Search continues for missing Iowa college student

Mollie Tibbetts

Authorities say they followed up on over 200 leads.

Posted: Jul 31, 2018 1:55 PM

MONTEZUMA, Iowa – Dozens of investigators have been searching for a missing Iowa woman.

Mollie Tibbetts, 20 of Brooklyn, was reported missing by her family on July 19. She was last seen around 7:30 pm the day before while jogging in the streets of her hometown. She was wearing dark colored running shorts, a pint sports top, and running shoes.

Authorities say 30 to 40 investigators have been working the case on any given day since Tibbetts’ disappearance. As of Tuesday, over 200 leads have been followed up on and searches have included the use of aircraft and K9 units.

A press conference on Tibbetts was held Tuesday afternoon.  Law enforcement says they continue to “work this case aggressively” and ask the public to call 1-800-452-1111 or 515-223-1400 is they have any information what happened to Mollie Tibbetts. Information may also be emailed to

A total reward of $2,000 has been offered for details leading to an arrest in this matter by Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa and TIP Rural Electric Cooperative in Brooklyn.

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