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« Reply #20 on: October 22, 2009, 02:47:04 PM »

According to Fox News " Tips are pouring in "

I sure hope so.
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« Reply #21 on: October 22, 2009, 05:57:12 PM »

http://www.nbc29.com/Global/story.asp?S=11367152
Search for Morgan Harrington Continues
Posted: Oct 22, 2009 2:24 PM CDT Updated: Oct 22, 2009 3:13 PM CDT

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

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

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

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

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

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« Reply #22 on: October 22, 2009, 10:46:48 PM »

http://www.collegiatetimes.com/stories/14490

Vigil unites supporters of missing Tech student

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

by Gordon Block and Liana Bayne, news staff

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Kelley added she remained optimistic for Harrington’s return.

“We just wait and we hope.”

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

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

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

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

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

No university organizations have announced plans to recognize Harrington.
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« Reply #23 on: October 22, 2009, 11:27:03 PM »

This is a link to where Morgan's Dad is employed, so it helps explain how they can raise a $100,000.00 reward so quickly. Let's pray someone needs that money and calls in a good tip. Prayers for Morgan



Edit:  Add link per SuzieQ:  http://www.carilionclinic.org/Carilion/Roanoke
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« Reply #24 on: October 22, 2009, 11:28:56 PM »

Forgot the link.

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« Reply #25 on: October 23, 2009, 03:11:17 AM »

http://www2.timesdispatch.com/rtd/news/state_regional/article/MISS231_20091022-233001/301156/

Friday, October 23, 2009

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


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Published: October 23, 2009

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

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

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

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

Her purse and her cell phone, minus its battery, were found in the area Sunday.
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« Reply #26 on: October 23, 2009, 03:14:08 AM »

http://www2.dailyprogress.com/cdp/news/local/article/100000_reward_set_for_clues_on_student/47913/

Friday, October 23, 2009

$100,000 reward set for clues on student

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Her brother had graduated from UVa in the spring.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Virginia State Police are asking people with information to call (434) 352-3467 or e-mail bci-appomattox@vsp.virginia.gov.
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« Reply #27 on: October 24, 2009, 12:17:07 AM »

Task force looks for possible link

Posted: Oct 22, 2009 10:42 PM EDT

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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« Reply #28 on: October 24, 2009, 12:19:49 AM »

I messed that up.....I was trying to post about possible link between the two.

Klass can you fix it please.  ty

mymonkey~  I tried to take out all of the extra stuff in the above post, but it would be helpful if you had a link or links for the articles. 
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« Reply #29 on: October 24, 2009, 02:05:05 AM »

http://www2.dailyprogress.com/cdp/news/local/article/fbi_joins_search_for_woman_missing_since_jpj_concert/47941/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Police are asking people with information to call (434) 352-3467 or e-mail bci-appomattox@vsp.virginia.
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« Reply #30 on: October 24, 2009, 03:09:06 AM »

This case does not look good, but until she's found, I pray that she will be found alive. I can't help it, I'm angry that she could not go back inside the arena. There are good reasons for the policy, but I keep thinking that Morgan would be safe right now had they just let her back in. I'm sure that must be haunting her parents.

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

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« Reply #31 on: October 24, 2009, 07:11:54 AM »

There is also a video at this link.

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

Witness who spoke to Morgan Harrington prior to disappearance comes forward (video)
October 23, 4:30 PMCrime ExaminerCindy Adams


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To see photos of Morgan, click here.

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


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« Reply #32 on: October 24, 2009, 07:21:58 AM »

Sorry, forgot to add this picture on my last post.
http://www.examiner.com/x-1168-Crime-Examiner~y2009m10d23-Witness-who-spoke-to-Morgan-Harrington-prior-to-disappearance-comes-forward-video

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« Reply #33 on: October 24, 2009, 08:16:15 AM »

I messed that up.....I was trying to post about possible link between the two.

Klass can you fix it please.  ty

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


Thank you I know that was a mess....I will do that next time.
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« Reply #34 on: October 24, 2009, 09:13:26 AM »

http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,569388,00.html?test=latestnews
FBI Joins Search for Virginia Tech Student

Saturday, October 24, 2009

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

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

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

Montgomery County Sheriff Tommy Whitt says the task force investigating the killings of two Virginia Tech students in August checked for similarities with Harrington's case. He says they've found no connection between Harrington and the couple killed in the Jefferson National Forest.
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« Reply #35 on: October 24, 2009, 12:03:28 PM »

There is also a video at this link.

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

Witness who spoke to Morgan Harrington prior to disappearance comes forward (video)
October 23, 4:30 PMCrime ExaminerCindy Adams


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To see photos of Morgan, click here.

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




I wondered when I first heard of this case if she had gone outside for a cigarette before the concert. I used to smoke, and that would have been typical behavior for me too. I'm sorry, but I can't help but be angry they wouldn't let her back in. I know the reasons, I know there has to be rules, I know it was her decision and her mistake, but I just keep looking at the consequences.   
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« Reply #36 on: October 24, 2009, 12:55:20 PM »

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

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

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

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

Police sources said they were concerned with a parking lot in front of the motel, right off 250, but not the building itself.
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« Reply #37 on: October 24, 2009, 01:03:59 PM »

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

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

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

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

Police sources said they were concerned with a parking lot in front of the motel, right off 250, but not the building itself.
  Thanks, I've been following just not posting, I was reading that she was combative and maybe was drunk or on drugs, IF that is the case, and I surely have no idea, maybe she angered someone and they took it out on her? Just trying to figure out different things. I've been to many, many concerts and at that age, I would find it hard to believe that some drinks or drugs weren't taken, at a Metallica concert. Or, maybe she had a boyfriend that she was meeting up with, yes she is close to her family, but parents are not told everything. I sure hope her parents and friends get answers soon.  an angelic monkey
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« Reply #38 on: October 24, 2009, 01:09:42 PM »

There is also a video at this link.

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

Witness who spoke to Morgan Harrington prior to disappearance comes forward (video)
October 23, 4:30 PMCrime ExaminerCindy Adams


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

To see photos of Morgan, click here.

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




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


CBB, I understand the reason for the rules also, but in the times we are living in I think they need to rethink some of those rules. There is no excuse, in my mind, for leaving a lone female outside alone, even in a well lighted plaza.
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« Reply #39 on: October 24, 2009, 01:10:36 PM »

so true,NRCG.Kids always have secrets. 
I hope they find her alive. 
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