Jesse Matthew, Jr. (Galveston Co., TX Sheriff's Office)

Jesse Matthew, Jr.
(Galveston Co., TX
Sheriff’s Office)

GILCHRIST, Texas (AP) _ If Virginia kidnap suspect Jess Leroy Matthew Jr. was looking to hide from authorities, he couldn’t have picked a better spot than the Bolivar Peninsula. It’s a finger of Gulf of Mexico barrier sand and scrub vegetation barely above sea level and across from Galveston Island. The beaches have served as a hiding spot for centuries. Bodies from one of Houston’s most notorious mass murder cases wound up on Bolivar. Even Galveston Sheriff Henry Trochesset says it seems to be “the end of the road.” Matthew was on the beach where he had pitched a tent when he was arrested Wednesday. He’s now waived extradition and awaiting a return to Virginia, where he’s accused of abducting missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham.


Related news:

Police chief’s request evokes memories of Morgan Harrington case five years ago

Challenges remain in missing UVa student case

Tempo staff: Missing UVA student not served, did not enter bar

UVa suspect doesn’t challenge extradition in Texas

BREAKING: Suspect captured in case of missing UVa student

Prosecutor: no evidence linking disappearances of Hannah Graham and Alexis Murphy

BREAKING: Suspect now charged in UVA student disappearance

Clothes taken in search for missing UVa student

UPDATE: Home of man seen with missing UVa student searched again (and all prior stories)