One year since VT students found dead

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BLACKSBURG, VA (WWBT) - Thursday marks one year since the double homicide of two Virginia Tech students in Jefferson National Forest. As students return to Blacksburg the victims' families are hoping this school year will bring new information in this case.

Nineteen-year-old David Metzler and 18-year-old Heidi Childs were found dead from gunshot wounds near the Caldwell Fields camping area in Montgomery County. Their families, along with the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Homicide Task Force, and the Virginia Tech Police Department, continue to seek information regarding this double homicide.

Earlier this month, we spoke with their families about the search for their killer. Both families believe somebody knows something out there that can help solve this case.

The students' fathers are seeking justice and closure, but also hope no one else gets hurt.

Investigators believe this crime was a random act of violence, and say though a year has passed, this is not a cold case.

They are encouraging people to think about their families and friends from the past year and notice if anyone started acting strange after these murders or became obsessed with the case.

The reward for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case is at $70,000.

If you have information, call the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office at 540-382-6915.

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