• Mollie Tibbetts investigation: Chevy Malibu seen in surveillance video

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    BROOKLYN, Iowa – The Chevy Malibu that investigators linked to
    Cristhian Rivera, the illegal immigrant suspected of killing
    Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts, was not registered in
    Rivera's name, a law enforcement source revealed to Fox News on

    Police said Tuesday that the Malibu, which was caught on
    surveillence footage in Brooklyn, Iowa, was driving back and
    forth in the area where Tibbetts, a 20-year-old University of
    Iowa student, was running in the "late afternoon hours of July
    18," the day she went missing.

    "We were able to, first of all, see what we believed to have
    been Mollie running on one of the streets," Iowa Division of
    Criminal Investigation special agent Rick Rahn told Fox News.
    "From that, we started to look into all the vehicles that were
    also captured on video and eventually identified the vehicle
    that was driven by Mr. Rivera."

    The surveillance footage in which the Malibu was seen was not
    able to capture the vehicle's license plates, but there were
    "unusual markings" on the car which helped lead investigators
    track it down, Rahn told said.

    The special agent said there were "some distinct features to the
    vehicle that allowed us to basically search the area for it and
    just happened that we were able to locate the vehicle, and
    subsequently identify Mr. Rivera driving the vehicle."

    The footage was provided by a resident. It clearly showed
    Tibbetts running, and also had a clear shot of the Malibu
    driving back and forth, Rahn told Fox News. The video was
    "critical" and allowed authorities to zero in on the 24-year-old
    Rivera, Rahn added.

    Rivera was charged with first-degree murder on Tuesday in
    Tibbetts' death, and was being held Wednesday on a $5 million
    cash-only bond. During his first court appearance Wednesday
    afternoon, Rivera looked stoic and refused to speak when given
    the chance. Rahn said authorities believe this was a
    "premeditated" attack.

    While investigators earlier had looked into the area where
    Tibbetts' body was ultimately discovered — a cornfield roughly
    12 miles southeast of Brooklyn — Rahn said detectives wouldn't
    have seen the woman's body even if they were relatively close,
    as it was covered in cornstalks.

    He wouldn't detail what led investigators to the Deep River Area
    where Tibbetts' body was found, but stressed that they "focused
    hard on her digital footprint."

    Investigators said they were working to determine whether Rivera
    acted alone. They said that other charges may be filed against
    Rivera if evidence shows that sexual assault or other crimes
    were committed against Tibbetts.

    Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents said that
    Rivera, of Mexico, has been in the U.S. illegally for four to
    seven years.

    Yarrabee Farms, which had hired Rivera, initially said he passed
    a federal E-Verify check, which is intended to maintain a
    database of I-9 forms and tax records of employees across the
    country. On Wednesday, however, co-owner and manager Dane Lang
    said that the farm used a different program that a family member
    wrongly thought was E-Verify. The farm used Social Security
    Administration data in the vetting process, Lang said.

    Lang added that Rivera provided a state-issued photo ID and
    social security card.

    “We learned that our employee was not who he said he is," Lang
    told reporters on Wednesday, and noted that his coworkers knew
    him by a different name, but recognized him after seeing media
    reports about his arrest.

    A spokesperson with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
    said in a statement that, "A search of records by USCIS revealed
    Rivera did not make any DACA requests nor were any grants given.
    We have found no record in our systems indicating he has any
    immigration status."

    Despite what federal officials have stated about Rivera's status
    in the U.S., his lawyer said the suspect worked legally in the

    Attorney Allen Richards alleged that the government was saying
    falsely that Rivera was not in Iowa legally, in a court document
    through which he asked for a gag order on the case, the Des
    Moines Register reported.

    A judge denied Richards' gag order request.

    http://www.foxnews.com/us/2018/08/22/mollie-tibbetts- investigation-chevy-malibu-seen-in-surveillance-video-not- registered-to-suspect-rivera-source-says.html

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