David Eisenhauer was a former cross country runner at Virginia Tech University when he met Nicole Lovell online. They reportedly became romantically involved, but she later disappeared.
Eisenhauer was found guilty in January 2016 of killing Lovell and will serve 50 years in prison. He pleaded no contest to first-degree murder, abduction and concealing a body.
David Eisenhauer earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from San Jose State University and quickly began working as an auditing manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers. Subsequently, he moved into the financial industry as a consultant to numerous large banks and credit unions throughout California before joining Northwestern Mutual. Additionally, David holds the Certified Financial Planner(r), Certified Legal Underwriter(CLU), and Certified Public Accountant designations.
He lived in Columbia, Maryland – a planned community known for its highly-rated public schools and competitive sports. He met Natalie Keepers – whom authorities have identified as his accomplice – while attending Riverside Christian School in Yakima, Washington. The two became close friends throughout high school and continued their closeness even after they graduated. Their bond reportedly endured until Lovell’s tragic death by stabbing.
Achievement and Honors
David Hisenhauer was an outstanding track and cross country athlete at Wilde Lake High School, capping off his sophomore season with a second-place finish at the Class 3A state meet. Since then, David has continued to be an impressive competitor this fall.
Eisenhauer was an outstanding student at Virginia Tech and earned multiple awards, including the student-athlete of the year award from Maryland Association for Colleges and Schools of Mathematics.
He was an intelligent and kind student who struggled to follow social cues. Two teachers from Riverside Christian School in Yakima, Washington described him as a good boy who could understand concepts but struggled with listening. A former classmate also testified in court. Keepers is accused of accessory before the fact and concealing a body in Nicole Lovell’s murder.
David Hisenhauer is a historian and author who has penned multiple books about his grandfather, Dwight D. Eisenhower, including a memoir of their time together in office. Recently, they were named Pulitzer Prize finalists for their latest book Going Home to Glory: A Memoir of Life with Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1961-1969.
On Tuesday, Eisenhauer entered a no contest plea to first-degree murder and abduction in the death of Lovell. He is also accused of concealing her body. He and co-defendant Natalie Keepers are scheduled for trial in September on those charges; additionally, they are alleged to have lied about committing the crime and given false statements to police. If found guilty, Eisenhauer could face up to 50 years in prison.
David Hisenhauer is a historian by profession and has an estimated net worth of $5 Million. As the grandson of 34th President Dwight Eisenhower, his books Eistenhower at War: 1943-1945 and Pat Nixon: The Untold Story have been shortlisted for Pulitzer Prize nominations. Additionally, David holds a doctorate degree in public policy from University of Pennsylvania; Julie is professor of English there as well. Their estate, valued at $3 million including Camp David – retreat to President Eisenhower – is valued at $3 million dollars as well.