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Remains ID’d as missing officer
UPDATE: RICHMOND (AP) — An autopsy has confirmed that human remains discovered in Goochland County are those of a Waynesboro reserve police officer who was reported missing one week ago.
Kevin Wayne Quick’s body was found Thursday in a location approximately halfway between Richmond and Charlottesville. The 45-year-old Quick was reported missing on Feb. 1 when he failed to arrive at his girlfriend’s residence in Albemarle County.
Saturday, Virginia State Police said the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner concluded late Friday the remains were Quick’s. Authorities have not released the cause of death.
Police have arrested five people who they say have some connection to Quick’s disappearance and death. None of the suspects has been charged with his death.
Quick was a highly regarded veteran of the reserve police force in Waynesboro.
The News Virginian, Waynesboro (MCT) – Three additional suspects have been arrested in what’s now been officially called a murder investigation into the death of Kevin Quick. Until today, no one had been charged with Quick’s death, but rather with the theft of his vehicle. According to arrest warrants obtained by the News Virginian from Goochland, Halisi Uhuru,22, of Danville, Leslie Hope Casterlow, 39, and Anthony Darnell Stokes, 31, from Manassas were all charged Thursday night with “principle in second degree to the crime of murder.”
“This means these individuals are not being charged with Quick’s homicide, but in association with his death,” said Corinne Geller, Public Relations Director for the Virginia State Police.
A body was found just off Old Columbia Road in Goochland County on Thursday, but Geller said state officials weren’t ready to make a positive identification yet.
“The Office of the Medical Examiner is still in the process of positively identifying the body, discovered in a recently timbered lot in Goochland County Thursday afternoon,” Geller said in a statement.
As that investigation continued, Geller said that three Northern Virginia residents became persons of interest in the case. Uhuru, Casterlow and Stokes are all being held at the Henrico County Jail, with a scheduled court date of Feb. 10.
Virginia State Police and Waynesboro Police plan a press conference later today, to discuss the case. That event is scheduled for 4 p.m. at Fishburne Military Academy.