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Police activated the Amber Alert system tonight in the search for missing Virginia Commonwealth University freshman Taylor Marie Behl.

The alert came hours after police said the search for the 17-year-old freshman has shifted from a missing-persons case to a criminal investigation. A task force led by the Richmond police is investigating Behl's disappearance.

The girl was last seen leaving her dormitory the night of September fifth. Amber Alerts broadcast information about child disappearances through the media and on highway signs in the area where children have disappeared.

Behl is described as being 5-foot-6 inches tall, 135 pounds with light brown hair, brown eyes and piercings in her ears and nose.

Police say she may be traveling in a 1997 white Ford Escort with Virginia license plates JPC-2848.

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« Reply #1 on: Sep 18th, 2005, 11:19am »

RICHMOND, Va. There's another mystery in the disappearance of a young college student in Virginia.

Seventeen-year-old Taylor Behl (beel) hasn't been seen since she left her dorm at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond two weeks ago.

Now, an off-duty Richmond police officer has found her car. It was parked about a mile and a-half from the school. The car's Virginia plates had been replaced with Ohio tags. The officer spotted it yesterday morning. Police put it under surveillance but finally impounded the car last night when nobody showed up.

A dog team was brought in to try to pick up a scent. And the F-B-I has begun a forensics investigation.

Anybody with information about Behl is asked to call 877-244-HELP.
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« Reply #2 on: Sep 20th, 2005, 07:28am »

RICHMOND, Sept. 19 -- Investigators looking for missing college student Taylor Marie Behl of Vienna have found no evidence to believe she has traveled beyond the Richmond area and are focusing their search in and around the city, the police chief said Monday.

For now, the investigation is centered on determining how Behl's car -- with stolen Ohio license plates -- got to a residential side street about two miles west of the Virginia Commonwealth University dormitory where she was last seen Sept. 5, police said
Behl, 17, who graduated from James Madison High School, usually parked her 1997 Ford Escort closer to her dorm. The car was found Saturday on a shaded stretch of North Mulberry Street, a neighborhood of mostly older, well-kept brick homes.

Police Chief Rodney D. Monroe said the plates belong to a former VCU student from Ohio who now lives in Richmond and reported them stolen from a parking lot near the city's main post office about two months before Behl disappeared.

Monroe said investigators have spoken with the former student, a man he declined to identify. But how Behl's white Escort wound up on North Mulberry with the stolen plates remained a mystery Monday.

"We're not there yet; we don't know," the chief said. "That's the $64,000 question."

The vehicle, located by an off-duty police officer who was walking his dog, was impounded by the FBI. Monroe would not comment on what, if anything, was recovered from the car. A team of dogs dispatched to the area "hit on a few things," he said, though he declined to elaborate.

Those leads continued to be followed Monday, he said.

The teenager's mother, Janet Pelasara, 44, who has been staying at a Richmond hotel for two weeks while police search for her daughter, made another round of cable television appearances Monday, hoping to generate leads for the investigators.

In a brief interview at the hotel, she said her daughter was excited about starting college, though she was not sure on an eventual career.

"She had talked about being an entertainment attorney," said Pelasara, a contracting administrator for a computer networking firm in Northern Virginia. "She had talked about international business. She had talked about history and dealing in antiques. So she was kind of all over the place."

On Thursday, police upgraded the case from a missing-person search to a full-fledged criminal investigation -- not because there was evidence that a crime had occurred, but because it allowed them to use various resources, including search warrants and the Amber Alert system, which they activated late that night.

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« Reply #3 on: Sep 22nd, 2005, 11:15am »

RICHMOND, Sept. 21 -- Police are still searching for missing college student Taylor Marie Behl, but her mother said Wednesday that the time had come to remove her belongings from the Virginia Commonwealth University dorm where she lived for just two weeks.

"It was just what we had to do," said Janet Pelasara, who stayed behind at her hotel here while her brother and attorney packed her daughter's things. "It was time because when Taylor is found, she will not be attending VCU. I'm taking her home with me."
Police said they are following leads in the Sept. 5 disappearance of Behl, and believe that she might have been abducted. Among the leads they are pursuing is the impoundment of a Nissan Altima in which Behl may have been a passenger. It was transferred to the custody of the FBI and was processed for evidence. No other details about the vehicle or its connection to the case were immediately available.

