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Mollie Tibbetts is dead, and her body has been found in rural Iowa not far from her hometown, according to Fox and multiple other news outlets. That’s the tragic news out of Iowa about the missing Brooklyn college student who vanished July 18, 2018.
Fox News attributed the news to two unnamed sources and Mollie’s father, but authorities have yet to verify the sad information. A press conference was scheduled for 4 p.m., but authorities did confirm that a body was found in rural Poweshiek County, which is where Brooklyn is located.
Fox reported that “the body of University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts, who vanished more than a month ago, is believed to have been found.” There was no further information given about the cause of death (including whether the cause of death was murder) or who found Mollie’s body.
The sad development broke on the morning of August 21, 2018. Other national media then followed by reporting the same. For example, CBS News announced on Twitter, “Mollie Tibbetts has been found dead, nearly five weeks after the 20-year-old went missing near Brooklyn, Iowa.” The Des Moines Register reported that the local Crime Stoppers representative also said the body is believed to be that of Tibbetts.
According to the newspaper, no one was brought into custody at the local jail overnight. No arrest of a suspect has been announced. People filled social media with expressions of grief for the young college student.
Here’s what you need to know:
Mollie Tibbetts’ Body Was Found in Iowa About 15 Miles From Her Town, Reports Say
Fox News reported that Mollie Tibbetts was found dead in Iowa. KCRG-TV revealed further details, adding that Mollie’s body was found in rural Poweshiek County. Poweshiek County is the county that includes Brooklyn, where Mollie was staying when she vanished.
The specific location was near Highway 21, reports indicated. That spot is about 12 miles from Brooklyn.
According to a KCCI-TV live report, there was law enforcement activity underway in a location south of Guernsey, Iowa, and a medical examiner’s van had driven to that spot. The television station reported that the location was about 15 minutes south of Brooklyn, just off Highway 21 on 460th Avenue. There was a detour put up around 5 a.m. this morning, according to locals, the television station reported.
You can watch video from the scene of that search above.
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