Missing Metallica Fan’s Remains Tenatively ID’d

Posted by on January 27, 2010

In what could be a sad ending to a story that’s been in the news for the last three months, Virginia police have tentatively identified the remains of Morgan Harrington, the 20 year-old college student that went missing at a Metallica concert in Charlottesville, VA on October 17. Skeletal remains were found on remote a farm about 10 miles from the area. According to CNN, the farm’s owner found skeletal remains while driving his tractor. The area where he found the remains are about a mile and a half from a main roadway, and could only be reached by tractor or four wheel drive vehicle.  Virginia State Police said there were “significant items” that led police to believe that they were Harrington’s remains.

After getting separated from friends at the Metallica concert, Harrington somehow wound up outside the venue, and wasn’t let back in by security. People that saw her outside the arena said she appeared to be alone.  There was $150,000 reward for information on her disappearance, $50,000 of which was contributed by Metallica. Extensive searches were organized for her, and there was a benefit concert for her held on December 19 in Richmond. If it turns out that the remains are indeed Harrington’s, it’s a tragic ending to a disturbing story. The only possible positive thing to come of this is that if the remains are confirmed as Harrington’s, that might be enough new info for someone to come forward and for them to find her killer.

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