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Suspect in custody in disappearance of UVA student Hannah Graham

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Missing University of Virginia student Hannah Elizabeth Graham is seen in an undated photo provided by the Charlottesville, Va., Police Department. University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan says the university community is deeply concerned about Graham, who has been missing since early Saturday, Sept. 13. Police say she was last heard from at 1:20 a.m. Saturday when she texted a friend. According to U.Va. officials, Graham is 5-foot-11 with blue eyes, light brown hair and freckles. Anyone with information on Graham's whereabouts is asked to contact the Charlottesville Police Department at 434-970-3280. (AP Photo/Charlottesville, Va., Police Department)

Missing University of Virginia student Hannah Elizabeth Graham is seen in an undated photo provided by the Charlottesville, Va., Police Department.  (AP Photo/Charlottesville, Va., Police Department)

(CNN) — Jesse Matthew, wanted in the case of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, is in custody, Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo said Wednesday. Matthew, who was found in Galveston, Texas, had been sought on suspicion of abduction with the intent to defile.

He’s his lawyer. And he was hired on Saturday.

That was all James Camblos, an attorney for the only known suspect in the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, would tell reporters Wednesday.

“I am Mr. Matthew’s attorney,” he said about Jesse Matthew.

“I was hired on Saturday. That’s the only thing that I’m going to confirm at this point. The family and I — nobody is making any statements at this point in time. We might later on, but right now we are not,” said Camblos, who spoke outside his office in Charlottesville, Virginia.

His comments came just one day after authorities obtained an arrest warrant for his client, who is wanted on suspicion of abduction with the intent to defile.

Police said they believe Matthew was the last person with Graham. She was last seen September 13 in an area of Charlottesville known as the Downtown Mall. Investigators have been looking for her since, and in an increasingly large area.

They are circulating a wanted poster for the 32-year-old Matthew, who is also wanted on suspicion of two counts of reckless driving.

“We’re asking for a broader community search with property owners,” Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo told CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” in an interview to air Wednesday night.

Specifically, he said he wants property owners of large parcels in surrounding counties to search their land and report back.

Authorities have previously searched Matthew’s apartment and car. Although they have declined to discuss the specifics of what might have been found, potential evidence was sent to a lab for analysis.

According to Longo, Matthew willingly went to a police station over the weekend, when there was no warrant for his arrest.

He asked for a lawyer. They spoke and then left, Longo said.

Camblos confirmed that he was the attorney who met with Matthew at the police station.

“I’m not telling you anything else at this point,” he said.

Authorities are offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to the safe return of Graham, 18, a second-year student at the University of Virginia.

They have received 1,500 tips so far in the case, and are urging anyone with information to call the police tip line at 434-295-3851.