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Morgan Harrington Mourned by Metallica: Band "Profoundly Saddened" by Va. Tech Student's Death

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RICHMOND, Va. (CBS/AP) To Metallica, Morgan Harrington was a fan gone too soon.

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The heavy metal band posted its condolences on its Web site to the family and friends of Harrington, whose remains were found three months after she disappeared while attending the band's concert in Charlottesville, Va.

"Our most sincere condolences go out to the family and friends of Morgan Dana Harrington," Metallica's home page reads. "Mere words cannot express the anguish and grief that we know her parents Dan and Gil are feeling..."

Photo: Metallica's Robert Trujillo, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, and James Hetfield.

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The remains of the 20-year-old Virginia Tech student were found last week in a remote farm field about 10 miles from John Paul Jones Arena, where the band played Oct. 17, 2009. The cause of her death has not been determined.

In a statement posted Wednesday on Metallica's Web site, the band said it was "profoundly saddened" by the discovery of Harrington's remains and said its thoughts are with her parents, Gil and Dan Harrington.

Anyone with information about her death is urged to contact the Virginia State Police at (434) 352-3425 or the UVA Police at (434) 352-3467.

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