the rain It's been just one day since Alexis Murphy's family found out her killer will spend the rest of his life in prison. Randy Taylor's sentecing means Murphy's family can begin to move on with their lives. But it's a much different story for law enforcement. wdbj 7's Nadine Maeser joins us live with what's next in their investigation. Nadine. Jean, the trial is done and investigators got the conviction they were looking for but there's still one thing missing - Murphy's body. We heard from Taylor yesterday in the courtroom when he stood up and said he did not kill Alexis Murphy. That came minutes after his defense attorney asked for a 20 year sentence in exchange for information on where Murphy's body is. Her family did not want to bargain with him, so this case is not over for law enforcement. For the first time since August 2013, Alexis Murphy's family can go to bed at night knowing Randy Taylor won't be able to hurt another person. " To put a predator like Randy behind bars and to make the community a much more safer place it's huge for everyone." And that's why lead investigator Billy Mays says he worked to get a conviction and punishment for Taylor sooner rather than later. " One of the main reasons for that was the rapid deployment of agencies that we had on this case." The Nelson County Sheriff's Office, Federal Bureau of Investigation and Virginia State Police all played a crucial role in getting justice for the teen. All three agencies worked around the clock to turn over evidence and follow up on leads despite one major challenge in this case. " To be able to successfully convict Randy Taylor of murder without body was huge. It's only been done a couple of times in Virginia." Searches for her body have not been successful. Four seasons have come and gone in Nelson County, but Mays says this is not the end. He hopes tips will continue to come in and as they do, investigators plan to follow up with searches for Alexis. " i think that one missing piece of the puzzle will bring full closure for the family by bringing Alexis home." Taylor intends to appeal his conviction. His defense attorney said he would be more than happy to try the case again. We are less than two weeks away from the one year anniversary of Murphy's disappearance, which is on Sunday, August 3rd. Nadine Maeser, wdbj 7.