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Man suspected of abducting woman linked to Morgan Harrington disappearance

Posted by on September 29, 2014

In 2009, 20 year-old Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington went missing after attending a Metallica concert in Charlottesville, VA. Her remains were found three months later about 10 miles away from the concert. There was a $150,000 reward for information to find her killer, $50,000 donated by Metallica themselves, but the killer remained on the loose – until now. WTVR reports that forensic evidence from Jesse Matthew Jr., who is being held in connection with the disappearance of 18 year-old UVA student Hannah Graham, has been forensically linked to the disappearance of Harrington.

Sources have told WTVR that a forensic evidence match showed that Harrington had some sort of contact with Matthew, who was arrested in Texas last week and is accused in the disappearance of Graham. He was the last person to be seen with her before she disappeared on September 13th. Matthew is currently awaiting a bond hearing in Charlottesville General District Court this coming Thursday (2).  While it’s heartbreaking that Hannah hasn’t been found yet, at least Harrington’s parents have a bit of closure, even if their daughter’s possible killer may have been able to strike again. “We worked five years to get to this point, so we are relieved,” Harrington’s mother Gil said, adding that it was time for her to step back and let investigators find Hannah.

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