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Virginia Tech holds vigil for missing UVA student

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 01:02

Around 800 students at Virginia Tech gather to hold a candlelight vigil for missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham. Nathan Frandino reports.

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With grief on their faces, Virginia Tech students are keeping Hannah Graham's memory alive. Although Graham attended University of Virginia, her connections to Virginia Tech, where student Morgan Harrington was murdered in 2009, run deep. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ERICA GRANT, PRESIDENT OF HELP SAVE THE NEXT GIRL, SAYING: "We're linked forensically to the Hannah Graham case with Morgan Harrington, but also, we have many people here at Virginia Tech who knew Hannah Graham." (SOUNDBITE) (English) LAURA DODSON, VIRGINIA TECH GRADUATE STUDENT, SAYING: "I did my undergraduate at UVA, so it's just part of the family." About 800 students attended Wednesday night's vigil. The goal was to raise awareness to prevent another student from disappearing. (SOUNDBITE) (English) ERICA GRANT, JUNIOR, HELP SAVE THE NEXT GIRL, SAYING: "It's important that we come here together today to fight against violence, to fight against cruelty, to young girls in our community being abducted." Police say the suspect in Graham's case has been forensically linked to Harrington.

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Virginia Tech holds vigil for missing UVA student

Thursday, October 23, 2014 - 01:02