A University of Virginia mens lacrosse player has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of a U.Va. womens lacrosse player, according to Charlottesville police.
George Huguely, 22, a fourth-year student from Chevy Chase, Md., is in the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail, according to a statement from police.
The victim has been identified as Yeardley Love, 22, a fourth-year student from Cockeysville, Md., according to police.
Officials havent determined a cause of death, but Loves body, which was found at a 14th Street Northwest apartment, showed physical trauma, according to the statement.
Witnesses told police Huguely and Love had been in a relationship, according to authorities.
The university posted a statement from President John T. Casteen III about Loves death and Huguelys arrest. It reads, in part: Although we know nothing other than what appears in the Charlottesville Police Departments more recent statement, this death moves us to deep anguish for the loss of a student of uncommon talent and promise, and we express the Universitys and our own sympathy for Yeardleys family, teammates and friends. That she appears now to have been murdered by another student compounds this sense of loss by suggesting that Yeardley died without comfort or consolation from those closest to her. We mourn her death and feel anger on reading that the investigators believe that another student caused it.