Divers Find Missing 17-year-old's Body

By: Jummy Olabanji Email
By: Jummy Olabanji Email

March 10, 2007

Authorities in Albemarle County say they've recovered the body of 17-year-old Eric Murphy from a pond near the Lakeside Apartments off Avon Street Extended.

The body was discovered at approximately 3:30 p.m.. He has been missing since February 13.

It took a search team of county and state police, as well as a marine sonic technology company from the eastern shore of the state who brought state of the art equipment to assist with the search.

"It been an exhaustive search, we hope that we've come to some sort of resolution to this event." said Lt. Greg Jenkins, with Albemarle County Police.

Search teams combed the lake and surrounding area for Murphy last month. Frozen lake conditions hamped most of the water search.

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