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Post by Nama on Fri Mar 19, 2010 2:15 am

When Morgan D. Harrington’s bones were found in an Albemarle County pasture, they had been shattered and broken into jagged pieces, her parents said Wednesday.
“When you view … not just a skeleton, but brutal damage to a skeleton, you can imagine what [her mother] must have gone through,” the victim’s father, Dan Harrington, said.
He and Gil Harrington, Morgan’s mother, addressed the media Wednesday, marking five months since their daughter disappeared. They came from their home in Roanoke to the University of Virginia for the event.
Harrington, 20 and a Virginia Tech student, was killed after leaving an Oct. 17 Metallica concert at the UVa’s John Paul Jones Arena. Harrington was last seen hitchhiking on a railroad bridge on Copeley Road. A farmer found her remains about three months later, on his farm near U.S. 29, in southern Albemarle County.
Gil Harrington said she believes the person who killed her daughter caused the damage to her bones.
“I cannot get the image of Morgan’s shattered bones out of my mind,” Harrington said.
The medical examiner’s office has said only that the case is a homicide and has not released a cause of death.
State police spokeswoman Corinne Geller declined to comment Wednesday on the state of the remains.
Police are continuing to investigate the case, and leads are still coming in, Geller said. Police don’t have suspects yet, she said.
“The man who did this — and I am confident that it is a man — is being protected by his environment, by people in his environment, and that needs to stop,” Gil Harrington said.
Officials continue to wait on the results of DNA testing, Dan Harrington said.
“One thing that we have clearly learned ... is that things do not work as they do on ‘CSI,’” he said, referring to the television program that focuses on solving crimes.
The Harringtons also highlighted other Virginia murders and disappearances that have happened since August.
“We have no evidence at this time to link Morgan’s death with … any other murder,” Geller said.

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I am leaving in 2 weeks on my medical mission to Africa and I find that I am reluctant to leave for the first time. I am reluctant to leave because there is still evil afoot in this town, and I think foolishly that if I am here in some way I can stop HIM and he must be stopped. There is a man/monster in Charlottesville Virginia who likes to hunt and kill young girls like prey, makes sport out of killing.

Most hunters have the integrity to kill in a humane and quick fashion. This man doesn’t work like that. He enjoys the hunting part of a kill and chooses to kill in a savage and brutal way. This Charlottesville man hurt Morgan Harrington enough to break her bones before he murdered her. I cannot get the image of Morgan’s shattered bones out of my mind, nor the jagged feel of the fractures from my fingers – a violent, sadistic, and dangerous man.

As a mother, I beg the young women in this town to be prudent, look after each other. I ask the community to be a community, be involved and be vigilant and find this monster in your midst and protect your young. He must be found. This is not his first crime and he has upped his game in a significant and disturbing way.
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Post by Guest on Fri Mar 19, 2010 9:41 am

I bet she can't get those images of Morgan’s shattered bones out of her mind. How awful for a Parent to view their daughters shattered bones. I don't think we can say for sure when the bones were shattered before Morgan died or in what manner until the medical examiner releases the results.
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Post by NiteSpinR on Sat Mar 20, 2010 2:19 am

That's what I was wondering.
How could they know for certain even after an autopsy if the bones were broken before or after death? Wouldn't there have to be some soft tissue remaining? Does Gil assume that Morgan's killer broke her bones one at a time, making her suffer before dying? What bones were broken, her hands, her arms? What was broken that makes Gil think it was purposely done?

Could she have been run over by a vehicle on the nearby highway, and her body dumped in the field?
Could her bones have been shattered by a tracter running over her body in grass?

Lets assume the killer was local... wouldn't they know that cops hang around that area?

It seems to be implied that there is a suspect/suspects who might be getting protection from prosecution. I believe that's called "Good Ole Boy Justice"

Everything Gil writes and every public comment they make... are thought provoking.
I hope while she is away healing others, that Morgan's killer is caught.
Karma works in good ways too!


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Post by Nama on Tue Apr 06, 2010 1:14 am

The John Paul Jones Arena, an entertainment venue owned by the Commonwealth of Virginia, deals with questions concerning revenue, ticket sales during an economic downturn, and whether Lady Gaga could fill its seats to capacity if she brought her act to Charlottesville. Now, arena staff may be acknowledging that public safety is an even higher mission.

During a March 17 press conference at John Paul Jones Arena, Dan and Gil Harrington raised questions about video coverage and security around the arena. “We have video all over WalMart,” said Gil Harrington. “Do we protect our stuff more than our people? I don’t know.”

Five months after the abduction and murder of Morgan Harrington, the University of Virginia has announced several significant changes to its controversial re-entry policy at the John Paul Jones Arena (JPJ), and to its procedures at JPJ for the overall supervision of crowds and event attendees. The changes include re-training arena staff to be on careful lookout for patrons injured or in distress, requiring arena staff to notify a manager in the event that an impaired patron attempts to leave the building, and calling on University Police to assist if there is heightened concern about the health or safety of any individual.

JPJ staff will now be “on a higher alert for patrons in distress and not take anything for granted,” according to Carol Wood, assistant vice president for public affairs at UVA.

These important safety and security enhancements might have saved the life of 20-year-old Morgan Harrington, and may well save the next young person who requires emergency medical assistance at a future JPJ event.

The no-re-entry policy remains in force—if in name only. The new plan appears designed specifically to detect and assist a young person in distress like Harrington, who eventually wandered from the arena during the Metallica show and whose remains were discovered on January 23.

These changes in safety policy at JPJ were created by a committee of UVA administrators, University Police and JPJ officials that had “several meetings” since Harrington’s abduction, according to a separate statement issued by Wood.

That UVA announcement came on the heels of a press conference held outside the arena on March 17 by Dan and Gil Harrington, her parents, who continue to scrutinize the events that took place in and around the arena on the night of their daughter’s abduction.

“What I don’t understand,” Dan Harrington said, “are the reports of Morgan as she was leaving the building bleeding, and [her making] multiple attempts to get back into the building, yet no one attended to her.

