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Nelson: Search Underway For Missing 17 Year Old – 8:45 PM Update

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Photo via Center For Missing & Exploited Children: 17 year old Alexis Murphy has not been seen or heard from since Saturday – August 3, 2013

Lovingston
Nelson County, VA

Updated 8:45 PM 8.5.13

CBS-19’s Rachel Ryan with our media partner at The Newsplex tells us no new details were learned at an 8pm press conference held at Tye River Elementary by the Nelson Sheriff’s office. A command post has been setup there. Rachel says they read a statement, refused any questions by media, and would not allow family to talk to media.

The search continues.

Updated 7 PM 8.5.13

Nelson Sheriff Brooks tells BRLM that an 8PM press conference will be held at Tye River Elementary School where a command post has been set up.

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Photo By BRLM Mountain Photographer Paul Purpura: Ground crews search an area just north of Lovingston on Route 29 Monday afternoon – August 5, 2013. They are looking for clues in the disappearance of 17 year old Alexis Murphy of Nelson County.

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Photo By BRLM Mountain Photographer Paul Purpura: A law enforcement helicopter searches above Route 29 north of Lovingston in the vicinity of Eades Lane – Monday afternoon : August 5, 2013

Original Story posted at 4:21 PM 8.5.13

Nelson County Sheriff David Brooks confirms to BRLM this Monday afternoon that his department and other lawmen, including the FBI and Virginia State Police are involved in a search for a missing 17 year old Nelson County girl.

“We will have a helicopter up in the Lovingston area looking this afternoon,” said Sheriff Brooks.

Sheriff Brooks says 17 year old Alexis Murphy (in photo above) has been missing since this past weekend. She was believed to be heading to Lynchburg in a white 2003 Nissan Maxima with Virginia license plates WYN3706.

We are awaiting more detailed information now and will update shortly.