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Mollie Tibbetts: Watch Live at 3 p.m. as investigators give updates regarding case

Missing person signs are printed at Live Now Photography and Design in Brooklyn on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018. The shop in downtown Brooklyn has been busy printing missing person signs and t-shirts to spread the word about Mollie Tibbetts’ disappearance. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)
Missing person signs are printed at Live Now Photography and Design in Brooklyn on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018. The shop in downtown Brooklyn has been busy printing missing person signs and t-shirts to spread the word about Mollie Tibbetts’ disappearance. (Rebecca F. Miller/The Gazette)

A news conference is scheduled for 3 p.m., during which investigators are expected to give an update on their investigation into the disappearance of Mollie Tibbetts, the 20-year-old University of Iowa student who disappeared from Brooklyn, Iowa on July 18.

Watch a live-stream of the conference on this page at 3 p.m.

This is the first update investigators will give in more than a week, as both of last week’s scheduled news conferences were canceled.

Tibbetts was last seen jogging at about 7:30 p.m. on July 18. She was reportedly wearing black running shorts, a pink or red sports top and running shoes.

Since her disappearance, investigators have searched Brooklyn and surrounding areas, conducted dozens of interviews and run down hundreds of leads. Tracing Tibbetts’ digital footprint also has been a focal point in the investigation.

Tibbetts’ family, with the help of Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa, has set up a donation-driven reward fund for Tibbetts’ safe return. The family said donations have come in from across the country and the reward amount is currently more than $300,000.

Anyone with information regarding the Tibbetts case is asked to contact the Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office at 641-623-5679 or tips@poweshiekcosheriff.com.

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