Arrest in Alexis Murphy Case Raises Questions on Other Cases

Nelson Co., VA - The arrest of Randy Taylor for Alexis Murphy's kidnapping has drawn attention to other missing person cases in our area.

Among the missing person cases: Morgan Harrington, Samantha Clarke, and Alicia Showalter Reynolds. All three disappeared.

Harrington and Reynolds were later found dead. Clarke has never been found.

Randy Taylor has not been charged in any of those crimes, but many are now looking very closely at the sketch of a suspect from the Reynolds case, back in 1996.

The unsolved murder in the Reynolds case can be found on the Virginia State Police website here.

Investigators say they will be looking into other cases, too.

"I know there was some speculation that this may be connected to other similar disappearances or abductions in the region. We are certainly looking at all possibilities and information in this regard. However we are not prepared to discuss this at the present time," said FBI Agent Jeff Mazanec.

The primary concern right now is finding Alexis Murphy and investigators think they are closer to doing so.