FUGITIVE FRIDAY: Search for violent sex offender

By Matt Boyce - bio | email

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Virginia State Police have been searching for Gustav John Schilling since August of 2006.

He's wanted by State Police and Henrico County Police for felony parole violation. He was last seen in Chesterfield County where he was working with a home improvement business.

"He just cut all ties and has not been seen since," Trooper Rob Brown, Virginia State Police.

Schilling is wanted for failing to register as a violent sex offender. Police believe he may have fled the area but say he still has many connections around town.

"We know that he has several friends and acquaintances in the area, he lived in the Richmond area for a long time in Henrico county and in the city of Richmond," Brown said.

Schilling's last known address was here in the 2900 block of Chamberlayne Avenue.

Investigators say he was known to frequent the 3000 block of Black Thorn Way in Henrico County.

"There's somebody out in the public right now that knows of him, may have recently made contact with him, and we're asking that they call us and help us locate him," Brown said.

Police say a certain piece of Schilling's wardrobe may make him stand out in a crowd.

"He always wore a certain type of hat, it was described to us as like a sailor's cap. Like one similar to what Gilligan wore on Gilligan's Island," Brown said.

Schilling's violent past makes capturing him a top priority.

"The crimes he's been convicted of in the past, violence toward women, attempted rapes, peeping tom issues that he's had in the past," Brown said.

"We have no reason to believe that he may not be committing those crimes again right now," Brown said.

If you have any information on Gustav John Schilling or any other fugitive from justice, call 345-1212 right now.  Investigator's will be standing by until 7 p.m. Friday Night.

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