After five weeks’ intensive searching and around-the-clock investigating, the ending no one wanted has happened. The body of 20-year-old college student Mollie Tibbetts was found on Tuesday, bringing a sad end to a search that has gone on for over a month.
Tibbetts, who was set to be a sophomore at the University of Iowa studying psychology, was last seen alive the night of July 18 while running in Brooklyn, Iowa, where she lived.” According to People.
“Twenty-year-old Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts, who disappeared in the middle of July after going for her usual jog around town, has been found dead, according to the Associated Press, CBS News, and Fox News.
“A law enforcement source told Fox News, the body was found in Iowa, but more specific details about the location were not released. Tibbetts' father, Rob Tibbetts, confirmed the body is his daughter.
"Tibbetts, a 20-year-old University of Iowa student, was reported missing in mid-July after she failed to respond to messages from her boyfriend, Dalton Jack, and did not show up for work. She was last seen jogging around Brooklyn, Iowa, around 7:30 p.m. on July 18."
Throughout the grueling process, Mollie’s family has remained hopeful that she would be found alive. Her father, Rob Tibbetts, reluctantly returned home to the San Francisco area after spending weeks in Iowa searching for his daughter. Now, he has returned to Iowa and has confirmed that the body is that of his daughter.
How the authorities managed to they locate the body has not been revealed, but a press conference will be held on Tuesday evening. NO arrests have been made in connection with the case.
According to Fox News, “For the last month, investigators followed ‘hundreds’ of leads — interviewing dozens of people and canvassing a nearby hog farm, cornfields and other properties for traces of the college student. Two items Tibbetts typically took with her — a Fitbit and cellphone — remained missing.
“A reward of nearly $400,000 leading to information on Tibbett's whereabouts will now become a reward for information leading to the capture of any suspects.”
Now that Mollie’s remains have been found, her family can now turn their attention to mourning the horrific loss. Please join us in sending prayers for comfort during this painful time - and hope that the person responsible will be brought to justice soon.