The University of Iowa student who went missing more than one month ago, Mollie Tibbetts, was reportedly found dead Tuesday.
Two sources confirmed the heartbreaking discovery to Fox News. Tibbetts’ body was found in Iowa. Additional details surrounding the grim developments have not yet been made public.
News of police discovering Tibbetts’ body comes just days after law enforcement officers and investigators told the college student’s father, Rob Tibbetts, to return home to San Francisco. He flew back to California “very reluctantly,” describing the trip home as a “halftime” in the search for his missing daughter.
Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts has been found dead, just over a month after she was reported missing, CBS News has learned. The 20-year-old was last seen July 18, jogging near her home in the central Iowa town of Brooklyn https://t.co/OjIkhmjIuK pic.twitter.com/azexbX3BcZ
— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 21, 2018
Tibbetts, 20, was first reported missing in mid-July, after she failed to respond to a text message from her boyfriend, Dalton Jack. She was last seen jogging through Brooklyn, Iowa, around 7:30 p.m. on July 18.
The young student’s dad arrived in Iowa last month with clothes to last him only four days; he was there four weeks.
In total, investigators said they followed “hundreds” of leads on the case, even offering a staggering reward for her discovery that grew to almost $400,000. That money will now become a reward for information leading to the arrest of any suspects, according to Greg Willey, vice president of Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa.