FBI turns to cyclists for help in Harrington murder

By Rachel DePompa - bio | email
Posted by Terry Alexander - email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) – The FBI is now turning to cyclists to help them find Morgan Harrington's killer. The 20 year old Virginia Tech student was abducted and murdered from the UVA campus in October.

These athletes frequent the area where Morgan Harrington's body was found and investigators say they could have seen something significant.

Morgan went missing October 17 from a Metallica concert at the John Paul Jones Arena. Her remains where found in a very remote section of Anchorage Farm about 7 miles away in Albemarle County. It's not heavily traveled by motorists, but it is a popular spot for local cyclists. Investigators are now reaching out to thousands of riders who take to the back roads in the county, hoping someone has information to tip them off.

Roger Friend owns Blue Wheel Bicycles and says, "There are easily dozens, into the hundreds of people who may have been on that road in that time frame so clearly someone may have seen something that may end up being significant."

Investigators are focusing on the intersection of Red Hill Road and Route 29, which is very close to the spot where Morgan's body was found.

Police have said in the past, Morgan's killer knew that farm well.

If you have any information on Anchorage Farm or its history call the tip line at 434-709-1685.

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