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27 January 2010

Dental records confirm body

On the morning of 26 Jan. a farmer in VA called 911 to report that he had found human remains in a field on his farm, The Anchorage Farm.  The police are fairly certain they have said, that those remains are Morgan Harrington.  Morgan was last seen on 17 Oct 2009 after a concert.  Apparently the remains show decay that suggests she did not recently die.  Many questions are still surrounding this and the police are hesitant to say anything more at this point.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to this family.

One fairly informative source is:  WTVR.com out of Richmond, VA.  Their article with videos and links to other articles can be found here: Medical Examiner Positively Identifies Remains as Morgan Harrington

The below is a short excerpt from CNN with a link to their full article and videos at the end.  The links I have added below are to the general area maps to give an overview of the area.

(CNN) -- Skeletal remains found in a hayfield are those of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington, a spokeswoman for the Virginia State Police said Wednesday.

The remains were identified based on dental records provided by the victim's family, spokeswoman Corinne Geller said.

Morgan Harrington, a 20-year-old education major, went to a Metallica concert at the University of Virginia's John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Virginia, on October 17. She was separated from her friends and was the subject of repeated searches.

"Investigators are now working to determine how the remains came to be in this particular location, cause and time of death, and identifying who was responsible for the remains being there," Geller said in a news release.

More information is expected after the completion of an autopsy, the spokeswoman added.

Police said skeletal remains were found Tuesday morning by a farmer driving a tractor through a hay field on his 700-acre farm. The area has no public access po... Dental records confirm body is Va. Tech student's - CNN.com

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