Friday, October 7, 2011

Morgan Harrington: A Veteran Killer Remains at Large

" I will not let your murder fade to beige and be swept aside – as suits so many. Towards that end, I went back to the bridge of your abduction. I weeded the boxwood plant and anointed its feet with iridescent glass jewels that catch the sunlight and spit it back like fire. I festooned the gray granite of your marker with multicolored prayer flags that gesture blessings into every breeze. It may be for naught, silly even, for I know they clear away these expressions soon after I leave, but my urge to adorn and make note of sacred ground is a mother’s right, in fact a mother’s duty. Mine to perform – and so I shall." Gil Harrington (Morgan's Mom)

I often wondered from the first time I interviewed Gil and Dr. Dan Harrington on a radio show, if someone of authority, “in the know “ if you will has made sure their daughter, Morgan Harrington’s unsolved murder remained cold.

A string of so called “announcements” within approximately 30 plus hours of the broadcast in 2010, suddenly released to the public. From a chief of police announcing retirement, a sketch released of the possible suspect and magical DNA.

On October 17, 2009, with a group of close friends Morgan attended a Metallica concert, never to be heard or seen from again. Items found in the parking lot of the concert, later identified as Morgan’s strike, in my mind one important question, is the person responsible for her murder in security or law enforcement? And on the show we raise and discuss facts in my opinion, that do not pass what I often term "the stink test."

At time of her disappearance, assistance poured in from all over, her remains wouldn’t be recovered until January, 26, 2010 in a remote field in Albemarle County, VA on a 700 acre Anchorage Farm. The individual(s) responsible no doubt were familiar enough with the area to hide her in this particular location. Oddly enough, a location where months before was the subject of an internal police investigation.

I am convinced, more then ever before someone out there knows what happened to Morgan Harrington. Is the person afraid to provide a tip knowing it could cause them harm? The good news about a tip, it is anonymous. Meaning it is impossible to track it back to the individual providing the information. You can call into the tip line at 434-352-3467. Or if you prefer we can take your tip via email at and pass it along to law enforcement. There is also a $150,000 reward for information that leads to the arrest of the killer. Don't be fooled, he will strike again. If you know this person, you are in real danger of being harmed yourself. I am hopeful that if you do have knowledge about who killed Morgan, you will take time to download the podcast and listen to the show.

Download Podcast - SMM: TIME'S UP! 10-6-2011

My wish is that by the time the Harrington's appear on The Roth Show next Wednesday, October 12th at 7:00 PM eastern time, someone will be brave and come forward. I don't believe that is too much to ask. Do you?

To keep Morgan’s memory alive, the Harrington family has created ways to shine her light into the following important projects:

“Morgan’s plan to teach at the elementary level will be recognized by the construction of the MDH Educational Wing in Zamia. Morgan will not be able to go to Africa, but she will be still be part of changing the lives of many impoverished children who will be educated in this facility. Morgan planned on traveling to Africa with OMNI after graduation.”Construction of the Morgan Dana Harrington Educational Wing, OMNI Village, Ndola , Zambia, Africa. Donations to OMNI, Orphan Medical Network International, may be mailed to:
6930 Empire Lane
Roanoke, Virginia 24018

Or on line at OMNI is a 501(c)3 charitable organization“To honor Morgan’s intention to become a teacher we are sponsoring these educational projects that Morgan was directly involved with prior to her death. Donations are gratefully accepted for:

The Morgan Dana Harrington Memorial Scholarship, Virginia Tech-Carilion Medical School. VTC Scholarship donations may be mailed to:

Virginia Tech
Attn: Gift Accounting – Morgan Dana Harrington Memorial Scholarship
University Development (0336)
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Or on line at Morgan Dana Harrington Scholarship.

To keep up with updates about Morgan's case, and her ongoing legacy, please refer to the family website: Find


Susan Murphy Milano is a staff member of the Institute for Relational Harm Reduction and Public Pathology Education. She is a specialist with intimate partner violence prevention strategies and high risk cases and available for personal consultations through the Institute. She is also part of the team at Management Resources Limited of New York.

Susan is the author of "Time's Up: A Guide on How to Leave and Survive Abusive and Stalking Relationships,"Moving out, Moving on, and Defending Out Lives. Susan is the host of The Susan Murphy Milano Show, "Time's Up!" . She is a regular contributor to the nationally syndicated "The Roth Show" with Dr Laurie Roth and a co-host on Crime Wire.

If you would like to schedule Susan Murphy Milano for training and interviews, please contact:ImaginePublicity PO BOX 14946 Surfside Beach, SC 29587 Phone: 843.808.0859 email-

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