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Missing Teen: Samantha Ann Clarke - VA - 09/13/2010


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#21 Lori Davis

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 03:32 PM

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Greene lake still may hold clue to missing woman
 
Posted: Friday, May 31, 2013 4:45 pm | Updated: 9:16 pm, Fri May 31, 2013.
By Drew Jackson The Orange County Review

A Greene County lake remains a point of interest in the search for missing Orange girl Samantha Clarke. The search for Clarke is now in its 32nd month and the possibility of draining a residential lake near Stanardsville is still on the table, said Orange Police Chief Jim Fenwick. Clarke has been missing since mid-September 2010 when she voluntarily left her home on Lindsay Drive in Orange.

Nineteen years old at the time, Clarke was reported missing by her family once two days had passed without word, an unusual sign from the teenager.Fenwick said there were no new developments in the case that he could share with the public and that the case remains a missing person's investigation.

"The case remains our top priority and we continue to work on it," said Fenwick. "There's no information we feel comfortable releasing to the public at this time."Fenwick said details of the case are being tightly guarded in an effort to uphold the integrity of the case."There are certain details, if released, we think could harm the future of the case," said Fenwick. "Number one-we work for Samantha Clarke, for her and in her interests."

Fenwick declined to comment on whether or not law enforcement teams have conducted any searches or underwater dives related to the search for Clarke. Two years ago, early in 2011, law enforcement agencies met at the Greene Acres lake for a series of dives seeking information connected to Clarke's disappearance.

Fenwick said the lake remains of interest to his investigation and that even the possibility of draining the lake's waters has not been ruled out."Obviously information led us to Greene County and we're obligated to do as much as we can to follow up on every lead," said Fenwick.

"[Draining the lake] has always been an option. Part of our role is making sure if the case needs to be handed over to another jurisdiction, that those jurisdictions are involved and up to speed in what we're doing…While it remains our case, it may wind up being someone else's case. I can't tell Greene County to drain the lake; only a court order from a judge can have the lake drained."

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#22 Lori Davis

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Posted 14 August 2013 - 04:59 PM

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Suspect in Teen's Abduction Has Link to Another Missing Person Case

Aug. 14, 2013
By ALYSSA NEWCOMB

The man charged with the abduction of a Virginia teenager who is still missing, was one of the last people to speak with another teen before she disappeared in 2010, according to authorities.

Samantha Clarke was 19 when she went missing on the night of Sept. 13 or early Sept. 14, 2010, in Orange, Va. Authorities said one of the last people Clarke talked to before she disappeared was Randy Taylor, now 48, who was arraigned Tuesday in the abduction of Alexis Murphy, 17, who was last seen on Aug. 3.

During a brief appearance in Nelson County Juvenile and Domestic Court in Virginia, Taylor was assigned a public defender but did not enter a plea on an abduction charge in the case of Murphy, who still hasn't been found.

"As Randy Taylor is someone that Samantha spoke with immediately prior to her disappearance, he remains someone we are very interested in learning more about," Diana H. Wheeler, Orange County Commonwealth's Attorney, said in a statement.

Wheeler said authorities in Orange, where Clarke was last seen, are coordinating with their counterparts in Nelson County, Va., to "share whatever information they have to which may be helpful."

Authorities declined to elaborate on what led them to arrest Taylor on Sunday night, however they asked anyone who may have seen Taylor before or just after Murphy's disappearance to come forward.

Murphy was last seen on Aug. 3 at a Lovingston, Va., gas station. Her white Nissan Maxima was located three days later in the parking lot of Carmike Cinemas in Charlottesville, Va.

On Monday, what would have been Murphy's first day of her senior year of high school, her mother, Laura Murphy, made a sobbing plea for her return.

"I want her to come home because today would've been her first day of school," she said at a news conference. "I carried my youngest son to school this morning but I didn't have my daughter to take.

"Please, if the public knows anything, please, please let us know. Please," she said.

Taylor was never arrested or charged in Clarke's disappearance, which police said remains an active investigation.

However, in an interview last year with The Hook, a Charlottesville newspaper, Taylor said police treated him like a suspect and harassed him to the extent that he lost his job, home and custody of his son.

"The case needs to be solved," he told the newspaper, "but the way they're going about it is ridiculous."

Taylor told the newspaper that Clarke had expressed romantic interest in one of his younger acquaintances but had soon shifted her sights to another friend, who happened to have a girlfriend.

"I heard [the girlfriend] saying she wanted to 'beat her ass,'" Taylor said, adding that he heard the second man claim he'd help his girlfriend.

Taylor told the newspaper he called Clarke, who he said he didn't know very well, to warn her to "stay away" from the second man.

Clarke's last words were to her 13-year-old brother late Sept. 13 or early Sept. 14, 2010, before she left their apartment.

"I'll be back," she said, according to Wheeler. Clarke never returned.


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#23 Lori Davis

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 07:54 PM

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Families of Alexis Murphy and Morgan Harrington meet
Posted: Sep 14, 2013 7:04 PM EDT
Updated: Sep 14, 2013 11:44 PM EDT
By WSLS Staff

Charlottesville - The Alexis Murphy family teams up with the Help Save The Next Girl organization, started in honor of Morgan Harrington.

The Virginia Tech student abducted and murdered back in 2009.

Both the Murphy and the Harrington family came together this afternoon for what they say was one of their biggest fundraising and awareness event to date.

It's the first time mothers Laura Murphy and Gil Harrington were able to meet.

They set up at Chandler's Bakery in Charlottesville, near where Alexis' car was found at the Carmike Cinema more than a month ago.

Families from missing girls, Samantha Clark and Sage Smith were also at the event.

 

They raised 500 dollars.


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