Police identify Andrew Zilius from remains found in Chesterfield Reservoir

Chesterfield County, Virginia (WRIC) – The Chesterfield Police Department has confirmed the identification of the remains found at the Swift Creek Reservoir in Chesterfield.

Chesterfield police were called to Swift Creek Reservoir around 2pm on Wednesday, March 2nd. After two days of investigation, the office of the chief forensic expert confirmed that the body belonged to 19-year-old Andrew L. Zilius.

Two friends of Chesterfield found the body of Zilius while fishing in his boat.

In mid-January, police reported Zilius missingand said he was last seen Jan. 16 after he left home on foot without a cell phone.

The “missing” poster with Zilius’ face was hung a few meters from the place where the police drove the shoreline to the reservoir on the day his remains were found.

Police said they would continue the investigation, but there is no suspicion of a rough game.

Preliminary report:

Mother of Zilius, Sarah Howe Zilius, died February 19, just over a month after her son disappeared. Her memorial service will be held on Friday, March 4th.

8News previously reported the death of Zilius’ father, Andrew L. Zilius, whose identity has been confirmed police after the remains were found at the bottom of a deep waterfront on the 11,600th quarter of Business Street in Chesterfield in 2015.

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