• 'Over and over he would message me': Mollie Tibbetts' murder suspect re

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    A Brooklyn, Iowa, woman says she had her own encounter with
    suspected killer, Cristhian Rivera, the man accused of abducting
    and murdering University of Iowa student, Mollie Tibbetts.

    “He would just stare. He wouldn’t really, like, talk,” Brooke
    Bestell, 20, told The New York Times. “Something about him was

    Bestell said Rivera once asked her out on a date. She declined
    the offer but it didn’t stop him from trying to pursue her. He
    reportedly began sending her Facebook messages in the middle of
    the night. She added that he also started messaging two of her

    “Just over and over, like every week or so, he would message me

    Bestell stated the last message she received from Rivera
    occurred on June 13 at around 3 a.m. A little over a month
    later, Rivera allegedly killed 20-year-old Mollie, after he
    abducted her while she was out jogging, according to court

    As CrimeOnline previously reported, two other people in the
    Brooklyn area reported similar accounts with Rivera. Speaking
    on behalf of her 17-year-old sister, Brooklyn resident Bailey
    Gibson, 18, told MailOnline that although her younger sibling
    initially thought Rivera was nice, he eventually made the teen
    feel unsafe and “creeped out.”

    “I know Cristhian from my sister. She thought he was a nice,
    well-spoken person. They hung out a few times but nothing really
    happened romantically,” she said. “She told me that a little
    while ago he drove up to her while she was walking through
    Brooklyn. He told her she was really pretty and things like

    “It was more flirty than sexual but my sister is very shy. She
    didn’t appreciate it. Even though she knew him a little she felt
    unsafe and didn’t want to talk to him. In the end she was really
    creeped out by his behavior. She had to keep telling him she
    wasn’t interested.”

    After a while, according to Bailey, Rivera left her little
    sister alone. Neither Bailey or her sister thought anything else
    of it until the news of Mollie’s death and the details
    surrounding it surfaced.

    Another Brooklyn resident, Justin, stated that Rivera likely
    followed his girlfriend home and circled around the block in her
    neighborhood at least two times in the past.

    “He followed my girlfriend twice – in the same exact black
    Malibu,” Justin told the outlet. “I remember her calling me when
    she noticed how slow he was driving by in circles, turning
    around the block to keep up with her several times on her walk

    Justin claimed the reported the first incident happened around
    sunset as his fiancé made her way home from a grocery store.
    Justin indicated someone driving a black car “drove past her
    about six times,” then continued to circle around the
    neighborhood after she arrived home.

    “It makes you wonder if Mollie was his only victim,” Justin

    Mollie Tibbetts Timeline

    July 16-17
    Mollie’s boyfriend saw her for the last time on July 16, before
    leaving town to work at a Dubuque construction site with his
    brother, around 100 miles away from Brooklyn.

    On July 17, Dalton and his brother, who lives with him, drove to
    work. Mollie agreed to dog-sit while he was gone.
    At around 5:30 p.m. on July 17, Mollie’s brother, Jake Tibbetts,
    who shares a car with her, dropped her off at Dalton’s home.
    Mollie stayed alone while watching the dogs.

    July 18
    Investigators report another neighbor reported Mollie out for a
    jog at around 7:30 p.m. on July 18.
    Mollie had plans to go to her mother’s house for dinner on the
    evening on July 18. She never showed up.
    At 10 p.m. on July 18, Dalton opened the SnapChat message from
    Mollie. He said it looked like she took the photo while indoors.
    It’s unclear when Mollie took the picture but detectives think
    she took it at some point on Wednesday.

    July 19
    Jake Tibbetts, who has been cleared as a suspect, sends Mollie a
    text message at 7:30 a.m., asking if she needed the car for
    work. The text message was not read.
    Dalton sends Mollie a text message, wishing her a good morning.
    Mollie does not read the text message.
    Mollie’s mother, Laura Calderwood, sends Mollie several text
    messages throughout the afternoon. All text messages remain
    Jake Tibbetts calls Laura Calderwood and says Mollie never made
    it to work at a daycare center. Laura calls the police.

