It's one of the Quad Cities most well-known missing person's cases. 11 year-old Trudy Appleby went missing from in front of her Moline home on August 21, 1996.

For years, Moline police have believed she was abducted, but they have never named a suspect, until now.

Police say William “Ed” Smith, who died in 2014, was seen by a witness with Appleby in a white van on Campbell's Island.

As the 21st anniversary of Trudy's disappearance rolls around on Monday, here's hoping Police are that much closer to solving this case.


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