Blacksburg Police have arrested two engineering students from Virginia Tech in connection with the death of a 13-year-old girl.
The girl went missing last week from her Virginia home sending the police on a four-day search. Talking to reporters, Blacksburg Police said that 18-year-old David Eisenhauer was arrested Saturday and charged with first-degree murder and abduction in the death of Nicole Madison Lovell.
The police also arrested 19-year-old Natalie Keepers of Laurel, Maryland on Sunday. Keepers faces charges of improper disposal of a body and being accessory in the commission of a felony.
The duo are being held without bond at the Montgomery County Jail. A spokesman for the Blacksburg Police Department said it would become clear on Monday when the two would be produced in the court. According to police, they have enough evidence to prove that Eisenhauer and Lovell knew each other before she disappeared.
"Eisenhauer used this relationship to his advantage to abduct the 13-year-old and then kill her. Keepers helped Eisenhauer dispose of Nicole's body," Blacksburg police said in a statement.
Meanwhile, the probe in this matter continued on Sunday as a state police search and recovery team searched a pond on the Virginia Tech Campus. Police Spokeswoman Corrinne Geller did not reval what officials were trying to find from the pond.
The remains of Lovell were located by Virginia State Police on Saturday afternoon in Surry County, North Carolina, just over the Virginia border. Hours later, police arrested Eisenhauer, a freshman from Columbia, Maryland.
Blacksburg Police Chief Anthony Wilson told The Roanoke Times that Eisenhauer was yet to admit his involvement in Lovell's death. Eisenhauer was initially charged with abduction but the police decided to charge him with murder once the girl's remains were found.