Twenty-nine-year-old Carrie Olson went missing from Rock Island, Iowa on December 28, 2013. Now, more than three months later, remains found over 300 miles away in Hastings, Minnesota have been identified as hers. A property owner stumbled across the remains on his land in an isolated, wooded area on April 5. Investigators are working on determining how long the body has been in the area, as well as the time and manner of death.
According to news reports, Carrie’s friend was seen driving her car, a gray Toyota Avalon, just hours after she was last seen at a 7-11 gas station. Carrie’s missing poster names this friend as Tim Mcvay, but police have not made any public statements about this. While Carrie doesn’t have ties to the area where her body was discovered, Tim does. In fact, he was seen driving Carrie’s car less than twenty-four hours after she disappeared. He then drove the car to the Minneapolis airport (approximately thirty miles from where her body was found) where he and his girlfriend boarded a flight to Las Vegas. When they returned a few days later, they handed the car over to police. Carrie’s purse was found in her vehicle, but her wallet and cell phone were missing. Investigators allegedly questioned Tim for a number of hours on January 3, but he was not held, nor has he been named as a person of interest. Something tells me we’ll be hearing a lot more about Tim soon.