"I'm pretty sure I could get answers," David Lovell tells Dr. Phil

By Steve Helling
Updated February 09, 2016 10:00 PM
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The father of slain teen Nicole Lovell has spoken out for the first time – and he wants answers about why his 13-year-old daughter was killed.

In an exclusive interview with The Dr. Phil Show, David Lovell talked about his emotions in the weeks since Nicole was killed and was by turns angry and full of sadness.

“How can it go from being my wonderful happy daughter to she was murdered a few days later?” he asked rhetorically. “I talked to her about a week before she went missing and everything was normal. She was my little baby girl.”

Prosecutors say that two Virginia Tech students painstakingly plotted the murder of Lovell, who they allegedly met online.

When shown a photo of suspect David Eisenhauer, David Lowell said he just wants answers – and would stop at nothing to get them.

“I would like to get locked up in the same cell with him,” Lowell said. “I’m pretty sure I could get answers out of him. He took my little girl.”

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Dangerous Online Activity

The Dr. Phil interview, which will air on Wednesday, comes just days after Nicole’s friend, Natasha Bryant, told the Washington Post that Eisenhauer, 18, was “funny and really nice.” She called him her “boyfriend.”

“She told people she was talking to him,” Bryant told the newspaper. “We didn’t think it was that big of a deal because she didn’t make that much of it. She always talked of running away with him. She used to talk to a lot of older guys.”

Nicole’s parents say they were aware of her online activity – and were suspicious of some of the people who she chatted with. “You could tell these older guys had fake profiles,” said David Lowell. “Some of the things they said were way too grown up for the picture they had. We found out before Christmas and took her phone away from her.”

Dr. Phil airs on Wednesday, February 10. Check local listings