“Is security any different now,” he asked, “than it was five months ago?”

With its announced changes, UVA and JPJ can finally answer that question with “yes.”

“Morgan Harrington’s...death hit the University community hard,” Carol Wood wrote in an e-mail. “We understand that young women are particularly vulnerable.”

JPJ has “reinforced the training that staff previously received making them acutely aware of being on the alert for patrons who are injured or in distress,” Wood wrote. “Everyone who works the venue [must] be on heightened alert to their surroundings, and the behavior of individuals they encounter… We want event staff to take responsibility to make a quick judgment when they observe something… Even when in doubt, better bring it to a manager…and not to hesitate to alert police if they [have] concerns.”

Due to the ongoing police investigation, Wood would not comment on the existence of surveillance video of Harrington inside or outside the arena on the night of October 17, 2009.

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Post by jeanne1807 on Tue Apr 06, 2010 6:59 pm

The Westlake Baptist church will be holding one of their evil protests on Friday at Virginia Tech. They say Morgan was murdered because her parents allowed her to dress and drink inapropriately. This is the same group that holds those hateful protests at military funerals.

Remember Morgan in your prayers. Dr. Harrington, representing his daughter Morgan will be there at a peaceful presence with several others.

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Hokie Nation:

I feel your sorrow as you brace for another blast of evil on Blacksburg – the Westboro Baptist group’s planned hate rally on April 9, 2010.

Please do not respond in kind to these domestic terrorists. Instead, be strong and let your heart lights shine – hold a concurrent silent candle light vigil in support of the Virginia Tech community as a whole and Morgan Harrington, in particular.

Protest passively to protect one of your own – your Hokie sister, Morgan Harrington from this post mortem assault. Stop evil in its tracks. Zero tolerance for hatred!

Be safe, be silent, be dignified, no arrests (of Hokies) but passively resist the evil that has come to town. We feel the sensation of the Hokie Nation and its love, love is greater than hate. Eradicate the darkness and hate of the WBC with your light.

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Post by Guest on Tue Apr 06, 2010 7:08 pm

Good grief! These "people" are showing up everywhere. They prey on those overcome with grief! There are limits to free speech!
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Post by jeanne1807 on Tue Apr 06, 2010 10:55 pm

One case is going to the Supreme Court right now. It seems one of the servicemens family sued them. They won but the group appealed and won and the servicemans family was ordered to pay court costs. Now it is going to the Supreme Court.

It has been all over the news.

This will cause you to have sleepless nights. Not for the faint hearted or sensitive. I watched a few seconds and hit the stop button. Broke my heart.


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Post by Guest on Wed Apr 07, 2010 1:04 am

That is terrible, Jeanne! I must say that as a Christian, I completely disagree with what this church stands for. I don't believe that God hates the world, homosexuals, or America! In fact, in John 3:16, it says "For God so LOVED the world..."

However, I think there is a slight error with the names of the church. In your previous post, you named the "Westlake Baptist Church", but on the You Tube video, it is called "Westboro Baptist Church". Perhaps these are not the same church?
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Post by jeanne1807 on Sun Apr 18, 2010 9:50 pm

Well it's been six months since Morgan Harrington went missing on October 17, 2009. That bright, shiney, beautiful girl was found dead on a farm just outside of Charlottesville, VA.
Morgan was a junior at the university in Blacksburg, VA. She was studying to become a teacher. She had her whole life ahead of her.

As of this date they are no closer to finding who killed Morgan then they were months ago.

Morgans father a phychiatrist works at the Clarion hospital in Blacksburg and her mother a nurse is presently with OMNI in Africa ministering to the children with infected feet. She said she can't save her daughter but she can do some good.

Dan gives talks at Take Back The Night marches and he peacefully makes his appearance when hate groups march.

They have found pieces of Morgans belongings all over Charlottesville. Her backpack in the parking lot at JPH Arena. Her tshirt at an apartment complex across town and rumors of her boot and bra behind a store.

Rumors continue to swirl. They have searched and researched every resident of Charlottesville, VA. Still they don't know who killed Morgan.

I am going to try and wean myself from this case. I have blogged and tried to keep moral up over at the FindMorgan site. I blog as Pippi over there if you are reading posts. It has been a long ride. I think I have to step aside. It consumes me and that is never good.

Hopefully some day there will be resolve in all of the missing beautiful women we know and read about.

Until that day all we have is hope and may that never leave our lives. Peace Friends!
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Post by Nama on Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:39 pm

Morgan Harrington update: Shirt found confirmed to be that of slain Virginia Tech student

Authorities announced Thursday that a t-shirt found near a Charlottesville, Va. intersection, is that of murdered Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington.

Morgan disappeared outside a Metallica concert Oct. 17 at the John Paul Jones Arena on the University of Virginia campus grounds. Aroung 8:20 p.m. that night, witnesses saw her speaking with friends on her cell phone and walking through a parking lot.

She was last seen at about 9:30 p.m. walking along a nearby bridge and hitchhiking.

In January, David Bass discovered her remains while feeding his cattle on his Albemarle County farm.

A black t-shirt with “Pantera” written on the front—now confirmed to be Morgan’s—was found in November near an intersection in Charlottesville.

Police urge all those with information regarding Morgan to call the Jefferson Area Crime Stoppers at 434-977-4000 or the Virginia State Police Tip Line at 434-352-3467. A reward of $150,041 is being offered for anyone who can provide information leading to the arrest and conviction of Morgan’s murderer.

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Post by Nama on Mon Apr 19, 2010 9:41 pm

Interesting that the info about the shirt is just coming out now and it was found in November.

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Post by jeanne1807 on Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:10 pm

Actually it was out in November but suddenly all blogs removed everything about it. It was like somebody came in with an eraser. Here today and gone tomorrow.

BJ I am so impressed with the way you have kept this story alive and you never miss a beat when it comes to information. You keep everybody here up to date.
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Post by TerryRose on Mon Apr 19, 2010 11:16 pm

jeanne1807 wrote:Actually it was out in November but suddenly all blogs removed everything about it. It was like somebody came in with an eraser. Here today and gone tomorrow.

