Found Deceased VA - Morgan Dana Harrington, 20, Charlottesville, 17 Oct 2009 - #1

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  1. capoly

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    Va. Tech student missing

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    October 19, 2009 0
    University Police last night issued an alert and sent an e-mail to University community members seeking information about a missing Virginia Tech student.
    The student, 20-year-old Morgan Dana Harrington, was last seen Saturday night at the John Paul Jones Arena, according to the e-mail. The e-mail also stated that Harrington was last seen wearing a black t-shirt with “Pantera” on the front, a black mini-skirt, black tights and boots.
    University Police are asking that anyone with information about Harrington or her whereabouts contact the University Police Department at 434-924-7166.
    http://www.cavalierdaily.com/2009/10/19/va-tech-student-missing/



    UVA Police Searching for Missing Woman

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    http://www.nbc29.com/Global/story.asp?S=11335427
     
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    Missing Person – Morgan Dana Harrington
    The University of Virginia Police Department Is Seeking
    Assistance from the Public in Locating a Missing Person

    October 18, 2009
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    The University of Virginia Police Department is seeking information that would help locate a missing person. Morgan Dana Harrington, a 20 year old student from Virginia Tech, was last seen on October 17, 2009 near the John Paul Jones Arena.

    Morgan was last seen wearing a black t-shirt with the tan letters that spelled &#8220;Pantera&#8221; across the front, a black mini skirt with black tights and knee high black boots. She has long blond hair and blue eyes. Morgan is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs approximately 120 lbs.

    If you have seen Morgan Dana Harrington or have knowledge of her whereabouts contact the University of Virginia Police Department at 434-924-7166.


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    Article:
    http://www.virginia.edu/uvapolice/missing.html

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    UVa police searching for missing Tech student
    Monday, October 19, 2009; 12:44 PM
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    Morgan Dana Harrington was last seen Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009, near the university's John Paul Jones Arena.

    Amy Melvin traveled to Charlottesville to see the Metallica concert with Harrington, along with two others. Melvin said the group was separated from Harrington before the concert and they did not see her during the concert.

    She said Harrington did not have access to an automobile in Charlottesville.

    Melvin and the two other group members reported Harrington missing.

    Harrington attended Northside High School in Roanoke before enrolling at Tech.


    Article:
    http://www.collegiatetimes.com/stories/14457
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    Va. Tech student missing for 2 days
    October 19, 2009 - 1:36pm
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    Police say Harrington was wearing a black T-shirt with "Pantera" across the front in tan letters, a black mini skirt, black tights and black knee-high boots.

    She has long blonde hair, blue eyes, is 5-foot-6 and weighs about 120 pounds.


    Article:
    http://www.wtop.com/?nid=600&sid=1788988
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    UVA Police Search for Missing Student
    Police at the University of Virginia are asking for help to find a missing Virginia Tech woman.
    10:57 AM Oct 19, 2009
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    Morgan Dana Harrington is a student at Virginia Tech. Investigators say she went missing Saturday night near the John Paul Jones arena after the Metallica concert, which officials believe she attended.

    University Police began questioning people Monday morning. Virginia State Police also joined the investigation.


    Video: UVa Police Search for Missing Student
    http://www.whsv.com/video?clipID=4223731&autoStart=true&contentID=64732882

    Article:
    http://www.whsv.com/news/headlines/64732882.html

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  6. MBLover

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    http://www.roanoke.com/news/nrv/breaking/wb/223079

    Police need help finding missing Va. Tech student
    By Shawna Morrison | The Roanoke Times

    Morgan Dana Harrington
    Police continue to ask for help today in finding a missing Virginia Tech student.

    Morgan Dana Harrington, 20, was last seen Saturday near the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, according to the University of Virginia Police Department.

    She was wearing a black T-shirt with "Pantera" across the front in tan letters, a black mini skirt, black tights and black knee-high boots, police said. She is 5'6" and weighs about 120 pounds.

    Anyone who has seen her or has knowledge about her whereabouts is asked to call UVa police at (434) 924-7166.
     
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    Morgan's MySpace:
    Female
    20 years old
    Virginia
    United States

    Last Login: 10/16/2009


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    UPDATED: State police say missing VT student has no I.D. or cell phone; Parents make appeal to public
    UPDATED: 3:45 p.m. Monday
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    State police say Morgan went to James Madison University to meet her friends Saturday and they went to the concert at UVA together. She was seperated from her friends around 8:40 p.m.

