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Father confirms that body of his missing daughter was found

Mollie Tibbetts was last seen more than a month ago

August 21, 2018 - 8:44 am

   IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) - Investigators believe they have found the body of Mollie Tibbetts, a University of Iowa student who has been missing for more than a month.

   The 20-year-old woman was last seen July 18, jogging in her hometown of Brooklyn in central Iowa.

   Greg Willey, the vice president of Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa, says a body found Tuesday morning is believed to be Tibbetts.

   The Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation says the body was found in rural Poweshiek County, which includes Tibbetts' hometown of Brooklyn, Iowa.

   There are reports that Bob Tibbetts, the woman's father, has confirmed that the body found is that of Mollie.

   The agency called a 4 p.m. news conference to provide an update on the search for Tibbetts, saying investigators were working to confirm the identity of the body.

   No information has been released about where the body was found.

   Willey says a nearly $400,000 reward fund for her discovery will now become a reward for information leading to the capture of any suspects.