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Volunteer Police Reservist is Dead: Police

Quick had been reported missing more than a week ago; five have been charged in connection with the case

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    A volunteer police reservist from Virginia, who had been reported missing a week ago, is dead, police said Friday. News4's Chris Lawrence has the latest details. (Published Friday, Feb 7, 2014)

    Police have now confirmed that a body they found Thursday in a remote part of Virginia is that of a volunteer police reservist, who had been reported missing more than a week ago.

    Kevin Wayne Quick, 45, of Rockfish, Va., was a 25-year veteran of the volunteer reserve officers of Nelson County and had a 4-month-old daughter. His family was notified of the identification Friday night.

    Police offered a tribute to him before a news conference Friday and lowered flags to half-staff. His father was also a police officer.

    "The Quick family has been an institution here for 30 years," Waynesboro Police Sgt. Brian Edwards said. "Kevin was an amazing, kind individual."

    Thursday night, three people were taken into custody in Prince William County in connection with Quick's death, bringing the number of people behind bars in connection with the case to six.

    Halisi Uhuru, Leslie Hope Casterlow and Anthony Darnell Stokes have been charged with principle in 2nd degree to the crime of murder. Geller said the suspects have not being charged with murder, "but in association with his death."

    Uhuru, Casterlow and Stokes were taken into custody Thursday night after they were identified as persons of interest. They are being held in Henrico County, Va. and State Police say they were members of a street gang.

    Quick had been missing since late Friday evening. He was last seen at his mother's Afton, Va. home. Police say Quick left the home around 10:15 p.m., and was reported missing when he never arrived at a friend's house for a surprise party in Albemarle County.

    Earlier this week, a brother and sister from Albemarle County were arrested and charged in the theft of Quick’s silver 1999 Toyota 4Runner, which was found Monday.

    Mersadies Shelton and Daniel Mathis, who is also known by the last name Shelton, are charged with possession of stolen property and grand larceny.

    Another sibling, Shantai M. Shelton, 24, was arrested on an unrelated outstanding arrest warrant from Louisa County. Mathis was also arrested on four felony warrants and three misdemeanor warrants issued by the Louisa County in an on-going shooting investigation.

    The three were arrested in a hotel in Alexandria, police said.

    Quick’s SUV was recovered outside a home in Monday in Mineral, Va and found rubber gloves, swabs, a wallet and a green, leafy substance inside. 

    The homeowner is not believed to be connected. 

    All three siblings have been denied bond. 

    Stay with NBCWashington on-air and online for more on this developing story.