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know, it's easier to raise money for him today than it was just 24 hours ago. >> gloria borger, up into the wee hours, back at it today. thank you so much as always. thank you for being with me. i'm brooke baldwin. "the lead" starts now. it's groundhog day. what do you say we do this all over again, this time in new hampshire. "the lead" starts right now. all of a second second place isn't just the first loser. who now will feel donald trump's wrath after his silver finish in iowa? overtime, ridiculously close race between hillary clinton and senator bernie sanders. now we have a mathematical winner by the closest margin ever seen. but there is plenty of unfinished business. plus -- she was just 13 years old, kidnapped, stabbed to death, left 100 miles from home. did two college students conspiracy to kill her?
hello, everyone, i'm jake tapper. welcome to "the lead." a momentous night for politics. olympics lead. first in the nation for the primary. each candidate claiming the wind is at his or her back. clinton just pronounced the caucus winner. relishing her victory and breathing a sigh of relief she avoided a loss that could have hobbled her campaign, yet, last night, bernie sanders showing he has strength, too. translate grassroots buzz into cold, hard votes as of now, not enough of them. but that could change in new hampshire where, in the town of keen, we find joe johns. joe, clinton's iowa victory, coming eight years after a bruising defeat for her, and a state that her campaign worried possibly too liberal and,
frankly, too white for her to win. she's got to be feeling good today. >> reporter: quite a turnaround, jake. photo finish is right. a very, very narrow win for hillary clinton. but a far cry from the disappointing loss she suffered in iowa eight years ago. the sanders campaign pointing out this was anything but a decisive victory for her. sanders is speaking right now in the theater behind me to a very large and enthusiastic crowd that started gathering hours ago here in keen, new hampshire. >> i am so thrilled that i'm coming to new hampshire after winning iowa! >> reporter: hillary clinton riding high today after narrowly edging out bernie sanders by fractions of a percent in the iowa caucuses. >> as i stand here tonight, breathing a big sigh of relief, thank you, iowa! >> reporter: the contest was the closest in iowa democratic
caucus history, a race with a margin razor-thin the inander could not be determined until hours ago when the iowa democratic party released final numbers. sanders' campaign manager not planning to challenge the result. >> we are not contesting the election. >> what a night, unbelievable night. what a great campaign. >> tonight, while the results are still not known, it looks like we are in a virtual tie. >> reporter: clinton believes the victory will help set her campaign on a course for the democratic nomination. >> i think that democratic voters and other americans want to know what are the principle differences between me and my friend and opponent, senator sanders. >> reporter: sanders says the fight for the democratic nomination is just getting started. >> i think the people of iowa have sent a very profound message to the political
establishment, to the economic establishment, and, by the way, to the media establishment. >> reporter: they both now steamroll into the granite state for a primary one week away, brimming with confidence in their campaigns, clinton claiming her iowa within will boost her campaign's enthusiasm. >> i've won and i've lost there it's a lot better to win. we're bringing all of that energy all of that excitement, all of that determination right here to new hampshire. >> reporter: sanders saying he will defeat clinton in new hampshire. >> you know we just got in from iowa where we astound ed them. now in new hampshire, we'll astound the world again. >> reporter: and we are hoping to get a chance to talk to bernie sanders in just a little while, media availability after his event in keene, new
hampshire. it is not his home state, it's clear it's close. you can tell that from the reception he's getting from the crowd. jake, back to you. >> joe johns, thank you so much. joining me from new hampshire, manchester, brian fallon, hillary clinton's national secretary. congratulations on the win. hard fought. >> it was. we're very pleased. >> go ahead. >> go ahead, jake. i was going to say, you know, i think a week or so ago, if you told the sanders campaign the turnout would be above 170,000 i think they would have predicted victory. they were doing that privately to reporters. to have a turnout like that last night and see hillary clinton prevail in a state where she came up short in 2008, in a state that has a caucus system where senator sanders predicts in march he'll be successful in the other types of caucus states this was a big victory for us. it speaks to level of enthusiasm that surrounds this campaign. >> to be perfectly candid, your
campaign also thought that turnout that high might mean a sanders victory. but let's move forward to fp new hampshire. you got the "w" last night, no question. in new hampshire sanders leads clinton 55% to 37% in cnn's new poll of polls. he's from neighboring vermont. and a big challenge for you is that new hampshire is packed with independents. that's a group that clinton has struggled to win over. how are you going to beat them in new hampshire? and can you beat him in new hampshire in. >> we're going to work our heart out all week this week. we came here right after her victory speech last night in iowa. we flew overnight. she did an event this nashua, another event tonight. a town hall forum on this network. we've got a debate as well in new hampshire later this week. so we're going to have plenty of opportunities to speak to the voters here. no question that we enter one week out from new hampshire,
