Virginia Woman Vanishes From Phish Concert: Could Laura Pepe Case Be Connected to Morgan Harrington?


Portsmouth, VA– 26 year old Laura Pepe was separated from friends at a Phish concert Tuesday evening. The circumstances surrounding her disappearance and her physical resemblance to Morgan Harrington have police wondering if the cases could be connected.



(WAVY) - A 26-year-old who attended Tuesday’s Phish concert at the nTelos Pavilion in Portsmouth has been reported missing. The Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office contacted Portsmouth Police to report that the woman, identified as Laura J. Pepe, was reported missing Tuesday. Police say while at the concert, the woman got separated from her friends. Pepe (seen left) has been described as a white female, 5’10″ tall, 145 pounds, with blond hair and blue eyes. She was last seen wearing a white halter top with a bathing suit underneath, khaki shorts, flip flops and small silver earrings. If anyone has information that could help police find Pepe, call Crime Line at 1-888-LOCK-U-UP, or, you can text your information to police at CRIMES (274637).


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  1. Gerta says:

    Finally…a happy ending.

  2. bluewillow says:

    Whew…. my heart sure skipped a beat there, what a relief she is found safe.

    Well, I guess this is exactly what Morgan’s friends were expecting would happen and why they did not panic?

    girls! girls! girls!! When will they learn?

  3. In Memory of Gini says:

    Lastly, I thought of you when I saw her pic, and that it would upset you, sorry because I know in your Gini’s case you certainly wanted a different outcome.

    Thank you Blink

    49.Katie says:
    June 17, 2010 at 5:59 pm
    I say just send her a Facebook message with a link to this page

    Thanks Katie

    Makes my heart break every time…

  4. A Texas Grandfather says:

    Some how parents and friends are going to have to figure out a way to make these AIR-HEADED girls understand that behavior like this is unacceptable and could lead to their demise. They are apparently so dense and lacking in responsibility that they canot do the right thing and notify friends and family that they are going to go visit with friends somewhere other than the original plans.
    What we have here is a twenty-six year old behaving like a ten year old.

    This type behavior is exactly what makes LE slow to respond regarding young women who may be missing and need immediate help.

    I am glad for her family and friends, who love and care about her, that she was found safe. If I were her grandfather she would have some tall explaining to do when I got her in my presence and she would have to listen to a powerful lecture about proper behavior.

  5. Mitchell Henderson says:

    I have been following this story as there are plenty of people who said she had taken LSD before the rock concert. The same people are now saying that she faked the entire thing to boost her modeling career.

    Is this a legitimate use of the local police department? What if my child in harms way but they were busy following a phony emergency? This needs to be investigated.

  6. Sheila Martin says:

    I’ve worked with Laura at Applebee’s longer than I care to admit. When this happened everyone agreed that she did this for attention.

    If that is true, and can be proven, I will personally see to it this young lady gets plenty of attention, albeit not the kind she would be in favor of.

  7. Sheila Martin says:

    B, ask who had to cover her shifts. While she’s out having a great time we have to find sitters.

  8. Mom3.0 says:

    Texas Grandfather, I think she made need a talking to by her grand father, not everyone is lucky enough to have someone like you in their lives. I am glad she is safe, and I hope she apologized to all those people she worried.

    Mitchell Henderson, Sheila Martin

    Where are you finding this info, link please? I agree, if Laura was lying about this from the beginning, it should be investigated and if found to be true, she should have to donate her time and money to finding missing people and to the Fauquier County Sheriff’s Office.

  9. A Texas Grandfather says:

    Shades of the run-away bride. This girl needs to be prosecuted and charged for all the LE man hours spent on trying to find her. A little jail time maybe 45 days might wake her up.
    Then about 2000 hours of community service with a sign hung on her neck telling everyone why she is out in public cutting the grass.

  10. gifter3 says:

    Texas Grandfather, YOU ROCK!

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