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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: Nut44x4 on January 27, 2010, 07:26:21 PM



Title: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: Nut44x4 on January 27, 2010, 07:26:21 PM
(http://pictures.directnews.co.uk/liveimages/Morgan+Harrington_2262_19428414_0_0_7046743_300.jpg)

WE DEMAND JUSTICE !!!


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: Nut44x4 on July 01, 2010, 03:47:00 PM
From Klaas's post in previous thread >>>>>.

NEW BLINK POST:

http://blinkoncrime.com/2010/07/01/morgan-harrington-murder-breaking-news-virginia-state-police-to-announce-link-to-fairfax-case/

Morgan Harrington Murder Breaking News: Virginia State Police To Announce Link to Fairfax Case


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: Nut44x4 on July 01, 2010, 03:47:33 PM
Fairfax assault suspect linked to Va. Tech student's murder

July 1, 2010
By Rex Bowman

State investigators trying to solve the murder of Roanoke County woman Morgan Harrington said today they have linked her case to the 2005 unsolved abduction and assault of another woman in Fairfax County.

In a written statement, Virginia State Police said: "In September 2005, a Fairfax woman was abducted and sexually assaulted and City of Fairfax Police detectives were able to create a composite sketch based on the victim’s description of the suspect. However, the suspect may have changed his appearance over the course of the past five years."

Police said they linked the case to Harrington’s murder through forensic evidence.

According to a Sept. 27, 2005 article in the Washington Post, the Fairfax case involved a 26-year-old woman who was sexually assaulted as she walked home from a nearby grocery store.

The woman told police she was walking in the 3700 block of Jermantown Road after she left the store about 10 p.m. when a man grabbed her, dragged her to a wooded area and assaulted her, police said at the time.
(http://media.hamptonroads.com/cache/files/images/487191000.jpg)
The man fled when a passerby came upon the attack, according to the newspaper account.

Harrington, a 20-year-old Virginia Tech student, disappeared from a Metallica concert in Charlottesville on Oct. 17. Her body was found Jan. 26 in a remote field of an Albemarle County farm, about 10 miles south of the arena where the concert was held.

Virginia State Police have said they suspect Harrington’s killer is someone intimately familiar with the Anchorage Farm area where her body found.

http://hamptonroads.com/node/560641 (http://hamptonroads.com/node/560641)


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: cece on July 01, 2010, 07:39:31 PM
Thank you Nutt. 

JVM has the Harrington's on now.

Great news that they have a forensic link.

(Wonder how long they have had it?)


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: cece on July 01, 2010, 07:42:00 PM
http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/97589684.html

July 1, 2010

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Virginia State Police say there is a forensic connection between Morgan Harrington's disappearance and death and an unsolved 2005 sexual assault case out of the City of Fairfax.

Investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect in the Fairfax case based on a composite sketch of the man. Police sent out a composite drawing of the attacker in the 2005 Fairfax case, in which a woman was sexually assaulted. The sketch was put together shortly after the crime based on the account of the victim.

"We're at a stage when we felt, at this point, let's go public. Let's see if anyone in the Charlottesville area or even in Northern Virginia may recognize this individual," Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said.

However, police warn that the suspect may have changed his appearance over the course of the past five years. According to the wanted poster, the suspect in the 2005 case is a black male between 25 and 35 years old, about 6 feet tall and with a medium build.

Harrington, 20, of Roanoke, Va., went missing from the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville during a Metallica concert on the night of Oct. 17, 2009. Her remains were discovered Jan. 26, 2010, on Anchorage Farm in southern Albemarle County, just south of Charlottesville. Her death is being investigated as a homicide.

David Bass, the owner of Anchorage Farm, said he does not recognize the person depicted in the sketch. Police say that the location where her body was found is still critical to the investigation. They say that Harrington's killer had to be familiar with the area, but it is unclear where the suspect resides.

Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Appomattox Field Office, University of Virginia Police, Albemarle County Police and the Charlottesville Police are working with the City of Fairfax Police in regards to both criminal incidents.

Those with information about the man featured in the wanted poster may contact City of Fairfax Police Detective Mike Boone at (703) 385-7959.

Anyone wishing to provide information in the Morgan Harrington case is encouraged to call the Jefferson Area Crime Stoppers at (434) 977-4000 or Virginia State Police at (434) 352-3467 or email State Police at bci-appomattox@vsp.virginia.gov. A reward of $150,041 is still available for anyone with information that leads to a resolution of the Harrington crime.


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: cece on July 01, 2010, 07:44:01 PM
July 1, 2010

The parents of Morgan Harrington were briefed by Virginia State Police this afternoon and described their emotions on what has been the most significant day in this murder investigation.

It's been a long eight months for Dan and Gil Harrington. They have spent a lot of time traveling to keep their daughter's memory alive.

The Harringtons have made several trips to Charlottesville to make sure their daughter's death stayed in the public eye. The Harringtons spent Thursday in their Roanoke County home.

State Police investigators handling the investigation briefed the family about the new developments. The Harringtons said they have been looking for any piece of hard evidence. Now, they have renewed hope of solving the case.

"There's a killer among us. Now, there's a face to it, which makes me very angry when I see it, because it's concrete," Dan Harrington said. "Before, it was abstraction, but now there's a person, there's actually a face."

"When I first heard they had a DNA link to a previous crime, It's hard to say you're happy about such an obscene thing," Gil Harrington said. "We were, in fact, happy because the likelihood of getting an arrest and a conviction increased astronomically."

Now, the Harringtons said they are much more confident there will be an eventual conviction in the case.

http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/97618824.html


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: cece on July 01, 2010, 07:47:01 PM

Charlottesville–Right Now: The Harrington’s Talk to Jay

7-1-10- Jay James in for Coy today.  Dr. Dan and Gil Harrington, the parents of the diseased Morgan Harrington, talk to Jay about the recent release of the sketch of the suspect’s face in their daughter’s murder.

http://www.cvillepodcast.com/2010/07/01/charlottesville-right-now-the-harringtons-talk-to-jay/

audio interview at link.


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: cece on July 01, 2010, 07:50:24 PM
From listening to the audio interview, it appears the Harrington's have had this info for a couple of weeks.


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: cece on July 01, 2010, 08:01:06 PM
(http://www.clarkedailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/36103_413348340100_297815375100_4429889_3727362_n-1.jpg)

http://www.clarkedailynews.com/virginia-state-police-seek-public-assistance-iding-assault-suspect-to-morgan-harrington-homicide/9279/

Virginia State Police Seek Public Assistance Identifying Assault Suspect Associated With Morgan Harrington Homicide



Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: no rose colored glasses on July 01, 2010, 08:05:09 PM
Prayers for the Harringtons and the victim of the sexual assault that this monster gets arrested very soon.


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: cece on July 01, 2010, 08:12:28 PM
Cold hit: Police connect Morgan Harrington slaying to Fairfax attack

Police investigating the slaying of 20-year-old concert-goer Morgan Dana Harrington have made a “cold hit” connecting forensic evidence obtained in the investigation with an unknown 2005 rape suspect in Fairfax.
snipped.

http://www.readthehook.com/blog/index.php/2010/07/01/cold-hit-police-connect-morgan-harrington-slaying-to-fairfax-attack/


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: cece on July 01, 2010, 08:14:52 PM
State Police Asking For Public's Help In Identifying Assault Suspect Linked To Morgan Harrington Homicide

July 1, 2010

Charlottesville, Va. – State and local investigators are pursuing a forensic connection between the disappearance and death of Virginia Tech student, Morgan Harrington, and an unsolved 2005 abduction and sexual assault in the City of Fairfax. Investigators are asking for the public's help in identifying the suspect in the Fairfax case based on a composite sketch of the man.

Forensic evidence recovered during the course of the Harrington investigation has confirmed the link to the City of Fairfax assault. In September 2005, a Fairfax woman was abducted and sexually assaulted and City of Fairfax Police detectives were able to create a composite sketch based on the victim's description of the suspect. However, the suspect may have changed his appearance over the course of the past five years.

Harrington, 20, of Roanoke, Va., went missing from the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville during a Metallica concert on the night of Oct. 17, 2009. Her remains were discovered Jan. 26, 2010, by the landowner of Anchorage Farm in southern Albemarle County. The skeletal remains were located in a field on the 700-acre property. Morgan Harrington's death is being investigated as a homicide.

Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation's Appomattox Field Office, University of Virginia Police, Albemarle County Police, and the Charlottesville Police are working with the City of Fairfax Police in regards to both criminal incidents.

Those with information about the man featured in the attached "Wanted Poster" may contact City of Fairfax Police Detective Mike Boone at (703) 385-7959. Anyone wishing to provide information in the Morgan Harrington case is encouraged to call the Jefferson Area Crime Stoppers at (434) 977-4000 or Virginia State Police at (434) 352-3467 or email State Police at bci-appomattox@vsp.virginia.gov. A reward of $150,041 is still available for anyone with information that leads to a resolution of the Harrington crime.

http://www.virginia.edu/emergency/harringtoninfo.html


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: klaasend on July 01, 2010, 09:25:35 PM
http://www.cnn.com/2010/CRIME/07/01/virginia.slain.student/index.html?eref=igoogle_cnn

(http://i.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/CRIME/07/01/virginia.slain.student/story.morgan.harrington.fp.jpg)

Police link Virginia student slaying, 2005 sex assault
By the CNN Wire Staff
July 1, 2010 9:05 p.m. EDT

(CNN) -- Forensic evidence links the cases of a University of Virginia student believed slain in October and the kidnapping and sexual assault of another woman four years earlier, state police announced Thursday.

The surviving victim was able to provide a description of her attacker to police, and detectives have begun circulating anew a sketch developed from her recollection. Investigators have asked the public to help find the suspect in that abduction, which took place in 2005 in Fairfax, Virginia, outside Washington.

The announcement is a new turn in the 2009 killing of Morgan Harrington, a 20-year-old student at the University of Virginia, and her parents told HLN's "Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell" that they had mixed emotions about the news.

"It's hard to say that you're happy about an obscenity," her mother, Gil Harrington, said Thursday night. "But in effect, we were happy that we were one step closer to finding and apprehending this vicious predator and getting him off the streets."

Harrington's father, Roanoke psychiatrist Dr. Dan Harrington, said the emergence of a suspect's sketch has made him angry, "maybe for the first time."

"Obviously, we know Morgan was murdered, but it was an abstraction," he said. "There was no one that you could put a face to. But today, there's the concrete picture of this man, and it seems to me that for the first time, anger became way more of a prominent emotion for me."

Harrington disappeared October 17 after a rock concert at the college's Charlottesville campus, and her skeletal remains were found by a nearby farmer in January.

Virginia state police did not disclose details of the forensic evidence that links her case to the attack in Fairfax, about 80 miles away. But the Washington Post, citing unnamed sources, said the cases are linked by a DNA match.

Police warn that because the sketch is five years old, the person it depicts may have changed his appearance.

Gil Harrington, a nurse, said her daughter's case shows that "the social framework that views women as prey" needs to be changed.

"It is something that I think you have to start from young ages with children, that you're training them not to beat up and not to act out," she said. "But you would think in 2010 that we would be working on issues of cherishing and upholding each other in relationships rather than can we just stop hurting each other. But unfortunately, that's where we're stuck. We have to disallow it."


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: Gypsy DD on July 01, 2010, 10:26:50 PM
Is it just me..or does anyone else think this guy looks very neat and professional in that sketch?

A neatly trimmed beard and mustache, neatly trimmed hair...he just looks like someone that takes care of his appearance..not some street thug.

Could he be a professional in LE, fireman, EMS or even college professor?


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: trimmonthelake on July 01, 2010, 11:12:03 PM
Thanks for all the updates.I just got home and am trying to catch up.
Wow,just wow.


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: trimmonthelake on July 01, 2010, 11:18:06 PM
http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/news/virginia/police-link-virginia-tech-student-murder-to-unsolved-assault-070110
Police Link Virginia Tech Student Murder to Unsolved Assault

Updated: Thursday, 01 Jul 2010, 10:44 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 01 Jul 2010, 10:38 PM EDT
Roz Plater
FOX 5 News
By ROZ PLATER/myfoxdc

RICHMOND, Va. - Virginia State Police say there could be a big break in the murder of a Virginia Tech student. Morgan Harrington disappeared last October in Charlottesville after attending a Metallica concert. Her remains were found in late January on a remote farm in Albemarle County.

Investigators say there is a forensic link from that crime to an unsolved sexual assault and abduction in Fairfax City back in September of 2005.

In that case, police say a 26-year-old woman walking home from the grocery store was grabbed from behind as she entered a townhouse community on Rock Garden Drive. The man carried her to a park near a swimming pool. Police say he sexually and physically assaulted her.

That woman survived and gave police a description of her attacker. Now they are hoping someone will recognize that suspect from the sketch.


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: trimmonthelake on July 01, 2010, 11:20:50 PM
http://findmorgan.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4057
STATE POLICE ASKING FOR PUBLIC’S HELP IN IDENTIFYING
ASSAULT SUSPECT LINKED TO MORGAN HARRINGTON HOMICIDE

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – State and local investigators are pursuing a forensic connection between the disappearance and death of Virginia Tech student, Morgan Harrington, and an unsolved 2005 abduction and sexual assault in the City of Fairfax. Investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect in the Fairfax case based on a composite sketch of the man.

Forensic evidence recovered during the course of the Harrington investigation has confirmed the link to the City of Fairfax assault. In September 2005, a Fairfax woman was abducted and sexually assaulted and City of Fairfax Police detectives were able to create a composite sketch based on the victim’s description of the suspect. However, the suspect may have changed his appearance over the course of the past five years.

Harrington, 20, of Roanoke, Va., went missing from the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville during a Metallica concert on the night of Oct. 17, 2009. Her remains were discovered Jan. 26, 2010, by the landowner of Anchorage Farm in southern Albemarle County. The skeletal remains were located in a field on the 700-acre property. Morgan Harrington’s death is being investigated as a homicide.

Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Appomattox Field Office, University of Virginia Police, Albemarle County Police, and the Charlottesville Police are working with the City of Fairfax Police in regards to both criminal incidents.

Those with information about the man featured in the attached “Wanted Poster” may contact City of Fairfax Police Detective Mike Boone at (703) 385-7959. Anyone wishing to provide information in the Morgan Harrington case is encouraged to call the Jefferson Area Crime Stoppers at (434) 977-4000 or Virginia State Police at (434) 352-3467 or email State Police at bci-appomattox@vsp.virginia.gov. A reward of $150,041 is still available for anyone with information that leads to a resolution of the Harrington crime.

MEDIA NOTE: For Fairfax City “WANTED POSTER,” please email corinne.geller@vsp.virginia.gov.


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: trimmonthelake on July 01, 2010, 11:24:26 PM
http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1007/01/ijvm.01.html
Issues With Jane Velez mitchell
07/01/10


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: trimmonthelake on July 01, 2010, 11:29:20 PM
Posted by Kenny  http://findmorgan.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4085
 Watch For Dan And Gil On TV Tomorrow
Starting at 7:00 am they will be on the Today show. Later that day either 11:00 or 2:00 they will be on MSNBC. Will know the time of that particular show in the morning sometime. Please take this time and let this family know how proud you of them. They stood tall and never faltered in their quest for justice. Remember when I said this would be a marathon and not a sprint. It has been that for sure. I told Dan tonight we haven't crossed the finish line but we will. As *******/BOC said in a post below. Tick Tock.


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: trimmonthelake on July 01, 2010, 11:44:13 PM
Prayers For The Harrington Family

Justice For Morgan!
(http://www.roanoke.com/dtiphotos/3682533.jpg)


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: akmom on July 02, 2010, 01:48:06 AM
I  pray every day that the perp will be found and brought to justice.   2 4 1


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: trimmonthelake on July 02, 2010, 06:21:09 AM
http://www.martinsvillebulletin.com/article.cfm?ID=24289
Police: Unsolved cases may be linked     

Friday, July 2, 2010

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS -

RICHMOND (AP) — Forensic evidence gathered in the investigation into the slaying of a Virginia Tech student matches that from an unsolved 2005 abduction and sexual assault in Northern Virginia, state police said Thursday.

State police spokeswoman Corinne Geller refused to identify the type of forensic evidence that was found in the case of Morgan Harrington, 20, of Roanoke. Harrington’s remains were found on an Albemarle County farm Jan. 26, more than three months after she disappeared from a rock concert at the University of Virginia.

Police released a composite sketch of the suspect in the 2005 case based on the victim’s description of her attacker but warned that he may have changed his appearance.

In that case, a 26-year-old woman was walking home from a grocery store in Fairfax when a man grabbed her from behind, carried her to the pool area of a townhouse complex and sexually assaulted her.

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

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

In comments posted by Harrington’s mother Gil on the family’s website Wednesday, she warned the killer that his luck would run out.

“That corpse will not rest. Morgan wants justice,” she wrote to the “monster” who killed her daughter.

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

Dan Harrington said there was “no doubt” that his daughter also was sexually assaulted.
Police have said the person who killed Harrington likely knew the area where her body was found in a remote hayfield 10 miles southwest of Charlottesville, where she was separated from her friends Oct. 17 while attending a Metallica concert. Investigators said only a person familiar with the farm or the immediate area would have dealt with the property’s obstacles, including streams, fences and changing terrain.

The suspect is described as a black male, 25 to 35 years old, approximately 6 feet tall with a medium build, with black hair, a beard and a mustache.

There is a $150,000 reward in the case.

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


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: cece on July 02, 2010, 08:47:10 AM
Today Show video:

 http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/38053770#38053770


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: trimmonthelake on July 02, 2010, 08:20:42 PM
Today Show video:

 http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/38053770#38053770

Thank you so much Cece!


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: trimmonthelake on July 02, 2010, 08:53:07 PM
http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504083_162-20009532-504083.html
July 2, 2010 11:15 AM
Morgan Harrington Update: Police Link Va Tech Slaying to Unsolved Assault
(http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim//2010/07/02/image5405869x_370x278.jpg)
RICHMOND, Va. (CBS/WDBJ/AP) Eight months after Morgan Harrington's murder, police have announced a new development in the case.
PICTURES: Morgan Harrington Missing http://www.cbsnews.com/elements/2009/10/21/crimesider/photoessay5405683.shtml

Forensic evidence gathered in the investigation into the slaying of the Virginia Tech student matches that from an unsolved 2005 abduction and sexual assault in northern Virginia, state police said Thursday.

State police spokeswoman Corinne Geller refused to identify the type of forensic evidence that was found.

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

Police released a composite sketch of the suspect in the 2005 case based on the victim's description of her attacker, but warned that he may have changed his appearance.

In that case, a 26-year-old woman was walking home from a grocery store in Fairfax when a man grabbed her from behind, carried her to the pool area of a townhouse complex and sexually assaulted her.
Police are trying to identify the suspect, and attempting to determine what kind of contact he had with Harrington the night of her disappearance, and what his role may have been in her disappearance and death, Geller said.
PICTURES: Morgan Harrington Missing http://www.cbsnews.com/elements/2009/10/21/crimesider/photoessay5405683.shtml
Before today, there was the abstraction of a murderer that killed our daughter, but now that you see a face with it, it makes you very angry," Dan Harrington said. "The anger that I have has kind of been multiplied because I now see a face of someone who did this to another human being."

On comments posted by Harrington's mother Gil on the family's website on Wednesday, she warned her daughter's killer that his luck would run out.
PICTURES: Morgan Harrington Missing http://www.cbsnews.com/elements/2009/10/21/crimesider/photoessay5405683.shtml
"That corpse will not rest. Morgan wants justice," she wrote to the "monster" who killed her daughter. "A day of reckoning is coming!"

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

Police have said the person who killed Harrington likely knew the area where her body was found in a remote hayfield 10 miles southwest of Charlottesville, where she was separated from her friends Oct. 17 while attending a Metallica concert. Investigators said only a person familiar with the farm or the immediate area would have dealt with the property's obstacles, including streams, fences and changing terrain.

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

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

The suspect is described as a black male, 25 to 35 years old, approximately 6 feet tall with a medium build, with black hair, a beard and a mustache.

There is a $150,000 reward in the case.

Anyone with information about what happened to Morgan Harrington are asked to call the police at 434-352-3467.
(http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/tim//2010/07/02/sketchmorganharrington.jpg)



Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: cece on July 03, 2010, 10:22:27 AM

Thank you so much Cece!

You're welcome Trimm :)  [monkey waving]

http://www.nbc12.com/Global/story.asp?S=12750673

Composite sketch generates more than 50 tips in 24 hours


RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - This will be a working holiday weekend for state police investigators after a sketch sparks a flood of new tips in the Morgan Harrington case.

That composite sketch was released just 24 hours ago, but it's already generated more than 50 tips. Investigators are combing through dozens of new leads in the abduction and murder of Harrington.

NBC12 broke the news to Morgan's mother Friday night about the number of tips sparked by this sketch alone. Police say leads are still coming in. This was Gil Harrington's first reaction to the new tips in her daughter's brutal death last fall.

"I'm glad to hear it's shaking something loose out of the tree. That's great," said Gil Harrington.

Calls and emails have poured in from Fairfax to Charlottesville and well beyond Virginia's borders ever since the sketch made headlines again and went national.

"It pretty much runs the gamut people who think they may know, the person people who are adamant they know this person, which is great," said Virginia State Police spokeswoman, Corrine Geller.

State police released the drawing Thursday after revealing the man, wanted for a Fairfax City abduction and sexual assault, is linked through forensic evidence to Harrington's abduction and murder. Investigators spent Friday vetting and prioritizing the leads.

"Hopefully, in the end, that tip is among those fifty we've received so far, or continue to receive over the holiday weekend, we will bring not only the Morgan Harrington case to a resolution but also the 2005 abduction and assault," said Geller.

Harrington says she's now wondering how many more women have fallen victim to this mystery man.

"Perhaps this amount of media attention will give someone who might be sitting on the sidelines the courage to come forward. I'd be surprised if that weren't the case," said Harrington.

If you recognize this person or see some kind of resemblance -- don't hesitate to call state police at 434-352-3467.



Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: cece on July 03, 2010, 12:46:14 PM
http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/97683674.html

Police: 50+ Harrington Tips Received after Release of Sketch

Virginia State Police have received more than 50 tips from both Virginia and across the country since releasing a sketch of a potential suspect in the Morgan Harrington case.

Police said their job now is to go through all the tips and prioritize them.

Police released the sketch on Thursday. They say forensic evidence links the Harrington case to an unsolved 2005 sexual assault that happened in the City of Fairfax. They say the evidence does not necessarily declare him as her killer, but it just links the two cases.

The sketch is based off the victim's memory and was drawn shortly after the attack. At the time, the suspect was described as between 25 and 35 years old, but police said adults' appearances don't change much over five years, so they don't expect his current appearance to be dramatically different.

They say they still believe that the suspect is a person who is very familiar with the area of Anchorage Farm, where Harrington's body was found in January. Officials are looking at many possibilities, such as if he grew up in the area, if he fled to Charlottesville after the Fairfax attack, and others.

Laura Tiezza lives off Grady Avenue in Charlottesville, where detcetives found Harrington's Pantera T-shirt.

"It's kind of scary, considering my apartment is right across the street from where her shirt was found, so it would be nice to have an idea of who actually did this," she said.

Following the release of the sketch on Thursday, many people said they haven't seen the wanted poster.

"This should be plastered all over those places, everywhere," said Matthew Hines, referencing key places in the Harrington case.

In North Garden, where Anchorage Farm is located, no posters have been posted, but police are hoping people in Albemarle County will pay close attention to the picture, as investigators remain confident the suspect is familiar with the North Garden area.

Police said their priority is to get the person identified and figure out what contact he had with Harrington the night she disappeared on Oct. 17.


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: trimmonthelake on July 03, 2010, 01:44:40 PM
http://www2.dailyprogress.com/cdp/news/local/crime/article/new_evidences_leads_to_slew_of_harrington_tips/57869/
New evidences leads to slew of Harrington tips
By Brandon Shulleeta
Published: July 2, 2010
Police phone lines lit up following Thursday’s announcement of a break in the Morgan D. Harrington death case.
Investigators had received more than 50 tips from the public by 5 p.m. Friday, state police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said.
Police had announced the discovery of forensic evidence linking a man who sexually assaulted a Fairfax City woman in 2005 to Harrington’s remains.
The bones of Harrington, a 20-year-old Virginia Tech student who disappeared in October, were found in a southern Albemarle County pasture in January.
Geller said police spent much of Friday shuffling through the tips, figuring out which leads to follow first. They will spend coming days and perhaps weeks tracking those leads, as well as new ones that are still flowing in.

Police have not said specifically what forensic evidence they have gathered that connects the two cases.
Investigators also have not identified a suspect in the 2005 Fairfax abduction. Authorities are circulating a sketch of the abductor, based on a description by the 26-year-old woman who was attacked from behind in a neighborhood while walking home from a grocery store. The woman was taken to a park, where she was sexually assaulted, according to Fairfax police.
Geller said police are turning to the public for help.
“We know it’s going to be public input that’s going to help us solve this case,” she said. “Solving a complex case like the Morgan Harrington one, where you have a disappearance and you have a homicide, there are multiple components that go into solving a case like that.”
“Somebody out there knows something. Somebody out there recognizes the individual in the picture,” Geller said.
Though the sketch is five years old, Geller said people should focus on the man’s eyes, nose and facial structure, to look “for some recognition.”
The 2005 perpetrator was described as a black man, about 6 feet tall, with a medium build, who had black hair with a beard and mustache five years ago.
People with information should call Crimestoppers at 977-4000 or the state police at 352-3467. The state police are available via e-mail at bci-appomattox@vsp.virginia.gov . A reward of about $150,000 is being offered.


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Post by: Gypsy DD on July 03, 2010, 07:33:24 PM
Thank you for the updates.

Finally a face to the unimaginable ..one of the monsters has a face.

I still believe there is atleast one other person involved.  Two guys..in a car..one girl needing assistance..a dark rainy night..a fairly desserted parking lot..a purse found in the morning..a cell phone with no battery..a T-shirt on a bush..her body in a very unique destination...and DNA.

Someone knows this guy..I don't care if he shaves his head now and his face..he is who he is..someone knows...someone helped.

The clock is winding down...game over! 

If I were the helper..I'd be turning on him on a dime to save my a$$ and plea bargain for his ID.

Tick Tock..Tick Tock..the mouse has run down the clock..the time is now.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 03, 2010, 07:45:35 PM
I'm with you Gypsy DD.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 03, 2010, 07:46:26 PM
http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/252445
Police sketch of potential suspect in Harrington death begets flurry of responses

State police say the sketch they released Thursday of a man forensically linked to both Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington's death and the 2005 sexual assault of another woman in Fairfax has elicited 50 tips from all over the nation.

State police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said the tips have come in the form of e-mails and phone calls, and investigators are now prioritizing them.

Harrington, a 20-year-old resident of Roanoke County, disappeared from a Metallica concert in Charlottesville on Oct. 17. Her body was found in a field of an Albemarle County farm in January.

On Thursday, police disclosed that forensic evidence found at the farm links her death to the 2005 abduction and sexual assault of a 26-year-old woman in Fairfax.

Anyone with information about the case is urged to call Jefferson Area Crime Stoppers at (434) 977-4000, state police at (434) 352-3467 or Fairfax police at (703) 385-7959.

-- Rex Bowman


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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 05, 2010, 06:42:13 AM
http://www.readthehook.com/blog/index.php/2010/07/04/july-4-is-for-speed-traps/
  July 4 is for… speed traps
by Hawes Spencer
published 6:11pm Sunday Jul 4, 2010
Despite sunny skies and temperatures nearing the triple-digit mark combining to create the clear visibility and bone-dry pavement evident on July 4— not to mention a new law that has already begun giving drivers more leeway on the highway— Virginia State Police appear to have targeted Interstate 64 for undercover enforcement action.

As this photo taken the afternoon of July 4 indicates, unmarked vehicles are part of the dragnet that is hauling in drivers along Interstate 64. While the reporter who snapped the photo didn’t get a ticket, he witnessed four traffic stops in the westbound lanes of I-64 between Richmond and Charlottesville— including this one just east of mile marker 132.

Ironically, for actions that are usually touted as safety-driven, such stings typically disappear with the arrival of rain. It’s as if drivers know their own safe speed and then moderate it when they realize that traction and visibility have become diminished. (The Atlantic once published a story, “Distracting Miss Daisy,” suggesting that speed limits cause more havoc than they prevent.)

In other Virginia State Police activity, the force recently announced, nearly eight months after a t-shirt belonging to Morgan Harrington was discovered, that they have used forensic evidence to link Harrington’s slaying to the unknown suspect in a 2005 rape in Fairfax.

One hopes they’re spending more time working the Harrington case than turning I-64 into a blue light district.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 05, 2010, 05:18:47 PM
http://findmorgan.com/category/family-blog
Gil Harrington’s thoughts from July 5th, 2010
  On July - 5 - 20101 COMMENT

We are at the beach in North Carolina, a long standing tradition; 31 years for Dan, and a chance to reconnect with family, both biologic and chosen.

It is early yet; we have only been here for 24 hours.  Our friends still feel a bit awkward with us.  They do not quite know how to interact with our triangulated family; to speak of Morgan or not?  Which action would bring the most pain?  There is no definite answer.  Both choices bring pain and so we perform a funny dance wandering around the place where our shiny golden girl would have been, lighting up the room.

We are indebted to those who love us and who loved Morgan, to enter into this sorrowful, uncomfortable place with us.  They help us find our way to a new normal, and new traditions.  Synthesis is tough.

We want what we had, but it is no more.  We have been forced to move on; sometimes kicking and screaming, and occasionally with eager anticipation to move forward and make a life.  At least we           still have a life- unlike our precious Morgan.

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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 05, 2010, 05:24:54 PM
Continued prayers for the Harrington family.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 06, 2010, 07:07:04 AM
http://www.c-ville.com/index.php?cat=11101808092903167&ShowArticle_ID=11800207100846050
Issue #22.27 :: 07/06/2010 - 07/12/2010
Harrington homicide tied to 2005 NoVa assault

Forensic link to Fairfax crime improves arrest odds
BY BRENDAN FITZGERALD
(http://www.c-ville.com/Image/---2227/Fairfax-mugshot.jpg)
A drawing from a “Wanted” poster for the suspect sought in connection with a 2005 abduction and sexual assault in Fairfax, Virginia—100 miles from the site where Morgan Harrington’s remains were found in January.

 “It seems strange to say we are thrilled—I mean, how can you be thrilled about such an obscene thing?” said Gil Harrington, reached last Thursday at her family’s home in Roanoke. Roughly an hour before, Virginia State Police (VSP) released news of a forensic link between the death of her daughter, 20-year-old Morgan Harrington, with an unsolved 2005 abduction and sexual assault.
“But the likelihood of arrest and conviction has increased exponentially,” added Harrington. “We’re very thrilled about that.”

The 2005 incident took place in Fairfax, more than 100 miles from the 750-acre Anchorage Farm in Albemarle County, where Morgan Harrington’s remains were discovered in January. The Virginia Tech student disappeared on October 17, 2009, during a Metallica concert at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville.

Law enforcement say that Harrington was last seen hitchhiking for a ride on the Copeley Road Bridge near the arena. Massive searches by both law enforcement and civilian groups followed, including a three-day search led by the Harrington family and the Texas-based Laura Recovery Center that covered 2,600 acres of land around Charlottesville. On the morning of January 23, and following heavy snowfall, David Bass found Harrington’s remains while checking fences on his 750-acre Anchorage Farm property.

Gil Harrington, who described the time between the discovery of her daughter’s remains and last week’s investigation announcement as “hellish,” said the family had known of the link to the Fairfax incident for a few weeks.

The press release from VSP states that “forensic evidence recovered during the course of the Harrington investigation has confirmed the link to the City of Fairfax assault.
In September 2005, a Fairfax woman was abducted and sexually assaulted and City of Fairfax Police detectives were able to create a composite sketch based on the victim’s description of the subject,” according to the release. The suspect is described as a black male between 25 and 35 years of age, roughly 6' tall and with a medium build. He was described in 2005 as having black hair, a beard and mustache, and was described wearing a “black colored pullover sweater with a zipper, white t-shirt underneath and light colored pants.”
Reached for comment, VSP Public Relations Manager Corinne Geller told C-VILLE that police are unable to release specific details about the nature of the forensic evidence at this time. She also said that no additional criminal cases have been linked to the Harrington homicide investigation or the 2005 Fairfax assault.

VSP asks that anyone with information about the suspect described contact Fairfax police officer Mike Boone at (703) 385-7959. Anyone with additional information concerning the Harrington investigation should call the Jefferson Area Crimestoppers at (434) 977-4000 or the VSP at (434) 352-3467. There is a $150,041 reward for information that helps lead to the resolution of the Harrington investigation.

For now, Harrington said she is pleased that Charlottesville-area residents have a description for a suspect wanted in connection with her daughter’s death. “It’s a lot easier to be careful of this guy than being careful in general,” said Harrington.
(http://www.c-ville.com/Image/---2227/morgan_flyer.jpg)
Morgan Harrington’s remains were discovered three months after her disappearance during a Metallica concert at John Paul Jones Arena. David Bass located the remains on a remote section of his 750-acre Albemarle County farm.

C-VILLE welcomes news tips from readers. Send them to news@c-ville.com.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 07, 2010, 07:41:49 AM
http://www.readthehook.com/blog/index.php/2010/07/06/is-this-morgans-killer-fairfax-case-connection-offers-hope-fresh-fear/
  Is this Morgan’s killer? Fairfax case connection offers hope, fresh fear
by Courteney Stuart
published 10:29am Tuesday Jul 6, 2010
Crape myrtles bloom in the small front yards of Oxford Row Condominiums. It’s a tidy assemblage of about 50 brick duplexes in the city of Fairfax, and now it has a grisly connection to Charlottesville.

Off busy Jermantown Road, the complex plays home to a diverse collection of retirees, immigrants, and young professionals. It’s a place where neighbors greet each other by name and, they say, feel safe. But it’s also the scene of a brutal assault that took place nearly five years ago, a crime that was beginning to fade from their memory until July 1 when police revealed that the Oxford Row rapist may have killed 20-year-old Morgan Dana Harrington.

The Virginia Tech student disappeared near the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville in October, and her skeletal remains were discovered three months later on a remote Albemarle County farm.

“I can’t believe it,” says Gladys Pena, a grandmother who has lived in Oxford Row for over a decade.

Pena recalls all too well the attack that took place on the night of September 24, 2005. After returning on foot to the complex from the Giant grocery store just a quarter of a mile up Jermantown Road, a 26-year-old woman was brutally raped.

According to the report from Fairfax police, the young woman reached the neighborhood carrying her groceries at approximately 10pm that night, when she was grabbed from behind and dragged to a small grassy area near the complex pool and playground.

Startled by a passerby, the assailant fled on foot. His traumatized victim then made her way to one of the closest units where the residents called 911 and comforted the young, dark-haired woman as she waited for medical care.

When resident Stephen Hannan arrived home that night at around 10:30pm from his job cooking at a nearby restaurant, he says seven police cruisers were already on the scene and an ambulance parked on the grass near a wooden gazebo, where the victim— whose identity has not been released— was being treated inside.

“I didn’t know what happened,” says Hannan, noting that the next day the neighbors who had offered her assistance by calling 911 described the horrifying sight that greeted them when they opened the door to find the traumatized woman asking for help.

“She was beaten bloody,” he says.
That victim’s eyewitness account of her assailant, along with his DNA recovered at the time and put into Virginia’s DNA databank, now offers the best hope for an arrest in the Harrington case. Unfortunately, as anyone who remembers the Charlottesville serial rapist case can attest, a DNA match isn’t always enough to solve a crime, and eyewitness accounts can carry troubles of their own.

Town on alert
From 1997 to 2007, women in Charlottesville had plenty of reason to fear. A violent predator hid inside homes and subdued female victims with a swift punch to the face before raping them. And while he left behind DNA evidence— allowing investigators to tie the cases together— his identity remained unknown even as the attacks increased in brutality.

It wasn’t until one of the victims recognized an employee in the Harris-Teeter meat department that police were able to put the man under surveillance— and tighten the dragnet.
Nearly three years ago, the butcher stopped for a meal at a fast-food restaurant and left behind his DNA profile via saliva on a soda straw. Before long, Nathan Antonio Washington, a married father of four, and previous stranger to any serious arrest record, was named the Charlottesville Serial Rapist. Washington pleaded guilty to four sexual assaults and received four consecutive life sentences.

Along the way to the conviction, the case triggered a scandal of sorts that Virginia State Police may be hoping to avoid in the Morgan Harrington investigation. In 2003, after eight of his victims described their assailant as a black man, and after a composite was released— which would later prove to look almost nothing like Washington’s mugshot— Charlottesville police began asking African American men in Charlottesville to voluntarily submit to a “buccal swab,” in which a DNA sample is collected from inside the mouth.

More than 500 men eventually got swabbed, such a broad net that critics cried foul— including one man who sued a Charlottesville detective for $15,000— claiming it was impossible to know for sure whether the attacker was actually African American, or if he might have some other dark-skinned ancestry, such as Middle Eastern or Latino, among others.

After all, eyewitness accounts, particularly when an attack occurs in the dark, are notoriously inaccurate. In response to the accusations of racial profiling, Charlottesville Police undertook the unusual step of having the perpetrator’s DNA analyzed for ancestry and making those results public: indeed, the then-still unknown attacker’s DNA was 85 percent of sub-Saharan African descent— a virtual guarantee that he appeared black.
With only one eyewitness, the rape victim, in the 2005 Fairfax assault, are police worried that the public may now exclude viable suspects if they’re told the perpetrator must be African American?

“It’s a possibility,” concedes State Police spokesperson Corrinne Geller, who says police would have actually preferred to withhold the information and the composite sketch from the public even longer than they did in order to collect more information and finish pursuing investigative leads with the Fairfax police department.
Geller says the timing of the release was prompted by a crime blog, which announced that investigators had discovered a link between the Harrington case and another recent Fairfax case— the wrong one. When news outlets began contacting her for confirmation, Geller says, police feared widespread misinformation would damage the investigation by prompting a flurry of false leads.

“It pressured us to get this information out there,” says Geller, admitting that the decision was so rushed that police hadn’t even shown the composite to David Bass, the man who found Harrington’s remains and who might have recalled seeing someone fitting the description on his 742-acre farm.

A reporter shared the image with Bass, who says the man is not familiar to him.

If police are piqued by the expedited release of information, bereaved parents Dan and Gil Harrington say they’re grateful that the connection they’ve known about for “some time” has finally been made available to members of the public, who might be able to help.

“It’s why I’ve been pushing them to release it,” says mother Gil Harrington, via telephone on July 1, the day police announced the connection. “It’s better to be able to make a statement to be alert and be cautious of someone who looks like this,” she says. “It’s much more likely to keep people in the community safe.”

Indeed, Harrington has long asserted that her daughter was the victim of a violent predator who would very likely strike again. On June 17, the eight-month anniversary of Morgan’s disappearance, Gil and Dan Harrington were increasingly vocal in their criticism of State Police and UVA officials, whom they said had not done enough to remind the public that a vicious predator was on the loose, quite likely right here in Charlottesville.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 07, 2010, 07:45:24 AM
continued from article..........
At that time, Harrington compared Morgan’s killer to Joran van der Sloot, the Dutchman widely believed responsible for the 2005 death of American high school student Natalee Holloway  and who is now charged with the May murder of a Peruvian woman on the fifth anniversary of Holloway’s disappearance. Harrington’s death and the Fairfax assault are separated by almost exactly four years— but Gil Harrington is convinced they are not the only attacks the unknown perpetrator has committed.

“These people don’t stop,” she says.

Why eight months?
Why did it take so long to get a DNA match? Geller has long said DNA testing can take up to six months for the overburdened Virginia state crime lab to complete, even in a high profile case like Morgan Harrington’s. She declines to say exactly when police received the results or even what type of forensic evidence was tested.

Ralph Barfield, a retired Charlottesville police sergeant and founder of Blue Ridge Forensic Services, doesn’t doubt her explanation.

“In Virginia, there’s such a huge backlog,” says Barfield. And the complexity of DNA testing can slow things down even more, he says, especially if the sample is small or of poor quality.

For the first three months of the Harrington case— prior to the January 26 discovery of her remains— investigators had little to go on other than the witness accounts that placed Morgan at various points ending with her hitchhiking on the Copeley Road Bridge at 9:30pm, about an hour after she somehow ended up outside the Arena during a Metallica concert and was denied reentry. Her purse and battery-less cell phone, which were discovered the next day in the RV lot by Lannigan Field by a men’s lacrosse player, yielded no clues, police have said, but a t-shirt, discovered in mid-November on a bush outside an apartment building at the corner of Grady Avenue and Fifteenth Street, would provide a bizarre twist in an already confusing case.
In April, five months after its discovery, police announced that forensic evidence revealed that the Pantera t-shirt— which some believed was a lookalike shirt placed by someone unrelated to the case as a twisted joke— did, in fact, belong to Morgan. That forensic evidence, says Barfield, was most likely DNA— and, he says, a likely source for the match with the Fairfax case since extracting an assailant’s DNA evidence from Morgan’s decomposed remains, which were exposed to the elements for three months, would have been very difficult. (Like farm owner Bass, the UVA student who discovered the t-shirt had not yet been shown the composite sketch when a reporter showed it to him.)

Barfield also points out that there are other tests that police may still wish to conduct on the assailant’s DNA, if enough was obtained. In addition to a test of his ethnicity, which could confirm or refute his Fairfax victim’s description of him as a black male, another test could determine whether he has any relatives in the DNA databases of solved or unsolved crimes, further narrowing the search.

And Barfield agrees with Gil Harrington’s assessment that finding Morgan’s killer only becomes more urgent every day.

“It sounds like he’s gone from a sexual assault to a homicide, and criminals tend to graduate,” says Barfield. “He’s going to keep killing.”

Terror on the doorstep
At Oxford Row, residents were so frightened after the 2005 attack that they prevailed upon the neighborhood association to install increased lighting in the parking areas.

Diane Jenkins, mother of the young man who opened the door to the victim, remembers all too well the terror she witnessed in the young woman who she says was visiting neighbors the night of the attack.

“You could tell she’d been assaulted immediately,” she says, recalling the woman’s disheveled clothing, hair matted with sticks, and the blood on her face. Although the young, dark-haired woman was dazed, she had gathered some of her groceries, which she was carrying when she reached the door.

“She was very disoriented,” says Jenkins. “She didn’t realize she was knocking on our door— she thought she was knocking on someone else’s door that she knew.”
enkins sent her teenaged son to summon the devout Muslim family the young woman was visiting, as she and her husband spoke with the woman so frightened that she refused to come inside the strangers’ home and instead accepted their offer of a chair on the front steps.

“She told us she’d been coming back from Giant, had been walking along a back path along different apartments,” says Jenkins, who then recalls perhaps the most chilling detail of all— particularly in retrospect, since it may offer some hint of Morgan Harrington’s fate.

“We both noticed marks around her neck,” says Jenkins, who says the woman told them her assailant had choked her until she lost consciousness. “She thought she was going to die, then all of a sudden, she came to, and he wasn’t there,” says Jenkins, mentioning the passerby who scared the attacker away— perhaps in the nick of time.

Jenkins says her son returned with a man and a woman who comforted the victim, and the three communicated in what she believes was Urdu— a language primarily spoken by Muslims in India and Pakistan. The young woman “felt more comfortable speaking in her language,” says Jenkins, who says she never saw the young woman again but heard she had moved in with family somewhere nearby.

Jenkins says the news that the assailant appears to have struck again in Charlottesville, and this time with a deadly result, has her revisiting the night of the first attack and, once again, worrying about the young woman she assisted.

“I hope they get him,” she says, “before he attacks someone else.”
First 24 hours

In the first 24 hours after the release of the composite and description, State Police received about 50 new tips, says Geller, and Fairfax police received another dozen. Geller says police still believe the suspect had intimate knowledge of Anchorage Farm, but they now know he is a darker skinned male, likely African American, who also has Fairfax and Charlottesville connections. These additional leads, she hopes, will prompt the tip that will help solve the case.

Those with information about the man featured in the attached “Wanted Poster” may contact City of Fairfax Police Detective Mike Boone at (703) 385-7959. Anyone wishing to provide information in the Morgan Harrington case is encouraged to call the Jefferson Area Crime Stoppers at (434) 977-4000 or Virginia State Police at (434) 352-3467 or email State Police at bci-appomattox@vsp.virginia.gov. A reward of $150,041 is still available for anyone with information that leads to a resolution of the Harrington crime.


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Post by: cece on July 07, 2010, 12:47:14 PM
Gil Harrington’s thoughts from July 7th, 2010

Walking on the beach in North Carolina,

Blue crabs,

Snake skin seaweed,

Horseshoe crab fragments

Cicada’s split – celluloid shells,

Many things change their skin, not because the skin is worn out, or they want a different color but because of growth.  Those organisms got bigger and had to transform and accommodate for change.  It is a painful, slow, unfailingly difficult process, struggling out of your carapace. Once you wiggle out of the bonds of old skin, you are fragile, naked and soft; vulnerable to injury from even slight handling.

This is where we are.

Unsteady and unsure of our surroundings after the transformative journey we have been thrust into because of Morgan’s murder. These new skins function to hold us together well enough.  Over time they will toughen and harden and protect us as well.  Until then we must be cautious knowing that even inadvertent slight impacts can injure us in our softened weakened stage of transformation.

We are fearful and reluctant of the many changes Morgan’s death has created in our lives – but have faith and determination that we are in fact growing and will be alright, eventually.

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http://findmorgan.com/category/family-blog


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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 07, 2010, 02:08:16 PM
http://www.wtop.com/?sid=1997259&nid=25
No connection between Pham, Harrington murders
July 7, 2010 - 11:54am
FALLS CHURCH, Va. - As Fairfax County Police conduct a wide search to find Vanessa Pham's killer, investigators have ruled out any connection to the murder of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington and to another unsolved, 2005 sexual assault.

"We have found no connection to those two cases," says Fairfax County Officer Don Gotthardt.

Police say Pham, 19, was stabbed to death between 3 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Sunday, June 27.

Pham, a freshman at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Georgia, was found dead in her car on an access road off Route 50 about a half hour after leaving the Fairfax Plaza shopping center.

Police are warning drivers to be on guard while on the road.
Investigators have not ruled out a connection to the unsolved Route 29 stalker case involving Alicia Showalter Reynolds, 25, of Baltimore.

Reynolds, a native of Harrisonburg, was a graduate student who vanished along U.S. Route 29 in Culpeper, Va., back in March 1996.

Her body was found two months later off Route 3 in Lignum, Va.

Her case has never been solved.

Police are asking anyone with information related to Pham's murder to contact Crime Solvers at 1-866-411-TIPS/8477 or to call Fairfax County Police at 703-691-2131.

Pham was laid to rest Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the following fund:

Vanessa Pham Memorial Fund
P.O. Box 3100
Merrifield, Va., 221119-3100.

WTOP's Hank Silverberg contributed to this report.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 08, 2010, 07:48:53 AM
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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 08, 2010, 07:51:34 AM
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/levipage
The Levi Page Show
Date / Time: 7/8/2010 8:00 PM
Category: Current Events
Call-in Number: (347) 838-9781
    Tune in for the latest in the Morgan Harrington, Kyron Horman and Haleigh Cummings investigations!


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Post by: cece on July 08, 2010, 09:00:45 AM
Good morning Trimm & TY so much for the updates :)




"Since the story went national, we have received 75 credible tips from portions of the state and the coun-try," said Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller.

In addition to traditional sources of media, police credit bloggers with helping to publicize this latest break in the case.

So far only a sketch of the man suspected in both crimes has been released. No arrest has been made.
snipped.

http://www2.insidenova.com/isn/news/local/article/police_getting_tips_in_harrington_death/60346/


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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 08, 2010, 01:32:13 PM
Hey Cece!
I so want this monster/monsters caught. 


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Post by: cece on July 08, 2010, 08:03:31 PM
Hey Cece!
I so want this monster/monsters caught. 

I'm with you Trimm!  I keep checking & hoping we hear of an arrest sooner rather than later.  The monster(s) need to be off the streets.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 09, 2010, 06:33:35 AM
http://www.nbc29.com/global/story.asp?s=12773947
Search Warrants Released In Love Case
Posted: Jul 08, 2010 10:53 AM CDT Updated: Jul 08, 2010 4:50 PM CDT
Documents at link


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Post by: no rose colored glasses on July 09, 2010, 10:46:41 AM
http://www.nbc29.com/global/story.asp?s=12773947
Search Warrants Released In Love Case
Posted: Jul 08, 2010 10:53 AM CDT Updated: Jul 08, 2010 4:50 PM CDT
Documents at link
Thank-you Trimm.


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Post by: cece on July 09, 2010, 02:27:31 PM
July 9, 2010

It's been just more than one week since police released a sketch of a potential suspect in Morgan Harrington's death, and the tips continue to come in.

After releasing that sketch last Thursday, police say they have received 77 tips.

Police announced last week that forensic evidence links the man in the sketch, wanted for an unsolved 2005 rape in the City of Fairfax, to Harrington's disappearance and death in October.

They say they have no plans to update the five-year-old sketch of the suspect because adults' appearances don't change much in that amount of time. The wanted poster from 2005 describes the suspect as a black male around 30 years old. Police said that other than possibly shaving his beard, the person in the sketch shouldn't look much different.

Police have said the forensic evidence does not name the man in the sketch as the murderer, but he does have some link to Harrington.

Police are not disclosing exactly where the tips are coming from, but they do say most are coming from Virginia.

Finally, police say canvassing the area and showing the sketch to people would not be a good use of resources. They say summertime students at the University of Virginia are a new and different crowd, and these students would likely not have many tips.

While they aren't canvassing, police say they do believe they've gotten the information out there to those who need to know it.

http://www.newsplex.com/news/headlines/98116774.html?ref=774


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Post by: cece on July 09, 2010, 02:32:58 PM
Gil Harrington’s thoughts from July 9th, 2010

http://findmorgan.com/category/family-blog

The beach helps you simplify.  Each day you carry less stuff over the dunes realizing you can do without.  Dressing becomes a matter of choosing the driest tee shirt.  This simplification process forces me to let go of distractions and absorb the lessons hiding in front of me.

I thought I had gotten the beach insight already.  Several years ago when my sister was dying we were here and I wanted to bring Jackie one perfect shell from the beach she would never walk.

The Outer Banks is rough surf in the cross hairs of several opposing currents.  Finding perfect whole shells in this turbulence is rare.  So I gave up on the quest for a perfect shell for Jackie and instead saw the beauty and value in what was there; hidden in plain sight, weathered shells with holes in them.  These weathered shells started a long tradition of ankle bracelets for the beach crew.  We collect the shells that have been worn through with holes and add a bead or two and tie them on ankles all around.  I get a kick out of seeing these conservative, medical, button down types adorned so with shells and beads.  I love watching the shells we wear appear lighter as legs tan and cares lessen.

I have received that lessen but apparently I am suppose to take it even further.

There is yet another step on the way to becoming, that I see here in the surf.  Tides and waves and weather beat the shells into fragments, relentlessly pounding them until they are so broken that they are not discernable as shells at all.

That’s when it gets cool and magic happens.  Given time, the ragged shards of lives that were are ground so fine that they became the beach itself.  The sand we walk on is composed of minute fragments of shells.  It is not a graveyard but a place of stark beauty and a refuge for new lives and creatures to start their journey.  Morgan is in this mix.  We strive to see and accept the lessons and the gifts offered here.

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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 09, 2010, 08:15:01 PM
Thanks Cece!


The Harrington's are scheduled to be on Nancy Grace tonight.


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Post by: akmom on July 10, 2010, 01:19:11 AM
Gil Harrington’s thoughts from July 9th, 2010

http://findmorgan.com/category/family-blog

The beach helps you simplify.  Each day you carry less stuff over the dunes realizing you can do without.  Dressing becomes a matter of choosing the driest tee shirt.  This simplification process forces me to let go of distractions and absorb the lessons hiding in front of me.

I thought I had gotten the beach insight already.  Several years ago when my sister was dying we were here and I wanted to bring Jackie one perfect shell from the beach she would never walk.

The Outer Banks is rough surf in the cross hairs of several opposing currents.  Finding perfect whole shells in this turbulence is rare.  So I gave up on the quest for a perfect shell for Jackie and instead saw the beauty and value in what was there; hidden in plain sight, weathered shells with holes in them.  These weathered shells started a long tradition of ankle bracelets for the beach crew.  We collect the shells that have been worn through with holes and add a bead or two and tie them on ankles all around.  I get a kick out of seeing these conservative, medical, button down types adorned so with shells and beads.  I love watching the shells we wear appear lighter as legs tan and cares lessen.

I have received that lessen but apparently I am suppose to take it even further.

There is yet another step on the way to becoming, that I see here in the surf.  Tides and waves and weather beat the shells into fragments, relentlessly pounding them until they are so broken that they are not discernable as shells at all.

That’s when it gets cool and magic happens.  Given time, the ragged shards of lives that were are ground so fine that they became the beach itself.  The sand we walk on is composed of minute fragments of shells.  It is not a graveyard but a place of stark beauty and a refuge for new lives and creatures to start their journey.  Morgan is in this mix.  We strive to see and accept the lessons and the gifts offered here.

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Most of us have certain cases that stick with us......Morgan and her beautiful family break my heart.....over and over again.....they strive so hard to find meaning in her death and her beautiful life.....I wish them peace and love...and the courage to go on without their shiny girl....2 4 1... I will be here as long as it takes.....


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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 10, 2010, 06:31:12 AM
Nancy Grace Transcripts
http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1007/09/ng.01.html
07/09/10
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UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Forensic evidence DNA --

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: I want this guy off the street.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Her name is Morgan Dana Harrington.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Has now been connected to a 2005 abduction and sex assault case 100 miles away. Authorities released a sketch from the suspect in the 2005 case.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: Rendering of someone who murdered my daughter and hurt someone else.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: Never thought you`d be sitting in this place in 1,000, 1,000 years about.

UNIDENTIFIED MALE: We now need to find the person who did this and we will not stop until that person is brought to justice.

UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE: When I first heard that they had a DNA link to a previous crime, I mean, it`s hard to say that you are happy about such an obscene thing, but we were in fact happy because the likelihood of us getting an arrest and a conviction increased astronomically. It`s no longer merely a matter of testimony. It`s hard evidence.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

GRACE: Is there a break in the case of Morgan Harrington? Straight out to Stacey Newman, our producer on the story. Stacey, what do you know?

STACEY NEWMAN, NANCY GRACE PRODUCER, COVERING STORY: Big breaking news tonight, Nancy. Cops are confirming that a 2005 sex assault is linked by forensic evidence to the murder of Morgan Harrington.

GRACE: What do we know? How do we know that?
NEWMAN: Well, we do know that cops did they gathered evidence from Morgan Harrington`s crime scene and they have matched it to evidence from this attack on a 26-year-old woman about 100 miles away, Nancy, in Fairfax City, Virginia.

GRACE: Joining us right now, Dr. Dan Harrington. This is the father of Morgan Harrington. Also with us Gil Harrington, her mother. Dr. Harrington, thank you for being with us. When did you learn about the DNA match?

DAN HARRINGTON, FATHER OF MURDERED CO-ED, MORGAN HARRINGTON (via telephone): The police told us of the DNA match several weeks prior to the announcement last week. And then of course the DNA was confirmed to the public on Thursday of last week.

GRACE: Gil, this is Morgan`s mother, her mother and father being with us. I have thought about Morgan so many hundreds of times since we first covered this case. What does this mean to you?

GIL HARRINGTON, MOTHER OF MURDERED CO-ED, MORGAN HARRINGTON (via telephone): You know, Nancy, it`s hard. And we`re getting a lot of heat from people that say we should just step down and go away, because this is an ugly scenario.

And it`s too late for my girl. My daughter is dead, but this guy is at the top of his game now. He`s not satisfied with just hurting. Now he hurts and kills and we have to stop him before he does this to another young woman. I can`t go away.

GRACE: Who in their right mind, Ms. Harrington, would tell you, you need to back off?

GIL HARRINGTON: You know, we`re getting a lot of flak. People say it`s -- it`s as if we`re making social gaffes and we need to take our lumps and go away. And I`m not willing to do that because I can`t give up on the next girl and my daughter is dead.

But this guy is out there and from what I understand, people don`t shake off this compulsion. You know, maybe there`s a -- since the last assault that we know he committed five years ago in Fairfax. He did stuff in the interim, you know, a sexual assault is very underreported.
Maybe there`s a woman sitting on the sidelines who didn`t come forward and she can give us the information that would help us. You need three points for GPS. We have two points. We need a third point and then we can locate this man and get him off the street. That`s what I`m trying to do.

GRACE: To Eleanor Odom, sex crimes prosecutor, who has also handled death penalty trials. Eleanor, Ms. Harrington is right. These are not the only two times this guy has struck. He goes from a brutal sex assault in 2005 to the attack and murder of Morgan Harrington.

Now, there`s a lapse in time. I guarantee you there`s another victim in there. And how is it that sex offenders graduate to become murderers, Eleanor? How does that progression occur?

ODOM: It`s a pattern of escalating behavior, Nancy. If they`re not stopped from the very beginning, then you see this escalation and then it`s hard of course to stop at all. It can begin with something as easy as looking at pornography, child pornography and going on from there to the murder. So you have to stop them early.

GRACE: I guarantee you, Eleanor, he`s got things in his history, a criminal history, before that 2005 sex assault. It could be peeping tom. It could be an aggravated assault. There`s something this guy has got a record, I guarantee you.

It could be juvenile or not. This guy has got a record. Look at this composite. The perp six foot tall, medium build, black hair, beard, mustache, 2005 abduction and sex assault case in Fairfax. Forensic connection between that case and Morgan Harrington.

Everybody, take a look at this guy. Liz, please show it in full. There is a $150,000 reward, including 50 grand from the Band Metallica. The tip line, 434-352-3467. To Paul Penzone, VP Prevention Programs at childhelp.org, former sergeant Phoenix PD. Weigh in.

PENZONE: We had a case similar to this in Phoenix, Nancy, where there was a serial rapist who was killing people. First of all, my heart and prayers go out to the family. What they`re doing is the right thing to do, stay committed.

But what law enforcement is doing very well is first of all getting a composite. Even though it`s from the past giving people something to focus on that gives you structural and relative description. But that high reward, although it will bring in an enormous number of tips, weeding through those you`ll find the needle in the haystack.
So they need to keep the community committed. Through that you have to buy exposure through that reward using the media.

GRACE: $150,000 reward. Tip line 434-352-3467. Stacey Newman, what were the details of the sex attack?

NEWMAN: This is a scary attack. A 26-year-old woman minding her business walking a quarter mile from a grocery store when she`s suddenly blindsided by this perp who grabs her, assaults her in the bush. Her life was spared when a passer-by came and the suspect ran off.

GRACE: This should jog everyone`s memory. Anyone that has come in touch with this guy. There`s $150,000 reward.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 11, 2010, 07:28:32 AM
http://www.examiner.com/x-33505-Nashville-Crime-Examiner~y2010m7d10-Urgent-the-hunt-for-Morgan-Harringtons-killer
Urgent: the hunt for Morgan Harrington's killer!
July 10, 3:24 AMNashville Crime ExaminerLevi Page
20-year-old Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington mysteriously vanished from a Metallica concert in Charlottsville Virginia, 3 months later, her skeletal remains were discovered in a remote farming area. Morgan had been raped and her death was brutal and violent, she suffered from multiple broken bones.

Now after 6 months, the dangerous predator has yet to be captured, but are investigators close to closing in on her evil killer?

I spoke with the parents of Morgan Harrington earlier this week. Dr. Dan Harrington told me that forensic evidence found on his daughter matched the DNA of a rapist who is wanted for a brutal 2005 sex assault in Fairfax Virginia.

The Harrington's are certain this is their daughters killer, but the question they are uncertain about is what his possible connection is to Charlottsville Virginia. His 2005 victim, was a resident of and was raped in Fairfax Virginia, which is 2-hours away from Charlottsville, where Morgan's body was found.
Furthermore, Morgan's father wonders what connection the killer has to the 700-acre farm, because he describes the area as "remote" and an area where someone "doesn't just happen upon." Did he work on the farm or in the area? Or was he a hunter? These are questions that are running through the minds Morgan's devastated parents. One thing Dr. Harrington says he is certain of, is that the killer is familar with the area.

Now law enforcement have released a 2005 composite sketch of the rapist, who is likely responsible for Morgan's brutal murder. The photo, pictured above, is of a black male, who is most likely somewhere between the ages of 30-40 years old. This man is the so called "Oxford row rapist."

In September of 2005, a 26-year-old woman was walking home after grocery shopping, while on her way home she was grabbed somewhere around 10 PM in her own neighborhood. The Hook reports that the rapist took his victim to a grassy area and started to rape her, but quit when a passerby scared him off. The 26-year-old then crawled to one of the closest homes in the area, where one of the residents called 911.

The residents described the condition of the victim as being beaten bloddy. That violent rapist has now gone on to kill poor Morgan Harrington and he is still free to rape or murder another woman.

Anyone with any information is asked to call Crimestoppers (434) 977-4000  or Virginia State Police at (434) 352-3467.

Morgan's mother Gil Harrington says that she is "quasi frantic" because this rapist has a "blood lust" and is someoneone who "is no longer satisfied with raping or harming women" but is now a killer. She says in a hushed voice that she is "very concerned" about what this rapist has the potential of doing
Pat Brown a criminal profiler believes that this is a serial killer who is a "very dangerous predator" who has graduated from being a serial rapist to a serial killer. Brown says this serial killer gets his thrill from grabbing women and brutally raping them. Brown also believes the public can help solve this crime.

Morgan's father sums it up the best: "this guy remains a menace to the community."

For the rest of the interview with Morgan Harrington's parents and criminal profiler Pat Brown go here: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/levipage/2010/07/07/the-levi-page-show

In Loving Memory of Morgan Dana Harrington

http://www.youtube.com/v/Sak7yr7hHNg&amp;hl=en_US&amp;fs=1


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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 12, 2010, 11:46:32 AM
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Gil Harrington’s thoughts from July 12th, 2010
  On July - 12 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

Back from the beach trip. It was our first vacation without Morgan.  It was hard, especially for Dan.  Both of them shared a love of the surf and waves and would stay immersed for hours.  I miss seeing them play in the waves laughing.  I miss watching freckles bloom on her nose.  I miss anointing pinked sunburned skin with Noxzema.  I miss combing out her tangled hair. I miss sand in the bed.  I miss Morgan.

As you can see my surrender and submit got up and went.  I am back, stuck in the whys and what ifs and have lost my “it is” perspective. Suffering has unmoored and set us adrift at sea; a sea of tears whose very salinity will give us the buoyancy we need to stay afloat.

I don’t love where we are but still believe that we have an opportunity to learn from the master teacher, pain, if only we can survive the lesson.

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Post by: Edward on July 12, 2010, 05:10:05 PM
GRACE: I guarantee you, Eleanor, he`s got things in his history, a criminal history, before that 2005 sex assault. It could be peeping tom. It could be an aggravated assault. There`s something this guy has got a record, I guarantee you.

Without a doubt.. A repeat pattern of behavior.


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Post by: Edward on July 12, 2010, 05:12:19 PM
GRACE: Who in their right mind, Ms. Harrington, would tell you, you need to back off?

GIL HARRINGTON: You know, we`re getting a lot of flak. People say it`s -- it`s as if we`re making social gaffes and we need to take our lumps and go away. And I`m not willing to do that because I can`t give up on the next girl and my daughter is dead.


Go forward at full speed Gil ..Let not one person stand in your way. We are watching.
So Is God and Morgan.

Go forward we are behind you all the way.
jmho


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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 12, 2010, 07:39:33 PM
Continued prayers for the Harrington family.




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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 13, 2010, 02:14:58 PM
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Gil Harrington’s thoughts from July 12th, 2010
  On July - 12 - 20101 COMMENT

Back from the beach trip. It was our first vacation without Morgan.  It was hard, especially for Dan.  Both of them shared a love of the surf and waves and would stay immersed for hours.  I miss seeing them play in the waves laughing.  I miss watching freckles bloom on her nose.  I miss anointing pinked sunburned skin with Noxzema.  I miss combing out her tangled hair. I miss sand in the bed.  I miss Morgan.

As you can see my surrender and submit got up and went.  I am back, stuck in the whys and what ifs and have lost my “it is” perspective. Suffering has unmoored and set us adrift at sea; a sea of tears whose very salinity will give us the buoyancy we need to stay afloat.

I don’t love where we are but still believe that we have an opportunity to learn from the master teacher, pain, if only we can survive the lesson.

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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 13, 2010, 02:17:28 PM
Justice for Morgan!   ::MonkeyAngel::
(http://i450.photobucket.com/albums/qq229/trimmonthelake/Morgan%202-4-1/IMG_0003-1024x683.jpg)


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Post by: Edward on July 13, 2010, 04:12:30 PM
(http://media.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/photo/2010/07/01/PH2010070102754.jpg)


(http://media.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/photo/2010/07/01/PH2010070102824.jpg)

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/crime-scene/cold-cases/police-link-morgan-harrington.html

Pattern of Behavior..
His DNA is a Match.




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Post by: Edward on July 13, 2010, 04:14:52 PM


From Last night's Issues...

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Fast-breaking news in the war on women. Tonight, a major break in the Morgan Harrington case. This beautiful, young woman was abducted and murdered. Now, nine months later, cops have linked her case to another rape in the very same area. Could this sketch lead to a monster?


A massive break in the case of murdered Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington: six months after Morgan`s broken, battered skeleton was discovered in a shallow grave on a secluded remote Virginia farm, police finally have a huge lead.

Almost five years earlier, before Morgan disappeared from outside a rock concert, a young woman was walking home alone from a grocery store at night when she was abducted, grabbed from behind, dragged into the woods and sexually assaulted by a mystery attacker. A passerby spotted them and that attacker fled.

Tonight investigators say they now have forensic evidence that links these two cases together. That evidence is reportedly a DNA match. Back in 2005, that brave victim was able to describe her attacker to police. You`re looking at the sketch put together based on her words, ok. That`s the sketch.

Is this the predator who killed Morgan Harrington? Could this dramatic new lead bring justice for the Harringtons? And give Morgan`s parents the answers they desperately, desperately need.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

GIL HARRINGTON, MORGAN HARRINGTON`S MOTHER: As you see us, our sorrow is etched in our faces, our pain has been carved into our hearts. This has been an unimaginable, horrific journey. And I will tell you, having seen that girl even had some lovely bones. That`s all I want to say.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

VELEZ-MITCHELL: These parents have been through hell and back; the worst nightmare for anyone who has ever had a child. Morgan`s parents, Gil and Dan Harrington join me along with HLN law enforcement analyst Mike Brooks.

First of all to Dr. and Mrs. Harrington, our hearts go out to you. We are just crushed by what you have experienced. We hope somehow to be part somehow of the solution to this epidemic of wanton, senseless violence in our culture.

We are so inspired by your crusade to do something about this horror of violence against women. You both have said from the very beginning you believe this was a local person who may have harmed other women in the area.

So Gil, what went through your mind hearing this dramatic new news about the break in the case involving your daughter?

G. HARRINGTON: It`s hard to say that you were happy about such an obscenity. But, in effect, we were happy that we were one step closer to finding and apprehending this vicious predator and getting him off the streets.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Dr. Harrington, you are steeped in psychology. Is there any psychological relief for you, sir, hearing this news? Or does it create a new set of anxiety and questions?

DAN HARRING, MORGAN HARRINGTON`S FATHER: You know, Jane, it`s interesting, when I saw the picture this morning, I recognized that maybe for the first time that I`ve started to feel anger, because prior to this, obviously we know Morgan was murdered. But the -- it was an abstraction. There was no one that you could put a face to.

But today, there`s the concrete picture of this man. And it seems to me that for the first time, anger became way more of a prominent emotion for me.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: And, Gil, you were nodding your head. What did you want to say?

G. HARRINGTON: It`s personal for him now. This is a daddy who`s looking into the face of someone who snuffed the life of his daughter, the light of his life, finished.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: It`s so awful.

I have a big issue tonight, and that is what took so long? If they found DNA on Morgan`s remains way back in October, why did it take so many months to match it to a suspect whose DNA was already in the system? That gives him a chance to attack again.

The woman linked to Morgan`s case, that abduction and sexual assault, happened in Fairfax, Virginia. That`s about 80 miles away from where Morgan vanished from the Metallica concert. She was found about ten miles away from the Metallica concert at a secluded farm.

I want to bring Mike Brooks in briefly. Why do you think it took 6 months to link this DNA?

MIKE BROOKS, HLN LAW ENFORCEMENT ANALYST: That one crime occurred in 2005. And it depends on the quality of the DNA that they had to match it against any DNA that`s already in the database for either the state of Virginia or the CODIS, the FBI database.

So I don`t know exactly which database they got it out of. But, you know, I commend law enforcement for being vigilant, keeping on this case. And they were able to make this match.

Hopefully they`re able to adjust this photo now age-wise and maybe come up with somebody who fits that description in the Charlottesville area.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Yes, I commend them for making the link. But I think if we can send people to the moon as they say so often we can come up with a faster database and also solve rape cases more swiftly so that we don`t have predators out there able to attack again.

We talk about the war on women all the time here on ISSUES. Gil, I want to play something you said about the change we as a society must desperately make.

Let`s listen to what you said.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

G. HARRINGTON: We need to change the social framework that views women as prey. I mean, that is the shift that needs to be made. I`m not sure how that can be accomplished. But I`m going to try and ponder it.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Gil, I couldn`t agree with you more. In fact, when I wrote a book about a lot of cases of violence against women, I said we have created a hunter/prey mentality between men and women in this country. And a lot of it is the media. It`s a lot of, I believe, just a horrific association between masculinity and violence that we need to erase.

What are your thoughts, Gil, on how we can perhaps change culture so that your precious, beautiful daughter did not die in vain?

G. HARRINGTON: You know, it is something that I think you have to start from young ages with children, that you`re training them not to beat up and not to act out. But you would think in 2010 that we would be working on issues of cherishing and upholding each other in relationships rather than can we just stop hurting each other. But unfortunately, that`s where we`re stuck. We have to disallow it.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Yes. Well, I think we have to change everything about our culture. We have to change the media. These little boys are trained sometimes from when they`re toddlers with video games to exhibit violence. And often the target in that violence is women. And it`s the same thing on TV shows. It`s the same thing in movies. And it feeds on itself.

And that`s why I say here on ISSUES I don`t want to be part of the pornography of violence. If we`re going to discuss a case like this, talk about solutions.

I think part of the solution also is really devoting resources. We spend billions of dollars on wars that go on for years. But we don`t spend the money to solve rape cases in a swift and efficient manner.

