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Virginia Area Missing and Murdered - possible connections => Morgan Dana Harrington, 20yrs missing VA Tech 10/17/09(BODY FOUND) => Topic started by: SuzieQ on October 19, 2009, 03:24:10 PM



Title: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since 10/17/09#1 10/19/09-7/1/10
Post by: SuzieQ on October 19, 2009, 03:24:10 PM
Police Seek Virginia Tech Student Missing for 2 Days

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - Police are looking for a Virginia Tech student who has been missing since Saturday.
University of Virginia Police say 20-year-old Morgan Dana Harrington was last seen near the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, where Metallica held a concert that night.

Police say Harrington was wearing a black T-shirt with "Pantera" across the front in tan letters, a black mini skirt, black tights and black knee-high boots.



She has long blonde hair, blue eyes, is 5-foot-6 and weighs about 120 pounds.

Anyone who has seen her or has knowledge about her whereabouts is asked to call U.Va. police at (434) 924-7166 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (434) 924-7166      end_of_the_skype_highlighting begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              (434) 924-7166      end_of_the_skype_highlighting.

http://www.wjla.com/news/stories/1009/669914.html?ref=tw


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: SuzieQ on October 19, 2009, 08:26:31 PM
http://www2.dailyprogress.com/cdp/news/local/article/parents_plead_for_tech_students_return/47660/

Parents plead for Tech student’s return
 
Harrington was last seen at around 8:40 p.m. Saturday during the Metallica concert.

By Brian McNeill
Published: October 19, 2009
 
The parents of a missing Virginia Tech student urged their daughter to come home.
“If Morgan is out there and can hear this, please come home,” Dan Harrington, father of missing 20-year-old Morgan Dana Harrington of Roanoke County, pleaded at a press conference in Charlottesville on Monday.

Harrington was last seen at around 8:40 p.m. Saturday during the Metallica concert at the University of Virginia’s John Paul Jones Arena.
During the concert, Harrington was separated from her friends and has not been seen since. Her parents reported her missing the following afternoon.
It is unusual that Harrington - a junior education major at Virginia Tech - would disappear in such a fashion, her mother said.
“This is not her typical behavior,” Gil Harrington said. “This is a girl who calls home almost every day and asks things like, ‘How do you make macaroni and cheese.’ And I tell her to read the box.”

At Monday’s press conference, held in front of the UVa Police Department’s headquarters, Virginia State Police Lt. Joe Rader said investigators are treating the situation as a missing person case.
“We have no evidence that a crime has been committed,” Rader said.
According to police, Harrington and a friend traveled from Virginia Tech to meet a friend at James Madison University to meet a third friend. They then drove to Charlottesville to see the Metallica show at JPJ.
Harrington was last seen wearing a black T-shirt with “Pantera” written on the front in tan letters. She also was wearing a black mini skirt with black tights and black knee-high boots. She is 5 feet 6 inches tall, weighs 120 pounds and has blonde hair and blue eyes.

Police said that Harrington does not have her identification card or cell phone with her, though they declined to elaborate.
Rader also said that investigators are not searching for Harrington’s car because she rode in a friend’s car when they went to the concert.
Anyone with information regarding Harrington is asked to call Virginia State Police at 352-3435 or by e-mail at bci-appomattox@vsp.virginia.gov . UVa police can be reached at 924-7166.


 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 
 







Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: linds1980 on October 20, 2009, 04:14:45 AM
http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/223121

Search for Tech student under way
Morgan Harrington of Roanoke County went missing Saturday night in Charlottesville.
By Shawna Morrison

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

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Police continued to seek help Monday in finding a Virginia Tech student from Roanoke County who went missing during a Metallica concert in Charlottesville on Saturday night.

Morgan Dana Harrington, 20, was last seen near John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, according to University of Virginia police.

She had gone to the concert with Amy Melvin, her roommate in Blacksburg, and another friend from James Madison University. Harrington drove.

Melvin said Harrington went outside before Metallica took the stage. She said she wasn't sure why.

"Everyone assumed she'd be coming back," said Amanda Melvin, Amy Melvin's older sister and a friend of Harrington's. Friends and family still haven't heard from Harrington, she said.

Amanda Melvin said Harrington's purse and cellphone were found outside the stadium and her car was still in the parking lot. She said Harrington wouldn't abandon her friends there.

Amy Melvin said she and Harrington have been friends since they were in sixth grade at Northside Middle School.

Harrington is a junior education student at Tech. She's a 2007 graduate of Lord Botetourt High School, according to the school's yearbook. She transferred from Northside High School after the academic year ending 2006, said Chuck Lionberger, spokesman for Roanoke County Public Schools.

She and Melvin, who attends New River Community College, live off campus.

The Rev. Diane Scribner Clevenger, pastor to Harrington's parents, Dan and Gil Harrington, spoke for the family Monday.

"Morgan stays in contact with Dan and Gil every day," she said. She said it was unlike Harrington not to be in touch with her parents.

Clevenger said Harrington's parents are in shock. She said they left early Monday morning for Charlottesville.

Dr. Dan Harrington is the associate dean for clinic and regional integration at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, scheduled to open next fall. He has been with Carilion Clinic since 1990.

Friends created a Facebook group -- called "Help find Morgan Dana Harrington" -- to help spread the word that Harrington was missing.

Amanda Melvin said friends want to help in the search but aren't sure what to do. She said she thought about forming a search group to help look for her. For now, they are forwarding her information and photo to everyone they can.

"Sitting here while Morgan is out there missing isn't a very good feeling," she said.

Harrington was last seen wearing a black T-shirt with "Pantera" across the front in tan letters, a black miniskirt, black tights and black knee-high boots, police said. She has long blond hair and blue eyes, is 5 feet 6 inches and weighs about 120 pounds.

Virginia Tech police have been contacted by UVa police and are assisting with the investigation into Harrington's disappearance, Tech police Chief Wendell Flinchum said.

Anyone who has seen Harrington or has knowledge about her whereabouts is asked to call UVa police at (434) 924-7166




Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: klaasend on October 20, 2009, 09:01:54 PM
Looks like her myspace and she logged in Oct 16, the day before she went missing.  Wish it weren't private.

http://www.myspace.com/highya

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Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: mymonkey on October 20, 2009, 09:09:51 PM
I hope people will learn from this....call the police right away its better to be embarrassed than sorry....her mom said her friends left and did not notify anyone she was missing.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Edward on October 20, 2009, 09:15:35 PM
The phone and the wallet says this is not good news...

Cameras Cameras Cameras, everybody that took any pictures or video that night turn it in !!   
Any possible witness to her getting into a vehicle or sitting with her wallet and cell phone.

Something has to turn up from the first moment after the concert or like with so many cases LE will be lost.

mo.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Edward on October 21, 2009, 12:26:27 AM
Morgan Harrington left her friends to go outside the arena before Metallica took the stage Saturday night, and the 20-year-old was never seen again.


Ticket Scalpers !!  Low life
There has to be survaliance cameras at the arena


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: linds1980 on October 21, 2009, 02:08:12 AM
http://www2.timesdispatch.com/rtd/news/state_regional/article/UVAA21_20091020-220404/300566/

Police, U.Va. officials seek help in locating missing woman

WIRE REPORTS
Published: October 21, 2009

CHARLOTTESVILLE -- Virginia State Police and University of Virginia authorities are creating a timeline tracking a Virginia Tech student who was reported missing after attending Saturday's Metallica concert at U.Va.'s John Paul Jones Arena.

Authorities spent yesterday following up potential leads. They are asking concert-goers to review pictures or videos of the concert to look for anyone resembling 20-year-old Morgan Dana Harrington.

Police have been canvassing the area around the arena since Monday night for evidence. Harrington's parents said they usually talk to her every day, and said her disappearance is very out of character.

"Morgan is a pretty transparent kid who's had a really close relationship with us," her father, Dan Harrington, said in a telephone interview yesterday. "I don't think there are lots of secrets, so this kind of behavior . . . is not something I think we would expect."

State police Lt. Joe Rader said investigators are treating the disappearance as a missing-person case because there isn't evidence of a crime.

Dan Harrington, who lives in Roanoke, said his daughter had asked him to help her study for a math test and go through the class schedule for next semester on Sunday. He called her friends around 12:30 p.m. after he didn't hear from her.

Police said Morgan Harrington, a junior majoring in education, was wearing a black T-shirt with "Pantera" across the front in tan letters, a black mini skirt, black tights and black knee-high boots.

She has long blond hair and blue eyes, is 5-foot-6 and weighs about 120 pounds. She was not carrying an identification card or cell phone.

Anyone with information about Harrington's disappearance should call state police at (434) 352-3435 or e-mail bci-appomattox@vsp.virginia.edu. U.Va. police can be reached at (434) 924-7166.



Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: linds1980 on October 21, 2009, 02:12:30 AM
http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/10/21/virginia.missing.student/index.html?section=cnn_latest

Mom says missing daughter had been excited about concert

(CNN) -- The mother of a Virginia Tech junior who disappeared Saturday night during a Metallica concert says she helped her daughter choose an outfit for the show that same morning.

Morgan Harrington, a 20-year-old education major, went to the concert at the University of Virginia's John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville with several girlfriends but disappeared from their sight around 8:40 p.m., according to police, who are calling it a missing person case.

"She was excited about the concert and she brought home three outfits that she tried on for me," Gil Harrington, said Tuesday on HLN's "Nancy Grace."

"We chose one and she said, 'Mama, it is a rock concert so it is probably not what you would choose, but is this one OK?'" Harrington said she told her daughter, 'That will do fine.' "You know you have to give your kid wings," Harrington said.

Morgan Harrington had been so excited about the concert, according to her mother, that she posted the tickets on the refrigerator six months ahead of time.

Metallica posted a message about Harrington's disappearance on their Web site under the heading "One of our fans is missing."

"We are deeply concerned about the disappearance of 20-year-old Virginia Tech student Morgan Dana Harrington, who was last seen while attending our concert at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, VA, on Saturday night," the message said.

The message described Harrington and asked that anyone with information contact Virginia State Police or University of Virginia police.

"Our thoughts are with Morgan and her family for her safe return," the message concluded."

Harrington, who lives off-campus, was reported missing Sunday afternoon when she did not show up at her parents' home to study for a math exam with her father.

"It's important to us as police officers to realize that people do come up missing," said Lieutenant Joe Rader of the Virginia State Police in a news conference on Monday.

"However, it's very, very unusual that we have not heard anything, either, from her friends or from her family regarding her whereabouts. That is the biggest concern currently -- her whereabouts and her welfare."

Harrington is 5'6", 120 pounds, has blond hair, blue eyes and was wearing a black Pantera T-shirt, black mini skirt, black tights and black boots.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Edward on October 21, 2009, 11:13:56 AM
There is evidence of a crime...
1.She is missing under circumstances where she would not go missing.
2.Cell phone and identification behind exactly as a perp would want it.

How much evidence do they need in a case of an obvious abduction ?


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Kat_Gram on October 21, 2009, 12:48:24 PM
I don't know why the ppl she went to the concert with didn't call anyone. Or her roommate when she stayed out all night under these circumstances.
Why didn't they freak out about this uncharacteristic behaviour ?
I would not have expected them to go outside and miss the concert, but afterwards ??? WTHeck ? They drive home without their friend? These concerts have plenty of security inside and out and they could have made an effort to speak to someone right then and there instead of much later.
I ( IMO ) think on the way to or at the arena, she might have been speaking about some guy she was communicating with and they assumed she went to meet him.


These other girls have to be questioned about everything. Not because they are guilty of anything, but everything or anything might lead to some information being developed.

When I used to go to these types of things, you have no idea of how many times some guy tried to pick my gf's and I up with the dangle of a backstage pass to meet the band. These bands hire local security / bouncers and some of them, here anyway, are not so nice guys.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: SuzieQ on October 21, 2009, 01:18:28 PM
Nancy Grace video of interview;

http://www.cnn.com/2009/CRIME/10/21/virginia.missing.student/index.html#cnnSTCVideo

Facebook site set up for Morgan:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=162224546575&ref=search&sid=666482915.1685764065..1

Metallica's site:

http://www.metallica.com/index.asp?item=602638


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: SuzieQ on October 21, 2009, 01:39:55 PM
Charlotteville is such a pretty city. The University of Virginia, the UV hospital, Thomas Jeffersons Monticello just outside the city.

My son was in the hospital there and I walked several blocks from the hospital to the hotel at night and always felt safe. I did that because I didn't want to park in a dark parking garage. Makes a lot of sense I know, but I have a thing about parking garages


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on October 21, 2009, 03:34:41 PM
UPDATE - October 21, 2009:

University of Virginia Police, Virginia State Police, and members of the FBI are actively searching for Morgan Harrington Wednesday around Davenport Field, where the UVa. baseball team plays its home games.

Wednesday morning, UVa. and State Police were seen searching the woods around Davenport Field and the track near Klockner Stadium. The UVa. track, Klockner Stadium, and Davenport Field are all part of a sports complex that is only one block away from the John Paul Jones Arena, where Morgan was last seen.

Morgan's parents, Dan and Gil Harrington, told reporters she was last seen going to the bathroom inside JPJ around 8:40pm Saturday night. They say Morgan then went outside before Metallica took the stage; security would not let her back inside. Gil Harrington told CNN's Nancy Grace that Morgan's purse was found across the street in the University Hall parking lot, not far from Klockner Stadium.

Avid heavy metal fan and CBS19 Chief Meteorologist Travis Koshko attended the Metallica concert Saturday night, and he says it was the safest metal concert he's seen.

"The thing that surprised me the most of all about this concert was how calm it was and how safe and in control the security was in the venue. There were policemen inside and outside. Yes, there were a few mosh pits, but those were suppressed," he said.
As Metallica continues their tour, they have released a statement on their web site titled "One of Our Fans is Missing".

We are deeply concerned about the disappearance of 20-year-old Virginia Tech student Morgan Dana Harrington, who was last seen while attending our concert at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, VA, on Saturday night.
http://metallica.com/index.asp?item=602638
   
One Of Our Fans Is Missing
10/20/2009   
[ back ]

We are deeply concerned about the disappearance of 20 year old Virginia Tech student Morgan Dana Harrington, who was last seen while attending our concert at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, VA, on Saturday night.

Morgan has blonde hair and blue eyes, is 5'6", 120 lbs., and was wearing a black "Pantera" T-shirt, black skirt, and black boots. She was not carrying I.D. or a cell phone. Morgan was separated from her friends shortly before 9pm at the venue. Police have been searching the area since Monday.

We encourage anyone who has any information regarding Morgan's disappearance to please come forward. Additionally, if you or anyone you know shot video footage or took photos of the concert or audience, please check to see if there is anyone in your photos who might resemble Morgan. Please contact the Virginia State Police at (434) 352-3425 or the UVA Police at (434) 924-7166 or police@virginia.edu. if you have any information.

Our thoughts are with Morgan and her family for her safe return.
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http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/64718837.html


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: SuzieQ on October 21, 2009, 05:23:35 PM
Va. police: Student disappearance a criminal case
By SUE LINDSEY, AP


 ROANOKE, Va. — Police are treating their search for a Virginia Tech student missing since she went to a Metallica concert Saturday as a criminal investigation.

Virginia State Police Lt. Joe Rader said Wednesday that authorities don't know whether 20-year-old Morgan Dana Harrington is alive or whether "she has met some kind of ill fate."

Rader told a news conference in Charlottesville that police have received more than 100 tips from around the country.

He says a passer-by found her purse and cell phone between the arena and an athletic field at the University of Virginia.

Rader says police are concluding their ground search Wednesday. They halted an air search earlier.



Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Edward on October 21, 2009, 06:35:39 PM
No doubt...

Check out the guards  " a certain personality associated with wannabe LE "
 and those other people that hang around selling scalp tickets, they often have criminal backgrounds..

Somebody could have put her in a trunk of there car and later on took her home.

She can even still be alive. SPEED IS OF THE ESSENCE.

mo.



Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: linds1980 on October 22, 2009, 01:47:50 AM
http://www.collegiatetimes.com/stories/14487

Police conclude Harrington ground search

Thursday, October 22, 2009; 12:15 AM
by Gordon Block, news reporter

Police have ended their search on the grounds near the University of Virginia’s John Paul Jones Arena for missing Virginia Tech student Morgan Dana Harrington and are now classifying the case as a criminal investigation.

Harrington, a junior education major, has been missing since the evening of Saturday, Oct. 17, when she attended a concert for the band Metallica at John Paul Jones arena.

Virginia State Police held a press conference Wednesday in Charlottesville to further discuss details on Harrington’s disappearance. Over 100 leads have come in to police about the case.

“You pursue things as they occur,” said state police Lt. Joe Rader, who spoke at the press conference. “The timeframe is very critical.”

According to Rader, Morgan left her friends to use the bathroom, and somehow ended up outside the arena, which does not allow reentry according to its policy. Contacting her friends, Rader added that Harrington told her she would either meet them or find a way home on her own, which Rader said explained why her friends were not concerned after they did not meet up after the concert.

According to Rader, Harrington was in the vicinity of the arena between the hours of 8:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. When asked whether Harrington was drunk or high, Rader said she was able to move around the arena and call friends.

Harrington’s purse and cell phone were found by a passerby in a small parking lot near the arena and were turned into the UVa police Sunday morning. Rader declined to comment on calls made by Harrington or what had been uncovered through her cell phone records. Rader added that there appeared to be no signs of struggle in the area where her personal items were found.

Dan Harrington, Morgan’s father said he had bought tickets for Morgan and her group months before the show.

“Metallica wasn’t necessarily her type of band, but she likes all types of music, and that was a band she wanted to see,” Harrington said.

Harrington added that he and his wife Gil were in a state of shock.

“As you can imagine, this is a parent’s worst nightmare, to not know where your child is,” Harrington said.

Harrington said he was frustrated with the John Paul Jones Arena policy that barred reentry after leaving the venue.

“It doesn’t make a lot of sense,” Harrington said.

However, he was grateful for the outpouring of support that had come in following Morgan’s disappearance.

“It’s just overwhelming for Gil and I to have so many people care and call us about this,” Harrington said. “The support we’ve had here has been unbelievable.”

A rally for Harrington has been set for 7 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22, at Northside High School in Roanoke, which Harrington attended before graduating at Lord Botetourt High School in Daleville, Va.

The case has drawn nationwide attention, and her story has appeared on several media outlets nationwide. Her parents appeared on cable news show “Nancy Grace” Tuesday, and a post about Harrington has been included to the homepage of the band Metallica, under the title, “One Of Our Fans Is Missing.”

Harrington asked those with information to contact police.

“We just want Morgan to come home,” Harrington said.

The 20-year-old Harrington, who has long blond hair and blue eyes, was last seen wearing a black T-shirt with tan letters that read “Pantera” across the front, a black mini skirt with black tights and knee-high black boots. Harrington is 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs approximately 120 pounds.

Police have set up a new 24-hour tip line for the case. Those with information about the whereabouts of Morgan Harrington can call 434-352-3467. A reward, to be set up through Crime Stoppers, will have a minimum amount of $50,000. Details for a reward will be released Thursday.

news reporter liana bayne contributed to this report


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on October 22, 2009, 11:14:40 AM
http://mystateline.com/content/fulltext/?cid=109621
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Thursday, Oct 22, 2009 @09:41am CDT

(Charlottesville, VA) -- Virginia police are still pursuing leads in the search for missing Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington.

The 20-year-old was last seen Saturday night on the grounds of John Paul Jones Arena at the University of Virginia during a Metallica concert.

Friends say she left her seat to have a cigarette and never returned.

Virginia State Police Lieutenant Joe Rader says the case is still being treated as a missing person investigation because there is no information indicating a criminal act has occurred.

Radar says investigators have no idea whether Harrington is alive or, in his words, "has met some kind of ill fate." He has also confirmed that the woman's purse and cell phone were found and the phone battery was missing.

He says that missing battery may or may not be important to the case at some point in the future.

Harrington's disappearance comes nearly two months after another tragedy involving two Virginia Tech students.
The bodies of 18-year-old Heidi Childs and 19-year-old David Metzler were found at a popular campground near the Virginia Tech campus in the Jefferson National Forest on August 27th.

Both had been shot to death.

The case remains unsolved.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: SuzieQ on October 22, 2009, 01:17:47 PM
http://www2.dailyprogress.com/cdp/news/local/crime/article/hunt_for_missing_student_turns_into_crime_case/47811/

Hunt for missing student turns into crime case
 
Morgan Dana Harrington

By Ted Strong
Published: October 22, 2009
Police are now treating the investigation into a missing Metallica fan as a criminal matter, though they say there’s still no evidence any crime has been committed.

Officials have Morgan Dana Harrington’s purse and her cell phone, but no idea where she is, though they’ve received more than 100 tips of varying quality.

Soon, they plan to offer a reward of at least $50,000 for information leading to the location of the Virginia Tech student.

Lt. Joe Rader of the Virginia State Police said that a ground search of the area around the John Paul Jones Arena, the site of Saturday’s concert, didn’t turn up any sign of the missing Roanoke woman.

The last anyone heard from her, she had left the show looking for a restroom and ended up leaving the arena entirely, Rader said at a news conference Wednesday outside the University of Virginia police headquarters.

She called her friends from outside the arena to tell them not to worry and that she would try to find a way to get home, Rader said. The arena, like many venues, doesn’t allow re-entry during concerts.

The next day, a passerby found Harrington’s purse and cell phone, without its battery, in a parking lot, and her parents reported her missing.

“We have a purse, and we have a cell phone, and we have a missing girl,” he said.

Rader said it wasn’t unusual that her phone would be without a battery but didn’t elaborate.

Police have scoured surveillance footage and interviewed Harrington’s friends, but neither has yielded significant progress in the case.

Authorities are also asking concertgoers to review photographs and video footage they shot to see if anyone resembling Harrington is visible.

The 20-year-old, who stands about 5 feet 6 inches and weighs about 120 pounds, was wearing a black T-shirt with “Pantera” across it in tan letters, a black mini skirt, black tights and black knee-high boots. She has long blonde hair and blue eyes.

Metallica has posted a statement on its Web site asking anyone with information to contact police.

The statement says the band is “deeply concerned.”

“Our thoughts are with Morgan and her family for her safe return,” it reads, in part.

The case has garnered attention from a variety of national outlets. CNN has been heavily promoting the Nancy Grace show’s coverage in its news stories online.

Callers have reported seeing the missing woman in vastly different parts of the country at nearly the same time, Rader said.

State police are starting a new, 24-hour-a-day tip line at (434)352-3467. Tips can be e-mailed to bci-appomattox@vsp.virginia.gov . UVa police are at 924-7166.

“I would never say it’s a hindrance,” Rader said of the national attention.

But he did say that the most valuable tips have come from people who were at the concert. Many of the calls from far-flung corners of the country have been from people who have theories about the crime, rather than facts.

The reward will be offered through the Crime-stoppers program, and there will be conditions attached, though they haven’t yet been set, Rader said.

“Right now the time frame is very critical,” Rader said. “Unfortunately, I don’t know how to stop time.”

This story was edited to correct the tip reporting contacts.

 


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Edward on October 22, 2009, 01:44:52 PM
“Right now the time frame is very critical,” Rader said. “Unfortunately, I don’t know how to stop time.”

Then everyone needs to pray for the investigators working to find answers into the disappearance of Morgan Harrington to be gifted with " Gods Speed and assistance "

I pray they do find her quickly and alive.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Edward on October 22, 2009, 02:47:04 PM
According to Fox News " Tips are pouring in "

I sure hope so.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on October 22, 2009, 05:57:12 PM
http://www.nbc29.com/Global/story.asp?S=11367152
Search for Morgan Harrington Continues
Posted: Oct 22, 2009 2:24 PM CDT Updated: Oct 22, 2009 3:13 PM CDT

More law enforcement officials are joining forces with Virginia State Police to track down Morgan Harrington. Thursday a group from the Greene County Sheriff's Office joined in the search for Harrington. The group, along with Albemarle county search teams, set up a command post near University Hall. Teams with canines searched wooded areas along Ivy Road.

Wednesday, state police Lieutenant Joe Rader said search efforts on the ground and in the air would be stopped unless there was a credible tip to call teams back out. A state police spokesperson told us that they're following up on tips, but the search is mainly just to recheck areas that have already been searched.

Twenty-year old Morgan Harrington has been missing since Saturday night when she seemingly vanished at the Metallica concert at John Paul Jones Arena. Police are treating this as a criminal investigation
Wednesday police announced a $50,000 reward that will be offered for information on her disappearance. Details on that reward are still being worked out, but we do know that part of it is coming from Morgan Harrington's family.

A vigil will be held Thursday evening in Roanoke for Morgan Harrington. Her friends plan to gather at 7:00 p.m. at the Northside High School in Roanoke County. Harrington attended Northside before transferring and graduating from Lord Botetourt High School.

If you have any information regarding Morgan's disappearance, police urge you to call: 434-352-3467.

Reported by Tracy Clemons
See Bio / Email
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Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: linds1980 on October 22, 2009, 10:46:48 PM
http://www.collegiatetimes.com/stories/14490

Vigil unites supporters of missing Tech student

Thursday, October 22, 2009; 10:14 PM | 0

by Gordon Block and Liana Bayne, news staff

The slogan that represents love in the family of missing Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington brought a larger family together Thursday, as her community came together in hopes of a safe return.

“I love you too much, forever, once more.”

The “2-4-1” slogan, a central theme for the evening, was represented by a scattered pattern of dots, with horizontal columns of two, four and one dots, representing an oft-used family message.

It was drawn in chalk in the parking lot, painted on the rear windows of parked cars, and colored on purple t-shirts worn by Harrington’s friends and family.

Harrington’s mother said that the dots had been on her daughter’s lunchbox in kindergarten and her backpack in middle school. It is a slogan that originated in Gil Harrington’s family.

The message permeated the scene as Harrington’s closest friends and family welcomed the support of a community in a vigil at Northside High School in Roanoke.

During the ceremony, Harrington’s family welcomed the “outpouring of support” that has come from not just their close friends, but from all those who have heard about their daughter’s story.

“We will survive this obscene place in time,” said mother Gil Harrington as she addressed the crowd, “by taking the shining gossamer threads of love from you and plaiting them together into a rope of support.”

Family pastor Diane Scribner Clevenger opened the ceremony in prayer for Harrington’s safe return. “This may not be a time we can wrap our minds around,” she said, “but this is a time we can wrap our hearts around.”

While all in attendance had unique stories to tell, one theme was clear: Harrington’s closest circle of friends firmly believes she is alive and will be safely returned.

Dan Harrington, Morgan’s father, said that his daughter was “not a person who was trying to run away from her family, friends, and life at Virginia Tech.”

“I think Morgan was taken,” he said, “and if someone out there has her, please, let her go.”

During his speech at the vigil, father Dan Harrington said his co-workers at Roanoke’s Carilion Clinic donated over $100,000 for a reward in his missing daughter’s case.

Virginia State Police said they could not yet confirm any details about the reward Thursday because of legal proceedings.

After Harrington’s parents pleaded for their daughter’s safe return, her friends shared anecdotes of their positive memories, dating from recent years back to kindergarten. It seemed difficult for the girls to speak, but the addresses ended encouragingly as the speakers huddled together for a group hug.

Chelsea Helm, whose speech opened the vigil, has known Harrington since the two went to Northside Middle School together. Helm and Harrington’s group of friends had unofficially gone by the nickname “The Nine.”

She said the vigil was a source of comfort for Harrington’s closest friends and family.

“It’s really important to have someone to lean on in troubling times, and all of us going through the same thing, it’s wonderful to get together and know that everyone understands exactly what everyone else is going through,” Helm said.

Helm, a junior building construction major at Tech, said she and Harrington had seen more of each other during the past semester.

“We’d been riding the bus from our (apartment) complex, and seeing a lot more of each other than we had the past couple of years,” Helm said.

Helm recalled Morgan talking about the Metallica concert the week before.

“She had been excited about it for a while,” Helm said, adding that Harrington was excited to see friends that she had not seen in a while.

Helm said that following Harrington’s disappearance, she felt the need to rally support for Morgan and the Harrington family.

“A lot of people were calling me if they could do anything or what was going on,” Helm said. “I thought it would be a good idea to have a gathering of support for Morgan and her family.”

Helm and Sarah Snead, another friend of Harrington, began discussing the idea of a vigil Monday, and later approved it with Dan and Gil Harrington.

Northside High School in Roanoke welcomed the Harringtons’ friends and family to use their football stadium as the venue for Thursday’s vigil after several of Harrington’s friends approached the school on Tuesday about hosting the event.

Each attendee was given a purple balloon, with purple representing the international color of hope and survival.

“We didn’t want to do candles,” Helm said. “They weren’t as uplifting and celebratory as we wanted to be. This is more of an uplifting event.”

As the music of Bob Marley and the Beatles lifted the purple balloons into the brisk fall evening, the crowd reflected in silence. Dan and Gil Harrington, along with family’s silky terrier Kirby, embraced at the sight of the balloons floating out of the stadium.

“There’s been unbelievable support,” Dan Harrington said after the vigil. “It’s been phenomenal.”

Scribner Clevenger was happy with the optimistic words of Morgan’s friends.

“What I love is the attitude of ‘The Nine’,” Clevenger said. “Holding her up, speaking in a present tone — they’re holding a space for her.”

Another optimistic community member who helped draw the “2-4-1” pattern in the parking lot was Diane Kelley.

Kelley, executive director at Mental Health America of Roanoke Valley, worked with Morgan at the organization’s Forgotten Victims program, which focused on helping children who had witnessed domestic violence. Kelley said Morgan had worked with the program from the age of 13.

Kelley brought with her a small gift from the children of the program: a pot holding a bouquet of handmade paper flowers, including a single butterfly.

“She really liked those,” Kelley said. Also on the pot was a short message, “We love you Morgan”.

The pot was “ a good way for them to be able to talk about it,” Kelley said.

Kelley added she remained optimistic for Harrington’s return.

“We just wait and we hope.”

Harrington has been missing since Saturday, Oct. 17, when she went to a Metallica concert at the John Paul Jones Arena.

Speaking at a press conference Wednesday, Virginia State Police Lt. Joe Rader said Morgan left her friends to use the bathroom, and somehow ended up outside the arena, which does not allow re-entry according to its policy.

Rader added that Harrington told her friends she would either meet them or find a way home on her own, which Rader said explained why her friends were not concerned after they did not meet up after the concert.

The 20-year-old Harrington, who has long blond hair and blue eyes, was last seen wearing a black T-shirt with tan letters that read “Pantera” across the front, a black mini skirt with black tights and knee-high black boots.

Police have set up a new 24-hour tip line for the case. Those with information about the whereabouts of Morgan Harrington can call 434-352-3467.

No university organizations have announced plans to recognize Harrington.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: SuzieQ on October 22, 2009, 11:27:03 PM
This is a link to where Morgan's Dad is employed, so it helps explain how they can raise a $100,000.00 reward so quickly. Let's pray someone needs that money and calls in a good tip. Prayers for Morgan


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Edit:  Add link per SuzieQ:  http://www.carilionclinic.org/Carilion/Roanoke


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: SuzieQ on October 22, 2009, 11:28:56 PM
Forgot the link.

http://www.carilionclinic.org/Carilion/Roanoke


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: linds1980 on October 23, 2009, 03:11:17 AM
http://www2.timesdispatch.com/rtd/news/state_regional/article/MISS231_20091022-233001/301156/

Friday, October 23, 2009

Missing Tech student’s family offers $100,000 reward


MEDIA GENERAL NEWS SERVICE
Published: October 23, 2009

CHARLOTTESVILLE -- The father of a missing Virginia Tech student said yesterday that he thinks she has been abducted, and announced that the reward for information leading to her return will be at least $100,000.

"I think Morgan was taken. I don't think she ran away," Dan Harrington said.

Staff at Carilion Clinic, where Harrington is vice president for academic affairs, raised the money, which will be administered by Crime Stoppers, he said.

State Police are asking people with information to call (434) 352-3467 or e-mail bci-appomattox@vsp.virginia.gov
Morgan Dana Harrington, 20, was last seen shortly after she left a Metallica concert at the University of Virginia's John Paul Jones Arena on Saturday night.

Her purse and her cell phone, minus its battery, were found in the area Sunday.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: linds1980 on October 23, 2009, 03:14:08 AM
http://www2.dailyprogress.com/cdp/news/local/article/100000_reward_set_for_clues_on_student/47913/

Friday, October 23, 2009

$100,000 reward set for clues on student

The father of a college student missing from Charlottesville said Thursday that he thinks she’s been abducted and announced that the reward for information leading to her return will be at least $100,000.

“We want to find out if Morgan was taken, who did it,” he said. “And I think Morgan was taken. I don’t think she ran away.”

Morgan Dana Harrington, a 20-year-old Virginia Tech student, was last seen shortly after she left a Metallica concert at the John Paul Jones Arena on Saturday night.

Dan Harrington, Morgan’s father, said he had considered the possibility that his daughter had suffered an accident but concluded it was unlikely given the thoroughness of a police search of the area near the arena.

Her purse and her cell phone, minus its battery, were found in the area Sunday, the same day she was reported missing.

According to police, Morgan Harrington left the concert to find a restroom and somehow ended up outside the arena, which doesn’t allow readmission during shows. She called friends inside to say she would try to find a way home, police have said.

She was familiar with Charlottesville. Her father, a psychiatrist, worked in the city until 1990, when the University of Virginia transferred him to Roanoke to start the psychiatry unit at the Carilion Clinic, he said.

She attended events at the arena “fairly frequently,” according to her father, and liked a variety of music, from Metallica to the Beatles.

Her brother had graduated from UVa in the spring.

But she didn’t know many people in the Charlottesville area, and it wasn’t like her to try to find her own way home, her father said.

Police have scoured the area and scrutinized video surveillance. They also have asked fans to check videos and photographs shot at the concert to see if they contain images of the missing education major.

Also Thursday night, the same friends Harrington had attended the concert with organized a vigil for her in Roanoke.

Harrington said the family isn’t upset that the friends didn’t worry when Morgan left the group.

“Everyone wants us to be mad at the girls,” he said. “Well, Morgan loved those girls and those girls loved her. When you’re in college you think you’re invincible.”

The friends visited the Harrington family at home before the vigil, he said.

In the meantime, Harrington’s family has been doing its utmost to get attention for her case, her father said.

“I think we’re just stunned,” her father said. “How helpless …. I mean, it’s a parent’s worst nightmare, and how do you make this better? The only thing you can do is get the word out there.”

Another part of the effort is the reward, which is expected to be at least $100,000, Harrington said.

Staff at Carilion Clinic, where Harrington is now the vice president for academic affairs, raised the money, which will be administered by Crimestop-pers, a crime-tip hotline group, he said.

Details of the reward aren’t yet publicly available because legal documents are still being drawn up and because the money has to be secured by Crimestoppers before the group will officially announce the tip, Harrington said.

The Virginia State Police and the UVa police have been spearheading the investigation. Harring-ton hadn’t been officially briefed Thursday afternoon, but had been told informally by law enforcement officers that the FBI has also gotten involved.

“Again, as a parent, … if we can get the CIA in here, let’s do it,” he said.

While Harrington said he’s doing all he can to focus eyes on his daughter’s case, he said he thinks the community should not just be concerned for his daughter but worried in general because a crime may have been committed in Charlottesville.

“This does kind of raise the level of concern, I think, for all parents,” he said.

Police are using criminal-case procedure to investigate the disappearance but haven’t found evidence of any crime, they said Wednesday.

They continued to investigate Thursday but released little new information, noting that ground searches in the area were in response to tips.

Some in the community have wondered about the arena’s policy barring readmission. The policy is fairly standard for such venues, university spokeswoman Carol Wood said Wednesday.

The arena doesn’t have anywhere official for fans that leave to wait, but there is a large, well-illuminated plaza with benches just outside, she wrote in a Wednesday e-mail.

Virginia State Police are asking people with information to call (434) 352-3467 or e-mail bci-appomattox@vsp.virginia.gov.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: mymonkey on October 24, 2009, 12:17:07 AM
Task force looks for possible link

Posted: Oct 22, 2009 10:42 PM EDT

MONTGOMERY, VA (WWBT) - NBC12 has confirmed that a task force looking into the brutal murders of two Virginia Tech students in August, is now looking into any possible link to the Harrington case.

"We will dedicate all our resources and efforts to bring the person or persons to justice," said Montgomery Co. Sheriff Tommy Whitt.

True to his word, Montgomery Co. Sheriff Tommy Whitt has a full-time task force still at work looking for the man who murdered 18 year old Heidi Lynn Childs and her boyfriend 19 year old David Lee Metzler. The bodies of the Virginia Tech students were found August 27, at a camp ground in the Jefferson National Forest.

"It's very disheartening - and all honesty this time has gone by and we haven't had any kind of contact or any leads," said Virginia State Police Lt. Joe Rader.

Fast forward 51 days - this time Charlottesville - where a Virginia Tech student is reported missing.  Accidentally locked out of the Metallica concert, 20 year old Morgan Harrington wasn't allowed back in and hasn't been seen since. There is an uncanny resemblance between Morgan and Heidi Lynn Childs that hasn't gone unnoticed by law enforcement. 

When asked specifically if his department was looking for a connection between the two cases, Montgomery Co. Sheriff Tommy Whitt said "Our task force has been in contact with state police (investigating the Harrington case)."

When pressed further about a possible link Whitt went on to say "Absolutely we think about that. Any theory is on the table right now, but again, we know of no connection between the cases right now."

In conversations with both the mother & father of Heidi Lynn Childs, both say they have no reason to believe their daughter knew Morgan or that the two young women traveled in the same circles.
http://www.nbc12.com/Global/story.asp?S=11370030#

*cleaned up and link added by Nut


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: mymonkey on October 24, 2009, 12:19:49 AM
I messed that up.....I was trying to post about possible link between the two.

Klass can you fix it please.  ty

mymonkey~  I tried to take out all of the extra stuff in the above post, but it would be helpful if you had a link or links for the articles. 


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: linds1980 on October 24, 2009, 02:05:05 AM
http://www2.dailyprogress.com/cdp/news/local/article/fbi_joins_search_for_woman_missing_since_jpj_concert/47941/

FBI joins search for woman missing since JPJ concert
From staff reports
Published: October 24, 2009

The FBI is officially involved in the case of Morgan Dana Harrington, and police are continuing to follow up leads with ground searches in the Charlottesville area.

Harrington is the 20-year-old Virginia Tech student reported missing from Saturday night’s Metallica concert in Charlottesville.

Harrington’s father, Dan Harrington, had said Thursday that the FBI was involved in the investigation. Friday, Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corrine Geller confirmed that information.

The FBI will be checking tips from distant parts of the country, among other things, according to Geller.

Authorities have now received about 150 tips in the case, she said.

Geller confirmed that police haven’t found any connections to other missing persons’ cases, though they have looked.

Among the cases they looked at without finding a connection was the killing of two Virginia Tech students in the Jefferson National Forrest in August. Geller said the checks were “standard procedure.”

Police are asking people with information to call (434) 352-3467 or e-mail bci-appomattox@vsp.virginia.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: crazybabyborg on October 24, 2009, 03:09:06 AM
This case does not look good, but until she's found, I pray that she will be found alive. I can't help it, I'm angry that she could not go back inside the arena. There are good reasons for the policy, but I keep thinking that Morgan would be safe right now had they just let her back in. I'm sure that must be haunting her parents.

Dear Lord, please let this case be different. Please keep Morgan safe and please guide someone to help her. Amen.



Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: linds1980 on October 24, 2009, 07:11:54 AM
There is also a video at this link.

http://www.examiner.com/x-1168-Crime-Examiner~y2009m10d23-Witness-who-spoke-to-Morgan-Harrington-prior-to-disappearance-comes-forward-video

Witness who spoke to Morgan Harrington prior to disappearance comes forward (video)
October 23, 4:30 PMCrime ExaminerCindy Adams
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Dave Gardner, a University of Virginia graduate told WDBJ that he spoke to missing Morgan Harrington, 20, prior to her disappearance.

“It was definitely her, I’m 100 percent certain of that,” said Gardner.

Gardner travelled from New Jersey to see the Metallic concert in Charlottesville. He said Morgan seemed excited to see the show and was anxious to get into the venue.

Morgan, a Virginia Tech student, vanished during the concert on Saturday night.

Gardner said he spoke to the both Morgan and the group she was with, and no one appeared to be drinking. After the concert, he noticed that Morgan was not in the car she and friends had arrived in.

Authorities say that around 8:30 p.m., Morgan left the concert to have a cigarette outside the venue, but left her ticket inside. It’s believed she was not allowed to reenter the concert arena. Morgan reportedly called a friend between 8:30 and 9 p.m. after she was denied reentry.

Morgan is described as having blonde hair and blue eyes, 5-foot-6, 120 lbs., and was last seen wearing a black 'Pantera' t-shirt with a black skirt, and black boots.

To see photos of Morgan, click here.

A tip line has been established for anyone with information that may help officials find Morgan. The number to call is 1-434-352-3467. This phone line will be manned 24 hours a day. Emails can also be sent to bci-appomattox@vsp.virginia.gov.




Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: linds1980 on October 24, 2009, 07:21:58 AM
Sorry, forgot to add this picture on my last post.
http://www.examiner.com/x-1168-Crime-Examiner~y2009m10d23-Witness-who-spoke-to-Morgan-Harrington-prior-to-disappearance-comes-forward-video

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Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: mymonkey on October 24, 2009, 08:16:15 AM
I messed that up.....I was trying to post about possible link between the two.

Klass can you fix it please.  ty

mymonkey~  I tried to take out all of the extra stuff in the above post, but it would be helpful if you had a link or links for the articles. 

Thank you I know that was a mess....I will do that next time. ::MonkeyBike::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on October 24, 2009, 09:13:26 AM
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,569388,00.html?test=latestnews
FBI Joins Search for Virginia Tech Student

Saturday, October 24, 2009
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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.  —  The FBI has joined the search for a Virginia Tech student who became separated from her friends at a Metallica concert Oct. 17.

Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said Friday the FBI will be able to investigate tips from around the country in the disappearance of 20-year-old Morgan Dana Harrington of Roanoke.

Harrington was last seen near the University of Virginia concert site. She had gone outside and was denied re-entry under arena policy.

Montgomery County Sheriff Tommy Whitt says the task force investigating the killings of two Virginia Tech students in August checked for similarities with Harrington's case. He says they've found no connection between Harrington and the couple killed in the Jefferson National Forest.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: crazybabyborg on October 24, 2009, 12:03:28 PM
There is also a video at this link.

http://www.examiner.com/x-1168-Crime-Examiner~y2009m10d23-Witness-who-spoke-to-Morgan-Harrington-prior-to-disappearance-comes-forward-video

Witness who spoke to Morgan Harrington prior to disappearance comes forward (video)
October 23, 4:30 PMCrime ExaminerCindy Adams
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Dave Gardner, a University of Virginia graduate told WDBJ that he spoke to missing Morgan Harrington, 20, prior to her disappearance.

“It was definitely her, I’m 100 percent certain of that,” said Gardner.

Gardner travelled from New Jersey to see the Metallic concert in Charlottesville. He said Morgan seemed excited to see the show and was anxious to get into the venue.

Morgan, a Virginia Tech student, vanished during the concert on Saturday night.

Gardner said he spoke to the both Morgan and the group she was with, and no one appeared to be drinking. After the concert, he noticed that Morgan was not in the car she and friends had arrived in.

Authorities say that around 8:30 p.m., Morgan left the concert to have a cigarette outside the venue, but left her ticket inside. It’s believed she was not allowed to reenter the concert arena. Morgan reportedly called a friend between 8:30 and 9 p.m. after she was denied reentry.

Morgan is described as having blonde hair and blue eyes, 5-foot-6, 120 lbs., and was last seen wearing a black 'Pantera' t-shirt with a black skirt, and black boots.

To see photos of Morgan, click here.

A tip line has been established for anyone with information that may help officials find Morgan. The number to call is 1-434-352-3467. This phone line will be manned 24 hours a day. Emails can also be sent to bci-appomattox@vsp.virginia.gov.




I wondered when I first heard of this case if she had gone outside for a cigarette before the concert. I used to smoke, and that would have been typical behavior for me too. I'm sorry, but I can't help but be angry they wouldn't let her back in. I know the reasons, I know there has to be rules, I know it was her decision and her mistake, but I just keep looking at the consequences.    ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on October 24, 2009, 12:55:20 PM
http://www.whsv.com/news/headlines/65900257.html
Updated: 12:47 PM Oct 24, 2009
Police Focus On Motel In Search For Missing VT Student
Charlottesville, VA
Police shut down access to the Comfort Inn motel at I-64 and Route 250 in Charlottesville Saturday morning and confirmed they were looking for Morgan Harrington.

Acting on a tip, police shut down access to the Comfort Inn motel at I-64 and Route 250 in Charlottesville Saturday morning and confirmed they were looking for Morgan Harrington.

Harrington is the Virginia Tech student who disappeared last Saturday while attending a Metallica concert at John Paul Jones Arena at the University of Virginia.

As of about 10 a.m. Saturday, October 24th, the access road to the motel on a hilltop was blocked off by police with UVA, State and Albemarle County authorities all on scene.

Police sources said they were concerned with a parking lot in front of the motel, right off 250, but not the building itself.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on October 24, 2009, 01:03:59 PM
http://www.whsv.com/news/headlines/65900257.html
Updated: 12:47 PM Oct 24, 2009
Police Focus On Motel In Search For Missing VT Student
Charlottesville, VA
Police shut down access to the Comfort Inn motel at I-64 and Route 250 in Charlottesville Saturday morning and confirmed they were looking for Morgan Harrington.

Acting on a tip, police shut down access to the Comfort Inn motel at I-64 and Route 250 in Charlottesville Saturday morning and confirmed they were looking for Morgan Harrington.

Harrington is the Virginia Tech student who disappeared last Saturday while attending a Metallica concert at John Paul Jones Arena at the University of Virginia.

As of about 10 a.m. Saturday, October 24th, the access road to the motel on a hilltop was blocked off by police with UVA, State and Albemarle County authorities all on scene.

Police sources said they were concerned with a parking lot in front of the motel, right off 250, but not the building itself.
  Thanks, I've been following just not posting, I was reading that she was combative and maybe was drunk or on drugs, IF that is the case, and I surely have no idea, maybe she angered someone and they took it out on her? Just trying to figure out different things. I've been to many, many concerts and at that age, I would find it hard to believe that some drinks or drugs weren't taken, at a Metallica concert. Or, maybe she had a boyfriend that she was meeting up with, yes she is close to her family, but parents are not told everything. I sure hope her parents and friends get answers soon.  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: SuzieQ on October 24, 2009, 01:09:42 PM
There is also a video at this link.

http://www.examiner.com/x-1168-Crime-Examiner~y2009m10d23-Witness-who-spoke-to-Morgan-Harrington-prior-to-disappearance-comes-forward-video

Witness who spoke to Morgan Harrington prior to disappearance comes forward (video)
October 23, 4:30 PMCrime ExaminerCindy Adams
(http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/ab34/lindsayo1980/missingmorganharrington2.jpg)

Dave Gardner, a University of Virginia graduate told WDBJ that he spoke to missing Morgan Harrington, 20, prior to her disappearance.

“It was definitely her, I’m 100 percent certain of that,” said Gardner.

Gardner travelled from New Jersey to see the Metallic concert in Charlottesville. He said Morgan seemed excited to see the show and was anxious to get into the venue.

Morgan, a Virginia Tech student, vanished during the concert on Saturday night.

Gardner said he spoke to the both Morgan and the group she was with, and no one appeared to be drinking. After the concert, he noticed that Morgan was not in the car she and friends had arrived in.

Authorities say that around 8:30 p.m., Morgan left the concert to have a cigarette outside the venue, but left her ticket inside. It’s believed she was not allowed to reenter the concert arena. Morgan reportedly called a friend between 8:30 and 9 p.m. after she was denied reentry.

Morgan is described as having blonde hair and blue eyes, 5-foot-6, 120 lbs., and was last seen wearing a black 'Pantera' t-shirt with a black skirt, and black boots.

To see photos of Morgan, click here.

A tip line has been established for anyone with information that may help officials find Morgan. The number to call is 1-434-352-3467. This phone line will be manned 24 hours a day. Emails can also be sent to bci-appomattox@vsp.virginia.gov.




I wondered when I first heard of this case if she had gone outside for a cigarette before the concert. I used to smoke, and that would have been typical behavior for me too. I'm sorry, but I can't help but be angry they wouldn't let her back in. I know the reasons, I know there has to be rules, I know it was her decision and her mistake, but I just keep looking at the consequences.    ::MonkeyNoNo::


CBB, I understand the reason for the rules also, but in the times we are living in I think they need to rethink some of those rules. There is no excuse, in my mind, for leaving a lone female outside alone, even in a well lighted plaza.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on October 24, 2009, 01:10:36 PM
so true,NRCG.Kids always have secrets.  ::MonkeyCool::
I hope they find her alive. 


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: crazybabyborg on October 24, 2009, 01:11:16 PM
I've been following the reports, too. Oh, please God, let this be her!


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on October 24, 2009, 01:12:17 PM
so true,NRCG.Kids always have secrets.  ::MonkeyCool::
I hope they find her alive. 
   ::MonkeyShocked::  They sure do


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: crazybabyborg on October 24, 2009, 01:21:45 PM
There is also a video at this link.

http://www.examiner.com/x-1168-Crime-Examiner~y2009m10d23-Witness-who-spoke-to-Morgan-Harrington-prior-to-disappearance-comes-forward-video

Witness who spoke to Morgan Harrington prior to disappearance comes forward (video)
October 23, 4:30 PMCrime ExaminerCindy Adams
(http://i847.photobucket.com/albums/ab34/lindsayo1980/missingmorganharrington2.jpg)

Dave Gardner, a University of Virginia graduate told WDBJ that he spoke to missing Morgan Harrington, 20, prior to her disappearance.

“It was definitely her, I’m 100 percent certain of that,” said Gardner.

Gardner travelled from New Jersey to see the Metallic concert in Charlottesville. He said Morgan seemed excited to see the show and was anxious to get into the venue.

Morgan, a Virginia Tech student, vanished during the concert on Saturday night.

Gardner said he spoke to the both Morgan and the group she was with, and no one appeared to be drinking. After the concert, he noticed that Morgan was not in the car she and friends had arrived in.

Authorities say that around 8:30 p.m., Morgan left the concert to have a cigarette outside the venue, but left her ticket inside. It’s believed she was not allowed to reenter the concert arena. Morgan reportedly called a friend between 8:30 and 9 p.m. after she was denied reentry.

Morgan is described as having blonde hair and blue eyes, 5-foot-6, 120 lbs., and was last seen wearing a black 'Pantera' t-shirt with a black skirt, and black boots.

To see photos of Morgan, click here.

A tip line has been established for anyone with information that may help officials find Morgan. The number to call is 1-434-352-3467. This phone line will be manned 24 hours a day. Emails can also be sent to bci-appomattox@vsp.virginia.gov.




I wondered when I first heard of this case if she had gone outside for a cigarette before the concert. I used to smoke, and that would have been typical behavior for me too. I'm sorry, but I can't help but be angry they wouldn't let her back in. I know the reasons, I know there has to be rules, I know it was her decision and her mistake, but I just keep looking at the consequences.    ::MonkeyNoNo::


CBB, I understand the reason for the rules also, but in the times we are living in I think they need to rethink some of those rules. There is no excuse, in my mind, for leaving a lone female outside alone, even in a well lighted plaza.

Hi SuzieQ!   ::MonkeyDance::

The rules were put there so that people couldn't leave the arena, go to a car or somewhere, take drugs or drink, and then come back in. There's a flaw in that logic, IMO.

Anybody could engage in that behavior just before entering the arena initially. Some sort of assessment is made at that time to allow them entrance, right? Isn't that the exact circumstance that would exist upon re-entry? If someone presented themselves as too high to be in public in either case, then police should be called. If they appear OK, then let them in! Yes, it's more work, but my God, look at these circumstances!


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: SuzieQ on October 24, 2009, 01:23:09 PM
http://www.whsv.com/news/headlines/65900257.html
Updated: 12:47 PM Oct 24, 2009
Police Focus On Motel In Search For Missing VT Student
Charlottesville, VA
Police shut down access to the Comfort Inn motel at I-64 and Route 250 in Charlottesville Saturday morning and confirmed they were looking for Morgan Harrington.

Acting on a tip, police shut down access to the Comfort Inn motel at I-64 and Route 250 in Charlottesville Saturday morning and confirmed they were looking for Morgan Harrington.

Harrington is the Virginia Tech student who disappeared last Saturday while attending a Metallica concert at John Paul Jones Arena at the University of Virginia.

As of about 10 a.m. Saturday, October 24th, the access road to the motel on a hilltop was blocked off by police with UVA, State and Albemarle County authorities all on scene.

Police sources said they were concerned with a parking lot in front of the motel, right off 250, but not the building itself.
  Thanks, I've been following just not posting, I was reading that she was combative and maybe was drunk or on drugs, IF that is the case, and I surely have no idea, maybe she angered someone and they took it out on her? Just trying to figure out different things. I've been to many, many concerts and at that age, I would find it hard to believe that some drinks or drugs weren't taken, at a Metallica concert. Or, maybe she had a boyfriend that she was meeting up with, yes she is close to her family, but parents are not told everything. I sure hope her parents and friends get answers soon.  ::MonkeyAngel::

No Rose, not saying you didn't read it somewhere, but I have tried to read all the articles on this case and haven't seen anything like that.
This arena is on the campus of the University of Virginia and the universitys' and schools in Virginia are very, very strict.  I'm sure that the University police would have arrested anyone they thought was drunk or high.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on October 24, 2009, 01:27:50 PM
 terek55 RT @hanchettjim: Police confirm investigating tip about Morgan Harrington near Comfort Inn at 64/250 intersection. CBS 19 on scene...   14 minutes ago from HootSuite


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on October 24, 2009, 01:30:47 PM
http://www.whsv.com/news/headlines/65900257.html
Updated: 12:47 PM Oct 24, 2009
Police Focus On Motel In Search For Missing VT Student
Charlottesville, VA
Police shut down access to the Comfort Inn motel at I-64 and Route 250 in Charlottesville Saturday morning and confirmed they were looking for Morgan Harrington.

Acting on a tip, police shut down access to the Comfort Inn motel at I-64 and Route 250 in Charlottesville Saturday morning and confirmed they were looking for Morgan Harrington.

Harrington is the Virginia Tech student who disappeared last Saturday while attending a Metallica concert at John Paul Jones Arena at the University of Virginia.

As of about 10 a.m. Saturday, October 24th, the access road to the motel on a hilltop was blocked off by police with UVA, State and Albemarle County authorities all on scene.

Police sources said they were concerned with a parking lot in front of the motel, right off 250, but not the building itself.
  Thanks, I've been following just not posting, I was reading that she was combative and maybe was drunk or on drugs, IF that is the case, and I surely have no idea, maybe she angered someone and they took it out on her? Just trying to figure out different things. I've been to many, many concerts and at that age, I would find it hard to believe that some drinks or drugs weren't taken, at a Metallica concert. Or, maybe she had a boyfriend that she was meeting up with, yes she is close to her family, but parents are not told everything. I sure hope her parents and friends get answers soon.  ::MonkeyAngel::

No Rose, not saying you didn't read it somewhere, but I have tried to read all the articles on this case and haven't seen anything like that.
This arena is on the campus of the University of Virginia and the universitys' and schools in Virginia are very, very strict.  I'm sure that the University police would have arrested anyone they thought was drunk or high.
I believe it was on WS that I read an account from a couple that were there that evening, and helped her up when she had fallen, let me go see and I will bring it over. I have no idea if this is true or not, just saying that this was called into police.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on October 24, 2009, 01:33:28 PM
Morgan Sighted At Concert
« on: October 23, 2009, 04:22:18 AM »

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What I am about to post has already been called into the tip line last night. My daughter and her husband went to the Metallica concert last Saturday night. They first noticed Morgan because she was standing in the stands and she was turned around taking pictures either with a camera or cell phone of people my daughter assumed she was with. Anyway she caught their attention because Morgan was standing in part of the seating that is very high up and a fall would have been not good. They were afraid she would fall. Later my daughter got kinda sick on the stomach because of the extreamly high seating and decided to go down closer to the main floor. Daughter spent the rest of the concert standing near one of the curtains by one of the passage ways to the stands. About 10 minutes before Metallica came on they seen Morgan again. This time Morgan fell flat on her face right in front of my daughter and son in law. She fell and hit her nose, My daughter and son in law helped her get to her feet. They report that this girl was stoned so bad she could not talk. They kept asking her if she was okay and she could not answer them. They told me that they didn't know if it was drugs or alcohol, they assumed that maybe is was pot she was on. After a few minutes Morgan turned and left through the curtain and out towards the hallways. That's it. My daughter is 100% positive that this girl was Morgan. She described the clothing to a "T" and I think it was Wednesday that she saw a picture of Morgan and they both said that this is the same girl that fell in front of them. They also said the Morgan did not appear to be with anyone at that time.
   ::MonkeyEek::  Like I said, I read this, have no idea whether this is true or not.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: klaasend on October 24, 2009, 01:47:42 PM
http://www.nbc29.com/Global/story.asp?S=11376757

Morning Search Finds no Clues in Harrington Case
Posted: Oct 24, 2009 10:41 AM PDT Updated: Oct 24, 2009 10:41 AM PDT

Police spent much of the morning checking out a tip in the disappearance of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington at a Pantops hotel, but nothing significant was found. State Police spokesperson Corrine Geller tells NBC29's Henry Graff that they received a phone tip that led them to the Comfort Inn at the intersection of US 250 and I-64 in Albemarle County. Geller tells us the search in that area was routine procedure after getting such a tip, but that no signifcant clues were found in the case.

Stay with NBC29 and nbc29.com for the latest details on the search.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on October 24, 2009, 01:47:46 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,569388,00.html?test=latestnews
Motel Shut Down After Report of Missing Virginia Tech Student Sighting

Saturday, October 24, 2009
 Virginia State Police, acting on a reported sighting of a missing Virginia Tech student, shut down access to a motel in Charlottesville on Saturday, though the tip has yet to lead police to announce a break in the case.

The access road to the Comfort Inn at I-64 and Route 250 was blocked about 10 a.m. as state police followed up on a lead in the disappearance of Morgan Harrington. Harrington, 20, was last seen Oct. 17 outside a Metallica concert she'd attended with friends.

State police confirmed to Fox News that they were at the hilltop motel acting on a tip but said there was "nothing to it so far."

Police sources told CBS 19 that they were focusing on a parking lot in front of the motel after reports came in that Harrington had been spotted in the area.
Harrington vanished last Saturday night after getting separated from her friends at the concert at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville.

She left the John Paul Jones Arena to go to the bathroom, wound up outside somehow and wasn't allowed back in because of the venue's re-entry policy.
She phoned her friends about 9:30 p.m. that night to tell them she was leaving. No one has seen or heard from her since.

Meanwhile, the FBI has joined the search for Harrington.

Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said Friday the FBI will be able to investigate tips from around the country in the disappearance of the junior from Roanoke.

Montgomery County Sheriff Tommy Whitt says the task force investigating the killings of two Virginia Tech students in August checked for similarities with Harrington's case. He says they've found no connection between Harrington and the couple killed in the Jefferson National Forest.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: jill on October 24, 2009, 01:49:18 PM
terek55 RT @hanchettjim: Police confirm investigating tip about Morgan Harrington near Comfort Inn at 64/250 intersection. CBS 19 on scene...   14 minutes ago from HootSuite

trimm, i am twitter-stoopid.

do you have a working link to that?  tia.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: SuzieQ on October 24, 2009, 01:50:15 PM
Morgan Sighted At Concert
« on: October 23, 2009, 04:22:18 AM »

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

What I am about to post has already been called into the tip line last night. My daughter and her husband went to the Metallica concert last Saturday night. They first noticed Morgan because she was standing in the stands and she was turned around taking pictures either with a camera or cell phone of people my daughter assumed she was with. Anyway she caught their attention because Morgan was standing in part of the seating that is very high up and a fall would have been not good. They were afraid she would fall. Later my daughter got kinda sick on the stomach because of the extreamly high seating and decided to go down closer to the main floor. Daughter spent the rest of the concert standing near one of the curtains by one of the passage ways to the stands. About 10 minutes before Metallica came on they seen Morgan again. This time Morgan fell flat on her face right in front of my daughter and son in law. She fell and hit her nose, My daughter and son in law helped her get to her feet. They report that this girl was stoned so bad she could not talk. They kept asking her if she was okay and she could not answer them. They told me that they didn't know if it was drugs or alcohol, they assumed that maybe is was pot she was on. After a few minutes Morgan turned and left through the curtain and out towards the hallways. That's it. My daughter is 100% positive that this girl was Morgan. She described the clothing to a "T" and I think it was Wednesday that she saw a picture of Morgan and they both said that this is the same girl that fell in front of them. They also said the Morgan did not appear to be with anyone at that time.
   ::MonkeyEek::  Like I said, I read this, have no idea whether this is true or not.


No Rose it never ceases to amaze me that people would insert themself into a case like this. But, again nothing surprizes me anymore. Don't know where this woman's daughter was ha ha, but it doesn't sound like John Paul Jones Arena to me. And yes I have been there.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: crazybabyborg on October 24, 2009, 01:50:20 PM
http://www.nbc29.com/Global/story.asp?S=11376757

Morning Search Finds no Clues in Harrington Case
Posted: Oct 24, 2009 10:41 AM PDT Updated: Oct 24, 2009 10:41 AM PDT

Police spent much of the morning checking out a tip in the disappearance of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington at a Pantops hotel, but nothing significant was found. State Police spokesperson Corrine Geller tells NBC29's Henry Graff that they received a phone tip that led them to the Comfort Inn at the intersection of US 250 and I-64 in Albemarle County. Geller tells us the search in that area was routine procedure after getting such a tip, but that no signifcant clues were found in the case.

Stay with NBC29 and nbc29.com for the latest details on the search.

Thanks Klaas. I was so hoping this was a significant development.   ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: jill on October 24, 2009, 01:50:30 PM
"State Police confirm they are searching an area near a Charlottesville motel in connection with the disappearance of Morgan Harrington.   Authorities tell News 7 they are following up on a tip at the Comfort Inn near the intersection of Interstate 64 and route 250.

WCAV, the CBS affiliate in Charlottesville, tells us a section around the hotel has been closed off since this morning. The reporter at the scene says police are dusting for finger prints and focused on a truck in the motel parking lot.

Check back here for updates."

http://www.wdbj7.com/Global/story.asp?S=11376755



Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on October 24, 2009, 01:50:45 PM
Thanks,Klaas.   ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on October 24, 2009, 01:50:52 PM
EmailPrintText SizePossible Witness Comes Forward
Posted: Oct 23, 2009 12:47 PM PDT
Updated: Oct 23, 2009 2:02 PM PDT
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  New Clues In Harrington Case
 We have new details on the search for Morgan Harrington. A grandmother from the Richmond area says she was in the parking lot of John Paul Jones Arena the night Morgan disappeared. What she saw could be a clue to unraveling the mystery of what happened.

This story is chilling. This grandmother says she saw a young woman and a young man physically struggling with one another, and the young woman looked a lot like Morgan. The grandmother wants to remain anonymous for her own safety.

She called police Monday night after she saw Harrington’s picture on the news. She says the fight unfolded behind her car parked outside the John Paul Jones Arena the night Metallica took the stage. At about 9:30, the same time police say Morgan Harrington had still been on the arena grounds, the woman pulled into a parking space to pick up her son and grandson from the show. That's when she says a loud noise startled her.

"I heard them being very loud and it sounded like maybe like she got smacked or something. The two people were in like a hand lock she had her hands on his arm and he had his hands on her arm pushing back and forth."

The woman says the girl started walking back toward the arena and the young man headed for the road, but ran back to the girl. She says the girl looked just like Morgan and it appeared the couple knew each other. The woman only had a vague description of the young man she saw.

Crimestoppers has announced a $100,000 reward for information leading to the whereabouts of Morgan Harrington, that reward should be official by Monday. If you have any information about this case, call the tip line at 434-352-3467 .


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on October 24, 2009, 01:53:04 PM
Morgan Sighted At Concert
« on: October 23, 2009, 04:22:18 AM »

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

What I am about to post has already been called into the tip line last night. My daughter and her husband went to the Metallica concert last Saturday night. They first noticed Morgan because she was standing in the stands and she was turned around taking pictures either with a camera or cell phone of people my daughter assumed she was with. Anyway she caught their attention because Morgan was standing in part of the seating that is very high up and a fall would have been not good. They were afraid she would fall. Later my daughter got kinda sick on the stomach because of the extreamly high seating and decided to go down closer to the main floor. Daughter spent the rest of the concert standing near one of the curtains by one of the passage ways to the stands. About 10 minutes before Metallica came on they seen Morgan again. This time Morgan fell flat on her face right in front of my daughter and son in law. She fell and hit her nose, My daughter and son in law helped her get to her feet. They report that this girl was stoned so bad she could not talk. They kept asking her if she was okay and she could not answer them. They told me that they didn't know if it was drugs or alcohol, they assumed that maybe is was pot she was on. After a few minutes Morgan turned and left through the curtain and out towards the hallways. That's it. My daughter is 100% positive that this girl was Morgan. She described the clothing to a "T" and I think it was Wednesday that she saw a picture of Morgan and they both said that this is the same girl that fell in front of them. They also said the Morgan did not appear to be with anyone at that time.
   ::MonkeyEek::  Like I said, I read this, have no idea whether this is true or not.


No Rose it never ceases to amaze me that people would insert themself into a case like this. But, again nothing surprizes me anymore. Don't know where this woman's daughter was ha ha, but it doesn't sound like John Paul Jones Arena to me. And yes I have been there.
  Please, I want to apologize if I upset you, that is not my intentions, and I certainly am not implying that this beautiful young lady was intoxicated that evening, I just was reading on different forums that I belong to, and saw this, and some other info as well. I do pray they find Morgan safe  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on October 24, 2009, 02:03:51 PM
terek55 RT @hanchettjim: Police confirm investigating tip about Morgan Harrington near Comfort Inn at 64/250 intersection. CBS 19 on scene...   14 minutes ago from HootSuite

trimm, i am twitter-stoopid.

do you have a working link to that?  tia.

Here ya go.   ::MonkeyAngel::
http://twitter.com/search?q=morgan%20harrington


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on October 24, 2009, 02:10:54 PM
terek55 RT @hanchettjim: Police confirm investigating tip about Morgan Harrington near Comfort Inn at 64/250 intersection. CBS 19 on scene...   14 minutes ago from HootSuite

trimm, i am twitter-stoopid.

do you have a working link to that?  tia.

Here ya go.   ::MonkeyAngel::
http://twitter.com/search?q=morgan%20harrington
Thanks, Trimm, you are our little twitter girl. I signed up and I don't get the twittering either Jill, so I depend on Trimm and others for the twitter updates.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: SuzieQ on October 24, 2009, 02:29:25 PM
No Rose you didn't upset me. I'm too old to get upset. I just don't understand the motives of some people, like that woman on ws. Here is a picture of John Paul Jones Arena so people maybe will get an idea of the area we are talking about.

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff15/sueann37/arena2-1.jpg)


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: jill on October 24, 2009, 02:31:21 PM
terek55 RT @hanchettjim: Police confirm investigating tip about Morgan Harrington near Comfort Inn at 64/250 intersection. CBS 19 on scene...   14 minutes ago from HootSuite

trimm, i am twitter-stoopid.

do you have a working link to that?  tia.

Here ya go.   ::MonkeyAngel::
http://twitter.com/search?q=morgan%20harrington

thanks, trimm.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on October 24, 2009, 02:32:24 PM
No Rose you didn't upset me. I'm too old to get upset. I just don't understand the motives of some people, like that woman on ws. Here is a picture of John Paul Jones Arena so people maybe will get an idea of the area we are talking about.

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff15/sueann37/arena2-1.jpg)
Thank-you. I don't get that either, why people insert themselves into cases, I'm guessing for attention, and maybe some have mental health issues, I really don't know. I just hope Morgan comes home safe  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: jill on October 24, 2009, 02:32:31 PM
No Rose you didn't upset me. I'm too old to get upset. I just don't understand the motives of some people, like that woman on ws. Here is a picture of John Paul Jones Arena so people maybe will get an idea of the area we are talking about.

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff15/sueann37/arena2-1.jpg)

Suzie - are you saying that there are no high up seats?

Not understanding why the WS poster's story can't be correct?


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: jill on October 24, 2009, 02:42:33 PM
umm...hope that didn't sound disrespectful, SuzieQ - I was just wondering what sparked your hinky meter on that story...


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on October 24, 2009, 02:48:22 PM
umm...hope that didn't sound disrespectful, SuzieQ - I was just wondering what sparked your hinky meter on that story...
Most arenas do have higher up seats at least in my experience, but I don't know, how many people does this arena hold for a concert/sporting event?


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: klaasend on October 24, 2009, 02:50:10 PM
http://www.nbc12.com/global/story.asp?s=11376649

FBI joins search for missing VT student
Posted: Oct 24, 2009 7:57 AM PDT Updated: Oct 24, 2009 9:30 AM PDT

From NBC12 News

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (NBC12) - It's been a week since Virginia Tech student, Morgan Harrington went missing and now the FBI is part of that search.   

The bureau will be able to investigate tips from around the country.   

Harrington went missing last Saturday night after a Metallica concert in Charlottesville.   

This morning the 20-year-old's parents were on the Today show.   

Her mother explained a chilliing statement their son Alex made about his sister.

"He said Morgan has a purpose in this world and Morgan is so special that whoever took her is going to keep her around for a while," said Gil Harrignton. "So please, let Morgan go, no questions asked, let her come home to us."   

Right now there is a $100 thousand reward for any information that leads to her safe return.   

If you know anything call the tip line at 434-352-3467.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on October 24, 2009, 03:03:32 PM
Her mother explained a chilliing statement their son Alex made about his sister.

"He said Morgan has a purpose in this world and Morgan is so special that whoever took her is going to keep her around for a while," said Gil Harrignton. "So please, let Morgan go, no questions asked, let her come home to us."     ::MonkeyEek::   That is one of the most bizare statements imo. I'm not even sure what to say.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on October 24, 2009, 05:39:51 PM
http://www.noisecreep.com/2009/10/24/metallica-missing-girl-eyewitness/
Alleged Eyewitness Comes Forward in Missing Metallica Fan Case
Missing Metallica Fan Case
Posted 31 minutes ago by Chris Harris
A week after she inexplicably vanished from Metallica's Oct. 17 concert, there is still no sign of Morgan Harrington, a blue-eyed blond 20-year-old Virginia Tech student, after an exhaustive ground and aerial search and tips phoned in from hundreds of sources of varying credibility.

Harrington, whose case has drawn national attention, was last seen in a Pantera shirt, a black skirt and black boots. She went to the concert with friends, but, after going to use the bathroom, somehow found herself outside the venue, where there is a no re-entry policy. On Oct. 23, the Federal Bureau of Investigation joined the investigation, which is being handled as a criminal matter. While this could mean the scope of the investigation is spreading beyond Virginia's borders, the FBI, according to reports, will help in tracking down tips from around the country.

A task force investigating the killings of two Virginia Tech students back in August has ruled out any connection between Harrington and the couple who were killed in Jefferson National Forest.

According to one report, a grandmother from the Richmond, Va., area who claims she was in the parking lot of the site of the Metallica concert, the John Paul Jones Arena, that very evening believes she saw Harrington, and her story is disturbing.
She claims a young woman and a young man were physically struggling with one another, and that the young woman looked a lot like Morgan. The grandmother has asked to remain anonymous.

The woman called police Monday night, after seeing Harrington's picture on the news. She says the fight happened behind her car, which was parked outside the arena while Metallica were still on stage. The woman was there to pick up her son and grandson from the concert. Then, she claims she heard a loud noise.

"I heard them being very loud and it sounded like maybe like she got smacked or something," the grandmother says. "The two people were in, like, a hand lock; she had her hands on his arm and he had his hands on her arm, pushing back and forth."

She says the girl then started walking back toward the arena and the young man headed for the road, but later, ran back to the girl. She says it appeared the two knew each other, and she only had a vague description of the young man she saw.

Meanwhile, police shut down access to the Comfort Inn motel at I-64 and Route 250 in Charlottesville, Va., on Oct. 24, and confirmed they were looking for Harrington. Police were looking into a tip they'd received about the parking lot in front of the motel, not the building itself.

A $100,000 reward for information leading to Harrington's whereabouts is being offered. You can go to FindMorgan.com for more information.
Metallica issued a statement earlier this week, saying that they "are deeply concerned about the disappearance of Morgan Dana Harrington. She was not carrying I.D. or a cell phone. Morgan was separated from her friends shortly before 9 PM at the venue, and police have been searching the area since Monday. We encourage anyone who has any information regarding Morgan's disappearance to please come forward. Our thoughts are with Morgan and her family for her safe return."


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Nut44x4 on October 24, 2009, 06:46:53 PM
Thanks trim  ::MonkeyCool::
Tried to post that several times and kept getting knocked out of the forum...ugh  :smt091


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on October 24, 2009, 07:24:21 PM
Thanks trim  ::MonkeyCool::
Tried to post that several times and kept getting knocked out of the forum...ugh  :smt091

I got knocked out too,dagnabit.   ::MonkeyDevil2::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on October 24, 2009, 07:34:39 PM
http://www.wset.com/news/stories/1009/671768.html
Tip Leads Police to Albemarle Co. Hotel
10/24/09 5:35 pm
Albemarle County, VA - State Police say a tip in the Morgan Harrington investigation lead officers to a hotel outside of Charlottesville Saturday. Police spokesperson Corrine Geller says investigators were following up on a lead about some suspicious activity at the Comfort Inn in Albemarle County. Geller says at this time, the lead has brought no new developments.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: jill on October 24, 2009, 08:25:25 PM
"Police Say Harrington Sighting Was A "False Alarm"
Charlottesville, VA
Police in Charlottesville say a sighting of a Virginia Tech student who has been missing for a week was a "false alarm."
Posted: 12:13 PM Oct 24, 2009
 

Acting on a tip, police shut down access to the Comfort Inn motel at I-64 and Route 250 in Charlottesville Saturday morning and confirmed they were looking for Morgan Harrington.

However after fingerprinting a blue truck in the motel parking lot and having bloodhounds search the surrounding areas, police say the sighting was a "false alarm."

Harrington is the Virginia Tech student who disappeared last Saturday while attending a Metallica concert at John Paul Jones Arena at the University of Virginia.

Crime Stoppers is currently offering a $100,000 reward for information related to the Harrington disappearance."

http://www.whsv.com/news/headlines/65900257.html



Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: SuzieQ on October 24, 2009, 08:59:51 PM
No Rose you didn't upset me. I'm too old to get upset. I just don't understand the motives of some people, like that woman on ws. Here is a picture of John Paul Jones Arena so people maybe will get an idea of the area we are talking about.

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff15/sueann37/arena2-1.jpg)

Suzie - are you saying that there are no high up seats?

Not understanding why the WS poster's story can't be correct?


