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Reports: Missing police officer’s body found in Goochland
UPDATE: Richmond NBC affiliate WWBT and other broadcast outlets including CBS affiliate WTVR and ABC affiliate WRIC are reporting that a body believed to be that of missing police reservist Kevin Quick has been found in Goochland County. They say they have the information from police sources.
Tips and new leads have continued to pour in overnight to state and local law enforcement. Investigators appreciate the public’s willingness to come forward with information related to Quick, his vehicle and the Shelton siblings, Geller said. State police continue to encourage the public to call state police with tips: via cell at #77 or by dialing 434-352-7128.
An Albemarle County man and one of his sisters were arrested at a hotel in Alexandria Tuesday night and charged with the theft of Kevin Wayne Quick’s vehicle, state police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said at a news conference in Charlottesville Wednesday.
A third sibling was also arrested on a charge unrelated to Quick’s disappearance, she said.
Quick, 45, is a 24-year veteran of the Waynesboro Police Department’s reserve police force. The city of about 21,000 is located in the Shenandoah Valley about 20 miles west of Charlottesville.
Geller said police have received about 100 tips since Quick was reported missing on Saturday. The investigation has made significant progress, she said.
A reward leading to the discovery of Quick has increased to $30,000.
Quick left his mother’s residence in Afton late Friday to visit his girlfriend about 20 miles away, but he never made it.
Geller said Quick’s Toyota 4Runner was captured by surveillance cameras at bank ATM machines in Fork Union on Friday night and in Manassas on Saturday night.
His SUV is also connected to a Super Bowl Sunday robbery in Louisa County.
According to Major Donnie Lowe of the Louisa Sheriff’s Office, a family was watching the Super Bowl around 7 p.m. when strangers entered their home demanding money.
Not many details about the case have been released, but Lowe said three people were injured at the residence located on Mica Road in Mineral.
He said one man was shot in the buttocks, another man was struck in the back by a gun and a woman was pistol-whipped.
She was transported to VCU Medical Center with non-life-threatening facial injuries. They have all been treated and released.
Police say 18-year-old Daniel “Shelton” Mathis was the gunman. He is charged in Louisa with felony unlawful shooting, robbery, use of a firearm to commit robbery, malicious wounding, brandishing a firearm, recklessly handling a firearm, carrying a concealed weapon and two counts of use of a firearm to commit malicious wounding. Virginia State Police charged him with one felony count of grand larceny for the the theft of Quick’s vehicle.
His sister, Mersadies Shelton, 20, is also charged with felony grand larceny in connection to the theft of the vehicle. Another sister, 24-year-old Shantai Shelton is charged in Louisa with selling stolen property and obtaining money by false pretenses.
“These are still two separate cases,” Lowe said of Louisa’s robbery investigation and the State Police’s abduction case. “But there is a connection.”
Quick’s vehicle was found Monday at a home on Cedar Hill Road in Mineral.
Court affidavits filed in connection with Quick’s disappearance listed the investigation as an abduction.
Sgt. Brian Edwards, a spokesman for the Waynesboro Police Department, said Quick had amassed 2,000 hours on the volunteer force since he joined it in 1990.
“Kevin has immense street credibility,” Edwards said in an interview. “He is very even-keeled and well-liked among his peers and his regular officers.”