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Feb 15, 2016 7:46 PM

Popular app among teens tied to 13-year-old's murder in Virginia - How parents can disable

CHANGING FAMILIES - The anonymous messaging app Kik, popular with teens, is suspected to be involved in a 13 year old Virginia girl's murder.

Police say the body of Nicole Lovell, 13, was found three days after she snuck out of her home Jan. 27. Lovell’s mother said her daughter likely connected with the suspects online. Lovell allegedly told friends she used the Kik app to communicate with an 18 year old man. Police have arrested two Virginia Tech students in connection with her stabbing death.

The Kik app is used by over 40-percent of U.S teens gives user anonymous profiles. Kik has no way of verifying the age of its users. Parents can disable the app. Click here for instructions.

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