LANHAM, Md. (WNEW) — When the remains of Hannah Graham were discovered and later identified, University of Virginia students made the decision to create a memorial in honor of their classmate.

The university describes it as a temporary memorial dedicated to her life and her impact on the community.

A chalkboard wall is included at the memorial so students can write notes to their fellow classmate. The centerpiece of the memorial, sitting on top of a fountain, is a chair constructed of skis and donated by Graham’s teammates from the Virginia Alpine Ski and Snowboarding Team.

Personal note on the chalkboard wall of a memorial for UVa student Hannah Graham. (Photo by Dan Addison via University of Virginia)

Personal note on the chalkboard wall of a memorial for UVa student Hannah Graham. (Photo by Dan Addison via University of Virginia)

Volunteers searched tirelessly for Graham since her disappearance on Sept. 13, but it came to a sad end when police discovered human remains on Oct. 18 in a rural area of Albemarle County. Almost a week later, it was confirmed those were Graham’s remains.

Craig Maniglia, Graham’s softball coach at West Potomac High School, described her as “witty, polite, extremely intelligent, with a very dry British sense of humor.”

The man Graham was last seen with, 32-year-old Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., has been charged with abduction with intent to defile Graham.

The remains were discovered roughly six miles from where the body of 20-year-old Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington was found after she vanished in 2009.

 

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