Blacksburg, Virginia. 18-year-old Heidi Childs was a sophomore attending Virginia Tech. Heidi grew up in the area; she was originally from Bedford County, Virginia, which is a short drive away from her college.
She had seven siblings and her family affectionately called her “Smiley.”
Heidi was homeschooled as a child, and she began taking college courses when she was in 10th grade.
Virginia State Police; Heidi smiles in the photo above while wearing a purple and white dress
Heidi was very active in her local church and she even played on their basketball team. She also was a cross country runner, and she loved the great outdoors.
Hiking, camping, skiing; you could find Heidi doing all of these things alongside her best friends.
Virginia State Police; pictured above, Heidi smiles and rests her head on her hand
Heidi was also passionate about playing the guitar and singing, but she didn’t like to be in the spotlight.
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