This story reminds me of the horror story involving Anne Pressley. And I think we have a photo of her. A beautiful Arkansas anchorwoman who was viciously raped and murdered. They didn`t have any idea who did it. Somebody broke into her house.

Well, it turns out they found a DNA match from an earlier rape that had been very slow in processing so they hadn`t gotten around to figuring out who that DNA was. But they matched; it was from a suspect 100 miles away. The two cities worked together and they solved the case and they arrested this Curtis Vance for this horrific killing.

Now, at the time, everybody said, Dr. Harrington, if they had just solved that first rape case earlier and processed that DNA more rapidly, that Anne Pressley might have been alive today. And I see a parallel here. And this happens all the time.

What are your thoughts, sir, about how we prioritize what we want to do in our culture?

D. HARRINGTON: Well, I believe you brought up the length of time that it took for the testing to be done. And the concern that we`ve had is exactly what you`ve talked about is that we now have an answer. But there have been months now where we`ve been waiting for these test results and that has been an opportunity for the individual to act out against someone else.

It hasn`t happened probably, but it would be a shame if now we look back and there is some other event that occurred because no one has arrested this man.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: I think it would be a total shame. And I really do hope that all the authorities work together to connect the dots and find the commonalities between these two cases five years apart and solve your daughter`s horrific murder. I hope and pray that that happens. And we`re going to stay on top of this case, I promise you.

And we`re going to make sure that your daughter`s story is not a cold case ever and that everything that can be done to bring this person to justice is done.

Thank you so much, Dr. and Mrs. Harrington.

D. HARRINGTON: Thank you for having us.

MRS. HARRINGTON: We appreciate it.

http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1007/01/ijvm.01.html

Same MO.. Rape and beating so bad that resulted in death.


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Post by: Edward on July 13, 2010, 04:51:06 PM
ODOM: It`s a pattern of escalating behavior, Nancy. If they`re not stopped from the very beginning, then you see this escalation and then it`s hard of course to stop at all. It can begin with something as easy as looking at pornography, child pornography and going on from there to the murder. So you have to stop them early.

GRACE: I guarantee you, Eleanor, he`s got things in his history, a criminal history, before that 2005 sex assault. It could be peeping tom. It could be an aggravated assault. There`s something this guy has got a record, I guarantee you.

It could be juvenile or not. This guy has got a record. Look at this composite. The perp six foot tall, medium build, black hair, beard, mustache, 2005 abduction and sex assault case in Fairfax. Forensic connection between that case and Morgan Harrington.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 13, 2010, 09:49:24 PM
Edward,the thoughts of Morgan suffering  like Anne Pressley is beyond horrifying.
I can not think of one reason for these monsters to be allowed to draw a breath. Makes me sick to my stomach to think what the world has lost in the deaths of these and many other innocent women.It has to stop.   ::MonkeyNoNo::


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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 14, 2010, 02:45:29 PM
http://www.wdbj7.com/news/wdbj7-story-morgan-harrington-update-071410,0,1351151.story
Leads dwindle after sketch released in Morgan Harrington case
State Police released person of interest sketch two weeks ago
Justin McLeod  Reporter

10:33 a.m. EDT, July 14, 2010

ROANOKE, Va —

State Police say leads are beginning to dwindle two weeks after they released a sketch of the person they think may have killed Morgan Harrington.

She is the Virginia Tech student who was killed after she went missing from a concert at U-V-A last October.

Investigators say evidence connects Harrington's case to the abduction and sexual assault of a woman in Fairfax five years ago.


State Police have received close to 75 tips from all over the country but the bulk are from Roanoke, Charlottesville, and Northern Virginia.

We're told yesterday State Police investigators met with Fairfax detectives in person for the first time to discuss the case.


State Police characterize the tips so far as significant.  Investigators remain busy checking out 
those leads.


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Post by: Edward on July 15, 2010, 02:56:34 PM
Edward,the thoughts of Morgan suffering  like Anne Pressley is beyond horrifying.
I can not think of one reason for these monsters to be allowed to draw a breath. Makes me sick to my stomach to think what the world has lost in the deaths of these and many other innocent women.It has to stop.   ::MonkeyNoNo::


That poor woman... Now Like You, I to even consider Morgan suffering the same.
It makes me very very angry inside..
Animals are better then these humans that commit these crimes.
Find him and put him to sleep.
jmho


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: trimmonthelake on July 16, 2010, 05:11:26 PM
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Gil Harrington’s thoughts from July 16th, 2010
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Re-entry from our week at the beach has been hard. You can loose yourself in the vastness of the sea and drown the memories that fight for attention. Since returning we have all been on the skids, not sure exactly why. Could be that the cumulative grief load has finally grown into an incapacitating, crippling mass.

I have lost some of the emotional equilibrium that I had gathered and find myself again rapidly cycling several times a day. At moments I’m standing on a shaky platform of OK and then am seized by despair. Today’s trigger was walking into a store featuring back to school/decorate your dorm stuff. It took my breath away. Had to jettison my list and leave.

It’s not that I begrudge others the pleasure of this nesting and planning, rather its that it brings floods of memories of how Morgan and I planned and shopped to launch her into her “grown up” life at VT. Hopes and dreams for Morgan’s life were ended by a savage murder.

I watch young fresh faced girls and their mamas searching for the perfect set of sheets for college. My experience of that shared activity is tainted by my overlay, because my memory is of cutting Morgan’s perfect college sheets off her bed and bagging them as scent items for dogs. That thought cascade pulls me right back down again into the rabbit hole of WHY?
t’s a tough place we’ve been forced into, an ugly world of sadness /death/ DNA/ and murder. This is where Morgan’s death has taken us and so we must follow as well as we can. We are able to soldier on because  the love, support, and prayers of many holds us up. The past 9 months have been full of uncertainty and darkness but we seek to give birth to truth and to find answers, not for retribution but to protect the next girl. I’m not looking for satisfaction. What I’m after is safety, so that another precious life is not ended by this evil.

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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 16, 2010, 07:57:24 PM
http://findmorgan.com/category/upcoming-events
FRIDAY, JULY 23, 2010First Annual Morgan Harrington Memorial Golf Tournament

TIME:  1:00 P.M.

LOCATION: Hanging Rock Golf Club

The First Annual Morgan Harrington Memorial Golf Tournament will be held at the Hanging Rock Golf Club on Friday, July 23, 2010. Morgan was abducted from the University of Virginia on October 23, 2009 and her body was found in January26, 2010. Her murderer(s) remain at large. Proceeds will benefit one of Morgan’s favoriye charities, Orphan Medical Network International (OMNI). Morgan was student at Virginia Tech studying to be a teacher.




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Post by: akmom on July 17, 2010, 08:16:51 AM
 I go through my day, checking Scared Monkeys when I can....then, it catches my eye, and I catch my breath...the purple bracelet that I remove, only when I shower....a quick sharp pain that reminds me of a young girl that I never knew....but that reminds me of myself and every other young girl I have known.  I cannot do a thing, except remember a girl that should not have died....I have wondered what I can do....my 25 year old daughter, the one that looks like she could be Morgan's sister will be married in January....I will NOT remove the bracelet on that day....


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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 17, 2010, 11:40:31 AM
http://www.cvilledaily.com/index.php/2010/07/morgan-harrington-murder-unsolved-after-9-months/
Posted: 8:21 AM Jul 17, 2010

Morgan Harrington Murder Unsolved After 9 Months
Morgan Harrington's parents marked the 9-month mark since their daughter disappeared in Charlottesville and was later found murdered.
Email Address: newsplex@newsplex.com
July 17, 2010

Morgan Harrington disappeared while attending a concert at the University of Virginia on this day nine months ago. Her body was later found at a farm south of Charlottesville.
No one has been arrested in the case although police did release the sketch of a man they want to question. The sketch is based on the memories of a woman raped in Fairfax County, Virginia, in 2005. Police say forensic evidence links the two cases. Immediately after that sketch was publicized two weeks ago, the Virginia State Police reported receiving dozens of tips. They now say those calls are dwindling.
Harrington was a Virginia Tech student who came to Charlottesville to attend an Oct. 17th concert by the group Metallica at John Paul Jones Arena. Police say she was last seen on the Copeley Road Bridge near the arena. A memorial to her has been established there with photos, cards and candles.
Harrington's parents, Dan and Gil, are expected to come from their home in Roanoke to the memorial to mark the day.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 18, 2010, 08:58:19 AM
http://www2.dailyprogress.com/cdp/news/local/article/harringtons_suspect_2_were_involved_in_daughters_death/58293/
Harringtons suspect 2 were involved in daughter’s death
By Tasha Kates
Published: July 17, 2010
Updated: July 17, 2010
The parents of Morgan D. Harrington, the 20-year-old who vanished after a Metallica concert in Oc-tober, said Saturday that they believe two people were involved in their daughter’s disappearance.

Virginia State Police announced July 1 that forensic evidence shows a man who abducted and sexu-ally assaulted a woman in 2005 in Fairfax came into contact with Harrington. The man was never identified, and the Virginia Tech student’s body was discovered in January on a southern Albemarle County farm.

Dan Harrington, Morgan Harrington’s father, said it was unlikely that a person from outside the area would have just happened upon the pasture where she was found.

“How does a person from Northern Virginia know about 15th Street?” Dan Harrington asked. “It’s not a place you happen to find.”

Corinne Geller, state police spokeswoman, said earlier this month that authorities believe the per-son who left Morgan Harrington’s body had ties to Albemarle.

State police released a composite sketch of the Fairfax assailant, who is described as a black man with a medium build who is about 6 feet tall. At the time of the 2005 attack, he had black hair with a beard and mustache.
Geller said Saturday that the state police have received about 75 tips since the sketch was publi-cized.

Gil Harrington, Morgan Harrington’s mother, said that her conversations with state police have given her hope.

“I’m feeling from the language I hear that they are confident that given time, they will tighten this up and have a resolution,” she said.

The Harringtons were in town Saturday visiting their daughter’s memorial on Copeley Bridge, where she was last seen nine months earlier.
Morgan Harrington would have turned 21 on July 24. Gil Harrington said Saturday that the week leading up to her daughter’s birthday normally would have been filled with discussions on how to celebrate.

Dan Harrington said Saturday that the last few months have been tough for the family. The patri-arch said he closed the forum on http://www.findmorgan.com, the family’s Web site dedicated to their daugh-ter, because people were posting threats. Gil Harrington said the family has received much support and love from the community.

“Those things give you a lift,” Gil Harrington said.

However, the family is focused on keeping the investigation alive and raising awareness about what happened to their daughter. The Harringtons expressed concern that the person or persons involved in their daughter’s disappearance could be around the new crop of University of Virginia first-year stu-dents who will arrive next month.
What he thinks is ‘fresh blood,’” Gil Harrington said.

Anyone with information about this case should call Crimestoppers at 977-4000 or contact the state police at 352-3467 or via e-mail at bci-appomattox@vsp.virginia.gov. A reward of about $150,000 is being offered.


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Post by: akmom on July 18, 2010, 06:29:22 PM
  Something has been nagging at me since the description of the  DNA link and picture of the possible perp.  It may seem like a small thing.  But, I believe from the description that this is a professional man, or someone who is possibly wearing a uniform or combination of pieces of clothing considered appropriate for a certain job.  His sweater is described as a pullover with a zipper(not a sweatshirt).  That is not in style and has not been for a while, although it would not be unusual for a man in certain professions where a conservative look might be appropriate.  OR, I believe mail carriers still wear zippered sweaters as part of their uniforms, although the color would not be correct as his pants were said to be light colored and I wonder if they were khaki?  I believe it is likely that this man may well be leading two very different lives and may by outward appearances be the last person that would be suspected to have done something like this.


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Post by: Gypsy DD on July 18, 2010, 01:59:57 PM
  Something has been nagging at me since the description of the  DNA link and picture of the possible perp.  It may seem like a small thing.  But, I believe from the description that this is a professional man, or someone who is possibly wearing a uniform or combination of pieces of clothing considered appropriate for a certain job.  His sweater is described as a pullover with a zipper(not a sweatshirt).  That is not in style and has not been for a while, although it would not be unusual for a man in certain professions where a conservative look might be appropriate.  OR, I believe mail carriers still wear zippered sweaters as part of their uniforms, although the color would not be correct as his pants were said to be light colored and I wonder if they were khaki?  I believe it is likely that this man may well be leading two very different lives and may by outward appearances be the last person that would be suspected to have done something like this.

I agree with you.

This man does not look scruffy.  His beard and hair are neatly trimmed.  It looks like if yu put a suit and tie on him he could be any profession. 

And yet for all we know he could shave his head now, have no beard or just a soul patch....5 years is a long time.


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Post by: akmom on July 19, 2010, 03:48:59 AM
  Something has been nagging at me since the description of the  DNA link and picture of the possible perp.  It may seem like a small thing.  But, I believe from the description that this is a professional man, or someone who is possibly wearing a uniform or combination of pieces of clothing considered appropriate for a certain job.  His sweater is described as a pullover with a zipper(not a sweatshirt).  That is not in style and has not been for a while, although it would not be unusual for a man in certain professions where a conservative look might be appropriate.  OR, I believe mail carriers still wear zippered sweaters as part of their uniforms, although the color would not be correct as his pants were said to be light colored and I wonder if they were khaki?  I believe it is likely that this man may well be leading two very different lives and may by outward appearances be the last person that would be suspected to have done something like this.

I agree with you.

This man does not look scruffy.  His beard and hair are neatly trimmed.  It looks like if yu put a suit and tie on him he could be any profession. 

And yet for all we know he could shave his head now, have no beard or just a soul patch....5 years is a long time.

True, but this has made me really think outside of the box that I originally thought of.  I am thinking a professional man, quiet, someone you would never in your wildest dreams think of behaving this way.  Naturally very angry with women, POSSIBLY most especially white women....Your quiet neighbor next door, so to speak....thinking BTK here, which is not what I was originally thinking...


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Post by: Nut44x4 on July 19, 2010, 07:53:30 PM
Exactly.....so many perps look like they 'fit in', because they do! They are our neighbors, friends....and they are everywhere. Joe Blow at the barber shop....or even Ralph, who owns the damn shop.....they are in all of our everyday paths through life.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 19, 2010, 01:52:15 PM
http://www2.starexponent.com/cse/news/state_regional/article/harringtons_suspect_2_involved_in_daughters_death/60890/
Harringtons suspect 2 involved in daughter’s death
By Tasha Kates MEDIA GENERAL NEWS SERVICE
Published: July 19, 2010
The parents of Morgan D. Harrington, the 20-year-old who vanished after a Metallica concert in October, said Saturday that they believe two people were involved in their daughter’s disappearance.

Virginia State Police announced July 1 that forensic evidence shows a man who abducted and sexually assaulted a woman in 2005 in Fairfax came into contact with Harrington. The man was never identified, and the Virginia Tech student’s body was discovered in January on a southern Albemarle County farm.

Dan Harrington, Morgan Harrington’s father, said it was unlikely that a person from outside the area would have just happened upon the pasture where she was found.

“How does a person from Northern Virginia know about 15th Street?“ Dan Harrington asked. “It’s not a place you happen to find.“

Corinne Geller, state police spokeswoman, said earlier this month that authorities believe the person who left Morgan Harrington’s body had ties to Albemarle. State police released a composite sketch of the Fairfax assailant, who is described as a black man with a medium build who is about 6 feet tall. At the time of the 2005 attack, he had black hair with a beard and mustache.

Geller said Saturday that the state police have received about 75 tips since the sketch was publicized.

Gil Harrington, Morgan Harrington’s mother, said that her conversations with state police have given her hope.

“I’m feeling from the language I hear that they are confident that given time, they will tighten this up and have a resolution,“ she said.

The Harringtons were in town Saturday visiting their daughter’s memorial on Copeley Bridge, where she was last seen nine months earlier.
Morgan Harrington would have turned 21 on July 24. Gil Harrington said Saturday that the week leading up to her daughter’s birthday normally would have been filled with discussions on how to celebrate.

Dan Harrington said Saturday that the last few months have been tough for the family. The patriarch said he closed the forum on http://www.findmorgan.com, the family’s Web site dedicated to their daughter, because people were posting threats. Gil Harrington said the family has received much support and love from the community.

“Those things give you a lift,“ Gil Harrington said.

However, the family is focused on keeping the investigation alive and raising awareness about what happened to their daughter. The Harringtons expressed concern that the person or persons involved in their daughter’s disappearance could be around the new crop of University of Virginia first-year students who will arrive next month.

“What he thinks is ‘fresh blood,‘“ Gil Harrington said.

Anyone with information about this case should call Crimestoppers at 977-4000 or contact the state police at 352-3467 or via e-mail at bci-appomattox@vsp.virginia.gov . A reward of about $150,000 is being offered.


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Post by: Edward on July 20, 2010, 01:14:48 PM
15th and Grady Charlottesville

This is where her shirt was found..

Also an assult took place close to this location.

Play with this image map and rive yourself to the intersection of 15th and Grady in Charlottesville.

You will see it is well populated..

http://www.spotcrime.com/crime/9043308-37e937fd56ed01cb607d8f3667d92d10


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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 21, 2010, 07:24:06 AM
http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/2010/jul/21/HARR21-ar-321605/
Two involved in Harrington slaying, parents believe
Charlottesville, Va. --
By Tasha Kates  | MEDIA GENERAL NEWS SERVICE
Published: July 21, 2010
CHARLOTTESVILLE -- The parents of Morgan D. Harrington, the 20-year-old Virginia Tech student who vanished during a Metallica concert in October, say they believe two people were involved in their daughter's disappearance.

Virginia State Police announced July 1 that forensic evidence shows that a man who abducted and sexually assaulted a woman in 2005 in Fairfax County came into contact with Harrington. The man was never identified, and Harrington's body was discovered in January on a farm in southern Albemarle County.

Harrington's father, Dan Harrington, said over the weekend that it was unlikely a person from outside the area would have just happened upon the pasture where she was found.

State police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said this month that authorities believe the person who left Harrington's body had ties to Albemarle.
State police released a composite sketch of the Fairfax assailant, who is described as a black man with a medium build who is about 6 feet tall. At the time of the 2005 attack, he had black hair with a beard and mustache.

Harrington would have turned 21 on July 24.


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Post by: Edward on July 21, 2010, 12:13:58 PM
Illegals often sleep in out of the way fields and along rivers.
How many Migrant workers does this farmer hire or any other farmers in the area ?

Any chicken ranches in the area ?
Why ?
Because chicken ranches are low budget operations that hire cheap labor. Illegals look for work in such places.

What kind of construction was going on near the Farm during that time ? Illegals look for work as Labor on construction sites.

Meat process factory.. Illegals seek labor work in such places.

Lettuce or other cheap produce.. Farm labor uses Illegal day payed labor to pick low dollar crops.

Ranch hands .. Illegal workers seek labor jobs in maintain of Horses and other farm animals.



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Post by: Edward on July 21, 2010, 12:17:23 PM
The area where the shirt was found has a lot of apartments. A illegal could be staying with somebody "renting a room" in any apartment for cheap.


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Post by: akmom on July 21, 2010, 02:27:35 PM
I don't often disagree with you, Edward, but I think I do this time.  And I know you are much more experienced than I.  I just do not think he fits that description.  If you look at the drawing and read the clothing description.  He had on light colored pants and a zippered sweater.   Seems well groomed and neatly attired.   Not your usual  farm worker...JMO


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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 21, 2010, 02:44:31 PM
http://www.wdbj7.com/news/wdbj7-story-morgan-harrington-memorial-golf-072110,0,7196536.story
Morgan Harrington Memorial Golf Tournament to leave legacy of education
Proceeds will help build school rooms in Africa
 Bob Grebe  Reporter

5:50 a.m. EDT, July 21, 2010
SALEM, Va. —
Keeping Morgan Harrington's memory alive through charity and education - that's the mission of Friday's golf tournament at Hanging Rock.

Orphan Medical Network International, or OMNI, is building a three-room school in Zambia that will be named the "Morgan Harrington Educational Wing" in her honor.  Proceeds from Friday's first annual Morgan Harrington Memorial Golf Tournament will go toward that construction.

“It's a charity that her and her mom were very close to and volunteered for,” said Erin Cole, tournament chairperson.  “I think that it's really important to keep Morgan's memory alive.”

Cole went to high school and college with Harrington.  “I know that she would have done something like this for me if the roles were reversed."

The Morgan Harrington Memorial Golf Tournament will begin Friday at 1 p.m.

"This could be a great annual event,” Cole said.  “Golfers are more than happy to help out with a cause.  The community has been more than accepting and helpful. We have great sponsors, great prizes.  Everything that we wished could happen definitely happened with this tournament."

Proceeds are expected to be between $5,000-$7,000.

The golf tournament takes place the day before Harrington would have turned 21 years old.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 21, 2010, 02:52:02 PM
http://findmorgan.com/category/family-blog
Gil Harrington’s thoughts from July 21st, 2010

What is compelling about loss is that we know that everyone will at some time be challenged by its touch.  Folks are looking for a road map, not answers per se, but the suggestion of a route to take, to traverse that rough terrain when their turn inevitable comes up.

When disaster like Morgan’s murder occurs, your life is shattered.  You become addled and disoriented. Logic and experience no longer point to a direction you can follow.

That is precisely the place where you can either choose to break or surrender.  When you are so overwhelmed by grief that you throw it in and yield.  This is the point where transfiguration and grace happens.

If I have any advice or wisdom to pass along to others confronting devastating loss, it would be to surrender to this mystery of faith more easily than I have done. I have stubbornly clung to my charade of control and wrestle often with “why” and “how can it be?”

I find my bearings and comfort only when I step on the fragile tenuous platform of my faith.  Persistently returning to the knowledge that God is in this experience somewhere. Only good can come from this because God is here.  Trust that God’s plan is good. Surely the presence is in this place, love is in this place, healing is in this place; renewal and growth are in this place.

I am finding a path though I still have a long way to go.  I can sense that I have grown, not grateful for the experience yet, but finding some acceptance. Life is intended for good.  Don’t succumb to doubt and fear. God will take care of us. This may not be what we wanted but something good will come from it and has come from it.
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Post by: klaasend on July 21, 2010, 05:42:53 PM
NEW BLINK POST:

http://blinkoncrime.com/2010/07/21/morgan-harrington-murder-a-security-check-on-security-why-did-it-fail/

Morgan Harrington Murder: A Security Check On Security- Why Did It Fail?


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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 21, 2010, 06:51:05 PM
Thanks Klaas and Blink.  ::MonkeyCool::


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Post by: Blink34 on July 22, 2010, 07:55:41 AM
Roderick Howard, HH Security Services

(http://[center]http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o100/klaasen3/Sub8/HowardAD.jpg[/center])

Image by Klaasend, ad was created/taken 9/2007


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Post by: Blink34 on July 22, 2010, 07:56:55 AM
Roderick Howard, HH Security Services

(http://[center]http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o100/klaasen3/Sub8/HowardAD.jpg[/center])

Image by Klaasend, ad was created/taken 9/2007

Dunno how I messed up the pic, but...lol

(http://i118.photobucket.com/albums/o100/klaasen3/Sub8/HowardAD.jpg)


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Post by: Edward on July 22, 2010, 10:15:00 AM
(http://media.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/photo/2010/07/01/PH2010070102754.jpg)
DNA links Morgans murder and this rape suspect from another case where the victim survived.
 The victim assisted in the sketch of a man police wish to interview in connection with both the Fairfax assault as well as the apparent abduction and murder of Morgan Harrington. .


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Post by: Edward on July 22, 2010, 10:36:55 AM
Albemarle County Court records show Roderick Howard was arrested for felony rape in 1993, subsequently indicted for same and a year later on the first day of trial, pled guilty to misdemeanor sexual battery whereby he was sentenced to 12 months, 11 of which were suspended and two years unsupervised probation.


All information was taken from the Blink on crime web site.
http://blinkoncrime.com/2010/07/21/morgan-harrington-murder-a-security-check-on-security-why-did-it-fail/





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Post by: akmom on July 22, 2010, 10:50:21 AM
And if I were 20 years old and got separated from my friends I would sure be tempted to trust a friendly security guard..


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Post by: Edward on July 22, 2010, 10:55:22 AM
disclaimer:
HH Security or it’s employees have no known ties whatsoever to the Harrington case.


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Post by: akmom on July 22, 2010, 10:54:54 AM
Someone on Blinks talked about this guy and a friend shared an interest in hunting.  Still wonder if they accessed the farm via a motor home....


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Post by: Edward on July 22, 2010, 10:56:44 AM
A person in uniform.. A trusted person in most kids minds in America.


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Post by: akmom on July 22, 2010, 10:58:19 AM
Someone on Blinks talked about this guy and a friend shared an interest in hunting.  Still wonder if they accessed the farm via a motor home....

yeah, may not be the guy, but some things make you go hmmmmm...


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Post by: Edward on July 22, 2010, 11:00:31 AM
I did read that on Blinks site akmom.

It does not look like H and H was the security firm at the Arena that night ..

Can somebody confirm yes or no to that ? It is not clear to me.

Thank You.


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Post by: akmom on July 22, 2010, 11:01:04 AM
I was pretty sure I saw a link to the school, will try to find it.


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Post by: Edward on July 22, 2010, 11:09:22 AM
HH Security is the security firm of choice for Club 216, Buffalo Wild Wings, and Rivals, which are bars frequently visited by UVA students and athletes.

Roderick M Howard, owner of HH Security and H&H Car detailing   maintains active licenses issued through the VA Dept of Criminal Justice Services for private security and as a bailbondsman.

http://blinkoncrime.com/2010/07/21/morgan-harrington-murder-a-security-check-on-security-why-did-it-fail/



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Post by: akmom on July 22, 2010, 11:30:54 AM
So far I have just found a link on H and H site to the school.

On another note of interest I see the school has a saferide program....


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Post by: akmom on July 22, 2010, 02:12:00 PM
On one of the H and H employees' myspace pages a caption under a picture says "want pictures to the rock show(hehe).  May not mean a thing, or may mean they have done security at concerts?  I do not know how to tell when the pic was added.  I could be totally wrong and the guy could be making a reference to something else, for instance, he has some huge guns(muscles) and it could some reference to that I suppose.


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Post by: akmom on July 22, 2010, 02:21:41 PM
I know I am talking to myself right now LOL, I have so much to do and have been having a lot of trouble tearing myself away.  I am so very disturbed that this guy also owns a car detailing business AND it is located at 10th and Grady and Morgan's shirt was found at 15th and Grady.....


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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 22, 2010, 04:29:30 PM
I know I am talking to myself right now LOL, I have so much to do and have been having a lot of trouble tearing myself away.  I am so very disturbed that this guy also owns a car detailing business AND it is located at 10th and Grady and Morgan's shirt was found at 15th and Grady.....

Keep talking,I am listening.(Popping in and out while my grandson is here.)
I was sick to my stomach when I saw that photo.   ::MonkeyNoNo::



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Post by: akmom on July 22, 2010, 08:17:15 PM
I know I am talking to myself right now LOL, I have so much to do and have been having a lot of trouble tearing myself away.  I am so very disturbed that this guy also owns a car detailing business AND it is located at 10th and Grady and Morgan's shirt was found at 15th and Grady.....

Keep talking,I am listening.(Popping in and out while my grandson is here.)
I was sick to my stomach when I saw that photo.   ::MonkeyNoNo::



The pictures give me the chills.  JMO but there are some very similar features...
Even if this does not pan out it is very disturbing that someone with that kind of history can have a security business and a bail bond business.  As someone said, is it not ironic that they bail criminals out and then have a security business to protect against criminals??  Is that as unusual as I think it is????


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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 23, 2010, 11:45:41 AM
Akmom,I don't know how unusual it is,but I don't like it.   ::MonkeyNoNo::


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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 23, 2010, 04:18:36 PM
http://www2.insidenova.com/isn/news/local/article/a_killer_among_us/61090/
A killer stalks among us
By Kari Pugh
Published: July 22, 2010
Updated: July 22, 2010
Prince William County, Va.- The man who killed Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington likely has strong ties to both Charlottesville and Northern Virginia, where he attacked another woman in 2005.

"He has some nexus," retired FBI profiler Gregg McCrary said in a recent phone interview. "He strikes where he is comfortable, in his own territory."

Virginia State Police announced earlier this month that they'd found a definite forensic link between the October 2009 disappearance and death of 20-year-old Morgan Harrington and the September 2005 abduction and sexual assault of a 26-year-old woman in Fairfax city, not far from George Mason Univer-sity.

Investigators won't say what that link is, but Harrington's parents have said it was a DNA database hit.

State police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said the Virginia Department of Forensics made the connection, and the information is now being compared in databases across the nation.

Police so far have not tied the man to any other crimes, or stumbled upon his identity in any state or na-tional offender databases.

But McCrary, a Spotsylvania County resident who has worked on hundreds of serial murder cases, said the two attacks are not the killer's only offenses.
It's hard for me to imagine that he hasn't tried this before," he said. "There have been unsuccessful attempts in both Northern Virginia and the Charlottesville areas. Chances are, there are unreported cases, victims."

Do you know this man?

State police admit they took a risk by putting out a composite sketch of the man. It was created in 2005, based on the memory of the victim in the Fairfax city attack.

"Composites cut both ways," McCrary said. "If it looks a lot like the guy, it could be helpful. If it doesn't, it can be a distraction. You're dealing with witness recollections in a traumatic situation."

Attack in Fairfax

The Sept. 24, 2005, attack in Fairfax caused a wave of panic in the neighborhoods surrounding George Mason University. The victim was walking home from a Giant Food grocery store on Jermantown Road about 10 p.m. when she was grabbed from behind.

The attacker carried her to a park area off Rock Garden Drive, where he sexually assaulted her. He then let her go and ran toward Fairhaven Court. The victim described her attacker as black, 25 to 35 years old, about 6 feet tall with black hair, a beard and a mustache.

The victim tried to fight him off, telling detectives she'd left scratches on his face.
Charlottesville

Morgan Harrington disappeared on Oct. 17, 2009, during a Metallica concert at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Despite a massive search and national media attention, her body wasn't found until Jan. 26, 2010, when a farmer discovered her skeletal remains on his 700-acre property in Albemarle County.

In February, state police investigators said they were convinced that the killer worked or lived near the farm in southern Albemarle County, and that the area had some significance to him emotionally.

In a news release, state police stated that the man they were looking for "may have been inclined to return to the farm during a period of increased stress."

McCrary said dumping Harrington's body on a remote farm was risky, as was grabbing a woman on a well-traveled path in Fairfax, showing he was confident and knew both areas well.

But who is he?

Is he a student who has attended both U.Va. and GMU? Did he grow up in Charlottesville? Does he have relatives he visits in Northern Virginia? Is he a roadie who works concert venues? There was a Googoosh show at the nearby George Mason Patriot Center the night of the 2005 attack.

"There are so many scenarios possible, and we are looking at them all," Geller said. "We are hoping somebody out there looks at the composite and there's some recognition. Maybe the facial hair has changed, maybe the hairline or even the hairstyle has changed. But look at the eyes, the facial structure."

Geller said police have received close to 80 tips since releasing the composite earlier this month. She said investigators are in the process of vetting those leads, and working with Fairfax city police to identify a killer—before he strikes again.
He's still out there

McCrary said, and state police agree, that the man's pattern shows an escalation in his crimes.

"He will most certainly strike again," McCrary said. "Your chance of crossing paths with this guy is slim, but I'd tell women to be vigilant. Use reasonable care, stay with your friends if you're out at a concert."

For state police, "that pressure exists to find this person," Geller said.

"There is a pattern developing, and we need to prevent it from happening again," she said.

She said investigators are convinced that someone out there has the missing piece to the puzzle, whether they know it or not.

"For people who think, 'I might have seen this person,' you might discount it. But we might have two other people who saw the same thing. Call us, e-mail us and let us see if the piece fits."

On her family blog, Harrington's mother, Gil, wrote that she's convinced the killer is "hiding in plain sight."

"They are a little off, their edges blurred, but they are passable if you only glance quickly and then look away," she wrote. "When the hairs on your neck raise and your skin starts to crawl take note, get out, call the police, and we'll have him."

The Harrington family is offering a $100,000 reward, and the band Metallica has put up $50,000, for in-formation leading to an arrest in the case. If you have any information, call state police at 434-352-3467 or e-mail bci-appomattox@vsp.virginia.gov .

Communities editor Kari Pugh can be reached at 703-530-3901.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 23, 2010, 04:20:26 PM
http://www2.wsls.com/sls/news/local/article/golfers_tee_off_in_morgan_harringtons_memory/113190/
Golfers tee off in Morgan Harrington’s memory
By Lindsey Ward
Published: July 23, 2010
Updated: July 23, 2010
ROANOKE CO. - The Morgan Harrington Memorial Golf Tournament teed off for the first time Friday.

A hundred golfers hit the links at Hanging Rock to raise money for one of Morgan’s favorite charities; Roanoke based Orphan Medical Network International.
   
Proceeds will help pay for an educational facility in Africa named after Morgan.
   
Close high school friend, Erin Cole, organized the entire tournament.

“It actually started on mother’s day and we had all the family over and we were talking about the bracelets and you can’t sell bracelets every year you know, you can only sell so many of them.  We wanted something that can be done every year,“ said Cole.
   
Morgan’s parents, Dan and Gil Harrington, were on hand for today’s tournament.
   
This is the first of three fundraisers to pay for the educational facility, which will cost about $73,000 dollars.


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Post by: akmom on July 23, 2010, 04:33:38 PM
Concerts, at Universities, Sketchy guy, I just want to scream.....I am so hopeful, yet so worried.  I keep getting cold chills over the possible connections between security..limos...etc.  I am wearing my Morgan T shirt today and wanting to retire it ASAP...


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Post by: Edward on July 23, 2010, 04:59:41 PM
LE is the authority.. They can go ask questions of this fellow. He COULD give a DNA sample.
OR LE may already have a DNA sample from his last conviction.
IF he does not LE may be able to pin him to the bridge area by cell phone records or eye witness to him being there or possible dispatcher in his own company that may have known he was in the area at the time. The Planting of the shirt appears to been done on purpose.
Somebody may have witnessed the person putting the shirt on the bushes.. The area is Full of windows on homes and apartments.
jmho


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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 24, 2010, 07:28:51 AM
http://www.readthehook.com/blog/index.php/2010/07/23/birthday-memorial-for-morgan/
  Birthday memorial for Morgan
by Courteney Stuart
published 12:26pm Friday Jul 23, 2010
Supporters of Morgan Harrington and the Harrington family will gather Saturday, July 24 on the Copeley Road Bridge memorial at 11am to mark what would have been the young woman’s 21st birthday. Harrington disappeared after attending a Metallica show at the John Paul Jones Arena on October 17, 2009. Her remains were discovered on an Albemarle County Farm in late January. On July 1, state police revealed that forensic evidence linked Morgan’s case to a 2005 sexual assault in Fairfax. Police released a composite sketch of a man who may have committed both crimes, but do not know his identity.
Saturday’s event will feature the release of 21 balloons carrying mini-flyers with the sketch, and cake will be served on a grassy area near the bridge.
The birthday memorial will be the second Morgan related event this week. Today, Friday, July 23, the First Annual Morgan Harrington Memorial Golf Tournament is taking place at the Hanging Rock Golf Club in Salem, Virginia. Proceeds from that event will go toward construction of the Morgan Harrington Education Wing at the Orphan Medical Network International village in Zambia, Africa.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 24, 2010, 07:32:09 AM
http://findmorgan.com/category/family-blog
Gil Harrington’s thoughts from July 23rd, 2010
  On July - 23 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

Today is the golf tournament to benefit the building of the Morgan Harrington Educational Wing at OMNI Village in Zambia, Africa.  Such a courageous and clever triumph over darkness to continue to wrestle good out of Morgan’s tragic death.

Because of events like this, Morgan’s life has created a legacy of goodness that continues to impact the world.  To be truthful, Morgan’s posthumous achievements may actually supersede what she was likely to accomplish if she had been allowed to live. Ironic isn’t it?

As a parent I am so grateful, so happy, that Morgan’s murderer has not been able to erase her completely from the world.  Morgan chose a profession in education and she will, in fact, be part of educating and teaching many.  Morgan Harrington will not be a poster child for rape, abduction and murder.  Instead, Morgan will be remembered as a catalyst for teaching and care given to deserving students in the United States and Africa, as well.  We are so grateful to all who have helped us snatch this treasure out of the ashes of our Morgan.

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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 24, 2010, 07:33:03 AM
Prayers for the Harrington family.   ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 24, 2010, 07:34:57 AM
(http://womenscenter.virginia.edu/images/sdvs-Morgan-Harrington.jpg) ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: akmom on July 24, 2010, 11:07:24 AM
Happy Birthday Morgan....2 4 1...  ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: SuzieQ on July 24, 2010, 01:54:04 PM
Prayers for the Harrington family.   ::MonkeyAngel::



Amen


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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 24, 2010, 08:50:31 PM
http://www.nbc29.com/Global/story.asp?S=12864907
Morgan's Warriors Celebrate Harrington's 21st
Posted: Jul 24, 2010 6:07 PM CDT Updated: Jul 24, 2010 6:09 PM CDT
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Morgan Harrington would have turned 21 on Saturday July 24th.
Some people who helped in the ground search for Morgan Harrington when she disappeared in October gathered on the Copeley Road Bridge on Saturday to mark what would have been her 21st birthday.

Members of the group, known as Morgan's Warriors, traveled from as far as Roanoke to take part in the roadside memorial. Harrington's father Dan stopped by to thank them for their support.

The group also said a prayer for justice for Morgan before releasing 21 balloons into the air.

Kenny Jarels is a member of Morgan's Warriors and said, "We're not going to go anywhere until this person, or persons, are caught, apprehended, and convicted. We're here for the long haul."

There is a $150,000 reward for information in the Harrington murder case. If you know anything, call the special Virginia State Police tip line at 434-352-3467.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 26, 2010, 04:00:07 PM
http://findmorgan.com/category/family-blog
Gil Harrington’s thoughts from July 26th, 2010
  On July - 26 - 20101 COMMENT

Dearest Mokie, this was a weekend to be remembered, memories to cherish. Not the manner of celebrating your 21st birthday that I had ever anticipated, but unexpectedly wonderful and joy filled regardless.

Erin, little Erin, masterfully orchestrated the Morgan Harrington Memorial Golf Tournament. It was fun and crazy and hot as blazes and it rained and that didn’t matter a bit. There was great food and gorillas and cake (Papa thanks you much) and a bubble machine and tears and Morgan, love permeated every moment. Papa careened around Hanging Rock Golf Course in a cart desperately searching for the turn signal and/or cruise control. I quickly gave up my co-pilot seat when I realized he wasn’t really clear that it was not a bumper car. Another new place you have taken us to.

Your memorial at the bridge in Charlottesville had balloons and more cake, and prayers and laughter and I lay on the sidewalk after and did the ugly cry and stroked the pictures of your face. Somehow that spot has the feeling of sacred ground to us now.

Our neighborhood had that sacred aspect as we looked out at the 21 luminaries around our yard that loved ones had placed in your memory. Dan crawled back into bed after a 4am Kirby pit stop and nudged me to report “Morgan’s birthday candles are still burning bright”.

And you did my little Morgan; you burned so bright and shiney. Perhaps such incandescence is only meant to last for a short while.
I don’t understand the place we live now. The tsunami of love we have received in the last few days leaves us breathless and humble.  If we can find enough faith to let this flow over us and not block it, the fact that you were, that Morgan Harrington lived, will really change the world.

An amazing meteor ride you are taking us on, as you leave Morgan.  We are holding tight. Take us where you will.  Love abides.

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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 26, 2010, 04:02:33 PM
Your memorial at the bridge in Charlottesville had balloons and more cake, and prayers and laughter and I lay on the sidewalk after and did the ugly cry and stroked the pictures of your face. Somehow that spot has the feeling of sacred ground to us now.

 :smt022


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Post by: akmom on July 26, 2010, 04:06:31 PM
I can never read Gil's words without tears... ::MonkeyAngel::  2 4 1


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Post by: SuzieQ on July 26, 2010, 09:47:53 PM
I can never read Gil's words without tears... ::MonkeyAngel::  2 4 1


I second that. I try to read every post in here and always end up crying.
The whole thing is just so sad.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 28, 2010, 06:59:46 AM
http://www.readthehook.com/blog/index.php/2010/07/27/morgan-harrington-birthday-memorial/
  Photos from Morgan Harrington birthday memorial
by Courteney Stuart
published 2:21pm Tuesday Jul 27, 2010
Supporters of the Harrington family gathered Saturday, July 24 on the Copeley Road Bridge to remember murder victim Morgan Harrington, who would have turned 21 that day. Slide Show  http://www.readthehook.com/galleries/g/marking-morgan-harringtons-birthday#http://www.readthehook.com/galleries/sites/default/files/imagecache/mainview/galleries/photophile-morganbirthday-prayer.JPG
(http://www.readthehook.com/galleries/sites/default/files/imagecache/mainview/galleries/morgan-birthday-quilt.JPG)
Dan Harrington, who made a surprise appearance on the bridge, holds up a quilt made by a group who calls themselves Morgan's Warriors.
Supporters of Morgan Harrington gathered July 24, 2010 on what should have been the young woman's 21st birthday to offer support to the Harrington family and pray for an arrest in the case. Harrington disappeared from the John Paul Jones Arena after attending an October 17 Metallica show. Her remains were discovered three months later on a remote Albemarle County farm. While police have linked the case to a 2005 sexual assault in Fairfax and have released a composite sketch of a suspect in that case, they have made no arrest.


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Post by: Nut44x4 on July 28, 2010, 02:30:17 PM
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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 28, 2010, 04:52:48 PM
http://findmorgan.com/category/family-blog
Gil Harrington’s thoughts from July 28th, 2010
  On July - 28 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

Perspective sometimes flows along smoothly and other times chinks and jumps like gears on a tank. We had that little click of perspective change this week with Morgan’s car.

Until recently, seeing Morgan’s car parked in the driveway was a comfort for us; a comfort with a few barbs to be truthful. I’d drive up and the reflexive lift,” Oh, Morgan is home” was nice, but too quickly followed by the reality that no, she is not and never will be here again. Even so, it was good to see Morgan’s car here for 9 months. It gave us a sense that things were where they should be.

These are the games you play with yourself. “Its OK – everything is in its right place, oh yeah, except your daughter, but not to worry. Every other thing is exactly where it should be.” It only took 9 months, 2 jumps, and 1 battery replacement for me to get it. All right, I can let go of this too.

It makes us sad, another piece of Morgan to let go of. Now we have an empty driveway to go with the empty bedroom upstairs. Rather than sit in that sorrow we have gifted Morgan’s car in a way that will lift and transform another.

Perhaps it is evidence of healing that we are able to tune in again to the wisdom of flow and be willing to relinquish things that have served their purpose. Are we supposed to extrapolate from this some insight about Morgan and the meaning her life?  She came; she lived, and left after she had fulfilled her purpose?  A wedge to open us up and unravel our tangles and then knit us back together into new tighter more complex and intricate cloth?

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Post by: Edward on July 28, 2010, 06:03:00 PM
Heartbreaking


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Post by: akmom on July 28, 2010, 06:23:51 PM
Heartbreaking

It is so hard.  Sometimes I walk away from this case so angry, and then I read this mother's words that are so piercing, so straightforward and so gut wrenching.   I cannot for the life of me understand why this happened to Morgan, and will there ever be justice?  These people have such a goodness and to see the pain is almost too much.


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Post by: SuzieQ on July 31, 2010, 11:59:03 AM
Justice for Morgan and the Harrington's


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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 31, 2010, 07:59:51 PM
http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/99556254.html
Updated: 11:31 PM Jul 30, 2010
Police Officially Open North Garden Satellite Office
The Albemarle County Police Department officially opened a new police "Satellite" office Friday. The new facility is on Plank Road in North Garden.

Posted: 12:45 PM Jul 29, 2010
Reporter: Bianca Spinosa
Email Address: bianca.spinosa@newsplex.com
July 29, 2010

The Albemarle County Police Department announced Thursday the opening of a new police "Satellite" office in the North Garden area. The office officially opened on Friday.

A new facility is now in place at 4916 Plank Road, in North Garden, and ten to fifteen officers will work out of the conference room each day. This facility is the vision of Mr. Charles Darnell, President and CEO of Old Dominion National Bank and members of the ACPD.

"We want the visibility of the police here for our purpose and for the community's purpose," said Darnell.

This Satellite office will provide officers a place to work, make phone calls that previously would have to have been made at police headquarters due to spotty cellular phone service, provide a location to conduct briefings or debriefings regarding operations and can be utilized as a location to take necessary breaks.

"The officers that are working the sectors twenty-four-seven will have access to this facility. Late night hours or overnight hours officers, because of spotty cell phone service, [officers] may have to drive all the way to headquarters. With this facility, they can come here," said Lt. Shawn Schwertfeger.

The primary benefit to the community is a decreased response time to emergency calls for service and increased visibility to the busy hub known as the Crossroads and surrounding areas. And the rural community has had its share of disasters and crime recently. Police are investigating the Crossroads area in connection with Morgan Harrington's homicide, and police were also overwhelmed with rescue calls to the North Garden community during December's blizzard.

The new sub station will ultimately give police higher visibility.

Presently, there are only three functioning satellite offices, which provide working space for officers to handle business by phone, conduct follow-up investigations and complete paperwork. No satellite office previously existed to accommodate officers assigned to work areas south and southwest in Albemarle County.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on August 01, 2010, 08:49:17 AM
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/the-cop-doc/2010/08/04/thecopdoc-morgan-harrington-murder-case
Upcoming Show: 8/3/2010 9:00 PM     
Host Name:  Dr. Weinblatt
Show Name: TheCopDoc- Morgan Harrington Murder Case
 Length: 1 hr
Description:
h:128851 s:1175828  The focus is on a tragic crime on The Cop Doc radio show for the hour tonight. Joining former police chief Dr. Richard Weinblatt, The Cop Doc, is Dan Harrington, father of murdered university student Morgan Harrington. We'll hear his story as he provides a voice to Morgan and others missing or killed before their time. Also, lending their expertise are former law enforcer and prolific crime writer Stacy Dittrich and former prosecutor Holly Hughes. Tune in to The Cop Doc for a special night honoring the people we are sworn to help.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on August 02, 2010, 07:40:16 AM
http://findmorgan.com/category/family-blog
Gil Harrington’s thoughts from August 2nd, 2010
On August - 2 - 2010ADD COMMENTS
Morgan, we cocooned you in love for 20years – was it enough?  Did we manage to cram a life’s worth into that short allotment?

I feel cheated and pretty pissed off that we were robbed of the joy of your presence for the rest of our lives.  It is selfish I know, we wanted you here with us until we up and died; but fate turned the tables on that scenario.  How can it be?

The vestiges of you that we rejoice in are getting fainter.  I go into your room to conjure you up and try to sniff your scent from t-shirts. Even your closet is loosing the essence of Morgan and smells disappointing, flat, sort of generic now. I guess empty is the right word.

The tangible Morgan dissipates and yet the connection persists. Selfishly, I am not content with a monologue.  Morgan give us something, anything, to break through the barrier.  We are all wishing for something, a big sign from you.  Morgan, how about putting the 2 4 1 dots on the moon for a night?  Just once!

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Post by: Edward on August 02, 2010, 12:58:54 PM
Dear Mrs. Harrington

I remember my mom. She loved Owl's and I was outside looking at a full moon sometime after she passed and praying for her and hoping for a sign that she was OK. Just then a very large Owl flew right through the light of the Moon and landed on top of my flag pole that sits in our yard. That Owl let out a Big Hoot and it made me smile to think that she had herd me and let me know she was OK in Heaven.
 I pray that the same sort of thing happens for you Mrs. Harrington. That Morgan finds a way to let you know that she is OK in Heaven and loves you all so much and gives you strength to carry on in your battle for truth and justice.
 In the meantime many people join you in your battle for justice and share your thoughts that you write into words for all of us to read and a heartfelt sometimes painful understanding of yours and everyones inner thoughts on loss of a child loved so much.
   


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Post by: cece on August 02, 2010, 07:06:11 PM
Prayers for the Harrington's in their unbearable grief.

I keep checking & hoping that news of an arrest of this monster is imminent.




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Post by: akmom on August 03, 2010, 11:21:47 AM
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Post by: trimmonthelake on August 04, 2010, 11:38:21 AM
http://findmorgan.com/family-blog/gil-harringtons-thoughts-from-august-4th-2010
Gil Harrington’s thoughts from August 4th, 2010
 On August - 4 - 2010

It is not fair!  Life is just not fair.  When I have that reaction to Morgan’s murder I remind myself that we were never promised fairness; what we were promised though is the strength and the tools needed to overcome any obstacle.

We are developing that strength because we have been able to lean heavily on so many that we move forward.  Your family, both biologic and chosen, will always back you up; and it has made the path so much easier.

Life has always been precarious. We don’t realize the myriad disasters and catastrophes we squeak by everyday. Like the haphazard steps of a toddler stumbling around the living room narrowly missing the sharp corner on the coffee table – over and over again, sooner or later, an inevitable wrong step ends with a head bump and hurt and tears.

So it is with life; you get knocked over but don’t or can’t resign yourself to stay with crawling because walking is too dangerous.  We are programmed in the fiber of our being to get back up and try again. I think of it as tropism of the soul: we keep turning towards the light. It is what we are meant to do.

I reject brokenness in our life.  I acknowledge a broken heart but am determined that shattering will only open this heart to more love.  We honor Morgan, not with withered lives, but through glorious triumphant flowering.

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Post by: klaasend on August 04, 2010, 07:51:10 PM
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Post by: trimmonthelake on August 05, 2010, 08:06:51 PM
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Post by: trimmonthelake on August 06, 2010, 04:15:28 PM
http://findmorgan.com/category/upcoming-events
AUGUST 20, 2010Hokie Night – Honoring Morgan Harrington

Salem Red Sox Baseball at Lewis Gale Field, Salem, VA

Come join the fun watching the Salem Rex Sox baseball Team with Dan Harrington throwing out the first pitch!

Soon, God willing!  Arrest and conviction!


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Post by: trimmonthelake on August 09, 2010, 10:43:09 AM
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Gil Harrington’s thoughts from August 9th, 2010
  On August - 9 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

Flat busted and tired! Some of it is emotional; but primarily I am aware that I have overspent myself physically.  We moved some of Morgan’s apartment furnishings to Alex in New York City this week.  A 14 foot truck and Manhattan rush hour is pretty scary; then if you make it there you have to unload and carry at all up numerous stairs – a challenge to be sure.  It was worth all the effort though; because settling our remaining child comfortable and safely in his environment was balm for the soul.

Soon though, somehow we have to ratchet down the pace we are keeping; it just isn’t sustainable much longer.  All three of us are running full tilt; like dogs with a string of tin cans attached to their tail.  The cacophony scaring us to run ever faster.  We approach the end of our reserves so it’s about time to slow down and reconsider.  We need to figure out why we must run so fast? In fear? Of what? The worst has already happened.  Morgan has been murdered. Why run now?

Are we fueling this frantic pace; doing it to ourselves because it distracts us from the painful void in our lives from Morgan’s death?  Is it better to run to exhaustion than turn and face the full brunt of sadness? This method of self-distraction will bring self-destruction if we don’t rein it in.  We need some quiet and stillness to reflect on our profound loss and the sorrow we feel.

I relish the little reassuring signs that signal things will be ok, eventually. I had one as we left New York in that 14 foot truck:  bumper to bumper cars into the Lincoln tunnel, horns blaring, confusing lights and traffic patterns, and cops banging on the side of the truck.  I glanced up at the back of the semi ahead of us and saw the logo “MORGAN” right in front of our windshield. It was going to be ok.  Morgan will lead us through the Lincoln tunnel.  I sat back in the seat, stopped clutching the armrest and let out my breath; thankful to realize that even in this hole underground, despite my fear, despite all appearances, we were being let into the sunlight.

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Post by: trimmonthelake on August 12, 2010, 11:12:38 AM
http://findmorgan.com/category/family-blog
Gil Harrington’s thoughts from August 12th, 2010
On August - 12 - 2010ADD COMMENTS
It is so silly the things that get under your skin.  In cleaning cabinets today, I discarded “Morgan items”, things that no longer have any relevance to our lives – brown sugar, she was the one who loved to mix up batches of chocolate chip cookies.  We, our family, have no need for brown sugar anymore.  I was cool with that, but sprinkles – that was hard.  How ridiculous!  With everything we have had to let go of, to mourn sprinkles leaving the kitchen cabinet.  But until it’s gone you don’t fully realize the impact, the whimsy, and the fun that a daughter brings to lighten life’s gray tones.

I know it ain’t about sprinkles; it’s about the loss of joy that Morgan brought to our existence.  We have survived Morgan’s death; but we are not sure we see the rationale/value in surviving her ongoing absence.  It looks like much work, with little joy.  It is imperative that we find a way to celebrate the life we have, even in the face of pain.  The path seems so murky though – Morgan help us find a way.

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Post by: trimmonthelake on August 12, 2010, 11:15:27 AM
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Post by: akmom on August 12, 2010, 12:01:52 PM
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Post by: trimmonthelake on August 12, 2010, 03:58:51 PM
http://www.wdbj7.com/news/wdbj7-story-morgan-harrington-081210,0,3083796.story
Northern Virginia man convicted of maliciously misleading investigators with Morgan Harrington tipState Police arrested Alvin T. Daniels, 51, of Alexandria, Va., in May 2010 on the one count of obstruction of justice
A Northern Virginia man was convicted Wednesday of maliciously misleading investigators with a Morgan Harrington tip.

In May, state police arrested Alvin T. Daniels, age 51, of Alexandria.  State police say they received a tip back in November from an anonymous caller directing state police to look at a 34-year-old Prince William County man in the disappearance of Morgan Harrington.

State police acted on the tip, but upon further investigation found the Prince William County man had no connection to the Harrington case.  And that he was the, "victim of an act of vengeance on the part of Daniels."

Daniels was sentenced to six months suspended jail time on the condition of good behavior over the next 12 months.

Morgan Harrington went missing from the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville during a Metallica concert on October 17, 2009.

The public is still encouraged to call in tips to the Virginia State Police tip line at (434) 352-3467 or the Jefferson Area Crime Stoppers at (434) 977-4000.

Here is the full news release from state police:

NORTHERN VIRGINIA MAN CONVICTED OF MALICIOUSLY MISLEADING INVESTIGATORS WITH MORGAN HARRINGTON TIP
APPOMATTOX CO., Va. – A Northern Virginia man was convicted Wednesday (Aug. 11) in Appomattox County of maliciously and intentionally making a false statement (Code of Virginia 18.2-460 http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+18.2-460) to Virginia State Police through a telephone tip he provided last fall in the Morgan Harrington case. State Police arrested Alvin T. Daniels, 51, of Alexandria, Va., in May 2010 on the one count of obstruction of justice.

On Nov. 11, 2009, Virginia State Police investigators received a tip at the Appomattox Division headquarters from an anonymous caller directing agents to seek out a 34-year-old Prince William County man in the disappearance of Morgan Harrington, the 20-year-old Roanoke, Va., woman who went missing from the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville during a Metallica concert on the night of Oct. 17, 2009. The caller accused the Prince William man of being responsible for Harrington’s disappearance.

State Police agents immediately acted on the tip. With the assistance of the FBI and National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s Team Adam Consultants, State Police within 48 hours tracked down both the Prince William County man and Daniels. Further investigation revealed that the Prince William County man was in no way connected to the Harrington case, but instead the victim of an act of vengeance on the part of Daniels.

An Appomattox Circuit Court judge sentenced Daniels to six months suspended jail time on the condition of good behavior over the next 12 months. He is also to have no contact with the victim in this case and was ordered to pay more than $1,600 in restitution to the Virginia State Police for time expended by agents vetting his tip.

“Investigative tip lines are for the sole purpose of generating relevant information related to an ongoing criminal investigation,” said Lt. Joe Rader, Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Appomattox Division. “We in no way want to deter anyone from calling State Police or Crime Stoppers with information, but the public does need to be aware that there are penalties for purposely misleading investigators with a tip. In this instance, our investigators had to spend valuable time away from the Morgan Harrington case in order to vet an intentional false lead.”

The investigation into Morgan Harrington’s disappearance and death remains ongoing. The public is still encouraged to call in tips to the Virginia State Police tip line at (434) 352-3467 or the Jefferson Area Crime Stoppers at (434) 977-4000.





Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: trimmonthelake on August 12, 2010, 04:01:19 PM
http://www.nbc29.com/Global/story.asp?S=12970892
Man Convicted For False Harrington Tip
Posted: Aug 12, 2010 2:35 PM CDT
Updated: Aug 12, 2010 2:43 PM CDT
A Northern Virginia man has been convicted of maliciously misleading investigators with a false Morgan Harrington tip.

State Police arrested Alvin T. Daniels of Alexandria in May 2010 on one count of obstruction of justice. Daniels was sentenced to six months suspended jail time, and pay more than $1,600 in restitution.

In November of 2009, Virginia State Police received a tip from an anonymous caller directing agents to a Prince William County man, claiming he was responsible for the disappearance of Harrington the month before. Police reacted quickly and apprehended both men within 48 hours of the tip.

Investigators soon discovered that the Prince William County man was in no way connected to the case, but was the victim of an act of vengeance on the part of Daniels.

The investigation into Morgan Harrington's disappearance and death remains ongoing. The public is still encouraged to call in tips to the Virginia State Police tip line at (434) 352-3467 or the Jefferson Area Crime Stoppers at (434) 977-4000


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Post by: akmom on August 12, 2010, 06:38:32 PM
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Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: trimmonthelake on August 15, 2010, 06:32:21 PM
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Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: trimmonthelake on August 16, 2010, 11:52:00 AM
http://www2.dailyprogress.com/news/2010/aug/16/offense-decency-ar-456295/
An offense to decency
08/16/10
As if the Morgan Harrington case were not heart-rending enough, a man has been convicted for using the case as a way to get back at an enemy.

Alvin T. Daniels, 51, of Alexandria was convicted for intentionally providing a false tip to police in an effort to get another man into trouble. He said his enemy was responsible for Ms. Harrington’s death.

Police quickly determined that the allegation wasn’t true. Now, among other things, Mr. Daniels will have to repay the Virginia State Police the $1,600 it spent following up his false lead.

Too bad there is no punishment simply for the offense to decency of manipulating this heart-breaking case.


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: trimmonthelake on August 16, 2010, 11:54:41 AM
http://findmorgan.com/category/family-blog
Gil Harrington’s thoughts from August 16th, 2010
  On August - 16 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

My mind fills with a cacophony of struggle:

Why Morgan? so wrong / but it is.

Not fair, why us? / It is.

She was so fine had so much yet to give / it is.

We will never see her children, we won’t feel her soft hand on our faces as we die / it is.

Surrender sucks.

Stubbornly, insistently, incessantly I want to keep crashing against the rock of WHY?

How can this horrific murder be the destiny of Morgan Harrington? / It is.

God help us!

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Post by: trimmonthelake on August 16, 2010, 11:56:16 AM
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Post by: akmom on August 16, 2010, 04:47:45 PM
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Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: trimmonthelake on August 18, 2010, 10:14:03 AM
http://www.wtvr.com/news/wtvr-chesterfield-woman-raises-awareness-about-missing-persons,0,3927898.story
Chesterfield Woman Raising Awareness About Unsolved and Missing Persons Cases
Madonna Layne Raising Awareness Following Her Own Mother's Disappearance

Shelby Brown Staff reporter
August 18, 2010
CHESTERFIELD - Madonna Layne clings to one of the few pictures she has of her mother, Annita Price, as she tells us her story.

Price vanished 36 years ago on her way to work in Moundsville, West Virginia. She worked as a cocktail waitress and that night never made it to the Flaming Club. Layne says it was payday and her mom never even made it to pick up her paycheck.

"Her car was found a few days later on a road and the car was pointing in the opposite direction. Her keys were in the car and her purse and she was just gone" says Layne.

For years questions have lingered and haunted Layne and her brother. She was five when Price disappeared, her brother was three.

Now Layne's mission is to help other families in similar situations. She tells them about resources that can help keep their stories of loved ones lost out there, like a magazine that once highlighted her mom's story.

"She's been featured in Trucker's magazine. People don't know there's a group out there that'll put pictures of missing people on the side of their trucks as they drive cross country" says Layne.

Layne is hosting a rally Friday, August 20th in Chesterfield for the CUE Center for Missing Persons. It's a North Carolina based non-profit organization whose main goal is to generate new interest in cold cases of missing people across the country.

Friday's rally is open to all families who have lost a loved one. Layne prays one day those families will all find the peace they've been longing for.

To participate in the rally she says families can simply show up with posters and pictures of their missing loved ones. It'll be held at the Chick-fil-A on Hull Street Road in Midlothian from 1:30p.m. until 4:00 p.m.

A similar rally will be held in Charlottesville earlier that morning. Family members of slain Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington will gather on the bridge where they believe she was last seen. A rally and memorial ceremony will be held there. Then, the tour moves on to Chesterfield.

Layne says the CUE Center for Missing Persons has helped thousands of families. This week's rally is part of the organization's annual tour called "On The Road To Remember Tour".

Volunteers are participating in this campaign and are crossing the miles along the Eastern Seaboard raising awareness about missing persons cases that have gone cold or have not received appropriate media coverage on the local and national levels.
Organizers with the Cue Center for Missing Persons say interest in many of the cases they have featured in previous tours has been renewed. The media has learned about local cases they were unaware of; case investigations have been renewed and searches conducted.

Some unknown bodies have been identified and some of the missing people have been found, which is the main reason organizers of the national tour host the tour every year.

While this is the organization's 7th annual tour, Layne says this is the first one in our area. She hopes all families who have missing loved ones will show up, network and support each other.
Video at link.


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: trimmonthelake on August 18, 2010, 05:14:00 PM
http://findmorgan.com/category/family-blog
Gil Harrington’s thoughts from August 18th, 2010
  On August - 18 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

Suffering. There’s plenty of it to go around though it is largely ignored and perhaps undervalued. I believe that suffering provides opportunity for strengthening and transformation. As humans we all will have moments of exquisite suffering and pain. Figuring out how to deal with it is a necessary skill. Interesting that suffering isn’t even depicted in our popular culture much. As if the only responses to tragedy are rage and dysfunction, you fight it or are broken by it. Another, more challenging, option is to incorporate the pain of suffering into the matrix of your life and use it.

If we deny that suffering occurs, how do we learn to suffer with grace? Suffering perhaps exists to tire us enough to let go of our own will and be willing to surrender to the mystery of transformation; choosing willingness, not willfulness. I cannot resist the reality of this pain. It’s foolish to even try.

Suffering is like one of the rip tides at the beach in Avon N.C. If you flail against it will whisk you off and drown you. Many go that way. To survive you must keep your wits, jettison fear and do the counter intuitive thing, go with the current. Eventually you will make it ashore, not where you began or planned to end up, but further up the beach.

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Post by: trimmonthelake on August 20, 2010, 01:50:09 PM
http://www.wset.com/Global/story.asp?S=13018438
Morgan Harrington’s Parents Join Missing Persons Tour
Posted: Aug 20, 2010 11:06 AM CDT

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On the Road to Remember Tour stopped in Charlottesville Friday.
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Harrington disappeared October 17 during a Metallica concert.

Charlottesville, VA - A nationwide tour to remember missing persons and victims made its way to Charlottesville Friday morning.

Dan and Gil Harrington joined members of the CUE Center to honor their daughter Morgan Harrington.

Morgan's body was found in January after she went missing from a concert at UVA months earlier.

The CUE Center was in the process of searching for Morgan when her body was discovered.

The "On the Road to Remember Tour" began Thursday and will end August 28.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on August 20, 2010, 01:55:47 PM
http://www.nbc29.com/Global/story.asp?S=13018555
Missing Persons Group Meet Harringtons
Posted: Aug 20, 2010 11:28 AM CDT Updated: Aug 20, 2010 11:38 AM CDT

(http://Posted: Aug 20, 2010 11:28 AM CDT Updated: Aug 20, 2010 11:38 AM CDT)
Members of the CUE Center release butterflies remembering unsolved
The Community United Effort Center for Missing Persons (CUE) made a stop in Charlottesville Friday morning as they tour the nation highlighting cases that have gone cold.

Morgan Harrington's parents met with members of the CUE center at the Copeley Road Bridge, the last place Morgan was seen alive. Dozens of butterflies were released, remembering unsolved murders and missing persons cases.

It has been more than 10 months since Morgan was murdered and police have still made no arrests.

"Morgan will not start her senior year at Virginia Tech, she will never get married she will never have children or give us grandchildren," said Morgan's father, Dan Harrington. "Morgan is does not walk free, but there is someone walking free who murdered our daughter."

The CUE Center will head to the Richmond area Friday afternoon, as part of 11 stops on this year's tour.
Reported by Stacia Harris
See Bio / Email

Harrington Timeline:

Oct. 17, 2009 –

    * 8:20 – 8:30 p.m.* - Miss Harrington is outside the arena near the main entrance and is attempting to re-enter the arena, but is told that arena policy requires her to have a ticket stub to do so.
    * 8:30 – 8:48 p.m.* - Witnesses recall seeing a woman fitting Miss Harrington's description outside the arena at various locations.
    * 8:48 p.m.* - Miss Harrington talks to her friends by cell phone.
    * 8:48 – 9:00 p.m.* – Additional sightings of her outside the arena are reported.
    * 9:00 - 9:10 p.m.* - Miss Harrington is seen walking through the University Hall parking lot towards Lannigan Field.
    * 9:10 – 9:20 p.m.* - Individuals report seeing Miss Harrington walking in the grassy, overflow parking lot at Lannigan Field. The lot is often used for RV parking.
    * 9:20 – 9:30 p.m.* - She is seen walking on the Copeley Road railroad bridge, between Ivy Road and the track at Lannigan Field. Investigators are asking for anyone who might have seen a young woman fitting Miss Harrington's description getting into a vehicle around this time or later to contact police. Also, anyone who might recall seeing a vehicle randomly stopped in the roadway on Copeley Road that night is asked to notify police.
    * Her purse and cell phone were found by a passerby Sunday morning (Oct. 18) in the grassy, overflow parking lot next to Lannigan Field.

Oct. 25, 2009 – Metallica increases reward in the search for Harrington, adding an additional $50,000 to the CrimeStoppers' $100,000, and raising the reward to $150,000.

Oct. 27, 2009 – Morgan's parents, Dan and Gil Harrington, take the search national by appearing on the Today show.

Nov. 4, 2009 – Harringtons hold press conference, announce volunteer weekend search. Father of Elizabeth Smart, Ed Smart, reaches out to family.

Nov. 12, 2009 – Harringtons appear on Dr. Phil show.

Nov. 14, 2009 – Harringtons make second appearance on Today Show.

Dec. 9, 2009 – Virginia State Police collect DNA samples from Harringtons

Dec. 30, 2009 – Lead investigator says Harrington is either being held against her will or is no longer alive. Credible leads and tips begin to dry up.

Jan. 26, 2010 – Skeletal remains are found in a remote area of Anchorage Farm, off Route 29 in southern Albemarle County.  Early reports indicate the remains are that of a young woman with long blond hair.  She was wearing dark clothing and a bracelet.

Jan. 27, 2010 - Virginia State Police confirm that the body found on Anchorage Farm in southern Albemarle County early Tuesday is, in fact, that of Morgan Harrington.

Feb. 2, 2010 – Richmond Medical Examiner officially rules Harrington's cause of death a homicide.

Feb. 4, 2010 – Virginia State Police set up separate tip hotline dedicated solely to information pertaining to Anchorage Farm, saying the location where Harrington's body was found is key to solving the case.

Feb. 5, 2010 – Harringtons hold final memorial for their daughter in Roanoke.

Mar. 5, 2009 – Virginia General Assembly passes resolution honoring Harrington.

Apr. 15, 2010 – Virginia State Police confirm black t-shirt found on Nov. 11, 2009 in Charlottesville is the one Harrington was last seen in the night of the concert. Police announce they have pursued close to a thousand leads and interviewed over 100 people as part of the investigation.

July 1, 2010 – Virginia State Police announce forensic connection between the Harrington case and an unsolved sexual assault case in Fairfax City from 2005. Composite sketch of suspect is release to general public.


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: trimmonthelake on August 21, 2010, 06:50:51 PM
http://findmorgan.com/category/family-blog
Gil Harrington’s thoughts from August 20th, 2010On August - 20 - 2010ADD COMMENTS
Early on we chose to share our story, share our pain. This was therapeutic for us in some ways; like the guy who will lift up his shirt (with little encouragement) to show his puckered surgical scar. The retelling helps integrate this massive body insult into his reality. We have told the story of Morgan’s murder at the drop of a hat for some of the same reasons. In the recitation we hear ourselves and begin to accept the unfathomable – Morgan was brutally murdered.

 The intentionality of it bothers me so. How/why could anyone hurt her? On purpose?  If someone had run over her, I would be trying to give forgiveness for a terrible accident. I know Morgan was killed deliberately. I am not in a place of withholding forgiveness. I haven’t gotten that far. My mind still cannot accept, cannot conceive of a reality where someone could actually kill.

What an abomination.

Mogo 241


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: trimmonthelake on August 21, 2010, 06:51:50 PM
Continued prayers for the Harrington family.
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Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: akmom on August 22, 2010, 01:40:04 AM
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Post by: trimmonthelake on August 22, 2010, 08:00:05 AM
http://www.istockanalyst.com/article/viewiStockNews/articleid/4428764
Harrington family remembers slain daughter
Saturday, August 21, 2010 8:01 AM

(Source: The Daily Progress)trackingBy The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, Va.

Aug. 21--Morgan D. Harrington's parents, along with supporters, released butterflies Friday on the bridge where she was last seen to mark the 10-month anniversary of her disappearance and death.

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Harringtons said police seem upbeat about the case but haven't shared any specific breakthroughs. The parents said they expect resolution will come, at this point, through solid police work and sifting through evidence, rather than a eureka moment.
On Sept. 3, the parents will meet with the University of Virginia's new president, Teresa A. Sullivan.

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


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: trimmonthelake on August 24, 2010, 08:05:43 AM
http://findmorgan.com/category/family-blog
Gil Harrington’s thoughts from August 23rd, 2010
On August - 23 - 20102 COMMENTS


There is a sweet agony of holding secrets/special knowledge that doesn’t matter any more: like how Morgan liked her tea and how to make the perfect soft boiled eggs she loved.; just where to scratch the nape of her neck while combing out tangles; which were her favorite jeans?, and how translucent her baby eyelids were as she nursed.

All these intimacies were woven into the fine strong cloth of our lives: but now is nothing but a snarl of thread, devoid of meaning, bits of nothing.   We must pick up that tangle, unravel the knots, and weave a new cloth.  I know it can be done; but it is slow and tedious work.

