Daily delivered to your inbox That post was the only one in the Facebook group’s final 24 hours that mentioned Lovell or the widespread media attention that the group had received in recent days.In fact, up until the shutdown, traffic on the group page was typical, with more than 100 posts in the past day.Police have yet to say how 13-year-old Nicole Lovell came to meet David Eisenhauer, a Virginia Tech freshman who was charged over the weekend with kidnapping and killing her.But authorities said the two knew each other before Lovell disappeared last Wednesday.Natalie Marie Keepers, 19, of Laurel, Md., was arrested on felony charges Sunday morning, alleging that she helped to dispose of the body, police said.“Eisenhauer used this relationship to his advantage to abduct the 13-year-old and then kill her,” Albert said at a news conference in Blacksburg.” one group member commented on a post about Lovell, hours before the group’s page disappeared from Facebook.Another member, using expletives, wrote that the killing was justified because of the victim’s appearance.
(A Facebook spokesman did not immediately return The Washington Post’s request for explanation.) Many of the publicly viewable teen dating groups flagrantly flout the site’s community standards: Aside from the routine harassment and borderline hate speech, “Teen Dating and Flirting” is also littered with explicit pornography.
Authorities found her remained near the North Carolina border days later.
Lovell’s mom, Tammy Weeks, said police told her Lovell met the college student online.
Even before the page has fully loaded, the popular Facebook group “Teen Dating and Flirting” looks like a something straight out of some parental nightmare.
It has the full teen trifecta — sexting, cyberbullying and strangers — in one unmoderated public forum that anyone, of any age, can access.