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New Lead In Trudy Appleby Case

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Investigators in Colona, Ill. along the Rock River. Investigators in Colona, Ill. along the Rock River.

UPDATE 8/6:

Moline Police tell KWQC recent efforts investigating a lead in the disappearance of Trudy Appleby have concluded.

Detective Scott Williams from the Moline Police Department released details around 11 on Monday.

His press release says the "operation on the small Rock River Island near Colona was productive and additional leads are now being pursued."

Police are still asking for anyone with information about Trudy's disappearance to contact Moline Police Department at 309-797-0401.

If you wish to remain anonymous and collect a reward you may also call Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities 309-762-9500.

 

UPDATE: Crews have left the Rock River near Colona, Illinois after spending Wednesday and Thursday searching an island. A small piece of excavating equipment was brought to the island and authorities were seen later returning shore.. There is still no word as to what they are searching for  or whether they found anything at this location off Highway 84.

The Moline Police Department announced on Thursday morning that they have uncovered a new lead in the Trudy Appleby missing persons case. Trudy, who went missing from her home August 21st 1996, was last seen getting into a silver or gray vehicle with an unknown male in his twenties with brown curly hair.

Police say a recent review of the case has uncovered a new lead. They say this lead, like the hundreds of leads the Moline Police Department has investigated regarding Trudy's disappearance, will find Detectives making all efforts to follow the new information as far as it takes them.

The Moline Police Department will be working on that lead Thursday with assistance from the Henry County and Rock Island County Sheriff's Departments, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Illinois State Police.

Police ask anyone with information about Trudy's disappearance or specifically about the individual or individuals responsible for Trudy's disappearance call the Moline Police Department 309-797-0401. If you wish to remain anonymous and collect a reward you may also call Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities 309-762-9500.