Metallica posts condolences on Va. fan found dead

January 28, 2010 9:52:32 AM PST
Metallica has posted condolences on its Web site to the family and friends of Morgan Harrington, a fan whose remains were found three months after she disappeared while attending the band's concert in Virginia. The remains of the 20-year-old Virginia Tech student were found this week in a farm field about 10 miles from the Charlottesville arena where the band played Oct. 17. 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.

Metallica had previously used its web site to publicize the search for Morgan and the band contributed $50,000 to a reward fund.