Last seen: At a Metallica concert in October 2009, wearing a black T-shirt with “Pantera” written on the front in tan letters, a black miniskirt with black tights and knee-high, black boots.
She left her friends during the concert to go to the bathroom. Morgan Dana Harrington somehow ended up outside the venue and security wouldn’t let her back in. Following that, she called her friends to say that she would find her own way home.
She never went home.
Found: By farmer David Dass, who was driving his tractor on his 700-acre farm which is 10 miles away from Metallica concert venue (John Paul Jones Arena).
Not only was the farm quite a distance from the arena, the location where she was found was more than a mile from a road. Technically, there is no public access to the area. By the time her remains (believed to be very violent due to broken bones) were discovered, it was end January 2010.
Mystery: What happened and how Morgan Dana Harrington ended up there in the first place, and who the killer is.
In May 2010, it was confirmed that Morgan was abducted, raped, and murdered. But there were blanks that were unfilled and remained unfilled for more than two years.
Solution: The band whose concert Morgan was last seen at to film a public service announcement video offering a USD50,000 reward (on top of Crimestoppers’ USD100,000) for information leading to a conviction.
While the search for the killer(s) continue, metal band Metallica announced that they’re pledging USD50,000 to help catch the person responsible for the brutal murder of Morgan.
Frontman James Hetfield is seen in the video begging the public to come forward, saying, “If you’ve seen the person in this sketch or have any information about this case, or any others, please contact your local police or submit your information online. Remember, any information, no matter how small you might think it is, could be that crucial piece that investigators need to help solve the case.”
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Our take? It’s heartwarming to see Metallica take off their heavy metal masks and contribute
a little a lot back to the society. Well done, James and team.
Launched two days ago (13th June 2012) the multimedia campaign will involve other social media platforms such as Twitter and Facebook, and it will also be up on electronic billboards.
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