It is difficult to take up such a task when we feel so slowed and hindered by sadness.  We miss you, Morgan.  Help us find the strength to somehow encapsulate this pain and find a new way, a new life. We are moving on, not without you, but carrying you inside rather than walking beside you.

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Post by: trimmonthelake on August 24, 2010, 11:30:12 AM
http://www.collegiatetimes.com/stories/15704/uva-judicial-system-changes-may-prompt-changes-at-tech
UVa judicial system changes may prompt changes at Tech
Tuesday, August 24, 2010; 8:37 AM | 0 | ShareThis | Print
by Liana Bayne, associate news editor

Virginia Tech administrators are closely watching changes to the University of Virginia’s policy for student disclosure of crimes, and say similar measures could be on the way in Blacksburg.
CHANGES AT UVA

Allen Groves, UVa’s dean of students, said UVa has had “a requirement that students self-disclose any arrests or convictions,” since 2004.

However, in the light of crimes that took place around UVa’s campus last school year — including the disappearance of Tech student Morgan Harrington from the John Paul Jones Arena in October and the murder of UVa lacrosse player Yeardley Love in May — the school is taking several steps to encourage students to report their former arrests or convictions.

Groves said he felt “a large number of students weren’t aware” of the requirement to self-report.

“People just didn’t know about the requirement,” he said.

In addition to keeping language on the standardized Common Application form, UVa asks students to disclose previous arrests or convictions, Groves said the university searched for a way it “can be more active in bringing it to students’ attention.”

Current UVa students will now be asked once per semester if they have been arrested or convicted of a crime since being admitted. The question will be posed when they log onto NetBadge, a service that provides students access to their university e-mail, student account and wireless Internet.

“On this screen, if they say yes, it asks for background,” Groves said.

He said he hopes students will “rely on their honor to be truthful.”

At UVa, students who answer “yes” to having had past arrests or convictions will be handled on a case-by-case basis, Groves said. He said UVa does not use a strike system. Each self-report could be given to the student judicial system or it could just be handled by the dean of students’ office.
“You’re not always talking about it from a disciplinary standpoint,” he said.

Groves said performing background checks “on 21,000 undergrads isn’t feasible.”

Groves wrote a frequently asked questions document. It can be found at www.virginia.edu/deanofstudents.

UVa is encouraging other colleges to share information with one another about students’ arrests. It’s also encouraging other schools to adopt similar new systems to encourage students to report their legal issues.

Tech is one of those schools considering adopting some of UVa’s policies.

CHANGES TO TECH’S ADMISSIONS

Ed Spencer, Tech’s vice president for student affairs, said no changes are in place for current students but changes have already been made to admissions applications.

Questions were added to admissions applications for potential undergraduate, transfer, graduate and veterinary medicine students reminding applicants to adhere to the honor code, Spencer said.

Mildred Johnson, Tech’s director of undergraduate admissions, said questions added to admissions applications are “designed to be a little clearer” in asking students to continue reporting arrests or convictions after submitting their admissions applications.

In the section that asks applicants about the truthfulness of their answers, a sentence has been added that reads, “I further understand that, should any of my answers change after I have submitted my application, it is my responsibility to inform the Virginia Tech Office of Undergraduate Admissions immediately.”

At the end of the application, applicants are asked to sign a statement affirming, “I understand and agree that, if I am offered admission to Virginia Tech and choose to matriculate, I have a continuing obligation to report to the Office of Student
Conduct any arrests or convictions, other than minor traffic violations, that occur subsequent to signing this application.

This obligation extends during any periods of my enrollment at the university. My failure to make the notification may subject me to disciplinary action under the Code of Student Conduct.”

“We always had those questions,” Johnson said. “But we changed them to be a little clearer.”

“We wanted to be very upfront that we expect students to tell us if things change,” she said.

Spencer said the change in the language and the added questions should help students adhere to the honor code.

“We’re counting on people paying attention to the honor code,” he said.
CURRENT STUDENTS AT TECH

Frances Keene, director of Tech’s judicial affairs and the office of student conduct, currently works with Spencer’s office to handle cases of students who are arrested or convicted of a crime more serious than a minor traffic infraction while in school.

“We have sharing agreements with all the local law enforcement agencies,” Keene said. “If you’re arrested in Blacksburg, we’re going to be notified.”

Graves said local law enforcement in Charlottesville work with UVa police to notify the university of students who are involved in crimes off-campus.

Spencer said the Blacksburg Police, Montgomery County Sherriff’s Office, Radford County and Radford University Police “routinely send reports of Tech students” involved in criminal incidents.

If those incidents are serious enough, they are passed to Keene’s office, where she said “someone reads every single report.”

Though Spencer and Keene both like the idea of implementing a statewide system of universities and police organizations sharing information about arrested students with one another, Keene said she didn’t think it would be logistically possible.

However, Keene said, if a student from another university is arrested on Tech’s campus, “I’ll fax it to their institution.”

Spencer said Tech’s safety and security committee, which he sits on, is looking at implementing a system at Tech similar to the one recently put in place at UVa.
“We’re sitting back looking for UVa’s experiences,” this school year, Spencer said.

Possibilities for future questions Tech students might be asked when, for example, logging into HokieSpa, are open.

“We’re going to be in conversation with UVa,” Keene said. “I support the idea.”


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: akmom on August 25, 2010, 01:11:48 AM
http://findmorgan.com/category/family-blog
Gil Harrington’s thoughts from August 23rd, 2010
On August - 23 - 20102 COMMENTS


There is a sweet agony of holding secrets/special knowledge that doesn’t matter any more: like how Morgan liked her tea and how to make the perfect soft boiled eggs she loved.; just where to scratch the nape of her neck while combing out tangles; which were her favorite jeans?, and how translucent her baby eyelids were as she nursed.

All these intimacies were woven into the fine strong cloth of our lives: but now is nothing but a snarl of thread, devoid of meaning, bits of nothing.   We must pick up that tangle, unravel the knots, and weave a new cloth.  I know it can be done; but it is slow and tedious work.

It is difficult to take up such a task when we feel so slowed and hindered by sadness.  We miss you, Morgan.  Help us find the strength to somehow encapsulate this pain and find a new way, a new life. We are moving on, not without you, but carrying you inside rather than walking beside you.

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Gil's words have such an exquisite pain.  It is unimaginable, yet palpable.  You can feel
it.  It twists like a knife, yet there is lingering beauty in it.  I cannot explain how I feel when I read her words....She searches so hard for the good and the meaning.....it breaks my heart every time....I wish there was something I could do.....


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: trimmonthelake on August 25, 2010, 08:31:45 AM
http://www.cavalierdaily.com/2010/08/25/harrington%E2%80%99s-death-linked-to-2005-assault/
Harrington’s death linked to 2005 assault
Police officials find forensic connection between Virginia Tech student’s murder, past sexual assault case in City of Fairfax
By Virginia Terwilliger, Associate Editor on August 25, 2010

During the summer, police officials have continued to investigate the death of Morgan Harrington, whose skeletal remains were found Jan. 26 after disappearing during an Oct. 17, 2009 Metallica concert. State and local investigators identified a forensic connection between the Virginia Tech student’s death and an unsolved 2005 abduction and sexual assault in Fairfax, Va., according to a July 1 state police press release.

In that assault, a 26-year-old woman was grabbed from behind and abducted on her walk home from the Giant Food store located on Jermantown Road.

“The suspect carried the victim to the park / pool area where he sexually assaulted her,” according to a 2005 City of Fairfax Police Department press release.

The suspect in the case was described by the woman as a 25- to 35-year-old, 6-foot-tall, black male with medium build. In addition, he had black hair, a beard and a mustache.

But state police officials are careful to note that although they do have the sketch of the suspect based on the descriptions from the 2005 victim, it has been five years since the first incident, and thus the suspect may have changed his appearance by now.

Once Harrington’s connection to the 2005 case was revealed, however, both the state and local police departments received an influx of information related to both abductions, said Corinne Geller, Virginia State Police public relations manager. In fact, during the first 24 hours after the connection was made known, individuals called in with more than 50 tips.

Not all tips regarding the death of Harrington have been helpful, though.

For example, Alvin Daniels of Alexandria, Va. was convicted Aug. 11 in Appomattox County of obstruction of justice by “maliciously and intentionally making a false statement” that led investigators astray.

According to state police, Daniels anonymously provided a false telephone tip in November 2009 that directed officers to “seek out a 34-year-old Prince William County man” whom Daniels alleged was responsible for Harrington’s disappearance.
Within 48 hours of this anonymous call, state police officials, with the assistance of the FBI and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s Team Adam Consultants, tracked down the Prince William County suspect and Daniels. Further investigation led to the conclusion that the suspect was in no way connected to Harrington’s disappearance or death and Daniels’ tip was an “act of vengeance,” according to the press release.

The Appomattox Circuit Court sentenced Daniels to six months suspended jail time with the condition that he maintain good behavior during the next 12 months. Additionally, Daniels was ordered to pay $1,600 in restitution to the Virginia State Police.

Overall, no arrests have yet been made in direct connection to Harrington’s murder.

“The investigation remains ongoing and active,” Geller said. “We do ask anyone in the Charlottesville area to contact us if they recognize the man featured in the 2005 suspect sketch by Fairfax City Police.”

Geller added that the $150,000 reward — with $100,000 coming from Harrington’s parents and $50,000 from Metallica — still stands for “information that leads to an arrest and conviction in the Morgan Harrington homicide investigation.”

—Allie Vandivier contributed to this article


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Post by: trimmonthelake on August 25, 2010, 01:38:44 PM
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Gil Harrington’s thoughts for August 25th, 2010
  On August - 25 - 20101 COMMENT

Cyber Crime

Feeling the lash today

of those who tell us “go away”,

 Seems our story’s getting sort of stale

time to hear another tale.

 They enjoyed a vicarious thriller,

chatting about your vicious killer,

but now its old hat

so enough of that.

What I thought they came to see

was how to act with dignity

when life hits its fiercest blow,

but they want a trumped up reality show

with plots and yelling

drama most compelling.

Don’t they get that this is our life, that we live every day.

Wish I could make it go away.

Morgan you’re just as dead as you were before

pity it doesn’t interest any more

Sorry the story’s lost its cachet, but its a story we must tell

to put a killer in a cell.

So if you really want to give advise

and make snarky comments that aren’t nice

Fine, and welcome to the “game” its great.

Though the admission is pricey – its somebody’s fate.

Is it your son or your daughter you’ll throw on the plate?

241


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Post by: akmom on August 25, 2010, 10:07:00 PM
I want so badly to see justice in this case....  2 4 1 Morgan.....


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Post by: trimmonthelake on August 26, 2010, 08:27:54 PM
                              2 4 1   
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Post by: Kat_Gram on August 26, 2010, 10:16:37 PM
Thank You for bringing Gil Harrington's posts here. I do not know if anyone is a member over there, but if you are, please tell Gil that I admire her. The Harringtons have displayed so much courage and grace. Gil sharing her thoughts is sometimes painful to read, but there is always something to think about that I take away.
I think so highly of this woman.
2-4-1 


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Post by: trimmonthelake on August 27, 2010, 02:41:47 PM
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Gil Harrington’s thoughts for August 27th, 2010
  On August - 27 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

Is the loss of life (and lesser valued female life at that) an acceptable, statistically insignificant loss?

Our veneer of civilization is so glossy and beguiling, anything that doesn’t comply or feel compatible with it we ignore because we don’t want to factor it in and we don’t like to dwell on unpleasantness.  In “less civilized societies” if a cobra bites or a wild dog snatches a child or a human predator strikes, the village rises up en-mass and beats the brush and bushes and searches vigorously, diligently to find and eradicate the evil that poses danger to the integrity of the community.

Here we look aside, wait for the grieving family to compose themselves, make nice and show decorum, because it makes us uneasy in our thin skinned civility to contemplate predators in our midst. The price of this strategy, of allowing acceptable levels of human loss, is that the numbers will continue to increase.  Will your wife/mother/daughter/ husband/sister/niece/son have to be part of that growing number before YOU rise up and say NO MORE!!! Primitive people with little food take up sticks and demand justice.  We more civilized folks settle back in our chairs and say “too bad, pretty girl – Next” and hit the remote button.

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Post by: trimmonthelake on August 28, 2010, 07:24:58 AM
http://findmorgan.com/category/upcoming-events
SEPTEMBER 16, 2010
“A Gift for the VillagGift for the Villagee”, a documentary film

The American Premier at the Taubman Museum of Art www.taubmanmuseum.org in Roanoke, Virginia at 5:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.

This film is dedicated in the memory of Morgan Harrington by her mentor and teacher, artist Jane Lillian Vance.


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Post by: SuzieQ on August 29, 2010, 12:05:44 PM
Morgan and the Harrington family  2 4 1


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Post by: trimmonthelake on August 30, 2010, 04:13:52 PM
http://findmorgan.com/family-blog/gil-harringtons-thoughts-from-august-30th-2010
Gil Harrington’s thoughts from August 30th, 2010
 On August - 30 - 2010

I am enraged and amazed by the tolerance for violence and acceptance of crimes against the weaker members of our society, women and children in America. Is it really OK? Are we still just expendable goods?

Beware! I believe the numerous injured and murdered women and children are the coal mine canaries of our times; delicate creatures whose deaths indicate a lethal toxic presence in our midst. They are a barometer of evil. Take note, hear the alarm and address the underlying problem of pervasive violence. Don’t just step over the corpse of the next lifeless golden creature and say “funny another dead bird.”

If you keep doing that, ignoring sentinel events, sooner of later the lethal emanations of violence will have fingers wrapped around your throat choking your breath away - all because you didn’t listen, turned aside, couldn’t be bothered, ignored the signals because it couldn’t happen to you. The fluttering wings of coal mine canaries in their death rigors have become deafening. Can’t you hear the clamor? Please listen, take heed, there is poison here. Find another path or risk your very lives.

Mogo – 241


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Post by: akmom on August 30, 2010, 07:00:24 PM
There is so much wisdom in these words...

2 4 1 Shiny girl


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Post by: Edward on August 31, 2010, 06:05:27 PM
Enraged and Amazed.

Yesterday in San Jose California 3 police were called to a residence were a male had shot himself with a nailgun and was threatening suicide. After the man refused to come to the door the 3 police officers broke down his door and observered him holding a knife to himself, so they  shot him 6 times because he was holding a knife to himself...
 If you want to committ suicide just call the San Jose Police department and they will come Help You.
 
... Our society is breaking down to a point of acceptance.

It is the Me Me Me generation and those that trained them to only think of themselves.
No Morals and No Balls= No Hero's
Soon we will be like Mexico.
jmho



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Post by: akmom on September 01, 2010, 02:38:42 AM
Enraged and Amazed.

Yesterday in San Jose California 3 police were called to a residence were a male had shot himself with a nailgun and was threatening suicide. After the man refused to come to the door the 3 police officers broke down his door and observered him holding a knife to himself, so they  shot him 6 times because he was holding a knife to himself...
 If you want to committ suicide just call the San Jose Police department and they will come Help You.
 
... Our society is breaking down to a point of acceptance.

It is the Me Me Me generation and those that trained them to only think of themselves.
No Morals and No Balls= No Hero's
Soon we will be like Mexico.
jmho



I am so afraid you are right Edward


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Post by: trimmonthelake on September 01, 2010, 04:43:26 PM
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Gil Harrington’s thoughts from September 1st, 2010
  On September - 1 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

We are really smack up against a decision point now. We know we can survive the devastating loss of Morgan; we have done so for 10+ months. The question now is we must decide if we even want to. Do we choose to LIVE again? Not just to eke out an existence but to actually embrace life? It’s hard; part of us is still numb and asleep to the rhythms and energy of a normal life. We walk a stumbling gait, with one foot in the world of the living and the other firmly planted in the land of the dead. Eventually, soon, we will have to choose and commit to one or the other.

Our friends and family cajole, and beckon, and even bully us to return to a more normal way of living. Haven’t we suffered enough yet?  The pain quota has been met. Is it time to be happy? No. There’ is still imbalance in the equation. We cannot be breathing and have suffered as much as Morgan did. How do you wall off or neutralize the too vivid imaginings of her death throes? How do you stop superimposing the hologram of Morgan’s skull on every young face you see?

This is wrong. Morgan should be at VT, settling into her apartment for her senior year, stocking the fridge and calling Dan for money and help reconciling her check book, or maybe in line at the VT bookstore waiting to buy yet another Hokie hoodie. But she is “chapwa”, finished, no more, over. We feel finished too. You know there’s not even a word for our role. It is that aberrant, that abhorrent. Children whose parents die are called orphans. Parents whose children die have no name. They are called – nothing.

That’s what we feel. That’s what we are, nothing. Trying so hard to find a way out of this wasteland and be called survivors.

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Post by: trimmonthelake on September 01, 2010, 04:49:15 PM
 :cry:


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Post by: cece on September 02, 2010, 04:15:35 PM
Prayers for the Harrington Family.

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Post by: akmom on September 02, 2010, 09:39:45 PM
Morgan, Monkeys will continue to remember you.  I so hope that the quiet means that LE is working on something.

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Post by: trimmonthelake on September 03, 2010, 05:05:12 PM
2 4 1  ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: trimmonthelake on September 05, 2010, 06:49:49 PM
http://www.cvillepodcast.com/2010/09/05/wnrn-wake-up-call-uva-womens-center/

WNRN Wake-Up Call: UVA Women’s Center

On the September 5th edition of the wake-up call, Rick Moore (host) talks with Sharon Davie (director of UVA Women’s Center) about why this center is needed at the university, and women’s issues in the world today. The UVA Women’s Center was founded in 1989, and Sharon Davie has been the director ever since. This center has gotten more publicity ever since the things with Morgan Harrington and Yeardley Love occurred. The center has a survivor support network that tells people how to react and support people who come to them with problems like rape, and it offers support for people too.
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Post by: trimmonthelake on September 05, 2010, 06:52:30 PM
http://www.cvillepodcast.com/2010/09/05/wnrn-wake-up-call-uva-womens-center/

WNRN Wake-Up Call: UVA Women’s Center

On the September 5th edition of the wake-up call, Rick Moore (host) talks with Sharon Davie (director of UVA Women’s Center) about why this center is needed at the university, and women’s issues in the world today. The UVA Women’s Center was founded in 1989, and Sharon Davie has been the director ever since. This center has gotten more publicity ever since the things with Morgan Harrington and Yeardley Love occurred. The center has a survivor support network that tells people how to react and support people who come to them with problems like rape, and it offers support for people too.
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Post by: akmom on September 05, 2010, 10:29:00 PM
2 4 1 Morgan ::MonkeyAngel::  We are waiting for justice

That is a cute avatar, Trimm


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Post by: SuzieQ on September 07, 2010, 01:52:58 PM
241 Morgan

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Post by: trimmonthelake on September 07, 2010, 02:12:45 PM
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Gil Harrington’s thoughts from September 7th, 2010
On September - 7 - 2010ADD COMMENTS

We have to find a relationship with Morgan that transcends the inconvenient fact of her death.  I am not sure how to do that yet.

Healing demands inclusion of memories and hopefully integrating them into a new reality/life.  Trying to accomplish this and winnowing through our memory cascade of life with Morgan so quickly derails into wallowing in grief and loss.  We must somehow learn to mute that pain circuit so we can build on the foundation of love and remembrances we have and move our triangulated family forward.

I realize that we honor Morgan most completely when we live in a full and gracious way.  I just can’t get on the happy track though; we are working at it but it is almost as if we feel that being happy would signify that we had not loved Morgan enough.

The suddenness of violent death is disorienting. It makes you go a little crazy; sometimes we act in a really counterintuitive way.  This weekend is a perfect example.  Moths are drawn to the flame; we are not Luna moths but lunatic moths, perversely drawn to where Morgan’s flame was snuffed out, mesmerized by the blackness of shadows as we quest for justice.   A holiday weekend, we could have gone anywhere, but we had to open the wound again and found ourselves drawn, compelled to the Copeley Bridge in Charlottesville.  There we flutter around the void of your absence, Morgan, and wish so hard we could escape the call to darkness and be pulled instead by vestiges of light.  Shiny girl show us a way.

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Post by: Edward on September 07, 2010, 02:32:31 PM
Shiny girl show us a way.

Hang in there Gil.. She will show us the way.  ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: akmom on September 08, 2010, 05:30:22 PM
2 4 1 Justice for Morgan.  Peace for her family.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on September 09, 2010, 08:43:49 AM
http://findmorgan.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4414  (hat tip kicson66)
Gil 0001
http://www.youtube.com/v/Hqs3PDvjnKs?fs=1&amp;hl=en_US&amp;color1=0x5d1719&amp;color2=0xcd311b&amp;border=1


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Post by: trimmonthelake on September 10, 2010, 01:57:57 PM
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Gil Harrington’s thoughts from September 10th, 2010
We met with the Virginia State Police today.  In the vast wasteland of our loss and grief we look to them for answers.  We have become increasingly angry with the lack of progress in the investigation of Morgan’s murder.

I work myself into a tizzy the night before these scheduled meetings with LE; planning the knuckle wrapping I will deliver all around.  But when they walk into the house and I look into their eyes I can see their fatigue and frustration.  It penetrates me to clearly see Ed and Dino bracing themselves to receive an angry diatribe from me. These are good men, working diligently to the fullest of their abilities, to find resolution to the horrific murder of Morgan.

I realize that the legitimate target of the consuming raging inferno of our anger about Morgan’s death is the person(s) that abducted her, raped her, butchered her, and abandoned her as refuse in a hay field.

Anything that distracts us from focusing squarely on that evil crime is wasted energy.  So I am learning patience and surrender – hard lessons.

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Post by: trimmonthelake on September 10, 2010, 02:08:34 PM
                                 2 4 1  Justice For Morgan

                                 Morgan Self Portrait 2005   ::MonkeyAngel::
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http://findmorgan.com/gallery


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Post by: trimmonthelake on September 12, 2010, 07:04:08 AM
http://findmorgan.com/category/upcoming-events
SEPTEMBER 16, 2010
“A Gift for the Village”, a documentary film

The American Premier at the Taubman Museum of Art www.taubmanmuseum.org in Roanoke, Virginia at 5:00 P.M. and 8:00 P.M.

This film is dedicated in the memory of Morgan Harrington by her mentor and teacher, artist Jane Lillian Vance.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on September 13, 2010, 02:03:27 PM
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Gil Harrington’s thoughts from September 13th, 2010
On September - 13 - 2010ADD COMMENTS
Our struggle with processing Morgan’s death is complicated by a duality of purpose.  A murder creates this dichotomy.  On one hand, we must submit and learn to accept the fact that Morgan is no more; her life is over.  We must relinquish our hopes and dreams – surrender.  At the same very time we must fight, stir ourselves to sound the alarm and amp up attention, concern and action because a killer is still on the loose and will most likely harm or kill again.

It is grueling and exhausting to struggle through the sludge and weight of our sadness and then try to overcome the established status quo that tries to sooth and minimize the vicious act that took Morgan’s life and poses continued danger.

There is an entrenched culture of violence and victimization against women and children in this country.  It has been ignored and allowed for some time. The very language used to describe assault and abduction seeks to minimize the inherent savagery of the acts committed.   In my verbiage, Morgan was not “missing” – she was snatched.  Things did not get “out of hand” – Morgan was assaulted and raped.  Morgan did not “pass away” –  she was murdered and slaughtered.

Soothing tones and soft language are appropriate when the evil monster is make-believe in a child’s bedtime story; not when he walks in your town.

I am reminded here on the cusp of the 9/11 anniversary, that the buildings’ occupants were soothed and directed back to their offices, back to business as usual., back to their deaths.

Be alert! You cannot queue up like placid sheep when evil is loose in the land.

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Post by: trimmonthelake on September 13, 2010, 02:15:23 PM
2 4 1   Justice For Morgan


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Post by: Edward on September 13, 2010, 06:52:13 PM
Gil has a way with words.
 She always makes me look at myself and my nation. She speaks for herself and a million lost souls and their families. She asks all of us a simple question. Why are we tolerating Evil at this extent in a civilized culture?

It is somebody elses misfortune..  None of my business. Poor kid.
Press the remote, Flip the channel...
 A common thought in this world.

The powers that be encourage all of us to let the professionals handle it.. In every way. A limitation to all in my humble opinion.

If I deliver the bad guy to LE "breathing" should be good enough.
But nope, I will be prosecuted and put in prison if I do.
This limits good men from going after the bad guy.   

Why is it that impoverished people will chase down the bad guy and kill him and why civilized cultures fall off cliffs to make sure criminals are given every chance at freedom. Even to the point of victimizing the victims family during the bad guys defense. In our efforts to not be discriminatory, on race, religion or vigilante justice we get lost and forget that a heinous act has occurred to a victim. A victim who can no longer defend themselves. By a bad person he may in fact come back and do further damage on release.
 That is not being civilized.

The big problem is that Civil Rights attorneys want everyone to focus on the accused persons rights. Human rights, there rights are violated in some way, even during the investigation process.
 This keeps the bad people from prosecution and LE often times from investigating who they know is guilty of the crime.
  It puts the bad people back out on the streets time and time again. Many people who commit heinous acts have a long criminal history of prior violent acts.







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Post by: akmom on September 13, 2010, 09:34:03 PM
One of the few remaining things that keeps me from total desperation in this world is Scared Monkeys.  I know that no matter what there are people here who still care about the lost, murdered and missing. 

Morgan 2 4 1, peace for your family


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Post by: trimmonthelake on September 15, 2010, 11:20:18 AM
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/crime-scene/virginia/u-va-to-install-harrington-mem.html
U-Va. to install Harrington memorial
The University of Virginia will install a memorial marker at the Charlottesville bridge where Morgan Harrington was last seen alive.

The 20-year-old Virginia Tech student's remains were found in January, more than three months after she disappeared while attending a Metallica concert.

Tuesday, the U.Va. Board of Trustees approved the installation of a plaque on the Copely Road bridge. The marker will be dedicated Oct. 17, the one-year anniversary of her disappearance.

The investigation continues into Harrington's disappearance and death.

-- Associated Press



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Post by: trimmonthelake on September 15, 2010, 11:22:18 AM
http://www.virginia.edu/uvatoday/newsRelease.php?id=12859
University of Virginia to Honor Life of Morgan Harrington
September 14, 2010 — The University of Virginia will install a plaque on the Copeley Road bridge in memory of Morgan Dana Harrington. The plaque will be dedicated Oct. 17, the one-year anniversary of her disappearance.

The U.Va. Board of Visitors approved plans for the memorial at its meeting today.

Harrington, a 19-year-old junior education major at Virginia Tech, was last seen alive on the bridge on Oct. 17, 2009, after she left a concert at John Paul Jones Arena. Her remains were discovered Jan. 26 on a farm about 10 miles south of Charlottesville, and the crime is still under police investigation.

"The loss of a beautiful young person with a bright future is one of life's greatest sorrows," said U.Va. President Teresa A. Sullivan. "We want to mark her passing in a formal way."

Well-wishers have been placing signs, flowers, painted rocks and other mementoes on the bridge since last fall. These will be removed and sent to the Harrington family on Oct. 4 in preparation for the dedication and memorial.


The plaque will be dedicated at a ceremony on Oct. 17 at 2 p.m. A showing of "A Gift for the Village," a film that has been dedicated to Harrington, and a reception at Newcomb Hall will follow. The film's creator, Jane Vance, taught Morgan Harrington at Virginia Tech, and Harrington appears briefly in the film.

"Morgan's disappearance, the hopeful search and later the heartbreaking discovery of her remains had an enormous effect on the University community," said Patricia Lampkin, U.Va.'s vice president and chief student affairs officer. "The plaque will preserve her memory for University students for years to come, and the film and reception will celebrate her life and her many interests."

This fall the University is emphasizing the idea that members of this community should take care of each other. "We hope, as I know the Harringtons do, that Morgan's memory will also serve as a reminder to our students that bad things can happen anywhere and that we all need to help keep ourselves and others safe from harm," Lampkin added.

Morgan Harrington's father, Dr. Daniel P. Harrington, completed his residency at the University of Virginia Medical Center and now works at Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, with dual appointments at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and the U.Va. School of Medicine. Her mother, Gil Harrington, is a 1979 graduate of the University's School of Nursing, and her brother, Alex Harrington, is a 2009 graduate of the College of Arts & Sciences.

"We are grateful to the University of Virginia for honoring the wondrous but abbreviated life of Morgan Dana Harrington by dedicating this memorial plaque on the site where Morgan was abducted," the Harrington family said in a statement. "Our family hopes that Morgan's tragic death will serve as a catalyst for community-wide rejection of violence and investment in a culture of interdependence and integrity that will promote safety for all."

The plaque will read:

In loving memory of

MORGAN DANA HARRINGTON
(1989-2009)
A student at our sister institution, Virginia Tech,
Ms. Harrington was last seen alive on this bridge
on October 17, 2009.

University of Virginia
Dedicated October 17, 2010

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The pattern of dots on the plaque is the Harrington family's expression of their "two-four-one" farewell: "I love you too much, forever and once more."


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Post by: trimmonthelake on September 15, 2010, 11:22:49 AM
2 4 1  ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: trimmonthelake on September 15, 2010, 09:45:18 PM
http://www2.dailyprogress.com/news/2010/sep/14/plaque-honor-harrington-go-bridge-ar-505953/#comments
Plaque to honor Harrington to go on bridge
By Brian McNeill
09/14/10
The University of Virginia will dedicate a plaque on the Copeley Road bridge in memory of slain Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington on the one-year anniversary of her disappearance.

UVa’s Board of Visitors unanimously approved plans for the memorial Tuesday.

Harrington, a 20-year-old junior education major, was last seen alive on the Copeley bridge on Oct. 17 after a Metallica concert at the John Paul Jones Arena. Her remains were discovered on Jan. 26 at a farm in Albemarle County. Police continue to investigate, but have made no arrests in the homicide.

Harrington’s mother, Gil Harrington of Roanoke, praised UVa’s plan to memorialize her daughter, saying it will serve as a reminder for UVa students to keep vigilant and protect themselves.

“We are really pleased to have this kind of acknowledgement in the community, not just because it memorializes our daughter but also because it serves as a point to remember each other and community safety,” she said.

The plaque will be affixed to a brick wall on the north end of Copeley bridge.

It will read: “In loving memory of MORGAN DANA HARRINGTON (1989-2009).

“A student at our sister institution, Virginia Tech, Ms. Harrington was last seen alive on this bridge on October 17, 2009.

“University of Virginia Dedicated October 17, 2010.”

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The plaque’s series of black dots represents the Harrington family’s farewell expression: “I love you too much, forever and once more.”

An impromptu memorial has sprung up at the site, with mourners placing dozens of flowers, pictures, statues, painted rocks, an illuminated cross and posters offering a $150,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of her killer.

UVa will box up all of the memorial’s mementoes on Oct. 4 and ship them to Harrington’s parents in preparation for the plaque’s dedication on Oct. 17.

Following the dedication ceremony on that day, UVa will show a film called “A Gift for the Village” that was made by Virginia Tech professor Jane Vance and is dedicated to Harrington. Vance taught Harrington at Tech.

“Morgan’s disappearance, the hopeful search and later the heartbreaking discovery of her remains had an enormous effect on the university community,” Patricia Lampkin, UVa’s vice president and chief student affairs officer, said in a statement. “The plaque will preserve her memory for university students for years to
come, and the film and reception will celebrate her life and her many interests.”

The plaque was the idea of Lampkin and UVa President Teresa A. Sullivan, according to Gil Harrington. It will be the first memorial of its kind at UVa, officials said, but they expect it will be a fitting remembrance for such tragic and unusual circumstances.

“This is a bit unusual for the university to take an action like this,” said Leonard W. Sandridge, UVa’s executive vice president and chief operating officer. “But this is an unusual situation.”



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Post by: cece on September 17, 2010, 04:49:04 PM
http://findmorgan.com/family-blog/gil-harringtons-thoughts-from-september-16th-2010

Gil Harrington’s thoughts from September 16th, 2010
On September - 16 - 2010

You can’t please all of the people all of the time. Dan and I are grateful to have a permanent stone memorial to Morgan on the bridge. We have worked very hard to ensure that the tragedy of murder not negate Morgan’s impact and value to the world. We believe that by creating legacy Morgan would still be a catalyst for good in the world, that the accomplishments of her short life would be acknowledged, and that Morgan would be remembered. From the beginning we have been determined that the evil that killed Morgan would not erase her. Yes, this memorial is a good thing. It’s hard to erase something written in stone.

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Post by: akmom on September 17, 2010, 06:38:41 PM
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Post by: trimmonthelake on September 18, 2010, 08:56:21 AM
                2 4 1  ::MonkeyAngel::
(http://i450.photobucket.com/albums/qq229/trimmonthelake/Morgan%202-4-1/IMG_0005-1023x693-1.jpg)


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Post by: trimmonthelake on September 22, 2010, 09:33:21 AM
http://www2.wsls.com/news/2010/sep/21/harringtons-say-social-media-has-helped-murder-cas-ar-517795/
Harringtons say social media has helped murder case
By Jarett Henshaw
Published: September 21, 2010
Gil and Dan Harrington say social media websites have had big impact on their daughter's murder case that's gone unsolved for nearly a year now.

"It has become a way to participate, give input, give another set of eyes.  It has been valuable,” said Gil Harrington.

After her daughter Morgan Harrington disappeared last October. They hired a public relations company to help manage the media attention they were getting.  Digital Strategist Valerie Elston headed up that effort and explained their methods at Roanoke College to a room full of other PR specialists from around the state.

"Without social media, I think the case probably would have died out in the media a lot faster,” said Elston.

Elston says people flooded to the Facebook page with tips, theories, and volunteered to help with search
efforts.

They also created findmorgan.com and used other social media like Twitter and YouTube to spread the word.  She says the campaign was the first of it's kind in the country for a missing persons case.

The Harrington's say the focus on Morgan's case wouldn't have been possible a few years ago using social media.

"This offers now a way for people to engage one another, discuss situations, and involve themselves in a way that three years ago, four years ago would have never happened and it has been very powerful for us,” said Dan Harrington.

Gil says the support and words of encouragement on these sites have also made the grieving process a little easier.

"It is very likely that the person who murdered Morgan peruses these pages and someone out there knows something,” said Dan.

Harrington says he believes that something will come out   He says the power of social media increases the odds that one day Morgan’s killer will be brought to justice.

State police are still looking for any information on this man... Who's d-n-a was found on Morgan’s body.  The man is a suspect in an abduction and sexual assault case in Fairfax from 2005.

If you have any information about that man or anything else in the case, call the Virginia State tip line at 434-352-3467.

Video at link


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Post by: trimmonthelake on September 22, 2010, 09:36:19 AM
http://vp.mgnetwork.net/traveler.swf?embed_referer=scaredmonkeys.net&u=c47f3b721723102ea6fd001ec92a4a0d&z=SLS&embed_player=1


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Post by: MuffyBee on September 22, 2010, 11:10:39 AM
Thank you for the update trimmy.  I'm still hoping and praying for justice for Morgan.  ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: SuzieQ on September 22, 2010, 03:37:59 PM
I am posting these pictures again. The more I look at them, the more they look alike.

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff15/sueann37/Morgan/PH2010070102754.jpg)
Sketch from the rape in No.Va.

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff15/sueann37/Morgan/HowardAD.jpg)


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Post by: trimmonthelake on September 23, 2010, 09:01:09 AM
SuzieQ,I think so too.   ::MonkeyCool::


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Post by: trimmonthelake on September 23, 2010, 09:02:23 AM
http://findmorgan.com/category/family-blog
Gil Harrington’s thoughts from September 22nd, 2010
On September - 22 - 2010ADD COMMENTS
Coming back from our trip to NYC to visit Alex and taking hold of my own home and settling in again I keep thinking: wouldn’t it be great if our lives were more like laundry. Such a wonderful process; the stretched out, sweat stained, frankly odorous stuff of living is miraculously reconstituted. A do-over! With reasonably minor effort all the dirty/unkempt/tangled/rough items we contact are cleansed and deodorized and folded back into their original configuration; a sweet smelling rescue.

Life in general and our lives in particular don’t usually work out this way. I wish we were laundry with a fragrant transfiguration looming. Somehow our reality cannot be folded into nice straight little piles any longer, even with HUGE effort and work. It just ain’t happening. After almost 1 year of struggling to find justice for Morgan Harrington’s murder, we are left with bloodstained clothing on our laps. We wish so much that life indeed really was like the miracle of laundry.

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P.S. bloodstains never come out


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Post by: akmom on September 23, 2010, 09:23:52 PM
Ugh, I just attempted a post that went poof.  SusieQ, I agree and spent days pouring over pictures to try to link this guy to the concert.  The first time I saw him I almost fell off my chair.  I pray daily for Justice for Morgan and Peace for her family.

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Post by: cece on September 24, 2010, 06:52:03 PM
I am posting these pictures again. The more I look at them, the more they look alike.

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff15/sueann37/Morgan/PH2010070102754.jpg)
Sketch from the rape in No.Va.

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff15/sueann37/Morgan/HowardAD.jpg)


Wow!  SuzieQ, Somewhere along the way I missed seeing this picture.  That is very compelling.


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Post by: cece on September 24, 2010, 07:02:43 PM
http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/bs-md-virginia-love-dialogue-20100924,0,7910429.story

2:51 p.m. EDT, September 24, 2010

Death of Cockeysville native spurs 'Day of Dialogue' at U.Va.
Discussion groups, speeches and essays among event's activities

Charlottesville, Va. —

Nearly five months after women's lacrosse player Yeardley Love of Cockeysville was killed in her off-campus apartment, first-year University of Virginia president Teresa A. Sullivan told an audience attending the opening event of Friday's "Day of Dialogue that "we want to channel our grief into energy and use that energy into building a stronger, more unified community."

Sullivan conceded that while she was not yet working at the university when Love was killed, "Even from a distance, it was heartbreaking," she said.

Love's death on May 3 came two weeks before she was expected to graduate. It also came at the end of an academic year in which six others affiliated with the university died and another, Virginia Tech  student Morgan Harrington, disappeared. Harrington was last seen attending a concert at Virginia's John Paul Jones Arena; her body was later found on the edge of the campus.

"Yeardley Love's death was national news. For many others, their deaths received little attention," Sullivan said. "We gather for those people too."

Among the events scheduled were discussion groups during which students and other members of the university community could share their thoughts. Those group sessions were closed to the media. There will be the introduction of a student initiative called "Let's Get Grounded" that one its leaders, Will Bane, said would help those on campus recognize the potential for a violent act before it occurs.

The day-long program will end Friday afternoon, when the black sheer fabric that has covered the 10 south-facing columns on the school's famed Rotunda since last Thursday will be removed.

Art and architecture professor Sanda Iliescu formed the idea to shroud the columns. She also directed a project to place brightly-colored boxes around The Lawn for people to share their regrets of the past year and hopes for the future.

Iliescu recalled that while she and others were painting the boxes that symbolize "hope and renewal," impromptu discussions began about how the campus could work together to prevent tragedies — such as those involving Love and Harrington — from happening again. A suspect has not been arrested in Harrington's death.

Sullivan admitted "that we have to wonder if we might have done something differently."

Michael Suarez, director of the U.Va.'s rare books school, is among those who are expected to speak this afternoon. A Jesuit priest, Suarez wrote an essay after Love's death, entitled "A Bitter Valediction."

"Every student in my English poetry seminar knew that May 3, 2010 should not have been the date on her gravestone and she in no way deserved to die," Suarez wrote. "In their last class at the university for most in attendance, the air was filled with a bitter valediction, a profound sense of injustice, a troubling vulnerability, an overwhelming conviction that this should not have been."

According to police, Love, 22, was found in her bedroom facedown and motionless by roommates who called police thinking she was suffering from alcohol poisoning. Police then discovered that Love had been badly beaten in the face and head. Within hours, police arrested George Huguely, a Virginia men's lacrosse player from Chevy Chase who had dated Love for more than a year.

Love received her degree posthumously.

Huguely, 22, was charged with first-degree murder. He is currently being held without bond in a Charlottesville jail awaiting a preliminary hearing, which was pushed back Friday from Oct. 8 to Jan. 21 after a motion by his attorneys.

A judge also denied a local TV station's motion to allow television cameras and still photography in the courtroom during the preliminary hearing.

Judge Robert Downer said that while he typically allowed cameras in his courtroom and that having them for this case "is not going to abate the media frenzy," he thought their presence at a preliminary hearing for such a highly-publicized case could impact potential jurors.

Downer said that he would not want to see the trial moved to another jurisdiction as a result.

"This community should have the right to judge for itself," Downer said. .


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Post by: cece on September 24, 2010, 07:06:58 PM
http://www.readthehook.com/blog/index.php/2010/09/24/loves-legacy-sullivan-urges-vigilance-voices-at-uva/

  Love’s legacy: Sullivan urges vigilance, voices at UVA
by Lisa Provence
published 4:40pm Friday Sep 24, 2010


Almost five months after the University of Virginia reeled from the brutal murder  of one of its own, an air of mourning still pervades the Lawn. Columns of the Rotunda are clad in black veils on one end, and on the other, a preponderance of black-clad students, faculty, and staff stream into Old Cabell Hall for the start of the university’s Day of Dialogue: Toward a Caring Community.

The day is a continuance of a discussion that started May 3, said UVA President Teresa Sullivan. That was when the death of fourth-year Yeardley Love, a beautiful lacrosse star, rocked the university community and became a national story. Her former boyfriend, George Huguely, another lacrosse player, is charged with her murder.

“In a real sense, we are picking up from where we left off last May,” said Sullivan. “Those of us who weren’t in Charlottesville last May experienced Yeardley’s death from a distance, and even at a distance, it was heartbreaking.”

The September 24 Day of Dialogue was initiated by a student group called Let’s Get Grounded, and 1,500 registered to take part in discussions throughout the day that were closed to the media.

Sullivan noted that there were seven deaths of UVA students during the 2009-10 year— including a spelunker and an earthquake victim, as well as another murder victim: Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington, who disappeared from a Metallica concert.

“For some of these deaths, we’re left to wonder whether we might have done something differently…. whether we could have intervened,” said Sullivan.

“We’ve seen horrible events here in Charlottesville,” said Sullivan. “We acknowledge that violence and abuse are international issues.”



She said she’s been offered differing opinions on proper response— ranging from not talking about the deaths at all to a suggestion that students should be armed on Grounds, a proposal that brought hearty applause from at least one member of the Old Cabell Hall audience.

Art, poetry, music, and dance are part of the day’s process, the most visible of which are the black-veiled columns on the Rotunda designed by UVA art and architecture professor Sanda Illiescu. Installed about a week ago, the veils would come down around 5pm to symbolically close the day’s events.

“Note the progression from first person singular to plural,” said Sullivan, as she framed the day’s key questions: Am I my brother’s/sister’s keeper, and are we a caring community?

“We live in a broken world, and we’re not going to fix it in six hours,” acknowledged Sullivan.

During the press conference following the opening session, WVTF’s Sandy Hausman asked Sullivan whether the event was “preaching to the converted.”

Sullivan pointed back to the student-initiated Let’s Get Grounded, with its goal of teaching people to recognize when something’s wrong in the community, and when to act.

“Very few things happen in complete secrecy in the university,” said Sullivan. “When do you have a responsibility to speak up?”

The new UVA president remained on her message.

“We’re not going to get rid of “anger, hatred, drug abuse and all the rest of the things that might be root causes,” she said, “but what we can do is at least be a little more responsive when we know it’s going on.”


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Post by: cece on September 24, 2010, 07:13:46 PM
http://spmcrector.blogspot.com/2010/09/rekindling-our-light-we-are-responsible.html

Fiat Lux

"Let There Be Light" - A place for conversation with the Rector of St. Paul's Memorial Church, 1700 University Avenue, Charlottesville, Virginia, 22903

Thursday, September 23, 2010
Rekindling Our Light: We are responsible for the world

Last evening we hosted Rekindling Our Light, an interfaith prayer service in remembrance of victims of domestic violence, especially women students. We gathered, we lit candles, we prayed, we sang, we sat in silence.

I found the experience incredibly powerful and spiritually moving. I am grateful so many students attended, and I am grateful to The Rev. Ann Willms and United Ministries for organizing it.

Christians, Muslims, Jews, Buddhists, Hindus came together to offer prayers, each in their own tradition. We remembered the murder of Yeardley Love, a 4th year student who was murdered last year allegedly by her boyfriend.

We remembered Morgan Harrington, a student from Virginia Tech who turned up killed, left in a remote field, after a rock concert here in Charlottesville.

We remembered many others.

We prayed for peace, we prayed for an end to all forms of violence, and we asked for forgiveness for our neglect, our ambivalence, our ignorance.

My friend Jake Rubin, the rabbi with the Brody Jewish Center at the University of Virginia (Hillel), was with us last night at Rekindling Our Light. Last Saturday marked Yom Kippur, the Jewish day of atonement, the day of asking for forgiveness. Rabbi jake preached powerfully about domestic violence last Saturday, and I am offering his words to you today. I believe this is an important sermon and I hope you will read it:
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Post by: cece on September 24, 2010, 07:17:19 PM
(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_VhIJeRKiFqI/TJnr42ipUtI/AAAAAAAACfs/ijm4NjsJSPs/s320/candleflame.jpg)


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Post by: SuzieQ on September 24, 2010, 10:16:01 PM
Thanks cece, some interesting posts. Give Blink credit for the picture of Rod Howard. He has a security and bailbond business in Charlottesville.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on September 26, 2010, 06:44:40 AM
2 4 1  Justice for Morgan.


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Post by: Kat_Gram on September 26, 2010, 09:16:58 PM
I went to Blink's site and read some of the commnets. For some reason, her site was slow to load for me. The picture of suspect looked enuf like Rod Howard where I would want to take another look at him. He has a conviction ( sex ) that was a felony, but it was plead down ? or reduced to a misdemeanor. It was years ago, but it is in his past.


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Post by: akmom on September 27, 2010, 11:12:41 AM
I went to Blink's site and read some of the commnets. For some reason, her site was slow to load for me. The picture of suspect looked enuf like Rod Howard where I would want to take another look at him. He has a conviction ( sex ) that was a felony, but it was plead down ? or reduced to a misdemeanor. It was years ago, but it is in his past.

Yes, and even more disturbing is that he has lots of LE contacts and has a certain amount of trust within the community.  Things that make me go HHHmmmm.....


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Post by: trimmonthelake on September 27, 2010, 11:40:24 AM
http://www.cavalierdaily.com/2010/09/27/university-engages-in-day-of-dialogue/
University engages in Day of DialogueParticipants discuss violence, bias, bystander effect in community; event responds to Love’s death last May
By Caroline Newman, Associate Editor on September 27, 2010

Members of the University community gathered Friday for the “Day of Dialogue,” a series of talks, performances and discussions focusing on frank conversations about violence and bias.
The event was a joint collaboration between the president’s office, the office of the vice president for student affairs and a student group called Let’s Get Grounded, which encourages taking action rather than becoming a bystander.
University President Teresa A. Sullivan called the Day of Dialogue a “first step in building the caring community we all want to have.”
The day was intended to continue the conversations that began in the aftermath of Yeardley Love’s murder last spring by fellow student and varsity lacrosse player George Huguely, she said. That tragedy closed a year during which seven University students died, as well as Virginia Tech student Morgan Dana Harrington, who disappeared while visiting Charlottesville.
Sullivan said she hopes frank conversation will help students continue to process these tragedies and come together as a community.
Through grieving, we can deepen our connection to other human beings,” Sullivan said.
She also acknowledged that violence and abuse are national and international problems and that many individuals suffer in silence and anonymity.
“We gather today for those people, too,” she said.
She asked participants to keep in mind that “human resilience is greatly underestimated” and urged them to “encourage one another and find ways to deepen our connection to one another.”
The student-led Get Grounded Coalition was a key partner in developing the day’s events.
“The University has a lot of questions that need to be answered,” said Will Bane, a member of the coalition. The Day of Dialogue, he said, “gives the university an opportunity to have an honest conversation and to evaluate whether or not we have a caring community,” and to confront difficult issues such as violence, alcohol abuse and sexual and homophobic bias.
Top faculty members facilitated smaller group discussions in various rooms across Grounds. The first discussion, from 10:15 to 11:45, focused on the question, “Am I my sister’s / brother’s keeper?” The second discussion, from 2 to 3:30, asked, “Are we a caring community?” Groups were made up of members from diverse strata of the University community and included administrators, faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students, parents and members of the Charlottesville community.
A break from noon to 2 p.m. allowed participants to enjoy lunch in the Amphitheater while various dance, poetry and music groups performed. Participants could also go to a resource fair on the South Lawn, which featured more than 30 groups and organizations within the University that focused on combating violence, bias, abuse and other issues.
About 1,500 participants registered for the discussions, but there were fewer students in the discussions than anticipated, with male students being particularly underrepresented.
Nevertheless, fourth-year College student Claudia Quintero said she thought the discussions could be the beginning of “working to rebuild our community in a positive way.” Meanwhile, third-year College student Emily Peters said the groups had a great mix of some students, community and faculty members, enabling many people to have conversations with people with whom they otherwise might not have spoken.
Many discussions focused on the importance of recognizing issues within the community and standing up to them on an individual level. Dean of Students Allen Groves said he hoped community members would bear in mind the obligation they have to look out for each other, thus “continu[ing] the ongoing discussion that began last year.”
Similarly, Sullivan noted that the discussions may lead to other conversations and events throughout the year.
Pemberton Heath — a third-year college student and chair of Sustained Dialogue — said she believes Sullivan showed, by heading this event, that she is not afraid of confronting difficult issues surrounding the University.
Heath said it would have been easy to jump straight into direct action or to move on simply into a new year. She praised the president for instead taking the time to “hear different voices who are so passionate about these issues.” Heath emphasized that dialogue is not just talking about issues; it is talking “in a very productive way, with a willingness to change your perspectives or to gain understanding.”
In his closing remarks, English Prof. Michael Suarez said the University community is one dedicated to the concept of truth. Suarez suggested a broader description.
“I think the truth is something we are meant to do” rather than just to know, Suarez said.
Throughout the day, participants voiced concerns that discussions, even if they were productive, might not spread throughout the larger community. As a result, the day’s organizers are making efforts to ensure that the conversations begin to move beyond the day-long event.
Students within the Let’s Get Grounded Coalition have developed training programs to combat the bystander effect, in which a bystander fails to recognize or react to a problem. So far, more than 500 students and faculty members have been trained in the program. Additionally, the group is working on sponsoring events related to its mission and on recruiting students to sign pledge cards saying they will “recognize, react and respect” in bystander situations.
Sullivan emphasized that the administration will meet with discussion facilitators to review issues raised in the discussion sessions and will develop follow-up plans based on those conversations.
“The honesty of today’s dialogue is a sign that we are moving in the right direction,” Sullivan said in her closing remarks.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on September 29, 2010, 08:46:27 AM
http://findmorgan.com/category/family-blog
Gil Harrington’s thoughts from September 29th, 2010
Grief is not an all or nothing process; like we are ok or we are in despair.  There is a lot of wiggle room, not frank polarity which would be so much simpler.  There are moments we all do well and there are times we fake it like crazy and it is sort of convinces.  The problem is that when you have to do that, fake it, to make our pain tolerable/acceptable to others and self – it is just exhausting.

I am tired of growing, and trying, and following the rough path.  I want it smooth and easy for a bit; we are due.  I am just confounded that this is ours to walk – so damn hard.  Then I remember the journey our daughter took.  Morgan’s path ended with her shattered body strewn in a field and I am shamed by my weakness and my fatigue and I find motivation to soldier on for a little more.  We must find some answers, some justice before we can put this down.

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Post by: trimmonthelake on September 29, 2010, 08:53:02 AM
2 4 1 Prayers for strength to the Harrington family.  ::MonkeyAngel::

(http://www.dailyworldbuzz.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/Updates-on-Morgan-Harrington-Dead-Body-Found-500x281.jpg)


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Post by: Blink34 on September 29, 2010, 09:41:16 AM
http://blinkoncrime.com/2010/09/28/harringtonlove-murders-at-uva-sorority-rape-misses-radar-to-alert-students/

An absolute outrage.

Following the publication of above piece at 10:36PM, at 11:01PM, students/parents/faculty got their first notification via email.

Dear Students:

I am writing to inform you of three disturbing incidents that have occurred recently near the Grounds. Because of the circumstances, information was not available earlier to share with you, but I believe it is important that you are aware of these incidents so you can take steps to protect yourself and those around you.

All three incidents occurred off Grounds. In two of the incidents, both involving female students, it is possible that the perpetrator is the same. Based on the description in each of these two cases, police have reason to believe that the perpetrator (or perpetrators) blends in well with the student community. It is also possible that he was lurking in each area before the attacks, observing potential victims.

In the first incident, a University of Virginia student was sexually assaulted near Chancellor Street on Sept. 17 at approximately 1:15 a.m. as she walked toward her residence. An unidentified white male knocked her to the ground and assaulted her. The Charlottesville Police Department is investigating.

In the second incident, a University of Virginia student reported, through a third party, that she was inside an unidentified fraternity house shortly after midnight on Sept. 19 when she was pushed into the pantry by an unidentified white male. Two friends heard her screams and opened the pantry door. The suspect fled the house on foot. He is described as a white male between the ages of 18 and 20, approximately 5 feet 11 inches tall, 180 pounds, with medium-length light brown hair. At the time of the incident he was wearing a T-shirt and khaki shorts.

In the third incident, a student was punched in the neck and knocked to the ground at approximately 1:30 a.m. on Sept. 18 on Chancellor Street next to the Bank of America branch building. An African-American male, approximately 5 feet 10 inches tall, jumped from a Ford SUV and punched the victim as he was walking home. It is be lieved that the attack was motivated by the student victim's sexual orientation.

In the two incidents involving young women, police are suspicious that the perpetrator may have been waiting and watching for an opportune time to attack. As a reminder, it is important to pay attention to your surroundings. If you see someone acting suspiciously or whose behavior raises concern with you (observing others from the shadows, looking into windows), then do not hesitate to call 911. The police want you to call so they can check out the situation. You do not need to be facing a dire emergency to call 911. Take mental notes (what the person was wearing, exactly where you saw the person, the direction traveling) to help the police as much as possible.

Students can become targets for those who want to do harm. Perpetrators often come to areas frequented by students, especially in the late-night hours, looking for young people who are enjoying themselves and have let their guards d own. As part of staying safe, please monitor your intake of alcohol, and please watch out for your friends who have been drinking. Do not leave them alone.

If you have any information on the incidents described here, please do not hesitate to call the Charlottesville Police at 434-970-3280 or Crimestoppers at 434-977-4000.

Sincerely,

Allen W. Groves
Associate Vice President and Dean of Students

Vice President and Chief Student Affairs Officer Lampkin approved distribution of this message.


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Post by: SuzieQ on September 29, 2010, 03:12:25 PM
Unbelievable:


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Post by: trimmonthelake on September 29, 2010, 03:26:46 PM
 ::MonkeyNoNo::


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Post by: trimmonthelake on September 29, 2010, 03:36:10 PM
http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/104000154.html
Updated: 3:31 PM Sep 29, 2010
UPDATE: Police Unsure if UVa Student Attacks are Connected
University of Virginia officials reported Wednesday a female student was sexually assaulted near Grounds on September 17. Another incident, a suspected attempted sexual assault, occurred September 19 at an unidentified fraternity house party.

Posted: 10:10 AM Sep 29, 2010
Reporter: Jessica Jaglois
Email Address: jessica.jaglois@newsplex.com
September 29, 2010

(Charlottesville, VA) - University of Virginia Associate Vice President and Dean of Students, Allen Groves, reports a female student was sexually assaulted near Grounds.

The incident happened on September 17 but had not previously been reported to media outlets by either Charlottesville police or the University.

In an e-mail to students obtained by the Newsplex, Dean Groves said the student was sexually assaulted near Chancellor Street at about 1:15 a.m. as she walked toward her residence.

"An unidentified white male knocked her to the ground and assaulted her. Because of the circumstances, information was not available earlier to share with you," Groves said.

Chancellor Street is just a short walk from university property and is an area with many fraternities and sororities.

Groves wrote to students that two days after that attack, on September 19, a student reported through a third party that she had been inside a fraternity and was "pushed into a pantry by an unidentified white male." Friends heard her scream and opened the door. The attacker ran.

Groves said he is between the ages of 18 and 20, approximately 5 feet 11 inches tall, 180 pounds, with medium length light brown hair.

"In the two incidents involving young women, police are suspicious that the perpetrator may have been waiting and watching for an opportunity to attack," Groves wrote.

Charlottesville Spokesperson Ric Barrick said Wednesday that his department is investigating the September 17 sexual assault, but the fraternity house incident has not been reported to Charlottesville Police at this time.

The Septemer 17 incident is exactly 11 months after Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington disappeared while attending a concert at the John Paul Jones Arena. And it was one week before the University held a Day of Dialogue about the issues stemming from the violent death of UVa student Yeardley Love.
The existence of the Groves e-mail to students was first reported here by Blink On Crime.


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Post by: akmom on September 29, 2010, 08:47:30 PM
2 4 1 Justice for Morgan...Peace for her family.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on September 30, 2010, 06:17:20 PM
http://findmorgan.com/category/upcoming-events
OCTOBER 8, 2010
Orphan Medical Network International (OMNI) presents the 4th Annual Roanoke BLUZ Over Africa Concert featuring Colin Dussault’s Blues Project

Tickets: www.jeffcenter.org

Location: Shaftman Performance Hall at the Jefferson Center

Roanoke, Virginia

Time: TBD

The concert proceeds will fund construction of the Morgan Harrington Educational Wing at the OMNI Village in Ndola, Zambia.

OMNI www.omnimissions.com is a 5013C organization


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Post by: trimmonthelake on October 01, 2010, 07:05:42 AM
http://missmba.wordpress.com/2010/09/30/484/

Ladies, look out for each other. Please.
September 30, 2010 in Charlottesville, Fear, Violence

Almost every day, I pass by a dead girl.

Morgan Harrington’s smiling face stares right at me whenever I drive, walk or run by it. Her memorial, on a bridge less than a quarter mile from my house, is a daily reminder that bad things can happen to women like me.

Morgan Harrington was a Virginia Tech student who disappeared at the beginning of last school year after a Metallica concert on UVA’s campus. Her body was found three months later on a farm outside Charlottesville. Her killer hasn’t been.

But she was last seen on that bridge near my house, and so that’s where her memorial sprung up. It started out with Tibetan prayer flags, candles, flowers, pictures of her smiling face and posters pleading for help bringing Morgan home. Since her body was discovered, the posters now as for help in finding her killer.

We’d like to think Morgan’s story is an extreme outlier, especially in a small town like Charlottesville. But our cozy community was rocked in the spring by the death of UVA fourth-year Yeardley Love, who police believe was beaten to death by her ex-boyfriend George Huguely. And this week UVA administrators warned students that it appears there is a man lurking around campus who has attacked two women in the last month.
This gives me chills, as it would any woman who thinks about it too closely. Women try to forget about things like this – things like the fact that 1 in 3 women have been abused at some point in their lifetime and 1 in 6 have been the victims of rape. (Department of Health stats)

But you remember them when you’re walking alone on a dark street and hear footsteps behind you. Or when you meet another woman and get that feeling that something isn’t right – maybe it’s the long sleeves in July.

Right then, if you’re a woman, you shiver. And as soon as you can, you forget again.

That’s part of the problem. I don’t think women should live in fear, seeing boogey men around every dark corner, but when we forget entirely, we put each other at risk. Morgan separated herself from her friends at the Metallica concert. Reports suggest Yeardley’s friends knew her ex often got out of line. And one of the two girls who was recently assaulted near campus was walking home alone after midnight.

Why don’t we take better care of each other? Because stepping up makes us uncomfortable. We don’t like to think violence happens to women we know and we definitely don’t like to think it can happen to us. That is why the stories of Morgan and Yeardley hit close to home.  They are women like us.

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month( http://dvam.vawnet.org/), a good time to start paying attention to each other. It can stop violence. One example? That creepy guy who’s still lurking around UVA’s campus tried to assault another girl in a frat house pantry this month. Her friends were nearby, heard her screams and ran to help.
Proof that looking out for each other can make all the difference.


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Post by: SuzieQ on October 04, 2010, 01:21:54 PM
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Post by: trimmonthelake on October 05, 2010, 07:01:55 AM
http://findmorgan.com/category/family-blog
Gil Harrington’s thoughts from October 4th, 2010
  On October - 4 - 2010ADD COMMENTS


A psychic 2×4 lurks around the house, waiting to catch you unaware so it can deliver such a smack. It caught me square and leveled me last night. I was scrabbling in an unaccustomed cabinet for a little used pan and I couldn’t get the door open. Without even thinking, on automatic, my hands knew to pull only a half inch and insert index finger to depress the plastic spring mechanism of the baby lock. We tried to keep Morgan so safe from harm, hot burners, sharp knives, fast cars, influenza, cavities. The mantra was always protect, protect, protect. How could we ever have imagined we needed to protect her from murder? Unbelievable to me still. Ridiculous that a silly little plastic baby cabinet lock has lasted longer than the baby it was installed to protect – our beloved and grievously mourned baby girl, Morgan Dana Harrington.

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Post by: trimmonthelake on October 05, 2010, 07:04:49 AM
2 4 1 Justice for Morgan!


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Post by: akmom on October 05, 2010, 11:49:20 AM
2 4 1 Shiny girl.  Justice for Morgan and peace for her family.


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Post by: no rose colored glasses on October 05, 2010, 03:12:40 PM
http://findmorgan.com/category/family-blog
Gil Harrington’s thoughts from October 4th, 2010
  On October - 4 - 2010ADD COMMENTS


A psychic 2×4 lurks around the house, waiting to catch you unaware so it can deliver such a smack. It caught me square and leveled me last night. I was scrabbling in an unaccustomed cabinet for a little used pan and I couldn’t get the door open. Without even thinking, on automatic, my hands knew to pull only a half inch and insert index finger to depress the plastic spring mechanism of the baby lock. We tried to keep Morgan so safe from harm, hot burners, sharp knives, fast cars, influenza, cavities. The mantra was always protect, protect, protect. How could we ever have imagined we needed to protect her from murder? Unbelievable to me still. Ridiculous that a silly little plastic baby cabinet lock has lasted longer than the baby it was installed to protect – our beloved and grievously mourned baby girl, Morgan Dana Harrington.

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That just did me in  ::MonkeyNoNo::  I still have a cabinet that is in our dining room that still has baby locks on it, we never took it off of it for some reason, and whenever I go in their think about when the girls were little. How very sad.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on October 07, 2010, 09:08:00 AM
http://www.c-ville.com/index.php?cat=1991704080566501&act=post&pid=12030610103574644
Copeley bridge cleared for UVA's Morgan Harrington memorial
by Ashley Kinney, October 6th 11:14am

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

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


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Post by: trimmonthelake on October 07, 2010, 09:20:53 AM
http://www.leagle.com/unsecure/news.do?feed=yellowbrix&storyid=150701784
'89 UVa rapist violates probation 
The Daily Progress  October 6, 2010
By Tasha Kates, The Daily Progress, Charlottesville, Va.


 
Oct. 06--A Rochester, N.Y., man who served 20 years in prison for the 1989 beating and rape of a University of Virginia law school student has been convicted of violating his probation for leaving a voicemail for a woman whom he was not supposed to contact.

Judge Jay T. Swett sentenced Jeffrey Theodore Kitze to the time he has served since his arrest, which court records show was in June. The judge noted that Kitze will remain at the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail because he still faces a parole violation charge.

Kitze, 49, was convicted in 1994 of the rape and malicious wounding of a UVa law student. Authorities have said he had been in town with his parents to attend his sister's graduation from the law school.

The day after graduation, police have said, Kitze entered the victim's Ivy apartment and hit her in the head with a small tire iron before and after raping her. The computer programmer for Xerox Corp. told police that the attack happened because he had an irresistible impulse to hurt the victim, whom he had met the day before the attack.

Kitze was sentenced to 50 years in prison with 15 years of that sentence suspended. Defense attorney Scott Goodman said in court that Kitze was released on parole in January 2009 and was returned to Charlottesville, where he started his own computer repair business known for its low prices and volunteered with Virginia Organizing (formerly the Virginia Organizing Project).

Jeffrey T. Lenert, Kitze's probation officer, testified Tuesday that two incidents involving contact with women involved in the nonprofit group caused the probation officer to forbid Kitze from going to Virginia Organizing and from directly contacting anyone associated with it.
Lenert said in court he was notified last year that a woman involved with the nonprofit filed a stalking complaint against Kitze because she said he sent a sexually suggestive e-mail after she had rebuffed his advances. The woman told authorities that she wasn't in fear of Kitze, Lenert said, so charges weren't pressed.

A second woman involved with Virginia Organizing told authorities that Kitze sent her an e-mail after she declined to go out with him, Lenert said, and she gave him a more forceful response indicating that she didn't want to date. Lenert testified that Kitze went into her workplace several times, said hello to her and repeatedly asked her if she knew his name. The woman told Lenert that she didn't want to make a big deal out of what happened.

On Nov. 23, Lenert said, he presented a letter from the head of Virginia Organizing to Kitze. The letter asked Kitze not to contact the nonprofit's interns, volunteers or staff and to stay off the property. The probation officer testified that his resulting warning fell under a probation condition that said Kitze must follow all of Lenert's instructions.

Lenert said Tuesday in court that he got a call in May from an intern for Virginia Organizing who had met Kitze through the agency. The woman, who Lenert said worked at a Charlottesville coffee shop that Kitze had been asking to go into, told authorities that she received an angry voicemail from Kitze that warned her to stop telling people about his sex offender status.
Goodman argued that a voicemail was indirect contact. The judge later ruled that had the woman picked up the phone, it would have counted as direct contact.

Lenert also testified that a UVa first-year student and a volunteer with a group involved with Virginia Organizing filed a complaint against Kitze after he had unwanted contact with her. Kitze ultimately wasn't charged, authorities said.

Theodore Kitze, Jeffrey Kitze's father, testified that he thought his son had been doing well until they learned of the probation violation charge.

"Unfortunately, it came as a big shock to us," he said.

Prior to being sentenced, Jeffrey Kitze said he was at fault for what had happened and said he wanted to take responsibility for it. He told the court he left the voicemail because he said she told people about his history and that he was involved in Morgan Harrington's disappearance. "I was concerned about my safety," Jeffrey Kitze said.

Lenert said in court that Kitze, whose GPS unit showed him at the Harris Teeter supermarket closest to UVa the night of the Metallica concert from which Harrington disappeared, was questioned after the Virginia Tech student vanished but excluded as a suspect through DNA and a polygraph.
While sentencing the defendant, the judge ruled that Jeffrey Kitze must accept that he was convicted of a major offense and will "have a scarlet letter" attached to him for the rest of his life.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on October 07, 2010, 07:20:16 PM
http://www.whsv.com/news/headlines/UVa_Announces_Plans_for_Morgan_Harrington_Anniversary_Event_104514994.html
Posted: 4:01 PM Oct 7, 2010

UVa Announces Plans for Morgan Harrington Anniversary Event
A dedication ceremony for a plaque and a film honoring Morgan Dana Harrington will take place on Oct. 17, the one-year anniversary of her disappearance
Email Address: news@newsplex.com
October 7, 2010

A dedication ceremony for a plaque honoring the memory of Morgan Dana Harrington will take place at 2pm on Oct. 17, the one-year anniversary of her disappearance following the Metallica concert at the John Paul Jones Arena.

The plaque will be installed on Copeley Bridge, where she was last seen alive.

The ceremony will be followed by a 3pm showing in Newcomb Hall Theater of "A Gift for the Village," a film that has been dedicated to Harrington, and a reception in the theater lobby.

The film's creator, Jane Vance, taught Morgan Harrington at Virginia Tech, and Harrington appears briefly in the film


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Post by: trimmonthelake on October 08, 2010, 07:22:36 AM
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Post by: trimmonthelake on October 11, 2010, 07:18:14 AM
http://findmorgan.com/category/family-blog
Gil Harrington’s thoughts from October 10th, 2010
We have lived in this home for almost 20 years.  Morgan came to this house as a babe in arms and learned how to walk here with her soft baby feet, tip toeing around.

In the considerable span of our occupation we have had only a few episodes of bird interaction.  I think I can remember two or three times a small sparrow got through the door to our screened deck and had to be redirected back to the doorway and freedom.   That is really about it for the bird contact here.  I do put out seed for the pleasure of watching the birds eat and realize, as I do, the decadence of the ritual as human beings in Zambia would be most pleased to have the sustenance of this throw away food.

That has been the extent of my interaction with birds here; I feed, I watch with pleasure as they eat, (in truth the squirrels mostly eat but they are beautiful and worth watching also).  About two months ago, it started happening – bird strikes, frequent and relentless!  Mourning doves slamming into the windows of the house; pressed on the glass over my kitchen sink is the imprint of a cushioned downey bird’s breast and outstretched wings. – an otherworldly Rorschach of desperation.

At first I felt uneasy that it happened so much; birds pelting the house with their bodies.  I would buff off the eerie smudges their impact left from every window. I never find any bodies under the window point of contact but our house is festooned by the marks.  Our living room window has the 2 4 1 dots on it in reflective discs; five bird strikes prints circle the 2 4 1 emblem.

This phenomenon was disturbing to me until a wise friend explained, “of course it is happening and no, it is not Morgan at the window crashing into the glass seeking re-entry, but it is a type of Morgan energy still present and reactive. You cannot stop yourself from the heart cry of searching and pleading you put out as Morgan’s parents any more than the birds can stop themselves from responding.  The visceral gut level screeching summons you emanate must be answered by the universe in some way.”

I see bird strikes. I understand and am grateful but wish instead that the very rocks and tress would rise up and move to spit out the abomination, poison, of a monster who wrung the life from our golden bird, Morgan Dana Harrington

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Post by: Nut44x4 on October 11, 2010, 11:24:49 AM
Harrington's parents have worked to turn their heartbreak to others' benefit
Monday, October 11, 2010
Morgan Harrington's body was found in January, and since that time her parents have worked to turn their heartbreak to others' benefit.
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Shattered bones. A hollowed skull.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"In a convoluted way, she will probably do more good in this life than she would have alive," her mother said.
http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/263463


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Post by: trimmonthelake on October 11, 2010, 12:31:28 PM
Thanks Nut.  ::MonkeyCool::



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Post by: trimmonthelake on October 12, 2010, 06:52:56 AM
                                   2 4 1 Justice For Morgan
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Post by: akmom on October 12, 2010, 11:38:44 AM
So beautiful.....2 4 1  ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: trimmonthelake on October 13, 2010, 02:09:22 PM
http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/UVa_Announces_Plans_for_Morgan_Harrington_Anniversary_Event_104514994.html
Updated: 11:25 AM Oct 13, 2010
UVa Finalizes Plans for Morgan Harrington Anniversary Event
A dedication ceremony for a plaque and a film honoring Morgan Dana Harrington will take place on Oct. 17, the one-year anniversary of her disappearance

Posted: 11:25 AM Oct 13, 2010
Email Address: news@newsplex.com
October 13, 2010

The life and memory of Morgan Dana Harrington will be honored with several events at the University of Virginia on Sunday.