Her family established a reward fund for any information that will lead police to Behl, who graduated in June from James Madison High School in Vienna. The fund, at $11,000, was donated by family and friends, said Pelasara's attorney, George Peterson, who stood against the Ford Explorer being loaded with Behl's things.

Students eyed Peterson and Behl's uncle, Jeff Pelasara, as they stacked the boxes and bags into the vehicle. A scruffy teddy bear was carefully set on the dashboard.

Pelasara said the family is disappointed that campus police officials "held onto the case until it was beyond their capabilities." City police assumed the lead role in the investigation Sept. 15.

"She has not been found, but it's not because of a lack of a effort," said Ann Buckley, a spokeswoman for campus police.

Behl was last seen about 10 p.m. Sept. 5 after a late-night dinner at a cafe near her dorm. She left her dorm room after she found her roommate there with a boyfriend.

Students spoke in hushed tones about Behl's disappearance and watched as her belongings were carried out of the residence hall, where Behl was last seen after a 38-year-old photographer with whom she was involved walked her there from his apartment nearby.

Search warrants were served in recent days at the man's home. Several computers and cameras were taken, partly because police were searching for child pornography, according to an affidavit filed in Richmond Circuit Court.

The photographer, who has been interviewed by police, took pictures of Behl last spring and posted them on his Web site. The photos, of Behl fully clothed and posing on Belle Isle in Richmond, have been removed.

No one answered the door Wednesday at the man's apartment, one of four units in a run-down brick building that borders the VCU campus. Police have identified no suspects in the case.

Last week, police upgraded the case from a missing-person search to a full-fledged criminal investigation -- not because there was evidence that a crime had occurred, but because it allowed them to use various resources, including search warrants and the Amber Alert system, which they activated Sept. 15.

No alert was issued when Behl was reported missing because the case did not meet the criteria, police said.

Police said Behl was wearing jeans and a black hooded sweat shirt when she disappeared. She had only her keys and about $40 in cash with her, her mother and police said.

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« Reply #4 on: Sep 25th, 2005, 1:16pm »

Richmond Police yesterday arrested an amateur photographer - one of the last people to see Virginia Commonwealth University freshman Taylor Behl before she vanished Sept. 5 - and charged him with 16 counts of possession of child pornography.
Ben Fawley, 38, was arrested about 3 p.m. just as a phalanx of armed and armored police officers converged on his doorstep in the 400 block of Hancock Street.

"Open the door, Ben," ordered a detective, who was filmed making the arrest by a local TV crew.

Moments later, the bespectacled Fawley exited in a black T-shirt. Police said his long, dyed blond hair and matching goatee of a few days ago had been trimmed and dyed black. He was handcuffed without incident and led into a waiting police vehicle.

A contingent of investigators from the multi-agency task force searching for Behl converged on Fawley's house, executing their second search warrant at the premises over the past week.

Fawley's lawyer, Chris Collins, was present at the time of the arrest. He said the search warrant filed by police sought various items of clothing and jewelry from Fawley and Behl, as well as electronics, cell phones, identification, and license plates.

A separate search warrant was also issued requiring Fawley to submit hair and DNA samples to police.

Officials said the child-pornography charges stem from video evidence gathered during a search of Fawley's home last week, during which police confiscated seven computers. One source close to the investigation said the evidence depicts adults and children in sexually themed movies.

Richmond Police Chief Rodney Monroe declined to comment specifically on the evidence, saying only: "Our investigation led to an individual that had possession of child pornography, which is of grave concern to us."

Collins said that he had no specific knowledge of evidence gathered against his client to justify the arrest warrant. But he said some of the computers confiscated last week by investigators belonged to ex-roommates of Fawley.

The lawyer last night reiterated his earlier statements, saying Fawley told him he had nothing to do with Behl's disappearance. He also said the child-pornography charges have "nothing to do with Taylor.

"They're investigating three people and they haven't ruled anybody out," Collins said. "They're just doing a really thorough job."

Fawley's arrest, he said, was another investigative tool being used by police "just to add a little pressure" to him.

