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Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 06/04/2012

Suspect sketch released in Morgan Harrington killing

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — The FBI has revised its sketch of a man linked to the slaying of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington.

Media outlets report that the Help Save The Next Girl campaign posted the new sketch Sunday on its Facebook page. Harrington’s parents and two media and advertising companies started the campaign last fall.

Sketch of suspect in killing of Va. Tech. student Morgan Harrington (Courtesy FBI)
The composite sketch is similar to one that the FBI released in 2005 following a sexual assault in Fairfax County. The FBI says the man has been forensically linked to both cases.

Harrington’s mother, Gil Harrington, says the new sketch is more realistic.

Harrington was last seen in October 2009 after leaving a Metallica show in Charlottesville. Her remains were found in January 2010 in a hayfield in Albemarle County.

By The Associated Press  |  10:38 AM ET, 06/04/2012


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