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Metallica Assists FBI In Hunt For Fans Killer

Written by Mike Hohnen on June 14, 2012

New evidence has been found in a case involving a slain Metallica fan who went missing shortly after watching the metal band perform in Charlottesville, Va. The nature of the crime saw the band take a personal interest in assisting authorities in apprehending the killer, who is still on the run. Using DNA, the police were able to link the crime to one that happened earlier in the Virginia area, the LA Times reports.

Harrington, a student of Virginia Tech studying to become a teacher, was last seen hitchhiking from the venue following the gig in 2009. Her Metallica T-shirt was found out front of the arena, though her remains weren’t uncovered until 3 months later, on a secluded property 10 miles from where the concert took place. At the time, the band issued a $50,000 reward for anyone with information that would lead to an arrest, though no charges have ever been laid. A crystal necklace and camera belonging to Harrington have never been recovered.

DNA has linked the murder with an unsolved assault in which a woman was grabbed and dragged behind a shed before being attacked. While that happened back in 2005, police believe it’s an important lead. A further $100,000 has been added to the reward money.

Take a look at the PSA below. I’m not sure what the prep should be more afraid of, the feds, or an army of Metallica fans concerned with the death of one of their own.

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