Search crews are out looking for signs of a missing 19 year-old University of Iowa Student.
The Poweshiek County Emergency Management Agency says 19 year-old Mollie Tibbetts was last seen Wednesday near Brooklyn, Iowa wearing denim shorts and a red T-shirt. Officials say she was last seen jogging and never returned home.
Volunteers wanting to help with the search can report to the Brooklyn Fire Station.
The Poweshiek County Sheriff's Office says the Sheriff was out with crews leading search teams but did not have any other information on the case.
If you have any information please call 641 623-5679.
Approx. 100 friends and volunteers were involved in the intensive search for Mollie Tibbetts, who disappeared while taking a jog; officials have called off the search and are following other leads.
Mollie Tibbetts, 20, left for an evening run from a house where she was dog sitting with her boyfriend in Brooklyn, Iowa, at about 10 p.m. on Wednesday and not been seen since.
"She might have a FitBit on and she might have her cellphone, but obviously we've tried just calling her but it's either off or dead so it would go straight to voicemail," her boyfriend Dalton Jack said.
Jack told ABC News that Tibbetts, who attends the University of Iowa, sent him a routine photo over Snapchat the night she disappeared.
1. Mollie was an avid runner. Mollie was on the track team in high school, and going for a run in the evening was not out of the ordinary for her. In fact, her boyfriend confirmed that it was part of her daily routine around 6:00 or 7:00 p.m. “She knows Brooklyn extremely well,” he told ABC News. “Better than I do, and I’ve lived here my entire life.” Dalton explained that Mollie always wears her fitness tracker (FitBit) and usually brings her cellphone when she goes for a run. Unfortunately, all calls to her phone have gone straight to voicemail.
2. She was a college student. Mollie wrapped up her freshman year at the University of Iowa, where she majors in Sociology, in the spring. The 20-year-old’s mother, Laura Calderwood, said Mollie was looking forward to her sophomore year “full of hope” and had been getting ready to move into her first apartment at the time of her disappearance.
3. Dalton is her high school sweetheart. Dalton and Mollie started dating in high school and have now been together for more than two years. “She is kind, sweet, caring,” he told ABC News. “She’ll do anything for everybody.”
4. She was about to go away on vacation when she disappeared. Mollie and Dalton had a summer vacation to the Dominican Republic planned for the beginning of August for Dalton’s brother’s wedding. “As that date gets closer, it’s like closing in on me,” Mollie’s mom admitted. ‘Because I’m thinking about two people that are getting married that were also really close to Mollie. It’s supposed to be the happiest day of their life.”
5. What was she wearing when she disappeared? Mollie was last seen at 5:30 p.m. on July 19 wearing a black sports bra, gym shorts and running sneakers. She sent Dalton a photo on Snapchat later that night, which was the last time anyone heard from her. Her loved one realized she was missing when she didn’t go into work the next day or call in sick. Mollie is 5’2″ and weighs 120 pounds, with long brown hair and brown eyes.
University student Mollie Tibbetts vanished over a week ago near her hometown of Brooklyn, Iowa. She was last seen on an evening run.
Friends say she is an avid runner, and always wears her activity-tracking device when exercising.
The FBI have joined the search, and are now sifting through her electronic data.
Mitch Mortvedt, of the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation, said on Wednesday that investigators had executed search warrants of her Snapchat, Instagram and Facebook accounts, in addition to her Fitbit.
Mr Mortvedt added that he believes it is the first case in Iowa in which "we have used specifically Fitbit info".
Ms Tibbets vanished on 18 July while dog-sitting at the home of her boyfriend and his brother in Brooklyn, a small community 70 miles (112km) east of Des Moines.
She was last seen by neighbours on a run, wearing shorts, trainers and a black sports bra.
"We haven't ruled anything out, but it's been a week so it's more and more suspicious to us," he said.
"From what we've learned about Mollie, this is highly, highly out of character for her, as far as would she walk away."
Volunteer crews began searching corn fields, barns, dirt roads and drainages in the area for her last Thursday, after Mr Jack reported that she had not responded to his Snapchat message.
Officials have released a description of a missing woman along with a more precise timeline in a bid to get more leads from the public.
Mollie Tibbetts, 20, a student at the University of Iowa, was last seen July 18 at around 7:30 p.m. while running the city streets of Brooklyn, Iowa, according to the Iowa Department of Public Safety's Division of Criminal Investigation in a Friday press release.
At the time, she was wearing dark-colored running shorts, a pink "sports top" and running shoes of an unknown color, according to DCI.
No arrests have been made and no suspects have been identified in her disappearance, DCI said, and several local, state and federal agencies are involved in the case.
"With the aide of the public, investigative leads continue to be investigated and a multitude of individuals have been interviewed," DCI officials said in the Friday press release. "Additionally, a number of searches have been conducted to include ground, air and K-9 searches."
Anyone with information on Tibbetts' disappearance is asked to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 641-623-5679.