Published: Fri, August 03, 2018
World Media | By Cesar Oliver

Reward for Mollie Tibbetts' safe return raises to $172000

Reward for Mollie Tibbetts' safe return raises to $172000

Calderwood said she still feel's her daughter's presence.

She was dog-sitting that evening for her boyfriend and her boyfriend's brother, who were out of town, at a home where she was living this summer after completing her second year at the University of Iowa. At least 40 individuals and businesses have contributed to the reward fund, according to Greg Willey, VP of Public Relations for Crime Stoppers Of Central Iowa.

However, police said later Wednesday that the sighting "has been ruled out".

But he said, "I'm confident we have a solid timeline that we're working on" - though he added that they weren't releasing that information just yet.

Jack stood with Tibbetts' family at a press conference in Brooklyn Thursday morning, where her parents announced that they believe she is being held captive and the reward for her return has increased to $172,000. "Mollie was an incredibly strong young woman, and I don't know that I have the strength in me but Mollie is lending me her strength every day, every night".

The Iowa college student from small-town Brooklyn has been missing since Wednesday, July 18, 2018.

But he said he believes the case will be solved by someone who comes forward with new information.

Investigators have been looking at various data, including social media and information from a Fitbit that Tibbetts is known to have used. Investigators are still trying to determine why she disappeared.

Investigators say they have concluded that a woman spotted in northwest Missouri was not Tibbetts.

Asked Tuesday if investigators had identified any persons of interest, Kevin Winker, director of investigative operations at the Iowa Department of Public Safety, told reporters: "We are pursuing every lead that is available to us". She was last seen wearing dark coloring running shorts, a pink shirt, and running shoes.

"If they're listening then I would just like them to know... imagine if this was you". Officials continue to search for her.

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