BJ I am so impressed with the way you have kept this story alive and you never miss a beat when it comes to information. You keep everybody here up to date.

BJ is of the greatest value to this site! She not only keeps up with Morgan's case, but keeps up with them all! BJ, I don't know how good this site would be without you. You dig up information on everything for us. Thank you, BJ, for doing all this work for us. I have told you in the past and I will say it again----you missed your calling if you never became a journalist or newsmedia professional!
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Post by Nama on Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:06 am

Thank you, thank you girls for the nice words, but all I do is copy and paste, as I've said before.
Jeanne I must have been right behind that person with the eraser. This is the first I knew about the shirt being found. There were so many facts that weren't released at the beginning of the case and I still don't understand why. Some of the information that we know now might have been helpful in finding Morgan sooner if the public had known. earlier.

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Post by jeanne1807 on Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:20 am

BJ from your lips to Gods ears.

LE has held only two press conferences and told nothing. Rumblings are that perhaps LE is involved???
One Sheriff, Willie Smith, committed suicide, another young fellow stole a sheriffs car, went on a wild ride, challenged LE and was killed with so many bullets I forget the number.
Morgans three friends, two girls and one boy got lawyers immediately and have never spoken but continue to party on.
They mystery of this case is what is keeping it in the publics eye. LE Quiet, parents speak Gil in riddles in her blogs and Dan thinking, thinking. Silence everywhere.

Now coming up with all of these pieces here and there. A shirt here, a bookbag there, a body someplace maybe foreign to Morgan. Game playing, women involved.

The mystery continues.

I asked Dan Harrington to answer a few questions in a mini press conference. I will post it. See what you think. These questions went unanswered after 6 months til now when he agreed.
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Pippi, asked if I would answer some questions. I have posted the questions and answers below:




1. I asked earlier and you said no pictures or video of Morgan or her three friends in JPJ Arena. Do you believe they were ever there? Did other witness that knew them see them there?

To the best of my knowledge there are no pictures or video of Morgan in or out of the building.

2. With no pictures and no video is the only confirmation Morgan attended the concert the word of her friends?

I have no reason to believe that Morgan skipped the concert; she had been looking forward to it for months. Her presence has been reported by eyewitnesses (per description) that Morgan was present in the parking lot before the concert, in JPJ, and in the parking lots after she left the building.

3. Are there any photos taken of Morgan after she left your home on the afternoon of Oct. 17?

None that have come to light.

4. When you called Amy Oct. 18 what was her reaction?

I did not initially speak to Amy, I spoke (as I recall) to Sarah, I was upset and scared, and I knew Morgan something terrible had happened to her. I spoke to Amy when she brought Morgan’s car back on the evening of October 18. I do not recall the conversation; I was in a state of shock.

5. Was Morgan’s car every processed by LE? If not why?

Morgan’s car was searched by police.

6. Was Morgan ever stalked or followed or afraid?

Not that I am aware.

7. Why did Morgan feel the need to deadbolt her bedroom door at Blacksburg?

During times she and Amy had friends over or parties, friends/visitors would be in and out of her bedroom. She wanted her privacy and did not want people coming into her room when she was not there. She was quite organized and had fairly nice jewelry.

8. Where did the girls go before the concert?

Morgan and Amy went to JMU to Sarah’s house. I do not know what they did in Harrisonburg. I do not believe they went anywhere else in Charlottesville.

9. Did Morgan know the BB players previous to Oct. 17?

Not to my knowledge.

10. Has Morgan’s necklace ever been found?

That is part of the investigation.

11. What articles were found with Morgan?

The chunky silver bracelet that Gil gave to her was give back to us. The rest of the information is part of the investigation.

12. Was Morgan shot as Gil hinted at?

The details and cause of death are part of the investigation.

13. Did Morgan or the Harrington Family have any ties to AF?

No, despite Gil’s maiden name being White, she had no connection to AF.

14. Did Morgan ever attend parties or have friends living at North Garden?

Morgan had visited her brother when he was in school; she occasionally went to concerts in Charlottesville. To my knowledge she had never been there.

15. Was Mr. Bass home the day and night of Oct. 17? The day and night of Oct. 18?

I am told no, but I have no confirmation of that.
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16. Do you believe AF holds the key to Morgan’s murder?

I believe it is part of the puzzle. One would have had prior knowledge of AF for her body to be were it was found.

17. Why was the sighting of Morgan by Mrs. Parsons the newspaper lady discounted?

I do not think it was, I still believe it is a possibility, I do not think it is a closed deal.

18. Are there any sightings of Morgan after 10:00 pm October 17?

Not to my knowledge, unless she was on the lawn.

19. Why were the friends that went to the concert not concerned when Morgan did not arrive to drive home with them?

I think they were concerned, but I think they thought she got a ride.

20. Did her friends think she was safe with whomever she told them she was with?

I do not believe she told them she was with anyone.

21. Do you believe there is any connection between Morgan and Cassandra’s’ murder?

I do not rule that out.

22. Do you think AF has anything to do with Morgan’s’ murder other than her being found there?

It has something to do with her murder, if only that it is well known to the killer(s). It is not just a random place to put her. I believe she was placed there with thoughts she would never be found. The shirt now being acknowledged as being her is significant and it was found in a mixed neighborhood (students/frats/drug users/ poor)

23. Are there any questions you would like to add to this list before I topic it?

No
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I hope that LE did a complete scope of the car the officer that committed suicide drove. Morgan's DNA?
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Post by mommyof3kids on Tue Apr 20, 2010 12:34 pm

Wow, Jeanne, you have really followed this case so closely! You remind me of me with Leah's case! It's like our hearts ache for Justice for these poor murdered girls and their families. Thanks for posting all you have on this case and Thanks to BJ for her posts as well!

Can you tell me who this Cassandra is you are referring to in your post with Morgan's dad?

