Virginia Tech cross-country runner David Eisenhauer was charged on Saturday with the abduction and murder of a 13-year-old girl, according to the Roanoke Times.
Nicole Madison Lovell’s remains were discovered in Surry County, North Carolina, after she had been reported missing on Wednesday.
Blacksburg police chief Anthony Wilson did not comment on the relationship between the two, but said there was significant evidence that led to the arrest.
“This was a huge investigation that involved, unfortunately, taking apart the life of a 13-year-old and figuring out where she was and who she had come in contact with,” Wilson said. “I’m not going to go into all the specific pieces of it, but when the pieces did come together, Mr. Eisenhauer was identified.”
Eisenhauer has been placed on immediate interim suspension by the school and his profile has been removed from the Virginia Tech athletics website.
A second Virginia Tech student, Natalie Marie Keepers, has been arrested in connection to the murder. She is a sophomore at the school.