Harrington, a 20-year-old Virginia Tech education major from Roanoke, disappeared on Oct. 17, 2009, after leaving the Metallica concert at John Paul Jones Arena. Her remains were found in January on a farm about eight miles away.

No arrest has been made in connection with her death.

A dedication ceremony for a plaque installed in her memory will take place at 2pm on the Copeley Road Bridge, the last place she was reported to have been seen alive. Her parents, Dr. Daniel P. Harrington and Gil Harrington, will speak at the ceremony, and Dr. Arthur Garson Jr., UVa's executive vice president and provost, will unveil the plaque and deliver remarks. Morgan's brother, Alex Harrington, also will attend.

The family has strong University of Virginia ties. Dr. Harrington completed his residency at the University of Virginia Medical Center and now works at Carilion Clinic in Roanoke, with dual appointments at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and the UVa. School of Medicine. Gil Harrington is a 1979 graduate of the University's School of Nursing, and Alex Harrington is a 2009 graduate of the College of Arts & Sciences.

"The plaque will honor Morgan in a permanent way," said Patricia M. Lampkin, vice president and chief student affairs officer at UVa., "We also hope it will remind our students of the potential for danger anywhere, at any time, and will encourage us all to take care of one another."

A screening of the film "A Gift for the Village" will follow at 3pm in Newcomb Hall Theater. The documentary follows artist Jane Vance, who taught Morgan Harrington at Virginia Tech, on a trip to western Nepal to deliver a painting. Morgan Harrington appears briefly in the film, which is dedicated to her.

Vance and six friends traveled from the Blue Ridge Mountains to Nepal to deliver her painting about Tsampa, a Tibetan amchi-lama, doctor and mind-healer. She is the first woman and first Westerner to be commissioned to produce such a piece. The village welcomed the team with an elaborate festival celebrating the artist, the work and the man it honors.

A selection of Vance's colorful and intricately detailed paintings will be on display in the theater lobby, where a reception will follow the screening.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on October 14, 2010, 04:56:05 PM
http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/2010/oct/14/killer-cannot-erase-goodness-morgan-harringtons-pa-ar-562574/
Killer cannot erase goodness, Harrington's parents say
By STAFF, AP REPORTS
Published: October 14, 2010
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Morgan Harrington's parents will speak this weekend at a memorial in Charlottesville.

The parents of slain Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington appeared on NBC's "Today"  show this morning and said they understand it takes time for "dogged police work" to prevail in the search for their daughter's killer.

Dan and Gil Harrington were interviewed in advance of Sunday's one-year anniversary of the 20-year-old's disappearance after she left a Metallica concert at John Paul Jones Arena at the University of Virginia.

Her remains were found three months later in a rural area near Charlottesville, and since then a forensic link has been established to an unidentified suspect sought in a 2005 sexual assault and abduction in Fairfax County

Dan Harrington said "the case really has not moved much beyond when we found the forensic link was made," but the Harringtons praised police, whom they described as "not only professional, but compassionate."
They told "Today" about their daughter's interest in going to Africa for the Orphan Medical Network International Children's Village in Zambia, where Gil Harrington visited and spread some of Morgan's ashes. OMNI has helped build classrooms, and its founder, Karen ReMine, had an idea to build and dedicate new classrooms in Morgan's name.

Harrington's killer "stopped her life but he did not stop the goodness" Morgan Harrington set out to accomplish, said Gil Harrington.

On Sunday, U.Va. will install a memorial marker at the Copley Road bridge where she was last seen alive.

U.Va. officials say Harrington's parents will speak at the dedication of the marker. A screening of a documentary called "A Gift for the Village," which is dedicated to her, also will be shown.

This spring, the Harringtons went to U.Va. to speak out against violence against women.

Gil Harrington said U.Va. has made progress in working with students on safety issues and encouraging them to "act together as community to look out for each other."


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Post by: klaasend on October 14, 2010, 03:39:34 PM
NEW BLINK POST:

http://blinkoncrime.com/2010/10/14/inspiring-vigilance-the-murder-of-morgan-harrington-one-year-later/

Inspiring Vigilance: The Murder Of Morgan Harrington One Year Later


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Post by: trimmonthelake on October 14, 2010, 06:01:34 PM
Thanks Klaas.  ::MonkeyCool::


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Post by: trimmonthelake on October 15, 2010, 06:39:47 AM
http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/local-beat/A-Year-Later-VT-Students-Murder-Remains-Unsolved-104994154.html
A Year Later, VT Student's Murder Remains Unsolved
Updated 8:18 PM EDT, Thu, Oct 14, 2010
Sunday will mark one year since the disappearance of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington, and her murder remains unsolved.

Harrington vanished after going to a Metallica concert at the University of Virginia. She got separated from her friends outside the arena and planned to find her own ride home, but never made it.

Her body was found three months later in a remote field near Charlottesville.

Three months ago, police tied DNA evidence from the crime scene to a 2005 sexual assault in Fairfax County.

Harrington's parents were on the Today Show Thursday morning. "The case really has not moved much beyond what we found out when the forensic link was made," said Dan Harrington, Morgan's father. "We know that the case from 2005 is somehow connected to Morgan."



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Post by: trimmonthelake on October 15, 2010, 06:42:07 PM
http://findmorgan.com/category/family-blog
Morgan's Parents On The Today Show
Video at link


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Post by: trimmonthelake on October 15, 2010, 06:44:04 PM
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Post by: trimmonthelake on October 15, 2010, 10:42:30 PM
http://transcripts.cnn.com/TRANSCRIPTS/1010/15/ijvm.01.html
Issues With Jane Velez Mitchell
10/15/10
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VELEZ-MITCHELL: Tonight -- the desperate hunt for Morgan Harrington`s killer one year later. This beautiful 20 year old vanished last October when she left a Metallica concert at a Charlottesville arena. She was not allowed back into the concert because she didn`t have her ticket so she called her friends and said, "I`ll find my own way home." That was the last anyone heard from her.

Some witnesses saw her with blood on her chin, others saw her hitchhiking. Then the three-month search for Morgan ended tragically in January when the Virginia Tech student was found murdered on a remote farm ten miles from the arena.

(BEGIN VIDEO CLIP)

GIL HARRINGTON, MORGAN`S MOTHER: I will tell you, having seen -- that girl even had some lovely bones.

(END VIDEO CLIP)

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Morgan`s father called her killer violent, sadistic, and dangerous and believes the murder was an experienced criminal. Maybe even a sexual predator. His feelings were validated when police tied DNA evidence from her crime scene -- Morgan`s crime scene -- to an unsolved 2005 sexual assault in northern Virginia.

Joining me now, two very special guests -- these people are my heroes -- Dan and Gil Harrington, Morgan`s parents. They have been through utter hell, and yet they are continuing to fight for truth and fight for answers in their daughter`s horrific murder. Thank you so much for joining us tonight, Dr. and Mrs. Harrington.

DR. DAN HARRINGTON, MORGAN`S FATHER: Thank you for having us.

G. HARRINGTON: Thank you for having us here, Jane.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Doctor, what`s the latest on the search for the killer of your precious daughter?

D. HARRINGTON: You know, there`s really not been any change since the release of the suspect from 2005 in the connection of the forensic evidence from the 2005 case to Morgan. I think there`s still a lot of concern as to why -- how the Fairfax case, the Charlottesville case, and the Anchorage Farm position where Morgan was found all kind of link together. There really has not been much new evidence in the last three months.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Well, the victim in the 2005 sexual assault provided cops with a description of her attacker --

D. HARRINGTON: That`s right.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: -- this 26-year-old woman was grabbed from behind walking in Fairfax, Virginia, carried to the pool area of a townhouse complex and sexually assaulted. There is the sketch that she -- her information led to the creation of this particular sketch.

Now, DNA found in Morgan`s case matches this suspect. Again, he has never been caught or even identified.

Gil, has anyone recognized this man, perhaps from the night Morgan went missing? What are authorities telling you about how they are trying to connect the dots in these cases?

G. HARRINGTON: You know, people say that they have seen someone who looks like the composite, but so far we really haven`t had any breaks on that. The good thing is we have a DNA link so that when we do find someone we can rule him in or out unequivocally pretty quickly.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Here`s my big issue. Why is this case so cold? They got a break, a DNA link, a description. Both attacks happened in the same state. The first victim was sexually assaulted in 2005 in Fairfax. Four years later and 80 miles away, Morgan is murdered.

Now, this guy probably lives in Virginia. The scary part is, the chances are this guy is not stopping at these two women. He`s going to harm somebody else.

Mike Brooks, law enforcement analyst, what do you make of this case being so cold?

MIKE BROOKS, HLN LAW ENFORCEMENT ANALYST: It`s just -- apparently the DNA, you know -- I`m glad at least they had a link to Fairfax and they`ve got a composite. That is a positive step.

But it seems as if, Jane, this perp, this predator, has never been arrested before because many times if you`re arrested for a sexual assault, a crime similar to that, your DNA will go into that database. So apparently it is not in there. I hope, I hope, that somewhere along the way this guy screws up, gets locked up and his DNA is entered in and they can cross-reference it to the DNA that was found in 2005 in Fairfax county.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: And the Surviving Parents Coalition wants anybody arrested for a felony to have to give their DNA, which I think makes a lot of sense because if I have nothing to hide, I don`t mind giving my DNA. But if a person is arrested and you can link him to another crime, you don`t have to wait for them to be convicted to find out, a-ha, this person has been arrested and now we have a link to these other crimes.

So I certainly think that there are changes that we can make in how we deal with these crimes that would allow law enforcement to track down these killers more effectively.

BROOKS: Definitely. Because DNA is a great tool, as you know. But it`s only as good -- it`s only good if you`ve got somebody to compare to, Jane.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: This Sunday marks the one-year anniversary of your daughter`s disappearance. You have been through hell, Dr. Harrington. Honestly, I often think of you, and I can`t even imagine what life has been like for you in this past year.

A dedication is planned this weekend at the University of Virginia, which is where your daughter was last seen alive at the concert. What does this event mean to you? I understand there`s also going to be a plaque. Tell us about all of this.

D. HARRINGTON: Yes. I think this is an important event for us as well as for I think the citizens and the university community at large. Obviously it`s a way for us to remember Morgan, but really more importantly over the last year we have worked to raise the awareness for the need for safety on campus and kind of to change the societal view of safety, some of what you talk about every night. With the University of Virginia making this plaque, not only are we remembering Morgan, but it is a way for us to remind the community of Charlottesville and the University of Virginia and other college campuses that safety is paramount.

And it also is a reminder, I think, to the Charlottesville community that a predator still is free. My daughter can no longer, you know, walk free. She`ll never marry. She`ll never graduate. We`ll never have grandchildren. And a predator continues to walk, and I think this Sunday is a way for us to observe all of those.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Gil, what has this past year been like for you? When you wake up you in the morning, what do you go through?

G. HARRINGTON: I mean it`s always there. When you try to learn to accommodate to such a loss, it`s like having a limb missing. You always are aware of it. You figure a way to work around it, but it`s always gone. The way that we have managed that pain is to try and create something positive from what has occurred, to create legacy for Morgan with her scholarship, with the building we`re creating for her in Africa, as well as to keep other girls safe so that other families do not go through this and knowing that we have done that, makes it kind of ok.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Does the pain ever ease?

D. HARRINGTON: I think it has been actually worse probably for me in the last three months. Maybe because the first maybe three-quarters of the year we were so busy with kind of on TV shows and keeping Morgan`s story out there. In the last three months things have slowed down somewhat. And I think you have then the time to grieve that we`d not really had time to grieve before.

It`s very painful, and Gil and I grieve in different ways. I think as a couple you also need to learn how to grieve. But it`s been a very difficult year as well as I think a very difficult three months for me.

VELEZ-MITCHELL: Well, Dr. and Mrs. Harrington, my heart goes out to you. I have so much admiration for the grace and dignity with which you`ve handled this incomprehensible situation, this horrific violence, trying to turn it around into a force for good.

We are going to stay on top of your case and do everything we can to find out who killed your beautiful daughter and make sure that that person is brought to justice and do something about this war on women in our country, which is out of control. Please come back soon.

D. HARRINGTON: Thank you.

G. HARRINGTON: Thank you, Jane.

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Post by: pink angel on October 16, 2010, 04:36:06 PM
Charlottesville police are investigating another attack on a female University of Virginia students near grounds. This happened around 3:00 a.m. Saturday on Rugby Road.

Officers say that a 20-year-old student was waiting for a ride when someone grabbed her. She was able to fight him off and get away.

The young woman was taken to the University of Virginia Medical Center and released.

Anyone with information should call CrimeStoppers at 434-977-4000.http://ht.ly/2UAlD


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Post by: trimmonthelake on October 16, 2010, 07:23:28 PM
http://www.nbc29.com/story/13336297/harrington
Harringtons Still Looking for Answers
Posted: Oct 16, 2010 5:44 PM CDT
Updated: Oct 16, 2010 6:11 PM CDT
 As Morgan Harrington's parents prepare for a memorial to honor their daughter they continue to put pressure on police to find her killer.

Dan Harrington said, "There are people that we will go to - politicians, governor, senators - that we are going to find an answer here and we are not going to go away".

20-year-old Morgan Harrington disappeared from outside a concert at John Paul Jones Arena one year ago. There are still no arrests in this case.

It's a point of frustration for her parents, Dan and Gil Harrington, as they prepare to honor their daughter with a permanent memorial on grounds. The Harringtons sat down with us this afternoon.

They say they are frustrated because police have no one in custody, but also because they don't always feel included in the investigation.

Morgan was last seen alive on the Copeley Bridge after leaving the Metallica concert at John Paul Jones Arena on October 17 2009. Three months later, on January 26, a farmer discovered her body on Anchorage Farm in Albemarle County.

This summer investigators identified a DNA connection between Morgan's murder and a 2005 sexual assault in Fairfax County. They even released a composite sketch. But the Harringtons say the investigation is moving too slowly for them.

Gil Harrington said, "The stance that perhaps is being taken to find answers is to sit back and wait for a DNA hit from another crime to find the man, and I'm not satisfied to do that."

The Harringtons also say they feel the police have been resistant to including them in the investigation, although recently they say that's been getting better thanks to weekly meetings with investigators. They say they are most concerned about this turning into a cold case.

If you have any information that could help further the investigation call the Virginia State Police tip line, at 434-352-3467.



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Post by: trimmonthelake on October 17, 2010, 07:39:58 AM
http://hamptonroads.com/2010/10/parents-hope-girls-death-can-be-force-good
Parents hope girl's death can be force for good
The Roanoke Times
© October 17, 2010
By Amanda Codispoti

Shattered bones. A hollowed skull.

Morgan Harrington's killer reduced her to this, an image her mother can't shake.

In the year since Harrington, a 20-year-old Virginia Tech junior, disappeared at a Metallica concert at the University of Virginia, parents Gil and Dan Harrington have worked to celebrate their daughter's generous spirit and make sure she is remembered.

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

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

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

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

Today, U.Va. plans to dedicate a plaque to Morgan on the Copley Bridge in Charlottesville, the last place where she was known to have been seen alive. It will be a marker in her memory, a reminder to all those who pass to be safe,

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

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

In the weeks after Morgan's disappearance, the couple focused on the media, sitting through numerous interviews, many with national news outlets.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The parents also were increasingly aware of what they see as the acceptance of violence, and met with university President Teresa Sullivan to urge her to address violence on campuses.

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

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

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

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

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

In April, Gil Harrington travel ed to Zambia to break ground on the Morgan Dana Harrington educational wing. She took a packet of Morgan's cremation ashes, which she sprinkled at the site.

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

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







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Post by: trimmonthelake on October 17, 2010, 07:53:20 AM
                         2 4 1  Justice For Morgan!
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Post by: akmom on October 17, 2010, 02:00:51 PM
Please God, help the Harringtons get through this day.

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Post by: trimmonthelake on October 17, 2010, 09:14:09 PM
http://www.nbc29.com/story/13338832/one-year-anniversary-of-harrington-disappearance
Morgan Harrington Remembered One Year Later
Posted: Oct 17, 2010 4:32 PM CDT
Updated: Oct 17, 2010 6:23 PM CDT
Sunday marks the one year anniversary of Morgan Harrington's tragic disappearance. The University of Virginia took time to remember and pay tribute to Harrington at the last place she was seen by anyone.

There's now a plaque in memorial of Harrington on the Copeley Bridge in place of the pictures and posters that filled the spot before. Harrington's father Dan said, "Today [Sunday] we mark the one year event that changed our lives forever."

Harrington's mother Gil said, "It is written in stone, now, here at this place where Morgan last stood and where her life's potential was ripped away."

UVA's Vice President Arthur Garson said, "We know that in her 20 years on earth she brought so much love, joy and happiness to so many." A number of people came out and they were wearing pins and holding signs filled with sadness and anger over a murder that still has not been solved.

Charlotte Ding attended the memorial and said, "I don't feel enough is being said about, that he's still at large. He could be anywhere. He could still be here in Charlottesville. We don't know."

Harrington's parents want the plaque to mean more than remembrance. "To me, it's a larger meaning of every time a student or a Charlottesville native passes by here, let it be a remembrance for the need for safety," said Dan.

Even through loss, Harrington's parents hope their tragedy can provide lessons for the future. Gil said, "She can make a difference. Be an agent for change in a positive direction."

The memorial did not end on the Copeley Bridge. The movie A Gift for the Village was screened in Newcomb Hall following the plaque dedication. The documentary follows artist Jane Vance who's a professor that taught Harrington at Virginia Tech.

Harrington appears briefly in the film three times, and the movie is dedicated in memorial of her. Vance said, "To help spread the word, and the literal word of Morgan, and her legacy is something I will do for the rest of my life."

The movie documents delivering a painting to Nepal; a journey Harrington was supposed to join Vance on last summer.

State police are still working to find Harrington's killer, and they're still unsure of where she was on the night she was murdered. Police say they have received more than 1000 leads in the last 12 months, which continue to be vetted by investigators.

No arrests have been made so far in connection to the crime, but police hope someone will come forward with vital information that they need to solve the case.

Virginia State Policeman Corinne Geller said, "Violent crimes that are very complex and very involved and have a lot of variables intermixed in it, they take time. They are very thorough and they're not going to jump to any conclusions because they know the ultimate result here has got to be a solid arrest."

State police say they will continue to work closely with the Harrington's during the course of the ongoing investigation.

Reported by Dannika Lewis


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Post by: trimmonthelake on October 17, 2010, 09:15:43 PM
http://www.wset.com/Global/story.asp?S=13338999
UVA Dedicates Plaque in honor of Morgan Harrington

Video at link


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Post by: trimmonthelake on October 17, 2010, 09:19:36 PM
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Post by: trimmonthelake on October 18, 2010, 08:27:47 AM
http://www.wtop.com/?nid=25&sid=2082782
1 year later, search for Morgan Harrington's killer continues
October 18, 2010 - 5:05am

WASHINGTON - Virginia State Police are still trying to solve the murder of a Virginia Tech student one year after her death.
Morgan Harrington, 21, of Roanoke, Va., disappeared Oct. 17, 2009 after a Metallica concert at the University of Virginia. Her remains were found three months later on an Albemarle County farm near where she was last seen.

In July, police found a forensic link between Harrington and a Fairfax City sexual assault suspect from 2005. But police don't know the man's identity, says former FBI profiler Clint Van Zandt.

Van Zandt says police think Harrington came in contact with the suspect either the night she disappeared or the next morning, and they need the public's help to find out that information.

"Police have DNA that match a five-year-old case and a one-year-old homicide," Van Zandt says.

On Sunday -- the anniversary of Harrington's disappearance -- her parents dedicated a plaque at the bridge where she was last seen.

Her parents also have started charity projects to honor their daughter, including a scholarship at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.

Anyone with information about Harrington's murder can call the Virginia State Police at 434-352-3467. A $150,000 reward is being offered for information that leads to an arrest of her killer.

WTOP's Kathy Stewart contributed to this report


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Post by: akmom on October 25, 2010, 02:35:30 PM
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Never forget, Justice for Morgan


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Post by: trimmonthelake on October 28, 2010, 07:12:25 AM
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Post by: akmom on October 30, 2010, 10:51:11 AM
Justice for Morgan, Peace for her family

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Never forget


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Post by: trimmonthelake on October 30, 2010, 01:06:22 PM
http://articles.dailypress.com/2010-10-29/news/dp-nws-parkway-murders-letter-20101029_1_parkway-murders-task-force-annamaria-phelps
Families of Parkway murder victim seek creation of task force
Unsolved string of Virginia slayings dating to 1986 have confounded investigators
October 29, 2010|By Matt Sabo, msabo@dailypress.com | 757-247-4712

A sister-in-law of a victim in the Parkway Murders case has written a top state official asking that the 20-year-old killings and disappearances become a state priority — along with three unsolved 1996 killings along Route 29 in the Shenandoah Valley and the recent, unsolved slaying of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington.

Jennifer Phelps, whose sister-in-law, Annamaria Phelps, was killed in 1989, wrote the Oct. 28 letter to Marla Graff Decker, the state secretary of Public Safety. Phelps pleads with Decker to "please do something" and make the investigations a priority. She signed it on behalf of the familes of Parkway Murders victims.

Phelps also wrote that Decker's office has not followed through on a May pledge made by Gov. Bob McDonnell to contact each of the families in a series of killings betweeen 1986 and 1989 that are linked to the Colonial Parkway.

"I am hoping for a response," Phelps wrote in an e-mail to the Daily Press. "We have been paitently waiting since May for a phone call and we have heard nothing."

McDonnell is aware of the concerns and frustrations of victims' families, said spokeswoman Stacey Johnson.

She said the governor and Decker have consulted at length with state investigators in each of these cases and the state and other local and federal law enforcement agencies are dedicating the necessary resources and activity to the cases.

"We have taken and will continue to take the action we promised we would take on cases that are being handled by the State Police," Johnson said. "We cannot speak to, nor interfere with the status of, cases handled by other law enforcement agencies."

Families of the victims want a task force created involving the Virginia State Police, FBI and local law enforcement to "get to the bottom of our cases as well as other unsolved cases around Virginia," Phelps said.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on November 01, 2010, 10:54:15 AM
http://findmorgan.com/category/family-blog
Gil Harrington’s thoughts from November 1st, 2010
As big as the to-do list is makes it easier to go and bury yourself there than face the immensity of Morgan’s murder.  We have worked phenomenally hard for this entire first year to find JUSTICE FOR MORGAN and at the same time to distract ourselves from the wasteland of loss and sadness that constantly threatens to overwhelm.

I think it is time for us to gear down our busyness and let the grief do its work; to shape us and open us through suffering.  These are natural rhythms, which must be allowed to express; to resist is futile and tiring. A year of holding back the tide has proven that.

 I do believe that the intrinsic direction of life is towards wholeness and healing; you can’t get lost or stuck in the broken places.  Faith is the certainty that if you hold on long enough you can participate in renewal.  You can choose to grow and become more because of your loss and reject its destructive potential. I saw this done elegantly by Susan J. on the bridge for Morgan’s memorial dedication in Charlottesville on October 17, 2010.

Susan had avoided Charlottesville entirely since her beloved husband died there some years ago; the pain was too great.  But Susan had been forged into a new stuff by grief; she leaned into her pain and found strength to stand and offer her compassion to lessen our hurt.  I saw her standing there holding a big old sign “JUSTICE FOR MORGAN” with courage and love just pouring out of her.

I am learning from master teachers all around, this is the way.

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Post by: Sister on November 01, 2010, 08:30:05 PM
http://findmorgan.com/category/family-blog
Gil Harrington’s thoughts from November 1st, 2010
As big as the to-do list is makes it easier to go and bury yourself there than face the immensity of Morgan’s murder.  We have worked phenomenally hard for this entire first year to find JUSTICE FOR MORGAN and at the same time to distract ourselves from the wasteland of loss and sadness that constantly threatens to overwhelm.

I think it is time for us to gear down our busyness and let the grief do its work; to shape us and open us through suffering.  These are natural rhythms, which must be allowed to express; to resist is futile and tiring. A year of holding back the tide has proven that.

 I do believe that the intrinsic direction of life is towards wholeness and healing; you can’t get lost or stuck in the broken places.  Faith is the certainty that if you hold on long enough you can participate in renewal.  You can choose to grow and become more because of your loss and reject its destructive potential. I saw this done elegantly by Susan J. on the bridge for Morgan’s memorial dedication in Charlottesville on October 17, 2010.

Susan had avoided Charlottesville entirely since her beloved husband died there some years ago; the pain was too great.  But Susan had been forged into a new stuff by grief; she leaned into her pain and found strength to stand and offer her compassion to lessen our hurt.  I saw her standing there holding a big old sign “JUSTICE FOR MORGAN” with courage and love just pouring out of her.

I am learning from master teachers all around, this is the way.

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Post by: trimmonthelake on November 03, 2010, 07:59:54 AM
http://findmorgan.com/category/upcoming-events
UPCOMING EVENTS
11/19/10
Dedication Morgan Harrington Educational Wing Omni Village, Zambia


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Post by: akmom on November 03, 2010, 11:01:09 AM

     Justice for Morgan, Peace for her family


      2 4 1


       Never Forget


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Post by: trimmonthelake on November 05, 2010, 01:13:25 PM
http://www.examiner.com/private-investigations-in-national/morgan-harrington-road-rally-for-justice
Morgan Harrington Road Rally For Justice

    * November 4th, 2010 7:44 pm ET
The hunt for Morgan Harrington's killer continues.  On November 6, 2010 the Morgan Harrington Road Rally for Justice  will begin in Roanoke, Virginia at 8:30 AM.   The purpose of the rally is to focus attention on finding Morgan's killer and to promote public safety.  Morgan Harrington disappeared on  Oct. 17, 2009 after leaving a concert in Charlottesville, Va.  Harrington's  body was found on  January 27, 2010 in a rural area, 10 miles outside of Charlottesville, VA.
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Wanted in connection with the Morgan Harrington murder and an unsolved rape in VA
Photo: Crime Solvers (703) 591-TIPS
Forensics has linked the Harrington murder to a 2005 unsolved rape in Fairfax City, Va.; which appeared to be a huge break in this case.  However, the identity of this assailant remains a mystery.  The public is urged to look closely at the composite drawing of the suspect and  the locations of where the crimes took place.   The identification and arrest of this suspect may prevent another rape or murder from happening again.  The assailant is described as follows:

    * 30-40 years of age
    * Approximately 6 feet tall with a medium build
    * African American
    * His appearance may have been altered since the issuance of the wanted poster
    * The rape took place off Rock Garden Drive in Fairfax on 9/24/2005 at 10:00 PM
    * The abduction of Harrington took place outside the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, VA
    * Harrington's remains were found on Anchorage Farm in the Redhill Area, South of Charlottesville

 Anyone with information regarding the identification of the person linked to these two unsolved cases is urged to call the 24 hour tip line at:
(434) 352-3476 or (434) 709-1685

For more information about Saturday's Road Rally for Justice,  please visit the Facebook page set up for the rally. at:

http://tinyurl.com/24n23jx
 

http://www.vsp.state.va.us

http://www.findmorgan.com

http://www.ratdogdick.com


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Post by: Nut44x4 on November 06, 2010, 08:20:39 PM
Morgan Harrington's friends and family gather for the Road Rally for Justice for Morgan

The group traveled from Roanoke to Charlottesville and then to Fairfax.

Web Staff
 
7:16 p.m. EDT, November 6, 2010

Morgan Harrington's friends and family gathered Saturday for the Road Rally for Justice for Morgan.

The group, which included Morgan's parents Dan and Gil Harrington, traveled from Roanoke to Charlottesville and then to Fairfax.  The travelers decorated their cars with the sketch of the suspect in a Fairfax rape case.

Morgan went missing from a Metallica concert in October 2009.  She was a 20-year-old Virginia Tech student from Roanoke County.  Her body was found in a farm in Albemarle County a few months later.

Forensic evidence linked Morgan's case to a 2005 rape case in Fairfax.  The woman in that case survived and gave police a description of the suspect.

Participants in the road rally hope to raise more awareness of the connection between the two cases and want to remind everyone that the suspect is still on the loose.

"It was the face of evil to me. It is shocking, it still remains shocking, we have it on our car and it’s disgusting is how we feel about it," says Dan Harrington.

"We’re hoping," says Gil Harrington.  "It would be great to shake this tree hard enough for him to fall out and for us to get an arrest."
http://www.wdbj7.com/news/wdbj-morgan-harringtons-friends-and-110610,0,74885.story

 


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Post by: SuzieQ on November 07, 2010, 12:12:02 PM
Thanks Trimm and Nut. Justice for Morgan!


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Post by: trimmonthelake on November 08, 2010, 10:36:37 AM
http://www.whsv.com/news/headlines/DNA_Connection_Made_to_Morgan_Harrington_Case_106864448.html
Updated: 10:09 AM Nov 8, 2010
DNA Connection Made to Morgan Harrington Case
Police say a DNA connection has been found between the Morgan Harrington case and to a Fairfax woman who was kidnapped and raped in 2005.

Posted: 10:36 PM Nov 7, 2010
Reporter: Amanda Crawford
Email Address: Amanda.Crawford@WHSV.com
Officials say they've found a link to the abduction and murder of Morgan Harrington, the Virginia Tech student who vanished outside of a Metallica concert in Charlottesville more than a year ago.

Police say a DNA connection has been found between the Morgan Harrington case and to a Fairfax woman who was kidnapped and raped in 2005.

The Harrington family went to Fairfax Saturday to pass out sketches of a man now linked to two tragic cases.

Officials told ABC News that the DNA collected from a 25-year old woman kidnapped and raped in Fairfax County is forensically connected to Morgan Harrington's case.

They warn that this man may have changed his appearance in the past five years, but they hope that someone can recognize him.

© Copyright 2010 WHSV / Gray Television Group, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on November 08, 2010, 10:40:32 AM
http://www.wtop.com/?sid=2053288&nid=25
Parents hope sketch helps find Morgan Harrington's killer
November 8, 2010 - 7:42am

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ROANOKE, Va. - Family and friends hope a road trip will help identify a suspect in the killing of a 20-year-old Roanoke woman who disappeared after leaving a concert at the University of Virginia.

Morgan D. Harrington's parents conducted the trip Saturday from Roanoke to Charlottesville and Fairfax.

Forensic evidence links Harrington's case to a 2005 rape in Fairfax City. The woman in the Fairfax case survived and gave a description of the suspect to police.

During their trip Saturday, the outside of the Harringtons' vehicle contained a police sketch of a man's face in the Fairfax case.

Dan Harrington says he was surprised few people in Fairfax knew the cases were related, despite the sketch being released in July.

"It did shock us when we realized this week that much of Fairfax did not know the connection," he says.

Talking with WDBJ7 in Roanoke, Morgan's mom, Gil Harrington, says she hopes the rally will lead to results.
"It would be great to finally shake this tree hard enough for him to fall out and for us to get an arrest," she says.

Anyone with information about the wanted man can contact City of Fairfax Police Detective Mike Boone at (703) 385-7959.

Anyone wishing to provide information in the Morgan Harrington case is encouraged to call the Jefferson Area Crime Stoppers at (434) 977-4000 or Virginia State Police at (434) 352-3467 or email State Police at bci-appomattox@vsp.virginia.gov.

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Post by: trimmonthelake on November 08, 2010, 10:42:06 AM
2 4 1 Justice For Morgan


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Post by: trimmonthelake on November 08, 2010, 10:45:58 AM
http://www.examiner.com/cosmetics-in-national/morgan-harrington-news-dna-links-kidnapping-rape-to-slain-student-video
Morgan Harrington news: DNA links kidnapping, rape to slain student (video)
    * November 8th, 2010 2:39 am ET






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Post by: trimmonthelake on November 08, 2010, 10:49:45 AM
(http://cdn2-b.examiner.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/hash/1a/35/1a35ba1fc2b3d2c1b4db7fc42c5e5532.jpg)
Police sketch of man suspected in the abduction and rape of a woman in 2005. The suspect's DNA has been linked to the kidnap and murder of Morgan Harrington in 2009.
Photo: (Sketch Released by Authorities)
http://www.examiner.com/cosmetics-in-national/morgan-harrington-news-dna-links-kidnapping-rape-to-slain-student-video


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Post by: trimmonthelake on November 09, 2010, 02:59:24 PM
http://www.wset.com/Global/story.asp?S=13466634
Harringtons Push for Familial DNA testing
Posted: Nov 08, 2010 5:16 PM CST
Roanoke, VA -  A controversial method of DNA testing has put a suspected serial killer behind bars in California. Now Virginia officials are researching the implications of using familial DNA testing to help identify suspects in major unsolved crimes.

Morgan's parents, Dan and Gil Harrington, are advocating hard for this testing in their search for justice.

October 2009 the 20-year-old Virginia Tech student was abducted and killed outside a Metallica concert in Charlottesville.

Following that major success story in California, there is likely legislation heading to the General Assembly looking to authorize familial DNA testing in Virginia as well.

"(We) found out over the past week or so that the General assembly is going to be looking at whether or not Virginia will decide to process familial DNA in crime cases. We definitely hope that that tool can be added to the repertoire that law enforcement has at their disposal," Gil Harrington said.

Currently, the Virginia Department of Forensics Science can only release exact DNA matches, that identify one suspect, to investigators.

The change would allow that list to include DNA hits that are close- family-close, which could help investigators better identify potential suspects through family links.

It's a tool recently used in California to nab the suspected "Grim Sleeper" who police have tied to eleven murders.
There, investigators zeroed in on Lonnie Franklin after his son's DNA provided a close hit when entered in that state's DNA database following a felony conviction for an unrelated crime.

That case got the ball rolling here in Virginia and the Harrington's think it can identify the man linked to Morgan's death.

"Of course there are issues related to money... cost as well as human rights. So it's a big issue but I think it's an important one for the state to look at," Dan Harrington said.

The Virginia Department of Forensic Science does endorse the idea and will be presenting their findings to the State Crime Commission next Monday, which then will report to the General Assembly.

Right now only California and Colorado use familial DNA testing.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on November 11, 2010, 07:09:51 AM
http://www.cavalierdaily.com/2010/11/11/harringtons-push-new-dna-method/
Harringtons push new DNA method
Familial DNA testing gains spotlight after Los Angeles police find murder suspect
By David Replogle, Senior Writer on November 11, 2010

From 1985-88, a serial killer targeting young black women ravaged the greater Los Angeles area. After a failed attack in November 1988, the murders, connected by DNA and ballistics evidence, stopped.

Fourteen years later, they began again. Police officials believe the attacker from the 1980s returned to claim three more victims from 2002-07. Nicknamed the “Grim Sleeper” because of the long hiatus between crimes, a suspect, Lonnie David Franklin, Jr., was finally identified this year before his July 7 arrest in Los Angeles. Franklin was charged with 10 counts of murder and one count of attempted murder.

Authorities used the DNA of his son, Christopher, whose DNA police had on record because of his prior felony conviction, to identify Franklin. This complex process has not been widely used in the United States, adopted thus far only in California since 2008 and Colorado since 2009, said Gail Jaspen, chief deputy director of the Virginia Department of Forensic Science.

But now, Dan and Gil Harrington — parents of Morgan Harrington, the Virginia Tech student who was abducted and slain last fall after leaving a concert at John Paul Jones Arena — are making a push for the testing to be available in Virginia to spur on the search for a suspect in their daughter’s case, Gil Harrington said yesterday.

“Familial DNA testing is a process used in an attempt to identify a close blood relative — typically a parent, child or sibling — of a perpetrator in a crime when the DNA profile of the specific perpetrator is not identified in a routine search of a DNA databank,” Jaspen said.
This past Saturday, the Harringtons made a road trip from their hometown of Roanoke up to Fairfax, Va. Painted on the outside of their car was a composite sketch of the suspect. Forensic evidence links Harrington’s case to that of a 2005 rape case in Fairfax, the victim of which survived and gave a physical description to police officials.

“We were surprised to get to Fairfax and find — after distributing copies of the sketch in the park that abuts the Fairfax Police Station — that two people in the park thought they saw this man,” Gil Harrington said. “Obviously, it could have been somebody else … But it validated our reasons to keep shaking the tree.”

But “shaking the tree” using familial DNA evidence is a controversial investigation practice because it uses someone potentially not involved with the crime to find the real suspect.

“[The testing] has been met with some privacy concerns because its purpose is to identify someone who is not believed to be a perpetrator of a crime, but someone who might provide an investigative lead,” Jaspen said. “Essentially, this investigates innocent people.”

These investigations, Harrington said, are legitimate inquiries that could provide valuable breakthroughs.

“DNA can be submitted for cause, for suspicion,” she said. “Virginia collects DNA for felony offenses but does not submit it to databanks unless there’s a conviction. There might be a DNA sample on somebody’s evidence shelf from the last five years that has never been submitted in between Charlottesville and Fairfax.”

The state has started looking into the possibility of incorporating the technique in its investigations. Next Monday, the Virginia Department of Forensic Science will make a presentation about familial DNA testing to the Virginia State Crime Commission.
“We don’t know which seeds will bear fruit, but we want to keep dropping them,” Harrington said. “Perhaps it’s a long shot, but one worth checking into, if not for Morgan’s case, just to have the ability to cross-reference DNA is very valuable.”

Harrington argues that advances in DNA testing should be embraced by investigators.

“America’s system of justice and culture is so based on the individual and should be reevaluated,” Harrington said. “The law is slow, but technology is going mighty fast.”

Next week, while Dan Harrington attends the Virginia Department of Forensic Science’s presentation, his wife will be across the Atlantic Ocean in Zambia, dedicating a wing of a school named after their daughter.

“Morgan wanted to be an educator,” Gil Harrington said. “Although she can’t do that, there will be many kids taught in her honor.”


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Post by: MuffyBee on November 11, 2010, 08:35:52 AM
Light a candle for Morgan -

http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=Morga


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Post by: Nut44x4 on November 14, 2010, 05:57:52 PM
Hearing will be held Monday on familial DNA tool

By Frank Green | Media General News Service
Published: November 14, 2010


the link locks me up...........

http://www2.dailyprogress.com/news/2010/nov/14/hearing-will-be-held-monday-familial-dna-tool-ar-653012/


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Post by: trimmonthelake on November 14, 2010, 07:07:25 PM
http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/2010/nov/14/dnaa14-ar-651851/
Crime panel will hold hearing on familial DNA
By Frank Green | TIMES-DISPATCH STAFF WRITER
Published: November 14, 2010
Richmond, Va. --

With a sadistic serial rapist and killer at work in 1987, Richmond police turned to DNA, then a new investigative tool that would send Timothy Wilson Spencer to the electric chair and helped revolutionize forensic science.

Close on the heels of the Spencer case, Virginia established one of the first offender DNA databases in the country that has since helped solve and prevent thousands of serious crimes, cleared innocent suspects and exonerated persons wrongly convicted.

Tomorrow, the Virginia State Crime Commission will hear about familial DNA searching, a crime-fighting technique with similar potential but one that Virginia -- and many other states -- have been slow to pursue although prosecutors, defense lawyers and some high-profile victims strongly favor it.

Unlike traditional searches that seek exact DNA profile matches, familial searches comb offender databases for near-matches of people who might be a parent, child or sibling of a suspect who left DNA at a crime scene, but whose DNA profile is not yet on a database.

Those identified as possible relatives are not suspects but serve as leads to the guilty. Further lineage DNA testing can greatly narrow down the list of possible relatives identified in a familial search.

The method was considered here three years ago but dropped until recently when it led to an arrest in the "Grim Sleeper" serial killings in Los Angeles. Now Virginia prosecutors after the elusive East Coast rapist and the parents of slain Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington think familial searching should be given a chance.
State Del. Robert B. Bell, R-Albemarle, vice chairman of the crime commission and a former prosecutor, is inclined to agree.

"This could be a huge help. You don't get any hits, you don't get any hits, but at least it increases the value of the database that we have," he said.

Bell said the commission wants to hear about any concerns, make sure nothing in state law precludes it and if it is desirable, to see what can be done to move it along.

"There are some high-profile cases in my community and in Virginia where we have some biological evidence, but we just don't know who it is," he said. "If you are able to get a familial hit, that certainly helps you come up with a much shorter list of people who may be involved."

One of the high-profile cases in Bell's community is the slaying of Harrington, 20, who disappeared in Charlottesville in October 2009 and whose body was found in an Albemarle County hayfield in January. Police have linked unspecified biological evidence between the Harrington case and a 2005 abduction and sexual assault in Northern Virginia.

Harrington's parents, Dan and Gil Harrington, of Roanoke, say the biological evidence is DNA, and they hope Virginia uses familial searching in their daughter's case.
"It really gives another weapon in the arsenal against crime," said Gil Harrington. "We want to definitely come out in support of that," she said. Her husband plans to attend the commission meeting and speak in favor of familial searching.

Paul Ebert, Prince William County's commonwealth's attorney and an assistant, Rick Conway, also plan to attend the meeting and address the commission. Ebert and Conway hope to get the Department of Forensic Science to perform familial searches in the case of the East Coast rapist.

The rapist has attacked roughly 20 women in five states, including two teenagers in Dale City on Oct. 31, 2009.

DNA links the East Coast rapist attacks, and it links two attacks in the Harrington case, but apparently does not match anyone in offender databases. Ebert and the Harringtons know the odds are long that familial searching will pay off, but they believe there is little to lose in trying.

. . .
Nearly half of the people incarcerated in the U.S. report they had a close family member who had also been locked up and, presumably, their DNA profiles are also in DNA databases.

In the Grim Sleeper case, familial searching turned up a close match between crime-scene DNA and that of a young man recently convicted on a weapons charge. Based on that lead, investigators determined that the young man's father, Lonnie Franklin Jr., 57, could be the killer, and they surreptitiously obtained his DNA profile from a discarded slice of pizza. Franklin's profile and a crime-scene profile matched, and Franklin was charged with 10 homicides.

Familial searching has generated controversy elsewhere -- it is barred in Maryland and the District of Columbia -- because of privacy concerns and false leads.

Proponents -- including Denver prosecutor Mitchell R. Morrissey and retired California prosecutor Rockne Harmon, who will address the commission tomorrow -- say the concerns are either misplaced or readily can be overcome with safeguards. Many defense attorneys also favor it because it can help clear the innocent.

Only California and Colorado now regularly conduct familial searches.

Last month, after hearing a plea from Conway on the East Coast rapist case, the Virginia Board of Forensic Science unanimously recommended that the General Assembly consider implementing and funding familial searching.

Peter Marone, director of the Virginia Department of Forensic Science, urged caution and said important questions, such as appropriate computer software and a policy on which cases the technique should be used, must be addressed.
He said he favors a conservative policy such as that in California, where familial searches are conducted only in cases where there is an active threat to public safety, when other methods have been exhausted, and when the police are committed to following up the leads generated.

A committee there reviews the data and decides whether to release the search results to law enforcement.


Contact Frank Green at (804) 649-6340 or fgreen@timesdispatch.com


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Post by: trimmonthelake on November 15, 2010, 03:44:04 PM
http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/2010/nov/15/dnaagat15-ar-654662/
Crime commission urged to endorse familial DNA searchingBy Staff Reports | Times-Dispatch
Published: November 15, 2010
Richmond, Va. --
The Virginia State Crime Commission listened to experts and proponents of familial DNA searching explain the investigative technique along with requests from the father of slain Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington and Prince William Commonwealth's Attorney Paul Ebert that Virginia start using it.

"Familial DNA testing would be a new a valuable tool in solving not only my daughter's case, but also scores of other horrible crimes," Dan Harrington told the commission today. He said he realizes the odds are long it could solve any one particular case.

"Nothing could ever bring back our daughter, but with luck and science, we hope that the person who killed our daughter would be brought to justice," he said.

State Sen. Janet Howell, D-Fairfax, the commission chairwoman, said the commission may not be able to help with luck, but may be able to help with the science. Howell suggested that next year the crime commission might be the appropriate setting to study various policy and procedural questions raised by familial searching.

Earlier this morning the commission, which advise the General Assembly and studies criminal-justice-related legislation, was told by Peter Marone, director of the Virginia Department of Forensic Science, that the Virginia Attorney General's Office has said no changes in state law were needed to allow familial testing.

Traditional DNA searches seek exact matches between DNA profile found at crime scenes with a profile of a known suspect already on a DNA offender database.

Familial searches look through offender DNA databases for near-matches of people who might be a parent, child or sibling of a suspect who left DNA at a crime scene, but whose DNA profile is not yet on a database. Those identified as possible relatives are not suspects, but serve as leads for police to find the guilty party.

Further lineage DNA testing can greatly narrow down the list of possible relatives identified in a familial search.

Virginia considered the technique years ago, but it gained renewed attention when familial searching nabbed a suspect in the Grim Sleeper slayings in Los Angeles. In that case, the suspect's son was arrested on an unrelated charge and was identified as a possible relative of the killer out of a search of more than 1 million people in California's DNA offender database.

Police investigation led to his father. When a DNA sample from the father matched that of DNA from the Grim Sleeper crime scenes, he was arrested. -- Frank Green



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Post by: trimmonthelake on November 15, 2010, 09:24:37 PM
http://www.nbc29.com/story/13503834/copy-va-crime-commission-takes-up-familial-dna-spice
VA Crime Commission Discusses DNA
Posted: Nov 15, 2010 10:10 AM CST Updated: Nov 15, 2010 2:51 PM CST
The father of murdered Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington is asking the General Assembly to approve the use of new DNA technology. A procedure called a "familial DNA" search is science that could solve crimes, even if it does not solve Morgan's.

With familial DNA testing, police can put an unknown sample into the state databank and search for blood relatives like a father, mother, or sibling. If there is a match, investigators can use it as a lead to look for their suspect.

Dan Harrington hopes the new technology could lead investigators to the person who killed his daughter, Morgan, in Charlottesville more than a year ago. It is being used in just two states, and is somewhat controversial, but supporters say it is a proven way to find violent offenders.

"Familial DNA testing would be a new and valuable tool in solving not only my daughter's case but also scores of other horrible crimes that have remained open," Harrington explained.

Right now, only California and Colorado use the procedure which some people say is an invasion of privacy; supporters disagree.

"It's simply a question of trying to do everything you can with science now, or not," said familial DNA expert Rockne Harmon.

The state crime lab says it can do the work for about $165,000 a year.
It became very, very apparent to us that this is not a science issue; the science is very clear," stated VA Department of Forensic Science Director Pete Marone.

Legislators and lawyers seem to agree that the procedure is already allowed under Virginia law. The question now is if and how to use it. Dan Harrington hopes the answer comes quickly.

"It may or may not make a difference in Morgan's case but there are a lot of unsettled, unsolved cases it could make a difference in," he said.

Harrington says the procedure is especially important given the DNA link between Morgan's case and an unsolved attack in Fairfax from 2005.

The Crime Commission will decide next month what, if any, recommendations will go to the legislature.

Reported by Adam Rhew


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Post by: MuffyBee on November 16, 2010, 05:26:20 AM

This article is dated Nov. 15, 2010, and I think we've already seen some of the information, but it's a timely reminder of why "familial DNA" search would be important in certain cases. JMHO

http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/article.asp?article=346113&paper=88&cat=104
Fairfax Suspect Sought in Murder Case
DNA links Charlottesville-area killing with a previous attack in Fairfax City.
November 15, 2010

Morgan Harrington’s murder and abduction from the University of Virginia's campus in Charlottesville last October made the national news. The sexual assault and abduction of a woman along Jermantown Road in the City of Fairfax got less attention in 2005.

But four months ago, Virginia State Police announced a potential link between the two cases. Investigators had discovered that DNA found in the Harrington case might come from the same person as that found on the woman who had survived the Fairfax attack five years earlier.

Shortly after her assault, the Fairfax survivor provided enough detail about her attacker for detectives to create a composite sketch of the perpetrator. But the case was never solved and a suspect's name has never publicly surfaced. The woman then moved out of the Fairfax area following the attack.

Still, the five-year old composite sketch was a major breakthrough for the Harrington case, where police had less information to go on since the victim is deceased. Officials notified the public about the potential link between the two cases at the beginning of July.

A student at Virginia Tech, Harrington, 20, was visiting Charlottesville for a heavy metal concert the night she disappeared. Three months later, her body was found buried on a remote farm in Albemarle County. Like the Fairfax case, no suspects have been named or arrested so far in connection with Harrington's killing.

"We remain hopeful but we still don't know who did it," said Dan Harrington, the victim's father.

MORGAN HARRINGTON'S family and friends are trying to keep her murder in the media spotlight, particularly since her attacker is still at large.

Dan and his wife Gil Harrington participated in a Nov. 6 road trip from Roanoke, where Harrington grew up, to Charlottesville and then to the City of Fairfax. In each of the three locations, they stopped and distributed flyers that included the composite sketch of the Fairfax attacker.

They made a special point to hand out information at a Giant supermarket on Jermantown Road, since the Fairfax victim had been walking back from that supermarket the night she was abducted.

"Enough time has past [since the Fairfax attack] for people to have grown complacent here,” said Dan Harrington, a Virginia Tech faculty member. “We are not content to just sit by and wait for him to commit another crime.”
It is likely that Harrington's perpetrator has attacked other women besides the survivor of the Fairfax attack, said Gil Harrington.

"You don't just abduct, rape and almost murder a woman one day and then wait five years before you do it again,” she said. “He didn't go out and join the church choir during that time. A woman who was reluctant to come forward before might see this.”

If the Harringtons are able to identify the man who attacked their daughter before he hurts someone else, it would give them a little bit more comfort about her death overall.

"We want a positive legacy for Morgan. We want him to know that, in killing her, he did not erase her," said Gil Harrington.

Kenny Jarels, who also lives in Roanoke, has helped the Harringtons raise awareness about their daughter's death over the past year. He said it is important to distribute the composite sketch of Harrington's potential attacker several different parts of the commonwealth.

"This guy has got to live somewhere and he has got to eat. Some knows this individual and has hired him at some point in time," said Jarels, who also works at Virginia Tech.

"We have hit Roanoke and Charlottesville extremely hard but we haven't gotten the word out as much up here," said Jarels, who helped organize the road trip from Southwest Virginia.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on November 16, 2010, 02:26:28 PM
http://www.wtvr.com/news/wtvr-familial-dna-solving-crimes,0,1415696.story
Familial DNA and Solving Crimes
Tracy Sears
Staff reporter
November 16, 2010
RICHMOND — Should the DNA of family members be used to track down dangerous criminals? The controversial practice was the subject before a legislative panel at the State Capitol on Monday. Police can use familial DNA searches to identify criminal suspects using genetic materials from their relatives.

The Virginia Crime Commission heard from proponents of familial DNA testing in Colorado and California, the only two states that currently uses such testing. Lawmakers also heard testimony from Dr. Dan Harrrigton, the father of a murdered Virginia Tech student. Morgan Harrington disappeared 18 months ago after leaving a Metallica concert in Charlottesville. Her remains were found last January on a 700 acre farm, six miles south of the University of Virginia. "Although nothing we do can ever bring back our daughter, with luck and science, we hope the person who killed our daughter will be brought to justice," says Harrington. Harrington says police have linked Morgan's murder to a brutal rape in Fairfax in 2005. However, there's no suspect in Virginia's DNA database that matches.
California forensic expert Rockne Harmon and Denver District Attorney Mitch Morrissey testified about the advantages of using familial DNA in their respective states. Harmon says it helped catch Los Angeles's notorious " Grim Sleeper," a serial killer responsible for the deaths of 11 women. Lonnie David Franklin evaded police for two decades, until July, when familial DNA taken from Franklin's son after his arrest, led police to Franklin. Harmon argued, "It would not have been solved any other way!"

Harmon says familial DNA could also help bring the alleged "East Coast Rapist" to justice in Virginia. Police believe the rapist is responsible for 13 sexual assaults in four states, including the attacks on three young girls last Halloween in Prince William County.

Mitch Morrissey offered to share Colorado's software with Virginia, and to help train forensic specialists free of charge. Both men testified the cost to conduct familial DNA testing is between 2 and 7 thousand per case. Both also say allegations that the testing targets innocent people are unfounded. Morrissey and Harmon both argued the science is so precise, it's unlikely to produce a false match.

Dr. Harrington says familial DNA testing might not help solve his daughter's murder, but it could shed light on several unsolved brutal crimes across the state.
 





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Post by: trimmonthelake on November 16, 2010, 02:27:45 PM
2 4 1 Justice For Morgan


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Post by: trimmonthelake on November 18, 2010, 08:57:44 PM
http://voices.washingtonpost.com/crime-scene/virginia/va-doesnt-need-dna-search-law.html
Va. doesn't need DNA search law: Panel 11/16/10
By the Associated Press

Virginia likely won't need a new law allowing a controversial form of DNA searches but lawmakers may want to create guidelines for when those searches can be conducted, members of a legislative panel said Monday.

The Forensic Science Board, which oversees the state Department of Forensic Science, had sought guidance from legislators over whether to proceed with familial DNA searches, which help identify criminal suspects using genetic material from their relatives.

Last month the board passed a measure asking lawmakers to consider implementing and funding the searches.

At a hearing Monday, several lawmakers on the Virginia State Crime Commission said the state's law regarding DNA searches already allows the new technique. The panel heard from proponents of the searches, including prosecutors and the father of a Virginia Tech student killed last year.

Commission chairwoman Sen. Janet Howell, D-Fairfax, said legislators likely would approve the estimated $100,000 expense for software needed to perform the searches. She said lawmakers may want to help set up guidelines for when the searches could be performed, such as only in violent crimes where other investigative leads have been exhausted.
Department Director Pete Marone has cautioned against moving forward without guidance from the legislature. The searches can be costly, and many states have been slow to allow such searches amid privacy and other concerns.

Familial DNA searches are used in California and Colorado. Maryland and the District of Columbia strictly prohibit them.

"This is not a science issue. The science is very clear," Marone said. "The Department of Forensic Science can do the work. The question becomes should we do the work ... then at what level and how do we perform it?"

Marone said the department would continue looking at available software and examining what other states do until a final go-ahead is received from the legislature.

Where traditional DNA searches seek exact matches of biological evidence left at a crime scene and a profile of an offender already in a DNA database, familial DNA searches deliberately seek out near-matches that could be a parent, child or sibling of the suspect. Police use the search results as investigative leads and determine if the relative of the person in the database could have committed the crime. If there is reason to believe so, they get a DNA sample from that suspect to compare to the DNA from the crime.
The technique gained attention last summer after it was credited with identifying a suspect in the so-called "Grim Sleeper" killings in California. Lonnie Franklin Jr. was charged with 10 counts of murder and other charges in killings between 1985 and 2007.

Prosecutors in Virginia hope such searches could lead to the so-called "East Coast Rapist," whose DNA is linked to attacks on 19 women in Virginia and three other states since 1997, and also help resolve the slaying of Morgan Harrington, 20. Her remains were found in January, months after she disappeared in Charlottesville.

No arrests have been made in Harrington's death, but state police said forensic evidence links her case to a 2005 rape in Fairfax.

"Although nothing we could ever do could ever bring back our daughter, with luck and science we hope that the person who killed our daughter will be brought to justice," Dan Harrington told the commission.

The crime commission could revisit the issue in December when it recommends legislation to the General Assembly.

It also is likely to vote then on whether to recommend an overhaul of the state's statutes regarding protective orders and to ban a type of synthetic marijuana -- two other issues it heard about during Monday's meeting.

Legislators have proposed expanding protective orders to those in dating relationships and requiring those under protective orders to be monitored by GPS, among other changes.
Several lawmakers have filed bills to ban "Spice" or "K2," a synthetic blend of chemically treated, smokable leaves that produce a high but are legally bought in convenience stores or online. A dozen other states have banned synthetic marijuana.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on November 23, 2010, 06:48:57 AM
http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/Police_Hope_New_Technology_Will_Convict_Morgan_Harringtons_Killer_109988809.html
Updated: 11:34 PM Nov 22, 2010
Police Hope New Technology Will Convict Morgan Harrington's Killer

Morgan Harrington disappeared last October. Thirteen months later, Virginia State Police took CBS19's Jessica Jaglois inside the murder investigation with a look at a new piece of forensic technology. They hope - with an arrest - the C10 Forensic Scanner can convict the killer.
Posted: 9:45 PM Nov 22, 2010
Reporter: Jessica Jaglois
Email Address: jessica.jaglois@newsplex.com
November 22, 2010

The C10 Forensic Scanner is a state-of-the-art piece of equipment that shows a high definition laser scan of an active or cold crime scene, like the one where Morgan Harrington was last seen.

"This piece of equipment would have been great if we'd had it [when Morgan Harrington first disappeared] because maybe we could have generated some new viewpoints. But we have it now and we have to utilize it the best we can," said Virginia State Police Lieutenant Joe Rader, who is heading the Harrington murder investigation.

VSP received the C10 Scanner in October and is currently the only agency in the Commonwealth to have one. However, its arrival comes long after Harrington disappeared while attending a Metallica concert at the John Paul Jones Arena and was later found dead at a farm in Albemarle County. Now, the scanner is being used to retrace her steps on the night of Oct. 17, 2009.

"John Paul Jones Arena, Lannigan Field, Ivy Road intersection; that's a pretty good distance. Using this, we're able to put all that potential crime scene in a nice little package," said Lt. Rader.

With each flicker of a green light the scanner's laser is capturing 50,000 measurement points per second. It puts miles of potential crime scene in one picture, effectively freezing an area of interest in time and providing police with an exact replica. This helps investigators sift through leads to find out what happened the night Morgan disappeared.

"With the precision the scanner gives us in documenting a scene, we can basically fly them through the model spacing into the crime scene as it was when we were there," Lt. Rader explained.

Once an arrest is made, police hope they'll be able to show a courtroom how Morgan Harrington was murdered by actually animating her movements on that tragic October night.

"Other than the perp, we know no witnesses to the crime. If we had a witness that saw her get into the car, get out of the car or being dumped at the farm, we'd have something to work with. But we don't have that right now," said Lt. Rader.

What they do have, however, is the C10 Forensic Scanner and a new way for investigators and jurors to eventually see a crime that no one witnessed.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on November 24, 2010, 10:20:00 AM
      2 4 1 Justice For Morgan


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Post by: akmom on November 24, 2010, 01:11:10 PM
Justice for Morgan   Peace for her family.

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Post by: KCJackie on November 27, 2010, 12:49:32 AM
Thank You, Trimm for all the updates. ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: trimmonthelake on November 30, 2010, 01:57:58 PM
http://www.fairfaxtimes.com/cms/story.php?id=2600
Virginia could become 3rd state to use familial DNA searches
Some concerned practice could stigmatize those related to criminals
by Gregg MacDonald | Staff Writer
Wednesday December 1, 2010
Virginia soon might become the third state nationwide to regularly utilize familial DNA searches, joining California and Colorado, according to the Virginia Crime Commission.

The Commission, chaired by state Sen. Janet Howell (D-Fairfax) of McLean, met Nov. 15 to discuss implementing the genetic search procedure as a tool for law enforcement throughout the commonwealth.

"We looked at the legalities and everyone agreed we should do it," she said. "We are encouraging forensic scientists to go ahead."

As opposed to searching for exact DNA matches in an effort to narrow down the search for an alleged killer or rapist, the somewhat controversial "familial" procedure tests for "close" DNA matches within prison populations, ex-convict records and other databases, in an effort to find those related to suspects whose DNA already is on file.

"It would be useful in cases where you already have DNA of unknown origin from a crime scene," said Gil Harrington, mother of 20-year-old Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington, who was killed last year in Charlottesville. In June, an unidentified man wanted for a 2005 sexual assault in Fairfax City became an unexpected lead in Harrington case when Virginia State Police said state lab results indicated a DNA match between the two cases. Since then, the case has hit a dead end.

According to Harrington, using a familial DNA search could unearth clues to her daughter's killer
The thought is that people who commit crimes often come from a culture of crime and family involvement. If you find family members, you can do interrogations and questioning and find who the suspect is," she said.

"And it could help in other cases, such as the so-called 'East-Coast rapist' case," added her husband, Dan Harrington.

According to Howell, no state laws need be changed or introduced to begin implementing the genetic searches.

They already are allowed by virtue of current Virginia state code 19.2-310.5, which states: "The results of an analysis and comparison of the identification characteristics from two or more samples of human biological evidence shall be made available directly to federal, state and local law enforcement officers upon request made in furtherance of an official investigation of any criminal offense."

Colorado might donate the $100,000 software needed for analysis, according to Howell, limiting the cost of analysis to around $4,500 per each search.

"It would be a valuable tool for us to be able to be used in our arsenal," said Col. Steve Sellers of the Fairfax County Police Department. "It potentially could be a way for us to reduce the amount of resources that are used on active cases, and most especially on cold cases."

But Kent Willis of the Virginia ACLU said the procedure, although not inherently invasive, easily could become so. "Familial DNA searches are not a magic elixir to solve crime," he said. "It will not radically change crime-solving."

Willis argues the procedure could be beneficial in a "very strict and narrow way" but the potential for misuse and overuse cannot be ignored. "There is a sort of 'guilt by genetic association' that could easily come about," he said. "If someone related to a suspect is detected, that person could easily become stigmatized and could even wind up losing their job."
Willis said that although familial DNA searches do not require any legislation or changes to Virginia law to be utilized, the State General Assembly could impose guidelines and stringent oversight as to its use.

"DNA analysis is only ever used on the worst of the worst cases. It is not used on minor crime cases," Sellers said. "I for one believe it is a tool for good."

Howell said the Virginia Crime Commission currently is putting together a task force to come up with procedures for the use of Familial DNA searches within the Commonwealth. According to Howell, the task force will consist of members of the Attorney General's office; the Virginia Department of Forensic Science; the Virginia Defense Attorney's Bar and select prosecutors.

gmacdonald@fairfaxtimes.com


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Post by: trimmonthelake on November 30, 2010, 01:58:31 PM
Thank You, Trimm for all the updates. ::MonkeyAngel::

You're welcome.  ::HelloKitty::


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Post by: trimmonthelake on December 01, 2010, 04:31:32 PM
http://findmorgan.com/category/family-blog
Gil Harrington’s thoughts from November 30th, 2010On November - 29 - 20102 COMMENTS
TO COMPOSITE GUY:
 
How could you hurt her
how could you murder
our Morgan girl
take her from this world?
But
no way, no how
can you hurt my baby now.
Some day
some way
you’re gonna haveta pay.
Coz
no way, no how
is there a god that would allow
you to escape somehow.
 
I reckon a reckoning is due
retribution is coming to you.
I’ll wait
for your fate,
mercy decimated
by how you hated.
I hear tell
paybacks are hell
whether of fire or prison cell
and that’s just where you’ll go
for killing our precious girl – Mogo


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Post by: akmom on December 01, 2010, 05:38:34 PM
Peace for this good family.  Justice for Morgan.

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Post by: Kat_Gram on December 08, 2010, 09:26:32 PM
I love this science.
2 4 1 Morgan.
Her family is so strong, so loving.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on December 09, 2010, 07:29:12 PM
http://findmorgan.com/category/family-blog
Gil Harrington’s thoughts from December 9th, 2010
This Christmas season has been especially sharp for me. I couldn’t figure out exactly why. It wasn’t just the feeling that we are so outside the celebratory jolly-ness of the holidays. That exclusion is a bit sad, but not painful. It finally dawned on me yesterday; it’s the cold, the pervasive bitter cold. Last year Morgan’s body had not been found by this time. We desperately clung to the fantasy that Morgan was alive somewhere and each cold night or snowfall was a torture as we imagined Morgan exposed to the elements and suffering. She was indeed exposed to the elements, but her suffering was long past. I am so very grateful to have that knowledge.

There is almost a PTSD quality to our feelings right now. We’re cycling fast. Initially, shock and disbelief are like insulation and protect you from feeling too much. As those feelings have dissipated we’ve been hit full on with much emotion over Morgan’s death this winter. The extremely low temperatures and strong winds also leave me breathless with eyes and nose streaming every time I dash outside. The sensation of secretions pouring down my face has me constantly feeling like I am recovering from a crying jag and it hurts like before. It seems that the tissues of my eyes, the skin of my cheeks don’t differentiate between wind driven tears and tears of heartbreak. Both leave me spent.

People want us to get over it. Hell, we want to get over it. But we are different people now, irrevocably changed by the murder of our daughter. The constellations of friendships are reforming based upon other’s comfort level with our discomfort. That’s OK.  I’ve heard “get better or be bitter” I don’t think we are bitter, but know we are not better – at least not yet. We are working hard and I am immensely proud that we have survived the first year of our separation from Morgan. It may be that as those years stack up, the loss won’t feel as sharp, though I doubt it.

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Post by: trimmonthelake on December 09, 2010, 07:31:31 PM
Continued prayers for the Harrington family.  ::MonkeyAngel::
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Post by: IBE on December 14, 2010, 02:52:21 AM
To all the good Monkeys who keep this thread going. I have been following almost everyday at blinkoncrime but will start here too.

There is just something that smells about this whole case and I can't put my finger on what it is, but something is not right

Thanks and God Bless,

IBE

like the skater ::MonkeySkate::


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Post by: Sister on December 14, 2010, 06:09:18 AM
To all the good Monkeys who keep this thread going. I have been following almost everyday at blinkoncrime but will start here too.

There is just something that smells about this whole case and I can't put my finger on what it is, but something is not right

Thanks and God Bless,

IBE

like the skater ::MonkeySkate::

IBE, I totally agree with you.  I keep praying Blink and her team with unearth the truth that is lurking just below the surface.


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Post by: Gypsy DD on December 15, 2010, 06:49:57 PM
Prayers for the Harrington family. 

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Post by: trimmonthelake on December 21, 2010, 07:50:20 AM
http://www.roanoke.com/news/nrv/wb/271408
Year in review: Top NRV stories of January 2010
12/21/10
Through the end of the year, we'll look back at a sampling of the top stories of 2010, month by month.
Harrington's body found, identified

For 101 days the parents of Morgan Harrington agonized over the unknown, tormented by thoughts of the "unspeakable things" a predator might be visiting upon their young, missing daughter. Jan.27, the day after her skeletal remains were found in a hayfield, Dan and Gil Harrington said their minds are, at last, at peace.

The Roanoke County couple now believe their daughter was killed the night she disappeared.

State police said the medical examiner's office in Richmond had used dental records to confirm that the decomposed body found on a sprawling Albemarle County farm 10 miles south of Charlottesville were all that remain of the pretty, blond Virginia Tech student.

While police said nothing more -- except to note that investigators are still trying to determine the cause and time of death -- Gil and Dan Harrington said they gather from conversations with investigators that their fears of captivity were never reality, that their daughter was killed the night she disappeared from a rock concert in Charlottesville, that the time she spent with her killer was, mercifully, short.

Morgan Harrington, 20, vanished Oct. 17, 2009, after leaving the John Paul Jones Arena, where she had gone with friends to see the band Metallica play. She was last seen south of the arena, trying to hitch a ride on the Copeley Road bridge.
<snipped>


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Post by: trimmonthelake on December 21, 2010, 07:53:34 AM
http://findmorgan.com/category/family-blog
Gil Harrington’s thoughts from December 20, 2010
Our triangulated family

doesn’t have a Christmas tree

It was too hard you see

to contemplate what used to be

all the shattered memory

couldn’t stand the sharp torment

of baby crafted ornaments

But our home’s not scroogeish or bare

There’s still Christmas in the air

with candles and lights and flowers too

sometimes we cry

but we all try

strive to create a tradition that’s new

knowing Morgan, that it’s true

that your family honors you

by living fully, and so we do

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Post by: trimmonthelake on December 21, 2010, 08:33:53 AM
                                                      2 4 1 Justice For Morgan


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Post by: akmom on December 21, 2010, 11:06:46 AM
Peace for this good family, for Christmas......Justice for Shiny Girl Morgan.

Please.....

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Post by: trimmonthelake on December 23, 2010, 08:29:04 PM
http://www2.dailyprogress.com/news/2010/dec/23/morgans-warriors-taking-clarke-case-ar-733963/
Morgan's Warriors taking up Clarke case               ::MonkeyAngel::
By DREW JACKSON | Media General News Service
Published: December 23, 2010


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Post by: SuzieQ on December 24, 2010, 08:57:14 PM
241 to the Harrington family and all of Morgan's Warriors


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Post by: MuffyBee on December 25, 2010, 09:33:21 PM
http://www2.dailyprogress.com/news/2010/dec/25/top-10-stories-year-ar-736479/
Top 10 Stories of the Year
By Daily Progress Staff Reports
Published: December 25, 2010
(snip)
HARRINGTON’S REMAINS FOUND

On Jan. 26, an Albemarle farmer found Morgan D. Harrington’s remains in some tall grass on his Anchorage Farm, near U.S. 29 south of Charlottesville. The 20-year-old Virginia Tech student had been missing since a concert at the John Paul Jones Arena in October 2009. Harrington’s death was officially labeled a homicide. Months later, police would announce that forensic evidence showed that, on the night she died, Harrington had been in contact with an unknown man who they believe committed a 2005 abduction and assault in Fairfax. Both cases remain unsolved.
(snip)


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Post by: trimmonthelake on December 31, 2010, 07:10:48 AM
            2 4 1 Justice for Morgan
(http://pictures.directnews.co.uk/liveimages/Morgan+Harrington_2262_19428414_0_0_7046743_300.jpg)


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Post by: trimmonthelake on January 03, 2011, 06:36:21 AM
http://media-newswire.com/release_1137729.html
In Memoriam 2010: University Remembers Morgan Harrington
December 30, 2010 - On an unspeakably sad day in January, an Albemarle County farmer discovered human remains that were later identified as those of Morgan Dana Harrington, 20, of Roanoke County.

(Media-Newswire.com) - December 30, 2010 — On an unspeakably sad day in January, an Albemarle County farmer discovered human remains that were later identified as those of Morgan Dana Harrington, 20, of Roanoke County.

Harrington, a Virginia Tech student, had disappeared the night of Oct. 17, 2009, from a Metallica concert at the John Paul Jones Arena at the University of Virginia. A long and fruitless search engaged people from both universities and their surrounding communities.

This past October, on the first anniversary of her disappearance, the University of Virginia honored Harrington's life and memory with the installation of a permanent plaque on the Copeley Road Bridge, where she was last seen alive. The dedication ceremony was attended by her parents, Dan and Gil, and her brother, Alex, a U.Va. graduate.

