• Mollie Tibbetts' Body Found: Timeline of missing Iowa student's death;

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    BROOKLYN, Iowa -- More than a month after Mollie Tibbetts was
    last seen, authorities announced they believe they have found
    her body.

    RELATED: Mollie Tibbetts' body found, authorities believe

    Here's a timeline of events from her disappearance to the tragic
    discovery.

    Monday, July 16
    This was the last day Dalton Jack, Tibbetts' high school
    sweetheart, said he saw his girlfriend in person.

    Tuesday, July 17: Her boyfriend leaves town

    Jack drove to his job at a construction company about 100 miles
    away, according to ABC News. Tibbetts was living with Dalton and
    his brother, Blake, for the summer.

    Her boyfriend was still away when Tibbetts was discovered
    missing. Blake was also away visiting his fiancee in Ames, he
    told the Associated Press. Tibbetts was watching Blake's dogs
    for him.

    Police have cleared both Dalton and Blake Jack as suspects.

    RELATED: Everything we know about the Mollie Tibbetts case

    Wednesday, July 18: Last sighting

    5:30 p.m.: Tibbetts' older brother, Jake, dropped Mollie off at
    her boyfriend's house, where she was still staying alone with
    the dogs. Investigators said Jake Tibbetts is not a suspect.

    7:30 p.m According to a "reasonable timeline" constructed by
    authorities, Tibbetts went for a jog around this time and was
    seen running on the city streets of Brooklyn.

    On her run she was believed to be wearing "dark colored running
    shorts, a pink sports top and running shoes, color unknown,"
    according to Iowa DCI. They are taking a look at any
    surveillance footage they can find, especially around the three
    different routes she would normally take. Jack said she would
    have taken her fitness tracker and phone with her on her run.

    8:30 p.m. Brooklyn man Devin Riley said he saw a woman jog past
    his home around this time that he later believed to be Tibbetts.
    When he realized what he had seen, he contacted authorities.

    10 p.m. Jack opened a SnapChat from Tibbetts. The snap contained
    a selfie Tibbetts took, and Jack said she appeared to be inside.
    It's unclear what time the photo was taken, but investigators
    believe it was taken on Wednesday.

    Authorities originally believed Mollie may have gone missing
    during the run, but Tibbetts' brother Jake told KCCI that
    authorities now think she may have been at Jack's home doing
    homework as late as 10 p.m. Neighbor Dave Collum told the
    Associated Press that investigators also told him Tibbetts had
    returned home after jogging past his house, according to data
    from her Fitbit.

    When asked about this at a July 31 press conference, the
    investigative team declined to discuss whether or not they
    believe Tibbetts returned home from her run. They also declined
    to discuss when they believe Tibbetts sent the snap that her
    boyfriend later opened.

    Thursday, July 19: Reported missing

    Morning: Jack sent Tibbetts a message, but he said he didn't
    notice it went unread.

    Afternoon: Tibbetts worked at a day camp. A coworker of
    Tibbetts' called Jack to tell him she hadn't shown up for work
    and also hadn't called in sick. Jack began calling loved ones,
    none of whom had seen her at any time on Thursday.

    Later Thursday: Tibbetts' family reported her missing to police
    on Thursday.

    Friday, July 20

    A Facebook group called "Finding Mollie Tibbetts" was created to
    help find her. The group is used to distribute fliers and
    organize the search.

    WOI reports that hundreds of people turned out to help with the
    search. The public is asked to contact the Poweshiek County
    Sheriff's Office with any tips.

    The University of Iowa, where Tibbetts is due to be a sophomore,
    releases a statement that they are monitoring the situation and
    offering support where needed.


    University of Iowa
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    @uiowa
    Our thoughts are with Mollie Tibbetts’ family and friends. The
    University of Iowa is monitoring the situation and will offer
    support as needed. More information: https://bit.ly/2LBzium

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    Sunday, July 22

    Authorities said there is no new information. Tibbetts' case
    gains more attention on social media, including tweets from
    notable figures with ties to Iowa such as actor Tom Arnold, NBA
    player Harrison Barnes and NFL rookie Josey Jewell.


