Metallica help FBI in search for murderer – video

The metal titans' frontman James Hetfield has filmed a video appealing for information to help find Morgan Harrington's killer

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Metallica have taken part in a publicity campaign to help the FBI to catch a man wanted in the death of a student who disappeared after one of the band's concerts.

The student, 20-year old Morgan Harrington, attended Virginia Tech college and disappeared after a Metallica concert in October 2009 in Charlottesville. Her skeletal remains were discovered about three months later in a remote hay field about 10 miles from the concert venue.

The band's frontman James Hetfield has filmed a video, which you can see by scrolling down to the bottom of the page and clicking, in which he appeals for any person with information about the case to come forward, reports Billboard.

Speaking in the video, Hetfield partly says: "Remember, any information - no matter how small you might think it is - could be that crucial piece investigators need to help solve the case." The video has been posted on YouTube and the FBI's website.

Local police are offering a reward of $100,000 (£64,450) while Metallica themselves have offered a further $50,000 (£32,225).

Harrington's mother Gil also revealed that the band had been supportive of the family and had reached out right away after the news broke. She said: "The band reacted to that right away. It was a matter of days before James Hetfield was on the phone to Dan [Morgan's father] saying, 'As a father, I am outraged.'"

Metallica are currently touring mainland Europe, playing their 1991 self titled album (commonly known as 'The Black Album') in full. They headlined Download Festival on Saturday (June 9).


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