State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said Thursday that the evidence recovered during the investigation into the death of
20-year-old Morgan Harrington is linked to that of the case in Fairfax. In that case, a 26-year-old woman had just left a Giant supermarket and walked down Jermantown Road to her apartment complex when she was abducted, News4's Chris Gordon reported.
Police released a composite sketch of the man from the 2005 case based on the victim's description of her attacker, but he was never caught. Police warn that he may have changed his appearance.
Harrington's remains were found on an Albemarle County farm Jan. 26, more than three months after the 20-year-old disappeared from a Metallica concert at the University of Virginia. Her death is being investigated as a homicide.