I don't know if I would call them, high up seat. At least nose bleed seats that someone would have to move down from. This is where the UVA hold their basketball games. What caught my eye the most was the mention of curtains. I have been there several times and never saw a curtain.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: SuzieQ on October 24, 2009, 09:04:57 PM
I copied this from the facebook page they set up for Morgan.

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff15/sueann37/7518_308418765576_712425576_9325485.jpg)

View towards frontage of PJP Arena, notice the open parking lot from Copeley Road (wooded access road that wraps around the arena). The closest non-UVA locations are a Taco Bell and McDonalds, about a block or two away.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: SuzieQ on October 24, 2009, 09:15:26 PM
Facebook page

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=162224546575&ref=search&sid=666482915.1685764065..1


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: linds1980 on October 25, 2009, 03:03:55 AM
http://www2.dailyprogress.com/cdp/news/local/crime/article/two_dozen_still_on_va._missing_list/48005/

Two dozen still on Va. missing list
By Ted Strong
Published: October 25, 2009

Morgan Harrington isn’t the only person reported missing in Virginia, just the most famous at the moment.

More than two dozen unsolved cases, the earliest dating from the late 1970s, are listed on the Virginia State Police’s missing persons Web site.

The missing are gone for a variety of reasons.

A case from the late 1970s includes a pair of girls who left to hitchhike from Roanoke to Florida and were never seen again.

Other cases involve men who have wandered away from car accidents never to be seen again, including Buckingham County resident Robert Lee Kelley, who went missing in July 2002.

Some had medical or mental problems.

One person left nothing more than smeared blood. Others, like Harrington, simply vanished, not taking any possessions or leaving any clues about where they were going.

About a fifth of Virginia’s missing person cases are from Norfolk or Portsmouth.

The only other missing person case from Charlottesville is Quinn Renard Woodfolk.

In summer 1998, 12-year-old Woodfolk went missing. He was the subject of a search and subsequent news coverage, but faded quickly from the scene.

He’s still listed on the Virginia State Police’s missing persons database.

His case isn’t a direct parallel for Harrington’s, though. At the time, police said they suspected he might have fallen in with a bad crowd, possibly drug dealers from New York. There’s no public theory yet on where Morgan went.

Harrington isn’t even the most recent of the six people who disappeared in 2009. William Paul Allen, an 83-year-old man, disappeared Monday in Accomack.

At a news conference earlier this week, state police Lt. Joe Rader defended the amount of effort that state police have put into the hunt for Harrington.

He said that resources aren’t spread evenly across every missing person case. Instead, they’re sent to where they’re likely to do the most good.

Aircraft, dogs and manpower have all been used in the search for Harrington. Even the FBI has gotten in on the act.

“This is the freshest missing person case in the Appomattox Field Office,” which includes Charlottesville, Rader said.

And then there’s the media response. In Virginia, media interest has been intense. Media outlets from a variety of cities, including Richmond and Roanoke, have come to the news conferences outside of the University of Virginia’s police headquarters.

The Beckley, W.Va., Register-Herald ran an article centering on the fact that Harrington’s father is a Beckley native.

National media outlets have picked up the story, too, and not just brief headline summaries. The mystery even got airtime on CNN’s “Nancy Grace” program, with Harrington’s mother talking about her daughter choosing an outfit for the concert.

In all, a Google News search turned up more than 1,400 articles on the missing girl, though of course many of those are different outlets republishing the same wire service copy.

That massive exposure is, at least in some part, the result of a deliberate effort on the part of the Harrington family to keep the case in the spotlight as much as possible.

Dan Harrington, Morgan’s father, said Thursday that the family feels the best way to help their missing daughter is to publicize her case in the hopes that a tip will lead to her whereabouts.

By this weekend, state police had received more than 150 tips from the Central Virginia area as well as the rest of the country.

Some of those tips involved potential sightings of Morgan, either charting her movements at the concert or potentially revealing where she’s been since. Others have been simply theories of what has happened.

“We just tried to be on the highest level of news that [the media] would allow us to get on,” Dan Harrington said Thursday


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: jill on October 25, 2009, 09:32:08 AM
No Rose you didn't upset me. I'm too old to get upset. I just don't understand the motives of some people, like that woman on ws. Here is a picture of John Paul Jones Arena so people maybe will get an idea of the area we are talking about.

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff15/sueann37/arena2-1.jpg)

Suzie - are you saying that there are no high up seats?

Not understanding why the WS poster's story can't be correct?


I don't know if I would call them, high up seat. At least nose bleed seats that someone would have to move down from. This is where the UVA hold their basketball games. What caught my eye the most was the mention of curtains. I have been there several times and never saw a curtain.

ok, gotcha.  thx :)


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: jill on October 25, 2009, 09:35:48 AM
http://www2.dailyprogress.com/cdp/news/local/crime/article/two_dozen_still_on_va._missing_list/48005/

Two dozen still on Va. missing list
By Ted Strong
Published: October 25, 2009

Morgan Harrington isn’t the only person reported missing in Virginia, just the most famous at the moment.

More than two dozen unsolved cases, the earliest dating from the late 1970s, are listed on the Virginia State Police’s missing persons Web site.

The missing are gone for a variety of reasons.

A case from the late 1970s includes a pair of girls who left to hitchhike from Roanoke to Florida and were never seen again.

Other cases involve men who have wandered away from car accidents never to be seen again, including Buckingham County resident Robert Lee Kelley, who went missing in July 2002.

Some had medical or mental problems.

One person left nothing more than smeared blood. Others, like Harrington, simply vanished, not taking any possessions or leaving any clues about where they were going.

About a fifth of Virginia’s missing person cases are from Norfolk or Portsmouth.

The only other missing person case from Charlottesville is Quinn Renard Woodfolk.

In summer 1998, 12-year-old Woodfolk went missing. He was the subject of a search and subsequent news coverage, but faded quickly from the scene.

He’s still listed on the Virginia State Police’s missing persons database.

His case isn’t a direct parallel for Harrington’s, though. At the time, police said they suspected he might have fallen in with a bad crowd, possibly drug dealers from New York. There’s no public theory yet on where Morgan went.

Harrington isn’t even the most recent of the six people who disappeared in 2009. William Paul Allen, an 83-year-old man, disappeared Monday in Accomack.

At a news conference earlier this week, state police Lt. Joe Rader defended the amount of effort that state police have put into the hunt for Harrington.

He said that resources aren’t spread evenly across every missing person case. Instead, they’re sent to where they’re likely to do the most good.

Aircraft, dogs and manpower have all been used in the search for Harrington. Even the FBI has gotten in on the act.

“This is the freshest missing person case in the Appomattox Field Office,” which includes Charlottesville, Rader said.

And then there’s the media response. In Virginia, media interest has been intense. Media outlets from a variety of cities, including Richmond and Roanoke, have come to the news conferences outside of the University of Virginia’s police headquarters.

The Beckley, W.Va., Register-Herald ran an article centering on the fact that Harrington’s father is a Beckley native.

National media outlets have picked up the story, too, and not just brief headline summaries. The mystery even got airtime on CNN’s “Nancy Grace” program, with Harrington’s mother talking about her daughter choosing an outfit for the concert.

In all, a Google News search turned up more than 1,400 articles on the missing girl, though of course many of those are different outlets republishing the same wire service copy.

That massive exposure is, at least in some part, the result of a deliberate effort on the part of the Harrington family to keep the case in the spotlight as much as possible.

Dan Harrington, Morgan’s father, said Thursday that the family feels the best way to help their missing daughter is to publicize her case in the hopes that a tip will lead to her whereabouts.

By this weekend, state police had received more than 150 tips from the Central Virginia area as well as the rest of the country.

Some of those tips involved potential sightings of Morgan, either charting her movements at the concert or potentially revealing where she’s been since. Others have been simply theories of what has happened.

“We just tried to be on the highest level of news that [the media] would allow us to get on,” Dan Harrington said Thursday


I get so pissed off when I see complaints about how one missing person gets more attention than another.

Yes, the media will highlight the case that gets them the most hits/viewers - but is that the fault of the missing person???

NO!!!



Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on October 25, 2009, 02:08:31 PM
http://www.examiner.com/x-3035-Everyday-People-Examiner~y2009m10d25-Metallica-offers-reward-for-return-of-missing-fan--Morgan-Dana-Harrington
Metallica offers reward for return of missing fan - Morgan Dana Harrington
October 25, 10:39 AMEveryday People ExaminerTrina Hoaks

Morgan Dana Harrington has been missing for a week now. She was last seen last Saturday when she and friends went to a Metallica concert. Midway through the concert, before Metallica took the stage, Morgan left her friends to go to the restroom. For some reason, she then left the John Paul Jones Arena.

She phoned her friends, who were still inside, to tell them that she was outside and not allowed to re-enter the building. That was the last anyone heard from the Virginia Tech student.

Although officials do not know if there was any foul play in her disappearance, the search for the missing 20-year-old is being treated as a criminal investigation.

Her cell phone and purse were found in a parking lot near the venue and were turned over to police Sunday morning. They examined the area where the items were found but saw no signs of a struggle.

Police have received several tips so far but none have led them to Morgan.

The members of Metallica have now joined the plea for people to help in the search for the missing woman. They have posted to their Web site, "We are deeply concerned about the disappearance of 20 year old Virginia Tech student Morgan Dana Harrington, who was last seen while attending our concert at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, VA, on Saturday night." This is followed up with information about and pictures of the missing woman.

In addition, according to a report on MSNBC, Metallica has now offered up a $50,000 reward for information leading to Morgan's return. This has been added to the $100,000 reward offered by Morgan's family.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on October 25, 2009, 02:09:45 PM
http://www.wdbj7.com/Global/story.asp?S=11379368
October 25, 2009
State police hand out fliers with picture of Morgan Harrington

Virginia State Police handed out fliers in Charlottesville Saturday to aid in the search for missing Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington.

Here is the full press release from State Police:

Several Virginia State Police troopers and agents spent Saturday evening (Oct. 24) on foot in the immediate area of John Paul Jones Arena in Charlotteville handing out fliers to pedestrians and motorists. The flier featured Miss Harrington's photo and a brief description of her and the circumstances of her disappearance, as well as contact information to provide tips and information. This activity took place between the hours of 4 p.m. and 12 a.m.   "The purpose of this effort was to interact with people and generate new leads from anyone who might routinely frequent and/or travel that area on Saturday nights," said Lt. Joe Rader, Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation's Appomattox Field Office.   State Police personnel were able to talk to a number of people. However, nothing significant has developed as of right now.   Miss Harrington's photograph was also featured on the "Whoo-tron" at the beginning and during half-time of the UVA football game on Saturday in an effort to encourage people with information to call the tip line.   As leads continue to come in, state and local police will continue to follow up on them throughout the day.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on October 25, 2009, 06:13:50 PM
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2322394/morgan_harrington_is_missing_search.html?cat=8
Morgan Harrington is Missing: Search Continues for Virginia Tech Student

October 25, 2009
Morgan Harrington Vanished After Metallica Concert
Morgan Dana Harrington is missing. The 20-year-old Virginia Tech student has been missing a week and, even though they do not actually have reason to believe a crime was committed, the Charlottesville the Charlottesville
Morgan Harrington is Missing: Search Continues for Virginia Tech Student
Date: October 24, 2009
Charlottesville, VA
United States of America
Daily Progress reports that police are now pursuing the case as a criminal investigation. Virginia State Police handed out flyers around the John Paul Jones Arena Saturday. Morgan Harrington's picture and information about her disappearance was included on the flyer. Authorities stated that they hoped to interact with the public and generate new leads in the investigation.

Morgan Harrington hasn't been seen or heard from since about 9:30 p.m. last Saturday night when she left her girlfriends at a Metallica concert and somehow ended up outside the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Virginia, which has a no re-entry policy. Morgan Harington called her girlfriends and told them she would either wait for them or find another way home.

She wasn't waiting outside the arena when the Metallica concert ended. The Virginia Tech student never made it back to Blacksburg, either. A passerby found Morgan Harrington's purse and cell phone the next day near the arena. The cell phone's battery was missing. Her parents reported her missing the same day.

University of Virginia Police announced that ground searches had been halted after Thursday. They reported that the investigation would now center around Morgan Harrington's state and circumstances when she went missing.

Although the case has garnered some national publicity, the case has been somewhat stonewalled by a lack of evidence. Speculation is rampant about the 20-year-old disappearing with someone she met at the concert, purposely absenting herself from her former life, and/or perhaps being abducted (some point to the missing battery in her cell phone as evidence of foul play). But they are scenarios without actual proof.

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 Morgan Harrington Vanished After Metallica Concert
However, as Crimesider reported, Morgan Harrington's parents maintain that her disappearance is far out of character for their daughter. She talked to her parents every day but they have had no contact since she vanished at the Metallica concert.

In a phone interview Tuesday, Morgan's father, Dan Harrington, said, "Morgan is a pretty transparent kid, who's had a really close relationship with us. I don't think there are lots of secrets, so this kind of behavior of (her) missing is not something I think we would expect."
Morgan Harrington is Missing: Search Continues for Virginia Tech Student

Her father said she had wanted his help studying for a test Sunday and when he didn't hear from her, he called her friends. After they admitted to not seeing Morgan since before 8:40 and had only talked with her on the phone afterward, Harrington notified the police.

Although police still have no indication that a crime was committed, the fact that Morgan Harrington's absence has become prolonged and is not within her normal behavior patterns, police have begun to treat the matter as a criminal investigation. Unlike the Kristi Cornwell abduction in Georgia, where police have a witness (via phone) that foul play likely occurred, the Morgan Harrington investigation has a purse and cell phone and statements from Harrington's friends that she notified them on her cell phone that she would either wait for them outside the Metallica concert or find herself a ride home.

In the ongoing Kristi Cornwell case, investigators say they are making progress in the missing person case. According to True Crime Report, 17 agencies are involved in the search for the Blairsville, Georgia, woman who went missing on August 11 while taking a walk near her home. She was on the phone with her boyfriend at the time. The last thing he heard were the sounds of a struggle and a yelled, "Don't take me!" Kristi Cornwell's phone was found a few days later three miles from where investigators believe she may have been abducted.

Anyone having any information regarding the whereabouts of Kristi Cornwell are asked to call the Union County Sheriff's Department at 706-439-6066.

There is a $100,000 reward being offered for any information regarding Morgan's disappearance or her whereabouts. Anyone with information are urged to call the tip-line at (434) 352-3467.




Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on October 25, 2009, 06:18:24 PM
http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=129255
METALLICA Adds $50,000 To Reward In Case Of Missing Virginia Tech Student - Oct. 25, 2009
METALLICA has joined the efforts to help locate Morgan Harrington — who disappeared during the band's concert in Charlottesville one week ago — by adding $50,000 to the $100,000 reward being offered for information leading to her whereabouts. Also joining the search is the FBI, who will be able to investigate tips from around the country in the case of the 20-year-old Virginia Tech student missing since she became separated from her friends at the October 17 show.

According to CBSNews.com, Harrington's father, Dan Harrington, told CBS-TV's "Early Show Saturday Edition" co-anchor Erica Hill investigators were to meet with him and his wife, Gil Harrington, on Saturday to bring them up-to-date on the search for their daughter.

"We're hopeful that they would have some morsel of news for us," Gil Harrington said to Hill.

Dan Harrington told Hill his "co-workers have raised $100,000 for a reward, and actually, just [on Friday], I received a call from METALLICA and they're working on increasing that to $150,000."

According to Rockville Magazine, Fox News' Laura Ingle reported yesterday that METALLICA frontman James Hetfield "made a phone call to the father of Morgan Harrington [on Friday to] offer the band's support and they are putting up all the information of Morgan Herrington's disappearance on their web site. [The band] is also offering up $50,000 to go into the reward to help find Morgan Harrington."
Police are asking anyone with information to call the Morgan Harrington Tip Hotline at (434) 352-3467. There is also more information at a web site, FindMorgan.com.
Metallica aids in search for missing fan
http://www.youtube.com/v/_HzXoh27jFc&hl=en&fs=1&color1=0x5d1719&color2=0xcd311b&border=1


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on October 26, 2009, 09:02:50 AM
http://www2.dailyprogress.com/cdp/news/local/article/metallica_steps_in_to_raise_reward_for_missing_student/48025/
Metallica steps in to raise reward for missing student
By The Daily Progress Staff
Published: October 26, 2009


Police are continuing to search for Virginia Tech student Morgan D. Harrington, but have so far come up empty.

In a bid to help efforts, Metallica has offered another $50,000 to a reward that is already expected to be at least $100,000, Harrington’s father said Sunday.

Troopers from the Virginia State Police passed out fliers Saturday in the area of John Paul Jones Arena, where Harrington, 20, attended a Metallica concert Oct. 17, the night she disappeared.

Nothing significant has come from the effort so far, according to a statement from Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corrine Geller.

Harrington’s photo was also shown on the big-screen at the beginning and during the half time of the University of Virginia’s football game Saturday.

Harrington’s father, Dan Harrington, said he believes everything is set for authorities to announce the reward’s first $100,000, which was raised by his coworkers in Roanoke.

Harrington also urged the public to call in tips. He said he thinks someone took Morgan, and the community should be concerned.

“They’re most likely still in the area, would be my guess,” he said.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on October 26, 2009, 11:02:24 AM
http://blogs.discovery.com/criminal_report/2009/10/morgan-dana-harrington-profiler.html
Criminal Profiler Shares Insights on Morgan Dana Harrington Case
October 23, 2009
Law enforcement agencies around the world have often relied on the expertise of Dr. Deborah Schurman-Kauflin, a renowned criminal profiler who has studied and investigated some of the world's most elusive criminals. As a result of her firsthand experience, Dr. Schurman-Kauflin has developed a vast knowledge about predators - a knowledge that allows her to have unique insight into the case of Morgan Dana Harrington, a 20-year-old Virginia Tech student who went missing on Oct. 17 during a heavy metal concert in Charlottesville, VA.

"This case highlights the dangers inherent at public events. People who go there generally don’t know the vicinity, and this can cost them," Dr. Schurman-Kauflin said in an interview with Investigation Discovery. "They can wander into areas they didn’t mean to and get themselves into trouble. Once separated from others, the victim is uncomfortable and more ready to make a bad judgment."

Dr. Schurman-Kauflin said that it is not unusual for sexual predators and murderers to stalk arena parking lots in search of victims. She said they operate in a similar manner to child molesters, who generally cruise areas around schools looking for children to snatch

"Predators in the wild go where the meal is. The same is true for psychopathic criminals - they go where the 'meal' is," Dr. Schurman-Kauflin said, adding, "Being in an unfamiliar environment, coupled with potential drug/alcohol use, can make victim selection easy. This is what the offender wants."

The location where Morgan's purse was found, a parking area not far from the arena, comes as no surprise to Dr. Schurman-Kauflin.
"If I am going to take a victim, I don’t want anyone to see," she said. "I want to spend the least amount of time in a public place with a victim that doesn’t realize how much danger she has put herself in. Darkness is my friend in this case. It protects me and challenges my victim. This is alluring to potential offenders."

In regard to how Morgan's alleged abduction may have occurred, Dr. Schurman-Kauflin offered the following insight:

"People often make the mistake of thinking that all abductions have to be blitz style attacks where perpetrators suddenly overpower their victims. That is not always how it happens," she said. "A smooth criminal can easily gain the trust of someone who is in unfamiliar territory. All it takes is a good appearance and an ability to chat up anyone. Most psychopaths can pull that off if they have done it before."

The M.O., however, could be different, Dr. Schurman-Kauflin warns, if the victim knows their attacker.

"Such venues are ripe for attacks from familiar offenders. That is, someone who has a secret violent fantasy life may act on an impulse if given the chance," Dr. Schurman-Kauflin said. "The victim would trust someone she knew, even if it was only a casual connection. The victim can mistakenly believe that, just because she recognizes someone, that that person would not do her harm. This is why it is so difficult for a victim in this circumstance: because she will not realize she is a victim until it is too late."

Whatever the case may be, the desire is for Morgan to be found and to be unharmed. Unfortunately, with each passing day, the possibility of that happening continues to diminish.
Morgan Harrington is described as a white female, 5' 6" tall, weighing 120 pounds, with long blonde hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a black t-shirt with "Pantera" written across the front in tan lettering, a black mini skirt, black tights and black knee-high boots.
The Harrington family is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the safe return of their daughter. Anyone with information is asked to call the tip line at 434-352-3467, or contact authorities by e-mail at bci-appomattox@vsp.virginia.gov.
http://www.findmorgan.com/


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: cw618 on October 26, 2009, 12:08:16 PM
wendy is asking for help to view these, and we all know how
busy students can be, sorry this is a long list, when you click vid
link, it takes you to a facebook pg, with a continue tab,click it

http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=162224546575&topic=10424
Wendy wrote8 hours ago
The more helpful ones - I thought - are closer to the top of this list, many are videos of metallicca and I know it was said that she left before that, but the poster may have other videos, and she may have got back in, so at least it is a start and who knows if she snuck back in (I have been let back in places and even given a front row seat due to sympathy of a security guard, so it is not impossible that she did not get back in, she wanted to see the show so bad, plus she may have dropped her phone and was not able to call to let them know she got back in - just another thought) Until I know she did not get back in, why rule it out while we review the videos? So - here is my compilation for you. God Bless

ps. as we view the videos, maybe one should let the poster know she is missing, give them the link to the missing flyer, almost like passing out flyers after the show by going back in time and passing them out to everyone we can find from the show, you know ;0) and then ask if they have ANY other footage from that night, even a blip from in their car or anything, and ask them to turn it in to the police?

ok - here is hours of searching for videos listed to help. I did turn this in to police, I just thought some of you may want to review because this is a huge list, and see if you notice anything.

***If for ANY REASON this post offends, upsets or is harmful to the investigation, PLEASE DELETE it or if unable, alert me and I WILL. This is only intended to help search the videos and try to note anything suspicious to investigators. Please do not post links to any self-promotional sites. Take care and God Bless.***

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ersVA1ZUqFY - this could give the front view of the other video if someone could clean it up.

http://www.youtube.com/user/fhairiiv#g/u


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii0VU6VjJYs&feature=player_embedded

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YliWr2e5ufE&feature=player_profilepage#

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YliWr2e5ufE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9zjpZUcjWo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JScSv7ff9hQ


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqItzu7xYTg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKq75zazjSE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPSTJkmCtBM
(More from that day in playlist)


http://www.youtube.com/user/Planbskater180#g/u

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUOF_4epplQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkOSKbVF0lM&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRMAZLHjKvI&feature=channel


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRMAZLHjKvI
comments have others noting they were there, they may have leads

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkOSKbVF0lM&feature=channel

http://www.youtube.com/results?uploaded=w&search_query=World+Magnetic+Tour+17&search_type=videos


http://www.youtube.com/user/thrashard76#g/f

http://www.youtube.com/user/beeye872#g/a

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheGuitarplaya14#g/u

http://www.youtube.com/user/davidd2172#g/u

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUOF_4epplQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyrX78sSZR8

http://www.youtube.com/user/ozamer12#g/u

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheGuitarplaya14#g/u

http://www.youtube.com/user/progpowerfan#g/u

http://www.youtube.com/user/adthrawn#g/u

http://www.youtube.com/user/beeye872#g/u

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheMetallifukinca#g/u

http://www.youtube.com/user/rayboskie#g/u

http://www.youtube.com/user/strangeleaf73#g/a

http://www.youtube.com/user/alexmejia26#g/u

http://www.youtube.com/user/vtcolin#g/u

http://www.youtube.com/user/strangeleaf73#g/u

http://www.youtube.com/user/jackass6693#g/a

http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=John%20Paul%20Jones%20Arena&sourceid=navclient-ff&rls=GGGL,GGGL:2006-45,GGGL:en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wv#q=John+Paul+Jones+Arena&sourceid=navclient-ff&rls=GGGL,GGGL:2006-45,GGGL:en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wv&st=week&so=1&start=20

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztTDXboPrk4

at 7:51 there is a good shot of people
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=64366492&searchid=5e2298a2-a141-4a8c-8eea-32684a95736a
(if the person took the video down, let me know - I downloaded it in case)

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=64373946&searchid=47f0b2e6-2545-464d-b353-3356a3a4ad1e

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=64374006&searchid=c705ce25-895f-44e8-9d78-76ff32cda926


http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=64354215&searchid=ac1b6590-ec32-4d60-810e-2137a0f99c99

three videos of the concert:
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.channel&vanity=sissymarie11

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yE3c_S4IqN4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DjA9aNvIfk

This person has several in their profile:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngzfu5rO2VI

This person has four:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9LwynwLkWU



Also, Pease check all their uploads as there often are many other videos listed, etc. I greatly apologize for duplicates, I was starting to get drained mentally as this took many hours the other day, but it was the best I could do to search from here in support of those who are on foot there. God Bless you all.




Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: cw618 on October 26, 2009, 12:12:17 PM
a view inside of arena and link to seating chart
seat chart
http://www.ticketsolutions.com/sc-johnpauljonesarena.asp

view inside,from a vid metallica concert.JPG



Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: cw618 on October 26, 2009, 12:34:48 PM
hi mods could you add a poster to this, in case someone wants to take it some place else, and post it
thanks
http://scaredmonkeys.net/index.php?topic=6318.msg996068#msg996068

i tried to report it to you, and got this,i didnt realize it was for others posts

An Error Has Occurred!
You can't report your own post to the moderator, that doesn't make sense!


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: SuzieQ on October 26, 2009, 01:07:08 PM
Link to the video of the rally for Morgan

http://www.roanoke.com/news/breaking/wb/223920


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on October 26, 2009, 07:39:59 PM
http://www.whsv.com/news/headlines/66148947.html
Updated: 7:24 PM Oct 26, 2009
Investigators Looking at YouTube Video in Search of Harrington
Charlottesvile, Va.
Investigators searching for missing Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington are paying close attention to some pictures and video taken at the Metallica concert where she was last seen.
Posted: 6:38 PM Oct 26, 2009
Investigators searching for missing Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington are paying close attention to some pictures and video taken at the Metallica concert where she was last seen.

A video posted on YouTube appears to show a blonde woman, who somewhat matches the description of Harrington.

In the video, three men aggressively escort her away in the lower part of the screen.

Harrington's father says there is a resemblance, but he wasn't sure if his daughter ever got inside the John Paul Jones Arena where the concert took place.

Investigators also spent the weekend passing out fliers with Harrington's photograph.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on October 26, 2009, 07:43:41 PM
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/33480916/ns/today-today_people/
Metallica joins FBI in hunt for missing student
Virginia Tech student became separated from her friends at Oct. 17 concert
By Mike Celizic
TODAYShow.com contributor
updated 1:11 p.m. CT, Mon., Oct . 26, 2009

It has been more than a week since a 20-year-old college student called her friends at a Metallica concert to say she was outside the arena and would find her own way home. Now the famed heavy-metal rockers are participating in the search for her, adding $50,000 to the reward for information leading to her whereabouts.

While investigators attempt to discover what happened to a young woman described as open, beautiful, artistic and giving, Morgan Harrington’s parents, Dan and Gil Harrington, have been keeping a high public profile, trying to focus attention on the disappearance.

“One word that comes to mind when you think of Morgan is ‘shiny,’ ” Morgan’s mother, Gil Harrington told TODAY’s Amy Robach during a recent interview. “She was beautiful and she was beautiful inside, too. She radiated life.”
Dutiful daughter
Young adults sometimes disappear intentionally, but the Harringtons were uncommonly close to their daughter. A student at Virginia Tech, about 35 miles from her parents, she talked to her father every day and trusted him with her computer passwords and the key to her apartment. She also spoke with her mother daily and frequently returned home to visit.

On Saturday, Oct. 17, Morgan Harrington spent the day at home planning with her mother what she was going to wear at the Metallica concert she planned to attend at the University of Virginia.

Such days were the norm for the family, Gil (pronounced “Jill”) Harrington told Robach.

“It was a regular day for us: got up, made tea, had coffee, chatted some, showed the outfits, showed me how she was going to do her make-up,” the mother recalled.
Sometime between 8:30 and 9 p.m., she called her friends to say she had gone to the restroom and ended up outside John Paul Jones Arena on the University of Virgina campus in Charlottesville. She told them she wasn’t allowed back in and would find another way home.

The next day, her phone and purse were found in a parking lot near the arena. Morgan, who never went anywhere without her cell phone, hasn’t been seen since.

“We have a purse and we have a cell phone. We have a missing girl,” Lt. Joe Rader of the Virginia State Police, told reporters last week. “We do not know whether  if she is alive or has met some ill fate.”

‘Let Morgan go’
Gil Harrington said her daughter normally wouldn’t try to get home from a big event on her own, but added: “Kids are impulsive,
especially in that excitement. Perhaps she knew who she could get a ride with. We don’t know. We wish we did know.”

Her parents reported her missing the next day and local and state police along with the FBI have been conducting the search for the 5-foot-6, 120-pound blonde with blue eyes.

Morgan Harrington phoned her friends Oct. 17 from outside John Paul Jones Arena to say she could not get back in to the Metallica concert and would find her own way home. She has not been heard from since.
“She’s really very a sweet person, kind of an innocent individual who probably is quite trusting,” Dan Harrington told Robach. “She’s quite artistic, loves to read, and, really, over the last six months, Gil and Morgan and I had just a phenomenal relationship. She goes to school only 35 miles from here. We’ve been able to have daily contact with her. She’s a wonderful person.”

The Harringtons also have a 22-year-old son who told his mother that if Morgan were abducted, whoever took her would have no choice but to keep her alive.

“He said, ‘Morgan has a purpose in this world, and Morgan is so special that whoever took her is going to keep her around for a while,’ ” Gil Harrington told Robach. Then, addressing the presumed abductor, she added, “So please let Morgan go. No questions asked. Let her come home to us.”
Robach asked Gil Harrington what she would say to her daughter if Morgan was listening.

Signing her words in American Sign Language, the mother looked in the camera and said, “Morgan, we are trying to shine our heart to you as a beacon to come through wherever you are. Come back home.”

Boosted by the $50,000 pledge from Metallica, there is a $150,000 reward for information that helps find Morgan Harrington. Police ask anyone with information to call 434-352-3467.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: klaasend on October 26, 2009, 11:42:51 PM
wendy is asking for help to view these, and we all know how
busy students can be, sorry this is a long list, when you click vid
link, it takes you to a facebook pg, with a continue tab,click it

http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=162224546575&topic=10424
Wendy wrote8 hours ago
The more helpful ones - I thought - are closer to the top of this list, many are videos of metallicca and I know it was said that she left before that, but the poster may have other videos, and she may have got back in, so at least it is a start and who knows if she snuck back in (I have been let back in places and even given a front row seat due to sympathy of a security guard, so it is not impossible that she did not get back in, she wanted to see the show so bad, plus she may have dropped her phone and was not able to call to let them know she got back in - just another thought) Until I know she did not get back in, why rule it out while we review the videos? So - here is my compilation for you. God Bless

ps. as we view the videos, maybe one should let the poster know she is missing, give them the link to the missing flyer, almost like passing out flyers after the show by going back in time and passing them out to everyone we can find from the show, you know ;0) and then ask if they have ANY other footage from that night, even a blip from in their car or anything, and ask them to turn it in to the police?

ok - here is hours of searching for videos listed to help. I did turn this in to police, I just thought some of you may want to review because this is a huge list, and see if you notice anything.

***If for ANY REASON this post offends, upsets or is harmful to the investigation, PLEASE DELETE it or if unable, alert me and I WILL. This is only intended to help search the videos and try to note anything suspicious to investigators. Please do not post links to any self-promotional sites. Take care and God Bless.***

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ersVA1ZUqFY - this could give the front view of the other video if someone could clean it up.

http://www.youtube.com/user/fhairiiv#g/u


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii0VU6VjJYs&feature=player_embedded

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YliWr2e5ufE&feature=player_profilepage#

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YliWr2e5ufE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9zjpZUcjWo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JScSv7ff9hQ


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqItzu7xYTg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKq75zazjSE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPSTJkmCtBM
(More from that day in playlist)


http://www.youtube.com/user/Planbskater180#g/u

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUOF_4epplQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkOSKbVF0lM&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRMAZLHjKvI&feature=channel


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRMAZLHjKvI
comments have others noting they were there, they may have leads

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkOSKbVF0lM&feature=channel

http://www.youtube.com/results?uploaded=w&search_query=World+Magnetic+Tour+17&search_type=videos


http://www.youtube.com/user/thrashard76#g/f

http://www.youtube.com/user/beeye872#g/a

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheGuitarplaya14#g/u

http://www.youtube.com/user/davidd2172#g/u

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUOF_4epplQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyrX78sSZR8

http://www.youtube.com/user/ozamer12#g/u

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheGuitarplaya14#g/u

http://www.youtube.com/user/progpowerfan#g/u

http://www.youtube.com/user/adthrawn#g/u

http://www.youtube.com/user/beeye872#g/u

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheMetallifukinca#g/u

http://www.youtube.com/user/rayboskie#g/u

http://www.youtube.com/user/strangeleaf73#g/a

http://www.youtube.com/user/alexmejia26#g/u

http://www.youtube.com/user/vtcolin#g/u

http://www.youtube.com/user/strangeleaf73#g/u

http://www.youtube.com/user/jackass6693#g/a

http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=John%20Paul%20Jones%20Arena&sourceid=navclient-ff&rls=GGGL,GGGL:2006-45,GGGL:en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wv#q=John+Paul+Jones+Arena&sourceid=navclient-ff&rls=GGGL,GGGL:2006-45,GGGL:en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wv&st=week&so=1&start=20

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztTDXboPrk4

at 7:51 there is a good shot of people
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=64366492&searchid=5e2298a2-a141-4a8c-8eea-32684a95736a
(if the person took the video down, let me know - I downloaded it in case)

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=64373946&searchid=47f0b2e6-2545-464d-b353-3356a3a4ad1e

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=64374006&searchid=c705ce25-895f-44e8-9d78-76ff32cda926


http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=64354215&searchid=ac1b6590-ec32-4d60-810e-2137a0f99c99

three videos of the concert:
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.channel&vanity=sissymarie11

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yE3c_S4IqN4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DjA9aNvIfk

This person has several in their profile:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngzfu5rO2VI

This person has four:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9LwynwLkWU



Also, Pease check all their uploads as there often are many other videos listed, etc. I greatly apologize for duplicates, I was starting to get drained mentally as this took many hours the other day, but it was the best I could do to search from here in support of those who are on foot there. God Bless you all.




BUMP


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on October 27, 2009, 11:03:09 AM
http://www2.wsls.com/sls/news/local/article/morgan_harringtons_parents_on_nbcs_today_show_worried_about_abduction_possi/57655/
Morgan Harrington’s parents on NBC’s Today Show: Worried about abduction possibility

WSLS News Staff
news@wsls.com
Published: October 27, 2009
Updated: October 27, 2009
The parents of missing Roanoke County Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington appeared on NBC’s today Show Tuesday morning, hoping to keep the search for their daughter fresh on a national level.

Morgan’s mother Gil told NBC’s Meredith Viera that the couple has directed their energy into finding Morgan, and not into despair.  Gil Harrington also said she’s “very worried” about the possibility that Morgan was kidnapped.  Gil added that with Halloween approaching, she’s also fearful for the safety of other women in the Charlottesville area if someone is taking women.

Morgan’s father Dan said the family is holding out out that Morgan “will come back to us,“ and called the situation a “parents’ worst nightmare.“


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on October 27, 2009, 07:22:38 PM
http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/66562667.html
Updated: 6:29 PM Oct 27, 2009
With Morgan Harrington In Mind, UVa Police to Increase Patrols on Halloween
The University of Virginia Police Department says they'll be increasing police presence on and around UVa grounds this Halloween, which falls on Saturday. The disappearance ten days ago of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington reminds everyone that no community is safe from potential harm, said UVa police.
Posted: 4:36 PM Oct 27, 2009
October 27, 2009

The University of Virginia Police Department says they'll be increasing police presence on and around UVa grounds this Halloween, which falls on Saturday.

The disappearance ten days ago of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington reminds everyone that no community is safe from potential harm, said UVa police.

In anticipation of Halloween festivities, and Saturday’s home football game, the University of Virginia Police Department will increase foot and vehicle patrols on Oct. 31.

University Police urge members of the community to take a few minutes to think about personal safety when celebrating this Halloween week:

1. Report suspicious or criminal activity immediately by calling 911.

2. Stay in an environment where you can easily get help or move away from someone who is threatening your safety. Be aware of your surroundings.

3. If you go to a costume party, go with a group of friends you know and trust.

4, Always carry a photo ID and make sure your friends carry identification and phone numbers with them in case of emergency.

5.Consider your costume and avoid wearing one that inhibits your ability to see and move freely. Use special caution when crossing the street and be sure motorists see you before you cross.

6. Never leave an intoxicated friend alone, and do not hesitate to call 911 if medical attention is needed.

7. Motorists should remain cautious and drive slowly. Adult party-goers should have a designated driver, use the UTS buses or call Yellow Cab.

8. Keep in mind that the weather is changing and it is getting darker earlier.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on October 27, 2009, 07:23:25 PM
wendy is asking for help to view these, and we all know how
busy students can be, sorry this is a long list, when you click vid
link, it takes you to a facebook pg, with a continue tab,click it

http://www.facebook.com/topic.php?uid=162224546575&topic=10424
Wendy wrote8 hours ago
The more helpful ones - I thought - are closer to the top of this list, many are videos of metallicca and I know it was said that she left before that, but the poster may have other videos, and she may have got back in, so at least it is a start and who knows if she snuck back in (I have been let back in places and even given a front row seat due to sympathy of a security guard, so it is not impossible that she did not get back in, she wanted to see the show so bad, plus she may have dropped her phone and was not able to call to let them know she got back in - just another thought) Until I know she did not get back in, why rule it out while we review the videos? So - here is my compilation for you. God Bless

ps. as we view the videos, maybe one should let the poster know she is missing, give them the link to the missing flyer, almost like passing out flyers after the show by going back in time and passing them out to everyone we can find from the show, you know ;0) and then ask if they have ANY other footage from that night, even a blip from in their car or anything, and ask them to turn it in to the police?

ok - here is hours of searching for videos listed to help. I did turn this in to police, I just thought some of you may want to review because this is a huge list, and see if you notice anything.

***If for ANY REASON this post offends, upsets or is harmful to the investigation, PLEASE DELETE it or if unable, alert me and I WILL. This is only intended to help search the videos and try to note anything suspicious to investigators. Please do not post links to any self-promotional sites. Take care and God Bless.***

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ersVA1ZUqFY - this could give the front view of the other video if someone could clean it up.

http://www.youtube.com/user/fhairiiv#g/u


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ii0VU6VjJYs&feature=player_embedded

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YliWr2e5ufE&feature=player_profilepage#

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YliWr2e5ufE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9zjpZUcjWo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JScSv7ff9hQ


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WqItzu7xYTg

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKq75zazjSE

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DPSTJkmCtBM
(More from that day in playlist)


http://www.youtube.com/user/Planbskater180#g/u

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUOF_4epplQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkOSKbVF0lM&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRMAZLHjKvI&feature=channel


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRMAZLHjKvI
comments have others noting they were there, they may have leads

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YkOSKbVF0lM&feature=channel

http://www.youtube.com/results?uploaded=w&search_query=World+Magnetic+Tour+17&search_type=videos


http://www.youtube.com/user/thrashard76#g/f

http://www.youtube.com/user/beeye872#g/a

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheGuitarplaya14#g/u

http://www.youtube.com/user/davidd2172#g/u

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUOF_4epplQ

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyrX78sSZR8

http://www.youtube.com/user/ozamer12#g/u

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheGuitarplaya14#g/u

http://www.youtube.com/user/progpowerfan#g/u

http://www.youtube.com/user/adthrawn#g/u

http://www.youtube.com/user/beeye872#g/u

http://www.youtube.com/user/TheMetallifukinca#g/u

http://www.youtube.com/user/rayboskie#g/u

http://www.youtube.com/user/strangeleaf73#g/a

http://www.youtube.com/user/alexmejia26#g/u

http://www.youtube.com/user/vtcolin#g/u

http://www.youtube.com/user/strangeleaf73#g/u

http://www.youtube.com/user/jackass6693#g/a

http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=John%20Paul%20Jones%20Arena&sourceid=navclient-ff&rls=GGGL,GGGL:2006-45,GGGL:en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wv#q=John+Paul+Jones+Arena&sourceid=navclient-ff&rls=GGGL,GGGL:2006-45,GGGL:en&um=1&ie=UTF-8&sa=N&hl=en&tab=wv&st=week&so=1&start=20

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztTDXboPrk4

at 7:51 there is a good shot of people
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=64366492&searchid=5e2298a2-a141-4a8c-8eea-32684a95736a
(if the person took the video down, let me know - I downloaded it in case)

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=64373946&searchid=47f0b2e6-2545-464d-b353-3356a3a4ad1e

http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=64374006&searchid=c705ce25-895f-44e8-9d78-76ff32cda926


http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&videoid=64354215&searchid=ac1b6590-ec32-4d60-810e-2137a0f99c99

three videos of the concert:
http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.channel&vanity=sissymarie11

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yE3c_S4IqN4

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-DjA9aNvIfk

This person has several in their profile:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ngzfu5rO2VI

This person has four:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9LwynwLkWU



Also, Pease check all their uploads as there often are many other videos listed, etc. I greatly apologize for duplicates, I was starting to get drained mentally as this took many hours the other day, but it was the best I could do to search from here in support of those who are on foot there. God Bless you all.




BUMP
Bump


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: linds1980 on October 28, 2009, 03:55:21 AM
http://www.newsleader.com/article/20091028/NEWS01/910280315/1002/news01

Parents of missing student hopeful
 October 28, 2009

CHARLOTTESVILLE — The parents of a Virginia Tech student who disappeared outside a Metallica concert said Tuesday they fear she is the victim of foul play.

Morgan Dana Harrington's parents said on NBC's "Today" show they are devoting all of their energy to finding their daughter, who was last seen Oct. 17 outside University of Virginia's John Paul Jones Arena.
"This is probably a parent's worst nightmare," Dan Harrington said. "Clearly no one ever expects to be in this situation and we have to hold out hope that we're going to see our daughter again."
Harrington, 20, of Roanoke, was attending the concert 10 days ago when she left the arena and was not permitted to return. Her purse and cell phone were found. There was no sign of any type of struggle in the area, state police investigators have said.
Dan Harrington speculated his daughter might have accepted a ride home with someone.
"You know kids at this age think everybody's their friend," said Gil Harrington, Morgan's mother.
Asked if they feared foul play, Gil Harrington responded, "Very worried, very worried. Nothing else makes sense."
Still, she said, they don't want to "fall into survivor's guilt."
"We need to be moving forward and direct all our energies at this point in finding Morgan while people's memories are still fresh," Gil Harrington said.
Police hope a $150,000 reward — including $50,000 chipped in by Metallica — will help generate new leads


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: SuzieQ on October 28, 2009, 12:46:56 PM

 
Tentative timeline released in Harrington disappearance
 
Related Links
Virginia State Police Tip Line:
(434) 352-3467

Email tips to:
bci-appomattox@vsp.virginia.gov


By The Daily Progress Staff
Published: October 28, 2009
Updated: October 28, 2009
 
The last confirmed sighting of a woman who may have been Morgan Harrington was on a Copeley Road bridge over railroad tracks about 9:30 p.m. on Oct. 17.

Authorities this morning released an updated, but still tentative, timeline of Harrington’s movements on the night she disappeared in the hope of spurring more tips.

The Virginia Tech student has been missing for more than a week, since she left a Metallica concert in Charlottesville.

She told her friends, who were still inside the show and that she would try to find a ride home and then vanished.

Police timeline

All locations are for a woman or women closely matching the description of Morgan Harrington.

Oct. 17
8:20-8:48 p.m. - in several areas immediately outside John Paul Jones Arena, possible including doors, and the side near University Hall.
8:48 - Friend calls her on cell phone, Harrington explains situation, says she’ll try to find ride home.
9-9:10 - Walking, with her purse, through the University Hall parking area.
9:10-9:20 - seen in the grassy overflow parking area at Lannigan Field.
9:20-9:30 - Seen on Copeley Road bridge over railroad tracks.
Oct. 18
Harrington’s purse is found in overflow parking area at Lannigan Field.
 
 


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: NM on October 28, 2009, 02:05:26 PM
From NG last night

http://www.cnn.com/video/#/video/crime/2009/10/28/ng.missing.va.student.cnn


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Nut44x4 on October 28, 2009, 04:13:49 PM
Hastily stitched-together photo from the bridge which carries Copeley Road over the CSX/Buckingham Branch train tracks.
PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER
(http://www.readthehook.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/news-morgan-bridge-hasty-325x167.jpg)
http://www.readthehook.com/blog/index.php/2009/10/28/on-the-bridge-morgan-harrington-last-seen-over-train-tracks/
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Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: SuzieQ on October 28, 2009, 11:04:01 PM
Hastily stitched-together photo from the bridge which carries Copeley Road over the CSX/Buckingham Branch train tracks.
PHOTO BY HAWES SPENCER
(http://www.readthehook.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/news-morgan-bridge-hasty-325x167.jpg)
http://www.readthehook.com/blog/index.php/2009/10/28/on-the-bridge-morgan-harrington-last-seen-over-train-tracks/
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Thanks Nut


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on October 29, 2009, 08:01:58 AM
http://www.readthehook.com/stories/2009/10/29/cover-findMorgan-E.aspx
COVER- 'Off the face of the earth': the hunt for Morgan Harrington
By HAWES SPENCER & COURTENEY STUART
Published October 29, 2009 in issue 0843 of the Hook
It's the kind of national attention no town wants. A beautiful college student goes to a rock concert, somehow becomes separated from her friends, and ends up outside, alone. Unable to reenter UVA's John Paul Jones Arena because policy prohibits it, she calls her friends and tells them not to worry-- that she'll somehow find her way back to Harrisonburg, an hour away, on her own and without a vehicle or friends to accompany her.

And then she vanishes.

Her terrified parents desperately want the answer to a question no parent should ever have to ask: where is my child? For State Police investigating her disappearance, the clues, though sparse, paint a grim picture.


First clue

On Sunday morning, October 18, a passerby discovers a purse and cellphone in a small parking area near the Arena. Campus Police may not have initially suspected anything sinister in the discovery. After all, the previous night, thousands of concertgoers had converged on the area around the Arena for a show by Metallica, the world's top heavy metal band. Among post-event detritus, forgotten personal effects are common.
But two hours south in Roanoke County, Dan and Gil Harrington are noticing something suspicious that Sunday. Their 20-year-old daughter, a junior majoring in education at Virginia Tech, hasn't arrived for a scheduled noon meeting with her father, at which he'd planned to help her balance her checkbook and study for a math exam.

Concerned by the absence and an uncharacteristic failure to call, the Harringtons contact her friends with whom they know she'd been the night before.

To their horror, they learn that her friends know nothing of her whereabouts. Morgan Dana Harrington, her friends reveal, had become separated from the group during the concert and had told them during an 8:40pm phone call that, although shut out of the Arena, they shouldn't worry-- she'd either find them later or find her own way home. No one has heard from her since.

If there is a hell on earth, the Harringtons have found it.
At home

Still maintaining a faculty position at UVA, though the family moved away from Charlottesville shortly after their daughter was born, Daniel Harrington, who goes by Dan, is the dean of academic affairs for Roanoke's Carilion Clinic, a major health provider. His wife, a nurse, traces a French-Canadian ancestry, evidenced by the pronunciation of her first name Gilbert as "JILL-bare," or Gil for short.

Their three-story brick house stands in a hilly neighborhood that, although tucked between Interstate 81 and the airport, remains quiet and offers no indication of the camera crews that have been traipsing through. Outside, a yellow ribbon adorns a front yard tree. Inside, a pair of candles burn on the kitchen counter.

This day, Saturday, October 24, one week after the disappearance, began at 5am with the parents arising for teams from both NBC's Today show and CBS's Early Show, and the couple express gratitude for the outpouring of support and for the outpouring of media, both of which they view as crucial to solving the case.

"We are trying to find our way in this uncharted territory that we're in," says Gil, in a living room interview, shortly before the arrival of two members of the Virginia State Police. She talks fondly of the "casserole brigade" who have been supplying a never-ending stream of family meals during the ordeal.

Four days earlier, she was on a phone link to HLN host Nancy Grace, the leader of the missing child world.

"She was excited about the concert," Gil was telling Grace, "and she brought home three outfits that she tried on for me. We chose one, and she said, 'Mama, it is a rock concert, so it is probably not what you would choose, but is this one okay?' It was cute, and she was covered, and I said, 'That will do fine.'"

"You know," adds the mother-- aware that her daughter's attire has come under fire-- "you have to give your kid wings."

"Ms. Harrington," replied Grace, "you did something right because there are not a lot of 20-year-olds who would ask their mom what they thought of the outfit she was wearing to a concert."

Indeed, Morgan had been so excited about the concert, according to her mother, that she had posted the tickets on her refrigerator six months ahead of time.

Her daughter's outfit is not the only target.
No blame

"They're not to blame," says father Dan Harrington of Morgan's friends. "Everyone wants to make them out to be the bad guy, but they're not the bad guy."

Indeed, the friends who accompanied Morgan to the concert-- her Blacksburg roommate Amy Melvin and JMU student Sarah Snead-- have taken some heat in online discussion boards for their decision to leave Charlottesville before finding their friend or reporting her missing.

But should the friends at the concert have reported her missing?

"I wish they had," says her dad, "but I don't know that it would have changed anything. She's not a 7-year-old. They wouldn't have put out an Amber Alert."

"This is not about let's find who's to blame," adds Morgan's mother. "Let's find her."

Neither Melvin nor Snead responded to the Hook's emailed requests for interviews, but another friend who did not attend the concert says she can understand their decision to leave Morgan, who she describes as "bubbly" and also quite confident.

"Whatever happened that made Morgan unable to get back into the building, I don't think she was too concerned," says Megan Tyree, a Radford University junior who's known Morgan since kindergarten. "She would have instilled that confidence in her friends."

The early part of the evening, at least, had been uneventful.

Morgan and Melvin, who share an off-campus apartment in Blacksburg, drove to Harrisonburg, where they picked up Snead and, according to her father, the boyfriend of a friend. According to State Police spokesperson Corinne Geller, the four rode from Harrisonburg to Charlottesville in Morgan's car. Morgan, Geller says, allowed a friend to drive, so she didn't have her car keys with her during the show.

The group arrived safely, according to a 2005 UVA grad who parked next to them. Morgan-- a blonde-haired, blue-eyed woman clad in a black mini skirt, black tights, and knee-high black boots-- seemed excited to go in, more so, even, than the rest of her friends.

"She pulled up with her party and got out of her party's car and kind of immediately engaged me and my brother and my cousin and my friend who were at the concert," Dave Gardner, now living in New Jersey, told Lynchburg television station WDBJ.
She pulled up with her party and got out of her party's car and kind of immediately engaged me and my brother and my cousin and my friend who were at the concert," Dave Gardner, now living in New Jersey, told Lynchburg television station WDBJ.

"She did seem excited to see Metallica because she asked us who the opening act was, and when we told her, she said 'Who cares, we're here to see Metallica, right?'"

Gardner, who did not return the Hook's calls, told the station he was "100 percent certain" that it was Morgan he'd spoken to and that he saw no signs of pre-concert drinking by Morgan or her friends.

Inside, according to her father's account, the girls settled into their seats, but sometime either during the second opening act, Lamb of God, or during the break before Metallica came onstage, Morgan left her group.

"Amy gave Morgan a kiss on the cheek. and Morgan went to the bathroom," says Dan Harrington. "We know that Morgan got out of the building, and then it's like she fell off the face of the earth."

How an alleged bathroom trip resulted in her exiting the Arena is a mystery. Built in 2006, the $131 million structure has 32 restrooms-- 18 for women-- clearly marked. There are concession stands and even a smoking terrace overlooking Emmet Street. Security guards at the exits are trained to warn patrons that if they leave, they won't be allowed to reenter-- even with their ticket.

Yet Morgan, somehow, ended up outside
Continued at link..... http://www.readthehook.com/stories/2009/10/29/cover-findMorgan-E.aspx


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: mymonkey on October 29, 2009, 10:44:08 AM
Something that keeps popping out to me is that she had "tickets" for 6mo. not a"ticket"
could Morgan have gone out of the arena to give someone else a ticket she purchased for them,maybe someone her friends did not know about?


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on October 29, 2009, 10:49:01 AM
Something that keeps popping out to me is that she had "tickets" for 6mo. not a"ticket"
could Morgan have gone out of the arena to give someone else a ticket she purchased for them,maybe someone her friends did not know about?
Could very well be, I also wonder if she left, had this planned out, left to start over with a new boyfriend that nobody knew about. Maybe she had problems, or couldn't live up to what her family expected of her, wanted a different life?


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: mymonkey on October 29, 2009, 11:51:11 AM
Something that keeps popping out to me is that she had "tickets" for 6mo. not a"ticket"
could Morgan have gone out of the arena to give someone else a ticket she purchased for them,maybe someone her friends did not know about?
Could very well be, I also wonder if she left, had this planned out, left to start over with a new boyfriend that nobody knew about. Maybe she had problems, or couldn't live up to what her family expected of her, wanted a different life?

That could very well be true also....she does seem to be the opposite of her parents...they appear to be older than the norm and very appropriate so I would think that their thinking is a little different than Morgan...does that make sense? I found it odd that the parents said she did not have a bf or it could be she did and they did not know like you said...I do feel like she is alive. I wonder how much cash she had available she could  be in another country by now, they need to check for her passport.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: mymonkey on October 29, 2009, 08:03:32 PM
Nancy Grace is reporting on Morgan...Nancy needs to be more up to date. ::MonkeyDevil2::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: linds1980 on October 30, 2009, 02:56:43 AM
http://www.cavalierdaily.com/2009/10/30/family-continues-to-seek-clues/

Family continues to seek clues
October 30, 2009

Daniel and Gil Harrington, parents of Morgan Dana Harrington, released a statement yesterday thanking the Virginia State Police Department, the University Police Department, Metallica band members and other supporters for their efforts to help locate the couple’s missing daughter, who disappeared from a concert at John Paul Jones arena Oct. 17.

“We appreciate your prayers and ask that you continue to share any information you can with law enforcement so that we can find our daughter,” Mr. and Mrs. Harrington stated in the press release.

The Harrington family also stated that followers of the case should refer to a new Web site, www.FindMorgan.com, or the Virginia State Police Department’s Web site to access the most up-to-date information about the case. Two days ago, police authorities released a detailed timeline of events that officials believe outlines the moments leading up to Harrington’s disappearance.

Harrington is 5-foot-6 and 120 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a black T-shirt that read “Pantera” in tan letters, a black mini skirt, black tights and black knee-high boots. Anyone with any relevant information is asked to call the police’s tip line at (434) 352-3467.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on October 30, 2009, 12:20:51 PM
http://www.readthehook.com/blog/index.php/2009/10/30/unexplained-injury-and-tips-flood-in-but-still-no-morgan-harrington/
  Unexplained injury: Tips flood in, but still no Morgan
by Courteney Stuart
published 11:16am Friday Oct 30, 2009
Morgan Harrington, the young woman who disappeared during the October 17 Metallica concert, received a facial injury before she left the John Paul Jones Arena, according to multiple sources.

According to the sources, Harrington was seen inside and outside the Arena with blood on her chin prior to her disappearance, say witnesses who wish to remain anonymous. Thirteen days after her disappearance, a police spokesperson confirms the accounts but says investigators doubt the injury points to any altercation.

“It was a minor injury,” says Virginia State Police spokesperson Corinne Geller. She explains that police chose initially not to release the detail because the injury was “consistent with what someone would suffer from slipping and falling, not with any kind of assault.”

Contacted about the report of the chin injury Thursday, Harrington’s father, Dan Harrington said he had not been informed of it. That seems to confirm the notion that investigators hold information they’re not telling the family.

On Wednesday, October 28, police revealed that the last sighting of the 20-year-old Virginia Tech junior occurred between 9:20 and 9:30pm when she was walking on the Copeley Road bridge near Ivy Road. They say that the timeline of her movements outdoors helped generate “several new tips and leads.”

Harrington reportedly left her friends to find a bathroom, but between 8:20 and 8:30pm, she ended up outside, according to the timeline, where she was spotted in front and on the southern side facing U-Hall. Like most arenas, John Paul Jones policy prohibits re-entry, and police have confirmed that Harrington was turned away by security when attempting to get back inside.

Over the next 20 or so minutes, Harrington was seen at various locations outside the arena before a phone call with her friend, who suggested she try other entrances. Harrington reportedly assured her
friend she’d find a ride home from “friends around Charlottesville.”

According to the Weather Underground, the temperature in Charlottesville was just 42 degrees with six-mile-per-hour winds at the time Harrington was outside. Although no precipitation was recorded, event attendees and other Charlottesvillians recall a “misty” evening while Harrington was clad only in a t-shirt, mini-skirt, and tights.

Another discrepancy between what police and the family seem to know revolves around the vehicle that transported the young woman and three other concert-goers to Charlottesville. Police spokesperson Geller says that although driven by a friend, it was definitely Morgan Harrington’s own vehicle. Dr. Harrington has maintained, however, that his daughter’s 2006 Honda Civic, along with its keys, remained in Harrisonburg until retrieved Sunday by his daughter’s roommate who drove it back to the family home in Roanoke.

Whether such details matter remains to be seen, but the case has sparked an avalanche of national attention since Harrington’s parents, Dan and Gil Harrington, began appearing on televised news programs including Today, The Early Show and Nancy Grace.

A Facebook group has swelled to more than 21,000 members, as armchair sleuths from around the world, amid well wishes for a safe return, weigh in with myriad theories about what happened.

The two friends with whom Harrington attended the concert— her Blacksburg roommate Amy Melvin and JMU student Sarah Snead— have not responded to the Hook’s repeated requests for interviews. A male who rode to the concert with the female trio has not been publicly identified.

The reward for Harrington’s safe return has grown to $150,000, after Metallica frontman James Hetfield reportedly told Dr. Harrington the heavy metal band would add $50,000 to the fund.

The lead investigator, State Police Lt. Joe Rader, urges tipsters— who may remain anonymous— to call the tip line at 434-352-3467 or email information to bci-appomattox@vsp.virginia.gov.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: klaasend on October 30, 2009, 10:23:13 PM
NEW BLINK POST:

http://blinkoncrime.com/2009/10/29/missing-morgan-and-then-she-was-gone-morgan-harrington-vanishes-from-metallica-concert/

MISSING MORGAN: ‘And Then She Was Gone’ Morgan Harrington Vanishes from Metallica Concert


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on October 31, 2009, 09:25:29 AM
Thanks,Klaas.   ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on October 31, 2009, 09:31:24 AM
http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/224544
Additional specifics on missing Virginia Tech student confirmed
State police said a scrape on Morgan Harrington's face was likely from a fall, not an assault.

By Rex Bowman
  777-3523

Saturday, October 31, 2009
Missing Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington sustained a facial injury before she vanished from an Oct. 17 concert in Charlottesville, Virginia State Police confirmed Friday.

State police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said investigators didn't disclose the fact earlier because the injury was consistent with what a person would sustain after falling and doesn't appear to be related to her disappearance.

"Many of those we've spoken to during the course of this investigation recalled seeing a minor scrape or cut on the face of the young woman they saw fitting Miss Harrington's description," Geller said. "This injury would be consistent with a slip or fall. In no way would such a minor abrasion be associated with an assault."

Police decided to disclose the injury after reporters began inquiring about it.

Harrington, 20, vanished Oct. 17 while attending a Metallica concert with friends at the John Paul Jones Arena. Her friends told investigators she left them sometime that night to go to a restroom and wound up outside the arena -- after 8:20 p.m. -- where she was barred from re-entering. Harrington called her friends to say she would try to find another way home, according to authorities.
At a Wednesday news conference in Charlottesville, state police lead investigator Lt. Joe Rader said Harrington was last seen between 9:20 and 9:30 p.m. south of the arena, walking on the Copeley Road bridge, which stretches over railroad tracks just north of the well-traveled Ivy Road.

Harrington's purse and cellphone were found the next day between the arena and the Lannigan Field track. Harrington, who has blue eyes and blond hair, stands 5-foot-6 and weighs 120 pounds. She was last seen wearing a black miniskirt, a black T-shirt with the name of metal band Pantera across the front, black tights and black knee-high boots.

State police have set up a tip line at (434) 352-3467, and a $100,000 reward has been established for information leading to Harrington's return or the conviction of those responsible for her disappearance.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Blink34 on October 31, 2009, 11:17:56 AM
This case does not look good, but until she's found, I pray that she will be found alive. I can't help it, I'm angry that she could not go back inside the arena. There are good reasons for the policy, but I keep thinking that Morgan would be safe right now had they just let her back in. I'm sure that must be haunting her parents.

Dear Lord, please let this case be different. Please keep Morgan safe and please guide someone to help her. Amen.



CBB, I agree, and I think the person that took her counted on strict enforcement of that policy, sadly. There's no way anyone will convince me she was not lured out of that venue.


Edward, as I was researching the case the last few days, I think your immediate instincts were dead on.

I want to know if Morgan has an EX- Boyfriend, and if he is VT security, or VT cop.  This is too meticulous for my comfort.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on October 31, 2009, 11:51:11 AM
Blink what do you think of Morgan's friends? They don't seem to be very forthcoming, though I have no idea what they all told LE. If Morgan had a boyfriend, do you think they know and are afraid to tell, for whatever reason?


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Edward on October 31, 2009, 12:55:01 PM
I think LE has failed here because they should have gone to security people and their friends first thing..

Time is the enemy.. Answers Needed in hours not weeks.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Blink34 on October 31, 2009, 01:11:25 PM
Blink what do you think of Morgan's friends? They don't seem to be very forthcoming, though I have no idea what they all told LE. If Morgan had a boyfriend, do you think they know and are afraid to tell, for whatever reason?

Honestly, I think her friends know, or know "OF" this perp. I think they have been advised NOT to speak to the press, and I would advise the same.

If my bff went missing under these circumstances, and I spoke to detectives with what "I knew", I am positive they would tell them not to speak for their own safety, and for the integrity of the investigation.

If this were a stranger or random abduction, the tactics of LE would be very different, imo. They are not even taking questions at the minimal amount of press conferences they have had.

I am not faulting them for that, if they have a POI, that is the right tact.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: klaasend on October 31, 2009, 01:20:06 PM
Fasten your seat belts - we're getting ready to move up to the MP high profile area just below Elizabeth Olten


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Kat_Gram on October 31, 2009, 02:02:42 PM
Guys who work for these concerts or the promoter are given passes. Sometimes backstage passes. These passes are used as date bait.
..
A girl who had tix for six months did not leave the can and go outside on a whim. She might have run into someone she knew or hardly knew who said they could get her back in backstage. I agree with Blink, she was lured out.
I think by someone who worked for the show. Someone local who was hired by the arena company or the band. 


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on October 31, 2009, 02:10:38 PM
Thanks Blink, and I agree Kat, if you are so excited about a concert like she was, you wouldn't miss it. All so very confusing.  ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on October 31, 2009, 02:38:23 PM
http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20316793,00.html
Metallica Still Has Hope for Missing Fan

By Paul Chi

Originally posted Saturday October 31, 2009 01:50 PM EDT
Two weeks after the mysterious disappearance of Virginia Tech University student Morgan Harrington, no clues or leads as to her whereabouts are known to exist – but members of Metallica remain optimistic about the safe return of the young woman last seen at the band's Oct. 17 concert.

"We are staying positive that she will be found soon," Metallica lead guitarist Kirk Hammett told PEOPLE at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Concert in New York City Friday. "We are all hoping for the best and praying for her and her family."

Hammett and his heavy metal bandmates have been in contact with Harrington's family, whom the musician described as "holding up as well as they possible can."

To help speed the search for the 5'6", 120-lb., blue-eyed, blonde 20-year-old, the rockers have contributed $50,000 toward a $100,000 reward. "It's the least we can do. We want to help as much as we can to bring her back home."
Morgan Harrington was last seen outside the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Va., on Oct 17. There is a Help Find Morgan Web Site, as well as a telephone tip line, (434) 352-3467. In addition, Virginia State Police e-mail is bci-appomattox@vsp.virginia.gov – while other tips may be sent to: info@findmorgan.com

"We all have children and as parents ourselves, it's our worst nightmare for a child to go out and not come back home," said Hammett, 46. "We empathize with that greatly, so we are doing what we can to help find her. We are staying positive."


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on October 31, 2009, 02:40:27 PM
Thanks Blink, and I agree Kat, if you are so excited about a concert like she was, you wouldn't miss it. All so very confusing.  ::MonkeyNoNo::

I too think she was lured out.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on October 31, 2009, 02:45:14 PM
http://www.whsv.com/news/headlines/67766332.html
Updated: 8:22 AM Oct 31, 2009
Search for Morgan Harrington Continues in Charlottesville
Charlottesville, Va.
There are several new developments in the case of the missing 20-year-old Virginia Tech student.
Posted: 6:05 PM Oct 30, 2009
Reporter: Jessica Jaglois
(http://media.graytvinc.com/images/MorganDanaHarrington2.jpg)
There are several new developments in the case of the missing 20-year-old Virginia Tech student.

State police say Morgan Harrington may have a scratch on her face. However the mark is not from an assault but from an accident.

Her family and friends are making sure she's remembered in Charlottesville where she disappeared almost two weeks ago.

Flowers, poems and other mementos are being left at the Copeley Street Bridge. That bridge has special significance in this case because police say it is the last place Morgan was seen before she disappeared.

The makeshift memorial is near Lannigan Field, where Morgan's purse was found by a passerby the day after a Metallica concert Morgan tried to attend.

Morgan's parents, Dan and Gil Harrington, were in town Friday in an effort to continuously bring attention to their daughter's disappearance.

They hung missing person signs and placed flowers to remind people they are still looking for Morgan, and they won't stop searching.

Dan says, "Friends and family have been bringing us flowers and we thought they'd be better noted here at the bridge."

The Harringtons also put flowers in front of the police station. They are thankful to the efforts of the police and the people who have been calling in tips.

Still, while they remain hopeful, they had a message for their daughter.

"I love you Morgan. We're trying to get to you," says Gil. "Stay strong!"

However, they also had a message for the person responsible for Morgan's disappearance.

"Whoever has taken Morgan, I am relentless," says Gil. "I will turn this world apart to find you."

The Harringtons say they're up and down, every minute, every hour of every day, but their one hope lies in that one special tip that could lead them to their daughter.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: akmom on October 31, 2009, 02:46:34 PM
thanks for putting this in the high profile section.  As much as I can't stand JVM, I feel that there is a war on women AND children.  We have more cases every week it seems.   ::MonkeyWaa::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Blink34 on October 31, 2009, 04:41:43 PM
I would like to throw this out for consumption, it is a post from our discussion on Morgan's facebook.

Main Page:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=162224546575&ref=ts

Discussion Topics:

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=162224546575&ref=ts#/topic.php?uid=162224546575&topic=10510&post=41125#post41125

******************************************************

I was asked if I had anyone in mind as to a suspect:

Yes, or rather a profile which will not be popular.

This offender screams LE or faction thereof: Ie: former LE, trained in LE but for whatever reason may also work security.

You have a massive campus and Morgan goes missing at the one place there are no cameras. The CCTV or digital infareds (if they have them) must be approved by zoing or the school board prior to installation. The monitoring contracts must be awarded pubicly, even if the specifics are sealed.

Her Father was on staff at this school for many years, her brother an alumni. I dont believe that Morgan did not know she could not get back in, I think whatever lured her outside was the promise to both get her back in, and something worth her while to take the risk- maybe backstage passes or VIP seating?

Who would you believe had access to that?

If one researches and is able to find all that information, you must consider if there are cameras on campus that may have come from Homeland Security Grants, which ARE NOT subject to public disclosure; but accessible as to their whereabouts, by LE or campus security (via clearance).

You have a cell and purse discarded with the battery removed. I have not had an opportunity to study the ping differentials of this area, but based on how rural it is, let's say it has a +/- of 5 miles at a minimum. If you really want to throw LE off, why not throw it out the window in 3 miles going the wrong way? Throw it in a creek and short it? He is aware of the technology that would ensue, and help to establish their destination. I am going to make a leap and say that the phone also was missing the SIM card if it takes one and if not, was "reset" before the battery was removed.

In an instance where they cannot establish foul play, if the phone was in her name, you could be looking at 30 days at a minimum to get a warrant.

That said, if they have evidence we are not aware ,or a POI, that would be moot inasmuch as they would already have access to data up until the power is removed from the phone. If they have access, I believe they will have either texts or calls from a prepaid or bat phone, or some other call scrambling mechanism.

Again, leads me to someone with investigative knowledge.

I say this with utmost respect for LE. I also say that having worked with them, that good investigators and officers don't mind looking in their own backyard because they dont have anything to hide.

Lastly, you have to consider the possibility of the connection of the Metzler and Childs murders in Caldwell Field. Childs Father is VA State Trooper. I can state as a fact that the possibility of someone posing as LE or security is in the top 3 of their offender profile for these murders.

Anyone reading here know if Morgan had a former BF that is VT deputy or security?


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: LynneinMd. on October 31, 2009, 05:42:11 PM
For some reason I have a different take on this.  I can't explain it, but a few things stick with me.  One is, her father says it is not unusual for her to take the battery out of her phone.  What kind of logic would explain this?  She was also over drawn in her checking account and had plans for her father to help her balance it.  I just wonder if the parents are strict and maybe she has had some problems conforming to their rules.  I'm not saying that they don't love and care for her, but there can be inner family problems that people don't want to air in public.  I pray for her safety and return, no matter what.  Some of this just doesn't make sense.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on October 31, 2009, 06:53:59 PM
For some reason I have a different take on this.  I can't explain it, but a few things stick with me.  One is, her father says it is not unusual for her to take the battery out of her phone.  What kind of logic would explain this?  She was also over drawn in her checking account and had plans for her father to help her balance it.  I just wonder if the parents are strict and maybe she has had some problems conforming to their rules.  I'm not saying that they don't love and care for her, but there can be inner family problems that people don't want to air in public.  I pray for her safety and return, no matter what.  Some of this just doesn't make sense.
I have to say that I was thinking she took off, to be with someone, new life for whatever the reason would be. Maybe for the reasons you stated, I don't know. I agree some of this doesn't make sense. The being on the bridge for one thing, could she have been walking to meet someone? Am I mistaken that she wasn't on any surveilance inside the complex? And I agree, no cameras at the one place Morgan goes missing? I know there has been a lot of discussion about the car that was taken that night to go to the concert. I'm really mixed up on that. Was it Morgan's car in the parking lot? Reason I'm asking is this topic sure seems to be the hot discussion on another forum, and I'm not understanding the car situation. Also shouldn't her friends have called her family right from the start? That night?


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Kat_Gram on October 31, 2009, 07:00:17 PM
The message that she would get a ride back with friends, was that a text ?
Because if she was my friend that I had come there with who was now outside far away from home, like no bus, not within walking distance, I might have asked, like who ? What friend do you have out there that just happened to be there outside a Metallica concert that isn't going in ?
 


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on October 31, 2009, 07:05:26 PM
The message that she would get a ride back with friends, was that a text ?
Because if she was my friend that I had come there with who was now outside far away from home, like no bus, not within walking distance, I might have asked, like who ? What friend do you have out there that just happened to be there outside a Metallica concert that isn't going in ?
 
Exactly, her friends have to know more. And I sure hope they have told all to LE.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Blink34 on October 31, 2009, 07:25:50 PM
For some reason I have a different take on this.  I can't explain it, but a few things stick with me.  One is, her father says it is not unusual for her to take the battery out of her phone.  What kind of logic would explain this?  She was also over drawn in her checking account and had plans for her father to help her balance it.  I just wonder if the parents are strict and maybe she has had some problems conforming to their rules.  I'm not saying that they don't love and care for her, but there can be inner family problems that people don't want to air in public.  I pray for her safety and return, no matter what.  Some of this just doesn't make sense.
I have to say that I was thinking she took off, to be with someone, new life for whatever the reason would be. Maybe for the reasons you stated, I don't know. I agree some of this doesn't make sense. The being on the bridge for one thing, could she have been walking to meet someone? Am I mistaken that she wasn't on any surveilance inside the complex? And I agree, no cameras at the one place Morgan goes missing? I know there has been a lot of discussion about the car that was taken that night to go to the concert. I'm really mixed up on that. Was it Morgan's car in the parking lot? Reason I'm asking is this topic sure seems to be the hot discussion on another forum, and I'm not understanding the car situation. Also shouldn't her friends have called her family right from the start? That night?

No Rose, really good questions. For me, I see no reason for her to run from anything- she had a life of privelege with really "open" parents that gave her more of a leash I will give my daughter at her age.

I personally do not believe the bridge sighting is true, or is Morgan. Morgan's car was NOT at the venue. She drove to meet Amy Snead, and then a friend drove them to the concert. When Morgan's parents reported her missing,  they made arrangements for her friend to drive the car back to their house, where it is now.

I completely agree that when they returned to the house and her car was there, they should have called her parents. Again to me, that points to them being of the opinion she was with someone she knew.

That said, I would really like it if you were right and I was wrong. Heartbreaking.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on October 31, 2009, 07:43:53 PM
 Thanks Blink. My view, that even a life of privelege comes with demands, and maybe, just maybe she didn't want those demands, and a better life, or she may think a better life was calling. I sure hope that is what happened and she will realize that she made a big mistake. I usually get a feeling right away when I follow cases, but with Morgan I go back and forth with my feelings, which is very odd with me.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Bud's Girl on October 31, 2009, 08:54:09 PM
Something that keeps popping out to me is that she had "tickets" for 6mo. not a"ticket"
could Morgan have gone out of the arena to give someone else a ticket she purchased for them,maybe someone her friends did not know about?

On page 1 of this thread, in an article posted by linds1980, one sentence of the article says:

"Dan Harrington, Morgan’s father said he had bought tickets for Morgan and her group months before the show."

So her dad bought tickets for her and several friends, which explains tickets with an s.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Kat_Gram on October 31, 2009, 08:54:16 PM
Her taking the battery out of the cell is puzzling to me.
Did she have one of the newer phones where she could be tracked ?
I was looking at some on line and I thought it was a good thing for teens.
Safety & spying for anxious parents ? Like me.   
If it was just to save battery power, she could just turn the thing off.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Bud's Girl on October 31, 2009, 08:59:27 PM

This was written Oct 22nd and unless I missed it, haven't seen it posted.  It gives a little insight to Morgan as a person.

http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/223391

She is known nationwide as the beautiful young blonde in the black miniskirt who vanished from a Metallica concert in Charlottesville over the weekend, but to her friends and family, Morgan Harrington is the kind woman who volunteered her summers to work with children from violent homes, letting little girls play with her golden tresses.

She is the young woman who enjoyed the "Twilight" novels, the movie "Harriet the Spy" the television show "Real Housewives of Orange County" and the music of Jerry Garcia.

And she is the quirky young woman whose list of what to bring to a recent Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival included a full-length mirror and a hula hoop.

"She loves putting on her makeup and looking good," said her mother, Gil Harrington of Roanoke County. "But she's the kind of girl who's also happy sleeping in a tent for a week. Usually 'makeup girls' aren't like that."

