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Charlottesville Police Chief asks community to inspect vacant property, report to police

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Posted at 3:15 PM, Sep 25, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-25 15:35:08-04

Charlottesville, Va. – A news conference was held Thursday afternoon at 3 p.m. regarding the search effort for Hannah Graham.

Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy J. Longo issued the following statement:

“Our purpose is not to disclose breaking news, but to talk about how we here in Charlottesville will keep our focus on Hannah Graham. To walk you through a couple things we will be doing. We are also going to do what we haven’t done, we are going to answer your questions.”

“This bright, intelligent, athletic, friendly, beautiful 18-year-old college student is still missing. We have no idea whatsoever where she is, despite our best efforts. As we speak, VDEM teams have covered most of the city. Searching rural parts of farmland, they are aggressively following up on those areas.”

“We get lots of tips from folks. We are treating them as leads. Meanwhile, we’re asking property owners to look themselves. We have talked about the importance of that before. Asking them to call our tip line. Checking areas off so they can move on.”

“Other things we are asking folks to do is if you’re a realtor in Albemarle, we know that you’re responsible for vacant property. Go back into that property, inspect the inside of the house, and inspect that area. Pick up the phone and call the tip line with your information so we can use the search team most efficiently. Now, a lot of the tips we receive are anonymous. We can’t lose sight of this important mission: to find Hannah Graham.”

How to contact police:

CPDtips@charlottesville.org

Call 434-295-3851

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