Published: Wed, July 25, 2018
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Student vanishes after going for jog

Student vanishes after going for jog

In Iowa, the 5th day of searching for student of the University, which were missing, going for an evening jog.

The search continues for a 20-year-old, who went missing after a jog in Brooklyn, Iowa.

Volunteer searches for Mollie Tibbetts, of Brooklyn, were called off this week as the FBI and state investigators took over, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation spokesman Mitch Mortvedt said Tuesday. "Mollie is 5'2" and weighs 120 pounds, with long brown hair and brown eyes.

To help with the search, the Poweshiek County Sheriff's Office has created an email for tips.

Tibbetts' relatives first became concerned about her safety when she failed to report to work Thursday.

"This is not like her at all", said her aunt Kim Calderwood. The University of Iowa, where Tibbetts is due to be a sophomore, releases a statement that they are monitoring the situation and offering support where needed.

The night of the disappearance of Molly Tibbetts was dressed in athletic shorts, black sports bra and running shoes.

A "Finding Mollie Tibbetts" page has cropped-up on Facebook, dedicated to the effort to find the young woman who was studying to one day be a child psychologist. "We don't know if she disappeared out jogging, we don't know if she disappeared from her home". Her profile listed her living in Brooklyn and originally from Oakland, California.

"She's an incredibly responsible, intelligent person". Officials are also working with the university to gain access to Tibbett's laptop and online accounts that may provide an electronic footprint of her current location. He said in addition to the searches on foot, a plane, a helicopter and kayakers have gone out looking for her.

Anyone with information regarding Tibbetts' whereabouts is asked to call the Poweshiek County Sheriff's Office at 641-623-5679.

Mortvedt said officials have little to go on, but they're "leaning more and more toward something happening to her against her will".

When investigators attempted to search Jack's brother's home, they found Tibbetts's identification and other belongings, but couldn't find Tibbetts's mobile phone.

The owner of a local screen printing company told the Register she has printed buttons and magnets for people to stick to the sides of their cars, and said t-shirts are arriving soon.

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