Homicide

Grand jury to meet on students charged in Virginia slaying

  • FILE - This January 2016, file photo provided by Blacksburg Police Department shows Virginia Tech student Natalie Keepers, who was arrested in connection with the death of Nicole Lovell. A grand jury in Christiansburg is expected to hear evidence in the case against David Eisenhauer and Keepers on Tuesday, July 26, 2016.  Eisenhauer is charged with kidnapping and first-degree murder in the death of Nicole Lovell last January. Keepers is charged with being an accessory to kidnapping and murder and with helping hide the body. (Blacksburg Police Department via AP, File) (Blacksburg Police Department via AP, File)

    FILE - This January 2016, file photo provided by Blacksburg Police Department shows Virginia Tech student Natalie Keepers, who was arrested in connection with the death of Nicole Lovell. A grand jury in Christiansburg is expected to hear evidence in the case against David Eisenhauer and Keepers on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Eisenhauer is charged with kidnapping and first-degree murder in the death of Nicole Lovell last January. Keepers is charged with being an accessory to kidnapping and murder and with helping hide the body. (Blacksburg Police Department via AP, File) (Blacksburg Police Department via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Blacksburg Police Department shows Virginia Tech student David Eisenhauer, who was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Nicole Lovell. A grand jury in Christiansburg is expected to hear evidence in the case against Eisenhauer and Natalie Keepers on Tuesday, July 26, 2016.  Eisenhauer is charged with kidnapping and first-degree murder in the death of Nicole Lovell last January. Keepers is charged with being an accessory to kidnapping and murder and with helping hide the body. (Blacksburg Police Department via AP, File)

    FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Blacksburg Police Department shows Virginia Tech student David Eisenhauer, who was charged with first-degree murder in the death of Nicole Lovell. A grand jury in Christiansburg is expected to hear evidence in the case against Eisenhauer and Natalie Keepers on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Eisenhauer is charged with kidnapping and first-degree murder in the death of Nicole Lovell last January. Keepers is charged with being an accessory to kidnapping and murder and with helping hide the body. (Blacksburg Police Department via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - This January 2016, file photo provided by Blacksburg Police Department shows Virginia Tech student Natalie Keepers, who was arrested in connection with the death of Nicole Lovell. A grand jury in Christiansburg is expected to hear evidence in the case against David Eisenhauer and Keepers on Tuesday, July 26, 2016.  Eisenhauer is charged with kidnapping and first-degree murder in the death of Nicole Lovell last January. Keepers is charged with being an accessory to kidnapping and murder and with helping hide the body. (Blacksburg Police Department via AP, File) (Blacksburg Police Department via AP, File)

    FILE - This January 2016, file photo provided by Blacksburg Police Department shows Virginia Tech student Natalie Keepers, who was arrested in connection with the death of Nicole Lovell. A grand jury in Christiansburg is expected to hear evidence in the case against David Eisenhauer and Keepers on Tuesday, July 26, 2016. Eisenhauer is charged with kidnapping and first-degree murder in the death of Nicole Lovell last January. Keepers is charged with being an accessory to kidnapping and murder and with helping hide the body. (Blacksburg Police Department via AP, File) (Blacksburg Police Department via AP, File)  (The Associated Press)

A grand jury is preparing to meet to determine whether two former Virginia Tech students should be indicted in the killing of a 13-year-old girl.

A grand jury in Christiansburg is expected to hear evidence in the case against David Eisenhauer and Natalie Keepers on Tuesday.

Eisenhauer is charged with kidnapping and first-degree murder in the death of Nicole Lovell last January. Keepers is charged with being an accessory to kidnapping and murder and with helping hide the body.

Prosecutors haven't discussed a possible motive.

A friend of Eisenhauer told The Roanoke Times that Eisenhauer texted him about meeting a girl at a party and later learning she was underage. Bryce Dustin said Eisenhauer feared she would "expose" him and asked if Dustin knew where he could hide a body.