Nelson County Sheriff David Brooks said Wednesday afternoon that there are no new details to release at this point. He said FBI agents are searching the Charlottesville area for video and pictures.

Murphy, 17, has not been seen since around 7:15 p.m. Saturday in Lovingston.

She will be a senior at Nelson County High School. Murphy has her right nostril and left side of her upper-lip pierced. Click here to see the poster that the FBI put out for Murphy. She was last seen wearing a pink blouse, floral-print spandex pants, and brown boots.


A police search of an apartment complex club house near where Alexis Murphy's car was found in Charlottesville turned up nothing. A police dog picked up a scent that officers followed to the complex.

The command post for the search efforts will remain at Tye River Elementary School in Nelson County at least for Wednesday. Classes begin there next week which will likely force officers to move it.


Authorities have found the white Nissan Maxima matching missing Nelson County teen Alexis Murphy's license plates at a theater in Charlottesville.

Murphy's car was found at the Carmike Cinemas in Charlottesville around 9 p.m. on Tuesday.

That's about 40 miles north of the command center where law enforcement agencies have been meeting.

Someone saw the car in the parking lot and called in to report it, according to Nelson County Sheriff's office.

WDBJ7's reporter Nadia Singh arrived on the scene around 10:00 p.m. Tuesday. Nadia told us that a police/K9 unit searched nearby Arden Place apartments near the scene where the teen's car was found. A tow truck and locksmith arrived around 11:00 p.m. to take the car away for further investigation.

We will update the story as more details are made available.


Nelson County Sheriff David Brooks says they aren't giving up hope on the search for missing Nelson County teenager Alexis Murphy.

Helicopter searches are done for the day and investigators will be at Tye River Elementary School overnight again Tuesday night. The school is being used as a command post for law enforcement. Investigators have covered up the windows at the command post.

With school resuming on Monday, investigators will have to set up elsewhere but there is no word yet on where.

Sheriff Brooks hopes it won't get to that point.

Murphy, 17, will be a senior at Nelson County High School. She was on the volleyball team.


In a statement on WDBJ7 at noon, Nelson County Sheriff David Brooks said investigators are extending their search for missing Nelson County teenager Alexis Murphy.

Brooks said investigators have extended the search 30 miles north and south of Lovingston, along Route 29.

There are more than 50 FBI agents involved in the search, along with several Virginia State Police officers. Murphy was last seen around 6 p.m. Saturday.

Sheriff Brooks said investigators are also looking for any video footage residents or businesses may have of Murphy.

"We’re looking for any video footage that we can find," Brooks said. "If any residents have any that they can share with us, please do. Also we’re looking at businesses for any video footage.

"Also, we’re looking for any citizens who may know something or have seen Alexis. We most certainly want to bring her home."