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More People Linked to Appleby Disappearance

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from the 2017 anniversary
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David Whipple

As the 24th anniversary of her disappearance approaches, two more people have been identified as possibly being involved. It was on August 21st in 1996, that 11 year old Trudy Appleby was first reported missing from her home in Moline. 

Wednesday Moline police released the names of 59 year old David Whipple and 45 year old Jamison Fisher, both from Silvis, calling them both "persons of interest." 

In 2017, police said a resident of Campbell's Island, William "Ed" Smith had been seen by a witness with Appleby on the day of her disappearance. But he had died by the time that information was released. 
Police now say the two new names are connected with Smith - Whipple is Smith's son-in-law and Fisher is a long-time family friend of the Smiths.

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Jamison Fisher

Anyone with information about the two men, and their possible involvement in Trudy Appleby's disappearance, should call Moline police (309-524-2140) or Quad Cities Crime Stoppers (309-762-9500).

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.
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