Missing Mollie Tibbetts On The Front Of Students Minds

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It’s been more than two weeks since Iowa college student Mollie Tibbetts disappeared. As investigators search for leads — the search for Tibbetts has also arrived in KELOLAND. A gas station in Brookings now has a missing poster sign.

While SDSU is quiet this time of the year, some students still make their way to campus.  Students Robin Doerr and Hunter Olson say Tibbetts’ disappearance is on their minds.

“You think about that stuff that doesn’t happen here, you don’t hear about it, you hear about it happening in big cities and then when you do hear about it you start to think like that could have been me or my friend when she was walking home,” SDSU student, Robin Doerr said.

“I think it raises concerns about my friends, you know like if we’re going out somewhere, like if my friends are going downtown and they want to walk home, concerned about that,” SDSU student, Hunter Olson said.

They’re not the only ones with that same thought; Sage Hagen is an incoming freshman.

“That would be just sort of nerve-wracking to hear something like that, it can happen so easy, and Iowa of all places, you wouldn’t expect that so I could see being concerned,” incoming SDSU freshman, Sage Hagen said.

Doerr says she will continue to stay aware of her surroundings.

For more information on Tibbetts’ disappearance click here.

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