Suspect in custody after murder at Virginia Tech

Tragedy has returned to Virginia Tech, with the body of a female graduate student being found on campus grounds this evening.

The discovery of the body at the Graduate Life Center triggered a crisis alert system that was put in place after the Virgina Tech Massacre in 2007.

Students were warned at 7:44 p.m. local time to stay in place by an alert sent by e-mail and text message, and were cleared an hour later to return to what it was they were doing.


Police have a suspect in custody. The suspect is male and police have found a knife they believe was the murder weapon.