The search for missing Virginia teenager Alexis Murphy is bringing renewed interest into the disappearance of another Virginia teen who vanished three years ago, CBS affiliate WTVR reports.
Murphy, 17, was last seen August 3, 2013 near Lynchburg, Va., and her car was found three days later in Charlottesville. Randy Allen Taylor, 48, of Lovingston, was arrested August 11, 2013 and charged with abduction in connection with her disappearance.
Orange County, Virginia Commonwealth Attorney Diana H. Wheeler tells WTVR that Taylor was a person of interest in the case of missing Orange County teenager Samantha Ann Clarke, 19, who vanished in September of 2010.
Wheeler emphasized that Taylor was never charged in connection with Clarke's disappearance.
Alexis Murphy in an undated photo.
Randy Allen Taylor is seen in an undated photo provided by the Richmond, Va. FBI.
Credit: AP Photo/FBI
Randy Allen Taylor in an undated photo.
Randy Allen Taylor in court on August 13, 2013.
Alexis Murphy seen on surveillance footage released by the FBI entering a gas station in Lovingston, Va. on August 3, 2013.
Credit: FBI via WTVR
The FBI said it is looking to speak with anyone who may have seen Taylor or his vehicle. Investigators released a photo of the GMC suburban-like truck with Virginia license plates, that he was driving.