Just after midnight on Wednesday January 27, 13-year-old Nicole Lovell was reported missing. According to CNN, Lovell’s mother noticed that her daughter’s bedroom door was barricaded and her “Minions” blanket was missing as well.
Virginia Tech students David Eisenhauer, 18, and Natalie Keepers, 19, are now under investigation as they allegedly planned Lovell’s death over a meal at the Cook Out in Blacksburg, Virginia.
Communication through social media between Lovell and Eisenhauer on the day Lovell went missing was found by police. Three days later Lovell’s body was found in North Carolina. On that same day Lovell’s “Minions” blanket was found when police searched the premises of Keepers’ boyfriend’s house. Eisenhauer was arrested although he denied involvement in the death of the 13-year-old.
There has not been an official motive for Lovell’s murder, but investigators believe that their was an illegal relation between Lovell and Eisenhauer which Lovell was going to expose.
CNN stated that Eisenhauer is accused of abduction and murder and is scheduled for a preliminary hearing on March 28. Keepers is accused of being an accessory to murder before and after the fact as well as concealing a body.