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« Reply #1740 on: April 20, 2010, 09:13:55 AM »

Video from article posted above
http://www.wtkr.com/news/wtkr-fams-reach-out-to-governor,0,6940222.story
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« Reply #1741 on: April 20, 2010, 10:14:55 AM »

Info on ..

Alicia Showalter Reynolds
http://www.readthehook.com/stories/2007/05/17/COVER-amalg-29Stalker.rtf.aspx


Julianne Williams and Lollie Winans
http://www.readthehook.com/stories/2004/03/18/coverAfterRiceNewQuestions.html


Heidi Childs and David Metzler
http://www.truecrimereport.com/2009/08/a_mysterious_double_homicide_i.php


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« Reply #1742 on: April 20, 2010, 10:23:31 AM »



Blue Ridge Parkway shooter gave 'no rhyme or reason' for blasting strangers, sheriff says
The Roanoke Times - 04/08/10

A tipster with intimate details of the Blue Ridge Parkway shotgun attack Monday led authorities to a mechanic who incriminated himself without a hint of why he shot two sunset-gazing strangers in the back, the Augusta County sheriff said. Ralph Leon Jackson, 56, was arrested Wednesday by SWAT team deputies without a struggle at his home in Stuarts Draft, about 10 miles from the overlook near the parkway's northern end where a man and woman were shot two days earlier, Augusta County Sheriff Randy Fisher said.

Jackson implicated himself but didn't explain why he pulled into the Rock Point Overlook and shot two people from his car window, Fisher said. "There was no rhyme or reason," said Fisher, who wouldn't talk about Jackson's mental condition. "We don't know why."

Searchers found ammunition, the shotgun and the car used in the shootings, leaving "no doubt we have in custody the April 5 shooter," Fisher said during a news conference. "The public can breathe somewhat easier." Jackson will face charges of attempted capital murder, attempted murder and two counts of using a firearm in commission of a felony, Fisher said.

The shootings cast a chill over the 469-mile national parkway as tourist season begins in a year celebrating the road's 75th anniversary. "I think people can feel comfortable that this situation is resolved and they can continue enjoying the parkway," said Steve Stinnett, the parkway's chief ranger.

The shotgun blast knocked Timothy Davis, a 27-year-old disc jockey for WNRN radio in Charlottesville, down an overlook embankment. He was in critical condition Wednesday at University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville. His companion, Christina Floyd, 18, of Fluvanna County was in fair condition and improving, Fisher said. Both were shot in the upper body.

Davis' voice is well-known to listeners of the radio station's evening program "The Boombox." He also helps with production and engineering, according to a statement from Maynard Snipe, chairman of the board of directors at the radio station.

Davis and Floyd had been sitting at the overlook with their backs to the road when investigators believe the gunman fired the first shot from his car, then got out. Davis tumbled about 150 feet down the overlook and Floyd turned and fought the gunman, Fisher said. The shooter fired one more shot before fleeing, the sheriff said.

"If she had given up, she might be dead," Fisher said of the teenager. Floyd flagged down a passing pickup truck, whose driver took her to safety.




All kinds of interesting info here to read..
http://www.crimenews2000.com/print.php?news.1506
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« Reply #1743 on: April 20, 2010, 12:54:15 PM »



Blue Ridge Parkway shooter gave 'no rhyme or reason' for blasting strangers, sheriff says
The Roanoke Times - 04/08/10

A tipster with intimate details of the Blue Ridge Parkway shotgun attack Monday led authorities to a mechanic who incriminated himself without a hint of why he shot two sunset-gazing strangers in the back, the Augusta County sheriff said. Ralph Leon Jackson, 56, was arrested Wednesday by SWAT team deputies without a struggle at his home in Stuarts Draft, about 10 miles from the overlook near the parkway's northern end where a man and woman were shot two days earlier, Augusta County Sheriff Randy Fisher said.

Jackson implicated himself but didn't explain why he pulled into the Rock Point Overlook and shot two people from his car window, Fisher said. "There was no rhyme or reason," said Fisher, who wouldn't talk about Jackson's mental condition. "We don't know why."

Searchers found ammunition, the shotgun and the car used in the shootings, leaving "no doubt we have in custody the April 5 shooter," Fisher said during a news conference. "The public can breathe somewhat easier." Jackson will face charges of attempted capital murder, attempted murder and two counts of using a firearm in commission of a felony, Fisher said.

