Woman's body found along riverbed in Nelson County

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NELSON CO., Va. (WDBJ7) A woman’s body was found Thursday along a riverbed in Nelson County, according to the sheriff’s office.

The body was found in the Massie Mill area.

The remains and several articles were recovered from the scene.

The body was taken to the Medical Examiner’s Office for identification.

The Nelson County Sheriff's Office tells our sister station WCAV they do not believe the body is Alexis Murphy. The teenager went missing in August 2013 from the Lovingston area. Randy Taylor has been convicted for her death, but Murphy's body was never found.

Here is the news release from the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office:

During the late evening hours of May 12, 2016, the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office assisted by the Virginia State Police responded to the Massie Mill area of Nelson County in reference to a body. Upon arrival, the Deputies located the remains of an unknown female along the river bed. The body along with several articles were recovered from the scene. The body was sent to the Medical Examiner’s Office. The case is being worked by the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigations Division. No further information is available at this time.