Nicole Lovell, the 13-year-old Virginia girl who disappeared on January 27, was allegedly stabbed to death by a Virginia Tech student. Prosecutors believe she was likely murdered on the day she went missing.
— People Magazine (@people) February 2, 2016
On January 30, Virginia Tech student David Eisenhauer was arrested and charged with abduction in the disappearance of Nicole Lovell. When her body was found later that day, his charges were upgraded to both abduction and murder.
On January 31, a second Virginia Tech student was arrested and charged in the Nicole Lovell case. Natalie Keepers was initially charged with one felony count of improper disposal of a dead body and one misdemeanor count of accessory after the fact in the commission of a felony. Her charges have since been upgraded to include accessory before the fact to first-degree murder.
During a press conference on Tuesday, Nicole Lovell's mother, Tammy Weeks, read a prepared statement. She explained her daughter often went by the nickname "Coley."
"Coley had a passion for pandas, music, dancing, dreamed of being on American Idol someday," Weeks said. "Her favorite color was blue. Nicole was a very lovable person. Nicole touched many people throughout her short life."
Unable to continue with her statement because she broke down in tears, a nearby man read the remainder of Tammy Weeks's statement.
"Our hearts still ache in sadness and secret tears still flow," he read. "What it meant to lose you, no one will ever know."
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) February 2, 2016
There hasn't yet been any word about the details leading up to Nicole Lovell's murder. An earlier report indicated David Eisenhauer and Nicole Lovell were 'acquainted' prior to her murder, but no specifics have been released.
Sadly the family of this 13-year-old are now making preparations to lay Nicole Lovell to rest.