The shootings cast a chill over the 469-mile national parkway as tourist season begins in a year celebrating the road's 75th anniversary. "I think people can feel comfortable that this situation is resolved and they can continue enjoying the parkway," said Steve Stinnett, the parkway's chief ranger.

The shotgun blast knocked Timothy Davis, a 27-year-old disc jockey for WNRN radio in Charlottesville, down an overlook embankment. He was in critical condition Wednesday at University of Virginia Hospital in Charlottesville. His companion, Christina Floyd, 18, of Fluvanna County was in fair condition and improving, Fisher said. Both were shot in the upper body.

Davis' voice is well-known to listeners of the radio station's evening program "The Boombox." He also helps with production and engineering, according to a statement from Maynard Snipe, chairman of the board of directors at the radio station.

Davis and Floyd had been sitting at the overlook with their backs to the road when investigators believe the gunman fired the first shot from his car, then got out. Davis tumbled about 150 feet down the overlook and Floyd turned and fought the gunman, Fisher said. The shooter fired one more shot before fleeing, the sheriff said.

"If she had given up, she might be dead," Fisher said of the teenager. Floyd flagged down a passing pickup truck, whose driver took her to safety.




All kinds of interesting info here to read..
http://www.crimenews2000.com/print.php?news.1506


Ralph Leon Jackson, 56, was arrested today at his residence for the shooting of Christina S. Floyd and Timothy P. Davis at Rock Point Overlook

Ralph Leon Jackson, 56, was arrested at his home Wednesday at 1880 Howardsville Turnpike in Augusta County, the sheriff said at a press conference conducted while the suspect was still being interviewed.

“There is no doubt we have in custody the man who was responsible for the shooting, so the public can breathe a sigh of relief,” said Augusta Sheriff Randall Fisher.

Jackson is a married mechanic, according to the sheriff, who says Jackson, who has at least one adult child, who made “incriminating statements” establishing his sole responsibility.

“The Crime-Stoppers tip was very crucial,” said the sheriff, who said a tip came in at 2am which caused a multi-jurisdictional team led by the Augusta SWAT team and including a National Park Service helicopter poised for air support to stake out Jackson’s home near Stuart’s Draft beginning around 4am.

The arrest, he said, occurred “without incident” at 3:15pm.

The sheriff complimented the yet-unnamed couple who rescued the female victim, Christina S. Floyd, who also won praise from the sheriff for battling her attacker despite getting hit with a shotgun blast that caused her sunset-watching companion, Timothy P. Davis, to tumble down a cliff with critical injuries.

Up to three shots were fired, said the sheriff, who believes that Floyd may have wrested the gun away from her attacker.
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http://www.readthehook.com/blog/index.php/2010/04/07/breaking-parkway-shooter-arrested/





It is my impression there is a bunch of InterBread Half Wits living in this area..
I do not think it is one of these idiots that got Morgan but who knows..maybe
I had not herd before that Morgan may have been shot, just about the broken bones.

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« Reply #1744 on: April 20, 2010, 12:55:03 PM »

http://www.readthehook.com/blog/index.php/2010/04/07/breaking-parkway-shooter-arrested/

Link to the above..
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« Reply #1745 on: April 20, 2010, 01:58:08 PM »

Timothy Davis died after that article was published. Jackson has now been charged with capital murder.
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« Reply #1746 on: April 20, 2010, 02:07:18 PM »

High Five To Christina Floyd.. 
That 18 year old got up and fought him.
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« Reply #1747 on: April 21, 2010, 01:13:54 AM »

I never knew virginia had so many problems with unsolved murders, seems like they could use a lot of help... so much reading....its hard to find this kind of information, later on all these articles/research you all posted will probably no longer be available and will likely cost to view them on some other site. with all of these murders, just can't imagine how anyone can sift through it all and investigate and interrogate all these different people. I appreciate all the articles Edward. I can't believe all the reading everyone does on SM, you all must be very sharp, that being in any high or low profile case. I am literally amazed, honestly never been able  to come to a place where people are dedicated to helping others out, other than church... but that my opinion
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« Reply #1748 on: April 21, 2010, 06:51:53 AM »

http://www2.wsls.com/sls/news/local/article/jefferson_college_students_and_employees_take_a_stand_against_violence/94832/
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Jefferson College students and employees take a stand against violence
By Ashley Roberts | WSLS10 Reporter
Published: April 20, 2010
ROANOKE, VA - Dozens of students and employees from Jefferson College of Health Sciences take a stand against violence.

