Morgan Harrington’s family urges student to go to cops

Posted at 4:48 PM, Feb 20, 2013

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (WTVR) -- The family of Morgan Harrington is asking a University of Virginia student to go to police.

The anonymous student reported being nearly sexually assaulted Sunday by a cab driver. She reported giving directions to her apartment but was instead taken somewhere else and was able to escape.

The Harringtons believe the anonymous student could help protect others and help in the case of their daughter.

"The next girl may not be so lucky. Morgan wasn't lucky," Kenny Jarels, a Harrington family friend, said. "Morgan did supposedly get in a vehicle with a stranger, at least that's what they're reporting, and we know the outcome of that, and we don't want to see that happen again."

Jarels also said any information the victim can provide about the person who tried to abduct her could provide clues.

"It always sends red flags up to us when we hear about something like this in this community because we never know if this is the guy that we're looking for," he said.

Morgan Harrington was abducted and murdered in 2009 after getting locked out of a concert at UVA.

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