Despite pursuing more than 1,000 leads in the slayings of Virginia Tech students Heidi Childs and David Metzler in the Jefferson National Forest, investigators have not identified a suspect, authorities say.
In the Wednesday press conference, investigators shared the latest update on the case, which has not resulted in the arrest or even identification of any suspects since the double homicide of Metzler and Childs on Aug. 26.
However, the case is not closed, said Tommy Whitt, Montgomery County sheriff. He added that investigators were seeking several last pieces of the puzzle.
Nineteen-year-old Metzler, of Lynchburg was found dead with 18-year-old Childs on the campgrounds near Caldwell Fields, approximately 12-15 miles from the Tech campus. It was later determined they died of gunshot wounds.