All posts tagged: Gil Harrington

Shattered Lives: Searching for Alexis Murphy

    On August 3, 2013 Alexis Murphy was doing what most American teens do on a summer Saturday evening. Heading out for a night with friends in nearby Lynchburg,  she tweeted to her friends, and surveillance video showed her last sighting at a Lovingston, Virginia gas station located approximately halfway between Lynchburg and Charlottesville. When she failed to return home local sheriffs began investigating, and soon after, FBI and Virginia State Police joined the search. It didn’t take long to locate Alexis’ abandoned car where search dogs traced scents, warrants were issued, and by August 11, 2013 a suspect was taken into custody. Subsequently a grand jury issued indictments for the abduction and murder of Alexis Murphy and by May of 2014 a trial was underway with 48-year-old Randy Taylor found guilty and sentenced to life in prison. This verdict was the third successful prosecution of murder without a body in Virginia state history. In the courtroom the family was surrounded by many supporters including Gil Harrington, mother of murdered Morgan Harrington in 2009. The …

Very Special Guest, Gil Harrington on The Susan Murphy Milano Show, “Time’s Up!”

The Susan Murphy Milano Show, “Time’s Up!” RE-BROADCAST Listen at: Here Women Talk “Help Save the Girl Next Door” We are so proud and honored to have Gil Harrington as the guest for the hour.  An amazing woman in her own right, she and her husband Dan have been the voice for their murdered daughter, Morgan Harrington. On October 17, 2009 Gil Harrington’s life was forever changed when her beautiful daughter, Morgan, came up missing from a Metallica concert she attended in Charlottesville, VA.  The country took notice, assistance poured in from all over, but her lifeless remains were not found until January, 26, 2010 in a remote field in Albemarle County, VA on Anchorage Farm.  Morgan was taken from this world just as she was becoming a woman recognizing her potential. For some, it might be the end of the story, a resolution, but until those who took Morgan Harrington’s bright light from this world are brought to justice, the Harrington family will continue to seek that the scales of justice to be balanced. In …