Samanata Shrestha has been identified as the victim, according to arrest warrants from the Montgomery County Court House obtained by the Collegiate Times.
Both individuals arrested, Jessica Michelle Ewing and Keifer Kyle Brown, have ties to Virginia Tech. Ewing is currently enrolled in Tech and studying fisheries science, and Brown graduated from Tech in 2013, according to university relations.
Ewing was charged with a felony for the "kill and murder of Samanata Shrestha in the second degree."
Brown was charged with a felony for "transport, secrete, conceal or alter (of) a body ... with malicious intent and to prevent detection of an unlawful act," as well as a misdemeanor charge as an "accessory after the fact."
According to the warrants, the violations occurred last Saturday. The two were arraigned late this morning and are being held without bail.
Shrestha was reported missing on Saturday afternoon.
Jessica Dehn, president of Epsilon Sigma Alpha — a service fraternity which Shrestha was involved in — sent out an email to its members on Sunday night asking for information regarding her disappearance.
As of 10:24 a.m., Blacksburg PD has confirmed that the car has been located, though they have yet to release the location.
Police have obtained an arrest warrant for murder and have taken Jessica Michelle Ewing, a 22-year-old Blacksburg resident, into custody without incident. They have also charged Keifer Kyle Brown, a 23-year-old Blacksburg resident, with accessory after the fact.
Both are being held at Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Jail without bond.
The homicide investigation began yesterday by the Blacksburg Police. The BPD is asking for the public’s assistance in locating a vehicle that may be involved in the investigation.
The vehicle has been described as a black 4-door 2004 Mercedes C320, with a Va. License plate reading JJZ-3731. The vehicle is suspected to be unattended.
Anyone with information on the location of the vehicle should contact the BPD at 540-961-1150.
Check back for more updates as they develop.