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One UVA lacrosse player found dead; another charged for her death

May 3, 2010

A University of Virginia lacrosse player was found slain in her apartment on May 3.

Yeardley Love, a native of Cockeysville,Md. and an alumna of Notre Dame Preparatory, a Catholic all-girls high school in Maryland, was found dead in her apartment with signs of physical trauma.

Yeardley Love, a senior at UVA, played lacrosse for the school. She was found dead in her apartment May 3. (picture from virginiasports.com)

Another UVA lacrosse player, George Huguely, was arrested earlier today and charged with first-degree murder. Huguely and Love had previously been in a relationship according to witnesses.

Huguely is from Chevy Chase, Md. and graduated from Landon School, Bethesda, Md.

Love’s roommate called police around 2:15 a.m. thinking Love had overdosed on alcohol, but when the police arrived “it was quickly apparent to them that this young lady was the victim of something far worse,”  Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo told The Associated Press.

Love, who was from this area and played lacrosse at NDP, was well-known.

“Everyone is talking about it who has private school ties. It’s a national story but ties back to Maryland,” Jason Miller, a 2000 graduate of Calvert Hall College High School in Towson, said. “Everyone who went to these schools are close and it hits home whether you knew her, her family, went to one of these schools or play lacrosse.” (more…)