Virginia Tech football player Isimemen Etute arrested on second-degree murder charge

A freshman on the Virginia Tech Hokies football team has been charged in a homicide investigation. 

The Blacksburg (Va.) Police Department responded to a welfare check Monday night where officers discovered a deceased male victim, according to the city's website. Investigators ruled the death a homicide and identified Isimemen Etute as a person of interest. 

On Wednesday, Etute was charged with second-degree murder, according to court documents reviewed by USA TODAY Sports. Etute is currently being held in Montgomery County Jail without bond and scheduled to be arraigned in Montgomery District Court at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday. 

Virginia Tech placed Etute on immediate interim suspension and he's been suspended from the football team, the school said in a statement, which referred to the victim as "a Blacksburg resident." 

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