Metallica Seeks to Up Va. Tech Reward

In this undated photo released by the Virginia State Police, missing Virginia Tech student Morgan Dana Harrington, 20, of Roanoke County, Va., is shown. Harrington has been missing since Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009. University of Virginia Police say Harrington was last seen near the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, where Metallica held a concert that night. Harrington was wearing a black T-shirt with "Pantera" across the front in tan letters, a black mini skirt, black tights and black knee-high boots. She has long blonde hair, blue eyes, is 5-foot-6 and weighs about 120 pounds. (AP Photo/Virginia State Police) AP Photo/Virginia State Police

The FBI has joined the search for a Virginia Tech student missing since she became separated from her friends at a Metallica concert Oct. 17.

Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said Friday the FBI will be able to investigate tips from around the country in the disappearance of 20-year-old Morgan Dana Harrington of Roanoke.

Harrington's father, Dan Harrington, told "Early Show Saturday Edition" co-anchor Erica Hill investigators were to meet with him and his wife, Gil Harrington, on Saturday to bring them up-to-date on the search for their daughter.

"We're hopeful that they would have some morsel of news for us," Gil Harrington said to Hill.

Dana Harrington was last seen near the University of Virginia concert site. She had gone outside and was denied re-entry under arena policy.

Her purse and cell phone were found by a passer-by in the parking lot between the arena and an athletic field, authorities say. Virginia State police say there was no sign of any type of struggle in the area.
Harrington's father. Dan Harrington, told Hill his "co-workers have raised $100,000 for a reward, and actually, just yesterday, I received a call from Metallica and they're working on increasing that to $150,000."

Police are asking anyone with information to call the Morgan Harrington Tip Hotline at (434) 352-3467. There is also more information at a Web site, findmorgan.com.

Montgomery County Sheriff Tommy Whitt says the task force investigating the killings of two Virginia Tech students in August checked for similarities with Harrington's case. He says they've found no connection between Harrington and the couple killed in the Jefferson National Forest.

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