slightly behind, and as you noted, there is a something of a regional advantage here for senator sanders' neighboring state elected officials tend to do very well in this primary. new hampshire's been a state historically kind to the clintons, made bill clinton comeback kid, helped her in 2008, she won a victory here. anything can happen. >> that's right. obviously, you can look at the election results and just say, yeah, you won but you can also dive into the data as i'm sure you and your team of experts is looking for areas where you can improve for future contests. among the iowa democrats who cited, honest and trust worry the most important candidate quality. clinton lost by 73 points. among those who cited cares about people like me as most important candidate quality, hillary clinton lost by 52 points. how is she going to convince
skeptical democrats and independents in new hampshire she cares about people like them and she's honest and trustworthy? >> well, there were a lot of areas in the entrant polling that the networks conducted that speak to areas where we have room to grow and we're going to continue to talk about the issues that she's made, the causes of her life and her career in public service. but i think there was plenty of those numbers that foretold success on the road ahead in terms of 0 the coalition that we are seeking to build to help propel us to the nomination. for instance, she did very well with women over senator sanders, very well with african-american voters. did well, plus nine percent advantage with union workers and among those who said number one issue was jobs and economy, which most democrats agree is the number one issue on our side, she had a plus nine percentage advantage there, too. there was a lot for us to build
off of last night. >> absolutely. there was in terms of women voters, i think a lot of people wonder, why is hillary clinton having such a difficult time winning over young women voters, that's a group, if you look at under 30, sanders won them 84% to 14%. 30 to 44, 53 to 42%. those are surprising numbers to a lot of people. >> well, like i said, we had a big victory among women overall last night. among young women on the trail we find that, as hillary clinton gets to meet and interact with younger women, one-on-one, a long in brief encounters on the campaign trail after events it has a lasting impact. we find those are some of our most committed supporters that show up and do volunteer shifts for us. i think it's really a matter of continuing to put her out there in smaller settings, intimate settings, town hall settings where she has the opportunity to
have interactions and exchanges and communicate why these issues that are so important to young women continue to motivate her throughout her career. >> brian fallon, thanks so much. see you on the campaign trail. >> thanks, jake. see you here in new hampshire. after getting beaten by ted cruz, donald trump went dark on social media for hours. only to reemerge with a full-fledged twitter fit. he said voters are not giving him enough credit and maybe it's not worth it. could the billionaire be having second thoughts? that story next. ♪ melodic, calm music
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welcome back to "the lead." keeping with our politics lead, pundits said donald trump, he was unstoppable. they pointed out that he led in the overwhelming majority of polls in the state of iowa. polls he would read from, the podium each appearance, inevitable until voters got involved. today it's a reality check for the reality tv star. iowans didn't fire trump they're not ready to hire him as next commander in chief. today donald trump is explaining why he lost on twitter, he spent little there in time and ad money compared to with ted cruz.
sara murray in new hampshire where trump, according to polls, holds commanding lead as of now, that is if you still trust polls this election cycle. sarah, new hampshire might prove to be far more favorable ground for donald trump with all of those independents and far fewer religious conservatives. >> reporter: that's right, jake. a lot of ways, new york billionaire who has been married three types never going to be the perfect fit for iowa and it's remarkable he did as well as he did there. but now, the race moves on to new hampshire, we'll see what tone donald trump takes at his rally here tonight. after a humble concession speech in iowa -- >> i was told by everybody, do not go to iowa. we finished second. and i want to tell you something. i'm just honored. >> reporter: today, donald trump is back on the war path. taking to twitter to slam the media coverage of his lost to tetd.
and grumbling voters don't appreciate he's self-funding his campaign. saying i don't believe i've been given any credit by voters for self-funding my campaign, the only one. i will keep doing but not worth it, as promised, trump heads to the granite state. >> new hampshire, something special, a great week. >> reporter: hoping to regain footing and leads his closest competitor by more than 2-1 margin in the latest cnn/wmur poll. while that competitor, ted cruz, enjoys his victory lap. >> so what a victory last night. >> reporter: today, the texas senator is campaigning in both new hampshire and south carolina, and tearing into trump as he tries to turp hrump as hes to turn his victory into a winning streak. >> he was saying i was terrific, that i was nice. and now i'm an anchor pab baby.
