CRIME

Texas' Bolivar Peninsula, site of Virginia abduction suspect's arrest, is at end of the road

  • Jill Howard, left, and her stepdaughter Martie Belt, talk about the arrest of Leroy Matthew Jr. as they walk along the beach Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, near Gilchrist, Texas, on the Bolivar Peninsula. Matthew Jr. was arrested on a beach in the Texas community of Gilchrist by Galveston County Sheriff's authorities, Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo announced Wednesday night Sept. 24, 2014. He is charged with abducting missing University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham and is awaiting extradition. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Jill Howard, left, and her stepdaughter Martie Belt, talk about the arrest of Leroy Matthew Jr. as they walk along the beach Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, near Gilchrist, Texas, on the Bolivar Peninsula. Matthew Jr. was arrested on a beach in the Texas community of Gilchrist by Galveston County Sheriff's authorities, Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo announced Wednesday night Sept. 24, 2014. He is charged with abducting missing University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham and is awaiting extradition. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)  (The Associated Press)

  • Jill Howard, left, and her stepdaughter Martie Belt, look for seashells as they walk along the beach Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, near Gilchrist, Texas, on the Bolivar Peninsula. Leroy Matthew Jr. was arrested on a beach in the Texas community of Gilchrist by Galveston County Sheriff's authorities, Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo announced Wednesday night Sept. 24, 2014. He is charged with abducting missing University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham and is awaiting extradition. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Jill Howard, left, and her stepdaughter Martie Belt, look for seashells as they walk along the beach Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, near Gilchrist, Texas, on the Bolivar Peninsula. Leroy Matthew Jr. was arrested on a beach in the Texas community of Gilchrist by Galveston County Sheriff's authorities, Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo announced Wednesday night Sept. 24, 2014. He is charged with abducting missing University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham and is awaiting extradition. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)  (The Associated Press)

  • Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset answers a question about the arrest of Leroy Matthew Jr. during a news conference Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in League City, Texas. Matthew Jr. was arrested on a beach in the Texas community of Gilchrist by Galveston County Sheriff's authorities, Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo announced Wednesday night Sept. 24, 2014. He is charged with abducting missing University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham and is awaiting extradition. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

    Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset answers a question about the arrest of Leroy Matthew Jr. during a news conference Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014, in League City, Texas. Matthew Jr. was arrested on a beach in the Texas community of Gilchrist by Galveston County Sheriff's authorities, Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo announced Wednesday night Sept. 24, 2014. He is charged with abducting missing University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham and is awaiting extradition. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)  (The Associated Press)

If Virginia kidnap suspect Jess Leroy Matthew Jr. was looking to hide from authorities, he couldn't have picked a better spot than the Bolivar Peninsula.

It's a finger of Gulf of Mexico barrier sand and scrub vegetation barely above sea level and across from Galveston Island.

The beaches have served as a hiding spot for centuries. Bodies from one of Houston's most notorious mass murder cases wound up on Bolivar.

Even Galveston Sheriff Henry Trochesset says it seems to be "the end of the road."

Matthew was on the beach where he had pitched a tent when he was arrested Wednesday.

He's now waived extradition and awaiting a return to Virginia, where he's accused of abducting missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham