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Social media sends condolences following Mollie Tibbetts' death

Laura Calderwood (center in blue shirt), the mother of Mollie Tibbetts, is comforted both others during a press conference on the Mollie Tibbetts investigation at the Poweshiek County Sheriff's Office in Montezuma on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)
Laura Calderwood (center in blue shirt), the mother of Mollie Tibbetts, is comforted both others during a press conference on the Mollie Tibbetts investigation at the Poweshiek County Sheriff's Office in Montezuma on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette)

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.

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