Skip to comments.Tech killer was 'obsessed' with girl who had new boyfriend (New info)
Posted on 04/17/2007 12:41:47 PM PDT by Rutles4Ever
Her smile shines out of the pictures posted on the Facebook website under the title of “Why Emily Hilscher was cooler than me”.
The girl who is believed to have obsessed the Virginia Tech killer, Cho Seung-Hui - and may have been his first victim - had a lot of friends. More than 200 had posted tributes on the website today.
Ella Miller, an old class mate, wrote: “I remember her untieing my shoes with a fork, when we played in the woods around her house in the club house, going to the beach with her and her family. Spending the night at her house and staying up late playing cards, her teaching me how to play the saxaphone, summer crab feasts, swimming in the river, jumping on trampolines in the rain, backstreet boys concert, her putting worms on her nose lol...and it wasn’t just her personality - she was gorgeous!!”
Photographs on the same website show a pretty young woman, preparing for a toga party, going on an 8th grade field trip, and arriving at her high school prom. Described as a straight “A” student, Ms Hilscher, 18, spent most of her free time horse riding and hoped to become a vet.
”I’m interested in pretty much everything,” she wrote on her MySpace page, in which she refers to herself as “The Pixie”.
She added: “My friends are what keeps me smiling. I’m into snowboard, riding and music. Give me something I can bang my head to or dance like crazy, and I’m all over it.”
Ms Hilscher had met a new boyfriend, about whom she gushed about on her page. “I live, love and get booted but eventually that will change...I now have a wonderful guy who is hopefully going to change all of that.” College friends said her new boyfriend had just dropped her off before the massacre.
Ms Hilscher, a first year student who was studying animal and poultry sciences and equine science, was the next-door neighbour of Ryan Clark, a residential adviser at the dormitory where the shooting started.
It is believed that a morning argument in the dormitory at the Virginia Tech campus led Cho to kill the teenager and Mr Clark who had attempted to come to her aid.
Her grandmother, Merle Hilscher, 71, described the tight bond Emily had with big sister Erica, 21, who attended a nearby university. “They were very close all their lives,” she said.
“Now one of them is ended, but we have to carry on.”
On her Facebook tribute page today, Cody Yager wrote: “Emily was one of my first friends here at [Virginia] Tech. How could such a beautiful soul be removed from our lives?”
Will Sonnett from Rappahannock County High School in rural Virginia, said: “Emily Hilscher was cooler than me because she could make friends with a glance and a smile. She never hesitated to make someone, anyone feel at home with kindness and an open mind. Thanks for being awesome to lame little 8th graders, and for making stupid computer classes unforgettable.”
So sad! Rest in Peace!
Poor young girl.
I take it that the perp never actually dated this charming girl but just “obsessed” about her at a distance. Anyone know?
From what I read he was stalking her BIG TIME! I can just imagine what that girl went thru. Nothing about dating that I know of.
My life is but a weaving, between the Lord and me;
I cannot choose the colors. He worketh steadily.
Oft times He weaveth sorrow and I in foolish pride,
forget He sees the upper and I the under side.
Not till the loom is silent and the shuttles cease to fly,
shall God unroll the canvas and explain the reason why,
the dark threads are as needful in the Weavers skillful hand,
as the threads of gold and silver, in the pattern He has planned. (Anonymous)
And they want to ban guns?
One thing about the killer’s personality - we know from this he was a very, very selfish individual. It was all about him and no one else mattered. She was probably the only girlfriend he ever had because he was such a loner/loser.
Is there any chance she was an Alpha Chi Omega at VT?
Good point. So far there’s nothing to definitively link the two with having a past relationship. He may have been stalking her, and she may have known he was stalking her, but the article only says she had a “new” boyfriend who had dropped her off just prior to the meltdown.
I don’t know about this case, but the way many obsessive stalkers work is that if the woman merely acknowledges their existence, it sets the stalker off.
Not yet. I note he was six years older than she was.
