Lead investigator discusses search for Alexis Murphy

Posted at 7:41 AM, Sep 04, 2013
and last updated 2013-09-05 11:09:20-04

NELSON COUNTY, Va. (WDBJ) -- The lead investigator in the Alexis Murphy abduction case is speaking for the first time since the search began for the missing 17-year-old girl.

Tuesday marked one month since Murphy's disappearance.

In an exclusive interview with WDBJ7, Nelson County investigator Billy Mays said the case gets stronger every day.

"This case has pretty much consumed every minute of my days for over the past month," Mays said. "This case went leaps and bounds since day one."

Investigators recovered a number of cell phones during their search. On Tuesday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation confirmed one of those cell phones belonged to Murphy.

Mays recalled filing the initial missing persons report back on August 3.

"The logistics behind it I don't want to say it was a nightmare, but it was challenging to get that all in place and as quick as we did," he said.

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