Morgan Harrington's parents visit farm where remains were found

By Tara Morgan - bio | email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - For the first time today, a walk through on the Albemarle farm where Morgan Harrington's skeletal remains were found one year ago.

Harrington's parents visited Anchorage Farm with the lead investigator in this unsolved high profile abduction and murder case.

One year ago tomorrow, a farmer discovered Harrington's remains. But Morgan's parents hadn't been to the actual site until today. The moment they waited for brought on tears of heartache.

Gil and Dan Harrington embraced at the site that once held the remains of their 20-year-old daughter, Morgan.

"I wanted to be in this place one time, just one time," said Gil Harrington.

Gil touched the ground where she says evil had once been.

"I don't feel Morgan here. I don't feel her in our home. She's gone," said Gil Harrington.

Lead investigator, Virginia State Police Special Agent Dino Cappuzzo, said the spot on Anchorage Farm is significant in telling who brought Morgan there. Cappuzzo said behavioral specialists in geographic profiling came to the same conclusion.

"Without a doubt, across the board, they all say the person you're looking for has been here before. They know this place. They're comfortable here," said Cappuzzo.

Morgan vanished the night Metallica played at the John Paul Jones Arena October 17th, 2009.

The Harringtons walked the arena parking lot, nearby Lannigan Field and the Copeley Road bridge, taking what they believe were Morgan's final steps.

"All the opportunities for stop, for change that could have resulted in her being alive," said Gil Harrington.

Cappuzzo said someone in the southern Albemarle community near the Red Hill area may know Morgan's killer, but are unaware of what that person has done.

"Spit out this evil criminal and let us have him arrested and save another young woman," said Gil Harrington.

Morgan Harrington would have graduated from Virginia Tech this year with a degree in education.

The lead investigator said they continue to receive tips and is confident this case will be solved. If you have any information that could help, call state police at 434-352-3467.

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