Statement on arrest of university student
Editor's note: Blacksburg Police have issued an update on the investigation. Read the latest statement from Blacksburg Police.
Blacksburg Police have announced the arrest of a Virginia Tech student in connection to the death of a Blacksburg resident early Wednesday morning.
The student arrested is Isimemen Etute of Virginia Beach, Virginia, a freshman majoring in human development. Etute has been charged with second-degree murder. In the case of a felony arrest, the university has the authority to place a student on immediate interim suspension.
In addition, Etute, a member of the football team, has been suspended from the team, effective immediately.
Blacksburg Police continues to lead this ongoing investigation, and the university will assist law enforcement agencies working the case in any way it can.
The Virginia Tech and Town of Blacksburg communities are united in our shared concern for the welfare of all. Together, we denounce all acts of violence and stand together in support of one another. You don’t need to be close to this to be affected by this. If you need assistance or support, you are encouraged to reach out for help. University and community resources are listed below.
Those with information related to this case should contact to Lt. Josh Teubert of the Blacksburg Police Department at 540-443-1424. Information from the Blacksburg Police Department may be found at the Town of Blacksburg website. Any updates from the university will be posted to the university’s news and information website, vtx.vt.edu.
Those in the Virginia Tech community who need assistance or counseling support may contact:
- Better Together
- Cook Counseling Center at 540-231-6557.
- Dean of Students Office at 540-231-3787. Referral to a campus cleric may be made through this office.
- Employee Assistance Program
- Anthem at 855-223-9277
- Aetna at 888-238-6232
- Kaiser Permanente at 866-517-7042
- Optima Health Vantage HMO at 866-846-2682
- Hokie Wellness at 540-231-2233 (students) or 540-231-8878 (employees)
- Office of Housing and Residence Life at 540-231-6205
- Women’s Center at Virginia Tech at 540-231-7806