Missing woman found dead in Walmart parking lot, police investigating

Alexa Randolph was last seen at her apartment in Morgantown on Thursday afternoon, police said. (Morgantown Police Department)

A West Virginia woman who disappeared last week has been found dead in the "cargo area" of her vehicle in a Walmart parking lot, authorities said Sunday.

Alexa Randolph, 32, was last seen Thursday afternoon at her apartment in Morgantown, the Morgantown Police Department said in a news release. Attempts to contact Randolph were unsuccessful and her vehicle, a white 2018 Ford Escape, was missing.

Detectives investigating Randolph's disappearance found her vehicle around 4 p.m. Friday in the parking lot of a Walmart on Hornbeck Road, according to police. Investigators discovered a body in the "cargo area" of the vehicle. Police said the body was identified as Randolph.

A cause of death was pending the results of an autopsy.

No further details were immediately provided.


Police are continuing to investigate and have asked anyone with information about the incident to contact the Morgantown Police Department at 304-284-7522 extension 0.

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