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    Victim: Alexis Murphy, 17, missing from Shipman, VA, 03 August 2013 - #4

    17-year-old Alexis Murphy was last seen at approximately 7:15 pm on Saturday, August 3. Her car was found abandoned a few days later. Alexis is still missing.




    Randy Allen Taylor has been arrested and charged with the abduction of Alexis. If you've seen him or his truck in the last week, please call the tip line.




    Anyone with any information on Alexis Murphy or Randy Taylor is asked to call the the Nelson County Sheriff's Office tip line at 434-263-7050.


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    I don't believe RAT acted by himself. If so, I think AM could have fought back easier. I think it was at least 2 men, which would explain a lot. I read somewhere earlier last week where someone who claims to be physic said that AM was dragged into a truck by 2 men. I don't usually believe is physics, but in this case it sounds possible.

    I also think the sex trafficking part is a possibility. This is something that I constantly research. However, I feel that if LE expected that they would not be searching w/ shovels and stuff. I remain hopefully that AM is alive!! My heart is so wrapped in this case that I feel like she's my sister or something!

    Pray for AM and RAT! AM need to be found and RAT needs some serious help, along with Jesus! Someone has information out there! Someone that is probably reading all these post... Please speak up! This family deserves peace!

    Praying for you AM!!!

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    RAT's tat is of an evil daffy duck, thanks.

    Bc on Nancy Grace, they showed the tattoo. It's an evil daffy duck.

    Ok I'm done.

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    I can't copy and paste from an old thread...but it was post #620 on thread #2" a tweet from Bedford saying LE does not believe Alexis to be alive.
    Just my opinion, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cluciano63 View Post
    I can't copy and paste from an old thread...but it was post #620 on thread #2" a tweet from Bedford saying LE does not believe Alexis to be alive.
    Thanks and yes I saw that when they tweeted it. Although they did some decent inside reporting they had the name wrong in the beginning as, "Randolph Taylor" but they had everything else right. I guess they have an insider but it was definitely unprofessional to release that information like they did. IMHO. However, we can't rule out the possibility she isn't alive. If he is a drug addict then he must have a dealer? Who is the dealer? I know people want to peg him to the RT.29 stalker but I would rather him just be a human trafficker to allow AM and SC to be alive. Again, JMO.

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    There have been a lot of missing persons cases on this site, and sex trafficking comes up every time. I have yet to see a case where it turned out that someone was sold into sex trafficking. Certainly, RAT isn't running a secret brothel. And sex traffickers probably use their own inside people to nab girls. It's unlikely that they would approach some bumpkin from rural Virginia. I believe this is what it seems like. I hate to say that. Because it means that Alexis is probably not with us.

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    Does anyone have the full address handy for 'Hearts corner' that RAT was at when he was at the centre of the SC investigation? TIA
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    I guess he just looks too much like my stereotypical sexual predator/murderer, for me to believe she is alive...JMO

    Also, the types of places LE seems to expect to find her.
    Just my opinion, of course.


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    Quote Originally Posted by cluciano63 View Post
    I guess he just looks too much like my stereotypical sexual predator/murderer, for me to believe she is alive...JMO

    Also, the types of places LE seems to expect to find her.
    To be fair, I am realistic about her chances (sorry), I just have a weird memory for detail and didn't remember LE saying that. I did remember being surprised that they used vaguely optimistic wording at the presser about trying to find her.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jellybeanz View Post
    Does anyone have the full address handy for 'Hearts corner' that RAT was at when he was at the centre of the SC investigation? TIA
    I'm showing 14388 Eheart Ct, Barboursville, VA. I don't remember where I found it. -
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    Quote Originally Posted by cluciano63 View Post
    I guess he just looks too much like my stereotypical sexual predator/murderer, for me to believe she is alive...JMO

    Also, the types of places LE seems to expect to find her.

    I think he looks more like a person on crack or meth. I always thought SK tend to take on a "nice guy" persona/look to lure their victims in. Clean shaven, well dressed, usually highly intelligent. The way RAT looks he would surely scare them away. Again, JMO.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cluciano63 View Post
    I guess he just looks too much like my stereotypical sexual predator/murderer, for me to believe she is alive...JMO

    Also, the types of places LE seems to expect to find her.
    Whenever we hear of an AM search from LE, it's usually focused on the wooded areas. It's looking more and more like that's the case every day.

    If she was murdered, I really don't think they will find her in Nelson Co. Just a hunch.

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    trying to get caught up - i apologize now if i say anything that's redundant. The other tattoo that was mentioned in the previous thread looks like a terribly drawn homer simpson imo. i also believe he got his tattoos as a way to look so obvious that he can't possibly be the guy they are looking for - since neck tats would be visible and brought up in sketches. I have always felt that whomever did this to Alexis worked with someone else. The logistics just don't make much sense otherwise. The question is - did he have an accomplice and if so, could this be the other man in the sketches for the Route 29 stalker? I do believe ONE of the sketches to be him though.

    This entire thing reminds me of the speed freak killers plus Texas Chainsaw massacre (the MO is almost identical right down to the damn "your car has problems" aspect).

    I do not feel it has anything what so ever to do with drugs or sex trafficking. I work diligently with a sex worker outreach program and I myself am a sex worker. It's not as common place as media makes it out to be. It's more common that young girls get involved with pimps who typically are "step-dad" or an uncle/cousin type. It's so very very rare that women are stolen and sold off - at least here in the US (it's very common in India though). the media likes to hype things up and really not detail it to explain what their version of trafficking humans entails. It's normally a pimp operation and again, young girls they knew very well (often having pimped out the girls mothers or sisters, sometimes both. Which is why they are never reported missing.). unless the girl is eastern european though. I cannot see RAT being sophisticated enough to work as a human smuggler. No way no how. remember that most girls that are trafficked are also used as drug mules, she doesn't fit into this either. She's not *that young*. The avg trafficked US girl is 12-14, when they have zero life experience and have no real trust issues. she's too visible, to well known and easy to spot out in public. people that are in the business of selling humans typically want someone very young and very naive and also won't be missed - who's looks they can change up.

    This case is so freaking confusing and odd that it only makes sense there is another adult male involved in whatever happened to her. My feelings have always been that someone knew her well enough to know where she worked and parked her car there for a reason.
    If you add in another person, it makes it easier to assume that RAT was the "bait" (if you will) and another person over powered her aka car jacked her. it all comes down to the car being at the movie theater. I really believe that holds the biggest key.

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