21. Do you believe there is any connection between Morgan and Cassandra’s’ murder?

I do not rule that out.
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Post by Nama on Wed Apr 28, 2010 1:37 am

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The May edition of Cosmopolitan features 4 pages on Morgan Harrington.

The story of Morgan Harrington's disappearance and murder are in a national women's magazine this month.

The May edition of Cosmopolitan features 4 pages on Morgan Harrington, from the night she went missing in October outside a Metallica concert in Charlottesville, to the days and months that followed.

Cosmopolitan is read by many young women. The article describes the challenges police have in dealing with missing person's cases, and the moments after Harrington's body was found in a field ten miles from the arena.

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Post by TerryRose on Tue May 04, 2010 10:29 pm

Has anyone else wondered if these two murders somehow lead into each other? Morgan and Miss Love?
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?????connections of what sort?
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Post by TerryRose on Wed May 05, 2010 12:11 pm

Isn't this the same area as the crime occurred against Morgan?----Somebody correct me if, through lack of knowledge about the geography, I am wrong.
Secondly, the accused in the Love case presently was earlier somewhat involved in the case about the team having allegedly raped a girl?
Thirdly, wasn't Morgan seen talking to sports team members prior to her disappearance?
Sorry, I am vague in my recall and facts, but how many killers and rapists does this college and the surrounding area have anyway? I am confused, but it just seems like there is much going on there. ????????????????
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Post by Nama on Wed May 05, 2010 12:27 pm

The murder of Yeardly Love hits espeically hard for one local family whose college-age daughter was also killed.

Morgan Harrington's Mother said, "I think there needs to be more vigilance there needs to be a higher level of alertness."

Gil Harrington also talked about how college women today don't understand how vulnerable they are on or off campus.

Her daughter Morgan disappeared at a concert in Charlottesville last October and was found murdered just ten miles south of the UVA campus this spring.

No one has been arrested in the Harrington murder.

A world away from these murders Morgan Harrington is being honored.

In Zambia, Africa, they are adding a wing onto a school there and naming it for Morgan Harrington who hoped to become a teacher.

Last month, Gil Harrington went on a medical mission to Zambia with the local group OMNI.@

She said, "I did take some of her ashes and put them in the foundation area for the Morgan Harrington edcuation wing. It was thirlling and moving and bitterswt but I'm really glad I did."

They hope the Morgan Harrington educational wing will be complete this fall.

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Post by mommyof3kids on Wed May 05, 2010 5:25 pm

TerryRose! You are on to something I think!!! OMG, Never would I have linked those two cases together! Look at the similarities in looks as well affraid
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Post by jeanne1807 on Sat May 08, 2010 3:55 pm

Both LE and Gil Harrington said immediately "no connection". Hummm that gives one pause. How could they say the day after the murder "no connection"?

It has now been disclosed after 7 months of looking for Morgans murderer that her backpack which was found the Sunday morning after she went missing on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009 that the finder of the backpack was...drum roll...a member of the LaCrosse team. George Hugheley is/was a member of the team.
He is also sitting in the county jail and will be accused of the murder of Yeardly Love.

Also Morgans Tshirt, found in January but not revealed to have been found til April was found spread on a bush outside of an apartment building sitting between the faternity he was said to belong to and his apartment.

We now learn that Gil Harringtons statement of no connection came before she learned of the finder of the backpack so I think some backtracking might be going on there.

I ponder why they would say instantly "no connection".

My first thought is that Morgan never did make it to Charlottesville that day/night.

BOC has a good article from yesterday. I am going to get the link and put it here for any of those interested in reading it.

I have been following Morgans story for almost seven months now. And we hardly know anymore than the first day. Rumors, speculation and could have been.
I find it..unreal, strange, different. Some truth is surely being hidden from the public. What it is nobody knows yet.

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Post by jeanne1807 on Sat May 08, 2010 3:57 pm

By the way. Morgans mother said Morgan was brutally murdered. Shattered bones and broken teeth have been mentioned.

Yeardly Love was beaten so badly her eye was closed and she bled into her pillow from her nose, mouth and eyes. I believe she had a closed casket. That bad.

Has the world gone mad!
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Post by jeanne1807 on Sat May 08, 2010 3:59 pm

Can you tell me where you read the part I marked in Bold. I have not seen that before. Thanks.


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.Isn't this the same area as the crime occurred against Morgan?----Somebody correct me if, through lack of knowledge about the geography, I am wrong.
Secondly, the accused in the Love case presently was earlier somewhat involved in the case about the team having allegedly raped a girl?Thirdly, wasn't Morgan seen talking to sports team members prior to her disappearance?
Sorry, I am vague in my recall and facts, but how many killers and rapists does this college and the surrounding area have anyway? I am confused, but it just seems like there is much going on there. ????????????????
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View the first post on the thread concerning Yeardly Love's murder, direct quote here about the suspect from that post:

"By coincidence, Huguely attended the same prep school as the Duke lacrosse players who were accused of sexually assaulting a woman at a team party. The charges later were dismissed.

In a 2006 interview with The Washington Post, Huguely defended his former high school teammates at Landon School. "In this country, you're supposed to be innocent until prove guilty," he told the paper"
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Post by mommyof3kids on Sat May 08, 2010 6:33 pm

Jeanne and TerryRose, TY so much for keeping Morgan's Story alive over here on VH! This is one of those cases that I hope doesn't turn out like Leah's, Brittanee's, Natalee's.. the list goes on over reaction

I seriously see a link between the 2 cases, and I hope that LE is seriously looking into this!
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Mommy, I hope she is not forgotten. I have lived pretty long on this earth and I can still name young innocents whose murderers were never found dating back 50 years. Beverly Potts (never found but assumed dead) and Amy Mihalivic(sp?) from the 1980s to name a few. Those little girls still trouble me. Natalee's POS has been evading any charges because he is born into a wealthy, influential, and privileged class in his country. Guilty or not, justice has been impeded because of this fact. The sports teams mentioned frequently in these stories may be just a weird coincidence, but, from the articles written, we might assume that these are wealthy, influential, and privileged young people. I just hope that justice is not hindered by the class of people on the periphery of these cases. Even if not, there may just be the mindset of Natalie's POS among these groups. Have you ever seen recorded conversations and interviews with the POS in Natalie's case? He is beyond cocky and seems like he thinks (or knows) that he is untouchable. JMO.
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Maybe they were brutally beaten and murdered with a LACROSSE STICK?
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Post by Nama on Sat May 08, 2010 9:44 pm

