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Law Enforcement Holds Press Conference Announcing Arrest in Alexis Murphy Case

FBI Richmond August 12, 2013
  • Media Coordinator/COS Dennette Rybiski (804) 261-1044

Commonwealth Attorney (CA) of Nelson County Anthony Martin; Sheriff David Brooks, Nelson County, Virginia Sheriff’s Office; Colonel Steven Flaherty, Virginia State Police; and Special Agent in Charge (SAC) Jeffrey Mazanec, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced today that Randy Allen Taylor was arrested yesterday and charged with abduction in the disappearance of Alexis Tiara Murphy.

Taylor, 48, of the 10000 block of Thomas Nelson Highway in Lovingston, Virginia, was taken into custody yesterday without incident and remains in custody without bond, says CA Martin.

SAC Mazanec expressed that the FBI’s role in this case has been one of bringing as many resources and as much expertise to this investigation as quickly as possible, as well as requesting the public to continue calling in with tips. Specifically, investigators are requesting information from anyone who may have encountered Mr. Taylor and/or seen his vehicle just prior to and since Alexis’ disappearance on August 3, 2013.


Please continue to contact authorities at (434) 263-7050 with any information that would assist in locating Alexis and/or creating a timeline for authorities of her activities and that of Taylor prior to her disappearance.

It’s imperative that if you’ve seen something, you say something.

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