Fawley has admitted to police he had a physical relationship with the 17-year-old Vienna girl and last saw her around 9:30 p.m. on Sept. 5. The last known sighting of Behl came from her dormitory roommate around 10:20 p.m. that evening.

Behl left VCU's Gladding Residence Center saying she was going to go skateboarding with a few friends. She was carrying her cell phone, student ID, car keys and a small amount of cash.

She has been missing for 19 days.

Police said they have no suspects in their criminal investigation into the missing teen. They have identified Fawley as one of a number of "persons of interest" in the investigation into Behl's whereabouts.

Police also have no evidence that a crime has been committed, but officials have stated that Behl may have been the victim of foul play, such as an abduction, given the fact that there has been no contact from her for nearly three weeks.

"The Richmond Police Department continues to conduct an aggressive and focused investigation into the disappearance of Taylor Behl," said Monroe.

He described Fawley as "one of many persons that holds information in reference to the past 24 to 48 hours of Taylor's disappearance."

Fawley's association with Behl dates to earlier this year. She met the photographer in February while visiting his former roommate - an upperclassman who comes from Behl's hometown.

Behl saw Fawley again in April, and posed for him in clothed pictures taken on Belle Isle. Fawley - an aspiring artist, actor, and prolific Goth Web master - posted the Behl photos on the Internet arts site, deviantArt.com, under the user name, "Skulz."

Behl listed "Skulz" as one of her "friends" on her Web page on the Internet meeting site, MyPlace.com., where she wrote under the screen name "Bitter."

When the 5-foot, 6, 135 pound teenager came to VCU on Aug. 19 to begin her freshman year in college, family said she customarily parked her 1997 Ford Escort on Hancock Street near Fawley's house just north of Broad Street, where there was free parking.

The car, which had been missing since Sept. 5, was discovered a week ago in the Fan District, more than a mile away from Behl's dormitory and Fawley's house. The Virginia license plates of the car had been replaced with Ohio license plates stolen several months earlier from another VCU student.

A subsequent search of the vehicle by a police bloodhound led investigators to the home of a friend of one the skateboarders with whom Behl was acquainted. Earlier this week, police searched the man's residence and arrested him on drug possession charges. In interviews with police, the man denied knowing Behl or having ever been in her car.

Investigators are still awaiting results of forensic tests on the vehicle being conducted by the FBI. VCU and Behl's family have offered more than $30,000 as a reward to anyone who provides information leading to the location and return of the teen.

Meanwhile, investigators are also scrutinizing the details of an abduction report filed by Fawley himself on Sept. 6, the day before Behl was reported missing.

Fawley claimed he had been robbed and beaten by unknown assailants and driven to an unknown location before being dumped on a dirt road at 5 a.m. - less than 8 hours after he last saw Behl.

Fawley is expected to spend the weekend in the city jail and is scheduled to appear in court Monday morning for a bond hearing.

A source close to the investigation said Fawley - who was recently arrested for trespassing and received a suspended 30-day sentence for an assault charge in Richmond last year - also has a previous arrest record, including a Richmond charge of assault last year.

Yesterday afternoon, Behl's mother, Janet Pelasara, said she was pleased with the arrest of Fawley, a 38-year-old man whom she said had "exploited" her daughter.

"It is only the beginning," she predicted, "of Ben Fawley's downward spiral into the depths of hell."

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« Reply #5 on: Sep 27th, 2005, 07:32am »

The search for Taylor Marie Behl enters its fourth week today with a "person of interest" in the investigation into her disappearance in jail on unrelated charges and teams of police and family members growing increasingly concerned for her safety.

"Whoever has her, let her walk away," Behl's mother, Janet Pelasara, pleaded yesterday during an interview with reporters.

"Let her come home. I need my baby, and I want her back."

Pelasara's plea for her daughter followed a court hearing yesterday morning for an unemployed photographer who was one of the last people to see the missing Virginia Commonwealth University student before she disappeared on Sept. 5.

Benjamin "Skulz" Fawley, 38 -- a "person of interest" in the Richmond Police Department's criminal investigation into Behl's disappearance -- was de- nied bond after appearing in Richmond Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court on 16 counts of possession of child pornography.

Senior Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Mike Jagels said Fawley was in possession of sexually explicit movies depicting young children with adults when police search his home on Sept. 16.