Gil Harrington, a nurse, and her husband, Dan, Carilion Clinic's vice president for academic affairs, have been offering reporters sundry tidbits about their missing daughter's life for days now, steeling themselves for interviews as they seek to keep Morgan's name and picture at the forefront of public consciousness.

It has been, admittedly, a harrowing process, one they have endured even as they struggle to help investigators working to find their daughter. "Having to find DNA samples and dental records of your child -- it's not a path or ground you thought you'd have to walk," Gil Harrington said Tuesday in her home on Strathmore Lane. "There's no template for it."

Harrington, a 20-year-old Virginia Tech education major, disappeared Saturday night after leaving the John Paul Jones Arena at the University of Virginia. She had gone there with friends, but between 8:30 and 9:30 p.m. she called them to say she was outside and couldn't get back in, and that she would either find them after the show or find another way home. The next day, a passerby found her purse and cellphone in a small parking area between the arena and an athletic field. The cellphone's battery was gone.

Harrington, 5-foot-6 and 120 pounds, was wearing a black T-shirt with the name of metal band Pantera in tan letters across the front, a black miniskirt, black tights and black knee-high boots.

Virginia State Police, in a news conference in Charlottesville on Wednesday, said they have received 100 calls from around the country and are following up on all of them. State police have set up a new tip line, (434) 352-3467, and also plan to announce a Crimestoppers reward of at least $50,000 as early as today. Police also noted that they have searched a large area around the arena three times, using search dogs and a SWAT team that was in the city for training. Otherwise, Lt. Joe Rader conceded, police have little new to say about the criminal investigation.

"It's very disheartening, in all honesty, that this time has gone by and we haven't had any kind of contact or any leads that have worked out," Rader said.

In Roanoke County, meanwhile, the Harringtons -- who also have a 22-year-old son, Alex -- are sharing their daughter's life with the national and local media, fielding phone calls, traveling to studios and sitting for interviews. They have even shown reporters their daughter's bedroom, the decor of which exemplifies what her friends call her eclectic taste in everything: Her bedsheets feature drawings of little fairy princesses, and Tibetan prayer cloths adorn the wooden headboard. A collection of cobalt-blue bottles sits atop a curio cabinet in one corner. On the walls are posters of musical acts as diverse as Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath, the Beatles and Bob Marley. A Beach Boys album cover is taped to the wall, as is a Barry Manilow single. A full laundry basket sits on a chest and her open suitcase sits on the floor at the foot of her bed.

Before the concert, Morgan Harrington tried on three different outfits for her mother to appraise; ultimately she chose the all-black ensemble. The purses she discarded were left in a pile in the room.

The Harringtons are certain their daughter is not a runaway. "We're very close," said Dan Harrington. "We talk every day."

"She does what she's supposed to do," Gil Harrington said. "I called her two weeks ago and told her to get her flu shots. She got it the next day."

The Harringtons have a key to their daughter's apartment, and they also have the password to her computer. ("What's there to hide?" Gil Harrington asked.) Morgan's father does her banking, and she had asked him to help her with her algebra when she returned from Charlottesville.

"She always spoke to her dad, every day, and she would never be without her cellphone," said John Reburn, owner of Roanoke Valley Printworks in downtown Roanoke, where Morgan Harrington worked her summer after high school. "I called her my L.A. girl -- super, super out-there friendly. She was a hard worker who still managed to look like a million bucks. She always looked incredible."

Chelsea Helm, who attended Northside High School with Harrington and attends Virginia Tech with her as well, said Harrington's well-known sense of fashion "is creative and a little glamorous."

But like Reburn and Harrington's parents, Helm said the young woman's intelligence is one of her most notable traits. "She reads more than the average person our age," said Helm, 21. "We go shopping in downtown Blacksburg, but she spent time studying."

From the time she was 12 until she graduated from Lord Botetourt High School in 2007, Harrington volunteered every summer with Forgotten Victims, a program for children from kindergarten to fifth grade who have witnessed violence in their homes.

Harrington often let the little girls in the program play with her long blond hair, said Diane Kelly, executive director of Mental Health America of Roanoke Valley, which runs the program.

"She just let the kids be kids, and if that meant playing with her hair, fine," Kelly said. "They did finger-painting with pudding, and she had more fun doing that than the kids did. But she could be a disciplinarian. She'd say, 'We don't behave that way.' "

While Harrington's parents work to remind the public that their daughter is missing, her friends are also staying busy.

Helm and others are organizing a vigil for 7 p.m. today at the football field at Northside, where Harrington attended school before transferring to Lord Botetourt.

And for now, the Harringtons cling to hope, doing what they can to improve their daughter's chances of coming back to them.

"We're going through a slew of 'last times' now," Gil Harrington said. "You know, 'the last time this was touched, she touched it.' I am so afraid we're going to have a slew of firsts, 'first time without her on the holidays...' "



Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on October 31, 2009, 09:29:52 PM
Thanks Bud's Girl, I really am all over the place with this case. I have some opinions, which I'm hesitant to post. I guess what I'm kind of thinking is sometimes a parent really thinks they know their child, but the reality is they don't, their child can have a whole different type of life going on that the parents are not aware of. I have no idea if this is the case with this family.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Kat_Gram on October 31, 2009, 09:43:01 PM
Maybe things seem a bit off with what we know what the friends say because the friends have not been 100 % forthcoming with the MEDIA. She must have had a boyfriend at some point. ( I hope LE is looking into the past bf's ) I don't think a 20 year old girl would tell her Mama everything, but she would tell her gf's and her roommate would know alot.
I don't think a girl who liked makeup, had a ton of clothes, school, her family, her car and all the comforts she had would just do a runner like this. She had nothing to run away from and it sounds as if she was having a great life and that was going to continue. For some reason, this girl reminds me of Natalee Holloway.
I also remember a case where an ex hubby put a GPS tracking thing on his wife's car and was stalking her. Showing up where she was, just by chance, etc.     


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Bud's Girl on October 31, 2009, 09:57:51 PM
Thanks Bud's Girl, I really am all over the place with this case. I have some opinions, which I'm hesitant to post. I guess what I'm kind of thinking is sometimes a parent really thinks they know their child, but the reality is they don't, their child can have a whole different type of life going on that the parents are not aware of. I have no idea if this is the case with this family.

So true ... her parents could have been really close to her, had the password to her computer & all, but it would be the rare 20 yr old who didn't have a few secrets from their parents.  IMO 

Such a beautiful young woman. 


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on October 31, 2009, 09:58:25 PM
Maybe things seem a bit off with what we know what the friends say because the friends have not been 100 % forthcoming with the MEDIA. She must have had a boyfriend at some point. ( I hope LE is looking into the past bf's ) I don't think a 20 year old girl would tell her Mama everything, but she would tell her gf's and her roommate would know alot.
I don't think a girl who liked makeup, had a ton of clothes, school, her family, her car and all the comforts she had would just do a runner like this. She had nothing to run away from and it sounds as if she was having a great life and that was going to continue. For some reason, this girl reminds me of Natalee Holloway.
I also remember a case where an ex hubby put a GPS tracking thing on his wife's car and was stalking her. Showing up where she was, just by chance, etc.     
I don't know Kat, I'm with you no way does a 20 year old tell her parents everything, but friends, special friends oh yeah. Something is missing with all this, just can't quite piece it together. If I say this, by all means I don't want people to think I'm bashing anyone, but everything seems to be so sugar coated about Morgan, I don't doubt Morgan is a fine girl, but realistically all of us have something about us that isn't all sugary and sweet. I certainly hope she has just run off and she is fine.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: klaasend on November 01, 2009, 09:17:03 AM
http://www.vtnews.vt.edu/story.php?relyear=2009&itemno=830

Statement from Daniel and Gil Harrington

By Virginia Tech News
(540) 231-5396, vtnews@vt.edu

BLACKSBURG, VA., October 30, 2009 -- We sincerely thank the Virginia State Police Department, University of Virginia Police Department, members of Metallica, and the many people who have shown their support in this difficult time. We are doing everything in our power to bring Morgan home. We appreciate your prayers and ask that you continue to share any information you can with law enforcement so that we can find our daughter.

Please refer to www.FindMorgan.com as a resource for updates on Morgan’s investigation. Information can also be found on the Virginia State Police Department’s website at http://www.vsp.state.va.us/News/News_Releases.shtm. We encourage you to share your thoughts and questions with us directly at info@findmorgan.com. All media inquiries may be directed to our new media hotline (202) 973-1330 for immediate assistance.

If you have any helpful information regarding our daughter’s whereabouts, please contact the Virginia State Police’s tip hotline at (434) 352-3467 or bci-appomattox@vsp.virginia.gov.

We thank you again for your prayers and support.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Blink34 on November 01, 2009, 09:22:11 AM
Maybe things seem a bit off with what we know what the friends say because the friends have not been 100 % forthcoming with the MEDIA. She must have had a boyfriend at some point. ( I hope LE is looking into the past bf's ) I don't think a 20 year old girl would tell her Mama everything, but she would tell her gf's and her roommate would know alot.
I don't think a girl who liked makeup, had a ton of clothes, school, her family, her car and all the comforts she had would just do a runner like this. She had nothing to run away from and it sounds as if she was having a great life and that was going to continue. For some reason, this girl reminds me of Natalee Holloway.
I also remember a case where an ex hubby put a GPS tracking thing on his wife's car and was stalking her. Showing up where she was, just by chance, etc.     
I don't know Kat, I'm with you no way does a 20 year old tell her parents everything, but friends, special friends oh yeah. Something is missing with all this, just can't quite piece it together. If I say this, by all means I don't want people to think I'm bashing anyone, but everything seems to be so sugar coated about Morgan, I don't doubt Morgan is a fine girl, but realistically all of us have something about us that isn't all sugary and sweet. I certainly hope she has just run off and she is fine.

I agree with you that whatever is "not known" to everyone, is probably the key to finding her. This bugs me terribly, from Thursday Evening 10/29 Nancy Grace show:

GRACE: That`s what I don`t understand. If she was just going to the bathroom, then why did she go outside the arena? Have they looked at her cell phone? Did anyone contact her and lure her out?

HARRINGTON: It does not appear there were other calls to Morgan during that period of time. There was some texting of Morgan to a young gentleman that she was friends with, but it was no one in Charlottesville. It was further away and so — but he`s not a suspect at all at this time.

GRACE: Right. So they were just probably texting about what, the concert, that she was at the concert, stuff like that?

HARRINGTON: Yes.

GRACE: OK. And he was in a different city?

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/0910/29/ng.01.html



Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 01, 2009, 09:30:13 AM
 I just feel also because the friends are not forthcoming with info valuable time has been wasted. Maybe some drugs were involved, and that is why, I have no idea, but if there was drugs, who cares, this young woman is much more important then getting in trouble about drugs. I wouldn't think anyone would be that surprised by that anyway, it was a Metallica concert, and you are going to tell me drugs weren't floating around? I was young once, and have been to a great deal of concerts, and frankly there was always pot smoking at everyone, and who knows what else. I pray she took off with a boyfriend.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Peace on November 01, 2009, 05:12:16 PM

Lastly, you have to consider the possibility of the connection of the Metzler and Childs murders in Caldwell Field. Childs Father is VA State Trooper. I can state as a fact that the possibility of someone posing as LE or security is in the top 3 of their offender profile for these murders.

Anyone reading here know if Morgan had a former BF that is VT deputy or security?


Does anyone know if Amy Snead is related to Special Agent Garland Snead from VA who investigated the Short murders who were also shot in the head?


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Blink34 on November 01, 2009, 05:27:54 PM

Lastly, you have to consider the possibility of the connection of the Metzler and Childs murders in Caldwell Field. Childs Father is VA State Trooper. I can state as a fact that the possibility of someone posing as LE or security is in the top 3 of their offender profile for these murders.

Anyone reading here know if Morgan had a former BF that is VT deputy or security?


Does anyone know if Amy Snead is related to Special Agent Garland Snead from VA who investigated the Short murders who were also shot in the head?

I have been working on trying to confirm that. Unverified, but I am told they are in fact relatives, fwiw.
B


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Peace on November 01, 2009, 06:43:50 PM
I found this interesting in the Short case.
The Henry County Sheriff's Office put years of manpower and toil into the case, but those efforts were eclipsed by scandal in November 2006, when Sheriff Frank Cassell and 12 of his officers were indicted by federal authorities as the culmination of a corruption probe.

Cassell, who had appeared frequently on national television during the early stages of the Short investigation as a spokesman for law enforcement, ultimately was sentenced to eight months in prison for lying to a federal investigator.

Members of the task force say the federal indictments did not in any way impair the investigation.

"Luckily no one who was assigned to the task force was affected by the indictments," said Sgt. Curtis Spence of the sheriff's office.

Reynolds said he believes the negative publicity surrounding the indictments resulted in unfair suspicions about the handling of the Short case. The new sheriff, Lane Perry, "will not rest until it is settled," he said, and neither will others in law enforcement. "You can hear the emotion in their voices."

Here is the link about the indictment:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/09/11/AR2007091102102.html (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/09/11/AR2007091102102.html)

Dealing a Date rape drug????
Was State Trooper Donald Childs on a task force as well?


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: klaasend on November 01, 2009, 08:03:59 PM
Don't miss the Dana Pretzer show tonight at 9pm ET.  He has a great lineup tonight, IMO:

www.scaredmonkeysradio.com

I'll post a link to the show just prior to 9pm ET:

(http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o100/klaasen3/Sub7/Pretzer110109.jpg)


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: klaasend on November 01, 2009, 08:33:46 PM
Direct link to the Dana Pretzer show:

http://scaredmonkeysradio.com/radio.m3u


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: akmom on November 01, 2009, 11:18:23 PM
    I am so worried for this young girl, but I am really confused about so many things.  I have wondered if the injury to her face may have resulted from a fall, in which she may have hit her head.  I have known of quite a few instances where an injury to the head that seemed minor, resulted in a death(Liam Neesan's wife for one).  I also have trouble with a girl that is out on her own in her own apartment and her parents know her computer password????  Not that this means anything in particular, but I just find it really odd.  I have kids of all ages and I do not have the passwords of my 20 somethings. 


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: linds1980 on November 02, 2009, 03:03:10 AM
http://www2.dailyprogress.com/cdp/news/opinion/columnists_bryan_mckenzie/article/some_thoughts_on_the_missing_from_the_psychic_realm/48351/

Some thoughts on the missing from the psychic realm
By Bryan McKenzie
Published: November 2, 2009

On television, the cops are good looking and the psychics are not only believed but their opinions actively sought.

Morgan Dana Harrington disappeared in real life, however, where the cops don’t moonlight as models and the psychics can leave their tips on a telephone answering machine with the rest of us.

Ms. Harrington is the Virginia Tech student whose purse and battery-less cell phone were found in a parking lot near the John Paul Jones Arena after an Oct. 17 Metallica concert. She remains missing.

“During the course of the investigation we have been contacted by individuals claiming to have psychic abilities,” said Corinne Geller, Virginia State Police spokeswoman. “Their information is accepted and recorded like any other tip we receive, but unfortunately has not provided any significant leads at this time.”

Ms. Geller has talked to some of them herself.

“I know of at least four that have contacted me so far,” she said. “I don’t know how many others have called in the VSP Tip Line or sent in e-mails.”

If it were only so easy

Television cops can easily solve crimes in an hour — minus commercials. While it can take real-world cops days, weeks or months to solve a crime, television psychics can solve crimes in an amazingly short time with clear and concise clues.

Clues for most real-world psychics, however, are often sparse and enigmatic.

Helen Legotti, of Queens, N.Y., is a psychic who specializes in helping to locate missing people. As often happens in psychic investigation, she has clues but isn’t sure what they mean.

“Many of my clues come in letters and shapes and dates,” she said from her home. “I keep getting a ‘B,’ very strongly, and I believe [Ms. Harrington’s] location begins with a G.”

Ms. Legotti knows little about the case, other than what she read in a news clipping providing by a secretary. That’s OK, because she is credited with leading searchers to a Maine fisherman’s body in 2008 while sitting at home, using the clues ‘R’ and a diamond.

“They used a map that I didn’t have and were able to locate a buoy that had a diamond on it and a location that began with an ‘R.’ I get the images and the clues, but I’m far away and don’t know how to interpret them,” she said.

Now for the specifics

Ms. Legotti also sees two men involved in Ms. Harrington’s disappearance.

“One of them has the initials A. and P. and, if I’m right, he’s in his late 20s,” she said. “There’s another gentleman who looks like he’s in his middle 30s. I think the man with the initials A.P. is a landscaper because I see flowers with him. There may be a gas station attendant involved. I think it’ll [be solved] between Nov. 2 and Nov. 5.”

Exactly what any of that means, Ms. Legotti isn’t sure. She just wants to put the information out there in case it gives someone else a clue.

“I hope it jogs someone’s memory. I just want to help in any way I can,” she said. “It’s what I do.”



Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 02, 2009, 05:51:34 AM
http://www.cavalierdaily.com/2009/11/02/harrington-sustained-face-injury/
Harrington sustained face injury
November 2,2009
In a statement released Friday, Virginia State Police reported that Morgan Dana Harrington, who disappeared from a Metallica concert Oct. 17, may have sustained a scratch or scrape on her face the night she disappeared, but that the scratch is a result of an accident and not an assault.

The update came as a result of several tips received by law enforcement officials. Anyone with additional information about Harrington’s disappearance is encouraged to contact Virginia State Police at (434) 352-3467. Tips can also be e-mailed to bci-appomattox@vsp.virginia.gov.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: cookie on November 02, 2009, 09:39:23 AM
http://www.cavalierdaily.com/2009/11/02/harrington-sustained-face-injury/
Harrington sustained face injury
November 2,2009
In a statement released Friday, Virginia State Police reported that Morgan Dana Harrington, who disappeared from a Metallica concert Oct. 17, may have sustained a scratch or scrape on her face the night she disappeared, but that the scratch is a result of an accident and not an assault.

The update came as a result of several tips received by law enforcement officials. Anyone with additional information about Harrington’s disappearance is encouraged to contact Virginia State Police at (434) 352-3467. Tips can also be e-mailed to bci-appomattox@vsp.virginia.gov.

a scratch or scrape on her face? wonder who would have really known that except for close friends? would they have supplied the tip? this case is very puzzling to me....


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 02, 2009, 10:42:29 AM
http://www.reuters.com/article/pressRelease/idUS138251+02-Nov-2009+PRN20091102
Statement by Dan and Gil Harrington
Mon Nov 2, 2009 9:50am EST
ROANOKE, Va., Nov. 2 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is a statement from Daniel
and Gil Harrington:

We are deeply moved by the outpouring of support we've received since our
daughter disappeared 16 days ago on October 17 from a concert in
Charlottesville, VA.

At the request of friends and supporters, the Harrington family has
established the Find Morgan Fund to help in the search for our daughter. The
Harrington family will donate any unused funds to charities that assist
families of missing persons and causes with which Morgan has been directly
involved, including Mental Heath America of Roanoke Valley and OMNI Orphan
Medical Network International.

Contributions may be sent by mail to the following address:

Find Morgan Fund
P.O. Box 7588
Roanoke, VA 24019

Contributions may also be sent via PayPal through www.FindMorgan.com.

We are truly grateful for your kindness and we thank you again for all your
thoughts and prayers.

SOURCE  Daniel and Gil Harrington

Leslie Valenza for Daniel and Gil Harrington, +1-202-973-1330,
lvalenza@levick.com


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 02, 2009, 10:46:38 AM
http://www.noisecreep.com/2009/11/02/metallica-still-morgan-harrington-hope/
Metallica Still Clinging to Hope in Morgan Harrington Case
Posted 42 minutes ago by Chris Harris
It's been two weeks since the baffling disappearance of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington, who vanished from Metallica's Oct. 17 concert. But the fact that investigators have no clues or leads regarding Harrington's whereabouts isn't chipping away at Metallica's optimism. They're still holding out hope that the 20-year-old will turn up safe.

"We are staying positive that she will be found soon," Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett said over the weekend. "We are all hoping for the best and praying for her and her family. We all have children and as parents ourselves, it's our worst nightmare for a child to go out and not come back home. We empathize with that greatly, so we are doing what we can to help find her. We are staying positive."

Harrington, who was last seen wearing a Pantera shirt and a black mini-skirt, attended the Oct. 17 concert with friends but got separated from them when, after using the bathroom, the blue-eyed blond wound up outside the venue, which has a no re-entry policy. Her case has attracted national media attention, and a reward of $150,000 is being offered for information leading to the safe return or information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for Harrington's disappearance.

Meanwhile, police have revealed that Harrington sustained a facial injury before she vanished from the concert two weeks ago. According to state police spokeswoman Corinne Geller, detectives chose not to disclose the fact earlier, because the injury was consistent with what a person would sustain after falling and doesn't appear to be related to her disappearance.
"Many of those we've spoken to during the course of this investigation recalled seeing a minor scrape or cut on the face of the young woman they saw fitting Miss Harrington's description," Geller said. "This injury would be consistent with a slip or fall. In no way would such a minor abrasion be associated with an assault."

Harrington's parents, Dan and Gil, released a statement last week, thanking police and supporters for their help in the search for their daughter. "We are doing everything in our power to bring Morgan home," the statement said. "We appreciate your prayers and ask that you continue to share any information you can with law enforcement so that we can find our daughter."


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 02, 2009, 10:48:54 AM
Cookie,it looks like several people must have noticed that scrape on her face.
This case is puzzling.Maybe we'll get a post from Blink again soon.  ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: cookie on November 02, 2009, 10:51:23 AM
Cookie,it looks like several people must have noticed that scrape on her face.
This case is puzzling.Maybe we'll get a post from Blink again soon.  ::MonkeyCool::

thanks  trimmy!  yes, I hope that Blink will have some info for us soon...


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: SuzieQ on November 02, 2009, 01:16:16 PM
Your mention of psychics reminded me that we have a famous one here in VA.
In fact I think she has given lectures at UVA.

http://www.noreenrenier.com/

Contact info
EMAIL: noreen04@embarqmail.com
PHONE: (434) 973-1515
MAIL: PO Box 316, Free Union, Va 22940




Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Blink34 on November 02, 2009, 02:58:00 PM
Cookie,it looks like several people must have noticed that scrape on her face.
This case is puzzling.Maybe we'll get a post from Blink again soon.  ::MonkeyCool::


Trim-

we are working on some new information, in fact checking stages... I am going to say though, I have seen nothing to move me from my originals profile in this case. I am praying for a quick end and arrest here.

On the psychic issue, it makes me very nervous because so many are charlatans. In fact, most are.

That said, I am familiar with Noreen R, work, and I agree with Suzi Q, she is solid.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 02, 2009, 03:19:10 PM
Cookie,it looks like several people must have noticed that scrape on her face.
This case is puzzling.Maybe we'll get a post from Blink again soon.  ::MonkeyCool::


Trim-

we are working on some new information, in fact checking stages... I am going to say though, I have seen nothing to move me from my originals profile in this case. I am praying for a quick end and arrest here.

On the psychic issue, it makes me very nervous because so many are charlatans. In fact, most are.

That said, I am familiar with Noreen R, work, and I agree with Suzi Q, she is solid.

Thanks,Blink.I agree with your initial thoughts.I am also praying for the same.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 02, 2009, 03:26:23 PM
http://www.nbc29.com/Global/story.asp?S=11426127
Find Morgan Fund Started
Posted: Nov 02, 2009 10:07 AM CST Updated: Nov 02, 2009 1:02 PM CST
(http://wvir.images.worldnow.com/images/11426127_BG3.jpg)

The parents of Morgan Harrington are pulling together a fund to help find their missing daughter.

Monday Gil and Dan Harrington announced the creation of the "Find Morgan Fund." Money collected will go toward search efforts.

Morgan disappeared on October 17th during a Metallica concert at John Paul Jones Arena.

Contributions can be mailed or done online. See below for addresses.

Unused funds will go to charities that assist families of missing persons.

Reported by Henry Graff

STATEMENT BY DAN AND GIL HARRINGTON

We are deeply moved by the outpouring of support we've received since our daughter disappeared 16 days ago on October 17 from a concert in Charlottesville, VA.

At the request of friends and supporters, the Harrington family has established the Find Morgan Fund to help in the search for our daughter. The Harrington family will donate any unused funds to charities that assist families of missing persons and causes with which Morgan has been directly involved, including Mental Heath America of Roanoke Valley and OMNI Orphan Medical Network International.

Contributions may be sent by mail to the following address:

                    Find Morgan Fund
                    P.O. Box 7588
                    Roanoke, VA 24019

Contributions may also be sent via PayPal through www.FindMorgan.com.

We are truly grateful for your kindness and we thank you again for all your thoughts and prayers.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 02, 2009, 06:19:04 PM
http://www.examiner.com/x-28599-SF-True-Crime-History-Examiner~y2009m11d2-How-you-can-help-find-Morgan-Harrington
How you can help find Morgan Harrington
November 2, 2:59 PMSF True Crime History ExaminerJason Taylor
I have been contacted by a spokeswoman from the Harrington family to share some information with you, the readers, on how you can help in the search for Morgan Harrington.

The statement below was issued today by the Harrington family regarding a fund that has been established to aid in their daughter’s recovery. The statement provides information on where donations can be sent, and how the fund will be used.

Additionally readers can help raise awareness of the search for Morgan by following the family on Twitter at: www.twitter.com/find_morgan, and by joining the “Help find Morgan Harrington” Facebook group at: http://bit.ly/1K8B8

Thanks for taking the time to read this important information, let's do what we can get Morgan back to her parent's as soon as possible.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: KCJackie on November 02, 2009, 11:46:28 PM
Red dot indicates cell phone location
(http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr319/kcjackie/morgan%20harrington/morganharringtonreddotcellphone.jpg)


(http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr319/kcjackie/morgan%20harrington/morganharringtonrvlot.jpg)

Morgan pictured with her father and brother
(http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr319/kcjackie/morgan%20harrington/morganharringtonfamily.jpg)

Morgan's 20th Bday pic
(http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr319/kcjackie/morgan%20harrington/morganharrington20thbirthday.jpg)



http://www.readthehook.com/stories/2009/10/29/cover-findMorgan-E.aspx

'Off the face of the earth': the hunt for Morgan Harrington
By HAWES SPENCER & COURTENEY STUART
Published October 29, 2009 in issue 0843 of the Hook

It's the kind of national attention no town wants. A beautiful college student goes to a rock concert, somehow becomes separated from her friends, and ends up outside, alone. Unable to reenter UVA's John Paul Jones Arena because policy prohibits it, she calls her friends and tells them not to worry-- that she'll somehow find her way back to Harrisonburg, an hour away, on her own and without a vehicle or friends to accompany her.

And then she vanishes.

Her terrified parents desperately want the answer to a question no parent should ever have to ask: where is my child? For State Police investigating her disappearance, the clues, though sparse, paint a grim picture.

First clue

On Sunday morning, October 18, a passerby discovers a purse and cellphone in a small parking area near the Arena. Campus Police may not have initially suspected anything sinister in the discovery. After all, the previous night, thousands of concertgoers had converged on the area around the Arena for a show by Metallica, the world's top heavy metal band. Among post-event detritus, forgotten personal effects are common.

But two hours south in Roanoke County, Dan and Gil Harrington are noticing something suspicious that Sunday. Their 20-year-old daughter, a junior majoring in education at Virginia Tech, hasn't arrived for a scheduled noon meeting with her father, at which he'd planned to help her balance her checkbook and study for a math exam.

Concerned by the absence and an uncharacteristic failure to call, the Harringtons contact her friends with whom they know she'd been the night before.

To their horror, they learn that her friends know nothing of her whereabouts. Morgan Dana Harrington, her friends reveal, had become separated from the group during the concert and had told them during an 8:48pm phone call that, although shut out of the
(snipped)


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 03, 2009, 07:47:52 AM
 ::MonkeyJnBox:: Hey KCJackie.

http://www.wric.com/Global/story.asp?S=11431961
New Fund Created For Missing VT Student
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - The parents of a Virginia Tech student missing for more than two weeks have set up a fund for contributions to help in their search for her.

A spokeswoman said Monday that Dan and Gil (jill) Harrington are using the donations to print and distribute fliers and other material with a photo and description of 20-year-old Morgan Dana Harrington.

The Harringtons distributed 50,000 fliers at Virginia Tech's  home football game last week.

Morgan Harrington has been missing since Oct. 17 when she became separated from her friends at a Metallica concert in Charlottesville.

Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said Monday that police are still getting leads in the case, but they have slowed down.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Blink34 on November 03, 2009, 10:02:43 AM
KC-

Thanks for posting that pic of the RV area, I just wanted to point out to everyone that there is a gate in the foreground. It closes after the events, so it is unlikely anyone could have come back later to dump her purse/wallet/phone to be found in the am.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 03, 2009, 12:04:47 PM
KC-

Thanks for posting that pic of the RV area, I just wanted to point out to everyone that there is a gate in the foreground. It closes after the events, so it is unlikely anyone could have come back later to dump her purse/wallet/phone to be found in the am.
Thanks KC and Blink. Things are just not adding up to me. The injury to Morgan's face, did she fall, get pushed? Was the arena that night for the show, sold out?


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Blink34 on November 03, 2009, 12:24:42 PM
KC-

Thanks for posting that pic of the RV area, I just wanted to point out to everyone that there is a gate in the foreground. It closes after the events, so it is unlikely anyone could have come back later to dump her purse/wallet/phone to be found in the am.
Thanks KC and Blink. Things are just not adding up to me. The injury to Morgan's face, did she fall, get pushed? Was the arena that night for the show, sold out?

witnesses saw her trip up or down a step. The ticket office was OPEN and not sold out.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 03, 2009, 12:33:52 PM
KC-

Thanks for posting that pic of the RV area, I just wanted to point out to everyone that there is a gate in the foreground. It closes after the events, so it is unlikely anyone could have come back later to dump her purse/wallet/phone to be found in the am.
Thanks KC and Blink. Things are just not adding up to me. The injury to Morgan's face, did she fall, get pushed? Was the arena that night for the show, sold out?

witnesses saw her trip up or down a step. The ticket office was OPEN and not sold out.
Thank-you, I was reading something about the woman who was sitting in the ticket booth, that she did not see Morgan, and I believe she said she left to go home at 9:30, again, don't know if that is true or not.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: KCJackie on November 03, 2009, 01:13:36 PM
KC-

Thanks for posting that pic of the RV area, I just wanted to point out to everyone that there is a gate in the foreground. It closes after the events, so it is unlikely anyone could have come back later to dump her purse/wallet/phone to be found in the am.

 ::MonkeyJnBox:: You are very welcome


Here's a map I made showing Morgans reported whereabouts.

(http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr319/kcjackie/morgan%20harrington/morganharringtonmapImadeatBing.jpg)
(http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr319/kcjackie/morgan%20harrington/morganmapindex.jpg)


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 03, 2009, 01:41:30 PM
KC, thanks for that, this really helps get a feel of all Morgan's whereabouts.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 03, 2009, 02:11:46 PM
KC, thanks for that, this really helps get a feel of all Morgan's whereabouts.

Yes,it does.Thanks KCJackie.   ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: KCJackie on November 03, 2009, 02:53:27 PM
KC, thanks for that, this really helps get a feel of all Morgan's whereabouts.

Yes,it does.Thanks KCJackie.   ::MonkeyAngel::

You monkeys are more than welcome.  ::MonkeyKiss::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: KCJackie on November 03, 2009, 02:55:42 PM
Does anyone know for sure ~ whether her car was at the arena or not?   ::MonkeyConfused::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 03, 2009, 03:04:48 PM
Does anyone know for sure ~ whether her car was at the arena or not?   ::MonkeyConfused::
That point has to be the most confused thing I have seen in awhile  ::MonkeyConfused:: I've been reading around during forums, and I honestly can't say,  her car was, no her car wasn't, someone else had the keys, I'm still not quite sure how many were in the car, four or five, and someone's boyfriend.....  ::MonkeyConfused::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Blink34 on November 03, 2009, 03:32:58 PM
Nice Job KC.

You cant tell from looking at it, but the location #5, is accessible directly to the road. In other words, you could pull straight out in an area or 2 if you were parked in a position to do so prior to closing the gate. Where her purse was found could have just as easily been thrown from a passing vehicle.

No rose, I saw that woman's comments, I believe them to be credible, but would still have been open when Morgan was seeking re-entry.

I was also thinking on the subject of her account being overdrawn. I have seen speculation that was the reason she did not just buy another ticket. The re-admittance policy is strict. Once your out you are out, you could buy 50 more tickets. If you were spotted, you were not getting back in. In some cases there is a UV stamp they put on your hand.

I think Dr. Harrington released the overdrawn account info because he was concerned this may have been a robbery or kidnapping for ransome attempt at first. I dont believe they would have let their daughter drive 2.5 hours, go to a venue like that without access to emergency funds, jmho.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Blink34 on November 03, 2009, 03:35:28 PM
Does anyone know for sure ~ whether her car was at the arena or not?   ::MonkeyConfused::
That point has to be the most confused thing I have seen in awhile  ::MonkeyConfused:: I've been reading around during forums, and I honestly can't say,  her car was, no her car wasn't, someone else had the keys, I'm still not quite sure how many were in the car, four or five, and someone's boyfriend.....  ::MonkeyConfused::

The car WAS AT THE ARENA. I think there was an attempt to withold that information by police, which was not made known to Dr. Harrington, or the friends fibbed to him and told LE the truth, because it is my understanding her car was not supposed to make the "entire" trip.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 03, 2009, 04:05:42 PM
Does anyone know for sure ~ whether her car was at the arena or not?   ::MonkeyConfused::
That point has to be the most confused thing I have seen in awhile  ::MonkeyConfused:: I've been reading around during forums, and I honestly can't say,  her car was, no her car wasn't, someone else had the keys, I'm still not quite sure how many were in the car, four or five, and someone's boyfriend.....  ::MonkeyConfused::

The car WAS AT THE ARENA. I think there was an attempt to withold that information by police, which was not made known to Dr. Harrington, or the friends fibbed to him and told LE the truth, because it is my understanding her car was not supposed to make the "entire" trip.
Thanks, so if her car was at the arena, you would think that Morgan would have called/texted the person who had the keys to come to the door and give her the keys  ::MonkeyConfused::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Blink34 on November 03, 2009, 05:06:56 PM
Does anyone know for sure ~ whether her car was at the arena or not?   ::MonkeyConfused::
That point has to be the most confused thing I have seen in awhile  ::MonkeyConfused:: I've been reading around during forums, and I honestly can't say,  her car was, no her car wasn't, someone else had the keys, I'm still not quite sure how many were in the car, four or five, and someone's boyfriend.....  ::MonkeyConfused::

The car WAS AT THE ARENA. I think there was an attempt to withold that information by police, which was not made known to Dr. Harrington, or the friends fibbed to him and told LE the truth, because it is my understanding her car was not supposed to make the "entire" trip.
Thanks, so if her car was at the arena, you would think that Morgan would have called/texted the person who had the keys to come to the door and give her the keys  ::MonkeyConfused::

If she was in a position to, yes, I agree


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Kat_Gram on November 03, 2009, 05:57:39 PM
Someone who had been at the shows at the arena said that the cell reception inside was awful. Someone said they saw her outside fumbling with her cell phone and being upset. Maybe she got stood up ?
..
The car thing, two different stories. Odd. There is more than what meets the eye about what was going on that night. The parents are hi achievers with hi expectations and I bet Morgan kept alot of things, just normal girl / boy hings from them.
..
Someone else did the same thing, left the arena ( a different show ). She never noticed the sign about re entry and was driven by a VA cop to a meeting place.   
..
 


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Nut44x4 on November 03, 2009, 07:12:19 PM
The Virginian-Pilot(Norfolk, VA.)
 
November 3, 2009 Tuesday
 
fund set up to help with search for student

The parents of a Virginia Tech student missing for more than two weeks have set up a fund for contributions to help in their search for her .

A spokeswoman said Monday that Dan and Gil Harrington are using the donations to print and distribute fliers and other material with a photo and description of 20-year-old Morgan Dana Harrington.

The Harringtons distributed 50,000 fliers at Virginia Tech's home football game last week.

Morgan Harrington has been missing since Oct. 17, when she became separated from her friends at a Metallica concert in Charlottesville.

Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said Monday that police are still getting leads in the case, but they have slowed down.

Lamar Advertising has posted photos of Harrington on about a dozen billboards in Roanoke, Richmond and Fredericksburg.

Roanoke sales manager Ben Anderson said the company works with State Police to post photos of missing persons.

The Harringtons said in a statement that any unused contributions to the fund will be given to charities that aid families of missing persons and those with which their daughter has been involved.

http://www6.lexisnexis.com/publisher/EndUser?Action=UserDisplayFullDocument&orgId=574&topicId=100020825&docId=l:1067600744&start=4


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Kat_Gram on November 03, 2009, 07:28:02 PM
So, the show wasn't sold out. Morgan is outside. Her friends are inside. Why didn't anyone just get her another ticket ? Surely someone had a credit card.
Metallica hadn't started, why didn't friends leave their seats to try to do something like that ?
..
So, her Dad thought they were going in the other girls car the last leg of the way and they didn't ? The other friend had the keys to her car ?
..
Did Morgan try to get in through alternative means as suggested by her friends?
Like something is stinking with this story.
Her friend has the keys to her car, she is outside with no tickie, an overdrawn checking account and none of them got up off their seat to try to rectify this before Metallica took the stage ? 
..
Oh, and she takes the battery out of her cell phone frequently and took it out
in that situation when she is all alone out there in the cold so she could lose contact and not be traced ?
..
Who is the guy she was texting who doesn't live there and who is not a suspect ?
..
I don't think she did a runner, but I think she was going to do something that she didn't want her parents to know about, like GASP stay out all night with a guy. Some plan fell thru, she was in a state of mind after having an argument with the guy she was texting and either he came to get her and something awful happened or something awful happened because of bad judgement or not paying attention to her surroundings / people because of her state of mind.
 
WHY DIDN"T SHE JUST CALL HER PARENTS ? I would have never called mine for stupidness, but in this case, I would have. My dad would have sped all the way there to get me. I wouldn't have wandered around in spike heeled boots with no jacket wearing a mini skirt in the cold. He would have yelled at me for a minute, but it would have been ok, he was my DAD. lol And he knew what his job was. Fish me out of what I did.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 03, 2009, 07:58:24 PM
Kat, I agree, this isn't making sense. And boy I'm glad those friends aren't my friends  ::MonkeyEek::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Gypsy DD on November 03, 2009, 09:29:22 PM
Someone who had been at the shows at the arena said that the cell reception inside was awful. Someone said they saw her outside fumbling with her cell phone and being upset. Maybe she got stood up ?
..
The car thing, two different stories. Odd. There is more than what meets the eye about what was going on that night. The parents are hi achievers with hi expectations and I bet Morgan kept alot of things, just normal girl / boy hings from them.
..
Someone else did the same thing, left the arena ( a different show ). She never noticed the sign about re entry and was driven by a VA cop to a meeting place.   
..


Now if that other person is telling the truth, then it makes perfect sense that Morgan would have gotten into a security or unmarked car..thinking help has arrived for her. Her family has said she had attened other events at that arena.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Gypsy DD on November 03, 2009, 10:01:15 PM
I still believe she was meeting up with another person there that also enjoyed Metallica (or lead her to think that he did) and  was either security or LE related.  That's the only way I believe she would have left the arena..thinking they would have no trouble getting back in to see the show.  Her family is well off, but she has worked with under privileged children and those at risk.  Her Dad is is a psychiatrist, her Mom a nurse..they were not naive nor do I think she was naive. I believe they were a loving caring family that served and reached out to others in need.  I think that whomever this is was very aware of that and presented as another caring individual.


I think someone with LE or security credentials totally blindsided her.  I believe she was stalked and picked long before this..the concert just presented the perfect opportunity to separate her from her friends.  This person will have done this before and will do it again.   He is not at the top of his game..if LE he is lower level..maybe someone regulated to a desk job or cataloging and warehousing cases. If not LE it is because he didn't make the cut..in both instances he is not someone that ever made the cut to detective or such....and maybe that is part of his cover.  HE has knowledge and access but looks like the wannbe..not adequate..the loser.  And so he acts out his fantasises..because no one suspects the loser.

He needs to be stopped.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Kat_Gram on November 03, 2009, 10:05:12 PM
I have been wafffling around as to what I think. Without knowing some background of what was going on that night, just starting from that morning, I can't make up my mind. I did read a lot of comments and one person said that a girl like that ( young and good looking ) might have gone to one of the service entrances in the back trying to get in via a roadie or worker. ( I would have back in the day ), I guess that is possible. And that she didn't make it out of the building. Yet they confirmed it was her walking, but where could she have been going ?
LE would not comment on her state of mind, so I suspect there might have been some recreational drug use suspected.
..
Like I said, I don't think she did a runner, but just something stupid happened to her. Any band like Metallica does attract some unsavory persons and these things always seem to have unsavory types working for them at the venue and on the road with them.
This girl had alot going for her. She reminds me of Natalee Holloway. Her parents must be going mental. Her Mum looked haggard and shell shocked.       


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Kat_Gram on November 03, 2009, 10:17:32 PM
I hope they find this girl. For some reason, it is bothering me alot more than some of the recent cases.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: klaasend on November 04, 2009, 09:52:49 AM
NEW BLINK POST:

http://blinkoncrime.com/2009/11/03/morgan-harrington-case-are-police-closing-in/

Morgan Harrington Case: Are Police Closing In?


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 04, 2009, 10:23:07 AM
Thanks Klaas.   ::MonkeyBike::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 04, 2009, 10:58:43 AM
Thanks Blink, I have a question. Could someone have slipped a drug into Morgan's drink? Granted I have no idea if she had a drink at the concert whether it be soda/alcohol, but just wondered. After reading your last article, what I figured but kind of don't want to say, is I believe she did have a different life that her parents were not aware of. She is 20, no way, no how, would they have known, sometimes the kids that come from a strict, prominent background tend to be wilder and more rebelous. Not saying she is, just something that I have observed through my years. And this guy with the tie dyed shirt, please, if he isn't doing somekind of drugs, I'm hanging my sleuthing hat up  ::MonkeyEek:: I sure hope her friends are being honest with LE, but if things they know could get them in trouble with their parents, they probably are not.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: KCJackie on November 04, 2009, 12:12:44 PM
http://www.nbc29.com/global/Category.asp?C=175730

Dr. Dan Harrington and his wife, Gil, will hold a press conference today at 1:00 p.m. EST to address upcoming developments in the search for their daughter, Morgan, The Harringtons will be joined by Ed Smart, the father of Elizabeth Smart, who will also deliver remarks. The press conference can be viewed live on NBC 29’s (WVIR) Web site:


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 04, 2009, 12:15:49 PM
http://www.nbc29.com/global/Category.asp?C=175730

Dr. Dan Harrington and his wife, Gil, will hold a press conference today at 1:00 p.m. EST to address upcoming developments in the search for their daughter, Morgan, The Harringtons will be joined by Ed Smart, the father of Elizabeth Smart, who will also deliver remarks. The press conference can be viewed live on NBC 29’s (WVIR) Web site:
Thank-you


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 04, 2009, 12:35:30 PM
Thanks KCJackie.   ::MonkeyBike::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: mizjay on November 04, 2009, 01:32:05 PM
So, the show wasn't sold out. Morgan is outside. Her friends are inside. Why didn't anyone just get her another ticket ? Surely someone had a credit card.
Metallica hadn't started, why didn't friends leave their seats to try to do something like that ?
..
So, her Dad thought they were going in the other girls car the last leg of the way and they didn't ? The other friend had the keys to her car ?
..
Did Morgan try to get in through alternative means as suggested by her friends?
Like something is stinking with this story.
Her friend has the keys to her car, she is outside with no tickie, an overdrawn checking account and none of them got up off their seat to try to rectify this before Metallica took the stage ? 
..
Oh, and she takes the battery out of her cell phone frequently and took it out
in that situation when she is all alone out there in the cold so she could lose contact and not be traced ?
..
Who is the guy she was texting who doesn't live there and who is not a suspect ?
..
I don't think she did a runner, but I think she was going to do something that she didn't want her parents to know about, like GASP stay out all night with a guy. Some plan fell thru, she was in a state of mind after having an argument with the guy she was texting and either he came to get her and something awful happened or something awful happened because of bad judgement or not paying attention to her surroundings / people because of her state of mind.
 
WHY DIDN"T SHE JUST CALL HER PARENTS ? I would have never called mine for stupidness, but in this case, I would have. My dad would have sped all the way there to get me. I wouldn't have wandered around in spike heeled boots with no jacket wearing a mini skirt in the cold. He would have yelled at me for a minute, but it would have been ok, he was my DAD. lol And he knew what his job was. Fish me out of what I did.

 I'm with you on the phone battery thing. Who does that? Who TOLD her that was a good idea and why did they tell her that?
Another thing that sorta raises a small red flag for me is, back several pages, one of the reports says that before she left to go the bathroom she gives her friend a kiss. I know kids now do that a lot more than when I was young but to me that says, I'll see ya later.
Last red flag is the getting lost and accidently being outside, not buying it at all. She woulda  had to have been really high or messed royally to wander out of the door.
If she did indeed slip/fall and have a cut on her chin possibly she went to an arena person for help, but seems like that would be on video. possible some creep saw an opportunity to "help" her with his very own first aid kit, which was in his vehicle in the parking lot~then she's gone
lots of questions not a lot of answers


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 04, 2009, 01:33:54 PM
 ::MonkeyNoNo::  I am so glad Blink gives us info.........


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: KCJackie on November 04, 2009, 01:40:52 PM
I just don't understand why she took off walking, why didn't she text her friends to at least get her keys back so she could sit in her car?  I'm so confused. ::MonkeyConfused::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 04, 2009, 01:53:56 PM
http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:bGVBjcutH7f48M:http://www.babble.com/CS/blogs/famecrawler/2009/01/george-anthony-caylee-anthony-casey-anthony.jpg
 Crime/Justice, Featured
Still missing: Ed Smart joins Harrington parents; new details emerge
by Courteney Stuart
published 1:38pm Wednesday Nov 4, 2009
As the parents of missing Morgan Harrington prepare to join the father of once-abducted but miraculously recovered Elizabeth Smart in a high profile afternoon press conference on November 4, new information suggests the injured 20-year-old Virginia Tech student’s efforts to regain entry to the John Paul Jones Arena after she somehow ended up outside during an October 17 Metallica concert were more intense than previously reported.

“She did make a few attempts to get back into the arena at different entrances,” says Virginia State Police spokesperson Corrinne Geller in an email, declining to elaborate on which entrances or exactly how many times she tried. Previously, police had confirmed only one attempt before Morgan spoke to a friend inside and reportedly told them she’d find her own way home.

In addition to that 8:48pm call, Geller says, police have thoroughly reviewed the phone’s history, including any texts. While Geller refused to elaborate on the number and source of texts sent or received, Morgan’s father, Dan Harrington, told national crime show anchor Nancy Grace that his daughter texted that night with a  “young man” but that he was not in the Charlottesville area and was not considered a suspect. Morgan’s purse and battery-less phone were found Sunday morning, October 18, in the RV parking lot adjacent to the UVA track, where Morgan was seen, according to a police timeline, between 9:10 and 9:20pm the previous night. The phone’s battery, says Geller, has not been recovered.
One of the perplexing questions in the case– and one that police may have an answer to, even if they’re not sharing– is how Morgan ended up outside, alone.

Security at the 16,000-seat Arena built in 2006 is outsourced to RMC Events, a Richmond-based firm with a Charlottesville office. RMC President Dan Schmitt declined comment, referring questions about security to Arena management, who also declined comment. In the days immediately following Morgan’s disappearance, however, the Arena’s General Manager Larry Wilson defended John Paul Jones’ policy of prohibiting reentry during events as “standard operating procedure of every major venue I know of in the country.”

Security personnel working the doors, Wilson explained, are trained to inform anyone leaving the arena that they won’t be allowed back in, even with a ticket stub.

According to Morgan’s father, dean of academic affairs for Roanoke’s Carilion Clinic, Morgan left her friends to use the bathroom before Metallica took the stage. Early speculation focused on whether Morgan got lost on her way to find one of the 18 women’s restrooms in the Arena. Witnesses have reported seeing her at various points both inside and outside the Arena after she separated from her friends, and police confirmed nearly two weeks after her disappearance that she had suffered a cut to her face sometime before she ended up outside.

“It was a minor injury,” said Geller, who explained that police chose initially not to release the detail because the injury was “consistent with what someone would suffer from slipping and falling, not with any kind of assault.”

Geller says police have reviewed hours of surveillance footage both from the Arena and from area businesses but have found no images of Morgan.
According to the owner of the closest convenience store to John Paul Jones Arena, the 7-11 on Ivy Road, it was several days before investigators reviewed her store’s tapes.

“I believe it was Wednesday, October 21,” says 7-11 franchisee Sabiha Raja.  An employee of BB&T bank declined comment on investigators reviewing surveillance at the bank, and the manager of the Cavalier Inn Best Western on Emmet Street did not return the Hook’s call by posting time.

Morgan’s friends who also attended the concert— her Blacksburg roommate Amy Melvin and JMU student Sarah Snead— have not responded to the Hook’s repeated requests for comment and appear to be maintaining complete media silence. But as chatroom criticism of the friends’ decision to head back to Harrisonburg the night of the concert without Morgan has mounted, Morgan’s parents, Dan and Gil, have publicly defended them.

“They’re not to blame,” said Dan Harrington, soon after Morgan’s disappearance. “Everyone wants to make them out to be the bad guy, but they’re not the bad guy.”

The grieving parents have invited a tsunami of media coverage from local and national outlets, hoping that by keeping  the case in the headlines, their daughter will  be found.

According to former FBI profiler Mark Safarik, now a consultant in Northern Virginia, every day that passes is bad news.

“Time is the enemy,” he says, “evidence degrades.” And police currently don’t seem to have much to work with.

“They have a crime area, but not a scene,” he notes. “When you don’t have a scene, you don’t know where she disappeared, or how, and you’re left trying to figure out what you do have.”

The lead investigator, State Police Lt. Joe Rader, urges tipsters— who may remain anonymous— to call the tip line at 434-352-3467 or email information to bci-appomattox@vsp.virginia.gov.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: mizjay on November 04, 2009, 01:55:12 PM
I just don't understand why she took off walking, why didn't she text her friends to at least get her keys back so she could sit in her car?  I'm so confused. ::MonkeyConfused::

I'm confused also, did the friends drive in her car home? If she had her car there, the that means they drove separately?


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 04, 2009, 01:59:56 PM
I just don't understand why she took off walking, why didn't she text her friends to at least get her keys back so she could sit in her car?  I'm so confused. ::MonkeyConfused::
That just makes zero sense, most people would have done that, period.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 04, 2009, 02:05:12 PM
 Thanks Trimm, where do the people that smoke go? If you can't go back inside, where do you smoke, I can't imagine a smoker is going to go the whole time without a smoke. This going outside makes no sense, unless, like some people think she was lured. Could she have been escorted out of the arena because of some behavior she may have displayed, and security kicked her out? Just a thought.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 04, 2009, 02:06:21 PM
I just don't understand why she took off walking, why didn't she text her friends to at least get her keys back so she could sit in her car?  I'm so confused. ::MonkeyConfused::

I'm confused also, did the friends drive in her car home? If she had her car there, the that means they drove separately?
It was her car in the parking lot, and one of her friends had the keys. So they drove Morgan's car.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: KCJackie on November 04, 2009, 02:11:07 PM
Thanks Trimm, where do the people that smoke go? If you can't go back inside, where do you smoke, I can't imagine a smoker is going to go the whole time without a smoke. This going outside makes no sense, unless, like some people think she was lured. Could she have been escorted out of the arena because of some behavior she may have displayed, and security kicked her out? Just a thought.

I remember reading somewhere that there is access to designated smoking areas outside of the venue - that would allow you back in.   Who knows if it is marked very well or 1/2 way around the building.  I have found a pic of her smoking a cigarette (not from that night) so I do believe that's why she was outside, JMO.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: joesamas mama on November 04, 2009, 02:16:56 PM
Thanks Trimm, where do the people that smoke go? If you can't go back inside, where do you smoke, I can't imagine a smoker is going to go the whole time without a smoke. This going outside makes no sense, unless, like some people think she was lured. Could she have been escorted out of the arena because of some behavior she may have displayed, and security kicked her out? Just a thought.
NO ROSE, I know when I go to the Stars games or any event at the American Airlines Center, they let scan your ticket and there are certain areas you can walk outside and smoke. Now at the new Cowboys Stadium, you leave you don't get back in and you can't smoke anywhere inside there. At the Reliant Stadium in Houston, they have like an outdoor area that you don't have to leave the stadium in order to smoke. So I guess it is different according to to the venue and/or city regulations.

JMO JSM  ::MonkeyKiss::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 04, 2009, 02:18:14 PM
Thanks Trimm, where do the people that smoke go? If you can't go back inside, where do you smoke, I can't imagine a smoker is going to go the whole time without a smoke. This going outside makes no sense, unless, like some people think she was lured. Could she have been escorted out of the arena because of some behavior she may have displayed, and security kicked her out? Just a thought.

I remember reading somewhere that there is access to designated smoking areas outside of the venue - that would allow you back in.   Who knows if it is marked very well or 1/2 way around the building.  I have found a pic of her smoking a cigarette (not from that night) so I do believe that's why she was outside, JMO.
Thanks, I figured there would have to be or there would be some awfully angry concert goers.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 04, 2009, 02:18:56 PM
Thanks Trimm, where do the people that smoke go? If you can't go back inside, where do you smoke, I can't imagine a smoker is going to go the whole time without a smoke. This going outside makes no sense, unless, like some people think she was lured. Could she have been escorted out of the arena because of some behavior she may have displayed, and security kicked her out? Just a thought.
NO ROSE, I know when I go to the Stars games or any event at the American Airlines Center, they let scan your ticket and there are certain areas you can walk outside and smoke. Now at the new Cowboys Stadium, you leave you don't get back in and you can't smoke anywhere inside there. At the Reliant Stadium in Houston, they have like an outdoor area that you don't have to leave the stadium in order to smoke. So I guess it is different according to to the venue and/or city regulations.

JMO JSM  ::MonkeyKiss::
Thanks  ::MonkeyWink::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Blink34 on November 04, 2009, 02:48:41 PM
Confirming she tried several entrances is huge, imo.  Couple reasons, she was coherent enough to do so. She was utilizing the friends advice meaning she was not under the impression Morgan was leaving at any time, by the phone call looking for her, and then the confirmation she was trying to get back in.

So, they dont know why she breaches the outer exit under the guise of using the restroom, she's texting with a guy they won't comment on, finds herself "locked out" and then leaves to get some sort of gratuitous ride home after removing the cell battery?

Never. She went outside with the knowledge something she was getting or doing would get her back in- security passes?
Backstage passes?

Whoever took Morgan left her purse/cell/wallet there for one reason. To set jurisdiction, away from the one they are in, or from where they will find her, imo. I dont know where they are planning the search this weekend, but if it is in the general area she was last seen, they won't find her, sadly. 


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 04, 2009, 04:06:49 PM
There's a search occurring in woods near Rivanna River

from FB page  ::MonkeyEek::  Anyone hear this?


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Blink34 on November 04, 2009, 04:41:29 PM
There's a search occurring in woods near Rivanna River

from FB page  ::MonkeyEek::  Anyone hear this?

yes, there has been a LE deployment this afternoon


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: ScareyCarrie on November 04, 2009, 04:44:25 PM
There's a search occurring in woods near Rivanna River

from FB page  ::MonkeyEek::  Anyone hear this?

yes, there has been a LE deployment this afternoon

Is there live coverage or anything...


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Blink34 on November 04, 2009, 04:45:50 PM
There's a search occurring in woods near Rivanna River

from FB page  ::MonkeyEek::  Anyone hear this?

yes, there has been a LE deployment this afternoon

Is there live coverage or anything...

no, this was not announced


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 04, 2009, 04:47:08 PM
State Police searching near construction site in missing VT student case
 By Lindsey Henley | WSLS10 Reporter
Published: November 4, 2009
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From Lindsey Henley, in the field
WSLS Reporter
lhenley@wsls.com


State Police are searching the Pantop Mountain area in Albermarle County, after receiving a tip in the Morgan Harrington case.

The search area is concentrated near a construction site at Martha Jefferson Hospital


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: klaasend on November 04, 2009, 05:15:14 PM
http://www.nbc29.com/Global/story.asp?S=11444517

Police Searching Pantops, Following Morgan Lead
Posted: Nov 04, 2009 1:24 PM PST Updated: Nov 04, 2009 2:01 PM PST

Search crews are combing an area on Pantops Mountain Wednesday evening, following a tip they received in the Morgan Harrington case. This comes on the heels of Morgan's parents coming to Charlottesville today to announce new search efforts to find their daughter.

Authorities have confirmed that search crews are combing an area on Pantops Mountain. The search started with the construction site around Martha Jefferson Hospital.  Police were seen going through storage units on the site.  After searching the hospital site, they moved to the area around State Farm.

It has been reported that numerous police vehicles are in the vicinity, including Virginia State Police, Albemarle County Sheriff's, and University of Virginia Police.  There is also a police search dog on the scene.

We have a reporter on the scene, count on NBC29 and NBC29.com to bring you more details as they become available.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: klaasend on November 04, 2009, 05:17:41 PM
From earlier today:

http://www.wina.com/Local-News/3077192?contentId=4992601

Volunteers Needed For Community Search For Morgan

The parents of Morgan Harrington are asking for volunteers to conduct a community search this coming weekend. Dan and Gil Harrington held a news conference Wednesday afternoon to announce details of the search. Also joining the Harringtons was Ed Smart, the father of Elizabeth Smart. She was taken from her bedroom in Utah in 2002 and found alive nine months later. The search will be conducted in coordination with law enforcement authorities. Volunteers should come to a community meeting that's scheduled for 7 p.m. Thursday at the Cavalier Inn at the intersection of Emmet Street and Ivy Road. The search will be conducted Friday, Saturday and Sunday. During the news conference, Gil Harrington said she wanted to address her daughter and said "We are trying to find you. Be strong." Gil Harrington then addressed any potential abductor. "Just let her go. Please let her come back to her family. We need her." As far as the investigation, State Police say there's nothing new to report at this time. They say investigators have continued their efforts to follow up on leads that are still coming in to the tip lines. They're also working to extend the timeline of Morgan's movements beyond the last sightings at 9:30 p.m. on the night of October 17th.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Blink34 on November 04, 2009, 05:30:16 PM
MAP OF CURRENT SEARCH AREA BY KLAASEND


 
(http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o100/klaasen3/Sub7/StateFarm.jpg)


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 04, 2009, 05:31:52 PM
Thanks for the updates.  ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: ScareyCarrie on November 04, 2009, 05:34:24 PM
MAP OF CURRENT SEARCH AREA BY KLAASEND


 
(http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o100/klaasen3/Sub7/StateFarm.jpg)

Thank Blink and Klaas! how big of an area is that they are searching, they started at the hospital and are at state farm as i believe i read...how far apart are those, i am horrible at distance on maps!

And also how far are these from the concert site?

Thanks  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: klaasend on November 04, 2009, 05:39:18 PM
I believe it's only about 1/2 mile from the new construction area to the State Farm area but without specifics it's hard to tell.  Also, the google/bing maps are old and don't show the actual building construction but it is in this area.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: ScareyCarrie on November 04, 2009, 05:49:15 PM
I believe it's only about 1/2 mile from the new construction area to the State Farm area but without specifics it's hard to tell.  Also, the google/bing maps are old and don't show the actual building construction but it is in this area.

Thanks Klaas


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Fanny Mae on November 04, 2009, 05:57:06 PM
I believe it's only about 1/2 mile from the new construction area to the State Farm area but without specifics it's hard to tell.  Also, the google/bing maps are old and don't show the actual building construction but it is in this area.

From looking at the local maps, it looks like the search area is on the other side of town from the University. Am I correct?


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 04, 2009, 05:57:53 PM
http://www2.wsls.com/sls/news/local/article/state_police_searching_near_construction_site_in_missing_vt_student_case/59927/
State Police search near construction site finds nothing missing VT student case
5:50 p.m.

Our NBC affiliate WVIR 29 reports the search is over, and police did not find anything connected with the Harrington case.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Eileen on November 04, 2009, 06:26:34 PM
http://www2.wsls.com/sls/news/local/article/state_police_searching_near_construction_site_in_missing_vt_student_case/59927/
State Police search near construction site finds nothing missing VT student case
5:50 p.m.

Our NBC affiliate WVIR 29 reports the search is over, and police did not find anything connected with the Harrington case.


This case gets stranger and stranger every day. anyone know why the reverend lives with them


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 04, 2009, 06:44:47 PM
http://www2.wsls.com/sls/news/local/article/state_police_searching_near_construction_site_in_missing_vt_student_case/59927/
State Police search near construction site finds nothing missing VT student case
5:50 p.m.

Our NBC affiliate WVIR 29 reports the search is over, and police did not find anything connected with the Harrington case.


This case gets stranger and stranger every day. anyone know why the reverend lives with them
WELCOME  ::MonkeyCool::  I would love to know that also.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Blink34 on November 04, 2009, 06:47:26 PM
http://www2.wsls.com/sls/news/local/article/state_police_searching_near_construction_site_in_missing_vt_student_case/59927/
State Police search near construction site finds nothing missing VT student case
5:50 p.m.

Our NBC affiliate WVIR 29 reports the search is over, and police did not find anything connected with the Harrington case.

I could be totally wrong, but I do not think Morgan is in Charlottesville, and I know they say they confirmed the bridge sighting, but I just do not buy it. I have 2 nieces,  Morgan look-alikes skinny, tall, blonde and spindly, from a distance or in a flash they all look the same.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 04, 2009, 06:52:15 PM
http://www2.wsls.com/sls/news/local/article/state_police_searching_near_construction_site_in_missing_vt_student_case/59927/
State Police search near construction site finds nothing missing VT student case
5:50 p.m.

Our NBC affiliate WVIR 29 reports the search is over, and police did not find anything connected with the Harrington case.

I could be totally wrong, but I do not think Morgan is in Charlottesville, and I know they say they confirmed the bridge sighting, but I just do not buy it. I have 2 nieces,  Morgan look-alikes skinny, tall, blonde and spindly, from a distance or in a flash they all look the same.

The bridge thing doesn't sound right to me.Actually a lot of this doesn't sound right.
Blink,I don't think this is gonna end well,is it?   ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 04, 2009, 07:03:52 PM
I don't understand these friends, what kind of friend would let their friend be outside with no way to get back in? One of them could have had the decency to go and be with her, unless the friend or friends that Morgan was maybe going to meet up with, the friends knew because they are all friends. Friends that none of the parents of these girls knew about. This just doesn't make any sense to me otherwise. Maybe Morgan had plans to spend the night with some guy, and the friends knew about it? Just throwing things out there. Somebody that she knew but something went terribly wrong?


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: mizjay on November 04, 2009, 08:25:54 PM
I don't understand these friends, what kind of friend would let their friend be outside with no way to get back in? One of them could have had the decency to go and be with her, unless the friend or friends that Morgan was maybe going to meet up with, the friends knew because they are all friends. Friends that none of the parents of these girls knew about. This just doesn't make any sense to me otherwise. Maybe Morgan had plans to spend the night with some guy, and the friends knew about it? Just throwing things out there. Somebody that she knew but something went terribly wrong?

I think you're right.
Maybe she went out to get some weed or drugs, the friends knew but don't want to tell.
Maybe she went out with somebody she met while going to the bathroom, they said they knew how she could get back in and then she couldn't get back in.
None of the friends even walked at least to the doors to see her, she was able to get a hold of them on the phone, if my friend was in that spot, I would've at least walked down to the exit and help plead with the gate/ticket person to let her back in.
Just the small fact that she did have her car there when she had told the parents that she wasn't going to, does confirm that like all kids that age, the parents don't always get the whole story 


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 04, 2009, 08:39:27 PM
I don't understand these friends, what kind of friend would let their friend be outside with no way to get back in? One of them could have had the decency to go and be with her, unless the friend or friends that Morgan was maybe going to meet up with, the friends knew because they are all friends. Friends that none of the parents of these girls knew about. This just doesn't make any sense to me otherwise. Maybe Morgan had plans to spend the night with some guy, and the friends knew about it? Just throwing things out there. Somebody that she knew but something went terribly wrong?

I think you're right.
Maybe she went out to get some weed or drugs, the friends knew but don't want to tell.
Maybe she went out with somebody she met while going to the bathroom, they said they knew how she could get back in and then she couldn't get back in.
None of the friends even walked at least to the doors to see her, she was able to get a hold of them on the phone, if my friend was in that spot, I would've at least walked down to the exit and help plead with the gate/ticket person to let her back in.
Just the small fact that she did have her car there when she had told the parents that she wasn't going to, does confirm that like all kids that age, the parents don't always get the whole story 
And imo these parents did not get the whole story.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: mizjay on November 04, 2009, 08:44:06 PM
I don't understand these friends, what kind of friend would let their friend be outside with no way to get back in? One of them could have had the decency to go and be with her, unless the friend or friends that Morgan was maybe going to meet up with, the friends knew because they are all friends. Friends that none of the parents of these girls knew about. This just doesn't make any sense to me otherwise. Maybe Morgan had plans to spend the night with some guy, and the friends knew about it? Just throwing things out there. Somebody that she knew but something went terribly wrong?

I think you're right.
Maybe she went out to get some weed or drugs, the friends knew but don't want to tell.
Maybe she went out with somebody she met while going to the bathroom, they said they knew how she could get back in and then she couldn't get back in.
None of the friends even walked at least to the doors to see her, she was able to get a hold of them on the phone, if my friend was in that spot, I would've at least walked down to the exit and help plead with the gate/ticket person to let her back in.
Just the small fact that she did have her car there when she had told the parents that she wasn't going to, does confirm that like all kids that age, the parents don't always get the whole story 
And imo these parents did not get the whole story.
  Also wanted to agree with a post you made earlier, that comment from her brother was unbelievably weird


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 04, 2009, 09:02:54 PM
Yes the statement from her brother is strange, and I have seen a website and pic of him with comments that he made before his sister disappeared, and he certainly is a free spirit. I wasn't sure if it was appropriate to link it, so that is why I didn't.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Kat_Gram on November 04, 2009, 09:08:38 PM
Yes the statement from her brother is strange, and I have seen a website and pic of him with comments that he made before his sister disappeared, and he certainly is a free spirit. I wasn't sure if it was appropriate to link it, so that is why I didn't.
Well, please tell me what he said. I am just a nosy bee at the moment. 


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: AZSunny on November 04, 2009, 09:20:58 PM
Yes the statement from her brother is strange, and I have seen a website and pic of him with comments that he made before his sister disappeared, and he certainly is a free spirit. I wasn't sure if it was appropriate to link it, so that is why I didn't.
Well, please tell me what he said. I am just a nosy bee at the moment. 
Me too!


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Fanny Mae on November 04, 2009, 09:25:56 PM
http://www.nbc12.com/global/story.asp?s=11376649

FBI joins search for missing VT student
Posted: Oct 24, 2009 7:57 AM PDT Updated: Oct 24, 2009 9:30 AM PDT

From NBC12 News

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (NBC12) - It's been a week since Virginia Tech student, Morgan Harrington went missing and now the FBI is part of that search.   

The bureau will be able to investigate tips from around the country.   

Harrington went missing last Saturday night after a Metallica concert in Charlottesville.   

This morning the 20-year-old's parents were on the Today show.   

Her mother explained a chilliing statement their son Alex made about his sister.

"He said Morgan has a purpose in this world and Morgan is so special that whoever took her is going to keep her around for a while," said Gil Harrignton. "So please, let Morgan go, no questions asked, let her come home to us."   

Right now there is a $100 thousand reward for any information that leads to her safe return.   

If you know anything call the tip line at 434-352-3467.
BUMPED


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 04, 2009, 09:30:27 PM
Just seemed like a very odd statement to make, but not knowing him maybe that is a normal thing to say, just seemed out there to me.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: mizjay on November 04, 2009, 09:39:32 PM

 It's no telling what kind of craziness would come out of my mouth in a time like that, but it comes across so creepy


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 04, 2009, 09:43:13 PM

 It's no telling what kind of craziness would come out of my mouth in a time like that, but it comes across so creepy
Here is a link to Morgan's brother, he is definitely a free spirit.           http://www.papermag.com/blogs/2008/09/cornered_style_alex_jordan_har.php


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Jennifer34 on November 04, 2009, 09:50:06 PM
Just some perspective on the friend thing .... I know myself, back in college was downtown one night...under the influence, but not wasted ... long story shgort..the next morning my friend calls me from MY house.  We got separated, (I was talking to a guy I was interested in..) she had my keys, I went home with him and she basically had no way home but to take my car, well she called from MY house.  Luckily for me, my mom was not awake and didnt know (hence I live to tell about this..)  I imediately told her to get out before my mom got up and come get me.  She did, luckily no one was the wiser, stupid yes!   Point I am trying to make is one, the friends could be telling LE more than they are telling the parents.  IMO she left the concert, planning to get back in with some one she trusted and some one the "friends" had no reason to worry about.  Hence the kiss on the check, they were maybe, maybe not going to see each other later or at least when time to head back home.  Not a wise move, like bullet proof teenagers do, but no cause for worry to them probably.  Just speaking from past experience and watching my 19 year old step daughter every weekend.  they think just because they have seen some one once before or with so-in-so, they are "ok".  JMO...

I think the friends have told LE as much as they can.  Personally, I think they are better off not speaking to Joe public and hitting the media circuit if its not really going to help find her, doesnt mean necessarilly they are "hiding" something from any one on purpose but possibly her parents.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: mizjay on November 04, 2009, 09:53:56 PM

 It's no telling what kind of craziness would come out of my mouth in a time like that, but it comes across so creepy
Here is a link to Morgan's brother, he is definitely a free spirit.           http://www.papermag.com/blogs/2008/09/cornered_style_alex_jordan_har.php

 Oh my. ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 04, 2009, 09:54:47 PM
Jennifer34  you sure could be right, and it is best for them to not go on show after show. And when you are that age, I guess you just don't think that something bad is going to happen, you are out for a fun night, and you aren't thinking something like this will happen.
 


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: mizjay on November 04, 2009, 10:03:17 PM
Just some perspective on the friend thing .... I know myself, back in college was downtown one night...under the influence, but not wasted ... long story shgort..the next morning my friend calls me from MY house.  We got separated, (I was talking to a guy I was interested in..) she had my keys, I went home with him and she basically had no way home but to take my car, well she called from MY house.  Luckily for me, my mom was not awake and didnt know (hence I live to tell about this..)  I imediately told her to get out before my mom got up and come get me.  She did, luckily no one was the wiser, stupid yes!   Point I am trying to make is one, the friends could be telling LE more than they are telling the parents.  IMO she left the concert, planning to get back in with some one she trusted and some one the "friends" had no reason to worry about.  Hence the kiss on the check, they were maybe, maybe not going to see each other later or at least when time to head back home.  Not a wise move, like bullet proof teenagers do, but no cause for worry to them probably.  Just speaking from past experience and watching my 19 year old step daughter every weekend.  they think just because they have seen some one once before or with so-in-so, they are "ok".  JMO...

I think the friends have told LE as much as they can.  Personally, I think they are better off not speaking to Joe public and hitting the media circuit if its not really going to help find her, doesnt mean necessarilly they are "hiding" something from any one on purpose but possibly her parents.

First of all  young lady............!!  Glad you're still here with the story to tell, i think we all had some wild times    ::MonkeyDance::
The only thing with not telling the public the real facts is that ppl. spin their wheels on a partial story or timeline, but if it helps find her or maybe gives the perp a false sense of security it's worth it


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Jennifer34 on November 04, 2009, 10:03:22 PM
You are absolutely right NR.  Just last night my step daughter went thru the car wash, her bumper was already slightly messed up (her dad had told her NOT to go thru a car wash for that reason.., not thinking, did any way)  Gets out and the bumper is pulled waaay out and gets help from some person that was vaccuming there car.  Luckily ok, but an easy target for some one had they have been a not ok person.  She is a smart and very beautiful girl and might as well have a bulls eye on her head for a predator.  I preach to her all the time and she does listen, no matter how many times you try to tell them, safety in numbers..... they are still "bullet proof" in their minds. 


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Kat_Gram on November 04, 2009, 10:09:34 PM

 It's no telling what kind of craziness would come out of my mouth in a time like that, but it comes across so creepy
Here is a link to Morgan's brother, he is definitely a free spirit.           http://www.papermag.com/blogs/2008/09/cornered_style_alex_jordan_har.php
TY, now I get what u meant. I will not say a word.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Jennifer34 on November 04, 2009, 10:09:34 PM
I agree Mizjay on both counts!!  I look back sometimes and think, what was I thinking?  Walking from a frat party as not to drink and drive in the absolute worse possible neighborhood ....  so fortunate to not be one of the many missing.  I guess that's why these cases hit me so hard.  You know at that age, you just dont get that your inhibitions are lower sometimes.  Its all about the fun at the moment, or perhaps that was just me and my bunch and I didnt think we were wild.   ::MonkeyLaugh::  and yes that was 20 years ago. ...


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Jennifer34 on November 04, 2009, 10:18:40 PM
Didnt mean to post twice, just trying not to loose my post, I am not sure how to delete it now, surely a mod can take care of that for me.   sorry...

Fixed.  MB


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: mizjay on November 04, 2009, 10:19:18 PM
I agree Mizjay on both counts!!  I look back sometimes and think, what was I thinking?  Walking from a frat party as not to drink and drive in the absolute worse possible neighborhood ....  so fortunate to not be one of the many missing.  I guess that's why these cases hit me so hard.  You know at that age, you just dont get that your inhibitions are lower sometimes.  Its all about the fun at the moment, or perhaps that was just me and my bunch and I didnt think we were wild.   ::MonkeyLaugh::  and yes that was 20 years ago. ...
After being here at SM I'm almost amazed that I'm still in one piece and breathing air! These cases tear me up because I remember the feeling of being so carefree and trusting. I wish the biggest fear that Morgan could've faced was her parents being angry. So sad.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Jennifer34 on November 04, 2009, 10:37:07 PM
exactly Mizjay!


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Blink34 on November 04, 2009, 11:00:31 PM
http://www2.wsls.com/sls/news/local/article/state_police_searching_near_construction_site_in_missing_vt_student_case/59927/
State Police search near construction site finds nothing missing VT student case
5:50 p.m.

Our NBC affiliate WVIR 29 reports the search is over, and police did not find anything connected with the Harrington case.

I could be totally wrong, but I do not think Morgan is in Charlottesville, and I know they say they confirmed the bridge sighting, but I just do not buy it. I have 2 nieces,  Morgan look-alikes skinny, tall, blonde and spindly, from a distance or in a flash they all look the same.

The bridge thing doesn't sound right to me.Actually a lot of this doesn't sound right.
Blink,I don't think this is gonna end well,is it?   ::MonkeyNoNo::

O Trimm,

No, I do not think this will be an Elizabeth Smart ending. Sadly, I would LOVE to be wrong. Which is not to say that Ms. Smart was not horribly violated, I am just pointing out the fact that at the end of the day, her parents got her back.

