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2 arrested after Virginia Tech student's homicide
One Nepalese Student Killed and 2 Arrested after Virginia Tech student's homicide

22-year-old Jessica Michelle Ewing was arrested Monday. Ewing is charged with second-degree murder. Virginia Tech officials confirmed that Ewing is currently enrolled at the university.

23-year-old Keifer Kyle Brown is charged with accessory after the fact "by receiving, relieving, comforting or assisting Jessica Ewing after knowing that such person had committed a completed felony." Brown is a 2013 Virginia Tech graduate.

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According to an arrest warrant, the victim is Samanata Shrestha. She was a Virginia Tech student and a member of Epsilon Sigma Alpha, a service organization.

Brown and Ewing are being held at the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Jail without bond. 

Both Ewing and Brown are former members of the Virginia Tech Corps of Cadets. Lt. Col. Don Russell said the Corps found out about the murder, and the alleged involvement of the former corps members, through social media.

Ewing and Brown both lived off-campus, according to the Virginia Tech Police Department.

The murder investigation began Sunday. Around 10 a.m. Monday, the Blacksburg Police Department recovered an abandoned black 2004 Mercedes linked to the homicide. Investigators asked for the public's help in finding the car earlier Monday. A citizen called Monday morning after spotting the car.

Investigators have not released any other details about the investigation.

Virginia Tech is offering counseling for the university community. Here is the news release:

Noon: Blacksburg Police have arrested two individuals for the alleged murder of a Blacksburg resident. The suspects, Jessica Michelle Ewing and Keifer Kyle Brown are in custody. There is no immediate threat to the university community.

One suspect is a Virginia Tech student; the other is a recent graduate. The suspects live off campus in the Town of Blacksburg.

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