Morgan Harrington

Real Name: Morgan Dana Harrington
Nicknames: No known nicknames
Location: Charlottesville, Virginia
Date: October 17, 2009


Details: Twenty-year-old Morgan Harrington, a sophmore at Virginia Tech, vanished on October 17, 2009, after attending a Metallica concert at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Virginia. Three months later, her body was found on a remote farm about six miles south of the arena. A few months later, DNA found on it matched that in an unsolved 2005 rape.
Suspects: DNA evidence connected Morgan's murder to a 2005 rape wherein the victim survived. She described her assailant as a 25-35-year-old African-American male, 5'9" to 6'0", 180-220 lbs, with a beard and moustache. He remains unidentified.
Extra Notes: This case was uploaded to the Unsolved Mysteries website on August 29, 2014. The people interviewed in the video are Morgan's parents, Gil and Dan Harrington. Morgan's case was also profiled on Disappeared.

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Jesse Matthew

Results: Solved. In September 2014, a University of Virginia student named Hannah Graham went missing after going to a restaurant outside the campus with friends. A few weeks later, police identified a suspect in her case, an African-American male named Jesse Matthew, who was reportedly identified on surveillance video as the last person to be seen with her. He was arrested a week after she vanished and charged with her kidnapping. On September 29, 2014, it was announced that forensic evidence (presumably DNA) has linked him to Morgan's murder. In October 2014, Hannah's remains were located. In February 2015, he was charged with her murder. In June 2015, he was convicted of rape in the 2005 case. In September 2015, he was also charged with Morgan's abduction and murder.

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