In the closing days of 2010, UVA Today looks back on some of the University's top stories of the past 12 months.
December 30, 2010 — On an unspeakably sad day in January, an Albemarle County farmer discovered human remains that were later identified as those of Morgan Dana Harrington, 20, of Roanoke County.
Harrington, a Virginia Tech student, had disappeared the night of Oct. 17, 2009, from a Metallica concert at the John Paul Jones Arena at the University of Virginia. A long and fruitless search engaged people from both universities and their surrounding communities.
This past October, on the first anniversary of her disappearance, the University of Virginia honored Harrington's life and memory with the installation of a permanent plaque on the Copeley Road Bridge, where she was last seen alive. The dedication ceremony was attended by her parents, Dan and Gil, and her brother, Alex, a U.Va. graduate.
The search for her killer continues.
Discovery of Morgan Harrington's Remains Saddens 2 University Communities (Jan. 27)