Ex-boyfriend arrested in Carrie Olson’s death

Carrie Olson‘s former boyfriend, Timothy J. McVay, was charged Friday, July 18, 2014, in her death and disappearance.

Tim McVay (Courtesy Quad-City Times)

Tim McVay (Courtesy Quad-City Times)

McVay, 39, of Rock Island, Illinois, is charged with first-degree murder and concealment of a homicidal death, Rock Island County State’s Attorney John McGehee said.

The 29-year-old Olson was last seen in December 2013. Her body was found April 5, 2014, in a wooded area near Hastings, Minn., about 300 miles north of the Quad-Cities.

Carrie Olson (Courtesy Quad-City Times)

Carrie Olson (Courtesy Quad-City Times)

McVay was arrested Friday morning at a work site in Silvis and taken into custody without incident, McGehee said.

He is being held in the Rock Island County Jail on a $1.5 million bond.

Charges claim the homicide occurred within the city of Rock Island.

“This has been a long investigation between Rock Island and Davenport police as well as authorities in Minnesota,” McGehee said. “We’ve been working for several months to bring about this morning’s charges.”

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We Remember: Upcoming Cold Case Anniversaries

Listed below are upcoming cold case anniversaries and, where noted, birthdays the victims would have celebrated.

Susan Kersten, 38
Iowa City, IA
Johnson County
Killed 9/24/1995
Would have celebrated 57th birthday July 27
Nels P. Louvring
51 YOA
315 Water Street
Fayette, IA
Fayette County
July 29, 1933
Geralyn Jean Kean
17 YOA
446 SE Hart
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1975-26584
July 29, 1975
Cartha “Jack” Pearson
26 YOA
115 Sumner St.
Waterloo, IA
Black Hawk County
July 29, 1993
Bill and Kay Wood
Bill and Kay Wood
2698 Hwy R-63
Norwalk, IA
Warren County
July 30, 2011
Rafael Robinson
926 Oak Ridge
Des Moines, IA
Polk County
Case # 1996-32331
July 31, 1996

Elizabeth Collins
Evansdale, IA
Killed July 13, 2012
Would have celebrated 11th birthday July 31
Ruth Pohlmeier, 37
3839 E. 14th
Des Moines, IA
Killed April 25, 2004
Would have celebrated 48th birthday Aug. 1
Billy Lee Clark
43 YOA
Ottumwa, IA
Wapello County
August 1, 1975
Charles Hines
46 YOA
11 S. Delaware Ave.
Mason City, IA
Cerro Gordo County
August 2, 1975

Amos Jellison
74 YOA
306 Prospect St. NE
Blairstown, IA
Benton County
August 2, 1981
Cordell Kirby
46 YOA
1400 E. 18th
Des Moines, IA
Case # 1999-28964
August 2, 1999

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