Man calls Hannah Graham tip line after spotting ’20-30 buzzards’

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​A landscaper was heading to a job site outside of Charlottesville, Virginia on September 30 when he made a startling discovery.

“There was buzzards on the rooftop, as well as on a tree on the back left corner of the property,” said Bobby Pugh. “Not a normal amount, 20 to 30 at least.”

About an hour later, Pugh made a phone call.

Like Pugh, thousands of people called in with any bit of information that could help law enforcement find missing 18-year-old UVa. student, Hannah Graham.

Graham was last seen on September 13, on Charlottesville’s Downtown Mall.

Jesse Matthew Jr. has been charged with her abduction.

Nearly three weeks after Pugh’s phone call, volunteers from Chesterfield searching for Graham discovered human remains near an abandoned property off Old Lynchburg Road.

“I wish it could have happened faster, but it couldn’t,” said Pugh. “They were getting 200-300 tips a day, my tip couldn’t be the one on the top.”

According to WTVR, as of late Thursday night, the Chief Medical Examiner is still working to positively identity the remains.

However, Pugh said he is heartbroken by what may have happened to Graham.

“That’s not the way anyone should be left,” Pugh said.

 

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