Found Deceased IA - Mollie Tibbetts, 20, Poweshiek County, 19 Jul 2018 #31

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  1. mrtnira

    mrtnira Active Member

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    It is amazing how someone "normal" and integrated can be in significant error about their options in life. I was reading about the impact of power on people, how their self-perception changes. The article used Henry Kissinger as an example because he thought of himself as a sex symbol. A "normal" and integrated dad might have had a slip of judgment and then gotten in over his head, as postulated, one thought in error at a time.
     
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  2. Parks

    Parks Well-Known Member

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    I haven’t read that he said he passed it, only that he didn’t want to take it in the first place, as he thought it was a waste of time and resources... the last article I read said the LE did not tell him whether he passed or or not. So, at the time, was in the dark regarding the results.
    I do not believe he has anything to do with this.’
     
  3. Twistinginthewind

    Twistinginthewind Well-Known Member

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    Good point, hope so!!
     
  4. oldtxlady

    oldtxlady Active Member

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    We don't know what happened or how it happened, and the only way we'll ever know is if Mollie lives to tell the tale or her murderer confesses, because if LE had anything, this case wouldn't be cold. Not to be a Debbie downer, but a realistic Rhonda.

    My theory is someone who grew up in eastern Iowa did this and has done this before. He jumped off the freeway at the truck stop, headed north into town looking for an opportunity, made a couple laps around the block, spotted Mollie, grabbed her in a split second (east of the carwash) drove to that top right red dot then south to that other red dot and on past, did his evil business, and left the poor girl in a body of water or abandoned shelter.

    He's crazy. He wasn't thinking about it's daylight or somebody could see me... no, he looked around real quick to see if anybody was watching when he thought it was a good spot to snatch her, stopped quickly, put the vehicle in park, hopped out, grabbed her, probably threw her in the trunk and sped off.

    I think people should search for her way south of that bottom right red dot.

    I'm probably totally wrong about all of this, hell I usually watch romantic comedies, not crime shows, so what do I know?! Everyone needs to say a prayer for her heartbroken parents.
     
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  5. Periwinkl3

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    I agree with all those reasons. But seeing it made me think about the possibilities of someone who might have known MT over time and left Brooklyn unexpectedly.
     
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  6. MAGNUM PI1

    MAGNUM PI1 Well-Known Member

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    IMO, I believe LE has acquired valuable info
    I totally understand your need for a break. As a former LE person, the emotional aspect of these investigations, can take it's toll. The desire to resolve this mystery, escalates over time. I'm keeping the faith..
     
  7. TL4S

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    Yes
     
  8. cluciano63

    cluciano63 Well-Known Member

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    I doubt LE would even have held a PC last week if they had a suspect and were just waiting on him to “make a move” or even on forensics, though on what I can’t imagine. They would have had no reason to share the bit they did, imo. Wihtout giving a vehicle or perp description, it is useless for them to give out areas on a map. It was obvious to me that they want anything that could help them find someone to suspect...not hoping that someone would happen to give them the exact info they need without knowing what it is. They also would not have listed all of the behavior/appearance issues to think back on. But jmo.
     
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  9. rosesfromangels

    rosesfromangels Amateur speculations and opinion only

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    *Biological evidence (blood, body fluids, hair, other tissue). I haven't heard of anything found in the home, but perhaps other locations.
    *Latent print evidence (fingerprints, palm prints, footprints). Apparently it rained that night or the next morning? Regardless, I bet they got a footprint. Betcha.
    *Tire tracks (same as above)
    *Trace evidence (fibers, soil, vegetation, glass fragments). I'd be checking that car wash very carefully for trace evidence.
    *Digital evidence (cell phone, internet logs, email messages). I'm sure LE is already all over this
    *Tool and tool mark evidence - I haven't heard of any disturbance around the home, but we don't know. Any tools found throw in to the bushes.
    *Drug evidence - Any paraphernalia, or liquor bottles for that matter
    *Firearm, taser, knife thrown in bushes, off side of road, etc.

    That's my short list.
     
  10. sbsuzilight

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    Does anyone remember when we were given more information on the two points on LE's map that lacked any description?
     
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  11. rosesfromangels

    rosesfromangels Amateur speculations and opinion only

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    Sadly, being too nice can put women in situations they don't want to be in. Good thing I'm a smart azz. ; )
     
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  13. MsBetsy

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    From what I heard from people from that area, it is small enough that everybody knows everybody. As for definitely noticing a strange car, I'm not totally convinced of that. Some people just don't pay attention. I couldn't even tell you what kind of car my neighbors have, and to me all minivans look the same. I just don't notice cars. So I do think it is possible this could be a stranger, I just feel it is more likely someone familiar with the area.
     
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  15. kkdj

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    She'll be found....just don't know when.
     
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    I actually often step away after a particularly difficult case. I think it is healthy. I know it is for me. We tend to invest so much time in these when we follow them, and they are almost always emotional roller coasters, and far too often, do not have happy endings. Something always pulls me back, but I could not be here day in and day out, year round. I am grateful for those who can and are.
     
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    I was just reading a news article from PA that said they were using a drone to help find missing persons. I cannot find the article again, so my apologies for not linking it. Please delete if this is not allowed.

    At any rate, this got me thinking of MT and I certainly hope they are using drones in their search. It’s much more cost effective than what you pay for a police helicopter. Really, I would think they would use everything possible there is to use.
     
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  18. MsBetsy

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    Maybe, but that is one major, serious thing to worry about. Hard to believe he wouldn't consider the consequences.
     
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  19. rosesfromangels

    rosesfromangels Amateur speculations and opinion only

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    If she knew them, perhaps she wasn't fighting back but got caught off guard. An injection would fit in that scenario, and one I have thought of.
     
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  20. who knew?

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    Exactly - I've been here 9 years and lurked for a long time before I joined. Following these cases, especially the ones that don't end well (and most don't), is so depressing. The victims become family - so when they hurt, we hurt.
    You've only been here a month and you're on your way to 700 posts! You're very involved, so I'm sure when reality hits, you will grieve right along with the family. Part of it is that there is nothing you can do to make things okay for Mollie's family and part of it is that it has consumed so much of your thoughts, Mollie has become your family and you will have trouble moving on (just like her family). I guess that's what people call "closure"??
    Empathy and sympathy are good traits to have, but we have to take care of ourselves, too. I generally take long breaks between cases once the trial is over. I think I'm not going to follow another case, and then a case comes up that I can't help but get involved in. It's a non-ending cycle. LOL
    You take your investigating very seriously and are very involved. (I admit I do most of my posting in private chat so am not a lot of help on this site.) I'm sure you will be able to contribute to many more cases over the next several years. Continue your good work. :)
     
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