Top 3 Headlines on WHSV.com September 3

These are the most viewed headlines on WHSV.com for September 3rd Stories with available video will have a link in the headline.

Neighbors Upset After Thousands Party at Aspen Heights

Reporter: Anna-Lysa Gale

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) -- "Party tonight in aspen heights. text or message me for details," tweeted @ChansleyParker.

"Naked pool party going on, wait is this real life?" said another tweet.

Those are just some of the comments floating around on social media about the new off-campus development Aspen Heights.

Parties like this, featuring a student standing on a surf board in a crowd, continue to make neighbors lose sleep.

"There was loud music going on an abundance of people till late in the morning," said Mark Whalen who lives near Aspen Heights.

"I think littering and urinating in public and screaming and yelling is just not the right thing to do in a surrounding community like this," said Angie Miller, who also lives near Aspen Heights.

Whalen posted a private property sign on his yard this weekend to keep trespassers away. Whalen sent a four page letter to the mayor of Harrisonburg, the sheriff's office, the developer for Aspen Heights and the Rockingham County Board of Supervisors, District 4, requesting that they control the situation.

"It kind of depends on the management what do they wish to do, how do they wish to regulate that property and then once they make some of those decisions, then we'll make our plans and our own decisions accordingly," said Rockingham County Sheriff Bryan Hutcheson.

"My hope is that it dies down as the school year kind of rolls on and it gets colder and it gets harder for people to get out here," said Stephen Kurtzke, who lives in Aspen Heights.

Sheriff Hutcheson said some arrests were made this weekend when several thousand people gathered.

After contacting Aspen Heights for a comment, we have not received a response.

Aspen Heights is temporarily offsetting the cost of the Rockingham County Sheriff's Office's surveillance during the weekend.

Child Sent to Hospital after Hit by Minivan

ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, Va. -- A 12-year-old girl is at the UVa Medical Center after the Virginia State Police says she was hit by a minivan.

State Police say the girl was walking with a friend Monday on Route 33 near Muddy Creek Road.

Troopers say the girl went to cross the road and was hit by the minivan.

Troopers are investigating the crash. No charged have been filed.

Investigators Find Alexis Murphy's Phone

RICHMOND,Va. -- During the investigation, the Murphy family and investigators requested the public’s assistance in locating Alexis’ phone.

Law enforcement have recovered several phones during the course of this investigation; however, until an analysis of the items sent to the FBI Laboratory were completed, it was not clear if any of the phones were Murphy’s.

The Commonwealth Attorney’s Office of Nelson County and the investigative partners in the Murphy investigation now know one of the phones located was Murphy's.

Since the investigation is ongoing, where items are evidence and search information is sealed, the details of the investigation will no longer be released.

This release was only made to advise the public that assistance was no longer needed to find Murphy's phone.

This case continues to be investigated by the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, the Virginia State Police and the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Nelson County Commonwealth Attorney Anthony Martin is prosecuting the case.

Please continue to contact authorities at (434) 263-7050 with any information that would assist in locating Alexis.

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