For those unfamiliar with the name Morgan Harrington, she was a Virginia Tech student who disappeared from a Metallica concert in Charlottesville, Virginia, back in October. She was at the show with friends, and somehow ended up outside the concert venue, which has a no re-entry policy currently being reviewed. Morgan was last seen wearing a Pantera shirt, and, according to numerous reports, was either drunk or injured the last time anyone laid eyes on her.
Earlier this year, Morgan’s skeletal remains were found in a remote hayfield ten miles south of where the concert was staged. It was clear, based on the damage to her bones, that Morgan was brutally murdered. Her killer remains at large. But according to new information released by the detectives investigating Morgan’s slaying, there may be a link between the Harrington case and an unsolved 2005 crime.
State and local investigators are pursuing a possible forensic connection between Morgan’s death and an unsolved 2005 abduction and sexual assault in Fairfax, Virginia. Investigators are asking for the public’s help in identifying the suspect in the Fairfax case, based on a composite sketch of the man. Forensic evidence recovered from both crime scene has been tested, and confirms a link between the cases.
The 2005 case involved a Fairfax woman who was abducted and sexually assaulted; unlike Harrington, she survived the ordeal and provided police with enough information to come up with this sketch of the suspect. It is believed the man could have changed his appearance within the last five years.
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