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Police announced this afternoon that their investigation into what was initially believed to be afatal fire on Rugby Avenue is now a homicide investigation. In a carefully worded story, and not citing specific sources, WTVR reports that forensic evidence belonging to Jesse Matthew Jr., the main suspect in the disappearance of Hannah Graham, matches forensic evidence collected during the investigation of Morgan Harrington 2009 murder. In the wake of Hannah Graham disappearance, and the evidence that came from private security footage, city officials are revisiting the question of installing security cameras on the downtown mall. Both Charlottesville Registrar Sheri Iachetta and former Electoral Board member Stephanie Commander have turned themselves in to the police on foursix and four felony counts of embezzlement, respectively. In 2012, Council approved a new student housing complex on West Main now some council members are questioning whether what they were shown matches what was built. The Architectural Review Board has approved a bike themed mural on West Market, below the McGuffey Art Center, although at least one member expressed concerns that it might look like the bicyclists were riding away from Charlottesville’s downtown. City Police Chief Tim Longo is meeting with city leaders to work on protocols regarding the use of military surplus police weapons in Charlottesville.