Jagels told Judge Kimberly O'Donnell that there may be as many as 30 movie files discovered on computers confiscated from Fawley's apartment, "some depicting acts with minors as young as 1 or 2 years old," and others featuring "individuals 10 to 14 years old."

The warrants filed against Fawley, the father of two children, make no specific mention of Behl. But Jagels said additional charges could be pending against Fawley because of his alleged admission of "multiple acts of sexual intercourse" with the 17-year-old Vienna girl dating back to last spring.

The slightly built, bespectacled defendant appeared yesterday morning in drab prison scrubs and Day-Glo orange slippers. He looked haggard and perturbed by a room full of reporters. He spent the weekend in the city jail after being arrested at his home on Hancock Street in Richmond on Friday.

Under questioning by O'Donnell, Fawley acknowledged that he has no job and lives off a monthly Social Security disability check. Lawyer Chris Collins last week said Fawley received the check for a "severe" bipolar condition.

Collins did not appear in court with Fawley yesterday and later issued a statement saying he will be stepping aside on the case.

O'Donnell appointed an attorney from the public defender's office to represent Fawley, whose next court appearance is scheduled for Oct. 31, and ordered Fawley held without bond.

"If he knows anything about Taylor and where she is, maybe he'll share it," said Pelasara, speaking from her hotel in Richmond, where she has been put up by VCU since arriving in town Sept. 7 to help publicize the search for her daughter.

"That's what we're hoping for."

If convicted, Fawley faces up to five years in prison on each child-pornography count. At the conclusion of the hearing, he was escorted from the courtroom by a sheriff's deputy. As he left, Fawley glanced over his shoulder toward the packed room and shook his head.

"The Commonwealth takes the disappearance of Taylor Behl very seriously," Jagels told reporters outside the courtroom, explaining how her case and the pending charges against Fawley made the state consider Fawley a risk to flee.

Fawley is no stranger to law enforcement. Virginia court records indicate he has been arrested and convicted of misdemeanor assault and battery of a family member three times since 2003, with two of the cases involving women, Jagels said. He was also convicted of destruction of property in 2004.

Law-enforcement sources said Fawley was also arrested and convicted five times between 1986 and 1990 in his home town of Doylestown, Pa., a suburb of Philadelphia. The charges ranged from theft, receiving stolen property and petit larceny to aggravated assault, disorderly conduct and reckless endangerment.

The sentences for Fawley's convictions could not be immediately determined last night. But in his online modeling profile, Fawley wrote: "I can not work with real firearms."

The self-described license-plate collector and "Goth/Skater from the 1980's" -- who got the nickname "Skulz" for the number of human skulls he has drawn, made and collected -- also wrote in his profile on OneModelPlace.com: "Gotta have some fun before I start looking my age."

Fawley met Behl in February through his roommate at the time, a fellow VCU student who was a friend of Behl's from Vienna. When they met again in April, Behl posed for Fawley in fully clothed pictures taken on Belle Isle.

When Behl came to Richmond to begin school at VCU in late August, she regularly parked her 1997 Ford Escort in front of Fawley's home on Hancock Street, just north of West Broad Street near VCU's Seigel Center.

Her arrival in town had already been posted on her Web page on the dating site MySpace.com: "I'm looking forward to meeting people that are in Richmond," she wrote.

On Sept. 5, police said, Behl is believed to have dined with an on-again, off-again boyfriend at the Village Café, several blocks from her dormitory, but close to Fawley's apartment. Fawley has admitted to last seeing Behl about 9:30 p.m. and told police they had sex around that time.

The 5-foot-6, 135-pound Behl was last seen by her roommate leaving her dormitory about 10:20 p.m. on Sept. 5. She was wearing jeans and a dark hooded sweatshirt and was carrying her student ID, a small amount of cash, a cell phone and her car keys.

Behl's roommate told police Behl said she was going skateboarding and would return in several hours. There has been no contact from her since then.

But on Sept. 17, police discovered Behl's car on North Mulberry Street after searching for the vehicle for 12 days. The car's Virginia tags had been switched with license plates from Ohio that had been reported stolen months earlier.

A police bloodhound traced a scent from the car that eventually led investigators to the home of a man who is friendly with a skateboarder Behl is believed to have seen within two days of her disappearance.