    Tom Arnold
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    @TomArnold
    PLEASE help us find this young Iowa woman. She’s been missing
    since July 18. My family has a home in Brooklyn IA & she is a
    Hawkeye. Look at her pic if you’re passing through IA on
    Interstate 80 also. #MollieTibbetts #IowaStrong 1-800-346-5507

    Harrison Barnes
    ?
    @hbarnes
    Please spread the word especially if you’re from Iowa.
    #bringmolliehome
    https://twitter.com/sweiss12/status/1021029930086424576

    9:30 AM - Jul 22, 2018
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    Harrison Barnes
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    @hbarnes
    Please spread the word especially if you’re from Iowa.
    #bringmolliehome

    Sue Weiss
    @sweiss12
    This hits close to home. Mollie Tibbets is missing from my
    hometown of Brooklyn, Iowa. Last seen on July 18 when she went
    on a run. Please retweet! @hbarnes #missingperson
    #missingpersons #findingmollietibbetts #IowaStrong
    #BringMollieHome

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    Monday, July 23

    Jack spoke with WOI and ABC News. He said he's optimistic that
    Tibbetts will be home soon and that if she can hear him he wants
    her to know that "I miss you so much, and I love you."

    Jack said he is continuing to send text messages to Tibbetts,
    though they all remain unread.

    Tibbetts' mother, Laura Calderwood, also spoke to the media.

    "She is just such an outgoing, fun, loving life, loving person,"
    she told ABC News. "She was getting ready to move into her first
    apartment."

    She added that there are "no words to describe how you feel when
    you don't know where or how your child is."

    She also said Jack's brother is scheduled to get married in the
    Dominican Republic on August 2. Tibbetts had been planning to go
    with Jack to the wedding and she is close to the bride and
    groom, her mom said.

    Poweshiek County Sheriff Thomas Kriegel told ABC News this is
    the longest anyone in the tight-knit community has been missing
    in his memory. He said in addition to the searches on foot, a
    plane, a helicopter and kayakers have gone out looking for her.

    "We're surrounded by farm ground -- corn and soy beans. Right
    now the corn is probably eight, nine feet tall. The only way you
    can search it is basically walk down every other row," he said.
    "It's difficult. Even the planes flying over have a difficulty
    looking down in the corn row."

    Tuesday, July 24

    Tibbetts' brothers, Scott and Jake, expressed their hopes and
    their worries in an interview with ABC News.

    "It's been a whirlwind," Jake said. "We've gone from sad to
    worried to just anxious and clueless. We've been to every
    emotion there is. Now it's just patience. That's the hardest
    one, probably."

    Jake said they'd been getting up at 5 a.m. to look for her "in
    every field, every ditch, every creek."

    Scott said he knows that wherever his sister is, she's trying to
    get home.

    "She's a better fighter than anyone I know," he said. "So
    whatever situation she's in, it's not like she's going to sit
    there and give up."

    An update on the Facebook group thanked everyone for the support
    and said there are no updates.

    Wednesday, July 25

    Tibbetts' family told WOI that they are spreading out across the
    state to distribute posters and spread the word.

    Kriegel gave WOI an update on the investigation. He said
    investigators are working with hundreds of tips that are coming
    in and that he also believes there will be useful information
    from her Fitbit.

    When asked whether there is a reason to believe she may have
    been abducted, Kriegel said, "Well we are worried about that."

    Kriegel told ABC News that Jack's alibi was confirmed and he is
    not a suspect, and neither is his brother. Tibbetts' two
    brothers have also been cleared and are not suspects.

    Thursday, July 26

    On this day, police in Kearney, Missouri responded to a possible
    sighting of Tibbetts at a truck stop. They conducted a search
    and interviewed witnesses before sending a report to
    investigators in Iowa. One individual claims to have seen her,
    and police could not find any surveillance video to confirm the
    report, according to ABC News. The woman turned out not to be
    Tibbetts, Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation special agent
    Mike Krapfl confirmed to the Associated Press on August 2.

