Robert Hurt statement on Hannah Graham passing

hannahgrahamCongressman Robert Hurt (R-Virginia) released the following statement after the news that the remains found in Albemarle County on Saturday have been identified as missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham.

“I was deeply saddened by the news confirming the tragic loss of UVa student Hannah Graham.  Our thoughts and prayers continue to be with the Graham family and friends and the University community during this very difficult time.  I join the Graham family in expressing my gratitude to Chief Timothy Longo of the Charlottesville Police Department and Chief Steve Sellers of the Albemarle County Police Department for their unwavering leadership throughout the last several weeks. I also commend all the local, state, and federal law enforcement and emergency response personnel, as well as the hundreds of volunteers, all of whom worked tirelessly to find Hannah.  I trust that our public servants will find the person responsible for this unspeakable act and bring swift justice and closure to the situation.”

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Team of Destiny: Inside Virginia Basketball’s Run to the 2019 National Championship, by Jerry Ratcliffe and Chris Graham, is available for $25.


The book, with additional reporting by Zach Pereles, Scott Ratcliffe and Scott German, will take you from the aftermath of the stunning first-round loss to UMBC in 2018, and how coach Tony Bennett and his team used that loss as the source of strength, through to the ACC regular-season championship, the run to the Final Four, and the thrilling overtime win over Texas Tech to win the 2019 national title, the first in school history.
 
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