Joint task force to discuss the 2009 murder of VT students

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CHRISTIANSBURG, Va. (WFXR) — A joint task force investigating the 2009 murders of 19-year-old David Metzler and 18-year-old Heidi Childs has scheduled a news conference to discuss the case.

Metzler and Childs were sophomores at Virginia Tech when they were killed in the parking lot of Caldwell Fields in Montgomery County.

According to officials, the couple had traveled to an isolated parking lot off of Craig Creek Road sometime between 8:25 and 10:00 p.m. on August 29, 2009, and were brutally murdered.

Both students were accomplished athletes, played guitar and sang, and came from close-knit families from Campbell and Bedford counties.

On Friday, local, state, and federal law enforcement will provide and investigative overview and update on the active investigation.

Both of the families are expected to give remarks at the press conference.

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