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Police: Missing student seen hitchhiking

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Nov. 13 (UPI) -- A Virginia Tech student who disappeared during a Metallica concert in Charlottesville was hitchhiking that night, police said Friday.

In a news release, police also said Morgan Harrington, 20, might have borrowed a cell phone to make a call, The Roanoke Times reported. Investigators asked anyone who had let a young woman matching the missing student's description use a phone to come forward.

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Harrington went to the concert Oct. 17 in Charlottesville with friends. But she left her seat to use the bathroom and then phoned to say she had left the arena without a ticket stub and was not being allowed back inside.

State Police said witnesses had seen a young woman trying to find a ride near a Charlottesville bridge.

"Anyone who might remember seeing a vehicle randomly stopped in the roadway on Copeley Road bridge that night is also asked to contact investigators," a police release said.

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