Suspect In Custody But Teen Alexis Murphy Still Missing

Source: Alyssa Newcomb / ABC News

As classmates of Alexis Murphy head back to school today, the missing high school senior’s mother made an emotional plea for her daughter’s return.

“I want her to come home because today would’ve been her first day of school,” Laura Murphy, the teen’s mom said at a news conference today. “I carried my youngest son to school this morning but I didn’t have my daughter to take.”

Authorities announced today Randolph Taylor, 48, had been arrested and charged with abduction in the disappearance of Murphy, 17.

Authorities did not elaborate on what led them to arrest Taylor, however, they are asking for anyone who believes they saw the suspect or his late model GMC Suburban just prior to and after Murphy’s disappearance to come forward with any information they may have.

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