    State police appealed the the online social networking community to watch for any contact with Morgan. Joe Rader urged friends to notify the state police of any activity about Morgan on social networking sites.

    Police say they are treating this as a missing persons case at this time. They used a helicopter and search dogs in the area around the John Paul Jones Arena. A ground search is continuing as well.


    Read The Complete News Release From UVa Police:
    http://www.wdbj7.com/Global/story.asp?S=11338429

    Article:
    http://www.wdbj7.com/Global/story.asp?S=11336143
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    State police involved in search for missing VT student
    October 19th 04:22pm
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    Morgan Dana Harrington, a 20-year-old student from Virginia Tech was reported missing by her father yesterday at 12:30pm. She was last seen on Saturday October 17 near the John Paul Jones Arena. That night, the arena hosted Metallica.

    Article:
    http://www.c-ville.com/index.php?cat=1991704080566501&act=post&pid=12031910091158174

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    The local news channel 10 WSLS (NBC) reported that her purse and cell phone were found in a parking lot but that the battery had been removed from her cell phone
     
  10. CindyS

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    When I first read this post, I thought maybe the phone had been dropped or thrown down very hard onto the pavement causing the battery to pop out, but WSLS-10 is reporting the phone (without the battery) was in her purse. Very strange...

    http://www2.wsls.com/sls/news/state...earch_continues_for_missing_vt_student/55634/
     
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    Why would someone take the battery to the phone...if the purse was going to be left where it was with the phone in it? What would be the point? Hopefully there are prints on the phone that will help them with this case.
     
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    Video: Web Extra - Press Conference: Missing Virginia Tech Student 10/19/09
    http://www.nbc29.com/global/Categor...ult&clipId=4225259&flvUri=&thirdpartymrssurl=

    Video: Search Continues For Missing Virgina Tech Student 2:12
    http://www.nbc29.com/global/video/p...Format=flv&clipId1=4225379&at1=News&h1=Search Continues for Missing Virginia Tech Student&flvUri=&thirdpartymrssurl=

    Video: State Police Say Missing VT Student Has No ID Or Cell Phone: Parents Make Public Appeal 2:17
    http://www.wdbj7.com/global/Categor...ult&clipId=4225680&flvUri=&thirdpartymrssurl=

    Raw Video: WBDJ7.COM EXTRA: Full News Conference Regarding Missing Tech Student 10/19/09 15:42
    http://www.wdbj7.com/global/Categor...ult&clipId=4225137&flvUri=&thirdpartymrssurl=

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    Parents, pastor speak out in search for missing VT student
    October 19, 2009
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    WSLS sat down with Harrington&#8217;s pastor, Rev. Diane Scribner Clevenger, who lives with the Harrington family in their Roanoke County home.

    She says police first contacted the family Sunday morning after finding Morgan Harrington&#8217;s purse in the parking lot of John Paul Jones Arena.

    &#8220;Her phone was in there,&#8220; she said. &#8220;It was odd the battery had been removed.&#8220;

    Rev. Scribner Clevenger says Harrington&#8217;s parents left Monday morning from their Roanoke County home to travel to Charlottesville. They took some of her belongings along with them to help with the search.


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    Article:
    http://www2.wsls.com/sls/news/state...earch_continues_for_missing_vt_student/55634/
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    Mother Pleas for Daughter&#8217;s Return
    posted 10/19/09 7:13 pm
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    Morgan&#8217;s mother Jill said, "We talk to her almost daily and we need to know where she is and get her home as safe as possible, so any information would be appreciated."

    Police say Harrington will not have any ID on her or a cell phone. A pastor with the family says that's because Harrington's purse was found in the parking lot of the arena.


    Video: Police are still searching for a Virginia Tech student from Roanoke
    http://www.wset.com/news/stories/1009/670051_video.html

    Article:
    http://www.wset.com/news/stories/1009/670051.html
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    Police still searching for missing Virginia Tech student
    October 19, 2009
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    Virginia State Police and University of Virginia Police are following up on numerous leads regarding the joint investigation into the disappearance and whereabouts of a Virginia Tech student.

    Local and state police have been searching for Morgan Dana Harrington, 20, of Roanoke County, since she was reported missing by her parents Sunday, Oct. 18, 2009.


    Article:
    http://augustafreepress.com/2009/10/19/police-still-searching-for-missing-virginia-tech-student/
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    Parents plead for Tech student&#8217;s return
    October 19, 2009
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    At Monday&#8217;s press conference, held in front of the UVa Police Department&#8217;s headquarters, Virginia State Police Lt. Joe Rader said investigators are treating the situation as a missing person case.
    &#8220;We have no evidence that a crime has been committed,&#8221; Rader said.

