Police seek public's help in murder investigation

Published On: Jan 30 2013 04:09:51 PM EST   Updated On: Jan 17 2013 12:05:34 PM EST

Christian Murphy (left) and Taylor Uhl


Titusville police investigating a homicide are asking for the public’s assistance in the Jacksonville area.

The body of Michelle Chappell was found Sunday in her home at 230 Avilez Boulevard in Titusville.

The investigation led detectives to the Brunswick, Ga., area, where a gold four-door Nissan Maxima fled from the Camden County Sheriff’s Office. The vehicle crashed and killed Christian Murphy, 21, the primary suspect in the Chappell killing.

The driver of the vehicle was a 15-year-old girl, Taylor Uhl. She has been charged with first-degree homicide by vehicle, fleeing and attempting to elude police, and theft by receiving stolen property.

Detectives said they believe that the gold Nissan might have ran out of gas on Interstate 95 in the Jacksonville area and a Good Samaritan stopped to assist them by providing enough gas to start their vehicle and then following them to a nearby gas station to buy them gas.

If you or someone you know may have helped these two individuals, call the Titusville Police Department at 321-264-7800 or Detective Allen Davies at 321-264-7835.

Anyone with any information on this case can also call CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).


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