New Trudy Appleby Search Warrant in Colona Reveals No Human Remains


Moline Police are continuing to execute search warrants and seek evidence in the 1996 disappearance of Trudy Appleby. On Tuesday, the Moline Police Department, with the aid of other law enforcement agencies, executed a search warrant at a residence located in the area of the 600 Block of 8th Street in Colona. The search warrant was related to a search for human remains, potentially those of Trudy Appleby. Unfortunately for family and friends still waiting for a resolution to this case, nothing was found at the search location. No information is being released on what led Police to seek this Search Warrant for this property in Colona.

Moline Police have been searching for the body of Trudy Appleby and evidence that might lead to her killer since Appleby went missing in August of 1996. From the Moline Police Department press release:

“Trudy Appleby was last seen leaving her residence in Moline on August 21st, 1996 when she disappeared. She reportedly was seen at approximately 9:30an with a male/white in his 20s in a gray box style car similar to a Chevrolet Cavalier. Trudy Appleby was 11-years old at the time of her disappearance and would be 38 years old today. Trudy Appleby was last seen wearing a black 1-piece swimsuit, spandex shorts, blue tennis shoes, socks and a t-shirt. She also had with her a beach towel.
Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call Crime Stoppers of the Quad Cities at 309-762-9500 or the Moline Police Department at 309-797-0401.”

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