Waynesboro Police plea for missing captain's return

VSP believe this man may know about the disappearance of Kevin Quick (Source: Virginia State Police)
VSP believe this man may know about the disappearance of Kevin Quick (Source: Virginia State Police)

The Waynesboro Police Department says it is doing everything it can to help find a captain missing since Friday.

Investigators are still actively searching for Waynesboro Police reserve Captain Kevin Quick.

Quick's credit card and phone have not been used since the day he went missing, Waynesboro Police confirmed Tuesday. They have not yet been able to locate the phone.

People living in Waynesboro are doing what they can, and that includes raising money for a reward. $10,000 has been raised so far, and more money is still coming in.

"The mood is very tense," said Waynesboro Police Sgt. Brian Edwards. These officers are not the only ones suffering. "Now that Kevin has gone missing, it's left the family in a state of disarray, and they're doing their best at this point."

Serving in law enforcement ran in Captain Quick's family. His father was a colonel but died last year. Now, his mother is dealing with two incidents that have taken a great toll on the family.

His fellow officers say they can't sit around. Many of them are helping State Police around Central Virginia.

"They want to go, they want to be a part of this investigation," said Sgt. Edwards.

That investigation now extends to Louisa, where Quick's SUV was found. Investigators say it was found on Cedar Hill Road, and ask anyone who may have noticed any strange cars in the area this weekend to call them with information.

State Police say the silver Toyota 4Runner was also seen in Fork Union and Manassas. His mother was the last person to see him in Afton.

"When a small community is affected by something like this, we rally together," said Sgt. Edwards.

The rallying point starts with Rodney Soulsby, who owns the New Age Auto shop in Waynesboro.  He donated $5,000 to go towards the reward fund in hopes somebody will come forward with information that could help investigators.

"I would like Kevin's family, and especially his mother, to know that we're going to do everything we can to assist from a civilian standpoint," he said.

State Police are releasing a photo of a man who they believe knows something about the captain's disappearance. Waynesboro officers wanted to send this message to him.

"It's not too late to end this peacefully, end this positively, bring some peace back to this family," said Sgt. Edwards.

Waynesboro Police say there were no stickers or emblems on Quick's car that would indicate he is an officer. He was not in uniform when he disappeared.

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