A 13-year-old girl who was last seen on January 27 has tragically been found dead in Virginia. Nicole Madison Lovell is thought to have climbed out of her window in Blacksburg sometime between midnight and 7 a.m. Her family found a dresser pressed up against her bedroom door. In a Facebook post
on January 30, Lovell's father, David said that his daughter had been found dead. He wrote, "Devastated to learn that my daughter has been found dead! I'm so in shock I know nothing more to say, I'm broken!"
On January 30, police announced that 18-year-old David Eisenhauer
had been arrested in relation to the girl's disappearance. He is a star athlete and engineering student at Virginia Tech.
Speaking to the Roanoke Times,
Lovell's mother, Tammy Weeks, simply said, "It just not a good time right now." The newspaper reports that Lovell's family believe that she climbed out a window at here Lantern Ridge apartment complex. The teenager has a liver condition that requires daily medication. She was last active on her Facebook page
on the morning of January 26. The Times notes
that Lovell was "participating in several “teen dating” Facebook groups."
Here are the photos that celebrate the life of a teenager who left us far too soon: