METALLICA Teams Up with FBI and Virginia Police … We Need Your Help to Find the Individual Who Murdered Morgan Harrington (VIDEO)


Metallica lead singer James Hetfield appears in an online video asking the public for help for tips in the death of Morgan Harrington. The 20 year old girl  went missing when she was last seen leaving a Metallica concert on the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville on Oct. 17, 2009. Harrington’s skeletonized body was found three months later in a hayfield on a remote farm in Albemarle County, VA, about 10 miles from the concert venue.

Metallica is helping law enforcement authorities try to find the killer of a Virginia Tech student who disappeared from an October 2009 concert by the heavy metal band in Charlottesville, Va.

As part of an FBI multimedia campaign announced Wednesday, Metallica lead singer James Hetfield appears in an online video appealing to the public for tips in the death of Morgan Harrington.

The FBI claims that it has DNA evidence linking the unknown suspect to a sexual assault in Fairfax, VA  in 2005. The case was of a 26-year-old woman was attacked at night while walking home from a grocery store. The attacker was scared away by a passer-by. The victim got a good look at the man, enabling a Fairfax city police artist to produce an initial sketch of the attacker.

As part of the campaign, enhanced composite sketches of the suspect will appear on bus shelters in Washington, D.C., and on digital billboards there, the cities of Roanoke and Richmond and 23 states along the East Coast. Corinne Geller, a state police spokeswoman, said it is her understanding that Charlottesville does not have digital billboards.

Other components include a website dedicated to the Harrington case, the announcement by Metallica’s Hetfield urging anyone with information about the case to come forward, social media outreach and more.

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