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Search wears on for young woman missing in Iowa

Search wears on for young woman missing in Iowa

Hundreds of volunteers have joined police in the search for a USA student who went missing while out jogging.

Brooklyn, Iowa is about 70 miles east of Des Moines and the area is mostly farmland. Jack says that she sent him a Snapchat before she disappeared.

Tibbetts' relatives first became concerned about her safety when she failed to report to work Thursday.

People are volunteering to help print posters and then distribute them around the area.

Investigators are also looking into possible electronic means of tracking down her location.

In a Facebook post on Friday, the University of Iowa said its "thoughts are with Mollie Tibbetts' family and friends" and that school officials were "monitoring the situation and will offer support as needed". "Obviously we've tried calling her, but it's either off or dead - so it would go straight to voicemail".

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Anyone with information regarding her whereabouts is asked to call the Poweshiek County Sheriff's Office at 641-623-5679. That includes the possibility that she may show up with the whole thing being a misunderstanding. "Father Basil had prayers and all of our intentions go out to the family and Mollie, we just want her to come home safely", said church member Mary Mockel.

Tibbetts is described as 5ft 2in tall, weighs about eight-and-a-half stone, and has brown hair and brown eyes.

Tibbetts, a student at the nearby University of Iowa, was last seen wearing gym shorts, a black sports bra and running shoes.

Authorities have since said they do not need any more volunteer searchers.

According to her Facebook profile, Tibbetts is originally from Oakland, California.


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