The county's commonwealth's attorney, Jack Gill, said Fawley was indicted on a first degree murder charge. "I don't want to go into any of the evidence in the case," he told reporters outside the courthouse.
Behl was found dead on Oct. 5, one month after she was reported missing from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Fawley, 38, is currently being held in a Richmond jail on unrelated child pornography and firearm charges. He was one of the last people to see Behl the night she disappeared, and his attorney has said the two had a romantic relationship.
Behl, a VCU freshman and Vienna, Va., resident was last seen Labor Day. Her body was found about 70 miles east of the downtown campus.