Police arrested the man tracked by the bloodhound on a drug-possession charge and searched his apartment on the 800 block of Sheppard Street. Police said the man failed a polygraph test when he denied knowing Behl or having ever been in her car.

Investigators also interviewed the skateboarder and impounded his car to collect evidence. That skateboarder, according to sources close to the case, has refused to take a polygraph exam.

"I can't begin to imagine where she is," said Pelasara, the strain of three weeks of searching becoming increasingly visible in her eyes.

"I believe someone has her, and they need to let her go."

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A task force investigating the disappearance of a Virginia Commonwealth University student found a badly decomposed body in rural Mathews County Wednesday, but police would not say whether it was the teenager.

"At this time, we do not, I repeat, we do not know who the remains belong to," Richmond Police Chief Rodney Monroe said at a news conference outside the Mathews County sheriff's office.

Monroe said investigators from VCU discovered the location of the body, FBI investigators were collecting evidence from a large crime scene and state police would investigate the discovery of the remains.

A task force of local, state and federal agencies was created to investigate the disappearance of 17-year-old VCU freshman Taylor Marie Behl of Vienna, Va., who was last seen leaving her dormitory on Sept. 5.

Police said the remains were discovered in a grave in a heavily wooded area on private property in the county, about 75 miles east of Richmond.

Police crime scene tape blocked access to a dirt path that led off a rural road to part of the crime scene, where investigators worked Wednesday evening underneath a green tent surrounded by orange cones, two vans and a truck.

"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," Monroe said. "That is what led us to this particular location."

Police would not say if the body was female, and said it would take several days for identification. It was not clear how long the body had been there, Monroe said.

"We will not know who or what evidence those remains present until we have an opportunity for the medical examiner's office to make that determination," Monroe said.

Behl's mother, Janet Pelasara, was contacted by police about the body as a courtesy, Monroe said.

A family friend who answered the phone at Pelasara's home Wednesday night said Pelasara would not be making any statement until the body has been identified.

Behl has not been since she left her dormitory room exactly one month ago, taking only her cell phone, a small amount of cash, a student ID and her car keys. She told her roommate she would be back in a few hours.

The teen's car was found two weeks later, less than two miles from her dorm. Her license plates had been replaced with Ohio plates reported stolen several weeks before she disappeared.

A 38-year-old amateur photographer who was one of the last people to see Behl was questioned by police in her disappearance. Ben Fawley was arraigned last week on 16 counts of possession of child pornography and ordered held without bond.

Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Mike Jagels said authorities have found at least 30 videos on Fawley's computers depicting children as young as 1 in sexual acts. Neither Behl nor Fawley appear in any of the videos, Jagels said, and Fawley has not been charged in Behl's case.

According to Fawley's attorney, the photographer had a romantic relationship with the teen, and Jagels said the two had sex on several occasions.

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By KRISTEN GELINEAU
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RICHMOND, Va. - Remains found in woods in rural Virginia were positively identified Thursday as those of a missing Virginia Commonwealth University student, investigators said.

Richmond Police Chief Rodney Chief said identification of Taylor Behl, 17, was confirmed by dental records. No cause of death has been determined yet.

A task force investigating Behl's disappearance found the decomposed body in rural Mathews County on Wednesday - one month after the freshman vanished. The body was found off a dirt path that led from a county road.
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« Reply #8 on: Oct 7th, 2005, 09:27am »

BY MATHEW PAUST AND MATT SABO

MATHEWS -- The Mathews High School class of 2000 voted Erin Crabill "Most Unique."

Now she's at the periphery of the mystery surrounding the death of Virginia Commonwealth University student Taylor Behl, whose body was found in a shallow grave on land adjoining property owned by some of Crabill's family members.

Crabill was known by Benjamin Fawley, the man considered a suspect in Behl's death, according to friends and Fawley's Web log.

Fawley, a self-described amateur photographer, is in police custody, but not because of Behl's disappearance. Investigators following leads that he was seen with her the night she vanished arrested him after finding child pornography on a computer in his home. He is in a Richmond jail without bond.

Fawley had a romantic relationship with Behl, according to his attorney Chris Collins.

