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.