Body found in Rockfish River identified as 18-year-old Myson Sylvestre

Searching the Rockfish River (FILE)
Searching the Rockfish River (FILE)(WVIR)
Published: Jan. 30, 2023 at 5:35 PM EST
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NELSON COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - A team has found one of the two bodies that police were looking for in connection with a crash in Nelson County.

Virginia State Police announced Monday, January 30, that its Search & Recovery Team divers returned again to the Rockfish River last Friday. At around 8:15 a.m. that day, they recovered one of the two missing bodies.

An updated release sent on Wednesday, February 1, identified the remains as 18-year-old Myson Sylvestre of Arrington.

Investigators are still searching for the remains of a 12-year-old boy.

Divers continued their search on the river for the remainder of the day, according to Virginia State Police. The team reportedly will return sometime again this week to resume searching for the 12 year old.


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