>> reporter: with seven days before the primaries. a crowded field turning vicious. >> marco made the conscious, deliberate decision to stand with barack obama and chuck schumer and harry reid and lead the fight for amnesty. >> reporter: last night, marco rubio relished in his strong third-place showing in iowa, hot on trump's heels. >> i'm grateful to you, iowa. you believed in me when others didn't think this night would be possible. >> reporter: today, he's a prime target especially for establishment candidates like john kasich and chris chris christie who were banking on new hampshire. >> let get the boy out of the bubble and see him play for the next week in new hampshire. i'm ready to play. i hope he is. >> reporter: tonight donald trump will try to get his groove back here in new hampshire. scott brown expected to endorse him here tonight. they're expected to hold a press conference together. so we'll see if that might give him this added boost here in the
second nominating state. >> the boy in the bubble. sara murray, thanks so much. joining me now, chairman of the republican national committee, rance priebus. thanks for joining us. congratulations on the record turnout. something that not a lot of people are talking about, the first latino ever in american history to win a primary or caucus. >> yeah. and it's in the republican party. so, ted cruz and look at the top four, you have ted cruz, marco rubio, ben carson, it's pretty remarkable. the diversity, the youth, excitement that we have in our party, record breaking turnout, as i've said before, it's true, we've got drama and intrigue going on in the primary, we do, so do democrats. but we have been blowing the doors off of the interests that people have in this primary for, it seems like six or seven months now. i think it's great for us moving into november, jake. >> among people who decided in
the last few days leading up to the caucuses, according to polls most or a plurality chose marco rubio, only 13% chose donald trump. do you think that that's correlated to trump's decision to not participate in the debate last week. >> i've heard people debating that issue today, just like you have. who knows. i would say, though, i think it's important for candidates to participate in these debates. candidates can do what they want. you know, i do think that these things are so big that they're really important and we're going to have another big one here later on in the week in new hampshire. >> adviser to rubio's campaign told don'ts in a conference call today it's time for everyone except for rubio, trump and cruz, to drop out of the race. i know you'll never go that far. but what are you telling supporters who think the field does need to narrow, if not now, after new hampshire, some of
these candidates need to drop out? >> well, look, i've said it many times before. we've got a lot of candidates and it does -- i mean, managing the prime mar is what we have to do, makes it tougher but i'm not complaining about it. i do think at some point, though, this is going to come down to delegates. after super tuesday on march 1st, when 16 states go, media's not going to sit around and talk about what's going on in mississippi m., alabama. they're going to say what's the delegate count. that's going to slow things down. the democrats, jake, have a bigger problem because their entire calendar is on a proportional basis which means even if hillary won 60/40 from here through march and april she can hardly get to a place where she has a majority of delegates. on our end, we start winner take all march 15th and it will speed up the process. >> interesting. >> a lot going on.
it just got started. >> ben carson placed fourth in iowa. tack a listen how he explained his showing have i was reasonably happy today until i, you know, discovered dirty tricks that were going on and people spreading rumors that i had dropped out and that people should caucus for somebody else. i mean, do you think that that is something that's acceptable? >> no! >> so, it's clear that cruz's campaign last night seized on a cnn report that carson, instead of going to new hampshire or south carolina, was going to florida to rest and then after we did that report, we never said he was dropping out we never said he was giving a speech, after that, cruz supporters misrepresented that report and told caucusgoers that carson planned to quit the race and was going to give a major speech in the next week and caucusgoers should support cruz.
any recourse for dr. carson here? >> well, i think that cruz campaign explained that and explained that they had mentioned that he was going to florida. look, i mean, for me to get in the middle of litigating these things that are going on behind the scenes that we find out about the next day, it was explained by one of the campaigns as to what happened. you take them at their word for it we move on to the next state. >> mr. chairman, thank you so much. congratulations on the record turnout in iowa. >> thank you, jake. dr. ben carson leaving iowa before the votes were count the because he wanted to ged ahead of the storm. now he had to head home to florida to do laundry, not to rest but because he needs new clean clothes. what's going on with his campaign? a 13-year-old child killed, now two virginia tech students under arrest, one charged with murder, the other one being an accessory. police released new details about her murder. that tragic story, coming up.
