SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. - Authorities have arrested a Spotsylvania County man and charged him with defilement of a dead human body in connection with a homicide investigation.
Officials say 19-year-old Brennan Thomas was arrested Tuesday and is being held without bond at the Rappahannock Regional Jail.
19-year-old Brennan Thomas (Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s Office)
On Monday, the body of 20-year-old Dylan Dakota Whetzel, from Stafford, was found around 10 p.m. in a wooded area in the western part of the county near Pamunkey Road and Finney Road.
Thomas faces charges of defilement of a dead human body, conspiracy to defile a dead human body, concealment of a dead body, conspiracy to conceal a dead body, conceal or compound evidence and conspiracy to conceal or compound evidence.
The investigation is still continuing at this time.