Authorities in Virginia say they have recovered a vehicle belonging to Kevin Wayne Quick, a missing police reserve captain who disappeared under mysterious circumstances last week.
"[The vehicle] was spotted by a deputy with the Louisa County Sheriff's Office," Virginia State Police spokeswoman Corinne Geller told reporters at a Monday press conference.
"It was abandoned [and] we are currently examining that vehicle as evidence in his disappearance," Geller said.
Quick, 45, of Rockfish, Va., was last seen on the evening of Jan. 31, when he left his mother's Afton home to visit a friend. Afton is located about 20 miles west of Charlottesville, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Quick never arrived at his friend's house and was reported missing on Feb. 1. Since that time several searches have been conducted, but authorities have been unable to locate him.
On Sunday, authorities obtained surveillance photos that show Quick's silver 1999 Toyota 4Runner in Fork Union on the night of his disappearance and in Manassas on Feb. 1. Fork Union is located about 50 miles southwest of Afton. Manassas is in the opposite direction, approximately 100 miles northeast of Afton.
Authorities have declined to elaborate on exactly where the vehicle was located and what, if anything, was found inside of it.
The surveillance photos also show two unidentified men. Geller said investigators believe the men might have information regarding Quick's disappearance. She also said authorities are "gravely concerned" about Quick's safety.
"We're trying to identify both of the adult males because we can associate them with captain Quick's personal vehicle," Geller said.
Quick is a captain in the Waynesboro Police Department's Police Reserve Unit. He has been a member of the unit since 1990. Authorities said Monday that Quick is a valued member of the reserve unit and is well-known in the community. His father, a colonel in the police reserves, was an active member of the unit from 1993 until his death last year.
The FBI has joined the investigation into Quick’s disappearance. Geller said they are working together with state and local authorities to locate the missing man as quickly as possible. Several community businesses have also contributed to a $7.000 reward for information leading to Quick's whereabouts, she said.
Quick is described as a white male, 6 feet 1 inch tall and 200 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes. He has a scar above his left eye, and he could be wearing contacts or eyeglasses.
"At this point we don’t have any reason to believe anyone else is in danger," Geller said. "It does seem to be fairly concentrated in just this one incident."
Anyone with information in this case is asked to contact Virginia State Police at (434) 352-7128.