MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Wednesday marks the 11th anniversary of the horrific murders of Heidi Childs and David Metzler.

State police held a news conference to say they are still actively looking for those responsible for killing the two Virginia Tech Students in the Caldwell Fields parking lot of the Jefferson National Forest in Montgomery County.

Local, state, and federal law enforcement have spent the last year collecting new leads in the 2009 double murder of two Virginia Tech students killed in Montgomery County. A new website and a $100,000 reward focusing on information in the deaths of Heidi Childs, 18, and David Metzler, 19, has advanced the case “like never before,” an agent with Virginia State Police said.

“We are extremely encouraged by the number of tips and the amount of information provided to us during the past 12 months,” said Virginia State Police Special Agent W.S. Mitchell, the lead investigator assigned to the case. “Thanks to people finding the courage and compassion to come forward and share with us critical information related to the tragic murders of Heidi and David, we have been able to advance this case like never before. But, there are still those living in Montgomery County who have information related to this case and I want to appeal to them to please come forward and help us find justice for Heidi, David and their families. It’s been 11 years. Now is the time to do what’s right.”

Virginia State Police Special Agent Scott Mitchell says they’ve gotten around 50 new leads since their news conferece for the 10 year anniversary last year.

“We have followed multiple leads and interviewed a tremendous amount of people to develop information to help bring this case to justice,” said Special Agent Mitchell.

But they still need more. So far there have been no arrests in the case. When asked if there are any suspects, Special Agent Mitchell replied.

“To protect the intergrity of the investigation we can’t answer that question at this time.”

He says the case is still active and has never gone cold, in an effort to give the families answers.

“We can all imagine that if it was our family members or friends, the anguish we would have in our own hearts. And so we can also imagine that in the communities affected where this took place, the unknowns of can I go out at night? Can I keep my door unlocked? I have children, what will it be like if they go roaming around at Caldwell Fields or other places in the community.”

Mitchell says they are working with a task force made up of many different agencies, including the FBI, Montgomery County sheriff’s office and many other… but they still need help.

“The police can’t solve cases on their own without the community input. And that’s what it takes folks. And that’s why we’re here today. We’re asking those people who have information, and you do know who you are, come forward with that information please.” has more information on the murders of Metzler and Childs. There is also a section where the public can submit anonymous tips.

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