A Nepali student in Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Samanata Shrestha was murdered on February 8, 2014, Saturday and two individuals have been arrested in connection to the weekend homicide. According to the Collegiate Times, Blacksburg Police arrested Jessica Michelle Ewing and Keifer Kyle Brown on February 10, Monday. They are being held without bail.
Ewing was charged with a felony for the “kill and murder of Samanata Shrestha in the second degree” while 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.” Both of them have ties with Virginia Tech (VT). Ewing is currently enrolled in VT and studying fisheries science, and Brown graduated from Tech in 2013, according to university relations.