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Virginia Tech Students Found Slain in Forest

Only six months after a doctoral student beheaded a fellow undergrad on campus, Virginia Tech University has been struck with another murder.

Two Virginia Tech students were found slain Thursday at a Jefferson National Forest campground that is a popular hangout for students, authorities said.

The latest killings are hitting a campus still reeling from the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history.

The bodies of David Lee Metzler, 19, of Lynchburg and Heidi Lynn Childs, 18, of Forest were found by a passerby, Montgomery County Sheriff Lt. Brian Wright said. Both appear to have been shot.

Wright said Metzler's body was found inside a car in the parking area of the Caldwell Fields campground and Childs was found outside the car.

The campground is about 15 miles from Virginia Tech's campus in Blacksburg.

A suspect has not been identified and autopsies were being conducted in Roanoke.

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