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Taylor Behl

Exposing Erin — Crime Library exclusive

By Steve Huff

The following quote is from an article written by reporter Jim Nolan for the Richmond Times-Dispatch on October 5, 2005, titled, Behl task force investigates body in Mathews County:

An ex-girlfriend of a man interviewed in connection with the disappearance of Taylor Marie Behl yesterday led investigators to a Mathews County farm where police discovered the severely decomposed remains of an unidentified person, law-enforcement sources told The Times-Dispatch...

Erin Crabill
Erin Crabill

The ex-girlfriend, 23-year-old Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) student and freelance model Erin Crabill, later wrote this to me in an e-mail:

If they found Taylor's phone on her...It makes me cry every time thinking that she was out back of my parent's house (not a league from the property line) with her phone ringing for days. She's so lonely out there(...)She was so close [to the house], but not close enough. She's abandoned and maybe no one will find her but her phone is ringing...

Erin Crabill's relationship with Ben Fawley, the 38-year-old man incarcerated in Richmond, Virginia on child pornography charges and also suspected by many of having a hand in the death of 17-year-old VCU freshman Taylor Behl, was brief, but intense.

Page 2 — The many Ben Fawleys

Page 3 — Fawley harasses Erin

Page 4 — Fear sets in

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