Candlelight vigil planned for missing Davenport woman


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Originally Posted Online: Feb. 17, 2014, 8:46 pm
Last Updated: Feb. 17, 2014, 9:01 pm
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By Anthony Watt, awatt@qconline.com

DAVENPORT -- A candlelight prayer vigil for Carrie E. Olson is planned for 6:30 p.m. Sunday at St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church, 916 E. Rusholme St., Davenport.

Ms. Olson, 29, of Davenport, was reported missing Dec. 28, according to the Iowa Department of Public Safety's Missing Person Information Clearinghouse website.

At 4:07 p.m. Dec. 28, she was seen wearing a gray Iowa Hawkeyes sweatshirt with a black hood as she pumped gas into her vehicle at 7-Eleven, 1700 18th Ave., Rock Island. She also conducted business there at 3:34 a.m. Dec. 29, according to a Davenport Police Department news release.

The release describes Ms. Olson as white, 5-feet-8-inches tall and weighing 180 pounds. She has brown hair and green eyes.

Anyone with information related to her disappearance, current location or sightings after Dec. 29 are asked to contact Davenport Police Detectives Bill Thomas at 563-326-6107 or Rick Voy at 563-328-6783, or the police station supervisor at 563-326-6125.

The "Find Carrie Olson" Facebook page is at Carrie-Olson/637421096300109" The missing person network's page is at facebook.com/QCMPN.


Davenport man also still missing

Willis Hughes, 45, Davenport, remains missing, according to family members who have created a Facebook page in hopes of finding him.

Mr. Hughes has not been seen since at his residence at about 11 p.m. Dec. 21, according to the Davenport Police Department. He is described as a black man, about 6-foot-4, weighing about 350 pounds, police said.

The Facebook page said he was last seen in a T-shirt, jeans, white gym shoes and dark coat.

Anyone with information concerning his whereabouts is asked to call Davenport Police Detective Dave Morse at 563-888-3533, Detective Sgt. Gil Proehl at 563-888-2094, or the station supervisor at 563-326-6125.

The Facebook page can be viewed at facebook.com/willisjhughes.














 




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