My heart so sunk today at the sight of Mrs. Harrington, in her heart, she knows, and that is a burden no parent should ever bear.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: KCJackie on November 04, 2009, 11:31:18 PM
 ::MonkeyAngel:: Praying for a miracle.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: KCJackie on November 05, 2009, 01:13:09 AM
 ::MonkeyEek:: I found this post on Find Morgan Face Book discussion....


Post #1John Taylor (Washington, DC) wrote22 hours ago
There is a row of porta-potties at the bottom of the hill leading up to the bridge.

Certainly, one scenario would be that after staying outside wondering around the parking lots that she decided to use the bathroom and was attacked there.

As nasty as it sounds, does anyone know if the potty portions of those units have been searched for both Morgan and/or evidence? Did anyone see the police or dogs thoroughly searching them?



Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 05, 2009, 08:41:01 AM
http://www2.newsadvance.com/lna/news/state_regional/article/parents_of_missing_virginia_tech_student_plea_for_ground_search_volunteers/21084/

Parents of missing Virginia Tech student plea for ground search volunteers
Published: November 5, 2009
The family of Morgan D. Harrington is seeking volunteers to redouble the efforts to locate the Virginia Tech student who disappeared Oct. 17 after leaving the John Paul Jones Arena.

Harrington’s parents were in town Wednesday along with the father of returned abductee Elizabeth Smart to announce a new ground search on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

“It’s augmenting what [authorities] are doing,” the missing woman’s father, Dan Harrington of Roanoke, said.

The effort will be organized by the Laura Recovery Center for missing children, a Texas-based nonprofit.

Vest-clad volunteers will execute a grid search over ground the Virginia State Police and other law-enforcement agencies have already covered.

“Searchers can go over an area three times before they find something,” Ed Smart said.
Hundreds of tips, but few clues


Police have been following up on hundreds of tips, but so far have only managed to corroborate Morgan Harrington’s location as far as a bridge on Copeley Road, where she was at about 9:30 p.m.

On Wednesday evening, Virginia State Police officers, police dogs and search and rescue teams combed property near the State Farm Insurance Co. campus on Pantops, checking out a tip regarding Harrington.

They found nothing, but state police Lt. Ann Barber said investigators plan on checking every tip that comes in.

“At this point, this is our priority. We’re going back and relooking at tips,” she said. “We’re deploying all of our resources. If you get an idea, we’ll look at it.”

Officers from the state police, the University of Virginia Police Department, Albemarle County Police Department and Albemarle County Sheriff’s Office searched the area, Barber said.

The search began after a phone call that described a suspicious vehicle that was in the area around the time of Harrington’s disappearance. “A vehicle looked wrong to someone,” Barber said. “It looked out of place and that made someone suspicious, so we searched the area. We’re not taking anything for granted.”

Also Wednesday, Harrington’s mother, Gil, reached out to her daughter, asking her to hold on, and asked her captor to release her.

“You try to program your kids with enough wisdom and strength that when they are on the dark side of the moon and not receiving messages from you, that they know to come home,” she said after Wednesday’s news conference.
Police haven’t released any evidence pointing toward abduction, but Harrington’s family is convinced that it is the most likely scenario.

Dan Harrington said he thinks his daughter’s abductor is likely still in the Charlottesville area.

Her mother added that seeing young blonde women jogging in the area from which her daughter disappeared made her nervous for them.
‘Members of the club that no one wants to join’


Ed Smart came into the picture after Dan Harrington called him. Harrington said he admired the strength and dignity with which Smart’s family weathered Elizabeth’s abduction in Utah.

Elizabeth was 14 when she was taken at knifepoint on June 5, 2002, from her Salt Lake City home. She was found alive in March 2003.

Ed Smart and Dan Harrington have become “members of the club that no one wants to join,” they said.

Smart has been able to help the Harrington family cope with their ordeal, Dan Harrington said.

Smart said he now occasionally speaks with families of the abducted.

In preparation for the new search, there will be a meeting for volunteers at 7 p.m. today at the Cavalier Inn. Searches will take place near JPJ on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings, and volunteers unable to make the Thursday meeting are still welcome.

The reward for information leading to Harrington is now more than $150,000. That includes $50,000 from Metallica, the band that was playing the arena the night Harrington disappeared.
Harrington is 5-feet-6-inches tall, weighs about 120 pounds, is blonde with blue eyes and was last seen wearing a black T-shirt with “Pantera” written on the front in tan letters, a black miniskirt, black tights and boots.

Police are asking anyone with information to call 352-3435 or e-mail bci-ap pomattox@vsp.virginia.gov .


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 05, 2009, 08:41:57 AM
::MonkeyAngel:: Praying for a miracle.

Me too.   ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 05, 2009, 09:46:55 AM
I am still hoping she ran off. After seeing her brother's pictures and what he wrote, but maybe Morgan is also a free spirit who wants to express herself in a way that perhaps her parents would not approve. Some families may not approve of different life styles and expressions, I don't know anything about their religion, so I can't comment if that could be a factor. I just saw her brother as a young man who is able to express himself and maybe Morgan wanted to also. And I was thinking since she is such a beautiful girl, maybe she got an offer to model or something.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Edward on November 05, 2009, 10:38:08 AM
Ed Smart came into the picture after Dan Harrington called him. Harrington said he admired the strength and dignity with which Smart’s family weathered Elizabeth’s abduction in Utah.

Elizabeth was 14 when she was taken at knifepoint on June 5, 2002, from her Salt Lake City home. She was found alive in March 2003.

Ed Smart and Dan Harrington have become “members of the club that no one wants to join,” they said.

Smart has been able to help the Harrington family cope with their ordeal, Dan Harrington said.

Smart said he now occasionally speaks with families of the abducted.



I wish I could do more to support these families.
They joined a club that nobody wants to join.
I too have a great deal of respect for Ed Smart and others who have stepped up over the years to support other families in a time of need.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 05, 2009, 11:37:16 AM
Almost every case I have either read about or followed, I have almost always thought the worse right from the start. I don't feel that way with Morgan, I'm sure you are all right that something bad happened, I'm not naive or unrealistic type of person. I sure hope I'm right and she is off somewhere unharmed. Prayers for Morgan and her family and friends  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 05, 2009, 11:47:39 AM
Almost every case I have either read about or followed, I have almost always thought the worse right from the start. I don't feel that way with Morgan, I'm sure you are all right that something bad happened, I'm not naive or unrealistic type of person. I sure hope I'm right and she is off somewhere unharmed. Prayers for Morgan and her family and friends  ::MonkeyAngel::

 ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: cookie on November 05, 2009, 12:29:59 PM
Almost every case I have either read about or followed, I have almost always thought the worse right from the start. I don't feel that way with Morgan, I'm sure you are all right that something bad happened, I'm not naive or unrealistic type of person. I sure hope I'm right and she is off somewhere unharmed. Prayers for Morgan and her family and friends  ::MonkeyAngel::

Rosie...never hurts to keep the faith when someone is missing...I hope that you are right on this one as well...!


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: SuzieQ on November 05, 2009, 02:12:48 PM
Are we sure that is Morgan's brother? When you download it the title is Patrick.
Here is one from the parents site titled vacation and her brother is in the back row.

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff15/sueann37/vacation.jpg)


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Blink34 on November 05, 2009, 02:54:57 PM
Suzie Q-

That is not Morgan's brother Alex, your correct.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Kat_Gram on November 05, 2009, 03:08:06 PM
If Morgan had been drinking things would make more sense. She didn't drive to the arena, a friend had the keys, she had a mark on her chin, she never called her family for help, and she might have had clouded judgement about who she would accept help from. Maybe this is why we hear very little from her friends and why they seem to not be making alot of sense with the story. I am not being judgemental of Morgan, I am being a realist.
Probably got a ride with a very bad person.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 05, 2009, 04:12:01 PM
 Sorry about that, but that Alex Harrington is then being mistaken for Morgan's brother, on another forum.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: KCJackie on November 05, 2009, 05:27:24 PM
Alex, Morgan's brother is pictured here.  He does live in NYC.

(http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr319/kcjackie/morgan%20harrington/morganharringtonfamily.jpg)


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 05, 2009, 05:28:17 PM
Alex, Morgan's brother is pictured here.  He does live in NYC.

(http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr319/kcjackie/morgan%20harrington/morganharringtonfamily.jpg)
Thank-you


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: KCJackie on November 05, 2009, 06:52:06 PM
 ::MonkeyBike:: FWIW, they look the same to me.

(http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr319/kcjackie/morgan%20harrington/morganharringtonbrothercomp.jpg)


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Blink34 on November 05, 2009, 07:22:25 PM
::MonkeyBike:: FWIW, they look the same to me.

(http://i495.photobucket.com/albums/rr319/kcjackie/morgan%20harrington/morganharringtonbrothercomp.jpg)

Yes KC, those are both Alex Harrington. He is a very talented stylist in NYC, with a degree from UVA.
He is openly gay ,as is my stylist. This is one of the reasons I truly dont believe Morgan ran away- this family is all about acceptance, love, tolerance. I just dont see a pressure cooker scenario here.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: KCJackie on November 05, 2009, 07:23:29 PM
I'm sure I have overlooked it somewhere, but does anyone know how many RV's/cars were parked in the RV parking lot that night?  It's hard to imagine a purse would have laid there all night and not been stolen. ::MonkeyConfused::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Blink34 on November 05, 2009, 07:33:21 PM
From Blinksite-

This was posted by wpgmouse and momof3. As usual I get an alternative perspective from sharp readers/contributors, and I was prepared to dismiss this thought until I looked at the lyrics

 # Comment by Momof3 — November 5, 2009 @ 7:17 pm
“#124 wpgmouse
Hi, very interesting observation. “Battery” is the title of one of Metallica’s songs. It was on their 1986 album Master of Puppets. Chilling if true.
This might be a stretch.. but maybe it was one of Morgan’s “friends” favorite song. Or maybe someone’s nickname…and she left it as a clue.
Possibly the battery could be a morbid clue left by the abductor. Meant to be found in the lyrics. I’ll post a link to Metallica’s lyrics to the song Battery. Also,posting a link to others interpretation of the song.
http://www.songmeanings.net/songs/view/10230/
http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=3079

Momof3, darn good job. Nothing’s a stretch, IMO. The “battery” as a message made a little more sense to me than the disabling of a left-behind phone.

Oh, my, gosh. The lyrics. This DW has apparently been hanging on to one of S’s beloved guitars, and from what I read this song has “raging guitar riffs”.



Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Blink34 on November 05, 2009, 07:34:39 PM
I'm sure I have overlooked it somewhere, but does anyone know how many RV's/cars were parked in the RV parking lot that night?  It's hard to imagine a purse would have laid there all night and not been stolen. ::MonkeyConfused::

I was told by the PIO they are not releasing that info, KC
B


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 05, 2009, 08:03:42 PM
http://www.virginia.edu/uvatoday/newsRelease.php?id=10271
Volunteer Search for Morgan Harrington Begins at 9 a.m. Friday

November 5, 2009 — The volunteer search for Morgan Harrington, the Virginia Tech student who has been missing since Oct. 17, will begin at 9 a.m. Friday at the Virginia Department of Forestry Building.

The search is being organized by the Texas-based Laura Recovery Center.

Volunteers should come to the Forestry Building, 900 Natural Resources Drive, in the Fontaine Research Park. The search will continue Saturday and Sunday.

Registration is continuous, so volunteers are welcome to arrive throughout the day.

To participate in the search, all volunteers must:

* be at least 18 years old;
* present a valid ID card;
* wear long pants and comfortable, closed-toe walking shoes;
* abide by the search confidentiality and safety rules.

Sunscreen, hats, gloves and walking sticks are also recommended.
For additional information, visit the FindMorgan Web site.

DIRECTIONS: The Forestry Building is located in the University of Virginia Fontaine Research Park off the US-29 Business North-University Hospital exit.

From the north: Washington, D.C.: Follow Route 29 South into Charlottesville (Albemarle County). Continue southbound on Route 29. Take the Lynchburg/Staunton 250 West exit. Take the third exit - there is signage for Fontaine Research Park. Turn left (crossing under Rt. 250). Turn right at the lights onto Ray C. Hunt Drive into the Fontaine Research Park.

From the south: Lynchburg: Route 29 North (toward Washington, D.C.). After passing under I-64, take the second exit - there is signage for Fontaine Research Park. Turn right at the lights onto Ray C. Hunt Drive into the Fontaine Research Park.

From east or west: Richmond or Roanoke: From I-64 take exit 118B. Take the first exit - there is signage for Fontaine Research Park. Turn right at the lights onto Ray C. Hunt Drive into the Fontaine Research Park.

Once you have turned into the Research Park, take the first right at the top of the incline and follow the road, which turns into Natural Resources Drive, for a half mile until you reach the Forestry Building.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 05, 2009, 08:08:06 PM
Thanks for the updates.What a day.   ::MonkeyNoNo::

Praying for Morgan.   ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: KCJackie on November 05, 2009, 10:57:34 PM
I'm sure I have overlooked it somewhere, but does anyone know how many RV's/cars were parked in the RV parking lot that night?  It's hard to imagine a purse would have laid there all night and not been stolen. ::MonkeyConfused::

I was told by the PIO they are not releasing that info, KC
B

TY!!  I cannot believe there hasn't been leaks in this case by her friends, LE, etc. ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: KCJackie on November 05, 2009, 10:58:29 PM
http://www.virginia.edu/uvatoday/newsRelease.php?id=10271
Volunteer Search for Morgan Harrington Begins at 9 a.m. Friday

November 5, 2009 — The volunteer search for Morgan Harrington, the Virginia Tech student who has been missing since Oct. 17, will begin at 9 a.m. Friday at the Virginia Department of Forestry Building.

The search is being organized by the Texas-based Laura Recovery Center.

Volunteers should come to the Forestry Building, 900 Natural Resources Drive, in the Fontaine Research Park. The search will continue Saturday and Sunday.

Registration is continuous, so volunteers are welcome to arrive throughout the day.

To participate in the search, all volunteers must:

* be at least 18 years old;
* present a valid ID card;
* wear long pants and comfortable, closed-toe walking shoes;
* abide by the search confidentiality and safety rules.

Sunscreen, hats, gloves and walking sticks are also recommended.
For additional information, visit the FindMorgan Web site.

DIRECTIONS: The Forestry Building is located in the University of Virginia Fontaine Research Park off the US-29 Business North-University Hospital exit.

From the north: Washington, D.C.: Follow Route 29 South into Charlottesville (Albemarle County). Continue southbound on Route 29. Take the Lynchburg/Staunton 250 West exit. Take the third exit - there is signage for Fontaine Research Park. Turn left (crossing under Rt. 250). Turn right at the lights onto Ray C. Hunt Drive into the Fontaine Research Park.

From the south: Lynchburg: Route 29 North (toward Washington, D.C.). After passing under I-64, take the second exit - there is signage for Fontaine Research Park. Turn right at the lights onto Ray C. Hunt Drive into the Fontaine Research Park.

From east or west: Richmond or Roanoke: From I-64 take exit 118B. Take the first exit - there is signage for Fontaine Research Park. Turn right at the lights onto Ray C. Hunt Drive into the Fontaine Research Park.

Once you have turned into the Research Park, take the first right at the top of the incline and follow the road, which turns into Natural Resources Drive, for a half mile until you reach the Forestry Building.

Thanks for the info, Trimm.  I hope there is a good turn out of volunteers. ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: KCJackie on November 05, 2009, 11:43:04 PM
http://www.readthehook.com/blog/index.php/2009/11/05/hundreds-turn-out-for-harrington-search/

Hundreds turn out for Harrington search
by Courteney Stuart
published 10:29pm Thursday Nov 5, 2009 

Write a letter to the editor A major search effort to find Morgan Harrington launches Friday morning, November 6, and continues through the weekend.


The Jefferson Room at the Cavalier Inn Best Western at the corner of Emmet Street and Ivy Road was filled to capacity tonight— and then some—  as hundreds of Charlottesville residents and out-of-towners registered for a weekend search for Morgan Harrington, missing since an October 17 Metallica concert at John Paul Jones Arena.

The search is being organized by the Laura Recovery Center, a nonprofit search agency founded by the parents of Laura Kate Smithers, a 12-year-old Texas girl who was kidnapped while jogging and murdered in 1997. In addition to Morgan’s parents, Dan and Gil Harrington, various law enforcement agencies are helping coordinate the search.

This weekend’s searches will  begin Friday morning, November 6, at 9am. Interested volunteers, who do not need to have attended the pre-search presentation, should meet at the Forestry Center at 900 Natural Resources Drive behind the Fontaine Research Park. Would-be searchers must be 18 or over and have valid identification.

Laura Recovery Center founder Bob Smithers, father of Laura, spoke at the hotel, just blocks from where Morgan was last seen on Copeley Bridge, to the hundreds of assembled volunteers– so many the presentation had to be given twice.

Groups of 10 will be assigned as-yet-to-be-determined search areas, he explained; any possible evidence discovered should not be touched. Volunteers are invited to show up throughout the day, as their schedules allow. The last groups will likely be sent out no later than 3pm.

“Our only priority,” said Smithers, “is finding Morgan.’



Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: KCJackie on November 06, 2009, 12:10:52 AM
::MonkeyEek:: ::MonkeyEek:: ::MonkeyEek:: ::MonkeyEek::

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=162224546575#/topic.php?uid=162224546575&topic=10516&start=30&hash=1fc3cfaf0136955eea5e895856e375cb

Post #53 Darlene Keith Via wrote29 minutes ago

UP DATE: At the meeting tonite an elderly couple got up and said they saw Morgan that nite on UVA Campus with 3 guys walking. They said it was near the Rotunda and Going towards the Dorm area.
Funny thing is at 3:30 or so in the morning the News Paper Delivery Person stated also that she saw Morgan with 3 Guys on Campus. That tells me that 3 people saw her with the same guys and the same area that she was probably headed to their "place" where ever that is. Her friends have said all along that she told them she could get a way back. I do believe these guys or at least one or two of them she "Knew" or maybe her brother knew.
The elderly couple said they called to report this and no one returned their call so they came to the meeting to complain and finally get to tell someone what they saw. Sounds like this could be something and if it is I hope she is still with these guys and OK. ! Maybe scared and the guys are overwhelmed now because they are scared about their future. We will see how this plays out. Just wanted to pass this along for what it is worth. Take Care.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: KCJackie on November 06, 2009, 02:39:23 AM
UPDATED SEARCH INFO  


THE VOLUNTEER SEARCH PARTY MEETING LOCATION HAS CHANGED!
On November - 6 - 2009
 
 
Please be advised the meeting location for the Morgan Harrington Volunteer Search Party has changed for November 6-8th. Volunteers must now meet at the Department of Forestry located at:

900 Natural Resources Drive
Charlottesville, Va. 22903

Searches will begin this weekend at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, must provide photo identification, and are encouraged to dress in comfortable clothing. PLEASE NOTE: Volunteer opportunities include search efforts, paperwork, flyer distribution, food services, and much more.

The location for the community meeting scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. tonight, Thursday, November 5th will remain at the Cavalier Inn’s Jefferson Room in Charlottesville. Information about the search process and procedure will be provided to volunteers at this time. PLEASE NOTE: The community meeting is NOT mandatory to volunteer for the search this weekend.



Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 06, 2009, 05:24:13 AM
http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/225305

Friday, November 6, 2009
Large turnout expected in Charlottesville search for Morgan Harrington
Organizers say as many as 1,000 could turn out to search for the missing Virginia Tech student.

By Rex Bowman
  777-3523
(http://www.roanoke.com/dtiphotos/3682533.jpg)
CHARLOTTESVILLE -- Organizers of a three-day search for missing Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington said Thursday night they anticipate up to 1,000 volunteers could show up here today for the kickoff of the effort. But despite the expected turnout, they are continuing to urge residents around the state to converge on Charlottesville to take part in the search for any trace of the Roanoke County woman.

Thursday night, more than 300 volunteers arrived at Charlottesville's Cavalier Inn, not far from where the 20-year-old was last seen Oct. 17, to attend a meeting at which organizers briefed them on the logistics of the massive search. Organizers hope to have teams of volunteers out in the neighborhoods, back streets and wooded areas of Charlottesville from 9 a.m. until dark today, Saturday and Sunday.

Though police have repeatedly searched the area where Harrington disappeared, leaders of the community search said they will be able to expand the search area to a one-mile radius by Sunday evening if the anticipated volunteers show up.
"We just know there will be a lot of people," said Janice Liggett, volunteer coordinator for the Laura Recovery Center, which is organizing the search. "We're expecting a thousand. And if not Friday, then Saturday." The expectation that people will come from across Virginia to take part in the search prompted organizers to change the assembly area for volunteers to a larger site. The new assembly area is at the Virginia Department of Forestry headquarters at 900 Natural Resources Drive, and organizers hope volunteers can show up as early as 9 a.m. on each of the three search days.

"We should be able to cover an awful lot of ground," said Bob Smither, co-founder of the Laura Recovery Center. "It's a numbers game. We are looking for the needle in the haystack." The Texas-based center was founded in memory of Smither's daughter, who was 12 when she was abducted and murdered. The center works to help find missing children.

Harrington vanished during a Metallica concert she was attending with friends at the John Paul Jones Arena when she went to a restroom and ended up outside the building, unable to get back in. In a cellphone conversation with her friends, she told them she might try to find a ride home with friends in Charlottesville while they stayed and watched the show.

She was last seen south of the arena on the Copeley Road bridge about 9:30 p.m. Her purse and cellphone, minus its battery, were found in a grassy parking area nearby the next day.

Smither said volunteers will be sent out in teams of 10 to scour different areas of the city, starting with the Copeley Road bridge. Each team will likely spend between two and four hours searching before returning to Natural Resources Drive to report in.

Harrington's parents, Dan and Gil, attended the Thursday night briefing and thanked volunteers for their help in searching for their daughter. "We are so humbled in seeing the people who have come out to help us," Dan Harrington said. "She is out there somewhere. Someone has had to have seen something."

State police have received about 350 calls on the agency's tip line at (434) 352-3467, and a reward of more than $150,000 has been established for information leading to the location and recovery of Harrington.

She has blue eyes and blond hair, stands 5-foot-6 and weighs 120 pounds. She was last seen wearing a black miniskirt, a black T-shirt with the name of metal band Pantera across the front, black tights and black knee-high boots.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 06, 2009, 05:24:55 AM
Thanks for the updates KCJackie.
Prayers for Morgan.   ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 06, 2009, 07:29:53 AM
UPDATED SEARCH INFO  


THE VOLUNTEER SEARCH PARTY MEETING LOCATION HAS CHANGED!
On November - 6 - 2009
 
 
Please be advised the meeting location for the Morgan Harrington Volunteer Search Party has changed for November 6-8th. Volunteers must now meet at the Department of Forestry located at:

900 Natural Resources Drive
Charlottesville, Va. 22903

Searches will begin this weekend at 9:00 a.m. on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Volunteers must be at least 18 years old, must provide photo identification, and are encouraged to dress in comfortable clothing. PLEASE NOTE: Volunteer opportunities include search efforts, paperwork, flyer distribution, food services, and much more.

The location for the community meeting scheduled to begin at 7:00 p.m. tonight, Thursday, November 5th will remain at the Cavalier Inn’s Jefferson Room in Charlottesville. Information about the search process and procedure will be provided to volunteers at this time. PLEASE NOTE: The community meeting is NOT mandatory to volunteer for the search this weekend.


BUMP


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 06, 2009, 08:53:43 AM
http://www.whsv.com/news/headlines/69364362.html
Posted: 7:50 AM Nov 6, 2009
New Search Efforts Underway for Morgan Harrington
The search for Morgan Harrington is moving in a different direction. She's been missing for nearly three weeks.
Reporter: Ed Drantch
Email Address: edrantch@whsv.com
The search for Morgan Harrington is moving in a different direction. She's been missing for nearly three weeks.

The Harrington family is working with representatives from the Laura Recovery Center, an organization based in Texas, to search for Morgan.

The Laura Recovery Center for Missing Children was created by a man who's daughter was kidnapped and murdered. Now, the organization, along with Virginia State Police and dedicated community volunteers will start scouring areas of Charlottesville, in an emotionally charged fight to find Morgan Harrington.

Valley resident Nakia Robinson has been drawn to the mysterious case of Morgan Harrington since it hit the airwaves. She'll be working closely with other volunteers to help find Morgan.

"I don't know whether something happened that night and she fell and hasn't been found, or somebody kidnapped her...you know, you don't know," Robinson said.

The last place Morgan Harrington was seen was on October 17 at a Metallica concert in Charlottesville. Eerie, Robinson says, since her nephew was at that very same concert.

"It's scary, it's actually very scary, because you realize how close it hits to home and it could happen anywhere," said Robinson.

As temperatures fall and time remains on the opposing side of the search, Robinson says assisting with this process is something that simply needs to be done.

"I just feel compelled to go, there's so much information, but yet there's a lack of information and I just want to be there, I want to be part of it," says Robinson.

The Harrington family hopes public appeals with victims of similar instances and the six-figure reward will help bring their missing daughter home.

This search effort will run until Sunday. The Harrington family will join volunteers on the hunt for their daughter, who they say, needs to come home.

State police are still looking for clues, so if you have any information, you're asked to call them at (434) 352-3467.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 06, 2009, 09:42:58 AM
Thanks for the updates, interesting about her being seen with three guys  ::MonkeyEek::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: KCJackie on November 06, 2009, 11:47:41 AM
America’s Most Wanted to Air Segment on Morgan HarringtonOn November - 6 - 2009
 
 The national television program, America’s Most Wanted, will discuss the search for Morgan Harrington on Saturday’s program.

The program begins at 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 7, and Morgan’s information will appear shortly after 9:30.

America’s Most Wanted airs nationally on FOX and is instrumental in developing new investigative tips. Please be sure to tell your friends and family about the segment. Thank you!

http://findmorgan.com


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: SuzieQ on November 06, 2009, 01:13:48 PM
Thanks Trimm and Jackie. Praying for Morgan


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 06, 2009, 01:14:22 PM
20 search teams now in field in Harrington search
By Rex Bowman

First posted: 10:30 p.m. / Updated 12:04

So far, the search leader indicated, nothing has been found.

The searchers were told specifically to be on the lookout for a distinctive gold necklace that Harrington, who grew up in Roanoke County, had been seen wearing before her Oct. 17 disappearance while in town to see a concert by the band Metallica at the John Paul Jones Arena.

The search teams also were instructed to alert authorities immediately if they came across any potential evidence and to avoid touching anything they found that might be germane to the investigation.



Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 06, 2009, 03:05:03 PM
http://www.nbc29.com/Global/story.asp?S=11443589
Volunteers Search for Morgan Harrington
Updated: Nov 06, 2009 11:22 AM CST

Hundreds of volunteers from throughout Virginia and beyond, some armed with photos or search dogs, are combing areas near the University of Virginia. They're looking for any clues that might lead to the whereabouts of 20-year-old Morgan Harrington. Harrington disappeared from the Metallica concert at the John Paul Jones arena on October 17th.

The Laura Recovery Center is organizing the search for Morgan. It's a national organization that specializes in bringing police, volunteers, and families of missing people together to help in search efforts. Hundreds of volunteers came out to an organizational meeting for the search Thursday night. The weekend search effort is being coordinated at the Department of Forestry office at the Fontaine Research Park in Charlottesville. Gil Harrington, Morgan's mother, tells NBC29 that all of the volunteers "gives them hope".

Volunteers are being sent out in small groups to comb the areas near the arena and the surrounding area. Volunteer search teams will be sent out until 3 PM on Friday, then from 9 AM to 3 PM Saturday and Sunday as well. Volunteers over the age of 18 are welcome to help out. You just need to bring a photo ID as well as good hiking shoes.

Stay with NBC29 and nbc29.com throughout the day for more developments on the search for Morgan.

Reported by: Tracy Clemons


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 06, 2009, 04:17:50 PM
http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/2363142/morgan_harrington_still_missing_search.html
Morgan Harrington Still Missing: Search Continues Around John Paul Jones Arena
November 06, 2009 by
saul relative 
Virginia Tech Student Disappeared Outside Metallica Concert October 17
The search for missing Virginia Tech student 20-year-old Morgan Harrington continued in Charlottesville, Virginia, Friday when 450 people voluntarily registered to help in the efforts to find the college student who went missing
outside John Paul Jones
Morgan Harrington Still Missing: Search Continues Around John Paul Jones Arena
Date: November 6, 2009
Charlottesville, VA
United States of America
 Arena during a Metallica concert on October 17. Laura Recovery Center, a rescue and recovery organization based in Texas, coordinated the effort which will include various law enforcement agencies as well. According to WTVR in Richmond, the search will begin at the John Paul Jones Arena and fan out, covering as much ground as possible over the weekend.

Morgan Harrington was last heard from via a cell phone conversation she had with her girlfriends at the Metallica concert. She had somehow managed to get outside the arena in search of a restroom, apparently not knowing that once she left, the John Paul Jones Arena has a no re-entrance policy. She told her friends that she would either wait for them until concert's end or she would find a way home. Harrington's girlfriends waited several hours but when she didn't appear or answer her phone, they went home without her. Her father, Dan Harrington, filed a missing person report when she didn't show up at his home the next day for a planned study session for a test and her girlfriends told him they had not seen her since the Metallica concert.

A passerby found Morgan Harrington's purse and cell phone the next day outside the John Paul Jones Arena. The cell phone was missing its battery. But the timeline on the missing college student was extended to 9:30 p.m. when a witness told police that they saw a young woman fitting Morgan Harrington's description walking alone near the Copley Road bridge, which is a short distance from the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville.

At first having little to go on, Virginia State Police reported that the number of leads in the case has swelled to 350. It is unclear if the $150,000 in reward money, including a $50,000 donation from Metallica, had an impact on the number.



Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 06, 2009, 05:55:07 PM
http://www.nbc29.com/Global/story.asp?S=11460071
Harrington Search To Continue Through Weekend.
Posted: Nov 06, 2009 4:32 PM CST Updated: Nov 06, 2009 4:32 PM CST
Morgan Harrington has now been missing for 20 days.  All Friday, people who have never met her searched for her.

The volunteer searchers fanned out from the Copely Street Bridge, where she was last seen.

"We're just so grateful for all the community support that has been given to our family in the search for Morgan," says her father, Dan Harrington.

Every volunteer was given specific instructions.

"Once they go out and search and they come back, and we gather any information they may find out in the field, we pass all this back to law enforcement," says Laura Recovery Center founder Bob Smithers.

The volunteers all have different reasons for getting involved.

"I have an 18 year old daughter, first year in college.  I know, based on what I've seen, that if I was in the Harringtons' shoes they'd be out here volunteering and doing what I'm doing," says Marc Powell of Charlottesville.

It may be symbolic, but the police don't have the manpower to get out and do this sort of thing.  the community does.  I think it's just a show of respect for somebody who might be in trouble.

State Police Lieutenant Joe Rader says the police investigation will benefit from this effort-"It'll be something else the police can look at and say 'ok we've looked in this area, the volunteers have looked in this area, the team leaders have looked in this area and it's something else to eliminate.'" 
The Harringtons say seeing so many people who care gives them hope.

"There are moments when we do have despair and this has given me more strength to deal with this.  It's the relationships and the community that we have that has held us up so far, and will continue holding us up, and will find our daughter Morgan," says her mother Gil Harrington.

More volunteers are welcome.  If you'd like to join in, you can go to the Department of Forestry building.  Searching is scheduled to begin Saturday and Sunday morning at 9:00 a.m.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: KCJackie on November 06, 2009, 11:56:48 PM

Thank You Trimm. ::MonkeyBike::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 07, 2009, 08:03:10 AM
http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/225432

Saturday, November 7, 2009
Search for missing VT student Morgan Harrington finds no new leads
The volunteer effort to find a missing Virginia Tech student resumes this morning in Charlottesville.

By Rex Bowman
  777-3523
CHARLOTTESVILLE -- A massive search by 360 volunteers Friday apparently turned up no new leads in the disappearance of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington, but organizers said they will return to the job today and Sunday.

Volunteers from across Virginia turned out to take part in the search across 2 square miles of Charlottesville.

Working in teams of 10, they formed lines to walk through woods and up and down slopes. They peeped into culverts, peered under parked cars and poked through piles of leaves with sticks. They also looked into the windows of abandoned homes and climbed through the underbrush of some of Charlottesville's woollier neighborhoods.

Each team spent between two and four hours scouring the area assigned to it, and some teams went out more than once. The Texas-based Laura Recovery Center, which organized the three-day search, anticipates as many as 1,000 people could repeat the effort today.
Harrington, of Roanoke County, has been missing three weeks. The 20-year-old vanished from an Oct. 17 Metallica concert here, and though investigators and her family continue to speak publicly of their hopes of finding her alive -- the possible victim of an abduction -- search organizers let volunteers know early Friday that might not be the case.
If at any time during your search you smell an odor of decay, you need to try to determine if you can find the source of that odor," Dawn Davis of the recovery center said at the Virginia Department of Forestry headquarters building, which had been turned into a makeshift "Morgan Search Center."

"If the worst has happened and you come across Morgan, you need to stop immediately -- notify your team leader," Davis said.

But the daylong search turned up no trace of Harrington. Bob Smither, co-founder of the Laura Recovery Center, said 360 searchers in 39 teams combed about 2 square miles of the city. One team found tattered pieces of black fabric near the track where Harrington's purse was recovered, but he said it would be difficult to call it a significant find. "The state police warned us when we started this that we were going to find all kinds of clothes."
Harrington was wearing an all-black outfit, including black tights, when she disappeared. Her purse and cellphone were found the following day in a grassy parking area on the southeast edge of the Lannigan Field track. The black fabric -- possibly torn pieces of clothing -- was found at the north end of the track.

Chelsea Helm, a 21-year-old Tech student and friend of Harrington's, was among those who participated Friday. "You want to do whatever you can to get information and accomplish something instead of just sitting around," said Helm, of Roanoke County, explaining why she left Blacksburg at 6 a.m. to get to Charlottesville to help with the search.
Volunteer searchers started streaming into the Department of Forestry headquarters shortly after 8 a.m. Among them were search-and-rescue teams from across the state. Organizers lectured the volunteers on how to mark items that might be evidence and told them to look in particular for a necklace Morgan was wearing that had three large chain links in front. State police investigators had not mentioned the necklace previously.

Before she went missing Harrington had gone to the restroom but ended up outside the John Paul Jones Arena, unable to re-enter. In a cellphone conversation with her friends, she told them she might try to get a ride home with friends in Charlottesville. She was last seen about 9:30 that night walking on the Copeley Road bridge, just south of the arena.

Harrington, who has blue eyes and blond hair, was last seen wearing a black miniskirt, a black T-shirt with the name of metal band Pantera across the front, black tights and black knee-high boots.

Police searched the area around the bridge and arena several times without luck. But those who participated in Friday's hunt said they were hopeful the intense volunteer effort would help find Harrington.
"When you get a large pool of people from the community, a large group of people, they can do so much more on the ground than the police can do," said volunteer Jon Guillot of Charlottesville.

The Laura Recovery Center, founded in memory of Smither's daughter, who was 12 when she was abducted and slain, hopes to have a 3-square-mile area searched by the end of the effort late Sunday.

Harrington's mother, Gil, spoke to volunteers who had gathered in a briefing room before they set out on Friday's search, thanking them for their help. "People are so good," she said. "I also recognize there is evil in the world. But, as is obvious in this room, there's more good, and good will prevail."


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 07, 2009, 09:48:20 AM
Thanks Trimm  ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: KCJackie on November 07, 2009, 10:46:33 AM
 ::MonkeyAngel:: Prayers for Morgan, her family, and everyone searching for her.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: klaasend on November 07, 2009, 11:13:00 AM
350+ sign up for new Morgan Harrington search

http://www2.wsls.com/sls/news/state_regional/article/new_search_effort_for_morgan_harrington_begins/60473/




Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Fanny Mae on November 07, 2009, 01:29:47 PM
Thanks to everyone for their updates. I have been watching this closely, but haven't had anything to add. But I do read here and I'm praying for the searchers and for Morgan.  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: KCJackie on November 07, 2009, 05:33:40 PM
America’s Most Wanted to Air Segment on Morgan HarringtonOn November - 6 - 2009
 
 The national television program, America’s Most Wanted, will discuss the search for Morgan Harrington on Saturday’s program.

The program begins at 9:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 7, and Morgan’s information will appear shortly after 9:30.

America’s Most Wanted airs nationally on FOX and is instrumental in developing new investigative tips. Please be sure to tell your friends and family about the segment. Thank you!

http://findmorgan.com



::MonkeyBike:: It's on TONIGHT


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 07, 2009, 07:21:41 PM
http://www.nbc29.com/Global/story.asp?S=11463317Harrington Search Moves Into Day Three
Posted: Nov 07, 2009 4:26 PM CST Updated: Nov 07, 2009 4:40 PM CST

Day Two of a volunteer ground search for Morgan Harrington turns up no new leads. Friends and complete strangers joined the Saturday search for the missing 20-year-old Virginia Tech student.

More than 500 volunteers combed through wooded areas around the Copeley Street bridge, University Hall, and the John Paul Jones Arena. That's where Harrington was last seen three weeks ago tonight outside a Metallica concert.

Many volunteers say finding Morgan is close to their hearts.     

Parent volunteer Shelly Preddy says, “This is something so many of us can relate to.  You know there's a lot of parents out here, that’s what I’m seeing, a lot of parents , they can only imagine what they're going through, and then there's a lot of people her age."

The search will continue Sunday. The Laura Recovery Center is coordinating everything from the Department of Forestry office on Natural Resources Drive.

The recovery center has a very specific protocol at the end of each search day.    A debriefing team goes over the details of what was found, where it was found, people's gut feelings about the area they searched, and if they think it should be gone over again.

That information is then shared with investigators so police can take a closer look at anything of interest.

Anyone wishing to participate in the search efforts is asked to meet at the Department of Forestry office on Natural Resources Drive Sunday, November 8th at 9 a.m.

Take a look at these pictures of Morgan Harrington. If you have information that can help police call the tip line at 434-352-3467. There is a $150,000 reward.
(http://wvir.images.worldnow.com/images/11463317_BG1.jpg)
This is the only photo shown in the article.Prayers for Morgan.   ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 07, 2009, 07:23:12 PM
Thanks KCJackie.   ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 08, 2009, 06:40:01 AM
http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/225543

Sunday, November 8, 2009
Clues elusive in Charlottesville search for Morgan Harrington, but hope lingers
Volunteers will continue a search of Charlottesville today.

By Matt Chittum
  981-3331
CHARLOTTESVILLE  The scene was idyllic -- green fields, white fences, sunshine, a breeze and such quiet that you could hear the hiss of shoes on dry grass.

A beautiful setting for what was a grim task: a search for anything to help tell the story of what happened to 20-year-old Morgan Harrington on the mid-October night the Roanoke County woman disappeared from outside a Metallica concert here.

Six women and 10 men lined up across the edge of the field Saturday and began to walk slowly and methodically, eyes down, scanning left and right and left again. There was a sense of expectation, and a little fear.

"You want to find clues, but fear finding something ... how you don't want it to turn out," said Susan Rohm-Briggs, 40, pausing to choose her words.

Yet, in a search like this, finding nothing is one definition of success.

"We want to be able to go back and say, 'We've looked there and there's nothing there,' " said their volunteer leader, Carolyn Shuckerow, 26, an information technology manager for a McClean defense contractor.
The team was one of dozens sent into the field Saturday on the second day of a massive three-day search for Harrington. It was organized by the Texas-based Laura Recovery Center for Missing Children, which has put together some 90 similar searches since 1998.

A search on Friday by 360 volunteers in 36 teams turned up nothing that proved to be of value to the investigation, but Harrington's mother, Gil, placed value on the elimination of a square mile of area around the John Paul Jones Arena as a place that has now been thoroughly searched.

The search has value beyond finding clues, said Bob Smither, who founded the Laura Recovery Center in memory of his 12-year-old daughter who was abducted and killed.

It both gives the Harrington family hope, and relieves a pent-up desire in the community to help, he said.

Harrington's disappearance has gripped the emotions of both the residents of her hometown and of the place where she went missing.
Olimpia Gocan drove from Roanoke with her husband to join in the search for just that reason. Organizers said Roanoke was very well represented among the searchers.

"We're just trying to do a little more than just pray," she said. "It just feels like a little more of an accomplishment."

Diane Rohm-Dean, a Charlottesville resident out searching Saturday, said anywhere she drives with her 15-year-old daughter, they find themselves asking aloud, "I wonder if they looked there?"

"Every blond-haired girl you see walking down the street, 'Is that her?' " echoed Rohm-Briggs, her sister.

Both hoped to bring some form to their vigilance by joining Saturday's search. The two found themselves in a field next to St Anne's-Belfield School, where Rohm-Dean's daughter is a student -- a juxtaposition Rohm-Dean found unsettling.

They were told to call "Stop!" if they noticed anything that didn't seem to belong. About 20 minutes into their search, George Bowling, a 39-year-old construction worker who had had rotator cuff surgery Friday, called out.

At his feet was a half-eaten dinner roll.

"It's just weird to see a piece of bread in a field," he explained.
Shuckerow used four sticks and a roll of pink tape to make a brightly marked perimeter around the bread for later investigation.

Others found mostly litter.

"Remember, she was wearing a lot of jewelry necklaces and rings," Shuckerow called out.

At the far end of the field, the team delved delicately into a line of cedar trees and brambles.

"This isn't pretty," Shuckerow told them. "It might hurt, but let's focus everywhere."

Nothing.

On the return sweep, Shuckerow tagged some odd depressions in the grass and mud, thinking they could have been made by a woman in heels.

"It's a little boring," Shuckerow told her crew, "but if you find something, it's worth it."

After more than two hours scouring the field and brush, the team found nothing else. The things they marked didn't warrant further investigation by police.

By 1:30 p.m., as the team was finishing up, 55 teams of 10 had already been sent into the field, and 15 had returned.

Smither, of the Laura Recovery Center, said police had investigated a few found items, but deemed them unimportant.
Smither was unconcerned. Nearly every search his group has led has turned up something of value for investigators. And this search will carry on even after today, the last day of the major effort.

Part of the value of a search like this, Smither explained, is that it leaves behind a body of people in the local community who have the training to carry on after the recovery center organizers have gone home.

Currently, two searches in California and Washington are still going on months after getting started, he said.

Harrington's parents said they were moved by the outpouring of help.

"We are givers. To receive in such magnitude is overwhelming," Gil Harrington said.

Three weeks after their daughter disappeared, the couple expressed a clear-eyed view of what success and failure look like in this search.

"The worst scenario is if we don't find her," Dan Harrington said. "There's nothing worse than if there's no closure."

"Before we had this search, I realized we may not have a happy ending," Gil Harrington added. "I hope we have modeled a way of reacting to a crisis in a positive way. That would not be a bad legacy to have.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 08, 2009, 08:29:37 AM
http://www.amw.com/missing_persons/case.cfm?id=68876
Morgan Dana Harrington
Report a Tip
Parents Hope Search Party Finds Clues
Reported missing after a Metallica concert Virginia Police are asking the public to come forward with any pictures or video that might have coincidentally captured Morgan on film Morgan Harrington overview

(http://media.amw.com/multimedia/fileRepository/db/472/212/Harrington-morgan2--Cont1.jpg)

Reported missing after a Metallica concert, Virginia Police are asking the public to come forward with any pictures or video that might have coincidentally captured Morgan on film.

Dan and Gil Harrington, parents of Morgan, announced a renewed search beginning November 6th. But this time, instead of just police, the party will be comprised of volunteers.

The search begins anew in Charlottesville at 9am Novmber 6th, and continues throughout the weekend.

Morgan's parents are encouraged by volunteers' efforts, "This search effort is yet another example of the outpouring of kindness toward Morgan and out entire family that continues to give us all hope" says Dan.

Dan and Gil Harrington, the parents of missing Virginia woman Morgan Harrington, recently established the Find Morgan Fund.

The fund will defray the increasing costs of the rapidly-expanding search for Morgan, who disappeared over two weeks ago.

Any unused funds will be donated to other families involved in missing persons
cases.

On October 17, 2009, Morgan Harrington and a friend drove from Virginia Tech to James Madison University, where they picked up a third friend.

From James Madison University, Morgan and her two friends drove to the University of Virginia, where they planned to attend a Metallica concert.

But once inside the John Paul Jones Arena where the venue was held, Morgan lost touch with her friends.

Later that evening, Morgan's whereabouts were still unknown.

On October 18, the very next morning, Morgan's parents reported her missing.
Cops: Check Your Camera For Missing Student

Since Morgan's disappearance, the Virginia State Police have been generating leads and looking into tips from the public, but none have lead to Morgan's recovery.

Now, police are asking people who attended the concert to check their cameras, cell phones, or any other recoding devices.

Police believe someone may have accidentally captured Harrington on film.

If so, this could be a major break in the investigation.
According to the "Find Morgan" website detailing the student's disappearance, Metallica has donated $50,000 to the reward; the total stands at $150,000. Thus far, police haven't announced any major leads in the investigation.
The Search Continues

On Wednesday, October 21, several days after Morgan's disappearance, University of Virginia Police and the Virginia State Police held a press conference in order to discuss the progression of the case.

The departments announced that they have thoroughly searched the area around the John Paul Jones Arena, including Davenport Field, Klockner Stadium, and the woods surrounding these areas.

As a result of their efforts, police have recovered some of Morgan's possessions.

"We have a purse and we have a cell phone. We have a missing girl," said Lt. Joe Rader. "Those are the facts. We need to draw conclusions based on tips and other facts that surround the situation that particular evening."

Police are still urging the public to check media devices, such as camera, cellphones and video cameras that may have captured an image of Morgan.

At the press conference, Lt. Rader also stated, "This is a missing person investigation. It is, however, being handled from the methodology of a criminal investigation. Why would we do that? Because we still have not located the victim. We do not know whether she is alive or has met some kind of ill fate."
Thus far, investigators have not collected any evidence or information suggesting that criminal conduct may have transpired.
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    * November 07 2009

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Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: KCJackie on November 08, 2009, 11:47:27 AM
http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/69368767.html



Updated: 5:20 PM Nov 7, 2009

UPDATE: Autumn Leaves and Terrain Complicate Search
Hundreds of Volunteers Continue Search


The foot search for Morgan Harrington continues but volunteers say the large amount of leaves and rough terrain makes the search difficult.

Posted: 9:17 AM Nov 6, 2009
Reporter: Jessica Jaglois
Email Address: Jessica.Jaglois@newsplex.com

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 First Day of Community Search   

Story  3 Comments  Video Font Size:    Saturday November 7, 2009

Today is day fourteen in the search for Morgan Harrington. Around 600 volunteers showed up to conduct foot searches around Charlottesville.

However, search officials say there are 50% more leaves on the ground than there were two weeks ago when Morgan first went missing. The amount of foliage complicates the search.

Chriss Ross drove in from Roanoke to help. "There are tons of leaves," Ross says. "You didn't want to kick them for fear you'd cover something else up. But then you couldn't see under them either."

Volunteers said the rough terrain also made the search more difficult. Many walked through swamps, brush and forest searching for clues.
__________________________________________________________
November 6, 2009

The first day of a three-day volunteer search for Morgan Harrington focused on a variety of locations on the western edge of Charlottesville.

CBS 19 reporter Liz Palka walked with a group searching an area on Observatory Hill on the University of Virginia grounds.

Other groups went to the Copeley Street bridge area where Morgan was last seen nearly three weeks ago.

Morgan's parents, Dan and Gil Harrington, are monitoring the weekend-long effort from the police command post at the Virginia Department of Forestry facility off Fontaine Avenue.

Gil Harrington told CBS 19 that just seeing all the volunteers eager to help was giving her strength.

More than 200 people came out to search through the wooded areas in Charlottesville. Some of the volunteers know Harrington personally, others came because they went to Virginia Tech. Rick Vari says Morgan Harrington interned with him and he is a long time friend of the family. Vari is holding out hope they will find Morgan safe.

"We can cover all this area," said Vari. "As long as we don't find her, then we've got a chance to find her some place else."

Charlottesville resident, Beth Saunders, is a Virginia Tech alum and her daughter is a sophomore at the college. She came out to search because she could not imagine being in the Harrington's shoes.

"I just feel like one little person," said Saunders. "But, if you get a lot of one little persons, maybe we can all do something to help."

The next search will begin at 9 AM on Saturday. The Laura Recovery Center is coordinating the search. Search leaders encourage more volunteers to come out.

The Laura Center also asked people in Charlottesville to check rental properties, storage units, sheds, boats and anything that has not been visited in a while. They want to be sure they check everywhere and anywhere Morgan could be.



Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: KCJackie on November 08, 2009, 11:51:46 AM
I don't know how much truth there is to it, but this is a comment posted on FB.

I just read through some of the earlier posts and everyone needs to realize that searchers are told to not speak about certain things that are seen/found. We have to keep in mind that this is an ongoing investigation! A lot of times the perpetrator will place themselves back in the scene to see how much the police know.... As far as the boot, shirt, and bra found behind BelAir Market, at this point it has not been confirmed, so right now that is only hearsay. I heard a lot of things at the search yesterday, but we need to respect LEs right to NOT release their info to the public, we want them to find her!


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 08, 2009, 11:57:17 AM
I don't know how much truth there is to it, but this is a comment posted on FB.

I just read through some of the earlier posts and everyone needs to realize that searchers are told to not speak about certain things that are seen/found. We have to keep in mind that this is an ongoing investigation! A lot of times the perpetrator will place themselves back in the scene to see how much the police know.... As far as the boot, shirt, and bra found behind BelAir Market, at this point it has not been confirmed, so right now that is only hearsay. I heard a lot of things at the search yesterday, but we need to respect LEs right to NOT release their info to the public, we want them to find her!

Thanks!. 


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 08, 2009, 12:28:23 PM
I don't know how much truth there is to it, but this is a comment posted on FB.

I just read through some of the earlier posts and everyone needs to realize that searchers are told to not speak about certain things that are seen/found. We have to keep in mind that this is an ongoing investigation! A lot of times the perpetrator will place themselves back in the scene to see how much the police know.... As far as the boot, shirt, and bra found behind BelAir Market, at this point it has not been confirmed, so right now that is only hearsay. I heard a lot of things at the search yesterday, but we need to respect LEs right to NOT release their info to the public, we want them to find her!
Thanks, I saw that also, and that dogs picked up her sent at this market.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Kat_Gram on November 08, 2009, 01:36:47 PM
"Remember, she was wearing a lot of jewelry necklaces and rings," Shuckerow called out.
..
When they were first asking the public for the " have you seen her " it might have been productive for them to release this info along with a picture of the shirt she was wearing. Or a picture of the type of boots.
...
Kind of late in the day for this stuff to just be coming to the forefront as far as I am conerned.
I can undertand that they don't want to release any info that might tarnish the girl's reputation or her family's, but what she was last seen wearing or what state of mind she was in might have been helpful.
She was out there in some sort of distress ( facial injury ) , no car keys, overdrawn checking account, it was getting colder, she was wearing boots with high heels ? and I think someone came driving back to the campus and thinking he was a Good Samartian she made a mistake and went with a wrong person.
..
And, since I am in a pizzed mood, why does her family come across to me as being wierd ? They have a lady minister living with them ? They hold back information or give out the wrong information like the car and who was driving and go thru their four, two one thing which seems very affected and pseudo arty and totally inappriate at this time. Says it was common for her to take the battery out of her cell with no explanation blah blah blah.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 08, 2009, 02:20:59 PM
"Remember, she was wearing a lot of jewelry necklaces and rings," Shuckerow called out.
..
When they were first asking the public for the " have you seen her " it might have been productive for them to release this info along with a picture of the shirt she was wearing. Or a picture of the type of boots.
...
Kind of late in the day for this stuff to just be coming to the forefront as far as I am conerned.
I can undertand that they don't want to release any info that might tarnish the girl's reputation or her family's, but what she was last seen wearing or what state of mind she was in might have been helpful.
She was out there in some sort of distress ( facial injury ) , no car keys, overdrawn checking account, it was getting colder, she was wearing boots with high heels ? and I think someone came driving back to the campus and thinking he was a Good Samartian she made a mistake and went with a wrong person.
..
And, since I am in a pizzed mood, why does her family come across to me as being wierd ? They have a lady minister living with them ? They hold back information or give out the wrong information like the car and who was driving and go thru their four, two one thing which seems very affected and pseudo arty and totally inappriate at this time. Says it was common for her to take the battery out of her cell with no explanation blah blah blah.

I'm with you on everything you said. I'm wondering if perhaps Morgan and one of the friends may have gotten into an arguement and that is how she ended up outside. 20 year olds maybe arguing about a guy perhaps.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Blink34 on November 08, 2009, 03:31:43 PM
My compliments to everyone updating this thread through the weekend regarding the searches, etc.

This was posted on the blinksite, I found the date very interesting.

From Susanm, blinkposter:

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Get there early, expect crowded conditions.‎
 By fja1726 - Oct 18, 2009‎
My most important advice--get there early! We attended a rock concert there recently. We got within one mile of the arena, then hit heavy traffic. It took us 45 minutes to travel that one remaining mile! Traffic was chaotic as people cut off others, made right turns from left lanes, etc. We saw no local police to help the traffic situation, although two patrol cars were parked at a Taco Bell. So, if your event starts at 7:00, plan to arrive by 6:00 at the absolute latest. The arena has no large-screen televisions (jumbotrons). Our seats were in the lower part of the upper deck; there were no ushers, so there were lots of folks milling about trying to find the correct row and seat numbers. View was good until some folks decided to stand in the aisles and platform areas. Again, no ushers to control the crowds or to enforce the no smoking rules. Restroom facilities were no where near large enough for the crowd present. This arena will not be my first choice in ...‎ More »
 




Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 08, 2009, 04:00:31 PM
Thanks Blink.  ::MonkeyKiss::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 08, 2009, 06:18:32 PM
That concert venue didn't sound safe at all.No telling what happened to Morgan.   ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 08, 2009, 06:20:21 PM
http://www.wtkr.com/news/dp-va--missingvatechstud1108nov08,0,7932331.story
Weekend search for Va. girl turns up empty

By the Associated Press

November 8, 2009
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. - A weekend search for clues in the disappearance of Morgan Harrington produced more hope than new information.

More than 500 volunteers in Charlottesville combed a 3-square-mile area from Friday through Sunday, looking for some indication of what happened to the 20-year-old Virginia Tech student.

Harrington was last seen Oct. 17 after she became separated from her friends at a Metallica concert.

The search was organized by the Texas-based Laura Recovery Center for Missing Children.

Bob Smither, who founded the center after his daughter was abducted and killed, says the search has value beyond clues.

Smither says it gives Harrington's family hope and offers the community a chance to help.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: linds1980 on November 09, 2009, 02:59:57 AM
http://www2.dailyprogress.com/cdp/news/opinion/columnists_bryan_mckenzie/article/search_for_morgan_wont_take_anything_for_granted/48658/

Search for Morgan won’t take ‘anything for granted’By Bryan McKenzie
Published: November 9, 2009

At 9 a.m. Sunday — just as they did Friday and Saturday — volunteers 18 and older with photo ID and comfortable clothes searched for Morgan Dana Harrington.

Ms. Harrington is the 5-foot-6-inch, blue-eyed, blonde-haired, 120-pound Virginia Tech student for whom most of Central Virginia’s law enforcement agents have been looking since she walked out of an Oct. 17 concert at the John Paul Jones Arena and never came back.

“At this point, this is our priority: We’re going back and looking at tips,” Virginia State Police Lt. Ann Barber said as police wrapped up a separate search last week near the State Farm Insurance headquarters on Pantops. “We’re deploying all of our resources. If you get an idea, we’ll look at it.”

Speculation abounds

Ms. Harrington’s disappearance has made her famous. She’s the subject of Internet conjecture where folks speculate that she is involved in a romantic liaison, suffering amnesia or the victim of an 18- to 35-year-old male sexual predator.

She’s the topic of psychic dreams involving letters and dates, license plates and car descriptions, and visions of the young woman alive but embarrassed by the media circus and afraid to come out of hiding. Others have predicted her demise through alcohol poisoning.

She’s the subject of community concern: Adam Swan, of direct mailer Charlottesville Valpak, and Tim Walker, of Valpak of Shenandoah Valley, are planning to distribute fliers reminding postal patrons of Ms. Harrington’s disappearance. This after hundreds of volunteers searched for three days.

Her story is every parent’s nightmare. It’s the haunting source of worry for Norma Parson, a Daily Progress newspaper carrier who believes she saw Ms. Harrington on the Lawn at the University of Virginia the morning after she walked out of the concert.

“I was doing my papers at 3:45 in the morning [Oct. 18] and I was making a decision as to how I wanted to put the papers out,” Mrs. Parson recalled. “I noticed all of this noise going on to the right of me and I see this young lady, all in black with long blonde hair, and she was leaning against the wall with this tall boy with curly hair and two shorter boys nearby.”

It wasn’t the first time Mrs. Parson has seen a bunch of kids somewhat intoxicated and hanging out at too-dang-early on the Lawn. In fact, it’s a common occurrence, so she thought little about it.

“I turned to go up the steps to Pavilion V and I noticed as I put the papers in the mailbox that they were coming toward me,” Mrs. Parson recalled. “She was near me, not on the other side or in the middle, but she was next to me. I saw her face and I’m a painter and I draw faces when I can’t even see them, so I remember faces. It was hers.”

As Mrs. Parson took care of newspaper business, the woman walked up the steps right next to her.

“She put her foot on the steps where I was and she looked up at me and I noticed her legs: They were long and white and she had no fat on them. Then I thought, ‘What in the world is she wearing!’”

A mini-skirt with no stockings and high boots, Mrs. Parson recalled.

Still, she thought nothing of it. Remember, kids out too late — or early — aren’t rare on the Lawn and neither are Gothic vestments. But when she saw a picture of Morgan Harrington in the paper a few days later, she thought about it, a lot.

Standard procedure

Mrs. Parson has told her story to police and local media and Ms. Harrington’s parents, but said she has heard nothing back from detectives. She said she has not been asked to pick out the boys she saw in a lineup, although she said she remembers their faces well.

Detectives said they checked out her story and are continuing to do so, but have not contacted her for further follow-up. That, they said, is standard procedure.

Meanwhile, state police, police dogs, search and rescue personnel and volunteers from across the area have searched for days in a computer-driven pattern to look for the missing woman.

“We want to find her and she is a priority,” Lt. Barber said Wednesday. “We’re checking out everything. We’re not taking anything for granted.”

One can only hope not.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 09, 2009, 06:23:39 AM
http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/225645

Monday, November 9, 2009
Search for missing VT student Morgan Harrington reveals nothing new
The search Sunday in Charlottesville for Morgan Harrington yielded no new leads, authorities said, but those involved said they remain optimistic.

Harrington, 20, of Roanoke County is a Virginia Tech student last seen Oct. 17 at a Metallica concert at the University of Virginia's John Paul Jones Arena.

Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said the search produced a couple of articles of clothing, none of which appeared relevant. She said police didn't find any significant clues or build on any possible leads.

Bob Smither of the Texas-based Laura Recovery Center for Missing Children said that more than 600 volunteers participated in Sunday's search. He said teams started in the morning and searched for two to four hours until there was no more daylight. Smither said much of the search was done on "challenging" rural terrain.

"This is certainly not the end of the search for Morgan," Smither said.

He said the Laura Recovery Center was able to train a number of volunteers, whom they will continue to support as the search continues.

-- Lerone Graham


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 09, 2009, 09:52:29 AM
http://www.c-ville.com/index.php?cat=1991704080566501&act=post&pid=12030911092779468
This Just In
by C-VILLE Writers
Charlottesville search for Morgan Harrington yields no substantial clues
by Chiara Canzi, November 9th 09:36am

Nearly 1,600 people came out to search for Morgan Harrington, the missing Virginia Tech student who disappeared on Saturday, October 17 around the John Paul Jones Arena (JPJ).

Harrington’s parents announced the search in a news conference last week. For three days, volunteers scoured the area near the JPJ, University Hall and Copeley Street Bridge, where Harrington is thought to have last been seen.

Small groups of volunteers were also seen closer to Downtown, around the Walker Square apartment complex.

The search was organized by the Laura Recovery Center, a Texas-based organization.

According to the Newsplex, the three-day search didn’t yield any new information.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 09, 2009, 11:32:56 AM
http://www.noisecreep.com/2009/11/09/search-for-missing-metallica-fan/
Search for Missing Metallica Fan Morgan Harrington Nets No Clues
Posted on Nov 9th 2009 11:00AM by Chris Harris
Over the weekend, hundreds of volunteers rummaged through wooded areas, searched footpaths and scoured a square mile of area described as "challenging rural terrain" around the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Va., searching for any trace of missing Metallica fan Morgan Harrington, who hasn't been seen or heard from in three weeks, when she vanished from Metallica's Oct. 17 concert. Unfortunately, their efforts turned up little in the way of actual clues or hard evidence.

Still, Harrington's mother, Gil, found a silver lining to the negative news: Now, investigators can eliminate the search area as having been thoroughly combed. According to Bob Smither, founder of the Texas-based Laura Recovery Center, the search may not have yielded any leads, but does provide the Harringtons with hope and mitigates a pent-up desire in the community to help.

Over the course of the entire weekend, more than 1,400 volunteers participated in the search. "We don't want anyone to give up hope," volunteer Jill Siegel told reporters. "We want [the Harringtons] to know that we are here for them."

On Nov. 9, the last day of the volunteer search, 360 people split into 36 teams to rake through the wooded area. Police told reporters they examined several items brought back by volunteers, but the objects were deemed irrelevant.
The Harringtons said they were overwhelmed by the showing of support, and that at this point, all they're looking for is some sort of closure. "Before we had this search, I realized we may not have a happy ending," Gil Harrington explained. 'I hope we have modeled a way of reacting to a crisis in a positive way. That would not be a bad legacy to have."

Harrington, a 20-year-old Virginia Tech junior, has been missing since she was separated from friends during the Oct. 17 concert. After ending up on the outside of the arena, where there is a no re-entry policy, Harrington called her friends to say she'd try to get her own ride home. The blue-eyed blond was last seen in black boots, a black mini-skirt, and a Pantera shirt.

Last week, Metallica's Kirk Hammett spoke about Harrington's case. "We are staying positive that she will be found soon," he said. "We are all hoping for the best and praying for her and her family. We all have children and as parents ourselves, it's our worst nightmare for a child to go out and not come back home. We empathize with that greatly, so we are doing what we can to help find her. We are staying positive."


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: SuzieQ on November 09, 2009, 01:48:23 PM
That concert venue didn't sound safe at all.No telling what happened to Morgan.   ::MonkeyNoNo::


This is a basketball arena, it was never intended to be used for rock concerts. There is a Jimmy Buffett concert there later this month that I would love to go to. Getting to old to fight the crowds now.

Kat-Gram you have to remember that her Dad is a Psychiatris.LOL


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 09, 2009, 02:54:34 PM
That concert venue didn't sound safe at all.No telling what happened to Morgan.   ::MonkeyNoNo::


This is a basketball arena, it was never intended to be used for rock concerts. There is a Jimmy Buffett concert there later this month that I would love to go to. Getting to old to fight the crowds now.

Kat-Gram you have to remember that her Dad is a Psychiatris.LOL

Both good points SuzyQ.   ::MonkeyCool::
And Buffett does sound good.  ::MonkeyTongue::



Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: mizjay on November 09, 2009, 03:05:33 PM
"Remember, she was wearing a lot of jewelry necklaces and rings," Shuckerow called out.
..
When they were first asking the public for the " have you seen her " it might have been productive for them to release this info along with a picture of the shirt she was wearing. Or a picture of the type of boots.
...
Kind of late in the day for this stuff to just be coming to the forefront as far as I am conerned.
I can undertand that they don't want to release any info that might tarnish the girl's reputation or her family's, but what she was last seen wearing or what state of mind she was in might have been helpful.
She was out there in some sort of distress ( facial injury ) , no car keys, overdrawn checking account, it was getting colder, she was wearing boots with high heels ? and I think someone came driving back to the campus and thinking he was a Good Samartian she made a mistake and went with a wrong person.
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And, since I am in a pizzed mood, why does her family come across to me as being wierd ? They have a lady minister living with them ? They hold back information or give out the wrong information like the car and who was driving and go thru their four, two one thing which seems very affected and pseudo arty and totally inappriate at this time. Says it was common for her to take the battery out of her cell with no explanation blah blah blah.

I'm with you on everything you said. I'm wondering if perhaps Morgan and one of the friends may have gotten into an arguement and that is how she ended up outside. 20 year olds maybe arguing about a guy perhaps.

 Scoot over ladies, I'm with ya ll .  My question is why did the friend have the car keys. Didn't they drive in morgans car? It wasn't that she didn't have a purse with her, they found it, soo why would she hand her keys over to gf, why hasn't gf explained that


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Blink34 on November 09, 2009, 04:24:17 PM
I am struggling with the lack of a press conference today. I am going to take that as a sign they are realizing they may need to regroup. My own team is divided on theories, does not happen often. I am still of my original opinions.

There is a real time traffic cam at the intersection of 250/29/64 Has that video been seen from the night of the 17th?


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Kat_Gram on November 09, 2009, 05:16:50 PM
I went to the FB site, but I won't make a comment. It is just way too public and anyway, there were several different pix of several different Pantera T-shirts. ???? Why several, she wore ONE and why don't they find out which ONE ????
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The word Pantera is stylized and hard to read if you were just doing a drive-by. Don't know what if any logo is on the back. I never heard of Pantera before this and would not know a Pantera T-shirt unless I studied it with my glasses on. I could pick out the colors and the general design. 
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How was her hair, all the way down, loose or pulled back ?
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We are living in 2009, technology abounds. Surely to good grief and all of that, a picture of Morgan could be photoshopped as she was on October 17 th ? If anyone would show a pix of what she was wearing. Plus the distinctive necklace and the exact type of boots.
It might jog the memory of someone who was driving in that area at that time. 


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 09, 2009, 05:20:10 PM
I went to the FB site, but I won't make a comment. It is just way too public and anyway, there were several different pix of several different Pantera T-shirts. ???? Why several, she wore ONE and why don't they find out which ONE ????
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The word Pantera is stylized and hard to read if you were just doing a drive-by. Don't know what if any logo is on the back. I never heard of Pantera before this and would not know a Pantera T-shirt unless I studied it with my glasses on. I could pick out the colors and the general design. 
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How was her hair, all the way down, loose or pulled back ?
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We are living in 2009, technology abounds. Surely to good grief and all of that, a picture of Morgan could be photoshopped as she was on October 17 th ? If anyone would show a pix of what she was wearing. Plus the distinctive necklace and the exact type of boots.
It might jog the memory of someone who was driving in that area at that time. 
I was wondering about that, that sure would make sense to photoshop a pic with what exactly Morgan had on, plus her jewelry. There are a couple witnesses, but they may have her mixed up with another girl that looks like Morgan, who knows? I'm sure that evening there were many girls that resembled Morgan.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: cookie on November 09, 2009, 05:33:14 PM
That concert venue didn't sound safe at all.No telling what happened to Morgan.   ::MonkeyNoNo::


This is a basketball arena, it was never intended to be used for rock concerts. There is a Jimmy Buffett concert there later this month that I would love to go to. Getting to old to fight the crowds now.

Kat-Gram you have to remember that her Dad is a Psychiatris.LOL

Both good points SuzyQ.   ::MonkeyCool::
And Buffett does sound good.  ::MonkeyTongue::



Jimmy Buffett rocks! I am a ParrotHead....


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 09, 2009, 06:01:43 PM
http://www2.wsls.com/sls/news/local/article/harringtons_scheduled_to_appear_on_dr._phil/61073/
Harrington’s scheduled to appear on Dr. Phil
By Lindsey Henley | WSLS10 Reporter
Published: November 9, 2009
The case of missing Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington will soon get another round of nationwide coverage.

The Dr. Phil show was at the Harrington’s Roanoke home Monday, taping a show scheduled to air Thursday at 4pm.

“I think it’s critical that we keep the story out there,“ Morgan’s father Dan Harrington said.

The interview will air across the country to millions of viewers.  The Harrington’s are hoping someone will hear the story and help.

“It has a large audience, and we want to make sure we get Morgan’s story out,“ Dan Harrington said.

Many of the questions Dr. Phil asks are the same questions the Harrington’s have faced day after day.  Sitting in their living room, the Harrington’s say it is day 23 of the search, and interviews like this are as tough as ever.

“I think maybe you’re not as excited as quaking in your boots, but you also have been doing this for three weeks and not sleeping for three weeks,“ Gil Harrington said.

You can see in their eyes they are exhausted, but they refuse to stop.

“You could never in your wildest dreams begin to imagine to find yourself in this place,“ Gil Harrington said.

According to the Harrington’s, this place – in front of the camera – is where they need to be to get their daughter’s story in the spotlight until the questions about what happened are answered.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 09, 2009, 06:09:21 PM
I went to the FB site, but I won't make a comment. It is just way too public and anyway, there were several different pix of several different Pantera T-shirts. ???? Why several, she wore ONE and why don't they find out which ONE ????
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The word Pantera is stylized and hard to read if you were just doing a drive-by. Don't know what if any logo is on the back. I never heard of Pantera before this and would not know a Pantera T-shirt unless I studied it with my glasses on. I could pick out the colors and the general design. 
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How was her hair, all the way down, loose or pulled back ?
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We are living in 2009, technology abounds. Surely to good grief and all of that, a picture of Morgan could be photoshopped as she was on October 17 th ? If anyone would show a pix of what she was wearing. Plus the distinctive necklace and the exact type of boots.
It might jog the memory of someone who was driving in that area at that time. 
I was wondering about that, that sure would make sense to photoshop a pic with what exactly Morgan had on, plus her jewelry. There are a couple witnesses, but they may have her mixed up with another girl that looks like Morgan, who knows? I'm sure that evening there were many girls that resembled Morgan.

Kat raises good questions about the clothing,hair and such.Wouldn't her friends know exactly what she had on and her hairstyle that evening?If it were my friend I would remember.It would be burned in my brain.   ::MonkeyNoNo:: Makes no sense.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 09, 2009, 06:13:06 PM
I am struggling with the lack of a press conference today. I am going to take that as a sign they are realizing they may need to regroup. My own team is divided on theories, does not happen often. I am still of my original opinions.

There is a real time traffic cam at the intersection of 250/29/64 Has that video been seen from the night of the 17th?

I haven't seen a video.
You give us more info than we get anywhere else.   ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 09, 2009, 06:13:42 PM
That concert venue didn't sound safe at all.No telling what happened to Morgan.   ::MonkeyNoNo::


This is a basketball arena, it was never intended to be used for rock concerts. There is a Jimmy Buffett concert there later this month that I would love to go to. Getting to old to fight the crowds now.

Kat-Gram you have to remember that her Dad is a Psychiatris.LOL

Both good points SuzyQ.   ::MonkeyCool::
And Buffett does sound good.  ::MonkeyTongue::



Jimmy Buffett rocks! I am a ParrotHead....
::MonkeyHaHa::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Fanny Mae on November 09, 2009, 08:19:21 PM
I read here but rarely post. But I want to ask is it an absolute that Morgan ever really was in Charlottesville? I know her girlfriend say she was there, but there were many girls that looked like her there. Besides her purse, cell phone with no battery and whatever else of hers were found in the parking lot, is there any proof that she actually was ever there? Why would her friends have her car keys, and why didn't they go to help her get back in?


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: cookie on November 09, 2009, 08:35:17 PM
lots and lots of questions in this case...


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Kat_Gram on November 09, 2009, 09:39:59 PM
My question about what she was wearing, like which Pantera shirt and how her hair was is to me, just so flipping obvious, why doesn't LE or her parents think about that one ? Are these people STUPID ?
Pictures of what their girl was looking like or a reasonable likeness thereof when she was last seen would be more than helpful.
Why hasn't that been out there. Why are there six Pantera Shirts on the FB ?
Does anyone have a contact for them or an LE , email Addy. I will not go to Facebook and put it there. 
I know her parents are suffering and it isn't her friends fault if some wierdo did something to Morgan


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Kat_Gram on November 09, 2009, 09:43:31 PM
I went to the FB site, but I won't make a comment. It is just way too public and anyway, there were several different pix of several different Pantera T-shirts. ???? Why several, she wore ONE and why don't they find out which ONE ????
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The word Pantera is stylized and hard to read if you were just doing a drive-by. Don't know what if any logo is on the back. I never heard of Pantera before this and would not know a Pantera T-shirt unless I studied it with my glasses on. I could pick out the colors and the general design. 
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How was her hair, all the way down, loose or pulled back ?
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We are living in 2009, technology abounds. Surely to good grief and all of that, a picture of Morgan could be photoshopped as she was on October 17 th ? If anyone would show a pix of what she was wearing. Plus the distinctive necklace and the exact type of boots.
It might jog the memory of someone who was driving in that area at that time. 
I was wondering about that, that sure would make sense to photoshop a pic with what exactly Morgan had on, plus her jewelry. There are a couple witnesses, but they may have her mixed up with another girl that looks like Morgan, who knows? I'm sure that evening there were many girls that resembled Morgan.
There was some video of a girl who even some members of the the family thought might be Morgan inside when Metallica was playing. It wasn't Morgan, the girl came forward. But the description was similar enough.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 09, 2009, 10:03:56 PM
Yes, that girl looked and dressed much like Morgan that evening. I wish they would put a pic/photoshop of exactly what she had on right down to her jewelry, that would make sense to do that. She is such a beautiful girl, you would think she would have stuck out more in people's minds.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Kat_Gram on November 09, 2009, 10:20:55 PM
I read around. Several persons have asked the question, Was she even there ? But they found her purse and some guy saw them exit the vehicle in the parking lot. Else not one pix of her. And then she was texting that unnamed guy.
I don't know how difficult it would be to find who had the seats around these girls ?
When I used to go to these things, it was the band that was the attraction.
Only if someone was sitting near me ( Stones concert) who was being a jerk
did I notice. 
There is alot of information, but not enough pinpointing her presence at this event.
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This girl was a lovely girl and if I sound pizzed, I am. Reminds me of Natalee Holloway. Another family gets to go thru this and another wonderful girl is missing.



Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 09, 2009, 10:28:02 PM
I read around. Several persons have asked the question, Was she even there ? But they found her purse and some guy saw them exit the vehicle in the parking lot. Else not one pix of her. And then she was texting that unnamed guy.
I don't know how difficult it would be to find who had the seats around these girls ?
When I used to go to these things, it was the band that was the attraction.
Only if someone was sitting near me ( Stones concert) who was being a jerk
did I notice. 
There is alot of information, but not enough pinpointing her presence at this event.
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This girl was a lovely girl and if I sound pizzed, I am. Reminds me of Natalee Holloway. Another family gets to go thru this and another wonderful girl is missing.


I read around a lot also, and the many, many concerts I have gone to I always remember who sits around me, I find it hard to believe not many more people, guys especially not remembering Morgan there that night. I wondered to did she ever really get there, but with the purse and cell phone, she must have. How did that happen, no pics, no surveilance tapes of her, that is what is very hard to imagine.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Kat_Gram on November 09, 2009, 11:22:08 PM
I found the familyblog on this and I registered and will post what I have been getting pizzed about. I have an email waiitng to confirm and I am going to copy and paste my idea about a photoshop or a pix of Morgan as she was dressed that night.There is a phone number, but I am not into talking to a machine.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Kat_Gram on November 09, 2009, 11:34:51 PM
So, I registered. Now I have to be " approved ". They are not making this easy.
Not one pix of what she was wearing, how she had her hair, etc ! That night.
But, there is a pix of the green front door with seven dots. !!


