Investigators investigating the disappearance of the University of Iowa student, Mollie Tibbetts, noted details of the mystifying case on Monday and refused to explain the condition of the house she had stayed in, herself pointing out New information was her last known place.
Rick Rahn, a special agent in charge of the Iowa Department of Criminal Investigation, would not go into detail as to whether officials found any signs of forced entry into the Brooklyn, Iowa, home. She had disappeared at the time which she had disappeared, or where investigators had found evidence of an unknown person or persons on the property.
Rahn, the details of the house were part of the ongoing investigation, the authorities did not know any connection between the disappearance of Tibbetts and the constant search for a man in Pella ̵
Tibbetts, a sophomore, was last seen jogging on July 18th. Ongoing searches for her, which included features like a pig farm, have come up short. The police have not announced any suspects in their disappearance.
But the case seemed to take a turn on the weekend when KCCI reported that their family members told the station that Tibbettts did their homework on their computer late in the evening of July 18. That would mean they go into the house after their jog returned and did not, as previously thought, disappear while running.
The house belongs to her boyfriend whom the police have officially excluded as suspects. Tibbetts stayed there to watch his dogs as he was building a job in Dubuque, about 100 miles northeast. She was reported missing on July 19th after she did not come to work.
"What we need is for people to tell their friends and neighbors that if they see something that even seems unusual, call the authorities and they'll call that up," said the 20-year-old's father, Rob Tibbetts, on Monday opposite ABC's "Good Morning America". "The authorities have told us again and again that all the similar cases are always solved by tipping."
The authorities offer a $ 1,000 reward for any information that would lead to arrest or conviction, Rahn said. The tip. Rural Electric Cooperative also offers its own reward of $ 1,000, according to the Des Moines Register.
The Powishiek County Sheriff's Office, which handles the case alongside state investigators, the FBI, and other law enforcement agencies, did not respond to a request
In the case of the man being searched in Pella, Lt. Shane Cox told Fox News that his department had spoken to the Poweshiek County Sheriff's Office, but "at this point we have nothing like that, everything is related."
Surveillance videos broadcast by WHO-DT showed that the driver was parked on Friday in front of a body shop that reportedly has a 2008 silver Honda Accord. After two women have passed, the driver sees an object standing in front of the window of his car and then leaving.
Cox told Fox News it was "nothing illegal to take a picture of someone, if that's it."
But he said the police would like to talk to the driver "to find out number one, what he's doing exactly" and to see if that information leads to signs of current or future criminal activity.
Cox He said he expects police to publish an update on the case later this afternoon.