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Slain Va. student Harrington's bones were shattered, parents say

The parents of Morgan Harrington say the slain Virginia Tech student's bones were shattered.

Dan and Gil Harrington held a news conference Wednesday in Charlottesville. Gil Harrington said she believes whoever killed her daughter caused the damage to the bones.

Morgan Harrington's remains were found on an Albemarle County farm Jan. 26, more than three months after the 20-year-old disappeared from a rock concert at the University of Virginia.

Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller declined to comment Wednesday on the state of the remains.

Geller says there are no suspects but police continue to receive leads.

The cause of death hasn't been released.

-- The Daily Progress

By Washington Post Editors  |  March 18, 2010; 8:06 AM ET
Categories:  Virginia  
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I find it odd, the fact that her bones were shattered had been witheld by her parents until now. There's obviously a lot more they've known since January 26th that they're still witholding. Evidence that so many bones were shattered implies why her death was ruled a homicide, still they can't verify a cause of death. One person suggested that while hitch-hiking, she was struck by a car and her body hidden by the driver in a panic. If such were the case, anyone at Anchorage Farm should be culpable. Such would explain how she ended up in such a private secluded location. The other scenario is that she was killed and dropped over the property by a plane or helicopter. Now that would explain so many shattered bones.

Posted by: Luv2EatOut | March 20, 2010 7:02 PM | Report abuse

i live about 30 minutes from charlottesville, i hope that no one is shocked that this incident has happened. i'm sure it is just one of the first of many in this community... thanks to our wonderful justice system. you can rape a child, shake your baby until it dies, or stab your boyfriend repeadly and get less than a handful of years. but if you break into someone's house and hit them you get 15 years. granted i know it is based on criminal history but regardless if the horrible crimes child molesters, and killers commit even if they have no criminal history were given the same or more time than the people who commit a lesser crime with a criminal history maybe these people wouldn't do these things. think about what the justice system says to you. if i wanted to go out and commit a crime i would go with what would give me less which would be murder so that i would only serve a handful of years rather than selling dope or breaking into someone's house without stealing or killing and get more years than i can count on my fingers. like i said before thank you justice system you make me feel real safe.

Posted by: luvmylilgurlz | March 22, 2010 2:21 AM | Report abuse

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