Sad But True


Metallica has always been beyond cool to the band’s fans, and now James Hetfield has taken some time out to record a PSA to help police try to catch the killer of a concertgoer who disappeared after attending a Metallica show three years ago. The pitch from the band’s frontman comes amid new evidence that the suspect has attacked again in Virginia.

Hetfield’s pitch is to help find the murderer of Morgan Harrington, a Virginia Tech student who disappeared October 17, 2009, while attending a Metallica concert at John Paul Jones Arena on the UVA campus in Charlottesville, Virginia. According to the FBI report, at approximately 8:30 p.m., she stepped outside the arena for an unknown reason and was unable to re-enter the facility. She was last seen hitchhiking for a ride from passing traffic.

Harrington was dressed that night in a black Pantera T-shirt, which was found a month later in front of a row of apartments along 15th Street in Charlottesville. Her remains were later discovered on January 26, 2010, in a remote field on an Albemarle County farm along Route 29 in Virginia.


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