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Va. Tech in Mourning, This Time for Couple Slain Off Campus
The Washington Post ^ | 2009-08-29 | Mark Viera & Maria Glod

Posted on 08/29/2009 5:15:22 PM PDT by rabscuttle385

BLACKSBURG, Va., Aug. 28 -- In what has become a sadly familiar ritual, about 100 students huddled together Friday on the Drillfield at the heart of the Virginia Tech campus, weeping and singing hymns as they mourned two slain classmates.

Heidi Childs, 18, and David Metzler, 19, bright and promising students who were active in Campus Crusade for Christ, were found fatally shot Thursday morning in a national park about 15 miles from campus. Police said Friday that they had no suspects.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: campuscrusade; christianstudents; cru; davidmetzler; heidichilds; homicide; podunk; vatech; virginiatech

1 posted on 08/29/2009 5:15:23 PM PDT by rabscuttle385
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To: rabscuttle385
From Richmond Times Dispatch
Their bodies were found by a passer-by around 8 a.m. yesterday in the parking area at Caldwell Fields - a campground popular with Tech students located about 15 miles from campus in northern Montgomery.

Earlier, the Roanoke Times reported that Montgomery investigators had identified and were trying to locate persons of interest who had been seen in the area. Sheriff Tommy Whitt, however, offered no details

Whitt said both victims appeared to have been shot, but he declined to identify where or how many times. Metzler’s body was found inside a car; Childs’ body was found outside the vehicle.

“It’s brutal. It’s ugly,“ Whitt said.

No weapon was found at the scene, and authorities are investigating the shootings as a double homicide.


2 posted on 08/29/2009 5:23:08 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (Public healthcare looks like it will work as well as public housing did.)
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To: rabscuttle385

People better really start thinking about small CCW carry guns. Things are getting weird for young couples. Too many murder cases.

KelTec PF-9 or P11 are really small and lightweight.

http://www.kel-tec-cnc.com/pf9.htm
http://www.kel-tec-cnc.com/p11.htm

There are plenty of other options but these guns are very small, light and inexpensive.

This one is even smaller.
http://www.kel-tec-cnc.com/p3at.htm


3 posted on 08/29/2009 5:23:22 PM PDT by Frantzie (Lou Dobbs & Glenn Beck- American Heroes! Bill O'Reilly = Liar)
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To: Frantzie

You can bet the Hokie Admin leaders will continue to crusade against the evil people (i.e law abiding citizens) who own guns to protect themselves.


4 posted on 08/29/2009 5:28:53 PM PDT by doosee
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To: PapaBear3625
I hope it isn't another Channon Christian and Christoper Newsom murder...


5 posted on 08/29/2009 5:29:58 PM PDT by jessduntno (Privatization + Inter-State Sales + Individual Policies + Tort Reform = Healthcare Reform)
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To: rabscuttle385
This kind of thing was at one time at best extremely rare.

Death of a culture.

6 posted on 08/29/2009 5:33:28 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: PapaBear3625

My mom taught with the boys sister. At least they’re in glory with Jesus and not in this he’ll hole of a world anymore.


7 posted on 08/29/2009 5:34:28 PM PDT by Karma Police (Praise the Lord and pass the ammunition!!!)
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To: sionnsar

I wonder if it was mejicans


8 posted on 08/29/2009 5:37:32 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Barack Obama is a political suicide bomber and the Rats are political arsonists.)
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To: PapaBear3625

Lock n load.


9 posted on 08/29/2009 5:39:16 PM PDT by muddler
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To: rabscuttle385

How long till the anti-gunners start saying “this wouldn’t have happened if guns had remained banned in National Parks”...

I give it a day.


10 posted on 08/29/2009 5:42:04 PM PDT by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system. I am Jim Thompson.)
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To: PapaBear3625

First the pastor and now Campus Crusade kids...


11 posted on 08/29/2009 5:48:56 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Ez 38 Pray.)
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To: HiTech RedNeck
I dunno. The vast majority of Mexicans I know (here as well as in Mexico) would not be up to such a thing.

Then again, I hardly know any of the bad guys. Of any Raza.

12 posted on 08/29/2009 5:52:40 PM PDT by sionnsar (IranAzadi|5yst3m 0wn3d-it's N0t Y0ur5:SONY|Remember Neda Agha-Soltan|TV--it's NOT news you can trust)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

I doubt it. More like a Son of Sam type. Some freak who hates beautiful young couples in love.


