Discovery of Morgan Harrington's remains brings tips

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - The parents of Morgan Harrington say the discovery of her remains has resulted in a number of credible tips to investigators seeking answers to the Virginia Tech student's disappearance and death.

Gil and Dan Harrington also said Friday "a wealth of physical evidence" has been collected in the remote hayfield 10 miles southwest of Charlottesville where their daughter's skeletal remains were found Tuesday.

A spokeswoman for the Virginia State Police confirmed investigators have "received numerous tips" since the remains were discovered. Corinne Geller said she could not comment on evidence.

Morgan Harrington, 20, had been the focus of an intense search since she became separated from friends Oct. 17 while attending a Metallica concert at an arena at the University of Virginia.

A coroner has not determined the cause of her death.

A candlelight vigil is scheduled tonight in Roanoke for Morgan Harrington. Metallica has offered its condolences to family and friends through a posting on its web site.

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