The search for her killer continues.
 :cry:
 


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Post by: SuzieQ on January 06, 2011, 07:26:30 AM
  241

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff15/sueann37/Morgan/gallery-001.jpg)


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Post by: trimmonthelake on January 06, 2011, 10:17:13 AM
http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/2011/jan/06/new-virginia-dna-searches-possible-ar-755967/
New Virginia DNA searches possible
By Frank Green
Published: January 06, 2011
(http://www2.timesdispatch.com/mgmedia/image/294/0/123546/familial-dna/)
Credit: P. KEVIN MORLEY/TIMES-DISPATCH
Dan Harrington, father of slain student Morgan Harrington, spoke before the crime commission on familial DNA searching.
Virginia has obtained the software needed to conduct familial DNA searching and soon could be the third state to employ the crime-fighting tool regularly.

Use of the technique is being sought in at least two high-profile Virginia cases: the search for the so-called East Coast Rapist and the killer of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington.

In November, Mitchell Morrissey, the Denver district attorney and a proponent of familial searching, told the Virginia State Crime Commission that his office would make the software developed there available to Virginia at no cost.

Brad Jenkins, the forensic biology program manager for the Virginia Department of Forensic Science, reported Wednesday that the department took up Morrissey’s offer and is testing the software.

But he said the department also is leaving open the possibility of purchasing software should that prove a better course.

Reached by telephone Wednesday, Morrissey said: “We were thrilled that they accepted our offer. It confirms something that I’ve always believed, that Virginia is a leader in DNA.”
He said the software was downloaded the morning of Dec. 27. “My understanding is that … it’s working and we certainly understand that it’s going to take some time for them to validate it — we’d do the same thing,” Morrissey said.

“My hope is that eventually they’ll use it on case work and possibly solve some of those cases out there that need to be solved,” he said.

It was welcome news to Prince William County Commonwealth’s Attorney Paul Ebert, who hopes it will lead to the capture of a serial rapist responsible for attacking two teenage girls in his county in 2009 and for 20 attacks in five East Coast states.

“I’m hopeful we can use this to our benefit,” said Ebert, reached by telephone.

Colorado’s lab was the first to use familial searching successfully, but the technique — which has generated controversy — gained widespread attention in July when it cracked the case of the “Grim Sleeper” slayings in Los Angeles.

Traditionally, databases holding offender DNA profiles are searched for a match with DNA evidence left at a crime scene by the perpetrator.

If there is no match, familial searching looks for near-matches — a possible parent, child or sibling of whoever left DNA at the crime scene.

Further lineage DNA testing can narrow down greatly the list of possible relatives identified in a familial search. Those identified serve as investigative leads — not suspects— that might lead to an exact DNA match, as it did in Los Angeles.
Jenkins said Wednesday that some computer-code changes needed to be made for the Denver software to be used in Virginia and that the department has set up the required hardware.

A confidentiality agreement has been put in place, and a representative of the Denver crime laboratory was here last week to install the software, Jenkins said.

“We had a couple of glitches that day, but it’s up and running,” he said, adding that performance checks have started. Peter Marone, director of the Virginia Department of Forensic Science, said after the meeting that there is no way to predict when his lab might begin using familial searching.

“Sooner rather than later,” he said, but he added that it likely would be this year. “We’re moving it along as expeditiously as possible — but we want to do it right,” he said.

Fairfax County Commonwealth’s Attorney Raymond Morrogh, chairman of the Forensic Science Department board, said, “It seems to me we’re moving forward with appropriate caution.”

Familial searching has been controversial and is barred in Maryland and the District of Columbia because of privacy and other concerns.

Kent Willis, executive director of the ACLU of Virginia, said that while the use of familial DNA searching may be inevitable and, depending on how it is used, most likely constitutional, there are reasons to be skeptical of it and to proceed cautiously.

“In this country, you should not be a suspect just because you have a relative who is a criminal,” he said.

How useful this technology will be remains to be seen, Willis said.


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Post by: Sister on January 07, 2011, 07:46:11 PM
241

(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff15/sueann37/Morgan/gallery-001.jpg)

Beautiful!


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Post by: trimmonthelake on January 08, 2011, 07:19:38 AM
http://www.wtvr.com/news/wtvr-new-dna-testing-in-virginia-to-01072011,0,7269956.story
Familial DNA Testing In Virginia
New DNA testing in Virginia to help crack unsolved criminal cases.

Tracy Sears Reporter
10:23 p.m. EST, January 7, 2011
RICHMOND —

It could be just a few months time before Virginia Law Enforcement has a new tool to help solve crimes, especially unsolved cases.  The state’s Department of Forensic Science is now testing DNA software that allows scientists to conduct familial DNA searches.  In November, the district attorney in Denver offered the technology to Virginia free of charge.

Virginia investigators hope familial testing will lead to the arrest of a serial rapist.  Charlottesville police hope it can lead them to a suspect in the murder of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington.

The so-called “East Coast Rapist” has been linked to approximately twenty attacks in five states, but has never been caught.

Despite a DNA database of more than 350,000 criminals, Virginia investigators have not been able to match a suspect to the crime scenes.

Familial DNA software could hopefully help police catch suspects like the “East Coast Rapist” by matching DNA from family members who are in the state’s database.

Currently, the only states that use familial technology are California and Colorado.

Brad Jenkins, the forensic biology department manager, with the Department of Forensic Science,  explains how familial searches work.

“Parents will share half their DNA with their children.” Jenkins says, “So if you find a DNA profile that’s very similar, that may suggest it came from one of the family members.”

However, some members of the ACLU believe the program might be an invasion of privacy.

Los Angeles investigators have used the technology to their advantage.  Familial DNA testing helped them catch the serial killer known as “The Grim Sleeper.”  Police were able to track down the killer using his son’s DNA information that was obtained after he was convicted on a felony weapon’s charge.
Jenkins says the software is up and running, but will not be used to solve criminal cases until it’s put through a series of tests.  Testing the technology could take months, but scientists hope to use the software within a year’s time.

In November,  Virginia’s Attorney General passed down a legal opinion that says Virginia can conduct familial searches based on current law.

Video at link


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Post by: Nut44x4 on January 08, 2011, 02:19:49 PM
The portrait is incredible.


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Post by: akmom on January 09, 2011, 02:58:47 AM
Morgan, I kept my promise. I wore the bracelet to my 25 year old daughter's wedding.  I will not forget you......2 4 1


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Post by: trimmonthelake on January 12, 2011, 11:55:46 AM
http://www.alextimes.com/news/2011/jan/12/paving-a-way-for-rape-victims-liz-seccu/
Paving a way for rape victims, Liz Seccuro writes book to inspire
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12 2011

By Derrick Perkins
Seccuro, a local activist for victims of sexual assault and author of the recently released memoir “Crash into me,” recalls being asked whether the experience was cathartic. It wasn’t, she said.

“It was hard to write, like going back into the heart of darkness,” said Seccuro between sips of tea in her Old Town home. “There’s still a bit of darkness that shows itself through triggers you can’t predict.”

Still, Seccuro soldiered on, typing up the manuscript during the course of three years. The memoir, which she describes as part crime thriller, part biography, recounts her rape while a student at the University of Virginia in 1984 and the school’s subsequent failure to take action against the accused. Then it tackles the courtroom drama that followed when William Beebe admitted his guilt in 2005.

“I’m hoping this opens a dialogue,” she said. “I wanted to write this so anyone else on this journey can understand that they can have a blessed life … and what to prepare themselves for.”

It’s a difficult road for a survivor to navigate, Seccuro said. She’s candid about her own bad decisions following the rape: falling into a bad marriage, binge drinking and suffering from eating disorders. It’s not a struggle often discussed in polite company, Seccuro said.

“There’s a bigger and more intricate journey behind it. It’s not easy to be known for this. I’d much rather write about how I cured cancer or served in the Peace Corps for a year.”

While Seccuro has forgiven her attacker, who served less than six months behind bars, she won’t stop pushing colleges and universities to create an environment where sexual abuse is no longer tolerated and victims can speak out and receive the support they need.
Seccuro points to the high profile cases, like the murders of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington and UVA student Yeardley Love, indicating more works lies ahead. In a bizarre twist, the defense team representing George Huguely, the lacrosse player and student accused of killing Love, also represented Beebe.


Though university administrators ignored Seccuro more than 20 years ago, times have changed at UVA, according to Nicole Ermano, an associate dean of students. Somewhere between five and 10 students visit her each semester after suffering a sexual assault. Ermano guides them to places where they can find help.

“We work very closely with student victims in terms of getting them the support they need in terms of counseling or academic support,” she said. “We try to be a one stop shop.”

Ermano also sits on a board of students, faculty and staff specially convened for handling cases of sexual assault. At times, their investigation is carried out alongside police proceedings, she said.

But few students elect either option, choosing instead to recover on their own terms.

And that’s the problem, Seccuro said. It’s up to administrators to make it easier for victims to step forward, she said.

“Human beings are not collateral damage,” Seccuro said. “Too many are raped or murdered … I’m sort of here to tell the story for them. It’s to respect their memory.”


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Post by: trimmonthelake on January 15, 2011, 11:01:20 AM
http://findmorgan.com/category/family-blog
Gil Harrington’s thoughts from January 13th, 2011
January 12, 2011

It is very slow finding your way through a minefield like the holidays.  We did so well!  We had some genuine moments of joy, even though there were also many crying times.  There is a lot of pain in discarding family traditions that are fractured for us without Morgan taking her part in them. 

Like: Morgan was always the best at deciphering the treasure hunt clues for the “biggest” gift.  We won’t / can’t play that game anymore.

Like: Morgan loved those chocolate crinkle cookies that you refrigerate and you roll in powdered sugar.  I would only make them at Christmas time.  Morgan had a sixth sense of exactly when, and inevitably find the refrigerated dough and would eat the majority before we could get the cookies baked.  We won’t / can’t make that recipe any more.

Like: Morgan had what appeared to be a giant green metallic scrunchie with bells all over it.  She would force our dog, Kirby, to wear his “jingle bell necklace” at Christmas.  Kirby is sort of schizoid and afraid of his own shadow, so you can imagine how funny his response to this Christmas dress up attire was.  Morgan thought it was a riot.  We won’t/ can’t do that anymore.  (Kirby is profoundly grateful for the reprieve; but I will miss the silliness)

Like: Morgan was notorious for taking one little nibble from most of the chocolates in a box, and then putting them back in her quest for her favorite caramels.  Many repetitions of “if you bite it, you eat it” made her change her ways.  Instead, to get around the no bite rule, she started poking her finger in the bottom of each one instead!  We won’t / can’t have chocolates as sweet ever again.

These memories of Morgan are difficult to contemplate.  I tend to neutralize the bitterness of such thoughts here.  Somehow, writing about feelings that are painful is like removing the splinter or shard of glass from a wound before it festers.  As with those excision, writing about Morgan and our grief is perhaps painful, but ultimately promotes healing and growth.

There are not enough words, or paper, or keystrokes to help us “get over” this loss; however, I do see a way through by sharing my feelings to dilute the anguish so that we are able to “get beyond” this tragedy.

Thank each of you for caring enough to carry us as we move through this rough landscape of life with out Morgan Dana Harrington.

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Post by: trimmonthelake on January 15, 2011, 11:07:18 AM
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Post by: SuzieQ on January 18, 2011, 03:40:55 PM
Bringing this over from the Natalee thread. I think Beth and Gil are a lot alike and am glad to see them on the same stage.



http://www.fvtc.edu/public/content.aspx?ID=1238&PID=81

Featured Conference Speakers  Included among the schedule of diverse and experienced speakers at this national conference are Beth Holloway, mother of missing Natalee Holloway; Dr. Emily Craig, Forensic Anthropologist for the Kentucky State Medical Examiner's Office; Sgt. Jon Mattsen, Detective for Investigative Services at the King County Sheriff's Office in Seattle, Washington; and Dr. Daniel & Gil Harrington, parents of Morgan Harrington. Read these speakers' full biographies below or view the Draft Agenda under the Quick Links section to the right for more topics and scheduled speakers.

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Post by: trimmonthelake on January 19, 2011, 01:26:56 PM
Thanks SuzieQ.  ::HelloKitty::
I am sure it will be very interesting.They certainly are two very strong women.  ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: trimmonthelake on January 23, 2011, 08:18:59 AM
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Post by: trimmonthelake on January 24, 2011, 08:54:35 AM
http://www.c-ville.com/index.php?cat=1991704080566501&act=post&pid=12032401112652862
www.Marketstreetwine.com
This Just In
by C-VILLE Writers
Morgan Harrington's parents mark anniversary of daughter's discovery in Albemarle farm
by Brendan Fitzgerald, January 24th 08:39am

Tomorrow marks one year since the body of Morgan Harrington was discovered on a 750-acre Albemarle County farm. To mark the occasion, Dan and Gil Harrington, parents of the slain 20-year-old Virginia Tech student, will meet with reporters at various significant sites—from the Copeley Road bridge, where she was last reportedly seen alive, to a remote corner of Anchorage Farm, where her body was found more than three months after she disappeared.

"This will be the first time Dan and I have been allowed on the site," writes Gil Harrington in an e-mail, "and we are grateful for the opportunity." Temperatures tomorrow may reach 50 degrees, a marked difference compared to last year's chilly temperatures and light snowfall on-site. Read C-VILLE's coverage of Harrington's disappearance and death here.
http://www.c-ville.com/index.php?cat=1292601062782343&Search=morgan+harrington


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Post by: akmom on January 24, 2011, 12:03:32 PM
Thanks Trimm.  I cannot believe it has been a year.  My heart breaks that there has been no justice for Morgan.

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Post by: MuffyBee on January 24, 2011, 12:13:15 PM
Hi MAca  ::HelloKitty::  It's hard for me to believe so much time has passed, and still no arrest.  Praying for justice for Morgan.   ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: trimmonthelake on January 24, 2011, 07:43:19 PM
http://www.wdbj7.com/news/wdbj7-murder-victims-last-steps-to-b-01242011,0,2091438.story
Murder Victim's last steps to be retraced Tuesday
Morgan Harrington's parents hope killer will be caught
Jean Jadhon WDBJ-TV Anchor/Reporter
5:39 p.m. EST, January 24, 2011

t was one year ago this week that the remains of a blonde haired, blue eyed college coed were found on a farm in Albemarle County.  Morgan Harrington was just 20 years old. The Virginia Tech student had last been seen after leaving a Metallica concert at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville three months prior.

Tuesday almost one year to the day that Harrington's remains were found, Harrington's parents, Dan and Gil Harrington and Virginia State Police will retrace Morgan's last steps from the John Paul Jones Arena, to the parking lot where her purse was found, to the Copeley Road Bridge where she was last seen, to the field in Albemarle County where her decomposed body was found on January 26, 2010.

It will be the first time Dan and Gil Harrington will walk in the field where their daughter's remains were found.  Gil Harrington wonders what she'll feel as she steps onto the soil "The human is the evil component. I hope there is none of that still can be felt when we go there tomorrow," Gil Harrington said.

The hope is to shake memories and that maybe someone or something will come out leading police to Morgan's killer.  "I cannot stand the thought that the way we will finally apprehend the criminals who killed Morgan is through them hurting another woman." Gill Harrington said. "and waiting for a DNA hit from another crime. I just can't do that."
The people responsible have a life they  don't live in a vacuum," Gil Harrington said.  "They have girlfriends. They have employers. They interact with other people.  Its time for that community to spit out the people that killed Morgan Harrington."

The Harringtons have worked tirelessly to keep the word about their daughter's murder in the media.  "It has definitely been hard to keep the story out there enough for people to remember that Morgan was murdered in Charlottesville and as Gil said a murderer continues to walk the streets," Dan Harrington said.

The last and only real break in this case came last July when DNA linked the Harrington crime scene to a rape in Fairfax in 2005. The victim in that case survived and helped police come up with a composite sketch.

"I want him off the streets," Gil Harrington said.  " i just cannot let another family feel the grief and devastation that we felt. It has been a really hard road."

 


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Post by: trimmonthelake on January 25, 2011, 04:32:49 PM
http://www.whsv.com/news/headlines/One_Year_After_Morgan_Harringtons_Remains_Found_114584309.html?ref=309
Posted: 2:38 PM Jan 25, 2011
One Year After Morgan Harrington's Remains Found
Albemarle County
Wednesday marks the one-year anniversary of the discovery of Morgan Harrington's body on Anchorage Farm in Albemarle County.
Reporter: Jessica Jaglois (WCAV)


As investigators put the spotlight on a still unsolved murder case, Morgan Harrington's parents are spending Tuesday tracing their daughter's footsteps on the night she went missing.

Along with the media, Dan and Gil Harrington will also be allowed a first look at the site where their daughter's skeletal remains were found.

Agent Dino Capuzzo gives a "walk thru" of the night Morgan disappeared.

It starts on the night of October 17, 2009, when Morgan Dana Harrington parked her car outside the John Paul Jones Arena around 6:15 p.m. to attend a Metallica concert.

Investigators will then retrace her steps, from when she mysteriously landed outside the arena and was denied re-entry to the parking lot where her purse and cell phone were later recovered. Those items were left by Morgan before she tried to hitch-hike along the Copeley Road Bridge around 9:30 p.m.

From there she vanished.

"This location, basically up here on [Copeley] Bridge, is the last known location that we are able to confirm where Morgan was last seen alive. We have no other locations. No other stores. No location out in the County. Just here," says Capuzzo.

The Harringtons held hands as they followed investigators and listened to police describe their late daughter as incoherent and vulnerable.

More than three months later, on January 26, 2010, the Virginia Tech student's remains were found in a field on Anchorage Farm, ten miles from the place she was last seen alive.

The owner of the farm contacted police when he found human remains on his sprawling 700-plus acres of land.

The difficult terrain of Anchorage Farm has led investigators to believe the only suspect in the case, whose sketch was released in July 2010, knew the farm and surrounding area well.

The media will again meet with police and the Harringtons Tuesday afternoon. Together, everyone will navigate the terrain and visit the places Morgan last traveled before her life was cut short.

Police continue to hope publicity that the case could convince an up-to-now silent witness to start talking.

The public is still encouraged to call in tips to the Virginia State Police tip line at 434-352-3467 or the Jefferson Area Crime Stoppers at 434-977-4000.



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Post by: trimmonthelake on January 25, 2011, 04:42:05 PM
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One Year After Morgan Harrington's Remains Found
Wednesday marks the one-year anniversary of the discovery of Morgan Harrington's body on Anchorage Farm in Albemarle County.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on January 25, 2011, 04:50:52 PM
http://www.roanoke.com/news/breaking/wb/274919
Morgan Harrington update: Parents walk field where remains were found
01/25/11
By Duncan Adams | The Roanoke Times

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Gil and Dan Harrington of Roanoke County visit the south Albemarle County farm where Morgan's remains were found last January. Morgan Harrington disappeared Oct. 17, 2009, after leaving a rock concert in Charlottesville.
CHARLOTTESVILLE –  For the first time, Morgan Harrington's parents walked the hayfield today where a farmer discovered their daughter's skeletal remains nearly one year ago.

When they reached the secluded spot on the 740-acre farm where the remains were found, Gil Harrington buried her face in her husband's chest and wept.

Minutes later, she knelt at that spot and ran her hands through the dirt and grass.

"I don’t feel Morgan here," she said. "She’s gone. I had to be here and look and feel if there was anything here.

"Land is growth and renewal but there was evil here," she said.
 
The Virginia State Police and a few reporters accompanied Gil and Dan Harrington of Roanoke County during their visit to the south Albemarle County farm where Morgan’s remains were found Jan. 26, 2010.

The police and the Harringtons invited media to tour the unsolved crime’s key locations in hopes that resulting coverage would jog the memory or conscience of someone with knowledge of the circumstances of their daughter’s abduction and killing.


Gil Harrington, 53, said Monday that she has frequently tried to picture what happened in the hayfield where Morgan’s remains were found. She has imagined at least two scenarios: her daughter’s attempted flight from her abductor or abductors; or simply the final act of a killer or killers trying to hide the body of the young life taken elsewhere.

“I have had thoughts of her running through that field like a deer,” Gil Harrington said. “I’ve also had thoughts of her body dumped there like a deer carcass.”
Gil Harrington also said she continues to believe more than one person could have been involved in her daughter's murder.

Morgan Harrington of Roanoke County was 20 years old and a Virginia Tech student when she disappeared Oct. 17, 2009, after prematurely leaving a rock concert at the John Paul Jones arena in Charlottesville.

Investigators have said Morgan stepped outside the arena, learned she could not return to the Metallica concert without a ticket stub and then used her cellphone to tell friends inside the arena that she would find a ride home. She was last seen that night walking on the Copeley Road railroad bridge between about 9:20 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
 
Authorities have declared her death a homicide but have not publicly disclosed the cause of her death.

In July, state police released a sketch of a man, still unidentified, who is wanted in the abduction and sexual assault of a woman in Fairfax five years ago.

Forensic evidence links the two crimes, state police said.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on January 25, 2011, 05:01:28 PM
http://www.wset.com/Global/story.asp?S=13904378
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Gil and Dan Harrington walk to remember their daughter Tuesday
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Post by: trimmonthelake on January 25, 2011, 08:37:42 PM
http://www.readthehook.com/blog/index.php/2011/01/25/familial-pain-harrington-family-presses-police-for-controversial-test/
Familial pain: Harringtons press police for controversial DNA test
by Courteney Stuart
stuart@readthehook.com (434) 295-8700 x236
published 7:19pm Tuesday Jan 25, 2011


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Dan and Gil Harrington visit the secluded spot on Anchorage Farm where their daughter Morgan’s remains were discovered one year ago.
PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO

Dry grass snaps underfoot as Gil and Dan Harrington make their way across the winter-yellowed fields of Anchorage Farm, where one year ago a farmer checking fences discovered the badly decomposed remains of their daughter, Morgan Harrington. The discovery brought a tragic end to a three-month search for the 20-year-old blond beauty, who disappeared after leaving a Metallica concert at the John Paul Jones Arena.

“This is not evil land,” says the bereaved mother, kneeling on the spot her daughter’s body lay and touching the earth. “But there was an evil man or men here who killed my daughter.”

Joined by a clutch of reporters, the parents undertook their first visit to the field, and on the walk down  to the site, the 53-year-old mother clutched the arm of her husband, Dan, and cried softly amid the rolling hills nine miles south of Charlottesville.

Gil Harrington’s outpouring of emotion stands in sharp contrast to the stoic frustration she expressed both in the early days of her ordeal and again in recent months as she has learned of a powerful new tool that could assist the investigation.

With police expressing their own frustration at finding a suspect, Gil Harrington has begun speaking out about the tool, which recently helped California investigators nab an alleged serial killer. It hasn’t yet been used in her daughter’s case— not because there’s any law preventing it, but because there’s no policy regarding it at all.
“That,” says Harrington, “is not an acceptable delay to use technology.”

The tool she’s talking about is familial DNA searching, a process by which an unidentified DNA profile— like the one investigators have obtained in the Harrington case, which linked it to an unsolved 2005 Fairfax rape— is run through the state’s DNA databank looking not for an exact match but for a close match that would identify a family member of an unidentified perpetrator and could point in the direction of potential suspects.

The method went high profile last summer with California’s so called “Grim Sleeper” case, and now law enforcement officials across the country are wondering if some of their own toughest cases might be cracked with familial DNA.
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The ‘Grim Sleeper’
Beginning in 1985, Los Angeles detectives were stumped by a series of murders of women, many of them prostitutes, whose bodies were found in alleyways on the city’s southside. After a series of exposés by the L.A. Weekly in 2007, including an interview with the killer’s only known surviving victim, police feeling the heat of public pressure ran DNA of the unidentified perpetrator (dubbed the Grim Sleeper because of an apparent 14-year hiatus in killings) through the California DNA database looking for a familial connection. After linking the killer’s DNA to DNA taken from a man convicted on a felony weapons charge— a man who turned out to be the killer’s son– police homed in on 57-year-old Lonnie David Franklin Jr., and believed they’d found the killer. Franklin was arrested in July 2010 and has pleaded not guilty to 10 murder charges.
Only one state besides California— Colorado— currently use familial DNA searching, but Virginia, a leader in the forensic use of DNA and the first state to fully fund its DNA databank in the mid-1990s, may soon follow suit, according to Gail Jaspen, chief deputy director of the Virginia Department of Forensic Science. In fact, she says, both the Attorney General’s office and the Virginia Crime Commission have ruled that there’s no legal obstacle preventing the state crime lab from conducting such searches and releasing results to law enforcement. The reason it hasn’t already begun, she says, is that Virginia simply didn’t have the necessary technology.

“We are indeed interested in acquiring the capability to do this as expeditiously as possible,” says Jaspen.

That would be welcome news to the Harringtons, for whom the idea that any stone has been left unturned in the search for their daughter’s killer is source of pain and fear— fear that another woman will be killed by the same man, and another family forced to endure the agony they’re suffering.

“It seems like it’s getting harder now, perhaps because that protective cloaking of shock is dissipating,” says Gil Harrington. “It’s more apparent that she’s not here, her closet doesn’t smell like her anymore, we’re starting to forget what her voice was like.”

No named suspects
The Morgan Harrington case began October 17, 2009 when a disoriented Harrington left the concert alone and began hitchhiking on the Copeley Road Bridge. During the recent media tour, the lead investigator, State Police Agent Dino Cappuzzo, told reporters that a bloodhound and eyewitness accounts confirm the area around the bridge as the last place the Virginia Tech student was spotted alive.
The case has stumped investigators, and a series of revelations over the past 12 months— starting with the discovery of Morgan’s body— have provided evidence to work with but yielded no named suspects. Perhaps the most significant revelation came in July, when investigators confirmed that forensic evidence— later confirmed to be DNA— had linked Morgan’s case to a 2005 unsolved brutal rape in Fairfax. A sketch of the suspect in the Fairfax case generated dozens of new leads, but none have led to an arrest. If Morgan’s killer has a parent, sibling, or child who’s been convicted of a felony since the Virginia DNA databank was launched in 1989, her parents say, there’s a chance a familial DNA search could narrow the potential field of suspects in her case down from countless thousands to a few dozen.
The Harringtons aren’t the only ones eager to see familial DNA searching become a standard weapon in Virginia law enforcement’s crime-fighting arsenal— particularly in violent crimes where a predator remains on the loose.

“A lot of times when you have a convicted felon, you’ll find other felons in the family,” says Albemarle County Sheriff Chip Harding, who pushed for and helped win legislation to fully fund Virginia’s DNA databank back in the late ’90s after learning that 150,000 DNA samples had been collected from felons but hadn’t been entered into the databank.

Thanks to that funding, as of December 31, the Virginia DNA databank holds neary 328,000 DNA samples taken from convicted felons and those arrested for violent crimes. By the end of last year, says Harding, law enforcement officials had had 6,957 “hits”— when DNA evidence taken from a crime scene matched a DNA profile in the databank, in many cases leading to a conviction.

Harding recalls one local case that highlighted the critical importance of the databank in solving crimes. In 1999, a man broke into a UVA student’s apartment and raped her while holding her boyfriend at gunpoint. The police had no suspects, just some saliva on a beer can.
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Because of a backlog of cases, it took a month for the state crime lab to finally process the DNA. And then came the “cold hit,” an event Harding calls “my most exciting moment in law enforcement.” The DNA from the apartment pointed to a man named Montaret Davis as responsible for the assault and paved the way to a conviction.

The validation process
In late December– after lobbying by the Harringtons— the state came one step closer to making familial DNA searches a reality as the Department of Forensic Science received and installed the familial DNA searching software used in Denver crime labs. Currently, says Jaspen, the software is going through a validation process to “ensure that it does what it’s purported to do and that our people are qualified to perform the searches.”
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State police Special Agent Dino Cappuzzo, the lead investigator, points to the spot where Harrington’s remains were found.
PHOTO BY JEN FARIELLO
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Post by: trimmonthelake on January 25, 2011, 08:40:36 PM
http://www.readthehook.com/blog/index.php/2011/01/25/familial-pain-harrington-family-presses-police-for-controversial-test/
Continued ...
But installing software and actually using it are two different things– particularly in the Harrington case, according to State Police spokesperson Corinne Geller, who says investigators must proceed cautiously with any further DNA testing because the “amount of the evidence available is limited.” (DNA evidence is destroyed when it is tested.)

Limited DNA samples aren’t the only potential stumbling block for investigators. The use of familial DNA searches has already attracted the attention of the ACLU, which filed a legal challenge against California’s policy of collecting DNA from arrestees (as opposed to only from convicted felons).

A July 15 editorial posted on the ACLU of Southern California’s website explains the concerns about familial DNA testing.

“Whether we should expand familial searching isn’t just about the success in this case,” the editorial states in the wake of the Grim Sleeper arrest. “It’s about whether familial DNA searching is really the silver bullet prosecutors suggest, and whether privacy and civil rights concerns have been adequately addressed. The answer to both questions, for the moment, is no.”

And any use of familial DNA here in Virginia will receive similar scrutiny, says Kent Willis, head of the Virginia ACLU, who sees DNA profiling of any kind– particularly of those arrested but not convicted of a crime– as a possible slippery slope.
moved to anyone arrested for a violent felony,” he says of Virginia’s DNA collecting policies. “We’re concerned that what may happen with familial DNA testing is that once you’ve started the process, unless you create strict protocols, that its use will continue to be expanded and expanded.” For instance, he says, “there are always calls to expand [DNA collection] to anyone arrested for felony or misdemeanor. The ultimate extension is that we should take everyone’s DNA at birth.”

Harding, however, scoffs at the notion that the system would be abused, and says he believes concerns about privacy issues with DNA are overblown— and that old school investigative practices are actually far more invasive.

“I’d argue that intrusion was at its greatest in the old days, the late 70s, early 80s, when there was no such thing as DNA,” he says. Harding, who worked for the Charlottesville Police Department for three decades before his 2007 election to sheriff, recalls following up on tips by digging into the alibis of anyone whose name came up in the course of the investigation— in some cases, hundreds of people.

By contrast, he says, “If I get a list with five or six names on it from a familial DNA search– if one is extremely close, it’s a really good lead– all I’m seeing is who in the family tree might meet the profile, then I put them under surveillance and take a sample.”

“Taking a sample” helped Charlottesville police finally catch the Charlottesville serial rapist back in 2007. After one of Nathan Antonio Washington’s victims recognized the butcher at the Barracks Road Harris Teeter as the man who’d brutalized her, police followed Washington and plucked from the trash a Burger King soda cup he’d just discarded. DNA on the straw matched the profile of the assailant who’d eluded police for nearly a decade. Washington was arrested and is currently serving four life sentences.
The ACLU’s Willis says the capture of violent criminals like Washington– and DNA’s proven ability to exonerate the wrongly convicted– make objecting to its use in criminal matters complicated. But he hopes the state will proceed with caution.

“What we want to see come out of the Virginia Crime Commission is a proposed bill that would prevent police from implementing familial DNA and would instead create a study to determine its cost, efficacy, and consider potential invasions of privacy and its impact on fairness in criminal justice system,” says Willis, stressing that the ACLU is “not opposing familial DNA testing; just arguing that the state ought to move slowly into this and know exactly what it’s doing and what the consequences might be.”
The Harringtons, however, say moving slowly when their daughter’s killer remains at large is “crazy.”

“It’s a tool and a technology that exists, and it should be in the hands of law enforcement in this state,” says Gil Harrington. “I don’t know why it would require such prodigious time.”


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Post by: trimmonthelake on January 25, 2011, 08:43:52 PM
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“It’s striking to me how isolated this is,” said Dan Harrington, surveying the secluded field where his daughter’s body was found. Harrington agrees with investigators’ longheld assertion that the person or people who took Morgan to Anchorage Farm know the property well and very likely remain living nearby.
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Post by: trimmonthelake on January 26, 2011, 06:51:54 AM
http://www.roanoke.com/274992
One year later, Morgan Harrington's parents revisit hayfield in Charlottesville where her body was found
By Duncan Adams | The Roanoke Times

CHARLOTTESVILLE -- For the first time, Morgan Harrington's parents walked the hayfield Tuesday where a farmer discovered her skeletal remains one year ago today.

When they reached that secluded site on the 740-acre farm in Albemarle County, Gil Harrington buried her face in her husband's chest and wept.

Moments later, with Dan Harrington at her shoulder, she knelt at the spot that once cradled her daughter's bones and ran her hands through the dark soil and wheat-colored grass.

"I don't feel Morgan here," Gil Harrington said. "She's gone. I had to be here and look and feel if there was anything [of Morgan] here."

She added, "Evil happened here."

Morgan Harrington was 20 years old and a Virginia Tech student when she disappeared the night of Oct. 17, 2009, after leaving a rock concert before the main act and being barred from re-entry at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville.

State Police Special Agent Dino Cappuzzo said Morgan was last seen about 9:20 p.m. on the Copeley Road bridge with her thumb extended as though hitchhiking.
Cappuzzo and the Harringtons, who are residents of Roanoke County, led a small group of TV and newspaper reporters Tuesday on a walking tour of the key known events of Oct. 17, 2009.

When Gil Harrington's weeping began at the farm, all cameras swiveled in her direction. The Harringtons said Tuesday's media tour was emotionally grueling. But they emphasized that, if renewed coverage of the case leads to capturing the killer, the raw grief provoked will justify the pain.

Gil Harrington said she believes more than one person might have participated in the killing. Cappuzzo declined to say whether investigators share this view. His narrative throughout the day generally referenced a single killer who was male.

He confirmed that DNA analysis definitively links Morgan's case to a similar crime in Fairfax County in 2005. Police previously released a sketch of that suspect.

Cappuzzo said behavioral and geographical crime scene specialists have convinced authorities that Morgan's killer was familiar with the territory where her remains were found in a small clearing near a tree-lined creek.

"They did not feel they would be discovered in bringing her here," Cappuzzo said. "The location is not something a person unfamiliar with this area is likely to find on a whim."

He said the site could have been reached via different routes, with the nearest access point being about 100 yards from the place where Morgan's remains were found.


Cappuzzo declined to say whether police believe she was killed at the site or dumped there. He would not say whether tire tracks were detected at the scene. And he would not disclose the suspected cause of death or say whether the cause has been determined.

But Cappuzzo said investigators believe the man who abducted and killed Morgan is still "moving about" in the nearby Red Hill and North Garden sections of Albemarle County.

"I feel very confident this case will solve," he said.
He would not say whether police have a specific suspect in mind. But he added, "That person doesn't know it yet, but we're getting closer."


The disappearance

Three friends accompanied Morgan to the Metallica concert Oct. 17, 2009. They rode from Harrisonburg in Morgan's car and parked at the John Paul Jones Arena at the University of Virginia about 6:15 p.m., Cappuzzo said. He said a friend was the night's designated driver, which is why Morgan had no car keys later.

The women entered the arena and took their seats, he said. About 8:15 p.m., Morgan said she was going to the restroom. At some point, Cappuzzo said, witnesses saw Morgan fall as she walked through the arena's concourse. She might have bloodied her chin, he said, but refused help from people who witnessed her spill.

For some reason, he said, Morgan then exited the arena. She was warned she could not return without a ticket stub, Cappuzzo said. People outside the arena who encountered Morgan told police they believed "she was impaired in some way," he said.

"I can say that Morgan had been drinking alcohol that night, but I'm not going to say what degree of intoxication there was, in deference to the family and this investigation," Cappuzzo said.

At 8:48 p.m., one of Morgan's friends inside the arena called her cellphone to inquire about Morgan's whereabouts. Cappuzzo said Morgan described being barred from the concert and then said, essentially, "Don't worry about me. I'll find a ride."

Cappuzzo said Morgan joined a group of male students who were leaving the arena and heading toward their cars in a lot at Lannigan Field, a spot where UVa athletes often park. Morgan occasionally supported herself along the way by leaning against parked cars, he said. They soon reached the vicinity of Lannigan Field -- where Morgan's backpacklike purse, umbrella and cellphone were later found.

"She asked them for a ride, but, based on her behavior, they did not give her a ride," he said.

None is a suspect, Cappuzzo said.
Morgan then walked to the nearby Copeley Road bridge and apparently began hitchhiking. Authorities believe a vehicle stopped and that Morgan probably entered willingly, he said.

In drizzling rain, she wore a black miniskirt, black tights, knee-high black boots with high heels and a black T-shirt with "Pantera" written on the front.

"She has no coat, the weather is beginning to deteriorate. She doesn't have her phone," Cappuzzo said. "She's in a vulnerable and compromised position. The logical conclusion is that she got in a vehicle somewhere on Copeley Road between the bridge and the intersection with Ivy Road."

On Nov. 11, a college student found a T-shirt investigators have determined was Morgan's at the corner of Grady Avenue and 15th Street in Charlottesville -- an area in the opposite direction from which an abductor would have driven the 10 or 11 miles to the Anchorage Farm.

Cappuzzo said behavioral specialists recommended Tuesday's recap of Morgan's disappearance and death. Gil Harrington described the couple's feelings about finding those responsible.

"For Dan, it's personal," she said. "As a father and with a father's protective instincts, he wants punishment.

"For me, I feel punishment will be delivered, if not here then later. But I don't want anyone else to live through this. My child is dead, and nothing will bring her back. But I can't give up on the next girl."


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Post by: trimmonthelake on January 26, 2011, 06:56:14 AM
http://arklatexhomepage.com/fulltext/?nxd_id=152696
Search For Killer Continues 01/26/11
Video at link


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Post by: trimmonthelake on January 26, 2011, 07:07:23 AM
OMNI Morgan Harrington Education Wing Dedication     ::MonkeyAngel::
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Br1JRwbLhs&feature=player_embedded


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Post by: SuzieQ on January 26, 2011, 12:21:08 PM
Trimm, thank you so much for all the articles.

God, bless and take care of Gil, Dan and all of Morgan's family.

RIP Sweet Morgan


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Post by: trimmonthelake on January 26, 2011, 02:22:50 PM
http://www2.wsls.com/news/2011/jan/25/state-police-retrace-steps-morgan-harrington-case-ar-798604/
State Police retrace steps in Morgan Harrington case
http://vp.mgnetwork.net/traveler.swf?embed_referer=scaredmonkeys.net&u=ebcefdcc7a31102ea6fd001ec92a4a0d&z=SLS&embed_player=1


http://vp.mgnetwork.net/traveler.swf?embed_referer=scaredmonkeys.net&u=44fe3f2c7a62102ea6fd001ec92a4a0d&z=SLS&embed_player=1

Virginia State Police Talk About Morgan Harrington's Case
Almost one year after Morgan Harrington's remains were located in Albemarle County, Virginia State Police Special Agent Dino Cappuzzo and Dan and Gil Harrington visit the site on Jan. 25, 2011.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on January 26, 2011, 02:23:22 PM
Trimm, thank you so much for all the articles.

God, bless and take care of Gil, Dan and all of Morgan's family.

RIP Sweet Morgan

 ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: akmom on January 26, 2011, 11:23:35 PM
I am feeling a glimmer of hope in Special Agent Cappuzzo's words.  Please God, give these good people and Morgan the peace and justice they so deserve.

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Thanks for all of the articles, Trimm, I haven't been able to get here for a day or so and I would miss these if it weren't for you.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on January 27, 2011, 08:04:40 AM
I am feeling a glimmer of hope in Special Agent Cappuzzo's words.  Please God, give these good people and Morgan the peace and justice they so deserve.

2 4 1

Thanks for all of the articles, Trimm, I haven't been able to get here for a day or so and I would miss these if it weren't for you.

You welcome. ::HelloKitty::
2 4 1 Justice for Morgan


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Post by: trimmonthelake on January 27, 2011, 08:06:44 AM
http://www.readthehook.com/stories/2011/01/27/question-1004.aspx
QUESTION OF THE WEEK- Do you think Morgan Harrington's killer will ever be caught?
By HOOK STAFF
Published January 27, 2011 in issue 1004 of the Hook
video at link



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Post by: trimmonthelake on January 28, 2011, 03:56:57 PM
http://findmorgan.com/category/upcoming-events
2/23/11
Dan and Gil keynote speakers at the National Conference for Responding to Missing and Unidentified Persons in Wisconsin


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Post by: trimmonthelake on January 29, 2011, 10:58:57 AM
http://www.cavalierdaily.com/2011/01/28/harringtons-visit-anchorage/
Harringtons visit Anchorage
Family retraces daughter’s steps for first time in hopes of increasing public interest in her case
By Rebecca Rubin, Associate Editor on January 28, 2011

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Yesterday, Dean of Students Allen Groves said even though a year has passed, Morgan’s story should not be forgotten.

“A promising young life was lost, and a family still grieves,” Groves said. “They should remain in our thoughts regardless of the passage of time. We must also remember that the person or persons who did this remain at large, a reminder that every student should remain vigilant for their own safety and that of their friends.”

Virginia State Police spokesperson Corinne Geller said the goal of Wednesday’s media event was to advance the progress of the investigation. “We are hoping to bring the case back to forefront of people’s attention,” Geller said. “Sometimes time helps trigger people’s memories or make them feel more conformable coming forward.”

The department’s hopes may have come true — it has seen an uptick in the number of leads coming in, and investigators are actively pursuing those new clues, Geller said.
<snipped>


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Post by: trimmonthelake on February 02, 2011, 09:31:10 AM
http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/275685
Update in Morgan Harrington case: Necklace wasn't with body
State police, who are trying to track down the jewelry, also said DNA links the case to another.
By Duncan Adams | The Roanoke Times
Wednesday, February 02, 2011

(http://www.roanoke.com/dtiphotos/5301457.jpg)
Courtesy of Virginia State Police
Morgan Harrington was wearing a Swarovski crystal necklace like this one the night she disappeared in Charlottesville.

<snipped>
Virginia State Police confirmed for the first time this week that investigators had not previously disclosed that a distinctive Swarovski-brand necklace Morgan Harrington wore the night she disappeared has not been recovered.

At the time of her disappearance in October 2009, to inform the massive search that followed, police released a description of Harrington's attire when she disappeared. The details referenced clothing and other items, including the Swarovski necklace.

Corinne Geller, a state police spokeswoman, confirmed Monday that investigators had not previously reported that the necklace was missing when Harrington's skeletal remains were found Jan. 26, 2010, by an Albemarle County farmer in a hayfield. Her death was ruled a homicide. The case has not been solved, and authorities have not commented on the cause of death.

State police also announced for the first time last week that a previously disclosed link between Harrington's case and another in Fairfax is DNA-based.
<snipped>


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Post by: trimmonthelake on February 02, 2011, 11:16:54 AM
http://www.wdbj7.com/news/wdbj7-police-slain-va-tech-students-necklace-missing-20110202,0,1926930.story
Police: Slain Va Tech student's necklace missing
Police say a distinctive necklace worn by Morgan Harrington the night she disappeared is missing.
10:30 a.m. EST, February 2, 2011

<snipped>
Geller says a state police investigator has been checking with pawn shops and flea markets to see if the missing necklace has turned up.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on February 02, 2011, 11:23:33 AM
http://www.readthehook.com/65453/uva-crime-bill-would-yank-big-cases-campus-cops
UVA crime: Bill would yank big cases from campus cops
By Courteney Stuart | stuart@readthehook.com
Published 2:23pm Tuesday Feb 1, 2011 in issue #1005


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Post by: trimmonthelake on February 02, 2011, 11:43:39 AM
http://www.newsplex.com/news/headlines/Harringtons_Getting_First_Look_at_Site_of_Daughters_Remains_114509359.html
Updated: 9:47 AM Jan 26, 2011
UPDATE: Potential Photos Surface of Harrington Inside JPJ
Wednesday marks the one year anniversary of the discovery of Morgan Harrington's body. Tuesday, the Harringtons got a first look at the site where their daughter's remains were found.


Photos at link.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on February 02, 2011, 11:48:14 AM
http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/harringtoneventsgeneratetips_115102114.html
Updated: 10:56 AM Feb 2, 2011
Morgan Harrington Case: Events Generate Tips
Police said Wednesday that events last week - aimed at putting the spotlight on the unsolved Morgan Harrington murder case - have generated tips to a telephone hotline. Police also confirmed a report that a necklace Harrington was wearing is missing.
Posted: 10:56 AM Feb 2, 2011
Reporter: Jim Hanchett
Email Address: jim.hanchett@newsplex.com


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Post by: trimmonthelake on February 02, 2011, 01:52:34 PM
http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/275685
Update in Morgan Harrington case: Necklace wasn't with body
State police, who are trying to track down the jewelry, also said DNA links the case to another.
By Duncan Adams | The Roanoke Times 02/02/11

(http://www.roanoke.com/dtiphotos/3682533.jpg)
Courtesy of the Harrington family
Morgan Harrington's remains were found Jan. 26, 2010.
<snipped>
In November 2009, police found a black T-shirt worn by Harrington the night she disappeared. They reported it had been found by a student in Charlottesville a few miles from the concert arena.

"We're not commenting on what other articles of clothing were not recovered with the remains," Geller said.

The initial police description reported that, in addition to the T-shirt, Harrington wore a black miniskirt, knee-high black boots and black tights. Cappuzzo said last week that the tights were akin to Lycra running tights and that many other young women wore similar outfits that night for the Metallica concert.

Gil Harrington, Morgan's mother, now wears the bracelet. Investigators have not yet returned the ring, which features an imprint copied from a ring owned by Gil's father.

On Tuesday, Gil Harrington estimated the large signet ring was worth about $800 to $900.

She said she had not realized authorities had not disclosed that the necklace remained missing.

Last week, hoping to elicit new leads, investigators held a walk-through for a small group of journalists of the crime's key events and locations. Gil and Dan Harrington, Morgan's father, participated. They said they were glad authorities were sharing a few more details that might trigger someone's memory or conscience.

Cappuzzo led the tour. He has said he does not know what the necklace might be worth.

On Tuesday, Gil Harrington estimated the value of the necklace, a gift to Morgan from her brother, at about $300 to $350.
<snipped


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Post by: trimmonthelake on February 03, 2011, 09:14:20 AM
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41395658
Search for Va. Tech Student's Killer Includes Search for Her Necklace
By Aaron Sinclair
NBCWashington.com
updated 2/2/2011 5:46:52 PM ET

<snipped>
Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller told The Roanoke Times that when Harrington's remains were found, her Swarvoski crystal necklace wasn't there. Geller also said a state police investigator continues to check with pawn shops and flea markets, hoping the necklace will turn up.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on February 05, 2011, 09:04:18 AM
http://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2011/022011/02052011/605434
Campus crime bill gets more scrutiny
Campus crime bill will be studied
BY CHELYEN DAVIS
Date published: 2/5/2011
BY CHELYEN DAVIS
RICHMOND

After Kathryn reported to University of Virginia campus police that she'd been raped in 2004, she felt her case was mishandled.

Her rapist was never charged, and Kathryn, who asked that her last name not be used, says he later raped another woman.

Kathryn believes that if Charlottesville city police had done the investigation, things might have been different.

Advocacy by her and her mother, Susan Russell, led Del. Paula Miller to propose a bill that would have required campus police to hand rape, sexual assault and murder cases over to local law enforcement.

Hours of sometimes emotional testimony yesterday led to legislators not passing the bill, but choosing instead to ask a legislative study arm to investigate not only the relationships between campus and local police, but also how well campus cops are handling sexual assaults.

Miller's bill originally would have required campus police to hand off those cases; she amended it yesterday morning to allow campus police or victims to ask the local police to intervene in such cases.

She said Tennessee and South Carolina have similar legislation, and that she had received numerous e-mails supporting her bill--including an e-mail from the parents of Morgan Harrington, the Blacksburg student who was killed in Charlottesville.

Kathryn said U.Va. campus police waited days to question her accused attacker and filed inaccurate reports that she says resulted in the local commonwealth's attorney being unable to bring charges in her case.

Police, Kathryn said, don't treat rape as the violent crime it is. They treat it as sex, she said, which is wrong.

"Rape has nothing to do with sex," she said. "When I was raped, I died."
Read more here.
http://fredericksburg.com/News/FLS/2011/022011/02052011/605434


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Post by: trimmonthelake on February 08, 2011, 02:34:51 PM
http://www.readthehook.com/88650/hes-still-here-and-other-new-revelations-harrington-case
'He's still here' And other new revelations in the Harrington case
By Courteney Stuart | stuart@readthehook.com
Published 11:46am Tuesday Feb 8, 2011 in issue #1006

(http://www.readthehook.com/files/imagecache/partial_width/images/field_images/cover-morgan-dog_0.jpg)
Morgan was an animal lover who hoped to work in education. She had planned to travel to Zambia during the spring of 2010 to work with her mother through the nonprofit Orphans Medical Network International. Following her death, the wing of a new school for orphans-- funded by donations after her death-- was named in her honor.
PHOTO COURTESY HARRINGTON FAMILY
It was a Saturday night in October 2009. The air outside was chilly, and a light rain was falling as the visiting father finished dinner with his daughter at a Charlottesville restaurant and the two returned to his car. As the father drove his daughter back to her dormitory around 9:20pm, their path took them past John Paul Jones Arena, where a major event was underway.

Heavy metal group Metallica had taken the stage only minutes before, and fans who'd flocked from all over the East Coast had gathered inside. As the main event roared inside the Arena, the parking lots outside were full and lights were blazing, but Copeley Road was nearly devoid of pedestrians.

As the father and daughter traveled toward Ivy Road and over the railroad bridge, the ordinary ride suddenly took them past an unusual sight. A young woman, dressed all in black with long blond hair, was standing on the bridge with her thumb extended in the classic hitchhiking gesture.

The pair would soon learn that they were among the last to see Morgan Dana Harrington alive.
Read more here...
http://www.readthehook.com/88650/hes-still-here-and-other-new-revelations-harrington-case


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Post by: trimmonthelake on February 08, 2011, 03:12:27 PM
http://www.readthehook.com/88650/hes-still-here-and-other-new-revelations-harrington-case
<snipped>
Dan Harrington says he and Gil will speak at a national convention for missing persons in Wisconsin next month, headlined by Beth Holloway, the mother of Natalie Holloway, who disappeared without a trace while vacationing in Aruba in 2005. Although Natalie is widely believed to have been killed by a Dutchman named Joran van der Sloot, who is currently imprisoned in Peru for allegedly murdering another woman on the fifth anniversary of Natalie's disappearance, van der Sloot has never been prosecuted in the Holloway case.
<snipped>


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Post by: cece on February 12, 2011, 10:35:41 AM
Thank you so much, Trimm, for keeping us updated.

(http://i732.photobucket.com/albums/ww328/seasidecece/MORGAN.jpg)


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Post by: Sister on February 14, 2011, 02:10:51 PM
Thank you so much, Trimm, for keeping us updated.

(http://i732.photobucket.com/albums/ww328/seasidecece/MORGAN.jpg)
Powerful photo, CeCe . . . thanks!


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Post by: trimmonthelake on February 15, 2011, 08:09:24 AM
http://findmorgan.com/category/family-blog
Gil Harrington’s thoughts from February 14th, 2011


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Post by: Sister on February 15, 2011, 08:30:37 AM
http://findmorgan.com/category/family-blog
Gil Harrington’s thoughts from February 14th, 2011
Oh Trimm, what a phenominal family . . . it humbles me to read her thoughts.


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Post by: akmom on February 15, 2011, 10:54:09 AM
Justice for Morgan, peace for this good family

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Post by: trimmonthelake on February 17, 2011, 01:36:03 PM
http://agiftforthevillage.blogspot.com/
A Gift for the Village

In June of 2007, 7 friends left the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia on a trip to Nepal. Our mission was to deliver a painting of an amazing man in a remote village which sits at 12,000 feet in the Himalayas. The film that documents this cultural exchange is now finished, and in the summer of 2010, it was carried back to Nepal and shown there. The film premiered in the US on September 16 at the Taubman Museum in Roanoke before beginning a new journey around the country.
Upcoming Shows
Thanks to everyone who made our US premiere such a success.

We were honored to be a part of the University of Virginia's memorial service honoring Morgan Harrington in Charlottesville and to have shown our film at the Virginia Film Festival.

Your next opportunities to see the film are as follows:

1. February 7, University of Richmond, 7 p.m.
2. February 26, Virginia Indie Film Festival, sponsored by the Virginia Film Office - 2:15 p.m.
3. February 25, Appalachian Film Festival, Huntington, WV - time 6:00
 ::snipping2::

A Gift for the Village Trailer
http://vimeo.com/9379136


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Post by: trimmonthelake on February 17, 2011, 01:37:38 PM
2 4 1 Justice for Morgan


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Post by: trimmonthelake on February 17, 2011, 01:43:54 PM
http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/Top_Legal_Analyst_Shares_Insight_on_Harrington_Love_Cases_116350279.html
Updated: 8:38 PM Feb 16, 2011
Top Legal Analyst Shares Insight on Harrington, Love Cases
One of the top television legal analysts in the country was in Charlottesville Wednesday, sharing his opinion on the Yeardley Love and Morgan Harrington cases and explaining why each continues to attract national attention.
Posted: 5:15 PM Feb 16, 2011
Reporter: Carter Johnson
Email Address: carter.johnson@newsplex.com
CBS News legal analyst Jack Ford has covered some of the most compelling cases in the country over the past few decades. He was in Charlottesville on Wednesday speaking to a group at the University of Virginia Miller Center for Public Affairs about the significance of these cases.
 ::snipping2::

Video Report: http://www.newsplex.com/video?clipID=5575737&autoStart=true&contentID=116350279


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Post by: trimmonthelake on February 17, 2011, 01:56:57 PM
(O/T but important)  http://weblogs.baltimoresun.com/sports/lacrosse/blog/2011/02/virginia_to_retire_yeardley_lo.html
Virginia to retire Yeardley Love's number
02/17/11

Virginia will retire the No. 1 worn by Yeardley Love before its home opener on March 6 in Charlottesville. Love, the Virginia midfielder and Notre Dame Prep graduate, died last spring after she was assaulted in her off-campus apartment. Her ex-boyfriend, a Cavaliers' men's lacrosse player, has been charged with her murder.
Love's number will be retired in a ceremony to begin 10 minutes before the Cavaliers' 1 p.m. game with Penn State at Klockner Stadium.
 ::snipping2::

http://hamptonroads.com/2011/02/overhaul-virginia-domestic-violence-protections-advances
Overhaul of Virginia domestic violence protections advances
By Julian Walker
The Virginian-Pilot
© February 17, 2011


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Post by: trimmonthelake on February 20, 2011, 08:11:33 AM
http://www.nbc29.com/Global/story.asp?S=14063825
Morgan's Warriors Hold Road Rally on Saturday
Posted: Feb 19, 2011 6:26 PM CST Updated: Feb 19, 2011 6:38 PM CST

A road rally dedicated to finding Morgan Harrington's killer returned to Charlottesville on Saturday.

Morgan's Warriors spent some time Saturday afternoon in the Seminole Square Shopping Center putting flyers on windshields and reminding people that Harrington's killer is still on the lose. The fliers show a composite sketch from a Fairfax sexual assault that police have linked by DNA to Harrington's death. ::snipping2::

Video Report at link.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on February 21, 2011, 11:16:24 AM
http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/Fliers_Keep_Morgan_Harrington_on_Publics_Mind_116540353.html
Updated: 1:03 AM Feb 20, 2011
Fliers Keep Morgan Harrington on Public's Mind
The energy remains high in the search for answers to the murder of Morgan Harrington more than a year after her body was found on an Albemarle County farm.
Posted: 6:40 PM Feb 19, 2011
Reporter: Chris Stover
Email Address: chris.stover@newsplex.com




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Post by: trimmonthelake on February 22, 2011, 09:20:34 AM
http://www.fvtc.edu/public/content.aspx?ID=1238&PID=117
Beth Holloway: International Travel Safety
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 @ 7:00 PM | Appleton, Wisconsin

 ::snipping2::
Beth will provide the keynote presentation on day one of the conference. In reviewing Natalee's case, Beth will outline what went right, what went wrong, and discuss opportunities for collaboration with law enforcement and other agencies regarding future missing persons' cases. Additional highlighted conference speakers include Dr. Emily Craig, Kentucky State Medical Examiner's Office; Sgt. Jon Mattsen, King County Sheriff's Office; and Dr. Daniel and Gil Harrington, parents of Morgan Harrington. Visit the Featured Conference Speakers page for their full biographies.

For questions regarding this community event contact Barbara Nelson (phone: 888-370-1752.)


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Post by: SuzieQ on February 25, 2011, 11:19:06 PM
(http://i239.photobucket.com/albums/ff15/sueann37/Morgan/IMG_0002-1024x687.jpg)

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Post by: trimmonthelake on March 01, 2011, 06:35:33 PM
2 4 1 Justice for Morgan


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Post by: trimmonthelake on March 03, 2011, 07:52:51 AM
http://www.collegiatetimes.com/stories/17032/supreme-court-defends-churchs-funeral-protests
Supreme Court defends church’s funeral protests
Wednesday, March, 2, 2011; 10:21 PM
by From staff and wire reports

 ::snipping2::
Wednesday’s Supreme Court decision in Snyder v. Phelps shields the Kansas-based church from being sued for intentional infliction of emotional distress. More broadly, the decision casts into doubt dozens of state laws that were erected to keep demonstrators away from funerals.

The Virginia Tech community clashed with the church during three protests in Blacksburg on April 9, 2010. The church directed its protests not at a funeral or the military, but at the Jewish and gay communities and the death of Tech student Morgan Harrington.
 ::snipping2::


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Post by: trimmonthelake on March 06, 2011, 08:05:22 AM
I thought of Morgan when I saw this article.Someday there will be justice,there has to be.
2 4 1 Justice for Morgan

http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/03/06/2114580/man-charged-in-east-coast-rapes.html
Police: DNA links man to rapes
Police say DNA links Conn. truck driver to 17 assaults on women in 4 states since 1997.
By Al Baker New York Times Posted: Sunday, Mar. 06, 2011

Read more: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/2011/03/06/2114580/man-charged-in-east-coast-rapes.html#ixzz1Fp9RwClc





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Post by: trimmonthelake on March 07, 2011, 01:23:20 PM
http://www.nbc29.com/Global/story.asp?S=14201383
Connection between 'East Coast Rapist' Suspect and Harrington Suspect?
Posted: Mar 07, 2011 10:36 AM CST Updated: Mar 07, 2011 11:44 AM CST

Police in Connecticut say they arrested a suspect in the 'East Coast Rapist' case on Friday. One sketch of the suspect looks similar to the suspect wanted in the Morgan Harrington murder case.
Similarities between the two sketches have many people wondering if the man accused of being the East Coast Rapist has any connection to Morgan Harrington's murder. Monday, Virginia State Police say the cases are not related.
 ::snipping2::


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Post by: akmom on March 07, 2011, 05:47:28 PM
http://www.nbc29.com/Global/story.asp?S=14201383
Connection between 'East Coast Rapist' Suspect and Harrington Suspect?
Posted: Mar 07, 2011 10:36 AM CST Updated: Mar 07, 2011 11:44 AM CST

Police in Connecticut say they arrested a suspect in the 'East Coast Rapist' case on Friday. One sketch of the suspect looks similar to the suspect wanted in the Morgan Harrington murder case.
Similarities between the two sketches have many people wondering if the man accused of being the East Coast Rapist has any connection to Morgan Harrington's murder. Monday, Virginia State Police say the cases are not related.
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Thanks for this Trimm, I had wondered if there was a possible connection, but hadn't gotten a good look at the perp

Justice for Shiny girl Morgan, Peace for her family

2 4 1    Always in my thoughts


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Post by: trimmonthelake on March 08, 2011, 02:37:58 PM
http://articles.wdbj7.com/2011-03-07/familial-dna_28667328
Could new DNA testing method solve Morgan Harrington's murder?
Familial DNA testing is being evaluated in Richmond
it could be used by the end of the year
March 07, 2011|By Chris Hurst | Reporter

ROANOKE, Va. — It could solve one of the highest profile murders in our area, it's already helped to find one serial killer. It's called familial DNA testing and Virginia could start using it by the end of the year.

Each time DNA evidence is collected at crime scenes police look for direct matches in state and national criminal databases. Now partial matches can be found, and that match could be the person you're looking for.
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Post by: trimmonthelake on March 09, 2011, 08:41:11 AM
http://www.readthehook.com/89221/familial-hope-after-east-coast-rapist-arrest-harringtons-push-dna
Familial hope: After East Coast Rapist arrest, Harringtons push for DNA
By Courteney Stuart | stuart@readthehook.com
Published 7:38am Wednesday Mar 9, 2011 in issue #1010

Why haven't you picked me up sooner?"

That was the question that 39-year-old unemployed truck driver Aaron H. Thomas allegedly asked investigators upon his Friday, March 4 arrest in New Haven, Connecticut. Believed to be the so-called East Coast Rapist, Thomas is not suspected in the Charlottesville killing of Morgan Harrington but is linked by DNA to at least 17 attacks from Rhode Island to Virginia over a dozen years.

One Virginia prosecutor says the arrest would have come sooner if investigators had access to a controversial tool for which Morgan Harrington's parents have been pushing: familial DNA searching
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Post by: trimmonthelake on March 09, 2011, 08:44:42 AM
                                            2 4 1 Justice for Morgan
(http://i450.photobucket.com/albums/qq229/trimmonthelake/Morgan%202-4-1/26783_382740053327_568903327_363375-1.jpg)


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Post by: trimmonthelake on March 09, 2011, 08:53:26 AM
http://wusa9.com/news/article/140304/373/Family-DNA-Search-Might-Have-Busted-Rapist-Earlier
Family DNA Search Might Have Busted Rapist Earlier
7:21 PM, Mar 8, 2011  | 

Video at link.
 ::snipping2::
In California, familial DNA testing has already led to the arrest of the so-called Grim Sleeper, who's charged with murdering 10 women over more than two decades. In Kansas, it helped bust the BTK Killer, who bound, tortured and killed nearly a dozen women.

The parents of Morgan Harrington, the murdered Virginia Tech student, want it used to find her killer.

Virginia's going ahead -- but both Maryland and D.C. ban the testing, worried it's TOO intrusive.
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Post by: Sister on March 09, 2011, 09:26:12 AM
http://wusa9.com/news/article/140304/373/Family-DNA-Search-Might-Have-Busted-Rapist-Earlier
Family DNA Search Might Have Busted Rapist Earlier
7:21 PM, Mar 8, 2011  | 

Video at link.
 ::snipping2::
In California, familial DNA testing has already led to the arrest of the so-called Grim Sleeper, who's charged with murdering 10 women over more than two decades. In Kansas, it helped bust the BTK Killer, who bound, tortured and killed nearly a dozen women.

The parents of Morgan Harrington, the murdered Virginia Tech student, want it used to find her killer.

Virginia's going ahead -- but both Maryland and D.C. ban the testing, worried it's TOO intrusive.
 ::snipping2::
Shame on Maryland and D.C. -- too intrusive my butt!


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Post by: Roxie on March 09, 2011, 09:01:02 PM
link to photo and sketches of aaron



http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1363905/East-Coast-Rapist-suspect-Aaron-Thomas-
arrested-First-picture-handcuffs.html?ito=feeds-newsxml


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Post by: Roxie on March 09, 2011, 09:03:11 PM
full link
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1363905/East-Coast-Rapist-suspect-Aaron-Thomas-arrested-First-picture-handcuffs.html?ito=feeds-newsxml


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Post by: trimmonthelake on March 10, 2011, 07:05:32 AM
full link
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1363905/East-Coast-Rapist-suspect-Aaron-Thomas-arrested-First-picture-handcuffs.html?ito=feeds-newsxml
Thank you Roxie.   ::HelloKitty::


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Post by: Roxie on March 10, 2011, 03:07:03 PM
Justice for Morgan
This one just breaks my heart


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Post by: Roxie on March 10, 2011, 08:09:51 PM
no connection to east coast rapist

http://gunshyassassin.com/news/police-no-connection-between-east-coast-rapist-and-morgan-harrington/


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Post by: trimmonthelake on March 19, 2011, 08:58:23 AM
http://www.michellesigona.com/2011/03/cold-case-feature-morgan-harrington-murder-mystery/
COLD CASE FEATURE: Morgan Harrington Murder Mystery 03/17/11


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Post by: SuzieQ on March 19, 2011, 04:24:25 PM
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Post by: trimmonthelake on March 23, 2011, 08:19:19 AM
http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/2011/mar/22/tdmet01-va-can-now-perform-familial-dna-searches-ar-918855/
Va. can now perform familial DNA searches
By Frank Green, Olympia Meola
Published: March 22, 2011
(http://www2.timesdispatch.com/mgmedia/image/294/0/123546/familial-dna/)
Credit: P. KEVIN MORLEY/TIMES-DISPATCH
"In Morgan's case, we need all the help we can get, as in most unsolved crimes," said Dan Harrington, (above) father of the slain Va Tech student.

The Virginia Department of Forensic Science can now perform familial DNA searching, a technique that prosecutors and victim family members have sought to help solve some of the state's most difficult cases.

The capability will allow searches of the DNA database for a person who may be closely related to a suspect who is not in the database but whose DNA has been identified on crime scene evidence.

It's a technique that has been sought in high-profile cases, including the search for the killer of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington.
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Post by: trimmonthelake on March 23, 2011, 08:22:38 AM
http://www.vcstar.com/news/2011/mar/22/va-to-use-familial-dna-in-criminal/
Va. to use familial DNA in criminal investigations
    * Associated Press
    * Posted March 22, 2011 at 8:44 p.m
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The announcement was welcomed by the father of a 20-year-old Virginia Tech student whose remains were found in a field of an Albemarle County farm in January 2010. Morgan Harrington was last seen months earlier at a concert in Charlottesville. Her killer has not been found.

Dan Harrington said Virginia State Police sent him a copy of the governor's announcement, and he expects they will conduct a familial DNA search into his daughter's slaying. He said investigators collected DNA evidence in their investigation but have not found a match.

"We're very interested in this," Harrington said in an interview. "It's one more tool and you need all the tools you can get when you don't have a suspect."

Read more: http://www.vcstar.com/news/2011/mar/22/va-to-use-familial-dna-in-criminal/#ixzz1HQNx5iaj
- vcstar.com
 


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Post by: trimmonthelake on March 23, 2011, 08:26:05 AM
(http://www2.wsls.com/mgmedia/image/630/394/74951/why-morgan-harringtons-disappearance-is-78463/) ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: akmom on March 23, 2011, 09:48:13 AM
(http://www2.wsls.com/mgmedia/image/630/394/74951/why-morgan-harringtons-disappearance-is-78463/) ::MonkeyAngel::

So beautiful.....2 4 1 Justice for Morgan, peace for her family.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on March 25, 2011, 05:39:45 PM
http://www.readthehook.com/89512/dna-advance-harringtons-parents-pleased-familial-approval
DNA advance: Harrington's parents pleased by familial approval
By Courteney Stuart | stuart@readthehook.com
Published 11:40am Thursday Mar 24, 2011 in issue #1013
Months after the parents of murdered Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington urged the Virginia Crime Commission to allow familial DNA searches to be conducted in unsolved homicides, the state is ready to begin using the tool, Governor Bob McDonnell announced Monday, March 21.

"I think this is going to be very valuable," says Morgan's father, Dan Harrington, "not only in Morgan's case, but in other unsolved crimes throughout the state."
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Post by: trimmonthelake on March 31, 2011, 02:45:05 PM
http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/Gil_Harrington_Address_Crowd_at_Magazine_Release_118958179.html
Updated: 11:08 PM Mar 30, 2011
Mother of Morgan Harrington Addresses Crowd at Magazine Release
Gil Harrington, the mother of Morgan Harrington addressed a crowd at the University of Virginia's Women's Center Wednesday in honor of the release of the most recent issue of "Iris: A Magazine for Thinking Young Women".
Posted: 9:37 PM Mar 30, 2011
Email Address: news@newsplex.com

Video  Mother of Morgan Harrington Addresses Crowd at Magazine Release http://www.newsplex.com/video?clipID=5709174&autoStart=true&contentID=118958179
 ::snipping2::
"We picked Gil Harrington to profile in this issue because we were just really inspired by the reliance and perseverance she showed in the face of such a personal tragedy," said Lauren Russo, the associate editor of Iris.
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On Thursday, Gil Harrington will be in Blacksburg to speak at Virginia Tech's Take Back the Night.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on April 01, 2011, 08:08:09 AM
http://www.collegiatetimes.com/stories/17266/women-harringtons-march-against-domestic-violence
Women, Harringtons march against domestic violence
Thursday, March, 31, 2011; 10:56 PM | 0 | ShareThis | Print
by Michelle Sutherland, news reporter

(http://www.collegiatetimes.com/media/images/2011/03/31/77e6d9379bf053c94df64373dd21dc6a_1301625758_crunched.JPG)
Men and women attend Take Back the Night Rally at Virginia Tech, on Thursday, March 31, 2011.

 ::snipping2::
Dan Harrington spoke about memories of his daughter, Morgan Harrington, a Virginia Tech student who was abducted and murdered in 2010 while attending a concert in Charlottesville.

He and his wife, Gil Harrington, spoke to the Collegiate Times after their presentation about Katherine’s Bill, a Virginia state bill that would require campus police to turn cases over to state police in the event of rape or murder.

“There’s an inherent conflict of interest,” Gil Harrington said. “You don’t want an institution to investigate itself, as well as there’s an experience and resource deficit.”

A capella music swept emotion across the crowd. Nearly all attendees were wiping their eyes.

But women did not come to cry and commiserate — they came to remember and take back the night.

The tone of the evening changed as organizers shuffled participants out the door and handed them candles. Despite the rain, nearly 100 people marched in support of women’s rights.
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“We’re still trying to find positive ways to move ahead,” Gil Harrington said. “The positive emotion is necessary to get beyond. I don’t think you get over it, but you can get beyond.”



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Post by: trimmonthelake on April 01, 2011, 08:10:50 AM
http://vp.mgnetwork.net/traveler.swf?embed_referer=scaredmonkeys.net&u=81b932a8ad63102ea6fd001ec92a4a0d&z=SLS&embed_player=1


241  ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: SuzieQ on April 01, 2011, 10:50:13 PM
Thanks Trimm              241


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Post by: trimmonthelake on April 02, 2011, 12:00:50 PM
http://findmorgan.com/category/family-blog
Gil Harrington’s thoughts for March 28, 2011
Dear Mogo,

 I have just come back from visiting A. J. in New York to shore him up a bit.  Since you were killed, Dan and I have a lower threshold for traveling to see him.  We all crave the connection of family more now than ever.  Alex is doing really well though, having just remarkable success at work.  I like to think that you are helping push that stone uphill from the other side.  In many ways the impact of your death is hardest on Alex; he will be without you the longest and is destined to be the last man standing in our nuclear family. It is so hard to be the last one holding all the inside jokes.  Allie grieves deeply and constantly, as we all do.  When I was with Alex in New York, I saw many sweet little things, like watching him go out of his way on the way home to walk by a wall with prayer flags flying – so he could better conjure you.

