MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Two Virginia Tech students were fatally shot in a Montgomery County forest exactly 12 years and one day ago, but Virginia State Police are still looking for their killer(s) and offering $100,000 in exchange for information.

Heidi Childs and David Metzler were shot and killed at some point between 8:25 and 10 p.m. on Aug. 26, 2009 in the Caldwell Fields parking lot of the Jefferson National Forest, according to authorities. provides additional information about Childs and Metzler, but also shares the following statement on the website’s home page:

It was shortly after 8p.m. that Wednesday evening when 19-year-old David and 18-year-old Heidi arrived in the Caldwell Fields parking lot in David’s navy blue 1992 Toyota Camry.

The sun had just set and it was a typical warm August evening in the mountains of Montgomery County.

David had been to Caldwell Fields once before for a men’s Christian Retreat, and wanted Heidi to see for herself the beauty and tranquil setting that site of the Jefferson National Forest had to offer.

David had brought his guitar to play for them by the fire.

They weren’t even planning on staying out that late.

They never made it out of the car, before they were brutally attacked.

Heidi and David’s bodies were discovered early the next morning, August 27th, by a man walking his dogs at Caldwell Fields.

Two incredible young lives stolen…and countless other lives tragically impacted forever.

Help these families heal. Help us find those responsible.

Virginia State Police says tips that lead to an arrest in connection with this 12-year-old double murder investigation could earn you a $100,000 reward. If you have information about this case, you are encouraged to submit it at — with the choice for anonymous submission — or call 540-375-9589.

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