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New 'person of interest' in Alexis Murphy case

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UPDATE 10:35p.m.

A new person of interest emerges in the disappearance of Nelson County teen Alexis Murphy. Tonight, her family still believes the man behind bars in connection with Alexis's abduction is the single suspect. Murphy's family says investigators have been working to follow up on the lead put out by Randy Allen Taylor, the man arrested and charged with abduction in the case. Last month, Taylor's attorney gave a description of who the suspect says was last with Murphy. Taylor told his lawyer that he had met Murphy on the night of her disappearance and she had connected him with the other man to buy marijuana. Murphy's family still thinks Taylor is lying and that investigators are just doing their job by talking to this person of interest. The FBI says it will report anything substantial at the appropriate time. Authorities have not made any other arrest in this case, and Randy Taylor's abduction charge will go before a Nelson County grand jury Tuesday.

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Nelson County investigators say they have located and contacted someone they are describing as a new 'person of interest' in the Alexis Murphy abduction case.

Investigators say they were following up on claims from Randy Taylor's lawyer, Michael Hallahan,  that his client may have not been the last person to see Murphy before she went missing. Taylor claims another man had been present and provided him drugs with Alexis there.

The Nelson County teen has been missing since Saturday, August 3, when she was reportedly on her way to Lynchburg. The last place she was seen is a Liberty gas station in Lovingston.

 

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