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IL Man Charged in Death of Former Girlfriend

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(Carrie Olson.  File Photo.)

(Carrie Olson. File Photo.)

ROCK ISLAND, Ill. (AP) — Murder charges have been filed in Illinois against the former boyfriend of an Iowa woman whose body was found in a Minnesota field three months after she disappeared.

The Quad Cities Times reports Timothy J. McVay of Rock Island was arrested Friday at his job in Silvis, Illinois and ordered held in lieu of $1.5 million bond. He is accused in the death of 29-year-old Carrie Olson, who was reported missing after she failed to show up at her Davenport, Iowa job on Dec. 30.

Olson’s body was found April 5, in a wooded area in Dakota County, Minnesota, southeast of Minneapolis.

Rock Island County State’s Attorney John McGehee said McVay’s arrest was part of an ongoing investigation and there was “no special reason” why police arrested him Friday.

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