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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  Today is Thursday, April 24, the 114th day of 2014. There are 251 days left in the year.

1864 -- 150 years ago: We learn that it is a contemplation to start a paper mill in Rock Island during the summer by a gentleman from the East.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The gates of Oklahoma were swung open at noon today, and a throng of more than 30,000 settlers started over its soil.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The Iowa Coliseum Co. was incorporated with $40,000 capital and planned a building on 4th Street between Warren and Green streets in Davenport.
1939 -- 75 years ago: Plans are being discussed for resurfacing the streets in the entire downtown district of Rock Island.
1964 -- 50 years ago: Some 45 jobs will be created at J.I. Case Co.'s Rock Island plant in a expansion of operations announced yesterday afternoon at the firm's headquarters in Racine, Wis.
1989 -- 25 years ago: Gardeners and farmers cheered, but not all Quad-Citians found joy Saturday as more than an inch of rain fell on the area. Motorists faced dangerous, rain-slick roads as the water activated grease and grime that had built up during dry weather.








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