EAST MOLINE-- As people come to light a candle to honor a girl who disappeared 21 years ago, new light shines on the case of just what happened to Trudy Appleby.
After releasing the name, police say they've received many 'good tips,' information they have never heard before that seems relevant to the case. They hope these tips and more will help close the case.
Police also gave the name of a witness who saw Smith with Trudy, the prime suspect's son-in-law and neighbor, David Whipple.
"Now Mr. Whipple, you've gone on record saying you've seen Trudy on the island, and you saw her in a car with Mr. Ed Smith. You say you don't know anything else, and I find that really hard to believe," says Trudy's father Dennis Appleby.
"I would love to give Dennis his answers. I know what I saw, I told what I saw, and everybody thinks I know more, and I don't," says Whipple.
Dennis Appleby isn't buying it.
"You saw you don't know anything else, and I find that really hard to believe. You lived across the street, you were thick as thieves," says Appleby.
Find Dennis Appleby's raw speech below.