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Murphy & Harrington family ask for your help

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These two mothers came together to give each other support even over the phone. They share the sorrow of missing their two young daughters.

"We need her back bad," Laura Murphy, Alexis' Mother says.

"We're sending you lots of prayers and all the strength we have and I can't wait to see you and your big gorgeous family on Friday," Gil Harrington, Morgan's mother tells Laura over the phone.

Gil Harrington says she knows what it's like for Laura Murphy to be missing her 17-year old daughter Alexis. Her daughter, Morgan, was missing for more than three months back in 2009. That was before her family found out the deviating news, that Morgan had been abducted and murdered.

"I recognize the shattered look on the Murphy family faces. I know what it's like and the phone would ring and you're hoping its a call and you're afraid too," Harrington says.

"It's been wonderful just talking to Gil and being a part of the 'Save the Next Girl.' It's giving me strength," Laura Murphy says. "We are doing the right thing and working with her has been wonderful."

These two mothers are now working together to 'Save the Next Girl,' a campaign originally started by the Harrington family.

The event is this Friday and it's called 'On the Road to Remember." It's part of CUE Center for Missing Persons campaign, with the slogan 'every missing person is somebody's child.' It's at 2 p.m. at Lovingston Cafe in Nelson coUNTY.

The campaign also promotes 102 missing persons and 6 unsolved homicide cases.

"Laura told me, 'Gil, Alexis is the next girl,' and that really gave me such a pain because we have tried so hard to make sure there were no more damage and no more missing women."

Gil says she hopes they can get information at the event to help find Alexis, while raising awareness on spreading safety and preventing future crimes against young women.

 

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