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Kat_Gram on November 09, 2009, 11:40:28 PM
I bounced back an email to their admin over there with my idea of what I would like to see on the Have You Seen her poster. So the message was sent.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 10, 2009, 06:59:59 AM
http://www.todaysthv.com/news/natInt/story.aspx?storyid=94186&catid=288
Search For Missing VA Tech Student Ends
 Lindsey Clark     8 hrs ago
A three-day search for a missing Virginia Tech student is over. Volunteers, combing thousands of acres, turned up no trace of 21-year-old Morgan Harrington.
Advertisement

The largest search and rescue Charlottesville has ever seen ended. Twenty year old Morgan Harrington has not been seen or heard from in three weeks. And there was not a trace of her that volunteers could find this weekend.

The site where hundreds of people showed up to help search for Morgan over the course of the weekend is now quiet. Many volunteers are now asking what happens next?

With three days and 1,600 volunteers searching, nothing has found yet that puts Morgan anywhere after 9:30pm on Oct. 17. Where she was last seen walking on the Copley Street Bridge. It's there that the case goes cold.

"It's like she was plucked up off the face of the earth," says Jessica Jaglois, a volunteer.

Not a sign, not a trace. The number one goal this weekend for search crews was to find Morgan. No one did. But volunteers aren't disappointed.

Bob Smithers with the Laura Recovery Center says, "I am overwhelmed with relief that we didn't find a body."

"We still want to find Morgan, alive and healthy and return her whole. So, in that respect, it's hopeful," says Joan Fenton, a volunteer.

But others are skeptical as to what the future brings for Morgan Harrington. The Laura Recovery Center has seen child after child go missing; first from their homes, then from the headlines.

Volunteer Lela Marshall says, "After the first three or four weeks, if nothing is found it can drop off. And the news media goes on to something else."
A group of around forty volunteers are meeting this week to form a coalition to ensure that Morgan's name stays out there. And that the right person sees her, hears her name and calls.

A group of about 40 volunteers are planning to meet this week to continue the search.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Blink34 on November 10, 2009, 09:26:25 AM
Kat gram and everyone on here supporting the efforts to locate Morgan-

I agree it is imperative we get a VERIFIED description of what Morgan was wearing the evening of her disappearance.

Your comments about this being similar to Natalee is haunting, they even resemble each other. I have made the request through LE to release a composite ( or as close as they can verify) to exactly what she was wearing; specifically the tights issue.
I will let you know when I hear back.



Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 10, 2009, 09:34:46 AM
Kat gram and everyone on here supporting the efforts to locate Morgan-

I agree it is imperative we get a VERIFIED description of what Morgan was wearing the evening of her disappearance.

Your comments about this being similar to Natalee is haunting, they even resemble each other. I have made the request through LE to release a composite ( or as close as they can verify) to exactly what she was wearing; specifically the tights issue.
I will let you know when I hear back.


Thank-you, I think this is vital, may just spark someone's attention, at least I hope so.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 10, 2009, 10:00:40 AM
Kat gram and everyone on here supporting the efforts to locate Morgan-

I agree it is imperative we get a VERIFIED description of what Morgan was wearing the evening of her disappearance.

Your comments about this being similar to Natalee is haunting, they even resemble each other. I have made the request through LE to release a composite ( or as close as they can verify) to exactly what she was wearing; specifically the tights issue.
I will let you know when I hear back.



Thank you so much Blink.You are the best!
The reference to Natalee brings tears to my eyes.  ::MonkeyNoNo:: There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of her.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 10, 2009, 10:30:05 AM
Kat, I've been on her facebook many times, I have not posted, but check in to see if there is anything being said that may shed some light.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Kat_Gram on November 10, 2009, 10:31:38 AM
TY. I did leave a comment on the family blog and I was really polite.
And, I did the bounce back to their admin who was going to review my request and get back to me. I don't care if they approve me, I just wanted to get someone's attention over there
with the Question : What did she look like ? The tights were fishnets ones I believe, but it is that T-shirt that is quite distinctive, if we could have a pix of the one she was wearing, front and back please.
The other girls that looked enough like her to even the family, she wasn't wearing tights. 


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 10, 2009, 10:33:35 AM
TY. I did leave a comment on the family blog and I was really polite.
And, I did the bounce back to their admin who was going to review my request and get back to me. I don't care if they approve me, I just wanted to get someone's attention over there
with the Question : What did she look like ? The tights were fishnets ones I believe, but it is that T-shirt that is quite distinctive, if we could have a pix of the one she was wearing, front and back please.
The other girls that looked enough like her to even the family, she wasn't wearing tights. 
I totally agree, and I didn't realize the tights were fishnets, for some reason I thought they were regular black tights. But that would make sense to have fishnets on with her outfit.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 10, 2009, 10:37:13 AM
Kat,thanks for the fishnet comment.I thought they were regular leggings.I am with you.I want to know what Pantera shirt she was wearing.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 10, 2009, 10:50:32 AM
Maybe Morgan left because there was some jealousy issues, one of her friends being jealous of Morgan, and an arguement followed, maybe over a guy? One of the friends had a boyfriend along, maybe Morgan was talking to him and the girlfriend got jealous, at that age it doesn't take much for that to happen?


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Bud's Girl on November 10, 2009, 10:54:22 AM

A photoshop pic would be great, showing the exact shirt, jewelry, etc.  but... I find it so hard to believe that there's not a picture of her from that night.  You'd think her mother would have taken pics of her when she was trying on her outfits since it was a night she'd looked forward to so long.

If not, I would have expected there would have been lots of pics on her friends' cell phone cameras, if not digital cameras.  All young people takes loads of pics of each other all the time.  I find it more than odd no pic of her has been released from that night.






Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: cookie on November 10, 2009, 11:01:17 AM

A photoshop pic would be great, showing the exact shirt, jewelry, etc.  but... I find it so hard to believe that there's not a picture of her from that night.  You'd think her mother would have taken pics of her when she was trying on her outfits since it was a night she'd looked forward to so long.

If not, I would have expected there would have been lots of pics on her friends' cell phone cameras, if not digital cameras.  All young people takes loads of pics of each other all the time.  I find it more than odd no pic of her has been released from that night.




I agree!


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: darla on November 10, 2009, 11:01:25 AM

A photoshop pic would be great, showing the exact shirt, jewelry, etc.  but... I find it so hard to believe that there's not a picture of her from that night.  You'd think her mother would have taken pics of her when she was trying on her outfits since it was a night she'd looked forward to so long.

If not, I would have expected there would have been lots of pics on her friends' cell phone cameras, if not digital cameras.  All young people takes loads of pics of each other all the time.  I find it more than odd no pic of her has been released from that night.

Good Morning all!

Bud's girl I was thinking the same thing. What bunch of young girls do not do a group pic when all dressed up to go to a special event? Something is just not adding up. Maybe they need to search the area they left from. 







Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Bud's Girl on November 10, 2009, 11:03:06 AM
Kat gram and everyone on here supporting the efforts to locate Morgan-

I agree it is imperative we get a VERIFIED description of what Morgan was wearing the evening of her disappearance.

Your comments about this being similar to Natalee is haunting, they even resemble each other. I have made the request through LE to release a composite ( or as close as they can verify) to exactly what she was wearing; specifically the tights issue.
I will let you know when I hear back.



Thank you so much Blink.You are the best!
The reference to Natalee brings tears to my eyes.  ::MonkeyNoNo:: There isn't a day that goes by that I don't think of her.

Me too Trimm...


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 10, 2009, 11:03:45 AM

A photoshop pic would be great, showing the exact shirt, jewelry, etc.  but... I find it so hard to believe that there's not a picture of her from that night.  You'd think her mother would have taken pics of her when she was trying on her outfits since it was a night she'd looked forward to so long.

If not, I would have expected there would have been lots of pics on her friends' cell phone cameras, if not digital cameras.  All young people takes loads of pics of each other all the time.  I find it more than odd no pic of her has been released from that night.





That is being discussed on another forum, the thought is that LE has those pics, and are not releasing them, I have no idea, but people need to see her and what she looked like on that evening.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 10, 2009, 11:04:40 AM

A photoshop pic would be great, showing the exact shirt, jewelry, etc.  but... I find it so hard to believe that there's not a picture of her from that night.  You'd think her mother would have taken pics of her when she was trying on her outfits since it was a night she'd looked forward to so long.

If not, I would have expected there would have been lots of pics on her friends' cell phone cameras, if not digital cameras.  All young people takes loads of pics of each other all the time.  I find it more than odd no pic of her has been released from that night.

Good Morning all!

Bud's girl I was thinking the same thing. What bunch of young girls do not do a group pic when all dressed up to go to a special event? Something is just not adding up. Maybe they need to search the area they left from. 





I'm wondering, have they searched the area that they all left from?


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: darla on November 10, 2009, 11:07:40 AM
I know this question has been asked a 100 times, but I keep seeing 2 different answers. WHOSE car did they drive to the concert? Morgan's or someone else's.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Bud's Girl on November 10, 2009, 11:10:37 AM

A photoshop pic would be great, showing the exact shirt, jewelry, etc.  but... I find it so hard to believe that there's not a picture of her from that night.  You'd think her mother would have taken pics of her when she was trying on her outfits since it was a night she'd looked forward to so long.

If not, I would have expected there would have been lots of pics on her friends' cell phone cameras, if not digital cameras.  All young people takes loads of pics of each other all the time.  I find it more than odd no pic of her has been released from that night.


Good Morning all!

Bud's girl I was thinking the same thing. What bunch of young girls do not do a group pic when all dressed up to go to a special event? Something is just not adding up. Maybe they need to search the area they left from. 


Morning darla

Exactly, pictures of each other & together is a huge thing with kids, and all I've seen are pics of Morgan taken prior to that night. 



Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Bud's Girl on November 10, 2009, 11:13:04 AM
I know this question has been asked a 100 times, but I keep seeing 2 different answers. WHOSE car did they drive to the concert? Morgan's or someone else's.

IDK.  Like you, I keep seeing both those answers also.   


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: mizjay on November 10, 2009, 11:26:17 AM
I know this question has been asked a 100 times, but I keep seeing 2 different answers. WHOSE car did they drive to the concert? Morgan's or someone else's.

IDK.  Like you, I keep seeing both those answers also.   

IA~ seems like a very simple answer. Why isn't there a clear cut yes or no about Morgans car. And if it was hers, why on earth did her friend have the keys, why didn't the friend at least walk to the front entrance and give her the keys. Why after months of waiting for this concert did she not beg her friends to come down and please buy her another ticket in? Why did she kiss her friend when she was just going to the bathroom?  Why hasn't there been a pic of her at any one of the doors that she attempted to get back in, surely at one of them there's surveilance?  There seems to be some big missing pieces


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 10, 2009, 11:58:49 AM
There seems to be so much confusion with the car, but I believe Blink said it was her car at the arena. But that doesn't explain why she wasn't hanging on to her own keys. So if one of her friends drove there, that's fine, but wouldn't you give your friend's keys back to her?


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: mizjay on November 10, 2009, 12:15:41 PM
There seems to be so much confusion with the car, but I believe Blink said it was her car at the arena. But that doesn't explain why she wasn't hanging on to her own keys. So if one of her friends drove there, that's fine, but wouldn't you give your friend's keys back to her?

Right! Unless you were really messed up or you planned on meeting someone there or was she really there?? With that much anticipation about the concert, waiting for months and all, doesn't make sense to just leave. No crying at the door, begging for an attendent  to bring her friends down, not one credit card that could be used, no call to her very accepting parents for them to buy a ticket that she could pick up at the will call desk. Something seems fishy. maybe it's all just terrible luck but ?


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 10, 2009, 12:19:39 PM
There seems to be so much confusion with the car, but I believe Blink said it was her car at the arena. But that doesn't explain why she wasn't hanging on to her own keys. So if one of her friends drove there, that's fine, but wouldn't you give your friend's keys back to her?

Right! Unless you were really messed up or you planned on meeting someone there or was she really there?? With that much anticipation about the concert, waiting for months and all, doesn't make sense to just leave. No crying at the door, begging for an attendent  to bring her friends down, not one credit card that could be used, no call to her very accepting parents for them to buy a ticket that she could pick up at the will call desk. Something seems fishy. maybe it's all just terrible luck but ?
Makes zero sense, even when I let my daughter drive my car, when we get to the store, she always hands me the keys. I can only figure that Morgan had plans to meet someone, don't know what else to think.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 10, 2009, 12:39:14 PM

A photoshop pic would be great, showing the exact shirt, jewelry, etc.  but... I find it so hard to believe that there's not a picture of her from that night.  You'd think her mother would have taken pics of her when she was trying on her outfits since it was a night she'd looked forward to so long.

If not, I would have expected there would have been lots of pics on her friends' cell phone cameras, if not digital cameras.  All young people takes loads of pics of each other all the time.  I find it more than odd no pic of her has been released from that night.




I agree!

Exactly.Most kids would of been snapping photos like crazy.We're not getting all the information we need to make any sense out of this.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 10, 2009, 12:41:52 PM
 And the question is why, I understand they have to hold back some info, but they need to release some more for this to maybe make some sense.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 10, 2009, 12:42:50 PM
http://www.noisecreep.com/2009/11/10/morgan-harrington-metallica-dr-phil/
Parents of Missing Metallica Fan Morgan Harrington Turn to Dr. Phil
Posted on Nov 10th 2009 9:30AM by Chris Harris
(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.noisecreep.com/media/2009/10/morgan-dana-harrington200-102109.jpg)
The case of missing Metallica fan Morgan Harrington has already garnered considerable media attention nationwide. On Nov. 12, the case will be getting even more exposure, thanks to a hairless shrink with ties to Oprah Winfrey. On Nov. 9, Dr. Phil McGraw of the 'Dr. Phil' TV show sat down with Harrington's parents, who have been searching for their daughter since Oct. 17, when the 20-year-old Virginia Tech student vanished from a Metallica concert.

The program will air on Thursday at 4 p.m. Doing the sit-down with Dr. Phil was crucial for the Harringtons, who are doing all that they can to "keep the story out there," Morgan's father, Dan, told reporters. The interview will air across the country to millions of viewers, and the Harringtons are hoping someone will hear about Morgan's story and offer help.

"It has a large audience, and we want to make sure we get Morgan's story out," Dan Harrington added. During Monday's taping, Dr. Phil asked the Harringtons the same kinds of questions they've been asking themselves day after day since Morgan disappeared. That doesn't make such interviews any easier.
"I think maybe you're not as excited as quaking in your boots, but you also have been doing this for three weeks and not sleeping for three weeks," said Gil Harrington, Morgan's mother. "You could never in your wildest dreams begin to imagine to find yourself in this place."

Meanwhile, another widespread search effort is being planned for this coming weekend, following this past weekend's search, which involved more than a thousand volunteers and turned up little in the way of actual hard evidence.

While the ultimate goal for last weekend's search was to find Harrington, Bob Smithers, founder of the Texas-based Laura Recovery Center, told reporters he's just "overwhelmed with relief that we didn't find a body."

Another group of volunteers will be meeting this week to form a group whose aim will be keeping Morgan's name in the media.

Last week, Metallica's Kirk Hammett spoke about Harrington's case. "We are staying positive that she will be found soon," he said. "We are all hoping for the best and praying for her and her family. We all have children and as parents ourselves, it's our worst nightmare for a child to go out and not come back home. We empathize with that greatly, so we are doing what we can to help find her. We are staying positive."


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 10, 2009, 12:43:28 PM
And the question is why, I understand they have to hold back some info, but they need to release some more for this to maybe make some sense.

I think so too.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: klaasend on November 10, 2009, 12:44:58 PM
NEW BLINK POST:

http://blinkoncrime.com/2009/11/10/morgan-harrington-case-lack-of-leads-frustrates-search-efforts/

Morgan Harrington Case: Lack Of Leads Frustrates Search Efforts


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 10, 2009, 12:48:37 PM
Thanks Klaas.  ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 10, 2009, 01:18:25 PM
Thanks Blink, please I can't believe that the ticket hasn't been checked to see if Morgan attended the concert, it must have, right? I really am beginning to think that something happened before the concert. Unless there is verification that the ticket Morgan had was used that night, that is where my head is taking me. And why can't they just show the Pantera shirt she was wearing? And just the mention or thought of Aruba sends chills.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: sunshine12 on November 10, 2009, 01:29:18 PM
i really hope the cops checked the time her ticket was scanned (if it was even scanned)...maybe they did and this is what is helping them with a timeline for the case? or maybe up until this point they have taken the friends word on the fact that morgan was with them at the concert. either way, if they havent checked to see if her ticket was scanned they need to do so asap!

i was also wondering if maybe the friends havent posted pictures because of all the media stuff going on maybe they didnt want the pics all over the place? or maybe they were smoking pot or something in the pictures and didnt want people seeing that?  if there are pics from that night tho im sure the police prob asked the people she was with to see them


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Kat_Gram on November 10, 2009, 01:34:54 PM
That is a great article written by Blink. Sums up most of the Q's we have. Now we need some A's.
I did alot of reading the past couple of days on this and it wasn't just me who was questioning this, but no one had mentioned that we do not have a picture or a photoshopped one of Morgan as how she looked that night. When you are asking the public HAVE YOU SEEN MORGAN ? Please be smart enough to give a good picture so that it might job a passserby's memory.I thought there were only six Pantera shirts on FB, Blink counted eight. Point is, they are all diffferent.
And if she had a drink, so what? Or had a toke, again so what ? Probably everyone at that venue did and they aren't missing. This girl was a lovely girl and had a bright future.
I am getting worked up about this, the simliarities to Natalee and I guess I am tapping into that emotion. None of us want to see another family go thru what they went thru.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: cookie on November 10, 2009, 01:38:26 PM
even if the ticket was scanned, does not mean that Morgan was the one who had the ticket...


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 10, 2009, 01:39:56 PM
even if the ticket was scanned, does not mean that Morgan was the one who had the ticket...
True   ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: MunkeyMunk on November 10, 2009, 01:48:54 PM
even if the ticket was scanned, does not mean that Morgan was the one who had the ticket...



i WAS THINKING THE SAME... ::MonkeyEek::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 10, 2009, 01:58:38 PM
even if the ticket was scanned, does not mean that Morgan was the one who had the ticket...



i WAS THINKING THE SAME... ::MonkeyEek::

Me too.   ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 10, 2009, 02:01:12 PM
Thanks Blink, please I can't believe that the ticket hasn't been checked to see if Morgan attended the concert, it must have, right? I really am beginning to think that something happened before the concert. Unless there is verification that the ticket Morgan had was used that night, that is where my head is taking me. And why can't they just show the Pantera shirt she was wearing? And just the mention or thought of Aruba sends chills.

I am with you and Kat.Just hearing Aruba makes the hairs on my neck stand up.   ::MonkeyNoNo::



Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 10, 2009, 02:04:54 PM
 So even if the ticket was scanned someone else could have had the ticket, then somewhere on one of the friends cameras/cell phones has to be a picture or two of everyone that evening. LE must have all that, at least I would think?


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 10, 2009, 03:17:23 PM
Okay, do we know for sure that any of the friends went to the concert? Or maybe on the way to the concert the friends dropped Morgan off at someone's home because she had planned all along to meet up with someone. We don't even know if the clothes she supposedly was wearing is what she was wearing, she could have changed clothes. Her friends are the answer, and they better start talking.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 10, 2009, 03:23:27 PM
Okay, do we know for sure that any of the friends went to the concert? Or maybe on the way to the concert the friends dropped Morgan off at someone's home because she had planned all along to meet up with someone. We don't even know if the clothes she supposedly was wearing is what she was wearing, she could have changed clothes. Her friends are the answer, and they better start talking.

 :smt045


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 10, 2009, 03:33:51 PM
This has been bugging me from the beginning. Morgan went to her parents and her mother approved of the outfit, she ended up with tights on, so how many 20 year olds are going to a Metallica concert with the approval of a mother's fashion tip? I know that I wouldn't have, and I'll just bet those tights came off, and I'll even bet she put on something else, that her mother would not have approved of, imo.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: MunkeyMunk on November 10, 2009, 03:35:17 PM
 :2brickwall: :gaah: :2brickwall: :gaah: :2brickwall:


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Peace on November 10, 2009, 03:37:20 PM
I totally agree. If it is my car there. why on God's green earth am I going to find an alternate way home? Usually your home key is with your car key as well, so why wouldn't she or her "friends" at least make arrangements to get Morgan her keys. If my friend were to do such a thing as leave a concert and tell me they weren't going to wait in their own car, but find an another way home I'd really worry that they were messed up. I'd alert a security guard myself and get him to find her and giver her her keys. Why leave your friend to fend for themself? Why would no one in the group have concern and try to assist her themselves? Maybe they knew she wasn't safe to drive? If they felt comfortable that she found a safe way home, they must have known precisely who the person/s are. Their actions just seem unreasonable to me.
I would think the phone conversation would have involved Morgan saying "Please find someone to bring my keys to me so I can wait in the car since I'm locked out of the concert." She was probably cold and very pissed off at the situation after being excited to see one of her favorite groups and then having to be locked out.  Only a real love-interest would have made sense to leave the arena and not worry and not be frantic, even in a drug-induced stupor. We have never heard that Morgans calls to her friends were frantic in any way.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 10, 2009, 03:41:40 PM
I totally agree. If it is my car there. why on God's green earth am I going to find an alternate way home? Usually your home key is with your car key as well, so why wouldn't she or her "friends" at least make arrangements to get Morgan her keys. If my friend were to do such a thing as leave a concert and tell me they weren't going to wait in their own car, but find an another way home I'd really worry that they were messed up. I'd alert a security guard myself and get him to find her and giver her her keys. Why leave your friend to fend for themself? Why would no one in the group have concern and try to assist her themselves? Maybe they knew she wasn't safe to drive? If they felt comfortable that she found a safe way home, they must have known precisely who the person/s are. Their actions just seem unreasonable to me.
I would think the phone conversation would have involved Morgan saying "Please find someone to bring my keys to me so I can wait in the car since I'm locked out of the concert." She was probably cold and very pissed off at the situation after being excited to see one of her favorite groups and then having to be locked out.  Only a real love-interest would have made sense to leave the arena and not worry and not be frantic, even in a drug-induced stupor. We have never heard that Morgans calls to her friends were frantic in any way.
Doesn't make sense at all. Excellent point about the house key being on the car key, key ring. Didn't think of that, so yes, she would have at least wanted her house key. I just don't think she made it to that concert, or at least I sure have my doubts.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: mizjay on November 10, 2009, 04:48:57 PM
Well, thanks to my daughter who went back and read on page 2 of this thread, there is at least one person who said he actually spoke with Morgan and her friends at the concert, so she must've been there. I was convincing myself that she wasn't. Right back to square one which in my book is scarier, a stranger took her. Or somebody she ran into. So they should come up with an accurate composite, geesh. 


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Gypsy DD on November 10, 2009, 04:55:22 PM
My compliments to everyone updating this thread through the weekend regarding the searches, etc.

This was posted on the blinksite, I found the date very interesting.

From Susanm, blinkposter:

 http://maps.google.com/maps/place?cid=1041303314396791758&q=jpj%2Barena&hl=en&view=feature&mcsrc=detailed_reviews&num=10&start=0

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Get there early, expect crowded conditions.‎
 By fja1726 - Oct 18, 2009‎
My most important advice--get there early! We attended a rock concert there recently. We got within one mile of the arena, then hit heavy traffic. It took us 45 minutes to travel that one remaining mile! Traffic was chaotic as people cut off others, made right turns from left lanes, etc. We saw no local police to help the traffic situation, although two patrol cars were parked at a Taco Bell. So, if your event starts at 7:00, plan to arrive by 6:00 at the absolute latest. The arena has no large-screen televisions (jumbotrons). Our seats were in the lower part of the upper deck; there were no ushers, so there were lots of folks milling about trying to find the correct row and seat numbers. View was good until some folks decided to stand in the aisles and platform areas. Again, no ushers to control the crowds or to enforce the no smoking rules. Restroom facilities were no where near large enough for the crowd present. This arena will not be my first choice in ...‎ More »
 




Could Morgan have been walking back to the Taco Bell..where police cars were earlier to get some help?  How close is the Taco Bell?

Also the concert arena seems poorly run...like everyman for themselves.  Sounds like she wouldn't have to leave to smoke..but the bathroom facilities were crowded.

And why did the friends tell the parents one thing abut the car and the cops the complete opposite?

Strange how she doesn't seem to appear on video coming or going..if she did  LE has not released that info or any pics the friends would have taken once in the arena.  Wouldn't friends have snapped pics?  It just seems odd because usually LE will release a pic of the person that evening in what they were seen wearing..like from the security video and they haven't done that.  They didn't even speak about all the rings and jewelry and necklace until this weekend.  Things aren't adding up.

And if they have security personnel at the doors, have they talked to them to see who saw her on the outside and would not let her back in?  Not to blame that person, they were doing their job, but just to verify she was there on the outside trying to get in at a particular entrance at a particular time.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 10, 2009, 05:03:08 PM
:2brickwall: :gaah: :2brickwall: :gaah: :2brickwall:

I know how you feel.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: mizjay on November 10, 2009, 05:04:10 PM
My compliments to everyone updating this thread through the weekend regarding the searches, etc.

This was posted on the blinksite, I found the date very interesting.

From Susanm, blinkposter:

 http://maps.google.com/maps/place?cid=1041303314396791758&q=jpj%2Barena&hl=en&view=feature&mcsrc=detailed_reviews&num=10&start=0

John Paul Jones Arena: Reviews
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Get there early, expect crowded conditions.‎
 By fja1726 - Oct 18, 2009‎
My most important advice--get there early! We attended a rock concert there recently. We got within one mile of the arena, then hit heavy traffic. It took us 45 minutes to travel that one remaining mile! Traffic was chaotic as people cut off others, made right turns from left lanes, etc. We saw no local police to help the traffic situation, although two patrol cars were parked at a Taco Bell. So, if your event starts at 7:00, plan to arrive by 6:00 at the absolute latest. The arena has no large-screen televisions (jumbotrons). Our seats were in the lower part of the upper deck; there were no ushers, so there were lots of folks milling about trying to find the correct row and seat numbers. View was good until some folks decided to stand in the aisles and platform areas. Again, no ushers to control the crowds or to enforce the no smoking rules. Restroom facilities were no where near large enough for the crowd present. This arena will not be my first choice in ...‎ More »
 




Could Morgan have been walking back to the Taco Bell..where police cars were earlier to get some help?  How close is the Taco Bell?

Also the concert arena seems poorly run...like everyman for themselves.  Sounds like she wouldn't have to leave to smoke..but the bathroom facilities were crowded.

And why did the friends tell the parents one thing abut the car and the cops the complete opposite?

Strange how she doesn't seem to appear on video coming or going..if she did  LE has not released that info or any pics the friends would have taken once in the arena.  Wouldn't friends have snapped pics?  It just seems odd because usually LE will release a pic of the person that evening in what they were seen wearing..like from the security video and they haven't done that.  They didn't even speak about all the rings and jewelry and necklace until this weekend.  Things aren't adding up.

And if they have security personnel at the doors, have they talked to them to see who saw her on the outside and would not let her back in?  Not to blame that person, they were doing their job, but just to verify she was there on the outside trying to get in at a particular entrance at a particular time.

DD~  yes, seems like there would've been at least one door person who would absolutely remember her. She's stunning and she would've been upset, maybe drunk, crying or angry. It doesn't make sense.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 10, 2009, 05:06:28 PM
Well, thanks to my daughter who went back and read on page 2 of this thread, there is at least one person who said he actually spoke with Morgan and her friends at the concert, so she must've been there. I was convincing myself that she wasn't. Right back to square one which in my book is scarier, a stranger took her. Or somebody she ran into. So they should come up with an accurate composite, geesh. 

Thanks Mizjay.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: mizjay on November 10, 2009, 05:08:21 PM
the only thing that I can think of is that she had taken Ectasy or something strong like that. Not just smoking weed or drinking. If she was really high, wandered out the wrong door to smoke, then couldn't get back in, sorta just gave up and stumbled on down the road.
It would also explain why she wasn't driving her own car if indeed they actually arrived in it.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 10, 2009, 05:13:14 PM
Well, thanks to my daughter who went back and read on page 2 of this thread, there is at least one person who said he actually spoke with Morgan and her friends at the concert, so she must've been there. I was convincing myself that she wasn't. Right back to square one which in my book is scarier, a stranger took her. Or somebody she ran into. So they should come up with an accurate composite, geesh. 
Yes, but I'm questioning this, could he have mixed her up with another twenty something with long blonde hair dressed in black? I'm sure there were quite a few girls that looked similar there that night. I just don't know.  ::MonkeyConfused::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Peace on November 10, 2009, 05:15:48 PM
Maybe the reason someone else was driving her car is because Morgan was under the influence of a drug and didn't want to drive due to that. Maybe whatever that drug was hit her hard a while after she got into the concert, thus stumbling and getting injured. Maybe this is why it doesn't make much sense as to the friends actions. It's possible they were all high but we're not hearing about that.  That would account for their odd actions. Maybe since one of her friends dads is in LE, they're keeping a drug connection out of the news?  It's a case w/ National attention. Do they want it plastered over the media that they were all high? That could harm these kids in the future in the way of getting a job, so forth. They were friends w/ happy hippie, and likely because he is their drug connection. I don't see any other attraction w/ a dud that old. I mean dude.... ::MonkeyRoll::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: mizjay on November 10, 2009, 05:18:42 PM
Well, thanks to my daughter who went back and read on page 2 of this thread, there is at least one person who said he actually spoke with Morgan and her friends at the concert, so she must've been there. I was convincing myself that she wasn't. Right back to square one which in my book is scarier, a stranger took her. Or somebody she ran into. So they should come up with an accurate composite, geesh. 
Yes, but I'm questioning this, could he have mixed her up with another twenty something with long blonde hair dressed in black? I'm sure there were quite a few girls that looked similar there that night. I just don't know.  ::MonkeyConfused::

Yeah, I  don't know either.      ::MonkeyWaa::     


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 10, 2009, 05:23:14 PM
Maybe the reason someone else was driving her car is because Morgan was under the influence of a drug and didn't want to drive due to that. Maybe whatever that drug was hit her hard a while after she got into the concert, thus stumbling and getting injured. Maybe this is why it doesn't make much sense as to the friends actions. It's possible they were all high but we're not hearing about that.  That would account for their odd actions. Maybe since one of her friends dads is in LE, they're keeping a drug connection out of the news?  It's a case w/ National attention. Do they want it plastered over the media that they were all high? That could harm these kids in the future in the way of getting a job, so forth. They were friends w/ happy hippie, and likely because he is their drug connection. I don't see any other attraction w/ a dud that old. I mean dude.... ::MonkeyRoll::
I've been thinking this all along, drugs one way or another were involved, imo. No proof of that at least as of now, but would make sense.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: mizjay on November 10, 2009, 05:23:34 PM
Maybe the reason someone else was driving her car is because Morgan was under the influence of a drug and didn't want to drive due to that. Maybe whatever that drug was hit her hard a while after she got into the concert, thus stumbling and getting injured. Maybe this is why it doesn't make much sense as to the friends actions. It's possible they were all high but we're not hearing about that.  That would account for their odd actions. Maybe since one of her friends dads is in LE, they're keeping a drug connection out of the news?  It's a case w/ National attention. Do they want it plastered over the media that they were all high? That could harm these kids in the future in the way of getting a job, so forth. They were friends w/ happy hippie, and likely because he is their drug connection. I don't see any other attraction w/ a dud that old. I mean dude.... ::MonkeyRoll::

Well he sure looks like a DeadHead, should have a line on some pyschedelics  or things like that?????? Maybe he just dresses like that cause he's the high on life type? Don't want to offend any tie dye wearin folks, a lot of them have been near and dear to me! (may have been one, can't remember)


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 10, 2009, 05:24:37 PM
Well, thanks to my daughter who went back and read on page 2 of this thread, there is at least one person who said he actually spoke with Morgan and her friends at the concert, so she must've been there. I was convincing myself that she wasn't. Right back to square one which in my book is scarier, a stranger took her. Or somebody she ran into. So they should come up with an accurate composite, geesh. 
Yes, but I'm questioning this, could he have mixed her up with another twenty something with long blonde hair dressed in black? I'm sure there were quite a few girls that looked similar there that night. I just don't know.  ::MonkeyConfused::

Yeah, I  don't know either.      ::MonkeyWaa::     
This is just bizarre, he very well could have spoken to her, I wonder if whoever he spoke to, if he asked her, her name?  ::MonkeyConfused::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 10, 2009, 05:25:05 PM
Maybe the reason someone else was driving her car is because Morgan was under the influence of a drug and didn't want to drive due to that. Maybe whatever that drug was hit her hard a while after she got into the concert, thus stumbling and getting injured. Maybe this is why it doesn't make much sense as to the friends actions. It's possible they were all high but we're not hearing about that.  That would account for their odd actions. Maybe since one of her friends dads is in LE, they're keeping a drug connection out of the news?  It's a case w/ National attention. Do they want it plastered over the media that they were all high? That could harm these kids in the future in the way of getting a job, so forth. They were friends w/ happy hippie, and likely because he is their drug connection. I don't see any other attraction w/ a dud that old. I mean dude.... ::MonkeyRoll::

Well he sure looks like a DeadHead, should have a line on some pyschedelics  or things like that?????? Maybe he just dresses like that cause he's the high on life type? Don't want to offend any tie dye wearin folks, a lot of them have been near and dear to me! (may have been one, can't remember)
   ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: mizjay on November 10, 2009, 05:32:59 PM
Let's just suppose for arguments sake that she was really high, she may have fallen into the river (there was a river, right?). As awful as it sounds have they checked down stream?  I don't think we know but it's a possibility.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Peace on November 10, 2009, 05:34:46 PM

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Well he sure looks like a DeadHead, should have a line on some pyschedelics  or things like that?????? Maybe he just dresses like that cause he's the high on life type? Don't want to offend any tie dye wearin folks, a lot of them have been near and dear to me! (may have been one, can't remember)
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Reminds me of a time I went to a Dead concert and thought I was just taking a toke of weed being passed around.... that was until the room started sinking into the ground and I couldn't stand up to see the concert, too scared to fall into the abyss. Whatever drug it was, made for a very scary experience. Thank God those days are gone, but still a bit of a hippie at heart.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 10, 2009, 05:38:04 PM


Well he sure looks like a DeadHead, should have a line on some pyschedelics  or things like that?????? Maybe he just dresses like that cause he's the high on life type? Don't want to offend any tie dye wearin folks, a lot of them have been near and dear to me! (may have been one, can't remember)
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Reminds me of a time I went to a Dead concert and thought I was just taking a toke of weed being passed around.... that was until the room started sinking into the ground and I couldn't stand up to see the concert, too scared to fall into the abyss. Whatever drug it was, made for a very scary experience. Thank God those days are gone, but still a bit of a hippie at heart.
[/quote] Remember those days well.    I wondered also if she could have fallen into a river or any body of water around there. I haven't heard much about water around there though.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: mizjay on November 10, 2009, 05:42:19 PM


Well he sure looks like a DeadHead, should have a line on some pyschedelics  or things like that?????? Maybe he just dresses like that cause he's the high on life type? Don't want to offend any tie dye wearin folks, a lot of them have been near and dear to me! (may have been one, can't remember)
[/quote]

Reminds me of a time I went to a Dead concert and thought I was just taking a toke of weed being passed around.... that was until the room started sinking into the ground and I couldn't stand up to see the concert, too scared to fall into the abyss. Whatever drug it was, made for a very scary experience. Thank God those days are gone, but still a bit of a hippie at heart.
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Ah yes, those days were crazy. One time i went to a concert, somehow fell into a crowd of ppl. who were going to sneak in. Long story short, we jumped across a construction openning from an expressway ramp that was being built to the roof of the auditorium. If it hadn't been for the lack of any good sense and the possible watchful eye of some guardian angel, probably would have been on a cold morgue slab.......... but here I am, tada. I wish the same for Morgan, she needs a miracle.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Gypsy DD on November 10, 2009, 07:20:33 PM
Oh I concur..so many close calls looking back..amazed I am still here to tell the tale.

But something here with no pics of the night and no descriptions in detail by LE  begs the question..do they have pics of her with some one unknown that keeps showing up in the background and that is who they are looking for? 

If so...if that person is reading here..your best advice is to take Morgan to a public place and let her go.  No good can come of keeping her or killing her..killing her is killing the vision of you two together.  You both need to be alive to establish that connection. 

Let her go..let her be..if there was a point you were making to LE or her family it has happened.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: klaasend on November 10, 2009, 08:02:28 PM
Don't miss the Dana Pretzer show tonight at 9pm ET:

(http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o100/klaasen3/Sub7/Pretzer111009.jpg)


CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO LISTEN:

http://scaredmonkeysradio.com/radio.m3u


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Kat_Gram on November 10, 2009, 11:57:17 PM
Harrington bought nine tickets early on. Were they all in the same section ?
There were four ( or three ) in the car.
Who had the other tickets ? Not a peep from them either. LE doesn't mention this factiod either that the tickets were purchased and then most likely sold to persons she knew.
My SIL got 8 tixs recently for Trans Siberian Orchestra for us. Before he placed the order, he confirmed with his Mom and sister that they were going. We have to pay him and all the tickets are in the same row. It was just easier for him to  organize it up and get the tix in a block so we could all sit together.
Why am I getting the feeling that something or someone's image is being protected ?
They want everyone to look for her, but don't give an accurate description of what she was wearing plus no one who had the other tickets who might have seen her or taken a picture has come forward in the public.
If they ( Harringtons ) don't come up with anything better than what they have so far on Dr. Phil, then we'll know. No one expects them to tell us stuff that is none of our business, but when a girl is missing and you are making  a public plea for her return, just come up with the facts. Like the car story.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: KCJackie on November 11, 2009, 01:30:03 AM
In case you havn't seen this on the main site, below is a Blog post by Morgan's mother, Gil

(This was posted about an hour ago)

Tired, spent, hitting the wall, but still forcing ourselves to go like robots to get out the message of Morgan. Alex is the only one of us who has had many moments of genuine grief, afraid if we go there we will drown and not be able to do this job.

We have lavished love on our kids and each other, kisses in the fog of the shower door, notes in the sock drawer. So glad we didn’t waste any of the precious time, didn’t know it would be so short.

You catch yourself in moments of despair. Like seeing the snack she likes in the cupboard. But you also catch yourself in moments of joy like when the dog comes in dressed in his costume.  I know we will make it and string these moments of joy and normal together and have a new life. It is difficult though…

I am starting to get angry.  I am slow to anger, but once it takes hold I am relentless. I will tear apart this world to find Morgan and get this guy. If he manages to hide he will still reap his punishment in the next. But I am on the move and I will prevail.

How can it be that our best case scenario is that our daughter is being held against her will? Next best is she is dead. Worst is we will never know and agonize forever. The bag taped shut of her DNA, hair and toothbrush, in her room is next to her baby trunk … with the prints of her tiny starfish like feet and yellow paint. How has it happened that we are living this schizophrenic, unbelievable kaleidoscope?

***********************************************************

Morgan has been missing for several weeks now, and her absence grows deeper and harder for the Harrington's each day. Just remember that when you post on these social sites, whether it be here, topix or facebook....it's not about who's right or wrong, fussing and fighting....it's about Morgan Harrington and the simple things we can do to help carry and ease some of the pain that comes when you have a loved one that is missing! Keep the prayers coming, the information posting....we will have a resolution. 
 
http://findmorgan.com/forums/index.php?topic=210.0


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Bud's Girl on November 11, 2009, 02:29:10 AM

Thank you for posting that, Jackie. 

So heartbreaking.   ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Bud's Girl on November 11, 2009, 02:35:12 AM
Harrington bought nine tickets early on. Were they all in the same section ?
There were four ( or three ) in the car.
Who had the other tickets ? Not a peep from them either. LE doesn't mention this factiod either that the tickets were purchased and then most likely sold to persons she knew.
My SIL got 8 tixs recently for Trans Siberian Orchestra for us. Before he placed the order, he confirmed with his Mom and sister that they were going. We have to pay him and all the tickets are in the same row. It was just easier for him to  organize it up and get the tix in a block so we could all sit together.
Why am I getting the feeling that something or someone's image is being protected ?
They want everyone to look for her, but don't give an accurate description of what she was wearing plus no one who had the other tickets who might have seen her or taken a picture has come forward in the public.
If they ( Harringtons ) don't come up with anything better than what they have so far on Dr. Phil, then we'll know. No one expects them to tell us stuff that is none of our business, but when a girl is missing and you are making  a public plea for her return, just come up with the facts. Like the car story.

oh yeah... what you said.  I hope they let it all out.


psst Kat...  Your blinkin kitty is gone, I don't recognize you without him.  Go give your photobucket account a thump & wake it back up.





Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 11, 2009, 07:01:45 AM

Thank you for posting that, Jackie. 

So heartbreaking.   ::MonkeyNoNo::

Yes,thank you KCJackie.

Bud'sGirl,that is so very sad.    ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 11, 2009, 07:05:35 AM
http://www.whsv.com/news/headlines/69717017.html
 Valpak Increases Search Efforts for Missing Student
A local business owner says its time to amp up the search for Morgan Harrington.The young lady who went missing in Charlottesville nearly a month ago.
Posted: 8:56 PM Nov 10, 2009
Reporter: Sally Delta
A local business owner says its time to amp up the search for Morgan Harrington.The young lady who went missing in Charlottesville nearly a month ago.

Tim Walker, owner of Shenandoah Valley's Valpak, decided to create his own search campaign for Morgan.

Tim is putting a flyer in each of his little blue advertising envelopes that are dispersed monthly through the mail. Thus, reaching a total of 120,000 homes in Charlottesville and the Shenandoah Valley.

Walker has been following the story since the day Harrington went missing. Tim says, he wouldn't be able to function if it were his kids and wanted to do anything he could to help.

"The good news is, there are people who are found. Look at the young lady and her two daughters held in captivity in California. Someone knows something, so hopefully someone will look through the envelope and call that phone number at the bottom," said Walker.

Valpak recipients should begin to see the flyers for Morgan in the mail beginning Wednesday, November 18 .


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 11, 2009, 09:34:58 AM
So sad  ::MonkeyNoNo::  I didn't realize Morgan's father had bought all those tickets, where did the other tickets go? Maybe they sold them?


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Blink34 on November 11, 2009, 10:03:52 AM
Harrington bought nine tickets early on. Were they all in the same section ?
There were four ( or three ) in the car.
Who had the other tickets ? Not a peep from them either. LE doesn't mention this factiod either that the tickets were purchased and then most likely sold to persons she knew.
My SIL got 8 tixs recently for Trans Siberian Orchestra for us. Before he placed the order, he confirmed with his Mom and sister that they were going. We have to pay him and all the tickets are in the same row. It was just easier for him to  organize it up and get the tix in a block so we could all sit together.
Why am I getting the feeling that something or someone's image is being protected ?
They want everyone to look for her, but don't give an accurate description of what she was wearing plus no one who had the other tickets who might have seen her or taken a picture has come forward in the public.
If they ( Harringtons ) don't come up with anything better than what they have so far on Dr. Phil, then we'll know. No one expects them to tell us stuff that is none of our business, but when a girl is missing and you are making  a public plea for her return, just come up with the facts. Like the car story.


Kat- I have not seen where Dr. Harrington purchased 9 tickets, can you point me in the direction of that info?

From my research, that would mean there would have had to be 2 seperate transactions, there is a maximum purchase by session.
Tia-
B


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 11, 2009, 10:35:59 AM
I have read several sites, and I have not seen anything about 9 tickets bought, not that he didn't, but I haven't seen anything. And if that is true, was it a ticket for Morgan and all her close friends? He may have, and some of the kids couldn't go for various reasons?


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 11, 2009, 11:02:41 AM
I have two questions that have been bothering me. On another site, there is way too much talk about Morgan's weight. Just because she appears thinner in some of the pics, the talk is she looks anorexic. Maybe she wanted to lose some weight before the concert, hardly the first girl to do that, I remember doing that. And she doesn't look anorexic to me, and what in the world does that have to do with her disappearance? But the wearing of the Pantera shirt. Now, just because she was so excited to see the Metallica concert doesn't mean she is a huge fan of theirs. She could be a huge fan of Pantera and that is who she really wanted to see. I have gone to way more concerts in my life than I even want to confess to  ::MonkeyRoll:: but we have been known to want to see the opening act way more then the headliner. Sometimes after the opening act was done, we would hang around for the main band, watch all of them, or not, and leave. And also talk about wearing a Pantera shirt to a Metallica concert, I see no big deal in that either, Pantera was opening, so no big deal. I hardly think some angry Metallica fan took out revenge on her because of the Pantera shirt. Just talk I have been seeing, makes no sense to me about the shirt, but for some people I guess it does. I have seen all different kinds of tee shirts with bands on them, and it had nothing to do with the band we were seeing, so who cares?


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: klaasend on November 11, 2009, 11:08:30 AM
Harrington bought nine tickets early on. Were they all in the same section ?
There were four ( or three ) in the car.
Who had the other tickets ? Not a peep from them either. LE doesn't mention this factiod either that the tickets were purchased and then most likely sold to persons she knew.
My SIL got 8 tixs recently for Trans Siberian Orchestra for us. Before he placed the order, he confirmed with his Mom and sister that they were going. We have to pay him and all the tickets are in the same row. It was just easier for him to  organize it up and get the tix in a block so we could all sit together.
Why am I getting the feeling that something or someone's image is being protected ?
They want everyone to look for her, but don't give an accurate description of what she was wearing plus no one who had the other tickets who might have seen her or taken a picture has come forward in the public.
If they ( Harringtons ) don't come up with anything better than what they have so far on Dr. Phil, then we'll know. No one expects them to tell us stuff that is none of our business, but when a girl is missing and you are making  a public plea for her return, just come up with the facts. Like the car story.

KatGram - I was able to fix your avatar since I had the origianal.  Looks like you need to drop by your photobucket account   ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Kat_Gram on November 11, 2009, 12:29:45 PM
http://www.lrcf.net/photos/MorganHarrington.pdf

They have a new poster up with a description of her t shirt
It was a black Pantera one with rust lettering. A picture would be better, but I think they are getting the message. There is a description of her tights. I know I read or heard black fishnet tights, they just say black. But there is a description of the jewelry she ws wearing.

I had some issues with my Photobucky. And then when I went in, there was all sorts of old stuff that was gone. And I was there about ten days ago. I'll try to get in to do that today, but it was pizzing me off before.

The nine tix, I might have read that over at ws. ?? However, there is someone over there who had some good info ( rather than the discussion of her weight and an entire behaviour thesis on it ) as they participated in the LRC search.
That is where I read about the jewelry that was never mentioned before.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 11, 2009, 12:33:54 PM
http://www.lrcf.net/photos/MorganHarrington.pdf

They have a new poster up with a description of her t shirt
It was a black Pantera one with rust lettering. A picture would be better, but I think they are getting the message. There is a description of her tights. I know I read or heard black fishnet tights, they just say black. But there is a description of the jewelry she ws wearing.

I had some issues with my Photobucky. And then when I went in, there was all sorts of old stuff that was gone. And I was there about ten days ago. I'll try to get in to do that today, but it was pizzing me off before.

The nine tix, I might have read that over at ws. ?? However, there is someone over there who had some good info ( rather than the discussion of her weight and an entire behaviour thesis on it ) as they participated in the LRC search.
That is where I read about the jewelry that was never mentioned before.
Thank-you, I will go check the link you posted.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 11, 2009, 12:36:20 PM
Rubber bands of assorted colors on her fingers, okay, this is a new one for me, I have never noticed either of my daughters do this, and they are close in age with Morgan.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 11, 2009, 12:44:02 PM
Rubber bands of assorted colors on her fingers, okay, this is a new one for me, I have never noticed either of my daughters do this, and they are close in age with Morgan.

New on for me too. 

Thanks Kat!


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 11, 2009, 12:46:05 PM
Rubber bands of assorted colors on her fingers, okay, this is a new one for me, I have never noticed either of my daughters do this, and they are close in age with Morgan.

New on for me too. 

Thanks Kat!
Does this have a meaning, or just a new fashion trend?  ::MonkeyConfused::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Kat_Gram on November 11, 2009, 01:15:05 PM
I am almost 5 ' 8". I used to weight 123 lbs when I was her age. I wasn't anorexic. Just the build I have and the age I was. I am not that weight any more and do not want to be. Ever. I am 145 lbs now and ppl are always telling me how thin I am. Morgan didn't look anorexic to me. Just thin. Her Mum is thin and a slight build.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 11, 2009, 01:17:44 PM
I am almost 5 ' 8". I used to weight 123 lbs when I was her age. I wasn't anorexic. Just the build I have and the age I was. I am not that weight any more and do not want to be. Ever. I am 145 lbs now and ppl are always telling me how thin I am. Morgan didn't look anorexic to me. Just thin. Her Mum is thin and a slight build.
She doesn't to me either, now if I could figure out the rubber band thing on her fingers  ::MonkeyConfused:: I'm sure it means nothing, just curious.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Kat_Gram on November 11, 2009, 01:37:07 PM
I stole Klaasend's Blinky Kitty. Put it in my Photobucket.
Changed my profile, but it wouldn't " take " my avatar from the bucky thing.
I used the IMG codes, same as Klaasend, but ???  when I went to change profile, the image codes were lost. I'll try again later. Technology pizzes me recently. Lost my system at work and spend hours with the tech guy remoting to fix it. So I am not in the mood to fiddle. Later I will be.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Blink34 on November 11, 2009, 01:45:09 PM
http://www.lrcf.net/photos/MorganHarrington.pdf

They have a new poster up with a description of her t shirt
It was a black Pantera one with rust lettering. A picture would be better, but I think they are getting the message. There is a description of her tights. I know I read or heard black fishnet tights, they just say black. But there is a description of the jewelry she ws wearing.

I had some issues with my Photobucky. And then when I went in, there was all sorts of old stuff that was gone. And I was there about ten days ago. I'll try to get in to do that today, but it was pizzing me off before.

The nine tix, I might have read that over at ws. ?? However, there is someone over there who had some good info ( rather than the discussion of her weight and an entire behaviour thesis on it ) as they participated in the LRC search.
That is where I read about the jewelry that was never mentioned before.

Thanks Kat, that information is wrong from an insider who has asked not to be Id'd. Their were 4 tickets purchased only.

Now I have a headache. That jewelry description is different from what I was told was passed out to searchers ( scratching head)


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 11, 2009, 01:48:43 PM
Thanks Blink, and it sounds also like Morgan was wearing more jewelry then I thought, the description on the link that Kat provided helped some, just wish there would be a pic of her wearing that outfit. Which brings me back to the fact, that if her friends were taking pics that night, and I would be shocked if they weren't, it's to bad LE doesn't release a pic of her.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: SuzieQ on November 11, 2009, 01:55:10 PM
I searched for rubber band jewerly and found this.

http://www.nextgenerationpride.com/rainbow-rubber-band-ring.html


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 11, 2009, 02:08:00 PM
I searched for rubber band jewerly and found this.

http://www.nextgenerationpride.com/rainbow-rubber-band-ring.html
Thank-you, and that is very cute.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: klaasend on November 11, 2009, 02:50:52 PM
I stole Klaasend's Blinky Kitty. Put it in my Photobucket.
Changed my profile, but it wouldn't " take " my avatar from the bucky thing.
I used the IMG codes, same as Klaasend, but ???  when I went to change profile, the image codes were lost. I'll try again later. Technology pizzes me recently. Lost my system at work and spend hours with the tech guy remoting to fix it. So I am not in the mood to fiddle. Later I will be.

I'm going to add it back for you.  You don't need to put it in your photobucket, you can just leave it in mine.  Sounds like your photobucket account is having some problems.  Best to not even worry about it until you have the time and patience to fool around with it.   ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Kat_Gram on November 11, 2009, 03:18:53 PM
TY.
My bucky is active right now, but everything that I had from NH, all the crazy jokes, etc I stole that I found amusing at the time are gone. I am not allowed to put any pix of the kids in there, dog ok to put in and silly non personal stuff.
.......
I went to the Find Morgan site, they mention Blink. Posters ( and this is site that has the support of her family ) are asking the same questions as we are about what she was wearing, the behaviour of the friends, why no pictures of that night, the inconsistencies of the car issue.etc. So, the message is getting to them over there.
..
I hope that her friends are being honest and forthcoming with her family and LE given the gravity of the situation. But the impression I have is that they are not.  It's Nov 11, she went missing Oct 17 and NOW they say which shirt ?
No picture of same. Odd to say the least. They have a group that is putting up posters in that area.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 11, 2009, 03:26:44 PM
I searched for rubber band jewerly and found this.

http://www.nextgenerationpride.com/rainbow-rubber-band-ring.html
Thank-you, and that is very cute.

I had never seen one before.It is cute.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 11, 2009, 03:49:43 PM
http://www.prlog.org/10410184-dr-phil-talks-to-parents-of-missing-woman-morgan-harrington-and-mother-of-murdered-somer-thompson.html
Dr. Phil Talks to Parents of Missing Woman, Morgan Harrington, and Mother of Murdered Somer Thompson
“We’re becoming a family of skeletons. Morgan, are you becoming a skeleton too?” – Dr. Phil reading from the journal of Gil Harrington, mother of a young woman missing after Metallica Concert
 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
PRLog (Press Release) – Nov 11, 2009 – (Hollywood, CA) – They keep a heartbreaking, detailed diary of what they are feeling so that they can keep their daughter alive in their hearts, but Gil and Dan Harrington admit to Dr. Phil, in their first talk show appearance, that they are "preparing ourselves that our daughter may not have been abducted, but also murdered.”  This special episode of DR. PHIL will be broadcast Thursday, November 12 (check local listings).

Dr. Phil reads from their touching journal entries and tells the couple: “You’re in our minds and hearts and we’re going to do everything we can to keep the spotlight on this.”  Morgan Harrington was last seen nearly a month ago at a Metallica concert in Charlottesville, Virginia.  She somehow ended up outside the arena during the show and after an extensive search by local authorities, very few clues to her whereabouts have turned up – except for her purse and cell phone, found in the arena parking lot.  Gil Harrington helped her daughter choose her outfit and reported that Morgan was “so excited about going [to the concert].”  With the purse left behind, Mrs. Harrington said, “No girl gives up her purse with her information, her make-up, her cell phone.  Once we had reported Morgan missing Sunday after the
concert the purse quickly went from being a lost item to being evidence in a criminal case.”   

Dr. Phil (http://blog.drphil.com/) also speaks with Diena Thompson whose daughter was abducted last month and then found murdered three days later.  While the Harringtons hold out some hope that Morgan will be found alive, Thompson’s worst fears were realize last month when the body of her missing 7-year-old daughter was discovered in a Georgia landfill.  Thompson, obviously still overwhelmed with grief, pledged to “stay strong and… be a voice for other children who’ve ended up like this or who could possibly end up like this.” 

During the program Dr. Phil urged viewers with any leads regarding the whereabouts of Morgan Harrington to call the Virginia State Police at 434-352-3467.  Also, if anyone has any information on the murder of Somer Thompson, they are to call 877-227-6911. 

About The DR. PHIL Show: The syndicated series, DR. PHIL (http://facebook.com/drphilshow), was created by Harpo Productions, and is produced by Peteski Productions in association with CBS Television Distribution.  It is broadcast on over 214 stations representing 100% of the country.  Since its debut in September 2002, the series has been ranked second among all daytime talk shows and consistently ranks among the Top Ten of all syndicated strips (Source: NSS Ranking Report).


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 11, 2009, 04:10:18 PM
Thanks Trimm


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: KateMonkey on November 11, 2009, 04:23:16 PM
Woud anyone's theory change if you thought that she had a different sexual preference?


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 11, 2009, 04:25:16 PM
Woud anyone's theory change if you thought that she had a different sexual preference?
I have already thought that, how would your theory change? More that she may have run off?


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: ScareyCarrie on November 11, 2009, 04:33:12 PM
Woud anyone's theory change if you thought that she had a different sexual preference?
I have already thought that, how would your theory change? More that she may have run off?

But isnt her brother openly gay?


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 11, 2009, 04:34:03 PM
Woud anyone's theory change if you thought that she had a different sexual preference?
I have already thought that, how would your theory change? More that she may have run off?

But isnt her brother openly gay?
Yes he is


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 11, 2009, 04:47:09 PM
Could that be if Morgan does have a different sexual preference that is why the friends might not want to say, maybe because Morgan and one of her friends have/had a relationship? Maybe a jealousy thing and something happened because of that?


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: KateMonkey on November 11, 2009, 04:50:35 PM
Could that be if Morgan does have a different sexual preference that is why the friends might not want to say, maybe because Morgan and one of her friends have/had a relationship? Maybe a jealousy thing and something happened because of that?
It would certainly dispel the theories that she was lured outside by a "Guy", and the "backstage pass" don't think so....


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: KateMonkey on November 11, 2009, 04:56:47 PM
Hasnt there been a bs story about her propositioning three basketball players? That would absolutely be debunked, but I dont believe ANY of the sightings anyway.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 11, 2009, 04:58:01 PM
Could that be if Morgan does have a different sexual preference that is why the friends might not want to say, maybe because Morgan and one of her friends have/had a relationship? Maybe a jealousy thing and something happened because of that?
It would certainly dispel the theories that she was lured outside by a "Guy", and the "backstage pass" don't think so....
It would dispel those theories. Do you not think that is a possibility, I'm having trouble with her being lured outside, not that it couldn't have happened, but for some reason I don't think it did.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 11, 2009, 05:00:29 PM
Hasnt there been a bs story about her propositioning three basketball players? That would absolutely be debunked, but I dont believe ANY of the sightings anyway.
I don't believe the sightings either, I'm sure many girls there that night had the same type of clothing, and looked like Morgan, it would be very easy to get confused. IMO


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Kat_Gram on November 11, 2009, 05:10:30 PM
I wouldn't care at all. Don't even like the question. Has no bearing on any fact that might be useful in finding her.
.................
She was outside in distress ( as far as we can tell ), went walkng away from the arena. Someone took her. Because she was in distress, she was vulnerable and probably had her guard down. If she was mugged for her purse and injured it would have been close to where she was last seen and she would have been found as they had the dogs and searchers close to the last sighting.
She might have got into a vehicle with a bad guy(s) where things got out of control. She could have been tossed out of the car injured far away from where she was last seen. IMO, that is the most likely scenario.
.....................
   
I am still puzzled as to why the information is so sketchy.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 11, 2009, 05:10:36 PM
Does anyone know if it is true, that some of the friends facebook/myspaces are being deleted? Why would that be, can't you just have it on private, or am I mistaken?


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 11, 2009, 05:14:06 PM
I wouldn't care at all. Don't even like the question. Has no bearing on any fact that might be useful in finding her.
.................
She was outside in distress ( as far as we can tell ), went walkng away from the arena. Someone took her. Because she was in distress, she was vulnerable and probably had her guard down. If she was mugged for her purse and injured it would have been close to where she was last seen and she would have been found as they had the dogs and searchers close to the last sighting.
She might have got into a vehicle with a bad guy(s) where things got out of control. She could have been tossed out of the car injured far away from where she was last seen. IMO, that is the most likely scenario.
.....................
   
I am still puzzled as to why the information is so sketchy.
I agree, I could care less if Morgan preferred women, but if the friends are maybe hiding info because of this, that is a whole other issue. I can't imagine in 2009 one would be lying about such a thing, if it could help find Morgan. I just don't know  ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: CandiceMonkey on November 11, 2009, 05:14:12 PM
The lesbian stereotype of years past is no longer. Many people out there are not aware.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lipstick_lesbian

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=lipstick+lesbian

This if thought out, can lead to another scenario in her disappearance.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 11, 2009, 05:20:00 PM
The lesbian stereotype of years past is no longer. Many people out there are not aware.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lipstick_lesbian

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=lipstick+lesbian

This if thought out, can lead to another scenario in her disappearance.
  IF Morgan is attracted to the same sex, this may sound crazy, but I would expect her to be attracted to another attractive woman. And I certainly see where you are going, I've gone there myself, at least I think we are on the same page, sorry if I assumed wrongly. And, this would not surprise me in the least.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: KateMonkey on November 11, 2009, 05:32:39 PM
Could that be if Morgan does have a different sexual preference that is why the friends might not want to say, maybe because Morgan and one of her friends have/had a relationship? Maybe a jealousy thing and something happened because of that?
It would certainly dispel the theories that she was lured outside by a "Guy", and the "backstage pass" don't think so....
It would dispel those theories. Do you not think that is a possibility, I'm having trouble with her being lured outside, not that it couldn't have happened, but for some reason I don't think it did.
I have yet to see proof that she ever arrived, so no, I dont believe she was lured outside either.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Kat_Gram on November 11, 2009, 05:38:10 PM
From Blink :"Now I have a headache. That jewelry description is different from what I was told was passed out to searchers ( scratching head)"
I noticed that too. Wasn't it ( from memory ) a distinctive piece of jewelry with three large links in the front ? Someone over there said they were to look for contents of a purse, but nothing specific was mentioned. 
I have a headache too. Working on something for work, a must do,and I am tired of it. 
I will be at work when Dr. Phil comes on, but I know you guys will be taking notes. My hope is that some of this crtitical misinformation is cleared up.
 


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 11, 2009, 05:38:30 PM
Could that be if Morgan does have a different sexual preference that is why the friends might not want to say, maybe because Morgan and one of her friends have/had a relationship? Maybe a jealousy thing and something happened because of that?
It would certainly dispel the theories that she was lured outside by a "Guy", and the "backstage pass" don't think so....
It would dispel those theories. Do you not think that is a possibility, I'm having trouble with her being lured outside, not that it couldn't have happened, but for some reason I don't think it did.
I have yet to see proof that she ever arrived, so no, I dont believe she was lured outside either.
I am really beginning to feel that she never arrived.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 11, 2009, 05:39:37 PM
From Blink :"Now I have a headache. That jewelry description is different from what I was told was passed out to searchers ( scratching head)"
I noticed that too. Wasn't it ( from memory ) a distinctive piece of jewelry with three large links in the front ? Someone over there said they were to look for contents of a purse, but nothing specific was mentioned. 
I have a headache too. Working on something for work, a must do,and I am tired of it. 
I will be at work when Dr. Phil comes on, but I know you guys will be taking notes. My hope is that some of this crtitical misinformation is cleared up.
 

Sorry for your headache, I sure hope some of this misinformation is cleared up also.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: KateMonkey on November 11, 2009, 05:46:24 PM
I wouldn't care at all. Don't even like the question. Has no bearing on any fact that might be useful in finding her.
.................
She was outside in distress ( as far as we can tell ), went walkng away from the arena. Someone took her. Because she was in distress, she was vulnerable and probably had her guard down. If she was mugged for her purse and injured it would have been close to where she was last seen and she would have been found as they had the dogs and searchers close to the last sighting.
She might have got into a vehicle with a bad guy(s) where things got out of control. She could have been tossed out of the car injured far away from where she was last seen. IMO, that is the most likely scenario.
.....................
   
I am still puzzled as to why the information is so sketchy.
Kat Gram, no offense intended. No judgements being made here, looking for the facts to fit the pieces together. How do you know that Morgan was outside and in distress? Why would she be mugged for her purse, it was found the following morning in the RV lot with her ticket stub and phone?


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 11, 2009, 05:50:23 PM
I'm getting a real uncomfortable feeling that the purse and phone were put there to make this look like an abduction. Just have that feeling, that there is more going on then what meets the eye, gut feeling. I don't even like what I'm thinking.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: KateMonkey on November 11, 2009, 05:51:19 PM
Does anyone know if it is true, that some of the friends facebook/myspaces are being deleted? Why would that be, can't you just have it on private, or am I mistaken?
Yes its true. It could be for various reasons.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 11, 2009, 06:00:14 PM
Does anyone know if it is true, that some of the friends facebook/myspaces are being deleted? Why would that be, can't you just have it on private, or am I mistaken?
Yes its true. It could be for various reasons.
Thank-you


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Kat_Gram on November 11, 2009, 09:33:19 PM
I assumed she was distressed. From the situation. Being outside, not being able to get back in. No where to go. Chilly. Mark on chin from a slip and fall.
Alone, buds on inside. Maybe a bit intoxicated. Maybe a bit stoned. No car keys. Looking forward to the show and now outside.
There were reports of a sighting of her upset and fumbling with her cell.
I would have been distressed. More than distressed. I would have been having a crying fit.  All dressed up and no where to go.   


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Bud's Girl on November 11, 2009, 09:46:43 PM
http://www.lrcf.net/photos/MorganHarrington.pdf

They have a new poster up with a description of her t shirt
It was a black Pantera one with rust lettering. A picture would be better, but I think they are getting the message. There is a description of her tights. I know I read or heard black fishnet tights, they just say black. But there is a description of the jewelry she ws wearing.

I had some issues with my Photobucky. And then when I went in, there was all sorts of old stuff that was gone. And I was there about ten days ago. I'll try to get in to do that today, but it was pizzing me off before.

The nine tix, I might have read that over at ws. ?? However, there is someone over there who had some good info ( rather than the discussion of her weight and an entire behaviour thesis on it ) as they participated in the LRC search.
That is where I read about the jewelry that was never mentioned before.

Thanks Kat, that information is wrong from an insider who has asked not to be Id'd. Their were 4 tickets purchased only.

Now I have a headache. That jewelry description is different from what I was told was passed out to searchers ( scratching head)

Trouble with that description IMO is that it's just a description -- people will imagine it various ways in their own heads.   Where's a picture ?!?   I want a picture of her from the concert, after she dressed for her mother, pretty please. 


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 11, 2009, 09:55:34 PM
I see no reason why there isn't a picture, unless there isn't a picture that any of the friends took. So if that is the case, Morgan's mom could give a description of everything and someone could draw/photoshop the clothes she was wearing. I saw the description of what she was wearing and all the jewelry, but it still would be helpful to actually see it.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Bud's Girl on November 11, 2009, 10:06:09 PM
I see no reason why there isn't a picture, unless there isn't a picture that any of the friends took. So if that is the case, Morgan's mom could give a description of everything and someone could draw/photoshop the clothes she was wearing. I saw the description of what she was wearing and all the jewelry, but it still would be helpful to actually see it.

Besides giving a clear idea of what she looked like & how her hair was styled that night, a picture taken by her friends after they got to the concert, inside the arena, would convince us of two things - that she actually didn't change clothes after leaving in the ones her mom approved of, and that she actually was there. 

Maybe if we say where's a picture enough times, we'll get one !   

oh poot, I thought the Dr. Phil program was Thursday, that's what my TV listing said.  I missed it.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Bud's Girl on November 11, 2009, 10:21:05 PM

(snipped)
 ....

“We’re becoming a family of skeletons. Morgan, are you becoming a skeleton too?” – Dr. Phil reading from the journal of Gil Harrington ...  "


I missed this sentence the first time I read the article Trimm posted.  With all due respect to Morgan's mother in her agony ... that sentence bugs me.  What a very strange phrase.  To me. 





Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Bud's Girl on November 11, 2009, 10:30:52 PM
I searched for rubber band jewerly and found this.

http://www.nextgenerationpride.com/rainbow-rubber-band-ring.html
Thank-you, and that is very cute.

I had never seen one before.It is cute.

My granddaughter & her friends have been wearing multiple ponytail holders in different colors like that around their wrists as if they were bracelets for about two years.  This tells me what she'll be wanting next.   ::MonkeyRoll::






Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: KCJackie on November 12, 2009, 02:27:56 AM
I see no reason why there isn't a picture, unless there isn't a picture that any of the friends took. So if that is the case, Morgan's mom could give a description of everything and someone could draw/photoshop the clothes she was wearing. I saw the description of what she was wearing and all the jewelry, but it still would be helpful to actually see it.

Besides giving a clear idea of what she looked like & how her hair was styled that night, a picture taken by her friends after they got to the concert, inside the arena, would convince us of two things - that she actually didn't change clothes after leaving in the ones her mom approved of, and that she actually was there. 

Maybe if we say where's a picture enough times, we'll get one !   

oh poot, I thought the Dr. Phil program was Thursday, that's what my TV listing said.  I missed it.


I believe it is on Dr. Phil later today. ::MonkeyWink::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: KCJackie on November 12, 2009, 02:31:42 AM
Essay written by Morgan Harrington
(posted by Gil Harrington @  www.findmorgan.com )

Psychology

“Empty Nest Syndrome”

“Empty-nest syndrome is a term commonly used for a psychological or emotional condition that can affect a woman around the time that one or more of her children leave home” (Delvin and Webber 1). Although this is not a syndrome usually acknowledged by the medical community, it does affect plenty of parents (Delvin and Webber 4). The typical times that it hits the hardest are when a child leaves for college or when a child gets married (Delvin and Webber 3). “This condition is typically more common in women, who are more likely to have had the role of primary carer” (”Empty”18). Typical symptoms a mom might feel include being overwhelmed, deep depression, and wondering where her place is now that her focus is gone.

It makes sense that a mom would feel lost once all of her children leave home. After all, a mom does spend at least 18 years with her kids and it probably is very difficult to watch them turn into adults. Does this sound familiar: “I’m not your little girl anymore”? Such comments are easy for a young adult to say but difficult for a mom to grasp. Her whole world is shaken when her “baby” leaves the nest, hence the term “empty-nest syndrome.” “The grief of empty nest syndrome may be compounded by other life events happening at the same time, including: retirement, redundancy, menopause, and death of a spouse” (”Empty” 7). All of these stressful life factors along with empty nest syndrome can be overwhelming for a mom to experience.

Empty nest syndrome is more prone to women in unhappy marital relationships. Once the distraction of a child is gone, a mom is left to see what is truly there in her marriage (Delvin and Webber 27). One couple recalled that when their child left for college, “they sat opposite each other over exquisite candle-lit dinners every night, and could think of nothing to discuss” (Delvin and Webber 30). Sometimes, with a child moving on in his life, parents face difficulty in what to do with their own lives.

I think that having a child leave home would be extrememly difficult. Although it is the normal, expected thing to happen, that doesn’t make the transition any easier. I think that the severity of the syndrome would depend on the behavior of the child. For instance, a parent might be relieved if a bratty, argumentative child leaves; however, a mom might be heartbroken if her precious, sweet daughter goes to college. It is all relative to the quality of home life. I chose to write about empty nest syndrome because my brother just left for college and I’ll be going in a year and a half. The change wasn’t so hard when my brother left because I’m still here. I think that when I leave, though, the impact will be stronger. Still, my parents are happily married and probably are also looking forward to being on their own again even though they’ll miss me.
 
 
 


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: KCJackie on November 12, 2009, 02:33:11 AM

(snipped)
 ....

“We’re becoming a family of skeletons. Morgan, are you becoming a skeleton too?” – Dr. Phil reading from the journal of Gil Harrington ...  "


I missed this sentence the first time I read the article Trimm posted.  With all due respect to Morgan's mother in her agony ... that sentence bugs me.  What a very strange phrase.  To me. 





 ::MonkeyEek:: ITA with you Bud!!


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 12, 2009, 09:05:50 AM

(snipped)
 ....

“We’re becoming a family of skeletons. Morgan, are you becoming a skeleton too?” – Dr. Phil reading from the journal of Gil Harrington ...  "


I missed this sentence the first time I read the article Trimm posted.  With all due respect to Morgan's mother in her agony ... that sentence bugs me.  What a very strange phrase.  To me. 





 ::MonkeyEek:: ITA with you Bud!!

I agree.    ::MonkeyEek::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 12, 2009, 09:18:43 AM
http://www2.dailyprogress.com/cdp/news/local/crime/article/harrington_parents_appearing_on_dr._phil/48752/

Harrington parents appearing on ‘Dr. Phil’
By The Daily Progress Staff
Published: November 12, 2009
Updated: November 12, 2009

nowBuzz up!

Talk show advice expert Dr. Phil interviewed the parents of missing student Morgan D. Harrington in an episode set to air at 3 p.m. today on NBC.

Harrington disappeared from an Oct. 17 Metallica concert at John Paul Jones Arena.

Dr. Phil will read from the journal of Harrington’s mother, Gil Harrington.

According to a pre-show news release, the journal reads in part, “We’re becoming a family of skeletons. Morgan, are you becoming a skeleton too?”

In the episode, Dr. Phil also speaks with the mother of a girl who was abducted and killed last month.

During the program Dr. Phil urges viewers with any leads regarding the whereabouts of Morgan Harrington to call the Virginia State Police at 352-3467.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 12, 2009, 09:21:38 AM
http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/225980
Parents embrace Web in Harrington search
Social networking sites are helping maintain interest in the search.

By Rex Bowman
The message from Gil Harrington, the normally soft-spoken mother of missing Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington, was precise, prickly, even a bit menacing: "I am starting to get angry. I am slow to anger, but once it takes hold I am relentless. I will tear apart this world to find Morgan and get this guy."

The statement, which captured the frustration Gil and Dan Harrington feel as the search for their daughter nears the end of its fourth week, did not come in the middle of a news conference or television interview: Gil Harrington posted it on her blog, the latest online tool the Roanoke County family has turned to in a cutting-edge effort to shape media coverage and assist investigators. In the process, the family is helping to rewrite the playbook for how American families respond to a child's disappearance.

If the Harringtons are any indication, gone are the days when families of missing children hunkered down in their homes while reporters beat on their doors, police officers quietly conducted their investigations and neighbors passed around fliers. The Harringtons have used an arsenal of online social networking tools to become a go-to source of information in the search for their 20-year-old daughter, largely taking it upon themselves to feed the public's appetite for news -- any news -- about Harrington. Wednesday's blog offered readers an essay Morgan Harrington wrote on "empty nest syndrome."
Gil Harrington's soul-baring blog is on the Web site, findmorgan.com, which was created by a Roanoke webmaster but is now partly driven by a public relations firm working for the Harringtons. The Web site also features links to a Facebook page devoted to finding Morgan Harrington, a Flickr page where myriad photos of the 20-year-old are available, RSS and Twitter feeds, and YouTube videos related to the missing woman. Message boards associated with the sites have become lengthy scrolls of commentary from people around the nation.

"This is certainly state of the art -- if not groundbreaking," said Bob Smither, whose 12-year-old daughter, Laura, was abducted and killed in 1997, years before families could fully use the Internet to involve the wider community in searches. The group Smither co-founded, the Texas-based Laura Recovery Center for Missing Children, has participated in more than 90 searches for missing children in the past decade, he said, and he could think of no prior instance when a family used such an array of networking instruments. The recovery center led a search for Morgan Harrington over the weekend that involved nearly 1,700 volunteers, many of whom learned of the search effort from findmorgan.com and Twitter messages, or tweets.

So many armchair detectives have used the Web pages to post their speculations and raise questions about Harrington's disappearance that the Virginia State Police has tasked two agents to constantly peruse the sites in search of useful information, spokeswoman Corinne Geller said. "We think, if it's out there and if it's surfaced, let's look into it."

Case in point: One woman wrote on Facebook that she had seen Morgan Harrington at a Sheetz gas station in Orange County; police checked it out but were unable to find any corroborating evidence.

