Vanished in Virginia – University of Virginia student Hannah Graham went missing on September 13 and was last seen walking through a popular dining and shopping district in Charlottesville, Virginia. The 18-year-old's skull and bones were found in October. Police are investigating whether her death is related to other cases.
Vanished in Virginia – Morgan Harrington, a 20-year-old Virginia Tech student, was killed after leaving a Metallica concert in Charlottesville in October 2009. Law enforcement sources now say Jesse Matthew, who they believe was the last person with Graham before she disappeared, has been linked via DNA to Harrington's death. Previously, investigators said DNA in the Harrington case was linked to a 2005 abduction and sexual assault in Fairfax, Virginia.
Vanished in Virginia – Alexis Murphy, 17, was last seen at a gas station in Lovingston, Virginia. In July, Randy Taylor, 49, was sentenced to two life terms for Murphy's 2013 abduction and murder, though her body was never found, CNN affiliate WVIR reported.
Vanished in Virginia – In August 2009, student Heidi Childs, 18, and her boyfriend of four years, David Metzler, 19, were shot dead with a rifle in a national park about 10 miles from the Virginia Tech campus in Blacksburg. Three years later, authorities announced they had DNA evidence in the case. Capt. Robert New with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office told CNN police are following Matthew's case closely to determine whether he's connected.
Vanished in Virginia – Cassandra Morton, 23, was reported missing in October 2009 in Lynchburg, Virginia. About seven weeks later, her body was found off a hiking trail at the bottom of Candlers Mountain. Campbell County Sheriff Steve Hutcherson, who said his office never closes unsolved homicide cases, told CNN that Morton was reported missing the same day as Harrington. "There are definitely some similarities," Hutcherson said.
Vanished in Virginia – Dashad Laquinn Smith, 19, vanished in Charlottesville in November 2012. Smith is a black male who occasionally dressed as a female and went by "Sage," according to media reports. Smith had "phone contact" with a man the day of Smith's disappearance and told friends he was going to meet someone, but the man in question told authorities at the time that the meeting never took place, according to a 2012 statement from Charlottesville police.
Vanished in Virginia – Samantha Clarke's mother is still looking for answers more than four years after the 19-year-old's disappearance. Clarke was last seen in Orange, Virginia, in September 2010 after slipping out of her townhouse and telling her brother she was going to meet friends. Clarke's mother has said she suspects Taylor, the man convicted in Murphy's abduction, was involved. Orange Police Chief James Fenwick told CNN that investigators are looking at "possible ties" to Matthew.