News Bulletin : VSP Confirms Finding Another Body In Rockfish River (Updated W/ID 2.1.23)

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File : Photo Courtesy of VSP : Crews continue searching for two additional victims in the Rockfish River near Schuyler, Virginia. Wednesday 12.28.22
File : Photo Courtesy of VSP : Crews continue searching for two additional victims in the Rockfish River near Schuyler, Virginia. Wednesday 12.28.22

Near Schuyler
Nelson County, Virginia

Updated 2.1.23 with identification:
“On Friday, Jan. 27, 2023, Virginia State Police Search & Recovery Team (SRT) divers returned again to the Rockfish River in Nelson County. At approximately 8:15 a.m., the divers recovered one of the two missing bodies. The body was transported to the Office of the Medical Examiner for examination, autopsy and positive identification.

The body has been identified as Myson Sylvestre, 18, of Arrington, Va.”
Corinne N. Geller
Public Relations Director
Virginia State Police

Original post 1.30.23
We first broke the news to you in this story back on December 28, 2022 where 30 year old Malcolm Shabazz Stewart, and four others perished in the Rockfish River near the intersection of Bridgeport Lane and Johnson Hollow.

Our earlier stories here, and here and here.

On Monday Virginia State Police released more information saying that another of the final missing two had been located last Friday.

“On Friday, Jan. 27, 2023, Virginia State Police Search & Recovery Team (SRT) divers returned again to the Rockfish River in Nelson County. At approximately 8:15 a.m., the divers recovered one of the two missing bodies. The body was transported to the Office of the Medical Examiner for examination, autopsy and positive identification.

The divers continued their search efforts on the river for the remainder of the day. The SRT will return again this week to resume searching for the remaining missing person.”

Corinne N. Geller
Public Relations Director
Virginia State Police

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