“Take back the night” shines the spotlight on ways to prevent sexual assault and violence against women, men and children.
   
Tonight’s event was at the Fralin House and included several speakers including Morgan Harrington’s mother.

“I don’t know what it is that we can do,“ said Gil Harrington. “I think we do have to change levels of acceptance and tolerance. I’m not a big enough intellect to know the mechanism to create change, but I know part of it is to identify the problem and shine the light on it.

This was the first “Take back the Night” event for Jefferson College.
   
It was put on the student group called “Violence Against Women.“
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« Reply #1749 on: April 21, 2010, 04:46:37 PM »

http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/91740544.html
Updated: 3:43 PM Apr 21, 2010
VSP: Deaths of Morgan Harrington and William Morris not Connected
Virginia State Police denied rumors circulating in Charlottesville and Albemarle about an alleged connection between the January death of former Greene County Sheriff William Morris and the disappearance and death of Morgan Harrington.
Posted: 3:33 PM Apr 21, 2010
Email Address: news@newsplex.com
April 21, 2010

Virginia State Police denied rumors circulating around the Charlottesville and Albemarle County communities about an alleged connection between the January death of former Greene County Sheriff William Morris and the disappearance and death of Morgan Harrington.

Morris was found on January 28 at his home with a self-inflicted gun shot wound to the head, according to multiple sources.

VSP Public Relations Manager Corrine Geller sent an email to discredit the rumors that the deaths of William Morris and Morgan Harrington are connected in any way.

Geller went on to confirm that State Police have no reason to believe there is or ever has been any connection between the two and/or their deaths.
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« Reply #1750 on: April 25, 2010, 04:06:11 PM »

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« Reply #1751 on: April 26, 2010, 08:39:31 PM »

http://www.wdbj7.com/Global/story.asp?S=12378265
April 26, 2010
Morgan Harrington's case featured in national women's magazine
The story of Morgan Harrington's disappearance and murder are in a national women's magazine this month.

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

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

The May edition of Cosmopolitan features 4 pages on Morgan Harrington.
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« Reply #1752 on: April 26, 2010, 08:43:07 PM »


http://www.wdbj7.com/global/story.asp?s=12378265
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« Reply #1753 on: April 26, 2010, 08:53:21 PM »

Thanks, trimm, this may save lives.
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« Reply #1754 on: April 27, 2010, 08:28:42 AM »

http://findmorgan.com/category/family-blog
Gil Harrington’s thoughts from April 26th, 2010
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The ONMI medical team trip to Zambia was intense and transformative as it always is. We work so hard. Our team of 16 saw close to 4000 patients in 11 days! We see so many and so much that it is a bit disorienting. Then we get on a plane for a 26+ hour journey back to the USA and try to make sense of it all.

From the beginning: After arriving in Ndola, Zambia we went directly from the airport to the OMNI Village site. The 156 students at the school had been waiting to welcome us for hours in the hot sun. The kids line up, oldest to youngest, boys and girls separately. All so proudly wearing their school uniforms. They welcome us singing and chanting in Bemba and English. A particularly moving line in a song is “OMNI feeds us so we may live and shows what love is about”. And we do. The 1 meal per day that OMNI furnishes our 156 students is fundamental to their health and growth and creates a zone of safety for them that allows for focus and learning to occur. These kids are being educated to help them break out of a bare subsistence existence and become leaders in their community and their country.

The ground breaking for the Morgan Harrington Educational Wing has started. This facility will allow us to add grades 7, 8, 9 to our program. I am thrilled to have Morgan be a fundamental part of educating young people in Zambia. Morgan planned to travel with me to Zambia to see the OMNI School and the children she had heard so much about. Her murder ended those plans, BUT her work and her dream of educating children will continue.

Morgan will make a difference in so many young lives. She is gone but her legacy lives on in a beautiful and magnificent way.

