ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - Crews have located the body of a teenager who was last seen swimming in a rock quarry in the Schuyler area two days ago.

The Albemarle County Police Department (ACPD) announced Thursday, June 6, that members of the Virginia State Police Search and Recovery Team located 18-year-old Henry Christian Morin of Doswell.

The cause of death remains under investigation by ACPD and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

Emergency responders were first called out to the area of Schuyler Road and Quarry Hill Lane around 6 p.m. Tuesday, June 4. Someone had reported that they were trying to help a distraught group of people said to be with Morin.

The Albemarle County Police Department says no further information will be provided at this time.


06/06/2019 Release from the Albemarle County Police Department:

ALBEMARLE COUNTY, VA - The Albemarle County Police Department (ACPD) can confirm that members of the Virginia State Police Search and Recovery Team have located the deceased body of missing 18-year-old Henry Christian Morin of Doswell, Virginia.

The missing teen was last seen swimming in a rock quarry near Schuyler on the afternoon of June 4.

The cause of death remains under investigation by the ACPD and the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner.

No further information will be provided at this time.


The statement released by Patrick Henry High School

A message from Chris Martinez, Principal

Dear Parents and Guardians,

It is with great sadness that I share the incredibly painful news that the Albemarle County Police Department has officially confirmed that the authorities have located and recovered the remains one of our seniors, Henry Morin, who was last seen swimming at a Nelson County quarry on Tuesday afternoon. On behalf of the entire Patrick Henry High School community, I want to extend our deepest and most sincere sympathies to Henry’s parents, brothers, and loved ones for their devastating and unthinkable loss.

As we begin to deal with Henry’s passing, we understand that this will cause students to continue to experience a wide range of emotions, such as grief and a sense of profound loss. As a result, I want to reassure you that we will continue to have extra supports available to help provide the best of care for our students and staff, including additional school counselors, and this will remain in place for as long as may be needed. Our faculty and staff will closely monitor our students to ensure we provide the necessary care to anyone who may be struggling. I ask that you also encourage your students to seek help from a staff member if they need help during the school day.

There are truly no words that can fully express how much we will all miss Henry. His life ended way too soon. However, Henry will always be a part of the PH PHamily. We will always remember him as a remarkable young man with a smile that brightened up the room and always made others feel welcomed. For those of you who did not know Henry, we ask for your understanding and patience as we deal with this heartache.

I ask that you please continue to keep Henry, his parents, his brothers, and his loved ones in your thoughts and prayers. As always, please feel free to contact me or any of our staff members with any specific needs that you or your son or daughter may have during this very difficult time.


Most sincerely,

Chris Martinez
Principal 
Patrick Henry High School