Morgan Harrington Flyers

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  • 100-Plus Interviewed As Investigation Progresses Into Death Of Morgan Harrington

    April 15, 2010 -- Appomattox – In the six months since the disappearance and death of Morgan D. Harrington, Virginia State Police with the assistance of local investigators have pursued close to a thousand leads and interviewed more than 100 individuals as part of the on-going investigation. In addition, forensic testing has recently confirmed an article of clothing as belonging to the 20-year-old Roanoke woman. Read More.

    Discovery of Remains Said to Be Morgan Harrington Saddens 2 University Communities

    January 27, 2010 -- The discovery Tuesday morning of skeletal remains believed to be those of Morgan Dana Harrington brought profound grief to her family and friends and sadness to two university communities.

    Read the full release from UVA Today

    From Leonard W. Sandridge, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer

    January 26, 2010 -- The University community is deeply saddened by today's news about Morgan Harrington. Our hearts go out to Morgan's parents, Gil and Dan, to her brother, Alex, and to our friends in the Virginia Tech community at this very difficult time.

    We have assured the Harrington family of our concern and offered to assist them in any way we can.

    We are grateful to members of the larger community for the extraordinary support and commitment they have exhibited since Morgan's disappearance.

    We had all hoped and prayed for a different outcome. The University Police Department will continue to do all it can to support the Virginia State Police as they work to solve this case.

    Open Letter from Virginia Tech President Charles W. Steger Regarding the Loss of Morgan Harrington

    January 26, 2010 -- For more than three months, the entire Virginia Tech community, along with thousands upon thousands around the world, has held out hope for the safe return of Morgan Harrington.

    Read the full letter from Virginia Tech President Charles Steger

    State Police Investigating Skeletal Remains Discovered in Albemarle County

    January 26, 2010 -- State and local law enforcement are investigating the discovery of skeletal remains in Albemarle County in connection with the ongoing search and investigation for missing Virginia Tech student, Morgan Dana Harrington, 20, of Roanoke, Va.

    Read the full statement from the Virginia State Police (DOC)

    Morgan Harrington Investigation Enters a New Phase

    January 26, 2009 -- Virginia State Police just announced at a press conference that they believe the skeletal remains found on a remote farm eight miles south of Charlottesville are those of Morgan Dana Harrington. And now, they said, the investigation will intensify to find out what happened and who did it, and to move ahead with prosecution.

    "We have always treated the case as potentially a homicide, and we proceeded as if it were a homicide," said Lt. Joe Rader, a state police investigator. "This likely is a homicide."

    Morgan disappeared Oct. 17 during a Metallica concert at John Paul Jones Arena on U.Va.'s Grounds. She was a 20-year-old student at Virginia Tech and the daughter of Dan and Gil Harrington of Roanoke County.

    The body has been taken to the state medical examiner in Richmond to confirm Morgan's identity. "Until we receive word, we can't say it's her with 100 percent certainty, but there were some significant items that made us confident that the procedure will confirm our identification," said Col. W. Steven Flaherty, state police superintendent.

    Rader said police will be working with the Albemarle Commonwealth's attorney to further the investigation and "bring this case to justice."

    Flaherty urged anyone who thinks they might have information about the case to call the tip line at 434-352-3467 or email

Last Modified: 12-Oct-2010 16:36:08 EDT