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welcome back to "the lead." i'm jake tapper. almost every presidential candidate hopped a plane heading to n. new hampshire except dr. ben carson who detoured to florida to pick up a fresh set of clothes after 17 days on the road. last night some members of the cruz team took the news that carson was not heading straight to new hampshire or south carolina and incorrectly told voter the media, specifically, cnn, reported carson was dropping out. the cruz team urged carson supporters in iowa to throw their support to cruz. cruz national co-chair tweeted with cnn reporting, quote, carson looks like he is out. iowans need to know before they vote, most will go to cruz, i
hope. that's not what cnn reported. here's an e-mail cruz staffer sent to cruz's precinct captains, the press reporting that dr. ben carson taking time off from the campaign trail after iowa making a big announcement next week. inform caucus grgoers and urge m to caucus for ted cruz. cnn never reported that carson was out or making a big announcement next week. dr. carson who finished in fourth place called the tactics which the cruz team lies and dirty tricks. cruz said his staffers are should have corrected themselves and told voters that carson was not dropping out. dr. carson joins me by phone to talk about the controversy and his campaign. are you satisfied with ted cruz's apology? >> well, you know, as a christian, i will accept an apology. but it doesn't correct the problem. you no, this is a cultural issue
when people in your campaign feel that it's okay to distort the issues to their political advantage and to tell absolute lies. and the question really is, will there be any consequences for that, or are we looking at same kind of thing we saw with the irs scandal, you no, sla slap o. there needs to be some responsibility. if we don't assign responsibility and consequences, what keeps this from continuing to happen? >> you would like somebody from the cruz campaign to be fired or have steve king even step down as co-chair? what do you want? >> i think whoever is responsible for blatant lying should be dismissed, absolutely. >> now -- >> unless, unless that behavior
is acceptable in your campaign culture. >> now, to be candid, to talk about your decision to go to florida, it is rather unusual -- i realize you're an outsider candidate -- it is rather unusual you're not in new hampshire. we're in the thick of the campaign. explanation that you need fresh clothes something rivals or journalists don't understand. >> well, anybody who has been on the road for almost three weeks recognizes exactly what i'm talking about. you need some fresh clothes. and it's not like you're going to be there forever. it's nice to sleep in your own bed every now and enin. if anybody can't understand that, i feel sorry for them. >> where does your campaign go from here, sir? you're going to the prayer breakfast i believe thursday where you make your first big national splash by criticizing president obama and obamacare. what's next in terms of your
schedule? >> we're going there. then we have a fund-raiser in north carolina and going to new hampshire and going to south carolina and the whole thing starts up all over again. >> recent cnn/wmur poll shows you at 3% in new hampshire. . how do you turn that around? how do you get momentum in the granite state? >> i think talking about policies and getting people to go to our website, bencarson.com. look at our policies, our tax poli policy, educational policy, policy to defeat isis. i think have more policy than virtually anybody. if people look at it, i think they'd be favorably impressed. can you tell me a state you think you might be able to win? >> i think south carolina is a real looklihood once we get there and start rolling. there's going to be a lot of traction because a lot of people who are social conservatives and
fiscal conservatives and those are areas that tend to identify strongly with what i have to say. >> dr. ben carson, thank you so much. we'll see you on the campaign trail there thank you so much. >> his brand is winning. but in iowa trump came closer to third than first. will the billionaire businessman change his strategy in new hampshire to make sure he wins this one? then, the dallas health department says it has confirmation of a case where the zika virus was spread through sexual contact right here in the united states. that alarming story coming up.
lead. so many story lines coming out of the last night. is ted cruz the republican front-runner? will donald trump recapture his mojo with a new hampshire win? will hillary clinton's win help her in sanders' friendly new hampshire. . so many mysteries. david gergen, amanda carpenter, paul begala. david gergen, so many polls showed donald trump winning in the final tally last night, he came closer to finishing third than finishing first. what happened? >> well, he had a great air game and ted cruz had a great ground game. one of the things we've learned in the middle east, if you have an air game you can't win unless you also have boots on the ground and he did not have that. he didn't have the forces on the ground to compete with ted cruz. ted cruz outmatched him on that. that's how obama won in large part in 2008.
