Trudy Appleby

More than 20 years after her disappearance, the FBI has new leads in the Trudy Appleby case. In 1996, the 11-year-old Moline girl was last seen in a car with an unidentified man. Witnesses said they believed the man to be William Smith, who is now dead.


Another attempt is being made to solve a 22 year old disappearance. Two billboards have been put up in East Moline asking for information about Trudy Appleby.

Moline Police Department

A disappointing day for Moline police, hoping to finally solve the Trudy Appleby case. On Monday, cadaver dogs were brought in to help search two properties on Campbell's Island - the dogs indicated the possibility of human remains on one site, but after digging, none were found.

Moline Police Department

Six weeks after asking for help, police may have caught a break in the 21 year old disappearance of Trudy Appleby. Monday officers searched two properties on Campbell's Island using cadaver dogs, and say they may have found human remains.