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Skeletal remains found in Albemarle County

Skeletal remains were found this morning in Albemarle County and police investigators are on the scene.

Officials have not yet released details. But authorities and volunteers conducted multiple searches in the area after the Oct. 17 disappearance of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington. Harrington, 20, went missing outside a Metallica Concert at the University of Virginia's John Paul Jones Arena in nearby Charlottesville.

We will update as we learn more. Here is the statement from Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller:

"Virginia State Police and Albemarle County Police are currently on the scene of the discovery of skeletal remains in Albermarle County. State Police were notified at 9:59 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2010, by an Albemarle County resident of the discovery. At this time, the remains and scene are being evaluated by forensic technicians. we have no further information to release at this time.

"If anything should develop concerning this scene and the disappearance of Morgan Harrington, I will be sure to notify you via email. Until then, I will not be doing any interviews or making any additional comments because there is nothing further to release at this time. I will also not be releasing an exact location, as we are in the middle of forensically processing the scene."

-- Maria Glod

By Maria Glod  |  January 26, 2010; 12:50 PM ET
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