UVA suspect linked to 2009 murder

Jesse Matthew, Jr.

(NBC News) The search for a missing University of Virginia student has led to a break in the murder of another Virginia college student and a separate assault five years ago.

Jesse Matthew, Jr., the main suspect in the disappearance of UVA student Hannah Graham, has been linked to the 2009 murder of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington.

Harrington disappeared after a rock concert in Charlottesville in 2009.

Her remains were found three months later on a nearby farm, but her killer was never identified. Now police in Fairfax, Virginia say there is a forensic link from the Harrington murder to a 2009 assault in their city.

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