The father of a missing Iowa college student says searching for his daughter can go in vain without tips from the general public.
Speaking in an interview with "Good Morning America," Rob Tibbetts said he believes the public could hold the key to his daughter Mollie Tibbetts, who disappeared on July 18 after an evening jog.
"What we need is for people to tell their friends and neighbors when they see something It even seemed a bit out of the ordinary to call the authorities and they will do it," said Tibbetts. "The authorities have told us again and again that all the similar cases are always solved by tipping."
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Mollie Tibbetts was reported missing after not being in Brooklyn, Iowa, a peasant community of about 1500 people, where she lived in the summer with her longtime friend.
Rob Tibbetts said the community near Brooklyn had made "extraordinary" efforts to spread the disappearance of his daughter, but he believes that there is still someone there that could help localize
"The day after Mollie was reported missing, 400 people came spontaneously to start a spontaneous search," said Rob Tibbetts, "I think it's just Because this community knows Mollie, she loves Mollie and I think the rest of the country is beginning to understand who she is. "
In the fight against tears, he said the public should forget to comfort him and his family and focus on bringing his daughter home safely.
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