Missing Iowa College Student Mollie Tibbetts Reportedly Found Dead

Missing Iowa College Student Mollie Tibbetts Reportedly Found Dead

An undocumented immigrant has been charged with first-degree murder in the presumed death of Mollie Tibbetts, an Iowa college student who went missing on July 18, officials said Tuesday. Surveillance video led police to Rivera on Monday and in the wee hours of Tuesday morning, he showed authorities where Mollie's body was hidden in the middle of a cornfield in Poweshiek County, Iowa.

Cristhian Bahena Rivera, 24, has been charged with first degree murder in relation to the disappearance of Mollie Tibbetts.

Following the arrest of Rivera, Republicans across the country including Iowa's governor blasted what they consider to be lax immigration laws that led to Tibbetts death. So far, no details have been released about where she was found or what the cause of death might be.

An autopsy is scheduled for Tibbetts on August 22, the official stated.

Greg Willey, the vice president of Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa, says a body found Tuesday is believed to be Tibbetts. Her family reported her missing when she failed to attend work the following day.

Rivera said after he took a U-turn at the intersection, he noticed there was an earpiece from headphones in his lap and that is allegedly when he realized he put her in the trunk.

There's actually more to this story that was revealed during the law enforcement press briefing this afternoon.

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The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation planned a 5 p.m. news conference ET to provide an update on the case. She had been dog-sitting at the home of her boyfriend and his brother, who were out of town. Rivera was charged with first-degree murder, with a potential penalty of life in prison, according to Rick Rahn, a special agent in charge for the sector at the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.

She disappeared July 18, sparking an extended search near her home in the small central Iowa community of Brooklyn. He continued to pursue her and then abducted her, Rahn said.

Trump said, "You saw what happened to that incredible, attractive young woman".

"We haven't lost hope".

For 34 days, federal, state and local authorities had scoured Poweshiek County for Tibbetts, and sifted through electronic data from her Fitbit, cellphone and social media accounts for any clue about what happened to the woman who was last seen alive while going for an evening run. They focused much of their efforts in and around Brooklyn, searching farm fields, ponds and homes.

An undated photo of Mollie Tibbetts. The farm says Rivera passed the government's background check and it had no idea he was an undocumented immigrant. No information has been released about where the body was found. Investigators are waiting for a medical examiner to make a positive identification.

On a visit to Des Moines last week, Vice President Mike Pence met with the Tibbets family, telling them "you're on the hearts of every American". Investigators said she was last seen on a routine jog through the streets of the city.

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