he had a better organization on the ground, surprised in iowa, did very, very well. and continued to do extremely well in caucus states putting boots on the ground and frankly donald trumps a novice at this. i don't think he quite got -- he didn't have a good campaign manager to do all of that stuff for him and i think he just misjudged where he was going to come in. >> amanda, you work for senator cruz. as i said to brian fallon, congratulations on the victory. if you dive into results you can see some potential problem areas. let me ask you about one of them. he -- cruz won a huge percentage of self-described conservative voters, only 9% of the moderate vote. not a problem in iowa. but iowa's one of the most conservative states in the nation when it comes to republican party. it seems like a difficult task to replicate in other states where there are more independents and many more moderates. >> cruz's strategy has been to
excite the conservative voters who have been left behind in previous elections. this is something we had a huge turnout. he didn't get the turnout saying i'm going to have a mushy middle message. he had an exciting message. people believe he's going to fight for them on issues where other people are unwilling to take stands and had the ground game and money to match it. those are magic. >> super pac supporting marco rubio went up
on the air with a spot. let's take a look. >> ted cruz says donald trump has boatloads of liberal positions. donald trump says ted cruz can't beat the democrats. well, they're both right. marco rubio is the conservative who can win. and clinton machine knows it. >> i think that's true, the clinton machine knows it. don't you agree marco rubio is the democrat the clinton machine fears the most? >> one i fear the most is the one doing the best. somebody drops out, i think we could have beaten him. no. you know be careful what you
wish for. before my time but i know for people who worked for president carter, they sat around in the white house and said we want reagan. they got reagan. humility is not my default. i don't want to pick the republican nominee. cruz is talented, won iowa. trump is a phenom, yeah, marco rubio has great gifts. will hillary beat any one of them, you bet? >> interesting. ted cruz is the first hispanic to win a presidential primary or caucus in the united states. why do you think there's so little celebration of this fact today? >> that's a good point. almost a footnote to the campaign. because he talks about his cuban heritage but as we all know, there's a difference from being cuban american and mexican american. they see themselves as different, and that they -- if they're one of theirs, one of the castro brothers from san antonio, should show up on
hillary's ticket, there will be a lot of banging of the drum. it isn't working weller to cruz. i assume he'll make more of it, specially sought of florida. >> what's next for ted cruz. where do you see him aiming his fire? do you think he's going to continue targeting marco rubio or go after donald trump who is ahead in the polls in new hampshire? >> i think we've seen that ted cruz is the only person who can take on donald trump and win. he may try to continue to finish him off. but the real race people want to see a contrast. they think it will come down to a strong conservative and a more establishment-type person. donald trump may be that person. marco rubio desperately wants to be -- make this into a three-person race and have that contrast where it's krocruz/rub. press release, press release against ted cruz. marco rubio doesn't want to be
in the lane though people are putting that mantel on him. are you going to win getting endorsements from jeb, chris christie? no, marco rubio has been trying to blunt all of the ammunition that cruz is using against him. i don't think successfully, but that will continue to play out. one of them will win that fight. ted cruz is winning so far but it ain't over. >> you advise a pro-hillary clinton super pac we should point out. let me throw counterspin at you. you had a victory last night, congratulations. but the counterspin from clinton foes. a 74-year-old vermont socialist who only recently became a democrat almost beat your candidate. >> good for him. it's remarkable. i have been saying this for months. six months you would have told me, six months ago i did tell you. this guy is real. it's to his credit. what's amazing, impressive, hillary's favorable didn't drop as bernie's vote rose.
this is not a rejection of hillary. it's not a rebellion against hillary or president obama. they like this guy. and i think that hillary and other democrats need to learn from him, the most important thing energizing young voters and democrats can't win without young voters. i hope hillary copies and emulates him and contests the young voters but it all for the good. >> thank you one and all. a 13-year-old girl kidnapped, murdered and two college students charged in connection with her murder. how did a middle schooler connect with college kids? could the zika virus be spread through sexual contact? that's the frightening claim from one city's health department. the cdc says it isn't so sure. that story coming up.
