Davenport Police to lead Carrie Olson investigation

Carrie Olson photo from Find Carrie Olson Facebook page

Carrie Olson photo from Find Carrie Olson Facebook page

After multiple agencies in three states shared their information about Carrie Olson, Davenport Police say they will continue to lead the investigation into her disappearance and death.

Ms. Olson, who was from Davenport, Iowa, was last seen at a gas station in Rock Island, Illinois, December 28, 2013.  She was reported missing December 30, and Davenport Police have led the investigation into her disappearance since that date, according to Assistant Davenport Police Chief Donald Schaeffer.

Davenport Police will continue to be the lead agency, Schaeffer said April 11.

Carrie Olson’s body was found by a land owner about six miles outside of Hastings in Dakota County, Minnesota on April 5, 2014.

Since then, investigators from Davenport, Rock Island, Hastings and Dakota County – as well as the Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office where her autopsy was conducted – have met to exchange what they know about the case.

“At this time, everyone is analyzing a tremendous amount of new information,” Schaeffer said.

Authorities were awaiting results of some tests conducted during autopsy to help determine how and when Carrie Olson died.

Now that the lead investigative agency has been decided, they can focus on determining how Carrie Olson got from the Quad Cities to Minnesota and who, if anyone, is a suspect in her disappearance and death.

For more of our coverage of Carrie Olson’s disappearance, click here.


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