More here....    http://findmorgan.com/category/family-blog


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Post by: trimmonthelake on April 04, 2011, 12:21:10 PM
http://dianedimond.net/searching-the-family-dna-tree-to-solve-crime/
Searching the Family DNA Tree to Solve Crime
by Diane on April 4, 2011

 ::snipping2::
(http://dianedimond.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/03/morganHarringtonMomGil.jpg)
Morgan Harrington & Mom, Gil
This promising new technology couldn’t be approved fast enough for Dan and Gil Harrington, a Virginia couple who have been agonizing over who might have murdered their beautiful daughter, Morgan. She left a concert in October 2009 and disappeared. That is, until her badly decomposed body was found months later in a field nine miles south of Charlottesville. DNA found on Morgan’s body was ultimately linked to whoever committed a brutal rape in Fairfax, Virginia some 90 miles away and four years earlier. Who is that person who would rape and murder young women? The Harrington’s believe a Familial DNA Search might hold the clue and they don’t understand what’s taking so to use it. I don’t understand it either.
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Post by: trimmonthelake on April 06, 2011, 08:00:11 AM
http://www.wtkr.com/news/sns-ap-va--sexualviolencevigil,0,495846.story
Mother of slain Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington to speak at Charlottesville vigil
By Associated Press
7:07 a.m. EDT, April 6, 2011

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — The mother of slain Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington will speak at a vigil in Charlottesville honoring victims of sexual violence.

The Daily Progress reports that Gil Harrington will talk about societal violence and her 20-year-old daughter's disappearance and death at the event.
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Post by: trimmonthelake on April 06, 2011, 08:02:03 AM
http://www2.dailyprogress.com/news/2011/apr/05/harringtons-mother-speak-rally-ar-952965/
Harrington's mother to speak at rally
By Daily Progress Staff Reports
Published: April 05, 2011

The public is invited to a vigil this week to honor survivors of sexual violence.

The annual Take Back the Night rally will begin at 5 p.m. Thursday at Washington Park in Charlottesville. The park is located at the intersection of Preston Avenue and 10th Street.

Gil Harrington will speak about societal violence and the disappearance and death of her daughter, Morgan.

Morgan Harrington, 20, disappeared in October 2009 after she left a Metallica concert at the John Paul Jones Arena.
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Post by: Sister on April 06, 2011, 08:31:56 AM
Trimm, thank you so much for keeping us posted.  Through the tears . . . "getting beyond" is a very powerful statement.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on April 06, 2011, 08:46:32 AM
Trimm, thank you so much for keeping us posted.  Through the tears . . . "getting beyond" is a very powerful statement.

Yes,it was.  ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: trimmonthelake on April 07, 2011, 02:03:30 PM
http://iris.virginia.edu/2011/04/video-of-spring-release-with-gil-harrington/
Video of Spring Release with Gil Harrington
April 7, 2011 · 0 comments



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Post by: trimmonthelake on April 08, 2011, 08:29:05 AM
http://www.nbc29.com/story/14407481/uva-students-take-back-the-night
UVA Students Take Back the Night
Posted: Apr 07, 2011 10:05 PM CDT Updated: Apr 07, 2011 10:28 PM CDT

On Thursday, University of Virginia students raised awareness about violence against women. The annual Take Back the Night event aims to end the silence around sexual assault.

Joining the students for the cause tonight was Gil Harrington, the mother of Morgan Harrington. Morgan was murdered 18 months ago. Gil was on a mission to raise awareness about violence and help victims speak out.

She was back in Charlottesville helping young women take back the night in honor of her daughter.

Gil said, "I can't give up on the next girl, my Morgan is dead, but I can't give up on the next girl."
 ::snipping2::

Video Report
http://www.nbc29.com/category/175568/video-landing-page?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=5734993&flvUri=&partnerclipid=


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Post by: trimmonthelake on April 12, 2011, 09:41:48 AM
http://fairfaxcity.patch.com/articles/can-a-family-members-dna-solve-a-fairfax-rape-and-morgan-harringtons-murder
Can a Family Member's DNA Solve a Fairfax Rape and Morgan Harrington's Murder?
Police can now search for related DNA in state and national databases.
By Whitney Rhodes | Email the author | 7:35am


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Post by: trimmonthelake on April 14, 2011, 07:42:14 AM
http://www.therepublic.com/view/story/7c8ede90e14141e0a1570689601a13a5/VA--Missing-VaTech-Student/
Investigation Discovery channel to air program on slain Va Tech student Morgan Harrington
    * First Posted: April 14, 2011 - 2:30 am
      Last Updated: April 14, 2011 - 2:30 am

ROANOKE, Va. — A cable television network plans to air a program on slain Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington.

WSLS-TV reports Investigation Discovery is scheduled to televise the case on its "Disappeared" show at 9 p.m. Monday.
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Post by: trimmonthelake on April 14, 2011, 01:47:09 PM
http://www.readthehook.com/89962/harrington-case-air-investigation-discovery
Murder case: Broadcast set for Morgan Harrington program
By Courteney Stuart | stuart@readthehook.com
Published 12:20pm Thursday Apr 14, 2011 in issue #1016

(http://www.readthehook.com/files/imagecache/partial_width/images/field_images/morgan-harrington-missing-dog-520x346.jpg)
Investigators have been quiet on the Morgan Harrington case since January, when police led media on a tour of key sites including the John Paul Jones Arena, where the 20-year-old Virginia Tech student vanished during a year-and-a-half-ago Metallica concert. On Monday, April 18, however, the case roars back into a national spotlight as the Investigation Discovery channel debuts an hour-long installment of a popular mystery program.

The Hook was offered a pre-release view of this episode of the Disappeared series. Entitled "Heavy Metal Mystery," it features extensive interviews with parents Dan and Gil Harrington, Virginia State Police investigators Joe Rader and Dino Cappuzzo, newspaper deliverywoman and possible witness Norma Parson, (as well as a brief interview with this reporter.)
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Post by: trimmonthelake on April 15, 2011, 09:53:50 PM
http://www.wset.com/story/14453420/victims-family-lead-charge-for-change
Morgan Harrington's Family Leads Charge For Change
Posted: Apr 15, 2011 7:50 AM PDT

(http://wset.images.worldnow.com/images/14453420_BG1.jpg)
Roanoke, VA - Last month, Virginia became the third state in the country to allow using familial DNA as an investigative tool to solve vicious crimes.

It's a law that the family of Morgan Harrington pushed hard for, but it's not the only law the Gil and Dan Harrington are pushing as they continue to lead the charge for legal changes in Virginia.
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Video at link


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Post by: trimmonthelake on April 15, 2011, 10:04:23 PM
(http://i450.photobucket.com/albums/qq229/trimmonthelake/Morgan%202-4-1/Morgan-1.png)

(http://i450.photobucket.com/albums/qq229/trimmonthelake/Morgan%202-4-1/morgan2-2.png)    2 4 1  ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: trimmonthelake on April 18, 2011, 07:50:14 AM
http://www.wtop.com/?nid=120&sid=2348948
National show to feature Morgan Harrington murder
Sunday - 4/17/2011, 4:58pm  ET

(http://media.bonnint.net/wtop/17/1753/175394.jpg?filter=wtop_article)
Morgan Harrington was killed in October 2009. Her killer has not ben found. (WTOP file photo)

WASHINGTON - Morgan Harrington vanished more than a year ago.

Her remains were found but not her killer.

Now the case is getting a little help. The homicide case will be getting national exposure Monday evening at 9 on "Disappeared."
http://investigation.discovery.com/tv/disappeared/#icpgn=idnavshdi
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Post by: trimmonthelake on April 18, 2011, 02:00:40 PM
http://www.roanoke.com/news/breaking/wb/283749
Tonight: Cable network to air program on Morgan Harrington
Investigation Discovery (Discovery ID) will present 'Heavy Metal Mystery' at 9 p.m.




http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/mornings/investigation-discovery-channel-profiles-harrington-case-041811
Investigation Discovery Channel Profiles Harrington Case
Updated: Monday, 18 Apr 2011, 11:33 AM EDT
Published : Monday, 18 Apr 2011, 11:33 AM EDT

Read more: http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/mornings/investigation-discovery-channel-profiles-harrington-case-041811#ixzz1JuH6smZt


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Post by: trimmonthelake on April 19, 2011, 08:52:28 AM
O/T Ref: Yeardely Love
http://www.readthehook.com/90037/expected-huguely-indicted-premeditated-murder-more
Huguely indicted: Murder trial set for February
By Hawes Spencer | editor@readthehook.com
Published 3:44pm Monday Apr 18, 2011


http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/love-family-statement/story?id=13356745
Love Family Statement
Family of Murdered U.Va. Student: "We Have Faith in the Justice System"
April 11, 2011


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Post by: trimmonthelake on April 20, 2011, 07:03:03 AM
http://articles.wdbj7.com/2011-04-19/jefferson-college_29449398
Take Back The Night Rally held at Jefferson College of Health Sciences
April 19, 2011|By Web staff

 ::snipping2::
Among those in attendance Tuesday night was Gil Harrington, mother of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington, who was murdered.

You can find more information about the Take Back the Night organization on their website. http://www.takebackthenight.org/


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Post by: trimmonthelake on April 21, 2011, 06:51:50 PM
Disappeared S3EP16 - Heavy Metal Mystery PART 1
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G_8p2xQlYRE


Disappeared S3EP16 - Heavy Metal Mystery PART 2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9EDy2kdtoQ&feature=related


Disappeared S3EP16 - Heavy Metal Mystery PART 3
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=niEHuBtj5Mc&feature=related


2 4 1 Justice For Morgan


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Post by: trimmonthelake on April 25, 2011, 07:17:34 PM
http://findmorgan.com/category/family-blog
Gil Harrington’s thoughts from April 25th, 2011
Dearest Mogo:

I am packed and traveling to Zambia today.  Parting is harder since your death but I am thrilled to go and serve in a direct and gratifying way.  Such service really is the savings of us; giving, helps us to keep moving forward.  We are at a funny place emotionally; we know we can survive such a huge blow but now we need to decide if we want to or if there is anyway we cannot just survive, but flourish anew.
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Post by: SuzieQ on April 28, 2011, 09:59:31 PM
http://blogs.roanoke.com/arts/2011/04/virginia-tech-carilion-school-of-medicine-and-research-institute-to-hold-art-show-morgan-harrington-tribute/

Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute to hold art show, Morgan Harrington tribute

The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute will open its doors to the public for its Creativity in Health Education Program’s inaugural art show on Wednesday, May 25 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

More than 50 pieces from dozens of local artists will be featured. High school artists also submitted pieces for a special gallery. In addition, one wall will showcase art pieces made by the late Morgan Dana Harrington
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In addition, the inaugural show will include a special Morgan Dana Harrington exhibit. Dr. Daniel Harrington and his wife, Gil Harrington, offered to display art pieces made by their daughter. Daniel Harrington is the senior associate dean at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. Morgan Harrington worked at the school as an intern the summer before returning to Virginia Tech for her senior year of study. The Harrington’s created a scholarship at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine to honor her memory.

“We are honored that Dan and Gil decided to display their daughter’s work at the school,” said Trinkle. “The gallery will serve as a symbol of remembrance and healing for all those who see it – from our faculty, staff, students, and guests.”

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Post by: cece on April 29, 2011, 06:06:56 PM
http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/news/virginia/virginia-state-police-3d-scanner-captures-crime-scenes-042911

Virginia State Police 3D Scanner Captures Crime Scenes

Updated: Friday, 29 Apr 2011, 4:14 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 29 Apr 2011, 4:14 PM EDT

By DENA POTTER Associated Press

The agency got the scanner in September, and Rader is one of eight investigators statewide trained to use it. They've used it to document more than a dozen crime scenes. It has been used to document the area around the University of Virginia where Morgan Harrington disappeared and the field where her body was found, a mid-air collision and the Vansant scene in March where a man killed two deputies and injured two others before being shot by police.

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Read more: http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/news/virginia/virginia-state-police-3d-scanner-captures-crime-scenes-042911#ixzz1Kx67xTgO






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Post by: SuzieQ on April 29, 2011, 11:11:40 PM
http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/news/virginia/virginia-state-police-3d-scanner-captures-crime-scenes-042911

Virginia State Police 3D Scanner Captures Crime Scenes

Updated: Friday, 29 Apr 2011, 4:14 PM EDT
Published : Friday, 29 Apr 2011, 4:14 PM EDT

By DENA POTTER Associated Press

The agency got the scanner in September, and Rader is one of eight investigators statewide trained to use it. They've used it to document more than a dozen crime scenes. It has been used to document the area around the University of Virginia where Morgan Harrington disappeared and the field where her body was found, a mid-air collision and the Vansant scene in March where a man killed two deputies and injured two others before being shot by police.

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Read more: http://www.myfoxdc.com/dpp/news/virginia/virginia-state-police-3d-scanner-captures-crime-scenes-042911#ixzz1Kx67xTgO






I saw one of these scanners on a tv program, I think it was 48hours. They are awesome.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on May 01, 2011, 08:51:24 AM
http://www.collegiatetimes.com/stories/17531/missing-peace-morgan-harringtons-parents-need-answers
Missing peace: Morgan Harrington's parents need answers
Thursday, April, 28, 2011; 12:43 AM

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Dan and Gil Harrington sit in their Roanoke home holding the box containing the remains of their daughter Morgan Harrington, who disappeared after a Metallica concert in Charlottesville, VA and her remains were found at a farm 10 miles away.

Dan and Gil Harrington still call their daughter Morgan’s cell phone to simply listen to her voice — a voice they haven’t heard since her disappearance on Oct. 17, 2009.

“It is stupid to keep paying for her phone,” Gil Harrington said. “But we like to keep it and call her and hear her say, ‘I’ll get back to you as soon as I can' — but she never does.”

Morgan Harrington’s voice has been silenced, her physical presence diminished. But she remains an integral part of her parents lives, as they are left mourning and endlessly wondering who murdered their daughter.
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Post by: trimmonthelake on May 01, 2011, 08:52:45 AM
SuzieQ,Cece,thanks for the updates.  ::HelloKitty::

241 Morgan,you are not forgotten.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on May 03, 2011, 09:38:49 AM
O/T
http://www.abc3340.com/story/14558225/glamours-relationship-violence-awareness-campaign-tell-somebody-launches-on-may-3-to-honor-the-one-year-anniversary-of-yeardley-loves-death?clienttype=printable
Glamour's Relationship Violence Awareness Campaign, Tell Somebody, Launches on May 3 to Honor the One-Year Anniversary of Yeardley Love's Death 05/02/2011

http://www.wbaltv.com/r/27751201/detail.html
Year Later, Friends Remember Yeardley Love
UVa. Lacrosse Player Found Dead
UPDATED: 6:55 am EDT May 3, 2011


Read more: http://www.wbaltv.com/news/27751201/detail.html#ixzz1LIR2AGOJ


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Post by: SuzieQ on May 04, 2011, 02:43:11 PM
SuzieQ,Cece,thanks for the updates.  ::HelloKitty::

241 Morgan,you are not forgotten.

Glad you are back, you were missed. 241


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Post by: trimmonthelake on May 08, 2011, 06:04:04 PM
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Post by: trimmonthelake on May 09, 2011, 04:04:05 PM
http://www2.wsls.com/news/2011/may/09/morgan-harrington-receive-posthumous-degree-virgin-ar-1026768/
Morgan Harrington to receive posthumous degree from Virginia Tech
By WSLS-TV Staff Reports
Published: May 09, 2011

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Morgan Harrington's parents will speak this weekend at a memorial in Charlottesville.

BLACKSBURG, VA --

Morgan Harrington will receive a posthumous degree during Virginia Tech's Spring commencement ceremonies this coming weekend.

The Department of Religion and Culture will award the degree to Morgan's parents Dr. Dan and Gil Harrington. Morgan's father will accept the degree.

Teacher and artist Jane Lillian Vance will speak about Morgan during the ceremony.

"Morgan was my front row girl," says Vance, in a news release. Vance teaches a class called The Creative Process. "She was shockingly insightful and eager to learn," said Vance about Harrington.

"I was honored and deeply grateful when Dr. Schmitthenner, Chair of the Religion and Culture Department asked me to speak," said Vance. "Graduation is an important moment in the life of every student, parent and teacher - and will serve as a critical bridge in the legacy of Morgan Harrington."
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Post by: trimmonthelake on May 12, 2011, 06:20:56 AM
http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/2011/may/12/TDMET01-va-ready-to-conduct-familial-dna-testing-ar-1033385/
Va. ready to conduct familial DNA testing
By Frank Green
Published: May 12, 2011

The Virginia Department of Forensic Science is now capable of running familial DNA searches authorized by Gov. Bob McDonnell in March, but the agency will not say whether it has.

"We've gone live already," Brad Jenkins, biology program manager for the department, told the Forensic Science Board on Wednesday. Officials, however, would not tell the oversight board whether the department has conducted such searches or been asked to do so.

In response to questions at Wednesday's board meeting, Gail Jaspen, chief deputy director, said the department neither confirms nor denies whether testing has been done in particular cases.

She said she could not comment on whether any familial searches have been performed. Hypothetically, she said, if the department indicated it had received requests for familial searches, it might be easy for the public to venture a guess as to what cases those might be.
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Post by: trimmonthelake on May 12, 2011, 08:47:33 PM
http://www2.nelsoncountytimes.com/news/2011/may/11/haynesworth-applauded-forensic-science-officials-ar-1032252/
Haynesworth applauded by forensic science officials
By Frank Green
Published: May 11, 2011




http://www.readthehook.com/90412/4better-or-worse-week-review
The week in review
By Hook Staff | news@readthehook.com
Published 5:22am Thursday May 12, 2011 in issue #1019

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Saddest diploma awarding: Virginia Tech will present Morgan Harrington a posthumous degree at its May 14 graduation ceremony, according to the Newsplex http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/Harrington_To_Recieve_Posthumous_Degree_from_Virginia_Tech_121526099.html. Her father, Dan Harrington, will accept the diploma for his daughter, who disappeared October 17, 2009, at a concert in Charlottesville. No arrests have been made in her death.
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Post by: MuffyBee on May 12, 2011, 09:20:08 PM
 ::MonkeyAngel::  The Harrington Family are amazing.  I hope there will be justice for Morgan. 


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Post by: trimmonthelake on May 13, 2011, 10:56:47 PM
http://www.wset.com/story/14641236/vatech-to-hold-spring-commencement
Rain Threatens Virginia Tech Commencement Ceremony
Posted: May 13, 2011 11:37 AM CDT

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On Saturday at Virginia Tech, there will be a very special ceremony as the family of murdered Virginia Tech student, Morgan Harrington, will receive her posthumous degree.

That ceremony is scheduled for 4:00 p.m. in the Commonwealth Ballroom in Tech's Squires Center.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on May 13, 2011, 11:03:58 PM
::MonkeyAngel::  The Harrington Family are amazing.  I hope there will be justice for Morgan. 
I pray every night for Morgan to receive justice.  ::rhino::


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Post by: trimmonthelake on May 15, 2011, 12:47:06 PM
http://www.wset.com/story/14647396/morgan-harrington-awarded-posthumous-degree
Morgan Harrington Awarded Posthumous Degree
Posted: May 14, 2011 10:48 PM CDT

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"Seeing what could have been, what will never be for us or for Morgan, is not as much as the pain of emptiness of Morgan being erased and negated by the person who murdered her," mother Gil Harrington said.

But Morgan Harrington has not been negated. Since her death and in her name, a school has been built in Africa, scholarships created and laws championed. Now, with her classmates, she is also remembered.

Making a special presentation was one of Harrington's professor's, Dr. Jane Lillian Vance. Part of that presentation, Morgan's own words from an essay Harrington asked Vance to safeguard before her death. All leading up to a moment in the spotlight that should have been for a beautiful, young, intelligent 22-year old getting ready to conquer the world.

"It's a sad day for us to be here and see the young kids and see the families and see people celebrating," Father Dan Harrington said.

Instead, a posthumous diploma left to her grieving father, who knows that once the applause quiets down, this chapter will end with a new, unknown chapter primed and ready to begin.

"This is a way for us to mark what her graduation would have been. For us it's sad. It's one more loss that we mark as we move forward and try to find the person who killed our daughter," Dan Harrington said.

"The most important person in my life: My mother. A lock of her strawberry blonde hair is nestled deep center of my shrine as the relic because I love her so much and strive to be more like her," Jane Lillian Vance said.

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Post by: trimmonthelake on May 16, 2011, 07:03:20 AM
http://www.newsplex.com/video?clipID=5851622&autoStart=true&contentID=121845814
Morgan Harrington's Parents Receive A VT Degree For Their Daughter
Video






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Post by: trimmonthelake on May 16, 2011, 07:04:12 AM
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Post by: trimmonthelake on May 27, 2011, 08:11:10 AM
http://www.wset.com/story/14722232/vtcarilion-school-of-medice-opens-art-show
Art Show Features Morgan Harrington's Work
Posted: May 25, 2011 6:01 PM CDT
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Blacksburg, VA - The Virginia Tech/Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute is kicking of its humanities efforts Wednesday as they host an art show.

The show features a variety of local artists, including a number of high school students.

The goals are to give artists a market to sell their work and to allow students and faculty a way to get to know the community better.
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All of the artwork, except for the Harrington work, is for sale.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on June 01, 2011, 06:16:04 AM
http://findmorgan.com/category/family-blog
Gil Harrington’s thoughts from May 31st, 2011
On May - 31 - 2011ADD COMMENTS


My Dearest Mogo,

I have a streaming of thoughts to you constantly, incessantly. Those thoughts and feelings do not always make it to paper for many reasons. Some of it I know is reluctance to probe the painful places. I think, maybe if I let the feelings alone, pain will dissipate of its own
accord. Instead, I find that the emotions fester. I know it is air and light that retards infection and decay – so I will start.
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Post by: trimmonthelake on June 01, 2011, 06:18:52 AM
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Post by: MuffyBee on June 01, 2011, 08:39:54 PM
(http://womenscenter.virginia.edu/images/sdvs-Morgan-Harrington.jpg)

 ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: trimmonthelake on June 05, 2011, 08:40:17 AM
http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/Justice_for_Morgan_Group_Seeks_to_Raise_Funds_Awareness_123163278.html
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Updated: 7:55 PM Jun 4, 2011
"Justice for Morgan" Group Seeks to Raise Funds, Awareness

A group called "Justice for Morgan" says that's exactly what they want for Morgan Harrington. The group held a fundraiser Saturday for the 20-year-old Virginia Tech student who was killed in 2009, to raise money and keep the victim's name in the public conscience.
Posted: 4:44 PM Jun 4, 2011
Reporter: Jessica Jaglois
Email Address: Jessica.Jaglois@newsplex.com
June 4, 2011

A group in North Garden says that they want "justice in June" for Morgan Harrington.

Harrington is the 20-year-old Virginia Tech student who was murdered in 2009, her body was found months later on a remote farm in Albemarle County.

The group of supporters calling themselves "Justice for Morgan," gathered in North Garden on Saturday, just three miles from where Harrington's remains were discovered in January 2010.

The group is raising money for the Morgan Harrington Educational Wing that is currently being built in Zambia, Africa by her mother Gil Harrington. Zambia is a place dear to both Harrington and her mother, who frequently travels there as a nurse.

"The outside is nearly completed," says group member Kenny Jarels. "But we need work to be done on the inside."

The group hopes that by selling T-Shirts, bracelets and taking donations, they will reach their goal of $15,000.
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Post by: trimmonthelake on June 07, 2011, 06:20:21 AM
http://www.michellesigona.com/2011/06/forget-me-not-morgan-harrington-unsolved-murder/
“Forget Me Not” MORGAN HARRINGTON UNSOLVED MURDER

In Loving Memory of Morgan Dana Harrington
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Sak7yr7hHNg&feature=player_embedded

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Police Sketch
Morgan Harrington was only 20-years-old when she vanished from a concert outside the John Paul Jones arena in Charlottesville, VA. It was October 17, 2009 when she was separated from friends around 8:30 p.m.  They say she walked out of the front entrance of the Metallica concert. Authorities say Morgan called her friends inside and told them she was finding a ride home, and that they shouldn’t wait for her.

State police officials report Morgan was last seen by the ticket office on the University Hall side of the building and witnesses report seeing her hitchhicking close to the arena exit road.  An intese search of the area yielded no new clues until three months later.

In January 2010, tMorgan’s body was found on a farm in Albemarle County, Virginia. Investigators said her body could have been on the land as many as 100 days. Last summer, investigators released shocking information. They said the man who may have killed Morgan could be the same suspect that committed a sexual assault against another female in 2005. Virginia State Police officials confirm there is a forensic link between the 2005 assault and the murder.
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Post by: trimmonthelake on June 11, 2011, 04:54:00 PM
http://www.cosmopolitan.com/advice/tips/lauren-spierer-indiana-university-student-missing?click=cos_new
A Beautiful Girl Gone Missing

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Last week 20-year old Indiana University student Lauren Spierer went missing after leaving a bar and walking toward home alone. But according to the school newspaper, a security camera at her apartment complex shows she never made it back. Lauren hasn't been found yet despite a massive search effort—both in the area and online, where friends and family are using social media to get the word out. It's a similar story to that of Morgan Harrington, the 20-year old University of Virginia student pictured here who vanished from a concert and whose story is below. We hope that Lauren's story ends very differently from Morgan's.

Read more: Lauren Spierer Missing - Search for 20 Year Old Indiana University Student - Cosmopolitan

Last week 20-year old Indiana University student Lauren Spierer went missing after leaving a bar and walking toward home alone. But according to the school newspaper, a security camera at her apartment complex shows she never made it back. Lauren hasn't been found yet despite a massive search effort—both in the area and online, where friends and family are using social media to get the word out. It's a similar story to that of Morgan Harrington, the 20-year old University of Virginia student pictured here who vanished from a concert and whose story is below. We hope that Lauren's story ends very differently from Morgan's.

Read more: Lauren Spierer Missing - Search for 20 Year Old Indiana University Student - Cosmopolitan


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Post by: trimmonthelake on June 12, 2011, 03:05:39 PM
http://www.nbc29.com/story/14888171/harrington-family-remind-community-of-daughters-murder
Harrington Family Remind Community of Daughter's Murder
Posted: Jun 11, 2011 6:07 PM CDT Updated: Jun 11, 2011 6:53 PM CDT


Link to video Posted: Jun 11, 2011 6:07 PM CDT Updated: Jun 11, 2011 6:53 PM CDT http://www.nbc29.com/category/175568/video-landing-page?autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=5947892
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All of the money from that fundraiser will go toward building a school in Africa in honor of their daughter. The Harringtons want to make sure people remember that Morgan's killer is still at large.

"We don't want any more blood spilled by the person who killed our daughter. We don't want any other families to feel this anguish. So it's as important to us to fund raise as it is to make people aware and keep asking for tips," said Gil and Dan Harrington.
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Post by: trimmonthelake on June 13, 2011, 07:58:55 AM
http://www2.dailyprogress.com/news/2011/jun/12/harrington-facebook-page-danger-losing-members-ar-1103888/
Harrington Facebook page in danger of losing members
By Ted Strong
Published: June 12, 2011

(http://www2.dailyprogress.com/mgmedia/image/294/0/10561/family_morgan_harrington_bones_were_shattered/)
The “Help Find Morgan Dana Harrington” Facebook group is in danger of losing its more than 30,000 members as the social network giant changes its groups format.

Denise Sparks, an administrator of the group, said she has tried to contact Facebook to prevent the group from being “archived” as it moves to the new format. According to Facebook’s page on group migration, an archived group will re-emerge in the new format, but the members would have to be added again.
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Post by: trimmonthelake on June 14, 2011, 12:46:01 PM
http://www.shine.yahoo.com/channel/life/what-happens-when-a-beautiful-girl-goes-missing-2496912/;_ylt=AlFmvruUK8BBQ5Y3FYgKQ1WifqU5
What Happens When A Beautiful Girl Goes Missing
    by Cosmopolitan.com, 1 hour 51 minutes ago

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Twenty-year-old Morgan Harrington walked out of a Metallica concert last October and disappeared. Her friends and family’s ultimately heartbreaking search reveals why so many missing women are never found.

By Kimberly Goad

Morgan Harrington was so excited about the October 17, 2009, Metallica concert at the University of Virginia (UVA) that she went through three outfits that morning before settling on a miniskirt, Pantera tee shirt, and leggings with boots. At 20, Morgan, a junior at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, had already been to a few concerts at UVA, two-and-a-half hours away in Charlottesville. Her 22-year-old brother, Alex, had gone to school there, and she and her friends would sometimes go to a show then crash for the night on his floor.
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Post by: trimmonthelake on June 30, 2011, 07:27:42 AM
http://findmorgan.com/category/family-blog
Gil Harrington’s thoughts from June 27th, 2011
On June - 27 - 20113 COMMENTS

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The habit of joy is so easily forgotten and most difficult to recapture.  We have definitely lost our way on this – we have got the work side of the equation down solidly, but the pleasure/reward part is missing since your murder, Morgan.  I believe that the way out is to add the grace notes, wherever possible and to guard the space where contentment might grow.  Exuding joy into your life is like the letting down of milk; it cannot be forced, but creating an environment of serenity allows the nurture to flow.   We need to pay attention to this process and help it along.  Otherwise, I fear we are at risk of essentially becoming collateral victims of Morgan’s killer, alive, but without a life.   No way, no how, will I let him inflict further damage to us; we will work it out.  I happened on a phrase that resonated and that I want to create for our triangulated family:  “post traumatic growth”. It IS possible – it even has a name!  Morgan help us conjure this reality.

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Mama


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Post by: trimmonthelake on June 30, 2011, 07:31:30 AM
2 4 1 Justice for Morgan
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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 01, 2011, 06:04:16 AM
http://www2.starexponent.com/news/2011/jul/01/police-still-searching-suspect-id-harrington-murde-ar-1144988/
Police still searching for suspect ID in Harrington murder
By Star Exponent Staff
Published: July 01, 2011

Video at link.
One year ago today, the Virginia State Police released a composite sketch of a man forensically linked to the disappearance and death of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington.

Authorities are still trying to ID the suspect, and ask for the public’s continued help in doing so.

Harrington, 20, of Roanoke, went missing the night of Oct. 17, 2009 after attending a Metallica concert at John Paul Jones Arena, located on the University of Virginia campus in downtown Charlottesville.

Her remains were discovered Jan. 26, 2010 in a field on Anchorage Farm, a rural 700-acre property in southern Albemarle County.

Police are investigating Harrington’s death as a homicide.
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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 01, 2011, 06:09:24 AM
http://www.whsv.com/news/headlines/State_Police_Encouraged_In_Harrington_Case_124832889.html
Posted: 12:09 AM Jul 1, 2011
State Police "Encouraged" In Harrington Case
It was one year ago Friday, that Virginia State Police went public with a composite sketch of a man forensically linked to the disappearance and death of Virginia Tech student, Morgan Harrington.
Reporter: Melanie Lofton
Email Address: mlofton@whsv.com

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The public is still encouraged to contact any of the following agencies with information related to the cases.
Fairfax Police: (703) 385-7959
Jefferson County Crime Stoppers: (434)977-4000
Virginia State Police: (434) 352-3467


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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 01, 2011, 06:11:29 AM
http://www.wavy.com/dpp/news/virginia/sketch-in-harrington-case-re-released
Sketch in Harrington case re-released
Man in the drawing still not identified
Updated: Thursday, 30 Jun 2011, 8:33 PM EDT
Published : Thursday, 30 Jun 2011, 8:33 PM EDT

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Post by: MuffyBee on July 02, 2011, 07:35:11 AM
http://www2.newsadvance.com/news/2011/jul/01/sketch-morgan-harrington-case-leads-hundreds-tips--ar-1144794/
Video
Sketch in Morgan Harrington case leads to hundreds of tips

July 1, 2011

ROANOKE COUNTY, VA --

Friday marks one year since Virginia State Police released a composite sketch of a man who was forensically linked to the disappearance and murder of Roanoke County Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington.

The sketch came from an unsolved 2005 abduction and sexual assault case in Fairfax. The victim gave police a description of her attacker. A DNA match linked that case with Harrington's.

"Since this composite sketch was released last year, state police investigators and Fairfax City investigators have received several hundred new tips on this individual," said Lt. Joe Rader, Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation's Appomattox Field Office in a news release.

"This is extremely encouraging as the information we get from local citizens is important because they are the most familiar with the surroundings and habits of their neighbors and associates. We still get information on a daily basis and prioritize that information for follow-up based on what appears to be most relevant to solving the case."
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Post by: MuffyBee on July 03, 2011, 05:36:26 PM
http://www.collegiatetimes.com/stories/17804/police-seek-resolution-in-harrington-murder-case
Police seek resolution in Harrington murder case
July 3, 2011

A year has passed since the Virginia State Police released a sketch of a man, who was forensically linked to the disappearance and death of Virginia Tech student, Morgan Harrington.

The City of Fairfax released a sketch of a man from an abduction and sexual assault case in 2005. The Virginia Department of Forensic Science confirmed that the DNA matched, connecting the two different crimes.

According to Virginia State Police, the composite sketch brought in hundreds of new tips on the invidiual at large.
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The public is still encouraged to contact either agency with information related to these two active cases. Those with information about the man in the sketch may contact City of Fairfax Police Detective Mike Boone at             703-385-7959      .

Anyone wishing to provide information in the Morgan Harrington case is encouraged to call the Jefferson Area Crime Stoppers at             434-977-4000       or Virginia State Police at             434-352-3467       or email at bci-appomattox@vsp.virginia.gov.

A reward of $150,041 is still available for anyone with information that leads to a successful resolution of the Harrington crime.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 09, 2011, 06:44:27 AM
http://www.michellesigona.com/2011/07/forget-me-not-cold-case-morgan-harrington/
“FORGET ME NOT” COLD CASE: Morgan Harrington
This entry was posted on Friday, July 8th, 2011 at 7:54 am and is filed under Cold Case


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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 13, 2011, 05:26:17 PM
http://findmorgan.com/category/family-blog
Gil Harrington’s Thoughts from July 11, 2011
On July - 11 - 20112 COMMENTS

My Dear Morgan,
We have spent several days at the beach. Initially, the solitude and the slower tempo are difficult for us. It takes a few more days to turn down the staccato cadence of our lives and follow, instead, the measured rhythm of the ocean. These natural rhythms are healing and calming, but hard to discern when you move so far away from source. It is vital for health to find a slower pace. Many treatment modalities are based on allowing intrinsic patterning to reestablish, like defibrillation for cardiac muscle – or meditation for the spirit. Sometimes, we just have to turn off and reboot to factory settings to function optimally.
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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 16, 2011, 10:10:06 AM
http://omnimissions.com/site/2011/07/15/morgan-harrington-day/
Morgan Harrington Day
Posted July 15, 2011 By OMNI

Help Support Safety Awareness
In The Roanoke Valley by Joining Us for
MORGAN’S DAY
August 6, 2011
11:00 am to 10:00 pm
 ::snipping2::


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Post by: akmom on July 19, 2011, 10:14:41 PM
Dana interviewed Dan and Gil Harrington tonight on Scared Monkeys Radio.  It was an excellent show.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 22, 2011, 04:42:32 PM
http://www.roanoke.com/entertainment/insideout/stories/wb/293552
Standouts: The week's most notable events
 ::snipping2::
FRIDAY

Morgan Harrington second annual Memorial Golf Tournament

A tournament in memory of the late Morgan Harrington featuring a hole-in-one prize, food and more. 1:30 p.m. $260 per team of four. Hanging Rock Golf Club,

1500 Red Lane, Salem. golf4morgan@aol.com (http://golf4morgan@aol.com).


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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 24, 2011, 04:39:17 PM
http://findmorgan.com/category/family-blog
Birthday Poem to Morgan on her 22nd Birthday from Mom
On July - 24 - 2011


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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 24, 2011, 04:41:42 PM
Morgan Dana Harrington (July 24, 1989 - October 17, 2009)

(http://womenscenter.virginia.edu/images/sdvs-Morgan-Harrington.jpg)


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Post by: trimmonthelake on July 31, 2011, 02:03:47 PM
http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/126459868.html
Updated: 6:42 PM Jul 30, 2011
Commitment to Find Harrington's Murderer Continues

A Roanoke man isn't giving up to find answers in the murder of a college student he's never met. Kenny Jarels spent the day in Charlottesville Saturday, trying to keep murdered Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington's name in the spotlight.
Posted: 6:04 PM Jul 30, 2011
Reporter: Chris Stover
Email Address: chris.stover@newsplex.com


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Post by: trimmonthelake on August 08, 2011, 08:01:27 AM
http://articles.wdbj7.com/2011-08-06/morgan-harrington_29860209
Roanoke business raising money for Morgan Harrington case
August 06, 2011

A Roanoke business is doing its part to help solve a local murder case.

Paco's Tacos is holding an event called "Morgan's Day."

Proceeds from every item they sell goes to efforts in the name of Morgan Harrington.
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Post by: trimmonthelake on August 08, 2011, 07:19:12 PM
http://findmorgan.com/category/family-blog
Gil Harrington’s thoughts from August 8th, 2011
On August - 8 - 2011ADD COMMENTS


Dear Morgan;

We are excited. Alex is coming home for a few days and we are planning to take a short trip together. It is difficult to envision such a thing, a pleasure trip, but we must find new traditions for our triangulated family to survive, to one day thrive again. Contemplating these new travels returns my thoughts to ponderings I had of you at the beach a few weeks ago.

Morgan, there are flashes of you all around. I see your rounded toddler legs pumping up and down the beach, splashing in the surf like a little sandpiper. I see your towhead white in the sunlight like dandelion fluff. I see your skin bronzing and freckles dawning on your nose. I see you dragging surfboards and buckets full of treasured shells over the dunes. I remember the grit of sand ridden sheets, of course in our bed, introduced by baby feet at nap time snuggle. I love to think of you grown and sleek in the water jumping waves for hours with Dad and laughing all the while. I see glimpses of you in other young girls, Kate, Eva, Iris. I think of you whenever a gesture or turn of phrase reveals youth and promise. These little daily bursts, trigger my memory cascade.


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Post by: akmom on August 09, 2011, 12:02:41 AM
http://findmorgan.com/category/family-blog
Gil Harrington’s thoughts from August 8th, 2011
On August - 8 - 2011ADD COMMENTS


Dear Morgan;

We are excited. Alex is coming home for a few days and we are planning to take a short trip together. It is difficult to envision such a thing, a pleasure trip, but we must find new traditions for our triangulated family to survive, to one day thrive again. Contemplating these new travels returns my thoughts to ponderings I had of you at the beach a few weeks ago.

Morgan, there are flashes of you all around. I see your rounded toddler legs pumping up and down the beach, splashing in the surf like a little sandpiper. I see your towhead white in the sunlight like dandelion fluff. I see your skin bronzing and freckles dawning on your nose. I see you dragging surfboards and buckets full of treasured shells over the dunes. I remember the grit of sand ridden sheets, of course in our bed, introduced by baby feet at nap time snuggle. I love to think of you grown and sleek in the water jumping waves for hours with Dad and laughing all the while. I see glimpses of you in other young girls, Kate, Eva, Iris. I think of you whenever a gesture or turn of phrase reveals youth and promise. These little daily bursts, trigger my memory cascade.

Thank you Trimm.  Gil's words always make me cry.  I wish she would compile these letters to Morgan in a book, I would buy it.  Morgan's bracelet is still on my wrist...

2 4 1


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Post by: trimmonthelake on August 24, 2011, 07:15:13 AM
http://www.readthehook.com/100288/smile-mugshot-mag-flying-shelves
Smile! Mugshot mag flying off shelves
By Courteney Stuart | stuart@readthehook.com
Published online 4:20pm Monday Aug 22nd, 2011

Getting arrested has never been something to boast about, and thanks to a new weekly publication, it may have gotten even more embarrassing.

Launched June 1, Crime Times offers page after page of mugshots of offenders booked on crimes ranging from disorderly conduct to first-degree murder. At a time when most local publications are free, this tabloid– distributed across Charlottesville and surrounding counties– sells for $1, and yet it's flying off the shelves.
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 ::snipping2::
Overhead is minimal, and McMurray says that with the exception of Central Virginia Regional Jail in Orange (which has asserted that mugshots are exempt from disclosure), getting the pictures hasn't proven difficult. The father-son team are the sole employees, and they pay only for printing, distribution, and about $3 per mugshot.

While an ad for the bailbonding business 1-800-For-Bail ran for several weeks, ads in recent issues have featured only unsolved crimes or missing persons– and the McMurrays don't charge for those. In July, for instance, a full page was dedicated to the unsolved case of Morgan Harrington, the Virginia Tech student slain after a 2009 Metallica concert in Charlottesville.

"Hard to believe, but they had never heard about Morgan Harrington," says Kenny Jarels, a Harrington family supporter who created that ad. ::snipping2::


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Post by: trimmonthelake on August 30, 2011, 09:24:54 AM
http://findmorgan.com/category/family-blog
Gil Harrington’s Thoughts from August 25th, 2011
On August - 25 - 2011


Dear Mogo,

We are all taking on a bit of water just now. I am not exactly sure why. I think it has something to do with the time of year. This is the season when you were killed. It is also the start of school and all the promise that youth entails is on display at every corner, waiting for the school bus – or tiptoeing into the campus bookstore agog at new horizons. Those visas are closed to us now as we try to live an inexplicable life.
 ::snipping2::


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Post by: ISpy on August 31, 2011, 04:09:33 AM
First and foremost, no one should have to mourn their child.  I cannot begin to imagine the grief and anguish the Harringtons feel each day.  Gil's mother heart shows in her mission to save the next girl.  To that end, I am posting this. This will probably not be a popular post, but if it changes the way one person thinks or acts, it's worth any flaming or banning I may get.

I've been reluctant to post in Morgan's thread for fear of being accused of blaming the victim.  Morgan did not ask to or plan to be murdered.  There are two parts to the equation here: a predator and a victim.  In reality, had Morgan not been chemically impaired (re: VSP's refusal to release toxicology reports "out of respect for the victim's family"), this likely would have had a different outcome.  To that end, that's the message I hope that Mrs. Harrington is carrying to the groups she addresses.  Yes, a predator was definitely hunting (and likely continues to do so), but young women do not have to become victims.  Somehow there's an expectation that exists that young people drinking alcohol/taking drugs, before/during an event, attended by hundreds-thousands of strangers (many of whom are also impaired)-all in the name of having a good time together (just "kids being kids")-is a safe, benign activity.  That's not only naive, but deadly. The reality is, that we live in a perverted world, where there are perverted predators looking for victims. Check your state's RSO pages if you don't believe me.  We cannot afford to allow our young people to think otherwise.  Big events like concerts, with impaired young ladies, are the perfect hunting ground.  Our families, our society, have got to train our young people to make wise decisions so that they can live and not die...decisions that will keep them out of harm's way. "A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge..." (hides himself from it, avoids it) Proverbs 22:3.   In Morgan's case, it literally became a life or death decision; the impairment causing Morgan to get locked out of JPJ, wander alone (and reportedly wounded/dazed) across the parking lot, and hitchhike on a bridge (something everyone who knows her said she would never normally do) to be picked up by a predator. Choices are what put her in harm's way. We'll never be able to stop every predator this side of Heaven, so we have got to train our young people-much the same way we train them not to touch the stove, not to cross the street before looking both ways, not to talk to strangers, etc.  Poor Morgan had no idea of the danger when she made those choices and she suffered horribly for it.  Her family is suffering horribly for it.  We have got to teach, train, and warn the others.  We've got to be the watchmen on the walls, so to speak.  I apologize if I've offended anyone, but we cannot afford to lose even one...one is too many.


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Post by: akmom on August 31, 2011, 06:40:38 PM
I never let a post in Morgan's thread go by that I do not read.  I wear a bracelet on my arm and frequently a shirt for her.  I am not offended.  I think of those few times when I could have made a similar mistake, or my kids could have.  No matter that I really did know better, and I've tried to teach my kids better.  The price to be paid for a few minutes or seconds of thoughtlessness are horrifying.  It happens every day and there are times lately that it hurts so much to read about another missing person that I can hardly do it.......


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Post by: Gypsy DD on August 31, 2011, 07:46:42 PM
I never let a post in Morgan's thread go by that I do not read.  I wear a bracelet on my arm and frequently a shirt for her.  I am not offended.  I think of those few times when I could have made a similar mistake, or my kids could have.  No matter that I really did know better, and I've tried to teach my kids better.  The price to be paid for a few minutes or seconds of thoughtlessness are horrifying.  It happens every day and there are times lately that it hurts so much to read about another missing person that I can hardly do it.......

 ::rhino::  ITA

It is unfathomable..it is heartbreaking..and we need to take back our towns, our streets and our lives..and those of all humans.  Crime in this country is rampant compared to many western nations..and it continues to rise.  We need to start a culture not just of making people aware..but of really finding and punishing the criminals among us.  Too often the reward is outweighed by the punishment...look at the stats..most crimes are not punished..nor are the perps found out..many unsolved missing cases..many murders never to be resolved..and many people prosecuted to get out of jail in a remarkably short time for the heinous things they have done.  We just aren't tough on crimes in this country..we molly coddles our prisoners and give very short sentences ..if we prosecute at all.


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Post by: ISpy on September 01, 2011, 12:11:46 AM
I never let a post in Morgan's thread go by that I do not read.  I wear a bracelet on my arm and frequently a shirt for her.  I am not offended.  I think of those few times when I could have made a similar mistake, or my kids could have.  No matter that I really did know better, and I've tried to teach my kids better.  The price to be paid for a few minutes or seconds of thoughtlessness are horrifying.  It happens every day and there are times lately that it hurts so much to read about another missing person that I can hardly do it.......
akmom- Thank you for not being offended. Like you, I've made my share of mistakes and try to pass that on to the young people in my life.  It sounds like you have wisdom that comes with both age and experience...the kind of wisdom our young people need to be taught. I know how you feel when you read about yet another missing person.  It's like, "When is this going to end???". I have to think part of it, is that our society has devalued human life in so many ways (abortion, pornography, trafficking, assisted suicide initiatives, a longstanding culture of acceptable bullying, the prevailing concept of relativism taught in most American schools -"If it feels right to you, then it's right., the whole "hooking-up"-using people for your own pleasure culture, etc.). Our schools have spent the better part of the last 30 years keel-towing to the educational philosophy that children's self-esteem is "harmed" by being told they're wrong and that we shouldn't correct them. Having teachers in my family, as well as having been told this repeatedly by numerous newly retired teachers, we've created a segment of our society that is self-centered, lacking self-control, and rebellious against authority.  Is it any wonder crime (serious crime) has been on a steady incline for the last few decades? Add to that, the lack of swift and sure punishment and opportunist defense attorneys, and it's a recipe for disaster.

If you need to step away at times, no shame there.  I do so too.  It bothers us because we do have an appreciation for human life.  These aren't just stats to us; they belong to someone, they are loved by someone. That's why I'm glad to have found this site. I came for Natalie and stayed.


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Post by: ISpy on September 01, 2011, 12:32:56 AM
Gypsy DD-ITA with you! It's past time to take back our towns, communities, judicial system, and our nation.  This slap-em on the wrist and give them a second/third/fourth/fifth chance approach hasn't worked for years.  It's time to bury it. When there were stiff penalties: crime stayed down, justice prevailed, people were safer and they had peace of mind, people were free to live and go freely about (in most areas), and a large percentage of would be criminals were discouraged by those penalties.  Not so, these days. They know the most time they "may" get and the majority of that is usually suspended.  Part of the psychological babble  of not harming someone's self-esteem is evident in that we no longer call criminals, criminal.  We use "soft" language like offender and ex-offender/former offender.  Likewise, we have correctional facilities instead of jails, correctional officers rather than jailers.  In our rush to "rehabilitate" criminals, we've rendered punishment (and therefore, the victim) mute.  Justice has been redefined.  It no longer means holding someone accountable for the crime they have committed.  It no longer involves punishment, restitution, or consequences. Our little 1960-2011 social experiment is a miserable, measurable failure with jail overcrowding at an all time high and a steady influx of increasingly violent crimes. More and more citizens are choosing to arm themselves and rightfully so.  When you can't go to the mall, a restaurant, or even a local school (elementary,high, or college) without an emergency exit plan, something is drastically wrong.  My opinion.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on September 07, 2011, 09:10:49 PM
First and foremost, no one should have to mourn their child.  I cannot begin to imagine the grief and anguish the Harringtons feel each day.  Gil's mother heart shows in her mission to save the next girl.  To that end, I am posting this. This will probably not be a popular post, but if it changes the way one person thinks or acts, it's worth any flaming or banning I may get.

I've been reluctant to post in Morgan's thread for fear of being accused of blaming the victim.  Morgan did not ask to or plan to be murdered.  There are two parts to the equation here: a predator and a victim.  In reality, had Morgan not been chemically impaired (re: VSP's refusal to release toxicology reports "out of respect for the victim's family"), this likely would have had a different outcome.  To that end, that's the message I hope that Mrs. Harrington is carrying to the groups she addresses.  Yes, a predator was definitely hunting (and likely continues to do so), but young women do not have to become victims.  Somehow there's an expectation that exists that young people drinking alcohol/taking drugs, before/during an event, attended by hundreds-thousands of strangers (many of whom are also impaired)-all in the name of having a good time together (just "kids being kids")-is a safe, benign activity.  That's not only naive, but deadly. The reality is, that we live in a perverted world, where there are perverted predators looking for victims. Check your state's RSO pages if you don't believe me.  We cannot afford to allow our young people to think otherwise.  Big events like concerts, with impaired young ladies, are the perfect hunting ground.  Our families, our society, have got to train our young people to make wise decisions so that they can live and not die...decisions that will keep them out of harm's way. "A prudent man sees danger and takes refuge..." (hides himself from it, avoids it) Proverbs 22:3.   In Morgan's case, it literally became a life or death decision; the impairment causing Morgan to get locked out of JPJ, wander alone (and reportedly wounded/dazed) across the parking lot, and hitchhike on a bridge (something everyone who knows her said she would never normally do) to be picked up by a predator. Choices are what put her in harm's way. We'll never be able to stop every predator this side of Heaven, so we have got to train our young people-much the same way we train them not to touch the stove, not to cross the street before looking both ways, not to talk to strangers, etc.  Poor Morgan had no idea of the danger when she made those choices and she suffered horribly for it.  Her family is suffering horribly for it.  We have got to teach, train, and warn the others.  We've got to be the watchmen on the walls, so to speak.  I apologize if I've offended anyone, but we cannot afford to lose even one...one is too many.
No offense ISpy,you always speak the truth.  ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: trimmonthelake on September 13, 2011, 12:19:25 PM
http://www.cavalierdaily.com/2011/09/13/harrington-visits-grounds-to-support-bill/
Harrington visits Grounds to support bill

Mother of slain Virginia Tech student backs legislation that would require campus police to transfer investigations to local law enforcement
By Joseph Liss, Senior Writer on September 13, 2011


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Post by: trimmonthelake on September 13, 2011, 12:21:25 PM
http://www.readthehook.com/100707/round-two-kathryns-law-gets-harrington-support
Kathryn's law: Harrington supports campus cop demotion
By Courteney Stuart | stuart@readthehook.com
Published online 4:37pm Thursday Sep 8th, 2011

The days of campus police leading murder and rape investigations are coming to an end if the parents of slain Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington have anything to say about it.

On November 16, the Virginia Crime Commission will hear testimony from the Harringtons and other victims in support of HB2490, also known as Kathryn's Law, which would require campus police departments to hand over such serious criminal investigations to local law enforcement agencies.
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Post by: trimmonthelake on September 13, 2011, 12:23:28 PM
    2 4 1  Justice for Morgan
(http://www.hotindienews.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/11/Morgan-Harrington-224x300.jpg)


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Post by: fatcatlurker on September 13, 2011, 06:24:36 PM
http://www.readthehook.com/100707/round-two-kathryns-law-gets-harrington-support
Kathryn's law: Harrington supports campus cop demotion
By Courteney Stuart | stuart@readthehook.com
Published online 4:37pm Thursday Sep 8th, 2011

The days of campus police leading murder and rape investigations are coming to an end if the parents of slain Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington have anything to say about it.

On November 16, the Virginia Crime Commission will hear testimony from the Harringtons and other victims in support of HB2490, also known as Kathryn's Law, which would require campus police departments to hand over such serious criminal investigations to local law enforcement agencies.
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should have always been so.  Campus police have a biased interest in crime on their campuses...no brainer there. 


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Post by: trimmonthelake on September 22, 2011, 10:21:35 AM
http://www.michellesigona.com/2011/09/cold-case-morgan-harrington-murder/
COLD CASE: Morgan Harrington, Murder
Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 at 8:51 am


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Post by: trimmonthelake on October 03, 2011, 07:01:11 PM
http://www.wjla.com/articles/2011/10/morgan-harrington-s-parents-launch-awareness-campaign-67393.html
Morgan Harrington's parents launch awareness campaign
October 3, 2011 - 06:31 pm

(http://images.wjla.com/crime/morgan_ss03_296.jpeg)
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - The parents of slain Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington have launched an online campaign.
Her family has started a website called www.helpsavethenextgirl.com (http://www.helpsavethenextgirl.com). It hopes to raise awareness and seek information on Harrington's killing or leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

WDBJ-TV reports advertisements promoting the website are being featured on news websites across Virginia.


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Post by: Gypsy DD on October 03, 2011, 08:10:32 PM
http://www.wjla.com/articles/2011/10/morgan-harrington-s-parents-launch-awareness-campaign-67393.html
Morgan Harrington's parents launch awareness campaign
October 3, 2011 - 06:31 pm

(http://images.wjla.com/crime/morgan_ss03_296.jpeg)
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - The parents of slain Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington have launched an online campaign.
Her family has started a website called www.helpsavethenextgirl.com (http://www.helpsavethenextgirl.com). It hopes to raise awareness and seek information on Harrington's killing or leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

WDBJ-TV reports advertisements promoting the website are being featured on news websites across Virginia.

I feel so bad for the Harrington family..they are such good caring and giving people..and here another year has almost gone by and still no arrests..no suspects..yet they have the killers DNA that matches an earlier crime of raping another young woman.  Does Virgina have the famly DNA law..where they can compare to other convicted DNA to see if it maight be a family member of someone else already in jail?  I don't think I explained that well..but it would help I think in this case to cross match it for a family DNA pattern among known convicts across the USA..specifically the East Coast and Virginia.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on October 03, 2011, 08:27:16 PM
http://www.wjla.com/articles/2011/10/morgan-harrington-s-parents-launch-awareness-campaign-67393.html
Morgan Harrington's parents launch awareness campaign
October 3, 2011 - 06:31 pm

(http://images.wjla.com/crime/morgan_ss03_296.jpeg)
ROANOKE, Va. (AP) - The parents of slain Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington have launched an online campaign.
Her family has started a website called www.helpsavethenextgirl.com (http://www.helpsavethenextgirl.com). It hopes to raise awareness and seek information on Harrington's killing or leading to the arrest and conviction of those responsible.

WDBJ-TV reports advertisements promoting the website are being featured on news websites across Virginia.

I feel so bad for the Harrington family..they are such good caring and giving people..and here another year has almost gone by and still no arrests..no suspects..yet they have the killers DNA that matches an earlier crime of raping another young woman.  Does Virgina have the famly DNA law..where they can compare to other convicted DNA to see if it maight be a family member of someone else already in jail?  I don't think I explained that well..but it would help I think in this case to cross match it for a family DNA pattern among known convicts across the USA..specifically the East Coast and Virginia.
::HelloKitty::
http://www.innocenceproject.org/Content/Virginia_Enacts_Familial_DNA_Testing_Law.php
Innocence Blog
Virginia Enacts Familial DNA Testing Law
Posted: March 24, 2011 5:43 pm


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Post by: trimmonthelake on October 04, 2011, 10:40:13 AM
http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/299220
Harringtons hope 'stark' ads will attract tips, help protect other women
The mother of slain Morgan Harrington said the ads are "stark" but hopes they help protect other women.
By Duncan Adams
981-3324  Oct. 4,2011

The ads pull no punches.

One reads: "20 Years Old/5'5" tall/ 6 Feet Under."

Another features a composite sketch of a suspect superimposed on an air sickness bag and the words "Spit Out Morgan Harrington's Killer."

"They're stark," acknowledged Gil Harrington, the mother of the young woman abducted and killed nearly two years ago. "But, you know, the reality we are living with is stark."

On Oct. 17, 2009, Morgan Harrington, 20, disappeared. The Roanoke County resident and Virginia Tech student had attended a portion of a Metallica concert at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville and had left the concert alone.

She was last seen that night, apparently hitchhiking, on a bridge near the arena.

Her skeletal remains were found in January 2010 on a farm in Albemarle County. Her killer or killers have not been found.
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Post by: trimmonthelake on October 07, 2011, 04:21:34 PM
http://murphymilanojournal.blogspot.com/2011/10/morgan-harrington-veteran-killer.html
Susan Murphy Milano's Journal
Friday, October 7, 2011
Morgan Harrington: A Veteran Killer Remains at Large

(http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ngB4OHwG02I/To5_olIHI_I/AAAAAAAACyM/f3QTu1W_V7s/s400/morgan%2Bharrignton.jpg)
" I will not let your murder fade to beige and be swept aside – as suits so many. Towards that end, I went back to the bridge of your abduction. I weeded the boxwood plant and anointed its feet with iridescent glass jewels that catch the sunlight and spit it back like fire. I festooned the gray granite of your marker with multicolored prayer flags that gesture blessings into every breeze. It may be for naught, silly even, for I know they clear away these expressions soon after I leave, but my urge to adorn and make note of sacred ground is a mother’s right, in fact a mother’s duty. Mine to perform – and so I shall." Gil Harrington (Morgan's Mom)

I often wondered from the first time I interviewed Gil and Dr. Dan Harrington on a radio show, if someone of authority, “in the know “ if you will has made sure their daughter, Morgan Harrington’s unsolved murder remained cold.
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Post by: akmom on October 08, 2011, 12:12:51 AM
I have not forgotten you Morgan...


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Post by: trimmonthelake on October 09, 2011, 11:40:22 AM
http://findmorgan.com/category/family-updates
Updates from October 9, 2011
On October - 9 - 2011




 


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Post by: trimmonthelake on October 10, 2011, 08:53:12 AM
http://findmorgan.com/category/upcoming-events
UPCOMING EVENTS
11/16/2011 The Virginia Crime Commission meets to review HB2490, Kathryn’s Law, in Richmond VA. Dan and Gil will attend and speak to convey their support for this important legislation to protect our college students.

12/3/2011 Parade in Charlottesville, VA. Dan and Gil will march with the Help Save The Next Girl group to promote personal safety as well as to solicit tips that might ferret out the killer.

12/25/2011 Christmas – for three.





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Post by: trimmonthelake on October 11, 2011, 09:32:20 AM
Help Save The Next Girl

http://www.facebook.com/SaveTheNextGirl (http://www.facebook.com/SaveTheNextGirl)
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Post by: trimmonthelake on October 11, 2011, 05:38:35 PM
http://omnimissions.com/site/
OMNI School Remembers Morgan
Posted October 11, 2011 By OMNI and has no comments yet.


The OMNI School in Zambia remembers Morgan Dana Harrington and the Harrington family for their sacrifice and generosity. A memorial service is held each year at this time with the students.
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More students sang songs in honor of the Harringtons in the school cafeteria as well.
More photos at link.

October 17th & Save the Next Girl
By OMNI and has no comments yet.

October 17 marks two years since Morgan Dana Harrington was brutally murdered and left in a remote field in rural Virginia.

On October 12th, Dr. Laurie Roth and Susan Murphy Milano will talk with Dan and Gil Harrington to discuss the progress in Morgan’s case, and to let listeners know how they can become actively involved in preventing the next tragedy through current legislation.

On October 17th, an event will be held at the bridge where Morgan was last seen. VCRT and Karen ReMine searched for Morgan 2 years ago with the K-9 group. Karen, a Virginia Canine Recovery Team (VCRT) member, and K-9 dogs will be in full search gear. State police and Dan and Gil will speak.
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Post by: texasmom on October 12, 2011, 11:22:36 AM
http://scaredmonkeys.com/2011/10/12/daily-commentary-wednesday-october-12-2011-preview-of-tonights-radio-show/

Daily Commentary – Wednesday, October 12, 2011 – Preview of Tonights Radio Show
 
■With Blink from Blink on Crime and Clint van Zandt


Blink will have a tribute to Morgan on tonight's show.   ::MonkeyCool::


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Post by: klaasend on October 12, 2011, 08:23:59 PM
DON'T MISS THE DANA PRETZER SHOW TONIGHT AT 9PM ET

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Post by: trimmonthelake on October 13, 2011, 04:07:44 AM
Thanks Texasmom and Klaas.  ::HelloKitty::


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Post by: trimmonthelake on October 13, 2011, 01:13:11 PM
http://findmorgan.com/category/family-blog
Gil Harrington’s Thoughts from October 11, 2011
On October - 11 - 2011

Morgan you were, and continue to be part of the fabric of our lives. Silly things keep cropping up, like butter. There was always Alex butter (real butter) and Morgan butter (margarine). Now Alex is our only living child and it grieves me a bit to know that this insider Mama knowledge of my family’s preference is now irrelevant. Morgan is dead; get over it Gil! I am seeking closure and instead, at time, feel foreclosure – that all our investments of love and nurturing have been forfeited, wasted.
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Post by: trimmonthelake on October 15, 2011, 02:26:18 PM
http://blogs.roanoke.com/arts/2011/10/blacksburg-artist-jane-lillian-vance-creates-painting-as-reaction-to-morgan-harrington-murder/
Blacksburg artist Jane Lillian Vance creates painting as reaction to Morgan Harrington slaying

From my Inbox to you, a press release about a painting that Blacksburg artist Jane Lillian Vance, the subject of the documentary A Gift for the Village, has created in response to the slaying of Morgan Harrington, who was one of her students at Virginia Tech.

(http://blogs.roanoke.com/arts/files/2011/10/VanceHarringtonPainting-226x300.jpg)
The Hunted' by Jane Lilian Vance


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Post by: klaasend on October 16, 2011, 11:27:50 PM
New Blink post:

http://blinkoncrime.com/2011/10/16/two-years-cold-morgan-harrington-murder-two-women-two-locations-too-long/


Two Years Cold-Morgan Harrington Murder: Two Women, Two Locations, Too Long


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Post by: trimmonthelake on October 17, 2011, 11:27:55 AM
2 4 1 Morgan.You are not forgotten.
Prayers for the Harrington Family.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on October 17, 2011, 11:29:00 AM
http://www.whsv.com/news/headlines/131979483.html
Updated: 10:14 AM Oct 17, 2011
Hunt for Killer Still On 2 Years After Harrington's Disappearance
Monday will mark two years since Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington was last seen alive in Charlottesville. Family will join police to mark the anniversary to remind everyone a killer is still on the loose.
Posted: 10:14 AM Oct 17, 2011
Reporter: Chris Stover
Email Address: chris.stover@newsplex.com


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Post by: trimmonthelake on October 17, 2011, 11:40:17 AM
                                                           (http://newsblog.carilionclinic.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/02/morgan_harrington.jpg)


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Post by: trimmonthelake on October 17, 2011, 03:00:59 PM
http://www2.insidenova.com/news/2011/oct/17/suspect-morgan-harrington-case-mystery-ar-1388373/
2 years later, suspect in Morgan Harrington case remains mystery
By: Emily Cyr
Published: October 17, 2011

Two years ago today, Morgan Harrington disappeared after a concert in Charlottesville. While her remains were found a few months later, the only clue police have to a suspect in the case is a forensic link with a Fairfax City sexual assault.

The Virginia Tech student was at a Metallica concert at the University of Virginia's John Paul Jones Arena on October 17, 2009. She left the venue and wasn't able to get back in.

Witnesses reported seeing her later that night hitchhiking. She wasn't seen again.
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Post by: trimmonthelake on October 17, 2011, 03:04:19 PM
http://www.roanoke.com/news/breaking/wb/299805
Parents, police call attention to anniversary of Morgan Harrington’s disappearance
By Duncan Adams | The Roanoke Times
The last reported sighting of Morgan Harrington alive placed her on a bridge in Charlottesville trying to hitch a ride at about 9:30 p.m. Oct. 17, 2009.


This morning, Gil and Dan Harrington of Roanoke County, the Virginia State Police and others gathered at the Copeley Road bridge to focus renewed attention on the abduction two years ago of the Harringtons’ 20-year-old daughter, then a student at Virginia Tech, and her subsequent homicide.
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Anyone with information about the case is encouraged to call the Jefferson Area Crime Stoppers at (434) 977-4000 or Virginia State Police at (434) 352-3467.


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Post by: Lovinlife on October 17, 2011, 08:32:39 PM
 ::MonkeyAngel:: 2 4 1 Morgan  ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: trimmonthelake on October 18, 2011, 08:53:06 AM
http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/299828
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Security agency sued in Harrington death
Morgan Harrington's mother said guards should have let her daughter re-enter a Charlottesville concert two years ago, on the night she later disappeared.
By Duncan Adams 981-3324

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Gil Harrington, as administrator of her daughter's estate, seeks $3.5million from Regional Marketing Concepts Inc., doing business as RMC Events.

The lawsuit was filed Oct. 11, less than a week from the second anniversary of Morgan Harrington's abduction. She was last seen alive attempting to catch a ride on a bridge near the John Paul Jones Arena, where the concert headliner was Metallica.

The lawsuit alleges that RMC, providing event security that night, should have known that Morgan Harrington had suffered an injury inside the arena and also should have allowed the young woman to return to the concert after she had left the building.

The lawsuit reads, "As a result of the defendant's failure and refusal to allow plaintiff's decedent to re-enter the arena, or report her attempt to do so, plaintiff's decedent was left isolated and alone outside the arena where she was subsequently abducted and murdered."

Dan Schmitt, president of RMC Events, said he could not comment on the lawsuit.
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The lawsuit also alleges that RMC Events personnel should have known that Morgan Harrington had "suffered an injury to her face" after leaving her seat in the arena to go to the restroom because the injury had been reported to event staff. Schmitt said he could not comment on this specific allegation.

State police investigators have said they believe the young woman might have fallen on the concourse and hurt her chin. They've acknowledged also that Morgan had been drinking that night.
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Post by: cadillac on October 18, 2011, 08:58:27 AM
I believe I read somewhere that one suspicion is a "security" type person at or around the arena was thought to be involved.  We have conclusive DNA from Morgan that an African male was involved with her murder somehow.  Surely, narrowing down the "security" that evening has been done??


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Post by: klaasend on October 18, 2011, 09:06:28 PM
Don't miss the Dana Pretzer show tonight!  Tune in now!

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Post by: trimmonthelake on October 20, 2011, 11:27:45 AM
http://www.cavalierdaily.com/2011/10/19/harrington-sues-security-firm/
Harrington sues security firm
Mother of slain Tech student claims RMC failed to protect daughter
By Kelly Kaler, Associate Editor on October 19, 2011

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Security for John Paul Jones Arena declined to comment on the matter, and the Harringtons could not be reached by phone.

University Police Lt. Melissa Fielding said RMC Events Inc. hired its own security for the concert that took place at the arena.

“We are here for law enforcement purposes and safety is a part of that,” Fielding said. “[But] the police department was not notified that Morgan was in need of assistance [Saturday night] … by any citizen or any member of the security group.”

Online court records for Roanoke County Circuit Court list the claim as a “catch-all” complaint. Law Prof. George Rutherglen said this label denotes “miscellaneous civil action.”
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The current policy for arena re-entry is the same. The John Paul Jones Arena website states, “exiting and reentering with the same ticket is not permitted.”

Rhonda Rogers, senior deputy clerk for the Roanoke County Circuit Court, said no trial date has been set for the Harrington case. “It’s up to the parties involved,” she said. “If they settle beforehand there is no trial.”

In a press conference Monday, the Harringtons continued to push for anyone with any information about the case to come forward. “It doesn’t matter how small it is,” said Dan Harrington, Morgan’s father. “We need to remember that the person who did this is still at large.”


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Post by: Sister on October 20, 2011, 12:14:13 PM
2 4 1 Morgan.You are not forgotten.
Prayers for the Harrington Family.

Amen.
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Post by: trimmonthelake on October 27, 2011, 07:46:52 AM
http://www.readthehook.com/101637/why-she-filed-morgan-harringtons-mom-explains-suit
Why she filed: Morgan Harrington's mom explains suit
By Hawes Spencer | editor@readthehook.com
Published online 9:02am Tuesday Oct 25th, 2011
and in print issue #1043 dated Thursday Oct 27th, 2011

The news that the mother of slain concert-goer Morgan Dana Harrington filed a lawsuit against the security company nearly got lost amid the tributes to the 20-year-old on the two-year anniversary of her disappearance. The $3.5 million suit against Regional Marketing Concepts Inc., doing business as RMC Events, was filed October 11 in Roanoke. While the president of RMC Events has declined to return our phone calls, the Hook caught up with Morgan's mom, Gil Harrington.

Why the lawsuit?
Gil: Questions remain about what happened that night, and this is about retaining our ability to ask those questions.

Why now?
Gil: We really had been considering it, and the statute of limitations was beginning to run out.

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Post by: trimmonthelake on October 28, 2011, 07:57:40 AM
O/T
Lawyer seeks medical records in Yeardley Love case
http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/26184891/vp/45059054#45059054


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Post by: trimmonthelake on November 03, 2011, 02:57:41 PM
http://findmorgan.com/category/upcoming-events
UPCOMING EVENTS
11/16/2011 The Virginia Crime Commission meets to review HB2490, Kathryn’s Law, in Richmond VA. Dan and Gil will attend and speak to convey their support for this important legislation to protect our college students.

12/3/2011 Parade in Charlottesville, VA. Dan and Gil will march with the Help Save The Next Girl group to promote personal safety as well as to solicit tips that might ferret out the killer.

12/25/2011 Christmas – for three.


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Post by: MuffyBee on November 14, 2011, 04:20:10 PM
http://www.iol.co.za/tonight/tv-radio/dstv-highlights-november-14-2011-1.1177412
DStv highlights - November 14, 2011

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l Disappeared, Investigation Discovery, 19.10

A fourth instalment, delving into mysterious missing person stories. Often, hidden beneath seemingly everyday behaviour, there are hints of what may have caused someone to vanish off the map. Stories in this series include that of Morgan Harrington, 20, who goes missing at a concert. When Mike Williams disappears while on a hunting trip, the assumption is that he has had an accident. But his mother believes he was murdered.
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Post by: trimmonthelake on November 15, 2011, 05:44:11 AM
http://www.cavalierdaily.com/2011/11/15/analysis-few-sex-crimes-go-to-court/
Analysis: few sex crimes go to court
Sexual assault cases on VA campuses rarely result in criminal prosecution
By Jason Nguyen and Sophie Arts, Senior Writer on November 15, 2011

The Richmond Times-Dispatch released an analysis of forcible sex crimes at seven Virginia universities this week which found that no cases involving student-on-student assault resulted in criminal prosecution from 2008 through 2010.

In the 15 crimes reported at the University between those years, only two people were accused and convicted — neither of whom were students.

