Thoughts and prayers for Mollie Tibbetts and her family have been flooding social media following the 4 p.m. news conference in which investigators confirm a body found is that of 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts who went missing on July 18.
Cristhian Bahena Rivera has been charged with first-degree murder.
Her disappearance has captured the national audience, as thousands of tips, and hundreds of thousands of dollars in reward money was raised.
Below is a collection of some of the Twitter reactions to her death.
A message to the Hawkeye family: pic.twitter.com/AdOpBbmOMI
— University of Iowa (@uiowa) August 21, 2018
Today hug your loved ones a litte tighter. Sending prayers, love and support to everyone who’s heart is hurting for #MollieTibbetts especially her family and friends ❤️ please in respect for her family and friends refrain from spreading rumors/speculation and negative comments. pic.twitter.com/xqun67Izf8
— Alex Ow (@ItsAlexOwDuh) August 21, 2018
We mourn today for our neighbors to the south, hearing the news of Mollie Tibbetts.
Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and the entire state of Iowa during this time.
— Jeff Johnson (@MNJeffJohnson) August 21, 2018
Like many of you..I have daughters...listening to the descriptions from the Mollie Tibbetts presser is the stuff that keeps me up at night...so many prayers for her grieving family....so much outrage at evil in the hearts of men.
— Jon Miller (@hawkeyenation) August 21, 2018
The state of Iowa mourns the loss of Mollie Tibbetts. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family, friends, Brooklyn and the Hawkeye community during this difficult time.
— Iowa Wild (@IAWild) August 21, 2018
So saddened by the news of Mollie Tibbetts. I don’t understand how such horrible people can exist in this world. Sending thoughts and prayers to this beautiful soul and her family ❤️
— Olivia Culpo (@oliviaculpo) August 21, 2018
Sending our heartfelt thoughts and prayers to the Tibbetts' family. https://t.co/y09CsTeyNi
— Michigan GOP (@MIGOP) August 21, 2018
Absolutely heartbroken about the news of the finding of Mollie Tibbetts’ body. My thoughts go out to her family and loved ones, her classmates at UIowa who returned to campus without her, and all those who tried to find her.
— ashleyvanorny (@ashleyvanorny) August 21, 2018