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Remains of Virginia woman missing since 2013 found

Remains of Virginia woman missing since 2013 found

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LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) — The remains of a Virginia teenager who disappeared in 2013 have been found, authorities said.

The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office said on social media that the remains of Alexis Murphy were located on Dec. 3 on private property along U.S. 29 in Lovingston. The sheriff’s office says it received positive identification of the remains as those of Murphy on Feb. 5, The News & Advance of Lynchburg reported Wednesday.

Randy Allen Taylor, 55, was convicted in 2014 of first-degree murder in commission of an abduction and abduction with intent to defile in Taylor’s abduction and sentenced to two life terms. Taylor maintained his innocence but did not testify at trial.

Murphy, who was 17 at the time of her disappearance, was last seen at a gas station in Lovingston and reported missing on Aug. 3, 2013. Surveillance video from the gas station showed Murphy’s vehicle following Taylor’s truck.

Murphy’s car was found several days later in an Albemarle County parking lot.

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