Yeardley Love's murder is reminding Charlottesville of another high-profile killing linked to the University of Virginia, the murder of Morgan Harrington. Police confirm Harrington's purse was found by a lacrosse player, however Gil Harrington doesn't think the deaths are connected.http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/92907749.html

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Post by jeanne1807 on Sun May 09, 2010 8:22 am

Just for the record Gil made that statement when she went into Charlottesville and was standing next to Gettler spokeswoman with the UVA police dept. Gil did not know at that time that LaCrosse players had found the backpack. Hummmm.
Backpeddling a bit there now.

I think that statement was way premature and I truly wonder what they know that they are not telling to make a statement like that the day after.


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Yeardley Love's murder is reminding Charlottesville of another high-profile killing linked to the University of Virginia, the murder of Morgan Harrington. Police confirm Harrington's purse was found by a lacrosse player, however Gil Harrington doesn't think the deaths are connected.http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/92907749
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Post by Nama on Wed Jun 02, 2010 11:41 pm



The message is big in Charlottesville, getting the word out to find whoever killed Morgan Harrington.

A billboard just went up with a picture of the Virginia Tech student who was murdered after leaving a Metallica concert last October.

Charlottesville's Newsplex donated the billboard space and Dan Harrington paid for the supplies.

The Harringtons say they're looking for that missing piece to bring justice and find their daughters' killer.

Harrington's remains were found in January on an Albermarle County farm about ten miles from the John Paul Jones Arena.

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BJ you are the very best. I have not seen it on the other sites yet. We are lucky to have you!
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Yes, Jeanne..you bet we are!! I would be lost w/out BJ and how she keeps up on all the cases. And I also love the cupcake avatar.

So, it's been a week and I say the 2nd year of VH will just get better.

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Post by Nama on Thu Jun 17, 2010 1:24 am

Nearly 100 people have signed a petition hoping to get more information about the disappearance of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington.

The petition is asking John Paul Jones Arena officials to release video footage taken the night of the Metallica concert where Morgan was last seen.

JPJ turned over all footage to Virginia State Police, and police say there are no signs of Morgan. But petitioners say they want to see for themselves.. They say looking at the video may jog someone's memory.

Harrington disappeared after the concert on October 17. Her body was found at a farm in Albemarle County in January.

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North Garden, VA" A registered Sex Offender, Eric Micheal Howell, whose residence is adjacent to Anchorage Farm, the location in Charlottesville where 20 year old Morgan Harrington's remains were located, is a wanted fugitive according to the Virginia State Police website. Read the rest at Blink on Crime

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Post by Wrapitup on Thu Jul 01, 2010 6:07 pm

Morgan Harrington murder linked to 2005 assault
July 1, 2010 - 4:36pm

WASHINGTON - Forensic evidence has linked the murder of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington to a 2005 unsolved abduction and sexual assault in Fairfax County, Virginia State Police say.

Evidence recovered during the investigation into the death of Harrington is linked to that of the case in Fairfax, State Police spokesperson Corinne Geller said Thursday.

Police released a composite sketch of the suspect in the 2005 case based on the victim's description of her attacker, but warned that he may have changed his appearance.
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The suspect is described as a 25 - 35-year-old black man, about 6 feet tall with a medium build.

At the time of the 2005 assault, the suspect had black hair with a beard and mustache.

On Sept. 24, 2005, a 26-year-old Fairfax woman was abducted while walking home from a Giant Food store on Jermantown Road.

Fairfax City Police say the suspect grabbed her as she was walking on Rock Garden Drive and forced her to a pool area of a townhouse complex, where she was sexually assaulted.

The suspect was last seen running south behind the pool toward Fairhaven Court.

Police are trying to identify the suspect, and attempting to determine what kind of contact he had with Harrington the night of her disappearance, and what his role may have been in her disappearance and death, Geller said.

Harrington's remains were found on an Albemarle County farm Jan. 26, more than three months after the 20-year-old disappeared from a Metallica concert at the University of Virginia.

"Before today, there was the abstraction of a murderer that killed our daughter, but now that you see a face with it, it makes you very angry," Dan Harrington said. "The anger that I have has kind of been multiplied because I now see a face of someone who did this to another human being."

On comments posted by Harrington's mother Gil on the family's website on Wednesday, she warned her daughter's killer that his luck would run out.

"That corpse will not rest. Morgan wants justice," she wrote to the "monster" who killed her daughter. "A day of reckoning is coming!"

The chief medical examiner's office has determined that Harrington's death was a homicide, but officials have said they have no further information on how she was killed. Her parents have said her bones were shattered.

Dan Harrington said there was "no doubt" that his daughter also was sexually assaulted.

Police have said the person who killed Harrington likely knew the area where her body was found in a remote hayfield 10 miles southwest of Charlottesville, where she was separated from her friends Oct. 17 while attending a Metallica concert.

Investigators said only a person familiar with the farm or the immediate area would have dealt with the property's obstacles, including streams, fences and changing terrain.

The Harringtons said "a wealth of physical evidence" was found at the scene.

Dan Harrington said he hopes the sketch, despite its age, will register with someone who knew the suspect.

"We have to continue this story," Dan Harrington said. "This story is not over with today. The murderer is still out there."

Anyone with information about the suspect should call Fairfax City Police Det. Mike Boone at 703-385-7959 or Crime Solvers at 703-591-TIPS.

Anyone with information about the Morgan Harrington case is encouraged to call the Jefferson Area Crime Stoppers at (434) 977-4000 or Virginia State Police at (434) 352-3467

A reward of $150,041 is still available for information leading to an arrest.

