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The father of missing University of Iowa student Mollie Tibbetts said on Monday that he believes his daughter may be with someone who misunderstood her intentions and created a situation that's spiraling out of control.
"It's totally speculation," Rob Tibbetts told ABC News, "but I do believe that Mollie is with someone who she knows, probably someone who cares about her. But that relationship was misguided, misinterpreted and went wrong, and I think they're in a place with Mollie and don't know how to get themselves out of this horrible situation."
Rob Tibbetts said that as the search for Mollie continues, it's also important to give that individual "the freedom and the space to process this, and to get themselves out of this amount of trouble before they get into a deeper amount of trouble."
Wayne Cheney, a pig farmer who has been questioned about missing Iowa woman Mollie Tibbetts, claims he has taken a polygraph test in connection with the case.
According to the Des Moines Register, Cheney submitted to a polygraph test on Thursday and told Fox News that he does not yet know the results. He took the test just one day after asserting he had “nothing to hide” and refusing to take a polygraph exam.
"I don't need to," he said to Fox News at the time. "It's stupid."
Other than hedging on the polygraph exam, Cheney has cooperated with law enforcement. According to the Des Moines Register, he has participated in interviews with law enforcement and allowed the police to conduct a search of his 70-acre farm and possessions. He also said he has never met Tibbetts.
The search for missing college student Mollie Tibbetts has zeroed in on five areas, including a truck stop and car wash, in the rural Iowa town where she vanished from a month ago.
Investigators searching for the 20-year-old launched a new website on Monday to generate tips from potential witnesses who were near those specific areas in Brooklyn around the time she was last seen on July 18.
The website, FindingMollie.Iowa.gov, includes an interactive map that pinpoints the five spots investigators are focusing on.
Among the locations that they are seeking tips from is a TA truck stop along the Interstate-80 and a car wash near the center of the city.