UPDATE: Lovell messaged Kik account tied to accused murderer

18-year-old Virginia Tech freshman David Eisenhauer is charged with kidnapping and murdering 13-year-old Blacksburg teenager Nicole Lovell. Photo courtesy of Blacksburg County Police
18-year-old Virginia Tech freshman David Eisenhauer is charged with kidnapping and murdering 13-year-old Blacksburg teenager Nicole Lovell. Photo courtesy of Blacksburg County Police
18-year-old Virginia Tech freshman David Eisenhauer is charged with kidnapping and murdering 13-year-old Blacksburg teenager Nicole Lovell. Photo courtesy of Blacksburg County Police

A search warrant obtained by The Roanoke Times connects David Eisenhauer to 13-year-old Blacksburg resident Nicole Lovell.

Eisenhauer, an 18-year-old Virginia Tech freshman from Columbia, Maryland, is charged with kidnapping and killing Lovell.

The FBI brought in a “cyber squad” agent to help investigate, contacting Kik app developers to request slain 13-year-old Lovell’s usage records on the app.

Through those records, investigators found Lovell used the name “Nicole_lovell_1514,” and had only communicated with one other user, “Dr_Tombstone,” in the days before her death.

Kik was the last social media account Lovell used before her death.

Records from the developer showed that “Dr_Tombstone” belonged to someone listed as “David A.”

Eisenhauer and his co-defendant, Virginia Tech sophomore Natalie Keepers, are expected to appear in court on March 28 in Montgomery County, Virginia.


Online News Editor, Maura Mazurowski

Maura Mazurowski, photo by Brooke MarshMaura is a junior cinema and journalism student. She’s interested in combining investigative journalism with filmmaking, and is a contributing writer for the online publications Elite Daily and Literally Darling. Before transferring to VCU, Maura was an editor for the student newspaper at Virginia Tech, the Collegiate Times. // Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn | Portfolio

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