Missing teen found dead; two Virginia Tech students charged

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Mug shots courtesy of the Blacksburg Police: David Eisenhauer (left), Natalie Keepers (right)

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(January 31, 2016) – Two Virginia Tech students have been charged in connection with the abduction and murder of a 13-year-old girl.

Blacksburg Police say Natalie Keepers, 19, is being held without bond at the Montgomery County Jail on one felony count of improper disposal of a dead body and one misdemeanor count of accessory after the fact in the commission of a felony.

Another Virginia Tech student, David Eisenhauer, 18, is being held at the county jail on one count of first-degree murder and one count of abduction.

Nicole Madison Lovell’s remains were found Saturday in North Carolina about 100 miles from her Blacksburg  home, Chief Anthony Wilson said.

Blacksburg Police believe that Eisenhauer and Lovell were acquainted prior to her disappearance. They believe that Eisenhauer used his relationship to his advantage to abduct the 13-year-old girl and then kill her. Police say Keepers helped Eisenhauer dispose of the body.

Police didn’t give a motive or say how Lovell died.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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