Posted: 09/19/2014 2:56 pm EDT Updated: 51 minutes ago
Investigators searched an apartment building and parked vehicle on Friday near the University of Virginia campus as part of the hunt for a student who disappeared last week.
Hannah Graham, an 18-year-old sophomore, disappeared after attending a party with friends on Sept. 13.
At about 3 a.m. Friday, Charlottesville police executed a search warrant for a vehicle parked at an Albemarle County residence. The location is reportedly 10 minutes from the University of Virginia campus.
According to NBCWashington.com, the search of the vehicle gave authorities “sufficient probable cause” to obtain a search warrant for a nearby apartment building.
Authorities entered the apartment building at about 10 a.m. Friday. Officers were reportedly searching all four units of the building.
Grainy surveillance video captured Graham after the party, being followed by an unknown man outside a local pizza shop. Another video, from a jewelry store, shows the man follow Graham.
No one has heard from the teen since.
According to the Charlottesville Daily Progress, Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy J. Longo said the apartment building authorities searched today is connected to a person of interest in the case.
A police press release released Friday afternoon indicated additional details will be released at a 5 p.m. press conference.
Graham is 5 feet, 11 inches tall, with a slender build. She has brown hair, blue eyes and freckles. She was last seen wearing a black crop top with mesh cutouts.
A $50,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the cause of her disappearance.
Anyone with information on Hannah Graham’s whereabouts is asked to call the Charlottesville Police Department at (434) 295-3851.