Details Emerge about Matthew on Night of Harrington Disappearance
ORIGINAL 10/09/2014: Details are emerging Thursday about Jesse Matthew, the prime suspect in the disappearance of University of Virginia second-year student Hannah Graham.
We learned that authorities interviewed Matthew in 2009, following Harrington's disappearance, along with dozens of other cab drivers working on October 17. Virginia State Police say they did not interview Matthew.
We also know at least 20 people involved in Charlottesville area cab businesses have been interviewed by federal and state authorities. Several of those interviews happened Thursday. We're told investigators are asking about who was working that night, if they have seen photos of Harrington, and if they noticed a change in Matthew's behavior.
Dan Harrington, Morgan's father, released a statement Thursday, saying,"This is what we hoped for, that more pieces of the puzzle would come together. It's exciting, it's encouraging to hear but it's still sad for us too. It will hopefully open up more doors for us [as investigators build their case]."
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UPDATE 10/10/2014: Virginia State Police say that there is no record in their case files of Jesse Matthew - the suspect in the Hannah Graham case - having been interviewed in 2009 in connection to the Morgan Harrington murder by state, local or federal law enforcement.
This contradicts the story NBC29 first reported Thursday - citing a source familiar with the Harrington case - who says police did talk with Matthew back then.