13 posted on 08/29/2009 5:57:07 PM PDT by Palladin (Obamacare=Emanuelcare=Mengelecare!)
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To: Domandred

When culprits are caught, a-g’s never follow up to point out that those folks never would have cared about the ban anyhow.


14 posted on 08/29/2009 5:58:58 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Barack Obama is a political suicide bomber and the Rats are political arsonists.)
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To: muddler

Agreed.. this is getting really bad.


15 posted on 08/29/2009 6:00:12 PM PDT by Shady (The Fairness Doctrine is ANYTHING but fair!!!!)
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To: Frantzie; stylecouncilor

Thanks for the info Frantzie.


16 posted on 08/29/2009 6:00:26 PM PDT by onedoug
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To: rabscuttle385

National Forest campground. Reporters never have the facts right. This one is being held really close to the vest by the local police for some reason. Very few details has been release and they may not have any good suspects. The girl is a daughter of a State Police Sergeant.


17 posted on 08/29/2009 6:03:52 PM PDT by ClayinVA ("Those who don't remember history are doomed to repeat it")
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To: jessduntno

That is the first thing I thought of when I saw the picture.


18 posted on 08/29/2009 6:03:52 PM PDT by Wahoo82
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To: Palladin

Southwest Virginia has had a lot of crazies kick off in the last 3 or 4 years. Just had a shooting like this a few miles away on the other side of the forest last year.


19 posted on 08/29/2009 6:07:34 PM PDT by ClayinVA ("Those who don't remember history are doomed to repeat it")
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To: Karma Police

A woman on another board I participate in is very close friends with the family. I know from her post that they are strong Christians and have no doubt they are in glory with the Lord


20 posted on 08/29/2009 6:07:53 PM PDT by lastchance (Hug your babies.)
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To: ClayinVA
I seem to remember something similar to this occurring to a couple of guys from Roanoke. They were camping in the mountains surrounding Roanoke and were attacked. They survived the attack.
21 posted on 08/29/2009 6:09:05 PM PDT by Wahoo82
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To: Wahoo82

“That is the first thing I thought of when I saw the picture.”

I hope it isn’t, but I got that sick feeling...especially the quote from the one cop that said it was really ugly, but there aren’t any details...they started the same way and let it trickle out...


22 posted on 08/29/2009 6:12:24 PM PDT by jessduntno (Privatization + Inter-State Sales + Individual Policies + Tort Reform = Healthcare Reform)
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To: AliVeritas

Can you point me to the pastor death. I keep hearing allusions to it, but have not been able to find a report on it. What pastor was killed, where and why?


23 posted on 08/29/2009 6:22:39 PM PDT by WVNan ( (Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected.: Sun Tzu))
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To: Domandred

“”How long till the anti-gunners start saying “this wouldn’t have happened if guns had remained banned in National Parks”...””

How long before law enforcement charges the murder/murderers (when they are apprehended) with hate crimes? Or isn’t killing a Christian couple considered one of the listed offenses in the Hate Crime Bill? I’ll bet it’s not.


24 posted on 08/29/2009 6:42:24 PM PDT by Thank You Rush
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To: WVNan

There is a thread here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2325796/posts


25 posted on 08/29/2009 6:52:33 PM PDT by Palladin (Obamacare=Emanuelcare=Mengelecare!)
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To: ClayinVA

The Mrs and I have for years camped up and down in that national forest, and while most people there are just great, we have met several people that made me glad I brought along my guns (to use at the nat’l forest’s fine gun ranges, of course). The most disturbing are the guys who would be considered homeless if they were in cities, but who just pull off the road and set up house. I talked to the rangers about one guy, and they said that he’d been living there for over a year. They’d roust him from one place in the forest, and he’d show up at another.


26 posted on 08/29/2009 7:22:26 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("Do you call it 'unsound method'?" "No method at all," I murmured.)
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To: Palladin

Thank you so much, Palladin. I had not seen that report. Frightening. The evil in our country grows daily worse as we grow further and further from our God. That is a strange story in some ways. I wonder about the church with no congregation. Why would she be traveling so far to the church if there was no flock? Just odd.


27 posted on 08/29/2009 8:24:34 PM PDT by WVNan ( (Attack him where he is unprepared, appear where you are not expected.: Sun Tzu))
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