Published Oct 27, 2009Earlier this month 20-year-old student Morgan Dana Harrington went missing at a Metallica concert in Charlottesville, VA. Now, the band have donated $50,000 to the reward fund for her safe return and taken to their website in hopes of gathering more information about the mysterious disappearance.
Morgan was last seen October 17 outside Charlottesville's John Paul Jones arena, where she was attending the Metallica show and her parents, Dan and Gil Harrington, suspect foul play was involved. In an interview with the Today show on NBC, Dan Harrington said, "This is probably a parent's worst nightmare. Clearly, no one ever expects to be in this situation, and we have to hold out hope that we're going to see our daughter again."
Here is Metallica's full message:
We are deeply concerned about the disappearance of 20 year old Virginia Tech student Morgan Dana Harrington, who was last seen while attending our concert at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, VA, on Saturday night.
Morgan has blonde hair and blue eyes, is 5'6", 120 lbs., and was wearing a black "Pantera" T-shirt, black skirt, and black boots. She was not carrying I.D. or a cell phone. Morgan was separated from her friends shortly before 9pm at the venue. Police have been searching the area since Monday.
We encourage anyone who has any information regarding Morgan's disappearance to please come forward. Additionally, if you or anyone you know shot video footage or took photos of the concert or audience, please check to see if there is anyone in your photos who might resemble Morgan. Please contact the Virginia State Police at (434) 352-3425 or the UVA Police at (434) 352-3467 or [email protected] if you have any information. Our thoughts are with Morgan and her family for her safe return.