Wednesday, January 27, 2010

RIP Morgan Harrington

Yesterday morning skeletal remains were found believed to be those of Morgan Harrington, who went missing from Charlottesville, VA last October. Today the ID was confirmed.

This is one of the cases that the CUE Center has been working especially hard on during the past two months. The Laura Recovery Center was also involved, along with other missing persons groups, and hundreds of additional volunteers. They have been searching (collectively) about 3 months. The band 'Metallica' gave a substantial donation to the reward fund, one of the highest I have ever seen, for info leading to the capture of whodunnit.

This is a case that has been well covered. There are endless links to this case, so I will offer only one. In Chris's Crime Forum, which I fondly refer to as my Internet family, (along with WKT?) is where I have been blogging this sad story. (not as much as others) You will find more links in there.

Special thanks to the many people who gave time, money, and labor to help find Morgan Harrington. Deepest sympathies to her family and friends.
Jan 30 -- I just had to add another link. This is from the CUE Center. It's worth checking out.


Sharron Prior website said...

There have been many cases that I have been following, missing person..murder.cold cases...the heartache..the tears, the ups and downs. Hope until the last moment saying we will find her! "hope" to live with hope..and then to be shattered with news that your "baby" your daughter has been found dead.
I pray to give strength to Morgan's family, tell to them.
You are not alone!

Oh heart, if one should say to you that the soul perishes like the body, answer that the flower withers, but the seed remains. ~Kahlil Gibran

Anonymous said...

Bill Widman said...

That's a good link.
You can copy and paste it here, or you can click the link for Women in Crime Ink on the Links list.

It's a very good example of the pain that parents feel when their child is murdered.

And I can tell you for certain that the family of Sharron Prior knows this pain all too well.

Every parent hopes to never see this day, but when it's too late for prevention, remember there are those who have been dealing with it for a long time. You are not alone.