The Times-Dispatch analysis also showed that Virginia Tech was the only university to report it had expelled a student for sexual misconduct.

Claire Kaplan, director of Sexual and Domestic Violence Services at the University’s Women’s Center, confirmed the findings of the study, saying “it addresses some of the problems that prosecutors have.”

The study revealed that victims rarely pressed charges and if they did it was very hard to prove their allegations because of a lack of evidence.

“I’ve been in this office for more than 20 years and can count the number of criminal charges that were filed against U.Va. students for sexual assault on two hands,” Kaplan said.
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Allegations of sexual misconduct are typically handled by University police. Former University student Kathryn Russell took issue with that policy after a student she accused of raping her was acquitted by the University’s Sexual Misconduct Board.

The Russell family is now pushing for Kathryn’s Law, or House Bill 2490. This proposed legislation would transfer oversight of investigations concerning sexual assault cases on college campuses in Virginia to local or state law enforcement, bypassing university police departments.

The Virginia State Crime Commission is currently considering the bill. Dan and Gil Harrington, parents of the slain Morgan Harrington, have voiced their support for the legislation. They are scheduled to speak with the commission about HB 2490 tomorrow.
 



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Post by: trimmonthelake on November 15, 2011, 05:50:53 AM
http://www.iol.co.za/tonight/tv-radio/dstv-highlights-november-14-2011-1.1177412
DStv highlights - November 14, 2011

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l Disappeared, Investigation Discovery, 19.10

A fourth instalment, delving into mysterious missing person stories. Often, hidden beneath seemingly everyday behaviour, there are hints of what may have caused someone to vanish off the map. Stories in this series include that of Morgan Harrington, 20, who goes missing at a concert. When Mike Williams disappears while on a hunting trip, the assumption is that he has had an accident. But his mother believes he was murdered.
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Thanks Muffy! ::HelloKitty::


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Post by: trimmonthelake on November 16, 2011, 05:43:47 PM
http://www.michellesigona.com/2011/11/virginia-cold-case-morgan-harrington-kidnapping-and-murder/
VIRGINIA COLD CASE: Morgan Harrington Kidnapping and Murder
This entry was posted on Wednesday, November 16th, 2011 at 4:48 am and is filed under Cold Case
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Post by: trimmonthelake on November 16, 2011, 05:45:18 PM
http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/Harringtons_Push_for_Legislation_at_Virginia_Crime_Commission_133963858.html
Updated: 5:35 PM Nov 16, 2011
Harringtons Push for Campus Crime Legislation
Newsplex/AP
The Virginia State Crime Commission seems set to embrace Legislation to bolster cooperation by campus and local police, but not force campus police to turn over murder and rape cases to local law enforcement.
Posted: 4:27 PM Nov 16, 2011
Email Address: news@newsplex.com


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Post by: trimmonthelake on November 30, 2011, 06:04:34 PM
http://findmorgan.com/category/upcoming-events
12/3/2011 Parade in Charlottesville, VA. Dan and Gil will march with the Help Save The Next Girl group to promote personal safety as well as to solicit tips that might ferret out the killer.


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Post by: Sister on December 01, 2011, 02:44:57 AM

2 4 1 Morgan.You are not forgotten.
Prayers for the Harrington Family.



Amen.
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Edit-fix qutoes.  MB



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Post by: MuffyBee on December 04, 2011, 09:47:48 PM
http://www.nbc29.com/story/16181429/harringtons-walk-in-holiday-heritage-parade   
Harringtons Walk in Holiday Heritage Parade
December 3, 2011

Morgan Harrington's parents made a stop in Charlottesville as they continue to keep the community's attention on the search for their daughter's killer. Dan and Gil Harrington walked in Saturday morning's Holiday Heritage parade on Charlottesville's downtown mall.

The Harringtons were promoting their website, savethenextgirl.com.

Video at link.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on December 05, 2011, 10:16:48 AM
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From link.
http://www.nbc29.com/story/16181429/harringtons-walk-in-holiday-heritage-parade



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Post by: trimmonthelake on December 10, 2011, 02:31:26 PM
http://m.roanoke.com/mapp/story.aspx?arcID=302223
Saturday, December 10, 2011
Emotions glisten at Tech vigil
A few thousand people gathered on the Drillfield on Friday to mourn, remember and try to find healing.

Hokie Nation and the Blacksburg community took a step toward coping with Thursday's police shooting at a well-attended candlelight vigil Friday evening.

The Drillfield flooded with small flames to commemorate fallen Virginia Tech police Officer Deriek Crouse, as a few thousand people met to pay respects, find healing and try to make sense of it all.

"Let us not be defined only by our response in tragedy. We know we are more than that," faculty member Susanna Rinehart said.

The program, hosted by Hokies United, consisted of speakers offering thoughts and a poem as participants held lit candles.

Many held their children tightly, some hugged their spouses while in tears, and others silently prayed or reflected. Police officers from agencies throughout the area were present.

Student Government Association President Corbin DiMeglio read a letter written by Lt. Joe Rader, a Virginia State Police officer who has helped work the case of missing Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington.

In the letter, Rader noted that he didn't respond to the shootings Thursday, but in his 26 years has witnessed numerous violent and senseless deaths.

"How do any of us learn to deal with these type of tragedies? Where do we go from here, and how can we keep our faith?" Rader said in his letter.

Rader's answer was to maintain his belief in God. He stressed that the community must once again come together and help each other, while honoring the lives that were lost and supporting those who put their lives on the line every day.
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Post by: trimmonthelake on December 27, 2011, 04:26:11 PM
http://www2.wsls.com/news/2011/dec/21/oklahoma-mother-travels-roanoke-meet-morgan-harrin-ar-1560966/
Oklahoma mother travels to Roanoke to meet Morgan Harrington's mother
By: Erin Barnett | WSLS
Published: December 21, 2011

Video at link.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on January 10, 2012, 03:48:38 PM
http://findmorgan.com/category/family-blog
Gil Harrington’s thoughts from January 9th, 2012
On January - 10 - 2012

My Dearest Morgan,
We have passed the threshold of another Christmas, our third! without you. I realize we have grown stronger from carrying the pain for so long, but it doesn’t get easier. Bad days are still fraught with anguish and good days less desperate though still flat, sad, and laced with disbelief. I know irrevocably, viscerally, that you are dead but somehow still question this reality. How can it be that you are over? Really?

Morgan, you had such a hard time separating. That first year at VT was so rough on you. We thought it was because you were such a homebody, happy to have the foundation of family. I worry now instead, if you knew in an instinctive way that separation would be the death of you. Should we have listened differently?
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Post by: trimmonthelake on January 11, 2012, 07:48:06 PM
http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/Harringtons_Push_for_New_Safety_Initiatives_137105883.html
Updated: 3:47 PM Jan 11, 2012
Harringtons Push for New Safety Initiatives

The parents of Morgan Harrington are pushing for new safety initiatives, as the investigation continues into their daughter's murder. Wednesday, they talked with CBS19 about their desire to expand Familiar DNA testing nationwide.
Posted: 3:29 PM Jan 11, 2012
Reporter: Rachel Ryan, Bailey Disselkoen
Email Address: rachel.ryan@newsplex.com


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Post by: cartfly on January 11, 2012, 10:34:17 PM
I am not sure if this was posted yet but Blink as an interesting article:

http://blinkoncrime.com/2012/01/06/former-uva-cop-charged-with-rape-sean-michael-horn-faces-bond-hearing-today/  (http://blinkoncrime.com/2012/01/06/former-uva-cop-charged-with-rape-sean-michael-horn-faces-bond-hearing-today/)


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Post by: trimmonthelake on January 12, 2012, 11:14:09 AM
I am not sure if this was posted yet but Blink as an interesting article:

http://blinkoncrime.com/2012/01/06/former-uva-cop-charged-with-rape-sean-michael-horn-faces-bond-hearing-today/  (http://blinkoncrime.com/2012/01/06/former-uva-cop-charged-with-rape-sean-michael-horn-faces-bond-hearing-today/)
Thanks! It is interesting.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on January 20, 2012, 06:39:37 PM
O/T
http://www.newsplex.com/mobi/news?storyid=137717958
Lawyers Request Huguely Evidence Not Be Posted Online
January 19, 2011

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Charges against Huguely include, Murder in the First Degree, Robbery, Burglary in the Nighttime, Breaking and Entering, Grand Larceny and Murder in the Commission of a Felony.

The trial begins on February 6, but there is a hearing this Friday where the judge will probably rule whether or not photos of Yeardley Love's dead body can be used as evidence.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on January 21, 2012, 09:47:12 AM
http://www.readthehook.com/102698/pain-and-frustration-two-years-later-no-arrest-harrington-case
Pain and frustration: Two years later, 'We know her agonies'
By Courteney Stuart | stuart@readthehook.com
Published online 4:00am Saturday Jan 21st, 2012

They'll never have their daughter back, but for the parents of murdered Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington, the unsolved status of the case two years after her body was discovered in a remote pasture on a southern Albemarle County farm is added anguish.

"It doesn't get easier," says Morgan's mother, Gil Harrington, a week before the grim January 26 anniversary. If the mystery has begun to fade from the national spotlight, it still has legions of followers thanks in part to coverage on national programs including Nancy Grace and the Investigation Discovery channel's Disappeared.

The latest, Harrington says, is that, although an air date hasn't yet been set, America's Most Wanted is planning an episode. Locally, the Charlottesville band Howard/Johnson & Friends has written a song that's one-third inspired by the Harrington case.
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In the summer of 2010, familial DNA helped California investigators nab the serial killer dubbed the Grim Sleeper, the tool is no guarantee, since only individuals who have been arrested for a violent felony contribute their genetic material to the state databank.


In March, Governor Bob McDonnell gave the go-ahead for investigators to use the process in Virginia, and the Harrington case was believed to be among the first in line. Nearly a year later, with no fresh leads announced in the case, has familial DNA search turned up any matches?

"We can't comment on active investigations," says Pete Marone, director of the Virginia Department of Forensic Science. Of cases in general, Marone says, even if there is no hit initially, familial searches are run periodically to check against new samples in the DNA databank. If the Harringtons feel frustration over the lack of an arrest, they aren't letting it stop them from using the legal system. In October, the mom sued RMC Events, the firm providing security at John Paul Jones Arena, to get answers about her daughter's last hours.

"This," Gil Harrington said at the time of her filing, "is about retaining our ability to ask those questions."

In addition, the Harringtons have launched Help Save the Next Girl, a nonprofit ad campaign and website aimed at raising awareness of missing people and providing support to victims' families. Harrington notes that among such families, the Harringtons have something to be thankful for.

"The visceral part of finding the body is big," says Gil Harrington, who says being able to bury Morgan's remains, to memorialize her life, is something many families never get.

"It's a sharp day, but boy we are glad to have had it," she says. "Not to be forever in limbo and mentally filling in the gaps. We know her agonies."


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Post by: trimmonthelake on January 21, 2012, 09:50:22 AM
                                          2 4 1 Justice for Morgan
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Post by: Sister on January 21, 2012, 09:59:09 AM

2 4 1 Morgan.You are not forgotten.
Prayers for the Harrington Family.



Amen.
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Edit-fix qutoes.  MB




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Post by: trimmonthelake on January 26, 2012, 08:44:04 AM
http://www.c-ville.com/Blog/This_Just_In/Parents_of_Morgan_Harrington_mark_morbid_anniversary/?act=post&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=twitter&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+C-VILLEBlogs+%28C-VILLE+Blogs+Today%29
Parents of Morgan Harrington mark morbid anniversary
by C-VILLE Writers, January 24th 11:26am


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Post by: trimmonthelake on January 26, 2012, 09:24:07 AM
http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/303973
2 years after body found, justice for Morgan Harrington is elusive
The Roanoke County woman's family has pressed to keep the case in the public eye.
By Duncan Adams

Two years ago today, a farmer in Albemarle County found the skeletal remains of Morgan Harrington, the 20-year-old Roanoke County woman and Virginia Tech student whom state police believe was abducted Oct. 17, 2009, in Charlottesville after leaving a rock concert in progress that night.

Her death was ruled a homicide. Her killer or killers have not been found.

Gil and Dan Harrington said they plan to be in Charlottesville today to "mark this grisly anniversary" and "honor our murdered daughter, who was stolen from us."

The couple has worked hard to keep the case in the public eye, emphasizing repeatedly that they want the killer caught before he strikes again.

"More than fear that the trail is growing cold is my fear that this predator is getting antsy and looking around for his hit," Gil Harrington said in an email Wednesday.

"He is bold and feels invincible. It has been two years; his evil compulsion grows. That is scary," she said.

She said they want the killer captured through an investigation and not via a DNA link to another body.

Virginia State Police continue to investigate.
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Post by: trimmonthelake on January 26, 2012, 02:53:13 PM
http://www2.newsadvance.com/news/2012/jan/26/harringtons-return-charlottesville-anniversary-ar-1642285/
Harringtons return to Charlottesville for anniversary
By: Daily Progress Staff Reports | Lynchburg News and Advance
Published: January 26, 2012

(http://www2.newsadvance.com/mgmedia/image/294/0/10561/family_morgan_harrington_bones_were_shattered/)
Morgan Harrington's parents returned to Charlottesville Thursday to mark the second anniversary of the discovery of her remains. Harrington went missing during a concert at John Paul Jones Arena in 2009.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on January 26, 2012, 02:56:25 PM
http://findmorgan.com/category/family-blog
Gil Harrington’s Thought on this Grisley Anniversary
On January - 26 - 2012

Grisly Anniversary
When they brought your body back to me
There were just bones to see.
Didn’t look like my baby – Morgan D.
No golden hair, no sparkly eyes
Broken ribs – ugly surprise.
Disposable girl they all said
Skirts too short
Lips’re too red
Askin for it they all said
But what you asked for, screamed for, was mercy and release
Know you got no mercy, pray you found some peace
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Post by: trimmonthelake on January 26, 2012, 03:04:47 PM
2 4 1 Justice for Morgan

Love Never Dies 2*4*1
http://www.youtube.com/v/mHmOlGvgjuA?version=3&amp;hl=en_US


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Post by: trimmonthelake on January 26, 2012, 05:40:28 PM
http://www.wdbj7.com/news/mornin/wdbj7-2-years-later-harringtons-still-searching-for-answers-20120126,0,2025298.story
2 Years Later: Harringtons Still Searching for Answers
Morgan Harrington disappeared from a concert in Charlottesville in October 2009
7:34 a.m. EST, January 26, 2012
Video at link.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on January 27, 2012, 01:03:00 PM
http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/Morgan_Harrington_Remains_Found_Anniversary_138162429.html
Updated: 8:02 PM Jan 26, 2012
Parents Mark 2 Years Since Morgan Harrington's Remains Found
Dan and Gil Harrington returned to Charlottesville Thursday to mark the second anniversary of the day her remains were found on Anchorage Farm in Albemarle County.
Posted: 6:54 PM Jan 26, 2012
Reporter: Chris Stover
Email Address: chris.stover@newsplex.com

Video at link. http://www.newsplex.com/video?clipID=6678628&autoStart=true&contentID=138162429


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Post by: trimmonthelake on January 27, 2012, 01:16:14 PM
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Post by: trimmonthelake on February 02, 2012, 09:08:41 AM
http://www.wdbj7.com/news/wdbj7-save-the-next-girl-campaign-classmates-talk-about-morgan-harringtons-legacy-20120201,0,5578274.story
Help Save The Next Girl campaign; classmates talk about Morgan Harrington's legacy
Harrington's parents started the campaign in Oct. 2011

Video at link.
Karen Kiley Reporter
5:40 p.m. EST, February 1, 2012

 ::snipping2::
Vance was Morgan Harrington's professor the semester she went missing.  Vance says Morgan sat in the front row every class.  Throughout the semester the two formed a friendship.

Vance says she'll never forget when she first heard Morgan was missing.

"It was another student from our class who called and said 'Mrs. Vance, it’s Morgan. It’s Morgan who’s missing,'" said Vance. "I could barely fathom it."

"It was just kind of shocking that something seemingly random happened to someone who was not random to me," remembers Chris Bartholomew, a senior at Virginia Tech and one of Morgan's classmates in Vance's Creative Process class.

This group of friends, classmates, and teachers gathered two years after Morgan's death to throw their support behind the newly formed Help Save the Next Girl campaign.

"This is a passionate attempt to wake students up, wake young people up and to heal," said Vance. "Virginia Tech is a vibrant, beautiful community. We are not a place of tragedy. We are a place of solutions, and Help Save the Next Girl is one of the smartest solutions I have seen."

The campaign will focus on bringing awareness to the vulnerability of women on college campuses and how to protect them.  It's something Laura Schneider is doing by wearing a wristband with Morgan's name on it and telling her cautionary tale to anyone who will listen.

"We are more than a college campus, more than a crime scene, more than a gunman, more than a murderer," said Schneider. "We are a school, a community, a family and we will prevail. Always. And this is how we do that."

"We are all ready to make this campaign happen now. It is new, but I can tell you it's going to hit the ground strong," said Vance.

The Help Save The Next Girl campaign is also focused on finding Morgan's killer and being a resource for other families if a loved one goes missing.

The campaign is just getting started, fundraisers and promotional events will start appearing in the coming weeks.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on February 02, 2012, 09:12:19 AM
http://www.readthehook.com/102744/bus-ted-transit-policy-blocks-harrington-ad
Bus-ted: Transit policy blocks Harrington ad
By Courteney Stuart | stuart@readthehook.com
Published online 2:14pm Wednesday Feb 1st, 2012

As Charlotte Ding drove behind a public bus in Rochester, New York, an advertisement on the back of the vehicle pleading for help with an unsolved murder grabbed the former Charlottesville resident's attention– and sparked a brainstorm.

"I thought it would be a great way to draw attention to the Morgan Harrington case in Charlottesville," says Ding, who relocated to New York two years ago but still volunteers for the Harrington family's nonprofit ad campaign Help Save the Next Girl. Excited at the prospect of raising awareness about the mystery around the second anniversary of the discovery of Morgan's remains on January 26, Ding contacted Charlottesville Area Transit in late January ready to make a bus-side ad purchase. She didn't get far.

"I was told the ad wouldn't be accepted," says Ding, noting that the charity had been prepared to pay full price– about $250 per ad per month. "I couldn't believe it," says Ding. "Why wouldn't they want the money?"
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Post by: trimmonthelake on February 04, 2012, 10:01:43 AM
O/T
http://www.readthehook.com/102763/final-motions-huguely-trial
Final motions: Judge allows graphic photos in Huguely trial
By Lisa Provence | lisa@readthehook.com
Published online 7:55am Saturday Feb 4th, 2012

 ::snipping2::
The trial of Huguely for the 2009 death of Love just weeks before the two were to graduate from UVA begins Monday, February 6, and jury selection is expected to last two days.
 ::snipping2::


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Post by: Tamikosmom on February 20, 2012, 12:27:31 PM
NHRC Fundraiser Events
 
"After experiencing the abduction and murder of my son, I know the incredible pain that a loss like this brings, and so I commend Beth for channeling her pain into something positive and creating this foundation in conjunction with the National Museum of Crime and Punishment. It is my sincere hope that Beth and her family will get justice in Natalee's case. I always say that one person can make a difference. This foundation, in Natalee's memory and honor, will help protect other young adults from danger." - John Walsh

Running For Justice, Hosted by Maggie and Amanda

Come to Augusta Preparatory Day School, located in August, Georgia, for a 5k run. 100% of the proceeds go to the NHRC!

When: Saturday, February 25th
Donation: Entrance fee of $20 includes a t-shirt!
Registration Deadline: Saturday, February 11th.

*Beth Holloway will be speaking on Friday, February 24th at 2:30pm

REGISTER NOW as space is limited!

If you can't attend the run, but would still like to donate:

Read More:
http://www.crimemuseum.org/NHRC_events




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Post by: Tamikosmom on February 22, 2012, 10:03:47 PM
O/T
http://www.newsplex.com/mobi/news?storyid=137717958
Lawyers Request Huguely Evidence Not Be Posted Online
January 19, 2011

 ::snipping2::
Charges against Huguely include, Murder in the First Degree, Robbery, Burglary in the Nighttime, Breaking and Entering, Grand Larceny and Murder in the Commission of a Felony.

The trial begins on February 6, but there is a hearing this Friday where the judge will probably rule whether or not photos of Yeardley Love's dead body can be used as evidence.


Jury finds former University of Virginia lacrosse player guilty of second-degree murder
Published February 22, 2012


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. –  Jurors found a former University of Virginia lacrosse player guilty of second-degree murder Wednesday in the slaying of his ex-girlfriend that was fueled by jealousy over her relationship with another lacrosse player.

Jurors met for nine hours in the trial of George Huguely V, rejecting a verdict of first-degree murder that could have resulted in life in prison in the May 2010 beating death of Yeardley Love

He also was convicted of grand larceny. The two convictions call for a maximum of 60 years in prison.

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http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/02/22/jurors-getting-murder-case-former-university-virginia-lacrosse-player/



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Post by: Sister on February 22, 2012, 10:52:12 PM
O/T
http://www.readthehook.com/102763/final-motions-huguely-trial
Final motions: Judge allows graphic photos in Huguely trial
By Lisa Provence | lisa@readthehook.com
Published online 7:55am Saturday Feb 4th, 2012

 ::snipping2::
The trial of Huguely for the 2009 death of Love just weeks before the two were to graduate from UVA begins Monday, February 6, and jury selection is expected to last two days.
 ::snipping2::
He was convicted of second degree murder and was sentenced to a total of 26 years.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/22/george-huguely-guilty-verdict-yeardley-love-murder_n_1293881.html?1329954813&icid=maing-grid10%7Chtmlws-main-bb%7Cdl2%7Csec1_lnk3%26pLid%3D137613


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Post by: MuffyBee on March 09, 2012, 02:32:40 PM
http://www.nbc12.com/story/17119164/hokies-coach-beamer-helps-in-harrington-murder-case
Hokies Coach Beamer helps in Harrington murder case
By Zhinia Harden
March 9, 2012

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Virginia Tech football Coach Frank Beamer is stepping up to help in the murder case of former Hokie, Morgan Harrington.

Beamer hosted a public service announcement for the newly launched Virginia Tech help save the next girl campaign.
 ::snipping2::


http://www.nbc29.com/story/17116922/beamer-backs-vt-help-save-the-next-girl-campaign
Beamer Backs VT Help Save the Next Girl Campaign
Reported by Laura French
March 8, 2012

The murder case of a Virginia Tech student found in an Albemarle County farm is getting some help from the gridiron.

VT Head Football Coach Frank Beamer hosted a public service announcement for the newly launched Virginia Tech Help Save the Next Girl campaign.  It's the first campus branch of the national campaign, started by Morgan Harrington's family.
 ::snipping2::
The hope is that this campaign will spread across the country.  Virginia Tech Head Basketball Coach Seth Greenberg will also appear in a public service announcement to help the Virginia Tech Help Save the Next Girl campaign.

Video at Link


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Post by: Sister on March 09, 2012, 03:54:35 PM
http://www.nbc12.com/story/17119164/hokies-coach-beamer-helps-in-harrington-murder-case
Hokies Coach Beamer helps in Harrington murder case
By Zhinia Harden
March 9, 2012

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Virginia Tech football Coach Frank Beamer is stepping up to help in the murder case of former Hokie, Morgan Harrington.

Beamer hosted a public service announcement for the newly launched Virginia Tech help save the next girl campaign.
 ::snipping2::


http://www.nbc29.com/story/17116922/beamer-backs-vt-help-save-the-next-girl-campaign
Beamer Backs VT Help Save the Next Girl Campaign
Reported by Laura French
March 8, 2012

The murder case of a Virginia Tech student found in an Albemarle County farm is getting some help from the gridiron.

VT Head Football Coach Frank Beamer hosted a public service announcement for the newly launched Virginia Tech Help Save the Next Girl campaign.  It's the first campus branch of the national campaign, started by Morgan Harrington's family.
 ::snipping2::
The hope is that this campaign will spread across the country.  Virginia Tech Head Basketball Coach Seth Greenberg will also appear in a public service announcement to help the Virginia Tech Help Save the Next Girl campaign.

Video at Link

Thank you for sharing this Muffy  ::bee::


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Post by: MuffyBee on March 09, 2012, 05:38:16 PM
You're welcome sister.  I think "Help Save the Next Girl" is a very worthwhile program.

I hope one day very soon we'll see an arrest/s in Morgan's murder.   ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: trimmonthelake on April 22, 2012, 10:00:06 AM
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Post by: labubske on April 23, 2012, 01:37:28 AM
Something that stands out to me here is the use of US 29...even coming from Fairfax to Charlottesville it's mainly US 29.  Jermantown Rd (where the girl in Fairfax was sexually assaulted) looks to be right off of 29...Anchorage Farm (where Morgan was found is right off of 29) and Copeley Rd (where Morgan was last seen) is right off of 29.  I wonder if there are any other reports of attempted abductions, rapes, and such along this track or farther south on 29? 


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Post by: ISpy on April 23, 2012, 01:47:29 AM
241

O/T Trimmm-Good to see you on Morgan's thread! You have been missed! Everything o.k.?


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Post by: trimmonthelake on April 27, 2012, 02:44:29 PM
241
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O/T Trimmm-Good to see you on Morgan's thread! You have been missed! Everything o.k.?
[  /quote]

Just connection problems.   ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: MuffyBee on May 31, 2012, 09:42:15 PM
http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/Save_the_Next_Girl_PSA_Launched_151652835.html
Help Save the Next Girl Launches PSA
To help raise awareness of violence against women, Help Save The Next Girl launched its public service announcement.

May 15, 2012

 ::snipping2::
Help Save The Next Girl is group inspired by the 2010 disappearance and death of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington in Charlottesville. She was last seen leaving a Metallica Concert at the John Paul Jones Arena. Her body was found several months later on a farm in Albemarle County.

Help Save the Next Girl is about empowering females and communities to look out for one another.
 ::snipping2::


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Post by: Sister on June 04, 2012, 08:38:32 AM
http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/Save_the_Next_Girl_PSA_Launched_151652835.html
Help Save the Next Girl Launches PSA
To help raise awareness of violence against women, Help Save The Next Girl launched its public service announcement.

May 15, 2012

 ::snipping2::
Help Save The Next Girl is group inspired by the 2010 disappearance and death of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington in Charlottesville. She was last seen leaving a Metallica Concert at the John Paul Jones Arena. Her body was found several months later on a farm in Albemarle County.

Help Save the Next Girl is about empowering females and communities to look out for one another.
 ::snipping2::
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Post by: CarolynV on June 04, 2012, 03:14:12 PM
http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/New_Sketch_Released_of_Morgan_Harringtons_Suspected_Killer_156918795.html
Edit to add article publication date.  MB June 4, 2012


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Post by: MuffyBee on June 04, 2012, 07:26:01 PM
http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/New_Sketch_Released_of_Morgan_Harringtons_Suspected_Killer_156918795.html
Edit to add article publication date.  MB June 4, 2012
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Post by: Sister on June 05, 2012, 07:35:35 AM
http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/New_Sketch_Released_of_Morgan_Harringtons_Suspected_Killer_156918795.html
Edit to add article publication date.  MB June 4, 2012
(http://media.graytvinc.com/images/new+harrington+sketch.jpg)
Glad to see some movement for Morgan.
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Post by: MuffyBee on June 06, 2012, 09:06:02 AM
http://www2.wsls.com/news/2012/jun/04/gil-harrington-says-daughters-killer-hiding-plain--ar-1965333/
Gil Harrington says daughter's killer is "hiding in plain sight"
June 4, 2012

Since a revised sketch came out Sunday of what Morgan Harrington's killer looks like, her mother Gil has been busy getting the word out.  After interviews this morning in Roanoke, she drove to Charlottesville for another round of interviews with the media there.

"I don't want to sit and wait from him.  I'm a pretty determined person and I'm going to keep looking and keep shaking this tree,” said Harrington.

The new version of the FBI sketch shows a very similar man to the previous one, but now they think he may have changed his appearance, shaving his beard and mustache.

Investigators believe he still lives in the Charlottesville area because of the remote location where Morgan's body was found.

"Someone knows something.  This guy is hiding in plain sight.  The fact the frightening thing about the new composite is that he looks normal,” said Harrington.

Gil says not just someone, but probably many people know this guy and she hopes the new sketch will help them realize it.
 ::snipping2::
Video at Link


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Post by: MuffyBee on June 09, 2012, 10:29:05 PM
https://twitter.com/#!/JudgeJeanine (https://twitter.com/#!/JudgeJeanine)

Jeanine Pirro ‏@JudgeJeanine
perp is still on the loose.Tune in tonight,help us solve this case, get killer off the streets, and @SaveTheNextGirl #Justice 9pmET FoxNews
6:30 PM - 9 Jun 12 via web · Details

Jeanine Pirro ‏@JudgeJeanine
Morgan Harrington case-20 y.o. missing from UVA campus in October 2009,body found months later.Case linked through DNA to a 2005 rape...
6:29 PM - 9 Jun 12 via web · Details

3h HelpSaveTheNextGirl HelpSaveTheNextGirl ‏@SaveTheNextGirl
Justice with @JudgeJeanine tonight on #FoxNews will feature the #MorganHarrington case and @HelpSaveTheNextGirl. 9pm EST.
Retweeted by Jeanine Pirro
5:42 PM - 9 Jun 12 via HootSuite · Details



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Post by: Blonde on June 13, 2012, 04:44:00 PM
Metallica asks fans to help FBI catch concert killer
By Dylan Stableford | The Lookout – 3 hrs ago June 13 2012

Metallica has recorded a public service video for the FBI to help law enforcement officials in Virginia catch a man who is suspected of killing a Virginia Tech student after one of the rock band's 2009 concerts.

In it, Metallica lead singer James Hetfield asks fans to assist Virginia State Police in their investigation into the death of Morgan Harrington, 20, who disappeared after a concert in Charlottesville. Harrington's remains were later found in a field 10 miles away.

 ::snipping2::
[Related: Lars Ulrich touched by disabled fan's documentary]

The band is also offering a $50,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in the case.

The suspect has been linked by DNA to a similar assault on a woman in Virginia, Hetfield said. According to the Associated Press, a woman walking home from a grocery story in 2005 "reported being grabbed from behind, dragged behind a maintenance shed and attacked."

A composite sketch of the suspect described by the woman in the 2005 attack is shown in the public service announcement—all part of an advertising blitz launched Wednesday by the FBI and local law enforcement.

Posters featuring the sketch and reward offer are being distributed at bus shelters along the East Coast, the FBI said.

Pueng Vongs contributed to this report.



http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/metallica-asks-fans-help-fbi-catch-concert-killer-162333934.html

Moving your posts from "News of the Day" to Morgan Harrington's thread in Missing Persons High Profile Forum.  MB

http://scaredmonkeys.net/index.php?topic=7014.540


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Post by: MuffyBee on June 14, 2012, 09:28:27 AM
http://blinkoncrime.com/2012/06/13/morgan-harrington-murder-fbi-metallica-and-virginia-state-police-ask-you-to-help-them-find-her-killer/
Morgan Harrington Murder: FBI, Metallica and Virginia State Police Ask You To Help Them Find Her Killer
Posted by Christina Stoy
Wednesday 13 June 2012 11:12 am


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Post by: Blonde on June 14, 2012, 09:34:11 AM
Can a mod move this to the right thread I didn't know where to put it thanks

Moving your post from "News of the Day" to Morgan Harrington's thread in Missing Persons High Profile Forum.  MB

http://scaredmonkeys.net/index.php?topic=7014.540


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Post by: Sister on June 14, 2012, 10:18:53 AM
Can a mod move this to the right thread I didn't know where to put it thanks

Moving your post from "News of the Day" to Morgan Harrington's thread in Missing Persons High Profile Forum.  MB

http://scaredmonkeys.net/index.php?topic=7014.540

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Post by: Kat_Gram on June 16, 2012, 10:40:00 PM
http://findmorgan.com/
Bumping up, nothing new. I like to read Mrs. Harrington's posts. A fine and courageous woman.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on October 15, 2012, 06:40:24 PM
241.  You are not forgotten.   ::MonkeyAngel::


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Post by: MuffyBee on October 17, 2012, 10:18:32 PM
http://washingtonexaminer.com/police-receive-new-tips-in-morgan-harrington-killing/article/2510764
Police receive new tips in Morgan Harrington killing
October 15, 2012

The "America's Most Wanted" segment on the unsolved slaying of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington is generating tips for investigators.

Virginia State Police received at "six or seven" new tips after the show aired Friday, said police spokeswoman Corinne Geller.
 ::snipping2::


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Post by: MuffyBee on October 17, 2012, 10:21:15 PM
http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/Morgan-Harringtons-Parents-Mark-3-Years-since-Disappearance-174658851.html
Morgan Harrington's Parents Mark 3 Years since Disappearance
October 17, 2012

Wednesday marks the three-year anniversary of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington's disappearance, and her parents returned to the last place she was seen in Charlottesville to keep her case fresh in the public's eye.
 ::snipping2::
The Harringtons joined police and close friends to remember Morgan, who was last seen on the Copeley Road Bridge in Charlottesville on Oct. 17, 2009, during a Metallica concert.

"Three years ago, Morgan Harrington walked on this bridge and she was confused, hurt and she intersected with evil," Morgan's mother, Gil Harrington, said.

The body of the 20-year-old Virginia Tech student was found on a farm in southern Albemarle County in January 2010. Her parents join police in searching for the unknown suspect.

"This is a home-grown predator. Local boy. He knows this community well. He's very familiar with this community," Gil Harrington said.

Virginia State Police have released a sketch of a man linked to Harrington's disappearance by DNA from a 2005 sexual assault in Fairfax.

"We will not forget and will not let others forget that an unsolved murder remains in this community," Dan Harrington said.
 ::snipping2::
The Harringtons mark the anniversary of Morgan's disappearance each year by visiting the Copeley Road Bridge. They're convinced this is the final year they'll have to make the trip to Charlottesville.

"Let's make this be the last time we meet in this way," Gil Harrington told the crowd who gathered to hear the couple speak. "I'll meet you out front of the courthouse next time we have an arrest. That's what I'm looking forward to."

There is still a $150,000 reward for any information that leads to an arrest.

The Harringtons say they want to find their daughter's killer through tips, not through DNA from another homicide.


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Post by: MuffyBee on December 01, 2012, 06:02:19 PM
http://wtvr.com/2012/11/13/retired-morgan-harrington-case-investigator-release-letter/
Morgan Harrington case investigator releases letter to killer
November 13, 2012

The former lead investigator into the 2009 abduction and death of Morgan Harrington has released a letter pleading for the person who has information on the case to come forward.
Lt. Joe Rader retired from the Virginia State Police earlier this year.
Harrington disappeared on October 17, 2009, after attending a Metallica concert at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville. Her remains were found in January 2010 on a farm in Albemarle County.
FULL LETTER FROM RETIRED LT. JOE RADER (unedited):
More...

Video at Link


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Post by: MuffyBee on December 01, 2012, 06:04:03 PM
http://www.nbc29.com/story/20176091/save-the-next-girl
Show of Support at Virginia Tech for Save the Next Girl Campaign
November 24, 2012

As the Hokies rallied against the Cavaliers Saturday, they also rallied around the family of murdered Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington and the Help Save the Next Girl campaign.

It has been three years since Morgan Harrington was murdered after leaving a concert at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, But Saturday in Blacksburg, her peers and her school showed that she is not forgotten.

Virginia Tech players wore bracelets supporting the Help Save the Next Girl campaign. The athletic department donated seats to the Harrington family.  Morgan's father, Dan Harrington, wore a patch with a special meaning for his family.   Hokie Head Coach Frank Beamer wore a patch with ‘2-4-1' dots, matching the one Dan Harrington wore in the stands.
More...

Video at Link


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Post by: MuffyBee on December 01, 2012, 06:05:36 PM
http://loudwire.com/metallica-support-virginia-tech-enter-sandman-shirts-morgan-harrington-scholarship-fund/
METALLICA SUPPORT VIRGINIA TECH ‘ENTER SANDMAN’ SHIRTS FOR MORGAN HARRINGTON SCHOLARSHIP FUND
December 1, 2012

Metallica are one of the most stringent bands when it comes to usage of their trademark, which makes the new Virginia Tech ‘Enter Sandman’ shirts something truly special. The group gave the school permission to print the shirts with the idea that the money raised would go to the Morgan Harrington Scholarship Fund.
More...


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Post by: MuffyBee on December 01, 2012, 06:08:55 PM
http://gunshyassassin.com/news/metallica-selling-morgan-harrington-shirts/
Metallica Selling Morgan Harrington Shirts
December 1, 2012Now, Metallica — who had previously offered a massive reward for information leading to her murderers — have partnered with the Virginia Tech university bookstore to produce an “Enter Sandman” shirt.

The band’s share of all shirts sold will benefit the Morgan Dana Harrington Scholarship Fund.

Reports claim the first month of sales of the shirt generated $17,000 for the fund.

The Virginia Tech bookstore will be able to sell the shirts until at least next football season. After that, Metallica and the bookstore may choose to extend the partnership.
 ::snipping2::


http://www.bookstore.vt.edu/ePOS?store=109&item_number=4793&form=shared3%2fgm%2fdetail%2ehtml&design=109#
Link to bookstore to order shirt


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Post by: MuffyBee on January 05, 2013, 08:51:30 PM
http://www.nbc29.com/story/20346852/morgan-harrington-civil-suit-transferred-to-charlottesville
Morgan Harrington Civil Lawsuit Transferred to Charlottesville
Posted December 14, 2012, Updated December 28, 2012

It's been more than three years since Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington vanished after a Metallica concert at the John Paul Jones Arena (JPJ) in October 2009.

Now, a civil lawsuit filed against the company that provided security during the concert is being transferred to Charlottesville. Charlottesville attorney Lee Livingston is taking over the suit filed against Regional Marketing Concepts, Inc., the security company that worked the Metallica concert the night Harrington disappeared.

Livingston says Arthur Strictland, a friend of the Harrington's, filed the lawsuit in October 2011. The suit blames the security company, saying the security guards should have realized Harrington was hurt and offered her help.
 ::snipping2::


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Post by: MuffyBee on January 05, 2013, 08:53:36 PM
http://www.dailyprogress.com/news/local/article_842dc588-4581-11e2-ab2a-001a4bcf6878.html
Harrington civil suit transferred to Charlottesville
December 13, 2012

A $3.5 million lawsuit between Morgan Dana Harrington’s parents and the company that provided security at the 2009 concert at the John Paul Jones Arena has been transferred to Charlottesville Circuit Court.
 ::snipping2::
The papers have been served to the defendant, but no court dates have been scheduled in the matter.


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Post by: MuffyBee on January 05, 2013, 08:54:59 PM
http://www.noisecreep.com/2013/01/03/morgan-harrington-metallica-interview/
Morgan Harrington: Parents of Murdered Metallica Fan Continue to Get Support From Band (EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW)
January 3, 2013

Videos at Link


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Post by: klaasend on March 13, 2013, 07:23:56 PM
DON'T MISS TONIGHT'S DANA PRETZER SHOW AT 9PM ET!

(http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a306/klaasend/Pretzer031313_zpsbe5facec.jpg)

Click on the link below at 6pm ET to listen:

http://scaredmonkeysradio.com/radio.m3u


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Post by: MuffyBee on March 14, 2013, 09:23:33 AM
Listen to podcast to hear Gil Harrington regarding Morgan's death.

http://blinkoncrime.com/2013/03/13/jodi-arias-trial-continues-blink-discusses-live-on-the-dana-pretzer-show-tonight-9pm-live/
Jodi Arias Trial Continues: Blink Discusses Live On The DANA PRETZER SHOW Tonight 9PM LIVE (Podcast Added)
March 13, 2013

Link at above to listen to Blink Podcast

Comments


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Post by: trimmonthelake on August 24, 2013, 04:55:02 PM
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10153160110925501
Co-Ed Nightmare Featuring Morgan Harrington


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: trimmonthelake on August 27, 2013, 02:51:14 PM
https://www.facebook.com/SaveTheNextGirl?hc_location=stream
ATTENTION: All Residents of #CharlottesvilleVA and #AlbemarleVA Please be mindful of your surroundings at ALL times. Predators prey on the vulnerable and weak. DO NOT let your guard down. "I am STRONG SMART and TRUST my INSTINCTS." #HelpSaveTheNextGirl #Pledge #UVA

http://www.nbc29.com/story/23261573/albemarle-police-investigate-attempted-abduction

Albemarle Police Investigate Attempted Abduction
Posted: Aug 26, 2013 9:27 PM CST Updated: Aug 27, 2013 11:13 AM CST

UPDATE:  What 911 dispatchers initially confirmed was an attempted abduction Monday night in Albemarle County is now being investigated as a suspicious circumstance.
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Post by: trimmonthelake on September 04, 2013, 02:30:57 PM
http://findmorgan.com/category/family-blog/
Gil Harrington’s Thoughts on July 24, Which Would Have Been Morgan’s 24th Birthday
July 24, 2013

 Loss is a resolute and determined teacher.  Like the pounding surf it can sculpt beautiful shapes; if you can tolerate the process, the destruction and reconfiguration.  That is a choice, a difficult daily choice of surrender to what it is, let go of what was and if you are particularly clever at times, there is joy to discover in what is unfolding here and now.

 Morgan, you taught us so much. I believe that showing us how to grow strong enough to deal with your death is an infinitely precious final lesson.  Morgan your death gives us the opportunity to move into greater insight and greater love.

 I get that, I really do and believe it.; though it ain’t always easy to see.  Everyday has so many snares that try to pull me into negativity and self-pity.   Walking Kirby, I see neighbors strapping grand babies into car seats and wonder why that joy was never meant for us.
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So very sad.  ::MonkeyNoNo::


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Post by: MuffyBee on September 04, 2013, 02:33:25 PM
Beautifully written, and very, very sad. 


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Post by: trimmonthelake on September 12, 2013, 10:22:50 AM
http://findmorgan.com/category/family-blog/
 On September - 5 - 2013   

Soapsuds and Wormholes

Trap doors that spring open and hurl you full on into the pain of loss are hidden cleverly; camouflaged so subtlety that you don’t recognize the danger until it’s too late to take evasive action. Protect yourself, head down, Brace, Brace, Brace, here it comes – again.
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Post by: trimmonthelake on September 13, 2013, 01:26:34 PM
https://www.facebook.com/events/485722994857273/
In the effort to raise awareness for missing Alexis Murphy and Morgan Harrington's murderer and all the rest of the missing and murdered, Help Save The Next Girl will have an informational table set up in front of Chandler's Bakery in Albemarle Square, Charlottesville, Va this Saturday, Sept. 14. This is near where Alexis' car was found. Please come out and show your support.
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Post by: trimmonthelake on September 13, 2013, 04:13:44 PM
https://www.facebook.com/SaveTheNextGirl?hc_location=stream
Charlottesville radio station WINA will interview Gil Harrington at 5:07 PM this afternoon. Please tune in.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on September 15, 2013, 03:47:32 PM
http://www.nbc29.com/story/23433560/families-of-alexis-murphy-morgan-harrington-meet-share-grief
Families of Alexis Murphy & Morgan Harrington Meet, Share Grief
Posted: Sep 14, 2013 7:09 PM CST Updated: Sep 15, 2013 7:44 AM CST

Video at link.
<snipped>
t was an emotional meeting at Chandler's Bakery in Albemarle Square Saturday afternoon as Gil Harrington spoke with Alexis Murphy's family for the first time. They say are linked by a devastation they would not wish on anyone else.

"My daughter was not misplaced, Alexis was not misplaced.  They were stolen; they were ripped from their lives," Harrington said.

Gil Harrington and Laura Ann Murphy share a tragic bond over their only daughters.

"They know exactly what I'm going through, and that really helps that I can talk to someone that has been through this," Murphy said.
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Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: trimmonthelake on September 17, 2013, 02:55:36 PM
https://www.facebook.com/SaveTheNextGirl?hc_location=stream
ANNOUNCEMENT: Gil Harrington will appear today on the HLN Show: "Now
in America" with Alexis' mother Laura Murphy. They will tape together in Lynchburg and the show airs at 4-5pm. They will be in the last slot at 4:45 pm. Please Share


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Post by: trimmonthelake on September 21, 2013, 03:23:32 PM
http://billwarnermyblog.wordpress.com/2013/09/20/sarasota-private-eye-kayla-sharrow-looks-into-the-investigation-of-multiple-missing-petite-blond-females-like-holly-bobo-and-heather-hodges/
 Sarasota Private Eye Kayla Sharrow Looks Into The Investigation of Multiple Missing Petite Blond Females Like Holly Bobo and Heather Hodges.
20 Sep
Friday, September 20, 2013

(http://billwarnermyblog.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/42b69-bestmissinggirlsamp3.jpg?w=640&h=750&h=500)
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Who is responsible for more than a dozen white, pretty, petite look-a-like females with long blond hair who have been listed as missing, kidnapped or unfortunately murdered over the last few years?
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Post by: Nut44x4 on September 25, 2013, 03:04:32 AM
Very interesting Trimmy...  :2thinky:


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Post by: trimmonthelake on September 29, 2013, 03:23:39 AM
(https://scontent-a-dfw.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1375280_10153321894990501_181565681_n.jpg)


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: trimmonthelake on October 02, 2013, 02:58:12 PM
https://www.facebook.com/SaveTheNextGirl?hc_location=timeline
WSLS will interview Gil Harrington today at 2:00 PM. Show will air during the 6:00 time slot.


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: trimmonthelake on October 03, 2013, 01:45:16 PM
http://www.wsls.com/story/23595836/harrington-murphy-family-asks-for-help-to-support-national-campaign-for-missing-persons
Murphy & Harrington family ask for your help
Posted: Oct 02, 2013 9:18 PM CST Updated: Oct 03, 2013 9:47 AM CST
By Katie Love, Reporter - email

ROANOKE, VA -

These two mothers came together to give each other support even over the phone. They share the sorrow of missing their two young daughters.

"We need her back bad," Laura Murphy, Alexis' Mother says.

"We're sending you lots of prayers and all the strength we have and I can't wait to see you and your big gorgeous family on Friday," Gil Harrington, Morgan's mother tells Laura over the phone.

Gil Harrington says she knows what it's like for Laura Murphy to be missing her 17-year old daughter Alexis. Her daughter, Morgan, was missing for more than three months back in 2009. That was before her family found out the deviating news, that Morgan had been abducted and murdered.

"I recognize the shattered look on the Murphy family faces. I know what it's like and the phone would ring and you're hoping its a call and you're afraid too," Harrington says.
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Video at link.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on October 06, 2013, 12:38:33 PM
https://www.facebook.com/SaveTheNextGirl?hc_location=stream
More photos from yesterday's event.(Oct.3,2013)
National Tour for Missing Persons (61 photos)
https://www.facebook.com/monica.caison.3/media_set?set=a.10152251364768032.1073741852.707443031&type=1


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: trimmonthelake on October 14, 2013, 02:01:37 PM
https://www.facebook.com/SaveTheNextGirl?hc_location=stream
Help Save The Next Girl
57 minutes ago
Press release:

ALERT: Fourth Anniversary of Morgan Harrington’s Abduction and Murder from Copley Bridge at John Paul Jones Arena

Good morning,

Gil and I are planning to visit Charlottesville on Thursday, October 17, 2013 at 2:00 P.M. for the fourth anniversary of the abduction and murder of our daughter, Morgan. We will be at the Morgan Memorial on Copeley Bridge at JPJ to discuss the need for JUSTICE for Morgan’s murder and to raise awareness for the currently 3 missing girls in the Charlottesville region.
Best regards,

Dan Harrington


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: trimmonthelake on October 14, 2013, 02:05:18 PM
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10153303414315328
Help Save The Next Girl

On October 17, 2009 Morgan Dana Harrington was abducted and murdered. On August 3, 2013 Alexis Murphy was abducted, and is still missing. People are disappearing. These people are our neighbors, our sisters, our friends, and they could be any one of us. We present this PSA to help raise awareness about this very real problem. We need to look out for one another and arm ourselves with the knowledge of personal safety. Contact your local law enforcement agency about taking part in a Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) course. This is how we will Help Save The Next Girl.

Video
https://www.facebook.com/video/embed?video_id=10153303414315328


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Post by: trimmonthelake on October 14, 2013, 02:09:47 PM
http://www.wsls.com/story/23651522/metallica-continues-to-support-morgan-harringtons-family
Metallica VT shirts raise thousands for 'Morgan Harrington Fund'
Posted: Oct 09, 2013 6:10 PM CST Updated: Oct 10, 2013 4:44 PM CST
By Katie Love, Reporter - email

Metallica band members continue to honor Morgan Harrington.

Harrington was abducted and murdered after one of the rock bands concerts. Virginia Tech wanted to create t-shirts with Metallica's 'Enter Sandman' written on the front.

'Enter Sandman' is the song that plays when the football teams takes the field. The university could sell the shirt under one condition from Metallica. The band members said their portion of the proceeds must go to the 'Morgan Harrington Fund.' In the year, the t-shirts have raised more $61,000.
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Video at link.


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Post by: trimmonthelake on October 14, 2013, 02:20:23 PM
http://www.newsadvance.com/news/local/article_d3596b1e-339f-11e3-be49-0019bb30f31a.html
Families of missing teens search for answers
Four Central Virginia families, separated from their missing children, are connected by the questions that remain

Posted: Saturday, October 12, 2013 11:59 pm | Updated: 5:37 am, Mon Oct 14, 2013.
Barrett Mohrmann

Though their stories may differ, the families of the missing bear a similar scar.
“We are in a really small club,” said Gil Harrington, mother of Morgan Harrington, who disappeared in 2009. “Few people go through this.”
Harrington has a tattoo of seven dots on her wrist to symbolize “241.” For the Harringtons, the numbers symbolize, “I love you too much, forever, plus one.” Harrington bid this farewell to her daughter in their last moment together.

From her family’s townhouse in Orange County, Samantha Clarke’s image looks out from a large window. Below it, in white letters, read the words, “Still missing.”

Lolita Smith drives back and forth to Charlottesville City Council meetings asking for more efforts to find her grandson, Dashad Smith. Jostling down the road, the tassel from Dashad’s graduation cap dangles from the rearview mirror, marking the pride she felt the day he graduated from high school.

Driving through Nelson County, the family of Alexis Murphy rarely passes a street corner not dressed with a pink ribbon. It is Alexis’ favorite color; tied there with the hope the ribbons will guide the missing teen home.
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Can you help?

    Morgan Harrington

    A reward of $150,000 is offered for information leading to an arrest in the homicide of Morgan Harrington. The suspect is described as a black man, about 6 feet tall and would now be 33 to 43 years old. Anyone with information is asked to call the FBI at 1-800-225-5324.

    Samantha Clarke

    Samantha Clarke is 5 feet 4 inches and weighs about 145 pounds. She has brown hair, brown eyes and wears glasses. She has multiple piercings and tattoos including a pink playboy bunny on her right arm, a Tigger cartoon above her left ankle and the word “Lucky” above her right ankle. Anyone with information on Samantha’s disappearance is asked to call the Town of Orange Police Department at (540) 672-1491

    Dashad Smith

    Dashad Smith is 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs about 130 pounds. He has long black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black jacket, dark gray sweatpants, a black scarf and gray boots. Anyone with information on Dashad’s disappearance is asked to call the Charlottesville Police Department at (434) 970-3280.

    Alexis Murphy

    Alexis Murphy is 5 feet 7 inches tall and weighs about 156 pounds. She has black hair and brown eyes. She was last seen wearing a pink blouse, floral print pants and brown boots. Anyone with information on Alexis’ disappearance is asked to call the FBI at (434) 263-7050.


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: trimmonthelake on October 14, 2013, 02:26:26 PM
(http://i629.photobucket.com/albums/uu13/hardhatBob/morgan.jpg) 241 You are not forgotten.


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: trimmonthelake on October 17, 2013, 01:28:46 PM
https://www.facebook.com/SaveTheNextGirl?ref=stream&hc_location=stream
Help Save The Next Girl shared VT Help Save The Next Girl's photo.
3 hours ago

Anyone could be the NEXT girl.
Four years ago today, Morgan Dana Harrington was abducted and murdered. Some of our team will be traveling with the Dan and Gil to Copley Bridge and mark the fourth year anniversary. As we declare in this poster, anyone could be the next girl. Alexis Murphy is the next girl. We will be supporting her family by encouraging people to Help Find Alexis Murphy. By working together as a community, and knowing your neighbors, and looking out for your friends, that is how we will Help Save The Next Girl. — with Kori Price and 12 others.
(https://scontent-b-iad.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn2/1378069_750749828273767_410856964_n.jpg)


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: trimmonthelake on October 17, 2013, 01:32:36 PM
241
(http://www.readthehook.com/files/imagecache/max_viewable/images/field_images/morgan-harrington-missing-dog-520x346.jpg)


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: trimmonthelake on October 18, 2013, 01:57:33 PM
http://www.wsls.com/story/23717569/amorgan-harringtons-abduction-murder-killer
Fourth anniversary of Morgan Harrington's abduction & murder, family believes killer still out there
Posted: Oct 17, 2013 10:08 AM CST Updated: Oct 17, 2013 5:37 PM CST
By Katie Love, Reporter - email


Video at link.

http://www.nbc12.com/story/23721997/two-families-join-forces-in-fight-for-answers
Two families join forces in fight for answers
Posted: Oct 17, 2013 4:41 PM CST Updated: Oct 17, 2013 6:01 PM CST
By Brent Solomon - bio | email


Video at link.
NELSON, VA (WWBT) -

The bond between two Virginia families is growing stronger in the face of their own separate tragedies. They met during an emotional gathering in Charlottesville Thursday recognizing four years since Morgan Harrington went missing from the University of Virginia. Officers later found her dead.

The mother of Alexis Murphy, who is still missing, joined the Harrington family.

Morgan Harrington's family believes it's most fitting to return to the very spot she went missing four years ago Thursday. They're keeping faith police will find her murderer and continuing to show support for another family waiting for answers.

"My dearest Morgan, you had it all. Brains, beauty," Gil Harrington said reading a letter she wrote for her daughter.
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Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: Sister on October 22, 2013, 02:44:45 PM
Morgan's story, along with the Harringtons, was on Investigation ID - Discovery last night.
Their demeanor is so . . . humbling is the only word I can find.
 ::MonkeyTears::


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 05, 2013, 03:40:08 AM
Morgan's story, along with the Harringtons, was on Investigation ID - Discovery last night.
Their demeanor is so . . . humbling is the only word I can find.
 ::MonkeyTears::

 ::rhino::


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 05, 2013, 03:42:03 AM
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10153397763485328
Amanda StClair

We are asking the person or person's with any knowledge or information about the abduction and MURDER of Morgan Harrington to DO THE RIGHT THING and come forward with the information to help solve this case and SAVE the NEXT GIRL.

Just remember that this could have been YOUR DAUGHTER, SISTER, MOTHER or FRIEND. We need your help. — with Kenny J, Ian Heflin, Dan Harrington and Jane Lillian Vance.

Video at link.


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: Sister on November 05, 2013, 07:07:49 AM
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=10153397763485328
Amanda StClair

We are asking the person or person's with any knowledge or information about the abduction and MURDER of Morgan Harrington to DO THE RIGHT THING and come forward with the information to help solve this case and SAVE the NEXT GIRL.

Just remember that this could have been YOUR DAUGHTER, SISTER, MOTHER or FRIEND. We need your help. — with Kenny J, Ian Heflin, Dan Harrington and Jane Lillian Vance.

Video at link.

Saving the next girl . . .


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 07, 2013, 04:07:52 PM
https://www.facebook.com/notes/amanda-stclair/an-open-letter-to-the-person-with-information-on-morgan-harringtons-death/10152062866373783
An Open Letter to The Person with Information on Morgan Harrington’s Death
November 6, 2013 at 9:21pm

    Disclaimer: Joe Rader retired from Virginia State Police in January 2012 and is not actively pursuing any part of the investigation of the abduction and homicide of Morgan Harrington. This open letter is being republished from November 13, 2012.


You know my face and voice because you have closely followed the case.  Now, I no longer speak as a COP or for the state police, but as a father, husband, brother, friend to others  and person of faith.  I retired from law enforcement and the case, but their hard work continues every day.  I have not run away from wanting to help find the TRUTH of what happened that chilly October night at JPJA and the bridge in Charlottesville, VA.  Some people evaluated every word I said in press conferences as some sort of secret coded messages, but that was never the case.

 

So there is no confusion for you, I will be very blunt- YOU are not the same person you were in October 2009, because you hold the TRUTH of what happened to Morgan that October night and it has consumed your conscience every day.  You see, you have important information from that night!   It is time for YOU to DO THE RIGHT THING and free the burden of your conscience with the information you have.  It is time for YOU to stand up in the name of humanity and justice.   It is time for YOU to show that you have a sympathetic and dignified place in your heart so heavily troubled , regardless of your involvement in the circumstances leading to Morgan’s death.
<snippped>


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: Sister on November 11, 2013, 04:23:13 PM
I hope this helps.  It certainly can't hurt.


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: trimmonthelake on November 15, 2013, 02:53:29 PM
https://www.facebook.com/SaveTheNextGirl?hc_location=stream
Very proud of the VT Help Save The Next Girl chapter.
Yesterday the VT Help Save the Next Girl Team completed the Rape Aggression Defense (RAD) Class. Thanks to the Virginia Tech Police for making it possible! Together we will Help Save The Next Girl.

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

Written by Jeremiah

The Next Girl.
_______________

The Next Girl could
be your girl,..scared,
and trapped somewhere,
screaming from The Dark;
Alone in the clutches of...    more at link....... https://www.facebook.com/SaveTheNextGirl?hc_location=stream


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: trimmonthelake on December 30, 2013, 03:01:01 PM
http://findmorgan.com/category/family-blog/
Gil Harrington’s Thoughts on December 17, 2013
On December - 17 - 2013

The Game Preserve

 Morgan why couldn’t you have had another life

Find a lucky guy, be a simple wife

Maybe make a baby or two

That’s what I’d hoped for you

But life is a challenging game

Who knew you’d have to leave the game so early

You had a date with destiny on another field

That was your fate

A rendezvous with hate
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Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: trimmonthelake on January 17, 2014, 04:12:57 PM
http://sbc.edu/news/business/help-save-girl-launches-sbc/
‘Help Save the Next Girl’ launches at SBC
January 16, 2014


Sweet Briar College is the first college in the Lynchburg area to launch its own chapter of “Help Save the Next Girl,” an organization founded by Dan and Gil Harrington, parents of murdered Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington, to help sensitize other young women to predatory dangers. Harrington disappeared after a Metallica concert in Charlottesville in October 2009 and was found dead 101 days later.

“We foster mutual respect and camaraderie with young men, and we are committed to be an active, imaginative presence on campuses and in clubs and violence prevention forums across the country,” the website states. “We believe media presence also promotes our agenda to keep young women alert to preventative social safety.”
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Post by: trimmonthelake on January 21, 2014, 12:50:30 PM
https://twitter.com/EdSykes29 (https://twitter.com/EdSykes29)
Ed Sykes ‏@EdSykes29 5m

TONIGHT: 4 years after her body was found, Morgan Harrington's family talks about healing & new efforts to prevent tragedy. @SaveTheNextGirl
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Post by: trimmonthelake on January 22, 2014, 11:26:06 AM
http://www.nbc29.com/story/24511521/harringtons-want-legislation-to-improve-abduction-investigations
Harringtons Want Legislation to Improve Abduction Investigations
Posted: Jan 21, 2014 4:42 PM CST Updated: Jan 21, 2014 9:42 PM CST

Video at link.
Dan and Gil Harrington are working alongside lawmakers and other parents affected by tragedy for change in the Virginia legislature - nearly four years after their daughter's body was found on an Albemarle County farm.

Morgan Harrington disappeared after a Metallica concert at Charlottesville's John Paul Jones Arena in 2009. But in Richmond Tuesday, the Harringtons joined other child advocates to push for legislation to help law enforcement work more efficiently in child abuse and abduction cases.

“An organized approach would have helped us, and certainly would help others in these situations,” Dan Harrington said. “Our law enforcement needs guidelines and protocols and resources to quickly mobilize to search for a missing person.”

The solution the Harringtons have in mind is a bipartisan child rescue initiative called "Every Second Counts." Another woman, also driven by the tragic death of a daughter, is also supporting the initiative. In 2002, Erin Runnion's 5-year-old daughter Samantha was kidnapped by a stranger who had said he was looking for a lost puppy. Twenty hours later, her body was found.

"The reality is in cases like my daughter's, the most extreme type of case, over 70 percent of those children who will be murdered are murdered within the first three hours, so every second counts," Runnion said.
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Post by: Sister on January 22, 2014, 01:20:36 PM
http://www.nbc29.com/story/24511521/harringtons-want-legislation-to-improve-abduction-investigations
Harringtons Want Legislation to Improve Abduction Investigations
Posted: Jan 21, 2014 4:42 PM CST Updated: Jan 21, 2014 9:42 PM CST

Video at link.
Dan and Gil Harrington are working alongside lawmakers and other parents affected by tragedy for change in the Virginia legislature - nearly four years after their daughter's body was found on an Albemarle County farm.

Morgan Harrington disappeared after a Metallica concert at Charlottesville's John Paul Jones Arena in 2009. But in Richmond Tuesday, the Harringtons joined other child advocates to push for legislation to help law enforcement work more efficiently in child abuse and abduction cases.

“An organized approach would have helped us, and certainly would help others in these situations,” Dan Harrington said. “Our law enforcement needs guidelines and protocols and resources to quickly mobilize to search for a missing person.”

The solution the Harringtons have in mind is a bipartisan child rescue initiative called "Every Second Counts." Another woman, also driven by the tragic death of a daughter, is also supporting the initiative. In 2002, Erin Runnion's 5-year-old daughter Samantha was kidnapped by a stranger who had said he was looking for a lost puppy. Twenty hours later, her body was found.

"The reality is in cases like my daughter's, the most extreme type of case, over 70 percent of those children who will be murdered are murdered within the first three hours, so every second counts," Runnion said.
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 ::rhino::
yes, every second does count.


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: trimmonthelake on January 26, 2014, 02:34:30 PM
https://www.facebook.com/SaveTheNextGirl
Please REMEMBER and SHARE: January 26, 2010 - This day, four years ago, we learned that Morgan had been #MURDERED (#post_MURDERED). Her killer has not been caught. Still no #JUSTICE. #HelpSavetheNextGirl (#post_HelpSavetheNextGirl) from this monster and turn him in.
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Post by: trimmonthelake on January 26, 2014, 02:39:04 PM
https://www.facebook.com/SaveTheNextGirl
2 hours ago
Dan and Gil stand with TWO other families - remembering Morgan. That's three families too many. Please contact your Virginia legislator about this important bills.
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23 hours ago
CALL to ACTION: Dan and Gil Harrington are working with Protect to change laws and they need your help. All these bills are in committee this Monday January 27, 2014. We need ALL FAMILY MEMBERS OF #MISSING PERSONS (#post_MISSINGPERSONS) to come to #Richmond, V...See More
https://www.facebook.com/SaveTheNextGirl


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Post by: trimmonthelake on January 26, 2014, 07:00:29 PM
https://www.facebook.com/SaveTheNextGirl
Help Save The Next Girl
25 minutes ago
TUNE IN TONIGHT: Sorry for the last minute notice but we just got confirmation that Dan Harrington, Father of Morgan Harrington will be on #Websleuths (#post_Websleuths) own Tricia Griffith's radio show tonight at 8:30 pm. #helpsavethenextgirl (#post_helpsavethenextgirl) #JusticeforMorgan (#post_JusticeforMorgan)

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/websleuths/2014/01/27/tricias-true-crime-radio-sunday-night-8-pm-eastern


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Post by: trimmonthelake on February 03, 2014, 11:13:32 AM
http://www.roanoke.com/business/columns_and_blogs/blogs/med_beat/article_12f53b4e-8ab8-11e3-b461-0017a43b2370.html
'Docs for Morgan' fundraiser this Monday   Posted: Friday, January 31, 2014 3:41 pm


Medical students will take on residents and attending physicians Monday night on the basketball court to honor the memory of Morgan Harrington, who once worked at the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine.

The annual Docs for Morgan game will be held at 7 p.m., Feb. 3, at Patrick Henry High School.
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https://www.facebook.com/SaveTheNextGirl

Please SHARE with all Girls Ages 11 to 19
This 47 min film raises awareness of the dangers girls 11 to 19 face every day, includes a Girls' Bill of Rights, danger prevention tips, and street fighting self-defense moves any teen girl can use to get away from an attacker twice her size.

http://www.justyellfire.com/movie.php?video=Just_Yell_Fire_Movie

#HelpSavetheNextGirl (#post_HelpSavetheNextGirl)


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Post by: trimmonthelake on March 06, 2014, 01:29:02 PM
https://www.facebook.com/SaveTheNextGirl
Please SHARE. Morgan Harrington's case featured on #AMW (#post_AMW). #helpsavethenextgirl (#post_helpsavethenextgirl)
America's Most Wanted - October 12, 2012 - Morgan Harrington Case


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Post by: Sister on March 07, 2014, 10:46:05 AM
https://www.facebook.com/SaveTheNextGirl
Please SHARE. Morgan Harrington's case featured on #AMW (#post_AMW). #helpsavethenextgirl (#post_helpsavethenextgirl)
America's Most Wanted - October 12, 2012 - Morgan Harrington Case

 ::justice2nj2::


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: MuffyBee on September 18, 2014, 07:16:54 PM
http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/mom-slain-va-student-sees-similarities-hannah-graham-case-article-1.1944935
Mother of UVA student slain in 2009 sees similarities between daughter and missing Hannah Graham
Five years before Graham, a 18-year-old University of Virginia sophomore, vanished during a night out in Charlottesville last week, Morgan Harrington, a 20-year-old Virginia Tech student, also disappeared. Harrington's body was recovered in a field four months later but her killer was never caught.
September 18, 2014


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: MuffyBee on September 19, 2014, 03:01:11 PM
I've trimmed out the quote stack from other posters for simplicity.  MB



Good to see you Rob!   :smt006

http://abcnews.go.com/US/dna-links-abduction-morgan-harrington/story?id=12080850

DNA Links Second Abduction-Rape to Morgan Harrington
Nov. 7, 2010
By DEAN SCHABNER and EMILY FRIEDMAN

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http://www.cbsnews.com/pictures/morgan-harrington-murder/2/


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Post by: MuffyBee on September 20, 2014, 12:55:31 PM
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/nation-world/article2180909.html
Hundreds search for missing UVa student
September 20, 2014

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At least three other young women have disappeared in the area in the last five years. Nineteen-year-old Samantha Ann Clarke, who vanished after leaving her Orange County town house in September 2010, and 19-year-old DaShad Laquinn Smith, who disappeared in Charlottesville in November 2012, remain missing.

Morgan Harrington, a 20-year-old Virginia Tech student, disappeared from the University of Virginia's John Paul Jones Arena while attending a rock concert in October 2009. Her remains were found three months later in a rural area. No arrests have been made.

Police have said they do not think Graham's disappearance is linked to any of the other missing women.

But Emily Kilroy, a consultant who also helped search Saturday, said the episodes are "starting to feel like a pattern" that's especially unfortunate in a college town with so many young women.

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Post by: SuzieQ on September 24, 2014, 08:27:29 PM
Well, they have arrested Graham in Texas. Let's get that DNA and see what it matches.



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Post by: SuzieQ on September 24, 2014, 08:30:28 PM
Well, they have arrested Graham in Texas. Let's get that DNA and see what it matches.




Of course I meant Matthews instead of Graham. Sorry


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: MuffyBee on September 24, 2014, 08:56:27 PM
Well, they have arrested Graham in Texas. Let's get that DNA and see what it matches.




Of course I meant Matthews instead of Graham. Sorry

 ::rhino::

Hi SuzieQ!


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: MuffyBee on September 29, 2014, 12:50:13 PM
::MonkeyShocked::

http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/Mother-of-Morgan-Harrington-Forensics-Link-Hannah-Graham-Case-to-Harringtons-277460122.html
Mother of Morgan Harrington: Forensics Link Hannah Graham Case to Harrington's
September 29, 2014

The mother of Morgan Harrington tells CBS19 there is a forensic link between the investigation into her daughter's death and the Hannah Graham case.


Harrington went missing in 2009 after attending a concert at the John Paul Jones Arena.

Her body was found a few months later at a farm in Albemarle County.

No one has been charged with her death.

Gil Harrington tells us, Virginia State Police recently informed her of the link to the Graham case.

Virginia State Police released the following statement:

"For the past five years, the Virginia State Police has been aggressively pursuing the investigation into the disappearance and death of 20-year-old Morgan D. Harrington of Roanoke, Va. Last week, the arrest of Jesse L. Matthew Jr., 32, of Charlottesville, Va., provided a significant break in this case with a new forensic link for state police investigators to pursue. There is a still a great deal of work to be done in regards to this investigation and we appreciate the public’s patience as we move forward.

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Post by: MuffyBee on September 29, 2014, 12:52:49 PM
http://www.nbc12.com/story/26654109/evidence-links-jesse-matthew-to-morgan-harrington-case?clienttype=generic&mobilecgbypass
Evidence links Jesse Matthew to Morgan Harrington case
Posted: Sep 29, 2014 11:30 AM CDT
Updated: Sep 29, 2014 11:57 AM CDT

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (WWBT) -
Sources have confirmed for NBC12 that forensic evidence links the accused abductor of missing UVA student Hannah Graham to the case of missing Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington.

Virginia State Police spokesperson Corinne Geller sent a statement Monday afternoon acknowledging the link and encouraging the public to continue to focus attention on helping Charlottesville police find Hannah Graham.

For the past five years, the Virginia State Police has been aggressively pursuing the investigation into the disappearance and death of 20-year-old Morgan D. Harrington of Roanoke, Va. Last week, the arrest of Jesse L. Matthew Jr., 32, of Charlottesville, Va., provided a significant break in this case with a new forensic link for state police investigators to pursue. There is a still a great deal of work to be done in regards to this investigation and we appreciate the public's patience as we move forward.
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Post by: MuffyBee on September 29, 2014, 01:06:45 PM
Morgan Harrington's family may get some of the answers they've waited a long, long time for. I'm glad there may be justice for Morgan, and yet I feel so badly for her family since they will have to relive her abduction and murder all over again in court.  I'm sure they will do what needs to be done, but it still has to be such pain.  JMHO


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Post by: MuffyBee on September 29, 2014, 01:09:40 PM
September 29, 2014 Tweets
https://twitter.com/HenryGraff (https://twitter.com/HenryGraff)

Henry Graff @HenryGraff  ·  4m
CONT: "...to solve Morgan's case.  We're just overwhelmed right now." -- Dan Harrington, Morgan's Father #morganharrington #FindHannahGraham

 Henry Graff @HenryGraff  ·  5m
JUST IN: From Dan Harrington on #JesseMatthew link: "We're relieved in one sense, but very sad in another as it's taken another tragedy.."

