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Archive for Thursday, October 6, 2005

Investigators searching for student find body

October 6, 2005

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— A task force investigating the disappearance of a college freshman unearthed a body from a wooded area Wednesday, but refused to say whether they believe they had found Taylor Marie Behl.

"During the past week, we have gone into a mode of searching locations that we knew Taylor to have visited based on statements, based on photographs, based on a host of other things," said Richmond Police Chief Rodney Monroe. "That is what led us to this particular location."

Local, state and federal officials created the task force to search for the 17-year-old who was last seen leaving her Virginia Commonwealth University dorm on Sept. 5.

Monroe said investigators from VCU discovered the body buried in a heavily wooded area on private property in Mathews County, about 75 miles east of Richmond.

A 38-year-old amateur photographer who was one of the last people to see Behl has been questioned - but not charged - by police in her disappearance.

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