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Search continues for Va. student who vanished

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A search team is working with canine units in attempting to find a University of Virginia sophomore who vanished more than two weeks ago.

The search Saturday for 18-year-old Hannah Graham follows the return to Charlottesville late Friday of a suspect arrested in her feared abduction. Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. was returned from Texas after he fled Virginia.

The 32-year-old hospital worker is expected to make his first court appearance Thursday to face a charge of abduction with intent to defile -- or sexually molest.

Mark Eggeman is the search and rescue coordinator for the Virginia Department of Emergency Management. He's leading a team of about 20 trained search personnel and canine units. Eggeman says they have been searching for the northern Virginia woman since she was reported missing.

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