Metallica Offers Reward for Information on Missing Fan Morgan Harrington

Hard rock metal band Metallica has added $50,000 to a $100,000 reward for information on missing fan Morgan Harrington. Harrington vanished during a Metallica concert in Charlottesville, Virginia, on October 17.

Morgan Harrington
Morgan Harrington

Morgan Harrington, blond, blue-eyed, 5’6″ and 120 lbs, was reported missing by her parents after she failed to return home after attending the Metallica concert. Friends of the Virginia Tech University student said Harrington excused herself to go to the restroom before Metallica took to the stage – and never returned. She later phoned friends inside to say she was outside the concert arena and could not get back in because she did not have her ticket stub and told them she would find a way home on her own.

That phone call was the last anyone has heard from Harrington. Her phone and purse were found on the ground outside the arena. Oddly, the battery from her cell phone was reportedly missing.

Metallica posted information about the missing girl on their website along with a note saying: “We are deeply concerned about the disappearance of 20 year old Virginia Tech student Morgan Dana Harrington, who was last seen while attending our concert at the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville.”

Anyone with information on Morgan Harrington is asked to contact the Virginia State Police. There is also a tip line at 434-352-3467 and a website at