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Virginia girl, 13, was stabbed to death, according to prosecutor

Virginia girl, 13, was stabbed to death, according to prosecutor

— Authorities say Nicole Lovell, a 13-year-old Virginia girl believed to have been abducted and killed by an 18-year-old Virginia Tech student from Maryland, was stabbed to death on Jan. 27 — the day her family discovered her missing from her Blacksburg home.

Mary Pettitt, the commonwealth's attorney for Montgomery County, where Blacksburg is located, revealed the preliminary results from an autopsy at a news conference Tuesday afternoon. Police also announced that charges were upgraded against a second Virginia Tech student from Maryland who they believe helped dump the girl's body off a highway in North Carolina.

Natalie Keepers, 19, of Laurel, is now charged...

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