Laura J. Pepe traveled to see Phish with friends on Tuesday. She got separated from the other group members, who returned home to Fauquier County after being unable to find her.
It turns out that Pepe had decided to follow the band to its next stop in Hartford, Conn. Pepe has now spoken to her mother, who lives in Warrenton, Va.
Pepe's disappearance followed that of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington, who disappeared after a Metallica concert in Charlottesville. Harrington's remains were found in January. There was no initial word from police that the two disappearances had been related.