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Missing girl's remains found in N.C.; Virginia Tech student charged

Posted January 30, 2016 10:47 p.m. EST
Updated January 30, 2016 11:09 p.m. EST

The remains of 13-year-old Nicole Madison Lovell, who was last seen in Blacksburg, Va. on Wednesday, were located at about 4 p.m. along Rough 89 in Surry County. 
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— The remains of a Virginia girl who had been missing for four days were found in North Carolina Saturday afternoon.

The remains of 13-year-old Nicole Madison Lovell, who was last seen in Blacksburg, Va. on Wednesday, were located at about 4 p.m. along Route 89 in Surry County. Her remains will be transported to the Office of the Medical Examiner in Roanoke, Va. For autopsy and examination, authorities said.

“We still have a great deal to do as there are multiple interviews to conduct and evidence to be collected and analyzed as we reconstruct the timeline of events leading up to Nicole’s tragic death,” said Blacksburg Police Chief Anthony Wilson.

On Friday night, the search for Lovell led investigators to 18-year-old Virginia Tech student David E. Eisenhauer.

Eisenhauer, a Maryland native who was living in Blacksburg, Va., was charged with one count of felony abduction, and first-degree murder. He was being held without bond at the Montgomery County Jail.