Mollie Tibbetts search: New website unveiled

FBI, others still searching
Posted at 10:37 AM, Aug 21, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-21 14:12:33-04

New resources for investigators were revealed during a press conference today in the search for missing 20-year-old Mollie Tibbetts

During an announcement unveiling the website, which funnels tips straight to the search teams, investigators asked everyone who lived in the area or knew Mollie to carefully review their memories from the days before she disappeared.

Mollie disappeared nearly one month ago from a home in Brooklyn, Iowa. Since then, investigators say they have conducted more than 500 interviews and investigated more than 1,500 tips — 900 of those received via Central Iowa Crime Stoppers. 

"While residents may have developed their own opinions on what happened to Mollie, we are asking everyone to reflect back on the days prior to her disappearance in the hopes of recalling details about any persons or vehicles in the area," said Mitch Mortvedt, assistant director of Iowa's Division of Criminal Investigations. It had been more than a week since the last major press briefing in the case.

Earlier this month, a reward fund was set up for information leading to Mollie's return. Today that reward has exceeded $366,000.