Mollie was a former cross-country runner and a student at the University of Iowa, majoring in psychology. She was well-loved and came from a positive, loving family. Before her disappearance, she was working at a kid's day camp and preparing for her junior year of college.
Mollie Tibbetts went for a run on July 17, 2018, and vanished. On August 21, 2018, Cristhian Rivera led law enforcement to her body.
Mollie went for a run on July 17, 2018, and vanished. She had been in contact with family and her boyfriend leading up to her run, which was a regular part of her life. A series of pings from her phone and Fitbit, combined with social media and text messages, helped establish a timeline of that night, but a series of searches were unable to find her. On August 21, 2018, Cristhian Rivera led law enforcement to her body.