Not in the media, at least. I'd speculate that the "rambling note" makes the link, though.
Just a guess, but she was probably nice to him a time or two, and he took it as an excuse to stalk her.
No way in hell this was his girlfriend, just the object of his obsession, she was unlucky enough to be his neighbor, any pretty neighbor would have been the object of his fantasies, she got the unlucky room.
I heard he was stalking her. I think that I also heard that he had been reported to authorities (I don’t know which authorities) for stalking a few times. I just wonder if all incidences were this girl or if there were others.
His personality sounds like he was a malignant narcissist - one of the worst.
Thanks. If she was mentioned in his note, it will come out soon.
I live, love and get booted . . .”
What does “booted” mean?
I wonder if she alerted the Campus Authorities to the fact that she was being stalked by a fellow student. If so... rut rho!
It is entirely possible that he, like a maniac I attended college with, fell for a girl whom he began to worship - and then when he had a chance to actually converse with her she was nice but standoffish and completely oblivious to his fixation.
He followed her around, stole her things, broke into her apartment, harassed her friends, until he was arrested for slashing her boyfriend's tires.
It's sad that some people are such losers the only thing they can accomplish is causing other people pain and suffering.
I don’t know. When the two were fighting an advisor was called in to stop the argument and then was shot along with her. So sad!
The astronaut, now this. The question to ask is what principles are lacking in the perpetrators, resulting in their doing crazy things after being rejected in love?
People with the right principles of civilized behavior get rejected, go on to gobble down 3 chocolate bars, but don’t go around trying to kill anyone.
Perhaps someone should mention that Jewish/Christian principles are getting stomped on by today’s world of liberalism. I just did.
I think the killer stalked her he never dated her - never was her girlfriend.
I hate how the media keeps referring to this young girl as Cho’s “girlfriend”. She shouldn’t be linked to that evil man in anyway. She was a victim of his.
Asians usually look younger than their age. I worked as a bartender over last summer and always carded Asians even though they ended up being way over 21.
The thing is, how do you advise girls to not make eye contact or acknowledge people for fear one of them will be a stalker? My mother told me that when she was a girl, you didn’t speak to people or acknowledge them until and unless you had been introduced to them by someone you knew and trusted. That sounds safe, but I can’t see that becoming the norm on college campuses.
All she had to do was be kind to him and he was obsessed.
What a little piece of shit Cho is.
As an admitted old fogey, how about they rethink this co-ed dorm stuff? It began just as I was leaving at the U of Illinois/Champaign and I was always glad I didn’t have to live in one, even though, back then, it was alternate floors for each gender. Given today’s hyper-sexual world, it seems to me to be just setting the kids up for problems.
especially now with things like Facebook, it’s pretty much impossible.
By myspace and Facebook standards, that picture is quite tame.
mindless obscenity on myspace with intimate romantic details of her life spoken in an objective manner to the world.
What "obscenity"? That she tended to get "booted"? That's a lament that she got dumped.
To me it looks like she was easy, a little unstable, befriended a murderer, and her having sexual relations with other guys triggered all his insanity.
So you assume, with only the thinnest basis of fact. There's no evidence that she was "easy," or indeed, had sex with anyone.
Wow, she had quite a “resume” for someone so young...animal/equine sciences takes a very fit person (mentally and physically)...obviously very active. Very sad.
This is quite a bizarre myspace.
And FYI, that is not a flattering picture.
-the implication has been that he was stalking her.
You know this as fact?
As a teenager
I stayed in a co-ed dorm.
It was wonderful.
We all got along.
Nobody got killed. The mix
I think helped us all
get accustomed to
how the real world differed from
a sheltered home life.
And I apologize for the use of the expletives, but we’re grown-ups and if we’re going to parse the myspace, we have to talk about them.
Oh.... then she must have deserved to get killed ... Pathetic.
Put a uniform on this kid and he looks like one of those guards on the bad side of the DMZ.