State police search I-64 in Morgan Harrington case

Posted by Phil Riggan – email

CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA (WWBT) - Virginia State Police are now searching an area of Interstate 64 just west of Charlottesville where they're looking for clues in the case of missing Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington, according to WDBJ 7 in Roanoke.

About a dozen state troopers are canvassing the median and areas near I-64 just west of Charlottesville between mileposts 112 and 114, according to Corinne Gellar, spokesperson for Virginia State Police.  That is the area between the Charlottesville and Crozet exits.

Gellar said the search was not prompted by any new leads.  She said police periodically conduct searches just to make sure that nothing has been missed.

Harrington has been missing since October 17.  Based on witness accounts, investigators are confident Harrington was hitchhiking for a ride on the Copeley Road bridge in Charlottesville.

She was last seen wearing a black T-shirt with the word "Pantera" spelled out in tan letters, black mini-skirt, black tights, and knee-high black boots, she was wearing a distinctive necklace. It is a Swarovski Crystal necklace made up of large crystal chain links. She is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs approximately 120 pounds with blond hair and blue eyes.

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