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Help Us Catch Morgan Harrington's Killer

Authorities hope new sketches and a $150,000 reward will lead to Virginia girl’s killer.

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$150,000 Reward

In October 2009, college student Morgan Harrington left a Metallica concert at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville and disappeared. It would be several months before her body was discovered in a field about 10 miles away.

We need your help to find her killer. The Virginia State Police, Fairfax City Police, and the FBI have released two enhanced sketches of the suspect and are reminding the public there is a reward of up to $150,000 for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case. Story | Press Release

Investigative Agencies

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Virginia State Police
City of Fairfax Police 
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Washington Field Office

The following agencies are cooperating in the investigation:
the Virginia State Police, City of Fairfax Police, University of Virginia Police,
Charlottesville Police, Albemarle County Police, Albemarle County Commonwealth’s Attorney,
Virginia Tech Police Department, George Mason Police Department and the FBI.



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A reward of up to $150,000 is being offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the Harrington case. Law enforcement agencies are asking anyone with information to contact the following authorities. All tips may remain anonymous:   
Virginia State Police
- Call (434) 352-3467 
City of Fairfax Police
- Call (703) 385-7959
- Call 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324)
- Submit a tip at  tips.fbi.gov.
Morgan Harrington Case
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Morgan Harrington’s jewelry, sketches of the suspect, the crime scene and other images related to the case
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Law enforcement officials want to take murderer “off the street” and “bring closure to Morgan’s family.” Watch Video
Virginia State Police video Video: Metallica’s Plea 
Rock band Metallica issues plea for information in the case. The band has offered a $50,000 reward. Watch Video 

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View composite sketches and read a description of the suspect sought for questioning in the case. 
Dino Capuzzo Video Podcast: Virginia Cold Cases
Virginia State Police Special Agent Dino Capuzzo discusses the Harrington case and another unsolved crime. Watch Video