By Tony Hicks
Monday, October 26th, 2009 at 2:26 pm in Uncategorized.
East Bay rockers Metallica are offering $50,000 for information leading to the whereabouts of a 20-year-old fan, who went missing Oct. 17 after a Metallica show at the University of Virginia.
It has been more than a week since Morgan Harrington called her friends from the show to say she was outside the arena and would find her own way home.
On Saturday, Oct. 17, Harrington – a student at Virgina Tech – spent the day at home planning with her mother what she was going to wear at the Metallica concert she planned to attend at the University of Virginia. Sometime between 8:30 and 9 p.m., she called her friends with whom she attended the show to say she had gone to the restroom and ended up outside John Paul Jones Arena on the University of Virgina campus in Charlottesville. She told them she wasn’t allowed back in and would find another way home.
Her parents reported and the 5-foot-6, 120-pound blonde with blue eyes missing the next day, when her phone and purse were found in a parking lot near the arena.
Police have no leads, and her family says there’s no way she’d disappear voluntarily.
Boosted by the $50,000 pledge from Metallica, there is a $150,000 reward for information that helps find Morgan Harrington. Police ask anyone with information to call 434-352-3467.