Former VT students indicted after girl’s body found in Surry County; Eisenhauer faces new charge

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Suspects on right: David E. Eisenhauer and Natalie Marie Keepers face charges in connection to the death of 13-year-old Nicole Madison Lovell (pictured left).

MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va. — The former Virginia Tech student accused of killing a 13-year-old girl and dumping her body in Surry County is now facing a new charge, according to WDBJ.

David Eisenhauer was charged Tuesday with concealing a body. A grand jury also indicted Eisenhauer on Tuesday for kidnapping and first-degree murder in the death of Nicole Lovell in January.

Natalie Keepers, also a former VT student, was indicted by the grand jury on charges of being an accessory before the fact and concealment.

Nicole went missing after midnight on Jan. 27 and her body was found in a wooded area in Surry County days later. Police arrested Eisenhauer on Jan. 30.

Investigators said they believe Eisenhauer had an inappropriate relationship with Nicole, a law enforcement official said. The girl was planning to expose their relationship, the official said, and investigators think this was the motive for killing her.

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