Mystery as student vanishes while out for night time jog


Police are searching for a University of Iowa student who was reported missing last week after she went out for an evening jog.

Mollie Tibbetts had been dog sitting with her boyfriend in the small town of Brooklyn, Iowa, when she chose to go for an evening run at about 10 p.m. Monday, July 16 This was the last day Dalton Jack, Tibbetts' boyfriend, said he saw his girlfriend in person.

Jack also said that Tibbetts sent him a routine Snapchat photo the night of her disappearance. "She probably has her cell phone, but it's either off or dead and we've tried calling it obviously and it goes straight to voicemail". Her disappearance sparked extensive searches with Tibbetts' family trying to find her.

Authorities have continued to search for Tibbetts, as her friends and family share on social media about their missing loved one.

When investigators attempted to search Jack's brother's home, they found Tibbetts's identification and other belongings, but couldn't find Tibbetts's mobile phone. "There is no such thing as a silly tip or lead".

"Starting Thursday night, people started looking around town", said Calderwood, a massage therapist who works at the University of Iowa, where Tibbetts attends. Next month, Tibbetts and her boyfriend were planning an worldwide trip together. Officials also used a helicopter to help search the area.

"We're racking our brains, thinking what can we think of to tell the investigators", she said. A neighbor reported seeing Tibbetts jogging Wednesday evening.

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"She's the kind of person who is there for anybody anytime and would be the first person to help anyone", she said.

"We miss you, we're looking for you and we will never stop", Calderwood said.

"Everything's on the table, unfortunately", Poweshiek County Sheriff Thomas Kriegel told KCCI.

Mollie was last seen wearing gym shorts, a black sports bra and running shoes.

Tibbetts is described as 5'2, 120 lbs, with long brown hair and brown eyes. Her family and friends continue to search for clues and answers, and plead for anyone with any information to come forward. The next day, he went to Dubuque for his work at a construction company. Mollie wrapped up her freshman year at the University of Iowa, where she majors in Sociology, in the spring.

Anyone with information on Mollie's whereabouts is urged to contact the Poweshiek County Sheriff's Office at 641-623-5679.