Saturday, August 29, 2009

Peace of national forest shattered by murders

What to write about such a tragedy? Two Virginia Tech students were shot to death in a campground 15 miles from the Tech campus in the Jefferson National Forest.

The shock of the story has gone nationwide as this Fox News posting shows:
Two Virginia Tech students were found shot to death at a forest campground that is a popular campus hangout, and police have "several persons of interest" but haven't yet identified a suspect or revealed a motive.

The bodies of David Lee Metzler, 19, of Lynchburg and Heidi Lynn Childs, 18, of Forest were discovered early Thursday by a passerby at Jefferson National Forest, Montgomery County Sheriff's Lt. Brian Wright said. Both had been shot.
Heidi Childs was a home school student from a large family. Both students were sophomores at Tech. Sadly, police at this time seem to think the murders were random.

Too bad places like that cannot be safe. Prayers to these families....

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