Nelson Sheriff Recovers Body From Old Quarry In Schuyler : Updated 6:30 PM

©2011 : Emergency and law enforcement units on the scene near Schuyler, Virginia Thursday afternoon October 6, 2011.

Nelson County, Virginia

Updated 6:30PM EDT

Nelson County Sheriff David Brooks has released the identity of a man pulled from the quarry Thursday afternoon. He is identified as 24 year old Earl Aleksander Miller of Adail Road in Nelson County.

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Sheriff Brooks says he’s confident the death of Miller was not the result of foul play but most likely self inflicted. “Many pieces of evidence at the scene and other forms of evidence we found lead us to believe this was not done by someone else,” Sheriff Brooks continued.

The Rockingham County Sheriff’s Department dive team assisted Nelson authorities in the investigation.

Nelson County Sheriff David Brooks confirms to NCL that his agency is working a scene at this hour along Route 800 in the Schuyler portion of East Nelson County, Virginia. “We received a call about an abandoned car near the old quarry in Schuyler. At first it appeared a cell phone was lying on the windshield outside of the car, but on our arrival we found out it was a GPS,” Sheriff Brooks tells NCL.

The sheriff went on to say they found a jacket near the top of the quarry and are confident a body is in the water.

Divers work to recover what is believed to be a body from the abandoned quarry near Schuyler, VA on Thursday afternoon October 6th, 2011

“At this point we don’t suspect foul play, but are treating the entire area as a crime scene to be completely safe,” Sheriff Brooks continued,

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