February 17th Trial Set For McVay In Carrie Olson Murder

The man accused of murder in the case of a missing Quad City woman is finally closer to going to trial.

Timothy McVay appeared in Rock Island County court this morning. He’s charged with first degree murder of Carrie Olson and concealment of homicide. She lived in Davenport and was last seen in Rock Island last December before her body was found months later in Minnesota.

Carrie Olson’s family attended today’s hearing as a trial date of February 17th was set.

Prosecutor John McGehee says the date is something he and the public defender have been working toward. He also says it’s complicated since there will be three jurisdictions involved in the trial.

“We have Minnesota, we have Iowa as well as Illinois,” McGehee said. “We are now going to be meeting with all the law enforcement agencies at the different locations and we most likely will be sending a subpoena to the coroner of Hennepin County which is the Minneapolis area as well too.”

McGehee says the Olson family is staying strong throughout this process. We also reached out to McVay’s attorney but he has not commented.

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