Large-scale search for Trudie Hall underway in Barnstable Monday

Large-scale search for Trudie Hall underway in Barnstable Monday

Third search for the missing Nantucket woman in the past week

WEST BARNSTABLE - Monday morning, August 9, 2010, police began a large scale search for Trudie Hall, the missing 23-year-old woman from Nantucket, along some power lines in West Barnstable.  Over thirty public safety officials from the State and Barnstable Police using ATVs and search dogs are combing the heavily-wooded area off the Service Road in West Barnstable. 


Police helicopters flew over power lines, this photo taken between Exits 5 and 6 on Route 6 through a sunroof at 2:30 p.m. today. cctoday photo.

This is the third large scale search authorities have conducted in the past week for the missing woman.

Hall, who is four months pregnant, went missing over a week ago.  Bullet casings and blood and brain matter, believed to be Hall's, were found in a Toyota Avalon she had rented. According to officials, Hall had traveled from the island to visit her doctor in Hyannis.  As police traced Hall's movements prior to her disappearance, it was also confirmed that she had stayed in a West Yarmouth hotel.

After midnight last Thursday, August 5, 2010, state and local authorities searched the Centerville home of a man believed to be an acquaintance of Hall. Quoizel Wilson, a resident of the Centerville home and a former resident of Nantucket, was questioned by Barnstable Police that afternoon. There are currently no charges against Wilson. An SUV and a motorcycle along with additional evidence were removed from the home during the search.

We will update the story as more details become available.

Top photo and video by David G. Curran.

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