Even so, the Harringtons social networking approach is influencing the investigation.
"We've found, over the past several years, that online digital media is the best, fastest and most efficient way to reach specific audiences, and it's especially important when you reach out to young people," said Gene Grabowski, senior vice president of the Washington-based Levik Strategic Communications, which is behind the sophisticated online effort. Levick has six of its 50 employees working to keep the Harringtons online presence up to date.

Harrington vanished Oct. 17 during a Metallica concert she was attending with friends at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville. She was last seen about 9:30 that night walking along the Copeley Road bridge just south of the arena. Her purse, with her ID inside, was found the next morning in a nearby grassy parking lot, along with her cellphone. The cellphone's battery was missing.

While the state police have set up a tip line (434-352-3467) and announced a $150,000 reward for information leading to the recovery of the missing woman, Gil and Dan Harrington have actively sought out reporters, taking a proactive approach to keeping their daughter's disappearance in the public eye. The Harringtons have appeared on the "Today" show, "Nancy Grace" and "America's Most Wanted" and are scheduled to appear today on the "Dr. Phil" show.

Three weeks ago, though, their efforts to grab media attention veered sharply to the Internet when the Harringtons contacted the Levick public relations firm, which, Grabowski said, agreed to help the Harringtons for free. "We're treating this as if it's our top client right now."

The agency immediately turned to social networking sites, which more than 55.6 million U.S. adults visit monthly, according to a report this year from Forrester Research.
Levick helped streamline findmorgan.com and turn it into a polished, comprehensive site that offers original content while linking to news sources and social networking arenas. Levick integrated the site with Twitter and Facebook and launched YouTube and Flickr sites. Together, the interlinked sites include the latest news updates, notices of upcoming events and television appearances by the Harringtons, photos of their daughter, statements issued by the family and the comments from a large community of readers.

Findmorgan.com is now the number one Internet source for information on Harrington, according to Grabowski; meanwhile, the Facebook page has more than 26,500 friends and is signing up 1,000 new friends daily, and the Twitter feed has doubled since Levick's arrival. The agency has also dealt directly with Google and enlisted the aid of bloggers to publicize the hunt for Harrington.

The Harringtons innovative use of online social networking sites is the right approach but may already be obsolete, given the rapidly changing nature of technology, said Joshua Fairfield, associate professor of law at Washington and Lee University. Fairfield said victimized families will soon be able to focus their efforts on getting information to the latest hand-held devices -- iPhones and Blackberries, for instance -- instead of computer screens. Amber Alerts are already a free iPhone application, he noted. "Push it out to the mobiles. The idea that we're going to use the typewriter is past."

Geller, of the state police, said the use of social networking tools is good for investigators overall because "you can never have too much information." However, she noted, statements posted on message boards and on Facebook are often repeated as facts, and misinformation has a way of proliferating rapidly on the Internet. She said reporters who monitor the sites call her in an effort to verify bits of information, "and I spend my time chasing down rumors."

Robert Lowery, executive director of the Missing Children's Division of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children, said the Harringtons and Levick deserve credit for finding a way to reach people of Morgan Harrington's age, which could prove critical to finding her and serve as a template for families who find themselves in similar circumstances.
"I don't see a downside," he said. "We were used to being spoon-fed information, but now we have an overabundance of information. That's a good thing."


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 12, 2009, 09:23:42 AM
Article above posted 
Thursday, November 12, 2009


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 12, 2009, 09:33:27 AM

(snipped)
 ....

“We’re becoming a family of skeletons. Morgan, are you becoming a skeleton too?” – Dr. Phil reading from the journal of Gil Harrington ...  "


I missed this sentence the first time I read the article Trimm posted.  With all due respect to Morgan's mother in her agony ... that sentence bugs me.  What a very strange phrase.  To me. 





 ::MonkeyEek:: ITA with you Bud!!
Me too, and I have been trying to figure out what exactly she may have meant by that, except for the obvious which struck me very odd.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 12, 2009, 09:34:36 AM
Article above posted 
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Thanks Trimm, and thank-you Jackie for posting the paper that Morgan wrote.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: ISpy on November 12, 2009, 10:01:08 AM
http://www2.newsadvance.com/lna/news/state_regional/article/parents_of_missing_virginia_tech_student_plea_for_ground_search_volunteers/21084/

Parents of missing Virginia Tech student plea for ground search volunteers
Published: November 5, 2009
The family of Morgan D. Harrington is seeking volunteers to redouble the efforts to locate the Virginia Tech student who disappeared Oct. 17 after leaving the John Paul Jones Arena.

Harrington’s parents were in town Wednesday along with the father of returned abductee Elizabeth Smart to announce a new ground search on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

“It’s augmenting what [authorities] are doing,” the missing woman’s father, Dan Harrington of Roanoke, said.

The effort will be organized by the Laura Recovery Center for missing children, a Texas-based nonprofit.

Vest-clad volunteers will execute a grid search over ground the Virginia State Police and other law-enforcement agencies have already covered.

“Searchers can go over an area three times before they find something,” Ed Smart said.
Hundreds of tips, but few clues


Police have been following up on hundreds of tips, but so far have only managed to corroborate Morgan Harrington’s location as far as a bridge on Copeley Road, where she was at about 9:30 p.m.

On Wednesday evening, Virginia State Police officers, police dogs and search and rescue teams combed property near the State Farm Insurance Co. campus on Pantops, checking out a tip regarding Harrington.

They found nothing, but state police Lt. Ann Barber said investigators plan on checking every tip that comes in.

“At this point, this is our priority. We’re going back and relooking at tips,” she said. “We’re deploying all of our resources. If you get an idea, we’ll look at it.”

Officers from the state police, the University of Virginia Police Department, Albemarle County Police Department and Albemarle County Sheriff’s Office searched the area, Barber said.

The search began after a phone call that described a suspicious vehicle that was in the area around the time of Harrington’s disappearance. “A vehicle looked wrong to someone,” Barber said. “It looked out of place and that made someone suspicious, so we searched the area. We’re not taking anything for granted.”

Also Wednesday, Harrington’s mother, Gil, reached out to her daughter, asking her to hold on, and asked her captor to release her.

“You try to program your kids with enough wisdom and strength that when they are on the dark side of the moon and not receiving messages from you, that they know to come home,” she said after Wednesday’s news conference.
Police haven’t released any evidence pointing toward abduction, but Harrington’s family is convinced that it is the most likely scenario.

Dan Harrington said he thinks his daughter’s abductor is likely still in the Charlottesville area.

Her mother added that seeing young blonde women jogging in the area from which her daughter disappeared made her nervous for them.
‘Members of the club that no one wants to join’


Ed Smart came into the picture after Dan Harrington called him. Harrington said he admired the strength and dignity with which Smart’s family weathered Elizabeth’s abduction in Utah.

Elizabeth was 14 when she was taken at knifepoint on June 5, 2002, from her Salt Lake City home. She was found alive in March 2003.

Ed Smart and Dan Harrington have become “members of the club that no one wants to join,” they said.

Smart has been able to help the Harrington family cope with their ordeal, Dan Harrington said.

Smart said he now occasionally speaks with families of the abducted.

In preparation for the new search, there will be a meeting for volunteers at 7 p.m. today at the Cavalier Inn. Searches will take place near JPJ on Friday, Saturday and Sunday mornings, and volunteers unable to make the Thursday meeting are still welcome.

The reward for information leading to Harrington is now more than $150,000. That includes $50,000 from Metallica, the band that was playing the arena the night Harrington disappeared.
Harrington is 5-feet-6-inches tall, weighs about 120 pounds, is blonde with blue eyes and was last seen wearing a black T-shirt with “Pantera” written on the front in tan letters, a black miniskirt, black tights and boots.

Police are asking anyone with information to call 352-3435 or e-mail bci-ap pomattox@vsp.virginia.gov .


Good morning!  Sorry for the long quote, I haven't figured out how to crop down to just what I need (*Hint for help).  Just began reading this thread last night.  No offense to anyone, but I'm finding the family's comments very strange.  Bolded above is a cryptic admission that Morgan was into something her parents didn't approve of, IMO.  Why don't the Harrington's talk normally?  As I said, I don't mean it offensively, but it's as if they have their own language.   Something is definitely "off" about this.  The parents paint this picture of perfect child Morgan, who is unusually close to her parents for a college student (parents have keys to her apartment and passwords to computer, calls daily, asks mom for fashion advice-rather than long term friends, Dad balances her checkbook and helps her study). Honestly, I don't like the way her parents are controlling the public perception of her (her Dad said of Metallica, "It wasn't necessarily her type of music....")-my perception. IMO, a lot is being made of Morgan's volunteer work with children of domestic violence.  VT isn't super easy to get into and by all indications, Morgan is intelligent, yet her mother says she has to call home to ask how to mac & cheese?  I get the feeling the Harringtons are waging a PR campaign...why?  Obviously, as many of you have pointed out already, she and her friends alrady had some kind of history with her striking out on her own and not coming home.  Otherwise, her alarmed friends would have contacted police upon arriving in either Harrisonburg (Sarah Snead's place) or at Morgan's apt. in Blacksburg and no Morgan.  If this were a first time event, they would have contacted police late Sunday morning when Morgan failed to show up...they didn't.  Life long friends as close as they're reported to be, "The Nine" would have been far more concerned about Morgan (if her behavior was abnormal) than about covering themselves over drug use, IMO.  VT, as well as UVA (where her brother attended and she no doubt would have visited), require students to sit through safety seminars (particularly VT).  It's not like Morgan was a first timer to the concert scene or large crowds, either.  Something doesn't feel right about this.  JMO         


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 12, 2009, 10:43:41 AM
 I agree with you ISpy, something is terribly missing from all of this. And that part of the journal that Dr Phil read or will be reading on his show today, though it does sound very odd, I guess maybe what Morgan's mom is saying, is that the family is disintegrating from all the fear, shock and emotions surrounding their daughter's disappearance. Just her thoughts from her journal and how she is perceiving what is happening.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 12, 2009, 10:53:11 AM
About the family talking oddly, I think because the dad is a psychiatrist, and the religion they belong to, they perhaps look at things on a more spiritual level, to them this obviously isn't odd talking. Almost like they feel and know the worse, and they are realizing that they have to keep their sanity, but also that perhaps if their daughter is gone, she is in Heaven and they will see her again. It could boil down to nothing more then this is how they have to deal, or completely lose it. I'm probably not making sense, but anyway, my heart goes out to them, and I hope they find peace, with whatever outcome there will be  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Blink34 on November 12, 2009, 10:57:51 AM
This case has my own team split down the middle, that's a first. Frankly, I have always said opposing viewpoints helps critical thinking ( for me anyway) so I want to throw a few things to the Monkeys for consumption.

Half of Team Blinkoncrime thinks Morgan Harrington never made it to the JPJ Arena. The other half, thinks the theory and profile I posted early on, that this originates from an aquaintance of Morgan's from VT, security or VT cop, someone she knew.

To add to the "mire" I have had 2 verifiable sources confirm that Morgan was seen interacting briefly with some UVA basketball players while walking through the parking lot. No specifics on who they were, but there were a couple, not one individual.

I want to underscore- I have no idea if this is someone she spoke with or not, no idea if it is relative to Morgan Harrington in any way, but as a news item to UVA only, I found it odd that the week of first games in his Senior year with a team down 2 players, prior to prime scouting for scholarships, in it's first coaching year by Tony Bennett, who had the second most winningest starts for Washington in NCAA history prior to accepting the nod at UVA, would take an indefinite leave of absence to focus on "personal matters."  Again, could be nothing whatsoever, request we don't post his name unless it becomes pertinent.

http://www.wdbj7.com/Global/story.asp?S=11487130


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Blink34 on November 12, 2009, 11:01:48 AM
I agree with you ISpy, something is terribly missing from all of this. And that part of the journal that Dr Phil read or will be reading on his show today, though it does sound very odd, I guess maybe what Morgan's mom is saying, is that the family is disintegrating from all the fear, shock and emotions surrounding their daughter's disappearance. Just her thoughts from her journal and how she is perceiving what is happening.

Good Point No Rose- I also wonder if Mrs. Harrington is not somewhat speaking to someone they believe may know what happened to Morgan.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 12, 2009, 11:03:59 AM
This case has my own team split down the middle, that's a first. Frankly, I have always said opposing viewpoints helps critical thinking ( for me anyway) so I want to throw a few things to the Monkeys for consumption.

Half of Team Blinkoncrime thinks Morgan Harrington never made it to the JPJ Arena. The other half, thinks the theory and profile I posted early on, that this originates from an aquaintance of Morgan's from VT, security or VT cop, someone she knew.

To add to the "mire" I have had 2 verifiable sources confirm that Morgan was seen interacting briefly with some UVA basketball players while walking through the parking lot. No specifics on who they were, but there were a couple, not one individual.

I want to underscore- I have no idea if this is someone she spoke with or not, no idea if it is relative to Morgan Harrington in any way, but as a news item to UVA only, I found it odd that the week of first games in his Senior year with a team down 2 players, prior to prime scouting for scholarships, in it's first coaching year by Tony Bennett, who had the second most winningest starts for Washington in NCAA history prior to accepting the nod at UVA, would take an indefinite leave of absence to focus on "personal matters."  Again, could be nothing whatsoever, request we don't post his name unless it becomes pertinent.

http://www.wdbj7.com/Global/story.asp?S=11487130

Now that is interesting. After everything my thoughts are she never arrived at the concert. But I keep an open mind, I read about the interacting with some players, but do not know if this was verified by LE or discounted.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 12, 2009, 11:06:57 AM
I agree with you ISpy, something is terribly missing from all of this. And that part of the journal that Dr Phil read or will be reading on his show today, though it does sound very odd, I guess maybe what Morgan's mom is saying, is that the family is disintegrating from all the fear, shock and emotions surrounding their daughter's disappearance. Just her thoughts from her journal and how she is perceiving what is happening.

Good Point No Rose- I also wonder if Mrs. Harrington is not somewhat speaking to someone they believe may know what happened to Morgan.
That could be also, I know they are a religious family, but in their talking I sense a very strong spirituality, which is helping them through this.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Gypsy DD on November 12, 2009, 11:07:40 AM
I agree with you ISpy, something is terribly missing from all of this. And that part of the journal that Dr Phil read or will be reading on his show today, though it does sound very odd, I guess maybe what Morgan's mom is saying, is that the family is disintegrating from all the fear, shock and emotions surrounding their daughter's disappearance. Just her thoughts from her journal and how she is perceiving what is happening.

I agree NRCG..her journal is the one place the Mom can write what she fears the most and doesn't want to put into spoken words..that the family no longer seems whole without Morgan and her fear that Morgan maybe dead.

I think they have been doing all the right things in trying to get the word out and showing great courage and love..as opposed to the crazy Anthony's. 

It must be hard too if they know certain things that LE is withholding that can't be expressed because LE wants to keep their cards close to their vest.

I really wish LE would be more forthcoming with atleast a pic of Morgan from that night, photoshopping out anyone else they don't want us to see.  The description of the clothing and jewelry and items missing from her purse..yet they don't say what items are missing. The clothing and jewelry info has changed.  It is hard for people to look for clues when they aren't clear what the heck they are supposed to be looking for.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 12, 2009, 11:16:22 AM
I agree with you ISpy, something is terribly missing from all of this. And that part of the journal that Dr Phil read or will be reading on his show today, though it does sound very odd, I guess maybe what Morgan's mom is saying, is that the family is disintegrating from all the fear, shock and emotions surrounding their daughter's disappearance. Just her thoughts from her journal and how she is perceiving what is happening.

I agree NRCG..her journal is the one place the Mom can write what she fears the most and doesn't want to put into spoken words..that the family no longer seems whole without Morgan and her fear that Morgan maybe dead.

I think they have been doing all the right things in trying to get the word out and showing great courage and love..as opposed to the crazy Anthony's. 

It must be hard too if they know certain things that LE is withholding that can't be expressed because LE wants to keep their cards close to their vest.

I really wish LE would be more forthcoming with atleast a pic of Morgan from that night, photoshopping out anyone else they don't want us to see.  The description of the clothing and jewelry and items missing from her purse..yet they don't say what items are missing. The clothing and jewelry info has changed.  It is hard for people to look for clues when they aren't clear what the heck they are supposed to be looking for.
For the life of me, I don't understand why a drawing or anything hasn't been released of what she was wearing, her hairdo, her jewelry, right down to the colored rubber bands on her fingers. The families spirituality will help them through this horrific ordeal, at least they have that, many families don't even have that, but still I just can't imagine not knowing. I just always come back to her friends, I can't let go of her friends, for whatever the reason they are not being completely truthful, imo, and to me that is not a friend.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 12, 2009, 11:21:30 AM
This case has my own team split down the middle, that's a first. Frankly, I have always said opposing viewpoints helps critical thinking ( for me anyway) so I want to throw a few things to the Monkeys for consumption.

Half of Team Blinkoncrime thinks Morgan Harrington never made it to the JPJ Arena. The other half, thinks the theory and profile I posted early on, that this originates from an aquaintance of Morgan's from VT, security or VT cop, someone she knew.

To add to the "mire" I have had 2 verifiable sources confirm that Morgan was seen interacting briefly with some UVA basketball players while walking through the parking lot. No specifics on who they were, but there were a couple, not one individual.

I want to underscore- I have no idea if this is someone she spoke with or not, no idea if it is relative to Morgan Harrington in any way, but as a news item to UVA only, I found it odd that the week of first games in his Senior year with a team down 2 players, prior to prime scouting for scholarships, in it's first coaching year by Tony Bennett, who had the second most winningest starts for Washington in NCAA history prior to accepting the nod at UVA, would take an indefinite leave of absence to focus on "personal matters."  Again, could be nothing whatsoever, request we don't post his name unless it becomes pertinent.

http://www.wdbj7.com/Global/story.asp?S=11487130


That is very interesting.Thanks Blink.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: KCJackie on November 12, 2009, 11:24:52 AM
 ::MonkeyBike:: I found this on www.findmorgan.com

Internet Biggest Tool in Search for Missing Metallica Fan Morgan Harrington

According to police, the Web has led to leads and angles the police may not have thought of. People, sitting at their computers, discussing the case, and what may have happened. The Virginia State Police have two agents assigned to perusing various sites in search of useful information. One woman, police said, wrote on Facebook that she had seen Harrington at a gas station in Orange County, and police checked into it but found nothing to corroborate the tip.
http://tinyurl.com/ybnjkqg


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 12, 2009, 11:27:32 AM
::MonkeyBike:: I found this on www.findmorgan.com

Internet Biggest Tool in Search for Missing Metallica Fan Morgan Harrington

According to police, the Web has led to leads and angles the police may not have thought of. People, sitting at their computers, discussing the case, and what may have happened. The Virginia State Police have two agents assigned to perusing various sites in search of useful information. One woman, police said, wrote on Facebook that she had seen Harrington at a gas station in Orange County, and police checked into it but found nothing to corroborate the tip.
http://tinyurl.com/ybnjkqg


Thanks KCJackie.    ::HelloKitty::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: mizjay on November 12, 2009, 11:53:48 AM
I agree with you ISpy, something is terribly missing from all of this. And that part of the journal that Dr Phil read or will be reading on his show today, though it does sound very odd, I guess maybe what Morgan's mom is saying, is that the family is disintegrating from all the fear, shock and emotions surrounding their daughter's disappearance. Just her thoughts from her journal and how she is perceiving what is happening.

I agree NRCG..her journal is the one place the Mom can write what she fears the most and doesn't want to put into spoken words..that the family no longer seems whole without Morgan and her fear that Morgan maybe dead.

I think they have been doing all the right things in trying to get the word out and showing great courage and love..as opposed to the crazy Anthony's. 

It must be hard too if they know certain things that LE is withholding that can't be expressed because LE wants to keep their cards close to their vest.

I really wish LE would be more forthcoming with atleast a pic of Morgan from that night, photoshopping out anyone else they don't want us to see.  The description of the clothing and jewelry and items missing from her purse..yet they don't say what items are missing. The clothing and jewelry info has changed.  It is hard for people to look for clues when they aren't clear what the heck they are supposed to be looking for.
For the life of me, I don't understand why a drawing or anything hasn't been released of what she was wearing, her hairdo, her jewelry, right down to the colored rubber bands on her fingers. The families spirituality will help them through this horrific ordeal, at least they have that, many families don't even have that, but still I just can't imagine not knowing. I just always come back to her friends, I can't let go of her friends, for whatever the reason they are not being completely truthful, imo, and to me that is not a friend.

I'm glad that the parents have been able to be strong and stay focused but...............................all the unknowns and unverified things are driving me nuts. NRCG, I'm in total agreement about the friends. Out of at least the 4 that were supposedly together, not one pic has been mentioned, 4 college girls with phones and no pics!?
Have the friends confirmed that yes they did speak with their acquaintance, D. Gardner?  That would at least convince me that she was there.

As for the basketball players, why can't LE confrm this interaction? How did they get to that local? Personal vehicles or team bus?
Even the personal info on Morgan is a little scant. Did she have a boyfriend? What activities did she participate in? Maybe there is more about her that is out there but I'm just not seeing it or maybe I expect too much.  But I don't think it's too much for at least LE to put the FACTS as they know them out there.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: KCJackie on November 12, 2009, 11:58:12 AM
::MonkeyBike:: I found this on www.findmorgan.com

Internet Biggest Tool in Search for Missing Metallica Fan Morgan Harrington

According to police, the Web has led to leads and angles the police may not have thought of. People, sitting at their computers, discussing the case, and what may have happened. The Virginia State Police have two agents assigned to perusing various sites in search of useful information. One woman, police said, wrote on Facebook that she had seen Harrington at a gas station in Orange County, and police checked into it but found nothing to corroborate the tip.
http://tinyurl.com/ybnjkqg


Thanks KCJackie.    ::HelloKitty::

 ::MonkeyKiss:: You're Welcome, thanks for all you post too!


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: KCJackie on November 12, 2009, 12:02:55 PM
::MonkeyAngel:: Please light a candle here   ::MonkeyAngel::

http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=Morga


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 12, 2009, 12:03:04 PM
I have taken a look at the Harrington's religion, and I see that there religion is open minded, not close minded when it comes to the issue of gay/lesbian. So, I see that would have no relevance then with the family, and it would be accepted, at least that is what I'm reading to be the case. So, I was thinking this, could Morgan have mental health issues? If she would I can see no reason for myself to not admit this, I feel people need to speak more about that topic, instead of hiding it within a family and making it some taboo thing, which is ridiculous to me. But since her dad is a prominent psychiatrist, would he want that info released? Would patients not want to go to him, because of that? I would hope not, but wouldn't doubt it. I really don't think her dad would hide a fact like that, but just something I was thinking to try to make more sense of all this. I just can't stop thinking of Morgan, and just tossing different thoughts around in my head.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 12, 2009, 12:03:31 PM
::MonkeyAngel:: Please light a candle here   ::MonkeyAngel::

http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=Morga
Thank-you


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: KCJackie on November 12, 2009, 12:16:08 PM
I agree with you ISpy, something is terribly missing from all of this. And that part of the journal that Dr Phil read or will be reading on his show today, though it does sound very odd, I guess maybe what Morgan's mom is saying, is that the family is disintegrating from all the fear, shock and emotions surrounding their daughter's disappearance. Just her thoughts from her journal and how she is perceiving what is happening.

I agree NRCG..her journal is the one place the Mom can write what she fears the most and doesn't want to put into spoken words..that the family no longer seems whole without Morgan and her fear that Morgan maybe dead.

I think they have been doing all the right things in trying to get the word out and showing great courage and love..as opposed to the crazy Anthony's. 

It must be hard too if they know certain things that LE is withholding that can't be expressed because LE wants to keep their cards close to their vest.

I really wish LE would be more forthcoming with atleast a pic of Morgan from that night, photoshopping out anyone else they don't want us to see.  The description of the clothing and jewelry and items missing from her purse..yet they don't say what items are missing. The clothing and jewelry info has changed.  It is hard for people to look for clues when they aren't clear what the heck they are supposed to be looking for.
For the life of me, I don't understand why a drawing or anything hasn't been released of what she was wearing, her hairdo, her jewelry, right down to the colored rubber bands on her fingers. The families spirituality will help them through this horrific ordeal, at least they have that, many families don't even have that, but still I just can't imagine not knowing. I just always come back to her friends, I can't let go of her friends, for whatever the reason they are not being completely truthful, imo, and to me that is not a friend.

I'm glad that the parents have been able to be strong and stay focused but...............................all the unknowns and unverified things are driving me nuts. NRCG, I'm in total agreement about the friends. Out of at least the 4 that were supposedly together, not one pic has been mentioned, 4 college girls with phones and no pics!?
Have the friends confirmed that yes they did speak with their acquaintance, D. Gardner?  That would at least convince me that she was there.

As for the basketball players, why can't LE confrm this interaction? How did they get to that local? Personal vehicles or team bus?
Even the personal info on Morgan is a little scant. Did she have a boyfriend? What activities did she participate in? Maybe there is more about her that is out there but I'm just not seeing it or maybe I expect too much.  But I don't think it's too much for at least LE to put the FACTS as they know them out there.

 ::MonkeyConfused:: It doesn't make sense, does it?  My girls are 20 & 23 and are constantly raising their phones to take pics of everything & especially at concerts.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 12, 2009, 12:18:55 PM
::MonkeyAngel:: Please light a candle here   ::MonkeyAngel::

http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=Morga
::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: mizjay on November 12, 2009, 12:28:51 PM

.......and why hasn't there been official word from LE regarding the last phone contact. The friend said she got a call from her when she couldn't get back in and would find her own way home but I've never read that the call was confirmed, what exact time that was and whether or not that was the last phone call logged from her phone.
Where are all the obscure pals with pics from parties or outings sharing experiences that they shared with her? It all seems odd but I'm trying not read too much conspiracy theory babble in it.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 12, 2009, 12:39:37 PM

.......and why hasn't there been official word from LE regarding the last phone contact. The friend said she got a call from her when she couldn't get back in and would find her own way home but I've never read that the call was confirmed, what exact time that was and whether or not that was the last phone call logged from her phone.
Where are all the obscure pals with pics from parties or outings sharing experiences that they shared with her? It all seems odd but I'm trying not read too much conspiracy theory babble in it.
I know, and I just have run through my mind every scenario that I can come up with. Kind of hard not to look at some conspiracy, but I don't want to go their either, that only drives me more crazy with thoughts.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: MunkeyMunk on November 12, 2009, 12:42:43 PM
This case has my own team split down the middle, that's a first. Frankly, I have always said opposing viewpoints helps critical thinking ( for me anyway) so I want to throw a few things to the Monkeys for consumption.

Half of Team Blinkoncrime thinks Morgan Harrington never made it to the JPJ Arena. The other half, thinks the theory and profile I posted early on, that this originates from an aquaintance of Morgan's from VT, security or VT cop, someone she knew.

To add to the "mire" I have had 2 verifiable sources confirm that Morgan was seen interacting briefly with some UVA basketball players while walking through the parking lot. No specifics on who they were, but there were a couple, not one individual.

I want to underscore- I have no idea if this is someone she spoke with or not, no idea if it is relative to Morgan Harrington in any way, but as a news item to UVA only, I found it odd that the week of first games in his Senior year with a team down 2 players, prior to prime scouting for scholarships, in it's first coaching year by Tony Bennett, who had the second most winningest starts for Washington in NCAA history prior to accepting the nod at UVA, would take an indefinite leave of absence to focus on "personal matters."  Again, could be nothing whatsoever, request we don't post his name unless it becomes pertinent.

http://www.wdbj7.com/Global/story.asp?S=11487130



Just googled this...makes me also say, hmmmmmmmmmmmm....... ::MonkeyEek::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: mymonkey on November 12, 2009, 12:44:38 PM
I know Morgan was a student..but did she depend on her parents for all her financial needs or did she work part time for spending money and such...just curious if anyone knows her employment status.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 12, 2009, 12:46:16 PM
I know Morgan was a student..but did she depend on her parents for all her financial needs or did she work part time for spending money and such...just curious if anyone knows her employment status.
That is a great question, I have not seen this addressed, so I just guessed her parents paid for everything. I do wonder if she had a part time job.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: mizjay on November 12, 2009, 12:52:29 PM

.......and why hasn't there been official word from LE regarding the last phone contact. The friend said she got a call from her when she couldn't get back in and would find her own way home but I've never read that the call was confirmed, what exact time that was and whether or not that was the last phone call logged from her phone.
Where are all the obscure pals with pics from parties or outings sharing experiences that they shared with her? It all seems odd but I'm trying not read too much conspiracy theory babble in it.
I know, and I just have run through my mind every scenario that I can come up with. Kind of hard not to look at some conspiracy, but I don't want to go their either, that only drives me more crazy with thoughts.

        :2doh:  It's hard not to start imagining every wild thing possible when there's so little to go on. We hear a whole lot about how the parents are doing but not very much about Morgan. What were her goals, did she like college,did she have tons of friends or just a few, etc.? I'm going to stop asking questions for today, light the candle and hope for something to break.

     


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Gypsy DD on November 12, 2009, 12:54:07 PM
Is Blink saying that the guy who parked beside them and spoke with Morgan has been apparently truthful..meaning there were 4 in the car coming to the concert and only 3 left..no Morgan?  I thought the girls said they waited around for a couple of  hours?  Are the police telling the girls to not give details?  But why lie about waiting for her when they didn't?  Why the mix up with Morgan outside without her own keys?  Why didn't one of the girls offer to atleast take the keys to a security area so Morgan could retreive them? 

Has the citing of Morgan with the 3 basketball players been verified by LE?  Were they the people in the car she was speaking with?  Was this in the RV lot where her purse was found?

Also what about the newspaper delivery lady who said she Morgan with 3 guys on the campus in a building?  Has her story panned out with LE?

I keep finding conflicting statements about all of the above.  Can someone help to clarify what it is we really know at this point? 

TIA


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: mizjay on November 12, 2009, 01:08:00 PM
Is Blink saying that the guy who parked beside them and spoke with Morgan has been apparently truthful..meaning there were 4 in the car coming to the concert and only 3 left..no Morgan?  I thought the girls said they waited around for a couple of  hours?  Are the police telling the girls to not give details?  But why lie about waiting for her when they didn't?  Why the mix up with Morgan outside without her own keys?  Why didn't one of the girls offer to atleast take the keys to a security area so Morgan could retreive them? 

Has the citing of Morgan with the 3 basketball players been verified by LE?  Were they the people in the car she was speaking with?  Was this in the RV lot where her purse was found?

Also what about the newspaper delivery lady who said she Morgan with 3 guys on the campus in a building?  Has her story panned out with LE?

I keep finding conflicting statements about all of the above.  Can someone help to clarify what it is we really know at this point? 

TIA

...........making room for you in the confused section, there's a lot of us in it!


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 12, 2009, 01:09:18 PM
Is Blink saying that the guy who parked beside them and spoke with Morgan has been apparently truthful..meaning there were 4 in the car coming to the concert and only 3 left..no Morgan?  I thought the girls said they waited around for a couple of  hours?  Are the police telling the girls to not give details?  But why lie about waiting for her when they didn't?  Why the mix up with Morgan outside without her own keys?  Why didn't one of the girls offer to atleast take the keys to a security area so Morgan could retreive them? 

Has the citing of Morgan with the 3 basketball players been verified by LE?  Were they the people in the car she was speaking with?  Was this in the RV lot where her purse was found?

Also what about the newspaper delivery lady who said she Morgan with 3 guys on the campus in a building?  Has her story panned out with LE?

I keep finding conflicting statements about all of the above.  Can someone help to clarify what it is we really know at this point? 

TIA

...........making room for you in the confused section, there's a lot of us in it!
Me too, and why all this confusion, makes no sense, and all this time has passed.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 12, 2009, 01:20:54 PM
Is Blink saying that the guy who parked beside them and spoke with Morgan has been apparently truthful..meaning there were 4 in the car coming to the concert and only 3 left..no Morgan?  I thought the girls said they waited around for a couple of  hours?  Are the police telling the girls to not give details?  But why lie about waiting for her when they didn't?  Why the mix up with Morgan outside without her own keys?  Why didn't one of the girls offer to atleast take the keys to a security area so Morgan could retreive them? 

Has the citing of Morgan with the 3 basketball players been verified by LE?  Were they the people in the car she was speaking with?  Was this in the RV lot where her purse was found?

Also what about the newspaper delivery lady who said she Morgan with 3 guys on the campus in a building?  Has her story panned out with LE?

I keep finding conflicting statements about all of the above.  Can someone help to clarify what it is we really know at this point? 

TIA

...........making room for you in the confused section, there's a lot of us in it!

Me too.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Gypsy DD on November 12, 2009, 02:05:02 PM

...........making room for you in the confused section, there's a lot of us in it!
[/quote]

Thank you MizJay..scoot over and I will take a seat.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Gypsy DD on November 12, 2009, 02:42:49 PM
The Gil's entire journal entry is on the findmorgan site and now the skeleton comments make even more sense to me.

http://findmorgan.com/family-blog/new-blog-post-by-gil-harrington

snip/

How to keep searching and never quit and not burn out in the process? It will take some figuring. I know… But we can do it.

People today are going to distribute Morgan’s missing flyers and bumper stickers at the polling places. Brilliant idea. I know from living overseas that women and children are chattel in many lands. America puts a different, more sophisticated face on it. A little more slick, but it is the same here. Look at the month of October two covers of people magazine: Elizabeth Smart and Jaycee Dugard. Is this a trend?

What is happening to our world?

I am streaming to keep from screaming. Become so permeable to the pain of this that it just passes through. Let it pass through me. We are getting more ragged. Dan is losing so much weight he is hitching up his pants constantly. We are forced to have such new intimacies like this with our friends. It doesn’t feel weird, though. I am starting to look like a stick with a bun. Even the dog won’t eat. We are becoming a family of skeletons. Morgan, are you a skeleton now too? …

/snip





Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: klaasend on November 12, 2009, 02:57:26 PM
NEW BLINK POST:

http://blinkoncrime.com/2009/11/12/morgan-harrington-case-uva-basketball-players-last-to-speak-to-missing-vt-student/

Morgan Harrington Case: UVA Basketball Players Last To Speak To Missing VT Student


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 12, 2009, 03:03:53 PM
http://www.whsv.com/news/headlines/69854337.html
Posted: 11:34 AM Nov 12, 2009
Harringtons Appear on "Dr. Phil"
The parents of missing Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington are asking people across the county for help to find her.
The parents of missing Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington are asking people across the county for help.

Gil and Dan Harrington appeared on "Dr. Phil" Thursday morning.

Harrington, 20, was last seen on Oct. 17 in Charlottesville. She was attending a Metallica concert.

The Harringtons shared details about the last night Morgan was seen.

They also talked about what it's been like living with the possibility that Morgan may never be found.

"At the same time that we are trying to deal with the immensity of what has happened to us, we're trying in a parallel way to prepare ourselves for the idea that our daughter may not only have been abducted but also murdered," says Gil Harrington.

"W are determined not to let ourselves become victims and not let the person who did this have more power over us than what has already occurred," says Dan Harrington.

There is a $150,000 reward in this case. If you have any information that can help, you're asked to call 434-352-3467.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: klaasend on November 12, 2009, 03:06:08 PM
So now we have two UVA basketball players that are having "personal issues".  Assane Sene has been suspended for 3 games:

http://www.mydailyprogress.com/index.php/whiteysworld/2009/11/

 Saturday, November 07, 2009
Sene suspended

In Friday’s paper, we reported that Virginia big man Assane Sene had missed practice on Thursday for “personal reasons.“
Now, we find out there is a little more to that.
Sene has been suspended for the first three games of the season, according to Virginia coach Tony Bennett.


So Jamil Tucker is needing to take care of "personal matters" and Assane Sene missed practice for "personal reasons".

I'm not saying it means anything, I just find it very odd.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 12, 2009, 03:08:48 PM
Thanks Klaas. 


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 12, 2009, 03:10:25 PM
 Wow, running to read the new article now.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 12, 2009, 03:13:04 PM
Very interesting Blink, thanks  ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: MunkeyMunk on November 12, 2009, 03:29:35 PM
yes, thank you our dear Blink..I will be watching your comments ::MonkeyEek:: ::MonkeyCool:: on your site... ::MonkeyEek::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: KCJackie on November 12, 2009, 03:39:25 PM
So now we have two UVA basketball players that are having "personal issues".  Assane Sene has been suspended for 3 games:

http://www.mydailyprogress.com/index.php/whiteysworld/2009/11/

 Saturday, November 07, 2009
Sene suspended

In Friday’s paper, we reported that Virginia big man Assane Sene had missed practice on Thursday for “personal reasons.“
Now, we find out there is a little more to that.
Sene has been suspended for the first three games of the season, according to Virginia coach Tony Bennett.


So Jamil Tucker is needing to take care of "personal matters" and Assane Sene missed practice for "personal reasons".

I'm not saying it means anything, I just find it very odd.

 ::MonkeyShocked::  Thanks, Klaas & Blink!


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: mizjay on November 12, 2009, 05:09:45 PM
So now we have two UVA basketball players that are having "personal issues".  Assane Sene has been suspended for 3 games:

http://www.mydailyprogress.com/index.php/whiteysworld/2009/11/

 Saturday, November 07, 2009
Sene suspended

In Friday’s paper, we reported that Virginia big man Assane Sene had missed practice on Thursday for “personal reasons.“
Now, we find out there is a little more to that.
Sene has been suspended for the first three games of the season, according to Virginia coach Tony Bennett.


So Jamil Tucker is needing to take care of "personal matters" and Assane Sene missed practice for "personal reasons".

I'm not saying it means anything, I just find it very odd.

 ::MonkeyShocked::  Thanks, Klaas & Blink!

Ditto on the thanks to Klaas and Blink!

A little late on this question (and I know I said I wasn't asking anymore but..)  wonder if there were any fingerprints besides hers on her purse, assuming any could be retrieved?
Wish we knew what the convo was reported between the players and Morgan, however it doesn't appear that the players themselves admitted to talking with her, only witnesses saw them talking. Interesting coincidence regarding the players in Blink's article. Hope it leads to something or leads to new leads.                                                                                                                                                                         


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: crazybabyborg on November 12, 2009, 07:08:33 PM
I really hope that this most recent news will provide some clues. I don't know the Harringtons, but work with a consultant who has met them and has mutual business associates. She tells me that Morgan's Mother, particularly, is having a very hard time with this. According to her, the Father is a genuinely nice and gentle soul, and that they are a lovely family. My heart goes out to them and prayers go out for Morgan's safety. It doesn't look encouraging, IMO.  ::MonkeyNoNo::



Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 12, 2009, 07:13:57 PM
I really hope that this most recent news will provide some clues. I don't know the Harringtons, but work with a consultant who has met them and has mutual business associates. She tells me that Morgan's Mother, particularly, is having a very hard time with this. According to her, the Father is a genuinely nice and gentle soul, and that they are a lovely family. My heart goes out to them and prayers go out for Morgan's safety. It doesn't look encouraging, IMO.  ::MonkeyNoNo::


Thank-you for that info, it is heartbreaking, and the one thing I really noticed and stood out to me is they are very spiritual, and I hope that helps them somewhat deal with this horrible ordeal.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Gypsy DD on November 12, 2009, 08:43:49 PM
You know this has become an epidemic in America with the missing..infants, children, teens, adults.  So sad that this is what our society has boiled down to..everyman for himself all the time..meaning you have to constantly be looking over your shoulder....and no one really brings there children up to be constantly vigilant.  How could we..they would be nervous wrecks and untrusting of others.  You can teach your children caution, and right from wrong, and that they must put safety first...but you can't make them afraid to go to concerts, afraid to walk home from school, afraid of everything. 

This whole abduction situation has gotten out of hand in this country.  Do other countries have this same high number we do in proportion to the population?  If so..then this needs to be a world issue from the stand point of not putting up with this crap from predators anylonger.  No more 25 to life, no more sexual predators getting a few years and back out to register on their own.  I am so distressed tonight because I look at the numbers, then the individuals and it is heartbreaking.  Christine Sheddy's family is still trying to recover her body..today is two years..Morgan's family has just begun that journey..one no family should have to make. 

When as a society do we get mad enough, angry enough,  to tell our authorities..we need stronger punishment, longer punishment and the resolution some can not, and will not be rehabilitated.  I would be very surprised to find that the person who did this Morgan was a first time offender..very surprised.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Gypsy DD on November 12, 2009, 09:16:40 PM
I really hope that this most recent news will provide some clues. I don't know the Harringtons, but work with a consultant who has met them and has mutual business associates. She tells me that Morgan's Mother, particularly, is having a very hard time with this. According to her, the Father is a genuinely nice and gentle soul, and that they are a lovely family. My heart goes out to them and prayers go out for Morgan's safety. It doesn't look encouraging, IMO.  ::MonkeyNoNo::



Thank you for that info from a family associate.

They do seem genuinely nice, genuinely involved in their community and helping others in need.  I agree with NRCG that they seem to be very spiritual as well.  Hopefully this and their many friends and their church members will help them through this.  The Course In Miracles which is taught at their church is beautiful and reminds us to not live our lives in fear..but to embrace life and it's possibilities are endless.   I am hoping that they are finding some comfort from their beliefs and their friends.  They seem like such a kind, loving, and close knit family.  I cannot fathom how her parents can show such grace at this point in this drama.  They are setting a good example ..one hopes that they never have to examine that example on how to manage a situation like this.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Blink34 on November 12, 2009, 10:45:20 PM
I really hope that this most recent news will provide some clues. I don't know the Harringtons, but work with a consultant who has met them and has mutual business associates. She tells me that Morgan's Mother, particularly, is having a very hard time with this. According to her, the Father is a genuinely nice and gentle soul, and that they are a lovely family. My heart goes out to them and prayers go out for Morgan's safety. It doesn't look encouraging, IMO.  ::MonkeyNoNo::



CBB: thanks for posting that. I too have a parallel contact that knows and has acted as a spokesperson on behalf of the Harringtons.

They are so very well respected and admired within their community. That said, I know it makes no difference to any of us whether a victim comes from a family like theirs, or "other". We advocate for victims without prejudice.


WRT the UVA basketball players questions, I can confirm that LE HAS interviewed the men that interacted with Morgan at 9:20PM the evening she went missing. They were identified by a limo driver who witnessed the interaction and called LE when reading Morgan's coverage, and was parked in Lannigan lot. He has been interviewed more than once, and this information has been confirmed to me privately from UVA and LE. They refuse to identify the individuals who "interacted" with Morgan at this time, or release the nature of those interviews.

Sadly, I do not think this situation will end well, and I am firm in prayer for Morgan and her family. I am not Catholic, but this prayer, which is Catholic in origin, has a strong personal meaning for me and I hope no one is offended by my posting it.

Blessed be God in His Angels and in His Saints.

O Holy St. Anthony, gentlest of Saints, your love for God
and Charity for His creatures made you worthy, when on
earth, to possess miraculous powers. Miracles waited on
your word, which you were ever ready to speak for those in
trouble or anxiety. Encouraged by this thought, I implore
of you to obtain for her family, the whereabouts of Morgan Dana Harrington.

The answer to my prayer
may require a miracle. Even so, you are the saint of
Miracles.

O gentle and loving St. Anthony, whose heart was ever full
of human sympathy, whisper my petition into the ears of the
Sweet Infant Jesus, who loved to be folded in your arms, and
the gratitude of my heart will ever be yours.
 


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Fanny Mae on November 12, 2009, 11:17:54 PM
I really hope that this most recent news will provide some clues. I don't know the Harringtons, but work with a consultant who has met them and has mutual business associates. She tells me that Morgan's Mother, particularly, is having a very hard time with this. According to her, the Father is a genuinely nice and gentle soul, and that they are a lovely family. My heart goes out to them and prayers go out for Morgan's safety. It doesn't look encouraging, IMO.  ::MonkeyNoNo::



CBB: thanks for posting that. I too have a parallel contact that knows and has acted as a spokesperson on behalf of the Harringtons.

They are so very well respected and admired within their community. That said, I know it makes no difference to any of us whether a victim comes from a family like theirs, or "other". We advocate for victims without prejudice.


WRT the UVA basketball players questions, I can confirm that LE HAS interviewed the men that interacted with Morgan at 9:20PM the evening she went missing. They were identified by a limo driver who witnessed the interaction and called LE when reading Morgan's coverage, and was parked in Lannigan lot. He has been interviewed more than once, and this information has been confirmed to me privately from UVA and LE. They refuse to identify the individuals who "interacted" with Morgan at this time, or release the nature of those interviews.

Sadly, I do not think this situation will end well, and I am firm in prayer for Morgan and her family. I am not Catholic, but this prayer, which is Catholic in origin, has a strong personal meaning for me and I hope no one is offended by my posting it.

Blessed be God in His Angels and in His Saints.

O Holy St. Anthony, gentlest of Saints, your love for God
and Charity for His creatures made you worthy, when on
earth, to possess miraculous powers. Miracles waited on
your word, which you were ever ready to speak for those in
trouble or anxiety. Encouraged by this thought, I implore
of you to obtain for her family, the whereabouts of Morgan Dana Harrington.

The answer to my prayer
may require a miracle. Even so, you are the saint of
Miracles.

O gentle and loving St. Anthony, whose heart was ever full
of human sympathy, whisper my petition into the ears of the
Sweet Infant Jesus, who loved to be folded in your arms, and
the gratitude of my heart will ever be yours.
 


In the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost, AMEN. ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: ISpy on November 13, 2009, 12:16:39 AM
I'm seeing references made to the Harringtons' spirituality and their church and I must have somehow somehow missed this info. Can someone please point me to a link (or links) regarding this? TIA!

Also, I'm not understanding what difference it would make if Morgan were lesbian.  I've seen a few posts in the last few pages hinting about differing scenarios if that's the case.  Can someone please elaborate or enlighten me?  I'm not understanding the significance of that.  Either way, she's still missing.  Am I not just not getting it?  TIA.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: ISpy on November 13, 2009, 12:36:52 AM
Thinking about why you'd let someone else drive your car...impaired (drugs/alcohol or OTC meds), physically impaired (sick or recovering from flu/swine flu/early stages pregnancy),and traffic tickets.  Not saying any of these are the case, just trying to think through why you'd let someone else drive.  Maybe whoever drove forgot to give them back to Morgan. You would think most people would have taken them to the gate though once they found out Morgan was locked out of the concert.  I'd want my friend to at least be able to wait in her vehicle for safety's sake.  On the other hand, Morgan may have felt fairly comfortable there because her brother had gone there.  Has Morgan had traffic tickets?  Have any pharmacies in the Blacksburg/Roanoke/Harrisonburg area reported an OTC purchase (Pseudoephedrine-based?) or any stores in those locales checked their videos?  Grasping here I know.



Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: ISpy on November 13, 2009, 12:42:19 AM
Time to go.  Hope you have a good evening/morning.  Take good care!


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 13, 2009, 07:26:45 AM
http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=130290
Missing METALLICA Fan Featured On PEOPLE Magazine Cover - Nov. 13, 2009
Newsplex.com reports that twenty-year-old missing Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington is featured on the cover of this week's People magazine.

Harrington was last seen in Charlottesville on the Copeley Road Bridge after leaving the John Paul Jones Arena during a METALLICA concert.

Morgan Harrington will have been missing for a month on Sunday. Her parents will not let their daughter's name drop out of the news media.

They appeared on "Dr. Phil" and on Friday, their daughter is featured in People magazine. She appears among several other young people who have seemingly vanished.

Read the entire article from Newsplex.com.  http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/69869392.html
(http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/reviewpics/morganpeople.jpg)


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 13, 2009, 07:27:26 AM
Praying for Morgan.   ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Kat_Gram on November 13, 2009, 07:57:40 AM
I copied this from the Find Morgan Blog. This was written by a person who
is involved in the search with the LRC. It is his descpription of the RV lot.
I would take his word for this.


"I did 2 slow drive bys when I was in town last weekend, 1 night, 1 day. Others have said it is well lit by by portable lights (I saw the lights, but they weren't on) that place is horribly dark without them. There is also a gate at the only entrance I saw to the RV/overflow, it was closed. I too am thinking it was sparse, and the only people down there may have been related to the sporting events, which if it were members of the b-ball team, it would only have been a practice, as their 1st game is tonight. That bridge is dark too, and both sides of the bridge have vegetation; there's a strip of trees that block any kind of view from the bridge or the approach to the bridge from having a view of a good portion of that parking area.  And my current feelings tell me that it wouldn't have even mattered if those lights were on or not. It's all about to pop."


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Kat_Gram on November 13, 2009, 08:01:37 AM
Same guy :

LOCAL ACTION FRIDAY 11/13/09
Ohh, I wish I could come back down tomorrow, as I just found out that UVA



Men's Basketball has their home opener tomorrow night at 7pm. GO, GO WITH CANDLES AND FLIERS OUTSIDE, pass out fliers, if there are news cameras get in front of them. NO ACCUSATIONS, JUST PLEAD FOR ANSWERS!!! Take flowers, wear 2-4-1 in whatever way you can, show solidarity. NO ACCUSATIONS!!! NEEDS TO BE PEACEFUL!!! If you can get inside to the game, do so, just please be respectful and NON-accusatory. This MUST be completely peaceful. NO disrepect, please. Although a chant of "find Morgan" or "where's Morgan" may be okay   
 
« Last Edit: November 12, 2009, 11:13:07 PM by baadbobby »   Logged 
 


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Gypsy DD on November 13, 2009, 08:54:04 AM
I'm seeing references made to the Harringtons' spirituality and their church and I must have somehow somehow missed this info. Can someone please point me to a link (or links) regarding this? TIA!


I spy..here is a link to there church .

http://www.unityroanokevalley.org/


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Gypsy DD on November 13, 2009, 08:56:42 AM
Same guy :

LOCAL ACTION FRIDAY 11/13/09
Ohh, I wish I could come back down tomorrow, as I just found out that UVA



Men's Basketball has their home opener tomorrow night at 7pm. GO, GO WITH CANDLES AND FLIERS OUTSIDE, pass out fliers, if there are news cameras get in front of them. NO ACCUSATIONS, JUST PLEAD FOR ANSWERS!!! Take flowers, wear 2-4-1 in whatever way you can, show solidarity. NO ACCUSATIONS!!! NEEDS TO BE PEACEFUL!!! If you can get inside to the game, do so, just please be respectful and NON-accusatory. This MUST be completely peaceful. NO disrepect, please. Although a chant of "find Morgan" or "where's Morgan" may be okay   
 
« Last Edit: November 12, 2009, 11:13:07 PM by baadbobby »   Logged 
 


Wow..thanks for those quotes.   I don't know if the BB ball pplayers are involved or not..but I would help they could have given some clues as to who else was in the parking area that night, who else Morgan may have interacted with, what her state of mind was..still looking for a ride or decided to wait for friends, etc.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Blink34 on November 13, 2009, 09:25:57 AM
This ticks me off, Pardon My rant.

http://www.wfir960.com/wire/stories/05664_Harrington-WEB_045429.asp

This brief radio snippet claims "Morgan may have been seen hitchhiking". THAT IS NOT what Corrine Geller said. She said they want people to try and remember if they saw someone matching her description getting into a vehicle or trying to hitch a ride.

That is very irresponsible imo. That said, there is a 3rd description on the knecklace, its a Swarovski, and I really wish someone could just put out a pic of it. Their catalog is online.

I am feeling more and more like there is a suspect emerging.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 13, 2009, 09:39:37 AM
This ticks me off, Pardon My rant.

http://www.wfir960.com/wire/stories/05664_Harrington-WEB_045429.asp

This brief radio snippet claims "Morgan may have been seen hitchhiking". THAT IS NOT what Corrine Geller said. She said they want people to try and remember if they saw someone matching her description getting into a vehicle or trying to hitch a ride.

That is very irresponsible imo. That said, there is a 3rd description on the knecklace, its a Swarovski, and I really wish someone could just put out a pic of it. Their catalog is online.

I am feeling more and more like there is a suspect emerging.
No way I believe she was hitchhiking, my God do people actually do that anymore? I will have to look up what Swarovski jewelry is, yes, why not just put a pic of that necklace?


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 13, 2009, 09:39:53 AM
Thanks Blink.
I'd like to see the necklace too.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Gypsy DD on November 13, 2009, 10:11:36 AM
I would like to see the necklace too..there certainly has to be a pic somewhere of it.

Blink..the searchers were told to look for certain items of Morgan's.  I believe one was a camera?  Can you tell us what other items they were looking for that were missing from her purse?  I believe since 1600 people were told this at the search it would be okay for everyone to know. 

Also thinking the perp showed up to search ID in hand..most can't stay away from the publicity and search efforts. 


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 13, 2009, 11:04:42 AM
http://www.noisecreep.com/2009/11/13/missing-metallica-fan-morgan-harrington-story-featured-on-dr-p/
Missing Metallica Fan Morgan Harrington Story Featured on 'Dr. Phil'
Posted on Nov 13th 2009 10:30AM by Chris Harris
(http://www.blogcdn.com/www.noisecreep.com/media/2009/10/morgan-dana-harrington200-102109.jpg)
The parents of missing Metallica fan Morgan Harrington appeared on Nov. 12's episode of 'Dr. Phil,' to ask people from across the country to help in the search for the 20-year-old Virginia Tech student, who was last seen at Metallica's Oct. 17 concert wearing a Pantera T-shirt, black boots, and a black mini-skirt.

Both Gil and Dan Harrington spoke with Dr. Phil McGraw on Nov. 9, but the interview didn't air until Thursday. The Harringtons shared details about the last night Morgan was seen and spoke about what it's been like living with the possibility that Morgan may never be found.

"You never thought that you'd be sitting in this place in a thousand, thousand years," Gil told Dr. Phil. "We just want Morgan to come back safely so we have our baby back," Dan Harrington added. "If Morgan's out there and hears us, please come home. Be strong, we are trying to find you. We will never stop. We are trying, honey. Hang on."

Morgan Harrington has been missing since she was separated from friends at the Metallica gig. Morgan used the bathroom, and afterwards somehow ended up outside of the venue, which has a no re-entry policy. She was last seen on a nearby bridge and had told friends she'd try to find another way home.
We don't know if she met someone in the bathroom, if she took a wrong door, if she went out to smoke," Gil told the good doctor; Morgan had quit smoking six months ago, so that would be out of character for her. "That's why we're trying to get information, because someone saw something or has a piece that will make things click into focus for us and give the investigation new force."

The Harringtons think it's strange Morgan would say she'd find an alternate way home. "I think it's very unusual for Morgan," Dan explains. "It's very confusing to me as to why she would say that she would find another ride home," as she lived 45 minutes from the venue. "None of this makes any sense, and it doesn't seem that this is behavior that Morgan would typically do."

The Harringtons have been holding it together as much as possible since Morgan vanished almost a month ago. They said they are bracing for the worse.

"Over the last week, particularly with the search occurring this weekend, I think the reality of where we are, now that we're at day 23 and Morgan has not returned home, starts to sink in," Dan says. "The days are awfully long. We are determined not to let ourselves become victims and not let the person who did this have more power over us than what has occurred."

Still, Gil says there are times when she thinks the worse, and trying "to prepare ourselves for the idea that our daughter may not only have been abducted but also murdered. It's difficult, but we're determined that there will be no more collateral damage from this event."

Meanwhile, Morgan Harrington appears on this week's cover of People magazine. The magazine will retell her story, and hopefully bring more awareness to the case.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 13, 2009, 12:33:23 PM
 http://www.readthehook.com/blog/index.php/2009/11/13/hitchhiking-missing-morgan-harrington-still-missing-sought-a-ride/             Pics of the necklace along with an article.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 13, 2009, 12:44:52 PM
http://www.readthehook.com/blog/index.php/2009/11/13/hitchhiking-missing-morgan-harrington-still-missing-sought-a-ride/             Pics of the necklace along with an article.

Thanks NoRose!

(http://www.readthehook.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/news-morgan-necklace-325x830.jpg)


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 13, 2009, 12:46:52 PM
 Thanks Trimm for putting the pics, I don't know how to do that.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Kat_Gram on November 13, 2009, 12:53:09 PM
The three links on the pic of the Swarofski necklace is not what I would have pictured.
That is a pricey necklace for costume.
I am a fan of Swarofski ornaments and I have some jewelry from them. This one is not  my style, but for a younger person. These crystals just pick up the light so well, more so than regular crystals.

But, the distinctive three link necklace is what the searches were told to look for.And They say rhinestone on the official posters which are being distributed.
So, with the big PR machine they have, still inconsistencies. Not helpful to finding her as they are trying to follow Morgan's breadcrumbs.
I never got approved for their family blog, Find Morgan, maybe someone here did and could reach the person who redid the posters for public distributon with the wrong description.
BBL


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 13, 2009, 01:01:24 PM
The three links on the pic of the Swarofski necklace is not what I would have pictured.
That is a pricey necklace for costume.
I am a fan of Swarofski ornaments and I have some jewelry from them. This one is not  my style, but for a younger person. These crystals just pick up the light so well, more so than regular crystals.

But, the distinctive three link necklace is what the searches were told to look for.And They say rhinestone on the official posters which are being distributed.
So, with the big PR machine they have, still inconsistencies. Not helpful to finding her as they are trying to follow Morgan's breadcrumbs.
I never got approved for their family blog, Find Morgan, maybe someone here did and could reach the person who redid the posters for public distributon with the wrong description.
BBL
Thank-you for that info, I know nothing about Swarofski jewelry. I can't figure out why you were not approved for the family blog, I am not, but maybe Blink can do that.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 13, 2009, 01:10:46 PM
The young woman who disappeared after leaving a Metallica concert on October 17, was last seen seeking a ride on the Copeley Road bridge, according to Virginia State Police spokesperson Corinne Geller, who also released an image of a necklace Morgan Harrington was wearing the night she disappeared.

“We now can confirm that she was hitchhiking,” says Geller, noting that Harrington, who had been stuck outside the John Paul Jones Arena after she was denied reentry and had told friends by cellphone that she’d find her own way home, was allegedly seen by multiple witnesses on both sides of the bridge. 
   ::MonkeyEek:: How can they confirm she was hitchhiking? Did someone see her hitchhiking? I just find it hard to believe she would be doing that, her car was in the lot. I can't believe how utterly confusing all this is.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Blink34 on November 13, 2009, 01:16:23 PM
My head is going to explode again.

How's about this:

http://www.readthehook.com/blog/index.php/2009/11/13/hitchhiking-missing-morgan-harrington-still-missing-sought-a-ride/

From above:

According to several sources, members of UVA’s men’s basketball team were among the last to see Harrington in the grassy, tree-shrouded parking area. Emails sent to numerous team members were forwarded to UVA spokesperson Carol Wood, who directed the inquiry to State Police, but Geller declines comment on the identity of any witnesses.

“We leave it to them whether they want to speak publicly,” she says.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 13, 2009, 01:21:02 PM
My head is going to explode again.

How's about this:

http://www.readthehook.com/blog/index.php/2009/11/13/hitchhiking-missing-morgan-harrington-still-missing-sought-a-ride/

From above:

According to several sources, members of UVA’s men’s basketball team were among the last to see Harrington in the grassy, tree-shrouded parking area. Emails sent to numerous team members were forwarded to UVA spokesperson Carol Wood, who directed the inquiry to State Police, but Geller declines comment on the identity of any witnesses.

“We leave it to them whether they want to speak publicly,” she says.
   ::MonkeyEek:: Thanks, I honestly don't know what to think anymore. Do you know anything about the statement that it is confirmed she was hitchhiking? I'm baffled by that, why, when Morgan's car was in the lot? No way do I believe she was hitchhiking, unless she was under the influence of something and wasn't thinking clearly, otherwise it would make no sense. Actually it makes little sense for her to do that if she was under the influence  ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 13, 2009, 01:24:23 PM
My head is going to explode again.

How's about this:

http://www.readthehook.com/blog/index.php/2009/11/13/hitchhiking-missing-morgan-harrington-still-missing-sought-a-ride/

From above:

According to several sources, members of UVA’s men’s basketball team were among the last to see Harrington in the grassy, tree-shrouded parking area. Emails sent to numerous team members were forwarded to UVA spokesperson Carol Wood, who directed the inquiry to State Police, but Geller declines comment on the identity of any witnesses.

“We leave it to them whether they want to speak publicly,” she says.
Okay, I stopped for a second and thought about this, is it because UVA doesn't want any negative publicity, and since we all know the bottom line is always money, they are afraid that this would cast a dark shadow on the university? Otherwise I have no idea. Help


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: klaasend on November 13, 2009, 01:39:54 PM
NEW BLINK POST:

http://blinkoncrime.com/2009/11/13/morgan-harrington-case-state-police-say-she-was-hitchhiking/

Morgan Harrington Case: State Police Say She Was Hitchhiking


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Gypsy DD on November 13, 2009, 01:44:09 PM
The necklace is pretty and very destinctive.  I wish they would have put the info and pics out there from the beginning about the necklace. 

The whole thing about hitchhiking does not make any sense to me either.  Her car is in the parking lot.  The band had already been playing for 20 minutes by 9:20. It would have made more sense for her just to have waited by the security doors for her firends to come out..or phone them again ask to bring her the car keys.

None of this adds up at all. 


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: NM on November 13, 2009, 01:55:02 PM
I agree NRCG. I can't figure out any reason why she would be hitching a ride home.

Sorry if answered or discussed before, but how much traffic flow was there at the time? Weren't most people at their destination the stadium
Also, didn't she live like 1 hr away



Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 13, 2009, 02:03:13 PM
I agree NRCG. I can't figure out any reason why she would be hitching a ride home.

Sorry if answered or discussed before, but how much traffic flow was there at the time? Weren't most people at their destination the stadium
Also, didn't she live like 1 hr away


You would think that there wouldn't have been that much traffic, since most were at the concert, but I don't think I have ever seen anything about traffic at around that time.   Blink thanks for the new article, now I'm more confused than ever, if they knew she was hitchhiking why after all this time say it now?


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 13, 2009, 02:26:09 PM
 :gaah: :gaah:


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 13, 2009, 02:27:51 PM
http://www.c-ville.com/index.php?cat=1991704080566501&act=post&pid=12031311094387663
This Just In
by C-VILLE Writers

Missing VT student Morgan Harrington was hitchhiking according to VA state police
by Chiara Canzi, November 13th 01:58pm

The Newsplex reports new developments in the search for the missing VT student Morgan Harrington.

According to a statement from the Virginia State Police, Harrington was hitchhiking for a ride on the Copeley Bridge after leaving the John Paul Jones Arena on Saturday, October 17. 

Investigators are asking those who may have seen a young woman matching Harrington’s description hitchhiking in the Copeley Bridge area to come forward and share that information.

A photo of a necklace identical to one Harrington was wearing on that night can also be found on the Newsplex website.
 


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: ScareyCarrie on November 13, 2009, 02:44:43 PM
This case has gone in so many directions, up and down back and forth inside out and all, i dont get it where is she, why is this so hard?!?!?!  ::MonkeyMad::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: SuzieQ on November 13, 2009, 02:47:50 PM
:gaah: :gaah:



What she said.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: NM on November 13, 2009, 02:49:57 PM
I would have waited by the front doors until the show was over (like Gypsy mentioned) before hitching a ride home  Mostly b/c most people I know would go out after the concert, diner, bar, party, wherever.



Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 13, 2009, 02:52:41 PM
I would have waited by the front doors until the show was over (like Gypsy mentioned) before hitching a ride home  Mostly b/c most people I know would go out after the concert, diner, bar, party, wherever.


I would have asked for my keys to sit in my car, and if nobody wanted to help in that way, I also would have waited by the doors. I just don't see Morgan hitchhiking.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: mizjay on November 13, 2009, 02:59:20 PM
Thanks TRIMM

Here we go again!
What about the possibility that she chats with the players, then heads to the road to hitch a ride (which seems crazy for all the reasons mentioned) then, because they are leaving one of them pulls over to offer ride. She was just talking with them, doesn't see any threat and gets in. Still doesn't splain the nonchalant attitude of the university or LE. As usual, I don't get it.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 13, 2009, 03:02:44 PM
Thanks TRIMM

Here we go again!
What about the possibility that she chats with the players, then heads to the road to hitch a ride (which seems crazy for all the reasons mentioned) then, because they are leaving one of them pulls over to offer ride. She was just talking with them, doesn't see any threat and gets in. Still doesn't splain the nonchalant attitude of the university or LE. As usual, I don't get it.
I don't get it either, but that is a possiblility, she wouldn't feel threatened, she just got done talking to them.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: mizjay on November 13, 2009, 03:05:25 PM
T he articles don't say who saw her hitchiking. It's interesting that it comes out after the mention of the b ball players are brought into the mix, maybe they are the source of that info. If it is, LE is taking it as gospel? How do they know?


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 13, 2009, 03:15:10 PM
And since people were getting mixed up about Morgan and the other girl that looked similar to Morgan, now there shouldn't be any confusion, both girls could not possibly have on the same necklace. And that necklace is beautiful, one that you wouldn't forget easily. I would hope this would jar some memories of that evening, of somekind.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: mizjay on November 13, 2009, 03:15:19 PM
Thanks TRIMM

Here we go again!
What about the possibility that she chats with the players, then heads to the road to hitch a ride (which seems crazy for all the reasons mentioned) then, because they are leaving one of them pulls over to offer ride. She was just talking with them, doesn't see any threat and gets in. Still doesn't splain the nonchalant attitude of the university or LE. As usual, I don't get it.
I don't get it either, but that is a possiblility, she wouldn't feel threatened, she just got done talking to them.

 I know I'm not a crime investigator, I didn't even sleep in a holiday in last night but in my mind if she got into a car it was with somebody that she felt she "knew". I also know that there are lunatics that seize an opportunity to abduct a vulnerable person but even in a wasted state seems like there would have been a struggle. A scream, a commotion. The same people that saw her hitching probably would've seen or heard that.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Fanny Mae on November 13, 2009, 03:19:05 PM
Thanks TRIMM

Here we go again!
What about the possibility that she chats with the players, then heads to the road to hitch a ride (which seems crazy for all the reasons mentioned) then, because they are leaving one of them pulls over to offer ride. She was just talking with them, doesn't see any threat and gets in. Still doesn't splain the nonchalant attitude of the university or LE. As usual, I don't get it.
I don't get it either, but that is a possiblility, she wouldn't feel threatened, she just got done talking to them.

 I know I'm not a crime investigator, I didn't even sleep in a holiday in last night but in my mind if she got into a car it was with somebody that she felt she "knew". I also know that there are lunatics that seize an opportunity to abduct a vulnerable person but even in a wasted state seems like there would have been a struggle. A scream, a commotion. The same people that saw her hitching probably would've seen or heard that.

The truth may really be that she wasn't hitching at all, but turned and saw someone she "knew" and got in the car with them. JMO


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: mizjay on November 13, 2009, 03:25:22 PM

I'm also of the mind that she is what the Anthony's would describe as a "10". If there were any people close enough to see her stumbling or hitch hiking I really feel like people woulda been watching, if for no other reason than to watch the scene unfold. I always watch stuff like that, sorta like "OMG, I can't believe she's doing that" kind of thing. That's the people watching side of me, maybe she wasn't that out of the ordinary to that crowd but I think she was so pretty that at the very least most guys would've kept an eye on her to see who got lucky enough to give her a ride.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: mizjay on November 13, 2009, 03:52:57 PM

One last thought before I get back to my painting ( had a faux finish disaster)~ does anyone know where her car was parked in relation to where the B ball players were parked? Maybe she was hanging around her car and they happened to be nearby, the story unfolds about the ticket mishap and she goes with them because surely if she was wandering aimlessly around the parking lot for any length of time there would've been at least one person who could say that he/she talked to some blond that told the can't get back in story.
BBL


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: NM on November 13, 2009, 03:58:50 PM
OK, Blacksburg, VA(VA Tech, Morgan and Amy Melvin) to James Madison University(other girlfriend) 133 miles ~2 hrs
Then another 60 miles`1 hour to Charlottesville, VA(U of VA, Concert)

Here is a google map of all three locations
http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=wl

Mogan's Dad buys the tickets for these girls, She drives 2 hrs to pick a girlfriend and the girlfriend's boyfriend, then they use her car to drive to the concert then they let her find her own way home, 2hrs away!

I wonder if her friends went outside before the show started and she went out to find them.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: NM on November 13, 2009, 04:36:40 PM
Just to continue from my last post....

Did her friends even want to go to the concert? They didn't make much effort except to be there.

Maybe they (the friends) only went b/c they wanted to go to something else local to the concert and they left her inside.

She got pissed, left to find them, then couldn't get back in, no keys to her car, and maybe they (the friends) took her car so not only could she not get her keys her car may not have even been there.

Maybe that is why someone reported that she looked flustered/upset walking near the stadium. I'd be livid, stressed to the max and scared beyond belief and maybe not thinking clearly.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: mizjay on November 13, 2009, 04:54:55 PM
Just to continue from my last post....

Did her friends even want to go to the concert? They didn't make much effort except to be there.

Maybe they (the friends) only went b/c they wanted to go to something else local to the concert and they left her inside.

She got pissed, left to find them, then couldn't get back in, no keys to her car, and maybe they (the friends) took her car so not only could she not get her keys her car may not have even been there.

Maybe that is why someone reported that she looked flustered/upset walking near the stadium. I'd be livid, stressed to the max and scared beyond belief and maybe not thinking clearly.

NM, everything you've said may be true. It's all very frustrating. They (her parents) keep saying that they were all good friends and don't seem to have any suspicion or doubts about the friends version of events, at least that seems to be the direction they take??? None of the key players have said anything to point the arrow toward anyone except a faceless abductor. In one sense that's good not to put an innocent party in the line of fire but it sure leaves the field so wide open to speculation


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 13, 2009, 05:05:39 PM
Well, with the basketball players now in the mix, and I know nothing what so ever is pointing to one or more doing something to Morgan at least at this point, I pray this is not a cover up. Would I be surprised to find that out, no I wouldn't.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: mizjay on November 13, 2009, 05:09:00 PM
Well, with the basketball players now in the mix, and I know nothing what so ever is pointing to one or more doing something to Morgan at least at this point, I pray this is not a cover up. Would I be surprised to find that out, no I wouldn't.

Me either. Big time.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: mizjay on November 13, 2009, 05:34:26 PM
Another teensy question......wonder why the basketball players didn't step up right away? I might be wrong but the way I understood it, witnesses reported her interacting with them and then they were contacted. Seems like this is big, big news, how did they not immediately contact LE?


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 13, 2009, 05:53:24 PM
Another teensy question......wonder why the basketball players didn't step up right away? I might be wrong but the way I understood it, witnesses reported her interacting with them and then they were contacted. Seems like this is big, big news, how did they not immediately contact LE?
Maybe LE knew about this and didn't release this info for a reason, I have a question also, do we know WHO found Morgan's purse?


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: sunshine12 on November 13, 2009, 05:53:52 PM
blink-a big thank you for all that you do for victims and their families... god forbid if something ever happened to me or anyone i care about, i would hope to god that you were on the case!

i also wanted to agree with everyone else who has posted that there was no way this girl was hitch hiking. whyyyy on earth would she do that???? the ONLY and i mean ONLY thing i can think of if she actually was hitch hiking, would be if she was trying to get to someones apt or house in charlottesville that she was supposed to meet up with or something. even then, why not just call 4-1-1 and get the number to a cab??

this is someone who knows her. maybe she had a stalker or something at VT? it doesnt even have to be a stalker, it could be someone that she is friends with who was obsessed w/her and maybe those feelings werent reciprocated. 

i know this might sound very corney, but morgans face reminds me of taylor swift, and now everytime im listening tomy country music and i hear a taylor swift song come on all i can think about is morgan :(


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 13, 2009, 05:56:26 PM
This case has gone in so many directions, up and down back and forth inside out and all, i dont get it where is she, why is this so hard?!?!?!  ::MonkeyMad::

I don't know.I don't believe for one minute she was hitch hiking.  ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 13, 2009, 05:58:44 PM
http://augustafreepress.com/2009/11/13/timeline-other-new-details-in-harrington-case/
Timeline, other new details in Harrington case

November 13, 2009 by chrisgraham

As the search and investigative efforts continue for missing college student Morgan Harrington, state and local investigators are now able to release additional details concerning the night of her disappearance. Miss Harrington disappeared Oct. 17, 2009, during a Metallica concert at the John Paul Jones Arena on the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville.

During the course of the investigation, police have been able to establish a timeline of Miss Harrington’s movements once she ended up outside of the arena at approximately 8:30 p.m. After talking to her friends on her cell phone, she then walked through the parking lot of University Hall and was also seen in the Lannigan Field athlete parking lot, which is also used for RV parking. At around 9:30 p.m., she was seen walking on the Copeley Road bridge near Ivy Road.

Based on independent witness accounts, investigators are confident that Miss Harrington was hitchhiking for a ride while on the Copeley Road bridge. If anyone recalls seeing a young woman hitchhiking that night on or near the Copeley Road bridge, then they are asked to please contact police by phone or email. Anyone who might remember seeing a vehicle randomly stopped in the roadway on Copeley Road bridge that night is also asked to contact investigators. Investigators are also hoping to hear from anyone who might have loaned their cell phone to a young woman fitting Miss Harrington’s description to make a call that night.

In addition to Miss Harrington’s black T-shirt with the word “Pantera” spelled out in tan letters, black mini-skirt, black tights, and knee-high black boots, she was wearing a distinctive necklace. It is a Swarovski Crystal necklace made up of large crystal chain links. She is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs approximately 120 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes.
The search and investigation are still being actively pursued by Virginia State Police, University of Virginia Police, Charlottesville Police, Albemarle County Police and the FBI. The public has generated close to 400 leads in the case. Anyone can call the Virginia State Police Tip Line at 434.352.3467 or e-mail State Police at bci-appomattox@vsp.virginia.gov.

UVa. Police can be reached at 434.924.7166. Anonymous tips are welcome.


Title: Bringing this over from blinkoncrime.com
Post by: Blink34 on November 13, 2009, 06:01:50 PM
From Poster "*******"

My perspective is that we are witnessing again what we have been witness to often over the past almost four weeks now: the public’s understandable thirst for more information and greater detail. The public is frustrated by their desire to assist in resolution of this case and simultaneously feels thwarted when information is made public in only a piece-meal fashion–as is the case in many investigations.

I repeat my earlier cautionary note: none of us–myself included–should jump to conclusions. We need to methodically take each piece of the puzzle as it is revealed to us until we have assembled a complete picture upon which to base a conclusion. Any action otherwise is misguided and ill-advised.

Blink, re: your earlier question: I had heard earlier that there was a security guard who suggested that he “wished (he’d) helped her more”. I cannot, however, assert validity.

**********************************************************************************************

My response:

*******, I think you make a valid argument. However, I would just like to insert a component of what I think you are also seeing here. The contributors and posters of this site, as presumably you saw for yourself, are not really a fair cross section of Joe Public because by it’s origin, it attracts true crime followers who have what I will call advanced degrees in analysis and investigative techniques for the most part. So while your points are very valid, there is also an undercurrent here of folks that function in the advance of what is coming out, and simply are focused on finding Morgan yesterday.

For Example, if you review the comments and outrage about the hitchhiking information in chronological order ( and I will state for the record I did not delete a word). You see that reasonable people, in an astronomical percentage, understand that the reconciliation of released information does not even match known facts in this case and it is as some posters put it, insulting to them and to Morgan and her family. Like it or not, that absolutely is part of the dilema for LE.

