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
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.
The body of missing college student Mollie Tibbetts was found Tuesday, her father and two sources told Fox News, bringing an end to an intensive search that lasted more than a month and captured national headlines.
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.
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.
Mollie Tibbetts, the 20-year-old University of Iowa student who vanished earlier this month after going for a jog, may have returned to her boyfriend’s house and evidence reportedly suggested she was doing homework late on the night she disappeared.