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Search for missing VT student Morgan Harrington finds no new leads

November 7th, 2009 12:00 am by Rex Bowman, The Roanoke Times

CHARLOTTESVILLE -- A massive search by 360 volunteers Friday apparently turned up no new leads in the disappearance of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington, but organizers said they will return to the job today and Sunday.

Volunteers from across Virginia turned out to take part in the search across 2 square miles of Charlottesville.

Working in teams of 10, they formed lines to walk through woods and up and down slopes. They peeped into culverts, peered under parked cars and poked through piles of leaves with sticks. They also looked into the windows of abandoned homes and climbed through the underbrush of some of Charlottesville's woollier neighborhoods.

Each team spent between two and four hours scouring the area assigned to it, and some teams went out more than once. The Texas-based Laura Recovery Center, which organized the three-day search, anticipates as many as 1,000 people could repeat the effort today.

Harrington, of Roanoke County, has been missing three weeks. 

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