NELSON COUNTY, VA—The man charged with the abduction of missing Nelson County teen Alexis Murphy will remain in jail without bond, a judge ruled Tuesday; meanwhile, authorities continue to search for the 17-year-old who remains missing.
Randy Allen Taylor, 48, of Livingston, was denied bond in a Tuesday court hearing. Taylor taken into custody Sunday and was charged with felony abduction.
Despite the arrest, the Murphy's whereabouts and condition remains unknown.
"We will keep looking as long as it takes to find her," authorities said Monday.
The 17-year-old was last seen leaving her Nelson County home Saturday, August 3. She was later captured that evening on surveillance footage at a Liberty gas station in Nelson County on her way to go shopping in Lynchburg.
Murphy's car was later found in a movie theater parking lot in Albemarle County.
She was last seen wearing a pink blouse, floral-print spandex pants and brown boots and was carrying a dark and light colored gray purse.
"If anyone knows anything, please let us know," Murphy's mother said during Monday's press conference.
Police continue to ask for the public's help, and anyone with information is asked to call police immediately.
She is described as a black female with black hair and brown eyes, 5 foot 7 inches tall, 156 pounds.
Anyone who may have seen Murphy or may have information is urged to contact authorities immediately at (434) 263-7050.
The Associated Press reports court records show Taylor's criminal record stretches back more than 20 years, including a 1992 burglary conviction in Virginia Beach and a 2005 arson conviction in Albemarle County.
Tuesday, Taylor was appointed a public defender. His next court date will be January 9, 2014.
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