"We certainly believe that the strongest suspect they have already is in custody," said George Peterson, an attorney representing Behl's mother, Janet Pelasara.

Peterson said the parents of one of Fawley's former girlfriends owns a property next to the area where the remains were found. Police have been interviewing that woman, Monroe said.

"As far as I understand, Taylor has never been to that area - however, as you may know, Ben Fawley has been," Peterson said.

Peterson said he believes more than one person might have been involved in Behl's disappearance. Police dogs tracked the scent from Behl's car to the home of a 22-year-old employee of the Village Cafe, where Behl had dinner the night she disappeared, Peterson said. Fawley also worked at the cafe, Peterson said.

"It seems very coincidental and suspicious to me," Peterson said.

The man was charged with cocaine possession after police searched his apartment, Peterson said. He later took a polygraph test, and failed two sections: one in which he said he didn't know Behl, and one in which he said he'd never been in her car, Peterson said.

Other electronic evidence has proved central in the investigation of what happened to the 17-year-old Behl. She was active in several online communities, and investigators had quick access to her conversations with other Web users.

Fawley's cyber posts remained Thursday within view of the Web surfing public. In an Aug. 9 entry to his blog, he claimed that he had a two-year romantic relationship with Crabill while she lived in Richmond.

Repeated attempts to reach the Crabill family were unsuccessful on Thursday. On Wednesday, a female who answered the phone at the Crabill house declined to answer questions.

"Nobody here really wants to talk," she said.

Fawley's dispute with Crabill, according to his online journal, centered on some photos that he had on his Weblog that he took of Crabill.

He claims he had a verbal agreement with her that she was going to sell the photos to a Web site and that he would receive credit for them. But she broke the agreement, he wrote, by failing to give him credit for the photos after she sold them to the Web site.

Fawley also claimed Crabill harassed him by posting negative comments about him and "destroying" his work on his Web site.

In another online entry, Crabill is the subject of a two-page rambling diatribe posted by Fawley. Fawley claimed in the journal entry that Crabill had modeled for him and that their relationship soured.

She "was just playing with me personally and with my photography. She thought it was all just a joke," he wrote. He also claimed she hurt herself to garner attention.

In a news conference Thursday, Richmond Police Chief Rodney Monroe acknowledged that it would "not be incorrect" to say that Fawley was a suspect in Behl's death.

He also said an ex-girlfriend of the suspect led investigators to the property where Behl's body was found. He did not give the identity of the ex-girlfriend. She identified the area after seeing photos that had been posted on Fawley's Web site.

Monroe also said Fawley's ex-girlfriend is someone investigators had been talking to for weeks.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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xx Re: Taylor Behl has been found :(
« Reply #9 on: Oct 10th, 2005, 10:08am »

I FOUND THIS ON MYSPACE.COM! IT WAS POSTED AS A WARNING BULLETIN. IT JUST GOES TO SHOW YOU, YOU CAN TRUST VERY FEW PEOPLE YOU MEET ONLINE! IT IS SAD, BUT TAYLOR'S STORY HAS BEEN MY WAKE UP CALL!! MY HEART AND PRAYERS GO OUT TO TAYLOR'S FAMILY AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME!!


GIRL MURDERED by man she first met up online on MYSPACE !!!
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<b>GIRL MURDERED by man she first met up online on MYSPACE !!!</b>
Taylor Behl,a student from Virginia, has been found murdered. Her body turned up yesterday in a shallow grave and was confirmed to be that of Taylor Behl.The prime suspect, Ben Fawley claims to be an amateur photographer and is being held by authorities. <B>She has a MySpace page and to see the comments from people while she was missing right up to finding the body is pretty sad and intense.Keep in mind that there are over 30 million people on this network so the odds are pretty good that you'll interact with some psychos and possibly some predators along the way</b>(male or female). Just be careful and use common sense especially if you are female. I know 1st hand the amount of e-mails that women get every single day, half from guys posing as amateur photographers.

<b>Check out her My Space profile, which is still up and all the comments her friends have been leaving her from the day she disappeared up until today.

