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(CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.) — Bags of clothing are being tested by police after authorities removed them from the apartment that belongs to the person of interest in the search for missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, police said Tuesday.

The items were taken from Jesse Matthew’s apartment on Monday as part of the second search warrant issued for the property though police would not elaborate on who the clothing belonged to or how they are connected to the case.

Charlottesville police are expected to release their findings from inside Matthew’s car later Tuesday stemming from a search warrant executed last week, though any findings from the clothing will take longer, officials said.

Matthew has not been charged with any crimes in connection to Graham’s disappearance, though he is now wanted on a reckless driving charge after he allegedly sped away from the police station after going there to get a lawyer on Saturday, police said.

A wanted poster was issued for him Monday and police stated that they believe he may be in possession of his sister’s car, and has known associates along the east coast, from his home state of Virginia all the way up to New York.

Matthew, 32, came under scrutiny in the Graham disappearance because he was seen at a restaurant with the 18-year-old student shortly before she disappeared in the early hours of Sept. 13.

Police chief Timothy Longo has repeated calls asking Matthew to come forward to discuss any information he may have about Graham and what happened to her. Longo has said that police believe Matthew is the last person to have seen Graham since she disappeared.

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