Alexis Murphy Missing: Suspect Randy Allen Taylor Arrested For Abduction Under Investigation For Possible Serial Abduction and Murder With Ties Also To Samantha Clarke and Alicia Showalter Reynolds

Nelson County, VA-

Randolph Taylor

Announced this morning by  Virginia Commonwealth Attorney an arrest has been made in the abduction of missing Lovington woman Alexis Murphy.

Randolph Allen Taylor,  is being held in Albemarle County Jail on a kidnapping charge.

Murphy’s vehicle was found over the weekend in a Charlottesville Carmike parking lot near her job at a consignment boutique,  Murphy has not been located and was last seen at a gas station approximately 39 miles away.

Taylor was the recent recipient of vacated charges when Green County, VA Major Randy Snead authorized the placement of a GPS, without a warrant, under Taylor’s 1993 Gran Marquis while investigating his association to another missing woman- Samantha Clarke.  

Snead was exonerated in any wrongdoing after he chased a 19 year old man who had stolen a deputies vehicle out of his jurisdiction and was part of over twenty officer’s responsible for shooting the suspect, Colby Eppard.

The FBI is also looking for a GMC Suburban which is also associated with Randy Taylor.

During today’s press conference,  Richmond FBI Chief announced that law enforcement will not be commenting on reports of Taylor’s  suspect status in other possibly related unsolved cases, however,  www.blinkoncrime has learned that at the top of the possible case list is the unsolved abduction and murder of Alicia Showalter Reynolds.  Taylor bears a strikingly similar resemblance to the sketch generated in Reynolds disappearance and murder.

1996 Showalter Suspect


Two unsolved murders in 1996 Shenandoah National Park, Julianne Williams and Lollie Winans which resulted in a 2002 indictment against Darrell Rice ended in the withdrawal of same in 2004 due to a DNA profile found that did not match  Rice.  It is not known if police are investigating any potential involvement by Taylor in that case.

Although Virginia State Police and the FBI have a DNA match to whom  they believe is responsible for the assault and murder of Morgan Harrington after she was denied re-entry into a Metallica concert at John Paul Jones arena- which matches a composite sketch of an African American man also wanted for a sexual assault in 2005 in Fairfax,  sources inside Harrington’s unsolved murder case have confirmed that they have been asked to look into any similarities.

This is a developing story, please check back to as more details become available.








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  1. judi says:

    Been away for a while but glad to be back. Happy to see justice for Holly. Hope its soon in coming for Morgan.,

  2. CentVA Native Away says:

    This guy is likely too young to be Sketch, but I would imagine that Sketch, like this guy, became more comfortable and brazen in his actions after testing the waters before taking it to the level that he had with the two incidents in which he is linked.

  3. A Texas Grandfather says:

    According to the linked article by CentVa Native Away, it took three stops for LE to arrest this guy. None asked for proper identification nor does the article indicate that the stop was called in to the LE center for verification regarding the perps claims.

    As long as LE patrols do not check carefully when stopping someone with such claims, these characters will continue to operate. This is IMO a lack of training for patrol officers.

    Look at what happened in Charlottsville with the undercover officers from the Alcohol inspection unit regarding the gang assault of the two young women in the store parking lot. This young woman and her friend were assaulted by LE and then had to spend the night in jail because the officers all lied about the activity. This is LE out of control and they all should be punished for such behavior.

    At this point I would advise women to ignore a stop by a patrol car or group and drive if possible to police headquarters with their emergency lights activated. If police headquarters is too far, drive to the front entrance to the largest grocery store and call police on your cell phone.

  4. CentVA Native Away says:

    I’d press the ‘LIKE’ button if this was Facebook, A Texas Grandfather. My wife works overnight shifts in the DC Metro area; I’ve told her essentially the same thing.

    I can’t tell you how many weirdos that I see driving former LE motor pool vehicles all over the country. I would guess that at least a small percentage of them are carrying false credentials, too.

  5. Hummingbird says:

    Well said Texas Grandfather and CentVA Native Away. Keep ‘em coming!!
    I wrote a whole long post about advising females not to stop for a police car marked or unmarked on the freeway or in a quiet unpopulated area, and to put on their hazard lights , call 911 say they are afraid and drive slowly to a police station or to the front doors a very public supermarket . I tell this to my daughter and her friends a lot. The post somehow crashed and disappeared and I was too tired to re write it. Then voila!! ATG posted the very same advice. I thought o myself. We are collectively on track here at BOC. This really is a learning blog!! Thanks dear Blink, you too ATG and CentVA.
    Like I said keep ‘em coming!!
    Chink chink xoxoox

  6. A Texas Grandfather says:


    To update on the Charlottsville story with the young ladies. There were actually three in the car.

    The parents of the young lady driving have filed a 40 million dollar lawsuit in Richmond against the agency and the individuals making up the thug raiding team. If they are successful, the damage portion could be three times the basic suit. The team should be charged with felony assault with a deadly weapon as they did not properly identify themselves even though they lied to the Charlottsville PD to make the case (another felony) for locking the girls up.

    Even though the slow drive to a police station or grocery store is a good procedure, there is always the possibility that a person impersonating a officer or a officer out of control will attempt to cut them off. Then the proper thing to do is to try and drive around the cut-off and lean on the horn to attract attention.

  7. A Texas Grandfather says:

    I hit the submit button too soon.

    Citizens need to pay attention to all activities of LE. I try to do so when I see them.

    Just this evening, a young lady drove into the parking lot of the local McDonalds with her emergency lights going and a local police car behind her. I got up and walked outside to observe the behavior of all concerned and let the officer know I was watching. It was good stop and the officer did his job in a polite manner. He even saluted me on the way out of the lot.

    I am so tired of the military tactics being used by LE agencies today. They are going to get themselves in big trouble with the citizens if they don’t stop this type of behavior.

  8. CentVA Native Away says:

    Informative piece for any reader, particularly young women:

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