A memorial service for Morgan Harrington
More than 500 mourners braved the snow and icy roads on Friday, February 5, to attend a Roanoke memorial service for Morgan Harrington, the 20-year-old Virginia Tech student who disappeared from an October 17 Metallica concert at UVA's John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville and whose remains were discovered January 26, 10 miles away on Anchorage Farm in southern Albemarle County. A Mass was held at St. Andrew's Catholic Church, followed by a reception at Hotel Roanoke hosted by her parents, Dan and Gil Harrington, and 22-year-old brother, Alex.
"She was not a perfect child, but she was an original," said her father, according to the Roanoke Times.
–Story updated Tuesday, February 9 at 9:58am