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« Reply #1755 on: April 27, 2010, 12:54:25 PM »

Thanks Trimm. God bless the Harringtons'.
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« Reply #1757 on: April 28, 2010, 08:24:13 AM »

http://www.cavalierdaily.com/2010/04/28/studco-passes-new-bill-to-honor-deceased-students/
StudCo passes new bill to honor deceased students
Students who passed away this academic year will be honored at memorial service this Friday
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Student Council’s representative body voted in favor of a bill at yesterday night’s meeting to honor the lives of the six University students who passed away this academic year.

The bill specifically recognizes former second-year Medical student John Jones and former first-year Darden student Justin Key, who died this past November and December, along with former second-year Batten student Stephanie Jean-Charles, who died in the wake of the Haiti earthquake, and former fourth-year Commerce student Scott May, both of whom died in January.

The bill was passed in remembrance of former fourth-year College student Joseph Arwood and former Graduate Arts & Sciences student Matthew King, as well, both of whom passed away this month.

According to the text of the bill, it is intended to “extend a sincere statement of loss with the death of these students” and “attempt to improve the rights, opportunities, and quality of life of every student in their honor.”

Council President Colin Hood, who sponsored the legislation, said Council would have liked to recognize the deaths of all University students who died during the past year, but the resolution can only includes the names of students who passed away while enrolled at the University.

“There are students who do leave Grounds for therapy and due to disease who do pass away at home even though they do discontinue classes,” Hood said. “They’re not necessarily in this bill … [because] the University only releases that information for students who passed away on Grounds.”
Council will hold its annual memorial service for deceased students this Friday at 4 p.m. Deceased Virginia Tech student Morgan Dana Harrington, who disappeared after a Metallica concert at John Paul Jones Arena in October, will be recognized along with the six University students, Hood said.

Engineering School representative Seth Kaye added that the legislation should encourage Council’s Safety and Wellness Committee to consider the dangers of bicycle lanes on busy streets, given that King was struck and killed by a truck while cycling at West Main Street and Fourth Street NW.

Batten School representative John Gregory said the bill also is a good opportunity to remember the victims of the earthquake in Haiti.

“I’d like us to all continue our thoughts to that stricken country and remember that work is not done,” Gregory said.

Council’s memorial service is open to the entire University and will be held at the Student Memorial located in the grassy area between Newcomb Hall and the south end of Clemons Library.
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« Reply #1758 on: April 28, 2010, 10:42:15 AM »

http://www.newsplex.com/home/headlines/92241364.html
Updated: 7:27 PM Apr 27, 2010
Morgan Harrington's Memory Lives On; Story Back in National Spotlight
Morgan Harrington's mother, Gil, recently returned from Zambia in Africa where a school for second- and third-graders has broken ground, and will be named after the murdered Virginia Tech student. Meanwhile women nation-wide will read about Morgan's story in the May issue of Cosmopolitan.
Posted: 5:35 PM Apr 27, 2010
Reporter: Bianca Spinosa
Email Address: bianca.spinosa@newsplex.com
April 27, 2010

Nearly seven months after the day Morgan Harrington disappeared, the case into her death remains unsolved.

Her story, though, is getting some new attention in the media at the same time her legacy is being defined.

Harrington, a 20-year-old Virginia Tech student, disappeared on Oct. 17 after attending a Metallica concert at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville. Her body was found in January on an Albemarle County farm.

Before her death, Harrington planned on going with her mother, Gil, to Zambia this year to see the Omni School and the children she heard so much about.

Her murder ended those plans, but the education major's memory lives on. The groundbreaking on a school for second and third graders in Zambia recently took place, and it will be named after Harrington.

In her blog, Gil Harrington said "These kids are being educated to help them break out of a bare subsistence existence and become leaders in their community and their country. Morgan will make a difference in so many young lives. She is gone, but her legacy lives on in a beautiful and magnificent way."

As Morgan Harrington's legacy lives on, her story is back in the national spotlight. The popular women's magazine, Cosmopolitan, has a lengthy article on Harrington that reveals new information about the first few days after her initial disappearance.

In the pages, Virginia State Police investigator Lt. Joe Rader is quoted as saying "there were a lot of missed opportunities" in adult missing persons cases.

The article goes on to describe the investigation.

Harrington's murder remains unsolved, but it is not going unnoticed. People across the country and, now, across the world continue to pay attention.

The African school being named in Morgan Harrington's honor will be open by November.
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« Reply #1759 on: April 30, 2010, 03:51:41 PM »

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