graham': Tragic discovery of shallow grave site in woods just a few miles from where suspected kidnapper Jesse Matthew grew up is 'confirmed' Human remains dug up by rescuers in a dried-up creek belong to missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, local media has reported. Searchers found the body behind an abandoned house in Albermarle County, around ten minutes south of Charlottesville, Virginia, where Hannah was last seen on September 13 with suspect Jesse Matthew. Matthew has now been arrested and charged with abducting Hannah with intent to defile, and police say new forensic evidence links him to the death of another missing girl. It also emerged that Matthew, 32, grew up around Albermarle County and is familiar with the area. At a press conference yesterday police called off further search efforts for Hannah and announced the find of a dead body - but said it had not yet been definitively identified. However, today law enforcement officials revealed to the local CBS19 channel that they are sure the find is Hannah.. The remains were found five miles from where Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington was found dead, according to the local police. Sergeant Dale Terry has said that his five-man team stumbled across the body, along with tight, dark colored pants, after initially giving up the search of woodland at Walnut Creek Park. Terry said that his team were compelled to carry on searching to bring 'closure' to the family of the 18-year-old British-born student, one month after she went missing ten miles away in Charlottesville, Virginia, following a night out. Terry said that he believes 'God wanted' them to discover her body - and end the uncertainty for her family. 'I don't know how else to explain it,' he said. 'Something inside me just told me to continue to look.' 'We stayed positive, upbeat,' said Terry to CBS 6. 'We knew we were here for a mission to bring closure and hopefully that's what we've done.' Terry told WTVR that the human remains were found five miles from where Morgan Harrington's body was found. In September, Virginia State Police said that there was a forensic link between suspect Jesse Matthew and Harrington. The 20-year-old student disappeared after a concert in Charlottesville on October 17, 2009 and her body was found on an Albermale County farm on January 26, 2010. No arrests have ever been made in the death of the Virginia Tech student. Terry led the search himself at an abandoned property off Old Lynchburg Road in Albermale County and said that the human remains were taken to the Medical Examiner's Office in Richmond, Virginia, to be to positively identified and autopsied. The grisly find was made around an abandoned property on a rural road - the area where suspect Jesse Matthew, who has been charged with Hannah's abduction, grew up. The identity of the remains has not yet been confirmed - but officers have called off all other search efforts for Hannah in the meantime. In a press conference this evening, Chief Timothy Longo, Charlottesville police told reporters about the discovery - but said there would be no further detail until tests have taken place. Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr, 32, has been arrested charged with abduction with intent to defile. The sophomore was last seen on a surveillance video walking with kidnapping suspect Jesse Matthew in downtown mall in Charlottesville, Virginia on September 13. He said: 'Sometime before noon today a search team from the Chesterfield County Sheriff's department discovered what appears to be human remains. 'Forensic tests need to be conducted to determine the identity of these remains. But we wanted to be quick in i...