Metallica Helps FBI In Trying To Catch Killer
James Hetfield, lead singer of the legendary heavy metal band Metallica, released a public service video calling for anyone with information on a man wanted in the death of a Virginia Tech student.
Hetfield’s public service announcement is part of a new publicity blitz from the FBI and Virginia law enforcement agencies to help try and identify and catch the man who authorities believe murdered 20-year-old Morgan Harrington in late 2009 after a Metallica concert.
The following January after Harrington was reported missing, the FBI reports, her remains were discovered in a remote field roughly 10 miles away from where the concert was held.
“Remember, any information — no matter how small you might think it is — could be that crucial piece investigators need to help solve the case,” Hetfield said in the video, which was posted on YouTube.
Gil Harrington, Morgan’s mother, told the Associated Press that she hopes that the publicity from Hetfield’s video and the efforts of law enforcement agencies will help lead to an arrest.
“Our big motivation now is to catch this man and help save the next girl because he is a predator at the top of his game,” Harrington said.
A $100,000 reward is being offered by the Jefferson Area Crime Stoppers for information leading to an arrest, and an additional $50,000 is being offered by Metallica.
You can watch the public service from Metallica’s James Hetfield, along with a newly released composite sketch of the suspect, directly below.