Morgan Harrington Murder Multimedia Campaign Launched

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WASHINGTON (WUSA) --  The FBI has announced a multimedia campaign for the Morgan Harrington murder case. Recently, the FBI released an updated composite sketch of the suspect in the Virginia Tech student's 2009 murder. Authorities earlier revealed that the same suspect is linked by DNA to a 2005 sexual assault in Fairfax City, Va. The sexual assault victim's description helped created the enhanced composite sketch.

On an FBI page dedicated to the Morgan Harrington case, you can see two different composites of the suspect. One of the composites shows the suspect with facial hair while the other shows him without facial hair. The composite sketches are on bus shelters in D.C. as well as on digital billboards in DC, Virginia and 23 other states.


Harrington disappeared after attending a Metallica concert in Charlottesville, Va. in October 2009 and was last seen on a bridge trying to hitchhike. The band's lead guitarist, James Hetfield, is featured in a public service announcement asking for people to provide any information they have about the case.

Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, iTunes podcasts and radio spots are also part of the campaign.

The Jefferson Area Crime Stoppers is offering a $100,000 reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for Morgan Harrington's murder. Metallica is adding $50,000 to the reward, for a total of $150,000.

If you have any information, please contact the FBI at 1-800-CALL-FBI (1-800-225-5324) or the Virginia State Police Tip line at 434-352-3467.

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