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Missing Iowa student found dead: No arrests made

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Mollie Tibbetts dead: Pictured missing University of Iowa student who authorities suspected was murdered at the hands of Christian Bahena Rivera (Christian Bajina Rivera).
Mollie Tibbetts dead
Mollie Tibbetts dead: Pictured missing University of Iowa student.

Mollie Tibbetts dead: Missing University of Iowa student body found- no arrests, no cause of death or how long missing freshman was dead for. 

Iowa authorities have reported missing University of Iowa student who went missing over a month ago being found dead.

Two sources told Fox News that Mollie Tibbetts’ body has been found in Iowa. No more details were immediately available. Investigators declined to say where the missing girl’s body was found and the manner of her death. Also not immediately known was the length of time the missing freshman student had been dead. 

Tibbetts, 20, was last seen jogging through her rural hometown of Brooklyn, on July 18 and was reported missing the next day when she didn’t show up for work at a daycare.

The University of Iowa student’s disappearance sparked a massive search from local law enforcement and the FBI, with authorities receiving over 2,300 tips.

Her father, Rob Tibbetts, returned home to California over the weekend, saying authorities had urged him to take a break from the case for his wellbeing.

Both her father and mother, Laura Calderwood, suggested that Mollie had been abducted, likely by someone she knew, and pleaded publicly for her safe return.

Mollie Tibbetts dead: Family yet to release statement.

The night she vanished, Tibbetts had been dogsitting at her boyfriend’s home alone while he and his brother were out of town.

No one has been arrested in connection with her disappearance. Investigators questioned a pig farmer named Wayne Cheney and searched his property.

They also looked at Tibbetts’ Snapchat and FitBit data as part of the investigation.

Last week, a Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa reward fund had grown to over $360,000.

Following news of Tibbett’s body being discovered, her family had yet to publicly respond as they now deal with the ultimate finality of the daughter’s death.

Police are not releasing any information until 4pm local time as social media commentators turned to social media and weighed in on the missing Iowa student’s demise and how her story touched heartland America and spoke of innocence lost.

Tibbetts, a psychology major, would have been started her junior year this week in Iowa City, about 60 miles (100 kilometers) east of Brooklyn, had she still been alive….

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