Remains of Nelson County teen Alexis Murphy found seven years after her murder

Authorities have now closed the case

Alexis Murphy remains found after seven year search
Alexis Murphy remains found after seven year search

NELSON COUNTY, Va. – Authorities have found the remains of Alexis Murphy, a Nelson County teenager who was murdered in 2013.

Alexis was 17-years-old when she was last seen in August 2013 at a gas station in Lovingston, and investigators said her body had gone undiscovered until Dec. 3, 2020.

Since 2013, authorities said searches have continued for her body with the search area increasing over time.

Nelson County Sheriff David Hill briefly spoke with members of the media at 1 p.m. Wednesday:

Her remains were found on private property near Stagebridge Road along Route 29 in Lovingston, according to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office.

The remains were taken to the Central District Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Richmond for identification, and investigators said her remains were identified on Feb. 5.

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