    Authorities searched two hog farms about 15 minutes outside of
    Brooklyn, KCRG reports. Agencies continue to receive tips but
    there are still no suspects.

    "You know, as long as we still have information coming in and we
    feel that we're being productive, which we feel that we are,
    there's been no talk about that amongst the investigative group
    with all the agencies involved," said Iowa DCI agent Mitch
    Mortvedt.

    Friday, July 27

    Laura Calderwood spoke to ABC News again to express her hope
    that Tibbetts will be home soon.

    "If it were me that were missing, Mollie wouldn't give up hope,"
    she said. "You won't see me giving up hope. That's not an
    option."

    In a press release, Iowa DCI said there are no suspects yet.

    "With the aide of the public, investigative leads continue to be
    investigated and a multitude of individuals have been
    interviewed," the statement said. "Additionally, a number of
    searches have been conducted to include ground, air and K-9
    searches."

    DCI encouraged anyone with information to continue to send in
    tips. They told KCRG they are still treating the investigation
    like it's Day 1 of the search and emphasize that it's still
    considered a rescue mission, not a recovery mission.

    "We think she's still alive," a DCI rep told KCRG.

    Mollie's father Rob, who lives in Fresno and works in the Bay
    Area, spoke out to ABC30. Rob Tibbetts pleaded for anyone with
    information to send in tips.

    "We are a tough, resilient family. We're fighting like hell.
    This isn't about us, this is about Mollie," he said.

    Rob said Mollie was the best man at his wedding in early June.

    Sunday, July 29

    The reward for information that helps find Tibbetts increased
    from $1,000 to $2,000. That's because a power utility company in
    Brooklyn, TIP Rural Electric Cooperative, made a pledge to
    double the existing reward, KCRG reports.

    The latest post in the Facebook group said there is no new
    information and asked members to keep sharing about her story to
    get the word out.

    Monday, July 30

    Rob spoke to ABC News, begging the public to focus on the
    efforts to find his daughter and to send in any information they
    could think of.

    "It doesn't matter what we're going through," he said. "We just
    need people to think. Somebody knows something, and they don't
    even know it's important."

    Tuesday, July 31

    Blake Jack told the Associated Press that his wedding plans were
    postponed. He said that's nothing compared to what Tibbetts
    family is going through.

    At a press conference, Kevin Winker, director of investigative
    operations for the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation,
    declined to share additional details in the interest of the
    case. Authorities have followed upwards of 200 leads. They are
    still receiving and following new tips and encouraged the public
    to continue using the tipline.


    Wednesday, August 1

    On this day, Tibbetts was scheduled to leave with Jack for his
    brother's wedding in the Dominican Republic. She was supposed to
    be the maid of honor, her mom said.

    The groom, Blake Jack, once joked to his brother that he should
    propose to Tibbetts on the trip, he told the Associated Press.

    The reward for Tibbetts' safe return jumped from $2,000 to
    $30,000.

    Thursday, August 2

    Mollie's family held a press conference with Crime Stoppers of
    Central Iowa to discuss the "Bring Mollie Tibbetts Home Safe
    Reward Fund," which had grown to $172,000. The tipline that has
    been set up is anonymous.

    Tibbetts' father, mother and boyfriend spoke at the press
    conference. Her dad said he hopes the money will convince
    someone to share information even if they think it's too small
    of a detail or might incriminate a loved one.

    "Nothing is irrelevant. Nothing is trivial," he said."If you
    have nothing to hide, you have nothing to fear. So come forward,
    share that information with authorities, and let's bring Mollie
    home."

    On Thursday afternoon, there was a large police presence on a
    highway between Guernsey and Deep River, a little more than a
    dozen miles from Brooklyn. A homeowner near the police presence
    said that it had to do with the Tibbetts case, KCRG reports.

    Friday, August 3

    It was announced that the reward fund has climbed to $200,000.

