Deb. Yep, unfortunately lots of missing people in this area. Some stories capture attention more than others
Good questions, B. Police aren't inviting reporters along on searches. They search private property with permission, and many areas where matthew has been known to frequent. He's lived here in Chatlottesville most of his life, was a cab driver, so it's a large amount of area to cover
Jean -- ironically I was wondering that as I drove down this morning. I don't know, don't believe so. I know police chief Longo is in touch with them often though
Hoping and B -- yep, police impounded the car he drove to Texas (his sisters) and there have been at least three searches of Matthew's apartment. The forensics from either his burnt orange car or his apartment provided the info to make police and prosecutors file the attempt to defile charge.
Louise -- Randy Taylor's lawyer was here in court. Outside court, he made some news. The attorney has now sent a letter to the Nelson County Comminwealths Attorney, asking that Jesse Matthew's DNA be checked against all the unidentified DNA in the Taylor case, for killing Alexis Murphy. The attorney says he realizes it's a fishing expedition, but it doesn't hurt to do it. Prosecutors earlier have said there's no link to Matthew.
To recap: Even though Nelson County prosecutors say there is no connection between Matthew and Murphy, the defense attorney for the man convicted in Murphy's death essentially says, we do don't know for sure.
We have a few questions about Matthew's right to remain silent.
Remember, Alexis Murphy's body was never found, and Randy Taylor was convicted. He's appealing his case. You don't need a body to prosecute for murder in Virginia. And if other cases are proven, this could be a capital murder case, with the killing of a number of victims over a span of time.
EPC, prosecutors don't have to divulge all their evidence until weeks before trial. The process is a long one. In my opinion, it generally works the way it should.
Thanks for all the great questions. We'll do it again soon. In the meantime, keep in touch on Twitter @AugensteinWTOP. Bye for now.