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‘Always Go Overkill’

Posted on | May 21, 2016 | 11 Comments

Left to right: David Eisenhauer, Nicole Lovell, Natalie Keepers.

The murder of 13-year-old Nicole Lovell in January was a chilling reminder of the dangers of providing young people unrestricted Internet access. This was every parent’s worst nightmare come true:

Nicole’s mother said her daughter was the target of bullying at Blacksburg Middle School, had grappled with health problems and frequently poured her sadness out online, where she sought solace and drew the attention of young men. Authorities said that was where the vulnerable teen encountered [David] Eisenhauer, then 18.

The case against Eisenhauer and his accused accomplice Natalie Keepers is like a Criminal Minds episode. New details of the case emerged Friday:

Nicole Lovell slipped out her bedroom window on a cold January night, seeking the promise of a romantic walk in the woods. The 13-year-old grabbed her cellphone and her “Minions” blanket, nurturing a dream of running away with the trim Virginia Tech athlete she had met online.
The secret rendezvous with freshman David Eisenhauer was a ruse, police testified Friday, part of an elaborate plan he hatched with a close friend to kill the middle school student and keep his inappropriate relationship with her from becoming public. His friend Natalie Keepers also had a sinister motivation, a police detective testified, recounting how Keepers told police that she was a “sociopath-in-training” and that the secrecy and intrigue surrounding the murder plot gave her “the best feeling.”
Along a dark country road, in a swath of woods Eisenhauer and Keepers had scouted for the crime, police said, Eisenhauer stabbed the girl to death, blood staining the snow.
Detectives testified in a preliminary hearing Friday that the two Virginia Tech students believed they had planned a perfect crime. They shut off their cellphones; they hid the knife in the woods; they tossed Nicole’s belongings in a dumpster and a raging river; and they bathed her body with cleaning wipes before dumping it in North Carolina.
And they believed they would get away with it. Police said that Eisenhauer told Keepers that thousands of children go missing every year and are never found.
“It will never be traced,” Eisenhauer said in a text message to Keepers, according to police. “Always go overkill when your life is on the line.”

You can read the whole thing. Nicole Lovell’s killers were evil people, but there are a lot of evil people in the world, and predators use the Internet to stalk their prey. Warn your children of this danger.



11 Responses to “‘Always Go Overkill’”

  1. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    May 21st, 2016 @ 4:47 am

    I am sure they are only sorry they got caught.

  2. M. Thompson
    May 21st, 2016 @ 6:11 am

    I hope one squeals like a pig to save his or her life.

    On the other hand, why would any sane young man desire a 13 year old? Thinking back to then, I was looking for someone to relate too, but not terribly hard.

  3. Steve Skubinna
    May 21st, 2016 @ 10:29 am

    What appalls me is that a person of whatever age would seek intimacy from strangers. That was one desperate and confused girl…

    Of course, what appalls me even more are predators who prey on the weak and vulnerable. Our society is filled with them.

  4. DeadMessenger
    May 21st, 2016 @ 11:08 am

    Our government is filled with them.

  5. Art Deco
    May 21st, 2016 @ 12:00 pm

    There are evil people in the world, but not many evil in this manner.

  6. RS
    May 21st, 2016 @ 12:14 pm

    None of my kids were allowed social media accounts until they’d gone off to college. The two older ones seldom post anything of significance now that they have the opportunity. The younger gets along fine without the obligatory Facebook account. The idea that middle school aged kids are running around unsupervised on the internet is appalling. Why parents cannot see all the problems such things can cause is beyond me.

  7. Robert What?
    May 21st, 2016 @ 12:25 pm

    Really really disturbing. I don’t know which is more horrific – the violent sociopath who preys on young girls, or the girlfriend who is drawn to a violent sociopath who preys on young girls.

  8. Steve Skubinna
    May 21st, 2016 @ 12:30 pm

    Politics attracts them.

    As does progressivism.

  9. DeadMessenger
    May 21st, 2016 @ 1:18 pm

    Crowder has a nice, kind of funny, commentary about Marxism, if you haven’t seen it:

  10. Steve Skubinna
    May 21st, 2016 @ 2:48 pm

    Good God.

    Nauseating how the video Crowder criticizes just glosses over Marx’s evil.

    “Okay, yeah, every time his policies have been implemented it’s lead to slavery and mass death, but…”

    Just substitute “Hitler” for “Marx” and nobody would take it seriously.

    Anyway, hadn’t seen that one yet, thanks.

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    May 21st, 2016 @ 11:12 pm

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