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welcome back to "the lead." we have some disturbing, breaking news in the world lead now new development raising level of alarm regarding the zika outbreak. even higher, now health officials say a case of the virus in texas was sexually transmitted. this is the same virus that has health officials warning pregnant women not to travel to countries with an outbreak, including u.s. virgin islands in the united states. they fear the disease could possibly cause a deadly brain defect in their newborn children. this cops as cnn cameras went inside the zika operation center. the center for disease, control and prevention trying to keep the disease from spreading in the u.s. sanjay gupta joins us now.
news of zika being sexually transmitted adds to the concern quite a bit. >> certainly does add to the concern. cdc releasing new guidance, best way to avoid zika not only not get mosquito bites but avoid having sex with someone who has been in one of the zika affected regions or ill with zika. the man, a man went to venezuela, an area we know zika is circulating, came back, developed some symptoms of a zika infection, subsequently was found to have the vooek virus as his sexual partner someone who never left the united states. that's how they confirmed this was sexually transmitted in the united states. all of this confirmation taking place at cdc, as you just saw. we got a chance to take a look inside. >> welcome to day 12 of the ims activation for zika virus. >> reporter: every morning, this is the first place the cdc director tom friedan will look
to get the latest on the zika virus. >> the board tells us what's going on at i glance, we see outbreaks around the world, where they're happening. we also look at details of our response. this is the zika virus. >> that's it right there? >> this is what it looks like. >> should we be scared of zika or is the emotional part of this with regard to pregnant women having more impact? >> overand over again nature deals us wild cards. in the case of zika, the tragedy a family that had a child with microself fally. that's devastating. that's driving the concern. this is a nasty mosquito. >> the one? >> this is the one. >> anything good about these guys? would you get rid of them? they've caused more death than natural disasters and everything put together the mosquito kills more people than any other ha
animal on earth. >> any possibility of using ddt. >> ddt widely used 50 years ago and virtually eliminated this mosquito from the americas but also widely used in agriculture, got into the environment and had serious problems in the environment for many species. it remains in the body for a long time. we're looking at safer, more effective ways to kill mosquitoes. >> if your in an area with zika, there are a lot of things you can do. wear mosquito repellent, long sleeves, all of those things work, and staying inside in a screened space, air-conditioned space, can draftically reduce your risk of getting a mosquito bite. >> learning so much more, jake, about this. think about malaria, for example, a virus that can be transmitted via mosquitoes but not sex. hivs a virus transmitted through sex but not mosquitoes.
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welcome back to "the lead." heart wrenching story in the national leagd. 13-year-old nicole madison lovell, survived cancer, liver transplant, bullying. but could not escape the hands of her murderer. nicole stabbed to death and these two virginia tech students are suspects. the male student charged with murder, and felony abduction of
nicole. the female, charged as an accessory. let's bring in martin savidge. martin, i know there's no satisfying answer, but why? what could the motive possibly have been? >> you know we had this case where you have two promising college students, this young girl just starting life, and how did it turn the way it did? the authorities today revealed for the first time how the victim died. we still don't know why. >> her favorite color was blue. >> reporter: her mother, overcome with grief, as she remembered a daughter now gone. >> nicole touched many people throughout her short life. >> reporter: local police in blacksburg, virginia working diligently to piece together final hours of 13-year-old nicole lovele's life. >> a very preliminary determination of the cause of death is stabbing. >> reporter: the seventh grader's body found saturday, after missing for several days. she was killed the same day she
went missing from her home near virginia tech university. >> we pray right now for nicole's entire family. >> reporter: as for who is responsible, police are pointing to two promising engineering students at the school. investigators are searching this lake near lovell's home for more clues. 18-year-old freshman david eisenhauer arrested-a body had even been found. >> constant striving to better myself. >> reporter: an accomplished athlete. now charged with first-degree murder and abduction. he got help from 19-year-old natalie keepers, a former nasa intern, now charged with helping to dispose of lovell's body. >> natalie keepers, 19, of laurel, maryland, and blacksburg, virginia, will be charged toad with being an accessory before the fact. in addition, remains charged with being an accessory after the fact. >> reporter: police say tips and leads from social media led them
to arrest eisenhauer, adding that he and lovell knew each other and the freshman, quote, used the relationship to his advantage, unquote. both of the teens' lawyers declined to speak to cnn. according to his arrest warrant eisenhauer told investigators the truth can set me free. funeral services planned for nicole, it will take place thursday. >> martin, officials haven't given detailed explanations yet. do you think or have you any indication that social media, internet, may have played a role here? >> certainly a lot of uncovering work that cnn has been doing suggests the victim did have a significant footprint on social media but what teenager doesn't? so did the suspects in this case. where was the link? authorities won't say. we don't know. there is a cautionary tale, though, for many parents to learn from here. >> a heartbreaking story. martin sav. >> thank you so much.
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