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...
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.