    According to police, Harrington and a friend traveled from Virginia Tech to meet a friend at James Madison University to meet a third friend. They then drove to Charlottesville to see the Metallica show at JPJ.


    Article:
    http://www2.dailyprogress.com/cdp/news/local/article/parents_plead_for_tech_students_return/47660/
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    Video: Virginia Tech Student Missing
    http://www.wric.com/global/video/fl...chPageAdTag=News&activePane=info&rnd=70311612

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    I thought this might be the girl found on the Blue Ridge Parkway this afternoon, I hope she is identified soon and Morgan is found. My heart broke for her parents on television today.
     
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    This is a link to the body found in my area today FWIW
    http://www.wlos.com/shared/newsroom/wlos_index.shtml

    ETA: The girl in the link above seems to have multiple piercings and we havent heard that about Morgan, also it says the hair is light brown or auburn, which doesnt match either. It sure looks like a straight (relatively) shot from John Paul Jones Arena to this area of the blue ridge, and a roughly 4.5 hour drive. If the concert ended at 1 am or so, and the body was found at 630 a.m. it could line up, maybe I am just reaching.....
     
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    Randi Neumann Is missing from bedford va. She appears to have a nose piercing. She has been missing since 10/15 I believe.
     
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    A poster on the Help Find Morgan Dana Harrington Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=162224546575&ref=search&sid=666482915.1685764065..1) who worked at the arena reported talking to Morgan around 10 pm. IIRC, he was working the entrance area to the arena. Morgan had exited the concert and was trying to get back inside. Apparently there's a no re-entry policy, so he had to turn her away.

    This means she was still in the area ~10 pm.
     
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    I found some conflicting information. WDBG TV7 has reported that her father reported her missing, not the friends.

    http://www.wdbj7.com/Global/story.asp?S=11336143#

    Harrington's parents, Dan and Jill, both spoke at the news conference and appealed to Morgan to call them, or if there is someone holding her against her will to release her. Morgan was supposed to return home Sunday to study for a math test with her father. When she never showed up, her father reported her missing to police.

    Why would Morgan's friends head home without reporting her missing? Why wouldn't they stay to help look for her? Charlottesville is over 2 hours from Virginia Tech's Blacksburg campus. Morgan reportedly didn't drive to the concert, so she didn't have a way home.

    This information, another article where I read she had tried to call her friends after getting separated from them (I'll have to try and find the link), and the statement about the battery having been removed from the cell phone found in her purse are very strange. I wonder if the friends know more than they have reported to LE.
     
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    I was surprised to see that there wasn't a discussion thread yet for Morgan. Here is her Information & Support thread.

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    http://www.roanoke.com/news/nrv/breaking/wb/223079

    http://www.cavalierdaily.com/2009/10/19/va-tech-student-missing/


    http://www.wdbj7.com/Global/story.asp?S=11336143#


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    What a beautiful girl. I don't have a good feeling about this though. I wonder if she went outside to meet someone and something happened to her. My heart & prayers go out to Morgan and her parents.
     
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    Police Still Searching for Missing VT Student
    Posted: Oct 20, 2009 11:46 AM EDT
    Updated: Oct 20, 2009 11:57 AM EDT
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    Those living and working near the John Paul Arena may see various police activity in the immediate area today. State and university police have been canvassing the area since Monday to make sure nothing is out of the ordinary and no additional evidence may have been overlooked. Such activity may resume at various times Tuesday. A state police spokesperson says they will use a helicopter again.

    Anyone who may have been videoing or taking pictures (on a cell phone) of the Metallica concert or audience/crowds that evening are asked to review such video for anyone who might resemble Miss Harrington and contact state police or UVA police.


    Article:
    http://www.nbc29.com/Global/story.asp?S=11345700

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    A little more info:

    Her parents said they talk to her every day and her disappearance is very out of character.

    "Morgan is a pretty transparent kid, who's had a really close relationship with us," her father, Dan Harrington, said in a phone interview Tuesday. "I don't think there are lots of secrets, so this kind of behavior of (her) missing is not something I think we would expect."

    Dan Harrington, who lives in Roanoke, said his daughter had asked him to help her study for a math test and go through the class schedule for next semester on Sunday. He called her friends around 12:30 p.m. when he realized he had not heard from her.


    http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=113965710
     
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