New search in Alexis Murphy case

Alexis Murphy. Photo: FBI Richmond Division. Alexis Murphy. Photo: FBI Richmond Division.

Two weeks before the murder trial of Randy Allen Taylor is scheduled to begin on May 1, investigators from multiple law enforcement agencies searched property around his former Nelson County residence, according to NBC 29.

Taylor is charged with first-degree murder in the disappearance of 17-year-old Alexis Murphy, who was last seen around 7:15pm last August 3 at the Liberty gas station in Lovingston.

Taylor was arrested a week later and initially charged only with her abduction. Additional charges, including murder, were placed against him in January, although Murphy’s body has not been found. Citing the high-profile nature of the case, prosecutors have successfully argued in Nelson County Circuit Court that evidence in the case should be sealed. Murphy’s family told NBC 29 that the latest search was not prompted by a specific tip.

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