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Suspect in Alexis Murphy case indicted

LOVINGSTON, Va. (AP) — A grand jury in Nelson County has indicted the suspect in the disappearance of 17-year-old Alexis Tiara Murphy.

Nelson County Commonwealth’s Attorney Anthony Martin said Tuesday that the grand jury indicted Randy Allen Taylor on a felony abduction charge and an unrelated charge of possessing a stolen all-terrain vehicle.

Alexis was last seen Aug. 3 by her family. Her car was found in the parking lot of a multiplex in Charlottesville three days later.

Taylor has been held without bond at the Charlottesville-Albemarle Regional Jail since his Aug. 11 arrest in Alexis’ disappearance. Taylor, 48,  has maintained his innocence.

He is scheduled to appear in court on Oct. 23 to set a trial date.

Martin declined to provide details on the ongoing investigation.



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