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2 Months Since Alexis Murphy's Disappearance, Family Holds on to Hope

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Thursday marks two months since 17-year-old Alexis Murphy went missing. Her family says they are holding on to hope.

"I've been keeping my faith, my strength, and my hope, and that's what's been getting me through," says Alexis's mother Laura Murphy. "And I pray every night."

On Saturday, Aug. 3, the 17-year old was seen on surveillance video at the Liberty gas station in Lovingston. Her car was found at a movie theater parking lot in Albemarle County. Since her disappearance, the Nelson County Sheriff's Office and the FBI have sent out multiple search and rescue teams.

On Aug. 11, 48-year-old Randy Taylor was arrested and charged with abduction in relation to Murphy's disappearance. On Sept. 24, a grand jury indicted Taylor on an abduction charge. Laura Murphy will be in court Oct. 23 to find out a trail date.

Since Alexis's disappearance, her family has connected with the family of Morgan Harrington, who was abducted and murdered in 2009 in Charlottesville.

The Murphy and Harrington families will be at the Lovingston Café at 2 p.m. Friday for the On the Road to Remember tour. The event is aimed at encouraging awareness about all missing persons nationwide.