McVay pleads not guilty to murder of Carrie Olson

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Tim McVay photo from Rock Island County Jail

The man accused of killing Carrie Olson pleaded not guilty to charges of murder and concealing a homicidal death.

Olson, 29, of Davenport, had been missing since late December 2013, and was last seen at a gas station in Rock Island, Illinois.  Her body was found in rural Dakota County, Minnesota on Saturday, April 5, 2014.

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

Tim McVay, 39, was arrested Friday, July 18, 2014, at a home he was helping to remodel in Silvis, Illinois. He made his first appearance in Rock Island County Court the next morning, where he was read the charges filed against him and he was appointed a public defender.

At his August 12 court appearance, the judge denied McVay’s objection to extended media coverage of court proceedings in his case.

McVay waived his right to a preliminary hearing and formally pleaded not guilty to the charges.

McVay’s next court appearance was scheduled for September 12, and the case was set for jury trial September 29.

McVay remained held in the Rock Island County Jail in lieu of $1.5-million bond.

Get more of our coverage of Tim McVay’s arrest – click here.