Parents Hopeful that a Familial DNA Search Will Find Daughter's Killer
Tuesday, March 22, 2011
On March 21, 2011, Governor Bob McDonnell announced that Virginia was ready to use Familial DNA Searching in order to find perpetrators of unsolved homicides. This gave Dan Harrington some hope that the killer of his daughter Morgan might be found.
Twenty-year-old Morgan Harrington disappeared from outside UVA's John Paul Jones Arena during a Metallica concert on October 17, 2009. Her remains were discovered more than three months later on an Albemarle County farm. Unidentified DNA recovered in the case matched DNA left on the victim of a 2005 rape in Fairfax.
Virginia becomes the third state to embrace familial searches, joining Colorado and California.
Read the news article here.