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Jurors: guilty verdict in case of missing Va. teen

Thursday - 5/8/2014, 5:50pm  ET

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Alexis Tiara Murphy, has been missing since the evening of August 3, 2013, according to the FBI. A Nelson County jury found Randy Taylor guilty of her murder Thursday. (FBI)

LOVINGSTON, Va. (AP) -- A jury has convicted a man in connection with the slaying last summer of a Nelson County teenager whose body was never found.

Media outlets report that jurors on Thursday convicted 48-year-old Randy Taylor of first-degree murder in commission of abduction and abduction with intent to defile.

Taylor was convicted in connection with the disappearance of 17-year-old Alexis Murphy.

Murphy disappeared last August. She was last seen at a gas station in Lovingston. Authorities found her car several days later in an Albemarle County parking lot.


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