Details of Disappearance
Asplund disappeared from Moline, Illinois on January 9, 1994. A few days later, Asplund's red or black 1987 Ford Mustang was discovered abandoned in a parking lot at the base of the Interstate 74 Bridge in Bettendorf, Iowa. There was no sign of him at the scene.
His body was found in the Mississippi River in St. Louis County, Missouri in April 1994, but it wasn't identified at the time. The remains were identified 28 years later, in September 2022. Investigators stated there was no indication of foul play in Asplund's death and they believe he drowned after either accidentally or intentionally going into the water.