Public Safety

Authorities to hold news conference today regarding Mollie Tibbets

Authorities plan to hold a news conference today at 1:30 p.m. at the Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office, 4802 Barnes City Road, in Montezuma regarding the search for the missing 20-year-old University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts.

Tibbetts vanished from Brooklyn almost two weeks ago.

The Iowa Department of Public Safety said Monday that the conference would provide updates on the investigation, as well as information regarding tip lines and rewards.

The investigation began with sweeping searches, where hundreds of local volunteers helped canvas the area where Tibbetts is believed to have gone missing.

The use of data and digital records associated with Tibbetts’ social media and devices have also been a focal point of the investigation.

Over the weekend, Rick Rahn, special agent in charge with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation said there were more than 30 agents on the ground in the Brooklyn area working the case.

Rahn declined to comment on whether any new information or developments have surfaced, but said “We are continuing to do interviews and go where the leads take us.”

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