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DCI Unveils New Website In Search For Mollie Tibbetts

Brooklyn, Iowa — Investigators in the disappearance of Mollie Tibbetts of Brooklyn, Iowa gave an update on the search for the missing University of Iowa student Monday.

Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation Agent Richard Rahn told reporters that investigators haven’t ruled out any possible scenarios, and are still characterizing Tibbetts’ diappearance as a missing person case. Rahn says the number of tips hasn’t declined since they began the investigation.

Rahn says they have received more than 15-hundred tips, with that number continuing to climb. He told reporters that the investigative team has conducted more than 5-hundred interviews thus far in the investigation. He said the Crimestoppers reward in the case has swollen to more than $366-thousand. Rahn declined to talk about any of the specifics of the investigation, saying investigators wanted to protect the integrity of the investigation.

Iowa DCI officials announced a new website dedicated to the case during Monday’s press conference. Anyone with tips about Tibbetts’ disappearance can leave them at that website, https://findingmollie.iowa.gov/

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Original post 11:35am 8/3/2018

Brooklyn, Iowa — It’s been more than two weeks since a 20-year old eastern Iowa college student was reported missing from her hometown of Brooklyn, Iowa.

According to the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation, Mollie Tibbets was last seen on July 18th at approximately 7:30 PM while running the city streets of Brooklyn. Authorities say her last known article of clothing is believed to be dark colored running shorts, a pink sports top and running shoes, the color of which is unknown.

Mollie’s mother, Laura Caulderwood spoke at a news conference and gave details on the reward being offered.

Caulderwood says they’ve already raised $172-thousand to offer as a reward for information that leads to them finding Mollie.

She says Crimestoppers allows you to come forward with information and remain anonymous.

Earlier this week, police in Kearney, Missouri investigated a tip that someone who looked like Mollie Tibbetts was seen. The Iowa D-C-I has confirmed the investigation did not turn up any information on Tibbetts.

The Iowa DCI said Friday morning that, although Mollie has not been located, the investigation into her disappearance has not slowed. The public is encouraged to contact the tip-lines at 800-452-1111 or 515-223-1400 if they believe they have information related to Mollie’s disappearance, no matter how trivial it may seem. The DCI says a dedicated email address has also been set up to accept tips. That email address is tips@poweshiekcosheriff.com.

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