    July 20
    The Facebook group, “Finding Mollie Tibbetts,” was created. It
    currently has over 40,000 members.
    Hundreds of people show up in the Brooklyn area to search for
    The Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office announces that tips should
    directed to its office.
    The University of Iowa released a statement on Twitter that the
    school is also monitoring the incident and looking for any
    helpful information.

    July 22
    Authorities announce Mollie is still missing and that nothing
    was found during the searches.

    July 23
    Dalton tells ABC he’s optimistic about Mollie’s return.
    Laura Calderwood says her daughter is an “outgoing, fun, loving
    life, loving person.”
    Poweshiek County Sheriff Thomas Kriegel announces that no one
    from the “tight-knit” community in Brooklyn has been missing
    this long.

    July 25
    Investigators continue to follow up with tips and leads.
    The family spreads the search even further by distributing
    flyers across the state.
    Kriegel indicates Mollie could have possibly been abducted.

    July 26
    Investigators search two hog farms after following up on tips,
    but the searches yield no results.
    Wayne Cheney is questioned by the FBI.
    Authorities search Cheney’s home and cellphone.

    July 27
    Iowa Department of Public Safety released a statement announcing
    that there are still no suspects but authorities will continue
    to pursue leads and investigate.
    A neighbor tells a local media outlet that he spotted Mollie
    “walking nonchalantly” down the street.

    August 2
    As authorities searched an area close to the Lincoln Wildfire
    Reserve in Brooklyn, Iowa, someone mowing their lawn nearby
    discovered a red a shirt.
    The shirt was turned over to the FBI for evidence processing.
    FBI reportedly asked Cheney to take a lie detector test. He

    August 3
    An FBI agent goes to Cheney’s house for a second round of

    August 5
    Authorities revealed there have been “hundreds” of leads and
    tips into Mollie’s disappearance.
    An Iowa woman’s body was found in Lee County, but despite
    speculation, police confirmed it was not Mollie, but instead a
    young woman named Sadie Alvarado, who allegedly jumped out of a
    moving car while arguing with her boyfriend.

    August 6
    Rob Tibbetts explained why his daughter, according to his own
    speculations, may still be alive.
    Tibbetts encouraged anyone responsible for Mollie’s
    disappearance to come forward now, before things get worse.

    August 9
    Brooklyn resident Devin Riley describes how he saw Mollie jog
    past him home on the evening of July 18, explaining that she was
    wearing a pink sports bra and running short.
    Riley explained that he contacted police after he realized
    Mollie had disappeared.

    August 12
    Former FBI profiler says she thinks Mollie left with someone she
    knew, explaining that the “most likely scenario is that Mollie
    was at least somewhat familiar with the person that she went

    August 21
    Authorities find a deceased body in a rural area between Deep
    River, Iowa, and Guernsey, Iowa. Officials stated the body is
    likely of Mollie Tibbetts.
    Authorities detain Cristhian Bahena Rivera without incident.
    Rivera allegedly confesses to hiding Mollie’s body.
    During a press conference, authorities announce Rivera entered
    the country illegally and has a federal immigration detainer.

    August 22
    Owners of a local dairy farm speak out and claim they checked
    Rivera’s eligibility to work in the U.S. prior to hiring him.
    Dane Lang, co-owner of Yarrabee Farms, announced that Rivera
    used fraudulent identification to obtain employment at the farm.
    A Poweshiek County judge sets River’s bond at $5 million.

    August 23
    Authorities are seen searching Rivera’s residence and its
    surrounding areas for a possible murder weapon.

    August 24
    Tensions run high as social media groups form in an attempt to
    spill anti-immigration rhetoric after the public learned Rivera
    is a reported undocumented immigrant.
    The Iowa City Latino Festival spokesperson announced the annual
    festival would be postponed this year.

    August 27
    Suspect Cristhian Rivera hires two new defense attorneys to
    represent him. His former attorney withdrew from the case.
    Rivera’s new attorneys withdrew all previous pending motions and
    waived Rivera’s preliminary hearing.

    [Photo: Mollie Tibbetts; Cristhian Rivera/Handout]

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