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Cold hit: Police connect Morgan Harrington slaying to Fairfax attack…

July 1, 2010

Cold hit: Police connect Morgan Harrington slaying to Fairfax attack…

by Hawes Spencer – The Hook
published 12:39pm Thursday Jul 1, 2010

news-harringtonattackerwantedsketchThe suspect, depicted here from the 2005 victim’s description, would now be 30 to 40 years old.

Police investigating the slaying of 20-year-old concert-goer Morgan Dana Harrington have made a “cold hit” connecting forensic evidence obtained in the investigation with an unknown 2005 rape suspect in Fairfax.

The young woman from Roanoke, who was pursuing an education degree at Virginia Tech, disappeared after leaving a Metallica concert on the night of October 17, 2009. Her mostly skeletal remains were discovered a little over three months later on 742-acre Anchorage Farm in southern Albemarle County.

Virginia State Police Bureau of Criminal Investigation’s Appomattox Field Office, University of Virginia Police, Albemarle County Police, and the Charlottesville Police are working with the City of Fairfax Police in regards to both criminal incidents.

Those with information about the man featured in the  “Wanted Poster” (linked to pdf)  may contact City of Fairfax Police Detective Mike Boone at (703) 385-7959. Anyone wishing to provide information in the Morgan Harrington case is encouraged to call the Jefferson Area Crime Stoppers at (434) 977-4000 or Virginia State Police at (434) 352-3467 or email State Police at bci-appomattox@vsp.virginia.gov. A reward of $150,041 is still available for anyone with information that leads to a resolution of the Harrington crime.–developing—

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