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State Police 'Gravely Concerned' About Missing Officer, Ask for Public's Help

Vehicle seen in Manassas Saturday. Missing since Friday, law enforcement has received information that the Nelson County, Va. man may possibly be in Northern Virginia.

Virginia State Police are investigating the disappearance of Kevin Wayne Quick. Photo courtesy of VSP
Virginia State Police are investigating the disappearance of Kevin Wayne Quick. Photo courtesy of VSP

Virginia State Police said Sunday they are "gravely concerned" about a reserve officer from Waynesboro who has been missing since Friday. They say he might be in Northern Virginia and are asking for the public's help to locate him.

The 45-year-old Nelson County man has not been heard from since approximately 10:15 p.m. Friday night.  

Kevin Wayne Quick left his mother’s residence Friday night in Afton to head to a friend’s home at Turtle Creek Apartments in Albemarle County, approximately 20 miles away, but did not arrive.  

His family reported him missing to the Nelson County Sheriff’s Office at 6 p.m. Saturday; the sheriff's office entered him into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC). Quick is a Captain in the Waynesboro Police Department’s Police Reserve Unit.  He has been a member of the unit since 1990.

From a State Police news release:

"During the course of the investigation, photographs have been obtained featuring two unidentified adult males who investigators believe may have information regarding Quick's disappearance. Quick's silver 1999 Toyota Forerunner also appears in the photographs that place the vehicle in Fork Union, Va., on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, and in the Manassas area Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014."

Quick was last seen driving a silver 1999 Toyota 4 Runner with Virginia license plates: 614 068. The license plates have the seal of the Commonwealth in the middle. He is described as:

·      White male

·      6’1”

·      200 lbs.

·      Brown hair

·      Hazel eyes

·      Medium build

·      Has a scar above his left eye

·      Wears contacts or eyeglasses

Local and state officers spent Saturday night and Sunday morning searching the areas of the residences in Afton and Albemarle County. Extensive ground and air searches have been conducted. During the course of the ongoing investigation, law enforcement has received information that he may possibly be in Northern Virginia.

The Virginia State Police are leading the investigation into Quick’s disappearance. The Nelson County Sheriff’s Office, Albemarle County Police Department, Charlottesville Police Department and the Waynesboro Police Department are assisting. 

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Virginia State Police at #77 on a cell phone or at (434) 352-7128, or any one of the assisting agencies.

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