    In a press conference, authorities said they did not have
    updates for the public about the search for Tibbetts and would
    not give information as to whether there is a person of interest
    or whether the investigation has confirmed any foul play. The
    investigation continues to be treated as a missing person case.

    A representative from the Iowa Missing Persons Information
    Clearinghouse said that it is unusual for a missing person to be
    categorized as "involuntary." There are only 26 cases listed as
    "involuntary disappearance" out of the 390 people listed in the
    state database. The involuntary disappearances date back to 1976.

    Tibbetts is currently categorized in the database as "Other
    adult missing."

    Sunday, August 5

    Authorities found the body of a white female in her 20s about
    100 miles from where Tibbetts lives, but authorities later said
    it was not Tibbetts. The reward is now up to $260,000.

    Tuesday, August 7

    Mollie's father Rob shared a new theory with ABC News. He
    believes someone who knows Mollie took her, and he's pleading
    with them to send her home safe.

    "It's totally speculation," he said, "but I do believe that
    Mollie is with someone who she knows, probably someone who cares
    about her. But that relationship was misguided, misinterpreted
    and went wrong, and I think they're in a place with Mollie and
    don't know how to get themselves out of this horrible situation."

    Wednesday, August 8

    As the $300,000 reward for information continues to climb,
    friends and family are sharing new videos that show Mollie's
    playful nature.
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    Video taken by Mollie Tibbetts' friend shows the missing college
    student's fun-loving personality. The first clip was taken the
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    Thursday, August 9

    Brooklyn man Devin Riley told ABC News he believes he was
    possibly the last person to see Tibbetts. He believes he saw her
    jog past her home the night she went missing. When he realized
    the missing woman looked like the woman he saw, he contacted
    authorities.

    "I wish I did know more, but I dread that maybe I was the last
    person to see her," he said. "I remembered seeing her that
    night. I just felt very weird. Who knows when she was taken in
    that timeline, but I don't know what happened."

    Sunday, August 12

    Marry Ellen O'Toole, a former FBI profiler, told KCRG on Sunday
    that she believes it's likely that Tibbetts left with someone
    she knew.

    "I think the most likely scenario is that Mollie was at least
    somewhat familiar with the person that she went with, or the
    person that she went with was someone that she viewed as non-
    threatening to her," she said.

    On Sunday evening, friends gathered in the Bay Area, where
    Tibbetts lived as a young child, to hold a prayer service.

    Monday, August 13

    At a press conference, officials urged the public to think back
    to the days surrounding her disappearance and note any strange
    behavior by others.

    "Often there are individuals who are unknowingly associated with
    the offender of a crime and may be in a position to observe
    behavioral changes in that person," said Mitch Mortvedt of DCI.
    "They will recognize the change, and may even question them
    about it, but will not relate the change to that person's
    involvement in a crime."

    Authorities announced a website to help with the search, which
    resulted in more than 1,500 new tips in the first day.

    Wednesday, August 15

    The family met with Vice President Mike Pence on Air Force Two.
    The vice president took a moment during a speech at an America
    First Policies "Tax Cuts to Put America First" event to pause
    and focus on Tibbetts. He emphasized that the federal government
    would continue to provide resources to the search.

    "As a father I can't imagine what the family of Mollie Tibbetts
    is going through," he said. "We will continue to work and we
    will continue to pray for Mollie's safe return."

    Saturday, August 18

    Rob Tibbetts told KCRG he's "very reluctantly" returning to
    California. Law enforcement had encouraged the family to return
    to their normal lives and let investigators continue with the
    search. Tibbetts said they had moved their sons into college
    earlier in the week and that they had passed by the place that
    was supposed to be Mollie's home for her sophomore year.

    Tuesday, August 21

    Authorities found her body. Mollie's father, Rob, told ABC News
    he did not have any comment at this time.

    A medical examiner arrived at a rural area near Guernsey, about
    a 15-minute drive south of Brooklyn, KOI reports.

    Police say a man in the country illegally has been charged with
    murder in the death of Mollie Tibbetts.

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    disappearance/3816516/


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