Billboards Increase Search Efforts For Carrie Olson - News and Weather For The Quad Cities -

Billboards Increase Search Efforts For Carrie Olson

Posted: Updated:
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Marijuana Seized, Man Arrested In Bettendorf

    Marijuana Seized, Man Arrested In Bettendorf

    Thursday, July 31 2014 1:35 PM EDT2014-07-31 17:35:14 GMT
    Police in Bettendorf arrested a man they say is involved in large marijuana distribution enterprise.On Wednesday, July 30, 2014, police arrested 29-year-old David A. Felix. ...More >>
    Police in Bettendorf arrested a man they say is involved in large marijuana distribution enterprise.On Wednesday, July 30, 2014, police arrested 29-year-old David A. Felix. ...More >>
  • Bicyclist Struck By Motorist In Rural Cambridge, IL

    Bicyclist Struck By Motorist In Rural Cambridge, IL

    Thursday, July 31 2014 5:23 PM EDT2014-07-31 21:23:12 GMT
    A bicyclist was flown to the hospital after being struck by a vehicle in rural Cambridge, Ill. The incident happened around 10:24, Thursday morning, July 31, 2014...More >>
    A bicyclist was flown to the hospital after being struck by a vehicle in rural Cambridge, Ill. The incident happened around 10:24, Thursday morning, July 31, 2014...More >>
  • Bituminous Insurance Company Moving To Davenport

    Bituminous Insurance Company Moving To Davenport

    Thursday, July 31 2014 7:53 PM EDT2014-07-31 23:53:10 GMT
    Bituminous is building a new facility in Davenport. The company's been around for more than 100 years offering insurance for a wide variety of things -- like automobile, fire, theft and life and health.150 people work at the Rock Island location and the company paid more than $70,000 in property taxes to the county last year alone. Mayor Dennis Pauley says company officials did not say when or why they are leaving, but the city is sad to see them go. Downtown Rock Island has many restaurants ...More >>
    Bituminous is building a new facility in Davenport. The company's been around for more than 100 years offering insurance for a wide variety of things -- like automobile, fire, theft and life and health.150 people work at the Rock Island location and the company paid more than $70,000 in property taxes to the county last year alone. Mayor Dennis Pauley says company officials did not say when or why they are leaving, but the city is sad to see them go. Downtown Rock Island has many restaurants ...More >>


Carrie Olson was reported missing to Davenport police December 28th of last year.  In hopes of locating the missing 29-year-old, her family has organized search parties, candlelight vigils and have even hired a K-9 unit.  Davenport police say it's a case they're still pursuing with their investigations department.

 "We haven't forgotten about it...not by a long shot. It's an active investigation. People are working on it every day. We're just hoping for that shred of information that helps us solve it," Davenport Police Chief Frank Donchez said.  

The family has even turned to social media by creating a Facebook account that has garnered more than 20,000 likes and serving as a means of communication between both the family and community. But now, they've come up with a new way to get word out--billboards.

"Any time you can keep something like this in the public consciousness and you know, maybe somebody remembers something or has seen something that might prove important," Donchez said.  

Dennis Harker can relate to all information being important.  He formed the Quad Cities Missing Persons Network after his son came up missing and was later found dead. He says he can speak to social media's being a huge help to family members of missing people.

"What we do is we put it on Facebook when somebody goes missing. We ask people to share it . We have a lot of people that watch our website, " explained Harker.  "They look at our website for more information, like license numbers, pictures of the missing person. That kind of thing."

Harker says he's hopeful of a different outcome for Carrie Olson, no matter the technique used to get her back home.

Powered by WorldNow

805 Brady Street, Davenport, IA 52803

Telephone: 563.383.7000
Fax: 563.383.7131
Email: news@kwqc.com

Can’t find something?
Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Young Broadcasting of Davenport, Inc. A Media General Company.