Police searching for missing UVA student, 18, release last known footage of girl as it's revealed she texted friends at 01:20 am to say she was lost on way to party near her own house
- Hannah Elizabeth Graham, 18, was reported missing on Sunday on campus
- Texted friends at 01:20 am on Saturday to say she was lost on the way to meet them
- But according to Charlottesville police, she failed to arrive for the party
- Surveillance shows her running along a corridor the night she went missing
- Family and friends have not heard from the second year student since
- Her parents are from England but she lives in America on a Green Card
Police have released CCTV images of a University of Virginia student on the night she disappeared after failing to show up for a party after texting to say she was lost near her own home.
Authorities are desperately searching for Hannah Elizabeth Graham who was reported missing near the Charlottesville campus on Sunday.
The 18-year-old texted her friends at 1.20am on Saturday to say she was lost on the way to a party near to her home at the Camden Plaza Apartments but never arrived.
The same friends told police she had been drinking beforehand and last night surveillance images were released by police showing her running inside her apartment block at 9.30pm on the night she went missing.
At the request of the family her address is not being made public.
|Last known pictures: Police have released this CCTV footage of Hannah Elizabeth Graham, 18, on the night she disappeared after failing to show up for a party|
|Search: University of Virginia officials have launched a huge hunt for the missing second year student in nearby woodland. Her parents are from England and she lives in the US on a Green Card|
Friends and family have not heard anything from the second year student, whose parents are from England, since and police have launched a desperate search for her in wooded areas.
It shows what she was wearing on the night she disappeared. Police have said she was 'fairly well intoxicated', according to CBS6.
Her friend, Sophia Lamrissi-Garcia, who was partying with Hannah at one of her sorority events, told the station she had considered getting a cab home, but decided she would walk instead.
|Appeal: Friends and family of the student have asked anyone with any information to call UVA police|
|Hunt: Police in Charlottesville have announced they are seeking any information from the public as they search for Hannah Elizabeth Graham|
|Hannah's parents are originally from the north of England - and she has spent at least two years in the United States|
Her neighbor, Sam Blum said that he is devastated and worried about her disappearance.
'I saw her on Thursday…she seemed really happy,' said Blum to WTVR. 'Downtown Charlottesville, I wouldn’t expect that.'
The search area for Hannah is being focused around 14th Street Northwest to Wertland Street, including the railroad tracks, near to the UVA campus.
That was where she sent her last text to friends explaining she was lost.
UVA President Teresa Sullivan released a statement Monday afternoon saying the university is both concerned and cooperating fully.
'The members of the University of Virginia community are united in our deep concern for a UVa student who is missing and has not been in touch with her family or friends since early Saturday morning,' said Sullivan according to the Roanoke Dispatch.
Students who didn't know Hannah said they were worried about what it means for campus security,
"I think it's real tragic when anything like this happens," said Brannon Johnson, 4th year at the university to the Roanoke Dispatch.
"It definitely questions everything in terms of safety and how everyone is going to react and move around grounds for sure."
"It kind of hit home that something like this can really happen," said Madison Baril, 1st year at the university.
'Before it was kind of more like stories and warnings, but now it's a real person that's gone.
"If you are with a group of girls, make sure you leave with a group of girls," said Baril. 'Find friends don't wander off with people you just met.'
|Hannah, who is not a US citizen is 5'11" with blue eyes and light brown hair. She is said to live off campus|
Hannah, who is not a US citizen is 5'11" with blue eyes and light brown hair. She lives off campus, is from Northern Virginia and resides in the US using a Green Card.
"As some of you may have heard, Hannah Graham is missing. She was last seen leaving Camden Plaza around 11:50 late Friday night and last heard from a little after 1am, Saturday," one post shared on Facebook states.
'On Sunday, her friends and family realized that none of them had seen or had contact with her since Friday night and a call was placed to the Emergency Communications Center by her friends, reporting her missing,' said Lt. Ronnie Roberts, of the Charlottesville Police Department to the Daily Progress.
"Police detectives responded immediately and have been working to find Hannah since learning of her disappearance. A search using a bloodhound was conducted Sunday evening, but that search did not turn up anything useful."
Anyone with information is asked to call Charlottesville Police Department at 970-3280 or Crimestoppers at 977-4000.