MOUNT CARROLL — The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office made a public appeal for information in its ongoing search for Melissa A. Trumpy, who has been missing since Oct. 26.
Anyone with information is asked to call Carroll County Crime Stoppers at 815-244-7867 (815-244-STOP). A caller’s identity will be kept confidential and a tip could be worth a cash reward up to $1,000.
“Our agency is determined to locate Melissa and we will continue until this situation is resolved,” the news release issued by Sheriff Ryan Kloepping said.
Trumpy is 37 years old, 5-foot-10, 163 pounds with blue eyes and blonde hair. She is from Monticello, Wisconsin, but was last seen in Shannon the sheriff’s office had said previously.
She was wearing a black sweatshirt, black coat, black pants and shiny boots at the time of her disappearance.
Deputies have conducted dozens of interviews, executed search warrants and gathered evidence over an area that covers multiple counties, the release said.
Volunteer groups, professional search and rescue teams and members of law enforcement have been engaged in the search. In addition to ground searches, drones, helicopters, off-road vehicles, K-9 units, cadaver-searching K-9s and underwater searches have taken place.
Law enforcement agencies involved in the hunt include Northwest Illinois Critical Incident Response Team, Illinois State Police, Illinois State Police Crime Scene Services, Illinois Conservation Police, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Police and Federal Bureau of Investigation. Several area police departments have provided assistance, including Stephenson County Sheriff and Green County Sheriff in Wisconsin.
Two vehicles related to the case, a tan Toyota Tundra extended cab truck and a white Toyota Avalon four door sedan, have been located, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office said.