The case of Gerald "Randy" Marion, a 25-year-old man who went missing while four-wheeling with his friends, ended sadly on Aug. 4, 2010, when his remains were found and positively identified.
According to police, the bones were found in the same canal where Randy's ATV had been discovered the day he went missing. Investigators in Virginia had previously searched the canal, but quick rapids and high waters had thwarted multiple dive and search teams' efforts.
In July 2010, a drought in the area caused investigators to launch a new search of the now dried-up canal. Cadaver dogs picked up a scent, and cops uncovered human bones from beneath debris in the bed of the canal. The bones were positively identified as Randy's.
Cops believe Randy's death was a tragic accident. Now his family, friends, and community are trying to find comfort in the closure provided by the sad recovery.