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Events of Kevin Quick case still a vague picture

March 4, 2014 | Virginia News

By K. Burnell Evans | The (Charlottesville) Daily Progress

The trail led to a vinyl-sided home with a wheelchair ramp at the end of a red dirt road in Bumpass.

“I heard the police tell my sister ... ‘Never let somebody come in your house and stay with you, because you never know what’s happening,’” Richard Brooks said.

At 3:30 a.m. on the frigid morning of Feb. 9, eight days after the disappearance of Kevin Wayne Quick, authorities stormed the home Brooks, 58, shares with his sister off The Bottom, ushering seven people outside into the glare of a searchlight from a helicopter thundering overhead.

Police arrested Anthony White, 22, on gang charges, citing ties to the Bloods. He was one of four people detained after a raid at an Alexandria hotel several days earlier by authorities searching for Quick, 45, a reserve police captain who left his mother’s Afton home Jan. 31 and never returned. His body was found less than a week later.

Seven people, including White, have been charged in the case, but much of what happened remains a mystery. No one has been charged in Quick’s killing, and police have declined to say how he died, only recently describing it as a homicide investigation.

Investigators filed at least 40 search warrants last month, largely for records from social media companies and dozens of cell phone accounts with area codes spanning central and northern Virginia and Washington, D.C.

Those records show that by the time Vonda Quick realized her son was missing, it was almost certainly too late. ...