So for me, I get it is simply a matter that they are not even talking to us. They are talking to whomever told them that story about the hitchhiking. They are saying to that individual (s) “We believe You, tell us the rest.”


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 13, 2009, 06:07:41 PM
Thanks Blink.  ::MonkeyKiss::
All we want is the truth,and to find Morgan.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Kat_Gram on November 13, 2009, 06:13:47 PM
The articles don't say who saw her hitchiking. It's interesting that it comes out after the mention of the b ball players are brought into the mix, maybe they are the source of that info. If it is, LE is taking it as gospel? How do they know?
I agree. Whoever said she was hitchhiking is the one to look at.
Oh, she left our group and was hitchhiking to somewhere over the rainbow.
Away from her car, her apt, her friends.

 


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: fatcatlurker on November 13, 2009, 06:23:23 PM
The articles don't say who saw her hitchiking. It's interesting that it comes out after the mention of the b ball players are brought into the mix, maybe they are the source of that info. If it is, LE is taking it as gospel? How do they know?
I agree. Whoever said she was hitchhiking is the one to look at.
Oh, she left our group and was hitchhiking to somewhere over the rainbow.
Away from her car, her apt, her friends.

 

And possibly after dumping her purse and tossing her cell phone with the battery ripped out!  GMAFB.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: fatcatlurker on November 13, 2009, 06:29:26 PM
This is totally unbelievable and I find it so hard to believe that in these college/university cases the college security/supposed police gets jurisdiction.  Like they know so much about possible missing person cases or murders cases.  I kept wondering why in the Lee case they were not ripping the walls out of that building.  I mean just before her murder a lady in NY (IIRCC) had the same damn thing happen, the perp hid her in the wall.  No video of her leaving the bldg well duh she never left. 

NO offense intended but these campus cops remind me of rent a cops and they need to just let the real guys take over from the get go ... the he!! with there jurisdiction crap.

Sorry for the rant monkeys.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 13, 2009, 06:43:08 PM
She was seen going back and forth bridge to RV lot, waiting for a ride and she was seen borrowing a phone to call for a ride.       Just saw this on WS by a poster, who has been posting a long time, and also has been following this case from the start. Wonder if there is any truth to this?


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: sunshine12 on November 13, 2009, 06:53:42 PM
She was seen going back and forth bridge to RV lot, waiting for a ride and she was seen borrowing a phone to call for a ride.       Just saw this on WS by a poster, who has been posting a long time, and also has been following this case from the start. Wonder if there is any truth to this?

i would be inclined to believe there was some truth to this


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: mizjay on November 13, 2009, 07:01:53 PM
::MonkeyEek:: ::MonkeyEek:: ::MonkeyEek:: ::MonkeyEek::

http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=162224546575#/topic.php?uid=162224546575&topic=10516&start=30&hash=1fc3cfaf0136955eea5e895856e375cb

Post #53 Darlene Keith Via wrote29 minutes ago

UP DATE: At the meeting tonite an elderly couple got up and said they saw Morgan that nite on UVA Campus with 3 guys walking. They said it was near the Rotunda and Going towards the Dorm area.
Funny thing is at 3:30 or so in the morning the News Paper Delivery Person stated also that she saw Morgan with 3 Guys on Campus. That tells me that 3 people saw her with the same guys and the same area that she was probably headed to their "place" where ever that is. Her friends have said all along that she told them she could get a way back. I do believe these guys or at least one or two of them she "Knew" or maybe her brother knew.
The elderly couple said they called to report this and no one returned their call so they came to the meeting to complain and finally get to tell someone what they saw. Sounds like this could be something and if it is I hope she is still with these guys and OK. ! Maybe scared and the guys are overwhelmed now because they are scared about their future. We will see how this plays out. Just wanted to pass this along for what it is worth. Take Care.

Any description on these people would be good. I never heard any more about it, so it maybe nothing .
 


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: fatcatlurker on November 13, 2009, 07:01:56 PM
The articles don't say who saw her hitchiking. It's interesting that it comes out after the mention of the b ball players are brought into the mix, maybe they are the source of that info. If it is, LE is taking it as gospel? How do they know?
I agree. Whoever said she was hitchhiking is the one to look at.
Oh, she left our group and was hitchhiking to somewhere over the rainbow.
Away from her car, her apt, her friends.

 

And possibly after dumping her purse and tossing her cell phone with the battery ripped out!  GMAFB.

Kat Gram - just to clarify.  My Expletive at the end of that statement was not for you but my disbelief at the new details in this situation.  It's testy on these boards tonight and I do not want to be misunderstood and get my butt chewed for no good reason.  ha ha!


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: mizjay on November 13, 2009, 07:05:00 PM
This is totally unbelievable and I find it so hard to believe that in these college/university cases the college security/supposed police gets jurisdiction.  Like they know so much about possible missing person cases or murders cases.  I kept wondering why in the Lee case they were not ripping the walls out of that building.  I mean just before her murder a lady in NY (IIRCC) had the same damn thing happen, the perp hid her in the wall.  No video of her leaving the bldg well duh she never left. 

NO offense intended but these campus cops remind me of rent a cops and they need to just let the real guys take over from the get go ... the he!! with there jurisdiction crap.

Sorry for the rant monkeys.

Rant away FATCAT!  I think you speak for a lot of us


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: sunshine12 on November 13, 2009, 07:22:39 PM
This is totally unbelievable and I find it so hard to believe that in these college/university cases the college security/supposed police gets jurisdiction.  Like they know so much about possible missing person cases or murders cases.  I kept wondering why in the Lee case they were not ripping the walls out of that building.  I mean just before her murder a lady in NY (IIRCC) had the same damn thing happen, the perp hid her in the wall.  No video of her leaving the bldg well duh she never left. 

NO offense intended but these campus cops remind me of rent a cops and they need to just let the real guys take over from the get go ... the he!! with there jurisdiction crap.

Sorry for the rant monkeys.

Rant away FATCAT!  I think you speak for a lot of us

i completely agree! i went to Penn State which is a very big university, one of the biggest in the country. we had on campus police but all they did was bust people for underage drinking and make sure that people were safe walking home at night.  maybe they did more or were trained in more and i could be wrong, im not trying to generalize, but i do agree with you fatcat.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 13, 2009, 07:25:19 PM
She was seen going back and forth bridge to RV lot, waiting for a ride and she was seen borrowing a phone to call for a ride.       Just saw this on WS by a poster, who has been posting a long time, and also has been following this case from the start. Wonder if there is any truth to this?

i would be inclined to believe there was some truth to this
Yes, but I just can't understand why when she had her own car there and all she had to do is call/text her friend for the keys, unless of course she was going to meet someone and they were going to pick her up all along, this had been planned, and something went terribly wrong?  ::MonkeyConfused::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: mizjay on November 13, 2009, 07:45:16 PM
She was seen going back and forth bridge to RV lot, waiting for a ride and she was seen borrowing a phone to call for a ride.       Just saw this on WS by a poster, who has been posting a long time, and also has been following this case from the start. Wonder if there is any truth to this?

i would be inclined to believe there was some truth to this
Yes, but I just can't understand why when she had her own car there and all she had to do is call/text her friend for the keys, unless of course she was going to meet someone and they were going to pick her up all along, this had been planned, and something went terribly wrong?  ::MonkeyConfused::

 If she was going back and forth waiting on a ride then that would mean she had already placed a call to someone on her phone , even if she had preplanned to meet someone, she would still call to see where they were, so it should be logged and in LE's hands by now.  ( cause very shortly before her phone was working before she had to borrow a phone))
I don't believe this so much.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Gypsy DD on November 13, 2009, 07:45:42 PM
Blink or anyone else for that matter..do we know what the rape, theft, harrassment stats are for UVA and for VA TECH?  There is so much crime on campases today is covered up or never solved.  I am still believing she was stalked and someone known to her was also at that concert and took advantage of her being locked out of her car and was headed back to her area. 

I still am thinking that someone in security or LE ..someone trusted is perhaps the only person Morgan would get in a car with.  And I do not believe getting into a car of a known individual or security or LE is the same as hitching.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 13, 2009, 07:53:41 PM
GypsyDD,here is a link to statistics for VA Tech.
http://www.police.vt.edu/crime%20statistics/crime%20statistics.htm

UVA for 2004 to 2006
http://www.uvawise.edu/campus_police/crime_statistics.html


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 13, 2009, 08:22:00 PM
http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2009/11/13/Police-Missing-student-seen-hitchhiking/UPI-83071258158894/
Police: Missing student seen hitchhiking
Published: Nov. 13, 2009 at 7:34 PM
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- A Virginia Tech student who disappeared during a Metallica concert in Charlottesville was hitchhiking that night, police said Friday.

In a news release, police also said Morgan Harrington, 20, might have borrowed a cell phone to make a call, The Roanoke Times reported. Investigators asked anyone who had let a young woman matching the missing student's description use a phone to come forward.

Harrington went to the concert Oct. 17 in Charlottesville with friends. But she left her seat to use the bathroom and then phoned to say she had left the arena without a ticket stub and was not being allowed back inside.

State Police said witnesses had seen a young woman trying to find a ride near a Charlottesville bridge.

"Anyone who might remember seeing a vehicle randomly stopped in the roadway on Copeley Road bridge that night is also asked to contact investigators," a police release said.

 ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: sunshine12 on November 13, 2009, 08:35:47 PM
i'm having a hard time getting past the fact that her purse was found in the general area that the bball players allegedly last saw her


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Gypsy DD on November 13, 2009, 08:39:34 PM
GypsyDD,here is a link to statistics for VA Tech.
http://www.police.vt.edu/crime%20statistics/crime%20statistics.htm

UVA for 2004 to 2006
http://www.uvawise.edu/campus_police/crime_statistics.html


TY for the links Trimm.  UVA seems to have very low crime stats.  VATECH , even discounting the mass shootings there..has much higher crime stats.  Interesting.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: mymonkey on November 13, 2009, 09:22:40 PM
She was seen going back and forth bridge to RV lot, waiting for a ride and she was seen borrowing a phone to call for a ride.       Just saw this on WS by a poster, who has been posting a long time, and also has been following this case from the start. Wonder if there is any truth to this?

i would be inclined to believe there was some truth to this
Yes, but I just can't understand why when she had her own car there and all she had to do is call/text her friend for the keys, unless of course she was going to meet someone and they were going to pick her up all along, this had been planned, and something went terribly wrong?  ::MonkeyConfused::

I  am with you NRCG why not meet Morgan at the same exit she went out to give her the keys so she could at least wait on her friends in the luxury of a warm, safe , automobile I just don't understand why the friends did not suggest this if Morgan was by  '"chance" a little tipsy and was not thinking straight.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: mizjay on November 13, 2009, 10:16:21 PM
i'm having a hard time getting past the fact that her purse was found in the general area that the bball players allegedly last saw her

HMMmmmm, yes.  At least those are 2 for sure facts. The location of purse and where the players parked, that's about the first time 2 things were verified at the same time/place since this began!


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: sunshine12 on November 13, 2009, 10:53:25 PM
i'm having a hard time getting past the fact that her purse was found in the general area that the bball players allegedly last saw her

HMMmmmm, yes.  At least those are 2 for sure facts. The location of purse and where the players parked, that's about the first time 2 things were verified at the same time/place since this began!

exactly. i'm not sayin these players are involved at all, but they very well could be the last people to speak to Morgan that night besides the perp.

my brother and sister both play basketball and lacrosse at division one universities, i called them both and asked them about players being suspended and such.  they said in general the NCAA has strict rules that need to be followed about suspensions..these rules pertain to all universities affiliated with NCAA sports, such as UVA. it can range from anything to underage drinking charges to foul play on the court, to misdemeanor and/or criminal charges that are pending...also..there is a difference between a player having to take a leave of absence for personal matters, and someone being suspended for several games, as being suspended pertains directly to some type of disciplinary action.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: akmom on November 13, 2009, 11:04:29 PM
I may be totally off base, seems like I usually am, but the RV parking lot really bothers me.  An would be an easy way to conceal a crime, such as kidnapping, especially if the it were owned by the perp.  Who would think to look for evidence, unless someone saw her get into it?


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: mizjay on November 13, 2009, 11:06:49 PM
i'm having a hard time getting past the fact that her purse was found in the general area that the bball players allegedly last saw her

HMMmmmm, yes.  At least those are 2 for sure facts. The location of purse and where the players parked, that's about the first time 2 things were verified at the same time/place since this began!

exactly. i'm not sayin these players are involved at all, but they very well could be the last people to speak to Morgan that night besides the perp.

my brother and sister both play basketball and lacrosse at division one universities, i called them both and asked them about players being suspended and such.  they said in general the NCAA has strict rules that need to be followed about suspensions..these rules pertain to all universities affiliated with NCAA sports, such as UVA. it can range from anything to underage drinking charges to foul play on the court, to misdemeanor and/or criminal charges that are pending...also..there is a difference between a player having to take a leave of absence for personal matters, and someone being suspended for several games, as being suspended pertains directly to some type of disciplinary action.

 Me too, on the not accusing them thing......... but well frankly it seems suspicious and too coincidental  IMO and if it's nothing to be worthy of accusation then I'm sure they will speak out quickly, hopefully a little faster than about seeing her in the parking lot. ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Kat_Gram on November 13, 2009, 11:41:27 PM
The only witnesses to her being in the RV parking lot where the players parked and were after practice would be the players and the coaches and whoever else goes to the practises.
There would have been quite a few vehicles ? And persons.
Now they are asking for anyone else who saw anything to come forward.
She was in that parking lot for ten minutes. Do they all hang around a parking lot on a Sat night ?
I don't believe she was hitchhiking on that bridge. But I can't figure out why she would have been in the parking lot in the first place unless she was going to take a short cut elsewhere .
...
From the lack of much public info from her gf's, sounds like there was some disagreement / fight. 
Morgan was going to get home on her own or see them later. 
The guy that took a year for personal reasons ... maybe it wasn't his idea to have  personal reasons.
This is crazy stuff.



Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: sunshine12 on November 13, 2009, 11:50:23 PM
mizjay-i like the way you think  ::MonkeyWink::

i dont know how crowded this parking lot was at the time that morgan was last seen.  having gone to a big college that had tons of huge concerts every weekend and other sporting events at all times i will say that its possible she met up with other people while drinking in that parking lot that could have caused her to meet with foul play....i used to tailgate every saturday for penn state football games and for concerts we had and i can tell u as a young girl in her early 20's it is very easy to get caught up in the atmosphere and meet new people quickly when they invite u over to their tailgate for a beer or something (im not saying its right, but its the reality of the situation).... its possible that this happened to Morgan...but again, theres just too much smoke everywhere for me in this case. and where theres smoke, theres usually fire.  again, i'm not tryin to point the finger at the bball players, but  i honestly believe that morgan was trying to get in touch with someone from VT to come down and meet her at the concert, or maybe she was having someone from home meet her there. 



I'm wondering if people from her home town have been looked at???  It's not unreasonable for her to have been meeting someone from home at this concert.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Kat_Gram on November 14, 2009, 12:33:45 AM
There was no game October 17. It was a practise. I don't know how many people that weren't associated with the team would be going to a practise. ??
What do I know ? I go to 11 year old girls soccer. No tailgating after parties there.
First game was tonight as per the family Find Morgan Blog.
 
All this shoots down the theory that she was lured outside.
This player that took a year, must have a pretty good reason to toss this one, if it was his idea.  I read that he was a star on this team. If it was family illness, his illness ??  Now that his name has been dragged into this, he has to come forward or there will be lots of wondering and semi accusations. Lots of innunedo here.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: mizjay on November 14, 2009, 12:38:31 AM
The only witnesses to her being in the RV parking lot where the players parked and were after practice would be the players and the coaches and whoever else goes to the practises.
There would have been quite a few vehicles ? And persons.
Now they are asking for anyone else who saw anything to come forward.
She was in that parking lot for ten minutes. Do they all hang around a parking lot on a Sat night ?
I don't believe she was hitchhiking on that bridge. But I can't figure out why she would have been in the parking lot in the first place unless she was going to take a short cut elsewhere .
...
From the lack of much public info from her gf's, sounds like there was some disagreement / fight. 
Morgan was going to get home on her own or see them later. 
The guy that took a year for personal reasons ... maybe it wasn't his idea to have  personal reasons.
This is crazy stuff.



KAT Gram      it"S SOO CRAZY and I surely agree with you about her hitchiking but again, logically speaking, sounds like the most folks actively leaving the place were.....yep, athletes or staff, so unless car after car of red blooded college guys breezed right by Morgan hitchiking, then probably some one associated with the team gave her a ride .
IMO IMO

Also SUNSHINE~ maybe things will break soon and we'll know


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: mizjay on November 14, 2009, 12:48:12 AM
 I gotta go kick back under the blankets, good night all          ::HelloKitty::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: ISpy on November 14, 2009, 01:53:35 AM
Evening, everyone!  Just wanted to toss out these two quick thoughts.  The crime stats posted for UVA are ridiculously low, IMO.  However, I did see a disclaimer that they do not include any reporting from local police departments (meaning Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Nelson County, Augusta County, etc.) and the report does not disclose the scale used to compile the information.  Assuming it's per person, it's absolutely laughable that UVA police only arrested 8 people for drunkenness in 2006...not buying it!
Secondly, we're reading reports of Morgan walking/"hitchhiking" on the Copley Road Bridge.  What if Morgan were walking away from someone or a group of people.  With spiky high-heeled boots, she certainly wouldn't be running.  If she were hurriedly trying to get away from someone (or a group), she would be walking "wobbly" or "unsteadily".  Perhaps she was trying to flag down passing motorists not for a ride, but for a rescue.  Just a thought.  I wonder how many normal people would have: stopped at all at night OR stopped for a girl dressed in all black (black shirt, black mini, black hose, knee-high spiked heeled boots, probably bright red lipstick) who may have appeared to be hitchhiking and may/may not have appeared upset.  I'm not knocking her outfit, just saying.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: ISpy on November 14, 2009, 01:55:38 AM
GypsyDD- Thanks for the church link a few pages back!  It answered a few of my questions.  Thank you!

Well, need to head out.  It's been a long day and looking at an early morning.  Take good care of yourselves and stay safe.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: KCJackie on November 14, 2009, 03:05:04 AM
 ::MonkeyAngel:: Below is Morgan’s Christmas letter to her dad, Dan Harrington.

Click link to open up the PDF Document! (posted at www.findmorgan.com)

http://www.findmorgan.com/letter.pdf


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: mizjay on November 14, 2009, 04:48:54 AM
::MonkeyAngel:: Below is Morgan’s Christmas letter to her dad, Dan Harrington.

Click link to open up the PDF Document! (posted at www.findmorgan.com)

http://www.findmorgan.com/letter.pdf

Thanks KCJ that is such a sweet letter. It's heart breaking to think of the pain and loss they must feel. After spending most of my time in the Caylee thread and reacting to the belligerent attitude from that family it's like a complete 180 compared to Morgans life and her loved ones. I wish with all my heart there could be a miracle and she is ok and could return to them.   


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 14, 2009, 07:20:27 AM
http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/226284
Harrington last seen hitchhiking
Police say more than one witness saw the missing woman trying to thumb a ride in Charlottesville
.

Saturday, November 14, 2009
By Rex Bowman
  777-3523
Virginia State Police disclosed Friday that when missing Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington was last seen Oct. 17 on a Charlottesville bridge, she was hitchhiking -- an act her mother said was out of character for her daughter.

The disclosure highlights the possibility that Harrington was not forcefully dragged into a car, but willingly took a risk that ended in abduction.

Her mother, Gil Harrington, said as far as she knows, it was the first time the 20-year-old had ever tried to hitchhike, and like most young women, she had been warned against accepting rides with strangers.

But even if the young woman made a decision that put her in danger, said her mother, "there is no behavior or no choice that my daughter made that night that should have resulted in her being abducted or murdered."

Police had previously revealed that witnesses saw Harrington walking on the Copeley Road bridge, which is just south of the John Paul Jones Arena where Metallica was playing Oct. 17. Harrington had gone to the concert with friends. On Friday, as they sought to keep the public engaged in Harrington's disappearance by releasing new information, police disclosed that more than one witness saw her trying to thumb a ride.
"If anyone recalls seeing a young woman hitchhiking that night on or near the Copeley Road bridge, then they are asked to please contact police by phone or email," said a written statement from the state police. "Anyone who might remember seeing a vehicle randomly stopped in the roadway on Copeley Road bridge that night is also asked to contact investigators."

The statement also said investigators want to hear from anyone who might have loaned a cellphone to a young woman fitting Harrington's description.

Harrington was expected at her parents' house in Roanoke County after the concert so that her father could help her with her algebra the next day. If she was hitchhiking, she could have been looking for a ride down U.S. 29 or Interstate 81 south.

Harrington vanished after she left her friends about 8:20 p.m. to go to a restroom but ended up outside the arena, unable to re-enter. Her friends called her cellphone at 8:48 p.m., and Harrington told them she would either find a way home or stay with friends in Charlottesville.

Her purse and cellphone were found the next day in a grassy parking area near the Lannigan Field track, not far from the Copeley Road bridge. The cellphone battery was gone.

Harrington was wearing a black T-shirt, black miniskirt, black boots and black tights, with a Swarovski crystal necklace made up of large crystal chain links. Harrington has blue eyes and blond hair, is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 120 pounds.

Investigators said they have received nearly 400 leads in the case. Anyone with information is asked to call the state police tip line at (434) 352-3467.
(http://www.roanoke.com/news/images/1113_necklace.jpg)
Courtesy Virginia State Police

Investigators say Morgan Harrington was seen wearing a crystal necklace similar to this one.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 14, 2009, 07:25:38 AM
http://www2.dailyprogress.com/cdp/news/local/article/police_missing_woman_may_have_hitchhiked/48856/
Home > News> Local
Police: Missing woman may have hitchhiked
By Ted Strong
Published: November 14, 2009

State police announced Friday that they think Morgan D. Harrington was trying to hitchhike on a Copeley Road bridge the night she disappeared, which her father said isn’t something she’d normally do.

“That’s certainly out of character for her and unexplained,” Dan Harrington said Friday.

He added, “My take on it is that regardless of that, no one deserves to be abducted or murdered.”

The Harringtons presume their daughter was the victim of foul play, but police have yet to turn up any evidence pointing toward a crime.

Authorities are hoping the information will bring in new leads.

Harrington disappeared the night of Oct. 17 after leaving a concert at the John Paul Jones Arena.

Police have long made public that they’re acting on the assumption that she was last seen on the Copeley Road bridge at about 9:30 p.m. The identification is based on multiple independent sightings of a woman matching Harrington’s description, said Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller.

They had also long suspected that Harrington had been hitchhiking, but hadn’t released the information because they couldn’t confirm it, Geller said.

New information provided by a witness has confirmed that the woman police assume was Harrington was trying to hitch a ride, Geller said.

Witnesses reported seeing a woman matching Harrington’s description sticking her thumb out as she looked for a ride, Geller said.
The release of the information was briefly delayed as authorities dealt with the flooding caused by the remains of Hurricane Ida, which have been dumping rain on the region this week.

Harrington became separated from her friends after she wound up outside the arena and was unable to gain readmission. She told a friend in a phone call that she would try to find a way home.

“The trail still goes cold around that 9:30 period, which would lead us to believe maybe she did get a ride,” Geller said.

But police don’t know for sure.

They’re hoping the new information will prompt witnesses to recall seeing either a woman hitchhiking, or a vehicle inexplicably stopped in the road that night that could have just picked up a hitchhiker, Geller said.

“If their way is impeded by a vehicle randomly stopped in the roadway, they’re going to remember that,” she said.

Also Friday, state police released a detail of Harrington’s description that they had previously been withholding, in the hope that it would spur more tips.

The night she disappeared, Harrington was wearing a Swarovski crystal necklace with a link motif. Earlier, photographs of a similar necklace had been shown to community searchers who gathered to look for Harrington last weekend.

Dan Harrington said the necklace was special to Morgan because it was a gift her brother, a recent University of Virginia graduate now in New York, gave to her.

State police also suggested Friday that the public try to remember if a woman matching Harrington’s description approached them asking to borrow a cell phone, but Geller said the request isn’t based on any specific evidence.
Harrington’s cell phone was found with her purse in a parking lot the morning after she vanished, so police are wondering if she tried to call anyone after she presumably lost the phone, Geller said.

The case has been receiving national media coverage, which has generated tips from across the country for police. In a bid to help find their daughter, Harrington’s parents have been very willing to grant interviews and have appeared on national television shows, including “Nancy Grace” and “Dr. Phil.” Harrington’s photo is on the cover of the latest issue of People magazine, as part of a story about missing people.

Dan Harrington also said Friday that he was surprised to hear that there are still people in Charlottesville who haven’t heard about his missing daughter.

Several of Harrington’s neighbors came to Charlottesville to take part in last weekend’s community search, and have since told Harrington that in the course of their searches they ran into residents near the arena who hadn’t heard about the missing Virginia Tech student, he said.

“It just amazed them that people had not even heard of this in Charlottesville,” he said.

Harrington is 5-feet-6-inches tall and blonde and weighs about 120 pounds.

In addition to the necklace police described Friday, Harrington was wearing a black T-shirt with “Pantera” written across the front in tan letters, and a black miniskirt, black tights and black knee-high boots the night she disappeared.

The Virginia State Police are looking for tips at 352-3467 or via e-mail at bic-appomattox@vsp.virginia.gov .
There is a reward of more than $150,000 for information leading to Harrington.

Anonymous tips are welcome, but police are asking callers to leave as much information as possible, since follow-up calls aren’t possible for anonymous tips.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 14, 2009, 07:26:22 AM
Praying for Morgan.   ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Nut44x4 on November 14, 2009, 08:41:15 AM
Hitchhiking? I don't think so  ::MonkeyNoNo:: So the story morph's from 'seeing her on the bridge' to hitching a ride? I don't think so  ::MonkeyNoNo::


LMAO @ No Rose " my God do people actually do that anymore? "


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 14, 2009, 09:41:10 AM
Hitchhiking? I don't think so  ::MonkeyNoNo:: So the story morph's from 'seeing her on the bridge' to hitching a ride? I don't think so  ::MonkeyNoNo::


LMAO @ No Rose " my God do people actually do that anymore? "
Seriously, I mean I hate to say this, but back in the day I did a few times, now when I think about it I can't believe the stupidity. But at the same age as Morgan when I did that, didn't think about the danger  ::MonkeyEek:: I just can't picture Morgan with her thumb out trying to get a ride, what if she was expecting a ride from someone, when the someone got there, Morgan put her thumb out just fooling around, and then got into the car? And this fooling around has turned into she was hitchhiking? I'm lost, just don't see her doing this  ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 14, 2009, 09:59:48 AM
Hitchhiking? I don't think so  ::MonkeyNoNo:: So the story morph's from 'seeing her on the bridge' to hitching a ride? I don't think so  ::MonkeyNoNo::


LMAO @ No Rose " my God do people actually do that anymore? "

No way was she hitch hiking.    ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Kat_Gram on November 14, 2009, 10:07:57 AM
We have no idea what the topic of convesation was when she was in the RV parkin lot.
Or who she ws speaking to. Maybe she was looking for a ride in the lot.
We don't know :
They had dogs out looking for her scent. What was the result of that ?
Have they had other persons besides the b-ball players who confirmed she was on that bridge.
What she was texting to the guy who was far away.
We will probably never find out the WHY, the GF's and the guy they gave a ride to are pretty silent and that is telling. Maybe she didn't drive her car because she was impaired. The behaviour is of one with some level of impairment. But, once she was out of the areana, she didn't get more impaired by alcohol unless she had her own in her purse. She was walking, not stumbling or lurching around.
....
Although the b-ball player who left the team has been named I am not ready to make that connection
of that specific player having anything to do with this.
..
That necklace is distinctive. Those crystals catch the light and sparkle. The picture doesn't do it justice. I know I would remember seeing a person wearing that necklace. It says, this is not a cheap necklace, this is quality. I don't know why it took so long for them to release the picture of the specific necklace, it might have narrowed something down earlier. I am glad that I made the effort and emailed the Admin of the Family Blog and left a comments on the blog commenther Mum wrote. Also glad that Blink wrote the article also. Something got someone's attention over there. They do have a Blink category. And she is read over there.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 14, 2009, 10:20:41 AM
::MonkeyAngel:: Below is Morgan’s Christmas letter to her dad, Dan Harrington.

Click link to open up the PDF Document! (posted at www.findmorgan.com)

http://www.findmorgan.com/letter.pdf

Thank-you. That necklace she was wearing looks expensive, have no idea if it is, could someone have been targeting her to steal that necklace and other jewelry she was wearing?


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 14, 2009, 10:23:19 AM
Thank-you Kat for answering my question, so the necklace is expensive, it sure looks that way. People have commited crimes for a lot less than the necklace she was wearing, just a thought....


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Gypsy DD on November 14, 2009, 10:47:07 AM
I am trying to go back to the beginning with the backpack purse being found in the grassy area at the RV lot.  That also is where the 3 BB players last saw and spoke to her.  Also the limo driver is the one who saw the BB players with her.  He has been interviewed by LE 3 times according to his employer.  If all 4 of these people are just reporting what they saw...that leads me to believe there was someone else lurking in that area, watching her, waiting for his prey. 

I don't think it was coincidence that her backpack purse with the broken strap, cell phone beside it, ID still in it, camera missing, battery missing..was found in that lot.  I think whoever did this wanted that to be her last known sighting and abducted her, even a mugging gone wrong, from another location in the general area..and then placed the backpack back there.  The broken strap on the backpack leads me to believe there was a struggle that ensued.  She might have tossed her  broken backpack..but she would not have tossed her cellphone, ID, and anything else still in the backpack..and left with a camera?  No way.  And curiously LE nor her family has said anything about her credit cards or ATM card..being used, not being used..or if they were still with backpack. 

Also, doesn't security at that school or the areana have a way of dealing with people getting locked out of their cars?  Surely if she had interacted with security and tried to return to the areana (atleast 3 times we have been told) wouldn't they have a policy to deal with that?  Do they just let people stand around waiting for help..when security is supposed to be the help?

I am beginning to think the bridge sigthing is just to move this off their campus.  They don't want the liability of this incidence..leaving a beautiful girl stranded in the parking lot.  I am sure Morgan would have said I don't have keys, I am locked out..please help me..let me use a phone, etc.

Thoughts?


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 14, 2009, 11:04:04 AM
I am trying to go back to the beginning with the backpack purse being found in the grassy area at the RV lot.  That also is where the 3 BB players last saw and spoke to her.  Also the limo driver is the one who saw the BB players with her.  He has been interviewed by LE 3 times according to his employer.  If all 4 of these people are just reporting what they saw...that leads me to believe there was someone else lurking in that area, watching her, waiting for his prey. 

I don't think it was coincidence that her backpack purse with the broken strap, cell phone beside it, ID still in it, camera missing, battery missing..was found in that lot.  I think whoever did this wanted that to be her last known sighting and abducted her, even a mugging gone wrong, from another location in the general area..and then placed the backpack back there.  The broken strap on the backpack leads me to believe there was a struggle that ensued.  She might have tossed her  broken backpack..but she would not have tossed her cellphone, ID, and anything else still in the backpack..and left with a camera?  No way.  And curiously LE nor her family has said anything about her credit cards or ATM card..being used, not being used..or if they were still with backpack. 

Also, doesn't security at that school or the areana have a way of dealing with people getting locked out of their cars?  Surely if she had interacted with security and tried to return to the areana (atleast 3 times we have been told) wouldn't they have a policy to deal with that?  Do they just let people stand around waiting for help..when security is supposed to be the help?

I am beginning to think the bridge sigthing is just to move this off their campus.  They don't want the liability of this incidence..leaving a beautiful girl stranded in the parking lot.  I am sure Morgan would have said I don't have keys, I am locked out..please help me..let me use a phone, etc.

Thoughts?
They don't want the liability on their campus, and you are right, what about the credit cards or ATM card, they must purposely not be telling anything about that, whether they were still in the purse or being used. Because of the fact I don't know much about jewelry, and I was thinking that the necklace was custome jewelry, my thoughts are on that necklace, was that necklace the reason a person went after Morgan? Could someone been watching her in the arena and followed her out?


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Kat_Gram on November 14, 2009, 11:35:23 AM
I think retail, not Ebay because you don't have the signature and ppl sell things saying Swaofski when it's not, that necklace is about 300.0 to 400.00. Pave ( litte stones set close together ) earrings made by Swarofski run about 100.00. The stuff does not go on sale in the stores here. Hi priced necklace for a girl that age and my point was that it is distinctive in design too. For sightings of. OR, and I read this elsewhere, kept by the perp.
I didn't know that the purse back pack strap was broken. That suggests a mugging. The purse being tossed also suggests a mugging . Her id was still in the purse because they knew who it belonged to. But if it was a mugging with a struggle and she was injured or shaken up, she would have been found
hurt in that area.
The searchers were told to look for a camera. And items that came from a purse. ??



Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 14, 2009, 11:42:13 AM
I think retail, not Ebay because you don't have the signature and ppl sell things saying Swaofski when it's not, that necklace is about 300.0 to 400.00. Pave ( litte stones set close together ) earrings made by Swarofski run about 100.00. The stuff does not go on sale in the stores here. Hi priced necklace for a girl that age and my point was that it is distinctive in design too. For sightings of. OR, and I read this elsewhere, kept by the perp.
I didn't know that the purse back pack strap was broken. That suggests a mugging. The purse being tossed also suggests a mugging . Her id was still in the purse because they knew who it belonged to. But if it was a mugging with a struggle and she was injured or shaken up, she would have been found
hurt in that area.
The searchers were told to look for a camera. And items that came from a purse. ??


Thanks for the price on that necklace. The camera stood out to me, I know I'm behind the times, but kids that age aren't, wouldn't she have a cellphone with a camera, so why the need for an extra camera. But maybe I'm assuming her cellphone could take pics as well. It sure seems like a mugging, with the broken strap. A mugging with a kidnapping? I don't know.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Gypsy DD on November 14, 2009, 11:49:36 AM
I hope I am right about the broken strap..I read that in the very begining.  I have read all over the net..so it may not be accurate.  Did anyone else read that anywhere about the strap being broken?


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 14, 2009, 12:00:02 PM
I hope I am right about the broken strap..I read that in the very begining.  I have read all over the net..so it may not be accurate.  Did anyone else read that anywhere about the strap being broken?
I know I have somewhere  ::MonkeyConfused:: couldn't tell you where. The only thing I'm not aware of, is if this was said officially by LE, or rumor, but I did read that somewhere.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Gypsy DD on November 14, 2009, 12:07:24 PM
I hope I am right about the broken strap..I read that in the very begining.  I have read all over the net..so it may not be accurate.  Did anyone else read that anywhere about the strap being broken?
I know I have somewhere  ::MonkeyConfused:: couldn't tell you where. The only thing I'm not aware of, is if this was said officially by LE, or rumor, but I did read that somewhere.

TY NRCG..either LE is very close or they have nothing..the bridge does not seem to be Morgan to me..nor would it be the most likely place to look for a ride when she was already in a parking lot with her own car, limos and I am sure cabs, etc.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Kat_Gram on November 14, 2009, 12:31:23 PM
She was seen on both sides of the bridge. Walking away from the arena and I am assuming
walking back. That road according to ppl from the area is not a well travelled road and is mostly locals. What if she did leave the RV lot under her own steam and headed back to JP arena after failing to find friends for a ride, got fed up, tired, cold, a bit stupid and accepted a ride from someone random who offered her a ride. Guy might of thought he had a date with her, things get out of hand when she doesn't think so and she is just tossed out injured or jumps out on a small back dark country road further up any of the roads that lead into the arena?  Her purse is still in the car, guy decides to toss it our near where he picked up up, just in case it has a tracking thing in it ?  And goes back home to C'ville ?
I don't think she was stalked or lured, not after the LE release yesterday. 


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 14, 2009, 12:40:58 PM
She was seen on both sides of the bridge. Walking away from the arena and I am assuming
walking back. That road according to ppl from the area is not a well travelled road and is mostly locals. What if she did leave the RV lot under her own steam and headed back to JP arena after failing to find friends for a ride, got fed up, tired, cold, a bit stupid and accepted a ride from someone random who offered her a ride. Guy might of thought he had a date with her, things get out of hand when she doesn't think so and she is just tossed out injured or jumps out on a small back dark country road further up any of the roads that lead into the arena?  Her purse is still in the car, guy decides to toss it our near where he picked up up, just in case it has a tracking thing in it ?  And goes back home to C'ville ?
I don't think she was stalked or lured, not after the LE release yesterday. 
That really sounds like that could be a possibility. Was she wearing a coat? The weather wasn't the best that night, and I would think you would need a coat? She could have been cold and tired and just wanted a ride, and accepted thinking it would be okay.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Gypsy DD on November 14, 2009, 01:25:59 PM
She was seen on both sides of the bridge. Walking away from the arena and I am assuming
walking back. That road according to ppl from the area is not a well travelled road and is mostly locals. What if she did leave the RV lot under her own steam and headed back to JP arena after failing to find friends for a ride, got fed up, tired, cold, a bit stupid and accepted a ride from someone random who offered her a ride. Guy might of thought he had a date with her, things get out of hand when she doesn't think so and she is just tossed out injured or jumps out on a small back dark country road further up any of the roads that lead into the arena?  Her purse is still in the car, guy decides to toss it our near where he picked up up, just in case it has a tracking thing in it ?  And goes back home to C'ville ?
I don't think she was stalked or lured, not after the LE release yesterday. 

Ii certainly could be like that..a crime of opportunity.  But why didn't he just get rid of the purse with her, if the battery was gone?


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 14, 2009, 08:16:39 PM
http://www.nbc29.com/Global/story.asp?S=11506290
Harrington's Parents on the Today Show
Posted: Nov 14, 2009 5:24 PM CST Updated: Nov 14, 2009 6:31 PM CST
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Dan and Gil Harrington Dan and Gil Harrington
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Morgan Harrington Morgan Harrington
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Swarovski crystal necklace Swarovski crystal necklace

The search for missing Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington now enters week five. Saturday morning her parents, Dan and Gil Harrington, spoke on NBC's Today Show.

They discussed the latest clues in the case and talking directly to the person who they think has Morgan.

A direct plea came 20-year-old Morgan Harrington’s mother, Gil Harrington. She stated, “You can be remembered as a hero of a terrible situation. Things have gotten out of hand and you can be the one that is remembered as the man who saved Morgan Harrington."

Morgan disappeared on October 17 during a Metallica concert at John Paul Jones Arena. She was last seen by eyewitnesses hitchhiking on the Copeley Road Bridge about 9:30 that night.

Gil Harrington stated, "None of this makes sense. It doesn't make sense that our daughter is missing - snatched from her life, abducted or possibly murdered."

Police say Morgan would have been seen wearing a necklace like the one pictured here. It is an unusual and expensive Swarovski crystal necklace made up of large chain links. It was a gift from her brother.

Gil Harrington said, “There are not thousands of them out there. It's unique like my daughter. We want her to come back home."

Morgan's case has made national headlines and is also generating a lot of buzz on the Internet. Morgan's dad, Dan Harrington, is hopeful that buzz will turn into a credible lead.

"The Internet and social networking - I think - has been effective in getting information out to a group of people that probably don't read newspapers or watch TV," he stated.

But at this point the trail runs cold at the end of the timeline - 9:30 p.m. Police hope someone can tell them if Morgan eventually got into a car, a tip that could lead them to whoever knows where Morgan is.

If you have information that can help police, call the tip line at 434-352-3467. There is a $150,041 reward.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 14, 2009, 08:18:30 PM
http://www.whsv.com/news/headlines/70108012.html
 Harrington's Mom Questions Hitchhiking Claim
Virginia state police say Morgan Harrington may have been hitchhiking when she was last seen on the Copeley Road bridge, after leaving a Metallica concert, but Morgan's mother says that would be extremely unusual behavior for her daughter.
Posted: 3:08 PM Nov 14, 2009
Virginia state police say Morgan Harrington may have been hitchhiking when she was last seen on the Copeley Road bridge, after leaving a Metallica concert, but Morgan's mother says that would be extremely unusual behavior for her daughter.

In a telephone interview, Gil Harrington said she had never known of her daughter trying to catch a ride with a stranger.

Police say witnesses saw a woman fitting Harrington's description trying to get a ride.

Harrington became separated from her friends after she left the concert and was denied re-entry.
She told them she would find a way home.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 14, 2009, 08:33:26 PM
Thanks Trimm


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Kat_Gram on November 14, 2009, 09:45:09 PM
(http://i408.photobucket.com/albums/pp166/Kat-Gram/necklace.jpg)
Someone found it. It was 130.00 on that site, doesn't say if new or what, but this is it on


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 14, 2009, 09:49:19 PM
(http://i408.photobucket.com/albums/pp166/Kat-Gram/necklace.jpg)
Someone found it. It was 130.00 on that site, doesn't say if new or what, but this is it on
Thanks, very lovely necklace.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 15, 2009, 07:29:55 AM
http://www.readthehook.com/blog/index.php/2009/11/15/concerned-witnesses-before-hitching-morgan-harrington-caused-worry/
  Concerned witnesses: Before hitching, Morgan Harrington caused worry
by Courteney Stuart
published 5:00am Sunday Nov 15, 2009
Two days after police revealed Morgan Harrington was seen hitchhiking on the night she vanished, various witnesses in and around John Paul Jones Arena on the night of the October 17 Metallica concert say a young, blond woman was causing concern before they ever heard that the 20-year-old Virginia Tech student was missing.

Among the several witnesses who reported seeing Morgan injured both inside and outside the Arena, one Metallica fan inside says she seemed “upset” when he saw her with blood on her chin but declined his offer to help.

Outside the Arena, another concertgoer says he was on the southeast side of the building waiting for late-arriving friends to meet him around 9pm when he heard a “commotion” at an entrance.
“It was some shouting,” says the 44-year-old man who’d traveled from Fredericksburg to Charlottesville and who asked not to be identified because of the high profile nature of the case. Moments after the shouting stopped, he says, a young woman with long blond hair and dressed all in black— including, he says, a black Pantera t-shirt like the one Morgan was reportedly wearing— approached him, put her arm out, bent, as though to walk arm in arm with him, and said, “Let’s go.”

“It seemed somewhat aggressive,” he says.

Waiting for his friends and concerned that her behavior seemed “unusual,” he says, he declined and turned to walk away. The young woman responded, he says, by cursing at him and kicking him.

“It wasn’t that hard,” he says of the kick, but it was disturbing enough that he immediately called his girlfriend who hadn’t come to the show to share the encounter.

“She told me I should call the police and report her,” he says. “Now I wish I had.” The concertgoer says he reported his encounter to police on Monday, October 18, when he learned of the disappearance.

Minutes later, another witness says, a woman resembling Morgan was walking across the street with several companions.

Continued here...  http://www.readthehook.com/blog/index.php/2009/11/15/concerned-witnesses-before-hitching-morgan-harrington-caused-worry/


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 15, 2009, 07:34:55 AM
http://www2.timesdispatch.com/rtd/news/local/crime/article/MISS15_20091114-221806/305776/
Social media drive interest in missing-person cases
By Mark Bowes
Published: November 15, 2009

nowBuzz up!

The disappearance of Mechanicsville teenager Theresa Marie Meadows languished in relative obscurity from the time she vanished in September 2004 -- until she was located alive last week in South Carolina.

On the flip side, the case of missing 20-year-old Virginia Tech student Morgan Dana Harrington has received intense state and national attention since she disappeared Oct. 17 after a Metallica concert in Charlottesville. A three-day search last weekend involved more than 500 volunteers.

The attention such cases generate can vary greatly, as thousands of people are reported missing every year in Virginia. They depend largely, authorities say, on the circumstances of the disappearance, a family's resources and willingness to become involved, the public's curiosity and interest by the news media, which tends to favor some cases over others.
But authorities point to another emerging factor they believe has played a significant role in the Harrington case: the public's use of social-networking media.

"Never before have you been able to get information out via Facebook pages and forums and blogs and Tweets, with the capabilities of the public to get more involved in a case by being able to post their thoughts, suggestions, opinions and insights," said Corinne Geller, public-relations manager for the state police, which is the lead investigative agency in the Harrington case.

Geller believes that interest in the Harrington case has been driven in large part by the public through social networking.

"Five years ago, people didn't have that medium to access," she said. "More people can learn about [a case] through the viral networking -- somebody sends a link, somebody sends an e-mail to five of their friends and those five send it to another five. People have so much more access to get involved in a case than say maybe [they did] three to five years ago."

Geller noted how some people responding to the Harrington case provided police with cell-phone videos of the concert she attended.

Contrary to appearances, state police have not dedicated any more investigative resources or attention to Harrington's disappearance "than we have any other case," Geller said.
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Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 15, 2009, 07:35:36 AM
Praying for Morgan.    ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 15, 2009, 09:48:03 AM
Praying for Morgan.    ::MonkeyAngel::
Me too, and thanks for those updates. Now even more stories   ::MonkeyConfused::    Outside the Arena, another concertgoer says he was on the southeast side of the building waiting for late-arriving friends to meet him around 9pm when he heard a “commotion” at an entrance.
“It was some shouting,” says the 44-year-old man who’d traveled from Fredericksburg to Charlottesville and who asked not to be identified because of the high profile nature of the case. Moments after the shouting stopped, he says, a young woman with long blond hair and dressed all in black— including, he says, a black Pantera t-shirt like the one Morgan was reportedly wearing— approached him, put her arm out, bent, as though to walk arm in arm with him, and said, “Let’s go.”

“It seemed somewhat aggressive,” he says.

Waiting for his friends and concerned that her behavior seemed “unusual,” he says, he declined and turned to walk away. The young woman responded, he says, by cursing at him and kicking him.

“It wasn’t that hard,” he says of the kick, but it was disturbing enough that he immediately called his girlfriend who hadn’t come to the show to share the encounter.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Kat_Gram on November 15, 2009, 01:49:14 PM
Does anyone have or remember the girl, Dee, I believe who left the concert around 9 pm.
This was the one that looked like Morgan.
I don't why she left, might have been asked to leave. Wasn't she dancing near the stage ?
I think persons are getting her mixed up with Morgan.
I wonder if she has been interviewed and asked to track / tell her movements so that her movements could be detangled from Morgan's.
Seems that lots of persons saw a blonde girl, but the girl was with other people.
Like the driver who saw a blonde girl leaving with three guys. And no worries.
Morgan couldn't have been in all these places at all these times with all of these different people.
And then on the road looking for a ride all by herself.
..
There is also a rumor that there was the bank camera that caught her near the bank on Ivy Rd.
Sometimes the camera's range does extend into the street, depends on where and at what angle.



Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 15, 2009, 01:52:37 PM
Does anyone have or remember the girl, Dee, I believe who left the concert around 9 pm.
This was the one that looked like Morgan.
I don't why she left, might have been asked to leave. Wasn't she dancing near the stage ?
I think persons are getting her mixed up with Morgan.
I wonder if she has been interviewed and asked to track / tell her movements so that her movements could be detangled from Morgan's.
Seems that lots of persons saw a blonde girl, but the girl was with other people.
Like the driver who saw a blonde girl leaving with three guys. And no worries.
Morgan couldn't have been in all these places at all these times with all of these different people.
And then on the road looking for a ride all by herself.
..
There is also a rumor that there was the bank camera that caught her near the bank on Ivy Rd.
Sometimes the camera's range does extend into the street, depends on where and at what angle.


I think Dee was escorted out, I could be wrong, I really think there is much confusion between Dee and Morgan. I did see that rumor, and again was it Morgan or Dee, or just a rumor?  ::MonkeyConfused::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Kat_Gram on November 15, 2009, 03:24:42 PM
I do remeber a bit . Dee did speak publicly. I can't remember her last name. An S ? But she did leave at around 9 pm.
Asked to or what ?
I gave up on FBook for this. Too much gossip for me. Too much way way out there. In fact, I gave up on FB ages ago for anything.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 15, 2009, 04:14:58 PM
http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=130397
Missing METALLICA Fan's Mom Questions Hitchhiking Claim - Nov. 15, 2009
WHSV.com reports: Virginia state police say Morgan Harrington may have been hitchhiking when she was last seen on the Copeley Road bridge, after leaving a METALLICA concert, but Morgan's mother says that would be extremely unusual behavior for her daughter.

In a telephone interview, Gil Harrington said she had never known of her daughter trying to catch a ride with a stranger.

Police say witnesses saw a woman fitting Harrington's description trying to get a ride.

Morgan's parents, Dan and Gil Harrington, appeared on NBC's "Today Show" Saturday morning to discuss the latest clues in the case and talk directly to the person who they think has Morgan. Watc video of their appearance below.

Morgan disappeared on October 17 during a METALLICA concert at John Paul Jones Arena. She was last seen by eyewitnesses hitchhiking on the Copeley Road Bridge about 9:30 that night.

According to NBC29.com, Gil Harrington stated, "None of this makes sense. It doesn't make sense that our daughter is missing — snatched from her life, abducted or possibly murdered."
Parents plea for return of missing daughter
http://www.youtube.com/v/8aT4Ojvj-Kc&hl=en_US&fs=1&color1=0x5d1719&color2=0xcd311b&border=1


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Gypsy DD on November 15, 2009, 05:40:39 PM
I do remeber a bit . Dee did speak publicly. I can't remember her last name. An S ? But she did leave at around 9 pm.
Asked to or what ?
I gave up on FBook for this. Too much gossip for me. Too much way way out there. In fact, I gave up on FB ages ago for anything.


I think Dee was escorted out of the concert.  And I think many of these sightings have been her..and possibly other girls.  In a parking lot at night, on the bridge at night..not the best of lighting....and just how many girls were there with blonde hair, dressed in all black..I would venture hundreds.  So I think this is people remembering a girl dressed in black with long blonde hair.  I really don't see Morgan hitching, kicking strangers, etc.

I think it is time for her friends to come forward and atleast verify her mindset and character for that night.  I am sure they have to LE..but these wild stories people are coming up with now really need to be stopped.  She is the victim here.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Kat_Gram on November 15, 2009, 06:48:50 PM
I agree, she is the victim.  Her friends, well, they are taking a beating on the blogs. Now, there is a posting on Blink's site about how many ppl were around everywhere that night, so just because her friends did not try to come to security or the ticket booth it's not as if they sentenced her to this. If one of the gf's would have come out, there would have been two who missed the concert. Morgan could have hung around the front entrance waiting for them. We don't know where she was going, she could have been going somewhere to sit it out inside and intended to come back when it got nearer to 11 pm.
..
I also read that the b-ballplayer who was suspended for three games was having problems with his grades.
Probably going to have more problems now.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 16, 2009, 06:36:42 AM
http://www2.dailyprogress.com/cdp/news/opinion/letters_to_the_editor/article/keep_harrington_in_your_prayers/48910/
Keep Harrington in your prayers
Sheila McClung Albemarle County
Published: November 16, 2009
So much has been done to bring Morgan Harrington home. I have to intentionally avoid the news regarding stories of her disappearance as it makes my heart ache.

I am sure many of you also feel overwhelmed by this young, very young, woman’s situation. I believe Morgan is still alive. I also believe God is with her.

Although I cannot understand the “why” of it all, I continue to pray. I sometimes place a rubber band on my wrist to remind myself to focus on her missing.

I humbly ask, even beg, our close-knit community to wholeheartedly pray for Morgan to come home TODAY. A mighty miracle is what we need.

P.S., I firmly believe God reads our text messages, twitters and e-mails if that is your main form of communication.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 16, 2009, 06:40:17 AM
http://www.cavalierdaily.com/2009/11/16/police-say-harrington-hitchhiked-on-bridge

Police say Harrington hitchhiked on bridge
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Tags: Morgan Dana Harrington
November 16, 2009 0

Investigators now believe missing Virginia Tech student Morgan Dana Harrington was hitchhiking while on the Copeley Road bridge the night she disappeared after leaving a Metallica concert Oct. 17, according to a Friday press release from Virginia State Police.

After leaving the arena at about 8:30 p.m., Harrington talked to her friends on her cell phone and then walked through the parking lot of University Hall. She was also seen in the Lannigan Field athlete parking lot. At about 9:30 p.m., she was seen walking on the Copeley Road bridge near Ivy Road. “Independent witness accounts” have made the police “confident” that Harrington was hitchhiking for a ride, the press release stated.

Police have also released a photo of the type of necklace Harrington was wearing the night of her disappearance. It is a Swarovski Crystal necklace made up of large crystal chain links. Anyone with additional information about Harrington’s case is encouraged to contact Virginia State Police at (434) 352-3467. Tips can also be e-mailed to bci-appomattox@vsp.virginia.gov.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 16, 2009, 06:43:53 AM
http://www.wdbj7.com/Global/story.asp?S=11510288
Almost one month since Morgan Harrington's disappearance
(http://wdbj.images.worldnow.com/images/11510288_BG1.jpg)
We're coming up on one month now, and there's still no trace of Morgan Harrington

We're coming up on one month now, and there's still no trace of Morgan Harrington.

On October 17, the 20-year-old Virginia Tech student left a Metallica concert in Charlottesville and never returned.

Since then, state police and volunteers have spent countless hours searching for her and retracing her last-known steps.

Last week, investigators said they believed Harrington was hitchhiking the night she disappeared.

Currently there's a reward fund totaling $150,000 dollars for her safe return.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: klaasend on November 16, 2009, 10:56:05 AM
http://liveshots.blogs.foxnews.com/2009/11/16/missing-metallica-fan-search-continues/?test=latestnews

Missing Metallica Fan Search Continues

Posted By Laura Ingle On November 16, 2009 @ 9:23 AM In Uncategorized | 2 Comments

The band Metallica played another sold out show at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday -- for the second of a two night tear for the hard rockers.

Metallica plays MSG

Fans once again lined up around the block, wearing the band's t-shirts, chanting the band's name hoping to hear their favorite song once inside.  There was a reminder of a desperate search for one of their own.  The brother of missing Morgan Harrington held a candlelight vigil outside the arena to let others know his sister is still gone, and there is a 150-thousand dollar reward out there to help find her and bring her home.

Robert Trujillo and James Hetfield

He was also there to thank the band members of Metallica for offering up 50-thousand dollars towards that reward that will hopefully spark someone to come forward with information in the case.  Lead singer James Hetfield called Morgan's father as soon as he heard about her disappearance, and offered the band's financial help, and posted the information on it's website.

350 miles away from Madison Square Garden, Morgan Harrington's family members are fielding phone calls, hoping for word that she has been found safe and alive.   It has been a long and terrifying wait for some good news, which still has not come.

Missing Metallica Fan

Morgan Harrington, is a 20 year old college students from Virginia who has been missing since October 17th.   She was last seen outside of a Metallica concert at the John Paul Jones Arena on the University of Virginia campus (UVA) in Charlottesville, Virginia.  Virginia State Police recently announced that they are working with what they believe to be an accurate timeline of events in the night, have some new eye witness accounts, and are hoping that a picture of a necklace Harrington was wearing that night will help them find her.

Morgan Harrington Necklace

It is a Swarovski Crystal necklace made up of large crystal chain links and is described as being very distinctive.  Investigators hope that by releasing this picture, it may spark the memory of someone who has seen her, and lead them to call police with information how to find her.  There are more clues coming out about the night she vanished from the Metallica concert.

The timeline investigators have been able to come up with, put Harrington outside the arena around 8:30p.m..  Her friends say that she left their group inside the arena to go to the bathroom, then somehow got locked outside and was not allowed re-entry (standard policy at concerts).  She called her friends to say that she would find a ride home, and hasn't been heard from since.  Her purse, and cell phone that was missing the battery were found the next day near the UVA athletic field, which is near where she was last spotted by another person heading into the concert.  According to published reports, she was seen with a group of four young white men heading away from the arena into an empty parking lot.   Others reportedly spotted her around 9:20p.m. hitchhiking on the Copeley Road bridge.  A newspaper delivery woman claims that she saw Harrington at 3:45am Sunday morning near a "party area" on campus, and that the young woman was wearing the exact outfit described by police that she was seen the night she vanished.  Police have not been able to confirm the sighting or any of the others that have been called in, there have been over 400.  Investigators though, need someone to call in a tip that will lead them to Harrington who was last seen wearing a black T-Shirt with the band name "Pantera" spelled out in tan letters, a black mini skirt, and knee-high black boots.  If you have any information, you are asked to call the Virginia State Police Tip Line at 434-352-3467 or email State Police at bci-appomattox@vsp.virginia.gov


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Blink34 on November 16, 2009, 12:01:01 PM
http://www.readthehook.com/blog/index.php/2009/11/15/concerned-witnesses-before-hitching-morgan-harrington-caused-worry/

From Above link, feel free to ping your hinky meter in advance.

Outside the Arena, another concertgoer says he was on the southeast side of the building waiting for late-arriving friends to meet him around 9pm when he heard a “commotion” at an entrance.

“It was some shouting,” says the 44-year-old man who’d traveled from Fredericksburg to Charlottesville and who asked not to be identified because of the high profile nature of the case. Moments after the shouting stopped, he says, a young woman with long blond hair and dressed all in black— including, he says, a black Pantera t-shirt like the one Morgan was reportedly wearing— approached him, put her arm out, bent, as though to walk arm in arm with him, and said, “Let’s go.”

“It seemed somewhat aggressive,” he says.

Waiting for his friends and concerned that her behavior seemed “unusual,” he says, he declined and turned to walk away. The young woman responded, he says, by cursing at him and kicking him.

“It wasn’t that hard,” he says of the kick, but it was disturbing enough that he immediately called his girlfriend to relate the encounter.

“She told me I should call the police and report her,” he says. “Now I wish I had.” The concertgoer says he reported the encounter to police on Monday, October 18, when he learned of the disappearance.

As far as I know, Monday was the 19th. Did this guy say he called LE on 10/18, prior to the public knowing she was missing??


(blink reaches for the Ibuprofen)


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 16, 2009, 12:14:33 PM
Well Blink, I have been thinking about this so called encounter, it sure doesn't seem something she may have done, but if she was under the influence of something she may. Or, this is another young woman and not Morgan. Or, he is full of sh!t, and babbling. Or he knows a whole lot more.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: mizjay on November 16, 2009, 01:03:37 PM
http://www.readthehook.com/blog/index.php/2009/11/15/concerned-witnesses-before-hitching-morgan-harrington-caused-worry/

From Above link, feel free to ping your hinky meter in advance.

Outside the Arena, another concertgoer says he was on the southeast side of the building waiting for late-arriving friends to meet him around 9pm when he heard a “commotion” at an entrance.

“It was some shouting,” says the 44-year-old man who’d traveled from Fredericksburg to Charlottesville and who asked not to be identified because of the high profile nature of the case. Moments after the shouting stopped, he says, a young woman with long blond hair and dressed all in black— including, he says, a black Pantera t-shirt like the one Morgan was reportedly wearing— approached him, put her arm out, bent, as though to walk arm in arm with him, and said, “Let’s go.”

“It seemed somewhat aggressive,” he says.

Waiting for his friends and concerned that her behavior seemed “unusual,” he says, he declined and turned to walk away. The young woman responded, he says, by cursing at him and kicking him.

“It wasn’t that hard,” he says of the kick, but it was disturbing enough that he immediately called his girlfriend to relate the encounter.

“She told me I should call the police and report her,” he says. “Now I wish I had.” The concertgoer says he reported the encounter to police on Monday, October 18, when he learned of the disappearance.

As far as I know, Monday was the 19th. Did this guy say he called LE on 10/18, prior to the public knowing she was missing??


(blink reaches for the Ibuprofen)

BS arrow is on high side           44 yr old goes to concert (without girlfriend)   isn't inside the concert , why not?  Why go all the way there and be hanging out in the parking lot


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Blink34 on November 16, 2009, 01:32:52 PM
This is the 3rd reference to a "Man" having Morgan, or being responsible for her disappearance by Gil Harrington.

She has a suspect in mind, it appears..

A direct plea came 20-year-old Morgan Harrington’s mother, Gil Harrington. She stated, “You can be remembered as a hero of a terrible situation. Things have gotten out of hand and you can be the one that is remembered as the man who saved Morgan Harrington.”

..from the Today Show Appearance


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 16, 2009, 01:42:49 PM
This is the 3rd reference to a "Man" having Morgan, or being responsible for her disappearance by Gil Harrington.

She has a suspect in mind, it appears..

A direct plea came 20-year-old Morgan Harrington’s mother, Gil Harrington. She stated, “You can be remembered as a hero of a terrible situation. Things have gotten out of hand and you can be the one that is remembered as the man who saved Morgan Harrington.”

..from the Today Show Appearance
Interesting....


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Gypsy DD on November 16, 2009, 02:50:10 PM
This is the 3rd reference to a "Man" having Morgan, or being responsible for her disappearance by Gil Harrington.

She has a suspect in mind, it appears..

A direct plea came 20-year-old Morgan Harrington’s mother, Gil Harrington. She stated, “You can be remembered as a hero of a terrible situation. Things have gotten out of hand and you can be the one that is remembered as the man who saved Morgan Harrington.”

..from the Today Show Appearance

Interesting..this almost seems as though the VSP have a certain individual or profile of an individual in mind.

I also think the VSP are making head way and very close to an arrest.  Too much coming out now.   Confusion ..but someone..the person who took Morgan knows what it means and is not confused.  But VSP wants him to be caught off guard by some of the facts that come out that are correct..cat and mouse game.

The 44 year old with the boo-boo on his leg from a swift kick..lol..I think he is looking for his 15 minute of fame.  I think most of the so called sightings are invalid due to being a misty parking lot at night..poor lighting, lots of people out and about ..and a hundred girls that could at quick glance be look a likes..blonde hair dressed in black.  And the Dee person certainlly was seen all over the place that night as well.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Edward on November 16, 2009, 03:18:15 PM
If She was HitchHiking... OMG ::MonkeyShocked::

God only knows what has happened to her in my opinion.

"cat and mouse game" TO SAY THE LEAST.
JMHO



Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Blink34 on November 16, 2009, 04:12:51 PM
This is the 3rd reference to a "Man" having Morgan, or being responsible for her disappearance by Gil Harrington.

She has a suspect in mind, it appears..

A direct plea came 20-year-old Morgan Harrington’s mother, Gil Harrington. She stated, “You can be remembered as a hero of a terrible situation. Things have gotten out of hand and you can be the one that is remembered as the man who saved Morgan Harrington.”

..from the Today Show Appearance

Interesting..this almost seems as though the VSP have a certain individual or profile of an individual in mind.

I also think the VSP are making head way and very close to an arrest.  Too much coming out now.   Confusion ..but someone..the person who took Morgan knows what it means and is not confused.  But VSP wants him to be caught off guard by some of the facts that come out that are correct..cat and mouse game.

The 44 year old with the boo-boo on his leg from a swift kick..lol..I think he is looking for his 15 minute of fame.  I think most of the so called sightings are invalid due to being a misty parking lot at night..poor lighting, lots of people out and about ..and a hundred girls that could at quick glance be look a likes..blonde hair dressed in black.  And the Dee person certainlly was seen all over the place that night as well.

I go back to my initial observations, which do not make sense still. Why does Morgan stray from the LIGHTED PATHWAYS and BLUE PHONES, to the area with obscurity, no CCTV and only one blue phone on the opposite side of the outbuilding??

Links to Maps of UVA pathways/emergency phones, courtesy of Kate Mills, Blink contributor:

 http://www.web.virginia.edu/srem/teams/


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 16, 2009, 04:25:07 PM
I can only come up with Morgan was not thinking clearly, either someone slipped her drugs or she took something. I cannot come up with anything else that would make an intelligent girl do things that are completely not thought out at all. Could the injury to her face cause her to not think clearly, I doubt it, but who knows?


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Gypsy DD on November 16, 2009, 05:03:57 PM
Or she was meeting up with someone who told her to head over there..that's where he was parked or going to park?


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Kat_Gram on November 16, 2009, 05:40:37 PM
ps What is a Blue Phone ? Is that like a phone booth ? Sorry, I am Canadian.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Blink34 on November 16, 2009, 05:49:59 PM
ps What is a Blue Phone ? Is that like a phone booth ? Sorry, I am Canadian.

My apologies Kat, I should have worded that differently. They are the UVA emergency phones located throughout the campus.

If you click on the pdf link I posted above and choose the first option "Lighted pathways and Phones", it shows you the perpetually lit pathways and "blue phones" relative to the campus. It is clear to me Morgan went to the LEAST visible, LEAST safe area of the campus. If she went there to grab a cab, that would make sense to me, but also would indicate what happened to her, happened at least, initially there.

I'm sorry, the hitchhiking thing is proposterous to me. Why with HUNDREDS of emergency phones ( if in fact her phone was now broken) would this intelligent young woman bypass the equivalent of cabstands and "thumb it". No way.

Imo, Morgan Harrington was either lured there, or meeting someone she knew, or at least was aquainted with enough to trust for a ride.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Kat_Gram on November 16, 2009, 05:57:37 PM
Last night I was thinking ( even tho I am a Canadian, we do think once in a while, lol)  that
we get one or two U students who get impaired and then decide to leave the bar or the pub   and go home.  Except, they fall down and die from exposure if it is cold or somehow find some river to drown in.
If Morgan was a male, would all this abduction theory, being lured out etc be a consideration ? No, it would be some sort of misadventure. Could that have happened here ? 


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: sunshine12 on November 16, 2009, 06:24:31 PM
i just looked on facebook at morgans friends from UVA... there are a few guys on there, im sure the police have prob contacted all of them already tho


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Gypsy DD on November 16, 2009, 06:45:04 PM
Last night I was thinking ( even tho I am a Canadian, we do think once in a while, lol)  that
we get one or two U students who get impaired and then decide to leave the bar or the pub   and go home.  Except, they fall down and die from exposure if it is cold or somehow find some river to drown in.
If Morgan was a male, would all this abduction theory, being lured out etc be a consideration ? No, it would be some sort of misadventure. Could that have happened here ? 


Kat..Even with men falling into rivers there have been some questions..thinking of the Smiley Face Gang. 

But the main thing to learn from Morgan's case and all these cases..the person somehow got seperated from their firends or group..they were alone..so rather an untimely mishap or prey to a predator..young people need to realize you need to stay with your friends and watch either's back when you are out in a partying social situation.  Your friends may need help due to their drinking/drug situation ..and it just isn't advisable for anyone, anywhere to go out alone at night.  That's why malls now will have security to excort you to yuor car.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: mizjay on November 16, 2009, 07:25:23 PM

It seems like there are so many wild possibilities because ther's so little bona fide facts.
If I stay with known facts and Morgans usual personality, she definitely was last seen in the RV/athlete parking
She was definitely speaking with some basketball players who to my knowledge  did not come forward immediately
Her purse was also found in that area
The players leave and reports of her hitchiking emerge, no more factual, proven sightings of her, nothing

Am I just being too narrow, tunnel vision with my suspicions about these players because it's too simple? I just think if she were prone to getting wild and crazy when she went out others would've said that. If she was the type to get a little tipsy and take risks I think others would've said that. I really think if she were lured out there would be a text or call from the person, if she were lured out by some hunkilicious guy seems like she may have texted or called her gf's and told them about her love connection. Her background and intelligence just make me want to scream that I don't believe she would get in a car with anyone she didn't think she knew.
There is always the possibility of an opportunistic predator but somehow I'm not feelin' it.
Just spouting my opinion.    ::MonkeyEek::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Gypsy DD on November 16, 2009, 08:58:06 PM

It seems like there are so many wild possibilities because ther's so little bona fide facts.
If I stay with known facts and Morgans usual personality, she definitely was last seen in the RV/athlete parking
She was definitely speaking with some basketball players who to my knowledge  did not come forward immediately
Her purse was also found in that area
The players leave and reports of her hitchiking emerge, no more factual, proven sightings of her, nothing

Am I just being too narrow, tunnel vision with my suspicions about these players because it's too simple? I just think if she were prone to getting wild and crazy when she went out others would've said that. If she was the type to get a little tipsy and take risks I think others would've said that. I really think if she were lured out there would be a text or call from the person, if she were lured out by some hunkilicious guy seems like she may have texted or called her gf's and told them about her love connection. Her background and intelligence just make me want to scream that I don't believe she would get in a car with anyone she didn't think she knew.
There is always the possibility of an opportunistic predator but somehow I'm not feelin' it.
Just spouting my opinion.    ::MonkeyEek::

I still believe this is a person known to her.  I agree.  I also think there is a reason that LE are bringing up a cell phone borrowed or a call made..that still reaks of someone she would know..to phone..even if her cell phone was dead, looking to make a call.  Saying.. I am here where are you....using someone else's cell phone.
Speculation:
So this has to be someone who knew Morgan well enough to know her cell phone battery loses it charge frequently.  I can relate because my cell is the same way.

Okay ..just a thought above..but I feel the perp is someone known to her and her friends.  Through this whole investigation my mind has never changed on that fact.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 16, 2009, 09:10:06 PM
Praying for Morgan.   ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 16, 2009, 09:27:44 PM
Gypsy DD I agree, I really think she knew the person also. And this hitchhiking and some of the other stories/sightings where not Morgan. Talking to the BB players looks to be truth, but the story about kicking the 40 something man I don't buy.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: mizjay on November 16, 2009, 11:56:09 PM

It seems like there are so many wild possibilities because ther's so little bona fide facts.
If I stay with known facts and Morgans usual personality, she definitely was last seen in the RV/athlete parking
She was definitely speaking with some basketball players who to my knowledge  did not come forward immediately
Her purse was also found in that area
The players leave and reports of her hitchiking emerge, no more factual, proven sightings of her, nothing

Am I just being too narrow, tunnel vision with my suspicions about these players because it's too simple? I just think if she were prone to getting wild and crazy when she went out others would've said that. If she was the type to get a little tipsy and take risks I think others would've said that. I really think if she were lured out there would be a text or call from the person, if she were lured out by some hunkilicious guy seems like she may have texted or called her gf's and told them about her love connection. Her background and intelligence just make me want to scream that I don't believe she would get in a car with anyone she didn't think she knew.
There is always the possibility of an opportunistic predator but somehow I'm not feelin' it.
Just spouting my opinion.    ::MonkeyEek::

I still believe this is a person known to her.  I agree.  I also think there is a reason that LE are bringing up a cell phone borrowed or a call made..that still reaks of someone she would know..to phone..even if her cell phone was dead, looking to make a call.  Saying.. I am here where are you....using someone else's cell phone.
Speculation:
So this has to be someone who knew Morgan well enough to know her cell phone battery loses it charge frequently.  I can relate because my cell is the same way.

Okay ..just a thought above..but I feel the perp is someone known to her and her friends.  Through this whole investigation my mind has never changed on that fact.

Thanks for the comment GYPSY, after the emotional outcome in the other thread I feel unsteady about any opinion about anything anymore. My faith in humanity is on shaky ground, all of these sweet innocent girls (and adji) missing without a trace or found murdered. It's just got to stop. Praying for them all tonight.



Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Jan_in_Tx on November 17, 2009, 01:56:33 AM
Praying for Morgan  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 17, 2009, 06:59:26 AM
http://www2.wsls.com/sls/news/local/new_river_valley/article/morgan_harrington_on_people_magazine_in_val-pak_mailer/62907/
http://Morgan Harrington on People Magazine, in Val-Pak mailer
The case of missing Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington received a new round of national attention this week.

Harrington’s story is featured on the cover of People Magazine.  The article is titled “Vanished.“  It profiles six different missing children who have not been fund.

The section about Morgan gives information about when and where she went missing, as well as describes her parents’ search for their daughter.

Also, our NBC affiliated in Charlottesville WVIR reports Val-Pak of the Shenandoah Valley plans to place an insert about Harrington into its coupon mailings.

WSLS put a call into Val-Pak of the Roanoke Valley to see if it would run the insert as well.  We had not heard back from them as of 7:40 p.m. Monday.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 17, 2009, 07:01:29 AM
http://www.collegiatetimes.com/stories/14690/new-details-released-in-harrington-investigation
New details released in Harrington investigation
Tuesday, November 17, 2009; 12:02 AM | 3 | ShareThis | Print

by Katie Robidoux, news staff writer
Morgan Harrington was seen hitchhiking for a ride on the Copeley Road Bridge on the night of her disappearance, according to a police brief released Nov. 13.

“After the 9:30 (p.m.) timeframe, we can’t seem to establish any other sightings of her,” said Corinne Geller, spokeswoman for the Virginia State Police.

It was also released in the brief that she was wearing a Swarovski Crystal necklace on that night.

Harrington might have received a ride or approached someone to borrow a cell phone, Geller said.

“She was wearing it that night,” Geller said. “She dropped her purse and her cell phone, so maybe she might have dropped her necklace also.”

Police reviewed individual witness claims to arrive at the new conclusions. Investigators are asking anybody that was on or near the Copeley Road Bridge and may have seen a woman hitchhiking to contact them at 434-352-3467.

The police are also looking for people who might have let Harrington use their cell phone that night.
“These are all things relevant to developing any more information on the case and bring her home safely,” Geller said.

The existing police timeline of Harrington’s whereabouts includes leaving the arena around 8:30 p.m. and being sighted on the Copely Road Bridge near Ivy Road around 9:30 p.m.

Harrington disappeared Oct. 17 during a Metallica concert in the John Paul Jones Arena on the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville, Va.

A reward of $150,041 has been established for information that leads to Harrington’s recovery.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Blink34 on November 17, 2009, 09:15:22 AM
http://www.roanoke.com/news/breaking/wb/226638

There is no information to conclude this may or may not be Morgan, her parents live in Roanoke, VA

Deceased Body of a female found under RRX off Wasena Bridge


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 17, 2009, 10:21:53 AM
http://www.roanoke.com/news/breaking/wb/226638

There is no information to conclude this may or may not be Morgan, her parents live in Roanoke, VA

Deceased Body of a female found under RRX off Wasena Bridge
Thanks Blink  ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Blink34 on November 17, 2009, 10:31:53 AM
Gets Worse.

http://www.news8.net/news/stories/1109/678961.html

Body found in Trash Compactor in Laurel, VA


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 17, 2009, 10:39:43 AM
Gets Worse.

http://www.news8.net/news/stories/1109/678961.html

Body found in Trash Compactor in Laurel, VA

OMG, now two bodies, prayers for the families  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Blink34 on November 17, 2009, 10:54:01 AM
Gets Worse.

http://www.news8.net/news/stories/1109/678961.html

Body found in Trash Compactor in Laurel, VA


Self Edit, Laurel, MD


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Blink34 on November 17, 2009, 10:55:40 AM
Roanoke Scanners, if anyone is interested, from Justice at Blinksite:

Here is the online link to the police/fire/rescue scanner in Roanoke:

http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?action=wp&feedId=1250
http://www.radioreference.com/apps/audio/?feedId=1250

If those don’t work, go to http://www.RadioReference.com and search for Roanoke

HTH


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 17, 2009, 10:57:02 AM
Thank-you


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: klaasend on November 17, 2009, 11:00:44 AM
NEW BLINK POST:

http://blinkoncrime.com/2009/11/17/morgan-harrington-case-2-unidentfied-bodies-found-in-different-locations/

Morgan Harrington Case: 2 Unidentfied Bodies Found in Different Locations


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Gypsy DD on November 17, 2009, 11:04:00 AM
Thank you Klaas.

