Monongalia Co. deputies continue death investigation of Alexa Randolph after autopsy rules death as homicide

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UPDATE (2/5/21 11:11 a.m.)

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -– The Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office issued an update on Friday regarding the death of the Morgantown woman whose body was found inside of her own vehicle at a Walmart parking lot last week, saying that an autopsy has confirmed her cause of death as a homicide.

In the release, deputies said that Monongalia County Sheriff’s Detectives were present for Alexa Randolph’s autopsy that was performed at the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner in Charleston on Monday. The Medical Examiner officially ruled Randolph’s death as a homicide and the official report listing the manner of death is currently pending, deputies said.

The release stated that throughout this week, evidence obtained during the investigation, including the victim’s car, have been taken to the West Virginia State Police Crime Lab for analysis.

According to the release, investigators from the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office and Morgantown Police Department are continuing to follow leads to further this investigation. Detectives have also received assistance from the Granville Police Department, the release stated.

Deputies are asking anyone with any information about the disappearance and death of Alexa Randolph to contact the Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office Detectives at 304-291-7218.


UPDATE (2/1/21 1:53 p.m.):

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The Monongalia County Sheriff’s Office has released new information in the death of a Morgantown woman whose body was found in her vehicle at the Hornbeck Road Walmart.

According to a press release, the Morgantown Police Department found the body of Alexa Randolph, 32, on Jan. 29.

Randolph was previously reported as missing on Jan. 28.

The sheriff’s office said the case is being investigated as a homicide.

The sheriff’s office said it is taking the lead in the investigation to avoid potential jurisdictional issues.

Anyone with information on Randolph’s disappearance or death is asked to contact the sheriff’s office at 304-291-7218.


UPDATE (1/31/21 2:00 p.m.)

Morgantown Police Department confirmed the body found in a Walmart parking lot as Alexa Randolph.

On Jan. 29, 2021 at approximately 4:00 p.m., Detectives from the Morgantown Police Department located the vehicle belonging to Alexa Randolph at the Walmart parking lot on Hornbeck Road, according to a press release.

The release states an investigation resulted in a body discovered in the cargo area of the vehicle. That the body was identified as Alexa Randolph.

The body was sent to the Medical Examiner’s office to determine cause of death. The incident is under investigation and anyone with information is asked to contact the Morgantown Police Department at 304-284-7522 extension 0.


ORIGINAL (1/29/21 2:00 p.m.)

CORRECTION: The original release from Morgantown Police incorrectly stated that the license plate on Alexa Randolph’s vehicle was a West Virginia license plate. The license plate on her vehicle is from Pennsylvania.

Police are asking for the public’s help in locating a Morgantown woman who was reported missing on Thursday night.

A press release from the Morgantown Police Department stated that officers received a call reporting a missing person at approximately 10:30 p.m. on Thursday.

The release stated that officers were advised that Alexa M. Randolph was last seen at 2:45 p.m. on Thursday at her apartment on Overdale Street in Morgantown. Officers said that attempts to contact Randolph were unsuccessful, and her vehicle has not been located. Randolph’s vehicle is a white 2018 Ford Escape bearing Pennsylvania Registration LGY1626, according to the release.

The release stated that the case is being actively investigated by detectives of the Morgantown Police Department. Any person who may have been in contact with Randolph or knows of her whereabouts is being asked to contact the Morgantown Police Department at 304-284-7522 extension 0.

Officers have released two photos of Randolph to help in locating her.

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