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Wrapitup wrote:Morgan Harrington murder linked to 2005 assault
July 1, 2010 - 4:36pm

WASHINGTON - Forensic evidence has linked the murder of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington to a 2005 unsolved abduction and sexual assault in Fairfax County, Virginia State Police say.

Evidence recovered during the investigation into the death of Harrington is linked to that of the case in Fairfax, State Police spokesperson Corinne Geller said Thursday.

Police released a composite sketch of the suspect in the 2005 case based on the victim's description of her attacker, but warned that he may have changed his appearance.
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The suspect is described as a 25 - 35-year-old black man, about 6 feet tall with a medium build.

At the time of the 2005 assault, the suspect had black hair with a beard and mustache.

On Sept. 24, 2005, a 26-year-old Fairfax woman was abducted while walking home from a Giant Food store on Jermantown Road.

Fairfax City Police say the suspect grabbed her as she was walking on Rock Garden Drive and forced her to a pool area of a townhouse complex, where she was sexually assaulted.

The suspect was last seen running south behind the pool toward Fairhaven Court.

Police are trying to identify the suspect, and attempting to determine what kind of contact he had with Harrington the night of her disappearance, and what his role may have been in her disappearance and death, Geller said.

Harrington's remains were found on an Albemarle County farm Jan. 26, more than three months after the 20-year-old disappeared from a Metallica concert at the University of Virginia.

"Before today, there was the abstraction of a murderer that killed our daughter, but now that you see a face with it, it makes you very angry," Dan Harrington said. "The anger that I have has kind of been multiplied because I now see a face of someone who did this to another human being."

On comments posted by Harrington's mother Gil on the family's website on Wednesday, she warned her daughter's killer that his luck would run out.

"That corpse will not rest. Morgan wants justice," she wrote to the "monster" who killed her daughter. "A day of reckoning is coming!"

The chief medical examiner's office has determined that Harrington's death was a homicide, but officials have said they have no further information on how she was killed. Her parents have said her bones were shattered.

Dan Harrington said there was "no doubt" that his daughter also was sexually assaulted.

Police have said the person who killed Harrington likely knew the area where her body was found in a remote hayfield 10 miles southwest of Charlottesville, where she was separated from her friends Oct. 17 while attending a Metallica concert.

Investigators said only a person familiar with the farm or the immediate area would have dealt with the property's obstacles, including streams, fences and changing terrain.

The Harringtons said "a wealth of physical evidence" was found at the scene.

Dan Harrington said he hopes the sketch, despite its age, will register with someone who knew the suspect.

"We have to continue this story," Dan Harrington said. "This story is not over with today. The murderer is still out there."

Anyone with information about the suspect should call Fairfax City Police Det. Mike Boone at 703-385-7959 or Crime Solvers at 703-591-TIPS.

Anyone with information about the Morgan Harrington case is encouraged to call the Jefferson Area Crime Stoppers at (434) 977-4000 or Virginia State Police at (434) 352-3467

A reward of $150,041 is still available for information leading to an arrest.

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Birthday Party Memorial for Morgan

"Supporters of Morgan Harrington and the Harrington family will gather Saturday, July 24 on the Copeley Road Bridge memorial at 11am to mark what would have been the young woman’s 21st birthday. Harrington disappeared after attending a Metallica show at the John Paul Jones Arena on October 17, 2009. Her remains were discovered on an Albemarle County Farm in late January. On July 1, state police revealed that forensic evidence linked Morgan’s case to a 2005 sexual assault in Fairfax. Police released a composite sketch of a man who may have committed both crimes, but do not know his identity.
Saturday’s event will feature the release of 21 balloons carrying mini-flyers with the sketch, and cake will be served on a grassy area near the bridge.
The birthday memorial will be the second Morgan related event this week. Today, Friday, July 23, the First Annual Morgan Harrington Memorial Golf Tournament is taking place at the Hanging Rock Golf Club in Salem, Virginia. Proceeds from that event will go toward construction of the Morgan Harrington Education Wing at the Orphan Medical Network International village in Zambia, Africa."

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Post by charminglane on Sat Jul 31, 2010 4:52 pm

They must have DNA from under both victims fingernails, or something along those forensic lines.
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Post by jeanne1807 on Sat Jul 31, 2010 8:59 pm

Hi Early. I too am a follower of the Morgan Harrington case. What name did you post under, if I may ask?

It's a shame they have found nothing.

Welcome to the forum. You will really like it here.
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Post by Nama on Sat Aug 21, 2010 3:01 pm

Morgan D. Harrington’s parents, along with supporters, released butterflies Friday on the bridge where she was last seen to mark the 10-month anniversary of her disappearance and death.

Harrington vanished Oct. 17 after leaving a Metallica concert at John Paul Jones Arena. She was last seen hitchhiking on the Copeley Road railroad bridge at about 9:30 that night. Her bones were found in January in a southern Albemarle County pasture.

Joining the Harringtons were representatives of the CUE Center for Missing Persons, as part of the group’s On the Road to Remember Tour.

The center was working on the case when a farmer found Harrington’s remains.

Harrington’s parents said the event was part of their effort to make something good come from their daughter’s death. Along with a host of issues they are now working on, they want to see her killer caught, not just for justice, but also for the community’s safety, they said.

Harrington’s case has been tied by forensic evidence to a 2005 abduction and sexual assault in Fairfax, according to police.

Police haven’t confirmed that the evidence was DNA, but the Harringtons said that they have found that DNA databanks across the country are a frustrating patchwork.

The Harringtons said police seem upbeat about the case but haven’t shared any specific breakthroughs. The parents said they expect resolution will come, at this point, through solid police work and sifting through evidence, rather than a eureka moment.

On Sept. 3, the parents will meet with the University of Virginia’s new president, Teresa A. Sullivan.

The couple also confirmed that the bridge will bear a plaque memorializing their daughter, and that a movie dedicated to Morgan Harrington will be screened at UVa on the anniversary of her death.

