CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - The largest search in Virginia for a missing person may have come to an end.
In the midst of searching for missing University of Virginia student, Hannah Graham, Saturday afternoon crews found human remains on an abandoned property in Albemarle County; 8 miles from where Hannah was last seen on September 13th, in downtown Charlottesville.
"This sadly is now a death investigation, and therefore, we will not be releasing any additional details concerning specifics on the scene or evidence found at the scene," says Chief Steve Sellers with the Albemarle County Police Deptartment.
Neighbors who live near the property noticed something wasn't right.
Lori Hamilton says, "my husband started smelling things two days ago and saw vultures."
It's unclear how long it will take the medical examiner to identify the body. Cops say it won't be easy to tell what the cause of death is due to the length of time that has passed.
In those passing weeks, police arrested Jesse Matthew on a beach in Galveston, Texas and turned him over to authorities in Virginia.
He's been charged with abduction and intent to defile. So far anyway.