Virginia Tech statement on ongoing investigation of missing Blacksburg resident
The student arrested is David Eisenhauer of Columbia, Maryland, a freshman majoring in engineering. In the case of a felony arrest, the university has the authority to place a student on immediate interim suspension.
The entire Virginia Tech community extends its support to Nicole’s family and friends. The university is also reaching out to our campus community and the greater New River Valley community who may be affected by the events that have occurred over the several days.
Blacksburg Police continues to lead this ongoing investigation and the university will assist law enforcement agencies working the case in any way it can. The Virginia Tech Police Department has been actively involved in the search and investigation, and over the past 36 hours, hundreds of students in the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets as well as students and researchers conducting autonomous aircraft (or drone) research have assisted in the search.