BROOKLYN, IA – Search crews are currently looking for a 20-year-old University of Iowa Student who went missing after going jogging on Wednesday.

The Iron County Sheriff’s Office says 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts went out for an evening jog on Wednesday and has not been seen since.

Tibbets has been staying at the home of her boyfriend, his brother and his brother’s fiancé for the summer.

When she did not report to work Thursday morning, her family reported Tibbetts missing.

“She goes for a run every night. She likes to go whenever the sun’s not down, but it’s starting cool off, like 6 or 7,” said Dalton Jack, who was working out of town when Tibbets disappeared. “She probably has her cell phone, but it’s either off or dead and we’ve tried calling it obviously and it goes straight to voicemail.”

She was last seen wearing gym shorts, a black sports bra, and running shoes. She is described as being 5-feet, 3-inches tall and weighing 120 pounds.

Search crews have searched every road, every ditch and every body of water near town, Poweshiek County Sheriff Thomas Kriegel.

“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,” Kriegel said. “It’s difficult. Even the planes flying over have a difficulty looking down in the corn rows.”

On Monday, FBI officials received a search warrant to get inside the boyfriend’s home.

“I don’t know if anything I say will get that out of people’s minds, but I had nothing to do with it,” Jack said. “I am just kind of putting trust and faith in the law enforcement.”

Anyone with information is urged to call the Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office at 641-623-5679.


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