Metallica Join Search for Missing Fan


Metallica are helping in the search for Morgan Dana Harrington, a 20-year-old Virginia Tech college student, who has gone missing and was last seen at the metal band’s concert Saturday at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, VA.

Metallica addressed the matter in a new post to their website:

“We are deeply concerned about the disappearance… our thoughts are with Morgan and her family for her safe return.”

The post explains that Morgan has blonde hair and blue eyes, is 5’6″, 120 pounds, and was wearing a black “Pantera” T-shirt, black skirt, and black boots at the time of her disappearance. She was not carrying I.D. or a cell phone, and was separated from her friends shortly before 9 P.M. 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,” Metallica’s post adds. “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.”

According to The Roanoke Times, Harrington drove to the concert from Blacksburg, VA, with her college roommate Amy Melvin and another friend from James Madison University. Melvin has told police that Harrington inexplicably left the venue just before Metallica took the stage.

“Everyone assumed she’d be coming back,” said Amanda Melvin, Amy Melvin’s older sister and a friend of Harrington’s.

Amanda Melvin added that after the show Harrington’s purse and cell phone were found outside the stadium and her car was still in the parking lot.

Please contact the Virginia State Police at (434) 352-3425 or the UVA Police at (434) 924-7166 or [email protected] if you have any information.

Metallica’s world tour behind their latest album, Death Magnetic, continues in Toronto Oct. 26.


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