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Posted at 3:25 PM ET, 11/ 7/2010

Parents hope sketch helps find killer

By The Associated Press

Family and friends hope a road trip will help identity a suspect in the killing of a 20-year-old Roanoke woman who disappeared after leaving a concert at the University of Virginia.

WDBJ-TV reports Morgan D. Harrington's parents conducted the trip Saturday from Roanoke to Charlottesville and Fairfax.

Forensic evidence links Harrington's case to a 2005 rape in Fairfax. The woman in the Fairfax case survived and gave a description of the suspect to police.

During their trip Saturday, the outside of the Harrington's vehicle contained a police sketch of a man's face in the Fairfax case.

Dan Harrington says he was shocked that few people in Fairfax knew the connection between the cases despite the sketch being released in July.

By The Associated Press  | November 7, 2010; 3:25 PM ET
Categories:  Virginia  
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Is this some kind of sick joke that the Post has not posted the sketch with this article?

Posted by: good1 | November 7, 2010 8:32 PM | Report abuse

I am also disturbed that no information was provided with this story. I went to the website, and their coverage is far superior. The suspect's photo can be found and the following description was included.

"The suspect is described as a 25 - 35-year-old black man, about 6 feet tall with a medium build."

This person is a violent criminal and obviously a danger to women, why do we need to ask for important information? Thank you to Morgan's family for making this heart wrenching road trip. I hope it makes a difference.

Posted by: jramsey2 | November 7, 2010 10:33 PM | Report abuse

the WaPo will not post the sketch since it is a black man...pitiful....anyway, we all knew it was going to be a sketch of a black man

Posted by: OldSalt8 | November 8, 2010 8:12 AM | Report abuse

Sorry, folks, but this is another case in which we are compelled to BLAME THE VICTIM.

Why'd she leave the concert? Alone?

Posted by: clitteigh | November 8, 2010 8:27 AM | Report abuse

I agree the post should publish the sketch and photo of the suspect!

Posted by: 10bestfan | November 8, 2010 9:45 AM | Report abuse

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