Praying for the rest and repose of these individuals.  Two families will finally have their loved ones returned to them today.   


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 17, 2009, 11:08:26 AM
Thank you Klaas.

Praying for the rest and repose of these individuals.  Two families will finally have their loved ones returned to them today.   
Yes, thank-you, and two families will have their loved ones back  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Kat_Gram on November 17, 2009, 11:38:48 AM
I remember reading that Morgan's scent was picked up by the Amtrack station behind the Wild Wings Cafe. This was in relation to the discussion to her being spotted in Orange in the convenience store. The train would have left at 7:30 am Sunday morning and if you had no Amtrack ticket, they kick you off at the first stop, which is Orange.  ????
Maybe she was trying to get home any way she could. 
Who ever thee people are who have been found, it is a sad day.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Blink34 on November 17, 2009, 11:54:40 AM
How would you know that there are no stab wounds or gsw and not know the gender?

Seriously annoying some reporting.

http://www.gazette.net/stories/11172009/prinnew101856_32561.shtml


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Blink34 on November 17, 2009, 11:56:15 AM
Roanoke woman found near train tracks is likely a suicide.

http://www2.wsls.com/sls/news/local/article/police_body_found_under_wasena_ruled_suicide1/63017/


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 17, 2009, 12:30:37 PM
http://www.roanoke.com/news/breaking/wb/226638

There is no information to conclude this may or may not be Morgan, her parents live in Roanoke, VA

Deceased Body of a female found under RRX off Wasena Bridge
Thanks Blink  ::MonkeyNoNo::

 ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 17, 2009, 12:32:59 PM
Just got back in.My heart skipped a beat when I saw Blink was here.
Blink,thank you for all you hard work.   ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 17, 2009, 12:37:01 PM
Just got back in.My heart skipped a beat when I saw Blink was here.
Blink,thank you for all you hard work.   ::MonkeyAngel::
I sure will second that  ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Edward on November 17, 2009, 01:02:09 PM
quote:
missing Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington was last seen on a bridge atop railroad tracks in Charlottesville, alone.
http://www.roanoke.com/news/224238

This image map shows the tracks in question ?

http://www.roanoke.com/clicks/default.aspx?url=/http://roanoke.com/datasphere/wb/xp-224154



Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Edward on November 17, 2009, 01:04:36 PM
Virginia State Police disclosed Friday that when missing Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington was last seen Oct. 17 on a Charlottesville bridge, she was hitchhiking -- an act her mother said was out of character for her daughter.

http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/226284

starting to sound more and more like some form of drug overdose..mo.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 17, 2009, 01:14:41 PM
Thank you Edward.Sadly,you may be right.   ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Blink34 on November 17, 2009, 01:54:28 PM
I agree that is a possibility, but she did not get to where she is on her own then, so who was with her?

I have the tightest of knots in my gut on the Laurel Md recycling recovery.

I have seen where most of you are feeling like me today. Shaniya did me in yesterday, and today 3 more.

Makes me want to quit this work.  And then I read this, from Morgan's Mom.

 http://findmorgan.com/category/family-blog

People want a happy ending. The happy ending might not come. Instead what they get might be a take home message and a modeling of how people can proceed through a tragedy with dignity. I believe there is a shift as a country towards community: we are seeking and feeling reconnection and intimacy.
 
I don’t know how to do this, though.
 
We know a surgeon who had his fingers burned off. He didn’t know how to operate with the pads of his digits but he learned, as we can learn this. I believe there are heroes among us- I am not a Pollyanna. I also recognize that evil exists. The trick is to choose not to let it defeat you. And you do so by living well, not letting this tragedy poison your life. Using your pain to open yourself to others’ pain and be more compassionate, make more connections rather than pull away from the world.
 
Acknowledging and sharing in the joys of your colleagues and friends is what makes life rich and worth living. Holding others up when tragedy hits, as we are being held. If you let the loss ruin your life you let the guys who snatched Morgan win, you let evil win- I cannot let that happen. Our planned circumscribed picture of a life has been fractured, but the shards can be re-arranged into a mosaic; different and abstract now, but still beautiful and precious. How to do this?


*** I was so embarassed for feeling low and sorry for myself after reading that, I hope it inspires some the way it has me.

Emphasis again on Gil's wording "the guys."

Love, Peace, and Re-energy to my Monkey friends
B



Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Edward on November 17, 2009, 01:58:06 PM
IF It was her then, This person would have been found in prior searches no?
 I am wondering how long the body has been in this location. the bridge was mentioned in early reports of sightings of her..

IF Police missed her all this time .. I would be very disappointed in them.


With that maybe it is not her at all.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Blink34 on November 17, 2009, 02:02:11 PM
IF It was her then, This person would have been found in prior searches no?
 I am wondering how long the body has been in this location. the bridge was mentioned in early reports of sightings of her..

IF Police missed her all this time .. I would be very disappointed in them.


With that maybe it is not her at all.

sorry Edward, I thought you knew the Roanoke victim is not Morgan. Her name has not been released, but it is not her.

I am very concerned about the find in Laurel, however.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Edward on November 17, 2009, 02:03:44 PM
OIC... Thank you Blink

I share your concern for the victim found in the compacter..




Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Gypsy DD on November 17, 2009, 02:03:44 PM
I agree that is a possibility, but she did not get to where she is on her own then, so who was with her?

I have the tightest of knots in my gut on the Laurel Md recycling recovery.

I have seen where most of you are feeling like me today. Shaniya did me in yesterday, and today 3 more.

Makes me want to quit this work.  And then I read this, from Morgan's Mom.

 http://findmorgan.com/category/family-blog

People want a happy ending. The happy ending might not come. Instead what they get might be a take home message and a modeling of how people can proceed through a tragedy with dignity. I believe there is a shift as a country towards community: we are seeking and feeling reconnection and intimacy.
 
I don’t know how to do this, though.
 
We know a surgeon who had his fingers burned off. He didn’t know how to operate with the pads of his digits but he learned, as we can learn this. I believe there are heroes among us- I am not a Pollyanna. I also recognize that evil exists. The trick is to choose not to let it defeat you. And you do so by living well, not letting this tragedy poison your life. Using your pain to open yourself to others’ pain and be more compassionate, make more connections rather than pull away from the world.
 
Acknowledging and sharing in the joys of your colleagues and friends is what makes life rich and worth living. Holding others up when tragedy hits, as we are being held. If you let the loss ruin your life you let the guys who snatched Morgan win, you let evil win- I cannot let that happen. Our planned circumscribed picture of a life has been fractured, but the shards can be re-arranged into a mosaic; different and abstract now, but still beautiful and precious. How to do this?


*** I was so embarrassed for feeling low and sorry for myself after reading that, I hope it inspires some the way it has me.

Emphasis again on Gil's wording "the guys."

Love, Peace, and Re-energy to my Monkey friends
B



DITTO BLINK!  A traveling security guard could work at different events ..Laurel area has a huge arena.  Also on one of the security guys myspace I believe was talking to a friend who had or was working Laurel area at one time?  Does anyone else remember that person, from the very beginning of the case?


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Edward on November 17, 2009, 02:05:34 PM
Morgans mom writes some powerful words on WHY we never give up or give in.
jmho


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 17, 2009, 03:12:50 PM
Morgans mom writes some powerful words on WHY we never give up or give in.
jmho
She sure does, very strong woman, no way could I be strong like she and Morgan's dad  ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Nut44x4 on November 17, 2009, 03:57:10 PM
http://www.roanoke.com/news/breaking/wb/226638

There is no information to conclude this may or may not be Morgan, her parents live in Roanoke, VA

Deceased Body of a female found under RRX off Wasena Bridge
Thanks Blink  ::MonkeyNoNo::

UPDATE: Body found in Roanoke not believed to be missing Va. Tech student

As the case of a missing Virginia Tech student entered into its second month, authorities today are investigating the discovery of a body in Roanoke.

But authorities said they do not believe the body discovered near Norfolk Southern railroad tracks shortly after daybreak in Roanoke, which appeared to be that of a female, is that of Morgan Dana Harrington.

Roanoke police detectives and a medical examiner were called to the scene.

Virginia State Police, the lead agency investigating the disappearance of Harrington, was aware of this morning's discovery and was looking into the matter, agency spokeswoman Corinne Geller said. Shortly before noon, Geller said state police had determined that the body was likely not that of Harrington.

Harrington, a 20-year-old Virginia Tech student from Roanoke, has been missing since the night of Oct. 17, when she attended a Metallica concert at the University of Virginia's John Paul Jones Arena.

Investigators believe Harrington was hitchhiking before she disappeared.

Today's discovery of the body in Roanoke marks at least the third time investigators have checked into the possibility that it may be Harrington.

Shortly after Harrington's disappearance, a body was found along the Blue Ridge Parkway outside Asheville, N.C., and a badly burned female body was found Sunday, this time in Kings Mountain State Park in South Carolina. In each case, authorities found no indication it was Harrington.

Harrington was wearing a black T-shirt with "Pantera" in tan letters, a black mini-skirt, black tights and knee-high black boots. She had a Swarovski crystal necklace on, with large crystal chain links. She is 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs about 120 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes.

State police have a 24-hour-a-day tip line at (804) 263-5547. Tips can be sent to bci-appomattox@vsp.virginia.gov.

http://www2.timesdispatch.com/rtd/news/state_regional/article/BODYGAT17_20091117-113201/306285/


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: sunshine12 on November 17, 2009, 04:16:16 PM
i am really concerned about this body found in laurel, md. 


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Blink34 on November 17, 2009, 04:29:05 PM
i am really concerned about this body found in laurel, md. 

Yes Sunshine, I am so sorry to say that I think it is Morgan. I hope to be wrong, but regardless I pray for the family who has to hear such news.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Gypsy DD on November 17, 2009, 04:33:33 PM
i am really concerned about this body found in laurel, md. 

Yes Sunshine, I am so sorry to say that I think it is Morgan. I hope to be wrong, but regardless I pray for the family who has to hear such news.

Blink ..Did you see my comment on the page before this?  I think Laurel might be her too.  I am thinking of someone who has a first initial of D I think?  Not the Wayne guy.
The security guy.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: MunkeyMunk on November 17, 2009, 04:40:56 PM
Oh No Blink ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: MunkeyMunk on November 17, 2009, 04:46:26 PM
<snipped>
LAUREL, Md. (WUSA) --Prince George's County Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a trash compactor at a recycling center in Laurel Tuesday morning. Police later identified the man as 45-year-old Lindolph Marcellouf, Jr., of the 12300 blk of William Beanes Road in Upper Marlboro.

His body was taken to the medical examiners office where an  autopsy will be performed in order to determine the cause of death
http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=93813&catid=158


?????


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Edward on November 17, 2009, 04:49:37 PM
Better for the family to know now then never know..

Still I hope for the best BUT Somebody has lost a son or daughter in various cases of bodies found in this area.. So many bodies.. Like a war zone.. A shame indeed.

Hitchhiking in this day is suicide.
jmho


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Gypsy DD on November 17, 2009, 04:54:08 PM
<snipped>
LAUREL, Md. (WUSA) --Prince George's County Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a trash compactor at a recycling center in Laurel Tuesday morning. Police later identified the man as 45-year-old Lindolph Marcellouf, Jr., of the 12300 blk of William Beanes Road in Upper Marlboro.

His body was taken to the medical examiners office where an  autopsy will be performed in order to determine the cause of death
http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=93813&catid=158


?????


Oh I am so sorry for this poor man and his family.  Prayers to them.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Blink34 on November 17, 2009, 05:04:05 PM
<snipped>
LAUREL, Md. (WUSA) --Prince George's County Police are investigating the death of a man whose body was found in a trash compactor at a recycling center in Laurel Tuesday morning. Police later identified the man as 45-year-old Lindolph Marcellouf, Jr., of the 12300 blk of William Beanes Road in Upper Marlboro.

His body was taken to the medical examiners office where an  autopsy will be performed in order to determine the cause of death
http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=93813&catid=158


?????

Yes, prayers for his family and a sigh for Morgan. I'm almost afraid to think what tomorrow will bring.


Oh I am so sorry for this poor man and his family.  Prayers to them.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Blink34 on November 17, 2009, 05:06:16 PM
i am really concerned about this body found in laurel, md. 

Yes Sunshine, I am so sorry to say that I think it is Morgan. I hope to be wrong, but regardless I pray for the family who has to hear such news.

Blink ..Did you see my comment on the page before this?  I think Laurel might be her too.  I am thinking of someone who has a first initial of D I think?  Not the Wayne guy.
The security guy.

Yes, I know exactly who you mean Gypsy. There are some other strange things brewing if you will, odd connections.
It seems he also worked security at another event Morgan attended.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 17, 2009, 05:36:08 PM
Thanks for the updates.
Blink,I feel so very sad today.I am still praying for Morgan.   ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 17, 2009, 05:37:59 PM
Morgans mom writes some powerful words on WHY we never give up or give in.
jmho
She sure does, very strong woman, no way could I be strong like she and Morgan's dad  ::MonkeyAngel::

I agree NRCG,she is a very strong woman.    ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: sunshine12 on November 17, 2009, 06:36:19 PM
do you guys think its possible that the connection between morgan and the perp is a connection from virginia tech?   if she met with foul play at the hands of someone else, don't perps usually leave their victims in places they are somewhat familiar with?  i firmly believe she will be found somewhere between uva and virginia tech...and much of the area between these two places is extremely rural.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Nut44x4 on November 17, 2009, 09:25:16 PM
Posted: 8:31 PM Nov 17, 2009

One Month Mark Since Morgan Harrington Disappeared

Charlottesville, Va.
On the one-month anniversary of her daughter's disappearance, Morgan Harrington's mother released a new statement about her search and state police are trying to refute rumors about a woman's body that was found in Roanoke.

Virginia State Police say, based on a description and other evidence, the body that was found is that of another woman.

In the time since Morgan was last seen, police have gotten about 500 tips. So far, none of the tips has led to the missing 20-year-old Virginia Tech student.

Morgan disappeared after attempting to go to a Metallica concert at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville October 17.

Police say she was last seen trying to hitchhike on the Copeley Street Bridge, which is something her mother, Gil Harrington, has said Morgan would not do.

Her parents, Dan and Gil Harrington, are working hard to keep her story alive. In a blog on the Find Morgan Website, Gil added a new post.

She writes, "Acknowledging and sharing in the joys of your colleagues and friends is what makes life rich and worth living. Holding others up when tragedy hits, as we are being held. If you let the loss ruin your life you let the guys who snatched Morgan win, you let evil win. I cannot let that happen."

A close friend of the Harrington’s is also not giving up.

Karen Remine says, "Someone out there knows where Morgan is. And they know how to find her. So we are appealing that that person step forward or if you know of someone who knows where Morgan is."

People have been posting their theories online, including one person who says Morgan was seen walking with a group of University of Virginia basketball players near where her purse was later found.

However, the school would not confirm or deny this claim and said people should take their information to the police.

Police released a detailed timeline of Morgan's movements the night she disappeared about two weeks ago. It ends at 9:30 p.m. when she was seen on the Copeley Street Bridge.

http://www.whsv.com/news/headlines/70325837.html


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Gypsy DD on November 17, 2009, 09:47:18 PM
do you guys think its possible that the connection between morgan and the perp is a connection from virginia tech?   if she met with foul play at the hands of someone else, don't perps usually leave their victims in places they are somewhat familiar with?  i firmly believe she will be found somewhere between uva and virginia tech...and much of the area between these two places is extremely rural.

Somewhat..yes.  I do believe she was familiar with the perp.  None of this hitchig a ride, etc, etc,..it just doesn't fit with the person she seems to have been.  I think she will be found in a somewhat rural area..she thought she was getting a ride home..be that JMU, VATECH or her parents in Roanoke.  Virginia is beautiful ..but there are many rural and mountainous areas..like looking for a needle in a haystack.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Kat_Gram on November 17, 2009, 09:50:06 PM
 
Here is the UVA basketball line up.
 Hometown (Prev School) 
0    Doug Browman  G  5-11  182  Fr.  Midlothian, Va. (Montrose Christian School) 
1    Jontel Evans  G  5-11  185  Fr.  Hampton, Va. (Bethel) 
2    Mustapha Farrakhan  G  6-4  175  Jr.  Harvey, Ill. (Thornton Township) 
4    Calvin Baker  G  6-2  190  Sr.  Newport News, Va. (Woodside) 
5    Assane Sene  C  7-0  234  So.  Saint-Louis, Senegal (South Kent) 
10    Tom Jonke  G  6-0  170  Sr.  Commack, N.Y. (Commack) 
11    Thomas Kody  G  6-3  183  Fr.  McLean, Va. (Langley) 
12    Jamil Tucker  F  6-9  240  Sr.  Gary, Ind. (West Side) 
13    Sammy Zeglinski  G  6-0  182  So.  Philadelphia, Pa. (The William Penn Charter School) 
15    Sylven Landesberg  G  6-6  207  So.  Flushing, N.Y. (Holy Cross) 
22    Will Sherrill  F  6-9  217  Jr.  New York, N.Y. (Phillips Academy Andover) 
23    Jeff Jones  G  6-4  190  Jr.  Chester, Pa. (Monsignor Bonner) 
24    Tristan Spurlock  G/F  6-8  217  Fr.  Woodbridge, Va. (Word of Life Christian) 
32    Mike Scott  F  6-8  239  Jr.  Chesapeake, Va. (Hargrave Military Academy) 
45    Solomon Tat  G/F  6-5  217  Sr.  Jos Plateau, Nigeria (Community Christian School (Ga.)) 
55    Jerome Meyinsse  F/C  6-9  233  Sr.  Baton Rouge, La. (McKinley)  -------------------------------------
Someone was on Morgan's Facebook and checking her friends out. . Let's find out if she knew any of these guys. And I will go to try to find her FB.

Where do these guys usually practise ? University Hall ?
 
 
 
 
 
 






 
 
 
 


 
© 2009 - University of Virginia
All Rights Reserved  College Sports Direct   
 


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: sunshine12 on November 17, 2009, 10:15:30 PM

Here is the UVA basketball line up.
 Hometown (Prev School) 
0    Doug Browman  G  5-11  182  Fr.  Midlothian, Va. (Montrose Christian School) 
1    Jontel Evans  G  5-11  185  Fr.  Hampton, Va. (Bethel) 
2    Mustapha Farrakhan  G  6-4  175  Jr.  Harvey, Ill. (Thornton Township) 
4    Calvin Baker  G  6-2  190  Sr.  Newport News, Va. (Woodside) 
5    Assane Sene  C  7-0  234  So.  Saint-Louis, Senegal (South Kent) 
10    Tom Jonke  G  6-0  170  Sr.  Commack, N.Y. (Commack) 
11    Thomas Kody  G  6-3  183  Fr.  McLean, Va. (Langley) 
12    Jamil Tucker  F  6-9  240  Sr.  Gary, Ind. (West Side) 
13    Sammy Zeglinski  G  6-0  182  So.  Philadelphia, Pa. (The William Penn Charter School) 
15    Sylven Landesberg  G  6-6  207  So.  Flushing, N.Y. (Holy Cross) 
22    Will Sherrill  F  6-9  217  Jr.  New York, N.Y. (Phillips Academy Andover) 
23    Jeff Jones  G  6-4  190  Jr.  Chester, Pa. (Monsignor Bonner) 
24    Tristan Spurlock  G/F  6-8  217  Fr.  Woodbridge, Va. (Word of Life Christian) 
32    Mike Scott  F  6-8  239  Jr.  Chesapeake, Va. (Hargrave Military Academy) 
45    Solomon Tat  G/F  6-5  217  Sr.  Jos Plateau, Nigeria (Community Christian School (Ga.)) 
55    Jerome Meyinsse  F/C  6-9  233  Sr.  Baton Rouge, La. (McKinley)  -------------------------------------
Someone was on Morgan's Facebook and checking her friends out. . Let's find out if she knew any of these guys. And I will go to try to find her FB.

Where do these guys usually practise ? University Hall ?
 
 
 
 
 
 






 
 
 
 


 
© 2009 - University of Virginia
All Rights Reserved  College Sports Direct   
 

i was the one that was on facebook.  she wasnt facebook friends w/any of these people... reading that roster though 2 of the players are from philly which is where i'm from. in fact one of the high schools is down the street from my job.

let me know if anyone has any areas they want me to look and see she had friends in, bc on facebook you can review the persons friends based on location and school and stuff...so let me know if theres any areas you want looked at further!


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Kat_Gram on November 17, 2009, 10:34:31 PM
Ty for looking at the roster and the names. It was a stretch. Back to square one.
Still no statement about the LOA for the player that tossed himself for a year. 


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 18, 2009, 05:12:57 AM
http://www.wtvr.com/news/wtvr-morgan-harrington-story,0,1260432.story
Who Is Morgan Harrington?
CBS 6's Catie Beck travels to Roanoke to learn more about the girl behind the headlines.

Catie Beck Staff reporter

November 17, 2009
ROANOKE - One month ago Tuesday, 20-year-old Morgan Harrington disappeared outside a concert in Charlottesville. Since then her pictures and her parents have remained in the headlines.

In fact, on the one month mark a woman's body was found in Roanoke, the city where Morgan Harrington lived with her parents. State Police quickly notified area media that the body was not Morgan.

No matter where you are in Virginia, it's hard to get away from the search for the Virginia Tech student.

But with tens of thousands of people going missing every year, we wanted to know more about the girl behind the headlines.

CBS 6 travelled to Roanoke late last week. A parade of yellow ribbons surrounded the Harrington home and the car windows of nearby neighbors have become homegrown rolling billboards.

But when Dan Harrington gets home, he says his heart sinks a little. Not because of ribbons or windows inscriptions, "I see her car outside and just for a minute there's just this thought - oh Morgan is... and then you realize that she's not (home)."

And not found. When Morgan disappeared following a Metallica concert in Charlottesville police asked the public for help, her parents pleaded for her safe return and thousands of volunteers searched the dense forests for anything that could lead them to her. Still very little is known.

"I think the first thing you think of in the morning is oh my gosh it's another day. It's a long day and we didn't get a call during the night," says Morgan's father.

The image of Morgan greets anyone who enters the Harrington home. But if you take a few steps further you'll find an image she created.

"Morgan a self-taught artist created a self-portrait her senior year that hangs in the home among a dozen other paintings. Her parents call her "artsy" and "free-spirited".
"A lot of breath to her people will say one word but you can't encompass someone in one word...she's complicated."

Morgan's bedroom shows her complexity. Posters of heavy metal bands alongside one of Marilyn Monroe or the Beatles.

Black high heels next to high top sneakers. Her mother Gill says she has archived Morgan's keepsakes for good reason.

"All of the artwork and little shoes and this was on her crib... remember this? My hope was, she could give these things to her kids and her kids would have fun seeing them," said Gill Harrington.

One thing already handed down in the Harrington family is the use of a phrase,it's family lingo, and it's a symbol that can be seen virtually everywhere. Two dots, four dots and then one dot.

"I just flash them 2-4-1," says Gill. She explains it's meaning: "I love you too much, forever and once more."

t was the last thing Morgan said to her mother before she left for Charlottesville the night she disappeared.

"Morgan would always get in the car and flip down that visor get her lipstick on good, being Morgan, then would flip it back up. She would 2-4-1 to me and say '2-4-1' and then pull away," her mother recalls.

The Harrington's try not to think about what Morgan may be going through or what she might have already endured. Not knowing gives them temporary hope.

Gill holds strong with optimism, "Our best case scenario is that someone has abducted our daughter and not murdered her and is now just holding her against her will that's what we're hoping for."

"The prospect that you may never see your daughter again is probably one of the most painful things that a parent could have."

The day Morgan went missing the Harrington's packed a bag of her fresh clothes to take with them to the police station. They remain in the car.

"If you take them out, you're quitting on her, and we can't quit on her - you know?" Gill continues, "We're not going to quit on her."


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 18, 2009, 08:32:58 AM
http://www2.dailyprogress.com/cdp/news/local/article/body_found_in_roanoke_not_harringtons/49011/
Home > News> Local
Body found in Roanoke not Harrington’s
Media General News Service
Published: November 18, 2009
As the case of missing Virginia Tech student Morgan D. Harrington entered its second month, authorities on Tuesday investigated the discovery of a body in Roanoke.

But authorities said the female body discovered on Norfolk Southern railroad tracks shortly after daybreak in Roanoke is not that of Harrington.

Roanoke police detectives and a medical examiner were called to the scene, and authorities determined the female’s death did not appear suspicious. Police on Tuesday had not released a cause of death or identified the body.

Virginia State Police, the lead agency investigating the disappearance of Harrington, looked into the matter Tuesday but determined that the body was not that of Harrington, agency spokeswoman Corinne Geller said.

Harrington, a 20-year-old Virginia Tech student from Roanoke, has been missing since Oct. 17, when she attended a Metallica concert at the University of Virginia’s John Paul Jones Arena.

Investigators believe Harrington was hitchhiking before she disappeared.

Tuesday’s discovery marks at least the third time investigators have checked into the possibility that a body may be Harrington.

Shortly after Harrington’s disappearance, a body was found along the Blue Ridge Parkway outside Asheville, N.C., and a badly burned female body was found Sunday, this time in Kings Mountain State Park in South Carolina. In each case, authorities found no indication that it was Harrington.

Authorities have also repudiated reports of a link between Harrington’s disappearance and the departures of two players from the UVa men’s basketball team.
Sources have said that some members of the team saw Harrington that evening.

Sophomore center Assane Sene was recently suspended for the first three games of the season for “conduct detrimental to the team,” according to UVa, and senior forward Jamil Tucker has taken an open-ended leave of absence from the team.

“These actions are in no way connected to Morgan’s disappearance,” wrote UVa spokeswoman Carol Wood in an e-mail.

Harrington was last seen wearing a black T-shirt with “Pantera” in tan letters, a black mini-skirt, black tights and knee-high black boots. She had a Swarovski crystal necklace on, with large crystal chain links. She is 5-foot-6 and weighs about 120 pounds, with blonde hair and blue eyes.

State police have received about 500 tips and leads. Call 352-3467 with information. Tips can be sent to bci-appomattox@vsp.virginia.gov .

Daily Progress staff writer Ted Strong contributed to this story.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Gypsy DD on November 18, 2009, 09:33:12 AM
TY Trimm for the updates and articles.

Prayers to Morgan's family.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 18, 2009, 09:43:04 AM
TY Trimm for the updates and articles.

Prayers to Morgan's family.
From me also  ::MonkeyAngel::  Maybe today there will be some news.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 18, 2009, 11:23:00 AM
TY Trimm for the updates and articles.

Prayers to Morgan's family.
From me also  ::MonkeyAngel::  Maybe today there will be some news.

I hope so.
Praying for Morgan.    ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 18, 2009, 11:36:52 AM
http://www.noisecreep.com/2009/11/18/body-found-near-bridge-not-missing-metallica-fan-morgan-harringt/
Body Found Near Bridge Not Missing Metallica Fan Morgan Harrington
Posted on Nov 18th 2009 10:00AM by Chris Harris
Rumors started to fly Nov. 18, following the discovery of a woman's body in Roanoke, Va. Was the body really that of missing Metallica fan Morgan Harrington, who'd vanished from a Metallica concert a month earlier? Fortunately for Gil and Dan Harrington, the body wasn't Morgan's, meaning the search for the 20-year-old Virginia Tech student rages on.

Authorities told reporters that the female body discovered on the Norfolk Southern railroad tracks Tuesday morning was not Harrington's, as was rumored earlier in the day. But Roanoke police detectives and a medical examiner called to the scene determined the female's death did not appear suspicious, and that the woman was not Harrington.

According to police, Tuesday's discovery marks at least the third time detectives have checked into the possibility that a discovered body may be Harrington. Soon after her disappearance, a body was found along the Blue Ridge Parkway outside Asheville, N.C., and a badly burned female body was found over the weekend in Kings Mountain State Park in South Carolina. Police are also shooting down reports that Harrington's disappearance is linked to the departures of two players from the University of Virginia's men's basketball team.

Harrington was last seen outside Metallica's Oct. 17 concert, wearing a Pantera T-shirt, a black mini-skirt, black tights and black boots. She was also wearing a Swarovski crystal necklace with large crystal chain links. Harrington went to the concert with friends, but was separated from them when she went to use the bathroom and somehow ended up outside the venue, which has a no re-entry policy. Police believe she was last seen trying to hitch a ride, which her parents say is unlike her.

On Tuesday, Harrington's mother issued another statement on her daughter's disappearance. "People want a happy ending," Gil Harrington writes. "The happy ending might not come. Instead, what they get might be a take home message and a modeling of how people can proceed through a tragedy with dignity. I believe there is a shift as a country towards community: we are seeking and feeling reconnection and intimacy."

She says she knows there are good people in the world, but "I also recognize that evil exists. The trick is to choose not to let it defeat you. And you do so by living well, not letting this tragedy poison your life. Using your pain to open yourself to others' pain and be more compassionate, make more connections rather than pull away from the world. If you let the loss ruin your life, you let the guys who snatched Morgan win, you let evil win. I cannot let that happen. Our planned circumscribed picture of a life has been fractured, but the shards can be re-arranged into a mosaic; different and abstract now, but still beautiful and precious."


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Blink34 on November 18, 2009, 11:42:28 AM
http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/70323797.html

November 17, 2009

Morgan Harrington's mother is releasing a new statement about her mindset on the one-month mark since her daughter, Morgan Harrington's disappearance at a Metallica concert October 17th.

Over the last four weeks, Virginia State Police have gone through 500 tips and leads, including one today. A woman's body was found in Roanoke Tuesday morning, but State Police say she's not Morgan Harrington.

One month after Harrington's disappearance, there's still no sign of the Virginia Tech student.

New flowers adorn the memorial created by Harrington's family. Police say the 20-year-old was last seen hitchhiking on the Copeley Road bridge, which is unusual behavior for Morgan, according to her mother, Gil.

Gil and Dan Harrington work tirelessly to find their daughter. Gil Harrington added a new post to the "Find Morgan" blog Tuesday:

"Acknowledging and sharing in the joys of your colleagues and friends is what makes life rich and worth living. Holding others up when tragedy hits, as we are being held," Gil writes. "If you let the loss ruin your life you let the guys who snatched Morgan win, you let evil win- I cannot let that happen."

A close friend of the Harringtons isn't giving up.

"Someone out there knows where Morgan is, and they know how to find her," says Karen Remine, a close family friend.

While investigators follow the hundreds of tips from witnesses, online sleuths offer their take on what happened.

A reporter for the Internet site "Blink On Crime" and other sources say after Morgan Harrington left JPJ and before she disappeared she was seen with a group of UVa basketball players in the Lannigan Field Area where her purse was later found. Web chat rooms devoted to UVa sports buzzed about the coincidence.

UVa wouldn't confirm or deny the report, directing us to State Police, who say they can't disclose the identities of witnesses or anyone involved in the case.

However, UVa's spokesperson, Carol Wood, confirms that the suspension and leave of absense of two players on the basketball team has nothing to do with the Morgan Harrington case saying in an email, "These actions are in no way connected to Morgan's disappearance."

Harrington's family and friends hope for an end to the mystery that began one month ago.

I just wanted to post this as I really like to give proper attribution. The above newsplex article received the comment email from Ms. Wood of UVA, and had that "scoop" so to speak. With so much misinformation circulating, I thought it prudent to identify the more direct sources.

That said, I dont understand the concept of a "half" position on the matter by UVA. Then why defer to the VSP on the question regarding what UVA bb players were interviewed?


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: sunshine12 on November 18, 2009, 11:54:06 AM
i dont understand the half position being held by UVA either.  perhaps they have been asked by vsp not to identify which players were questioned at this point so it doesnt hinder their investigation in anyway? 

this just doesnt pass the sniff test for me


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Blink34 on November 18, 2009, 12:22:09 PM
i dont understand the half position being held by UVA either.  perhaps they have been asked by vsp not to identify which players were questioned at this point so it doesnt hinder their investigation in anyway? 

this just doesnt pass the sniff test for me

No, VSP said they do not release that info, but the players or UVA are not precluded from discussing it, "They leave that up to them."


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Roxie on November 18, 2009, 12:39:13 PM
Prayers for Morgan and her family


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Blink34 on November 18, 2009, 12:46:55 PM
Posted on Blinksite:

From SUZ:

Hey, at least this answers my question as to whether the cell phone battery cover was recovered (it was). I somehow missed this in the article from last Sunday.

Her black purse, which could also be worn as a backpack, and battery-less cell phone were spotted by a passerby the morning of Sunday, October 18. Geller says the battery cover was also recovered and that Morgan’s family says the “condition of the phone” meant the battery could come out easily if the phone was dropped. Geller says there was no sign of a struggle.
http://www.readthehook.com/blog/index.php/2009/11/15/concerned-witnesses-before-hitching-morgan-harrington-caused-worry/

Still odd that the battery was never found.



My response: This is what drives me batty. So, was the battery cover ON THE PHONE? Or was it recovered seperately in the purse, nearby or other? That is HUGE??
B


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: SuzieQ on November 18, 2009, 12:48:56 PM
Trimm, thank you so much for all the updates and Blink thank you for all you do.
Prayers for the Harrington family.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 18, 2009, 01:28:25 PM
Trimm, thank you so much for all the updates and Blink thank you for all you do.
Prayers for the Harrington family.

You are welcome.
Still praying for Morgan.    ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Edward on November 18, 2009, 01:29:06 PM
A sports team gang rape and murder ?

Where are all the players who were seen with her ?? Why are they not speaking up in public ?


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Edward on November 18, 2009, 01:36:27 PM
She was seen outside the arena ..
She was seen on a bridge that appears to have 3 different names..judging by various news reports.
She is now seen with a bunch of sports players..
Her handbag and phone found but no battery, where she is seen with the team players...

Silence out of the teams players and some person running guard for them.. no way they did not do anything..no..no..no..

They all need to be interrogated separately..




Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Edward on November 18, 2009, 01:40:35 PM
Another VA Student shot and murdered by apparent hunting accident.
http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/11/18/national/a100210S56.DTL&tsp=1

Were they friends ? who is the shooter ? is he a student also ?



Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Edward on November 18, 2009, 01:45:08 PM
Look at the dynamics of a gang rape in this currant crime committed in Richmond California a few weeks ago and consider what may have happened in this situation concerning Morgan.


http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/11/18/national/a100210S56.DTL&tsp=1


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: sunshine12 on November 18, 2009, 01:45:56 PM
in regards to the battery cover and the phone battery...

if morgan dropped her phone during a struggle in the parking lot and the battery cover was found on the ground in the parking lot and was found seperately from the phone, i  think they would have found the actual phone battery in the same area as well.  it wouldnt have just disappearred into thin air unless the perp picked up the battery off the ground and took it with them.  if this was the case this would suggest a perp that has knowledge of how criminal investigations work. 

maybe its also possible that morgan had dropped her phone and the battery came out (this happens to me if i drop my phone, the battery cover comes off and the battery comes out) and when she bent down to try to pick up the phone, battery, and battery cover, whoever is responsible for her disappearnce grabbed her while she was in a vulnerable position and put her in his car before she could grab the phone and the battery cover. maybe all she had time to grab was the battery?  i know this is very far fetched but it could be possible.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Edward on November 18, 2009, 01:47:27 PM
Damn that was the wrong link !!!   ::MonkeyRoll::

Here is the correct one..

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/11/17/national/a101238S78.DTL


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Edward on November 18, 2009, 01:54:45 PM
Not farfetched at all sunshine12

There is a person or persons to have done this deliberately.. There is a criminal mind at work.

1. Security guard..... Knows what police will look for.

BUT not only a security guard.. A group of half drunk males could have commited an act.

Why was she seen hitchiking ?? Was she given a date rape drug ?? She was acting out of her mind..
 

That battery missing speaks volumes to me..
body is in some field or in the water.. All by design


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: sunshine12 on November 18, 2009, 02:06:58 PM
i also wanted to say that i think its wayyy too coincidental that the hitch hiking story hit the press after it became public knowledge that UVA bball players had been seen with Morgan the night she went missing in the same parking lot that her cell phone and purse were found in


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Edward on November 18, 2009, 02:12:45 PM
Damn that was the wrong link !!!   ::MonkeyRoll::

Here is the correct one..

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/11/17/national/a101238S78.DTL


Not far from the pulsating music and dancing of the high school homecoming, young men were drinking in a dimly-lit courtyard out of sight of chaperones.

A friend invited a 16-year-old girl to join them, and she started drinking hard liquor, too. Soon another group of young men came over.

The ingredients for tragedy all were present, experts say. A bunch of men. A vulnerable young woman. Alcohol.

What happened next, authorities say, degenerated into a two-hour-long gang rape by as many as 10 males. Another 20 people allegedly watched as the victim was assaulted, beaten bloody and robbed of her jewelry but they did not stop it or call police.

The attack late last month led to six arrests, captured nationwide headlines and put this community of 103,000 on the eastern San Francisco Bay shoreline through spasms of self examination. Hundreds attended support rallies for the victim.

Some saw the crime as an outgrowth of Richmond's street violence and poverty. But experts say gang rapes happen in all segments of society — white and minority, rich and poor. And they say the attackers often are bonded males ranging from gang members and neighborhood pals to teammates and fraternity brothers.

"Everybody was asking why did this happen?" said Peggy Reeves Sanday, a University of Pennsylvania anthropologist who has written extensively about gang rape. "It's very clear if you look at the male culture and the bonding culture of young males and the adventure and bravado of a social situation."

Authorities said the suspects knew each other from either attending or having ties to the high school. However, they said any apparent bonds quickly eroded during police questioning as the suspects attempted to shift blame to their alleged accomplices.

"Just pointing the fingers at other suspects places them at the scene of the crime," said Steven Clark, a defense attorney and former prosecutor. "I'm sure they're thinking about cooperating with the district attorney if they could get a lesser sentence."

In many gang-rape cases, Sanday said, the victim is drunk, mentally disabled, lured by someone she has a crush on or considers a boyfriend.

The victim here was a Richmond High School student.

After leaving the dance early, she was waiting outside for her father to pick her up when she heard a familiar voice. A classmate invited her to hang out with him and a few guys in the shadowy courtyard.

She hopped a short gate and began drinking with them. More young men joined them.

"That's when the dynamics changed," said Richmond Police Lt. Mark Gagan, noting the assault soon began.

In gang rapes where bystanders are egging on the others, Sanday said, "it is part of the male ritual. It involves proving their sexual prowess."

School officials and authorities said the victim felt betrayed because she knew a few of her alleged attackers and considered one a trusted friend.

"She is a young girl who's impressionable and, I think, wonders if this is what the world is really like," said Richmond police Sgt. Lori Curran, a lead investigator.

The victim has since been flooded with gifts and letters of support. In a letter read by her family pastor during a vigil, she urged the community to remain calm and "let that anger cause change."

As the investigation continues, disturbing questions hang over the tragedy: Why didn't anyone stop the attack or tell the dance's 10 chaperones, four police officers among them?

"Where were our neighbors, our fellow country-people who witness such a horrific crime and are afraid to call 911?" asked Terry O'Neill, president of the National Organization for Women.

In many sexual assaults, the larger the crowd watching, the less likely someone will intervene, said Sharyn Potter, a sociology professor at the University of New Hampshire.

"They worry about retaliation, their social status among their peers, being labeled as a 'snitch' and their own physical safety," said Potter.

It took someone who was nowhere near the dance to alert police.



Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/11/17/national/a101238S78.DTL#ixzz1VDVY7pMk



Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Edward on November 18, 2009, 02:22:38 PM
Like she was hitchiking after being druged and raped and one of her attackers removed her cellphone battery so she would not call anyone ?? she was just trying to get away.. 
The boys then decided she was going to make accusations .. so.....


It all makes sense when you consider the possible.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 18, 2009, 03:18:58 PM
http://findmorgan.com/category/family-blog
My Philosophy of Life, by: Morgan Harrington
On November - 18 - 2009

Morgan Harrington

Zeek- English 111

Reader’s Journal #3

11 September 2006
“My Philosophy of Life”

 

This weekend, my mom told me that my chores would involve outdoor

work instead of the usual indoor vacuuming. I was not thrilled about this change

from my typical routine and had a bad attitude when I first knelt down to begin

gardening. Once my body finally adjusted to the heat and my hand movements

developed a circular pattern to spread the soil, I grew comfortable in nature next

to my mom. As I thumped the earth around the roots of the flowers, my mind

began to wander. It was then that I realized how plants are very similar to

people.
Just as people need certain things to survive, plants do as well. A young

plant needs serious attention from a gardener until it grows strong enough to

thrive on its own. A gardener must position the plant in an area where the sprout

will receive just the right amount of sunlight; however, too much sun will cause

the plant’s leaves to shrivel up and eventually it will die. Regular water is also a

necessity required for plant survival but too much water will wash the roots right

out of the ground and kill the plant. After the plant has been placed, and

nurtured, the gardener has to step back and let nature run its course. The plant

still requires some nurturing and care, but survival is up to the plant. Some

seeds never sprout, some blooms shrivel up and die unexplainably, and some

plants never seem to grow to the expected size and splendor. There is only so
much tending a gardener can do and the rest is up to nature and the plant.

 

A person must be carefully nurtured and have good values instilled in him

when he is young and begins maturing. Childhood is a “make or break it” stage

in development where the individual is very fragile; therefore, parents must raise

their kids with the best intentions. Parents must introduce tools for success to

their children at a young age, for example, stressing the value of a good

education. If a parent is overly emphatic and insistent about school, though, a

child might reject learning altogether. Informing kids about the hardships in life is

also something that a parent must do; however, if the parent reveals too much
about suffering, the child could become overwhelmed and fearful of the world.

Protection from overexposure to danger is necessary to a certain extent to

maintain innocence, but there is a fine line between being protective and

smothering the individual one tries to protect. Parents lay a foundation for their

children, but after a certain point, it is truly up to the child whether or not he wants

to thrive. Some kids have many opportunities presented to them but never take

advantage of them, some kids drop out of high school, and some kids fail to

reach their full potential. There is only so much a parent can do and it is really up

to each child to lift his head up and reach for the sun.
I watched my mom clip dead basil leaves and I felt even more confident

that my newly discovered philosophy of life was correct. My mom taught me

about life and raised me to uphold certain values, but now I’m a senior in high

school and I’m starting to make decisions for myself and emerge as my own

person. I will always remember what she taught me and keep that knowledge in

mind as I make independent decisions. Now I can only hope that the flowers we

planted will do the same – but even if they don’t, I still have experienced a growth

of insight as well as greater closeness with my mom through this simple

gardening project.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 18, 2009, 04:15:17 PM
http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbermouth.net/news.aspx?mode=Article&newsitemID=130610
METALLICA Bassist On Missing Fan: 'I Was Crushed' - Nov. 18, 2009
The Pulse of Radio reports: Tuesday (November 17) marked one month since the disappearance of METALLICA fan Morgan Harrington from outside the band's concert in Charlottesville, Virginia. The 20-year-old Virginia Tech student vanished after she accidentally left the venue and was unable to get back in. Although she called her friends inside and said she'd either wait for them or find her own way home, Harrington was not seen again. METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo told The Pulse of Radio how he felt when he first heard about the situation. "I mean, I was crushed," he said. "Stuff like this just really, really bums me out, especially when you are a parent and you have children. I mean, it's the worst thing that you could ever imagine. And of course, you know, we're all hoping for the best and just praying that she's alive. It really hit a sour chord with us and bummed us out."

Police have had few leads in the Harrington case, despite extensive searches by air and on the ground. Her cell phone and purse were found in the area outside the arena, with one report suggesting that she might have tried to use another concertgoer's phone to make a call.

Other unconfirmed reports suggest that Harrington was last seen hitchhiking.
Harrington's parents have offered a $100,000 reward for information on her whereabouts, with METALLICA adding another $50,000 to the total.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has gotten involved with the search, fielding calls and taking any information about Harrington's case. Executive director Bob Lowery told Noisecreep.com, "We're going to pursue this case like Morgan is still alive and she's safe and we're not going to give up until we find out otherwise."


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 18, 2009, 04:56:54 PM
http://www.nbc29.com/Global/story.asp?S=11531870
Harrington Search Day 32
Posted: Nov 18, 2009 3:39 PM CST Updated: Nov 18, 2009 3:41 PM CST
Morgan Harrington Morgan Harrington
Morgan Harrington Morgan Harrington
Dan and Gil Harrington Dan and Gil Harrington

It's been 32 days since Morgan Harrington disappeared outside the Metallica concert at John Paul Jones Arena. Wednesday her parents were back in Charlottesville to meet with state police and to spend time at the last place she was seen.

Dan and Gil Harrington were here to take Morgan’s dental records to state police investigators. Before that meeting, they spent a few very emotional minutes at the Copeley Road Bridge where Morgan was last seen hitching a ride at 9:30 the night of October 17.

The Harrington’s brought flowers and new weather-proof signs to the memorial on the bridge. Morgan's parents also hung Tibetan prayer flags, which Gil Harrington says Morgan hung in her apartment in bedroom. They say they just feel the need to be where she was last seen and in the community where she was abducted from.

Gil Harrington says she's staying optimistic about finding her daughter, but it's getting harder. “Until this point I have been saying that we're getting ragged. But I would say as of last night, we're kind of unraveling a bit because it has been a month and that's a big block of time. And you know a holiday for families is right around the corner and our family is fractured. It's difficult.”

Dan Harrington said, “After someone has done something like this, it would be very usual for them to have some strange behaviors or some odd behaviors and if someone can think back to that period of time and think of someone that maybe was acting strangely to also notify the police.”

The Harrington’s stressed that the memorial on the bridge is in no way a sign that they've given up hope.
State police are operating the investigation under the assumption that Morgan is still alive until there's evidence that says something different. Anyone with any information, no matter how small you think it is, is asked to call the tip line at 434-352-3467.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Edward on November 18, 2009, 06:36:06 PM
ps What is a Blue Phone ? Is that like a phone booth ? Sorry, I am Canadian.

My apologies Kat, I should have worded that differently. They are the UVA emergency phones located throughout the campus.

If you click on the pdf link I posted above and choose the first option "Lighted pathways and Phones", it shows you the perpetually lit pathways and "blue phones" relative to the campus. It is clear to me Morgan went to the LEAST visible, LEAST safe area of the campus. If she went there to grab a cab, that would make sense to me, but also would indicate what happened to her, happened at least, initially there.

I'm sorry, the hitchhiking thing is proposterous to me. Why with HUNDREDS of emergency phones ( if in fact her phone was now broken) would this intelligent young woman bypass the equivalent of cabstands and "thumb it". No way.

Imo, Morgan Harrington was either lured there, or meeting someone she knew, or at least was aquainted with enough to trust for a ride.
Quote

True.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Kat_Gram on November 18, 2009, 08:42:12 PM
There are too many things being held back from us, the public, to even try to figure out what happened here.
Her friends statement that she would get a ride with friends or meet with them later after the concert was over.
That was one of the first things that caught my attention.
What friends ? Did she run into some outside before that statment was made ? Did she have friends at UVA ?
That weren't going to the concert ?
Morgan wasn't a stupid girl and I don't believe the hitchhiking story. Concerts are sometimes a freak show
and to risk getting in a car with a total stranger is just plain unMorgan. I know that her family thinks she is wonderful and she most likely is, her writing is that of an intelligent and caring girl. Even if she was mildly
buzzed on a few drinks or a " smoke", it's too stupid.
Even if she didn't use the blue phones, she could have found a pay phone to call her freinds if her battery was low or dead.
Her friends are way too unforthcoming. The basketball players same thing.


   


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 19, 2009, 06:38:47 AM
http://www2.wsls.com/sls/news/local/article/morgan_harringtons_parents_head_back_to_charlottesville_in_search_for_daugh/63355/
Morgan Harrington’s parents head back to Charlottesville in search for daughter
WSLS News Staff
news@wsls.com
Published: November 18, 2009
Updated: November 18, 2009
The parents of missing Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington headed back to Charlottesville on Wednesday.

It’s been more than a month since Dan and Gil Harrington’s daughter vanished, following a Metallica concert at the University of Virginia’s John Paul Jones Arena.

The Harringtons brought fresh flowers and new weather proof signs to the last place witnesses saw Morgan, at the Copeley Road bridge on UVA’s campus. State Police say witnesses told investigators that Morgan was trying to catch a ride.

Morgan’s mother Gil said Wednesday that she’s staying optimistic about finding her daughter, but it’s becoming more difficult.

“Until this point I have been saying that we’re getting ragged. but i would say as of last night, we’re kind of unraveling a bit because it has been a month and that’s a big block of time. and you know a holiday for families is right around the corner and our family is fractured,“ Gil Harrington told our NBC affiliate in Charlottesville WVIR.

The Harringtons also spoke with State Police on Wednesday, and dropped off a copy of Morgan’s dental records.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 19, 2009, 10:02:38 AM
http://www.noisecreep.com/2009/11/19/metallica-missing-fan-trujillo-harrington/

Metallica's Robert Trujillo Comments on Missing Fan Morgan Harrington
Posted on Nov 19th 2009 9:30AM by Chris Harris
She's been missing for over a month, despite a $150,000 reward for information regarding her disappearance, but the parents of Metallica fan and 20-year-old Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington are not giving up. They won't stop searching until Morgan is found, and according to Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo, the band is praying for her safe return.

"I was crushed," Trujillo says in a recent interview, about learning of Harrington's disappearance; he added that the case has been ever-present on the band members' minds. "Stuff like this just really, really bums me out, especially when you are a parent and you have children. I mean, it's the worst thing that you could ever imagine. And of course, you know, we're all hoping for the best and just praying that she's alive. It really hit a sour chord with us and bummed us out."

Harrington hasn't been seen since Metallica's Oct. 17 concert, which she attended with friends. She became separated from the group, and ended up outside the venue, where there is a no re-entry policy. Police have very few leads, but say Morgan was last seen hitching for a ride on a nearby bridge. Investigators also believe she may have tried to use another concert-goer's phone to make a call.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has gotten involved with the case, fielding calls and taking any information about Harrington's case.
Trujillo is the second member of the band to comment on the case. Last month, guitarist Kirk Hammett told reporters that the band was "staying positive that she will be found soon," and added that "we are all hoping for the best and praying for her and her family. We all have children and as parents ourselves, it's our worst nightmare for a child to go out and not come back home. We empathize with that greatly, so we are doing what we can to help find her. We are staying positive."


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 19, 2009, 02:54:15 PM
http://www.c-ville.com/index.php?cat=1991704080566501&act=post&pid=12031911090388265
   
This Just In
by C-VILLE Writers
Parents of missing Morgan Harrington give dental records to state police
by Chiara Canzi, November 19th 02:32pm

The parents of missing VT student Morgan Harrington were in town yesterday to deliver their daughter’s dental records to the state police.

The Newsplex reports that Dan and Gil Harrington put posters of their daughter and painted the family symbol on the Copeley Road bridge, near the John Paul Jones Arena where Harrington was attending a Metallica concert on Saturday, October 17.

According to the report, Harrington’s parents believe she was abducted and accomplices are involved.

For clues leading to Harrington’s return, the family has put up a $100,000 reward. The band Metallica has added $50,000.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 19, 2009, 02:54:56 PM
Praying for Morgan.   ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 19, 2009, 05:18:03 PM
http://findmorgan.com/
Virtual Visual: Saturday, November 21st 2009 at 9:00 PM EST - people all over the country and as far as we can spread this message will be lighting a candle - thinking of Morgan - Praying for Morgan and her family!

We are frequently asked by community members how they can assist in the search for Morgan. Fliers are available on the downloads (http://findmorgan.com/download) page, which you can save to your computer to print and distribute.

We encourage you to print, e-mail or fax these fliers to Chambers of Commerce and their members; local, regional, and national law enforcement agencies; shopping centers; service stations, hotels; hospitals; apartment complexes; airports; rental car agencies; universities in VA, and your own contacts.

Victim Description

AGE: 20
EYES: Blue
HAIR: Blonde
HEIGHT: 5'6"
WEIGHT: 120 lbs
LAST SEEN: October 17, 2009
John Paul Jones Arena
Charlottesville, VA
(http://findmorgan.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/morgan-harrington-missing-252x300.png)
Contact Information

Tip Line: (434) 352-3467

State Police E-Mail:
bci-appomattox@vsp.virginia.gov

General: info@findmorgan.com


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Edward on November 19, 2009, 06:07:56 PM
any law enforcment have boys on the team ?


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: mymonkey on November 19, 2009, 07:02:29 PM
any law enforcment have boys on the team ?


GREAT question Edward!!!


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 19, 2009, 07:46:46 PM
any law enforcment have boys on the team ?


GREAT question Edward!!!
Now that is a very interesting question.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 19, 2009, 08:38:35 PM
Praying for Morgan.   ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 20, 2009, 06:31:28 AM
http://www2.timesdispatch.com/rtd/news/state_regional/article/TECH20_20091119-222206/306863/
Family of missing Tech student clings to hope
TED STRONG MEDIA GENERAL NEWS SERVICE
Published: November 20, 2009
CHARLOTTESVILLE -- Morgan Dana Harrington's parents this week visited the Copeley Road bridge where she was last seen to leave mementos and posters at a small, makeshift memorial.

"We are not building a mausoleum. This is her place of hope," said her mother, Gil Harrington.

Morgan Harrington, 20, disappeared the night of Oct. 17 after leaving a Metallica concert at the University of Virginia's John Paul Jones Arena. Police have said they've received several reports of a woman matching her description hitchhiking at about 9:30 that night on the bridge, which crosses railroad tracks.

On Wednesday, Harrington's parents taped up laminated posters about their daughter and left a variety of mementos, as well as handing out business cards asking for help finding the missing Virginia Tech student.

A streamer of Tibetan prayer flags also draped the bridge. Prayer flags are a favorite of Morgan's, and she displayed them on a balcony in Blacksburg and on her bed in her parents' Roanoke home, her mother said.

Her parents said that as far as they know, state police haven't established a timeline beyond the 9:30 p.m. spotting on the bridge.

Her mother believes she was likely trying to return to James Madison University in Harrisonburg. "If she was traveling under her own wishes, that's the direction she would have been heading," Gil Harrington said.
Morgan Harrington had stopped at JMU on her way to the concert in Charlottesville. From there, she rode in her own car with a group of friends, one of whom drove to U.Va.

In the month since their daughter went missing, the Harringtons have been doing whatever they can to keep her disappearance in the news. Her case has been featured on "Nancy Grace" and "Dr. Phil," and her photograph has appeared on the cover of People magazine.

A host of benefactors has allowed Crime Stoppers to offer a reward of more than $150,000 for information leading to her location.

The family also has been using tools such as Facebook, said her father, Dan Harrington.

"We've used the social networking I think pretty significantly to get the word out and keep the story going," he said.

But the one-month mark has been particularly hard on the family, Gil Harrington said. "I would say . . . we've kind of unraveled," she said.

She urged anyone who might know something to come forward.

"There's a really big reward out there, and we would love to have our daughter home for Thanksgiving," she said.

Morgan Harrington is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs about 120 pounds. She was last seen wearing a black T-shirt with "Pantera" written across the front in tan letters, a black miniskirt, black tights and black boots. She also was wearing a Swarovski crystal necklace with a chain-link design that her brother had given her.

State police have received about 500 tips and leads. They have a 24-hour tip line at (804) 263-5547. Tips can be sent to bci-appomattox@vsp.virginia.gov .


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: klaasend on November 20, 2009, 09:49:38 AM
NEW BLINK POST:

http://blinkoncrime.com/2009/11/19/morgan-harrington-case-separating-fact-from-fiction-part-i/

Morgan Harrington Case: Separating Fact From Fiction Part I


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 20, 2009, 10:07:13 AM
Thank you Klaas and Blink. 


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Edward on November 20, 2009, 10:24:11 AM
Excellent work Blink !!


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 20, 2009, 10:57:54 AM
Excellent work Blink !!

I'll second that.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: sunshine12 on November 20, 2009, 11:06:52 AM
Excellent work Blink !!

I'll second that.

me too, im glad it has been clarified what parking lot her cell phone and bag was found in.  i also think it says a lot that only athletes and certain alums can park in that lot. 


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 20, 2009, 12:10:46 PM
http://www.collegiatetimes.com/stories/14724/event-aims-to-rekindle-search-for-harrington


Event aims to rekindle search for Harrington

Thursday, November 19, 2009; 10:28 PM | 0 | ShareThis | Print

by Priya Saxena, news staff writer
Participating communities around the world will light candles in a vigil for missing Tech student Morgan Dana Harrington on Saturday, Nov. 21 at 9 p.m.

Kenny Jarels, a member of the electrical and computer engineering technical support staff at Virginia Tech, is teaming up with several others in moderating and spreading awareness about the event.

The vigil, called “Light The World For Morgan,” intends for people to come out of their homes and show the Harringtons that people are out there and still hoping for her safe return home, Jarels said.

The vigil will be held around the country until 10 p.m. However, Tech students are not the only people who plan to participate, Jarels said.

He said the organizers had received many responses from the U.K. and registered confirmations from individuals in France, Canada and other states in the U.S. from Hawaii to New York.

“All we’re doing is we’re showing that we haven’t given up hope that Morgan can come home safely,” Jarels said. “It’s a support of Daniel and Gil Harrington.”

Jarels said he hoped all the neighbors would come out at 9 p.m., along with the Harrington family, to demonstrate their support.
The idea for this event originated from many individuals posting their thoughts and ideas on a message board on a Web site dedicated to Harrington’s search, FindMorgan.com.

“We feel like at this particular time of Thanksgiving, it’s the perfect time to do it,” Jarels said. “We want to lift up their spirits. We want them to see the support from practically here all the way to California.”

Harrington, 20, disappeared on Oct. 17 near a Metallica concert that was held in the University of Virginia’s John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Va.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: SuzieQ on November 20, 2009, 12:15:05 PM
Good Job Blink! Thank You


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: klaasend on November 20, 2009, 02:23:33 PM
NEW BLINK POST - PART II

http://blinkoncrime.com/2009/11/20/morgan-harrington-case-separating-fact-from-fiction-from-facebook-part-ii/

Morgan Harrington Case: Separating Fact From Fiction From Facebook Part II


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 20, 2009, 03:06:13 PM
NEW BLINK POST - PART II

http://blinkoncrime.com/2009/11/20/morgan-harrington-case-separating-fact-from-fiction-from-facebook-part-ii/

Morgan Harrington Case: Separating Fact From Fiction From Facebook Part II

Thanks, that Nelson Kane dude, is one weird character, he gives me the creeps  ::MonkeyNoNo::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Edward on November 20, 2009, 03:15:15 PM
Who gives me the creeps is the 3 basketball players..
I think one of the names is Nigel who has taken some time off from the team.

This other fellow mentioned is nothing in my humble opinion.

Morgan may have decided to spend some time with the players.. then she is seen at 3:30 in the morning half dressed comming out of a uva building half clothed.

The hitchiking thing.. That is just one weird thing for sure..
The battery missing on the cell phone shows intent on not allowing her to call somebody for a ride..

Yep I think one of the players came back for her and gave her a ride to her death.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: goodnmad on November 20, 2009, 04:09:17 PM
NEW BLINK POST - PART II

http://blinkoncrime.com/2009/11/20/morgan-harrington-case-separating-fact-from-fiction-from-facebook-part-ii/

Morgan Harrington Case: Separating Fact From Fiction From Facebook Part II

Thanks, that Nelson Kane dude, is one weird character, he gives me the creeps  ::MonkeyNoNo::

Agree ... for some reason my gut is more inclined to believe an older perp is responsible ... perhaps a harmless looking man.

Great work as usual, Blink.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Kat_Gram on November 20, 2009, 05:54:08 PM
She said that she would get a ride with friends in C'ville.
I think there is a reason we don't hear what the friends version is of this.
She had friends at UVA. Names have probably been provided.
She was seen walking thru UHall parking lot. There were activites there. She could have stopped in there to use a pay phone if her battery was low or dead.
There has to be a reason why the friends and her family are being so quiet about all of this. 
Her mother thinks the guy had accomplices. I think the guy has an alibi from friends.
The stuff that her mother is publishing on the Family Blog is about how wonderful Morgan is.
The essays she wrote. They are trying to appeal to the accomplices.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 20, 2009, 08:04:56 PM
http://www2.wsls.com/sls/news/local/article/vt_staffer_plans_worldwide_vigil_for_morgan_harrington/63745/
Virginia Tech worker plans worldwide vigil for Morgan Harrington

By Jarett Henshaw
Published: November 20, 2009
Updated: November 20, 2009
Kenny Jarels first met the Harringtons two weeks ago in Charlottesville when he helped with the volunteer search for new leads in the disappearance of Morgan Harrington.

“During this time, I saw the anguish and the pain that Dan and Gill Harrington were going through,” said Jarels.

Jarels says as the holidays get closer, he knew it would get tougher and tougher for them, so he and another supporter organized a candlelight vigil called “Lighting the World with Candles for Morgan” Saturday night.
   
Students at Tech leave for fall break today so Jarels says there probably will be only a small group participating in the vigil, but he says there will be people lighting candles all over the world.

People on findmorgan.com have responded from Canada, England, France, China, Japan, New Zealand, and 25 other states saying they would participate in the vigil.

“It’s amazing to me the outpouring that people all across not just the United States but across the world are showing these people,” said Jarels.
   
He’s encouraging everyone talks to on the website to go outside at nine pm, light a candle, and pray for Morgan and her family.
“It doesn’t matter if you’re in your backyard, in your front yard, if you’re on the beach, it doesn’t matter,” said Jarels.
   
Jarels says he wants the Harringtons to come outside there home and see dozens of candles all around to show that everyone is supporting them.  He says he hopes the vigil will reach someone, somewhere in the world that will help bring Morgan home.

For more information go to http://www.findmorgan.com



Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 20, 2009, 08:05:40 PM
Praying for Morgan.   ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Edward on November 21, 2009, 02:14:39 PM
Who gives me the creeps is the 3 basketball players..
I think one of the names is Nigel who has taken some time off from the team.

This other fellow mentioned is nothing in my humble opinion.

Morgan may have decided to spend some time with the players.. then she is seen at 3:30 in the morning half dressed comming out of a uva building half clothed.

The hitchiking thing.. That is just one weird thing for sure..
The battery missing on the cell phone shows intent on not allowing her to call somebody for a ride..

Yep I think one of the players came back for her and gave her a ride to her death.

After doing some research last night and this morning I have to change my mind on the basketball players..
 She most likely did spend some time with the 3 basketball players if you know what I mean.
Are they responsible for her afterwords ? When she is seen by the woman newspaper delivery person at 3:30 a.m. coming out of a building half dressed ?
Well that is a dilemma... They should not have there carriers effected because of a numb action on the girls part.. As a matter of civility they should have looked after her especially if she was inebriated or was using drugs that may have impaired her ability to make a good decision.. HitchHiking says to me that she was impaired.
Do they have a legal responsibility to her at that moment ? NO.
Sleeping with a gal does not and should not make them responsible for her.. She has a responsibility to take care of herself.. To use her common sense and HitchHiking is not that.
 I really doubt at this point that any one of the basketball players picked her up..
What may have happened and what could have happened is all theory at this moment and I do think BlinkOnCrime is on the right path in questioning this other fellow.
Good Job Blink for looking for OTHER possible perps.. Keep on it.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 21, 2009, 07:14:53 PM
http://www.wdbj7.com/Global/story.asp?S=11551521
November 21, 2009
People asked to light candles for Morgan Harrington

People across the country are asked to light a candle tonight for 20-year-old Morgan Harrington.

On the website findmorgan.com, there's a message telling people to light a candle at 9 p.m. to pray for Morgan and her family.

Harrington was last seen on October 17, when she left a Metallica concert at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville and never returned.

A $150,000 reward is being offered for Harrington's safe return.


Praying for Morgan.   ::MonkeyAngel::


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Researcher on November 22, 2009, 01:47:26 AM
I read several pages toward the end of this thread. I am interested in interviewing anyone that had contact with Morgan the night she disappeared. Use the contact page at  VisionAndPsychosis.Net (http://VisionAndPsychosis.Net).

Some of those claiming contact missed one important identifying mark, the facial injury. The older man she is reported to have kicked didn't. So why would she approach someone she didn't know and try to walk arm in arm with him then attack him?

Explaining  that requires that we go back to when she was inside the venue. The fall that caused her injury was witnessed. She was unable to communicate when she stood. Observers thought she was drunk or stoned. But we know from witnesses who spoke to her that she did not drink or do drugs that night.

Another person who identified her by clothing and that injury, said she was crying in the restroom. After that she wandered outside.

Police verify she walked across two parking lots to the bridge where she attempted to hitch hike. There were several people to cross-interview on this point. Police used the phrase "limited interaction" to  categorize her contact with witnesses.  No one assaulted her. That would have drawn someone's attention.

So what is left, Dissociative Fugue. That would  explain everything reasonably. She certainly could have been taken advantage of  while in an altered mental state.

There are several students missing like this. Remember Brian Shaffer? How about Maura Murray, Michael Negrete, Josh Guimond, or Justin Gains?

Psychologists usually diagnose fugue when someone is found who left their life and assumed a new identity. But nothing is known about the onset and early days of these episodes.

These missing students appear to stop what they are doing and walk away. Sometimes wallets, passports, valuables, and cars are left behind. The clue to what is happening lies in the very few that recover and return. Ahmad Arain, UCLA,  emailed home from Mexico after six weeks. Matthew Wilson, Rice - Houston, was found in Berkeley, California after eight months. Arain admitted having a mental break and Wilson was placed on suicide watch for bizarre behavior.

If this is the problem Morgan may contact home any day. This solution says she is alive eating and sleeping somewhere.

These stories are fascinating. There are two other students who disappeared recently. Ted Daniels, 35, Law FIU, disappeared Nov. 2, and was found, TWICE. He phoned 911 the first time and was found sleeping in a parking lot the second. Taken to the same hospital both times he escaped and is missing again. He became agitated at Cici's pizza and left when a policeman entered. He is quoted as saying, "They're coming to get me."

Ron Tammen's disappearance from Miami of Ohio in 1953 was so strange that the school maintains a website about him. Several students had disappeared then returned with amnesia of the time they were missing. Those students wrote letters to Tammen's parents saying he would return too. When they started looking for him a woman who lived a three hour walk from the school said he appeared at her house to ask directions. So confused he didn't know his name he was too lightly dressed for the cold night. There was snow on the ground. He has not been seen since.

Rarely there are observations surrounding one of these disappearances. The Harrington case is the  exception.



Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Nut44x4 on November 22, 2009, 08:30:49 AM
 :2ukli:


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 22, 2009, 08:31:41 AM
http://www.whsv.com/news/headlines/70726152.html
Updated: 5:37 AM Nov 22, 2009
Valley Residents Light Candles In Honor Of Morgan Harrington
Valley residents light candles in the hope of finding Morgan Harrington.
Posted: 10:14 PM Nov 21, 2009
Reporter: Sarah Sager
Email Address: Sarah.Sager@whsv.com
While Morgan Harrington may still be missing, she has not been forgotten.

Tammy Strickler from Broadway, has never met Morgan, or her family, but on this Saturday evening, she's lighting candles and sending them with a prayer to bring Morgan home.

"I'm lighting these candles for Morgan's Mom and Dad, and for Morgan, just to show my support for them and to show them that we are thinking about them, and that we are praying for them," says Strickler.

Strickler believes these small acts of hope can carry a big message.

Strickler says, "If they can't get out and search for her, I know that offering up prayers of support is enough for the family. You can do behind the scene things like lighting the candles, or just praying for the family."

Romayne Broyles from Luray, has been keeping this candle stored away for years and until now, she wasn't sure why.

Broyles says, "God has his own reasons for everything and it could be that God just wanted me to save this candle for Morgan and light it in her honor."

Broyles has felt the pain the Harrington's are facing.

Broyles says, "I know what it is to be without a child for a period of time and then to have that child come home. And, it's the most wonderful thing you can ever imagine."

And while Morgan's whereabouts are still uncertain, the candles continue to burn with a message of hope for her return.

A Virginia Tech worker organized Saturday's candlelight vigil after meeting the Harrington's at a search and rescue effort.

The organizers say they expect candles to be lit worldwide in Morgan's honor.

You are urged to call police if you have any information in Morgan's disappearance.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Edward on November 22, 2009, 10:33:05 AM
I read several pages toward the end of this thread. I am interested in interviewing anyone that had contact with Morgan the night she disappeared. Use the contact page at  VisionAndPsychosis.Net (http://VisionAndPsychosis.Net).

Some of those claiming contact missed one important identifying mark, the facial injury. The older man she is reported to have kicked didn't. So why would she approach someone she didn't know and try to walk arm in arm with him then attack him?

Explaining  that requires that we go back to when she was inside the venue. The fall that caused her injury was witnessed. She was unable to communicate when she stood. Observers thought she was drunk or stoned. But we know from witnesses who spoke to her that she did not drink or do drugs that night.

Another person who identified her by clothing and that injury, said she was crying in the restroom. After that she wandered outside.
Police verify she walked across two parking lots to the bridge where she attempted to hitch hike. There were several people to cross-interview on this point. Police used the phrase "limited interaction" to  categorize her contact with witnesses.  No one assaulted her. That would have drawn someone's attention.

So what is left, Dissociative Fugue. That would  explain everything reasonably. She certainly could have been taken advantage of  while in an altered mental state.

There are several students missing like this. Remember Brian Shaffer? How about Maura Murray, Michael Negrete, Josh Guimond, or Justin Gains?

Psychologists usually diagnose fugue when someone is found who left their life and assumed a new identity. But nothing is known about the onset and early days of these episodes.

These missing students appear to stop what they are doing and walk away. Sometimes wallets, passports, valuables, and cars are left behind. The clue to what is happening lies in the very few that recover and return. Ahmad Arain, UCLA,  emailed home from Mexico after six weeks. Matthew Wilson, Rice - Houston, was found in Berkeley, California after eight months. Arain admitted having a mental break and Wilson was placed on suicide watch for bizarre behavior.

If this is the problem Morgan may contact home any day. This solution says she is alive eating and sleeping somewhere.

These stories are fascinating. There are two other students who disappeared recently. Ted Daniels, 35, Law FIU, disappeared Nov. 2, and was found, TWICE. He phoned 911 the first time and was found sleeping in a parking lot the second. Taken to the same hospital both times he escaped and is missing again. He became agitated at Cici's pizza and left when a policeman entered. He is quoted as saying, "They're coming to get me."

Ron Tammen's disappearance from Miami of Ohio in 1953 was so strange that the school maintains a website about him. Several students had disappeared then returned with amnesia of the time they were missing. Those students wrote letters to Tammen's parents saying he would return too. When they started looking for him a woman who lived a three hour walk from the school said he appeared at her house to ask directions. So confused he didn't know his name he was too lightly dressed for the cold night. There was snow on the ground. He has not been seen since.

Rarely there are observations surrounding one of these disappearances. The Harrington case is the  exception.




interesting..


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Edward on November 22, 2009, 10:39:24 AM
I can tell you about Mat Rice from the above post.
He was found in Berkley by Trinity search and rescue...
First his car was found..Under the seat was a book on How To Disappear.
He is a brilliant fellow in the subject of Computer Science.
He was pissed off that he was found// His disappeared during Finals testing at college..

I always looked at him like he was just a selfish little spoiled sociopath idiot.
His mother was happy that he was found.



Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: no rose colored glasses on November 22, 2009, 10:41:11 AM
Researcher, Welcome, and I agree with Edward, interesting.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Blink34 on November 22, 2009, 11:01:29 AM
Researcher-

I have spent some time researching the Fugue "Condition" and have come to the conclusion it is highly subjective. It originates in a way from famed writer Agatha Christie to begin with, and I have read about several cases that have alternative explanations.

As you point out, Morgan's case is an exception and I agree.

If we are able to validate that a great deal of witness accounts you reference, then taking those statements at face value would refute the possibility. Specifically, the head injury, or chin injury, occurred prior to Morgan leaving the venue by whatever means.

Therefore, she is on her phone again speaking to friends, and texting back and forth with another, up until 9:20PM, following an interaction with UVA bb players, none of which claim she exhibited signs of amnesia.

I support all theories being researched, I just personally believe there is no evidence to support it as an option in Morgan's disappearance.
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Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Kat_Gram on November 22, 2009, 06:31:17 PM
IF Morgan was in a fugue state, she would have been found. She would have to be eating and sleeping somewhere.
I could see if she was disorientated ( fall with blood / injury on chin ) and she went to the washroom to clean that up and then wound up outside. Only to have a series of events that led to her trusting the wrong person.
I don't think she wandered away from her life on purpose, there was no pressure.
If she had any problems, her parents would have fixed it. I am not being judgemental, she was very attached to her family. That's just the way she was. She wasn't independent of them yet.

And there was no need to be, she would have become more independent as time went on. She wasn't some street smart girl who had ever had to look out for herself.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Gypsy DD on November 22, 2009, 09:52:54 PM
Researcher-

I have spent some time researching the Fugue "Condition" and have come to the conclusion it is highly subjective. It originates in a way from famed writer Agatha Christie to begin with, and I have read about several cases that have alternative explanations.

As you point out, Morgan's case is an exception and I agree.

If we are able to validate that a great deal of witness accounts you reference, then taking those statements at face value would refute the possibility. Specifically, the head injury, or chin injury, occurred prior to Morgan leaving the venue by whatever means.

Therefore, she is on her phone again speaking to friends, and texting back and forth with another, up until 9:20PM, following an interaction with UVA bb players, none of which claim she exhibited signs of amnesia.

I support all theories being researched, I just personally believe there is no evidence to support it as an option in Morgan's disappearance.
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Agreed.

If her father felt she was now possibly in a fugue state..I believe he would have brought that up in an interview.  It is his field of expertise being a psychiatrist.


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: melisb on November 23, 2009, 09:31:41 AM
Just making an observation...she looks heavier in older photos and very thin in newer ones.  Her pupil are rather large normally but saucer like in later photos.  Is there any evidence of Meth use by anyone?  Sometimes people can suffer a break from reality on that stuff.  Also, she texted her friends and said she was or would catch a ride with friends and they did not get her keys to her.  To me that means she identified someone that would take her home and they shouldn't worry about her.  Maybe that is why no action on their part?  This makes more sense to me. 


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: melisb on November 23, 2009, 09:36:07 AM
Just making an observation...she looks heavier in older photos and very thin in newer ones.  Her pupil are rather large normally but saucer like in later photos.  Is there any evidence of Meth use by anyone?  Sometimes people can suffer a break from reality on that stuff.  Also, she texted her friends and said she was or would catch a ride with friends and they did not get her keys to her.  To me that means she identified someone that would take her home and they shouldn't worry about her.  Maybe that is why no action on their part?  This makes more sense to me. 

I forgot to add that she disappeared before Metallica took the stage so there were people leaving after the first acts who didn't want to see the second part of the show.  In my mind it's someone who didn't stay to see them and only came for the first half.  Maybe she walked out to get high and didn't know she couldn't get back in or this person/people convinced her they could get her back in?


Title: Re: VA Tech Student Morgan Dana Harrington missing since Saturday, Oct.17
Post by: Researcher on November 23, 2009, 10:34:48 PM
How do you tell that someone acts WITHOUT amnesia? You cannot distinguish someone in a fugue state from anyone else.

Fugue is diagnosed when someone is found. There is nothing known about the cause or first few days of a fugue episode. <