Body positively ID'd, Harringtons express closure
The body found Tuesday in a hayfield on a southern Albemarle County farm has now been positively identified by law enforcement as Morgan Dana Harrington, the 20-year-old who disappeared October 17 from the Metallica concert in Charlottesville, according to a release from the family's publicist which also contains this prepared statement from Dr. Daniel Harrington, the young woman's father:
Morgan’s mother, Gil, and I are overwhelmingly saddened by yesterday’s discovery, but we are also relieved because our questions can now be answered and we can give our daughter a proper burial. We know that because of the good life Morgan led and the love she created for everyone around her, she is now in a safer, better place. We appreciate everyone’s respect for our privacy at this difficult time and we thank everyone who has helped us through this tragedy and helped us find Morgan.