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State Troopers Create Scholarships Honoring Murdered Virginia Tech Student

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By Bill Redlin

The American Association of State Troopers is giving 171 scholarships in memory of a Virginia Tech student who was murdered, along with her boyfriend, in Jefferson National Forest.

Heidi Childs had once applied for a $500 scholarship from the troopers' association. The application was approved, but she died before receiving it. She and her boyfriend David Metzler were found shot to death in a campground parking lot in August. No one has been charged in the killings.

Childs' father is a twenty year veteran of the Virginia State police.

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