Quantcast

VSP Explain Why No Amber Alert will be Issued in Murphy Search - NBC29 WVIR Charlottesville, VA News, Sports and Weather

Police Explain Why No Amber Alert will be Issued in Murphy Search

Posted: Updated:
Alexis Murphy Alexis Murphy

Virginia State Police say no Amber Alert will be issued in the search for Alexis Murphy. Murphy was last seen on Saturday at a Liberty gas station in Lovingston.

She left her home in Shipman on Saturday – reportedly headed to Lynchburg. Her car was found on Tuesday in Albemarle County at the Carmike 6 movie theaters.

A police spokesperson says that since Murphy's car was located in Albemarle, the case no longer fits the criteria for an Amber Alert.

According to Virginia Amber Alert's official website, activation of the Virginia Amber Alert plan requires five elements to be fulfilled:

1) The abducted child must be 17 years of age or younger or is currently enrolled in a       secondary school in the Commonwealth, regardless of age, and the law enforcement agency believes the child has been abducted (unwillingly taken from their environment without permission from the child's parent or legal guardian). 

2) The law enforcement agency believes the missing child is in imminent danger of serious bodily harm or death. 

3) A law enforcement investigation has taken place that verified the abduction or eliminated alternative explanations. 

4) Sufficient information is available to disseminate to the public that could assist in locating the child, suspect, and/or the suspect's vehicle. 

5) The Child must be entered into the Virginia Criminal Information Network (VCIN) and the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) missing person files as soon as practical.

If all of the criteria is not met, the Amber Alert plan won't be activated.

To learn more about Virginia's Amber Alert system, click here.

  • Police Explain Why No Amber Alert will be Issued in Murphy SearchMore>>

  1. A former University of Virginia associate dean who is facing federal child porn charges is expected to plead guilty on Monday.
Full Story
  • Memorial Services Scheduled for Gus Deeds

    Memorial Services Scheduled for Gus Deeds

    Friday, April 18 2014 9:14 PM EDT2014-04-19 01:14:50 GMT
    Memorial services for Gus Deeds, son of state Senator Creigh Deeds, are planned for the beginning of May.Full Story
    Memorial services for Gus Deeds, son of state Senator Creigh Deeds, are planned for the beginning of May.Full Story
  • Sexual Violence Survivors Make Glass Art at Take Back the Night Event

    Sexual Violence Survivors Make Glass Art at Take Back the Night Event

    Friday, April 18 2014 6:41 PM EDT2014-04-18 22:41:56 GMT
    Friday, some survivors of sexual violence got together to break a little glass, make art, and heal at the same time in Charlottesville.Full Story
    Friday, some survivors of sexual violence got together to break a little glass, make art, and heal at the same time in Charlottesville.Full Story
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WVIR. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.