Two charged in connection to body found near New River Trail


(WFXR) Galax, Va. – Two people have been taken into custody in Galax, charged with the murder of 20-year old Alexandra Dare Taylor.

Taylor’s body was discovered by hikers Wednesday, near a barn off the New River Trail.

20-year-old Kayla Fulton and 20-year-old Codie Fletcher face charges of murder, conspiracy to commit murder, and improper disposal of a human body.

Carroll County’s sheriff tells WFXR investigators arrested the two after the victim’s car was found at a home on the Grayson side of the city of Galax.

Investigators worked with Galax City Police after receiving a tip on the couple’s location.

After a brief pursuit Fulton and Fletcher were captured and taken before a magistrate judge.

Both are being held in the New River Valley Regional Jail without bond.

Carroll County’s sheriff says more charges are expected and the investigation is active.

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