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Post by Nama on Wed Oct 06, 2010 2:38 pm



The flowers and signs placed on Copeley bridge in remembrance of Morgan Harrington are being removed by UVA and sent to the Virginia Tech student’s parents, according to NBC29. Harrington, who disappeared last year after a Metallica concert at the John Paul Jones arena, was last seen on this bridge. Her remains were found in January of this year.

On the year anniversary of her disappearance, October 17, UVA will dedicate a permanent memorial to Harrington at the same site. The UVA Board of Visitors approved the memorial's design during a September 14 meeting. Events at UVA will also include the screening of a film about one of Harrington's teachers, dedicated to Harrington, and a formal reception. Gil Harrington told C-VILLE that her family plans to attend the dedication ceremony.

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Post by jeanne1807 on Wed Oct 06, 2010 3:27 pm

Thank you for bringing that over BJ. You are the best.

I can't believe it will be one year on October 17, 2010.
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Post by Nama on Mon Oct 11, 2010 10:20 am

Shattered bones. A hollowed skull.

Morgan Harrington's killer reduced the 20-year-old Roanoke County native to this, an image her mother can't shake.

In the year since Morgan Harrington, a Virginia Tech junior, disappeared at a Metallica concert at the University of Virginia, parents Gil and Dan Harrington have worked to celebrate their daughter's generous spirit and make sure she is remembered as a gorgeous blond with sparking eyes.

"For us, it's kind of trumping evil," Gil Harrington said. Her killer "doesn't win if we can make it into a good thing."

The Harringtons have met with UVa's president to encourage the university to raise awareness of violence. They've spoken at campus rallies to denounce violence against women.

They've lobbied Congress to restore funding for a missing person organization.

They've helped establish a memorial scholarship at Virginia Tech-Carilion Medical School, where Dan Harrington is the vice president of graduate medical education.

And they took Morgan's passion for teaching halfway across the world to Africa, where a three-classroom building, named for Morgan, is under construction in Zambia.

Morgan disappeared after leaving the John Paul Jones Arena alone at the concert. Her body was found in January, 11 miles away on a farm. Authorities declared her death homicide, but haven't publicly said the cause of her death.

Her killer, likely the same man who abducted and sexually assaulted a woman in Fairfax five years earlier, hasn't been caught.

Evidence from where Harrington's body was discovered linked the slaying to the Fairfax suspect, whose sketch was drawn by a police artist there. Detectives said they don't know the man's identity.

Virginia state police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said Friday that authorities have no new developments in the investigation to discuss.

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On Oct. 17, the anniversary of Morgan's disappearance, UVa plans to dedicate a plaque to Morgan on the Copley Bridge in Charlottesville, the last place where she was known to have been seen alive. It will be a marker in her memory, a reminder to all those who pass to be safe, Dan Harrington said.

Staying busy, first with the search for Morgan, and more recently with building her legacy, have pushed the Harringtons forward.

The days are more tolerable when they are busy. There is less time for Gil to imagine Morgan's death over and over in her head, to wonder how much pain she endured.

In the weeks after Morgan's disappearance, the couple focused on the media, sitting through numerous interviews, many with national news outlets. They turned to social media to spread pictures of their "shiny" girl.

Neighbors brought them dinner. Friends organized vigils. People from across the world mailed letters of support.

The Harringtons also received calls from interest groups that offered help in exchange for the rights to Morgan's story, or for the Harringtons' endorsement of a product, Gil said.

"You realize right away that there's not really an infrastructure" to help families, she said.

In November, the Harringtons traveled to Washington, sharing their story with members of Congress and asking them to restore funding for the National Center for Missing Adults, a federally mandated organization that helps families and law enforcement.

The idea that someone snatched Morgan outside the UVa arena cast fear into their lives. In the refuge of their North Roanoke County home, the Harringtons triple-checked locked doors. The darkness of the nights made them uncomfortable.

"Even taking the dog out at night, there was a feeling of being unsafe," Dan Harrington said.

Among news conferences, vigils and searches, the parents' anxiety, grief and questions grew.

When snow blanketed Southwest Virginia in December, they said they found it hard to see its beauty.

"Wonder if Morgan is cold -- is snow falling on her face -- or is her face covered by leaves in a shallow grave being hidden by the snow," Gil Harrington wrote on her blog Dec. 20.

"I glance out the window and see the crimson blaze of a cardinal at the bird feeder -- my heart leaps for a second at the beauty -- then I think its feathers look like blood in the snow. Is that what Morgan's blood looks like in the snow?"

More than a month later, on Jan. 26, a farmer checking his fences discovered a decomposed body in a seldom-tended field.

The Harringtons drove to Charlottesville, drawn there "like a magnet," Gil said. She pleaded with Virginia State Police to take her to the site.

"I just wanted to breathe the air there," she said.

Police wouldn't let her go because it was a crime scene, but offered to fly the parents over the location in a helicopter.

From the gray sky, they could see tents covering the area where Morgan's body lay.

"It was so big," Gil Harrington said. "You were immediately aware that this was not an easy place to put her."

When the remains were returned to the Harringtons, Gil held her daughter's dry, rough rib bones. She peered into Morgan's empty skull.

"I am not sure if I am just wired strangely, but like a dog, I want to roll in it," Gil wrote in a March 8 blog post. "I want to experience every single aspect of Morgan's murder and death -- feel her bones, wear her shoes, and sniff her clothes. I am not sure if I am trying to imprint the last of her indelibly in my mind, or if I indulge in such intimacies to try to have the reality of her absence penetrate my disbelief."

The discovery of Morgan's shattered bones didn't bring closure. Nothing will. Gil likens it to an amputation.

"You are always aware of and wishing for your missing limb," she wrote on the blog Feb. 24.

The parents also were increasingly aware of what they see as the acceptance of violence, and wanted to change that.

In April, Dan Harrington spoke out about rape and violence against women at the Take Back the Night rally at UVa.

"We pray for the day that a young girl does not have to be at risk, is not blamed when they are the victim, and does not become a statistic," he told the students.

