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Body believed to be missing police captain Kevin Quick found in Goochland

GOOCHLAND COUNTY, Va. (WTVR) – A body, believed to be that of missing Waynesboro Police Department Reserve Unit Captain Kevin Quick, was discovered today off Old Columbia Road in Goochland County, near the Fluvana county line.

Waynesboro Police Department members are waiting, along with Quick’s family and friends, for a positive identification to be made.

Quick disappeared Friday night after he left his mother’s Afton home. He was going to see the mother of his four-month-old daughter, about 20 miles away, at the time of his disappearance. Multiple police sources believe the motive was robbery, and the crime was random.

A search warrant indicates that the last communication on Quick’s phone–a text message–was made to his girlfriend.  The phone was shut off around 10:54 p.m. and never used again.

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Quick’s 4Runner was first spotted on camera in Fork Union, then the next day in Manassas.

The spot where the body believed to be Quick’s was found is located roughly 10-15 miles away from the ATM where Quick’s bank account was first accessed 45 minutes after he went missing Friday, according to search warrant affidavits.

Quick was laid off from his work at a Waynesboro plant several weeks ago, after almost two decades of service. He received a severance payment at the time, a sum of money which authorities have not accounted for, according to court documents.

The 4Runner was later located Monday, in the 3600 block of Cedar Hill Road in Louisa County, not far from where suspect Daniel Mathis allegedly discharged a firearm at a teenager on Sunday, and where the 4Runner was seen being used as his getaway vehicle.

Mathis was visiting a friend who lived on Mica Street, on Super Bowl Sunday, when the visit turned violent, according to police and the teen’s father.

Anyone with information is asked to call Virginia State Police at #77 on a cell phone or at (434) 352-7128.

Anyone with information is asked to call Virginia State Police at #77 on a cell phone or at (434) 352-7128.

Police sources tell CBS 6 that there could be additional people involved in the crime.

Photographs were released that featured two unidentified adult men who investigators believe may have information regarding Quick’s disappearance.

That language was later amended by State Police to “individual”–not man–after the arrest of three siblings. Police have not made it clear who they believe the person in the released photo is at this time, or if there are indeed other suspects.

Earlier Thursday, a judge denied bond to all three Albemarle County siblings arrested in connection with the Quick’s disappearance. Their home address, on Barracks Road in Charlottesville, is under two miles from the apartments where Quick was headed.

The siblings are being held in the Central Virginia Regional Jail in Orange County.

Mersadies Shelton, Shantai Shelton and Daniel Mathis (left to right) were arrested in the disappearance of reservist police captain Kevin Quick.

Mersadies Shelton, Shantai Shelton and Daniel Mathis (left to right) were arrested in the disappearance of reservist police captain Kevin Quick.

Shantai Shelton, 24, Mersadies Shelton, 20, and Daniel Mathis, 18, were denied bond.

Mersadies Shelton and Mathis are charged with felony grand larceny in connection with Quick’s vehicle.

Shantai Shelton was taken into custody on outstanding arrest warrant in Louisa County.

Click here for complete coverage of missing Capt. Kevin Quick. 

37 comments

    • Mary

      What does Eric Holder have to do with this crime? Anyone with half a brain and any hint of justice in their bodies can hope and pray that these criminals will be put away for the rest of their lives. I am only sad we have to support them in jail.

      • Manalishi

        Reality would indicate holder is just fine with cop killers as his official position with fast & furious. This is a hate crime in reality but not in the minds of democrats.

        Furthermore, it’s obama’s position that cop killers are “special” hence his appointment of Debo Adegbile to lead the Civil Rights Division.

        James Hamilton used half of his brain, you didn’t use any of it.

    • Phil B

      Yeah, this isn’t a Federal crime no role for the AG. The commonwealth will bring justice for this officer.

  • JoHo

    When is WTVR6 going to start report useful info about important stories.
    I think Katie Beck is the only REAL REPORTER at TV 6.

  • sw

    I am so sick of the senseless violence in this country. I am also tired of hearing excuses of how these thugs are products of their enviroment. You chose to do the things you do. When someone will kill a police officer they will kill anyone. If these three killed him they deserve no mercy. My thoughts are with officer Quick’s family and especially his baby who will never truly know her father.

    • WorkingMan

      Dubbs, it’s funny: Randy Allen Taylor was charged with Alexis Murphy’s murder and there’s not even the slightest hint of a body. Or where she went. But here theý’ve got a body & a multitude of evidence and there’s not a murder charge. Go figure.

  • It's Inevitable

    All of you are dancing around the real issue here — and you know EXACTLY to what I am referring. That said, allow me to spell out the most terrifying word (and only solution) for 21st-century America: S E G R E G A T I O N. Scares you, doesn’t it? For all you white-guilt liberals, you can keep your “diversity” and choke on it.

  • Ryan

    Im just sick of these racist comments. I look at these suspects as just that. I wonder what kind of comments I would see if all six of these suspects were white..oh but one of them IS white and all you see is black people lol Angry white kids shoot up schools filled with innocent toddlers and its “awww thats sad. We pray for him he needs help” But a black person kills someone and you scream segregation….hilarious. It is never looked at the same when a black person is involved…..especially when the victim is white. Dont get me wrong these killers should fry and my heart hurts for the family. I hate seeing things like this and it only makes it worse when you try to blame it on blacks. Some of the most hanus crimes in American history have been commited by whites but do you call them white monsters? Their actions make them monsters not their background and race should have nothing to do with what is coming to them

    • dubbs

      Most of the criminals involved in heinous crimes are typically referred to as Monsters: Speck, Bundy, Hitler, Stalin, Mao, Pol Pot, and countless others – regardless of their color. I think you are blocking out some of this information out of your thinking. Monsters are monsters – regardless of pigmentation. We all call them monsters because they are.

  • Dustin Cavanaugh

    It’s the result of prison not being used for rehabilitation but to make a better criminal. I am familiar with the gang they are in. It’s written all over the walls in the jail. Guess what? When they get to jail they just do the same thing but to people in there. People in there for lesser crimes learn to become better criminals by having to stand up to the real criminals and thus become a better criminal in the process. The answer is not just lock them up forever because then they only breed more future criminals within the system.

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