Virginia Tech student charged in death of 13-year-old girl

A Virginia Tech student has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a 13-year-old girl whose remains were found in North Carolina.

Blacksburg, Virginia, police said late Saturday that Nicole Madison Lovell's body was found in Surrey County, North Carolina.

Earlier Saturday, police arrested David Eisenhauer, an 18-year-old Virginia Tech freshman from Columbia, Maryland, and charged him with abduction. He was charged with murder once the girl's remains were found.

Lovell's family says she pushed a dresser in front of her bedroom door and climbed out a window Tuesday night or Wednesday morning.

Eisenhauer is being held without bond at Montgomery County jail.

Police say Lovell's remains will be sent to the medical examiner's office in Roanoke, Virginia for an autopsy.


This version of the story corrects the spelling of Eisenhauer.