New Details Provide Insight Into Night Mollie Tibbetts Was Last Seen

KELO Mollie Tibbetts

New details have emerged in the timeline of 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts’ disappearance that could help investigators develop a better idea of exactly how and when she vanished.

Family members said on Saturday that evidence shows she was doing homework on her computer late in the evening on July 18. Authorities declined to release a specific time, saying it could hinder the investigation.

Tibbetts, an incoming sophomore at the University of Iowa, was last seen Wednesday evening running around Brooklyn, a small town of about 1,500 residents. She was dogsitting at her boyfriend’s home.

It is unclear whether Tibbetts returned to the house after her jog, but the new information, family members said, opens up the possibility that she did.

Authorities have said that Tibbetts’ longtime boyfriend, Dalton Jack, who is not a suspect in the case, opened a Snapchat around 10 p.m. that appeared to have been taken indoors, though the caption and time she took it wasn’t immediately clear.

The next day, Tibbetts didn’t show up for work, according to family members and co-workers.

Federal and state investigators have combed through cornfields and searched a pig farm near Guernsey, among other places, but those searches have turned up no signs of Tibbetts.

Authorities have also been using digital forensic searches of her social media accounts, cellphone and fitness tracker in an effort to find her.

Authorities are asking for the public’s help in finding Tibbetts and say no information is too trivial. Anyone with information is encouraged to call the anonymous hotline at the Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa at 800-452-111.

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