<a href="http://www.myspace.com/doowop" target="_blank">www.myspace.com/doowop</a>


<a href="http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendID=14148304&Mytoken=575F279A-1644-4C09-A24072A9F3C2932E453582890" target="_blank">Ben's MySpace profile</a>

Here is the story on the News:
<a href="http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,171446,00.html" target="_blank">http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,171446,00.htmlpage</a>
<a href="http://www.crimelibrary.com/criminal_mind/forensics/taylor_behl/3.html" target="_blank">http://www.crimelibrary.com/criminal_mind/forensics/taylor_behl/3.html</a>
<img src="http://myspace-053.vo.llnwd.net/00056/35/01/56261053_l.jpg">
BE SAFE .


please repost !!! (to include html links and photo click reply then copy and paste into your own bulletin board).
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xx Taylor Behl Would Have Been 18 Today
« Reply #10 on: Oct 13th, 2005, 07:31am »

VIENNA, Va. (AP) - Virginia Commonwealth University freshman Taylor Behl would have turned 18 Thursday, but instead of birthday cake and presents her family is planning to lay her to rest.
A viewing will take place Thursday and her funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the Church of the Holy Comforter. Both events will be in her hometown of Vienna, but they're not open to the public.

Behl's decomposed body was found last Wednesday in wooded area in rural Mathews County, Va. Her cause of death remains under investigation.

Behl had just started at the university in Richmond last month when she disappeared.

She was last seen around 10 p.m. Labor Day.

Amateur photographer Ben Fawley, 38, is one of the last people who saw Behl. He remains in jail on child pornography and firearms charges. He'll remain jailed until his Oct. 31 preliminary hearing
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xx Taylor Behl's Funeral Set for Friday
« Reply #11 on: Oct 14th, 2005, 07:44am »

VIENNA, Va. (AP) - Family and friends of the once-missing Virginia Commonwealth University freshman are preparing their final farewells.

Funeral services for Taylor Behl will take place in her hometown of Vienna Friday, one day after she would have turned 18.

Services are being held at 11:00 a.m. at the Church of the Holy Comforter, 543 Beulah Road, NE.

Behl was found dead last Wednesday in a wooded area in rural Mathews County, Va. Her cause of death remains under investigation.

Behl had just started her first year at VCU when she went missing.

Thirty-eight-year-old amateur photographer Ben Fawley is considered a suspect in the case, although he's not been charged. He's in custody for other charges including child pornography and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon.

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xx Suspect: Behl's Death an Accident
« Reply #12 on: Oct 15th, 2005, 8:07pm »

The case that started out as a missing person report and is now a mysterious death continues to capture the attention of the nation and the Richmond region. Although the case has not officially been ruled a murder, police officials continue to aggressively investigate the death of Taylor Behl.

Various reports are now saying the suspect Ben Fawley, 38, of Richmond has admitted to being with Behl on the night she died. According to local reports, Fawley, against the advice of his attorney Chris Collins, spoke with investigators and told them he accidentally choked her during an intimate encounter. The two were in her car in Mathews County when this occured.

Reports say that Fawley told the police that he panicked and dumped her body in a ravine.

The Richmond Police Department did not return calls concerning these events. Richmond.com will continue to follow this breaking story.

Behl is the 17-year-old Virginia Commonwealth University freshman who was last seen alive in Richmond on Sept. 5. She was laid to rest on Friday, the day after what would have been her 18th birthday.

On Oct. 11, the multi-jurisdictional task force that is handling the investigation asked the Mathews County residents for help in their ongoing death investigation. Although Fawley's alleged admission has shed some light on the case, police are still asking for help.

According to a press release issued to the media on Oct. 11, investigators are "specifically interested in the sightings of the following items between the dates of Sept. 5 to Sept. 17:"

A white Ford Escort (pictured above)

The investigators are asking details of when and where the vehicle was spotted and a description of the driver.
Tip Line at (804) 514-8477 or the State Police at 1-800-582-8350.

Police still do not have the cause of death of Behl and are awaiting the medical examiner's report.

In other news concerning Behl's death, the Richmond Police Department has charged Fawley with possession of a firearm while a convicted felon. The warrant was served Friday, Sept. 30.

Virginia law prohibits a police department from releasing prior criminal history.

