SPOTSYLVANIA COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Spotsylvania County Sheriff’s deputies found a dismembered body in a wooded area in the western part of the county on Monday. Deputies previously arrested 19-year-old Brennan Thomas in connection with the homicide, they then also arrested 18-year-old Dominic Mccall.

On Feb. 3, Mccall was charged with 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.

He was held without bond at Rappahannock Regional Jail.

On Feb. 11, detectives were able to exclude McCall. The office said he was initially arrested based on eyewitness accounts, but has since been cleared because of forensic evidence that was presented to the Commonwealth’s Attorney.

The Sheriff’s Office said it took several days to obtain the forensic evidence and due to “the lack of cooperation of individuals under investigation” they were unable to clear McCall as a suspect sooner.

Police say they were alerted to a red mustang parked on private property near Pamunkey Road and Finney Road around 7:30 p.m. on Monday. Later that evening around 10 p.m. they were called back for reports of a body located in the area.

Witnesses saw people leaving the property in the mustang.

On the scene SCSO deputies found the body in a “gruesome” state. The deceased has been identified as 20-year-old Dylan Whetzel.

Detectives are unsure of a motive at this time.