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Virginia Tech Athlete Charged With Abduction and Murder of 13-Year-Old Girl


An 18-year-old Virginia Tech student has been charged with the abduction and murder of 13-year-old Nicole Madison Lovell.

According to The Roanoke Times, Lovell had been missing since Wednesday and her remains were found near NC Highway 89, which is just inside the North Carolina border. Days later they arrested Virginia Tech's David Edmond Eisenhauer. He was charged with abduction but once Lovell's remains were found, the charges of first-degree murder came.

Eisenhauer was a Virginia Tech freshman on the cross country team.

"In the case of a felony arrest, the university has the authority to place a student on interim suspension," a Virginia Tech spokesperson said. "The entire Virginia Tech community extends its support to Nicole's family and friends."

A second Tech student was also charged with helping Eisenhauer dispose of Lovell's body. Natalie Keepers allegedly helped the track start after Lovell was murdered. 

"Eisenhauer used his relationship to his advantage, to abduct and then kill her," Blacksburg police chief Anthony Wilson said. 

More details to come.