The charge stems from the Department's continued focused and aggressive investigation. The investigation has established that Fawley was in possession of firearms prior to Behl being reported missing. Fawley, who has not been charged in the Behl case but is now being considered a suspect, is also being held on 16 counts of possession of child pornography, which are unrelated to the Behl case.

Although numerous media outlets are reporting that Fawley used his credit card to puchase gas in New Kent Coutny the night Behl disappeared, Richmond Police remain silent.

"That's part of the investigation and at this time I cannot confirm that," RPD spokeswoman Cynthia Price told Richmond.com Thursday.

On Oct. 5, the Richmond Police Department confirmed that the body discovered in Mathews County was that of Behl's.

Ron Brown, a detective with the RPD, informed Richmond.com that the medical examiner made the conclusion on Thursday afternoon. Dental records were used to identify the badly decomposing corpse.

Behl's body was discovered in a shallow grave roughly 75 miles east of Richmond. The Vienna-native's disappearance one month ago led to a massive investigation between the VCU Police Department, the Richmond Police and the FBI.

When told of the discovery, Behl's mother, Janet Pelasara, told reporters that she believed the remains found were those of her daughter.

"I'm sure you can imagine the shock and horror I feel knowing that the body found is most likely my baby's," Pelasara said at news conference outside of her home in Vienna.

Numerous local news sources had reported when the body was found that the clothes on the body matched the same ones Behl was wearing the night she disappeared.

The Behl family's attorney, George Peterson, told a local news source that pictures of the area where the body was discovered were found on the computer of Fawley, an amateur photographer who lived in the Fan District near VCU.

Peterson also suggested the possibility that more than one person was involved in Behl's disappearance, a local news source said. He said the Behl family was making funeral arrangements for this week.

The Behl story has gained national attention on CNN and NBC's "Dateline." The case of another missing Richmonder, 17-year-old Monica Rose Sharp, who went missing shortly after Behl, has not garnered the attention of the Behl case.

The local and national attention has had an impact on the Richmond Police media relations team. According to Price, in September 2004, the department received 235 media inquiries compared to 603 in 2005 ( a 157 percent increase). In addition, there have been 73 interview requests this year as opposed to nine last year (a 711 percent increase).

At the scene of the investigation on Oct. 5, Richmond Police Chief Rodney Monroe credited two chief VCU Police investigators for finding the body through a tip.

The tip VCU police received, according to local reports, came from an ex-girlfriend of Fawley. Fawley recently confessed to his attorney, Chris Collins, that he and Behl had been in an "intimate" relationship.
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xx Taylor Behl's Mother Thinks Indictment is Coming
« Reply #13 on: Oct 17th, 2005, 08:46am »

McLean, Va - The mother of Vienna teenager Taylor Behl continues to speak out about her daughter's death.

Janet Pelasara says she feels Ben Fawley will be charged with killing Behl.

The Richmond Times Dispatch reported Friday that Fawley told police that Behl died accidentally when he restricted her breathing during an intimate encounter in her car in Mathews County, where her body was found.

Pelasara says it couldn't have been an accident and doesn't believe her daughter would have gone with Fawley willingly.

Pelasara says Fawley is known to have been violent with women in the past, especially those who have rejected him, as Behl allegedly did.

Police haven't charged anyone in Behl's death and the state medical examiner has yet to rule on how she died.
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xx Gag Order Issued for Grand Jury Witnesses in Behl
« Reply #14 on: Oct 18th, 2005, 09:16am »

Richmond, VA (AP) - A Richmond judge has signed a gag order on witnesses who testify before a grand jury hearing evidence in the death of college student Taylor Behl.

Grand jury proceedings are secret, but witnesses called before the panel typically are not prohibited from discussing their testimony after appearing.

The Richmond Times Dispatch reports that the order signed Monday by Judge Margaret Spencer legally binds the witnesses called before the panel.

The grand jury is expected to convene Wednesday for a second time to hear evidence in the case.

Behl, a 17-year-old Virginia Commonwealth University freshman from Vienna, disappeared from school on September 5th. Her body was found a month later in a ravine in Mathews County, about 70 miles east of Richmond.

No charges have been filed in Behl's death.

Richmond Police Chief Rodney Monroe said last week he would request a gag order in the case after the media reported alleged details from a police interview of a Richmond man said to be a suspect in the case.

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