“I don’t want to comment specifically on what evidence there may be,” Pettitt said. “We’re gathering a lot of it and the medical examiner’s report will be a very important part of that."
“This has been an extremely fast-paced investigation in just the past 12 hours,” Wilson said.
Wilson did not directly answer whether Eisenhauer is the only known suspect in the investigation. He said Eisenhauer has not confessed involvement in Lovell’s death and that he did not give police information that led to the discovery of her body. Instead, law enforcement found her remains through a series of tips, some of which came from law enforcement agencies and social media.
Virginia Tech has suspended Eisenhauer, an engineering major, while the athletics department has deleted his profile from its website.