The Harringtons later met with university President Teresa Sullivan to urge her to address violence on campuses.

"It's not a lovely thing," Gil Harrington said. "You don't want to think that people are getting hurt."

The Harringtons' message resonated with the university, spokeswoman Carol Wood said.

"They were very clear from the beginning that they wanted to especially alert young women to the dangers," Wood said. "That is a message we picked up very quickly."

Last month, the university drew attention to three attacks with a campuswide e-mail and a news conference.

The university also held a Day of Dialogue, a discussion about violence, prevention and safety.

Students formed the group Let's Get Grounded. It encourages students not to tolerate violence or drug and alcohol abuse.

The Harringtons' work also has taken Morgan's story to Zambia, in southern Africa. Gil, a nurse, regularly travels on medical missions there to work at the Orphan Medical Network International. The group has helped build classrooms, and its founder, Karen ReMine, had an idea to build and dedicate new classrooms in Morgan's name.

In April, Gil Harrington travelled to Zambia to break ground on the Morgan Dana Harrington educational wing.

She took a packet of Morgan's cremation ashes, which she sprinkled at the site of the building's foundation during a memorial service.

Morgan wanted to become a teacher, but Gil Harrington said she doubts that Morgan would have reached children in Zambia.

"In a convoluted way, she will probably do more good in this life than she would have alive," her mother said.

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A DNA link has been found between the abduction and murder of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington a year ago and the kidnapping and rape of a Fairfax, Va., woman in 2005.

Harrington's family and friends traveled from their home in Roanoke, Va. to Fairfax on Saturday, hoping to keep the unsolved case in the public eye.

"It's too late for us. Our daughter is dead. But it's not too late for the next girl, and that's why I can't give up," Harrington's mother Gil Harrington told ABC affiliate WJLA-TV in Washington, D.C.

"It's easy for a community to grow complacent and forget that there is still violence and that a predator still walks the streets," Gil Harrington said.

They passed out leaflets with a composite sketch of the man suspected of abducting and raping a 25-year old Fairfax County woman in 2005.

"We want justice for our daughter, but we want the community to be safe," Morgan Harrington's father Dan Harrington said.

The 20-year-old woman was last seen at a Metallica concert in Charlottesville, Va., on Oct. 17, 2009. Her body was found on a Virginia farm in January.

"It's scary, I have a 16-year-old daughter," Caravan volunteer Amanda St. Clair told WJLA-TV.

"The DNA collected from that young lady is connected forensically to Morgan's murder. There's no question about it," St. Clair said.

Police have said that the suspect may have changed his appearance in five years, but Harrington's family and friends still hope someone might remember him or make a connection.

"The people he possibly worked for. This guy has to be eating somewhere. He's got to be sleeping somewhere. Somebody knows him," Caravan volunteer Kenny Jarels said.

Harrington's body was discovered in January, on a remote farm in Albermarle County, about 10 miles from where Harrington was last seen at a Metallica concert.

Police said there were tricky "obstacles" to get to the location on Anchorage Farm where the body was found, so they asked people who live in the area to alert investigators to whoever was familiar with the roads and terrain there.

"People in the Anchorage Farm area, you know what goes on there, you know the history," Virginia State Police Lt. Joe Rader said. "You know who comes in and out of the vicinity and you might not realize it but you probably have some information for us that you don't even think is important."

"We encourage you, pick up the phone and call us," said Rader, also offering a special phone line, 434-709-1685 , that has been set up for tips.

Family and Friends of Harrington Suspect Foul Play by Local
Family and friends of Harrington have long been convinced that she was a victim of a murderer.

Jenna Testerman, one of Harrington's best friends, said in February that she knows Harrington would not have succumbed to a killer without putting up a fight.

"I really don't know what happened to her," Testerman told ABCNews.com, just days after the search for Harrington came to a grim ending with the discovery of her body. "She wasn't someone who would just wander off."

"But what I do know is that Morgan is a fighter and she would have fought to the death," said Testerman.

"We were all hoping that they were going to find her safe and while we knew it would take a lot of work to get Morgan back to normal, we just wanted her to be alive," Testerman said. "We just wanted her to give us one of her big hugs that she's known for."

Testerman said she is particularly feeling the loss. She and Harrington were part of a close-knit group of girlfriends who called themselves "The Nine." Some of the girls even got the number nine tattooed on their bodies as a symbol of their friendship when they all went off to college. Now they are eight.

"We just hope that she didn't have to go through any pain and that her killer showed her mercy and that she's up above in heaven looking down on us," said Testerman.

In a chilling blog entry on Jan. 31 on a Web site dedicated to Harrington, the girl's father, Dan Harrington, wrote about retrieving his dead daughter's body after months of hoping she'd be found alive.

"How could someone have erased so much of what Morgan was and reduced her to a jumbled heap of bones?" wrote Dan Harrington. "Who would ever have thought it would be mine to see every image of Morgan's life -- from her first faint shadows on fetal ultrasound to the gaping orbital hollows in her skull? An abomination to witness this ending."

What Happened to Morgan Harrington After the Metallica Concert?
Few details have emerged about the night she went missing. Harrington had gone to a Metallica concert at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville when she got separated from her friends, who believe she stepped outside for a smoke.

Harrington, who was wearing a black mini skirt, black tights and black boots as well as a black T-shirt with "Pantera" written on the front in tan letters, called her friends on a cell phone to say she was not allowed back inside.

Sarah Snead, who had accompanied Harrington and another friend to the concert, told WSLS in Roanoke that she had been the one to receive the phone call telling them that she was stuck outside the arena.

"[She said] don't worry, I'll find a way home," said Snead.

Surveillance cameras at the concert caught Harrington getting turned away from several entrances as she tried to return to the concert. Later, witnesses told police they saw someone matching her description in a nearby grassy parking lot, and then walking on an adjacent road.

The morning after the concert, Harrington's purse and cell phone were found in that grassy field and later, her parents Dan and Gil Harrington, called police to report her missing.

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