CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WAVY) – People looking for Hannah Graham reached an all-time high Sunday.
A search team of about 100 law enforcement officers and other trained professionals were combing through the countryside over the weekend.
The 18-year-old disappeared in the early morning of Sept. 13 in downtown Charlottesville. Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo said Saturday’s anguished statement from Graham’s parents gave searchers a clearer understanding of the importance of their work.
Police charged Jesse Matthew Jr. with abduction with intent to defile in connection with Graham’s disappearance.
“We appeal to you to come forward and tell us where Hannah can be found,” said Sue Graham, mother of Hannah Graham. “John has already said that this is every parent’s worst nightmare. That is true, but it also a nightmare for our son James, for Hannah’s grandparents, and other members of our family, as well as for all of Hannah’s many friends here in Charlottesville and beyond,” she continued. “Please, please, please help end this nightmare for all of us. Please help us to bring Hannah home. Thank you.”