Virginia State Police say that an autopsy of the human remains found halfway between Richmond and Charlottesville are those of 45-year old reserve police officer Kevin Wayne Quick.
Quick was a highly regarded veteran of the reserve police force in Waynesboro. Family members had reported Kevin missing on Saturday February 1, according to Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller. She asserted that Quick, of Nelson County, left his mother’s residence in Afton on Friday, the day before he was reported missing. Kevin was on his way to a friend’s home, reportedly the mother of his child, about 20 miles away in Albemarle County. Unfortunately, Quick never reached his destination.
On Wednesday, Virginia State Police said at a news conference that two women and a man, siblings living at the same address, were taken into custody. Mersadies Shelton, 20, and Daniel Mathis, 18, were charged with the theft of Quick’s abandoned SUV, and Shantai M. Shelton, 24, was arrested on an unrelated warrant. Overall, five people with some connection to Quick’s disappearance and death have been arrested, although so far none of them face homicide charges.
Detectives had been scouring Virginia looking for clues to the officer’s disappearance. An ATM at a bank in Fork Union in Fluvanna county had captured on camera two individuals and Quick’s 1999 silver Toyota 4Runner SUV. That evidence and other spottings of the vehicle led to the arrests. As of Thursday, reward money of $30,000 has been offered for information involving Quick’s death.