Morgan Harrington Pictures: Virginia Tech Student Vanishes After Metallica Show

Photo: Morgan Dana Harrington.

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS) It's been four days and still no sign of 20-year-old Virginia Tech student Morgan Dana Harrington.

PICTURES: Morgan Harrington Missing

A desperate search is still underway for Harrington, who was last seen near the John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Va., at a Metallica concert on Oct. 17.

Her parents held back tears as they pleaded for the return of their youngest child and only daughter.

Facebook Photo: Morgan Harrington
PICTURES: Morgan Harrington Missing

"If Morgan is out there and hears us," said Harrington's father, Dan Harrington. "Please come home."

Harrington and her friends arrived at the University of Virginia campus from Virginia Tech Saturday for a Metallica Concert.

The first opening act, metal band "Lamb of God", took the stage at 7 pm. Police say just before 8:40 pm Harrington left the concert to have a cigarette outside, but left her ticket inside.

Facebook Photo: Morgan Harrington
PICTURES: Morgan Harrington Missing

Friends in the arena phoned her and she said not to wait up for her and that she'd find her own ride home.

That was the last time anyone spoke with Harrington. Her parents reported her missing Sunday afternoon.

Word of Harrington's disappearance has left students shaken.

"It's just kind of a shock to realize that somebody's actually gone missing," student Ania Griffin said to CBS News.

Metallica released a statement last night asking fans: "If you or anyone you know shot video footage or took photos of the concert or audience, please check to see if there is anyone in your photos who might resemble Morgan."

A candle light vigil is planned for Morgan at her former high school in Roanoke, Va. on Thursday.

PICTURES: Morgan Harrington Missing

October 20, 2009 - Virginia Tech Student Morgan Harrington Missing after Metallica Concert



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