 Henry Graff retweeted
 Julie Carey @JulieCareyNBC  ·  17m
Another comparision: composite sketch from 2005 Fairfax rape also linked to Morgan Harrington case & #JesseMatthew
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Post by: trimmonthelake on September 29, 2014, 01:15:11 PM
Muffy,thank you so much for the updates!  ::MonkeyShocked:: ::HelloKitty::


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Post by: MuffyBee on September 29, 2014, 01:17:46 PM
Muffy,thank you so much for the updates!  ::MonkeyShocked:: ::HelloKitty::

You're welcome Trimm.

I'm hoping there will be justice for Morgan and her family. 


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Post by: MuffyBee on September 29, 2014, 01:24:03 PM
September 29, 2014 Tweets
https://twitter.com/JJadhonWDBJ7 (https://twitter.com/JJadhonWDBJ7)

Jean Jadhon @JJadhonWDBJ7  ·  10m
Awaiting interview with Gil Harrington after forensic evidence links #JesseMatthew with#MorganHarrington @WDBJ7

 Jean Jadhon retweeted
 Chris Hurst @chrishurstwdbj  ·  59m
VSP confirms #HannahGraham #JesseMatthew #MorganHarrington link on the record.

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Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: MuffyBee on September 29, 2014, 03:26:25 PM
September 29, 2014 Tweets
https://twitter.com/JJadhonWDBJ7 (https://twitter.com/JJadhonWDBJ7)

Jean Jadhon @JJadhonWDBJ7  ·  15m
Harringtons while this is good news it does not bring Morgan back. #morganharrington @wdbj7 pic.twitter.com/JbN4MnklAg (http://pic.twitter.com/JbN4MnklAg)
 
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 Jean Jadhon @JJadhonWDBJ7  ·  18m
Gil harrington: this is the day we've waited for for five years @wdbj7 #jessenatthew ]pic.twitter.com/fJqmSfRt4u[url] (http://pic.twitter.com/fJqmSfRt4u[url)

  Jean Jadhon @JJadhonWDBJ7  ·  19m
Harringtons react to forensic evidence linking #jessematthew to #morganharrington @wdbj7


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: MuffyBee on September 29, 2014, 03:29:58 PM
September 29, 2014 Tweets
https://twitter.com/KLOVEREPORTER (https://twitter.com/KLOVEREPORTER)

Katie Love @KLOVEREPORTER  ·  1h
Same day #JesseMatthew was accused of sexually assaulting woman-October 17, 2002- is same day #MorganHarrington went missing 7 years later.

 Katie Love retweeted
 World Gratitude Map @GratitudeMap  ·  1h
@SaveTheNextGirl @KLOVEREPORTER We're all heartbroken for the family. Grateful to police-volunteers & to YOU for efforts to #SaveTheNextGirl

 Katie Love @KLOVEREPORTER  ·  2h
Gil Harrington,"Now, he can never hurt another girl again." #JesseMatthew linked to #MorganHarringon & #HannahGraham pic.twitter.com/NwJikICAab (http://pic.twitter.com/NwJikICAab)

 Katie Love @KLOVEREPORTER  ·  2h
Gil Harrington exclusively talks to me about finally having a suspect in daughter #MorganHarrington's murder. pic.twitter.com/d2XGbvOxtz (http://pic.twitter.com/d2XGbvOxtz)
 
 Katie Love @KLOVEREPORTER  ·  2h
Gil Harrington says she's relieved after 5 years to possibly have daughter #MorganHarrington's killer. #JesseMatthew pic.twitter.com/O9sTVS8KPS (http://pic.twitter.com/O9sTVS8KPS)

 Katie Love @KLOVEREPORTER  ·  2h
#EXCLUSIVE: Gil Harrington does her first interview with me. She says she's shocked to hear #JesseMatthew connection to #MorganHarrington

 Katie Love @KLOVEREPORTER  ·  3h
Significant break in #MorganHarrington case. #VA State Police say new forensic link. Gil Harrington says it links to #JesseMatthew.

 Katie Love retweeted
 HelpSaveTheNextGirl @SaveTheNextGirl  ·  3h
"@KLOVEREPORTER: #BREAKING: Forensic evidence from #JesseMatthew linked to #MorganHarrington murder." We are heartbroken for Hannah's family
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 Katie Love @KLOVEREPORTER  ·  3h
#BREAKING: Forensic evidence from #JesseMatthew linked to #MorganHarrington murder.


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Post by: MuffyBee on September 29, 2014, 03:46:00 PM
I founded the KlaasKids Foundation in 1994, to give meaning to the kidnap and murder of my 12-year-old daughter, Polly Hannah Klaas, in Petaluma, California.
Marc Klaas
@PollyDad


September 29, 2014 Tweets

https://twitter.com/PollyDad (https://twitter.com/PollyDad)

Marc Klaas @PollyDad  ·  2h
#JesseMatthew lurking in the shadows. DNA links 2005 Fairfax VA assault, #MorganHarrington's slaying, police say http://ow.ly/C4RjM

 Marc Klaas @PollyDad  ·  3h
Suspect’s #JesseMatthew arrest in U-Va. case provides lead in 2009 death of #MorganHarrington-The Washington Post http://ow.ly/C4Nq5


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: MuffyBee on September 29, 2014, 03:48:12 PM
http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2010/07/01/ST2010070106582.html?sid=ST2010070106582
Suspect’s arrest in U-Va. case provides lead in 2009 death of Virginia Tech student
September 29, 2014

Virginia State Police investigators said Monday that the arrest of Jesse L. Matthew Jr., who allegedly abducted U-Va. student Hannah Graham, has provided “a significant break” in the case of a young woman who disappeared in Charlottesville in 2009 and was later found dead.

Police said Matthew’s arrest last week has given state police investigators forensic leads to pursue in the abduction and slaying of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington, 20, who went missing in Charlottesville five years ago. Harrington’s body was found in a field 10 miles south of town 101 days after she disappeared from a Metallica concert at a U-Va. basketball arena.

Charlottesville Police allege that Matthew abducted Graham in the early morning hours of Sept. 13, and Graham has not been heard from since. Extensive searches for Graham thus far have turned up almost no trace of her since she appeared on video surveillance on the Downtown Mall shortly after 1 a.m. that Saturday.

Police and other law enforcement officials would not disclose what evidence they have or how it might be linked to Harrington’s case, but any connection between her disappearance and Graham’s could indicate what many in the U-Va. community have feared: That an attacker has, over a span of years, preyed on young, vulnerable women on the state’s flagship public campus.


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: MuffyBee on September 29, 2014, 03:52:19 PM
The article below is dated July 2, 2010.  I wonder how many crimes is this man responsible for?!

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/story/2010/07/01/ST2010070106582.html?sid=ST2010070106582
DNA links Fairfax assault, Virginia Tech student's slaying, police say
By Maria Glod and Tom Jackman
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, July 2, 2010

A man who sexually assaulted a woman in Fairfax City in 2005 may be the same person who abducted and killed Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington after an October rock concert in Charlottesville, police and law enforcement sources said Thursda
Virginia State Police said only that there is a forensic connection between the two unsolved cases, but the sources said DNA evidence links them.

That means police have a description and a composite sketch of a man they call a "person of interest" in the disappearance and death of Harrington, 20, who was last seen Oct. 17 outside a Metallica concert at the John Paul Jones Arena at the University of Virginia. Her body, the bones shattered, was found months later in a remote field of an Albemarle County farm about 10 miles from the arena.

Harrington's parents, Dan and Gil, said Thursday that they are convinced someone knows or recognizes the face of the man they think killed their daughter, an education major who wanted to be teacher. A $150,000 reward is being offered in the case.

"He's there. He's hiding in plain sight," Gil Harrington said. "This puts us closer to getting this obscenity off the street. He did not kill the woman in Fairfax. He did kill Morgan. I want to get him off the street for the next girl."

Police seeking the man's identity said they don't know where or how he came upon Harrington, but they are certain that he is the same person who attacked a woman who was walking home alone on Jermantown Road from a Fairfax City Giant on a Saturday night nearly five years ago.

It was about 10 p.m. Sept. 24, 2005, when the man grabbed the 26-year-old woman from behind and dragged her to a nearby pool outside the Oxford Row townhouses directly across the street from Lanier Middle School, police said. The man sexually assaulted the woman but took off running when a passerby came.

Sources said the woman strenuously fought her attacker, and police at the time said he might have had scratches on his face. The woman described the man as black and about 6 feet tall. He had a medium build, short hair, and a moustache and beard.

Officers said that his appearance might have changed in the past five years. "We're trying not only to identify him, but to determine what kind of contact he had with Morgan Harrington the night of her disappearance," Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said.

Harrington, a music buff, left her parents' home in Roanoke about noon the day of the concert and headed to Charlottesville with friends. When she left the group to go to the restroom, she ended up outside the arena and couldn't reenter because she didn't have a ticket stub, police said. Just before 9 p.m. she called a friend and said not to worry and that she'd find her way home.

Harrington was last seen about 9:30 p.m. walking alone on the Copeley Road railroad bridge near the arena. By that time she had a scratch on her face, but police think it was from a fall, not an attack. Her purse and cellphone were found the next day in a grassy lot used for overflow concert parking.

In November, Harrington's T-shirt -- black with the name of the rock band Pantera spelled in tan letters across the front -- was found on 15th Street near Grady Avenue in an area heavily populated by students and just east of fraternities along Rugby Road.
More...


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Post by: SuzieQ on September 29, 2014, 04:26:10 PM
I bet that he never thought there would be any dna left to identfy on Morgan, after being out in the elements that long.
He would never risk that again, so they need to be looking somewhere else for Graham and probably the rest of the girls missing in Charlottesville.


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: MuffyBee on September 29, 2014, 06:20:17 PM
Video 2:13

http://www.wdbj7.com/news/local/web-extra-interview-with-harringtons-about-link-with-hannah-graham-disappearance/28321158
WEB EXTRA: Interview with Harringtons about link with Hannah Graham disappearance
POSTED: 05:17 PM EDT Sep 29, 2014

 
Gil and Dan Harrington, the parents of Morgan Harrington, talked to WDBJ7's Jean Jadhon on Monday.  Earlier Monday, Virginia State Police confirmed a forensic link between Jesse Matthew, the suspect in the disappearance of Hannah Graham, and the Morgan Harrington case.


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: MuffyBee on September 29, 2014, 10:12:15 PM
http://www.wsls.com/story/26658292/gil-harrington-responds-to-new-forensic-link-to-jesse-matthew
Gil Harrington responds to new forensic link to Jesse Matthew
Posted: Sep 29, 2014 6:27 PM CDT
Updated: Sep 29, 2014 7:32 PM CD

 ::snipping3::
"These women were not asking for it. They were stolen from us they were taken from us," Gil Harrington said.

Gil Harrington said she's spent sleepless nights wondering if the person who killed Morgan would also kill again.

"I'm relieved. If this is the person who killed Morgan. He is in custody and he's likely not to ever be able to harm another human being. I'm very pleased to know that," Harrington said.

Here's some connections:
* Jesse Matthew accused of sexual assault at Liberty University on October 17, 2002.
* Morgan Harrington went missing October 17, 2009.
Although, no evidence links these cases:
* Missing Orange County 19-year-old Samantha Clarke went missing September 13, 2010.
*Missing UVA student 18-year-old Hannah Graham went missing September 13, 2014.

This is Harrington's response about Matthew's connection to other missing girls: "I would not be surprised to hear that. I would be saddened but this is what predators do, they kill," Harrington said.

Harrington reminds the community to keep focusing on finding Hannah Graham.
 ::snipping3::


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: MuffyBee on September 30, 2014, 12:18:56 PM
I don't know what Marc Klaas' source for this is at this time.  Muffy


Marc Klaas
@PollyDad
I founded the KlaasKids Foundation in 1994, to give meaning to the kidnap and murder of my 12-year-old daughter, Polly Hannah Klaas, in Petaluma, California.

 Northern California
 klaaskids.org
 Joined May 2009

September 30, 2014 Tweets
https://twitter.com/pollydad (https://twitter.com/pollydad)


Marc Klaas
‏@PollyDad
That 14 men refused MH a ride the night she disappeared
(opened coversations)
Sandi NigrelliLESLIE SCOTTCheryl Bullock
6:49 PM - 29 Sep 2014
 Wendy Nielsen ‏@iamedic80  15h14 hours ago
“@PollyDad: That 14 men refused MH a ride the night she disappeared”SO SAD! I wonder if any women refused her a ride, & did she know men?

 Lynda ‏@hugsrgr8  15h14 hours ago
@PollyDad I didn't know that either

Marc Klaas @PollyDad  ·  15h 15 hours ago
I've never heard that before


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: MuffyBee on October 02, 2014, 08:02:18 PM
http://wtvr.com/2014/10/02/how-easily-was-dna-taken-and-tested-in-hannah-graham-case/
How easily was DNA taken and tested in Hannah Graham case?
October 2, 2014

 ::snipping3::
Matthew’s Virginia-based lawyer had little to say about his client when approached this week outside his Charlottesville office.

“I am Mr. Matthew’s attorney,” James Camblos said. “I was hired on Saturday. That’s the only thing that I’m going to confirm at this point. The family and I — nobody is making any statements at this point in time. We might later on, but right now we are not.”

Matthew willingly went to a police station last weekend, along with several family members, walking through the front door and asking for a lawyer, Longo said. There was no warrant for his arrest at that time.

Matthew and the lawyer spoke and then left, the police chief said, giving detectives no clearer picture of what may have happened the day Graham disappeared. Because he has retained counsel, police cannot question him.

Incidents Jesse Matthew Jr.  has been connected to
:

Oct. 17, 2002 – Alleged sexual assault at Liberty University
Sept. 7, 2003 – Reported CNU assault
Sept. 24, 2005 – Northern Virginia rape (forensic evidence linked to Morgan Harrington case)
Oct. 17, 2009 – Morgan Harrington disappearance
Sept. 13, 2014 – Hannah Graham disappearance
Law enforcement investigating cases for possible connection to Matthew:

July 24, 2003 — Autumn Day in Newport News
Sept. 7, 2003 – Sophia Rivera in Newport News
August 26, 2009 – Heidi Childs and David Metzler, in Blacksburg
Oct. 10, 2009 – Cassandra Morton, not far from Lynchburg
Sept. 13, 2010 – Samantha Clarke, in Orange County
Cases unsolved in the area near Charlottesville

Jan. 24, 2010 – Joan Cook, Roanoke County
Nov. 21, 2011 — Lauren Smith, Madison County
Nov. 20, 2012 — Dashad Sage Smith, Charlottesville
August 3, 2013 – Alexis Murphy, Shipman (Randy Taylor jailed for this, body never
 ::snipping3::


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: labubske on October 02, 2014, 10:21:04 PM
http://wtvr.com/2014/10/02/how-easily-was-dna-taken-and-tested-in-hannah-graham-case/
How easily was DNA taken and tested in Hannah Graham case?
October 2, 2014

 ::snipping3::
Matthew’s Virginia-based lawyer had little to say about his client when approached this week outside his Charlottesville office.

“I am Mr. Matthew’s attorney,” James Camblos said. “I was hired on Saturday. That’s the only thing that I’m going to confirm at this point. The family and I — nobody is making any statements at this point in time. We might later on, but right now we are not.”

Matthew willingly went to a police station last weekend, along with several family members, walking through the front door and asking for a lawyer, Longo said. There was no warrant for his arrest at that time.

Matthew and the lawyer spoke and then left, the police chief said, giving detectives no clearer picture of what may have happened the day Graham disappeared. Because he has retained counsel, police cannot question him.

Incidents Jesse Matthew Jr.  has been connected to:

Oct. 17, 2002 – Alleged sexual assault at Liberty University
Sept. 7, 2003 – Reported CNU assault
Sept. 24, 2005 – Northern Virginia rape (forensic evidence linked to Morgan Harrington case)
Oct. 17, 2009 – Morgan Harrington disappearance
Sept. 13, 2014 – Hannah Graham disappearance
Law enforcement investigating cases for possible connection to Matthew:
[/i]
July 24, 2003 — Autumn Day in Newport News
Sept. 7, 2003 – Sophia Rivera in Newport News
August 26, 2009 – Heidi Childs and David Metzler, in Blacksburg
Oct. 10, 2009 – Cassandra Morton, not far from Lynchburg
Sept. 13, 2010 – Samantha Clarke, in Orange County
Cases unsolved in the area near Charlottesville

Jan. 24, 2010 – Joan Cook, Roanoke County
Nov. 21, 2011 — Lauren Smith, Madison County
Nov. 20, 2012 — Dashad Sage Smith, Charlottesville
August 3, 2013 – Alexis Murphy, Shipman (Randy Taylor jailed for this, body never
 ::snipping3::

Is there a pattern with this creep?  The cases he is connected with are September and October...???  I wonder if there is any relevance to that? 


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: labubske on October 02, 2014, 11:11:55 PM
Is this another facebook page of his?  https://www.facebook.com/lj.matthew.5/media_set?set=a.10150354119667967.346205.520067966&type=3


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: Samantha on October 03, 2014, 06:57:23 PM
http://wtvr.com/2014/10/02/how-easily-was-dna-taken-and-tested-in-hannah-graham-case/
How easily was DNA taken and tested in Hannah Graham case?
October 2, 2014

 ::snipping3::
Matthew’s Virginia-based lawyer had little to say about his client when approached this week outside his Charlottesville office.

“I am Mr. Matthew’s attorney,” James Camblos said. “I was hired on Saturday. That’s the only thing that I’m going to confirm at this point. The family and I — nobody is making any statements at this point in time. We might later on, but right now we are not.”

Matthew willingly went to a police station last weekend, along with several family members, walking through the front door and asking for a lawyer, Longo said. There was no warrant for his arrest at that time.

Matthew and the lawyer spoke and then left, the police chief said, giving detectives no clearer picture of what may have happened the day Graham disappeared. Because he has retained counsel, police cannot question him.

Incidents Jesse Matthew Jr.  has been connected to:

Oct. 17, 2002 – Alleged sexual assault at Liberty University
Sept. 7, 2003 – Reported CNU assault
Sept. 24, 2005 – Northern Virginia rape (forensic evidence linked to Morgan Harrington case)
Oct. 17, 2009 – Morgan Harrington disappearance
Sept. 13, 2014 – Hannah Graham disappearance
Law enforcement investigating cases for possible connection to Matthew:
[/i]
July 24, 2003 — Autumn Day in Newport News
Sept. 7, 2003 – Sophia Rivera in Newport News
August 26, 2009 – Heidi Childs and David Metzler, in Blacksburg
Oct. 10, 2009 – Cassandra Morton, not far from Lynchburg
Sept. 13, 2010 – Samantha Clarke, in Orange County
Cases unsolved in the area near Charlottesville

Jan. 24, 2010 – Joan Cook, Roanoke County
Nov. 21, 2011 — Lauren Smith, Madison County
Nov. 20, 2012 — Dashad Sage Smith, Charlottesville
August 3, 2013 – Alexis Murphy, Shipman (Randy Taylor jailed for this, body never
 ::snipping3::

Is there a pattern with this creep?  The cases he is connected with are September and October...???  I wonder if there is any relevance to that? 

I noticed the same thing... I was thinking because it's a college town so there is an influx of potential victims into the area in Aug-Sept.

Maybe around that time (school start) women are also more likely to be vulnerable. I was thinking either people go out more in the beginning because of freedom/time and weather. Also, they may not have created habits with friends and a support system (like go here first, meet here, stay with certain people) and are more likely to bar and party hop.

Maybe he tries to let things die down for a while in the spring and less crowds to get lost in and vulnerable women around in summer.

I didn't party much in college but trying to think back to what would have been different about that time of year.


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: MuffyBee on October 09, 2014, 07:26:04 PM
Hello Ladies & Gentlemen:  Long time hearing from me, I know.  Just want to post a link I am reading tonight. 

www.nbc29/story/26747974/details-emerge-about-matthew-on-night-of-harrington-disappearance.

I am stunned.


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: MuffyBee on October 09, 2014, 07:26:34 PM
with my above post - did anyone here KNOW he was interviewed back in 2009???  Not to mention - it reads they just found the cab he was driving that night.


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: MuffyBee on October 09, 2014, 07:27:01 PM
Hello Ladies & Gentlemen:  Long time hearing from me, I know.  Just want to post a link I am reading tonight. 

www.nbc29/story/26747974/details-emerge-about-matthew-on-night-of-harrington-disappearance.

I am stunned.

i couldnt get your link to work so im trying to fix it, i think it works now
http://www.nbc29.com/story/26747974/details-emerge-about-matthew-on-night-of-harrington-disappearance (http://www.nbc29.com/story/26747974/details-emerge-about-matthew-on-night-of-harrington-disappearance)


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: MuffyBee on October 09, 2014, 07:27:30 PM
wow

Details Emerge about Matthew on Night of Harrington Disappearance
Posted: Oct 09, 2014 2:49 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 09, 2014 5:23 PM EDT

 ::snipping3::
Matthew, who police confirmed is also linked by forensic evidence to the Morgan Harrington case, was working as a cab driver the night Harrington was last seen. Harrington, a student at Virginia Tech at the time, disappeared on October 17, 2009 after leaving a Metallica concert at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville. Her remains were found on an Albemarle farm three months later.

One taxi driver says a Charlottesville detective told him back in 2009 Morgan got into a cab the night she vanished. "From when I went back and talked to the city and I asked which taxi cab, she said 'yes she did jump into a taxi cab her last time being seen alive,'” said Melvin Carter, Jr. of Carter's Taxi.
 ::snipping3::
Two of Matthew's former taxi co-workers have told federal and state authorities Matthew was working the night Harrington disappeared.
We have learned that authorities have recovered the taxi cab Matthew was driving. It was found two weeks ago on a farm.

We learned that authorities interviewed Matthew in 2009, following Harrington's disappearance, along with dozens of other cab drivers working on October 17.
 ::snipping3::
We also know at least 20 people involved in Charlottesville area cab businesses have been interviewed by federal and state authorities. Several of those interviews happened Thursday.  We're told investigators are asking about who was working that night, if they have seen photos of Harrington, and if they noticed a change in Matthew's behavior.

A state police spokesperson has not commented on the developments.

http://www.nbc29.com/story/26747974/details-emerge-about-matthew-on-night-of-harrington-disappearance


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: SuzieQ on October 09, 2014, 08:17:34 PM
wow

Details Emerge about Matthew on Night of Harrington Disappearance
Posted: Oct 09, 2014 2:49 PM EDT
Updated: Oct 09, 2014 5:23 PM EDT

 ::snipping3::
Matthew, who police confirmed is also linked by forensic evidence to the Morgan Harrington case, was working as a cab driver the night Harrington was last seen. Harrington, a student at Virginia Tech at the time, disappeared on October 17, 2009 after leaving a Metallica concert at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville. Her remains were found on an Albemarle farm three months later.

One taxi driver says a Charlottesville detective told him back in 2009 Morgan got into a cab the night she vanished. "From when I went back and talked to the city and I asked which taxi cab, she said 'yes she did jump into a taxi cab her last time being seen alive,'” said Melvin Carter, Jr. of Carter's Taxi.
 ::snipping3::
Two of Matthew's former taxi co-workers have told federal and state authorities Matthew was working the night Harrington disappeared.
We have learned that authorities have recovered the taxi cab Matthew was driving. It was found two weeks ago on a farm.

We learned that authorities interviewed Matthew in 2009, following Harrington's disappearance, along with dozens of other cab drivers working on October 17.
 ::snipping3::
We also know at least 20 people involved in Charlottesville area cab businesses have been interviewed by federal and state authorities. Several of those interviews happened Thursday.  We're told investigators are asking about who was working that night, if they have seen photos of Harrington, and if they noticed a change in Matthew's behavior.

A state police spokesperson has not commented on the developments.

http://www.nbc29.com/story/26747974/details-emerge-about-matthew-on-night-of-harrington-disappearance


This makes me so mad that I am litteraly shaking. If they knew she got into a cab, why didn't they get dna from all of them. Charlottesville is not that large that there would be hundreds of them. I bet 95% of them would have given willingly and then they could have secretly gotten the other 5%.
As a citizen of Va. and knowing a few state cops, you can bet I am going to find out.


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: Tamikosmom on October 09, 2014, 09:00:49 PM

THE JESSE MATTHEW/MORGAN HARRINGTON CONNECTION?

Cops Say Whoever Killed Morgan Harrington Knew Tricky Farm Area
Feb. 4, 2010


<snipped>

Anchorage Farm is in Albemarie County about 10 miles south of where Harrington was last seen a a Metallica concert.

Virginia State Police Lt. Joe Rader asked at a press conference today for people who live in the area to alert investigators to whoever was familiar with the roads and terrain there.

Rader said investigators believe the person or persons responsibile for Harrington's murder was familiar with the area on Anchorage Farm where the 20-year-old's body was found.

<snipped>

http://abcnews.go.com/US/morgan-harringtons-killer-knew-obstacles-farm-area/story?id=9749253


H/T - Texasmom

Company Information

DBA Jesse L Matthew Jr
2480 Ponderosa Trl
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903-7829
United States

http://companies.findthebest.com/l/24782991/Dba-Jesse-L-Matthew-Jr-in-Charlottesville-VA

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/2480+Ponderosa+Trail,+Charlottesville,+VA+22903,+USA/Anchorage+Farm+Rd/@37.9880316,-78.6210116,12z/data=!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x89b3847d40ca9549:0xc60cff57b85474e0!2m2!1d-78.5557989!2d37.968865!1m5!1m1!1s0x89b3825359292be1:0x66b1b0eb019c9afa!2m2!1d-78.6125319!2d37.9786118


On January 26, 2010 Morgan Harrington's remains were found on rural property less than 7 miles from property registered to Jesse Matthew.  Matthew had allegedly been question by investigators in 2009.  If only the dots have been connected.

Janet

++++++

 
Details Emerge about Matthew on Night of Harrington Disappearance
Oct 09, 2014


<snipped>

One taxi driver says a Charlottesville detective told him back in 2009 Morgan got into a cab the night she vanished. ....

We learned that authorities interviewed Matthew in 2009, following Harrington's disappearance, along with dozens of other cab drivers working on October 17. ....

Dan Harrington, Morgan's father, released a statement Thursday, saying,"This is what we hoped for, that more pieces of the puzzle would come together. ...."

<snipped>
 
http://www.nbc29.com/story/26747974/details-emerge-about-matthew-on-night-of-harrington-disappearance



Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: Tamikosmom on October 09, 2014, 09:02:34 PM

The official police press release eleven days following Morgan's disappearance did not mention anything about a cab.  Why?

++++

Timeline detailing Harrington disappearance released
Oct 28, 2009


<snipped>

Details listed in the police press release:

Interviews with various arena staff and other people in the vicinity of the arena that night have placed a young woman matching Miss Harrington's description outside the facility from approximately 8:30 p.m. to approximately 9:30 p.m.:

8:20 - 8:30 p.m. - Miss Harrington is outside the arena near the main entrance and is attempting to re-enter the arena, but is told that arena policy requires her to have a ticket stub to do so.

8:30 - 8:48 p.m. - Witnesses recall seeing a woman fitting Miss Harrington's description outside the arena at various locations.

8:48 p.m. - Miss Harrington talks to her friends by cell phone.

8:48 - 9:00 p.m. - Additional sightings of her outside the arena are reported.

9:00 - 9:10 p.m. - Miss Harrington is seen walking through the University Hall parking lot towards Lannigan Field.

9:10 - 9:20 p.m. - Individuals report seeing Miss Harrington walking in the grassy, overflow parking lot at Lannigan Field. The lot is often used for RV parking.

9:20 - 9:30 p.m. - She is seen walking on the Copeley Road railroad bridge, between Ivy Road and the track at Lannigan Field. Investigators are asking for anyone who might have seen a young woman fitting Miss Harrington's description getting into a vehicle around this time or later to contact police. Also, anyone who might recall seeing a vehicle randomly stopped in the roadway on Copeley Road that night is asked to notify police.

http://www.nbc12.com/story/11398573/timeline-detailing-harrington-disappearance-released


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: MuffyBee on October 09, 2014, 10:03:21 PM
October 9, 2014 Tweets
https://twitter.com/KLOVEREPORTER (https://twitter.com/KLOVEREPORTER)

Katie Love @KLOVEREPORTER  ·  4h 4 hours ago
Gil Harrington- I feel confident he's the one & I'm sure he's not going to be waking around any time soon harming more girls. #JesseMatthew

 Katie Love @KLOVEREPORTER  ·  4h 4 hours ago
Gil Harrington: "It's possible #MorganHarrington did get in taxi with #JesseMatthew." She wants to know if Matthew had any injuries in '09.

 Katie Love @KLOVEREPORTER  ·  5h 5 hours ago
#BREAKING: sources tell @henrygraff #jessematthew was working as taxi driver the night #morganharrington vanished.

 Katie Love retweeted
 Laura French @lfrenchnews  ·  5h 5 hours ago
BREAKING: #Harrington family: New #Matthew info, another piece of the puzzle that could open doors to justice for #Morgan @CBS6


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: MuffyBee on October 09, 2014, 10:05:40 PM
October 9, 2014 Tweets
https://twitter.com/MattTalhelm (https://twitter.com/MattTalhelm)

Matt Talhelm @MattTalhelm  ·  4h 4 hours ago
Sources tell @NBC29 #HannahGraham suspect #JesseMatthew was questioned after #MorganHarrington's 2009 disappearance http://bit.ly/1pWFx9T

 Matt Talhelm retweeted
 wsls @wsls  ·  5h 5 hours ago
BREAKING: The cab Jesse Matthew was driving the night Morgan Harrington disappeared has been found by investigators. http://10.wsls.com/1yR4Vau


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: Tamikosmom on October 10, 2014, 12:54:03 PM

State Police: Jesse Matthew not interviewed in 2009 in Harrington investigation
Published Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014


Media reports that Virginia State Police investigators interviewed Jesse Matthew in 2009 in connection with the disappearance of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington are not accurate, according to a statement from the state police late Thursday.

The statement from VSP: ....

<snipped>

http://augustafreepress.com/state-police-jesse-matthew-interviewed-2009-harrington-investigation/




Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: texasmom on October 18, 2014, 11:25:59 AM
https://twitter.com/KLOVEREPORTER/status/523163241946841088 (https://twitter.com/KLOVEREPORTER/status/523163241946841088)

Katie Love
‏@KLOVEREPORTER
#HannahGraham's mom hugging #MorganHarrington's mom. Both clinging to hope & begging for answers.

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/B0KmMk7IEAAvO92.jpg)


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: Tamikosmom on October 18, 2014, 07:52:22 PM
Human remains found in search for Hannah Graham
October 18, 2014


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- Police investigating the disappearance of Hannah Graham, the 18-year-old University of Virginia student who disappeared more than a month ago in Charlottesville, Va., said Saturday that unidentified human remains were found in an abandoned property in Albemarle County, Va.

Albemarle County Police Col. Steve Sellers said a Chesterfield County police search team located the remains in the property around noon Saturday and immediately notified Graham's family.  The remains were removed from the location and taken to the state medical examiner for identification, Sellers said

<snipped>

http://www.cbsnews.com/news/hannah-graham-search-in-virginia-finds-unidentified-human-remains/


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: Tamikosmom on October 18, 2014, 07:56:28 PM
http://wavy.com/2014/10/18/charlottesville-officers-to-make-hannah-graham-announcement/ (http://wavy.com/2014/10/18/charlottesville-officers-to-make-hannah-graham-announcement/)

 ::snipping3::

WAVY’s Andy Fox reports information from a source close to the investigation, that the remains were found in a shallow grave. The source said investigators took K-9 units to the site and got a hit. The site is believed to be in the general area where Matthew lived six years ago. His residence was on Ponderosa Trail, which is connected to Old Lynchburg Road.

 ::snipping3::


Jesse Matthew's residence on Ponderosa Trail was less than seven miles from Anchorage Farms where Morgan Harrington's body was found.

Janet

+++++


H/T - Texasmom

Company Information

DBA Jesse L Matthew Jr
2480 Ponderosa Trl
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903-7829
United States

http://companies.findthebest.com/l/24782991/Dba-Jesse-L-Matthew-Jr-in-Charlottesville-VA

https://www.google.com/maps/dir/2480+Ponderosa+Trail,+Charlottesville,+VA+22903,+USA/Anchorage+Farm+Rd/@37.9880316,-78.6210116,12z/data=!4m13!4m12!1m5!1m1!1s0x89b3847d40ca9549:0xc60cff57b85474e0!2m2!1d-78.5557989!2d37.968865!1m5!1m1!1s0x89b3825359292be1:0x66b1b0eb019c9afa!2m2!1d-78.6125319!2d37.9786118


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: Tamikosmom on October 20, 2014, 01:03:53 PM


(Respectfully snipped by Tamikosmom)

map link showing where the remains were found and the PT addy

Hannah Graham remains
3193 Old Lynchburg Rd, North Garden, VA 22959

DBA Jesse L Matthew Jr
2480 Ponderosa Trl
Charlottesville, Virginia 22903-7829

Morgan Dana Harrington remains
Anchorage Farm Rd

https://goo.gl/maps/VaQ7S


Thanks for the link cw618.  I love the map.  It's simple but tells the story. 

EXCLUSIVE: WHERE HANNAH WAS FOUND
POSTED ON OCT 19, 2014

3193 Old Lynchburg Road


<snipped>

Morgan’s skeletal remains were found 100 days later, on a farm south of Charlottesville— just about five miles from 3193 Old Lynchburg Road.

Jesse Matthew grew up in this rural part of Albemarle County south of Charlottesville.  His mom’s house is just up the road, about 4 miles from where the remains of Hannah Graham are believed to have been found.

http://insidecville.com/blog/exclusive-where-hannah-was-found/


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: MuffyBee on October 23, 2014, 12:36:01 PM
October 22 , 2014 Tweets
https://twitter.com/AugensteinWTOP (https://twitter.com/AugensteinWTOP)


Neal Augenstein @AugensteinWTOP  ·  22h 22 hours ago
The man who found evidence linking #MorganHarrington to Ffx Co rape #JesseMatthew is indicted for tells story http://bit.ly/1woULsk

 Neal Augenstein @AugensteinWTOP  ·  22h 22 hours ago
WTOP: T-shirt linking two unsolved cases found here #MorganHarrington http://bit.ly/1woULsk  @HawesSpencer
(http://i.imgur.com/11PIFes.jpg) (http://imgur.com/11PIFes)


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: MuffyBee on October 23, 2014, 12:39:09 PM
October 23, 2014 Tweets
https://twitter.com/AugensteinWTOP (https://twitter.com/AugensteinWTOP)

(AUDIO- Blaine Eichner raw interview with WVTF and WTOP)
Neal Augenstein @AugensteinWTOP  ·  5h 5 hours ago
News orgs: Raw audio of intvw  by @HawesSpencer/me of man who found #MorganHarrington's tshirt. Credit WVTF/WTOP http://bit.ly/1pDVzWj
 audioBoom


 Neal Augenstein @AugensteinWTOP  ·  5h 5 hours ago
News orgs: Raw audio of man who found #MorganHarrington tshirt. Use, with credit to WVTF/WTOP http://bit.ly/1pDVzWj  http://bit.ly/1woULsk


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: SuzieQ on October 31, 2014, 02:11:11 PM
http://www.aol.com/article/2014/10/31/attorney-wants-uva-abduction-suspect-evaluated/20986851/?ncid=webmail4

Attorney wants UVa abduction suspect evaluated

Oct 31st 2014 9:59AM

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) - An attorney for the man accused of abducting University of Virginia student Hannah Graham said Friday that he wants his client to be evaluated to determine his sanity.

Attorney James Camblos made the request for a psychiatric evaluation at an arraignment for Jesse L. Matthew Jr., 32, in Fairfax County Circuit Court, where he's charged in a 2005 sexual assault unrelated to Graham's disappearance and death.

Matthew is charged in Fairfax with abduction with intent to defile, attempted capital murder and sexual penetration in connection with a September 2005 assault on a 26-year-old woman in Fairfax City. He is charged in Charlottesville with the abduction of Graham with the intent to defile, but is not yet facing murder charges.

Authorities say they also have forensic evidence linking him to the 2009 disappearance and death of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington.

At Friday's hearing, the judge took no action on Camblos' request for a psychiatric evaluation, deferring it until a later date.
 ::snipping3::



Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: Sister on November 11, 2014, 07:54:15 AM
the waiting . . .

how do these families not just scream . . .

waiting and waiting . . .

 ::MonkeyTears::


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: texasmom on November 24, 2014, 10:44:43 PM
http://wtvr.com/2014/11/24/search-warrant-reveals-connection-between-jesse-matthew-and-morgan-harrington/

Warrant reveals DNA connection between Jesse Matthew and Morgan Harrington
POSTED 4:57 PM, NOVEMBER 24, 2014, BY SCOTT WISE, LAURA FRENCH AND MELISSA HIPOLIT, UPDATED AT 10:17PM, NOVEMBER 24, 2014

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Jesse Matthew Jr.’s DNA was found on the black “Pantera” shirt Morgan Harrington wore the night she disappeared outside John Paul Jones area in Charlottesville on October 17, 2009, according to a search warrant obtained by CBS 6 reporter Laura French.

While we previously knew investigators had evidence that linked Matthew, who is also the suspect in the abduction of 18-year-old University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, to Harrington, the search warrant revelation is the first specific confirmation of that evidence.

“There was a large diffuse of stain on the shirt,” the search warrant indicated. “A DNA mixture profile was developed….on the shirt and searched against the Virginia DNA Data Bank. Search results indicated that the contributor of a foreign DNA profile, indicative of a male contributor, which was developed from a fingernail scraping of a female victim who was sexually assaulted by a male subject in a 2005 City of Fairfax, Virginia case, could not be eliminated as a contributor to the mixture profile taken from Harrington’s shirt.”

Matthew has recently been charged in connection to the 2005 sexual assault case.

Charlottesville Police then submitted a “wooden tip from a cigar butt” that Matthew had his wallet to the state crime lab.

“A DNA profile was developed from the ‘wooden tip from a cigar butt’ and could not be eliminated as a contributor to the sampling from the majority of the interior of the black t-shirt,” the search warrant continued. “The probability of randomly selecting an unrelated individual who would be included as a contributor to the DNA mixture profile is greater than one in 7.2 billion, which is approximately the world population.”

The search warrant indicated police are working with Ntelos to confirm Matthew had a working mobile phone in the Charlottesville-area the night Harrington disappeared.

 ::snipping3::


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: texasmom on November 24, 2014, 11:52:44 PM
http://www.nbc29.com/story/27470933/court-documents-dna-links-matthew-to-harrington-case

Court Documents: DNA Links Matthew to Harrington Case


Posted: Nov 24, 2014 3:44 PM CST
Updated: Nov 24, 2014 4:43 PM CST

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (WVIR) - NBC29 has obtained an unsealed search warrant in the Morgan Harrington murder investigation. The warrant details how police have linked Jesse Matthew to Harrington.

 ::snipping3::

Matthew is charged with at least two attacks on women - an attempted sexual assault in Fairfax in 2005 and abduction with intent to defile in the case of University of Virginia second-year student Hannah Graham.  He has not been charged in the Harrington case at this point.

Information in the warrant offers a better idea about how Matthew has been forensically linked to the Harrington case. While investigators had confirmed a forensic link between Jesse Matthew and the Harrington case, the search warrant provides the first confirmation of what that evidence is.  The warrant says Harrington's Pantera T-shirt had multiple DNA stains on it. The shirt was recovered after Harrington disappeared in 2009.

The Virginia Department of Forensic Science was able to collect DNA from Harrington's shirt. That DNA matched the DNA collected from the 2005 attempted sexual assault investigation in Fairfax.

Charlottesville police found a "wooden tip from a cigar butt" inside Matthew's wallet. The DNA from that wooden tip is a match to both the Harrington case and the 2005 Fairfax case.

On the search warrant, police list the crime as first- and second-degree murder. However, that doesn't mean Matthew will be charged with those specific counts.

The four-page search warrant also asks for years of Matthew's cell phone records. 

A spokesperson for Virginia State Police had no comment.


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Post by: Sister on May 07, 2015, 01:21:30 PM
posted by Muffy Bee in Graham's case
 ::snipping3::


http://wtvr.com/2015/05/05/jesse-matthew-trial-date-hearing-capitol-murder/
Jesse Matthew Jr. to face capital murder charge in U.Va student Hannah Graham’s death
Posted May 5, 2015, Updated May 6, 2015

 
Matthew was brought into the courtroom around 5 p.m. Monday, and the court informed everyone that Matthew had been served an indictment earlier that day. He now faces capital murder under first-degree murder and abduction with intent to defile.

With the upgraded charge, Matthew is now entitled to two capital certified attorneys. There is also an automatic appeal for capital murder cases, said WTVR CBS 6 legal analyst Todd Stone.

Capital defender Doug Ramseur from Richmond will lead the case.  Michael Hemenway from Charlottesville and unidentified counsel from Norfolk will also be part of the team.

Graham’s parents were in the courtroom, along with Gil Harrington, whose daughter Morgan was killed in 2009. Gil Harrington said she believe Matthew was responsible for Morgan’s death. A warrant reveals a DNA connection between Matthew and Morgan Harrington, but no charges have been filed against Matthew in  Harrington’s disappearance.

The judge denied Matthew’s request to keep his public defender Jim Camblos, as a fourth member of counsel.

“I am not on the team anymore. I have nothing to say,” Camblos said outside of court.

Camblos remained co-counsel in Matthew’s Fairfax attempted capital murder and sexual assault trial. That is scheduled to begin June 8.

WTVR CBS 6 reporter Laura French said that Matthew entered the courtroom and made direct eye contact with Graham’s parents, and with Harrington.

Harrington, as well as John and Susan Graham, had a front row seat at Tuesday’s hearing to face the man they believe killed their daughters.

“I’ll be satisfied if this particular predator never is able to hurt anyone again that was always my intent to save the next girl. Unfortunately, we couldn’t save Hannah Graham,” said Harrington.

Matthew’s mother, father, uncle and girlfriend were all present at Tuesday’s hearing and left the courtroom with no comment.

In March, Matthew’s July trial date was pushed back after a judge granted his defense attorneys’ motion to hire their own forensics experts. Matthew’s defense said their experts would need time to challenge DNA evidence the prosecution intended to enter at trial.

If Matthew enters a plea for first-degree murder he would not be eligible for appeal, said Stone.

Matthew will return to court at 1 p.m. on June 25.

 ::snipping3::

thanks Muffy  ::bee::

BBM
 

 
 
 


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Post by: texasmom on June 08, 2015, 10:25:07 PM

Video at the link.

Morgan's parents were in court today, and this was her dad's first time to see Jesse Matthew in person.  Gil speaks about his reaction on the video.

http://www.wusa9.com/story/news/2015/06/08/jesse-matthew-fairfax-trial-begins/28674783/

Victim takes the stand at Jesse Matthew Fairfax trial

FAIRFAX, Va. (WUSA9) -- The victim in a 2005 Jesse Matthew case took the stand in the first day of trial Monday afternoon. Prosecutors say she was sexually assaulted by Matthew.

Matthew is charged with attempted capital murder, abduction and sexual assault stemming from a 2005 attack along Jermantown Road. The victim in the attack flew back from India to testify against him.

WUSA9's Peggy Fox reported that the victim told the Commonwealth's attorney she remembered something new: that the suspect put his penis inside her vagina.

Morrogh described the attack by saying he choked the victim until she was unconscious and car lights stopped the attack. Morrogh said in court that the victim scratched the attacker and DNA was left under her nails. WUSA9's Peggy Fox reported that Morrogh said that the DNA matched Jesse Matthew.

Mark Raul Castro, the man who happened to drive into the parking lot and stopped the attack with his car lights, said in court that when he found the victim she looked nearly dead and was screaming her lungs out, WUSA9's Peggy Fox reported.

On the stand, Peggy Fox reported that the victim said on Sept. 24, 2005, she had gone to Borders Book store, then Giant, around 8:30 p.m. and was walking home when the incident occurred.

The victim said the man dropped her, picked her up again and took her to a grassy field by a pool. Then he put her on the ground, sat on her legs and banged her head on the ground.

WUSA9's Peggy Fox reported that the victim continued by saying the man began choking her until she became unconscious and at some point, he pulled her pants down.

 ::snipping3::

Matthew appeared in court wearing a light yellow dress shirt with his hair still in dreads. He pleaded not guilty to the charges.

Judge David Schell Fairfax asked Matthew basic questions on Monday morning. When asked "Are you ready for trial today?" Matthew replied in a soft voice, "No." Matthew's attorney later reiterated that Matthew and his legal counsel were not ready for trial but Judge Schell responded, "You've had plenty of time."

Judge David Schell estimates that the trial could take nine days -- until Friday June 19, with Friday, June 12th off.

 ::snipping3::


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: texasmom on June 08, 2015, 10:26:48 PM
https://www.facebook.com/FindHannahGraham/posts/852434428160140

Jane Lillian Vance

Day 1: The First Trial of Jesse Matthew

Collisions

Thirty-five years ago, my father was driving from Smithfield, North Carolina, to Raleigh, in a terrible thick unusual winter fog enveloping the highway. He had slowed to 45 mph, but an 18-wheeler in front of him was much slower, and my father's car smashed into the rear of the huge truck. Somehow, the impact broke his driver's seat, and my father was cast immediately backward into a flat position, as though he were on a stretcher. The top of his car, as his car slid and lodged under the truck, was sheered off. When a rescue machine lifted the back of the 18-wheeler, my father walked out unharmed.

In the Fairfax courtroom today, at three minutes before 5 p.m., the survivor of the 2005 sexual marauder was excused from the stand, and she walked out of the courtroom unharmed.

Collisions screeched in that room all day.

Some of the collisions were silent, internal: Dan Harrington seeing Jesse Matthew for the first time. Dan and Gil first seeing the victim, RG, for the first time, who has flown from India to testify bravely, a decade after her assault.

One little crash was proximal. Separated by twelve inches, Gil Harrington and Jesse Matthew's mother, for the first time, made eye contact. Gil nodded, and the mother of the accused said "hello."

Other collisions hissed and clattered like oil fires and pan lids. These impacts were procedural: a photograph shown of RG's bloodied clothes; the admission that she had been a virgin, and that, until today, she had been too ashamed to say that yes, after his hand had penetrated her, so did his penis.

I believe that the three most jarring collisions in the courtroom have left many of us, though we watched from a distance today, aching.

1. The Defense attempted to counter the irrefutable fact that RG scratched the attacker and had his DNA under her fingernail with the hocus pocus possibility that it was just "touch DNA." Maybe Jesse and RG had just happened to pick up, for example, the same bag of potato chips that day, and an infinitesimal little DNA strand from Jesse Matthew leapt like an eager cricket from the chips to lodge right under RG's fingernail. That gymnast DNA, wow, was just coincidentally in the microscopic mood to do a Cirque du Soleil move.
This is the collision of beyond a reasonable doubt with fantasy.

2. The details of RG's assault were exposed for the first time, and none of us who care to invest in the work of Help Save the Next Girl can ever be prepared for the actual cinematic description of a sexual predator's attack. The man who attacked her picked her up as one would pick up an infant. He threw her onto the curb. He beat and beat and bloodied her. He strangled her. He was as violent as a man in a fight for his life, and as vicious and frenzied as the wildest things in our worst nightmares. She was covered in blood and nearly dead. This is the collision of coolly knowing a phrase, such as "attempted capital murder," and being viscerally empathetically sickened.

3. Dan and Gil Harrington sat through RG's testimony, hearing about this rampage of a furious predator. Jesse Matthew's parents heard the same story. Both sets of parents were approximately equidistant from the small, articulate woman testifying about what she survived and remembered well, and how she helped police know his face. This is the collision of the past and the present; of what we must know and what we must do.

Thanks to all of you who support the victims, their families, and this great and positive movement to refuse silence or non-participation and instead to steadfastly commit to Help Save the Next Girl.

In this thundering Season of Justice, we are all so grateful for your dignity, kindness, and love.

Jane Lillian Vance
Vice President, Help Save the Next Girl
and Morgan Harrington's professor in the last Spring of her life


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Post by: klaasend on September 15, 2015, 06:26:37 PM
http://www.wdbj7.com/news/local/jesse-matthew-charged-in-murder-of-morgan-harringto/35290040 (http://www.wdbj7.com/news/local/jesse-matthew-charged-in-murder-of-morgan-harringto/35290040)

Jesse Matthew charged in murder of Morgan Harrington
POSTED: 06:20 PM EDT Sep 15, 2015    UPDATED: 06:41 PM EDT Sep 15, 2015

An Albemarle County grand jury has charged Jesse Matthew with the October 17, 2009 disappearance and death of Morgan Harrington.

Matthew is charged with first-degree murder and abduction with intent to defile.

He was served with the indictments on Tuesday. He will make his first appearance in the Albemarle County Circuit Court on Wednesday at 12:45 p.m.

The maximum penalty for each offense is life in prison.
 ::snipping3::

 ::justice2nj2:: ::MonkeyGavel:: ::justice2nj2::

(http://www.wdbj7.com/image/view/-/28332138/highRes/2/-/maxh/480/maxw/640/-/12witny/-/Morgan-Harrington-2-jpg.jpg)


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: KarmaRoundUp on September 15, 2015, 06:51:40 PM
http://www.wdbj7.com/news/local/jesse-matthew-charged-in-murder-of-morgan-harringto/35290040 (http://www.wdbj7.com/news/local/jesse-matthew-charged-in-murder-of-morgan-harringto/35290040)

Jesse Matthew charged in murder of Morgan Harrington
POSTED: 06:20 PM EDT Sep 15, 2015    UPDATED: 06:41 PM EDT Sep 15, 2015

An Albemarle County grand jury has charged Jesse Matthew with the October 17, 2009 disappearance and death of Morgan Harrington.

Matthew is charged with first-degree murder and abduction with intent to defile.

He was served with the indictments on Tuesday. He will make his first appearance in the Albemarle County Circuit Court on Wednesday at 12:45 p.m.

The maximum penalty for each offense is life in prison.
 ::snipping3::

 ::justice2nj2:: ::MonkeyGavel:: ::justice2nj2::

(http://www.wdbj7.com/image/view/-/28332138/highRes/2/-/maxh/480/maxw/640/-/12witny/-/Morgan-Harrington-2-jpg.jpg)
YES!! Finally justice for Morgan.
 ::MonkeyGavel:: ::monkeyflag3:: ::MonkeyGavel::


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: texasmom on September 15, 2015, 07:27:20 PM
Finally!   ::MonkeyDance:: ::MonkeyGavel:: ::justice2nj2:: ::MonkeyDance::


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: MuffyBee on September 15, 2015, 10:04:15 PM
 ::justice2nj2:: ::MonkeyGavel:: ::MonkeyDance::

The Harrington's will never, ever have their girl back, but hopefully they will be able to see justice done as close as can be here on Earth and they will  know that the one who murdered her can no longer harm another innocent.  I'm sad the Harrington's will have to relive the pain and ache of Morgan's brutal murder, but I think these parents will be ready and will get through trial, as it's the last they can do for their beloved daughter. 


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: Sleeks on September 16, 2015, 10:56:05 AM
::justice2nj2:: ::MonkeyGavel:: ::MonkeyDance::

The Harrington's will never, ever have their girl back, but hopefully they will be able to see justice done as close as can be here on Earth and they will  know that the one who murdered her can no longer harm another innocent.  I'm sad the Harrington's will have to relive the pain and ache of Morgan's brutal murder, but I think these parents will be ready and will get through trial, as it's the last they can do for their beloved daughter. 

Morning Muffy Bee and fellow Monkeys.

Very happy to hear this news this morning, was thinking about Hannah yesterday and praying for her family.  I am so happy to see some justice for the Harrington's!  Not the same as having their beautiful daughter with them of course.  But I am glad they are not the forgotten case.


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Post by: Sleeks on September 16, 2015, 11:04:44 AM
Was wondering if anyone here knew, I know they have consistently mentioned the shirt.  Does anyone know if some of the jewelry/other articles of Morgan's were found in JLM's apartment last year when they went to question him about Hannah???


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Post by: klaasend on September 16, 2015, 08:28:59 PM
Was wondering if anyone here knew, I know they have consistently mentioned the shirt.  Does anyone know if some of the jewelry/other articles of Morgan's were found in JLM's apartment last year when they went to question him about Hannah???

Hi Sleeks - good to see you.  I don't know the answer to your question but Blink might.  I'll see if I can reach her and ask.  I'll post back here if I hear anything.  ::MonkeyCool::


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: Irish Monkey on September 17, 2015, 11:09:36 AM
Praise God!   ::MonkeyCheer4:: ::MonkeyCheer3:: ::justice2nj2::


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: SuzieQ on September 17, 2015, 06:38:24 PM
Morgan Harrington Killing: Jesse Matthew Charged in Death of Student

by Daniella Silva
Sep 17 2015, 4:39

http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/morgan-harrington-disappearance-jesse-matthew-charged-death-virginia-tech-student-n429371

Six years after Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington went missing at a concert and was later found dead, the suspect in the killing of another local student has been charged with her abduction and murder.  ::snipping3::


Interview with Morgan's mother Gil.


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: Nut44x4 on September 18, 2015, 08:00:49 AM

Murder charges brought in Morgan Harrington case
By Sara Sargent

updated11:05 AM EDT, Thu September 17, 2015

•Accused killer of UVA student Hannah Graham indicted for another murder
 •Police: Suspect 'forensically linked' to murder & abduction of Morgan Harrington in 2009
 •Harrington’s mother on suspect: 'He is like a different species'

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http://www.hlntv.com/article/2015/09/17/morgan-harrington-jesse-matthew-charged

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Just two days after the one-year anniversary of University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham’s disappearance, the man charged in her slaying and abduction has been handed another set of murder charges in the disappearance and death of Morgan Dana Harrington, police said.  ::snipping3::

On Tuesday, Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. was served with two indictments in the Morgan Harrington case. The maximum penalty for each of those offenses is life in prison, though the charge of capital murder in Graham's case could carry a death penalty.
 
Matthew was linked forensically to the Harrington case in Nov. 2014, police announced, but he has not been formally charged until now.
 ::snipping3:: ::snipping3::


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: texasmom on September 21, 2015, 08:11:10 PM
Podcast of Coy Barefoot's interview with Gil Harrington at the link

http://insidecville.com/city/gil-harrington/

Gil Harrington

Posted on Sep 16, 2015

GUEST: Gil Harrington is the founder of Help Save The Next Girl, and the mother of 20-year old Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington who was abducted and murdered in Central Virginia in 2009. She joins Coy to discuss the news that broke last night that Jesse Matthew had been indicted for Morgan’s murder. Matthew has also been indicted for the abduction and murder of Hannah Graham in 2014.


ORIGINAL BROADCAST DATE: Wednesday, September 16, 2015.


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: Sister on September 22, 2015, 10:42:18 AM
Podcast of Coy Barefoot's interview with Gil Harrington at the link

http://insidecville.com/city/gil-harrington/

Gil Harrington

Posted on Sep 16, 2015

GUEST: Gil Harrington is the founder of Help Save The Next Girl, and the mother of 20-year old Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington who was abducted and murdered in Central Virginia in 2009. She joins Coy to discuss the news that broke last night that Jesse Matthew had been indicted for Morgan’s murder. Matthew has also been indicted for the abduction and murder of Hannah Graham in 2014.


ORIGINAL BROADCAST DATE: Wednesday, September 16, 2015.

 ::justice2nj2::


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: klaasend on September 22, 2015, 05:12:00 PM
Don't miss tonight's Dana Pretzer Show at 9pm ET

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Click on the link below at 9pm ET to listen to the show!

http://scaredmonkeysradio.com/radio.m3u (http://scaredmonkeysradio.com/radio.m3u)


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: texasmom on October 02, 2015, 11:42:55 PM
http://m.wdbj7.com/news/nation/3-life-sentences-for-jesse-matthew-in-2005-assault-case/35624436

3 life sentences for Jesse Matthew in 2005 assault case
Author: By Greg Botelho and Sarah Jorgensen CNN
Published On: Oct 02 2015 05:14:23 PM EDT   Updated On: Oct 02 2015 08:25:27 PM EDT

 (CNN) -

Jesse Matthew still must await his fate in connection to the disappearance and death of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham. But whatever happens there, he now looks set to spend the rest of his life behind bars.

A judge sentenced Matthew, 33, to three life sentences Friday for a 2005 incident in which grabbed a 26-year-old woman as she was returning from a Fairfax, Virginia, grocery store and sexually assaulted her, the county's Commonwealth Attorney Raymond Morrogh told CNN.

 ::snipping3::

That includes a capital murder charge -- which could carry a death sentence -- in the September 2014 disappearance and death of the 18-year-old Graham. The skull and bones of the college sophomore were found the next month on abandoned property about 8 miles from where she was last seen in Charlottesville's Downtown Mall area.

And earlier this month, prosecutors revealed that a grand jury had also indicted Matthew on first-degree murder and abduction with the intent to defile charges in the case of Morgan Harrington, a 20-year-old Virginia Tech student who went missing in October 2009.

That victim's mother, Gil Harrington, was in court for Matthew's sentencing Friday in the 2005 case. She expressed satisfaction that the judge chose to impose the maximum penalty possible, while acknowledging nothing can ever salve her family's suffering.

"Every vortex of pain and suffering reverts back to Jesse Matthew, who has caused this and the repercussions of this," Gil Harrington said. "They will go through generations of his family just as they will go through our family." Matthew has not yet been convicted of wrongdoing in the Harrington case.



Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: texasmom on October 02, 2015, 11:52:32 PM
http://www.wset.com/story/30171168/update-jesse-matthew-scheduled-to-be-sentenced-today

BREAKING: Jesse Matthew receives 3 life terms, to be served consecutively
Posted: Oct 02, 2015 8:30 AM CST

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) -- Jesse Matthew Jr., charged with the murders of college students Hannah Graham and Morgan Harrington, has been sentenced to three life prison terms for a sexual assault on a woman a decade ago in northern Virginia.
   
The Charlottesville, Virginia, man was sentenced Friday in Fairfax for attempted capital murder and sexual assault of a woman in 2005. The judge ordered the sentences to be served consecutively at Friday's sentencing.
   
DNA evidence collected from Matthew during last year's investigation of Graham's disappearance linked him to the Fairfax County case.

 ::snipping3::

His trial in the Hannah Graham case is set for July. He faces a possible death sentence there.


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: texasmom on October 17, 2015, 02:54:14 PM
https://www.facebook.com/SaveTheNextGirl/photos/a.663014700390060.1073741826.278701238821410/1051605078197685/?type=3

Help Save The Next Girl
2 hrs ·
On this sixth anniversary of Morgan's murder, ribbons: purple for Morgan, white for RG, and orange for Hannah. Gil and Dan Harrington on the bridge in Charlottesville where Morgan was last seen alive.

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Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: texasmom on October 17, 2015, 03:04:53 PM
http://wsls.com/2015/10/05/crime-and-legal-experts-weigh-in-on-jesse-matthews-future-jury-trials/

Crime and legal experts weigh in on Jesse Matthew’s future jury trials

By Ananda Rochita - Reporter
Published: October 5, 2015, 6:09 pm  Updated: October 5, 2015, 11:04 pm

 ::snipping3::

The mother of one of Matthew’s alleged victims, Gil Harrington, said she does not want the case of her daughter’s murder to go to trial. She believes a trial would be excessive considering the sentence Matthew already received.

“To spend the next year and a half in trials for Morgan after there’s already a life sentence on board seems excessive,” Harrington explaind. “I’d rather direct that energy to some forward-motions.”

Harrington said she wants closure in the form of a plea deal.

“If his lawyers and his family are ready to stop this tug-of-war, I’m ready to stop this tug-of-war too, because it’s exhausting,” Harrington said. “It’s emotionally and physically draining.”

Dr. Burke said Harrington’s wishes may not be granted. He said the cases will likely end up in trial.

“Sometimes prosecutors will listen to it, but at this point it’s at the state’s hand because it goes beyond the family, and it goes to the whole community as well,” Dr. Burke explained.

Matthew is set to go on trial for the murder of Hannah Graham in July, 2016 and for the murder of Morgan Harrington in October, 2016.


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: MuffyBee on October 17, 2015, 06:55:20 PM
http://wsls.com/2015/10/05/crime-and-legal-experts-weigh-in-on-jesse-matthews-future-jury-trials/

Crime and legal experts weigh in on Jesse Matthew’s future jury trials

By Ananda Rochita - Reporter
Published: October 5, 2015, 6:09 pm  Updated: October 5, 2015, 11:04 pm

 ::snipping3::

The mother of one of Matthew’s alleged victims, Gil Harrington, said she does not want the case of her daughter’s murder to go to trial. She believes a trial would be excessive considering the sentence Matthew already received.

“To spend the next year and a half in trials for Morgan after there’s already a life sentence on board seems excessive,” Harrington explaind. “I’d rather direct that energy to some forward-motions.”

Harrington said she wants closure in the form of a plea deal.

“If his lawyers and his family are ready to stop this tug-of-war, I’m ready to stop this tug-of-war too, because it’s exhausting,” Harrington said. “It’s emotionally and physically draining.”

Dr. Burke said Harrington’s wishes may not be granted. He said the cases will likely end up in trial.

“Sometimes prosecutors will listen to it, but at this point it’s at the state’s hand because it goes beyond the family, and it goes to the whole community as well,” Dr. Burke explained.

Matthew is set to go on trial for the murder of Hannah Graham in July, 2016 and for the murder of Morgan Harrington in October, 2016.

I can certainly get what Gil is saying.  My only fear is something happening in the future, like happened with Genene Jones, the nurse that was responsible for a number of infant and young children's deaths. She was convicted of killing  15 month old Chelsea McClellan and given 99 years for Chelsea's murder and another 60 for injuring another child.  I think everyone believed she would never see the outside of a prison. She may be out as soon as 2018.  From articles I've read, prosecutors and others are trying to find other case and enough evidence to bring her to trial for deaths of other children.  However, it's been a lot of years, evidence may have been lost, witnesses dead and etc.  I really hope Jesse Matthew will stay behind bars forever.  Is there any guarantee?  or can something happen like the case of Genene Jones?


Baby-killing Texas nurse set to walk free
By Randi Kaye, CNN
Updated 9:37 AM ET, Wed August 21, 2013
 ::snipping3::

"For Chelsea's parents, the verdict was bitter sweet. Their daughter was gone but her killer would spend the rest of her life behind bars.

At least that's what they thought.

But it turns out, Jones is set to walk free in a matter of a few years.
 ::snipping3::

She is scheduled to be released from prison as early as May 2018 because of an old Texas law designed to prevent prison overcrowding.

The Mandatory Release law allows inmates convicted of violent crimes between 1977 and 1987 to be automatically released if their "good behavior" credit plus their time served equals their sentence. The law was changed in 1987 to exclude violent criminals, but it isn't retroactive.

So now McClellan-Wiese and Andy Kahan, a victim's advocate for the city of Houston, are desperately trying to find other mothers whose babies may also have been killed by Jones.

A new conviction could keep her locked up."
 ::snipping3::


Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: Bearlyhere on December 13, 2015, 04:06:33 PM


Thinking of Morgan's family.

   ::MonkeyAngel::



Title: Re: Morgan Dana Harrington #2 7/1/10 -
Post by: MuffyBee on February 02, 2016, 08:50:49 PM
http://www.richmond.com/news/virginia/article_b33980c8-3317-58b7-8b12-86f3cf245d16.html
Jesse Matthew appears in court for hearing in Morgan Harrington case
December 17, 2015

 ::snipping3::
Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. was in Albemarle County Circuit Court for a hearing Thursday afternoon in the case of Morgan Harrington, the Virginia Tech student who went missing in October 2009 from a concert in Charlottesville. Her body was found three months later on a property in the county.
In court Thursday, Matthew’s defense asked for additional time to gather evidence and testimony in the Harrington case.
County prosecutor Denise Lunsford asked the judge to push the deadline to notify the defense about which “matters that would be relevant to sentencing that are not convictions” would be brought forward if the trial proceeds to the sentencing phase. That deadline is set for Dec. 31. Lunsford asked that it be pushed past Jan. 1, when a new prosecutor is set to take over the case.
Thursday marked Lunsford’s last appearance in court for the Harrington and Graham cases. In November, Robert Tracci unseated Lunsford in the race for Albemarle County commonwealth’s attorney and will take over the position Jan. 1. Tracci was sworn into the office earlier Thursday.
“Because new counsel will be coming into effect on Jan. 1, it was more appropriate that that notice be prepared by new counsel,” Lunsford said.
The matter was continued until Jan. 11, and on that day, the court will set a new deadline for that notice to be made. Judge Cheryl Higgins said that Jan. 11 will be an all-day hearing, in which other pretrial matters will be taken up.
 ::snipping3::
Matthew also is facing a capital murder charge in the death of Hannah Graham, a University of Virginia student who went missing in September 2014. Her body also was found on a vacant county property, roughly six miles from where Harrington’s remains were located.
Because of this new schedule, a previously set hearing Jan. 5 in the Graham case has been canceled.
Matthew currently is set to face a jury trial from July 5 to July 29 in the Graham case, and then another jury starting Oct. 24 in the Harrington case. The 34-year-old already received three life sentences last October in a Fairfax court in a 2005 sexual assault. Months before, he pleaded guilty to abduction, sexual assault and attempted murder in the case.


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Post by: MuffyBee on February 02, 2016, 08:56:02 PM
http://wtvr.com/2015/12/17/jesse-matthew-lawyers-need-more-time-in-morgan-harrington-case/
‘I want him to see us,’ Morgan Harrington’s mom says; Jesse Matthew appears in court
December 17, 2015

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At a status hearing for the 2009 murder of the Virginia Tech student, Matthew's defense said they were just getting into the discovery phase of the case. As a result, no motions were filed Thursday or future hearings set
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Judge Cheryl Higgins granted a Commonwealth motion in the capital murder case of second year University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, on a day Commonwealth’s Attorney Denise Lunsford will most likely call her last in court for these cases against Matthew.

“The Commonwealth had a notice that was due December 31 to notify the defense of what prior bad acts, or unadjudicated conduct would be presented at sentencing against Mr. Matthew and because new counsel will be coming in effective January 1, it was more appropriate that notice be prepared by new counsel,” said Albemarle County Commonwealth’s Attorney Denise Lunsford.

That new counsel, Robert Tracci, was sworn in Thursday and present for the 15 minute hearing, along with Matthew’s father and former girlfriend.
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Matthew returns to court Jan. 11 for an all day hearing in the Hannah Graham case. A Jan. 5 hearing in the case was cancelled.


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Post by: MuffyBee on February 02, 2016, 08:57:09 PM
http://www.wdbj7.com/video/docs-for-morgan-game-raises-money-for-scholarships/37715870
Docs for Morgan game raises money for scholarships
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Post by: MuffyBee on February 02, 2016, 08:59:44 PM
http://wset.com/news/local/morgan-harringtons-parents-remember-tragedy-6-years-ago-today
Morgan Harrington's Parents Remember Tragedy 6 Years Ago Today
January 26, 2016

Charlottesville, VA - Today marks a sad anniversary for the family of Morgan Harrington.

Six years ago an Albemarle County man discovered Morgan's remains on his property.

Morgan's parents, Dan and Gil Harrington, released a statement today along with this picture of the family.

"Gil and I want to thank each of you who has helped us on this difficult journey," the statement reads.

Morgan Harrington went missing in 2009 from a Metallica concert in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Jesse Matthew is charged with her murder and is currently awaiting trial.
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Photo and family's full statement at link


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Post by: Sister on February 09, 2016, 12:55:08 PM
Thanks for the update Muffy.

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Post by: MuffyBee on February 16, 2016, 04:46:43 AM
Thanks for the update Muffy.

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You're welcome Sister.  Morgan's family has been through so much. 


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Post by: klaasend on February 29, 2016, 03:49:26 PM
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BREAKING: Jesse Matthew Jr. expected to enter a guilty plea agreement Wednesday to resolve both the Hannah Graham and Morgan Harrington case.


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Post by: SuzieQ on February 29, 2016, 05:02:58 PM
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Prosecutor: Man to plead guilty to 2 students' slaying



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RICHMOND, Va. — A former hospital worker is expected to plead guilty in the high-profile slayings of two college students in Virginia, a prosecutor said Monday.

Albemarle County Commonwealth's Attorney Robert Tracci announced the plea agreements in Jesse LeRoy Matthew Jr.'s cases in a brief news release. Matthew is due in Albemarle County Circuit Court on Wednesday. Details of the agreement were withheld "in the interest of protecting the integrity of the judicial process," Tracci wrote.

Matthew is charged with murder in the deaths of 18-year-old Hannah Graham and 20-year-old Morgan Harrington. Without the plea agreement, he could have faced the death penalty in the Graham case had he been convicted at trial. He's already serving life in prison for a sexual assault in Fairfax County.

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Post by: Bearlyhere on March 02, 2016, 06:24:13 PM

Jesse LeRoy Matthews Jr. plea agreement read:

https://www.facebook.com/topic/Jesse-Matthew/645927608839699?source=whrt&position=4&trqid=6257606277127949088



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Post by: Blink34 on March 04, 2016, 09:10:26 AM
Wanted to pop on here to say The Commonwealth's Atty Tracci did a masterful job in securing this plea deal.  While it was reached after a series of motion failures by the defense,  if these prosecutions went to trial it would have been a further brutal and merciless nightmare for the Graham and Harrington families.


That said- I also wish to remind everyone this defendant was raping women and ultimately murdering or attempting to for over 15 years undetected.  We need to be vigilant in teaching our daughters important and vital safety measures on campus- and off.  Starting with a buddy system that NEVER allows one to go off on their own regardless of circumstances, PERIOD.

Had that been employed here, these women would be alive today.   This predator was hunting young, compromised women who were vulnerable and alone.  He found them and they paid with their lives.

God bless everyone who advocated for these women and their families over the years.  2 4 1


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Post by: Sister on March 23, 2016, 10:22:39 PM
Wanted to pop on here to say The Commonwealth's Atty Tracci did a masterful job in securing this plea deal.  While it was reached after a series of motion failures by the defense,  if these prosecutions went to trial it would have been a further brutal and merciless nightmare for the Graham and Harrington families.


That said- I also wish to remind everyone this defendant was raping women and ultimately murdering or attempting to for over 15 years undetected.  We need to be vigilant in teaching our daughters important and vital safety measures on campus- and off.  Starting with a buddy system that NEVER allows one to go off on their own regardless of circumstances, PERIOD.

Had that been employed here, these women would be alive today.   This predator was hunting young, compromised women who were vulnerable and alone.  He found them and they paid with their lives.

God bless everyone who advocated for these women and their families over the years.  2 4 1

Blink -- I so agree!
What was the title of that book you recommended young adults read?