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

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  1. Spartygirl

    Spartygirl Verified Insider - Michael Vanzandt case

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    Oh NO !!! I just got home and jumped online for a minute and have been seeing this news everywhere so quickly logged in here !! * ( which is why I love WS, for these verifications)**
    My heart is broken.
    While I am sure we all pretty much knew this is how it would end, I think we were also praying and hoping along with her family that she may still be alive.
    Prayers to her friends and family. I will try to be patient while waiting for the PC later today.
     
  2. mrsu

    mrsu Well-Known Member

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    5pm CST
     
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  3. SheriBerry

    SheriBerry Well-Known Member

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    but why would they hold off on releasing the news that they found her? Proper identification? I'd still think they'd announce that a body had been found and it was pending identification?
     
  4. MesquiteO21

    MesquiteO21 Well-Known Member

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    one article i read said the info came from the vice president of Crime Stoppers of Central Iowa (Greg Willey)
     
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  5. AuctionGal

    AuctionGal aka Grams

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    I remember being so invested in my first missing person case on here...Anjelica Hadsell. It was amazing how deep I got into her story, her life, her family and the other people here on Websleuths. It was something I had never experienced before. It doesn't get any easier...
     
  6. ChiCubs2016

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    I just received a News Alert on my phone. Just heartbreaking! It was a local station in Pennsylvania. Mollie's story has touched so many lives. My thoughts and prayers to her family and friends and to all WS folks as we were all so invested!
     
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  8. Shelby1

    Shelby1 Cancer Sucks

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    <modsnipped> :(

    I will wait for the press conference at 5 pm.

    My heart is broken for Mollie's family and friends. I just cannot imagine what they are going through.
     
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    If it is true, I doubt that's a secret that can be kept till 5pm. Somebody will leak it.
     
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    Let's hope there are enough forensics to lead to an arrest!
     
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    Was just thinking that it’s so sad when this is the “best” outcome, out of all the possibilities.
     
  12. Morf01

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    Not always. A kid that I knew in high school took his own life. I guess they had trouble identifying because it was a gunshot wound to the head. The police found him within hours but didn't tell the public anything until 4-5 days later. I'm not certain if they told the family anything, but in the meantime, there were intense searches and the neighborhood was plastered with missing posters.

    I always thought that was strange and don't know the exact reasoning but based on that experience it appears that in some cases they may wait for positive ID before making the announcement.
     
  13. i'm someone

    i'm someone nope, forever a new member, moo

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    In my very humble opinion, which is minuscule in importance, there are only a few things to take solace in:

    1. Her family now knows where she is.
    2. She did not do anything intentional that broke her family's hearts, ie: suicide, leaving on her own accord, drug overdose, so many possibilities now that can be completely ruled out now.
    3. Now they can at least restart the grieving process, being in limbo this long had to be extremely stressful and probably impacted everyone's health.
    4. She is not suffering.

    That's all I've got right now. I probably will never add to the list, because this outcome is the worst case scenario and has no real silver lining. Rest in Peace, MT.
     
  14. Angie622

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    What can we expect from the press conference this afternoon?
    I am thinking probably not much.
    Probably that they have made a definite positive id but I bet we wont be told how she was killed, where or when she was found until the perp is caught.
     
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  15. Harmony 2

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    Folks please do not post local rumor.
     
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  16. Gardenista

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    I just heard. So sad
     
  17. duster1979

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    It didn't. Her cell phone connected with a tower 10 miles away. Cell signals can travel as far as 45 miles. She might have been near that tower, but it's just as likely that for a short period of time that tower had a stronger signal than the one her phone was connected to previously. And given this report, assuming it's accurate, it seems like that was probably the case.
     
  18. Trialrun18

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    Guys...I'm broken. For real. This case hits me so hard.:(
     
  19. mtnlites

    mtnlites President of the Imaginary Friends' Club

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    I so agree. I actually had some hope that she might have been alive.

    I hope this really was an accident and that she didn't suffer.

    (Love your username, btw. That was my fave season of The Bachelor. Loved her playing football in heels, like a boss.)
     
  20. mountainguy777

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    Because this LE has been standoffish from the start.
     
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