CHARLOTTESVILLE - It's been four years since Morgan Harrington was last seen and every year the Harringtons come back to try and raise awareness about her case.
On the anniversary of her disappearance, the Harrington family is joined by the family of Alexis Murphy, who disappeared 75 days ago just a few miles away.
The Harringtons say they have developed a very special connection with Murphy's family.
"When I saw Laura Murphy's face, and I knew what it was to be the eyes inside of the face, I reached out to her and we will help her carry as other people did for us," mother Gil Harrington says.
"Gil knows exactly what I'm going through, She knows what a mother feels," Alexis' mother Laura Murphy says. "I'm able to ask her questions that only she can answer."
And now both families are holding out hope that Morgan's killer will be found, and that Alexis will make her way back home.
"This could happen anywhere, it could happen to anyone," says Alexis' aunt Angela Taylor. "It's unfortunate that it happened to two really great families."
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