UPDATE: Nelson Co. Man Still Missing; Police Find Abandoned Car

By: Chris Stover Email
By: Chris Stover Email
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Feb. 3, 2014


February 3, 2014

Virginia State Police said Monday they've found the car owned by Nelson County man Kevin Quick, but the police reservist remains missing.

"It doesn't sound like he disappeared on his own," said Kenneth Kidd, a neighbor of Quick's mother. "I'm sure because he would notify his family."

Kevin Quick was last seen Friday night around 10:15 p.m. at his mother's home just off Route 151 in Nelson County. Quick is described as a kind, dependable man, so vanishing without a trace is uncharacteristic and concerning.

"Capt. Quick is a very steadfast person," said Reo Hatfield, chief of the Waynesboro Police Department's reserves. "You can count on him for anything you would need."

The investigation began on Saturday. Police have searched both the ground and the air for any evidence relating to Quick's whereabouts.

A Louisa County sheriff's deputy found Quick's abandoned car on Monday afternoon.

"We are currently examining that vehicle as evidence in his disappearance," Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller said.

Quick left his mother's home Friday night and said he was heading to a friend's home in Charlottesville.

"It's about a 20-mile route," Geller said. "He disappeared. And his family obviously exhausted all their resources and notified the Nelson County Sheriff's Office on Saturday."

Geller said the FBI got involved with the case on Monday.

Police have a surveillance picture of Quick's car, and an additional two photos of a man they say may know about Quick's disappearance. One of the photos came from Fork Union, and another was taken in Manassas.

"What we're really trying to focus on is identifying that individual," Geller said.

Geller added that they were seeking a second man, as well, but police did not release additional pictures or descriptions.

"I'm worried that something happened that shouldn't have happened," Kidd said. "I hope that he is sound and hope that he is OK."

Quick's family declined to comment, but his colleagues in the police department say they're worried.

"I think the greatest thing we ask for people to do is pray about it, because we're really that concerned," Hatfield said.

Local businesses have pooled $7,000 to go toward a reward for anyone who has information that leads to Quick.

Law enforcement officials in Waynesboro held a news conference to discuss the investigation into a missing Nelson County man.

State and local authorities are searching for 45-year-old Kevin Wayne Quick, a Captain with the Waynesboro Police Department's Reserve Unit.

Officials say Quick left his mother's home in Afton on Friday, Jan. 31st. He was going to a friend's home about 20 miles away in Albemarle County but he didn't arrive. Family members reported Quick missing on Saturday.

Photographs obtained by State Police show Quick's silver 1999 Toyota Forerunner in Fork Union on Friday and in the Manassas area on Saturday.

Law enforcement found the vehicle abandoned in Louisa Co. on Monday.

A $7,000 reward is being offered for information that helps to solve this case.

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