Morgan Harrington Murder: Why Anchorage Farm?


Charlottesville, VA– Morgan Harrington, 20 year old Virginia Tech Student found murdered on Anchorage Farm, January 26 2010, was put there for a reason.

It was clear from Lt. Joe Rader’s press conference on February 4th that the location of Morgan’s remains is critical to the investigation, and to the identity of the individuals responsible.

Read the rest at Blink on Crime:

Posted March 2, 2010 by
Crime, Missing Persons, Murder | 4 comments

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    4 Responses to “Morgan Harrington Murder: Why Anchorage Farm?”

    1. Jayne (on the left coast) on March 3rd, 2010 12:58 pm

      That theory by Blink is a stretch. Conspiracy theory run amok. Sorry, but I just don’t believe a killer would put that much thought into a dump site. Has there been a cause of death? Was she fully clothed, what condition were her boots in?

    2. Brenda in Virginia on March 4th, 2010 9:12 am

      Jayne, I don’t go on Blink’s site, but I’m a local nearby where Morgan grew up and worked directly across the street from where her data worked as a doctor. Lots of local conversation and blogging about this case. Posters everywhere still.

      My husband and I own land up against national forest (243 acres to be exact). We’re a bit further south than where Moraga was found, but the terrain is the same. We use a right of way (gated) that runs 9/10ths of a mile to the boarder of our property through national forest. If you don’t know the area well, you would not even know it was there to FIND it. It’s a small town and ONLY a local whow is familiar with the mountains would have a clue there was private land up there or how to navigate it. ESPECIALLY AT NIGHT. One unfamiliar would never walk such a distance in the dark. I’m careful after 25 yrs on my land when I go off on night walks. You don’t leave the trail…and there were NO trails on that farm where she was found…just the fence line.

      Since Morgan had her jewelry on still when found…hopefully hair or fibers from the attacker(s) is in there for evidence. they are confident it’s someone local who has spent alot of time on that farm. I’d bet my bottom dollar on that.

    3. Brenda in Virginia on March 4th, 2010 9:14 am

      You know? What the saddest part is? Morgan’s parents actually went to the site and viewed their beloved daughter’s body in the state it was in. I wouldn’t want to….cannot imagine the pain. She called them “lovely bones, lovely girl” in an interview later on. Heartbreaking.

    4. Brenda in Virginia on March 4th, 2010 9:24 am

      here our local site with alot of good info on the facts of the case.

      RE: the autopsy:

      Other stuff regarding location of body:

      CHARLOTTESVILLE — Morgan Harrington’s killer unwittingly offered a clue to his identity when he chose to leave her in a remote hayfield of an Albemarle County farm, according to state police investigators. They now say they believe he is someone familiar with the rural terrain.

      The streams, fences and rugged landscape of Anchorage Farm, where the 20-year-old Roanoke County woman’s body was found last week, would have deterred anyone who did not know the farm or surrounding land, said state police Lt. Joe Rader on Thursday.

      “We don’t believe those are challenges someone unfamiliar with the area would confront,” Rader said, adding that the body’s location is the “most significant” aspect of the investigation so far.

      “Investigators believe the person may have traveled, worked, recreated, visited or periodically passed through the farm or nearby area,” Rader said. “You could not have just walked in there without having to be able to negotiate things. You had to be familiar with the layout.”

      So important is the location to the investigation that police have set up a new tip line, 434-709-1685, specifically for residents of the area to report anything notable or out of the ordinary they might have seen or heard. Other callers are still being urged to use the original tip line, 434-352-3467

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