Opinion | Pay Attention to the Killing of Mollie Tibbets

For many people, her murder will underscore the importance of putting Americans first.

We don’t yet know for sure if Rivera is guilty, but the tragedy of the scenario painted by the charges is explosive. The way many people see it, if a foreign national, apparently in the country illegally, kills an American citizen, it underscores the urgency of Trump’s message of putting Americans first. In other words, the murder of Mollie Tibbetts was not only ugly and evil, it was unnecessary and utterly preventable by government action

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Mollie Tibbetts death: Neighbour’s security camera leads to police finding body in cornfield | The Independent

Police have credited had been unable to find Mollie Tibbetts after she disappeared in Iowa, despite thousands of tips and weeks of investigations. But a major break in the case occurred after the local community of Brooklyn, Iowa launched a campaign to find the missing 20-year-old girl.

Source: Mollie Tibbetts death: Neighbour’s security camera leads to police finding body in cornfield | The Independent

Reward for missing University of Iowa student hits $260,000 | Fox News

The reward for the safe return of a missing Iowa college student has ballooned to $260,000.

Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa said Sunday that relatives of 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts believe she’s alive but has potentially been kidnapped. Spokesman Greg Willey says the family hopes the reward money will lead to her return.

Tibbetts went missing on July 18 from her small hometown of Brooklyn, Iowa.

Investigators are being tight-lipped about the case, saying holding back basic details may help solve it. That includes saying whether they believe Tibbetts returned home from a jog the evening she went missing.

Willey says Crime Stoppers will protect the anonymity of tipsters who call in or submit tips online . He says the organization has shared more than 200 anonymous tips with law enforcement since Monday.

Source: Reward for missing University of Iowa student hits $260,000 | Fox News

Mollie Tibbetts: Search continues for missing University of Iowa student – CNN

nvestigators searching for missing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts have gotten hundreds of tips and are looking for her in ponds, fields and from the air, officials said Friday morning at a news conference.

“Unfortunately, we have not yet found Mollie, but it has not been due to a lack of effort or a lack of resources,” said Kevin Winker, director of investigative operations for the Iowa Department of Public Safety.
Tips on the missing student “have been coming in regularly,” and 30 to 40 investigators are on the case, Winker said.
The 2-week-old case is “very frustrating, but it hasn’t slowed our efforts,” Winker said, adding that investigators “come to work everyday with the attitude that we’re going to find Mollie.”
Asked whether they’re investigating Tibbitts’ disappearance as an abduction, Winker said they are treating it as a missing person case. He would not say whether investigators have any suspects or persons of interest.

Source: Mollie Tibbetts: Search continues for missing University of Iowa student – CNN

Police follow up on hundreds of leads in missing Iowa jogger case

 

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Mollie Tibbetts, 20, disappeared on July 18.

More than 200 leads have been received in the search for missing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts.

Officials released no specific details about new developments in the case at a news conference this afternoon but said that the search for the 20-year-old is active.

 

Kevin Winker of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation speaks about the disappearance of 20-year-old Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts during a news conference, July 31, 2018, in Montezuma, Iowa.

Earlier in the investigation, officials said that they were going to be examining her Fitbit, a device that tracks physical activity and has a GPS feature.

Source: Police follow up on hundreds of leads in missing Iowa jogger case