Two charged in Blacksburg homicide investigation



BLACKSBURG – A current and a former Virginia Tech student have been charged in connection with a Blacksburg homicide.

According to a press release from Blacksburg Police Department Lt. Nathan O’Dell, Jessica Michelle Ewing, 22, and Keifer Kyle Brown, 23, were arrested Monday morning. Both are from Blacksburg.

Ewing is charged with murder, while Brown is charged with being an accessory after the fact. Both are being held without bond at Montgomery County Jail.

Authorities are not releasing information on the murder victim or circumstances surrounding the case; however, Roanoke media are reporting that a search warrant identified the victim as Samanata Shrestha, also a Virginia Tech student.

The university confirmed Ewing is currently enrolled there. Brown graduated last year. Both live off campus and are former members of Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets, according to Virginia Tech.

A 2004 Mercedes being sought in connection with the investigation was found abandoned in Montgomery County around 10 a.m. Monday.

A citizen tipped off authorities as to the location of the car.



4 Responses to Two charged in Blacksburg homicide investigation

  1. Billy Broadwell

    February 11, 2014 at 4:22 pm

    I’d like the general assembly to find one more law in Virginia that tells me I can’t do something on Sunday. It don’t make sense to tell someone they can’t do something on any day of the week. Billy Broadwell…Giles Co.

  2. oopsidaisy

    February 11, 2014 at 4:49 pm

    Billy, I believe you posted on the wrong article?

  3. what

    February 11, 2014 at 8:18 pm

    Your comment makes no sense to this article. But hey I see you are from Giles so that speaks volumes. Anyway you live in the bible belt. Whether you recognize it or not is of no consequence. Lots of bible beaters think all you should do is go to church on Sunday and if they want to make that a law not much you nor I could do about it.

  4. whatever

    February 12, 2014 at 10:39 am

    Billy didn`t mention religion …….
    Considering your “blast” of Billy you must be from the north. :)

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