Missing Metallica Fan Search ContinuesNovember 16, 2009 - 9:23 AM | by: Laura Ingle
The band Metallica played another sold out show at Madison Square Garden in New York City on Sunday — for the second of a two night tear for the hard rockers.
Fans once again lined up around the block, wearing the band’s t-shirts, chanting the band’s name hoping to hear their favorite song once inside. There was a reminder of a desperate search for one of their own. The brother of missing Morgan Harrington held a candlelight vigil outside the arena to let others know his sister is still gone, and there is a 150-thousand dollar reward out there to help find her and bring her home.
He was also there to thank the band members of Metallica for offering up 50-thousand dollars towards that reward that will hopefully spark someone to come forward with information in the case. Lead singer James Hetfield called Morgan’s father as soon as he heard about her disappearance, and offered the band’s financial help, and posted the information on it’s website.
350 miles away from Madison Square Garden, Morgan Harrington’s family members are fielding phone calls, hoping for word that she has been found safe and alive. It has been a long and terrifying wait for some good news, which still has not come.
Morgan Harrington, is a 20 year old college students from Virginia who has been missing since October 17th. She was last seen outside of a Metallica concert at the John Paul Jones Arena on the University of Virginia campus (UVA) in Charlottesville, Virginia. Virginia State Police recently announced that they are working with what they believe to be an accurate timeline of events in the night, have some new eye witness accounts, and are hoping that a picture of a necklace Harrington was wearing that night will help them find her.
It is a Swarovski Crystal necklace made up of large crystal chain links and is described as being very distinctive. Investigators hope that by releasing this picture, it may spark the memory of someone who has seen her, and lead them to call police with information how to find her. There are more clues coming out about the night she vanished from the Metallica concert.
The timeline investigators have been able to come up with, put Harrington outside the arena around 8:30p.m.. Her friends say that she left their group inside the arena to go to the bathroom, then somehow got locked outside and was not allowed re-entry (standard policy at concerts). She called her friends to say that she would find a ride home, and hasn’t been heard from since. Her purse, and cell phone that was missing the battery were found the next day near the UVA athletic field, which is near where she was last spotted by another person heading into the concert. According to published reports, she was seen with a group of four young white men heading away from the arena into an empty parking lot. Others reportedly spotted her around 9:20p.m. hitchhiking on the Copeley Road bridge. A newspaper delivery woman claims that she saw Harrington at 3:45am Sunday morning near a “party area” on campus, and that the young woman was wearing the exact outfit described by police that she was seen the night she vanished. Police have not been able to confirm the sighting or any of the others that have been called in, there have been over 400. Investigators though, need someone to call in a tip that will lead them to Harrington who was last seen wearing a black T-Shirt with the band name “Pantera” spelled out in tan letters, a black mini skirt, and knee-high black boots. If you have any information, you are asked to call the Virginia State Police Tip Line at 434-352-3467 or email State Police at email@example.com