The father of a missing Iowa college student says the search for his daughter could go in vain without any public information.
In an interview with "Good Morning America," Rob Tibbetts said he believed the audience 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 that if they see something that seems outwardly odd to call the authorities then they will do it," Tibbetts said. "The authorities have told us over and over again that all the similar cases are always solved by tipping."
Mollie Tibbetts was reported missing after not appearing to work in Brooklyn, Iowa, for a working-class of about 1,500 people where she lived with her longtime friend in the summer.
Rob Tibbetts said the community near Brooklyn had made "extraordinary" efforts to publicize his daughter's disappearance, but he believes that there is someone else with information that could help locate them ,
"The day after the disappearance of Mollie, 400 people spontaneously appeared to one 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 starting to understand who she is."
In the fight against tears, he said the public should forget to comfort him and his family and concentrate on bringing his daughter home.
"It does not matter what we go through, we just need people to think – because someone knows something and they do not even know it's important," said Rob Tibbetts. "We can get Mollie back, we just have to call someone [the tip line].
"We all want them back, and we will have to rely on our law enforcement partners, but we can help them by directing those leads to those who lead this search, and that's all we can do," he added.